OFF WE GO! A Book of Transportation by William Wise

OFF WE GO! A Book of Transportation

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For those inevitable third grade social studies units, a barely serviceable survey of transportation from before the wheel (sledges, sleds and animals) to beyond the sound barrier. It's all here -- the Roman roads, Phoenician sailors, our covered wagons and stagecoaches, the Erie canal, Fulton's Folly, the Model T, the Spirit of St. Louis, astronauts on the moon -- each new vehicle covered in one or two flat sentences for dutiful assimilation. There's even a closing three-page chapter on traffic and pollution problems caused by modern transportation -- but this won't inspire any creative search for solutions.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1972
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press