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Enjoy this journey through the fascinating history of trains in this picture-packed celebration of the story of trains and how they have transformed our world.
Discover how George Stephenson’s dream of a steam-powered railway changed the world. Look inside a locomotive to understand how the piston turns the wheels. Learn how the railroads helped to shape the history of America. Read how the electric and diesel power provided more speed and efficiency, and take a glimpse into the future to see how trains keep transforming how we travel!
DK Eyewitness Train also looks beyond the trains and tracks to learn about the people who built the railroads and keep them running. Cross continents, too, as you find out about some of the great train journeys of the world. Become an eyewitness to the wonders of one of history’s greatest inventions, from royal trains to record-breakers, overcoming obstacles to traveling underground, this picture-led guide will take you on a visual tour of trains like never before.
Throughout the pages of this newly- revised incredible history book, you can expect to find:
-Up to 20 per cent new images, including photography and updated diagrams
-All information updated by expert consultants
-Packed with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines
-Includes brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field
This museum in a book uses striking full-color photographs and illustrations as well as amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines to help bring the extraordinary high-powered world of trains to life before your very eyes. The unique visual approach immerses curious children in every page, making this a must-have volume for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for knowledge and learning, alongside teachers, parents and librarians.
So, what’s new?
Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new “eyewitness” feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.
Explore the series!
Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Join the journey to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.