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Wheels: A Pictorial History
Edwin Tunis (au) (il)
Traces the develop. of the wheel over 5,000 years. Begins with the first primitive form of wheel -- the captive roller -- Tunis takes readers through the history of land transport. from the Elamite chariot, to the wheeled vehicles of the Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, Chinese, and Indians; the whirlicotes, carrosses, berlines, fiacres, and phaetons that traveled the roads of Europe; the Conestoga wagons, prairie schooners, and Concord coaches; the velocipede, and its successor, the penny-farthing bicycle; steam-powered wheeled carriages; Karl Benz’s 1885 gasoline tricycle and the 1896 Ford quadricycle; the roadsters of the Jazz Age; and the chromed sedans of the 1950s. Boy’s Club of America Gold Medal. Reprint of the 1955 edition.
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