From Here to There: The Story of How We Transport Ourselves and Everything Else

H.P. Newquist. Viking, $18.99 (128p) ISBN 978-0-451-47645-6
In this second book in the Invention & Impact series, published in partnership with the Smithsonian, Newquist demonstrates how mobility has been vital to the growth of civilization. Beginning some 40,000 years ago with the earliest footwear, he goes on to explore the evolution of transportation methods, up through air and space travel, providing insight into how technology builds slowly and owes much to trial and error. Chapters detail significant technological milestones and figures, as well as those involved in missteps (in 1896, Sylvester H. Roper died riding the steam-propelled bicycle he invented). An engrossing, in-depth study of how far humanity has come—and how it got there. Ages 10–up. Agent: Alec Shane, Writers House. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/18/2017
Release date: 09/12/2017
Genre: Children's
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