Eyewitness Train

Discover the story of the railroads

Author DK
Hardcover
$16.99 US
8.81"W x 11.38"H x 0.48"D  
On sale Sep 06, 2022 | 72 Pages | 978-0-7440-5644-0
| Grades 4-7
A picture-packed guide to the fascinating story of trains and how they have transformed our world.

Take a trip through the history of trains to discover how they have revolutionized not only travel but also our world.
 
Discover how the vision of George Stephenson, the "father of the railroad," materialized into an age of steam around the world. Study the cut-out of a locomotive to understand how the movement of the piston turns the wheels. Learn how the American railroad contributed to the development and progress in the US and facilitated the spread of population to previously isolated areas. Discover how the electric and diesel power provided more speed and efficiency. And then take a glimpse into the future to see how trains may keep transforming how we commute!  
 
DK Eyewitness Trains goes beyond the trains and tracks to also talk about systems and people that make train operations possible. It also identifies some of the iconic train journeys from around the world. A timeline lists all the important "firsts" in the history of trains and railroads. The book combines informative text and eye-catching visuals in a spectacular design to present comprehensive information about trains.
 
Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature—fascinating firsthand accounts from experts in the field.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

Educator Guide for Eyewitness Train

Classroom-based guides appropriate for schools and colleges provide pre-reading and classroom activities, discussion questions connected to the curriculum, further reading, and resources.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

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A picture-packed guide to the fascinating story of trains and how they have transformed our world.

Take a trip through the history of trains to discover how they have revolutionized not only travel but also our world.
 
Discover how the vision of George Stephenson, the "father of the railroad," materialized into an age of steam around the world. Study the cut-out of a locomotive to understand how the movement of the piston turns the wheels. Learn how the American railroad contributed to the development and progress in the US and facilitated the spread of population to previously isolated areas. Discover how the electric and diesel power provided more speed and efficiency. And then take a glimpse into the future to see how trains may keep transforming how we commute!  
 
DK Eyewitness Trains goes beyond the trains and tracks to also talk about systems and people that make train operations possible. It also identifies some of the iconic train journeys from around the world. A timeline lists all the important "firsts" in the history of trains and railroads. The book combines informative text and eye-catching visuals in a spectacular design to present comprehensive information about trains.
 
Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature—fascinating firsthand accounts from experts in the field.

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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

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Educator Guide for Eyewitness Train

Classroom-based guides appropriate for schools and colleges provide pre-reading and classroom activities, discussion questions connected to the curriculum, further reading, and resources.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

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