6.17.2014

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: A Visual History of Modern Transportation by MIke Lemanski, RL: ALL AGES



Planes, Trains, and Automobiles : A Visual History of Modern Transportation Featuring 100 Iconic Designs illustrated by Mike Lemanski is a fantastic new book from Big Picture Press and the first of theirs that folds out to six and a half feet. You can read Planes, Trains, and Automobiles : A Visual History of Modern Transportation Featuring 100 Iconic Designs like a book, turning the pages, but it's most fun to unfold it and pore over the illustrations and see continuously how things have changed over the last 100 years.

Lemanski's graphics are crisp and colorful with basic details. A paragraph's worth of information on each mode of transportation is included on the back of the fold out. For me, the most interesting part was seeing the vehicles from the late 1800s like the Lilienthal Glider, the Nautilus and the Laufmaschine. At the end of the timeline, the 2000s feature a Segway, the Honda Valkyrie Rune motorcycle and the cruise ship Allure of the Seas.





Brief essays on the inner covers of the book provide context for the visual information collected in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles : A Visual History of Modern Transportation Featuring 100 Iconic Designs. "Humans and Transportation" sets the stage and "Ten Things that Got Us Moving Faster" presents historical events that contributed - or spurred - innovations in transportation like the Industrial Revolution, both World Wars and the silicon chip.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles : A Visual History of Modern Transportation Featuring 100 Iconic Designs is a fun, visual feast sure to spark or fuel interests!


Source: Review Copy

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