The Complete History of Wheeled Transportation

The Complete History of Wheeled Transportation

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While the wheel itself has changed little over time, it has immeasurably altered the nature of transportation. This insightful volume examines the various wheeled conveyances that have been instrumental in agriculture and commercea€”carts and wagons, for instancea€”as well as those that have facilitated human travela€”coaches, bicycles, cars, and buses, among others. Also explored is the evolution of roads, as they have expanded to accommodate various modes of wheeled transportation.At such prices the ModelT at times comprised as much as 40 percent of all cars sold in the United States. ... The ModelTwas offered in several body styles, including a fivea€” seat touring car, a twoa€”seat runabout, and a ... The engine was simple and efficient, with all four cylinders cast in a single block and the cylin a€” der head detachable for easy access and repair. ... Because gasoline was fed to the engine only by gravity, and also because the reverse gear offered more power thananbsp;...

Title:The Complete History of Wheeled Transportation
Author:Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher:Britannica Educational Publishing - 2011-11-01


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