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100 Years of Petrol Power - Transport Trade and Travel in Australia: Book 5 - 1900-2000 (Hardcover)
100 Years of Petrol Power - Transport Trade and Travel in Australia: Book 5 - 1900-2000 (Hardcover): John Nicholson

100 Years of Petrol Power - Transport Trade and Travel in Australia: Book 5 - 1900-2000 (Hardcover)

John Nicholson

Series: TRANSPORT, TRADE AND TRAVEL, 5

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From the good oil to peak oilJohn Nicholson looks under the bonnet to find out when and how we became an oil-driven society. Starting with a Brisbane bicycle-seller's motorised bike, he introduces us to Tin Lizzie (or the Squatters Joy) - Henry Ford's T-model, with optional accelerator pedal and rear-vision mirror home-grown Australian cars and the world's first ute The Mack Bulldog and Mighty Antar trucks the Little Grey Fergie' tractor, treasured by generations of farmers ocean liners and bulk carriers the heroes in flying suits who pioneered Australian aviationIn the fifth and final book in his impressive series, John Nicholson shows how the internal combustion engine superseded horse and steam power as the driving force in our modern economy. He leaves us with the question: where to after the oil runs out? The Trade, Transport and Travel series: Songlines and Stone Axes (pre-1788)Cedar, Seals and Whaling Ships (1788-1830s)Wool, Wagons and Clipper Ships (1830s-1850s)Steam, Steel and Speed (1850s-1920s)100 Years of Petrol Power (1900-2000)

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Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Country of origin: Australia
Series: TRANSPORT, TRADE AND TRAVEL, 5
Release date: April 2009
Authors: John Nicholson
Dimensions: 270 x 215mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-74175-047-8
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities
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Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies
Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities > History
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Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues
Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities > History > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Technology & applied sciences > Transport technologies > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues > General
LSN: 1-74175-047-4
Barcode: 9781741750478

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