Climb aboard for an enthralling story of train history, from the invention of steam locomotives to the advanced technologies of high-speed rail. Slide out the extendable pages to explore carriages and lift up the flaps to see inside iconic trains and spot famous passengers. Including engineering feats, landmark inventions, social history, and global travel, this interactive book takes readers on a historic journey on the rails.
Philip Steele worked for the Hodder group, Hamlyn, and Macdonald Educational where he edited children’s information books. In the 1980s, he set up as a freelance writer and publishing consultant and has been writing ever since. He has written numerous titles on history, the natural world, social issues, and lands and peoples. Well-known series and publishers Philip has written for include DK Eyewitness, e-encyclopedia, Kingfisher, Franklin Watts, and National Geographic. Philip is based in the UK.
Sebastian Quigley was brought up on the South Coast of England and moved to London to study industrial design. After earning his degree, he moved into the field of illustration, specializing in the airbrush and concentrating on the subjects of space and technical illustration. A few years ago, the airbrush was replaced by a computer, and now almost all his pictures are produced as renders from 3D computer modeling. He has produced innumerable images for publishers around the world on a vast range of subjects from dinosaurs to anatomy, geology to shipwrecks, but space has always remained his firm favorite. He continues to live in London with his family, and has a passion for snow and water sports.