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Machines and Inventions

  • 48 Pages
  • 1.95 MB
  • English
Gareth Stevens Inc. , Milwaukee, WI
Inventions -- History -- Juvenile literature., Machinery -- History -- Juvenile literature., Inventions., Machi
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Describes a variety of record-breaking machines and inventions, including the fastest train, the first mechanical clock, and the largest airships ever built.

Statementby Peter Lafferty.
SeriesRecord breakers
LC ClassificationsT15 .L16 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL660770M
ISBN 100836819500
LC Control Number97006170

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Includes special acetate pages What are machines and inventions. -- What were the very first inventions?Pages: There were clear themes to his work in this genre, covering flying machines, war machines, water and land machines plus an assortment of everyday, practical innovations.

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