Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief - eBook  -     By: Tom Zoellner
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Penguin Books / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780698151390
ISBN-13: 9780698151390

Publisher's Description

An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world

In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner—coauthor of the New York Times–bestselling An Ordinary Man—travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed the world—and could very well change it again. From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the Japanese-style bullet trains, Zoellner offers a stirring story of this most indispensable form of travel. A masterful narrative history, Train also explores the sleek elegance of railroads and their hypnotizing rhythms, and explains how locomotives became living symbols of sex, death, power, and romance.

Author Bio

Tom Zoellner is the author of five nonfiction books, including Uranium, winner of the 2011 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award, and coauthor of An Ordinary Man. He teaches at Chapman University in southern California and lives in Los Angeles.

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