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Author: Ian Graham; Mark Bergin; N J Hewetson
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, ©2001.
Series: Fast forward (Danbury, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Motor trucks first proved their usefulness for transporting goods during World War I. Since then, advances in technology have led to the design of different types of trucks able to carry out a vast range of tasks, from transportation and waste clearance to firefighting and high-speed racing.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Graham; Mark Bergin; N J Hewetson
ISBN: 0531146189 9780531146187
OCLC Number: 45418934
Notes: "With special split pages"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: First trucks; from the "horseless carriage" to special-purpose trucks --
Trucks for tasks; the variety of trucks on the roads today and their many different uses --
Truck racing; the fastest and most powerful trucks in the world do battle on the racetrack --
Construction trucks; trucks able to move huge amount of concrete and other building materials --
Articulated trucks; the biggest freight-carrying trucks in existence --
Tippers and lifters; from dump trucks and skip trucks to forklifts, wreckers, and garbage trucks --
Military trucks; trucks that transport soldiers and weapons --
Fire engines; from hand-operated water pumps on wheels to the sophisticated engines of today --
Road trains; the longest trucks in the world --
Trucks to come; the designs and technology used in the trucks of the future --
Glossary; super truck facts.
Series Title: Fast forward (Danbury, Conn.)
Responsibility: written by Ian Graham ; illustrated by Mark Bergin and Nick Hewetson ; created and designed by David Salariya.

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Motor trucks first proved their usefulness for transporting goods during World War I. Since then, advances in technology have led to the design of different types of trucks able to carry out a vast range of tasks, from transportation and waste clearance to firefighting and high-speed racing.

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