Explains key developments in technology that have led to faster forms of travel on land, sea and air. Along the way we meet some of the remarkable people behind these breakthroughs. A useful and user-friendly guide.
Man s quest for speed is driven by two ambitions. One is the competitive urge to excel to go as fast as possible by any available means, and preferably to go faster than anybody else. The other, more practical, aim is to make travel and transport as swift and efficient as possible. This guide will appeal to readers with no specific scientific knowledge, yet with a thirst to know more about the world we live in.