At one time, the ability to travel was limited by the capacity of one's own two feet and the geographic barriers that divided one place from another. Ingenuity has led to increasingly sophisticated modes of transportation that have allowed humans to transcend physical and theoretical boundaries, via land, sea, and air. This comprehensive series chronicles the development of various vehicles, crafts, and travel-oriented infrastructures, examining their impact on societies across the globe. Sidebars spotlight significant individuals and milestones in the development of transportation. Photographs illustrate the evolution of various conveyances. Comprehensive glossaries explain new terms and concepts.
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