An invention of dramatic impact, the automobile led to the creation of new industries, changed the way roads and cities were built, and required a system of laws to protect drivers and pedestrians. This colorful book describes the eventful history of the automobile and the inventors who helped develop it. Readers will learn about
• the basic parts of a car
• how the engine works
• how the industry grew rapidly through mass production
• threats to the environment
• possible fuel alternatives such as biodiesel and ethanol
Teacher’s guide available.