People have been trying to figure out ways to get from place to place faster and more efficiently for thousands of years. In the last few centuries, technology has leaped forward, allowing us to create airplanes, cars, trains, and other vehicles that were previously only dreams and sketches. New materials have allowed people to build bridges that span miles to connect previously inaccessible places. The informative main text, augmented by engaging sidebars, chronicles humanity's constant quest to go faster and farther--across the oceans, over mountains, and to the stars.
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