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Think you know vehicles? Think again! Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of forty-five of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that have ever existed. Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs. Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who’s ever thought, “Why can’t I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?”

Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age!

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Michael Hearst is a writer, musician, and composer. His other books include Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions. Each book includes a companion album, and Unusual Creatures was also made into a PBS Digital series, hosted by Hearst. As a musician, Hearst has recorded and released more than a dozen albums, some with his band One Ring Zero, and others under his own name, such as Songs for Ice Cream Trucks, Songs for Fearful Flyers, and Songs for Unusual Creatures. In addition, he has composed music for several films, including To Be TakeiMagic Camp, Chicken People, and The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. Hearst lives in a Brooklyn. You can visit him on Facebook and Twitter.

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