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Description:

The human imagination would seem to recognize few boundaries when thinking about interesting forms of transportation, especially some of the rather creative ideas (both proposed and realized) that are contained within this novel and compelling online exhibit created by the staff at the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library at the University of California at Berkeley. Many of the futuristic designs highlighted within this exhibit were envisioned as ways to overcome existing transportation problems, such as distance, space considerations, and other key factors. The pieces of material culture (such as advertisements, design renderings, and the like) contained here are divided into several sections, such as automotive, helicopter, monorails, and the aptly named "Oddities" area. For transportation buffs or those with an interest in the history of technology, the "Oddities" area should not be missed. Here visitors will find an illustration of the proposed "flying saucer bus" and the intriguing "transplanetary subway", which was supposed to have stretched from New York to Los Angeles.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Engineering
  • Science > Technology

Education Levels:

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Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Technical Education (Lower Division),Science,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Engineering,Technical Education (Upper Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201170616988T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Science -- Engineering,Technology,General Public,Graduate/Professional,Science -- Technology

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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