Henry Ford once said that you could buy a Ford of any color, as long as it was black. Other early car manufacturers, however, did not agree with him, and bright, gaily-colored automobiles were common, particularly with custom cars.
In Dover's very first coloring book, and one of the first designed specifically for adults, Clarence P. Hornung, one of the great portraitists of early automobiles, presents 43 drawings of early cars for you to color to your own fancy. Ranging from a Ford runabout of 1901 to a Chevrolet coupe of 1919, they include many classic cars: Studebakers (electric and gas), Cadillacs, Stevens-Duryea, Reos, Packards, Pierce-Arrow, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and others. You can color them in many ways — a realistic attempt to recapture the period, or you can let yourself go into whatever style you like best.From Johannes Gutenberg's fifteenth-century printing press to Charles Hard Townes' relatively recent development of the laser, this fascinating coloring book encompasses five centuries of technology. Forty-five finely detailed drawings depict inventors and their historically important devices, comprising an inspiring survey of advances in science and industry.
The excellent illustrations include James Watt's steam engine (1763), David Bushnell's submarine (1776), Count Alessandro Volta's battery (1800), and Samuel Morse's telegraph (1837). Among other featured innovations are Karl Benz's motorized wagon (1885), Thomas Edison's electric light bulb (1878-79), moving picture kinetoscope (1876) and phonograph (1895), Henry Ford's assembly line (1908), Jacques Cousteau's aqua lung for scuba divers (1942), and many more.
Informative captions provide background information about the inventors and their inventions, making this not only an entertaining volume for coloring book enthusiasts but also an educational and fact-filled guide to developments in the world of science and technology.