The Automobile traces the evolution of the automobile, from the failed steam-powered vehicles, to Henry Ford's popular model T, and even to the hybrid-electric cars of today. This book is a solid overview of the "horseless" vehicles that changed our commerce, culture, and landscape. Series Information: Inventions That Shaped the World introduces young readers to revolutionary inventions, and emphasizes the impact the inventions had upon life at the time of their creation and beyond. Also explored is the featured invention”s cultural significance, as well as the patterns of change that resulted from its origination. Chapters cover topics such as life before the invention, the need for the invention, its development, its influence upon culture, its evolution, and a biography on the inventor.