Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status to give them a special place in design history.
Published by: Conran Octopus | Publication date: 10/06/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages
Fully illustrated throughout, The Supercar Book for Boys is a sumptuously designed guide full of everything you could ever want to know about the best supercars on the planet.From number-one bestselling author Martin Roach, The Supercar Book for Boys is a must-have for all boys and their dads (plus petrol-head girls and mums!) interested in fast cars.With an introduction from F1 racing legend David Coulthard, as well as contributions from the biggest names in the field, this tour de force starts with the iconic 1954 Mercedes Gullwing and races through each respective decade of supercar history, showcasing the very best and most important vehicles in this scintillating species. Featuring the landmark 10 game-changers that have defined the genre and highlighting dozens and dozens of supreme supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Pagani, McLaren and Porsche, get ready to be blown away by the beauty and power of these incredible vehicles.With a pre-history of the genre plus an excursion into American muscle cars, this comprehensive book takes us underneath the bonnets and peels back the bodywork of these mind-blowing machines, as well as exploring how supercar technology has affected everyday cars.The Supercar Book for Boys is a tour de force of the fastest, the most powerful and the most drop-dead gorgeous vehicles in supercar history. Jam-packed with almost 200 full-colour photographs, awe-inspiring statistics and exclusive interviews with supercar experts, and featuring every landmark star of the genre, this book is the ultimate guide for every supercar fanatic.
Published by: HarperCollins | Publication date: 09/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad with a unique sense of humor. He and his wife squirreled away enough money to retire early, do interesting things, and take unusual trips. As he puts it:“Every day I wake up with nothing to do, and by the end of the day, I've only gotten half of it done.”During his working life, Macy was a neuroscientist, computer game programmer, jazz trombonist, chef, CEO, piano player, clam digger, and technical writer.The book is a journal of a car/bicycle/camping trip from California to St. Louis and back, but Macy promises that “if it starts sounding like one of your brother-in-law’s boring slide shows, I will stop this book, and we’ll turn around and go home. I mean it.”Interspersed with the journal chapters, you'll find thought-provoking life tips, stories from the past, and descriptions of Al's wacky inventions. You’ll hear poignant anecdotes about what happened when doctors discovered a golf-ball-sized tumor in his wife’s brain and how everything they owned burned.Here's an example of one of those chapters:Chapter 47 - Puking in a ThunderstormHere’s a mishap that illustrates the saying “You’re on an adventure when you wish you were home wishing you were on an adventure.”In 1982, Lena and I were visiting her folks in Sweden, and we went on a ryggsäcksfotvandringtur. To speak Swedish, all you do is take a bunch of English words, screw around with them, and squeeze them together. For example, in the big word in the last sentence, the only real foreign part is “rygg” which refers to one’s back. Other than that it’s just “Back - sack - foot - wandering - tour,” meaning “wandering around on foot with a pack on your back,” or “backpacking.”Apparently we have 1,019,729.6 words in English (.6 really?). In Swedish, the total depends on how you count them. Is "ryggsäcksfotvandringtur” one word, or just five words stuck together? Most Swedish dictionaries have around a half-million entries, but if you count words that are Velcroed together, it has many more.Speaking of Velcro, it was discovered when Georges de Mestral went for a fotvandringstur, and noticed the burrs that stuck to his pants. The word “Velcro” was added to our dictionary in the year nineteen something-or-other. I’ve learned that the phrase “Velcro forehead” refers to the overly dramatic gesture of tilting your head back and holding the back of your wrist against your forehead (”Oh, woe is me!”). Can you tell that I’m worried that this chapter is too short, and I am desperately looking for stuff to add?So anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah, Lena and I were on a short backpacking trip in the mountains of sweden. On our route to the more desolate sections, we passed houses that had sod growing on the roof. And when I say sod, I don’t mean the neat, well-mowed stuff you buy at the nursery. I mean long messy grass, other small plants, cuckoo birds, and gophers. And these weren’t museum displays put up for tourists, people were really living in these things. It’s where we get the saying “People who live in sod houses should throw stones, but no stones from the roof, please.”This was a great place to foot wander, but when we were the farthest from the car, Lena got sick (really sick), and both Lena and the heavens opened up at the same time. It gave me a case of Velcro forehead, and my main memory of that trip is of continually taking tiny plastic snack bags of vomit out and dumping them in the streams of water surrounding the tent.Luckily Lena’s Scandinavian constitution won out over the bugs, and the next morning she was all better and ready to drag me home, out of the wilderness. So, we had a general good time despite the puking adventure.If that kind of humor appeals to you, you need to buy this book. And if you're still on the fence, please use the Look Inside feature or download a free sample to your Kindle.
Publication date: 03/21/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 152 pages
It was brash and it was loud – the 1980s put paid to the glumness of the ’70s and nowhere was that more obvious than in the cars we drove, which took a quantum leap in durability, performance, equipment and style. They had to: Japanese quality and European design were luring away ever more customers. Features such as fuel injection, turbochargers, computer-controlled systems and four-wheel drive became commonplace. This was also the decade that brought us the people-carrier and the off-roader, new classes of car that radically reshaped family transport. Meanwhile, seatbelt-wearing became law, the M25 opened, speed cameras appeared and ram-raiding was the new motoring nemesis. Relive everything car-related in Britain in the 1980s with Giles Chapman.
Published by: The History Press | Publication date: 09/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
WILL SHE FINALLY FIND HER OWN HAPPY ENDING?London, 1925On Paradise Corner, just past the tram stop, Florence runs a pie shop, famous for miles around. Warm and comforting, just like her pies, Florence is always there as a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on, especially to her full house of family and friends. There's six year old niece Josefina, left with Florence by her wayward sister, Stella.Rose Marie, Florence's younger sister, in search of adventures of her own. And Manny, invalided out of the First World War, and in need of a job and a place to rest his head.Balancing her friends and her pies leaves Florence little time to look after herself. But times could be changing. And happiness may be just around the corner. For fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Jeffries, Hot Pies on the Tram Car is a heart-warming novel from the Queen of family saga, Sheila Newberry. 'So gloriously nostalgic . . . a perfect example of her talent.' Maureen Lee, bestselling author of The Seven Streets of Liverpool'Like having dinner with your mother in her warm and cosy kitchen.' Diane Allen, bestselling author of For the Sake of Her Family
Published by: Zaffre | Publication date: 01/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Basic Gasoline, Electric, And Hybrid Car Maintenance and Repair: Essential, easy to understand, car advice from experts for all ages!
Learn and discover the techniques of the experts when it comes to car maintenance and repair!Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $0.99. Regularly pricedat $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.You’re about to discover how to...In this book, James A. Greenstone provides you the details and simple DIY steps to preserving your car for the long term. Cars will one of your biggest investments next to a home mortgage, and you should never have a car wthout first reading this book! Taking care of your car is the most essential way to save money and time. So take a look into this book and learn what you MUST do today in order to take care of your 4 wheeled friend.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
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Publication date: 02/13/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 18 pages
Prepare to pass your theory test first time with the number-one best-selling theory test book – the ONLY official expert revision guide. This new edition has been updated in line with changes to the car theory test revision bank, making the questions and explanations easier to understand.The theory test questions have been fully reviewed. All questions now have just one correct answer out of four, reflecting the real test, and every question is phrased as a complete sentence. The practice case studies have also been reviewed and brought up to date.• Bite-size information – written in an easy-to-remember way which links the theory to your practical driving experience, to help you really understand• Practice questions – includes hundreds of official DVSA theory test revision questions for all 14 topics, so you can see how much you’ve learnt• Learn your way – loads of photos and diagrams, links to more information and videos online, plus hints and tips to help you learn• Extra help – explanations and references for every answer so you can really understand the theory, plus practice case studies for each topic• Like the real test – test yourself so you can see when you’re ready to pass, plus expert advice on what to expect on the day.
Published by: TSO | Publication date: 05/16/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Does your dog suffer from motion sickness when in the car? Bark in your ear or jump about, making it difficult to concentrate and being a dangerous distraction to the driver? Or perhaps he isn't keen about getting in at all? Sharing the car with a poor passenger makes even the shortest trip stressful and miserable for everyone - but help is now at hand! In this book you will find solutions for all these issues, plus advice on spotting the warning signs, products and therapies, how to make journeys more pleasant, and step-by-step travel training exercises.
Publication date: 01/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Sources are eclectic, results mixed, but one thing is certain: car design is being forced up an ever tightening spiral of creativity. These machines are memorials of our tastes, yearnings and capabilities. They have layers of meaning and can, as Henry Ford knew, be read like a book... if only you know how. The story of the car is the story of how the objects of industry became a medium of artistic expression.This book tells that story in a series of case studies which reveal national characteristics: American flair, German technical suprematism, French vernacular chic, gorgeous Italian sculpture, English antiquarianism, Japanese ingenuity, Swedish responsibility. Cars featured appear in chronological date order from the 1908 Ford Model T to 2003 BMW 5 Series.The chosen cars will be specially photographed in a uniform style and reproduced in very textured, 4 colour b/w so as to distance this book from the cliches and conventions of specialist automotive publishing and to highlight form and shape. Each picture will be accompanied by a short critical essay including essential historical material together with colourful anecdotage and quotations as well as a persuasive aesthetic appraisal of each vehicle. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados.
Published by: Conran Octopus | Publication date: 02/20/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Clutch Control & Gears Explained - Learn the Easy Way to Drive a Manual (Stick Shift) Car and Pass the Driving Test With Confidence!
Does the clutch and gear lever confuse you?This superb new book / eBook explains the clutch and gears (stick shift) in detail will solve all your ‘control’ problems – Guaranteed! And all for less than half the price of a single driving lesson!Driving consists of 2 main elements:a) Control - the ability to put the vehicle where you want it, &b) Road Procedure - knowing where to put it + use of mirrors/observations and other theoretical knowledge.Obviously both elements are equally important but most driving books concentrate on ‘road procedure’ with very little consideration on ‘control’. Certainly in order to become adequate at control it has to be practiced – this can’t be denied. But a good clear understanding of the controls in particularly the clutch and gears will speed up the learning process considerably.This book deals only with control and as such is applicable to every country worldwide!Items covered in detail are:• How the clutch works (with diagrams) and how to use it correctly;• Moving Off, Stopping and Clutch Control (on all gradients);• The gears (stick shift) explained in detail;• When, why and how to change gear in all circumstances;• Changing from 2nd – 1st Uphill to gain Clutch Control at junctions etc;• Plus more.So how do I know so much?I qualified as an ADI in 1973 and started my own school in Sheffield, which I built up from one car to one of the largest, most respected and most profitable schools on South Yorkshire. During this period I also achieved grade 6 status (highest) as an instructor. I was also the initiator and proprietor of ADI Services (driving school suppliers).After just over 30 years in the driving school business, I sold the school which is still running very successfully. I am now semi retired and no longer give personal tuition.I am 100% confidant that the information and techniques in my guides will help any learner driver considerably as they have done to countless personal pupils of mine of the last 30 odd years.Learn how you can solve all your clutch control / gears and other driving problems now! Scroll up & click the buy button today! - You'll be very glad you did!Scroll up and grab your copy now!
Published by: Lulu.com | Publication date: 11/20/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 81 pages