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
The Secret Insider's Guide to Insuring Your Car: What the car insurance industry doesn’t want you to know about motor insurance, car accidents, and compensation claims in Scotland…
The car insurance industry is a dysfunctional monster, rotten at its core — and insurers are NOT looking out for your best interests.You can’t get around it, either — by law, you must have valid car insurance to drive your car.You’re probably already aware the playing field isn’t quite level… but do you know exactly how bumpy the driver’s road has become?Most of us believe people should get what they deserve, but your insurance company doesn’t feel the same way. Each claim sets off a feeding frenzy from organisations that see your accident as a way to generate more money for themselves.Ronnie is a personal injury lawyer who’s spent most of his career fighting to help people just like you to get a fair deal — because your insurance company has different priorities. He wrote this book because, frankly, it’s time someone called out the whole car insurance industry.Your accident is often a battleground between the huge vested interests of the insurance industry and credit hire companies — leaving you in the middle, baffled, bewildered, and ripped off.Ideally, you’ll never have to make a claim on your motor insurance… but if you do, this book will make sure you’re able to navigate the murky waters of the claims process, protect yourself and your family, and make sure you don’t get ripped off.
Publication date: 06/20/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 135 pages
A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life.Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us.Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create—that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.
Published by: Berrett-Koehler Publishers | Publication date: 04/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 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
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
UK Learner Car Driver's Practice Theory Test Questions: 15 Practice Theory Tests & 750 Questions. Second Edition 2015 (E Driving School UK)
15 PRACTICE THEORY TESTS & 750 QUESTIONS. SECOND EDITION 2015.Containing questions on ALL aspects of your real life theory test: Alertness, Attitude, Safety and your vehicle, Safety margins, Hazard awareness, Vulnerable road users, Other types of vehicle, Vehicle handling, Motorway rules, Rules of the road, Road and traffic signs, Documents, Incidents, accidents & emergencies.
Published by: E-Driving School Publications | Publication date: 01/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
When I'm in power there are going to be some changes around here, I can tell you. May's Britain is going to be a better place to live. Top Gear’s James May is back with his hilarious and controversial opinions on . . . just about everything.As well as writing about his first love, cars, James has a go at political correctness, the endless rules and regulations of daily life, the internal combustion engine and traffic wardens. He discusses gastropubs, Jeremy Clarkson and other trials of modern life.His highly entertaining observations from behind the wheel will have you laughing out loud, whether you share his opinions, or not.Car Fever is an indispensable guide to life for the modern driver.
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton | Publication date: 08/20/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 308 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
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