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Pocket Genius: Cars

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From the factory to the road, browse through more than 170 cool cars--from hatchbacks to hybrids--in DK's Pocket Genius: Cars . Trace the history of the automobile from early vintage cars to modern concept cars, limousines to coupes, and minivans to sports cars in this reference guide perfect for children ages 8-12. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each mini-encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction. ISBN: 9781465442376

50 Cars to Drive

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Cars that represent the ultimate experience in driving, selected by the best in the business, with photos by one of the top automotive photographers ever.
Category: Transportation. ISBN: 9781599212302

Triumph Sports Cars

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In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports car ruled the road, and their charge was led by Triumphs. From the TR2, its first modern sports car, Triumph went on to produce a host of classic sports designs such as the Spitfire, GT, and Stag, as well as more TR models, ending with the TR7 in the late 1970s. These represented the epitome of the contemporary classic British sports car. Fast, nimble, and gorgeous to behold, Triumphs offered the everyday motorist an exhilarating drive at a price that they could afford. Popular both in the UK and the US, the Triumph range helped define the entire genre, with sports cars today like the Mazda MX-5 having their roots in models like the Stag. Illustrated throughout and written by acclaimed motoring writer and historian Graham Robson, this book guides the reader through the history of this classic British marque from its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s through to its eventual demise in the 1980s.
Category: History. ISBN: 9781784420413

Z Cars Again

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Z Victor One takes to the streets once more when a spate of school burglaries attracts the attention of P.C. Jock Weir and P.C Fancy Smith. Based on the classic BBC series, voted one of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781444753202

Z Cars Again

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Z Victor One takes to the streets once more when a spate of school burglaries attracts the attention of P.C. Jock Weir and P.C Fancy Smith. Based on the classic BBC series, voted one of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781444753202

Amazing Rubber Band Cars

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Combining fun and interactive activities, this guide will have kids captivated for hours constructing fantastic racing cars with the basics of only rubber bands, cardboard, and glue. These simple instructions with templates allow budding engineers to gain hands-on experience as they learn not only how to build a basic racer, but how to make modifications such as aluminum foil axle bearings, steering mechanisms, hinges, cam shafts,and wheels made out of old CDs. Thishelpful resource has step-by-step instructions for making a basic rubber-band model, a railroad push-car, and a high-speed racer. Other unique projects include Oscar the Laughing Clown, which has a jaw mechanism that opens and closes when it moves, and Spot the Dog, which has a moving tail. Children can even learn how to build a rubber band car big enough for a human.Exploring wheels, bearings, and friction, kids will learn not only how to make speedy racers but also the science that makes the process work.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies. ISBN: 9781556527364

Calling All Cars

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Calling All Cars shows how radio played a key role in an emerging form of policing during the turbulent years of the Depression. Until this time popular culture had characterized the gangster as hero, but radio crime dramas worked against this attitude and were ultimately successful in making heroes out of law enforcement officers.Through close analysis of radio programming of the era and the production of true crime docudramas, Kathleen Battles argues that radio was a significant site for overhauling the dismal public image of policing. However, it was not simply the elevation of the perception of police that was at stake. Using radio, reformers sought to control the symbolic terrain through which citizens encountered the police, and it became a medium to promote a positive meaning and purpose for policing. For example, Battles connects the apprehension of criminals by a dragnet with the idea of using the radio network to both publicize this activity and make it popular with citizens.The first book to systematically address the development of crime dramas during the golden age of radio, Calling All Cars explores an important irony: the intimacy of the newest technology of the time helped create an intimate authority—the police as the appropriate force for control—over the citizenry.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780816649136

American Cars, 1973-1980

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The 1973 oil crisis forced the American automotive industry into a period of dramatic change, marked by stiff foreign competition, tougher product regulations and suddenly altered consumer demand. With gas prices soaring and the economy in a veritable tailspin, muscle cars and the massive "need-for-speed" engines of the late '60s were out, and fuel efficient compacts were in. By 1980, American manufacturers were churning out some of the most feature laden, yet smallest and most fuel efficient cars they had ever built. This exhaustive reference work details every model from each of the major American manufacturers from model years 1973 through 1980, including various "captive imports" (e.g. Dodge's Colt, built by Mitsubishi.) Within each model year, it reports on each manufacturer's significant news and details every model offered: its specifications, powertrain offerings, prices, standard features, major options, and production figures, among other facts. The work is heavily illustrated with approximately 1,300 photographs.
Category: Reference. ISBN: 9780786443529

American Cars, 1960-1972

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The automotive industry underwent great change in the 1960s and the early 1970s. The continuing trend toward market consolidation, the proliferation of sizes and nameplates, and the "need for speed" characterized this period, loosely labeled as the muscle car era. This is an exhaustive reference work to American made cars of model years 1960-1972. Organized by year (and summarizing the market annually), it provides a yearly update on each make's status and production figures, then details all models offered for that year. Model listings include available body styles, base prices, engine and transmission choices, power ratings, standard equipment, major options and their prices, curb weight and dimensions (interior and exterior), paint color choices, changes from the previous year's model, and sales figures. Also given are assembly plant locations and historical overviews of each model nameplate. The book is profusely illustrated with 1,018 photographs.
Category: Reference. ISBN: 9780786412730

Cement, Cabbages & Cars

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Cement, Cabbage and Cars: Cross-cultural misadventures in The Land of the Morning Calm' is a tale of modern-day South Korea in fictitious prose based on the real-life experiences, travels and adventures of the author and people he has known. The tale takes the reader through a thoughtful yet laughable cross-cultural interchange between a young man from the west and the people of Korea, from Canada to Seoul to the Uisung countryside farming community, to the hub of the country's industrial center, Ulsan, back to Seoul and eventually Canada. This insecure, inexperienced Canadian farm boy ends up fulfilling his immature preconceived notions of the Orient' through a series of faux-pas blunders and a lot of dumb luck. The story tells of the complexities of Korean society and sheds light on some of its cultural practices, collectivism mindset and unusual culinary tastes such as eating dog and whale meat, and how the experience of travel and learning can bring forth truth and understanding.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9814358789
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