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The Supercar Book: The Complete Guide to the Machines that Make Our Jaws Drop

The Supercar Book: The Complete Guide to the Machines that Make Our Jaws Drop [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: ,
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN-10: 0007578512
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The Supercar Book: The Complete Guide to the Machines that Make Our Jaws Drop by , Book Summary:

Fully illustrated throughout, The Supercar Book is a sumptuously designed guide full of everything you could ever want to know about the best supercars on the planet.

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Top Gear Ultimate Supercars

Top Gear Ultimate Supercars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Jason Barlow
Editor: Random House
ISBN-10: 1473532043
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Guaranteed to rev the engines of car fans everywhere. Supercars are the purest and most extreme expression of automotive performance there is - and no one knows the territory better than the TopGear team. With ever-increasing power outputs, radical new designs, and eye-popping price tags, this book is a celebration of the supercar in all its fabulous glory. Supercars also brings this incredibly fast-moving, hi-octane world bang up to date. The world's best writers and photographers explore the latest developments in thrilling style - from the new generation of pure-electric cars that have raised the bar for zero emissions performance, to the crazy machines hell-bent on breaking the 300mph barrier ... this is TopGear Supercars. Buckle up. Are you ready?

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The Science of Supercars

The Science of Supercars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Martin Roach,Neil Waterman,John Morrison
Editor: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN-10: 1784725641
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The Science of Supercars by Martin Roach,Neil Waterman,John Morrison Book Summary:

Trace the evolution of the supercar through the technology that drives it. With an introduction by David Coulthard. This is the definitive story of the science behind the art of supercar design. Featuring bespoke technical illustrations from F1 insider Neil Waterman and contributions from the biggest names in the supercar world, including: Adrian Newey - legend of Formula 1 design Gordon Murray - creator of the McLaren F1 Achim Anscheidt - chief designer of the Bugatti Chiron Tony Hatter - Porsche design guru Horacio Pagani - founder of Pagani Nigel Mansell - Formula 1 world champion Christian von Koenigsegg - founder of Koenigsegg And many, many more. From the earliest supercharged monsters to the complex machines of today, The Science of Supercars traces the evolution of the supercar through the technology that powers it.

Download or read The Science of Supercars book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Trace the evolution of the supercar through the technology that drives it. With an introduction by David Coulthard. This is the definitive story of the science behind the art of supercar design. Featuring bespoke technical illustrations from F1 insider Neil Waterman and contributions from the biggest names in the supercar world, including: Adrian Newey - legend of Formula 1 design Gordon Murray - creator of the McLaren F1 Achim Anscheidt - chief designer of the Bugatti Chiron Tony Hatter - Porsche design guru Horacio Pagani - founder of Pagani Nigel Mansell - Formula 1 world champion Christian von Koenigsegg - founder of Koenigsegg And many, many more. From the earliest supercharged monsters to the complex machines of today, The Science of Supercars traces the evolution of the supercar through the technology that powers it.


Ferrari Hypercars

Ferrari Hypercars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Winston Goodfellow
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN-10: 1627885080
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The only full history behind all of Ferrari's most outrageous performance cars. For over 60 years, Ferrari has produced cars that fire the imaginations of car lovers worldwide. Embodying the perfect combination of beauty, performance, exclusivity, and Italian flair, its vehicles have made it the world's most iconic carmaker. Though Ferrari has always produced road cars, the company has first and foremost focused on competition models, such as the handful of cars built in low-number serial production that campaigned on race courses the world over in the 1950s and 60s. In Ferrari Hypercars: The Story of Maranello's Fastest, Rarest Road Cars, author Winston Goodfellow profiles some of Ferrari's top creations--vehicles so startling in their performance capabilities that they surpass modern terms and attain the status of "hypercar." This book begins by reaching back to the 1950s to establish the lineage of hypercars and goes on to showcase the best known examples since the 288 GTO, including the F40, F50, Enzo, and all-new la Ferrari. These cars were collector vehicles from the moment they rolled off the production line, though that was never the reason for their creation; they were made to be driven. A necessary read for any racing fan, Ferrari Hypercars exhaustively traces the history of the company's competition vehicles and establishes its status as a symbol for speed, luxury, and wealth.

Download or read Ferrari Hypercars book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The only full history behind all of Ferrari's most outrageous performance cars. For over 60 years, Ferrari has produced cars that fire the imaginations of car lovers worldwide. Embodying the perfect combination of beauty, performance, exclusivity, and Italian flair, its vehicles have made it the world's most iconic carmaker. Though Ferrari has always produced road cars, the company has first and foremost focused on competition models, such as the handful of cars built in low-number serial production that campaigned on race courses the world over in the 1950s and 60s. In Ferrari Hypercars: The Story of Maranello's Fastest, Rarest Road Cars, author Winston Goodfellow profiles some of Ferrari's top creations--vehicles so startling in their performance capabilities that they surpass modern terms and attain the status of "hypercar." This book begins by reaching back to the 1950s to establish the lineage of hypercars and goes on to showcase the best known examples since the 288 GTO, including the F40, F50, Enzo, and all-new la Ferrari. These cars were collector vehicles from the moment they rolled off the production line, though that was never the reason for their creation; they were made to be driven. A necessary read for any racing fan, Ferrari Hypercars exhaustively traces the history of the company's competition vehicles and establishes its status as a symbol for speed, luxury, and wealth.


Cool Cars

Cool Cars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: ,
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 1465431640
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Packed with more than a hundred completely charismatic classic cars, this book is the ideal gift for anyone driven to admire these majestic machines. Author Quentin Wilson has hand-picked the most astonishing, appealing, and all-round awesome cars ever to hit the highway. Multi-angle photography reveals the true craftsmanship and beauty of these stunning rides, and the text pays tribute to each vehicle and explains why it's destined to be a classic, now and forever. Test drive this essential car guide, and you'll be hooked.

Download or read Cool Cars book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Packed with more than a hundred completely charismatic classic cars, this book is the ideal gift for anyone driven to admire these majestic machines. Author Quentin Wilson has hand-picked the most astonishing, appealing, and all-round awesome cars ever to hit the highway. Multi-angle photography reveals the true craftsmanship and beauty of these stunning rides, and the text pays tribute to each vehicle and explains why it's destined to be a classic, now and forever. Test drive this essential car guide, and you'll be hooked.


365 Sports Cars You Must Drive

365 Sports Cars You Must Drive [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: John Lamm,Larry Edsall,Steve Sutcliffe
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN-10: 161059794X
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365 Sports Cars You Must Drive by John Lamm,Larry Edsall,Steve Sutcliffe Book Summary:

Sports cars make up one of the most beloved automotive genres for car fans. From towering icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Corvette to everyman sportsters from Triumph, MG, Sunbeam, and Miata to oddballs like Crosley, Sabra, and DB, sports cars inspire passion and strong opinions as few other vehicles on the road could. 365 Sports Cars You Must Drive, provides capsule overviews and fun facts about the greatest, oddest, most beautiful, and most ill-considered sports cars of all time. How many have you driven, dreamed about, or shuddered at the thought of?

Download or read 365 Sports Cars You Must Drive book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Sports cars make up one of the most beloved automotive genres for car fans. From towering icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Corvette to everyman sportsters from Triumph, MG, Sunbeam, and Miata to oddballs like Crosley, Sabra, and DB, sports cars inspire passion and strong opinions as few other vehicles on the road could. 365 Sports Cars You Must Drive, provides capsule overviews and fun facts about the greatest, oddest, most beautiful, and most ill-considered sports cars of all time. How many have you driven, dreamed about, or shuddered at the thought of?


Pocket Genius: Cars

Pocket Genius: Cars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 0744046602
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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 include facts provided at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the ebook 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.

Download or read Pocket Genius: Cars book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). 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 include facts provided at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the ebook 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.


Car

Car [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 0756689384
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From the first motor cars and classic cars to today's supercars and Formula 1, this is the ultimate book about the history of the car. Packed with stunning photography, and featuring more than 2,000 cars, Car shows you how cars have evolved around the world over the the last 130 years, and their impact on society as objects of curiosity, symbols of status and luxury, and items of necessity. Extensive catalogues showcase the most important marques and models, organized in categories such as sports cars, convertibles, and city compacts. The book also features virtual photographic tours of some of the most iconic cars from each era such as the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Ford Model T, Lamborghini Countach, and Ferrari F40, while cross-sections of key engines explore the driving force behind them. Lavishly illustrated feature spreads detail the stories of the men, machines, and magic that helped create the car world's most famous marques and made brands such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and Cadillac household names. If you love cars, then you'll love Car. It is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.

Download or read Car book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). From the first motor cars and classic cars to today's supercars and Formula 1, this is the ultimate book about the history of the car. Packed with stunning photography, and featuring more than 2,000 cars, Car shows you how cars have evolved around the world over the the last 130 years, and their impact on society as objects of curiosity, symbols of status and luxury, and items of necessity. Extensive catalogues showcase the most important marques and models, organized in categories such as sports cars, convertibles, and city compacts. The book also features virtual photographic tours of some of the most iconic cars from each era such as the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Ford Model T, Lamborghini Countach, and Ferrari F40, while cross-sections of key engines explore the driving force behind them. Lavishly illustrated feature spreads detail the stories of the men, machines, and magic that helped create the car world's most famous marques and made brands such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and Cadillac household names. If you love cars, then you'll love Car. It is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.


How Do Race Cars Work? Car Book for Kids | Children's Transportation Books

How Do Race Cars Work? Car Book for Kids | Children's Transportation Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Baby Professor
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN-10: 1541922697
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How Do Race Cars Work? Car Book for Kids | Children's Transportation Books by Baby Professor Book Summary:

If you have a child who likes race cars, then this book should go in his collection. Aside from beautiful pictures, the book also contains information explaining how cars work. By combining design with facts, we create a book that will feed the brain with facts and pictures. So what are you waiting for? Secure a copy of this car book for kids!

Download or read How Do Race Cars Work? Car Book for Kids | Children's Transportation Books book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). If you have a child who likes race cars, then this book should go in his collection. Aside from beautiful pictures, the book also contains information explaining how cars work. By combining design with facts, we create a book that will feed the brain with facts and pictures. So what are you waiting for? Secure a copy of this car book for kids!


Living the Supercar Dream (Shmee150)

Living the Supercar Dream (Shmee150) [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Tim Burton
Editor: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN-10: 191053689X
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INCLUDES FREE APP WITH EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT Living The Supercar Dream is the ultimate supercar book created by Tim Burton - owner and creator of the hugely popular YouTube channel Shmee150. Engaging millions of followers through his infectious excitement, exclusive access and unparalleled knowledge of the supercar industry, Tim has created one of the biggest automotive channels in the world, sharing his adventures on a daily basis and filming the most amazing luxury cars in existence. In Living The Supercar Dream, he takes readers on a road trip across the globe, experiencing the most incredible locations and the cars that have defined their landscapes. From driving the high-speed Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse across the German countryside to twisting down the mountain roads of the Alps in his Porsche Cayman GT4, driving Italian designer cars through the streets of Mediterranean cities to testing the limits of his McLaren 675LT on track in Portugal, Tim takes readers through the unique features of each car against the spectacular backdrops they were made for. Capturing Tim's honest and personal touch, this is the ultimate guide to the world's greatest high performance and luxury cars.

Download or read Living the Supercar Dream (Shmee150) book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). INCLUDES FREE APP WITH EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT Living The Supercar Dream is the ultimate supercar book created by Tim Burton - owner and creator of the hugely popular YouTube channel Shmee150. Engaging millions of followers through his infectious excitement, exclusive access and unparalleled knowledge of the supercar industry, Tim has created one of the biggest automotive channels in the world, sharing his adventures on a daily basis and filming the most amazing luxury cars in existence. In Living The Supercar Dream, he takes readers on a road trip across the globe, experiencing the most incredible locations and the cars that have defined their landscapes. From driving the high-speed Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse across the German countryside to twisting down the mountain roads of the Alps in his Porsche Cayman GT4, driving Italian designer cars through the streets of Mediterranean cities to testing the limits of his McLaren 675LT on track in Portugal, Tim takes readers through the unique features of each car against the spectacular backdrops they were made for. Capturing Tim's honest and personal touch, this is the ultimate guide to the world's greatest high performance and luxury cars.


Speed Read Porsche 911

Speed Read Porsche 911 [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Wayne R. Dempsey
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN-10: 0760363234
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This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to Porsche 911 from Motorbooks' Speed Read series explores the ins and outs of one of the world’s premier sports cars; see what makes it tick, what makes it work, and how it managed to win so many titles and championships. Author Wayne Dempsey examines the creation and design of Porsche’s rear-engined wonder, providing an inside look into every aspect of the 911. In sections divided by topic, you'll explore the evolution of the 911 from its initial design to its current form, the story of Porsche 911's racing success, tales of some of the greatest 911s ever produced, and the passionate community that has evolved around the 911 from its earliest days. Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people. Sleek illustrations brilliantly capture the 911 in its many elegant forms. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

Download or read Speed Read Porsche 911 book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to Porsche 911 from Motorbooks' Speed Read series explores the ins and outs of one of the world’s premier sports cars; see what makes it tick, what makes it work, and how it managed to win so many titles and championships. Author Wayne Dempsey examines the creation and design of Porsche’s rear-engined wonder, providing an inside look into every aspect of the 911. In sections divided by topic, you'll explore the evolution of the 911 from its initial design to its current form, the story of Porsche 911's racing success, tales of some of the greatest 911s ever produced, and the passionate community that has evolved around the 911 from its earliest days. Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people. Sleek illustrations brilliantly capture the 911 in its many elegant forms. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.


Three Hundred Club - Cars With a Top Speed Exceeding 300 KM/H: Volume 1 - World's Fastest Production Cars

Three Hundred Club - Cars With a Top Speed Exceeding 300 KM/H: Volume 1 - World's Fastest Production Cars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Sybrand Anema
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN-10: 1434955648
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Washing the Brain – Metaphor and Hidden Ideology

Washing the Brain – Metaphor and Hidden Ideology [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Andrew Goatly
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN-10: 9027292930
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Contemporary metaphor theory has recently begun to address the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology. In this wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly, using lexical data from his database Metalude, investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, education, genetics, ecology, economics, politics, industrial time-management, medicine, immigration, race, and sex. He argues that metaphor themes are created not only through the universal body but also through cultural experience, so that an apparently universal metaphor such as event-structure as realized in English grammar is, in fact, culturally relative, compared with e.g. the construal of 'cause and effect' in the Algonquin language Blackfoot. Moreover, event-structure as a model is both scientifically reactionary and, as the basis for technological mega-projects, has proved environmentally harmful. Furthermore, the ideologies of early capitalism created or exploited a selection of metaphor themes historically traceable through Hobbes, Hume, Smith, Malthus and Darwin. These metaphorical concepts support neo-Darwinian and neo-conservative ideologies apparent at the beginning of the 21st century, ideologies underpinning our social and environmental crises. The conclusion therefore recommends skepticism of metaphor’s reductionist tendencies.

Download or read Washing the Brain – Metaphor and Hidden Ideology book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Contemporary metaphor theory has recently begun to address the relation between metaphor, culture and ideology. In this wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly, using lexical data from his database Metalude, investigates how conceptual metaphor themes construct our thinking and social behaviour in fields as diverse as architecture, engineering, education, genetics, ecology, economics, politics, industrial time-management, medicine, immigration, race, and sex. He argues that metaphor themes are created not only through the universal body but also through cultural experience, so that an apparently universal metaphor such as event-structure as realized in English grammar is, in fact, culturally relative, compared with e.g. the construal of 'cause and effect' in the Algonquin language Blackfoot. Moreover, event-structure as a model is both scientifically reactionary and, as the basis for technological mega-projects, has proved environmentally harmful. Furthermore, the ideologies of early capitalism created or exploited a selection of metaphor themes historically traceable through Hobbes, Hume, Smith, Malthus and Darwin. These metaphorical concepts support neo-Darwinian and neo-conservative ideologies apparent at the beginning of the 21st century, ideologies underpinning our social and environmental crises. The conclusion therefore recommends skepticism of metaphor’s reductionist tendencies.


The History of Speed

The History of Speed [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Martin Roach
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 1471189333
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Ever since we built machines that could transport us, there has been a desire to find ways to make them go faster. For some, going faster isn't enough - they want to be the fastest. This book celebrates those who have built the machines and driven them at ever greater speeds. This is The History of Speed. Bestselling motorsport writer Martin Roach tells the extraordinary story of those who have come to be obsessed by speed. From Camille Jenatzy, 'the Red Devil', who became the first man to drive at over 100kmh in 1899, through the golden age of Malcolm Campbell and his Bluebird, and on to the modern era of jet- and rocket-propelled cars, we have gone faster and faster. But this book is not just about these record-breakers, Roach also looks at the technology, the engines and the inventors who helped progress in speed at all levels, from Formula One to the supercars from the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes that are eagerly snapped up by collectors, rarely to be seen on the road. Accompanied by some of the most stunning images of the cars and those who made and drove them, Roach tells a wonderful story of innovation and invention. He talks to some of the great drivers to find out what inspires them to risk their lives, and finds out from engineers how they developed their ideas. Along the way, we hear some remarkable tale and anecdotes, but also find out how the pursuit of speed can also have its costs, with many tragic heroes and heroines falling along the way. If you've ever thrilled to the roar of a sports car engine, of loved the feel of the g-force as you accelerate away, or even looked on in wonder at a powerful engine, The History of Speed is a book that you will not want to miss out on.

Download or read The History of Speed book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Ever since we built machines that could transport us, there has been a desire to find ways to make them go faster. For some, going faster isn't enough - they want to be the fastest. This book celebrates those who have built the machines and driven them at ever greater speeds. This is The History of Speed. Bestselling motorsport writer Martin Roach tells the extraordinary story of those who have come to be obsessed by speed. From Camille Jenatzy, 'the Red Devil', who became the first man to drive at over 100kmh in 1899, through the golden age of Malcolm Campbell and his Bluebird, and on to the modern era of jet- and rocket-propelled cars, we have gone faster and faster. But this book is not just about these record-breakers, Roach also looks at the technology, the engines and the inventors who helped progress in speed at all levels, from Formula One to the supercars from the likes of Ferrari and Mercedes that are eagerly snapped up by collectors, rarely to be seen on the road. Accompanied by some of the most stunning images of the cars and those who made and drove them, Roach tells a wonderful story of innovation and invention. He talks to some of the great drivers to find out what inspires them to risk their lives, and finds out from engineers how they developed their ideas. Along the way, we hear some remarkable tale and anecdotes, but also find out how the pursuit of speed can also have its costs, with many tragic heroes and heroines falling along the way. If you've ever thrilled to the roar of a sports car engine, of loved the feel of the g-force as you accelerate away, or even looked on in wonder at a powerful engine, The History of Speed is a book that you will not want to miss out on.


Cars

Cars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Sherry Howard
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN-10: 1731615647
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Just how fast are the fastest cars on Earth? Buckle up, you’re about to find out! In this book, readers in grades 4-8 will hit the road with these ten cars built for speed and find out what makes them unique in the automobile world. Fast, faster, fastest! From cars to sea creatures, this fact- and image-filled series lets readers discover the fastest creatures and creations in a variety of categories. These high interest, low reading level books feature stand-alone spreads, so readers can flip pages and read in any order. Glossary words are defined on the page where they appear, boosting reader comprehension.

Download or read Cars book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Just how fast are the fastest cars on Earth? Buckle up, you’re about to find out! In this book, readers in grades 4-8 will hit the road with these ten cars built for speed and find out what makes them unique in the automobile world. Fast, faster, fastest! From cars to sea creatures, this fact- and image-filled series lets readers discover the fastest creatures and creations in a variety of categories. These high interest, low reading level books feature stand-alone spreads, so readers can flip pages and read in any order. Glossary words are defined on the page where they appear, boosting reader comprehension.


100 Years of Bentley

100 Years of Bentley [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Andrew Noakes
Editor: White Lion Publishing
ISBN-10: 1781319545
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One of the most recognised and revered car brands, Bentley celebrates its centenary in 2019. In conjunction with the Bentley Drivers Club and the W.O. Bentley Memorial Foundation, 100 Years of Bentley is a lavish celebration of the company, from its earliest models right up the modern day cars. A six-times winner in the gruelling Le Mans 24-hour race, Bentley is also the brand behind iconic cars such as the 41/2-Litre ‘Blower’, the R-type Continental, and modern classics such as the Continental GT and Mulsanne. Featuring more than 200 pictures, many from the club’s archives and some never seen in print before, this beautiful book details the whole history of Bentley. From W.O. Bentley’s early days as a railway engineer along with his first attempts at modifying French DFP cars, to the company’s early racing exploits, including its victories in the early Le Mans races. Covering the Bentley brand’s revival in the 1980s and renewed impetus when it was acquired by the Volkswagen group, the story is brought up to date with the awesome new Bentleys built for the 21st century and the new era of electrification just around the corner.

Download or read 100 Years of Bentley book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). One of the most recognised and revered car brands, Bentley celebrates its centenary in 2019. In conjunction with the Bentley Drivers Club and the W.O. Bentley Memorial Foundation, 100 Years of Bentley is a lavish celebration of the company, from its earliest models right up the modern day cars. A six-times winner in the gruelling Le Mans 24-hour race, Bentley is also the brand behind iconic cars such as the 41/2-Litre ‘Blower’, the R-type Continental, and modern classics such as the Continental GT and Mulsanne. Featuring more than 200 pictures, many from the club’s archives and some never seen in print before, this beautiful book details the whole history of Bentley. From W.O. Bentley’s early days as a railway engineer along with his first attempts at modifying French DFP cars, to the company’s early racing exploits, including its victories in the early Le Mans races. Covering the Bentley brand’s revival in the 1980s and renewed impetus when it was acquired by the Volkswagen group, the story is brought up to date with the awesome new Bentleys built for the 21st century and the new era of electrification just around the corner.


Megafast Cars

Megafast Cars [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: John Farndon
Editor: Hungry Tomato ®
ISBN-10: 1512406791
Size: 986 kb
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Jump behind the wheel of the sleekest, swiftest automobiles, both on and off the race track. Prepare to burn up the tarmac in the Bugatti Veyron—the latest version of the first supercar reaches 269 mph (433 km/h)! Race in the Ultimate Aero, whose carbon-fiber body weighs less than its driver. Get an adrenaline rush in the jet-powered Thrust SSC, it carries the world land speed record of 760.343 mph (1,223.65 km/h)! These streamlined supercars blast off the page in true-to-life illustrations alongside facts about top design technology, such as wind-tunnel testing and scissor doors.

Download or read Megafast Cars book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Jump behind the wheel of the sleekest, swiftest automobiles, both on and off the race track. Prepare to burn up the tarmac in the Bugatti Veyron—the latest version of the first supercar reaches 269 mph (433 km/h)! Race in the Ultimate Aero, whose carbon-fiber body weighs less than its driver. Get an adrenaline rush in the jet-powered Thrust SSC, it carries the world land speed record of 760.343 mph (1,223.65 km/h)! These streamlined supercars blast off the page in true-to-life illustrations alongside facts about top design technology, such as wind-tunnel testing and scissor doors.


DK Eyewitness Books: Transportation

DK Eyewitness Books: Transportation [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 1465408894
Size: 1845 kb
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All new content. Eyewitness Transportation introduces readers to the world of trains, planes, automobiles, and more! We explore the world of transportation, and transportation around the world. From the origins of all manner of wagons, bicycles, cars, and trains to the newest technological advances and beyond, no wheel is left unturned.

Download or read DK Eyewitness Books: Transportation book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). All new content. Eyewitness Transportation introduces readers to the world of trains, planes, automobiles, and more! We explore the world of transportation, and transportation around the world. From the origins of all manner of wagons, bicycles, cars, and trains to the newest technological advances and beyond, no wheel is left unturned.


The World Almanac 5,001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature, Science, and People

The World Almanac 5,001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature, Science, and People [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: World Almanac KidsTM
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN-10: 1510761837
Size: 491 kb
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling World Almanac™ comes a full‑color, full‑of‑fun, oversize book packed with thousands of awesome facts about science, nature, and people—everything on planet Earth and beyond. Kids want to learn about the world around them, and with this engaging, colorful collection of facts, figures, photographs, and fun, they will. Perfect for home or for school, and a great gift for any curious reader, here are thousands of fascinating and surprising facts about almost everything: Animals—Dogs, cats, snakes, insects, spiders, sharks, and more Culture—Art, holidays, food, movies, and more Disasters—Earthquakes, shipwrecks, floods, storms, and more Geography—Oceans, mountains, continents, habitats, and more Geology—Volcanoes, tectonics, minerals, gems, and more Human Body and Medicine—Diseases, organs, senses, and other weird and wonderful human body facts. Record-setters—All about the biggest, smallest, fastest, tallest, and more Space—The moon, stars, planets, human spaceflight, and more Sports—Basketball, baseball, football, hockey, Olympic, and soccer superstars past and present, and more Technology—Computers, drones, inventions, and more The World Almanac™ 5,001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature, Science, and People provides kids, teachers, and families timely and timeless information on an enormous variety of subjects. It will give readers hours and hours of fun while it educates and illuminates.

Download or read The World Almanac 5,001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature, Science, and People book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). From the #1 New York Times bestselling World Almanac™ comes a full‑color, full‑of‑fun, oversize book packed with thousands of awesome facts about science, nature, and people—everything on planet Earth and beyond. Kids want to learn about the world around them, and with this engaging, colorful collection of facts, figures, photographs, and fun, they will. Perfect for home or for school, and a great gift for any curious reader, here are thousands of fascinating and surprising facts about almost everything: Animals—Dogs, cats, snakes, insects, spiders, sharks, and more Culture—Art, holidays, food, movies, and more Disasters—Earthquakes, shipwrecks, floods, storms, and more Geography—Oceans, mountains, continents, habitats, and more Geology—Volcanoes, tectonics, minerals, gems, and more Human Body and Medicine—Diseases, organs, senses, and other weird and wonderful human body facts. Record-setters—All about the biggest, smallest, fastest, tallest, and more Space—The moon, stars, planets, human spaceflight, and more Sports—Basketball, baseball, football, hockey, Olympic, and soccer superstars past and present, and more Technology—Computers, drones, inventions, and more The World Almanac™ 5,001 Incredible Facts for Kids on Nature, Science, and People provides kids, teachers, and families timely and timeless information on an enormous variety of subjects. It will give readers hours and hours of fun while it educates and illuminates.


The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain

The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Craig Horner
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN-10: 1350054208
Size: 1849 kb
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In the late 19th century, bicyling and motoring offered new ways for a hardy minority to travel. Escaping from the 'tyranny' of the train timetables, these entrepreneurs were able to promote private mobility when the road, technology and infrastructure were unequal to the task. With a moribund network out of town, poor roadside accommodation and few services, how could road traction persist and ultimately thrive? Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, including magazines, newspapers and advice books on stable management, this book explores the emergence and development of bicycling and automobility in Britain, with a focus on the racing driver-cum-entrepreneur SF Edge (1868-1940) and his network. Craig Horner considers the motivations, prejudices and cultures of those who promoted and consumed road traction, providing new insights into social class, leisure, sport and tourism in Britain. In addition, he places early British bicycling and automobility in an international context, providing fruitful comparisons with the movements in France, Germany and the United States. The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain is an excellent resource for scholars and students interested in mobility studies, social and cultural history, and the history of technology.

Download or read The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). In the late 19th century, bicyling and motoring offered new ways for a hardy minority to travel. Escaping from the 'tyranny' of the train timetables, these entrepreneurs were able to promote private mobility when the road, technology and infrastructure were unequal to the task. With a moribund network out of town, poor roadside accommodation and few services, how could road traction persist and ultimately thrive? Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, including magazines, newspapers and advice books on stable management, this book explores the emergence and development of bicycling and automobility in Britain, with a focus on the racing driver-cum-entrepreneur SF Edge (1868-1940) and his network. Craig Horner considers the motivations, prejudices and cultures of those who promoted and consumed road traction, providing new insights into social class, leisure, sport and tourism in Britain. In addition, he places early British bicycling and automobility in an international context, providing fruitful comparisons with the movements in France, Germany and the United States. The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain is an excellent resource for scholars and students interested in mobility studies, social and cultural history, and the history of technology.