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Car

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780756689384
Genre : Transportation
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DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.

Classic Car

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465459077
Genre : Transportation
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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

The Car Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405390996
Genre : Transportation
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The definitive visual history of the automobile The Car Book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa Romeo. Ever wondered how Porsche and Chevrolet became household names? Discover the stories behind the men and the machines that created the most famous marques and take a virtual tour of the anatomy of iconic cars from each era. If you love cars, then you'll love this - The Car Book is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.

Art Of The Classic Car

Author : Peter Bodensteiner
ISBN : 9780760344156
Genre : Transportation
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"Art of the Classic Car showcases the most beautiful and in some cases rare vehicles of the early 20th century. Each car is showcased with breathtaking photography and coupled with explicit, informative prose detailing the particular history of each model"-Provided by publisher.

The Life Of The Automobile

Author : Steven Parissien
ISBN : 9781466836235
Genre : Transportation
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The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car. The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines the impact, development, and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colorful 130-year history. Readers learn the grand and turbulent history of the motor car, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s—as little more than a powered quadricycle—and the innovations of the early pioneer carmakers. The author examines the advances of the interwar era, the Golden Age of the 1950s, and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, the global mergers of the 1990s, the bailouts of the early twenty-first century, and the emergence of the electric car. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance but a tale of extraordinary people: of intuitive carmakers such as Karl Benz, Sir Henry Royce, Giovanni Agnelli (Fiat), André Citroën, and Louis Renault; of exceptionally gifted designers such as the eccentric, Ohio-born Chris Bangle (BMW); and of visionary industrialists such as Henry Ford, Ferdinand Porsche (the Volkswagen Beetle), and Gene Bordinat (the Ford Mustang), among numerous other game changers. Above all, this comprehensive history demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later. Bringing to life the flamboyant entrepreneurs, shrewd businessmen, and gifted engineers that worked behind the scenes to bring us horsepower and performance, The Life of the Automobile is a globe-spanning account of the auto industry that is sure to rev the engines of entrepreneurs and gearheads alike.

Classic American Cars

Author : Quentin Willson
ISBN : 078942083X
Genre : Transportation
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Covering all aspects of the classic cars manufactured from 1945-1975, an author provides historical context, design basis, and engine specifications for more than sixty automobiles and includes more than 650 full-color exterior and interior photographs. 35,000 first printing. BOMC Alt.

The Car

Author : Jonathan Glancey
ISBN : 1844422194
Genre : Automobiles
File Size : 87. 59 MB
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Once viewed as a plaything of the wealthy and eccentric, cars are now an integral part of modern life. The Car provides a snapshot history of the automobile, not just the makes and models but its role in many spheres of life: politics, family life, war, advertising, architecture, film and art to name but a few. Jonathan Glancey also covers the development of the car, from the early 'horseless carriages', through people's cars from the VW Beetle to the Ford Galaxy, and the speed machines and dream cars of various eras. Combining Glancey's illuminating text with stunning photographs, The Car is much more than another encyclopedia, it reveals why we love, loathe and depend on one of the greatest modern inventions, and how the car really has shaped the way we live now. With many rare and unusual images from around the world as well as classic shots of some of the greatest cars ever made, this is a sensory treat for any car lover.

Fifty Cars That Changed The World

Author : Design Museum Enterprise Limited
ISBN : 9781840915853
Genre : Transportation
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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.

The Complete Book Of Classic Volkswagens

Author : John Gunnell
ISBN : 9780760349878
Genre : Transportation
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Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

My Dad Had That Car

Author : Tad Burness
ISBN : 9780316506953
Genre : Transportation
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This one-of-a-kind, massive illustrated history of more than 10,000 American automobiles is perfect for the millions of classic car enthusiasts. With more than 1,300 pages and 12,500 illustrations covering 70 years, this may be the most complete visual history of the American automobile ever published. Nowhere else are there so many collector, luxury, sporting and every day cars assembled with fascinating information about original prices, engine sizes, horsepower, and other specifications. The pages are packed with genuine, factory-fresh photographs and drawings taken from contemporary advertisements, catalogs, and brochures. More than 250 manufacturers and hundreds of individual models trace the evolution of the American automobile, from the millions of Model Ts that rolled off Ford's assembly line through the art deco streamliners of the '30s, to the tail-finned land yachts of the '50s and muscle cars of the '60s and '70s up to the early SUVs of the '90s. Throughout author Tad Burness adds handwritten details not found anywhere else, including pointing out unusual options and differences found within a model. Automotive journalist Matt Stone provides a new general introduction and one to each era within the book.

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