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Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory...
by A. J. Baime

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

June 17, 2010

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The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather鈥檚 company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them.<i>Go Like Hell </i>tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. <i>Go Like Hell </i>transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

June 01, 2002

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<p>Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of personal devastation that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again.</p><p>Peart鈥檚 journey of self-exile and exploration chronicle his personal odyssey and include stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, and reminiscing. He recorded with dazzling artistry, the enormous range of his travel adventures, from the mountains to the seas, from the deserts to the Arctic ice, and the memorable people who contributed to his healing.</p><p>Ghost Rider is a brilliantly written, and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush.</p>
Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems (Automotiv...
by , Nader Javani

Language

English

Pages

459

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<p><i>Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems </i>provides a thorough examination of various conventional and cutting edge electric vehicle (EV) battery thermal management systems (including phase change material) that are currently used in the industry as well as being proposed for future EV batteries. It covers how to select the right thermal management design, configuration and parameters for the users鈥?battery chemistry, applications and operating conditions, and provides guidance on the setup, instrumentation and operation of their thermal management systems (TMS) in the most efficient and effective manner.聽</p> <p>This book provides the reader with the necessary information to develop a capable battery TMS that can keep the cells operating within the ideal operating temperature ranges and uniformities, while minimizing the associated energy consumption, cost and environmental impact. The procedures used are explained step-by-step, and generic and widely used parameters are utilized as much as possible to enable the reader to incorporate the conducted analyses to the systems they are working on. Also included are comprehensive thermodynamic modelling and analyses of TMSs as well as databanks of component costs and environmental impacts, which can be useful for providing new ideas on improving vehicle designs.</p> <p>Key features:</p> <ul> <li>Discusses traditional and cutting edge technologies as well as research directions</li> <li>Covers thermal management systems and their selection for different vehicles and applications</li> <li>Includes case studies and practical examples from the industry</li> <li>Covers thermodynamic analyses and assessment methods, including those based on energy and exergy, as well as exergoeconomic, exergoenvironmental and enviroeconomic techniques</li> <li>Accompanied by a website hosting codes, models, and economic and environmental databases as well as various related information</li> </ul> <p><i>Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems</i> is a unique book on electric vehicle thermal management systems for researchers and practitioners in industry, and is also a suitable textbook for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses.</p>
Far and Wide
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><b><i>35 concerts. 17,000 motorcycle miles. Three months. One lifetime.</b></i></p><br /><p>In May 2015, the veteran Canadian rock trio Rush embarked on their 40th anniversary tour, <i>R40</i>. For the band and their fans, <i>R40</i> was a celebration and, perhaps, a farewell. But for Neil Peart, each tour is more than just a string of concerts, it鈥檚 an opportunity to explore backroads near and far on his BMW motorcycle. So if this was to be the last tour and the last great adventure, he decided it would have to be the best one, onstage and off.</p><br /><p>This third volume in Peart鈥檚 illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of 50 years of playing drums. From the scenic grandeur of the American West to a peaceful lake in Quebec鈥檚 Laurentian Mountains to the mean streets of Midtown Los Angeles, each story is shared in an intimate narrative voice that has won the hearts of many readers.</p><br /><p>Richly illustrated, thoughtful, and ever-engaging, <i>Far and Wide</i> is an elegant scrapbook of people and places, music and laughter, from a fascinating road 鈥?and a remarkable life.</p>
Total Control:High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edit...
by Lee Parks

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
How to Drive: Real World Instruction and Advice from Hollywood's ...
by Ben Collins

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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Here's the ultimate guide to being the best鈥攁nd safest鈥攄river possible. And an absolute must for everyone with a learner's permit. Former <em>Top Gear</em> Stig and professional driver Ben Collins shares expert skills culled from a twenty year career as one of the best drivers in the world, famous for racing in the Le Mans series and NASCAR, piloting the Batmobile, and dodging bullets with James Bond. Refined over thousands of hours of elite-level performance in the physics of driving, his philosophy results in greater control and safer, more efficient and fun driving for all skill levels.
Earthmovers in Scotland: Mining, Quarries, Roads & Forestry
by David Wylie

Language

English

Pages

503

Publication Date

November 04, 2016

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As Scottish Correspondent for Earthmovers Magazine, David Wylie has enjoyed privileged access to the mines, quarries, road projects and forestry sites across Scotland. On his visits he has seen some of the biggest and arguably the best, earthmoving machinery in the world, in action. Earthmovers in Scotland brings together 32 of David's reports from these visits to tell the story of the highly skilled, experienced owners, drivers and managers that work with earthmoving equipment and explains why they select, maintain and operate these machines. The book features some of the largest earthmovers in the UK, such as Caterpillar's D11R bulldozer, Liebherr's massive 320 tonne R9350s and the mighty 520 tonne Q&K RH200 at Banks Mining Shotton surface mine in Northumberland, a short hop over the Scottish border. It also takes a look at a 1.5 tonne mini digger, special trailers that can lift and transport 1800 tonne bridges into position, and covers Demag's H485 record breaking mining shovel amongst others.Taking pride of place in the book are over 400 stunning photographs, many of which have not been seen before and many of which feature machines that were the first of their kind.Each high quality photo has been carefully composed to capture each machine in all its power and brilliance with the spectacular Scottish scenery as a backdrop and 80 of the most important and detailed images are presented as double pages to help you get close to the action. This beautiful book sets out to provide its owner with a comprehensive look at Scottish earthmovers scene, and will be of interest to enthusiasts, owners, drivers and site managers worldwide.
2Up and Overloaded: Chicago to Panama
by Tim Notier

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English

Pages

311

Publication Date

February 20, 2020

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Maiden Voyage: The Prequel to The Adventure of a Lifetime introduced the characters, 2Up and Overloaded sets them free into the world. Join Tim and his fianc茅e Marisa as they take a leap of faith and quit their jobs to circumnavigate the globe on their KTM 1190 Adventure motorcycle.<br /> <br />You'll feel the wind in your hair as they make their way across the United States, and head south through Mexico and Central America. You鈥檒l be holding your breath as you ride along with them behind smog-extruding trucks in Tijuana, shouting at intrusive bears in the backcountry of Colorado, and pondering how to repair a bike that lies exhausted on the side of a deserted road.<br /> <br />2Up and Overloaded is an inspiring, witty, sometimes-harrowing, and always gripping story, in which two people prepare extensively to explore the world on their motorcycle, only to discover that their most powerful resource can鈥檛 be packed in a bag.
Ford versus Ferrari: The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966
by John Starkey

Language

English

Pages

155

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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What happened when America's richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head-to-head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid 鈥?0s? This is the story of an unstoppable force coming up against the stubbornness of an immovable object 鈥?that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced fewer than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasn鈥檛 going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company. The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world 鈥?and one in particular: Le Mans 鈥?6.<br /><br />eBook ISBN: 978-1-787116-18-4 (9781787116184)<br />Print ISBN: 9781787115729 (9781787115729)
Far and Near
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

405

Publication Date

October 01, 2014

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<p>Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, <em>Far and Away</em>, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many readers.</p><p>Now <em>Far and Near</em> brings together reflections from another three years of an artist鈥檚 life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters, travels roads and trails, receives honors, climbs mountains, composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take readers on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind.</p><p>These popular stories, originally posted on Peart鈥檚 website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector鈥檚 volume.</p>

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