All-American Truck Stops
From the first Mom & Pop stops to the truck stops built by oil companies, to today's travel plazas and turnpike stations, this is the first in-depth history of America's truck stops as it departed from the gas station and expanded with the Interstate system and prosperity in America. The huge variety of truck stops across America are well documented through vintage black and white and color photographs, as well as vintage advertising and other memorabilia.
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Architecture Automobiles
Architecture and automobiles have been intrinsically linked since the dawn of the internal combustion engine, from the assembly plant to the showroom and on to that ubiquitous fixture of the artificial landscape, the service station. The streamlined forms of automobiles have often inspired architects and some have even ventured into designing their own cars. This book features Foster and Partners, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, ONL, Renzo Piano, Populous, Zaha Hadid, UNStudio and Massimiliano Fuksas, and presents their best projects, including the BMW Museum in Munich, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, the Audi museum in Ingolstadt by 24-H, Manuel Gautrand's Citroen museum on the Champs Elyssee in Paris, and the Regio Emilia bridge by Santiago Calatrava in Italy.
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Billboard Art
Examines the history of billboards and their reflection of trends in art, advertising, and society.
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Bridges: Three Thousand Years of Defying Nature
Few humanmade structures combine the technical with the aesthetic in such an evocative way as bridges. From ancient times to the present, bridges have had a unique attraction on the imagination, eliciting awe, wonder and passion. Bridges celebrates the stunning technical and artistic achievements in the creation, design, engineering, construction and social history of 100 remarkable bridges. The book reveals the secrets and science of the timeless masonry of imperial Rome, the elegant wooden edifices of ancient Japan and the soaring steel structures of today. Organized chronologically to follow the stages in the development of bridge engineering and construction, each chapter has an introduction followed by fascinating details. The vital stats for each bridge include: - Location - Date of construction - Designer - Construction materials and dimensions. An account of the creation of each bridge includes the difficulties, hardships and disasters endured as well as the solutions and innovations conceived. Superb color photographs and specially commissioned artwork celebrate these soaring feats of engineering. The final chapter explores how future bridges will look through examining the latest groundbreaking designs and projects. Bridges is a magnificently illustrated non-technical reference to fascinating engineering discoveries and innovations.
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Broken Wing
A plane crash in the remote bush leads to a rescue by native Indians. What follows is the compelling and sensitive story of a white man's unusual exposure to the Indian culture and his conversion to an activist determined to improve the social malaise imposed upon the native Indians by the white man.
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Composite Materials Bible: Composite Garage Series
The modern world we live in often requires components made from materials that are stronger and lighter than the more common materials of steel, aluminum, and wood. Today, everything from bicycle frames to aircraft components are made from composite materials such as Kevlar and Carbon Fiber. Unlike those other materials, composite components don't rust or rot, and they won't be dented by a minor impact. With the growing interest in these new high-tech materials, there are more and more individuals looking for help in building their own components from composites. While most of us assume that building from composites requires special skills and tooling found only in specialist shops and well-equipped industrial facilities, nothing could be further from the truth. Professor of Industrial Design, well-known author John Wanberg uses 176 pages and more than 400 images to explain and illustrate the techniques and tools that readers need to make their own components from composite materials. Whether it's a simple piece that requires no mold or a more elaborate fabrication project that requires both a mold and vacuum bagging, all the necessary how-to information is contained in this new book from Wolfgang Publications. This new book from John Wanberg combines materials from four previous books plus adds a wealth of new material on the latest trends and techniques in the world of high-tech composite materials. All of the projects and techniques included in this 176-page book are aimed at individuals and small shops.
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County Roads: Around Ontario with Global Television’s Terry Culbert
Terry Culbert's nose for the good news in everyday life has delighted Global Television viewers for years. Now he has written down his favourite stories of the wonderful people and places he has found around Ontario and beyond. Country Roads is a refreshing reminder that the good life goes on, all around us.
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Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation
Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions, of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world, the part we drive, we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, a dire injury every twelve seconds, and crumbling infrastructure. Now, the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined. Using interviews, data and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change; our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast. Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there, past, present, and future.
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Dream Garages
A garage is a special place—not home, not office, not rec room. It may combine elements of all of these, yet it remains unique. Dreams are born, housed, revived, and realized within the walls and beneath the rafters of an enthusiast’s garage. It is a haven from life’s broader concerns, where work is not really work, and virtually anything seems possible. Dream Garages explores this hallowed space, taking the reader into 21 motorhead havens, where automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts store and work on the objects of their passion. Some of the structures are expansive, some more modest; some are working garages, others near spotless showcases of pristine machines and automotive art work and memorabilia. Pervading all of them is a love of the motor vehicle and an appreciation for the structure that allows us to harbor and revive them. Here readers will find enthusiasts who collect, preserve, and work on sports cars, race cars, motorcycles, trucks, speed record vehicles and related machinery, and treasures. Revered names like Ferrari, Corvette, Road Runner, Cobra, and Jaguar dwell in these special spaces. Dream Garages is not a manual on building a great garage; it’s a look at the ideas and passions that can make any garage great. Dream Garages is the Architectural Digest for those whose veins run with gasoline.
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How to Build Your Own Engine Coffee Table
Gergely Bajzath has made a good number of engine coffee tables, and constantly enjoys positive feedback and comments about his work. Now, in 'How to Build your own Engine Coffee Table', he has decided to share his methods and tips with you, so that you can make one of your very own! Whether in your living room, workshop, den, man cave, or girl shed, an engine coffee table is a great talking point, and is almost guaranteed to become the main topic of conversation when friends visit. This book shows you everything you need to know to create your very own furniture centrepiece. From the best choice of engine base, to instructions on design and fabrication for appearance and safety. Hand painted finishes are covered, and a dedicated section shows how to safely plan, prepare, and fit a glass top for a serviceable, and safe, end result. You'll know that you want one of these tables as soon as you see the examples in the book!
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IC Engines Vol. 1: Eighteen Unusual Engine Patents from 1881 through 1890
Reprint of publications of the Unites States Patent Office.
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IC Engines Vol. 2: Eighteen Unusual Engine Patents from 1880 through 1895
Towards the end of the 1800s the concept of the internal combustion engine was high on the list of things that needed to be invented. During this period a lot of rather strange looking designs were patented. This book is a reprint of eighteen patents issued between 1880 and 1895 by the United States Patent Office. Most of the designs probably never made it so far as to become a running engine. Some of the others have inventors whose names are still recognized, such as Gottlieb Daimler and Rudolf Diesel.
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Model Stationary Engines: Their Design and Construction

H. Muncaster Softcover Out of Print. Used.

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Moonshiners Bootleggers & Rumrunners
Moonshiners, Bootleggers & Rumrunners is filled with the exploits of shifty-eyed moonshiners tending backwood stills; daring bootleggers hustling cars laden with "tax-free" whiskey over rural highways; revenuers pursuing their quarry on foot, in cars and from airplanes; and rumrunners and Coast Guard ships engaging in the occasionally fatal "booze ballet". More than 125 black and white historical photographs accompany this thoroughly researched and entertaining look at America's love/hate relationship with "demon rum".
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Muskoka Traditions
Handsomely illustrated, Muskoka Traditions captures the many ways of life that make Ontario's most famous lake district an extraordinary place for generation after generation of residents and cottagers. The first embracing dive of the season. Musky woodland hunts for springtime's wild leeks and mushrooms. Exciting annual regattas and glamorous vintage boat shows. Midsummer memories of big-band nights at Dunn's Pavilion. A tour aboard the majestic Segwun, the oldest commercial vessel in North America. Piloting a sleek mahogany launch along Millionaire's Row. Silent, snowy February days at historic Clevelands House. It's all here in this heartfelt collection of photographs and essays by two of Muskoka's longtime residents. You will meet boatbuilders and boat collectors, Native artisans and modern painters, farmers and steamboat engineers, owners of rustic cottages and proprietors of top-notch resorts, and explore how pioneer Muskoka became Ontario's cottage country. With a foreword by Ontario Lieutenant-Governor James Bartleman, this book presents an insider's look at Muskoka's rich history and culture.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake: Images of a Town
Profusely illustrated with colour and B&W paintings/drawings showing the history, architecture and life of this charming Southern Ontario town.
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Once, to Learn It: A Lighthearted Account of a Fifty Year Adventure in the B.C. Lumber Industry
One man's account of his 50-year career in the British Columbia Lumber Industry.
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Ontario’s Ghost Town Heritage
Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage features the most interesting or "ghostly" destinations from Ron Brown's earlier volumes, all with updated information and images, along with newly "discovered" ghost towns. In all, it includes 80 accessible locations throughout Ontario. As international travel becomes more difficult, there is a renewed interest in exploring our own backyard. Ontario historian Ron Brown visits vestiges of once-thriving towns and villages. Some still maintain small resident populations, while others exist only as abandoned buildings and foundation ruins. All have in common that they are "ghosts" of their former greatness and that their images evoke their lost legacies. Sketch maps by the author guide the reader within each geographic region.
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Ontario’s Secret Landscapes: 50 More Visits to Unusual Ontario
Visit a city of birdhouses, a church in the steeple of another church, a million dollar rock, a little-known canyon full of fossils, the Hell Holes of Roblindale, the Cloud Garden, and many more sites just down the road.
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Parry Sound Logging Days
A collection of stories told by the men who worked the white pine logging camps and steam-powered mills of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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Robots: A Superbly Illustrated Analysis of the Robotics Age from Today’s Automated Assembly Lines to The Intelligent Machines of the Future
A look at the high process technology behind the super intelligent mechanical devices in industry with reports on current research being conducted to extend the robot's capabilities.
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Roller Coasters
Your ticket to thrills and chills! From wooden classics to wild steel serpentine monsters, this book beautifully captures every coaster from every region of the US. A "thrill chart" compares all the great roller coasters head-to-head, including the world-famous Cyclone at Coney Island, the Steel Phantom at Kennywood in Pennsylvania, the Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz, California, and the Texas Giant in Arlington, Texas.
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Roller Coasters of America
Offers a brief history of the roller coaster, and describes rollercoaster rides found at amusement parks across America.
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