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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Route 66 Encyclopedia
An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup s anthem Route 66 to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.
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Thunder Bay Beach
This coffee-table book presents a breathtaking panorama of one of Georgian Bay's oldest communities, Thunder Bay Beach, located on the northeast shore of Georgian Bay, 20 miles west of Midland, Ontario. It is abundantly illustrated with nearly 1,000 photographs, including 2 tintypes from 1867, which have all been digitally restored.
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Transport Spaces: A Pictorial Review of Significant Interiors (Volume 1)
This publication examines pictorially the way architects have designed buildings to faciliate the movement of people and cargo around the globe. Included is an impressive array of spaces related to air, rail, road and shipping transport spaces. Designed by some of the world's leading architects, including Foster and Partners, Murphy/Jahn, NBBJ and Fentress Bradburn, these large-scale and complex projects are awesome examples of architect's skills and expertise.
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Travel Route 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America
With practical advice, fascinating background history, detailed maps, and a wealth of color photos and memorabilia, Travel Route 66 is the ultimate guide to the Main Street of America.
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Ultimate Garage Handbook
Every gearhead dreams of having a great garage-a clean, well-lit, functional place to work on cars, motorcycles, etc. And whether your garage is a simple workspace or a shrine to your toys, there's always something to improve. Inside Ultimate Garage Handbook you'll find tips on best utilizing your space and 16 step-by-step projects that will take your garage from average to ultimate and make you the envy of the neighborhood. Author Richard Newton-an ASE Master Technician and author of 101 Projects for Your Corvette 1984-1996, Corvette Restoration Guide 1963-1967, and How to Restore and Modify Your Corvette 1968-82-takes a real-world approach to each project, including cost, time, tools, skill level, and more. From lighting upgrades, flooring upgrades, and storage solutions to ways to incorporate special equipment like air compressors, heaters, blasting cabinets, and workbenches, Ultimate Garage Handbook is the perfect addition to the hands-on car aficionado's library.
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Woodward Avenue: Cruising the Legendary Strip
Detroit's Woodward Avenue was America's center of gravity for cruising and street racing in the '50s and '60s. Its widely paved surfaces with long sections of arrow-straight road between traffic signals provided the ideal location for stop light street racing and cruising action. Woodward even became the unofficial test track for the profusion of hot factory iron churned out by Detroit's engineers. If you lived in the Detroit area in the '60s and wanted to drag race Woodward Avenue was the place to go. Woodward Avenue: Cruising the Legendary Strip is filled with stories from the people who cruised and raced Woodward in that wonderful era. Also featured are the clandestine and not-so-clandestine efforts by the factories to build cars that the Woodward crowd would buy and race. Woodward Avenue includes everything that surrounded Woodward's action, including Detroit's legendary DJs who provided the cruisers' musical soundtrack, the hang-outs and drive-ins, the high-performance new car dealerships that provided the cars, and the legendary speed shops that provided the hot rod parts. If you are into muscle cars, great street racing stories, or just want to remember or learn how it was "back in the day", Woodward Ave: Cruising the Legendary Strip is a great trip down memory lane.