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Formula One Racing For Dummies Book by ,

Formula One Racing For Dummies Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2004-10-22
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0764570498
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Summary: Get to know what Formula One racing is all about This book delves into the strategy, technology, and spiritneeded to win a Formula One race. Every angle of a race weekend iscovered in detail, from scrutineering to pitstops to podium.You’ll also read about the rivalries and politics that haveturned the sport into a global televised drama. Illustrated withblack and white photographs, Formula One Racing For Dummies willserve the die-hard spectator or armchair fan alike. Discover how to: Identify race strategies Understand the role of each team member Master the latest rules and regulations Appreciate a Formula One car’s cutting-edge design Enjoy Formula One from the stands and on TV The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humour and fun

Britain's Winning Formula Book by M. Beck-Burridge,J. Walton

Britain's Winning Formula Book
  • Author : M. Beck-Burridge,J. Walton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1999-11-18
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN Code: 0230285937
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Summary: The international financial value of Grand Prix racing has grown substantially in recent years. This book will focus upon the massive size, value, importance and impact of the industry. It will also investigate the dominance of UK based Research and Development and design and the development of team strategy and tactics. The authors have based their analysis upon very up-to-date research involving interviews with key individuals at the highest level and visibility within the industry and focus upon the key management themes of teamworking, leadership, strategy and innovation.

Music - Media - History Book by Matej Santi,Elias Berner

Music - Media - History Book
  • Author : Matej Santi,Elias Berner
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2021-01-31
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 3839451450
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Summary: Music and sound shape the emotional content of audio-visual media and carry different meanings. This volume considers audio-visual material as a primary source for historiography. By analyzing how the same sounds are used in different media contexts at different times, the contributors intend to challenge the linear perspective of (music) history based on canonic authority. The book discusses AV-Documents (analysis in context), methodological questions (implications for research, education, and popularization of knowledge), archives of cultural memory (from the perspective of Cultural Studies) as well as digitalization and its consequences (organization of knowledge).

Golden-Silk Smoke Book by Carol Benedict

Golden-Silk Smoke Book
  • Author : Carol Benedict
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0520948564
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Summary: From the long-stemmed pipe to snuff, the water pipe, hand-rolled cigarettes, and finally, manufactured cigarettes, the history of tobacco in China is the fascinating story of a commodity that became a hallmark of modern mass consumerism. Carol Benedict follows the spread of Chinese tobacco use from the sixteenth century, when it was introduced to China from the New World, through the development of commercialized tobacco cultivation, and to the present day. Along the way, she analyzes the factors that have shaped China’s highly gendered tobacco cultures, and shows how they have evolved within a broad, comparative world-historical framework. Drawing from a wealth of historical sources—gazetteers, literati jottings (biji), Chinese materia medica, Qing poetry, modern short stories, late Qing and early Republican newspapers, travel memoirs, social surveys, advertisements, and more—Golden-Silk Smoke not only uncovers the long and dynamic history of tobacco in China but also sheds new light on global histories of fashion and consumption.

In the Blink of an Eye Book by Michael Waltrip,Ellis Henican

In the Blink of an Eye Book
  • Author : Michael Waltrip,Ellis Henican
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1401396534
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Summary: There was one lap to go in the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR's most celebrated event. Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were running one-two. Junior's legendary dad, the driver race fans called "The Intimidator," was close behind in third, blocking anyone who might try to pass. Waltrip couldn't stop thinking about all the times he'd struggled to stay ahead--and the 462 NASCAR Cup races he'd lost without a single win. He'd been a race-car driver all his adult life, following in the footsteps of his brother Darrell, a three-time NASCAR champion. And his losing streak was getting more painful every race. But this day, he knew, could be different. He was driving for Dale Earnhardt now, racing as a team with his close friend and mentor. Yet as his car roared toward the finish line, ending that losing streak once and for all, Waltrip had no clue that the greatest triumph of his life could get mired in terrible tragedy. This is the story of that fateful afternoon in Daytona, a day whose echoes are still heard today. But the story begins years earlier in a small town in Kentucky, with a boy who dreamed of racing cars, a boy who was determined to go from go-karts to the highest levels of NASCAR. For the first time ever, Michael Waltrip tells the full, revealing story of how he got to Daytona, what happened there, and the huge impact it had on so many in the racing world. He reveals for the first time how his own life changed as he dealt with guilt, faced his grief, and searched for the fortitude to climb into a race car again. It's an inspiring and powerful story, told with Michael's trademark humor, honesty, and irreverence. It's a story of family, fulfillment, and redemption--and well-earned victory in the end.

Hubert Platt Book by Allen Platt

Hubert Platt Book
  • Author : Allen Platt
  • Publisher : CarTech Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Category: Transportation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1613253974
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Summary: Webster's Dictionary lists the term showman as "a notably spectacular, dramatic, or effective performer." In the art of drag racing, Hubert Platt checked all boxes. Known as the "Georgia Shaker," Platt cut his motoring teeth on the long straightaways and twisty back roads of South Carolina while bootlegging moonshine. After a run-in with the law in 1958, Platt transferred his driving skills from illegal activity to sanctioned drag racing and began one of the most dominant runs in drag racing history until his retirement in 1977. After stints in 1957, 1938, and 1962 Chevrolets, Platt's next ride was a Z11 Impala, which carried his first "Georgia Shaker" moniker. Once Chevrolet pulled out of sanctioned racing, Platt found a new home with Ford for 1964 and remained there until he hung up his helmet. Some of the cars he campaigned became icons in their own right. His factory-backed and personal machines included a 1963 Z11 Impala, 1964 Thunderbolt, 1965 Falcon, 1966 Mustang Funny Car, 1967 Fairlane 427, 1968-1/2 Cobra Jet, 1969 CJ Mustang, 1970 427 SOHC Mustang, and 1970 Boss 429 Maverick. A 1986 NHRA Hall of Fame member, Platt's lasting legacy on the sport can’t be denied. Whether he was launching his Falcon with the door open, conducting a Ford Drag Team seminar, or posting low E.T. at the 1967 US Nationals in his Fairlane, Platt's imprint on drag racing was all-encompassing. His son and biggest fan, Allen Platt, shares his dad's iconic career in, Hubert Platt: Fast Fords of the "Georgia Shaker"!

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles Book by Wolf-Heinrich Hucho

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles Book
  • Author : Wolf-Heinrich Hucho
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 1483102076
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Summary: Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production.

James Hunt Book by Gerald Donaldson

James Hunt Book
  • Author : Gerald Donaldson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0753546329
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Summary: James Hunt was a towering personality with a commanding presence, a hugely glamorous public figure who brought Formula One motor racing to the attention of a whole new audience. Triumphing against all odds to become World Drivers' Champion with McLaren in 1976, Hunt sank into a period of decadence and depression, only to be rejuvenated as he found true love for the first time. With that came personal contentment and a renewed zest for living, so that one of the most colourful and controversial figures in Grand Prix racing is best remembered by those close to him as a fun-loving, caring man who had a genuinely uplifting presence - qualities that shine through in Gerald Donaldson's compelling and moving account of his life.