Automotive Transportation
The Rise and Rise of Road Transport, 1700-1990
The Rise and Rise of Road Transport, 1700-1990
Hardcover      ISBN: 052155280x

Most books about Britain's transport history have concentrated on canals and railways. It is now clear that a great deal of traffic went by road even before turnpikes, and that goods as well as passenger services were much more highly developed than previously thought. Development of road transport continued during the Canal and Railway Ages and expanded with the advent of more efficient but more environmentally damaging motor vehicles. This book will be an essential book not only for transport specialists but also for genealogists, geographers, motor engineers, and those interested in technical change.

Scenic Driving Yellowstone & Grand Teton: Exploring the National Parks' Most Spectacular Back Roads
Scenic Driving Yellowstone & Grand Teton
Exploring the National Parks' Most Spectacular Back Roads
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 149303605x
The Science of Supercars: The Technology That Powers the Greatest Cars in the World
The Science of Supercars
The Technology That Powers the Greatest Cars in the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0228100909

Trace the evolution of the supercar through the technology that drives it.

In The Science of Supercars, the authors describe the history of supercars, unraveling the mysteries and mechanics of the cars that changed the automotive world forever. In-depth interviews with the top names in the supercar and racing industries reveal their opinions on today's supercars and their visions for the future.

David Coulthard, runner-up in the 2001 Formula One World Drivers' Championship, provides the introduction. The authors follow with comprehensive chapters of inside information and exciting photographs that will be a catalog for supercar shoppers and a dream diary for others. The images show the interiors and exteriors of supercars and illustrated insets explain the technology.

    1. The Thirst for Power - The internal combustion engine and the early days of speed
    2. Style Versus Substance - Next steps, and the birth of aerodynamics
    3. Emerging Technologies - The mechanics of war drive the birth of the supercar
    4. Configuration - The Miura, the E-Type and the dawn of the modern age
    5. The Science of Theater - Fashion and styling take center stage
    6. The Turbo Years - The Porsche Turbo and the rebirth of supercar science
    7. All-Wheel drive - Power or technology: how designers keep the cars on the road
    8. Composites - The McLaren F1 and its technological legacy
    9. Emerging Aero - Understanding the complex art of aerodynamics
    10. Going to the Opera - The remarkable science behind the era-defining Bugatti Veyron
    11. The Holy Trinity - Hybrid tech ushers in a new kind of supercar
    12. The Future - The technology on the verge of reshaping the landscape.

The Science of Supercars includes interviews with three of the top figures in the supercar world: Adrian Newey, legendary British Formula One engineer; Dr. Wolfgang Schrieber, Chief Engineer of the Bugatti Veyron; and Gordon Murray, designer of the McLaren F1 supercar, as well as contributions from iconic supercar manufacturers that include Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti, Pagani and McLaren.

The Suppression of the Automobile: Skulduggery at the Crossroads
The Suppression of the Automobile
Skulduggery at the Crossroads
Hardcover      ISBN: 031326144x

Contrary to popular belief, the automobile is not a twentieth-century invention. A steam-powered version of this vehicle was in use in Great Britain as early as the 1830s, and both steam- and petroleum-powered automobiles were operating in France and Germany by 1880. This volume traces the world political and economic forces that brought about the suppression of the first steam-powered carriage and the ultimate triumph of the gas-fueled automobile, which has played a crucial role in shaping the modern capitalist economy.

Traffic Psychology Today
Traffic Psychology Today
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792374797

After several decades of research, practice, intervention, and instruction, traffic psychology is in need of a summary work outlining the main trends in the discipline.
Traffic Psychology Today provides a theoretical basis of the topic, a summary of the acquired research in the field, practical applications for government planners, and a critical discussion of future trends.
Through a series of chapters contributed by an international group of researchers under the general editorship of Pierre Barjonet, Traffic Psychology Today comprehensively synthesizes thinking in the psychology of traffic from its inception in the mid 1950s through the present day.

Traffic Psychology Today
Traffic Psychology Today
Paperback      ISBN: 1441949097

After several decades of research, practice, intervention, and instruction, traffic psychology is in need of a summary work outlining the main trends in the discipline.
Traffic Psychology Today provides a theoretical basis of the topic, a summary of the acquired research in the field, practical applications for government planners, and a critical discussion of future trends.
Through a series of chapters contributed by an international group of researchers under the general editorship of Pierre Barjonet, Traffic Psychology Today comprehensively synthesizes thinking in the psychology of traffic from its inception in the mid 1950s through the present day.

Transportation Planning on Trial: The Clean Air Act and Travel Forecasting
Transportation Planning on Trial
The Clean Air Act and Travel Forecasting
Hardcover      ISBN: 0803973527
Traveling with the VW Bus & Camper
Traveling with the VW Bus & Camper
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789209195

Introduced in the 1950s, the VW bus was designed to be multifunctional. Since then, it has come to symbolize fun, freedom, and adventure. VW bus owners fully incorporate their vehicles into their lives: Some treat them as an extension of their home, while others undertake epic journeys in them, across desert and sea, and through Europe, Asia, and Africa. Some strap surfboards to the roof and head for the nearest beach, while others soup up the engines and take them drag racing in California. All will spend hours restoring and customizing them and even more time talking about them with fellow bus owners. Traveling with the VW Bus and Camper is a tribute to this passion, to the owners who have lavished time, effort, and inspiration on their campers, and, of course, to the VW bus itself. This book traces the cult of the camper, from family errands to vacation home to design icon. Above all else, the campervan is living history and readers will find chapters dedicated to travel narratives detailing road trips from England to Afghanistan and back, ad campaigns that sell the VW bus lifestyle, and weddings and other family events that feature buses in their ceremonies. Obsession or addiction? See for yourself.

Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture
Winnebago Nation
The RV in American Culture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231167784

In Winnebago Nation, popular critic James B. Twitchell takes a light-hearted look at the culture and industry behind the yearning to spend the night in one's car. For the young the roadtrip is a coming-of-age ceremony; for those later in life it is the realization of a lifelong desire to be spontaneous, nomadic, and free. Informed by his own experiences on the road, Twitchell recounts the RV's origins and evolution over the twentieth century; its rise, fall, and rebirth as a cultural icon; its growing mechanical complexity as it evolved from an estate wagon to a converted bus to a mobile home; and its role in bolstering and challenging conceptions of American identity.

Mechanical yet dreamy, independent yet needful, solitary yet clubby, adventurous yet homebound, life in a mobile home is a distillation of the American character and an important embodiment of American exceptionalism, (Richie Rich and Hobo Hank spend time in essentially the same rig at the same campground, albeit for different reasons and in different levels of comfort.) The frontier may be tapped out but we still yearn for the exploratory life. Twitchell concludes with his thoughts on the future of RV communities and the possibility of mobile cities becoming a real part of the American landscape.