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  • My Other Wife is a Carby John Wright

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 24.53

    A light-hearted memoir of one man's obsession with cars and all things automotive. more...

  • Kinetic Contraptionsby Curt Gabrielson

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    The two dozen contraptions found in this handy resource can move across the land, over the sea, and through the air and can be assembled primarily from low-cost or free recycled materials, batteries, and a single motor. Some of the projects include constructing a hovercraft out of a Styrofoam plate, two corks, and binder clips; building a double-paddlewheeler... more...

  • Proceedings of the 8th Automotive Materials Conference, 6by William Smothers

    Wiley 2009; US$ 83.95 US$ 72.76

    This volume is part of the Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceeding  (CESP) series.  This series contains a collection of papers dealing with issues in both traditional ceramics (i.e., glass, whitewares, refractories, and porcelain enamel) and advanced ceramics. Topics covered in the area of advanced ceramic include bioceramics, nanomaterials,... more...

  • Basic Research and Technologies for Two-Stage-to-Orbit Vehiclesby Dieter Jacob; Gottfried Sachs; Siegfried Wagner

    Wiley 2006; US$ 390.00 US$ 338.00

    Focusing on basic aspects of future reusable space transportation systems and covering overall design, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, flight dynamics, propulsion, materials, and structures, this report presents some of the most recent results obtained in these disciplines. The authors are members of three Collaborative Research Centers in Aachen, Munich... more...

  • Automotive Paints and Coatingsby Hans-Joachim Streitberger; Karl-Friedrich Dossel

    Wiley 2008; US$ 282.00 US$ 244.40

    Now in its second edition and still the only book of its kind, this is an authoritative treatment of all stages of the coating process -- from body materials, paint shop design, and pre-treatment, through primer surfacers and top coats. New topics of interest covered are color control, specification and testing of coatings, as well as quality and supply... more...

  • Modern Mechanical Surface Treatmentby Volker Schulze

    Wiley 2006; US$ 239.00 US$ 207.13

    The only comprehensive, systematic comparison of major mechanical surface treatments, their effects, and the resulting material properties. The result is an up-to-date, full review of this topic, collating the knowledge hitherto spread throughout many original papers. The book begins with a description of elementary processes and mechanisms to give... more...

  • Aloftby William Langewiesche

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    More than a decade after the publication of Inside the Sky , Aloft is a completely revised, expanded, and updated edition of this classic text, which is widely regarded as the most lyrical and incisive book on flying.   In these essays, William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view... more...

  • Stunt Drivingby Tara Baukus Mello

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    The incredible stunts featured in blockbuster movies and popular TV adventure shows are exciting to watch but extremely hard to pull off. This book takes readers behind the scenes of television shows and films to investigate what it really takes to execute these jaw-dropping stunts. more...

  • Skyplaneby Richard Francis-Jones; Lawrence Nield; Xing Ruan; Deborah Van der Plaat

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 54.00

    In Skyplane, some of architecture’s leading thinkers and practitioners examine both the global phenomenon of the tall building and its adaptation to the Asian-Pacific context, addressing the following questions: What effect do towers have on our culture and urbanism, environmental sustainability, building economics, the workplace and historic... more...

  • Chrysler's Turbine Carby Steve Lehto; Jay Leno

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the world of automotive research and development in the 1960s, this engaging narrative traces the birth of Chrysler?s alternative jet? car and reveals the story behind its sudden and mysterious demise. Relying on extensive research and firsthand accounts from surviving members of the turbine car programincluding... more...