Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252900

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 5379


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} To tell the life story of Ed "Isky" Iskenderian is to tell the history of hot rodding in America. Ed was there from the very beginning. Born in 1921 to first-generation Armenian immigrants, Ed's first hobby was ham radio, but like many young men in the years before World War II, his interest turned to automobiles, especially hot rods. Ed had natural skills in metal working and machining that were developed in high school. He wanted to further develop those skills, so he joined the Air Corps to continue his education and flew with Air Transport Command. By the time Ed mustered out of the service, the California hot rod scene was in full bloom, with tens of thousands of vets who had the desire to make cars go fast. Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding, tells the whole story, from his pre-war Lake Muroc and car club activities, his service in the military, starting a small business fabricating parts and making cams in the back of a rented shop, and then selling cams to other rodders. It covers how he grew a business from a single cam grinder and became the leading cam authority in barely 10 years. Ed was a gifted machinist, and he also had a natural knack for promotion. He purchased an ad in the second issue of Hot Rod magazine, sensing something big; his instincts, as always, were right. He was also the first to use T-shirts and uniforms as promotion. Not only was he an early pioneer in the industry for print adverting and catalogs, he was also among the first to understand the value of having successful race cars using his cams in their engines and wearing his decals on their fenders. The biggest names in the racing industry were running Isky cams, and Ed made sure the world knew it. Ed's company name went on to become one of the household names in the performance community. His continued success is an entertaining tale of mingling with industry icons, insight into the business of hot rodding, great stories of yesterday and today, and a life very well lived. You will enjoy the stories recorded here as much as Ed "Isky" Iskenderian seems to enjoy telling them.

Atlas of Bone Scintigraphy in the Pathological Paediatric Skeleton

Under the Auspices of the Paediatric Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine

Author: Isky Gordon,Sibylle Fischer,Klaus Hahn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642610609

Category: Medical

Page: 343

View: 6835


This very practical "how-to" guide comprehensively covers both the common and less common pathologies affecting the paediatric skeleton. It provides clear explanations of the materials and instrumentation, as well as teaching points, technical comments, discussions, and the avoidance of pitfalls. The images presented here have been produced using whole-body scanning, gamma-camera, high-resolution spot images, pinhole and SPECT, as well as three-phase bone scans - each procedure backed by indications for its use. These 350 illustrations thus allow the paediatrician, orthopaedic surgeon, radiologist and nuclear medicine physician a comparison with their own images as well as with the "normal" images presented in the authors' companion volume, Atlas of Bone Scintigraphy in the Developing Paediatric Skeleton.

You Are Not Alone

Author: John Isky

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499019262


Page: 216

View: 9948


You Are Not Alone is a reflection of a stream of feelings and thoughts that all of us experience in life. These feelings and thoughts are those we experience when we go through failed and successful relationships, when we lose loved ones, when money is tight, when we sympathise with victims of drugs or violence or a natural disaster, when we think about mother nature, when we think about politics during election time, when we suffer the actions of evil people, and when we worry about our family affairs. You Are Not Alone provides the words we need to lift our spirits up when we feel down or lonely; words to calm us down when we are frustrated or angry; words that give us hope when life gets tough; firm words to wake us up when we slip to the wrong way in life. I hope that you enjoy the book and always remember that you are not alone.

Salman Rushdie

Second Edition

Author: D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019298

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 1871


This updated and expanded new edition reviews Rushdie's novels in the light of recent critical developments. It also features new chapters which examine the author's latest works including Fury (2001), Shalimar the Clown (2005) and The Enchantress of Florence (2008), bringing coverage of this important British author up to the present.

Atlas of Bone Scintigraphy in the Developing Paediatric Skeleton

The Normal Skeleton, Variants and Pitfalls

Author: Klaus Hahn,Sibylle Fischer,Isky Gordon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642849458

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 8187


For departments where paediatric bone scans are carried out infrequently, this atlas will prove to be a crucial reference for the radiologist, nuclear medicine physician and orthopaedic surgeon. They will be able to compare any particular scan of their own with the variations of normality presented here. Additionally, important advice is given to ensure high quality bone scan images so as to allow better differentiation. Should be on the shelf of any department which undertakes bone scintigraphy in children.

Database Systems for Advanced Applications

18th International Conference, DASFAA 2013, Wuhan, China, April 22-25, 2013. Proceedings

Author: Weiyi Meng,Ling Feng,Stéphane Bressan,Werner Winiwarter,Wei Song

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642374875

Category: Computers

Page: 489

View: 2385


This two volume set LNCS 7825 and LNCS 7826 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2013, held in Wuhan, China, in April 2013. The 51 revised full papers and 10 short papers presented together with 2 invited keynote talks, 1 invited paper, 3 industrial papers, 9 demo presentations, 4 tutorials and 1 panel paper were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 227 submissions. The topics covered in part 1 are social networks; query processing; nearest neighbor search; index; query analysis; XML data management; privacy protection; and uncertain data management; and in part 2: graph data management; physical design; knowledge management; temporal data management; social networks; query processing; data mining; applications; and database applications.

Risky is the New Safe

The Rules Have Changed . . .

Author: Randy Gage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118508572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 4728


THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Risky Is the New Safe is a different kind of book for a different kind of thinking—a thought-provoking manifesto for risk takers. It will challenge you to think laterally, question premises, and be a contrarian. Disruptive technology, accelerating speed of change and economic upheaval are changing the game. The same tired, old conventional thinking won’t get you to success today. Risky Is the New Safe will change the way you look at everything! You’ll view challenges—and the corresponding opportunities they provide—in entirely new and exciting ways. You’ll recognize powerful new gateways to creating wealth. In this mind-bending book you’ll discover: How mavericks like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban think differently—and what you can learn from them; The six-month online course that could allow you to earn more than a Ph.D.; How social media changes branding and marketing forever, and what that means for you; What happens when holo-suites and virtual-reality sex come about, and how you need to prepare; The new religion of ideas: How to become an “idea generator” and declare as a free agent; and, What will cause the Euro, precious metals, and oceanfront real estate to collapse—and how that can make you rich!

Hot Rod

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: N.A

View: 8337


Chevy LS Engine Buildups

Covers LS1 through LS9 Models

Author: Cam Benty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101516429

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 2822


A compilation of 50 performance articles from the editors of Super Chevy, Chevy High Performance, and GM High-Tech Performance magazines on how to build maximum power and performance on the Chevy LS family of small-block engines.

Pediatric Uroradiology

Author: R. Fotter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642564844

Category: Medical

Page: 431

View: 1666


The text is specifically devoted to pediatric urogenital radiology. It covers all aspects of the subject in great depth, and contains essential information for the pediatrician, pediatric surgeon, and urologist. It is specifically designed to aid the clinician in decisions on imaging management. The technique and current value of all imaging and interventional procedures are presented, and the diverse problems associated with the changing anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the growing organism are explained. Throughout, additional information is provided on operative options, postoperative complications, and clinical and radiological normal values. This book will prove of great interest to all who are involved in caring for children.

Risky Marriage

HIV and Intimate Relationships in Tanzania

Author: Melissa Browning

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739176625

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 3217


Rooted in the lives and experiences of women living with HIV and AIDS in Tanzania, Risky Marriage: HIV and Intimate Relationships in Tanzania uses qualitative fieldwork with HIV positive women to ask why marriage is an HIV risk factor. Beginning with women's experience as a hermeneutical lens, Browning argues for re-imagined Christian conceptions of marriage, sexual ethics, and health to promote human flourishing and abundance in African communities.


Difficulty at the Beginning

Author: Keith Maillard

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1897142994

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2938


In this, the first volume of Difficulty at the Beginning, John Dupre is a student at Raysburg Military Academy, where his best friend Lyle Ledzinski is training him to be a perfect Socratic athlete: “A sound mind in a sound body.”Together they want to experience all of life — athletics, philosophy, beer, the quest for Truth, and most of all, those mysterious creatures that seem to come from another planet: girls. By their junior year they've taken to hitch-hiking around, fired up on Kerouac, James Dean and St. Augustine, and their horizons begin to expand like an endless sunrise. They're out for experience and suffering, and that's just what they're going to get. Written as though on the back of the pages of Gloria (shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, 1999), Running depicts the lives of young men in late-1950s America with humour, pathos, and muscle. Taken on its own or as the prelude to Difficulty at the Beginning, it's a memorable and invigorating piece of writing that shows how the smug, grey culture of the 1950s was shattered forever with three little words.

"TV" Tommy Ivo

Drag Racing's Master Showman

Author: Tom Cotter

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610601270

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 5209


DIVDIVIn the early 1960s, Tommy Ivo had the world in the palm of his hands. Still a young man, he was already a star of television and film with a promising Hollywood future ahead of him. Then his producers told him he had to quit drag racing. He quit the entertainment industry instead./divDIV/divThis is the official story of Ivo’s incredible life and racing career. Readers will follow “TV� Tommy as he becomes the most ambitious drag racer in the nation, building his own cars in the garage behind his Burbank home; becoming the first driver to pilot his dragsters to 170, 175, and 180 miles per hour and towing his cars to match races at small-town drag strips across the United States. Always the showman, Ivo pioneered promotional techniques that are today taken for granted. In this regard especially, his impact on the sport cannot be understated, and his legacy is detailed in this incredible bio of one of drag racing’s most irrepressible characters. 2011 International Automotive Media Gold Award Winner /div