Grand Prix

Pontiac's Luxury Performance Car

Author: Don Keefe

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881842

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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With 18 years of research on the Pontiac Grand Prix, Don Keefe takes the reader on a voyage that covers nearly a half century, from the earliest design sketches of the late 1950s, bringing the concept to market, all production figures to date, to the exciting Grand Prixs of today. Not simply a rosy depiction of the Grand Prix’s history, the author also deals frankly with the darkest days of the 1970s and 1980s, leading to its rebirth as an exciting front-drive sport coupe. Also covered are experimental, showcar, and specialty versions of the Grand Prix.

Pontiac Concept and Show Cars 1939-1980

Includes Club De Mer, Banshee, GTO Flamme, Cirrus, Firebird Pegasus & More

Author: Donald Keefe

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252161

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Pontiac did a great job of distinguishing itself from other GM brands. Not only did it create the GTO, Firebird, Trans Am, and Bonneville, but the company’s dedicated staff designed, developed, and built some of the most audacious and progressive experimental and concept cars. The management, engineers, and designers had a bold and distinct vision for Pontiac, and these cars were infused with their unique passion and vision. With a keen eye on the future, Pontiac created ground-breaking designs to show its customers what was possible. Pontiac Concept and Show Cars: 1939-1980 gives you a comprehensive perspective of these landmark cars in the history of automotive design. Don Keefe, Pontiac historian and former editor of Smoke Signals, takes you on a fascinating tour of Pontiac’s automotive visions and wildest creations. Some of the cars never went beyond the experimental stage; others became prototypes. You learn the inside story on the design, modeling, and fabrication processes. And you are shown an automotive future that could have been, and the cars that became history. During the 1950s, Pontiac concept cars such as the Bonneville Specials, Strato Streak, and La Parisienne wowed the public at the Motorama show. During the 1960s and 1970s, Pontiac was tapped into the youth market and the radical designs that used European influence to create aggressive sports/muscle cars. The GTO Flamme, XP833, Firebird Pegasus, Cirrus, Banshee, and others piqued interest and kept enthusiasts coming back for more. These fascinating and innovative Pontiacs from 1939 to the 1980s and beyond are examined in exquisite detail. Pontiac fans, as well as auto history buffs, will enjoy reading and learning about these cars as well as Pontiac’s Project X car program. If you’ve been looking for a book that authoritatively and comprehensively covers the remarkable and influential Pontiac prototypes of the past, or simply love concept cars in general, this book will entertain you for hours.

Harley-Davidson and Philosophy

Full-Throttle Aristotle

Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269807X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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It’s no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx and Foucault say about Harley riders’ tight leather garb? What’s it like to live a dual life as a philosophy professor who wrenches his own 1965 Electra Glide? Would Jesus hang out in a biker bar or a coffeehouse? And more importantly, would He ride a Harley or a Honda? These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.

Sofia's Heart

Author: Sharon Cadwallader

Publisher: Flare

ISBN: 9780380783229

Category: California

Page: 182

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Leaving her beloved home in Monterey Bay for new opportunities in 1845 San Diego, Sofia DuFay starts a school for Mexican American women, but she is unable to forget the handsome young man who had captured her heart.

Bergsonism

Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780942299076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 131

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Examines the philosophy of Henri Bergson, explains his concepts of duration, memory, and elan vital, and discusses the influence of science on Bergson

Aerostatics

Author: Edward P. Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410224309

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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Balloons of all classes, while in equilibrium or moving vertically, are discussed fully for the information of pilots; in addition the subject is treated mathematically for students at aeronautical schools. At the time of the original publication the author was Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Secretary of the Sub-Committee on Aerodynamics of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; and Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples

Xilinx MicroBlaze MCS SoC

Author: Pong P. Chu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119282764

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 632

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A hands-on introduction to FPGA prototyping and SoC design This Second Edition of the popular book follows the same “learning-by-doing” approach to teach the fundamentals and practices of VHDL synthesis and FPGA prototyping. It uses a coherent series of examples to demonstrate the process to develop sophisticated digital circuits and IP (intellectual property) cores, integrate them into an SoC (system on a chip) framework, realize the system on an FPGA prototyping board, and verify the hardware and software operation. The examples start with simple gate-level circuits, progress gradually through the RT (register transfer) level modules, and lead to a functional embedded system with custom I/O peripherals and hardware accelerators. Although it is an introductory text, the examples are developed in a rigorous manner, and the derivations follow strict design guidelines and coding practices used for large, complex digital systems. The new edition is completely updated. It presents the hardware design in the SoC context and introduces the hardware-software co-design concept. Instead of treating examples as isolated entities, the book integrates them into a single coherent SoC platform that allows readers to explore both hardware and software “programmability” and develop complex and interesting embedded system projects. The revised edition: Adds four general-purpose IP cores, which are multi-channel PWM (pulse width modulation) controller, I2C controller, SPI controller, and XADC (Xilinx analog-to-digital converter) controller. Introduces a music synthesizer constructed with a DDFS (direct digital frequency synthesis) module and an ADSR (attack-decay-sustain-release) envelop generator. Expands the original video controller into a complete stream-based video subsystem that incorporates a video synchronization circuit, a test pattern generator, an OSD (on-screen display) controller, a sprite generator, and a frame buffer. Introduces basic concepts of software-hardware co-design with Xilinx MicroBlaze MCS soft-core processor. Provides an overview of bus interconnect and interface circuit. Introduces basic embedded system software development. Suggests additional modules and peripherals for interesting and challenging projects. The FPGA Prototyping by VHDL Examples, Second Edition makes a natural companion text for introductory and advanced digital design courses and embedded system course. It also serves as an ideal self-teaching guide for practicing engineers who wish to learn more about this emerging area of interest.

Inside Inside

Author: James Lipton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101211991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Over the years, Inside the Actors Studio has brought more than 200 of the world’s most celebrated actors, directors, writers and performing artists into 84,000,000 homes in America and 125 countries around the world. Now James Lipton—its host and creator—is offering the reader of this book a backstage pass to the award-winning series—and to his own amazing journey to its stage. You will witness, in unprecedented close-up, the wit, wisdom and candor of a galaxy of stars, from Al Pacino, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams and Steven Spielberg to Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and many more. With the same candor he demands of his guests, James Lipton also reveals a life that began under the tutelage of a poet, his father, and a teacher, his mother; continued in the orbit of theatrical giants like Stella Adler; and, as writer and producer, took him to the White House with two presidents, the Great Wall of China with Bob Hope, and legendary days and nights in New York, London, and Paris with “the heroes of his life” and ours. This book is a sincere and passionate celebration of the arts and artists we admire—and thought we knew until this moment.

Peacebuilding Through Community-based NGOs

Paradoxes and Possibilities

Author: Max O. Stephenson,Laura Zanotti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565494268

Category: Political Science

Page: 98

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Peacebuilding Through Community-Based NGOs explores the contested but increasingly relevant role nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) play in processes aimed at bringing about international peace and security and in the invention of alternatives for resolving conflict. Through case studies of Partners In Health (Haiti), Women in Black (Serbia), and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland highlight the range of ways these organizations are involved in post-conflict social reconstruction efforts and with whom and for what purposes they interact as they do so. The authors argue for analyses that take into account the rich mosaic that is the civil society sector rather than treating all of these entities with one broad brush. At once a celebration and a critique, this book provides guidance for those seeking to understand the complexities and potential of the civil society sector for facilitating social justice and transformation.

Rheological Properties of Cosmetics and Toiletries

Author: Dennis Laba

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351418548

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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This volume in the Cosmetic Science and Technology series covers the important rheological aspects of cosmetic and toiletry formulations, including theoretical physical chemistry, instrumentation and measuring techniques, raw materials and stability predictions. The work discusses the specific rheological requirements of nail polish, antipersirants and deodorants, dentifrices, hair care products, creams and lotions.

Angels, Angels, Angels

Author: Andy Warhol

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821221310

Category: Humor

Page: 76

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29 black-and-white and 11 color illustrations