The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More

Author: John Gunnell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760349878

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

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Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

VW Camper - The Inside Story

A Guide to VW Camping Conversions and Interiors 1951-2012

Author: David Eccles

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977340

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This critically-acclaimed, best-selling book documents and celebrates the many different camping conversions built on the Volkswagen Transporter and Microbus base across five generations. In this expanded and fully updated second edition, over 500 colour photographs, coupled with period and archive pictures and brochure materials, illustrate the detailed text, showing and describing the various specifications, layouts, fitments and optional equipment on over forty different conversion companies' models, including: Adventurwagen; Amescador; Arcomobil; Australian Campers; Auto-Sleeper; Bilbo's Campers; Campmobile; Canadiana; Canterbury Pitt; Caraversions Hitop; Danbury Conversions; Dehler Profi; Devon Conversions; Dormobile; Eurec Campers; EZ Campers; Gardena Gypsy; Holdsworth; Joch Camping; Kamper Kits; Karmann Coachbuilts; Moortown Motors; Oxley Coachcraft; Poba Campers; Reimo Conversions; Riviera/ASI Campers; Safare Custom Campers; Service Mota-Caravan; Slumberwagen; South African Campers; Sport Kocijan; Sportsmobile; Sundial Campers; Syro Kit Campers; T3 (T25) UK Campers; Tischer Demountables; Teca Conversions; Viking; Westfalia Campers and VW California. The book documents and celebrates the iconic VW Campervan, as produced by many different companies since the early 1950s, with all generations of camper produced by a converter described chronologically so that changes over time can easily be seen. Superbly illustrated with 500 colour photographs, showing many new examples of original-condition campers and their interiors.

The VW Bus

History of a Passion

Author: Jörg Hajt

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764340741

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

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Traces the history of the Volkswagen transporter since its debut in 1949 and its influence on other generations of minibuses before examining different transporters.

Corporate Mobility Breakthrough 2020

Author: Lukas Neckermann

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785897489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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The world of mobility is undergoing a vast transformation. This book highlights the changes inherent in the mobility revolution, and how corporate and commercial users are playing a key role in supporting a breakthrough by 2020.

The Kite Runner

Rejacketed

Author: Khaled Hosseini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140882485X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

The King's Best Highway

The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route That Made America

Author: Eric Jaffe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439176108

Category: History

Page: 336

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A VIVID AND FASCINATING LOOK AT AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST STORIED HIGHWAY, THE BOSTON POST ROAD During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post Road, a system of over-land routes between New York City and Boston, has carried not just travelers and mail but the march of American history itself. Eric Jaffe captures the progress of people and culture along the road through four centuries, from its earliest days as the king of England’s “best highway” to the current era. Centuries before the telephone, radio, or Internet, the Boston Post Road was the primary conduit of America’s prosperity and growth. News, rumor, political intrigue, financial transactions, and personal missives traveled with increasing rapidity, as did people from every walk of life. From post riders bearing the alarms of revolution, to coaches carrying George Washington on his first presidential tour, to railroads transporting soldiers to the Civil War, the Boston Post Road has been essential to the political, economic, and social development of the United States. Continuously raised, improved, rerouted, and widened for faster and heavier traffic, the road played a key role in the advent of newspapers, stagecoach travel, textiles, mass-produced bicycles and guns, commuter railroads, automobiles—even Manhattan’s modern grid. Many famous Americans traveled the highway, and it drew the keen attention of such diverse personages as Benjamin Franklin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, P. T. Barnum, J. P. Morgan, and Robert Moses. Eric Jaffe weaves this entertaining narrative with a historian’s eye for detail and a journalist’s flair for storytelling. A cast of historical figures, celebrated and unknown alike, tells the lost tale of this road. Revolutionary printer William Goddard created a postal network that united the colonies against the throne. General Washington struggled to hold the highway during the battle for Manhattan. Levi Pease convinced Americans to travel by stagecoach until, half a century later, Nathan Hale convinced them to go by train. Abe Lincoln, still a dark-horse candidate in early 1860, embarked on a railroad speaking tour along the route that clinched the presidency. Bomb builder Lester Barlow, inspired by the Post Road’s notorious traffic, nearly sold Congress on a national system of expressways twenty-five years before the Interstate Highway Act of 1956. Based on extensive travels of the highway, interviews with people living up and down the road, and primary sources unearthed from the great libraries between New York City and Boston—including letters, maps, contemporaneous newspapers, and long-forgotten government documents—The King’s Best Highway is a delightful read for American history buffs and lovers of narrative everywhere.

North American Free Trade Agreement

Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Khosrow Fatemi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349229768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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This book is a collection of timely and detailed articles on the North American Free Trade Agreement written by experts in the field who examine the Canadian, US and Mexican points of view. The scholars provide an overview as well as their insights of how NAFTA impacts on macroeconomic issues, national perspectives and bilateral issues, cross-border and industry-specific issues and the environment. This book serves as an excellent primary source of information on many of the significant aspects of NAFTA.

Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing, Binder Ready Version

Materials, Processes, and Systems

Author: Mikell P. Groover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119128692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

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Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems, 6th Edition, is designed for a first course or two-course sequence in Manufacturing at the junior level in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering curricula. As in preceding editions, the author's objective is to provide a treatment of manufacturing that is modern and quantitative. The book's modern approach is based on balanced coverage of the basic engineering materials, the inclusion of recently developed manufacturing processes and comprehensive coverage of electronics manufacturing technologies. The quantitative focus of the text is displayed in its emphasis on manufacturing science and its greater use of mathematical models and quantitative end-of-chapter problems. This text is an unbound, three hole punched version.

Interaction Design

Beyond Human-Computer Interaction

Author: Jenny Preece,Yvonne Rogers,Helen Sharp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119020751

Category: Computers

Page: 584

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This is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human computer interaction, information design, web design and ubiquitous computing. This text offers a cross-disciplinary, practical and process-oriented introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied.

Small Fry

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of childhood and growing up. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide, marveling at the particular magic of growing up in this family, in this place and time, while grappling with her feelings of illegitimacy and shame. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling story by an insightful new literary voice.

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Game Query

Nontrivial Trivia from the Minds at The Economist

Author: Philip Coggan

Publisher: The Economist

ISBN: 1610399919

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

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Test yourself against The Economist's champion quiz team - the only trivia book you'll ever need! Trivia books are a dime a dozen. Trust The Economist, which knows the price and the value of everything, to do something different. In its first ever trivia book in a 175-year history, the sharp wits of The Economist's own champion pub quiz team (team name: Marginal Futility) throw down the gauntlet for a genuinely tough contest. Ranging over the globe and the sweep of world history, peering into the most significant developments in science, politics and culture, this is the rare quiz whose answers shed real light on the ways of the world. For example: Where did 15th-Century popes live? Which European country's flag features a double-headed eagle? Who was the only man to serve as president of the U.S. and chief justice of the Supreme Court? What is notable about the constitution of Israel? Ikebana is a Japanese art associated with what skill?

My Bug

Author: Michael J. Rosen

Publisher: Artisan Publishers

ISBN: 9781579651350

Category: Transportation

Page: 159

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Stories, poems, anecdotes, photographs, illustrations, and cartoons celebrate the Beetle

The Little Swedish Kitchen

Author: Rachel Khoo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718188926

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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'A joy to behold' Yotam Ottolenghi Join Rachel Khoo on a delicious journey through the Swedish year . . . From spring picnics on the archipelago and barbecues at the summer cabin, to cosy autumnal suppers and dark snowy winters filled with candlelight, gingerbread and glögg. Complete with stunning location and food photography, Rachel's new cookbook lets you in on what the Swedish like to call Lagom . . . the art of not too little, not too much but just the right amount. Learn how to cook beautiful, fuss-free food . . . With over 100 recipes, Rachel explores Sweden's simple and balanced approach to cooking, celebrates their best-loved ingredients and reveals a must-try cuisine that is about far more than just meatballs, fika and cinnamon buns . . . _________________ Inside you'll discover recipes from the Swedish summer, perfect for yours, food for autumn, through to winter, taking you all the way to spring . . . · POACHED CHICKEN WITH QUICK PICKLED STRAWBERRY SALAD. Or replace the chicken with grilled halloumi cheese for a delicious vegetarian alternative. This is the ultimate barbeque salad. · PEAS, POTATOES AND CHICKEN IN A POT. The one dish delight: the summer comfort food that's perfect for midweek. · MIDSUMMER MERINGE CROWNS. The Swedes have been wearing flower crowns long before the festivals, so why not make the edible kind for parties or puddings? · PLUM TOSCA CAKE. This Swedish favourite, named after Puccini's opera is filled with tart plums and sweet almonds. _________________ 'I am so ready to race home and devour these fun, effortless and beautiful recipes that just beg to be cooked' Melissa Hemsley 'The magic of Sweden's beautiful seasons comes alive . . . a real celebration of seasonal Swedish home cooking and tradition with Rachel's trademark inspirational twists!' Donal Skehan

Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Author: Charles E. Harris, Jr.,Michael S. Pritchard,Michael J. Rabins,Ray James,Elaine Englehardt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133767074X

Category: Education

Page: 50

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Packed with examples pulled straight from recent headlines, ENGINEERING ETHICS, Sixth Edition, helps engineers understand the importance of their conduct as professionals as well as reflect on how their actions can affect the health, safety and welfare of the public and the environment. Numerous case studies give readers plenty of hands-on experience grappling with modern-day ethical dilemmas, while the book's proven and structured method for analysis walks readers step by step through ethical problem-solving techniques. It also offers practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics and thorough coverage of critical moral reasoning, effective organizational communication, sustainability and economic development, risk management, ethical responsibilities, globalized standards for engineering and emerging challenges relating to evolving technology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Marketing: The Core

Author: Roger Kerin,Steven Hartley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 125930244X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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Marketing: The Core 6e by Kerin and Hartley continues a tradition of leading the market with contemporary, cutting-edge content presented in a conversational student-oriented style, supported by the most comprehensive, innovative, and useful supplement package available. This text and package is designed to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of faculty—from the professor who just wants a good textbook and a few key supplements, to the professor who wants a top-notch fully integrated multimedia program. Marketing: The Core utilizes a unique, innovative, and effective pedagogical approach developed by the authors through the integration of their combined classroom, college, and university experiences. The elements of this approach have been the foundation for each edition of Marketing: The Core and serve as the core of the text and its supplements as they evolve and adapt to changes in student learning styles, the growth of the marketing discipline, and the development of new instructional technologies. The distinctive features of the approach are illustrated below: High Engagement Style: Easy-to-read, interactive, writing style that engages students through active learning techniques. Personalized Marketing: A vivid and accurate description of businesses, marketing professionals, and entrepreneurs—through cases, exercises, and testimonials—that allows students to personalize marketing and identify possible career interests. Marketing Decision Making: The use of extended examples, cases, and videos involving people making marketing decisions. Integrated Technology: The use of powerful technical resources and learning solutions, such as Connect, LearnSmart, SmartBook, www.kerinmarketing.com, and video links. Traditional and Contemporary Coverage: Comprehensive and integrated coverage of traditional and contemporary concepts. Rigorous Framework: A pedagogy based on the use of learning objectives, learning reviews, learning objectives reviews, and supportive student supplements.

Sailing

A Beginner's Guide

Author: David Seidman

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press

ISBN: 9780713683530

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 208

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Sailing: A Beginner's Guide takes the reader step by stepfrom his or her first sail to an almost intuitive mastery of small boathandling. The delightful drawings combined with the author's appealingwriting style successfully explain topics in manageable double pagespreads. The book unravels the mysteries of reading the wind, guides thereader through his or her first tenuous steps aboard, and then beyondto navigation, safety, seamanship and even trailering, conveying themagic as well as the nuts and bolts of sailing. It is a gentleintroduction for those who are just starting out, and will provide manyevocative images for those who already sail. It's all here, moresuccessfully captured then ever before in one book. Inspirational fornovice and old hand alike. 'An excellent introduction… a remarkable work' Practical Boat Owner 'Streets ahead of the rest… highly recommended for beginners of all ages' Guernsey Press

Understanding Media

The Extensions of Man

Author: Marshall McLuhan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537430058

Category:

Page: 396

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When first published, Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century.

Around Batley

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752403748

Category: History

Page: 128

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This book is part of the Images of England series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in England, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people.