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Great British Cars
Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such mo...
Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on our roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers’ hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars.
Dimensions: 246 x 186 mm
Publication Date: 12-10-2017
"Walking London" is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world's greatest capi...
"Walking London" is the essential companion for any urban explorer visitor or native committed to discovering the true heart of one of the world's greatest capital cities. In 30 original walks, distinguished historian Andrew Duncan reveals miles of London's endlessly surprising landscape. From wild heathland to formal gardens, cobbled mews to elegant squares and arcades, bustling markets to tranquil villages Duncan reveals the pick of the famous sights, but also steers walkers off the tourist track and into the city's hidden corners. Handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned color photographs and complete route maps, the book provides full details of addresses, opening times and the best bars and restaurants to visit en route.
Dimensions: 147 x 211 mm
Publication Date: 01-08-2016
The Porsche 911 Book (Flexicover Ed)
The introduction of the Porsche 901 at 1963's IAA marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patent...
The introduction of the Porsche 901 at 1963's IAA marked a milestone in automotive history. Although the name later had to be changed because Peugeot had patented having a 0 in the middle of car model numbers, the 911 didn't let anything stand in the way of its becoming an iconic sports car. This success story spans all the way from the 901 and the Carrera RS 2.7, which with its characteristic rear spoiler - the so-called ducktail - was the fastest production car of its time, right up to the current generation of the 991. 100 colour photographs
Dimensions: 146 x 187 mm
Publication Date: 10-07-2017
The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever...
The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever built are still being driven today, and continue to turn heads all around the world. The small group continues to hold its top position through their quality, and a constant and passionate striving for perfection. They do not build sports cars to win races, but use the races to improve their sports cars. This magnificent, updated volume documents Porsche's unique success stories in the motor sports arena and the design history of the Zuffenhausen sports car dealership. The complete and updated edition is packed with hundreds of stunning photos, high-quality texts, and specs from the most influential models. This book is a must-have for those with an avid interest in cars of the highest quality.
Dimensions: 241 x 281 mm
Publication Date: 14-11-2017
The Harley Davidson Book
They are a two-wheeled symbol of freedom: no other motorcycle brand in the world has the nearly mystical reputation of a Harley-Davidson. For more than a hundre...
They are a two-wheeled symbol of freedom: no other motorcycle brand in the world has the nearly mystical reputation of a Harley-Davidson. For more than a hundred years, this American classic from Milwaukee has shaped the motorcycle world. The fascination centers on the typical 45-degree, V2 engine. Over time, single-cylinder engines have come and gone from the Harley lineup, but the two-cylinder engine has been the defining style. Like a sculpture, it sits deep in the intricate tubular steel frame—an aesthetic revelation...and an auditory one as well. Once you’ve heard the gruff babbling of an Early Shovel, you’re addicted for life! This is a book about the power and beauty of the engines and the elegance and strength of these machines from Lake Michigan. It is an homage to the flatheads, knuckleheads, panheads, ironheads, the shovels and Evolutions, and the modern-day fuel injectors. Gliding on the roads with such an inspired feeling that will surely carry from today into the future, The Harley-Davidson Book is a visual journey through a tradition deeply rooted in the spirit of freedom of the USA. What would Easy Rider be without its iconic heroes, “Billy Bike” and “Captain America,” the most famous motorcycles in the world? This free-wheeling attitude is conveyed in opulent, photo-rich stories and articles about the unique Harley-Davidson lifestyle. It’s a road movie you can experience yourself, vibrating like an old knucklehead in its rigid frame.
Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm
Publication Date: 01-08-2017
Mercedes-Benz The Grand Cabrios & Coupes
Nothing says summer like driving a convertible. The car without a roof has always been a symbol for luxury and laissez-faire. And it still holds true today: eve...
Nothing says summer like driving a convertible. The car without a roof has always been a symbol for luxury and laissez-faire. And it still holds true today: everybody who’s anybody drives “topless.” The larger four-seater convertibles in particular have always been highly sought after—but they are difficult to build and have usually been made as coupés for this reason. Mercedes-Benz has always been a pioneer in this area. Mercedes-Benz: The Grand Cabrios & Coupés gives us a peek at the long-standing partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Stuttgart-based photographer, René Staud. Carefully-staged photos show graceful curves and precision down to the finest details that convey the company’s dedication to a very special kind of driving pleasure. This volume presents the most important convertibles and related coupés of Daimler automotive history. A special highlight is Daimler’s new flagship, a convertible based on the new S-class that is being rolled out at 2015. Even though summer eventually comes to an end, and sunny days can give way to showers, this book stands for everlasting convertible adventures.
Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm
Publication Date: 30-10-2015
More Than Just A Place Of Work
A history of Dunedin's Hillside Railway Workshops This well-researched book covers both the engineering history to interest railway enthusiasts, and a political...
A history of Dunedin's Hillside Railway Workshops This well-researched book covers both the engineering history to interest railway enthusiasts, and a political, economic and social history that will appeal to a wider readership. Beginning in the 1870s until its closure in 2012, the Dunedin Hillside Railway Workshops' personnel, buildings, and jobs undertaken have all been captured in print along with a large number of colour and black and white photographs.
Dimensions: 212 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 02-11-2015
Women In Space
Twenty-three women from 10 different countries whose careers span a half century of human spaceflight are profiled in this educational book for young readers. '...
Twenty-three women from 10 different countries whose careers span a half century of human spaceflight are profiled in this educational book for young readers. 'Women in Space' features such figures as Sally Ride, the first American woman to orbit the earth; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit while aboard the International Space Station; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; and astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, and France.
Dimensions: 150 x 224 mm
Publication Date: 18-01-2016
From early hot rods and lowriders to modern tuning: this book presents a huge variety of unique cars from around the world. Automobiles have been tuned, restore...
From early hot rods and lowriders to modern tuning: this book presents a huge variety of unique cars from around the world. Automobiles have been tuned, restored, and rebuilt for years, but -whether made for leisurely cruising or peak performance - today's custom machines are more interesting than ever before. After exploring custom motorcycles in The Ride and The Ride 2nd Gear, it's high time to focus on the four-wheeled scene. The Drive showcases the diversity and reach of this custom movement. Each car is utterly unique; each builder a true personality. Passion and craft meet in their workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. The resulting vehicles -and this book - are for anyone for whom a car is so much more than just a way to get around.
Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm
Publication Date: 30-05-2016
Citix60 - Melbourne
Brought to you by Viction:ary, CITIX60 is the locals’ guide to some of the world’s most renowned design hubs – cities that lead the world in creative outp...
Brought to you by Viction:ary, CITIX60 is the locals’ guide to some of the world’s most renowned design hubs – cities that lead the world in creative output. Curated by a select group of artists, designers, chefs, architects, musicians, photographers and filmmakers that call each city home, these books provide an insider’s look at the hidden gems that make a trip memorable. Museums, notable architecture and sculpture, cultural icons, public events and more—every necessity is covered, along with up-to-date recommendations on the hottest accommodations, eateries and shops, each imbued with a city’s distinctive flair. A handy section on travel tips includes basic information on getting around. Detailed maps and QR codes provide ease of travel and a blank section at the back with lined, gridded and blank pages allows for note taking and sketching. Beautiful photographs throughout set the tone and provide a sense of the aesthetic appeal of each venue. In addition, the dust jacket for each volume unfolds to reveal an illustrated map of each city. Don’t forget to pack this small but informative travel guide on your next excursion!
Dimensions: 115 x 166 mm
Publication Date: 20-01-2016