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Far and Wide
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><b><i>35 concerts. 17,000 motorcycle miles. Three months. One lifetime.</b></i></p><br /><p>In May 2015, the veteran Canadian rock trio Rush embarked on their 40th anniversary tour, <i>R40</i>. For the band and their fans, <i>R40</i> was a celebration and, perhaps, a farewell. But for Neil Peart, each tour is more than just a string of concerts, it’s an opportunity to explore backroads near and far on his BMW motorcycle. So if this was to be the last tour and the last great adventure, he decided it would have to be the best one, onstage and off.</p><br /><p>This third volume in Peart’s illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of 50 years of playing drums. From the scenic grandeur of the American West to a peaceful lake in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains to the mean streets of Midtown Los Angeles, each story is shared in an intimate narrative voice that has won the hearts of many readers.</p><br /><p>Richly illustrated, thoughtful, and ever-engaging, <i>Far and Wide</i> is an elegant scrapbook of people and places, music and laughter, from a fascinating road — and a remarkable life.</p>
Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory...
by A. J. Baime

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

June 17, 2010

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The epic story also told in the film FORD V. FERRARI: By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them.<i>Go Like Hell </i>tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. <i>Go Like Hell </i>transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.
Far and Near
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

405

Publication Date

October 01, 2014

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<p>Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, <em>Far and Away</em>, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many readers.</p><p>Now <em>Far and Near</em> brings together reflections from another three years of an artist’s life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters, travels roads and trails, receives honors, climbs mountains, composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take readers on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind.</p><p>These popular stories, originally posted on Peart’s website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector’s volume.</p>
Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems (Automotiv...
by , Nader Javani

Language

English

Pages

459

Publication Date

January 03, 2017

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<p><i>Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems </i>provides a thorough examination of various conventional and cutting edge electric vehicle (EV) battery thermal management systems (including phase change material) that are currently used in the industry as well as being proposed for future EV batteries. It covers how to select the right thermal management design, configuration and parameters for the users’ battery chemistry, applications and operating conditions, and provides guidance on the setup, instrumentation and operation of their thermal management systems (TMS) in the most efficient and effective manner. </p> <p>This book provides the reader with the necessary information to develop a capable battery TMS that can keep the cells operating within the ideal operating temperature ranges and uniformities, while minimizing the associated energy consumption, cost and environmental impact. The procedures used are explained step-by-step, and generic and widely used parameters are utilized as much as possible to enable the reader to incorporate the conducted analyses to the systems they are working on. Also included are comprehensive thermodynamic modelling and analyses of TMSs as well as databanks of component costs and environmental impacts, which can be useful for providing new ideas on improving vehicle designs.</p> <p>Key features:</p> <ul> <li>Discusses traditional and cutting edge technologies as well as research directions</li> <li>Covers thermal management systems and their selection for different vehicles and applications</li> <li>Includes case studies and practical examples from the industry</li> <li>Covers thermodynamic analyses and assessment methods, including those based on energy and exergy, as well as exergoeconomic, exergoenvironmental and enviroeconomic techniques</li> <li>Accompanied by a website hosting codes, models, and economic and environmental databases as well as various related information</li> </ul> <p><i>Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems</i> is a unique book on electric vehicle thermal management systems for researchers and practitioners in industry, and is also a suitable textbook for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses.</p>
Auto Repair For Dummies
by Deanna Sclar

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

January 07, 2019

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<p><i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition</i> (9781119543619) was previously published as <i>Auto Repair For Dummies, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition </i>(9780764599026). While this version features a new <i>Dummies</i> cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</p> <p>  </p> <p><b>The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated</b><br /> <br /> Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.<br /> <br /> Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.</p>
The Green Line: Buy the Bottom of Any Stock Market Correction - (...
by Tim Morris

Language

English

Pages

42

Publication Date

January 16, 2019

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<hr><br /><h1><i>"This Is Buy Low, Sell High on Steroids!"</i></h1><br /><hr><font size="1"><b>**Note**</b> If the Amazon app is not showing an option to purchase the Kindle edition of this book, copy and paste the following link into your browser: <b>https://amzn.to/2Yzs3ZN</b></font><br /><br /><font size="3"><strong>Learn How to Find the Bottom of Any Stock Market Correction!</strong></font><br /><br />Tim Morris is back with another one! On average, the stock market experiences one 14% correction each year. What if there was an indicator that showed you where the bottom of this correction was? An indicator you could use to <b>make 5%-20%</b> profit or more in just a few weeks from these regular market corrections? Tim Morris has found this indicator, and he has coined it <i>The Green Line</i>!<br /><br />In this book, Tim Morris shares with you a strategy that gets you in at the <b>very bottom</b> of market corrections. This strategy uses a <b>simple</b> indicator available on Yahoo Finance, Stockcharts, and many other free websites; no advanced algorithms needed! Tim guides you through the whole process determining when a correction is taking place and setting up your chart. He then goes over <b>clear</b> entry and exit points allowing you to make the most amount of money in the shortest period of time. Now each time the market goes through a correction, you have a money making strategy you can use to add some <b>extra income</b> to your wallet!<br /><br /><hr><br />As a <b>FREE bonus</b>, only for book buyers, you'll receive Tim's special report titled <i>Crush the Market</i>. This special report is packed with 12 incredibly beneficial tips to help you make money in the stock market! This report is not available to the general public, or anywhere else. It exists solely as a "thank you" to buyers of this book.<br /><br /><hr><br /><br /><font size="4">If you want to learn a <u>high probability</u> trading strategy which allows you to earn a nice chunk of extra income each year, click the <b>"Buy Now"</b> button at the top of this page and pick up your copy of The Green Line <b>NOW!</b></font><br /><p> </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><hr><font size="1">tags: swing trading strategy, swing trading, how to swing trade, swing trade, trading stocks, stock trading, swing trading book, swing trade book, swing trade guide, swing trade stocks, swing trading books, swing trading for dummies, swing trading guide, the 1 hour trade, the one hour trade, swing trading with options, option strategies, trading strategies, stock trading strategy, stock strategy, stock trading strategies, stock strategies, swing trade, rocket stocks, buy the fear sell the greed, investment strategy, candlesticks, steve nison, brian pezim, matthew r kratter, matthew kratter, david alan carter, swing trading dummies</font>
The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road
by Finn Murphy

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p>A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.</p><br /><p>More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy.</p><br /><p>In <em>The Long Haul</em>, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings.</p><br /><p>Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. <em>The Long Haul</em> is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.”</p><br /><p>Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live.</p><br /><p>Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, <em>The Long Haul</em> is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.</p>
Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy: The 49 States Tour
by Tiffani Burkett

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

November 19, 2018

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<i><b>A journey of 38,000 miles begins with a single twist of the throttle.</i></b><br /><br />After six years of laying rubber on racetracks and immersing herself in the high octane, adrenaline pumping sport of motorcycle racing, Tiffani was yearning for something new from her life on two wheels. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) losing her comfortable office job was the perfect opportunity to do exactly that.<br /><br />At 28 years old, single, unattached, and now unemployed, she took her 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 and built the nimble sport bike into a make-shift adventure motorcycle. She packed it full of camping gear, and set off on an adventure that she had always dreamed about.<br /><br />The problem? Tiffani had scarcely traveled outside her long-time home in Los Angeles, let alone with nothing but a tent and hope to keep her safe.<br /><br />Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy is an inspiring tale of confronting fears, insecurities, and self doubts for the sake of following your heart, all while discovering the many wonders of the 49 continental United States. Tiffani encounters some of the best and worst of humanity, meets a friend that eventually makes her journey a little less lonely, and puts all of her riding skills to the test, struggling with everything from her first time riding a sport bike in deep sand to getting caught in a blizzard in the Colorado mountains. It's a big world outside the racetrack!<br /><br />Originally published as a Travelogue in <i>Motorcyclist Magazine</i> as <i>Girl Meets World</i>, this full length memoir contains the untold stories and the details that were a little too racy for the blog. If you loved Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's <i>Long Way Round</i> and Ted Simon's <i>Jupiter's Travels</i>, you'll love <i>Chronicles of a Motorcycle Gypsy!</i>
Total Control:High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edit...
by Lee Parks

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems (Jon...
by CDX Automotive

Language

English

Pages

1980

Publication Date

July 20, 2015

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Based on the 2014 National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Medium/Heavy Truck Tasks Lists and ASE Certification Test Series for truck and bus specialists, Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems is designed to address these and other international training standards. The text offers comprehensive coverage of every NATEF task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. Fundamentals of Medium-Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems describes safe and effective diagnostic, repair, and maintenance procedures for today's medium and heavy vehicle chassis systems, including the most current, relevant, and practical coverage of: •Automated transmissions •Braking system technology used in vehicle stability, collision avoidance, and new stopping distance standards •Hybrid drive powertrains •Advanced battery technologies •On board vehicle networks and integrated chassis electr

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