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Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems
by , Owen C. Duffy

Language

English

Pages

1912

Publication Date

July 17, 2019

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Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems, Second Edition offers comprehensive coverage of basic concepts and fundamentals, building up to advanced instruction on the latest technology coming to market for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. This industry-leading Second Edition includes six new chapters that reflect state-of-the-art technological innovations, such as distributed electronic control systems, energy-saving technologies, and automated driver-assistance systems.
Total Control
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.
The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't K...
by Karen Gravelle

Language

English

Pages

177

Publication Date

July 15, 2009

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<br />Even after taking Driver's Ed and passing that dreaded road test, there are so many things new drivers need to learn about the practical aspects of driving that will only come from experience.<br /><br /><br /> <br />Handing over the keys is a traumatic rite of passage for parents, and they will sleep better knowing that <i>The Driving Book</i> is in their teens' glove compartments. Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire to negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, Karen Gravelle helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory-on the road and at home.
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
by David L. Hough

Language

English

Pages

293

Publication Date

November 09, 2010

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This best-selling book is also “#1 book in motorcycle safety” (Nielsen BookScan) and essential reading for all motorcyclists regardless of their years of experience. Author David L. Hough, a revered motorcycle author, columnist, and riding-safety consultant, lays out a clear course for all riders who want to sharpen their handling skills and improve their rides. This second edition, expanded and now in full color, offers new riders and road warriors the exact kind of advice they need to be prepared for anything when on the road, how to avoid accidents, and how to handle the unexpected. Hough, who began motorcycling in the 1960s, tackles every imaginable topic—from the mechanics of the bike, selection of the right-sized bike, and basic riding skills to night riding, group outings, and advanced survival tactics. In the chapter called “Motorcycle Dynamics,” Hough spells out the equipment needed and basic skills required to control a bike, and specifically keeping the rider’s safety and ability to avoid potentially injurious or fatal crashes. The author is outspoken and direct when it comes to safety, and he emphasizes the importance of the rider’s braking abilities and spells out how to improve them. The chapter offers six tried-and-true techniques for quick-stop tactics, critical for every rider to understand and master. He also addresses other vital skills that riders need to evaluate and improve, such as turning, maintaining balance and stability, and steering. He defines, compares, and analyzes the ins and outs of steering and control: direct steering, countersteering, push steering, out-tracking, coning, u-turns, and directional control. The chapter called “Cornering Habits” is a virtual master class in acceleration, deceleration, use of weight, throttle, leaning, and handling challenging terrain. Hough’s skill as a photographer and illustrator adds a graphic element to his books that leads to immediate understanding of the concepts he explains. The detail offered in each section of the book can only come from decades on the road, and the author is the consummate instructor, assigning homework to the readers in the form of exercises to practice and improve specific techniques that he outlines and illustrates in the text. Any rider who would venture out on the road without David Hough’s voice in his head takes an unnecessary risk with his own life.<br /><br />Proficient Motorcycling takes riders from long, snaking country roads right into the traffic of the big city, and Hough offers the best advice for riders dealing with the most challenging conditions, whether it’s road construction, snap-jawed intersections, skateboarders, or suddenly slippery road surfaces. A critical section of the book offers riders advice on how to deal with automobiles, including aggressive car drivers, oblivious SUV drivers, or “blind” truck drivers. The book offers the kind of first-hand experience that can literally save riders’ lives, as illustrated in the chapters “Booby Traps” and “Special Situations,” which offer evasive tactics and advice to avoid and handle everything from slick surfaces, curbs, and construction plates to ferocious dogs, hazardous wildlife, and difficult weather conditions. The final chapter of the book, “Sharing the Ride,” is geared toward experienced riders who travel together in groups or who travel with a second passenger on the bike. Topics covered are formation, packing for trips, communication between riders, sidecars, trikes, and more.<br /><br />The book concludes with a resources section of organizations, training schools, educational tools, and websites; a glossary of 80+ terms; and a complete index.
Auto Repair For Dummies
by Deanna Sclar

Language

English

Pages

576

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 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>
How to Trade Options: The Complete Guide for Beginners
by Tim Morris

Language

English

Pages

58

Publication Date

July 24, 2019

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<hr><br /><h1><i>Get Started Learning How to Trade Options!</i></h1><br /><hr><font size="1"><b>Note:</b> If you are using an Apple product and the Kindle version of this book isn't available to purchase, copy & paste the following link into Safari which will take you to the Amazon mobile site: https://amzn.to/2YpXF7T</font><br /><br />If you're reading this right now, you're considering <b>learning about options</b>. What are options? Are they better than stocks? Are they hard to use? In this book, author Tim Morris takes your hand and <b>becomes your mentor</b>, teaching you <u>everything</u> you need to know to get started with options.<br /><br /><b>In part one</b>, Tim goes over what exactly options are, and the reasons behind trading them versus trading stocks. This includes calls and puts, strike prices, expiration dates, volatility, and option Greeks. <br /><br />Then <b>in part two</b>, you'll learn basic option strategies, as well as one advanced strategy that you can start using right now. Tim even offers practical advice throughout the book on real world occurrences that the fundamental option textbooks don't mention.<br /><br /><b>Tim provides</b> charts, examples, and equations throughout the book, making a somewhat complicated subject simple and easy to understand. If you know nothing about options right now, when you're done reading this book, you'll have all the knowledge necessary to feel <b>confident trading options</b>.<br /><br /><hr><b>As a 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 /><hr><br /><br /><font size="4">Options can provide a number of benefits over traditional stocks, and after reading this book, you'll know exactly how to use them.</font><br /><br /><font size="4">Click the <b>Buy Now</b> button at the top of the page to get started learning how to trade options <b>NOW!</b></font>
Ferrari 312P & 312PB (WSC Giants)
by , Peter Collins

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 30, 2011

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The origin and subsequent history of the 3-litre Ferrari sports cars, which the famed Italian firm designed and built to contest the various versions of the World Sports Car Championship between 1969 and 1973. This series of cars started with the V12 engine and progressed to using the Flat 12 Ferrari engine from the then current Grand Prix car. Includes the developmental and race history, with a full list of all events and individual chassis numbers.<br /><br />The late 1960s and early 1970s formed a significant epoch in the world of international sports car racing. As the motor racing rule-making body moved back and forth between cars that less and less resembled road-going vehicles, prototype sports car racing captured the imagination of manufacturers, teams and fans alike. Porsche vs Ferrari vs Alfa Romeo vs Matra provided some of the best ever racing for sports cars. At first the 5-litre Porsches and Ferraris battled through 1970 and 1971, but the 3-litre prototypes that previously had run in another class rapidly became more and more competitive.<br /><br />By 1973, the Ferrari 312PB, little more than a Grand Prix car with full bodywork, was dominating the scene. This has always been viewed as one of the great eras in sports car racing, when all the Grand Prix drivers were fully active in sports cars as well as F1 machines.<br /><br />With 100 contemporary pictures, this is the story of a great time in motor sport history.
Automotive Technician Training: Practical Worksheets Level 1
by Tom Denton

Language

English

Pages

118

Publication Date

June 12, 2015

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<P>Automotive practical worksheets and assessments for students at Level 1</P><br /><P>This Level 1 Student Worksheets book contains tasks that help you develop practical skills and prepare you for assessment. The tasks also reinforce the automotive theory that you will learn online and in the classroom. Each worksheet covers individual topics in a step-by-step manner, detailing how to carry out all of the most important tasks contained within the syllabus. Alongside each of these worksheets is a job card that can be filled in and used as evidence towards your qualification.</P><br /><P></P><br /><UL><br /><LI>Endorsed by the Institute of the Motor Industry for all of their Level 1 automotive courses.</LI><br /><LI>Step-by-step guides to the practical tasks required at all Level 1 qualifications.</LI><br /><LI>Job sheets for students to complete and feedback sheets for assessors to complete.</LI></UL>
Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service (Halder...
by James D. Halderman

Language

English

Pages

1776

Publication Date

March 21, 2019

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<p>This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.</p> <p> <i>For courses in automotive principles, service, or mechanics.<br /> </i> <i> <br /> </i> <b>Preparing today’s automotive students for career success!<br /> </b>Market-leading <b> <i>Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service</i> </b> has been fully updated and expanded to address the latest technology and automotive systems. Written to current ASE tasks and standards, the text covers the 8 major areas of automotive service in 136 concise chapters. Many chapters include practical examples and step-by-step photo sequences covering terminology, best practices, and on-the-job procedures. Now in the sixth edition are case studies that include the “Three Cs” (Complaint, Cause and Correction). The <b>6th edition </b>includes 6 new chapters which include that latest automotive technology as well as breaking up long chapters into two shorter and easier to read chapters.  It also includes 50 new videos and over 100 new full color photos and line drawings to help bring the topics to life. <br /> <br /> <i> <b>Automotive Technology, 6th Edition</b> </i>, will be available for spring 2020 via<b> Revel<sup>™</sup> </b>, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.</p>

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