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Big Shot Hot Shot: Volume 1: Own Your Trucking Authority
by , Telogia Moore

Language

English

Pages

29

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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This book will take you through the steps that I took to get my trucking authority when I started my hot shot trucking business.
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>
Essentials of Vehicle Dynamics
by Joop Pauwelussen

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

October 18, 2014

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<p>Essentials of Vehicle Dynamics explains the essential mathematical basis of vehicle dynamics in a concise and clear way, providing engineers and students with the qualitative understanding of vehicle handling performance needed to underpin chassis-related research and development. Without a sound understanding of the mathematical tools and principles underlying the complex models in vehicle dynamics, engineers can end up with errors in their analyses and assumptions, leading to costly mistakes in design and virtual prototyping activities. Author Joop P. Pauwelussen looks to rectify this by drawing on his 15 years’ experience of helping students and professionals understand the vehicle as a dynamic system. He begins as simply as possible before moving on to tackle models of increasing complexity, emphasizing the critical role played by tire-road contact and the different analysis tools required to consider non-linear dynamical systems. Providing a basic mathematical background that is ideal for students or those with practical experience who are struggling with the theory, Essentials of Vehicle Dynamics is also intended to help engineers from different disciplines, such as control and electronic engineering, move into the automotive sector or undertake multi-disciplinary vehicle dynamics work. </p><ul><li>Focuses on the underlying mathematical fundamentals of vehicle dynamics, equipping engineers and students to grasp and apply more complex concepts with ease. </li><li>Written to help engineers avoid the costly errors in design and simulation brought about by incomplete understanding of modeling tools and approaches. </li><li>Includes exercises to help readers test their qualitative understanding and explain results in physical and vehicle dynamics terms.</li></ul>
Auto Repair For Dummies
by Deanna Sclar

Language

English

Pages

556

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>
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.
If You’d Just Let Me Finish (World According to Clarkson)
by Jeremy Clarkson

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 18, 2018

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<p><b>Clarkson is back with a</b><b> brand new book of hilarious stories and observations about our gone-wrong world. </b><br />___________</p><p>In November 2016 we woke up to the news that the forthright presenter of a popular television programme had become the most powerful man on the planet. His name, sadly, was not Jeremy Clarkson, but we might not have been any more surprised if it had been.</p><p>Because the world seems to have taken a decidedly odd turn since Jeremy last reflected on the state of things between the covers of a book. But who better than JC to help us navigate our way through the mess?</p><p>And while he's being trying to make sense of it all he's discovered one or two things along the way, including</p><p>- The disabling effects of being vegan<br />- How Blackpool might be improved by drilling a hole through it<br />- The problem with meditation<br />- A perfect location for rebuilding Palmyra<br />- Why Tom Cruise can worship lizards if he wants to</p><p>It's all been a bit unsettling.</p><p>But don't worry. <i>If You'd Just Let Me Finish</i> is Clarkson at his best. He may be as bemused, exasperated, amused and surprised as the rest of us, but in a world gone crazy, thank God someone has still got his head screwed on ...</p><p><b><u>Praise for Clarkson:</u></b></p><p><b>'Brilliant...laugh-out-loud' - <i>Daily Telegraph</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b>'Outrageously funny...will have you in stiches' - <i>Time Out</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b>'Very funny...I cracked up laughing on the tube' - <i>Evening Standard</i></b></p>
The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American ...
by Eric Rutkow

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<b>From the award-winning author of </b><b><i>American Canopy</i></b><b>, a dazzling account of the world’s longest road, the Pan-American Highway, and the epic quest to link North and South America, a dramatic story of commerce, technology, politics, and the divergent fates of the Americas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.</b><BR><BR>The Pan-American Highway, monument to a century’s worth of diplomacy and investment, education and engineering, scandal and sweat, is the longest road in the world, passable everywhere save the mythic Darien Gap that straddles Panama and Colombia. The highway’s history, however, has long remained a mystery, a story scattered among government archives, private papers, and fading memories. In contrast to the Panama Canal and its vast literature, the Pan-American Highway—the United States’ <i>other</i> great twentieth-century hemispheric infrastructure project—has become an orphan of the past, effectively erased from the story of the “American Century.”<BR> <BR><i>The Longest Line on the Map </i>uncovers this incredible tale for the first time and weaves it into a tapestry that fascinates, informs, and delights. Rutkow’s narrative forces the reader to take seriously the question: Why couldn’t the Americas have become a single region that “is” and not two near irreconcilable halves that “are”? Whether you’re fascinated by the history of the Americas, or you’ve dreamed of driving around the globe, or you simply love world records and the stories behind them, <i>The Longest Line on the Map </i>is a riveting narrative, a lost epic of hemispheric scale.
Small Engines and Outdoor Power Equipment
by Cool Springs Press

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

March 15, 2014

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<p><div>This new book is more than a simple engine repair manual. Designed for the beginner with little or no mechanical experience, <i>Small Engines & Outdoor Power Equipment</i> is a graphically appealing, step-by-step guide that covers all of the most important engine maintenance and repair skills you’ll need to keep your equipment running at peak performance. It also shows exactly how to perform mechanical upkeep and repairs on the most common outdoor power implements, including lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, power washers, generators, leaf blowers, rototillers, wood splitters, lawn edgers, and weed whips. With clear how-to photos and detailed diagrams, you’ll see exactly what needs to be done. A comprehensive troubleshooting guide helps you define problems and enact solutions. With <i>Small Engines & Outdoor Power Equipment</i> in your library, you won’t need to haul the lawn mower off to the repair center and wait a few weeks just because a filter is plugged or the old gas needs to be replaced. Among the many skills you’ll learn are seasonal tune-ups, changing oil, servicing spark plugs, cleaning filters, replacing a muffler, servicing the fuel tank, overhauling a carburetor, servicing brakes, inspecting a flywheel, replacing a fuel pump, and replacing a rewind cord.</div></p>
The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production-...
by , Daniel T. Jones

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 13, 2007

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The classic, nationally bestselling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors.<BR><BR>When <i>The Machine That Changed the World</i> was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world’s largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota’s lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success.<BR> <BR>Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution.<BR> <BR>Today <i>The Machine That Changed the World</i> provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success.
Amazon Echo: NEW 2018 Amazon Echo Beginner’s User Guide to Mast...
by Paul Laurence

Language

English

Pages

95

Publication Date

April 26, 2018

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<h1>Amazon Echo</h1><br /><h2> NEW 2018 Amazon Echo Beginner’s User Guide to Master Your Amazon Echo (with latest updates, 2018 updated user guide, Echo Manual, Amazon Alexa, amazon echo app)<br /></h2><br /><br />Your Amazon Echo, with the help of Amazon Alexa, is able to continuously learn throughout the span of its existence. Amazon can push updates to Alexa at the drop of a dime; these updates are immediately ready and able to be used. This is an updated guide, which will give you an overview of some of the old capabilities but also include details of things that have been newly improved.<br />This book will also go through some of the legacy tasks associated with the Amazon Echo & Alexa.<br /><h2> Some of these items include:</h2><ul><li> Communicating with your Amazon Echo<br /> </li><li> Using your Amazon Echo for clocks, timers and alarms </li><li> Read Kindle books with Alexa </li><li> Buying items using your voice </li><li> Updates to Amazon Alexa </li><li> Starting your day with the Amazon Echo </li><li> Amazon Echo Settings </li><li> Smart home functionalities used by the Amazon Echo </li><li> And much more... </li></ul><br />Aside from these items, this book will also focus on the differences between the functionality of the Amazon Echo and the Google Home. The Google Home, which was recently released, is said to be the rival of the Alexa suite of products. <br />This book is centered on the Amazon Echo, which is a seven microphone, hands free speaker that can be heard from across the room. This speaker is still capable of working with various lights, switches and electronics within the home and its functionalities are continuing to grow. <br /><br />Download your copy of <b>"Amazon Echo"</b> by scrolling up and clicking <b>"Buy Now With 1-Click"</b> button.<br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br /> Tags: Alexa , Amazon Alexa , Echo , Dot , 2018 manual , apps , Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Course, Amazon Echo Book, Amazon Echo User Guide, Amazon Echo Book-Course, Amazon Echo for Beginners, users guide, Amazon echo benefits, voice command device, amazon device, home devices, alexa, alexa kit, Alexa Skills Kit, Digital devices, Smart device, Multifunctional device, Beginners guide, Riley, Main functions, personal control, time management, business device, to-do lists, audiobooks, amazon prime, Alexa Voice Service, tips and tricks, Amazon Echo at home, Amazon Echo functions.<br />

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