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Car

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From the first motor cars and classic cars to today\'s supercars and Formula 1, this is the ultimate book about the history of the car. Packed with stunnin ...

  • L'auteur : DK
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0756689384
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Nombre de pages: 360
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: From the first motor cars and classic cars to today's supercars and Formula 1, this is the ultimate book about the history of the car. Packed with stunning photography, and featuring more than 2,000 cars, Car shows you how cars have evolved around the world over the the last 130 years, and their impact on society as objects of curiosity, symbols of status and luxury, and items of necessity. Extensive catalogues showcase the most important marques and models, organized in categories such as sports cars, convertibles, and city compacts. The book also features virtual photographic tours of some of the most iconic cars from each era such as the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Ford Model T, Lamborghini Countach, and Ferrari F40, while cross-sections of key engines explore the driving force behind them. Lavishly illustrated feature spreads detail the stories of the men, machines, and magic that helped create the car world's most famous marques and made brands such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and Cadillac household names. If you love cars, then you'll love Car. It is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.


Flight

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"Discover the fascinating stories behind humankind's conquest of the skies, from dreamers and inventors to modern-day astronauts. Take a sky-high journey t ...

  • L'auteur : R.G. Grant
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465469362
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Nombre de pages: 452
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1270
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Détails: "Discover the fascinating stories behind humankind's conquest of the skies, from dreamers and inventors to modern-day astronauts. Take a sky-high journey through the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage, to the tragic crash of the Columbia, and more, in this stunning book packed with information on the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots, and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events of the sky - record-breaking flights, aerial warfare, and hijackings - Flight is the story of how our dream to fly became a reality. This visual guide features remarkable photography on every page and galleries throughout to showcase important aircraft - with multiple viewpoints and their key statistics. Anyone interested in airplanes and vehicles of the sky, and their inventors, engineers, and pilots should have this book on their shelf.


Flight

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Facts, photos, stories, and specs of one hundred remarkable flying machines, from the Sopwith Camel to the 747 to the supersonic F-22 Raptor. Of all humani ...

  • L'auteur : Mark Phelps
  • Editeur: WeldonOwn+ORM
  • ISBN: 1681886367
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Facts, photos, stories, and specs of one hundred remarkable flying machines, from the Sopwith Camel to the 747 to the supersonic F-22 Raptor. Of all humanity’s dazzling innovations, perhaps none captures our imaginations or fuels our inventive spirits as much as flight. In our quest to soar higher, faster, and farther, we’ve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold—like the supersonic F-22 Raptor, stealthily soaring above the clouds, or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane, the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings, or the deluxe Concorde—the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound. These iconic aircraft—and ninety-seven more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering—make up the world’s most groundbreaking contributions to flight, all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine. In Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft, there’s something for every aviation aficionado—from brazen stunt planes to far-from-pedestrian commercial jets, from military marvels to spacecraft that reached dazzling new heights. With its spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and a detailed specifications section, Flight is the essential book for pilots and plane-lovers everywhere.


Classic Car

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"When I see an Alfa Romeo, I lift my hat." Henry Ford Few things ignite such reverence as a classic car. With more than 250 iconic models from the 1940s to ...

  • L'auteur : DK
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465459073
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1919
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Détails: "When I see an Alfa Romeo, I lift my hat." Henry Ford Few things ignite such reverence as a classic car. With more than 250 iconic models from the 1940s to the 1980s, photographed from every angle, this title is a glorious celebration of the stars in the classic car firmament. Edited by award-winning automotive journalist Giles Chapman, Classic Car brings you the story of more than 20 great marques, including household names Bentley, Mercedes, Ferrari, Cadillac, and Aston Martin. Its lavish photography reveals every detail in close-ups of models that range from the 1940s giant two-ton Daimler DE36, which ferried royals about in style, through to sleek Ferraris from the 1980s capable of smashing the 200mph barrier. It puts you in the driving seat of such icons as the Chevrolet Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird, and the Mercedes 300SL and brings you the designers of these amazing machines and the story of their manufacturers. Whether you dream of owning one of these super-cool cars or you are a collector already, Classic Car is set to become a treasured favorite.


Train

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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to ...

  • L'auteur : DK
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465495185
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1771
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Détails: Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.


The Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War remains one of the most heroic and heartbreaking events in history. This definitive guide charts the unforgettable story of the world's fir ...

  • L'auteur : DK
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0744034639
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 360
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Vietnam War remains one of the most heroic and heartbreaking events in history. This definitive guide charts the unforgettable story of the world's first televised war. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War. Hundreds of insightful images and a compelling narrative combine to chronicle this catastrophic conflict.?? From 1955, the communist government of North Vietnam waged war against South Vietnam and its main ally, the USA. Over the course of two decades of hostility and warfare, the number of casualties reached an incomprehensible three million people. Detailed descriptions of every episode, including Operation Passage to Freedom and the evacuation of the American embassy in Saigon, tell the stories in iconic photographs and eyewitness accounts. Discover the real people behind the conflict, with gripping biographies of key figures, including Henry Kissinger, General Thieu, President Nixon, and Pol Pot. This incredible visual record is supported by locator maps, at-a-glance timelines, archive photography, and key quotations to ensure an all-encompassing experience. The Vietnam War is an essential historic reference to help humanity learn the lessons of suffering and sacrifice from one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century.


The Cat Encyclopedia

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DK's new cat book, The Cat Encyclopedia, includes an introduction to feline anatomy, expert advice on kitten and cat care, and a celebration of cats in art ...

  • L'auteur : DK
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465434437
  • Genre: Pets
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 541
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Détails: DK's new cat book, The Cat Encyclopedia, includes an introduction to feline anatomy, expert advice on kitten and cat care, and a celebration of cats in art and culture. Stunning photos of cat breeds from around the world form the core of the book, with information on the characteristics, origins, and behavior of each cat, as well as famous patrons of the breed. The Cat Encyclopedia is a celebration of all things feline, with a fully illustrated catalog of cat breeds including those recognized by TICA, CFA, GCCF and FIFe. The Cat Encyclopedia contains everything you need to know about cats in one easy-reference volume.


Cleared for Takeoff

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All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic an ...

  • L'auteur : Rowland White
  • Editeur: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 145214348X
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Nombre de pages: 320
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 945
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Détails: All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic and innovative pioneers, fascinating profiles of remarkable planes from Spitfires to space shuttles, and how-to instructions for making everything from origami helicopters to bottle rockets—all accompanied by sensational photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—Cleared for Takeoff promises to astonish, entertain, and fire the imaginations of everyone with their head in the clouds.


The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft

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Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most comp ...

  • L'auteur : Thomas Newdick
  • Editeur: Amber Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1782742778
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 359
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Détails: Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology, resulting in some of the greatest and most complex designs ever built. The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft features 52 of the most important military aircraft of the last hundred years. The book includes all the main types, from biplane fighters and carrier aircraft to tactical bombers, transport aircraft, multirole fighters, strategic strike aircraft and stealth bombers. Featured aircraft include: the Fokker Dr.1 triplane, the legendary fighter flown by German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, ‘the Red Baron’, during World War I; the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Japan’s highly-manoeuvrable fighter that dominated air-to-air combat in the early part of the Pacific War; the tank-busting Il-2 Shturmovik, the most produced aircraft in World War II; the Harrier jump jet, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fighter that has been service for more than 40 years; the B-2 Spirit bomber, an American precision strike aircraft used in recent conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan; and the F-22 Raptor, an air superiority fighter with state-of-the-art stealth technology that makes it almost invisible to radars. Each entry includes a brief description of the model’s development and history, a profile view, key features and specifications. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Military Aircraft is a colourful guide for the military aviation enthusiast.