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Drive : the definitive history of driving / editor-in chief, Giles Chapman ; contributors, Andrew Noakes, Chris Rees, Martin Gurdon, Richard Truett, Sam Skelton, Richard Bremner, Peter Nunn, Simon Heptinstall, Alexandra Black.

Chapman, Giles, (editor.). Noakes, Andrew, (author.). Rees, Chris, (author.). Gurdon, Martin, (author.). Truett, Richard, (author.). Skelton, Sam, (author.). Bremner, Richard, (author.). Nunn, Peter, (author.). Heptinstall, Simon, (author.). Black, Alexandra, (author.). Smithsonian Institution, (contributor.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465469243
  • ISBN: 1465469249
  • ISBN: 0241317665
  • ISBN: 9780241317662
  • Physical Description: 360 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
At head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Inventing the car, 1885-1905 -- An industry is born, 1906-1925 -- Speed, power, and style, 1926-1935 -- The car comes of age, 1936-1945 -- Rebuilding the world, 1946-1960 -- Technology and safety, 1961-1980 -- The changing world, 1981-2000 -- Driving into the future, 2001-present -- Great drives.
Summary, etc.:
"Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road. Beginning with the development of the first vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, Drive explores the early glamour of driving, motor sport, and car design, and looks at how the automobile has shaped the modern world. Revealing the advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transportation into objects of status, excitement, and desire, Drive tracks trends in auto manufacturing and the public's changing tastes in cars: whether it's Golden Era sports cars such as the MG, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, and Chevrolet, muscle cars like the Mustang, hot rods, custom cars, the hippie-standard VW, or modern-day hybrid cars. Trivia and fascinating facts covering the growth of car racing, the development of traffic lights, the boom in automobile advertising, the first car washes, and the craft of artisan-made cars complete the subject, making it a must-have for car enthusiasts"--
Subject: Automobile driving > History.
Automobiles > History.
Automobile driving.
Automobiles > History.
Automobile drivers.
Automobile travel.
Genre: History.