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Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating world of motor cars, past and present. Real-life photographs of cars, both classic and contemporary, and of all the mechanisms that make a car go offer a unique view from bumper to bumper.

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Overview

Here is a spectacular and informative look at the fascinating world of motor cars, past and present. Real-life photographs of cars, both classic and contemporary, and of all the mechanisms that make a car go offer a unique view from bumper to bumper.

A photo essay about the history, development, and impact of automobiles from horseless carriages and Model T Fords to today's high-performance racing cars; featuring detailed cutaway photos showing how the moving parts of a car work.

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Children's Literature - Pat Kiger Morgan
If you are familiar with the "Eyewitness Book" series, you won't be disappointed with this one either. The quality continues. Now we can literally get an inside look at the car. From detailed pictures and period drawings to any fact of interest, the reader travels from the 1898 Benz horse powered vehicle to the magnificent 1979 Ferrari racing car. No detail is left unturned--anatomy, moving parts, inside the engine and of course the vital spark plug. A must for any young reader or adult with a fascination for the--car!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789458025
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Horseless power 6
The pioneers 8
Warning signals 10
Coachbuilt splendour 12
The open road 14
Mass-production 16
Supercharged power 18
Lighting the way 20
Travelling in style 22
Family motoring 24
High performance 26
American dream 28
Cars for the city 30
Racing car 32
Creating a car 34
The anatomy of a car 36
The driving force 42
How the engine works 44
Inside the engine 46
Fuel and air 48
Vital spark 50
The drive train 52
Smoothing the ride 54
Stopping and steering 56
Changing wheels 58
Riding on air 60
Marques and makes 62
Index 64
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