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A Technical History of the Motor Car

£120.00

Product description

Institute of Physics Publishing 1989.

A Technical History of the Motor Car will appeal to engineers in the automobile and components industries, car buffs and classic car enthusiasts, and the ordinary motorist with an interest in the way the car has developed; in fact to anyone who has a passion for cars. Working from original sources wherever possible and interviewing retired eminent engineers who were actively involved in the design and manufacture of motor cars about their work and times, the authors trace the development of the automobile industry and the evolution of each component and system into its present form.

Lavishly illustrated with contemporary line drawings, the book is a detailed history of automobile engineering and design including "the intricacies of combustion chamber design" suspensions, from de Dion's rear axle to Citroen's hydropneumatic system "the successful innovation of weight saving unitary bodies replacing separate chassis and body", prototypes which never found their way into production such as sleeve valves and Lanchester's worm gears, political and economic influences, from horse power taxes to the reduction in engine emission.

Readers will find not only a 'nuts and bolts' description but also reasons why particular developments were adopted.

Very good condition with nearly fine dustjacket.

Please feel free to visit the Keynsham branch to examine the book or purchase directly.

Item details

Author(s):
T P Newcomb & R T Spurr
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
174mm x 239mm
Edition:
1989 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0852740743
ISBN-13:
9780852740743
Number of pages:
430
Publisher:
Hilger
Title:
A Technical History of the Motor Car

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Institute of Physics Publishing 1989.

A Technical History of the Motor Car will appeal to engineers in the automobile and components industries, car buffs and classic car enthusiasts, and the ordinary motorist with an interest in the way the car has developed; in fact to anyone who has a passion for cars. Working from original sources wherever possible and interviewing retired eminent engineers who were actively involved in the design and manufacture of motor cars about their work and times, the authors trace the development of the automobile industry and the evolution of each component and system into its present form.

Lavishly illustrated with contemporary line drawings, the book is a detailed history of automobile engineering and design including "the intricacies of combustion chamber design" suspensions, from de Dion's rear axle to Citroen's hydropneumatic system "the successful innovation of weight saving unitary bodies replacing separate chassis and body", prototypes which never found their way into production such as sleeve valves and Lanchester's worm gears, political and economic influences, from horse power taxes to the reduction in engine emission.

Readers will find not only a 'nuts and bolts' description but also reasons why particular developments were adopted.

Very good condition with nearly fine dustjacket.

Please feel free to visit the Keynsham branch to examine the book or purchase directly.

Author(s):
T P Newcomb & R T Spurr
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
174mm x 239mm
Edition:
1989 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0852740743
ISBN-13:
9780852740743
Number of pages:
430
Publisher:
Hilger
Title:
A Technical History of the Motor Car

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