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By Robert L. Norton

This is a common curiosity alternate e-book that describes the advance of car expertise and engineering from the beginning of the sooner than 1900 to the current day. It explains how quite a few platforms and components within the car paintings in layman's phrases, with no resorting to arithmetic, and highlights the keymilestones within the old improvement of car know-how. All pictures and illustrations are in complete colour. The meant viewers is older adolescents to adults of any age who're drawn to the topic and should be curious about it as a hobby.  occasionally known as "gearheads" or "motorheads", they shape an enormous industry. through the years a few of the author's engineering scholars have been during this type, and he frequently could meet with on-campus automobile golf equipment to provide an explanation for the best way issues car labored, being cautious to damp down or cast off any advanced arithmetic, as he does during this e-book. a web seek came upon basically titles which are both "hard-engineering orientated" -- similar to guides from the Society of automobile Engineers (SAE) -- or mere compendiums of dates. Books within the latter classification notice the milestones yet with no hardly ever any rationalization in any respect of ways those advancements truly paintings in a technical feel - that is the purpose of this book.

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