Released on 2018-05-29Categories Transportation

DeLorean DMC-12 1981 to 1983

DeLorean DMC-12 1981 to 1983

Author: Chris Williams

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 1787112322

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 171

Stop! Don't buy a DeLorean DMC-12 without buying this book first! Packed with good advice from running costs, paperwork, vital statistics and valuation, to information on the DeLorean community, this is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying the DeLorean of your dreams.
Released on 2022-04-13Categories Transportation

Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman’s mid-engined masterpiece

Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman’s mid-engined masterpiece

Author: Matthew Vale

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787118911

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 888

The Lotus Europa was Colin Chapman and Lotus’s first mid-engined road car, and was produced from 1966 through to 1975. Originally designed to slot into the Lotus range below the Elan as a low cost replacement for the Lotus 7, the Europa eventually sat alongside the Elan and Plus 2 as a comparable sports car in its own right. Starting with the design philosophy behind the development of the Europa, this book provides detailed technical descriptions of all the major versions of the model, starting with the Renault-powered Series 1 through to the Lotus Twin Cam powered Special. It looks at the cars on the road, and the racing Type 47 derived from the road cars which competed in the small capacity Group 6 class, as well as featuring in historic racing today. With owners’ impressions and interviews with ex-Lotus employees, the book provides a valuable insight into owning, running, and racing these iconic cars.
Released on 2002Categories Computers

System Performance Tuning

System Performance Tuning

Author: Gian-Paolo Musumeci

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002848

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 976

System Performance Tuning answers one of the most fundamental questions you can ask about your computer: How can I get it to do more work without buying more hardware? In the current economic downturn, performance tuning takes on a new importance. It allows system administrators to make the best use of existing systems and minimize the purchase of new equipment. Well-tuned systems save money and time that would otherwise be wasted dealing with slowdowns and errors. Performance tuning always involves compromises; unless system administrators know what the compromises are, they can't make intelligent decisions. Tuning is an essential skill for system administrators who face the problem of adapting the speed of a computer system to the speed requirements imposed by the real world. It requires a detailed understanding of the inner workings of the computer and its architecture. System Performance Tuning covers two distinct areas: performance tuning, or the art of increasing performance for a specific application, and capacity planning, or deciding what hardware best fulfills a given role. Underpinning both subjects is the science of computer architecture. This book focuses on the operating system, the underlying hardware, and their interactions. Topics covered include: Real and perceived performance problems, introducing capacity planning and performance monitoring (highlighting their strengths and weaknesses). An integrated description of all the major tools at a system administrator's disposal for tracking down system performance problems. Background on modern memory handling techniques, including the memory-caching filesystem implementations in Solaris and AIX. Updated sections on memory conservation and computing memory requirements. In depth discussion of disk interfaces, bandwidth capacity considerations, and RAID systems. Comprehensive discussion of NFS and greatly expanded discussion of networking. Workload management and code tuning. Special topics such as tuning Web servers for various types of content delivery and developments in cross-machine parallel computing For system administrators who want a hands-on introduction to system performance, this is the book to recommend.
Released on 2010-06-10Categories Business & Economics

Managerial Economics, Second Edition

Managerial Economics, Second Edition

Author: Robert Waschik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135154967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 643

This second edition of a successful textbook builds on the solid grounding of the previous edition and its introduction of the key pillars of game theory into managerial decision-making. Taking an international perspective, the book reflects cutting edge developments in economics such as behavioural economics and auction theory and shows how these can be applied in the workplace.
Released on Categories Transportation

365 Cars You Must Drive

365 Cars You Must Drive

Author: Matt Stone John Matras

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610607996

Category: Transportation

Page:

View: 300

What began as a solution for transportation has evolved into a desire for speed, luxury, personal expression, and freedom. For many, the thrill of the drive has eclipsed the pure utility of the automobile. And the pursuit of that thrill is the driving force behind 365 Cars You Must Drive. From the Ford Model T to the Porsche Carrera GT, there are certain cars that any self-respecting auto enthusiast just has to know—and experience from the driver’s seat. With homage to the greatest cars and good-natured mockery of the strangest, authors Matt Stone and John Matras detail which cars to drive and why, how to get behind the wheel, where to drive them, and who to invite along for the ride. Each entry contains a colorful spec box noting the car's claim to fame, a Did You Know? factoid, the author's clever suggestions for "The Perfect Passenger" and the "Soundtrack" coming out of the speakers, Behind the Wheel notes, and a "Perfect Drive" for the marque or model covered. Engine details, production information, the price when it debuted and the collectible price now - all of it adds up to at-a-glance fun reading to go with informative essays on each car, archival and full-color photos, and more. See Motorbooks author Matt Stone interviewed by Jay Leno on JayLenosGarage.com: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/jays-book-club-matt-stone/1164286/
Released on 2004Categories Engineering

Excel Senior High School

Excel Senior High School

Author: Peter Metcalfe

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 174125051X

Category: Engineering

Page: 363

View: 662

This book contains coverage of the HSC Modules of the HSC Engineering Studies course, as well as material relevant to Year 12 students of similar courses in other States, such as the Engineering Technology course in Queensland. (From back cover).
Released on 2018-12-31Categories Technology & Engineering

Spectacular Flops

Spectacular Flops

Author: Michael Brian Schiffer

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781733376945

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

View: 439

Many technologies begin life as someone's vision of an ambitious, perhaps audacious, technology that is expected to have a revolutionary impact on consumers-whether families, companies, or societies. However, if this highly touted technology fails "prematurely" at some point in its life history, it becomes a spectacular flop. Employing a behavioral perspective, this book presents a sample of twelve spectacular flops encompassing the past three centuries-ranging from the world's first automobile to the nuclear-powered bomber. Because technologies may fail from many different causes, spectacular flops pose a special challenge to the author's long-term project of furnishing generalizations about technological change. Instead of constructing generalizations that apply to all spectacular flops, this book provides limited generalizations that pertain to particular groups of technologies bounded by parameters such as "long-term development projects" and "one-off projects." The reader need have no prior familiarity with the technologies because basic principles are introduced as needed.
Released on 2018-10-05Categories Technology & Engineering

Hot Stamping of Ultra High-Strength Steels

Hot Stamping of Ultra High-Strength Steels

Author: Eren Billur

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319988702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 245

View: 671

Providing a comprehensive overview of hot stamping (also known as ‘press hardening’), this book examines all essential aspects of this innovative metal forming method, and explores its various uses. It investigates hot stamping from both technological and business perspectives, and outlines potential future developments. Individual chapters explore topics such as the history of hot stamping, the state of the art, materials and processes employed, and how hot stamping is currently being used in the automotive industry to create ultra-high-strength steel components. Drawing on experience and expertise gathered from academia and industry worldwide, the book offers an accessible resource for a broad readership including students, researchers, vehicle manufacturers and metal forming companies.
Released on 2021-07-28Categories Transportation

Ford Cars

Ford Cars

Author: David Rowe

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787117990

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 479

Ford cars can be found all over the world, and vintage models appear at most classic car shows. This book helps to identify the models sold by Ford of Britain, and provides detailed information on each model, with technical specifications, original colour photographs, and lists the colour schemes that were available. Continuing this popular series covering classic British cars, David Rowe now turns his keen eye to the British Ford models. He is well placed to do so, having worked at two Ford dealerships over a 30-year period and has driven many of the models covered by this book.
Released on 2021-10-21Categories Transportation

The book of the Lamborghini Murciélago

The book of the Lamborghini Murciélago

Author: Thillainathan Pathmanathan

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781787118126

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 341

The wedge-shaped V12 Lamborghini flagships were always spectacular – in shape, sound and performance.The Murciélago was an evolution of the Countach and the Diablo, and was as iconic in its time as its illustrious predecessors were in theirs. This book examines the Murcielago in detail, while casting a look back through Lamborghini’s troubled history, to understand how the Murciélago came into being. Ferrucio Lamborghini, Patrick Minram, Megatech, Chrysler, and finally VW-Audi, all played their part in the birth of this modern classic. The book touches on the people and organisations involved in the production of this iconic car, before examining each of the model variants, and discusses the joys and tribulations of ownership.
Released on 2012-05-17Categories Transportation

2013 Collector Car Price Guide

2013 Collector Car Price Guide

Author: Ron Kowalke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440230202

Category: Transportation

Page: 784

View: 644

The Authority for Collector Car Pricing With 784 pages of pricing at your fingertips, 2013 Collector Car Price Guide is the ultimate resource for car hobbyists. Whether you’re looking to find a price on a blue ribbon show car, or a beater station wagon, you can find out what it’s worth, and what people are paying for it, in the most comprehensive price guide on the market.Inlcudes: • More than 250,000 accurate price listings from 1901 to 2005 • Exclusive 1 to 6 condition grading places values in all conditions, from show car to parts car • covers every mass-produced U.S. car • Domestic cars, light trucks, and select imported cars and trucks