How Cars Work

  • Filename: how-cars-work.
  • ISBN: 0966862309
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Tom Newton
  • Publisher:

How Cars Work is a completely illustrated primer describing the 250 most important car parts and how they work. This mini test book includes wonderfully simple line drawings and clear language to describe all the automotive systems as well as a glossary, index, and a test after each chapter. How Cars Work provides the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to help a reader talk intelligently with mechanics understand shop manuals, and diagnosis car problems. Tom Newton guides the reader with a one topic per page format that delivers information in bite size chunks, just right for teenage boys. How Cars Work was the most stolen book at Kennedy High School in Richmond California! Teachers like our title and so do librarians. The History channel, Modern Marvels-2000, Actuality Productions, Inc is using How Cars Work to train staff for a documentary on automobiles.

How Cars Work

  • Filename: how-cars-work.
  • ISBN: 0762447265
  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Number of pages: 22
  • Author: Nick Arnold
  • Publisher: Running Press Kids

Introduces basic components of a car, explains how they are built, and provides examples of their purposes, timelines for each part's history, and instructions for how to use the enclosed construction materials.

Gretchen Asks How Do Cars Work

  • Filename: gretchen-asks-how-do-cars-work.
  • ISBN: 9781438928869
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Author: Angel Neuschwander
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

Gretchen is a seven-year-old girl who loves to explore the world around her. Her best friend and cat, Lucy, joins her on her many adventures. Together they always find new things to learn about. In this story, Gretchen wonders what makes the wheels of a car turn. Her mother explains how power for the car is made. They will discover that a car works a lot like a bike. Join Gretchen and Lucy as they learn how a car works.

How Electric and Hybrid Cars Work

  • Filename: how-electric-and-hybrid-cars-work.
  • ISBN: 9781433995637
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Nick Hunter
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

Electric and hybrid cars use less fuel than conventional cars-but fuel economy is only one consumer consideration when choosing a new vehicle. Speed, cost, and even convenience also play a role, even if these aspects of a car mean it's less eco-friendly. Full-color photographs of hybrid engines, batteries, and solar-powered cars will draw readers in while they learn about this fascinating new car technology. Including accessible explanations of the greenhouse effect, carbon emissions, and the creation and use of fuel, the main content will help readers shape an informed opinion about the many positives and negatives about electric and hybrid cars. Readers will gather even more knowledge from sidebars focusing on specific topics and conservation information from fact boxes offering important ecological points of view.

How Do Hybrid Cars Work

  • Filename: how-do-hybrid-cars-work.
  • ISBN: 9781604134766
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Richard Hantula
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Discusses how these machines work, the science behind the energy they make, and what the use of hybrid cars means for the planet. Features full-color photographs and illustrations.

Car Science

  • Filename: car-science.
  • ISBN: 9781405343053
  • Release Date: 2008-09-12
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Richard Hammond
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond is in the driving seat for this turbo-charged tour through the nuts and bolts of car technology. Underneath the bonnet of every car there’s a lot of fast, furious, and spectacular science going on. G-force, combustion, power, you name it, a car’s got it. Help your child discover all about the science of cars in this explosive tour. Find out how cars revolutionised the world, see how a car functions with jaw-dropping diagrams, cutaway drawings and cool graphics. Steer to the fundamental science behind the mechanics and then sit back for an exciting look into the future of minimal emissions, maximum fun. PLUS, find great things your child will love to make and do!

The Car Hacker s Handbook

  • Filename: the-car-hacker-s-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9781593277031
  • Release Date: 2016-03-24
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Craig Smith
  • Publisher: No Starch Press

“The world needs more hackers, and the world definitely needs more car hackers. We’re all safer when the systems we depend upon are inspectable, auditable, and documented—and this definitely includes cars.” —Chris Evans, from the Foreword “By turns funny, scary, and intriguing, The Car Hacker's Handbook is a practical guide for tinkerers and a fantastic overview for people who want to know what's going on when they strap themselves into a multi-ton, high-speed computer.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing “The Car Hacker’s Handbook describes, in meticulous detail, how your car’s components talk both to one another and to diagnosticians—outlining all the ways good and bad guys can modify or attack the systems.” —The Wall Street Journal Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more ­convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving ­millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern ­vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and ­between devices and systems. Then, once you have an understanding of a ­vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ­ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker’s Handbook will show you how to: -Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle -Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals -Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems -Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems -Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems -Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques -Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely If you’re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, makeThe Car Hacker’s Handbook your first stop.


  • Filename: revv.
  • ISBN: 0975227556
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Mark J. Morey-Hype
  • Publisher:

Popular Mechanics Complete Car Care Manual

  • Filename: popular-mechanics-complete-car-care-manual.
  • ISBN: 158816439X
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 346
  • Author: Leonello Calvetti
  • Publisher: Hearst Books

One of Popular Mechanics' most successful books gets a complete tune-up, with 64 extra pages and more than 90 projects, all clearly marked by level. So now owners will be able to hush those squeaks, replace the U-joints, and change their own oil and filter. For more than 100 years, the editors of Popular Mechanics have been providing car enthusiasts with the skills and confidence they need to keep their vehicles running right and looking great. And this update to the magazine's popular car care manual gives owners more essential information than ever. It's absolutely crucial for anyone who wants to know the automobile's basic components, from the engine to the electronic systems, and to understand how they work, what can go wrong, and how to make repairs. Find out how to maintain and replace windshield washers, fix steering wander and faulty cruise control, and purge bad smells from the interior. Get smart advice on how to pass emission inspection and find service data online. And because car owners want their ride to look as good as it works, there are even instructions for removing bumper stickers, tinting windows, and adding pinstripes.

How Do Formula One Race Cars Work

  • Filename: how-do-formula-one-race-cars-work.
  • ISBN: 9781467796828
  • Release Date: 2016-02-01
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Buffy Silverman
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications

Formula One race cars are fast and sleek. They zoom around the racetrack. But how do these cars go so fast? And how do drivers stay safe? This title offers an exciting look at Formula One race cars, including how they work, the special equipment they need, and how they take the corners at blinding speeds. Explaining everything from the tires to the steering wheel and the roaring engine, this book will thrill Formula One fans!

Fast Cars Cool Rides

  • Filename: fast-cars-cool-rides.
  • ISBN: 9780814799314
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Amy L. Best
  • Publisher: NYU Press

Drawing on interviews with over 100 young men and women, and five years of research, the author explores the fast-paced world of kids and their cars. She reveals a world where cars have incredible significance for kids, as a means of transportation and thereby freedom to come and go, as status symbols and as a means to express their identities.

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