Porsche Sounds

  • Filename: porsche-sounds.
  • ISBN: 3943573192
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Dieter Landenberger
  • Publisher: Earbooks



Porsche, the legend. From the 356 Roadster to the striking 550 A Spyder, from the much sought-after 911 Carrera RS to the 911 Targa up to the latest 919 Hybrid. With a wealth of stunning photos and inspiring text this lavishly illustrated volume provides an insight into the fascinating history of premium motor engineering and outstanding design. Published in cooperation with the Historical Archives of Porsche AG it showcases the milestones and the most breath-taking moments in Porsche's history. Also the topic emotion doesn't come short: Audiophile automotive enthusiasts will find a CD with the original engine sounds of the most notable Porsche vehicles. As sexy as a 911 - book, audio-visual library and design piece all in one.

The Complete Book of Porsche 911

  • Filename: the-complete-book-of-porsche-911.
  • ISBN: 9780760339398
  • Release Date: 2011-10-22
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Randy Leffingwell
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International



Born in the Bohemian town of Maffersdorf on September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche displayed unparalleled automotive engineering genius from his earliest years. Following stellar work at Austro-Daimler, as well as with his own engineering firm, he formed his own automobile company after World War II, developing a line of sports cars which culminated in the fabled 911, the ultimate expression of Porsche’s original vision for the perfect sports car. The Complete Book of Porsche 911 provides a model-by-model overview for each year of the 911’s production, from the original 901 prototype to the current models. In addition to production cars, the book includes all of the factory's racing, prototype, and special-production cars illustrated with both current and archival photography. This book is the ultimate single-volume resource for the 911 aficionado.

Porsche Turbo

  • Filename: porsche-turbo.
  • ISBN: 9781627887922
  • Release Date: 2015-10-23
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Randy Leffingwell
  • Publisher: Motorbooks



Celebrate the rebirth of the world's most stunning high-performance automobile. Porsche made history when it brought turbocharging to the racing world in the form of the 917. When strict regulations regarding engine displacement took away the option of bigger engines, manufacturers turned to forced induction. In its wildest trim, the original 12-cylinder turbocharged Porsche racing engine yielded as much as 1,400 horsepower! Porsche's official philosophy was that racing cars must have a connection to street cars, so it was preordained that Porsche would eventually produce a turbocharged version of its air-cooled flat-six cylinder engine. The resulting 930 Turbo appeared in the spring of 1975 in Europe. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour took a scant 5.5 seconds, and its top speed was 155 miles per hour. The Turbo's distinctive rear wing let the world know that this was something very special. It was nothing less than the rebirth of the high-performance automobile. At a time when the big-block engines in America's so-called "muscle cars" were putting out 180 horsepower and the engines in exotic supercars weren't much more ambitious, the lightweight Porsche was a genuine rocket. Porsche Turbo: The Inside Story of Stuttgart's Turbocharged Road and Race Cars celebrates Porsche's five decades of turbocharged supercar performance, both on the track and on the street. It covers all of the major racing cars as well as the turbocharged street cars, including the 930, 935, 924, 944, 968, 911, and Cayenne Panamera. Don't let this one fly past you!

Porsche

  • Filename: porsche.
  • ISBN: 0760340161
  • Release Date: 2011-03-07
  • Number of pages: 348
  • Author: Randy Leffingwell
  • Publisher: Motorbooks



No other sports car has had a run like Porsche’s, on the street or on the world’s racetracks. This richly illustrated volume tells the story of that fabled marque. Renowned automotive writer and photographer (and Porsche aficionado) Randy Leffingwell focuses his lens on each important model from the first 356 to today’s Cayman and 911. His pictures, in-depth analyses of each car and its context, and interviews with key personnel comprise a complete, compelling, and often revealing history of the world’s premier name in sports cars.

The Mclaren P1

  • Filename: the-mclaren-p1.
  • ISBN: 3791382497
  • Release Date: 2016-04
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Andrew Frankel
  • Publisher:



The definitive guide to the McLaren P1(tm), celebrating the launch of the McLaren P1(tm) GTR and detailing the high-tech aerodynamics and exquisite engineering McLaren has used to design and produce this dream car. The McLaren name is synonymous with high-performance supercars. The McLaren F1, launched in 1992, was considered the pinnacle of supercar production, and McLaren has now raised the bar yet again with the introduction of the groundbreaking McLaren P1(tm). Testament to the car's engineering excellence derived from 50 years of motorsport success, production of the McLaren P1(tm), limited to just 375 cars, was sold out in only three months, with each costing $1.15 Million. A track-only version, the McLaren P1(tm) GTR, was unveiled in 2014 and offered only to owners of the McLaren P1(tm). Ownership of the most extreme model ever produced by McLaren includes membership of the exclusive McLaren P1(tm) GTR Driver Programme. In this fascinating story of innovation and achievement, Andrew Frankel takes readers inside the McLaren Technology Centre to reveal how the company designed a hybrid racing machine that achieved unheard of efficiency on both the road and track. Frankel, who has been granted unprecedented access to the team behind the car, brings to life each step of its development, from engineering and testing to marketing, selling, and the customization of limited editions by the McLaren Special Operations team. Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written, this book reveals the inside story of the greatest supercar ever built.

What If

  • Filename: what-if.
  • ISBN: 9780544272996
  • Release Date: 2014-09-02
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

Do Not Sell At Any Price

  • Filename: do-not-sell-at-any-price.
  • ISBN: 9781451667073
  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Amanda Petrusich
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



“A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records” (Los Angeles Times), Do Not Sell at Any Price is a fascinating, complex story of preservation, loss, obsession, and art. Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened to music on fragile, 10-inch shellac discs that spun at 78 revolutions per minute. While vinyl has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, rare and noteworthy 78rpm records are exponentially harder to come by. The most sought-after sides now command tens of thousands of dollars, when they’re found at all. Do Not Sell at Any Price is the untold story of a fixated coterie of record collectors working to ensure those songs aren’t lost forever. Music critic and author Amanda Petrusich considers the particular world of the 78—from its heyday to its near extinction—and examines how a cabal of competitive, quirky individuals have been frantically lining their shelves with some of the rarest records in the world. Besides the mania of collecting, Petrusich also explores the history of the lost backwoods blues artists from the 1920s and 30s whose work has barely survived and introduces the oddball fraternity of men—including Joe Bussard, Chris King, John Tefteller, and others—who are helping to save and digitize the blues, country, jazz, and gospel records that ultimately gave seed to the rock, pop, and hip-hop we hear today. From Thomas Edison to Jack White, Do Not Sell at Any Price is an untold, intriguing story of the evolution of the recording formats that have changed the ways we listen to (and create) music. “Whether you’re already a 78 aficionado, a casual record collector, a crate-digger, or just someone…who enjoys listening to music, you’re going to love this book” (Slate).

Look Me in the Eye

  • Filename: look-me-in-the-eye.
  • ISBN: 9781742745909
  • Release Date: 2011-08-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: John Elder Robison
  • Publisher: Random House Australia



'... as heartfelt a memoir as one could find, utterly unspoiled, uninfluenced, and original.' - Augusten Burroughs A New York Times and Australian bestseller, Look Me In The Eye tells of a child's heartbreaking desperation to connect with others, and his struggle to pass as 'normal' -- a struggle that would continue into adulthood. By the time he was a teenager, John Elder Robison's odd habits -- such as a tendency to obsessively dismantle radios and dig five-foot holes (and stick his little brother in them) -- had earned him the label 'social deviant'. No guidance came from his mother, who conversed with light fixtures, or his father, who spent the evenings drinking. Small wonder Robison gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on. It was not until he was forty that an insightful therapist told Robison he had the form of autism called Asperger's syndrome, transforming the way Robison saw himself -- and the world. Look Me In The Eye is Robison's moving and blackly funny story of growing up with Asperger's syndrome at a time when the diagnosis didn't even exist. A born storyteller, Robison takes us inside the head of a boy whom teachers and other adults regarded as defective and who still has a peculiar aversion to using people's given names (he calls his wife Unit Two). He also provides a fascinating angle on the younger brother he left at the mercy of their nutty parents -- the boy who would grow up to write Running with Scissors. Above all, you'll marvel at the way Robison overcame the restrictions of Asperger's to gain the connection he always craved: as a husband and father.

The Sound of Thunder

  • Filename: the-sound-of-thunder.
  • ISBN: 9780330473088
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



The second novel in Wilbur Smith's The Courtneys series, The Sound of Thunder is a powerful story of family tragedy set against the backdrop of the ravages of the Second Boer War. 'Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own - and now, again, they were pitted against each other . . .' Sean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds returns from the wildnerness a rich man - until he is robbed by the Boers of his wagons, his gold and the girl he loves. A grim homecoming finds his country in the cruel grip of war. But in the bloody days ahead, conflicts within his family will prove far more bitter than any fought on the veld . . .

Porsche 911 Red Book 3rd Edition

  • Filename: porsche-911-red-book-3rd-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780760347607
  • Release Date: 2015-06-08
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Patrick Paternie
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International



Take hold of the ultimate reference resource on one of the world's most loved and respected sports cars. Porsche's 911, one of the most iconic sports cars in the world, is also one of the most sought-after collectible sports cars. Potential buyers, collectors, historians, and armchair enthusiasts crave all the details that, in sum, make up the 911's DNA. Porsche 911 Red Book provides all of the critical information enthusiasts need and offers it in a convenient, portable package that can be carried to concours, auctions, club events, or anywhere that quick reference to accurate data is required. From the first 911 of 1964 to today's technologically advanced, class-leading sports car, Porsche 911 Red Book offers all the data and detail desired by 911 fans. It provides an in-depth look at all the 911 versions including the Turbos, GT cars, and the limited-production specials that have collectively forged the 911 legend over the past 50-plus years.

The Book with No Pictures

  • Filename: the-book-with-no-pictures.
  • ISBN: 9780698176751
  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: B.J. Novak
  • Publisher: Penguin



A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

John Surtees

  • Filename: john-surtees.
  • ISBN: 0992820928
  • Release Date: 2014-09-15
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: John Surtees
  • Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited



This long-awaited book is a photographic memoir by the only man to have won World Championships on motorcycles and in cars. Containing nearly 300 photographs from Surtees' own collection as well as from the world's finest motorsport picture libraries, this major book presents a complete visual record of Surtees' life accompanied by fascinating commentary written in collaboration with co-author Mike Nicks. Chapters of particular interest are those covering Surtees's formative years and the extraordinary 1960 season in which he raced both motorcycles and cars, winning two World Championships on MV Agusta bikes as well as taking second place for Lotus in the British GP, which was only his second Formula 1 race. Royalties from sales of the book will go to the Henry Surtees Foundation, which was set up to honour the memory of John's son Henry, who was killed in a freak accident at Brands Hatch in 2009. - The early years (up to 1952): a childhood around motorcycle racing, apprenticeship with Vincent, then racing a Vincent Grey Flash. - Getting established (1953-55): Moving on to ride mainly Manx Nortons, he did 86 races in one year, and in 1955 achieved his first grand prix win, in the 250cc Ulster GP on an NSU. - The glory years (1956-60): dominating top-level motorcycle racing for five years with Italian team MV Agusta, taking seven World Championship titles on 500cc and 350cc bikes. - The remarkable year of bikes and cars (1960): overlapping his last year of motorcycle racing with 17 car races, including four F1 World Championship events. - Ferrari driver (1963-66): established in cars, he joined Ferrari, winning his first race â?? the Sebring 12 Hours for sports cars â?? and the following year becoming F1 World Champion. - Can-Am champion (1966): after recovery from a huge crash in a Lola T70 sports car and acrimonious departure from Ferrari, he bounced back in North America to win the spectacular Can-Am series. - Turning Japanese (1967-68): Honda invited Surtees to develop and drive its F1 cars for two years, with victory in the Italian GP at Monza the highlight. - Becoming a constructor (1969-78): going into single-seater racing, including F1, with Team Surtees and cars of his own manufacture; Mike Hailwood won the European F2 Championship in 1972. - The latter years (1978 onwards): fully active on the historic scene as a restorer and driver of motorcycles and cars, then nurturing son Henry's career until the tragic accident. Royal Automobile Club shortlist of contenders for Motoring Book of the Year!

Porsche 911 Red Book 1965 2004

  • Filename: porsche-911-red-book-1965-2004.
  • ISBN: 076031960X
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Patrick Paternie
  • Publisher:



This is the essential pocket reference on the world's most recognizable sports car. This book furnishes all you need to know about the original performance, appearance, and options of any Porsche 911. This is your one-stop 911 technical specification reference! Chapters are devoted to each 911 model year, putting all of the data at your fingertips. Complete listings of chassis and engine serial numbers trace the 911's production history, color variations, interior appointments, options, and customer racing packages. Factory reference codes for engines and transmissions--the keys to determining any 911's authenticity--are also packed into this handy, compact guide. All production variations for the world market are covered, making this the reference book that every Porsche enthusiast will turn to again and again in their pursuit of excellence.Paperback - 4-1/2"x 7-1/2" - 172 pp - 60 b/w'

Porsche 997 2004 2012

  • Filename: porsche-997-2004-2012.
  • ISBN: 9781845846206
  • Release Date: 2016-07-15
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Author: Adrian Streather
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd



Carrying on Adrian Streather’s tradition of exemplary Porsche 911 technical guides, this book contains everything a 997 owner needs to know, plus a lot more. From engines and transmissions to engine management software – no matter what model of 997, it’s all covered here.

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