La Bizzarra Impresa In Fiat 500 Da Bari A Pechino

Autore: Danilo Elia
Editore: Danilo Elia
ISBN: 8892526405
Grandezza: 38,43 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Due amici programmano un viaggio in auto molto particolare, da Bari a Pechino passando da Vladivostok, e per renderlo ancora più speciale decidono di compierlo con una Fiat 500 del 1973. Un viaggio attraverso due continenti in totale autonomia, con pochi bagagli, un budget limitato e senza alcun supporto tecnico, su di un’auto vecchia di oltre trent’anni. Percorrendo sedicimila chilometri a una media di trenta all’ora, i protagonisti di La bizzarra impresa impiegheranno più di tre mesi per raggiungere la loro meta. Un viaggio in tutta lentezza che darà loro modo di guardarsi attorno e di parlare con la gente, cogliendo l’immagine di un mondo che sta rapidamente cambiando a seguito dei cataclismi politici che ne hanno modificato i confini e le certezze.

The Journeyer

Autore: Gary Jennings
Editore: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429999946
Grandezza: 58,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends offered him a last chance to confess his mendacity, and Marco, it is said, replied "I have not told the half of what I saw and did." Now, in his new novel The Journeyer, Gary Jennings has imagined the half that Marco left unsaid as even more elaborate and adventurous than the tall tales thought to be lies. From the palazzi and back streets of medieval Venice to the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the dangers and rigors of travel along the Silk Road, Marco meets all manner of people, survives all manner of danger, and, insatiably curious, becomes an almost compulsive collector of customs, languages and women. In more than two decades of travel, Marco was variously a merchant, a warrior, a lover, a spy, even a tax collector - but always a journeyer, unflagging in his appetite for new experiences, regretting only what he missed. Here - recreated and reimagined with all the splendor, the love of adventure, the zest for the rare and curious that are Jennings's hallmarks - is the epic account, at once magnificent and delightful, of the greatest real-life adventurer in human history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Great Small Fiats

Autore: Phil Ward
Editore: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845846966
Grandezza: 42,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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In deciding which models to choose for inclusion in this book selected from Fiat's huge inventory, the author concentrated on three criteria - greatness, size and emotion. Where size is an easy parameter to qualify, greatness is more complicated because it is a combination of of both the manufacturer's and the public's opinion. A car that is highly regarded by the public may not have been a commercial success and vice verse. A truly great car is one that works well for both parties. Emotion may be considered to be an element of greatness in that the public's 'love' for a car is a fantastic benefit for a manufacturer and must be treasured. Fiat have made the mistake of 'improving' an icon on several occasions only to find that public opinion went against them. Fortunately Fiat has been magnanimous enough to respond by giving the car buying public more of what it wants. As long as they continue to do so then Fiat's reputation as the world's greatest small car manufacturer is set to continue. The author chose the Topolino as the starting point as the car fulfils all the criteria and it was the first Fiat built in the late 1930s to satisfy the Italian public's new-found desire for mobilisation. The old conventions of car production were turned upside down with the arrival of the 600 which revolutionised car production techniques and maximised on passenger space and performance at minimal cost. These principals continued via a succession of models which include the 500, 850, 126, 127 through to more recent models like the Cinquecento and Seicento. Running in parallel with these 'cheeky' Fiats, this book covers a range of slightly larger cars that were built in huge numbers. Though rather staid in appearance, the 1950s Millecento was family transport for millions of Italians covering three decades, four when the Indian-built cars are included. Similarly the 128, Panda and Uno were 'the' Italian small cars of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Nuova Panda carries the banner to the present day.

Fiat 500

Autore: Fiat
Editore: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847847535
Grandezza: 28,35 MB
Formato: PDF
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A visual history of the FIAT 500, the ultimate lifestyle car that has remained a timeless classic and design legend. Considered to be one of the most popular models in automotive history, the FIAT 500 has become a legend over time. Its innovative features, the original and recognizable design of its bodywork, and its versatility have distinguished it as an automotive icon with enduring appeal. "FIAT 500: The Design Book "is an invitation to embark on a captivating journey through the main milestones of the 500 project: from the first series in the 1960s to the public presentation at the Geneva International Motor Show of the Trepiuno prototype in 2004, of the new 500 and 500C, the 500L through to the 500X. This visually rich and fascinating book explains not only the genesis and "design metamorphosis" of each model, but also their backgrounds, and explores the contributions of the designers who have helped to develop them with innovation and foresight."