Best Job In The World

Author: Matthias Pfannmueller
Editor: Coterie Press Limited
ISBN: 9783952437001
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Valentino Balboni was never just another test-driver. He worked for Automobili Lamborghini, and for over four decades spent most of his time behind the steering wheel. The man himself has long since become a legend. While documenting the heady years he spent working at Lamborghini, this book talks about his colleagues, the disasters and the myths that surround this full speed brand from northern Italy. Balboni will forever be intrinsically linked with the pre-digital era of the Lamborghini brand. In the meantime, Lamborghini has moved on without him into a carbon-fibre age, which is also covered in this 360-page, large format hardback book. For fans of the super cars built in Sant´Agata Bolognese, this extensively researched work, with over 300 rare images and over 100,000 words, is an absolute must. Even learned aficionados of the brand will be surprised by the wealth of information that the author has been able to amass on his journey through the stories of the man who had the "Best job in the World!"

Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years

Author: Stuart Codling
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627887016
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Immerse yourself in this complete guide on Lamborghini's ultimate performance cars. Nearly 50 years ago, upstart high-end sports car manufacturer Lamborghini set the performance car world on its ear with its stunning supercar, the Miura. Wrapped in a svelte Marcello Gandini - designed body and powered by a 350-horsepower V-12, the Miura instantly made every other car look antiquated. In 1974, Lamborghini again shocked the automotive world with the mad Countach (an Italian expression one might utter at the sight of a beautiful woman), another Gandini masterpiece. Wide, low, and menacing, the original Countach completely recalibrated the supercar template. The Diablo replaced the Countach in 1990 and was the last of the Lamborghini supercars under the auspices of the "original" company. Audi acquired the company in 1997 and would bring significant German efficiency to bear, turning out supercars to a new template: the Murielago in 2001, the Gallardo in 2003, the Reventon in 2008, the Aventador in 2011, and, most recently, the appropriately named Huracan. Each one is an ultimate car. Many were collector vehicles from the moment they rolled off the production line. Beneath their stunning bodywork lie chassis and powerplants bristling with the best technology of their respective eras. Lamborghini's latest supercars zip from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds and hit top speeds in excess of 220 miles per hour. Their prices are equally staggering. Lamborghini Supercars 50 Years is devoted exclusively to all of Lamborghini's ultimate performance cars. No enthusiast of these world-class sports cars will want to miss it!

The Two Canberras

Author: Jenny Stewart
ISBN: 9781740276757
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Tackles the core policy dilemmas of our time, from population growth to innovation, from a perspective that is both personal and analytical. The title of the collection reflects the delights and dilemmas of living in a special Australian city.

T S Eliot The Dramatist

Author: Subhas Sarkar
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126905928
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Widely Acclaimed By Eliot Critics Both At Home And Abroad, The Book Has Been Mentioned In Various Reference Books Of International Renown, Such As The Dictionary Of Literary Biography (Gale Research Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1982, Vol. 10, Part-I), The International Authors And Writers Who S Who (International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, May 2000), A History Of Indian English Literature By M.K. Naik (Sahitya Akademi, 1982), Indian Journal Of American Studies (Vol. 18, No. 2, 1988), T.S. Eliot Centenary Number (American Studies Research Centre) And Various Other Books Of Reference.Professor Dame Helen Gardner From Oxford Wrote In 1974: I Have Read Your Book Now. It Seems To Me Well-Informed And Sensible And Sympathetic To Eliot S Aims While Recognizing His Defects As A Playwright. I Feel At Least Until The Letters Are Published, There Is Not A Great Deal More To Say. Dr. W.M. Merchant Of Exeter University Describes This Study As: Astonishing And Meticulous. Professor Amalendu Bose Says: The Present Work, Fruit Of Several Years Of Concentrated Study, Will Intensify The Eliot Admirer S Response As Much To The Poetry-Drama Relationship In The Master S Work As To The Variety And Beauty Of The Dramas Themselves. Professor K. Viswanatham Of Andhra University Wrote In 1973: I Am Sure Every Student Of Eliot Drama Will Look Into Your Book. It Is Scrupulously, Compellingly Documented.

True Police Stories Of The Strange Unexplained

Author: Ingrid P. Dean
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738730912
Size: 13,45 MB
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Early one evening, I was patrolling alone and decided to stop a vehicle with its taillight out. I had no way of knowing that this seemingly routine decision would lead to a strange twist of fate years later. . . These true, first-hand accounts from law enforcement officials across the nation reveal how intuition, apparitions, UFOs, prophetic dreams, and other forces beyond our understanding have impacted them in the course of duty. The weird and unexplained experiences in this book take place in the midst of the death-defying gun battles, thrilling rescues, and heart-searing tragedies that police officers face every day—and reveal the fascinating inner lives of the heroic men and women behind the badge.

89 Walls

Author: Katie Pierson
ISBN: 9781940014555
Size: 16,11 MB
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Lotus Esprit

Author: Jeremy Walton
Editor: Coterie Press Limited
ISBN: 9781902351247
Size: 12,72 MB
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Lotus Esprit: The Official Story is the inside story of Britain's best loved supercar from it's development in the early 1970's right through to the 21st century. That the Esprit ever appeared in the showroom, never mind set a record for British sportscar continuous production from 1976-2004, is a story straight from the Lotus era. How Colin Chapman labored alongside Italian designer and fellow genius Giorgetto `Giorgio' Giugiaro to bring the first show Esprits to life, is just one of the stories unveiled by Jeremy Walton's research. The Esprit, in all its Lotus Type numbers and derivatives from the very first Type 79 onwards, is revealed in this seriously comprehensive book. A total of under 11,000 Esprits were made in it's 28 year production span, which means that some models had production numbers of less than 100 and have therefore become extremely collectable. Supremely agile and rapid Esprits such as the Sport 300 and V8 350 are examined in all their 160 to 175 mph glories - along with the race track inspired Esprit Turbo SCCA, X180R and Type 114 Esprit GT1. As with Walton's acclaimed Lotus Elise title for Coterie, this conscientious Esprit production was enabled only by the full co-operation of Lotus Cars. Once again they gave frank access to their archives as well as their employees. Lotus Esprit The Official Story contains the reminisces of the loyalists and the youngsters who added to their growing reputations when involved in the concept and design of the Esprit, many who are now famous industry figures following a Lotus apprenticeship. The author's trusted participation at every stage in the Esprit's long life is reflected by the openness of all involved. They tell us the real stories behind the car, leaving us with hope of an innovative new Esprit before too long.

Applied Calculus For The Managerial Life And Social Sciences

Author: Soo T. Tan
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305887832
Size: 14,43 MB
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Soo Tan’s APPLIED CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Ninth Edition balances applications, pedagogy, and technology to provide you with the context you need to stay motivated in the course and interested in the material. Accessible for majors and non-majors alike, the text uses an intuitive approach that introduces abstract concepts through examples drawn from common, real-life experiences to which you can relate. It also draws applications from numerous professional fields of interest. In addition, insightful Portfolios highlight the careers of real people and discuss how they incorporate math into their daily work activities. Numerous exercises ensure that you have a solid understanding of concepts before advancing to the next topic. Algebra review notes, keyed to the review chapter Preliminaries, appear where and when you need them. The text’s exciting array of supplements equips you with extensive learning support to help you make the most of your study time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bugaboo Dreams

Author: Topher Donahue
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781897522110
Size: 12,30 MB
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If you're a connoisseur of the high and wild, just hearing the name Bugaboos is enough to make you feverish with wanderlust. Topher Donahue captures not just the landscape but the people and dreams that shape these otherworldly peaks. -John Flinn, Executive Travel Editor, San Francisco Chronicle Bugaboo Dreams is a marvellously detailed account of the evolution of heli-skiing and -hiking in the Canadian Rockies. More importantly, however, it is the story of the remarkable man behind the business, Hans Gmoser, whose passion and commitment to mountain environments led to a lifetime of bringing others to recreate in these places he loved the most. -Rebecca Martin, Executive Director, Expedition Council, National Geographic Society The stars were aligned to create this remarkable story: a vast mountain wilderness of rock spires and undulating glaciers and a visionary individual who inspired others to help transform his Bugaboo dreams into reality. Topher Donahue has captured the tale in an engaging manner that makes for a great read. -Bernadette McDonald, author and former Director of The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals. It was an honour and one of the highlights of my youth to be part of the beginnings of the Bugaboos. Skiing with Hans Gmoser and the wonderful guides who joined him became an indelible experience, not only for the ultimate thrill of skiing in deep powder through the trees and vast open areas of untracked territory, but it also gave me an insight into the true qualities of leadership. Topher Donahue beautifully captures the essence of the experience and the hearts and souls of the pioneers who have made helicopter skiing a passion for so many. -Isadore Issy Sharp, founder, chairman and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Companion to the Order of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure. The tale begins when two childhood friends-Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair-leave postwar Austria and travel to Canada in search of adventure. They stumble upon employment taking skiers across the vast glaciers and through the thick forests of Western Canada. When skiers start asking the immigrant mountaineers if it would be possible to use a helicopter to reach the best high-altitude powder, the two find themselves catapulted into a project brimming with more adventure, success, tragedy and fame than they could have dreamed. Complete with archival and contemporary photos, this is the inside story of the people, thrills, accidents and innovations behind the evolution of a sport from a dangerous, ramshackle and lawless enterprise into a multi-million dollar industry offering reliable access to one of the world's most exciting forms of recreation.

A Crooked Path

Author: Alexander
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540531148
Size: 12,12 MB
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A Crooked Path