Car And Driver

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Fifty Years With Car And Driver

Author: Marty Padgett
Editor: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 1933231009
Size: 17,46 MB
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"50 Years with Car and Driver commemorates the golden anniversary of the most popular car magazine on the planet. But more than that, 50 Years with Car and Driver tells the story of the American automobile and how the editors of the magazine witnessed that history and reported on it, firsthand. A look at how Car and Driver evolved from its beginnings as Sports Cars Illustrated, in the able hands of great automotive journalists such as Ken Purdy and John Christy, and then came into it own as the musclecar era of the Sixties dawned. Writers such as David E. Davis, Jr., Brock Yates and Patrick Bedard helped to craft a literary car magazine that drew as much inspiration from Tom Wolfe's writing as it did from the great cars of the day." "Through the Seventies the magazine's reputation solidified as the technical authority on new cars, and the literary tradition continued with such writers as Don Sherman and author P.J. O'Rourke." "Throughout the Eighties, the magazine prospered even when its writers went off the deep end - literally, getting stranded in Mexico during a Baja comparison test. Car and Driver watched over the virtual rebirth of the American car during that decade, with the renaissance at Ford through the Taurus and the revival of the Corvette, while keeping its lock on the strongest feature writing in the auto magazines with stories like Brock Yates's thirty-years-past observance of the death of James Dean." "The Nineties saw Car and Driver continue its leadership as the world's largest-selling automotive magazine. From the introduction of the Acura NSX and the Mazda Miata to the brand-new Mustangs and Corvettes that have come in just the past years, Car and Driver has been the authority that readers trust when it comes to 0-60 times, road tests and reviews." "Fifty Years with Car and Driver combines classic stories from the magazine, commentary by former staffers including the author, vintage and modern photos of the hottest and most important cars reviewed by the magazines, as well as stories from behind the scenes - with all the attitude, expertise and visual excitement readers have come to expect from the magazine itself."--BOOK JACKET.

Learning Swift Programming

Author: Jacob Schatz
Editor: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0133961141
Size: 17,50 MB
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Get started fast with Swift programming for iOS and OS X Learning Swift Programming is a fast-paced, hands-on introduction to writing production-quality iOS and OS X apps with Apple’s new programming language. Written for developers with previous experience in any other modern language, this book explains Swift simply and clearly, using relevant examples that solve realistic problems. Author Jacob Schatz’s popular Skip Wilson video tutorials on YouTube have already helped thousands of Apple developers get started with Swift. Now, he helps you take full advantage of Swift’s advanced design, remarkable performance, and streamlined development techniques. Step-by-step, you’ll move from basic syntax through advanced features such as closures and generics–discovering helpful tips and tricks along the way. After you’ve mastered Swift’s building blocks and learned about its key innovations, a full section of case studies walks you through building complete apps from scratch. Compare Swift with Objective-C, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and C Collect data with arrays and dictionaries, and store it with variables and constants Group commonly-used code into functions for easy reuse Structure your code with enums, structs, and classes Use generics to get more done with less code Write closures to share small blocks of functionality Use optionals to write more robust, crash-resistant, and cleaner code Integrate existing Objective-C code into new Swift apps Program on the bit and byte level with advanced operators Implement efficient design patterns with protocols and delegates Create animated 2D games with SpriteKit, and 3D games with SceneKit Contents at a Glance 1 Getting Your Feet Wet Building Blocks of Swift Optionals: A Gift to Unwrap Tuples Number Types and Converting Between Them Coming to Swift from Objective-C and C 2 Collecting Data Using Arrays Modifying Arrays Using Dictionaries 3 Making Things Happen: Functions Defining Functions More on Parameters 4 Structuring Code: Enums, Structs, and Classes Enums Structs 5 Making a Game Building a User Interface (UI) The Action-Packed View Controller 6 Reusable Code: Closures What Are Closures? Closures in Other Languages How Closures Work and Why They’re Awesome 7 Subscripts and Advanced Operators Writing Your First Subscript Bits and Bytes with Advanced Operators Customizing Operators Making Your Own Operators Bits and Bytes in Real Life 8 Protocols Writing Your First Protocol Animizable and Humanizable Delegation Protocols as Types Protocols in Collections Optional Chaining 9 Becoming Flexible with Generics The Problem That Generics Solve 10 Games with SpriteKit Setting Up the Project The Start Screen Dangerous Ground A Hero to the Rescue Enemies in Motion Spawned Obstacles Smashing Physics 11 Games with SceneKit Creating DAE Files Creating a New SceneKit Project Your SceneKit Files Making the Game Bridging the Gap to Objective-C 12 Apps with UIKit Application Types Loading a Table View Loading Data from a URL

Safe Driving For Pleasure

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Editor: Caffman
ISBN: 0955863201
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In The Company Of Cars

Author: Dr Sarah Redshaw
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485722
Size: 14,54 MB
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It has long been accepted that the social and cultural meanings of the car far exceed the practical need for mobility. This book marks the first attempt to contribute to road safety, considering, in depth, these meanings and the cultures of driving that are shaped by them. In the Company of Cars examines the perspectives that young people have on cars, and explores the broader social and cultural meanings of the car, the potential it is supposed to fulfil, and the anticipated benefits it offers to young drivers. From focus-group research conducted in Australia, the book takes up the views of young people on a range of topics, from media to car use to gender performance. The author looks at the ways in which driving has been defined by articulations of the car that emphasize valued features of the car-driver, such as gender, youthfulness, status, age, power, raciness, sexiness, ruggedness and competitiveness. The book takes a global perspective on mobility, considering the impact of cars and road safety policy on quality of life, and the value and significance of other modes of travel, in a range of countries.

Lauren Fix S Guide To Loving Your Car

Author: Lauren Fix
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429991278
Size: 12,43 MB
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Lauren Fix's straight-forward, clear and fun advice makes caring for your car easy so you can actually enjoy driving and owning one. With Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car, you'll soon be a confident, knowledgeable car owner who knows what is important in taking care of your car. With Lauren Fix on your side, you'll know: *How to select the best car for your lifestyle--and safest car for your family *Essential and easy maintenance for your car *What to have ready in case of a crash or emergency *Driving tips for all kinds of weather and traffic conditions *How to talk to your car mechanic in language you can both understand *How to master easy car repairs--and which repairs to avoid *Much more! Lauren Fix is the ideal resource for all car-related questions, and Lauren Fix's Guide to Loving Your Car is full of tips and inside knowledge to keep you in the know and your car on the road.

Hyperbodies

Author: Kas Oosterhuis
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764369699
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Hyperbodies are buildings and environments which can continuously change shape and content. The mutations of such buildings depend on the input coming from their user as well as from the surroundings. This interaction between user and building is determined by a data flow which the hyperbody uses and converts into a "hypersurface" structure, which then alters our perception of space in and around the hyperbody. The architect programs this interaction and can thereby define the specific character of the building. In this book, the author provides a concise overview of this latest digital tool. Kaas Oosterhuis is Professor at the Technical University Delft and is a well-known Dutch architect.

Car

Author: Gregory Votolato
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780234597
Size: 11,27 MB
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Whether you drool over their horsepower or decry their emissions, the car is an important and ubiquitous part of nearly all of our lives. And the history of their design and the innovations of their technologies can tell us a lot about how our values and attitudes have changed. In this book, Gregory Votolato shows us how and why the automobile has become—since its rise in the late nineteenth century—at once an object of unparalleled popular desire and a hugely problematic emblem of the modern world. Votolato explores the ways that our love-hate relationship with the car has been intimately connected with car design. He tells the story of the rise of the private passenger car and all the psychological, social, and economic functions it has come to serve beyond mere transportation. Introducing readers to the automotive design process, he traces the lifecycle of the car from the drawing board to the scrapyard, offering insights from key figures in the industry, as well as a careful evaluation of the car’s enormous environmental impact. At the same time, he looks at the many cultures tied into the automobile, from drag racing and customizing to the luxury coachcraft of the classic era. Along the way, he takes us for a ride in some of the most famous cars ever to have had their tires inflated, from the Model T to the Tesla. The result is a top-down, thrilling burn through the history of one of our most beloved—and lamented—inventions.

Watch Those Car Guys

Author: Sandy Grasso
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452030863
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WATCH THOSE CAR GUYS Eve used an apple...these guys used steel "Watch Those Car Guys" provides a window into the hectic, fast-moving and free-wheeling world of the automobile business during the post-war period. The absence of standardized factory prices for automobiles provided the dealer with the opportunity to manipulate prices in order to confuse customers. Quick sales by any manner were the primary objective. The pre-war practice of providing good service at fair prices For The purpose of repeat business was all but gone. Marty Stein is transformed from a respectful college sophomore into a devious automobile dealer. The greed and irresponsibility in his life parallels the practices evolving in the automobile business. His fifteen-year journey from a college sophomore to a felon leaves behind a wake that contains scores of deceived and disgruntled customers, a lover who almost dies from a bungled abortion, a son he may never see And The suicide of a trusting friend that was to a large extent Marty's fault.

Driving Like Crazy

Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199836
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling humorist’s tribute to car travel is “a ride worth taking, even for readers who don’t know an oil pan from a frying pan” (The Washington Times). From a veteran of both Car and Driver and National Lampoon magazines, this hilarious book chronicles the golden age of the automobile in America—and takes us on a whirlwind tour of the world’s most scenic and bumpiest roads in trouble-laden cross-country treks, from a 1978 Florida-to-California escapade in a 1956 special four-door Buick sedan, to a thousand-mile effort across Mexico in the Baja 1000 in 1983, to a journey through Kyrgyzstan in 2006 on the back of a Soviet army surplus six-wheel-drive truck. For longtime fans of the celebrated humorist, the collection features a host of O’Rourke’s classic pieces on driving, including “How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink,” about the potential misdeeds one might perform in the front (and back) seat of an automobile; “The Rolling Organ Donors Motorcycle Club,” which chronicles a seven-hundred-mile weekend trip through Michigan and Indiana that O’Rourke took on a Harley Davidson; his brilliant and funny piece from Rolling Stone on NASCAR and its peculiar culture recorded during an alcohol-fueled weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1977; and an hilarious account of a ride from Islamabad to Calcutta in Land Rover’s new Discovery Trek. “Never in neutral, O’Rourke offers laughter on wheels.” —Publishers Weekly “An insightful look not just at the American love affair with cars, but also at one man’s changing outlook on life, all of it fast-paced and over the top . . . Even readers who know nothing about cars and motorcycles will appreciate the joy and hilarity of this book.” —Booklist