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The Story of the Car: The Definitive History of Automobiles
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The Story of the Car: The Definitive History of Automobiles (Hardback)

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Synopsis

From the first horseless carriage to driverless cars, this book is the ultimate visual history of the motor car





Charting over a century of progress - from horseless carriages to driverless vehicles - this is a stunning visual celebration of the motorcar and the romance of the open road.



Beginning with the birth of the internal combustion engine, The Story of the Car explores how this once rare and luxurious status symbol has become an essential part of everyday life. It shows you the ways in which the automobile has influenced breakthroughs in new technology and design, while becoming the focal point of an exhilarating genera of sport.



Taking you on a journey along Route 66, inside the engine of a luxury car, and into the lives of the most successful pioneers of automobile history, the book also explores the possibilities of the "green" motoring, the electric engine, and the uses of AI on the roads of the future.



Combining rarely seen images, insightful biographies. and fascinating features, The Story of the Car illustrates how after more than a century of development, the car still conveys a sense of freedom, excitement, and desire.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesRoad transport industriesTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyHistory of engineering & technologyTransportRoad & motor vehicles: general interestMotor cars: general interestTransportTransport technology & tradesAutomotive technology & trades Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd Publication Date: 07/04/2022 ISBN-13: 9780241471272  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Giles Chapman (consultant) is an award-winning journalist and author of more than 40 books on cars and motoring - including the internationally best-selling The Car Book (2011) and The Classic Car Book (2016). He was editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and has contributed to dozens of major newspapers and magazines over the last 35 years. Jodie Kidd (spokesperson) is a television presenter, racing driver, and model. Her love of motoring led her to a successful career as a Maserati racing driver, competing at some of Europe's most prestigious racing circuits in the Maserati Trofeo Series. She has also served as an ambassador for BMW and competed in the famous Gumball 3000 rally.

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