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A Flight and A Ferrari

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Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 9352068521
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A Flight and a Ferrari is the true story of a twenty-year-old venturing into unknown pastures in search of a bright future. He travels from Chennai to the United States with just a hundred dollars and a backpack. Hard work, destiny and luck complement each other to guide his path and as he crosses puddles, he also finds stepping stones. A Flight and a Ferrari is all about hard work, learning from experiences and facing some of life’s toughest challenges with confidence. Reviews 1) “Engrossing and inspiring would be the right words to describe this book… feels like the author is sitting across the table and speaking to you.” - V Baskaran, Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee, Indian Olympic Hockey captain & National Coach 2) "Here is a book that motivates all of us to look at our life's journey, learn from the experiences and make sense of it all". -Saravanan Kesavan, Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA 3) “An excellent book. Everyone – student, parent, office goer, and entrepreneur – must read. Motivating and at the same time, very interesting” -K.C.S. Ayyar, Astrologer, Chennai, India.

Born to Fly

Born to Fly Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Ferrari
Editor: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0375890963
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Born to Fly tells the story of eleven-year-old tomboy Bird McGill. Ever since she can remember, Bird has loved flying in small propeller airplanes with her mechanic dad. When the local airstrip is turned into a military flight school, Bird is in heaven. But when a young Japanese American student named Kenji Fujita joins Bird’s class, the entire school seems to be convinced that he’s a spy, or at the very least, that he and his uncle want the Japanese to win. Bird is wary of Kenji, not just because he’s Japanese, but because he steals her flight-related topic for a school report and leaves her to write about the deadly boring local marsh weed. But on Bird’s first trip to the marsh, she and Kenji accidentally discover real spy activity in the area. Bird realizes that Kenji is actually a stand-up guy—and she and Kenji begin an adventure that will shake the town and may even change the future of the United States. Winner of the Dell Yearling Contest

A Flight in Time

A Flight in Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cidney Swanson
Editor: Williams Press
ISBN: 1939543444
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Exposure to a Billionaire

Exposure to a Billionaire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Menke
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630477591
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“Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime” in this whirlwind romance of luxury, passion, and intrigue (Melanie Dobson). Anna St. James’s new job is a dream come true: personal flight attendant to billionaire, Stuart Manning. From Venice to Paris to Mai Khao Beach, she’s visiting the world’s hottest destinations. With access to fabulous haute couture fashions, she’s a star attraction herself at movie premieres and parties around the globe. There’s just one thing missing: the true love she left behind. Tennis pro Cade Williams’s own career was put on hold after a tragic accident. Now on the mend, he understands Anna’s commitments—even if the distance between them is hard to reconcile. So is the question he’s afraid to ask: out of the hundreds of women who’d have done anything to be at Manning’s beck and call . . . why Anna? That’s when Anna’s jet-setting life takes a turbulent detour, and she’s ushered into the shadows of a mysterious new stranger. Realizing that Manning could want more than she’s willing to give, Anna wonders what she must do next, and what’s at risk, to stay true to herself and the man she loves.

The Ferrari Vendetta

The Ferrari Vendetta Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Jay II
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465324186
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"Flamur Vehapi's powerful poetry will leave you pondering our worldlong after you close the book. Whether he is writing about his war-tornchildhood or standing in the rain, his words have staying power.He is a gifted young man wise beyond his years."-Paul Fattig, The Mail Tribune

Gilles Villeneuve: The Life of the Legendary Racing Driver

Gilles Villeneuve: The Life of the Legendary Racing Driver Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerald Donaldson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0753546302
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Gilles Villeneuve: The Life of the Legendary Racing Driver by Gerald Donaldson Summary

Gilles Villeneuve became a legend in his own time, a driver whose skill and daring personified the ideals of Grand Prix racing, the pinnacle of motor sport. With his flamboyantly aggressive, press-on-regardless style in his scarlet Ferrari, he captured the imagination of a vast international audience as no other driver has in recent times.

Let Me Sell You a Ferrari

Let Me Sell You a Ferrari Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Guarino
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476639698
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The moment in 1958 when a sports car-crazed youth in Massachusetts saw his first Ferrari changed his life. The black 250 GT coupe's seductive lines, purposeful air and already hallowed name seized Robert E. Guarino's imagination; just a few years later, he would be selling such cars. And in 1967, with two partners and an investment of just $6,000 apiece, he would open a Ferrari-Porsche-Datsun dealership. This memoir follows his lifelong journey with Ferraris and other remarkable automobiles, as an enthusiast and dealer. Highlights include a nonstop drive from Chicago to Boston in a 308 GTB; rides with important figures like Piero Ferrari at Fiorano and Dario Benuzzi at Mugello; visits to the Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini factories; the horror of watching a delivery truck crash onto a row of new cars; and time at the wheel of such icons as the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona," 250 GTO, 288 GTO and F40.

The Company She Keeps

The Company She Keeps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Georgia Durante
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636117
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A female Goodfellas—the true story of A supermodel turned getaway driver for the mob. All-American beauty Georgia Durante was one of the most photographed models in the country when she married mobster Joe Lamendola. It plunged her into a world she never dreamed of—and one she feared she’d never survive—as a getaway driver for the Mafia and an eyewitness to unspeakable violence, brutality, and murder, as she came to understand the terrifying risk of being married to the Mob.

Dodge Charger

Dodge Charger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Grout
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1681919400
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The Dodge Charger is a slick machine that turns heads wherever it goes. Discover its past and what the future may hold for this famous muscle car with a racing heritage.

Ford GT

Ford GT Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Preston Lerner
Editor: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627887938
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Get the whole story on the car built to beat the world--Ford's GT. Henry Ford II, "the Deuce," wanted a race car capable of winning top-flight sports car events in Europe. Specifically, he wanted to win Le Mans. Ford learned that Enzo Ferrari would consider selling his company and negotiations quickly ensued. But after Ford spent considerable time and money reviewing Ferrari's operations and negotiating with Enzo, Ferrari abruptly backed out of the talks. The Deuce took Ferrari's actions as a personal insult. Word was sent down from on high: beat Ferrari. Ford settled on UK-based Eric Broadley's Lola GT, a cutting-edge car that featured a mid-engine chassis and small-block Ford V-8 power. The Lola GT would morph into the Ford GT. Carroll Shelby helped shape it into the "Mark II" GT40. The result was one of the most legendary wins in racing history: Ford's 1-2-3 sweep of Le Mans in 1966. Ford GT celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ford's iconic victory, providing the detailed back story leading to that historic win, as well as the follow-up win in 1967. The GT40's last two competitive seasons in 1968 and 1969 are also covered, for a complete view of this remarkable era in racing. Author Preston Lerner details the ups and downs of Ford's GT program, accompanied by Shelby American photographer Dave Friedman's historic images. Come re-live one of the most exciting stories in all of racing history!

The Dealer

The Dealer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Ciardella
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1633887561
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When Ferrari of Los Gatos opened, few people could afford an expensive sports car. In 1976, the average annual income was $12,686, and a new home cost about $48,000. Motorists in California could only buy gas on odd or even-numbered days based on the last digit of their license plate, due to the global oil crisis. Times were tough, and people were hesitant to take chances, especially with a car that cost more than a house. At the same time, Brian Burnett and his friend Richard Rivoir had the idea of starting a Ferrari dealership. The Dealer is the story of how one dealership, Ferrari of Los Gatos, fueled the rise of the iconic Italian sports car in the U.S. market on its way to becoming the number one Ferrari dealer in North America. Even Enzo Ferrari himself took notice, flying Brian and the other dealers to Italy to show his appreciation for their success. Customers included movie stars, sports celebrities, entertainers, and some with unusual sources of income and a strong desire for a low profile. Along the way, the two men made friends, enemies, and millions of dollars, only to lose everything in the blink of an eye. Author Jim Ciardella shows readers a part of Ferrari that no one has even seen, with behind-the-scenes stories as told to him by Richard Rivoir and Brian Burnett, their customers and employees, and other North American dealers who all rode high and eventually burned out on selling fast cars.

Antonov 124 Cargo Plane

Antonov 124 Cargo Plane Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Bankston
Editor: Mitchell Lane
ISBN: 1545746680
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Airports welcome planes of all shapes and sizes. Only one attracts crowds wherever it lands. The Antonov 124 was built to carry tanks and helicopters for the Russian military. Today it carries everything from jet engines to trains. It is the biggest working cargo plane in the world.


Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 8184301359
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In this inspirational fiction, Manish Kumar talks about the unlimited power and potential lying dormant in every soul, waiting to be awakened. The moment we become aware of the power within, we stop being a victim of circumstances, get off the autopilot called fate and take control of our life. 'Be your own Pilot' is about the journey of a boy from a small town who realizes his dream of becoming a pilot, learns the lessons of life on the way and goes on to inspire others to follow their dreams. His Flying Instructor implants wisdom into the flying lessons and teaches him to take the flight of faith. The book shows the way – how, by aligning personal desires to the benefit for mankind, it is possible to lead a deeply rich and satisfying life. Using flying as a metaphor, Manish Kumar has penned this extremely enjoyable story. Peppered with the author's insights, this books is sure to touch and inspire you to break the shackles of self-limiting beliefs and to take off in life.

Daring to Fly

Daring to Fly Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Millar
Editor: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 0733647197
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There are significant moments in life that you only really appreciate long after they have passed ... And then there are moments that are so magnificent you understand in an instant that they need to be treasured because the universe is offering you something truly inspiring. Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. Despite the risks, despite the fear, despite life getting in the way. As a child growing up in country Queensland, she had dreamed of a big life. Working as a foreign correspondent gave her that. But it also meant confronting the worst of what humanity can bring - the dead children at Sandy Hook, the sorrow of grieving relatives after the Bataclan theatre terrorist attack and the aftermath of Manchester. Three decades as a journalist witnessing grief and unspeakable tragedy had a cost. And an ever-escalating fear of flying threatened to rob her of her ability to work at all. Back home, in the year that everything stopped, Lisa had a chance to look back. And in the quiet of a world slowed down, she thought hard about the meaning of fear, acknowledged her grief at what she lost and found joy in all that she gained. For that young girl from small-town Kilkivan, who had to push herself to keep going, push herself to conquer her fear, push herself to tell important stories, came the realisation that sometimes all we really need is what we already have. And she shows us that we are all stronger and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for if we just dare to let ourselves fly.

Acoustical Imaging

Acoustical Imaging Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sydney Lees,Leonard A. Ferrari
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441985883
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Acoustical Imaging by Sydney Lees,Leonard A. Ferrari Summary

The contents of this volume are the proceedings of the 23'd International Symposium on Acoustical Imaging which took place 13-16 April, 1997, in Boston, Massachusetts. The first Symposium met 25 years ago. Originally the Symposium met in California, then elsewhere within the United States but beginning in 1988 the Symposia began to meet outside of the United States as welL It is now being held about every eighteen months, alternately in the United States and then outside. The present pattern is to hold one meeting in East Asia, then in the USA, then in Europe and again in the USA However, for scheduling reasons the next Symposium will be in Santa Barbara, California, followed by England and then East Asia. It is to be noted that the Symposium is a free standing institution, not associated with any other organization. Each meeting is the total responsibility of its chairman with the advice of past chairmen. Papers are submitted in response to the call for them and reviewed by an International Scientific Advisory Board . . The quality depends entirely on the response to the calL It is gratifYing to note that the Symposium has attained the status that attracts high quality contributions despite (or perhaps because ot) the loose structure. Two factors that have appeal are that there is only one session and that there is time during the meeting for extensive discussion.

Ferrari: The Passion and the Pain

Ferrari: The Passion and the Pain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Nottage
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008119287
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Ferrari: The Passion and the Pain by Jane Nottage Summary

The inside story of Ferrari’s 1998 Formula 1 season and the team’s battle with McLaren for the World Championship. The Ferrari drivers and key team members reflect on a season of drama, excitement and no little controversy.


Falling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. J. Newman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198217790X
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! A must-read.” —Gillian Flynn “Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow “Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson “Amazing...Intense suspense, shocks, and scares...Chilling.” —Lee Child You just boarded a flight to New York. There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard. What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped. For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die. The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane. Enjoy the flight.

Supersonic Jets

Supersonic Jets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denny Von Finn
Editor: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1612114563
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Supersonic jets travel faster than the speed of sound. These jets are designed to maintain stability and function at very high temperatures. Kids will read about the technology, history, and future of supersonic jets.

The Flight Attendant

The Flight Attendant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Bohjalian
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0385542429
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful thriller about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man—and no idea what happened. • Don't miss the acclaimed HBO Max series! Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police—she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home—Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean-or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home. Look for Chris Bohjalian's new novel, The Lioness!

The Tennis Girl 1 | Erotic Novel

The Tennis Girl 1 | Erotic Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valerie Nilon
Editor: Herpers Publishing Int
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Sabine receives a tennis course on the Baltic Sea from her sports-loving grandmother. At the same time, she is completely not talented in ball sports. She has never had a tennis racket in her hand. She hardly does any sport anyway. After all, she is built very slim and graceful even without movement. But she doesn‘t have the heart to refuse the trip. So she has to hold out for a whole week. Her only hope are the tennis instructors who could save her from boredom. She resolves to seduce the next best with her skin-tight outfits. www.finest-erotica.com

The Sundown Effect

The Sundown Effect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert E. Hill
Editor: Robert E. Hill
ISBN: 0692362134
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Ever wonder who the person is that you are sitting next to on a plane? Sure they are polite and introduce themselves and make small talk, but who are they really? Why are they going on this plane trip? Are they running from something? Are they fleeing their past in search of a better life? Maybe they’re a hitman heading to meet their next victim. Or, maybe they are one of the most powerful people in the world. Of course it could be just some dude heading to a party. But, what if it’s the person you’ve always dreamt about meeting and you fall madly in love with them in the short five-hour flight that you sit next to them? What if falling in love with them puts you in the middle of a deadly cover-up that involves some of the most powerful people in the government. What if what they are trying to cover up could start an epidemic that wipes out mankind?

Long-Range Goals

Long-Range Goals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beau Dure
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597975095
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All over the world, soccer is known as “the Beautiful Game” and is the most popular sport. But in the United States, professional soccer still has a hard time catching on. It has had some successes here. The American Soccer League of the 1920s, Pélé and other international stars in the North American Soccer League's glamorous 1970s, the indoor soccer phenomenon of the 1980s, and the U.S. women's win in the Women's World Cup of 1999 all hinted that the American public is ready to embrace pro soccer. In its short history, Major League Soccer (MLS) has survived and even started to thrive, drawing steady crowds and loyal fans. In Long-Range Goals, Beau Dure profiles teams and players, including D.C. United, the Los Angeles Galaxy, Landon Donovan, Freddy Adu, and Coach Bruce Arena, who are all vital to MLS. Some of the triumphs include an expansion of the league and its ownership group, the contribution of MLS players to a strong U.S. World Cup showing in 2002, and the construction of soccer stadiums nationwide. At the same time, MLS has occasionally stumbled, during costly legal battles with players and seeing two teams fold, but its investors have remained strong, figured out how to make money, and support the league. From the league's formation in 1993 to the David Beckham era, this book reveals all the action on and off the pitch: the politics, the lawsuits, the management of its teams, and the savvy business deals that helped MLS rebound. It also revels in the big personalities of its stars, the grace of its utility players, and the obstacles the league faces in meeting its long-range goals.

Green Races Red

Green Races Red Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eddie Irvine
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007564791
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Originally published in 1997 and now available as an ebook. This edition does not include illustrations. Eddie Irvine is a breath of fresh air in the serious world of Formula 1.

Aviation Logistics

Aviation Logistics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Sales
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749472715
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Aviation Logistics looks at the function of the air cargo business and its role in global supply chains and logistics. As global economies are constantly evolving, the supply chain business with its transport partners must be proactive for the future. Technology and its resulting efficiency and transparency are therefore a central part of this book. Aviation Logistics examines how carriers are coming up with new methods and technologies to improve ground handling and road transport, traceability systems and barcoding, security and screening, and safe delivery of perishable items (such as in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors). Endorsed by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), Aviation Logistics is supplemented with case studies and contributions from a team of experts including Oliver Evans and Stan Wraight, both industry experts. Online resources available: Air Cargo News' Freighter Directory.

Go Like Hell

Go Like Hell Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albert J. Baime
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618822194
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Traces the story of how Henry Ford II endeavored to compete against Enzo Ferrari for dominance in the speed- and style-driven 1960s automobile industry, revealing the pivotal contributions of visionary Lee Iacocca and former racing champion-turned-engineer Carroll Shelby.

Harlequin Presents - March 2019 - Box Set 2 of 2

Harlequin Presents - March 2019 - Box Set 2 of 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dani Collins,Maya Blake,Pippa Roscoe,Rachael Thomas
Editor: Harlequin
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Harlequin Presents - March 2019 - Box Set 2 of 2 by Dani Collins,Maya Blake,Pippa Roscoe,Rachael Thomas Summary

Harlequin® Presents brings you a collection of four new titles! This Presents box set includes: A VIRGIN TO REDEEM THE BILLIONAIRE By Dani Collins Ruthless billionaire Kaine has just given Gisella a shocking ultimatum: use her spotless reputation to save his own or he’ll ruin her family for betraying him! But uncovering sweet Gisella’s virginity makes Kaine want her for so much more than revenge... CROWN PRINCE’S BOUGHT BRIDE Conveniently Wed! By Maya Blake To resolve the royal scandal unintentionally triggered by Maddie, Prince Remi makes her his Queen! But his innocent new bride awakens a passion he’d thought long-buried. And suddenly, their arrangement feels anything but convenient… CLAIMED FOR THE GREEK’S CHILD By Pippa Roscoe To secure his shock heir, Dimitri must make Anna his wife. But the only thing harder than convincing Anna to be his convenient bride, is trying to ignore their red-hot attraction…! SEDUCING HIS CONVENIENT INNOCENT By Rachael Thomas Lysandros has never stopped wanting Rio! A fake engagement to please his family is the perfect opportunity to uncover why she walked away… But Rio’s heart-breaking revelation changes the stakes—now, he wants to give her everything… Be sure to collect Harlequin® Presents’ March 2019 Box Set 1 of 2! Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Unconventional Vehicles

Unconventional Vehicles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Hearst
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452173060
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Think you know vehicles? Think again! Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of 45 of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that have ever existed. Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs. • Filled with history, science, technology, engineering, and interesting bits of trivia, all in one kid-appealing package • Part of the Uncommon Compendiums series • Vehicles range from submersibles to dirigibles. Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who's ever thought, "Why can't I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?" Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age. • Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old, especially those interested in vehicles and engineering • Author Michael Hearst brings his signature verve and humor to this fascinating read. • Young readers will devour all the substantive and silly content in this book, proving definitively that nonfiction is anything but dry. • A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers • You'll love this book if you love books like Cars, Trains, Ships, and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by DK; Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty; and Cool Cars by Quentin Willson.

Rush to Glory

Rush to Glory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Rubython
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762796979
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The greatest duel in FORMULA 1 history: the 1976 season between Austrian Niki Lauda and Britain's James Hunt. As the '75 season ended, Hunt was out of FORMULA 1 racing while Lauda was world champion and the odds-on favorite for ’76 with a year’s contract ahead of him and Enzo Ferrari begging him to sign a multi-year deal. James Hunt, without a drive until Emerson Fittipaldi broke his McLaren contract, grabbed the McLaren drive with both hands and the help of friend John Hogan and Marlboro cigarettes. The result? Two drivers in an epic sixteen-race battle across the globe for the '76 title, ultimately decided by a single point. Fame, wealth, drugs, sex, and the rest of globetrotting 1970s FORMULA 1 racing are encompassed in the Lauda vs. Hunt duel. At the '76 German Grand Prix, Lauda nearly died in a fiery crash, only to emerge six weeks later, severe burns on his face and head, to pursue his rivalry with Hunt. It all came down to the last race, a rain-soaked affair in Japan, where Hunt won the championship by the slimmest possible margin. The book is a study in contrasts during an era of Brut aftershave and disco sex parties. James Hunt, legendary philanderer and FORMULA 1 rock star, versus supernatural racer Niki Lauda, who in '75 set the first sub-seven minute lap around the Ring.

Sputnik Sweetheart

Sputnik Sweetheart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Haruki Murakami
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0375413464
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Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami Summary

Part romance, part detective story, Sputnik Sweetheart tells the story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited love. K is madly in love with his best friend, Sumire, but her devotion to a writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments. At least, that is, until she meets an older woman to whom she finds herself irresistibly drawn. When Sumire disappears from an island off the coast of Greece, K is solicited to join the search party—and finds himself drawn back into her world and beset by ominous visions. Subtle and haunting, Sputnik Sweetheart is a profound meditation on human longing.

A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire

A Virgin to Redeem the Billionaire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dani Collins
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488044325
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He’ll make her pay… Until he learns of her innocence! Self-made billionaire Kaine Michaels has just given Gisella Drummond, daughter of one of New York’s most influential dynasties, a shocking ultimatum: use her spotless reputation to save his own or he’ll ruin her family for betraying him! Kaine knows Gisella wants him, and he knows how much pleasure he can give her! But uncovering sweet Gisella’s virginity makes Kaine want her for so much more than revenge… Turn the page and begin a seductive journey of revenge and desire!

The Toy Museum

The Toy Museum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Roland Langdale
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1800467672
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The Toy Museum by Mark Roland Langdale Summary

Alfie Jolly is 59 and unhappy with his life. More specifically, with his birthdays. You see, none of them have been any good and with his sixtieth on its way, Alfie can’t help but think he’s been wronged. Spur of the moment, Alfie decides he wants to return/recycle all of his old birthdays. The only trick now is to find out how. A trip the North Pole, a chat with Father Christmas, and a flight to Egypt later, Alfie meets Father Birthday who, eventually, agrees to help turn back the clock. Literally. Suddenly Alfie is a child again, reliving each birthday and making new and better memories. Like in 1966 when he and his family travel to Disney World, or go to the fair in 1967 or when he relives the moon landing where the love his life, pretty Suzy Gentry, sits next to him on the sofa. His life is great with dancing again in classes and racing around with his twin, but it isn’t long before shadows start creeping in to this dream childhood of never-ending birthdays. Is it a case of be careful what you wish for or be grateful for every moment you have – before it ends?

Adaptive Marketing

Adaptive Marketing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norm Johnston
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137462930
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Adapt or die is really the 21st century mantra for business. Authors Norm Johnston provides guidance on how to adopt an Adaptive Marketing model to ensure you are not only prepared for this new data world, but also winning against both traditional competitors and new disrupters.

The Second Assistant

The Second Assistant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clare Naylor,Mimi Hare
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101213256
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Los Angeles Times bestseller A fast-paced, breezy read about life at the bottom of the Hollywood food chain, for fans of The Devil Wears Prada and The Nanny Diaries No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you’ve never met—but you know who they’re sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. He’s the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker—that is, when he’s not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six-hundred-dollar highlights from Cameron’s colorist or organizing the strippers for George’s birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something....


INDY Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bob Judd
Editor: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 1628155663
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Bob Judd has done it again. What a great story! What an ingenious plot! He gets the high powered, high risk world of international motor racing exactly right...down to the last detail. Read it!'—MURRAY WALKER INDY is unusual. It's a powerful thriller, with the sensations and the champagne glamour of 230 mph race cars, a multi million dollar financial scam, sexy sex and rock and roll. But Bob Judd, the author of FORMULA ONE, also raises new and larger themes about power. About the power that controls the media and the banks. About the power that women hold over men... The story runs - with the speed of the tango orange and popeye green machines which lap at 220 mph - from Monte Carlo to Miami and New York City, from the Cayman Islands to Carefree, Arizona and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...with an occasional side trip via satellite.

Vade Mecum

Vade Mecum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Skinner
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785350250
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Vade Mecum brings together Richard Skinner’s best essays, reviews and interviews from 1992-2014. There are close critical engagements with writers (Kazuo Ishiguro, Italo Calvino, Shakespeare’s The Tempest) and composers (Erik Satie, Iannis Xenakis, Luc Ferrari), meditations on films and filmmakers (Antonioni, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Chinatown) and idiosyncratic reflections on Werner Herzog’s Of Walking in Ice and Steely Dan.


Endorobotics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luigi Manfredi
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 012821760X
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Endorobotics by Luigi Manfredi Summary

The book comprises three parts. The first part provides the state-of-the-art of robots for endoscopy (endorobots), including devices already available in the market and those that are still at the R&D stage. The second part focusses on the engineering design; it includes the use of polymers for soft robotics, comparing their advantages and limitations with those of their more rigid counterparts. The third part includes the project management of a multidisciplinary team, the health cost of current technology, and how a cost-effective device can have a substantial impact on the market. It also includes information on data governance, ethical and legal frameworks, and all steps needed to make this new technology available. Focuses on a new design paradigm for endorobots applications Provides a unique collection of engineering, medical and management contributions for endorobotics design Describes endorobotics, starting from available devices in both clinical use and academia

Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities

Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patrick Michel,Adam Possamai,Bryan S. Turner
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137580119
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Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities by Patrick Michel,Adam Possamai,Bryan S. Turner Summary

This edited book explores the impact of globalisation on the relationship between religion and politics, religion and nation, religion and nationalism, and the impact that transnationalism has on religious groups. In a post-Westphalian and transnational world, with increased international communication and transportation, a plethora of new religious recompositions religions now take part in a network society that cuts across borders. This collection, through its analysis of historical and contemporary case studies, explores the growth of both national and transnational religious movements and their dealings with the various versions of modernity that they encounter. It considers trends of religious revitalisation and secularisation, and processes of nationalism and transnationalism through the prism of the theory of multiple modernities, acknowledging both its pluralist world view but also the argument that its definition of modernity is often so inclusive as to lose coherence. Providing a cutting edge take on 21st century religion and globalization, this volume is a key read for all scholars of religion, secularisation and transnationalism.

No Angel

No Angel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Bower
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571269370
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'I'm no angel.' Bernie Ecclestone Born into poverty, Bernie Ecclestone has made himself a billionaire by developing the world's second most popular sport - Formula One racing. Private, mysterious and some say sinister, the eighty-year-old criss-crosses the globe in his private jet, mixing with celebrities, statesmen and sporting heroes. His success is not just in creating a multibillion-pound global business but in resisting repeated attempts to snatch the glittering prize from his control. Ecclestone has never before revealed how he graduated from selling second-hand cars in London's notorious Warren Street to become the major player he is today. He has finally decided to reveal his secrets: the deals, the marriages, the disasters and the successes in Formula One racing, in Downing Street, in casinos, on yachts and in the air. Surprisingly, he has granted access to his inner circle to Tom Bower, described by Ecclestone as 'The Undertaker' - the man who buries reputations - and has given him access to all his friends and enemies. All have been told by Ecclestone, 'Tell him the truth, good or bad.' No Angel is a classic rags-to-riches story, the unique portrayal of a unique man and an intriguing insight into Formula One racing, business and the human spirit. Tom Bower is the author of nineteen books, including biographies of Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Fayed, Gordon Brown, Richard Branson, Conrad Black and more recently, Simon Cowell.


BMF Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mara Shalhoup
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 9781429958424
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BMF by Mara Shalhoup Summary

In the early 1990s, Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and his brother, Terry "Southwest T," rose up from the slums of Detroit to build one of the largest cocaine empires in American history: the Black Mafia Family. After a decade in the drug game, the Flenorys had it all—a fleet of Maybachs, Bentleys and Ferraris, a 500-man workforce operating in six states, and an estimated quarter of a billion in drug sales. They socialized with music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, did business with New York's king of bling Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo, and built allegiances with rap superstars Young Jeezy and Fabolous. Yet even as BMF was attracting celebrity attention, its crew members created a cult of violence that struck fear in a city and threatened to spill beyond the boundaries of the drug underworld. Ruthlessness fueled BMF's rise to incredible power; greed and that same ruthlessness led to their downfall. When the brothers began clashing in 2003, the flashy and beloved Big Meech risked it all on a shot at legitimacy in the music industry. At the same time, a team of investigators who had pursued BMF for years began to prey on the organization's weaknesses. Utilizing a high-stakes wiretap operation, the feds inched toward their goal of destroying the Flenory's empire and ending the reign of a crew suspected in the sale of thousands of kilos of cocaine — and a half-dozen unsolved murders.

Family Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Family Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin Sharma
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443409030
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Family Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma Summary

Richard Carlson, author of the worldwide bestseller Don't Sweat the Small Stuff says that Family Wisdom is "a wonderful book that will help you become a better parent as well as a happier person." This is Robin's most profound book yet, rich with truly life-changing ideas on balancing work and family, transforming your family culture and creating a life that fills your heart with joy, fulfillment and peace. This book will show you exactly how to unlock your child's highest abilities, deepen your relationships and leave a lasting legacy.

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