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Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade
Call Number: TL23 .H665 2014
A muscle-car book unlike any other, featuring the rarest vehicles on Earth. In the 1960s, something explosive happened in the automotive world: the United States' evolving V-8 engine technology was met by 75 million baby boomers, all with an extreme need for speed and all entering the auto market at the same time. The result was the golden era of factory muscle cars, brutish machines that were unlike any the world had ever seen or will likely ever see again--they truly embodied the "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll" generation.
Featuring new and original photography of every car, this book chronicles the biggest and baddest in the heyday of American muscle.
New AUTOMOTIVE TECH Books
Books are in call number order
High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry
Call Number: HD9710.A2 M635 2011
A behind-the-scenes look at the robustly competitive race to dominate the market for electric cars, the larger-than-life moguls behind them, and the changes that are already transforming the auto industry.
Auto Brand: Building Successful Car Brands for the Future
Call Number: HD9710.A2 P256 2014
The car - once everybody's dream and a key status symbol in most countries and cultures - has been extensively questioned in the last decades and in the last few years particularly. Urbanization, traffic congestion, pollution problems, heavy reliance on scarce oil supplies, safety issues, and ever-growing competition, have all provided significant business challenges for the automobile industry. Many car manufacturers have had to fundamentally rethink their design, brand and marketing strategies to thrive in a savvy, consumer-led culture, and markets that are becoming increasingly restrictive.
Once upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Automakers - GM, Ford, and Chrysler
Call Number: HD9710.U52 V53 2012
This book goes beyond the headlines to chronicle how the country's Big Three auto companies teetered on the brink of collapse and pulled themselves together under new leadership at Ford and government assistance to General Motors and Chrysler. In this riveting true account of an iconic industry in crisis, Bill Vlasic takes readers from the gleaming corporate skyscrapers, massive auto plants, and union halls to the U.S. Congress and into the Oval Office, introducing a cast of memorable characters, many of whom are speaking out for the first time.
Driving Honda: Inside the World's Most Innovative Car Company
Call Number: HD9710.U54 A637 2014
A journalist's inside look at what makes Honda the most consistently innovative and effective automaker. In recent years Toyota has received more than its fair share of attention for its "lean" manufacturing model, its sales triumphs, and its infamous recalls. But when it comes to consistent excellence, archrival Honda is more admirable, and more interesting. Award-winning journalist Jeffrey Rothfeder digs deep into Honda's culture, management, and global strategy to find what makes the company tick. He offers a behind-the-scenes look at its revolutionary factory in Lincoln, Alabama, a paradigm of Honda's unique flexible manufacturing system. The author makes a convincing case that Honda should serve as the model for a manufacturing rebirth in America.
Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
Call Number: TK2945.L58 F58 2012
From electric cars to a "smart" power grid that can actually store electricity, lithium - a metal found primarily in some of the most uninhabitable places on Earth - is setting us on a path toward a carbon-free future and shifting the geopolitical chessboard in profound ways. Lithium ties together the environmental movement, the revival of the American automobile industry, the struggle between first-world countries who need resources and poor third-world countries where these resources are found, and the portable, Internet-connected devices that are changing how people communicate.
Engines of Change: A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars
Call Number: TL23 .I54 2012
From the assembly lines of Henry Ford to the open roads of Route 66, from the lore of Jack Kerouac to the sex appeal of the Hot Rod, America’s history is a vehicular history—an idea brought brilliantly to life in this major work by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Paul Ingrassia. The author offers a wondrous epic in fifteen automobiles, including the Corvette, the Beetle, and the Chevy Corvair, as well as the personalities and tales behind them: Robert McNamara’s unlikely role in Lee Iacocca’s Mustang, John Z. DeLorean’s Pontiac GTO , Henry Ford’s Model T, as well as Honda’s Accord, the BMW 3 Series, and the Jeep, among others.
A History of Electric Cars
Call Number: TL220 .B563 2013
One hundred years ago electric cars were the most popular automobiles in the world. In the late nineteenth century and at the start of the twentieth century, they outsold every other type of car. And yet, within a couple of decades of the start of the twentieth century, the electric car had vanished. Today they have regained popularity. This title tells the history of electric and hybrid cars.
Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century
Call Number: TL220 .M58 2010
This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities- where most of the world's people now live. William Mitchell and two industry experts reimagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
Call Number: HV875 .P87 2007
Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child; effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders; discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened.
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
Call Number: LB1029.M75 L53 2008
The author presents the research behind eight insights that are foundations of Montessori education, describing how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more important, why it happens and why it works.
The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation
Call Number: LB1139.3.I8 H85 2012
The authors provide the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the Reggio Emilia experience, and address three of the most important central themes of the work in Reggio in detail: teaching and learning through relationships; the hundred languages of children, and how this concept has evolved; and integrating documentation into the process of observing, reflecting, and communicating.
A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play
Call Number: LB1139.35.P55 P35 2005
Explores the question of why play is called the work of children, and considers the role of fantasy play in the psychological, intellectual, and social development of youngsters, discussing their language, lore, and literary efforts.
Learning Together with Young Children: A Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers
Call Number: LB1139.4 .C876 2008
Many curriculum books treat teaching as something teachers do to or for children. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, best-selling authors in the early learning field, believe teaching is a collaborative process in which teachers reexamine their own philosophies and practices while facilitating children's learning.
Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play
Call Number: LB1140.35.P55 J66 2011
Responding to current debates on the place of play in schools, the authors have extensively revised their groundbreaking book. They explain how and why play is a critical part of children's development, as well as the central role adults have to promote it.
Healthy Children, Healthy Lives: The Wellness Guide for Early Childhood Programs
Call Number: LB1140.5.H4 B47 2013
This book helps improve the wellness of children, families, and early childhood professionals in early childhood programs. This series of checklists covers six components of wellness-nutrition and healthy eating habits; physical activity and fitness; emotional health and resilience; healthy care practices; safety and risk management; and leadership, management, and administration.
Far Away from the Tigers: A Year in the Classroom with Internationally Adopted Children
Call Number: LC3723 .K38 2011
Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Interspersing vignettes from the classroom and conversations with the children’s parents, this book explores the author's misunderstandings and mistakes as she struggles to help the children adjust to school.
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