The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary AutomobilesBook - 2009
Describes a variety of automobiles, both production models and prototypes, from the birth of the combustion engine to the present day. This chunky format, retro-feel encyclopedia reviews 150 of the most incredible cars in motoring history from the earliest to experiments for the future. Each automobile is illustrated and accompanied by informative text, a colorful quote, and a specifications box. Distributed generously throughout the book are delightful photographic spreads showing cars that are typical of their era. The chapters trace the story from the first steam-powered vehicles and the Ford Model T, to favorites such as the James Bond amphibian car, the holder of the supersonic land speed record, and right up to the latest Air car, which has been hailed as the true car of tomorrow. - Publisher.
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2009
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: 629.222 CHAPM
Characteristics: 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 x 22 cm
Alternative Title: Extraordinary automobiles
Notes: Includes index