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Man and machine : the best of Stephan Wilkinson

Author: Stephan Wilkinson
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They sit on a spur of test track outside General Electric's locomotive factory in Erie, Pennsylvania, panting and grumbling like two old lions half asleep. The ominous, muttering rumble is the idle of 8,800 horsepower--24 cylinders with pistons big as buckets, turbochargers the size of washing machines, two V12 engines driving alternators five feet in diameter. For here are two units of the most advanced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wilkinson, Stephan.
Man and machine.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005026373
(OCoLC)61499993
Named Person: Stephan Wilkinson; Stephan Wilkinson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781599216799 1599216795
OCLC Number: 853622027
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The world's loudest airplane --
Do the locomotion --
Hot date with a handgun --
Vern Raburn's Connie --
Go, karts! --
Formula none --
Flying Fortress --
DB drag racing --
The shipping news --
Eject! --
Ambulance driver --
Fling-wings --
The concept-car concept --
Hawk --
Tanks, hot rods, and salt --
Vee is for V12 --
Wally 118 --
They named it the Sea Horse, but they call it the Dog --
Picnic boat --
Symmetry --
Kayaks --
How pilots think --
Quarter-pint --
Albatros --
DB-601 --
The yo-yos --
The grandest piano --
The joy of flying.
Other Titles: Man & machine
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Gentlemen, start your engines--Stephan Wilkinson, who restored a 1980s Porsche 911 in The Gold-Plated Porsche, is back with more piston-pumping tales.  Read more...

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"Wilkinson is that rare guy who actually understands what makes machines tick and why machines make our hearts beat faster--and he can write beautifully about the connection."--Scott Mowbray, editor Read more...

 
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