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World history of the automobile

Author: Erik Eckermann
Publisher: Warrendale, Pa. : Society of Automotive Engineers, ©2001.
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Automotive historian and former museum curator Eckermann describes the development of the automobile from its roots in human- and animal-drawn conveyances to recent technological advances. A sampling  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Eckermann
ISBN: 076800800X 9780768008005
OCLC Number: 46918182
Description: x, 371 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The prehistory of the automobile: from ancient times to 1884 --
The development of animal-drawn transportation --
The quest for a prime mover --
The pioneering era and coming of age: 1885-1918 --
The four-stroke engine and early vehicles by Daimler, Maybach, and Benz --
Further development at Daimler and Benz to the turn of the century --
France as the pacemaker of motorization --
Europe and North America embrace the idea of the automobile --
The automobile industry at the turn of the century, I --
The Mercedes era --
The great awakening --
Commercial vehicles and buses to 1914 --
The role of motorized vehicles in World War I, 1914 to 1918 --
The automobile as an industrial product: 1919-1945 --
American superiority --
The situation in Germany, 1918 to 1932 --
Europe between imitation and independence --
The automobile industry and automotive technology in the 1930s --
The Renaissance of German automotive technology --
Commercial vehicles and buses, 1919 to 1939 --
The diesel engine arrives on the automotive scene --
Motorized forces in World War II, 1939 to 1945 --
The mass-produced automobile: 1946-1979 --
The automobile industry and automotive technology in the 1950s --
The German auto industry: reconstruction and consolidation --
The Beetle and Mini establish new directions --
Mass motorization, and American legislative and oil crises --
The Japanese challenge --
The automobile as a consumer good: 1980-2000 --
New horizons through electronics --
Auto production in other countries --
Commercial vehicles and buses, 1945 to 2000 --
Maintenance methods: from village blacksmith to on-board diagnostics --
Alternative fuels, engines, and drive systems --
The automobile industry and automotive technology, 1980 to 2000 --
The automobile industry at the turn of the century, II --
115 years of motorized traffic and transportation: the road behind, the road ahead.
Other Titles: Vom Dampfwagen zum Auto.
Responsibility: Erik Eckermann ; translated by Peter L. Albrecht.

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