Pit & Paddock

Behind the scenes at UK and European circuits in the 60s and 70s

Author: Peter Darley

Publisher: Coterie Press Limited

ISBN: 9781902351605

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4078

A look behind the scenes in the pits and paddocks at UK and European circuits in the 60s and 70s.

Landscape in the Longue Durée

A History and Theory of Pebbles in a Pebbled Heathland Landscape

Author: Christopher Tilley

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787350835

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

View: 2767

Pebbles are usually found only on the beach, in the liminal space between land and sea. But what happens when pebbles extend inland and create a ridge brushing against the sky? Landscape in the Longue Durée is a 4,000 year history of pebbles. It is based on the results of a four-year archaeological research project of the east Devon Pebblebed heathlands, a fascinating and geologically unique landscape in the UK whose bedrock is composed entirely of water-rounded pebbles. Christopher Tilley uses this landscape to argue that pebbles are like no other kind of stone – they occupy an especial place both in the prehistoric past and in our contemporary culture. It is for this reason that we must re-think continuity and change in a radically new way by considering embodied relations between people and things over the long term. Dividing the book into two parts, Tilley first explores the prehistoric landscape from the Mesolithic to the end of the Iron Age, and follows with an analysis of the same landscape from the eighteenth into the twenty-first century. The major findings of the four-year study are revealed through this chronological journey: from archaeological discoveries, such as the excavation of three early Bronze Age cairns, to the documentation of all 829 surviving pebble structures, and beyond, to the impact of the landscape on local economies and its importance today as a military training camp. The results of the study will inform many disciplines including archaeology, cultural and art history, anthropology, conservation, and landscape studies.

The Automobile and American Life, 2d ed.

Author: John Heitmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663002X

Category: Transportation

Page: 291

View: 9041

 Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars’ inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.

At the Butcher Counter of Life

Adventure, Chaos, and Illumination in New Zealand

Author: Janet Parmely

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627875530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 7049

"Life is like a butcher counter." That's what they told her at the pub. "You can have whatever you want. You just have to ring the bell." But suppose you don’t know what to order when you step up to the butcher counter of life? What then? Chances are, the universe will hand over what you need instead. She turned fifty and promptly became obsolete overnight. Her nest emptied. The doctors who had employed her for twenty years retired. She gave up on the confirmed-bachelor love of her life. She made a midcourse correction and married in haste. To fix that rash decision, Janet Parmely made another and answered an ad, "We Have Sixty Million Sheep but We're Short on Audiologists." She got the job.

911 LoveRS

Author: Jürgen Lewandowski,WAFT

Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783667111135

Category: Porsche 911 automobile

Page: 252

View: 9830

-The first comprehensive homage to the Porsche R and RS models -From the first 911 R (1967) through the varying RS models, to the latest 911 R (2016) -Includes interviews with enthusiasts, racing drivers and customers -Presents portraits of unique collectors' items and race histories -Celebrates the 50th Anniversay of the Porsche 911 R in 2017 Porsche's sporting elite - the 911 R - more performance, less weight. As the first comprehensive homage to the R and RS models, this is a must-have for all Porsche 911 lovers. At auctions they rack up premium prices, but the makers of the 911 R never intended to create objects of speculation for maximum profit. Their main concern was developing vehicles that would appeal to customers because of their uncompromising sportiness. The story begins 50 years ago, when the first Porsche 911 R achieved five new long-distance world records in Monza; and goes on to the latest 911 R - a car that is aware of its history, with racing stripes, houndstooth bucket seats, manual gear change, and a free-revving naturally aspirated engine. In between the first and the latest lie 50 years, numerous models, and a legion of fans.

More people, less erosion

environmental recovery in Kenya

Author: Mary Tiffen,Michael Mortimore,Francis Gichuki

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 2506

Uses conventional data, oral history and photographic records to examine the interactions between people and their environment over a period of 60 years. Challenges the view that population growth inevitably leads to environmental deterioration. Features valuable lessons on how resource management technologies, the right social and economic milieu and supportive policies can lead to sustainable development.

The Protector's War

Author: S. M. Stirling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451460774

Category: Fiction

Page: 591

View: 3791

Ten years after all of Earth's technology had been rendered useless by the Change, two thriving communities in Oregon's Willamette Valley are confronted by a dangerous new challenge when the totalitarian Protectorate prepares to seek control over their priceless farmland. Reprint.


Three places, two nations, one town

Author: Adam Menuge,Catherine Dewar

Publisher: Historic England

ISBN: 1848023189

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 4712

Nikolaus Pevsner described Berwick-upon-Tweed as 'one of the most exciting towns in England' [Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England: Northumberland (1957), 88] - a place where an absorbing historical tale can still be read in the dense fabric of its old streets and buildings. It attracts not only day-trippers and holidaymakers but also new residents who have learnt to appreciate the spirit of the place. But outsiders all too easily confine their attention to the space within the impressive Elizabethan ramparts, while local people are sometimes unaware or dismissive of the wider significance of the very things that they know so intimately. Berwick deserves to be known better, and to be celebrated not just as a vivid reminder of what many other towns were once like, but more especially as something unique and distinctive, shaped by a peculiar combination of historical and geographical circumstances. This distinctiveness is acutely apparent as one passes between Berwick and the contrasting, but historically intertwined, settlements of Tweedmouth and Spittal. This book presents something of the wealth of historic interest encapsulated in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal, and explains how these places came to assume such varied and distinctive forms. Above all, it urges that a town anxious for stability and prosperity in the future must know where it has come from as well as where it is going.

Racing 'n' Roll

Author: Martin Straka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788075292889


Page: 368

View: 8239

Racing�n�Roll is a celebration of racing and a celebration of photography! Martin Straka, famous czech photographer and a commentator of racing events, reveals the backstage of auto racing and rallys. His pictures are not only about the racing itself, but they present the overall atmosphere of the contests. Each one of the 400 photographs presented to the reader tells us its own story.

Red Herrings and White Elephants

The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd

Author: Albert Jack

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061835153

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 7952

Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from? From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone unturned, the English language is peppered with hundreds of common idioms borrowed from ancient traditions and civilizations throughout the world. In Red Herrings and White Elephants, Albert Jack has uncovered the amazing and sometimes downright bizarre stories behind many of our most familiar and eccentric modes of expression: If you happen to be a bootlegger, your profession recalls the Wild West outlaws who sold illegal alcohol by concealing slender bottles of whiskey in their boots. If you're on cloud nine, you owe a nod to the American Weather Bureau's classification of clouds, the ninth topping out all others at a mountainous 40,000 feet. If you opt for the hair of the dog the morning after, you're following the advice of medieval English doctors, who recommended rubbing the hair of a dog into the wound left by the animal's bite. A delightful compendium of anecdotes on everything from minding your p's and q's to pulling out all the stops, Red Herrings and White Elephants is an essential handbook for language-lovers of all ages.

Dea Senuna

Treasure, Cult and Ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Author: Ralph Jackson,Gilbert Burleigh

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780861591947

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 8580

The hoard of Roman-British temple treasure discovered at Ashwell in 2002 provides fascinating new insights into the ritual of Roman religion. This is the first full publication of the Ashwell treasure since its high profile discovery in 2002, and features a detailed, highly illustrated discussion of the beautiful gold and silver votive plaques as well as the figurine of the previously unknown goddess Senuna. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in Roman religion, especially in Roman Britain, as well as historians and archaeologists.

Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes

The Venice Years 1962-1965

Author: Dave Friedman

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760351988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 6811

In 1962 retired racing great Carroll Shelby was looking for his next big move. He'd started a racing school at Riverside Raceway in California, but he really wanted to build his own sports and racing car. He found a promising platform in the British AC Ace, and set about stuffing an American V-8 between the AC's dainty fenders. Thus was born the Shelby Cobra. Shelby set up shop in Venice, California, later in 1962, marking the beginning of the classic Cobra era. It was a near supernatural combination of brilliant designers and wrenches, ever-faster cars, championship-winning teams and drivers, and sheer chutzpah. The Venice shop spawned the 289 Cobra, Daytona Coupe, 427 Cobra, Mustang GT350, Sunbeam Tiger, and more. Eventually the Venice facility could not handle the work, especially when Ford tapped Shelby to create a high-performance version of its new and wildly successful Mustang. Moving to a larger facility and the closer relationship with Ford seemed to diminish the fast and loose nature of the original enterprise. Some of the mojo was lost. Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes takes the reader inside the Venice shop in the critical 1962-1965 period. Author/photographer Dave Friedman was Shelby's official shooter, and he documented everything from Cobra construction to paddock wrenching to race wins. The book is an insider's look via Friedman's documentary photography and first-person stories from Shelby's key players. It's a must-have review of this critical period in both Shelby's history and the history of American racing.

Over Our Dead Bodies

Port Arthur and Australia's Fight for Gun Control

Author: Chapman, Simon

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743320310

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 5039

The Port Arthur massacre on 28 April 1996, when 35 people were shot dead by Martin Bryant, transformed Australia’s gun control debate. Public outrage drove politicians from all sides of politics to embrace gun control. Non-violent ‘people power’ galvanised government resolve to outlaw semi-automatic weapons, register all guns, and tighten gun ownership laws. Simon Chapman’s book gives an insider’s view of the struggle for gun control, highlighting the public discourse between shooters determined to preserve the right for civilians to bear military-style weapons, and activists dedicated to getting Australia ‘off the American path’ of gun violence. Law reform is not inevitable. It requires the planned, strategic use of media and advocacy to convert anger into action. The story of the campaign for gun control is a practical guide to achieving humane social change for activists everywhere.


A Century of Speed

Author: David Fetherston,Ron Main

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990921400


Page: 328

View: 8328

The pictorial history of 100 years of land speed racing on the Bonneville salt flats.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101653671

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6628

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Excavations at the British Museum

An Archaeological and Social History of Bloomsbury

Author: Rebecca Haslam,Victoria Ridgeway

Publisher: British Museum Research Publication

ISBN: 9780861592104


Page: 250

View: 9014

In 1999 and 2007 respectively, the central courtyard and the northwest corner of the British Museum estate were redeveloped in order to create two iconic additions to the institution: the Great Court and the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre. The execution of these projects provided the opportunity to investigate the archaeology and history of the Bloomsbury area and the museum itself through excavation and archival research. This volume presents the results of the ensuing studies undertaken by Pre-Construct Archaeology and in so doing details the evolution of this area of London from the Roman period into modern times. The book charts the impact that the growth of the Museum and its collection has had on the surrounding area of Bloomsbury, as well as focusing on two of the key finds of the excavation: the discovery of the hitherto elusive Civil War defenses of London and the intriguing assemblage of dead cows recovered from an early 18th-century collection of graves buried underneath the site. The book presents an overview of the wider urban landscape in which the British Museum is situated and discusses multiple interconnected themes from urban development and housing to domestic material culture and urban garden design. The result is a fascinating study of one of the most iconic areas of London and provides a fresh insight into the history of the British Museum.

Animals and Us

50 Years and More of Applied Ethology

Author: Jennifer Brown,Michael C. Appleby,Yolande Seddon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789086862825


Page: 336

View: 2945