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Crashing Cars

Crashing Cars

How a Motion Picture Franchise Turned It Into an Art

  • Author: Craig Lieberman
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781548163587
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  • Page: 162
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3rd EDITION! Go behind the scenes of the production of "The Fast and The Furious" ad "2 Fast 2 Furious," the movies that launched a multi-billion dollar franchise and reignited the motoring passion for millions of fans globally. Written by the film's Technical Advisor, Craig Lieberman, who not only consulted on the film, he also owned and built several of the main cars for the movies including his own personal Toyota Supra Turbo, his R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R and his Nissan Maxima. Lieberman worked closely with Universal's production and post-production teams and consulted on every aspect of the film's production, from the dialog, and the vehicle selection to marketing and Home theater release.

Small Car Safety in the 1980's

Small Car Safety in the 1980's

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Compact cars
  • Page: 148
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The seven papers contained in this report describe various aspects of the small car safety problem and suggest some solutions. The small car safety problem is illustrated by the fatality projection chart on the report cover. This chart shows that large increases in deaths of subcompact car occupants may be expected if current trends continue. The first three papers in this report deal with trends in small car design, market penetration, and safety. The last four papers deal with solutions available to mitigate the small car safety problem. These solutions include actions the consumer can take to improve the safety of small car operation. They also include actions the Government has taken to develop and test vehicles with higher levels of safety and to develop information about automobile safety for the consumer. Although research conducted to date indicates that improved crash performance of small cars is easily possible and that a large variation exists in the crash test results of different small cars on the market, no solution is offered to individual consumers who desire higher levels of safety in their cars. Suggested actions to improve small car safety include (1) more perfect safety standards which insure that the worst cars perform as well as the best ones; (2) improved consumer information to allow consumers to select the level of safety they desire, and (3) continued research in safety improvements to determine the safety features which are most effective and to advise the consumer and the Government on the levels of safety which are feasible through advanced technology. (Author).

Sports Car and Competition Driving

Sports Car and Competition Driving

  • Author: Paul Frère
  • Publisher: Ravenio Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
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I do not believe that any book, or any amount of training of the kind given in competition driving courses, will make a good driver of anyone who does not possess a fundamental, inborn aptitude. Above a certain level, driving becomes a sport, demanding of its adepts instant and accurate reflexes combined with perfect judgement. In this sphere, only those who enjoy an outstanding natural gift, and who take a profound interest in the subject, will ever reach the top. For this reason, I had some hesitation before writing this book— I thought, for instance, of Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Tony Brooks or Jim Clark, who all started winning races in their very first season of serious racing, at an age when they could have had comparatively little driving experience at all. But surely, they are exceptions, and between the two extremes of the born champion and the hopeless incompetent, there must be hundreds of good drivers who, even if they cannot hope to emulate potential world champions, might gain immense satisfaction from taking part in all sorts of motoring events. These are the non-professionals who, as a rule, cannot devote much time to their motoring activities and who will surely greatly benefit from all the experience that can be passed on to them, thereby reducing the time necessary for satisfying results to be achieved, in whatever sort of competition they intend to enter. If they have analytical minds, they will probably also like to have a better knowledge of the basic physics governing the behaviour and the attitude of their car on the road, which, in turn, will help them drive it to better purpose. The greater part of this book deals with racing, rather than rallying or any other sort of competition in which a time element is involved. This is not only because I consider circuit racing to be motor sport in its purest form (where few factors other than achieving the highest possible speed over a given distance are involved) but also because all the general rules of racing apply, basically, to any other sort of driving—after incidentals such as lack of previous knowledge of the road and the presence on it of other traffic and so on, have been taken into account. I therefore think that a better knowledge and understanding of the factors involved in competition driving should be of benefit to any driver, even if he does not take part in any sort of competition, and thereby contributes to greater safety on the road. P. F. Brussels, January 1963

Amendments to the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966

Amendments to the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966

Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session ...

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce and Finance
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Motor vehicles
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The Heart of an Engineer

The Heart of an Engineer

Making a Recovery

  • Author: Lauren Merritt
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 143434763X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 132
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The largest section of my book is the collection of poetry that I have written over the last 30 years. They are remarkable in part because they were written by a talented engineer, in part because they were replaced by dreams as a way of keeping track of my subconscious mind as the years went by. It's the last quarter of the book that I find most interesting. It contains considerable personal history as I recover from the isolation (lost in space!) of my childhood, with mxed results (both credit and blame) for the Parkinson's Disease and the deep brain surgery done to ease its ravages. But little of this needs to be repeated on the back cover of the book. What I want there is in the manuscript 47528CEcc as submitted 10/11/07

Warriors and Worriers

Warriors and Worriers

The Survival of the Sexes

  • Author: Joyce F. Benenson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199972257
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
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The question of exactly what sex differences exist and whether they have a biological foundation has been one of our culture's favorite enduring discussions. It should. After a baby is born, a parent's first concern is for its physical health. The next concern is its sex. Only in the most modern societies does sex not virtually guarantee the type of future life a new human being will have. Even in modern societies, one's sex usually plays a large role in the path a life follows. Scientists have published thousands of papers on the subject, with the general conclusion being that men and women are mostly the same, whatever differences exist have been socialized, and what differences exist have to do with women bearing children and men being physically stronger. In Warriors and Worriers, psychologist Joyce Benenson presents a new theory of sex differences, based on thirty years of research with young children and primates around the world. Her innovative theory focuses on how men and women stay alive. Benenson draws on a fascinating array of studies and stories that explore the ways boys and men deter their enemies, while girls and women find assistants to aid them in coping with vulnerable children and elders. This produces two social worlds for each sex which sets humans apart from most other primate species. Human males form cooperative groups that compete against out-groups, while human females exclude other females in their quest to find mates, female family members to invest in their children, and keep their own hearts ticking. In the process, Benenson turns upside down the familiar wisdom that women are more sociable than men and that men are more competitive than women.

High-Tech Terror

High-Tech Terror

  • Author: Michael Anthony Steele
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9781434230843
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 49
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Hal Jordan, a member of the Green Lantern Corps, receives a distress call form a planet under attack by lawn mowers and other machines, which have been transformed by a superpowered robot, Tekik.

Full Tilt

Full Tilt

  • Author: Neal Shusterman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439115257
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Full of roller-coaster twists and turns, Neal Shusterman's page-turner is an Orpheus-like adventure into one boy's psyche. Sixteen-year-old Blake and his younger brother, Quinn, are exact opposites. Blake is the responsible member of the family. He constantly has to keep an eye on the fearless Quinn, whose thrill-seeking sometimes goes too far. But the stakes get higher when Blake has to chase Quinn into a bizarre phantom carnival that traps its customers forever. In order to escape, Blake must survive seven deadly rides by dawn, each of which represents a deep, personal fear--from a carousel of stampeding animals to a hall of mirrors that changes people into their deformed reflections. Blake ultimately has to face up to a horrible secret from his own past to save himself and his brother--that is, if the carnival doesn't claim their souls first!