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Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring

Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring

From the public's amazement at the idea of a horseless carriage to today's excitement for driverless vehicles, find out everything you need to know about motoring from 1895 to the present day. Begin your journey through the history of motoring with Drive, and weave your way throu... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241317662
Barcode 9780241317662
Published 30 July 2018 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) Consultant editor Chapman, Giles
Consultant editor Ulrich, Lawrence
Foreword by Kidd, Jodie
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ISBN-13 9780241317662
ISBN-10 0241317665
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 30 July 2018
International Publication Date 5 April 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Consultant editor Chapman, Giles
Consultant editor Ulrich, Lawrence
Foreword by Kidd, Jodie
Category History of Specific Subjects
Automotive Technology
Motor Cars: General Interest
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 262mm
Height: 308mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 2,113g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress History, Automobiles, Automobile driving, Automobiles - History, Transportation, Automotive - History
NBS Text Road & Motor Vehicles: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 629.209
Catalogue Code 895994

Description of this Book

From the public's amazement at the idea of a horseless carriage to today's excitement for driverless vehicles, find out everything you need to know about motoring from 1895 to the present day. Begin your journey through the history of motoring with Drive, and weave your way through the twists and turns of the early days, through to how the motorcar has shaped the modern world over the last century.It also reveals the exciting and impressive advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transport into objects of status, excitement, and desire. Speed through personal accounts of motoring throughout the years, and discover exciting new facts about the world's most famous racing events. From the first service stations to the latest fuel cell, this book tells the full motoring story.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The pictures, as you would expect from a DK vintage, are as sleek as the motors * RTE Guide *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Giles Chapman is an award-winning journalist and author of more than 40 books on a wide spectrum of car subjects. Drive is the third major title he has directed for DK after the internationally successful The Car Book (2011) and The Classic Car Book (2016), bringing his knowledge of car culture, history, and industry from 35 years in the motoring media. He was editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994 he has contributed to dozens of major newspapers and magazines. Besides his own books - which include My Dad had One Of Those, Chapman's Car Compendium, and Britain's Toy Car Wars - he has worked as an advisor to many other authors and publishers. He founded the Royal Automobile Club's Motoring Book Of The Year Award, and appears regularly on TV and radio commenting on motoring and automotive industry issues. Jodie Kidd is a television presenter, racing driver, and model. Her love of motoring led her to a successful career as a Maserati racing driver, competing at some of Europe's most prestigious racing circuits in the Maserati Trofeo Series. In 2016 she became an ambassador for BMW and contributed a motoring blog to the Guardian, and she has also taken part in the famous Gumball 3000 rally across Europe. Her international modelling career has included work for Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, and Lagerfeld, and more recently Moschino and Jaeger. Her television career includes Top Gear(BBC2), co-hosting The Classic Car Show (Channel 5) alongside Quentin Willson, Who Do You Think You Are (BBC1), Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1) and CNN Equestrian (CNN International). In 2017 she featured in the documentary series Drive to Perform, in collaboration with Sky, Shell, and BMW. Jodie's charitable work includes being an ambassador for Help for Heroes, for which she completed both the Burma Bike Ride and Big Battlefield Bike Ride, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. She was also involved in Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign to raise awareness about ocean pollution. Jodie enjoys living in the countryside with her son Indio and has recently opened a pub, The Half Moon, in Kirdford, West Sussex. She currently drives a BMW i8 and a BMW X5M. Giles Chapman is an award-winning journalist and author of more than 40 books on a wide spectrum of car subjects. Drive is the third major title he has directed for DK after the internationally successful The Car Book (2011) and The Classic Car Book (2016), bringing his knowledge of car culture, history, and industry from 35 years in the motoring media. He was editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994 he has contributed to dozens of major newspapers and magazines. Besides his own books - which include My Dad had One Of Those, Chapman's Car Compendium, and Britain's Toy Car Wars - he has worked as an advisor to many other authors and publishers. He founded the Royal Automobile Club's Motoring Book Of The Year Award, and appears regularly on TV and radio commenting on motoring and automotive industry issues.

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