Jaguar D-type

The Autobiography of Xkd 504, Great Cars

Author: Philip Porter,Chas Parker

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 9781907085253

Category: Jaguar automobile

Page: 320

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This book provides fascinating insight into every aspect of this D-type's history, supported by a fine collection of period photographs.

Ford GT40

1984 onwards (all marks)

Author: Gordon Bruce

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857331144

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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The Ford GT40 is one of the most famous of all sports racing cars. Built by Ford to challenge the supremacy of Ferrari at Le Mans, the GT40 first raced in 1964, and went on to win Le Mans four times in a row, from 1966 to 1969. Here, in this new Haynes Manual, is a unique perspective on what it takes to own, restore and maintain a GT40, as well as an insight into the engineering and construction of this legendary racing car.

Jaguar XK120,XK140,XK150 Sports Cars

Author: Karl Ludvigsen

Publisher: Enthusiast Books

ISBN: 9781583881507

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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No sports-car introduction in history has had the impact of Jaguar's XK120 in 1948. Thrust into a dreary post-war world was a stunningly gorgeous roadster, its styling inspired by the best pre-war Italian design, powered by a magnificent 3.5-liter in-line six developing 160 horsepower. Its twin-cam hemispherical-chamber head was a dramatic advance for British production cars. Exotic cars all, the XK-series of sports Jaguars are among the world's most glamorous. Rare photos from the Ludvigsen Library trace their history on road and track and give an intimate portrait of the sports cars that raised the bar for Jaguar's opposition and cemented the company's reputation for fast, stylish cars that were also remarkably affordable.

Bentley 4 1/2 litre

1927 onwards (all models, including 'Blower')

Author: Richard May

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785210709

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

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Designed and built to challenge an aggressive French shipbuilding programme in the late 1850s, when commissioned the 40-gun steam-powered ironclad HMS Warrior was the largest warship in the world. The revolutionary design housed the main guns, 10 boilers and steam engine inside an impregnable armoured ‘box’ or citadel made from 4½in thick wrought iron plates. Warrior is the only surviving example of Britain’s ‘Black Battlefleet’ – the 45 iron hulls built for the Royal Navy between 1861 and 1877. She was restored in the 1980s and is now on public display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Jaguar C-type

The autobiography of XKC 051

Author: Philip Porter,Chas Parker

Publisher: Porter Press

ISBN: 9781907085468

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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This glorious book tells the story of the celebrated lightweight Jaguar C-type, chassis number XKC 051, that Duncan Hamilton and Tony Rolt drove to victory in the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours. The car went on to have a busy post-works racing career, first with Ecurie Ecosse, then with privateer drivers Bill Smith and Geoffrey Allison. Among its small number of collector custodians in later years, the names Briggs Cunningham in America and Adrian Hamilton (son of Duncan) in the UK stand out. The development of the C-type is described, focusing on the three lightweights of 1953 with thinner-gauge aluminum bodies, pioneering disc brakes, and aircraft-style fuel tanks. All this is covered in fascinating detail, supported by interviews with drivers and mechanics, a fine collection of period images and studio photographs.


Jaguar XJR-9

Author: Michael Cotton

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211133

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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The Jaguar XJR-9 is the Group C sports racing car built by Jaguar for the 1988 racing season, winning on its debut at the Daytona 24 Hours, and going on to take victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours (Jaguar's first win at the French classic since 1957). The car also took Jaguar to victory in the 1988 Teams' World Championship, and Drivers' World Championship with Martin Brundle. Works cars ran in the American IMSA Championship (running in Castrol livery), as well as the World Sports Car Championship. The XJR-9 is one of the most evocative sports-racing cars of the 1980s, thanks to its success, instantly recognizable Silk Cut livery, and unforgettable V12 engine note. This Manual tells the complete design and engineering story of the XJR series of sports-racing cars, focusing on the XJR-9, and featuring extensive input from many of the engineers and drivers involved.

Beach Management Tools - Concepts, Methodologies and Case Studies

Author: Camilo M. Botero,Omar Cervantes,Charles W. Finkl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319583042

Category: Science

Page: 960

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This book provides an overview of beach management tools, including carrying capacity, beach nourishment, environmental and tourism awards (like Blue Flag or others), bathing water quality, zoning, beach typologies, quality index, user's perception, interdisciplinary beach monitoring, coastal legislation, shore protection, social and economic indicators, ecosystem services, and coastal governance (applied in beach case studies). Beaches are one of the most intensely used coastal ecosystems and are responsible for more than half of all global tourism revenues, and as such the book introduces a wide range of state-of-the-art tools that can be used to deal with a variety of beach challenges. Each chapter features specific types of tools that can be applied to advantage in beach management practices. With examples of local and regional case studies from around the globe, this is a valuable resource for anyone involved in beach management.

AC Cobra

1962 to 1968 (all models)

Author: Glen Smale

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857337863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Part-time racer and chicken farmer Carroll Shelby ordered a chassis from AC Cars in England in 1961, and asked them to install a Ford V8 engine in it. The AC Ace was fitted with the same rear diff as that used in the Jaguar E-type, and so when the car arrived in the Shelby workshop, it proved easy to modify thanks to the simple AC layout.

Bugatti Type 35 Owners' Workshop Manual

1924 onwards (all models) - An insight into the design, engineering and operation

Author: Chas Parker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211836

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The Type 35 Bugatti brought new standards of workmanship and finish to racing and was the first Grand Prix car to be catalogued and offered for sale. This Bugatti Type 35 Owners' Workshop Manual contains the Bugatti Story and is an addition to our growing range of classic racing car manuals. Being a sister title to our Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Owner's Workshop Manual, and having input from respected restorers and owners, the book contains sections covering variants, competition history, anatomy, view from drivers, owners and engineers, restoration and historic racing results.

Porsche 956 / 962 Owner's Workshop Manual

Author: Ian Wagstaff

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857337962

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Porsche 956 / 962 Owner's Workshop Manual is the latest addition to the “classic racing car” manual series, taking the series beyond ten titles, and complementing Ferrari 250 GTO, Ford GT40, Porsche 917, AC Cobra, and Ferrari 512. This highly produced manual extends coverage of iconic sports-racing cars. 2016 was the 30th anniversary of the Porsche 962's first Le Mans win (the 956 having won for the previous four years) in the hands of Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and Al Holbart.

The Land Within

Indigenous Territory and the Perception of the Environment

Author: Alexandre Surrallés,Pedro García Hierro

Publisher: IWGIA

ISBN: 9788791563119

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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By describing the fabric of relationships indigenous peoples weave with their environment, The Land Within attempts to define a more precise notion of indigenous territoriality. A large part of the work of titling the South American indigenous territories may now be completed but this book aims to demonstrate that, in addition to management, these territories involve many other complex aspects that must not be overlooked if the risk of losing these areas to settlers or extraction companies is to be avoided. Alexandre Surralls holds a doctorate in anthropology from the School for Higher Studies in Social Sciences and is a researcher on the staff of the National Centre for Scientific Research. Pedro Garca Hierro is a lawyer from Madrid Complutense University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He has worked with various indigenous organizations, on issues related to the identification and development of collective rights and the promotion of intercultural democratic reforms.

Strategy Without Design

The Silent Efficacy of Indirect Action

Author: Robert C. H. Chia,Robin Holt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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"In business the survival and flourishing of an organisation is most often associated with the ability of its strategists to create a distinctive identity by confronting and rising above others. Yet not all organisational accomplishment can be explained with recourse to deliberate choice and purposeful design on the part of strategic actors. This book shows why. Using examples from the world of business, economics, military strategy, politics and philosophy, it argues that collective success may inadvertently emerge as a result of the everyday coping actions of a multitude of individuals, none of whom intended to contribute to any preconceived plan. A consequence of this claim is that a paradox exists in strategic interventions, one that no strategist can afford to ignore. The more directly and deliberately a strategic goal is single-mindedly sought, the more likely it is that such calculated instrumental action eventually works to undermine its own initial success"--Provided by publisher.

Strategic Marketing Management in Asia

Case Studies and Lessons across Industries

Author: Syed Saad Andaleeb,Khalid Hasan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786357453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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With a view to continue the current growth momentum, excel in all phases of business, and create future leadership in Asia and across the globe, there is a felt need to develop a deep understanding of the Asian business environment, and how to create effective marketing strategies that will help growing their businesses.

Mechatronic Futures

Challenges and Solutions for Mechatronic Systems and their Designers

Author: Peter Hehenberger,David Bradley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319321560

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 259

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Offering a comprehensive overview of the challenges, risks and options facing the future of mechatronics, this book provides insights into how these issues are currently assessed and managed. Building on the previously published book ‘Mechatronics in Action,’ it identifies and discusses the key issues likely to impact on future mechatronic systems. It supports mechatronics practitioners in identifying key areas in design, modeling and technology and places these in the wider context of concepts such as cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. For educators it considers the potential effects of developments in these areas on mechatronic course design, and ways of integrating these. Written by experts in the field, it explores topics including systems integration, design, modeling, privacy, ethics and future application domains. Highlighting novel innovation directions, it is intended for academics, engineers and students working in the field of mechatronics, particularly those developing new concepts, methods and ideas.

The Strategy Pathfinder

Core Concepts and Live Cases

Author: Duncan Angwin,Stephen Cummings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111931187X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Real-world strategic management practice in an interactive micro-case format The Strategy Pathfinder presents an innovative, dynamic guide to strategic thinking and practice. Using real-world case examples from companies like Apple, the BBC, Hyundai, LEGO, McDonalds, Nike and SpaceX to illustrate critical concepts, this book enables readers to actively participate in real-world strategy dilemmas and create their own solutions. Strategy Pathfinder’s ‘live’ micro-cases provoke discussion about business models, value creation, new ventures and more, while its complimentary instructional content introduces you to the best ‘classic’ and new tools of strategic management. Rather than passively reproducing past and current ideas, Strategy Pathfinder encourages strategic thinkers to learn by doing. The book is designed to help the reader to develop a clear understanding of key concepts while shifting your thought processes towards real strategic action and innovation by enabling you to: Use strategy theories and frameworks to engage in analytical and creative discussions about key strategic issues facing real companies today Form strategic views for yourself, and test them against the views of others Effectively make and communicate recommendations based on solid strategic analysis that stand up to scrutiny from multiple stakeholders Become an active producer of new strategic ideas rather than a passive receiver of past wisdom This third edition has been updated with new chapters and cases to reflect the latest, cutting-edge issues in strategic thinking and practice. And the updated companion website offers students, instructors and managers more resources to facilitate understanding, interaction and innovation. As an active learning experience, The Strategy Pathfinder 3rd Edition engages the reader in the work of strategy practitioners. By arming you with the empirical research you need, and the best strategic management theories and frameworks to better analyse situations you're likely to encounter or already facing in your career, The Strategy Pathfinder teaches you how to improve your strategic thinking and practice, and develop your own strategic pathways for the future.

The World's Greatest Brands

Author: Nick Kochan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349141143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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The magic of brands is as old as Coke and as young as Tango. But getting beneath the packaging to understand a brand's winning technique is tough. Why do Kellogg's or Barbie still remain the consumer's friend? Why should a computer name or a sporting logo win favour with consumers worldwide? The World's Greatest Brands asks such key questions of over 350 of the world's leading brands. Explanations of a brand's history, its management and exploitation will appeal to the expert and the consumer. Anecdotes and analysis are combined to explain the science and art that have contributed to great branding case histories. Also included here is branding consultancy Interbrand's ranking of the world's 100 most powerful brands along with their assessment of brand owners' skills and winning techniques. This is a unique compilation on a subject with a fascination for all consumers. No-one who enjoys the benefits of great brands can fail to enjoy and profit from this book.

Heritage Regimes and the State

2nd revised edition

Author: Bendix, Regina,Eggert, Aditya,Peselmann, Arnika

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 3863951220

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

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What happens when UNESCO heritage conventions are ratified by a state? How do UNESCO’s global efforts interact with preexisting local, regional and state efforts to conserve or promote culture? What new institutions emerge to address the mandate? The contributors to this volume focus on the work of translation and interpretation that ensues once heritage conventions are ratified and implemented. With seventeen case studies from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and China, the volume provides comparative evidence for the divergent heritage regimes generated in states that differ in history and political organization. The cases illustrate how UNESCO’s aspiration to honor and celebrate cultural diversity diversifies itself. The very effort to adopt a global heritage regime forces myriad adaptations to particular state and interstate modalities of building and managing heritage.

The Other Car Workers

Work, Organisation and Technology in the Maritime Car Carrier Industry

Author: E. Kahveci,T. Nichols

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230209386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents.

The Global Automotive Industry

Author: Paul Nieuwenhuis,Peter Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118802357

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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The automotive industry is still one of the world's largest manufacturing sectors, but it suffers from being very technology-focused as well as being relatively short-term focused. There is little emphasis within the industry and its consultancy and analyst supply network on the broader social and economic impacts of automobility and of the sector that provides it. The Global Automotive Industry addresses this need and is a first port of call for any academic, official or consultant wanting an overview of the state of the industry. An international team of specialist researchers, both from academia and business, review and analyse the key issues that make vehicle manufacturing still the world’s premier manufacturing sector, closely tied in with the fortunes of both established and newly emerging economies. In doing so, it covers issues related to manufacturing, both established practices as well as new developments; issues relating to distribution, marketing and retail, vehicle technologies and regulatory trends; and, crucially, labour practices and the people who build cars. In all this it explains both how the current situation arose and also likely future trajectories both in terms of social and regulatory trends, as the technological, marketing and labour practice responses to those, leading in many cases to the development of new business models. Key features Provides a global overview of the automotive industry, covering its current state and considering future challenges Contains contributions from international specialists in the automotive sector Presents current research and sets this in an historical and broader industry context Covers threats to the industry, including globalization, economic and environmental sustainability The Global Automotive Industry is a must-have reference for researchers and practitioners in the automotive industry and is an excellent source of information for business schools, governments, and graduate and undergraduate students in automotive engineering.