Voyagez dans l'ère automobile, grâce à ce recueil qui vous installe à la place du conducteur. 20th Century Classic Cars met magnifiquement en image l'histoire de l'automobile, décennie après décennie, à travers plus de 400 publicités imprimées issues de la Collection Jim Heimann.
Grâce à cette iconographie puisée dans un siècle d'images promotionnelles, ce livre retrace l'évolution de la voiture, du chariot sans chevaux aux fusées sur roues, et au-delà. Avec son introduction et ses chapitres signés du spécialiste auto du New York Times Phil Patton et sa chronologie illustrée, cet ouvrage met en lumière les innovations technologiques, les principaux fabricants et vendeurs du secteur, les grandes étapes historiques et la façon dont la culture populaire a influencé la création automobile.
The biggest, the strongest, the fastest, the loudest-Recordmania sets the bar for the best atlas of the world's incredible records.
From mind-boggling feats of human endurance to the unimaginable extremes of the natural world, these pages are filled with records that defy expectations and surprise the imagination.
Did you know for example that the fastest recorded skydive was so speedy it broke through the sound barrier? Or that the smallest park in the world was made for a colony of leprachauns?
Split into 6 categories and covering everything from sports, architecture, animals, humans, technology, dinosaurs, space, and nature, each category is packed with feats that will delight. Trace out locations across each atlas before delving into the detail behind each record.
Recordmania: Atlas of the Incredible is cleverly designed and thoughtfully illustrated, the perfect gift for the curious-minded. Recordmania vereint die beeindruckendsten Superlative dieser Welt in einem aufregenden und bunten Atlas.
Vom kleinsten Auto, das je gebaut wurde, über den heißesten Ort der Erde bis hin zum schnellsten Fallschirmspring und dem größten Menschen - Recordmania vereint die beeindruckendsten Superlative und die unglaublichsten Rekorde dieser Welt in einem aufregenden und bunten Atlas. Mit übersichtlichen und klar illustrierten Indoboxen begeistert diese wundersame Sammlung kleine und große Leser für die Extreme unserer Welt. Außergewöhnliche Informationen aus den verschiedensten Bereichen verblüffen und stellen alles auf den Kopf, was wir über unsere Welt zu wissen glaubten.
Depuis la nuit des temps, l'exploration du monde en bateau représente le summum de la liberté. Ce qui ressemblait à un rêve impossible est désormais à portée de main. Des entreprises de location de bateaux et des entreprises spécialisées dans l'organisation de voyages permettent aujourd'hui de vivre son rêve pendant quelques semaines.
SAILING THE SEAS emmène le lecteur dans une série d'aventures à travers le monde, des côtes américaines aux Caraïbes, en passant par la Méditerranée, mais aussi en Thaïlande et en Polynésie française. Avec un regard moderne et rafraîchissant, ce livre explore les curiosités, les sons, les goûts et les expériences que l'on découvre à bord d'un bateau et célèbre l'art nautique et son mode de vie.
Autofocus explore la signification culturelle profonde et l'impact de la voiture sur l'histoire de la photographie, jouant à la fois un rôle de sujet et un véritable vecteur de création - le moyen par lequel les photographes ont réalisé nombre de leurs grandes oeuvres. Écrit par Marta Weiss, conservatrice des photographies au V & A, et publié à l'occasion de l'ouverture en octobre 2019 de l'exposition «Voitures: accélérer le monde moderne», Autofocus présente plus de 100 photographies, accompagnées de commentaires et d'une introduction du c. 1500 mots, qui vont des débuts de l'automobile à nos jours. Autofocus illustre l'ascendance de la voiture en tant qu'icône culturelle et la manière dont elle a façonné le monde autour de nous et devant nous.
''[A] fascinating, incisive account of how the human brain evolved to keep us orientated . . . Beautifully written and researched.'' - Isabella Tree, author of Wilding The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements. In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the ''cognitive maps'' that keep us orientated, even in places that we don''t know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour. The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfaring skills that we inherited from our nomadic ancestors. Most of us have little idea what we may be losing. Bond seeks an answer to the question of why some of us are so much better at finding our way than others. He also tackles the controversial subject of sex differences in navigation, and finally tries to understand why being lost can be such a devastating psychological experience. For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves.
''Speckled with anecdotes, insights and surprises. It is great fun - and utterly timely'' Sunday Times ''Standage writes with a masterly clarity'' New York Times ''The product of deep research, great intelligence and burnished prose . . . It is rare that I encounter a non-fiction author whose prose is so elegant that it is worth reading for itself. Standage is a writer of this class'' Wall Street Journal Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, and moving through the eras of horsepower, trains and bicycles, Tom Standage puts the rise of the car - and the future of urban transport - into a broader historical context.
Our society has been shaped by the car in innumerable ways, many of which are so familiar that we no longer notice them. Why does red mean stop and green mean go? Why do some countries drive on the left, and some on the right? How did cars, introduced only a little over a century ago, change the way the world was administered, laid out and policed, along with experiences like eating and shopping? And what might travel in a post-car world look like?
As social transformations from ride-sharing to the global pandemic force us to critically re-examine our relationship with personal transportation, A Brief History of Motion is an essential contribution to our understanding of how the modern world came to be.>
Mensun Bound is a leading maritime archaeologist who has discovered many of the world's most famous shipwrecks. Artefacts that he has raised can be found on permanent display in over a dozen museums worldwide. His excavations have featured
Bryan Appleyard was educated at Bolton School and King's College, Cambridge. He was Financial News Editor and Deputy Arts Editor at The Times until 1984. He has subsequently written for many publications including the Sunday Times
Kit Chapman is an award-winning journalist, adventurer and motorsports fan. With more than a decade of experience writing for titles such as Nature, New Scientist, Chemistry World, Physics World and the Daily Telegra
P>strong >At a time when that 1960s notion of air travel as decadent and exceptional is experiencing an unexpected revival, this book ... could be the G&T in a plastic glass you need.'' /strong>strong>em>The Spectator/em>/strong>/p> p>strong>Travel writer Julia Cooke''s exhilarating portrait of Pan Am stewardesses in the Mad Men era./strong>/p> p>em>Come Fly the World/em> tells the story of the stewardesses who served on the iconic Pan American Airways between 1966 and 1975 - and of the unseen diplomatic role they played on the world stage./p> p>Alongside the glamour was real danger, as they flew soldiers to and from Vietnam and staffed Operation Babylift - the dramatic evacuation of 2,000 children during the fall of Saigon. Cooke''s storytelling weaves together the true stories of women like Lynne Totten, a science major who decided life in a lab was not for her, to Hazel Bowie, one of the relatively few African American stewardesses of the era, as they embraced the liberation of a jet-set life./p> p>In the process, Cooke shows how the sexualized coffee-tea-or-me stereotype was at odds with the importance of what they did, and with the freedom, power and sisterhood they achieved./p>
''A fascinating hybrid. Part freewheeling history of the rise of the modern autonomous vehicle, part intimate memoir from an insider who was on the front lines for much of that history, Autonomy will more than bring readers up to speed on one of today''s most closely watched technologies'' Brian Merchant, author of The One Device From the ultimate insider - a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project - comes the definitive story of the race between Google, Tesla and Uber to create the driverless car. We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles, but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy tells the story of the maverick engineers and computer experts who triggered the revolution. Lawrence Burns - long-time adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) and former corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors - provides the perfectly timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and vivid account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning at a 2004 off-road robot race across the Mojave Desert with a million-dollar purse and continuing up to the current stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turning chronicle of the past, a diagnosis of the present and a prediction of the future - the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it has sparked.
A nostalgic and celebratory look back at one hundred years of passenger flight, featuring full-color reproductions of route maps and posters from the world's most iconic airlines, from the author of bestselling cult classic Transit Maps of the World . In this gorgeously illustrated collection of airline route maps, Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts look to the skies and transport readers to another time. Hundreds of images span a century of passenger flight, from the rudimentary trajectory of routes to the most intricately detailed birds-eye views of the land to be flown over. Advertisements for the first scheduled commercial passenger flights featured only a few destinations, with stunning views of the countryside and graphics of biplanes. As aviation took off, speed and mileage were trumpeted on bold posters featuring busy routes. Major airlines produced highly stylized illustrations of their global presence, establishing now-classic brands. With trendy and forward-looking designs, cartographers celebrated the coming together of different cultures and made the earth look ever smaller. Eventually, fleets got bigger and routes multiplied, and graphic designers have found creative new ways to display huge amounts of information. Airline hubs bring their own cultural mark and advertise their plentiful destination options. Innovative maps depict our busy world with webs of overlapping routes and networks of low-cost city-to-city hopping. But though flying has become more commonplace, Ovenden and Roberts remind us that early air travel was a glamorous affair for good reason. Airline Maps is a celebration of graphic design, cartographic skills and clever marketing, and a visual feast that reminds us to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
A world without cars would be unrecognizable. They have altered the shape of our cities, transformed our nations and landscapes, revolutionised the way we make and buy things, and profoundly influenced our relationship with speed itself.
From the Ford Model T and the legacy of mass production, to the GM LaSalle and the birth of style and obsolescence, and from the original Volkswagen expression of national identity to the GM Firebird and the desire for frictionless movement, this book presents the car as the driving force that accelerated the twentieth century. It takes an in-depth look at the history of the automobile and its impact, to better understand where we might want to go in the future.
Published to accompany the V&A''s exhibition Cars: Accelerating the Modern World (5 October 2019 - 20 April 2020)
Pour célébrer le tricentenaire de la publication de Robinson Crusoé, de nombreux illustrateurs internationaux de renom ont imaginé eux aussi dans ce livre leurs propres îles lointaines. Après les avoir situées dans des cartes géographiques, ils expliquent à quoi elles ressemblent, comment elles se nomment et ce que l'on trouve sur leurs rivages mythiques. Dans une panoplie de réponses étonnamment créatives et souvent surprenantes, le lecteur est invité à explorer un archipel fabuleux qui séduira autant les illustrateurs, les cartographes que les rêveurs.
Foreword by Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button. From the magazine synonymous with style comes the ultimate guide to the greatest cars the world has ever seen. With imagery from the world's greatest car photographers, plus British GQ 's knowledgeable in-depth reports, the cars in this book represent the pinnacle of driving style and performance. From classics of the 1950s to the very latest machines, featuring sultry Italian supercars, classic British engineering, pure American muscle and much more besides, GQ Drives is an indispensable handbook of automotive excellence.