The Encyclopedia of the Harley Davidson


Author: Peter Henshaw,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785826286

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

View: 1786

This illustrated encyclopedia is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley Davidson company and the development of its famous bikes, which have earned a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The bikes are described in detail, not only in mechanical terms, but also with glorious photographs, and will be of interest to everyone who loves motorbikes: even aficionados of Japanese and European bikes, who have never even ridden a Harley Davidson, will be able to recognize the unique marriage of style and nostalgia and the fact that there are no other bikes quite like them. With chapters that are biographical, like "The Buell Story," and "The Harley-Davidson Story," readers will get the inside story on this epic brand of motorcycle. Other chapters, like "A-Z of Harley-Davidson," "Year on Year," and "Guide to Model Names," enthusiasts will get a fully-functional, comprehensive encyclopedia of everything they ever wanted to know about Harleys.

The Encyclopedia of the Harley Davidson

An Illustrated Directory of the Legendary Motorcycle Marque


Author: Mac McDiarmid

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781842154311

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 9949

A visual catalogue of every major (and minor) Harley model ever produced, from the first single of 1903 to the VR1000 racing superbike of 2ist century. Every machine is illustrated in colour photography with detailed information on technical specifications, key design elements, engineering standards, notable attributes and the particular history of the make. The numerous machines featured range from the classic to the obscure. The directory includes not only the instantly familiar Glides, Sportsters, Low Riders and Racers, but also lesser-known vehicles that include the mass-produced lightweight singles of the 60's and 70's, short-lived scooter models, and the oddity that is the Harley Snowmobile. A glossary is provided to help with some of the more technical jargon, together with a brief explanation to finding your way around Harley-Davidson's cryptic model codes.

The Ultimate Harley-Davidson

An Encyclopedia of the Definitive Motorbike from Classic to Custom - Exploring the Legend of an American Dream


Author: Mac McDiarmid

Publisher: Hermes House

ISBN: 9781843098607

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 1398

The ultimate reference book on the most revered motorcycle in the world, from history and evolution to a visual directory, with over 570 photographs

The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, Volume 1

Short Entries


Author: William J. Rothwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118189671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 9485

The three volumes in The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management offer a comprehensive review of the essential issues and most important information available on the topic. Each volume in the encyclopedia contains contributions from some of the most celebrated names in the field of human resource management (HRM) and addresses the myriad challenges faced by today's human resource professionals. Volume 1 puts the focus on the definition of terms and practices that are most relevant to today's human resource management (HRM) professionals. The contributors bring an up-to-date perspective of HRM definitions and practices and for ease of access, the terms are presented in alphabetical order. Each contributor includes the most recent research on a particular topic and summarizes a new and progressive definition of these important terms. The book begins with an enlightening discussion of the evolving practice of talent management and contains the following topics: Affirmative Action, Assessment, Business Ethics, Campus Recruitment, Career Development, Compensation, Drug Tests, Employee Relations, Flexible Benefits, Glass Ceiling, HR Metrics and Analytics, Mergers and Acquisitions, National Labor Relations Act, Quality Circles, Recruitment and Selection, Self-Directed Work Teams, Social Responsibility, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training Needs Analysis, Work Family Balance, and more. The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management gives human resource professionals the knowledge, information, and tools needed to implement the best practices in the field.

The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime

From Captain Kidd to Mom Boucher


Author: Peter Edwards

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 155199688X

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 8293

You may never again think of Canadians as law-abiding Respected crime reporters Peter Edwards and Michel Auger have pooled their research and expertise to create The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime. Sometimes grim, sometimes amusing, and always entertaining, this book is filled with 300 entries and more than 150 illustrations, covering centuries of organized crime. From pirates such as “Black Bart,” who sheltered in isolated Newfoundland coves to strike at the shipping lanes between Europe and the North American colonies, all the way to the most recent influx of Russianmobsters, who arrived after the end of the Cold War in 1989 and are now honing their sophisticated technological skills on the Western public, Edwards and Auger enumerate the personalities and the crimes that have kept Canadian law enforcement busy. Here too are the Sicilian and Calabrian gangs, the American and Colombian drug connections, the bikers whose internal struggles have left innocent bystanders dead (and who tried to murder Auger), as well as many unexpected figures, such as the Sundance Kid, who spent years in Canada. Arranged in alphabetical entries for easy browsing, and illustratedthroughout with photographs and drawings, this is a book that will both entertain and inform.

The Encyclopedia of Hell

A Comprehensive Survey of the Underworld


Author: Miriam Van Scott

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146689119X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 1607

The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include African legends, Native American stories, Asian folktales, and other more obscure references, in addition to familiar infernal chronicles from Western lore. The result is a catalog of underworld data, with entries running the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to humorous cartoons lampooning the everlasting abyss. Its extensive cross-referencing also supplies links between various concepts and characters from the netherworld and provides further information on particular theories. Peruse these pages and find out for yourself what history's greatest imaginations have envisioned awaiting the wicked on the other side of the grave.

Harley-Davidson and Philosophy

Full-Throttle Aristotle


Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269807X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

View: 825

It’s no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx and Foucault say about Harley riders’ tight leather garb? What’s it like to live a dual life as a philosophy professor who wrenches his own 1965 Electra Glide? Would Jesus hang out in a biker bar or a coffeehouse? And more importantly, would He ride a Harley or a Honda? These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.

American Military Vehicles of World War I

An Illustrated History of Armored Cars, Staff Cars, Motorcycles, Ambulances, Trucks, Tractors and Tanks


Author: Albert Mroz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786454768

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 6341

In World War I the American motor vehicle industry was tested by the sudden appearance of vast transport challenges. The nation’s immense manufacturing capabilities and abundant natural resources combined with increased standardization and mass production to enable the industry to meet the military’s needs. Motor vehicles and aircraft were quickly cemented as the most influential military tools of the early twentieth century. This book both describes the development and use of a wide range of specialized motor vehicles during World War I and analyzes how their advent indelibly altered modern warfare and transportation.

The Encyclopedia of the World's Special Forces

Tactics, History, Strategy, Weapons


Author: Mike Ryan,Chris Mann,Alexander Stilwell

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1907446893

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3945

Since the advent of special forces units in World War II, governments and armies have trained small, elite teams of soldiers to perform operations deemed too risky or demanding for regular troops. Training to enter the special forces is harsh in the extreme, and the few who enter the ranks of the elite can expect a life of intense operational danger. Special forces missions include counter-insurgency, hostage rescue, sabotage, spying, covert surveillance and force ambush. Most of these operations are performed deep behind hostile lines or within enemy strongholds. With a battlefield effect out of all proportion to their numbers, special forces today are usually the first into combat and the last out. The Encyclopedia of the World’s Special Forces is the most comprehensive guide available to the world’s elite forces. Units are arranged by the type of mission that they specialize in; Sea, Land, Air and Counter-Revolutionary Warfare. Each entry includes detailed and authoritative information about the unit, its history, tactics, weapons and equipment used, and many have thrilling accounts of operations both past and recent. A special section on the training and selection of methods of a select few units, including the US Delta Force and British SAS, details just what it takes to become a member of the elite. Highly illustrated throughout with photographs and artworks bringing the text to life, The Encyclopedia of the World’s Special Forces will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to find out more about the world of the special forces soldier.

The Complete Encyclopedia of World Motorcycles


Author: Mirco de Cet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762411115

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6684

Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive illustrated guide to motorcycles on the market. All 150 of the world's significant manufacturers, from Ace to Zundapp, are presented in alphabetical order, with concise company histories, engineering details, and specifications of their major models. This handsome volume contains more than 450 superbly reproduced photographs, including a host of supplementary detail shots.

Riding in the Wind

A View from Behind Handlebars


Author: J. T. Thomas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595269338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 942

Riding in the Wind is more than stories about motorcycles and riding. The book is a life long journey in time, from the 50s' to 2003' and how I saw things in a world gone crazy. I was made in America. The Ghost was made in a America and my Book will be made in a America. Thinking back to 1969'. I was 17 years old, standing on Fremont Street, Homeless, Las Vegas, NV. No money to my name. Nowhere to go. No one cared. All I had to my name was in a very small suitcase I was carrying. If you think this is a story about motorcycles. You would be wrong.

The Encyclopedia of Beer

The Beer Lover's Bible - A Complete Reference To Beer Styles, Brewing Methods, Ingredients, Festivals, Traditions, And More)


Author: Christine P. Rhodes

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 146688195X

Category: Cooking

Page: 509

View: 7305

The Encyclopedia of Beer is a seriously readable celebration of beers and brewing around the world--the ultimate reference source for beer lovers everywhere. With more than 900 entries of everything from "Abbey Beer" to "Zymurgy," and hundreds of illustrations, this book answers all your questions on: - influential brewers and their products - beer styles--both the popular and the obscure - brewing terminology and equipment - ingredients and flavorings - festivals and traditions - the history of beer, from ancient Sumer to today's craft-brewing boom - and much more Definitive, wide-ranging, and a great browse, The Encyclopedia of Beer by Christine P. Rhodes is destined to become the cornerstone of every beer connoisseur's library.

Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management


Author: Allan Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134657617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 8413

The Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management is the definitive reference source for the exploration of Japanese business and management. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of this field, the Encyclopedia consolidates and contextualises the leading research and knowledge about the Japanese business system and Japanese management thought and practice. It will be welcomed by scholar and student alike as an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent study, and a solid starting point for wider exploration.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles


Author: Tod Rafferty

Publisher: Courage Books

ISBN: 9780762405282

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 4417

Beginning with the early motorcycle manufacturers, such as Pope, Thor, and Merkel, this book continues right up to the long tenure of Harley-Davidson and includes a 32-page directory of manufactures. 500+ photos.

The Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 259 U. S. Supreme Court Reports (book Lawyers' Ed., and Volume 42 Supreme Court Reporter) Under the Editorial Supervision of Thomas Johnson Michie


Author: Thomas Johnson Michie,Beirne Stedman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 2347

The Ultimate Harley-Davidson

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Dream Machine : Landmark Developments, Specifications and Design History


Author: Mac McDiarmid

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844768998

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 2614

A comprehensive encyclopedia of America's dream machine: landmark developments, specifications and design history.