The Encyclopedia of the Harley Davidson


Author: Peter Henshaw,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785826286

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

View: 3759

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: 6795

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: 4018

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 Canadian Organized Crime

From Captain Kidd to Mom Boucher


Author: Peter Edwards

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 155199688X

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 1772

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.

Harley-Davidson and Philosophy

Full-Throttle Aristotle


Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269807X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

View: 1285

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: 5591

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.

Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management


Author: Allan Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134657617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 9241

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.

Riding in the Wind

A View from Behind Handlebars


Author: J. T. Thomas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595269338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 7339

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 Motorcycles


Author: Chelsea House Publishers,Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791060575

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 5861

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide brief descriptions, as well as longer histories of different makes of motorcycles from around the world; and includes color photographs of many of the featured bikes.