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The Splendid Book Of The Bicycle

Author : Daniel Tatarsky
ISBN : 9781911042631
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Cycling is hugely popular nowadays. Since 2003 more than 100 million bikes have been produced each year, more than twice the amount of cars. And in 2011, more than 741,000 people cycled to work, an increase of 90,000 from 2001. The Splendid Book of the Bicycle is a wide-ranging celebration of the bicycle and cycling, incorporating social history, sport and science. It covers the bicycle’s invention and subsequent historical development, stories of intrepid early cyclists who travelled the world, the 20th-century popularity of cycle touring, and the depiction of bicycles in films, books and art. It examines the sport of cycling, including histories of the Tour de France and the other great European races, the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España, and goes on to explore velodrome-based cycling and the rise of BMX and mountain biking. It investigates the science behind balance and aerodynamics, and covers the future of bicycles, including innovative flying, floating and electric bikes. It also touches on the technical aspects of bicycles, including an exploded diagram of a typical bike and tips for basic maintenance of your own bike. Beautifully illustrated with vintage and modern images, this book is a perfect gift for both bike obsessives and general readers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Island Of Bicycle Dancers

Author : Jiro Adachi
ISBN : 1429932260
Genre : Fiction
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Love, sex, death....and English as a foreign language. The Island of Bicycle Dancers is the coming-of-age-story of twenty-year-old Yurika Song, a Korean-Japanese woman who comes from Japan to New York City for a summer to work with her Korean relatives and improve her English. Yurika's friends back home have always joked that she is half-sushi/half-kim-chi. But cross-Asian ethnicities turn out to be far less jarring than her introduction to New York life, the world of bicycle messengers and the street culture in which they thrive. On one level this is a splendid tale of mistaken love-Yurika falls hard for an attractive, but dangerous, Puerto Rican bicycle messenger nicknamed "Bone." But on another, deeper level, our heroine finds freedom in this new language, which to her "is like a huge octopus, very clever and sometimes hard to catch but with so many wild and beautiful writhing limbs."
Category: Fiction

The Splendid Drunken Twenties

Author : Carl Van Vechten
ISBN : 0252028481
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Between 1922 and 1930, Carl Van Vechtenone of the most significant figures of the Harlem Renaissancekept a daily record of his activities. The records recount his day-to-day life, as well as the alliances, drinking habits, feuds,and affairs of a wide number of the periods luminaries, providing a rich resource for reconstructing the culture of 1920s New York and the social milieu during Prohibition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The 44 Vintage

Author : Anthony Price
ISBN : 9781471900075
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 89.7 MB
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By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to Glory A few weeks after D-day the German army in the West is retreating, with the British and the Americans in hot pursuit. But Major O'Conor, ex-liaison officer with the Yugoslav Partisans, is conducting his own private war. As he leads his hand-picked team of ruthless fighters deep behind the German lines, it becomes clear that he regards French Resistance units and British Intelligence agents as more dangerous to his mission than the Germans. So it is unfortunate for him that two interpreters attached to his task force happen to be Second-Lieutenant Audley and Corporal Butler, already revealing the cunning and resourcefulness that, in earlier novels, has taken them to the very top of their field. Major O'Conor's startling objective remains unknown to everyone except himself until the final pages - where a shattering surprise lies in store.
Category: Fiction

The Penguin Book Of American Short Stories

Author : James Cochrane
ISBN : 9780141959665
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 72.55 MB
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'American literature and the short story might be said to have come of age at about the same time, and this, along with something in the bustling and energetic American temperament, might go some way towards explaining why the two go together as well as they do.' Twenty-one short stories from some of the best American writers over the last two hundred years provide a mesmerizing, multi-faceted portrait of a country, a people and the unique literature produced by this most exuberant of nations.
Category: Fiction

The Curious Case Of The Copper Corpse

Author : Alan Bradley
ISBN : 9781409160861
Genre : Fiction
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A special eBook original short story, in which the eleven-year-old connoisseur of chemistry is immersed in her element: solving a mystery! Murder! the letter says, Come at once. Anson House, Greyminster, Staircase No. 3. How can Flavia de Luce resist such an urgent plea? After all, examining a dead body sounds like a perfectly splendid way to spend a Sunday. So Flavia hops upon her trusted bicycle, Gladys, whose rubber tires hiss happily along the rainy road, and arrives at her father's mist-shrouded old school. There, a terrified boy leads her to the loo where, sitting in a bathtub, is what appears to be a statue. But, no: To Flavia's surprise, the thing is in fact a naked dead man. Save his face, he seems to have been carved out of copper. Never one to shy away from the macabre, Flavia gets to work-only to find that when an investigation begins with a metallic cadaver, ever more curious twists are to be expected.
Category: Fiction

The Spaceframe Moultons

Author : Tony Hadland
ISBN : 9783643103567
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.88 MB
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Re-reading today Tony Hadland's book "The Spaceframe Moultons" brings back what a splendid job he did in researching and describing those exciting events which led up to the birth of the Spaceframe Moulton.
Category: Social Science

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465426970
Genre : Travel
File Size : 53.48 MB
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Great Britain is your indispensable guide to England, Scotland, and Wales. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, such as Stonehenge and Big Ben. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you to discover Great Britain region by region-whether you are most interested in local festivals and markets or day trips around the countryside. Street-by-street maps of key cities and towns will help you get the most out of your trip, and insider tips and essential local information showcases the best of Great Britain's restaurants, pubs, shops, hotels, and more. What's new in DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: -New itineraries based on length of stay, regional destinations, and themes. -Brand-new hotel and restaurants listings including DK's Choice recommendations. -Restaurant locations plotted on redrawn area maps and listed with sights. -Redesigned and refreshed interiors make the guides even easier to read. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Great Britain truly shows you this destination as no one else can. Now available in PDF format.
Category: Travel

Hockey For Dummies

Author : John Davidson
ISBN : 9781118053560
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation