Author: Jeremy Polson
Publisher: Wolfgang Publications
Release Date: 2017-01-20
The best-selling Honda ever, the long-running Honda Mini Trail, was available in a huge range of models, even within each model year. The Honda Mini Trail Enthusiast's Guidecovers all Honda Mini Trails and Z50 bikes produced between 1968 and 1999. Author Jeremy Polson begins with a brief introduction of the models that led up to the Mini Trail, and then jumps into a thorough analysis of the many models and iterations that Honda has offered through the years. Despite the worldwide popularity of Honda's best-selling model, no other Mini Trail book had been published, and the accuracy of information found on the Internet is suspect at best. For Z50 collectors and enthusiasts, this book presents facts and figures found nowhere else. In addition to the hard facts regarding each model of each year, this book is filled with many rare photos that track the evolution of the Mini Trail, and unravel its mystery.
10 pages, 51 black & white illustrations, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Originally published under the title The Book of the Honda 50 by John Thorpe, this book is one of The Motorcyclist's Library series published in the USA by Floyd Clymer by arrangement with the original publishers Pitman Ltd. of London, England. It includes complete technical data, service and maintenance information and detailed instructions for the repair and overhaul of the major mechanical and electrical components for the entire Honda 50cc series of mopeds and mini bikes constructed from 1958 through the 1970 models. There is adequate detailed text and diagrams to assist in major refurbishing such as an engine rebuild or even a complete renovation. Applicable to the C100, C102, C110, C114, C50, P50, PC50, PF50 OHV & PF50, and all 50cc Mini Trail and Monkey Bike variants. This publication has been Out-of-print and unavailable for many years and is becoming increasingly more difficult to find on the secondary market and we are pleased to be able to offer this reproduction as a service to all Honda enthusiasts worldwide.
Author: Jeremy Polson
Publisher: Wolfgang Publications
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Author of Honda Mini Trail: Enthusiast's Guide, Jeremy Polson has put together another vintage Honda guide. It covers the third-best-selling Honda in American Honda history, the long-running Mini Trail CT-70, along with the CL, SL, and XL 72-cc motorcycles manufactured from 1969 to 1994. Polson begins with a brief introduction of the models that led to the first CL-70, and then jumps into a thorough analysis of the many models and iterations that Honda offered through the years. With more than 25 years of experience collecting, restoring, and selling more than 200 small-displacement Hondas, Polson is the ideal author for this must-have look at a group of Honda's most popular motorcycles. Despite the worldwide popularity of American Honda's 72-cc motorcycles, no other book on these models has been published, and the accuracy of information found on the Internet is suspect at best. It could be called the "Bible for Honda 72-cc collectors and enthusiasts," because this book presents facts and figures backed up by production dates, serial numbers, and dealer information found nowhere else. In addition to the hard facts, this book is filled with many rare photos that track the evolution of Honda's 72-cc motorcycles and unravels their mystery. Rare models covered include the first CT-70 "Silver Tags" with more than 30 features not found on the majority of later-model CT-70s, as well as many other low-production 72-cc motorcycles.
This guide provides an overview of the collectible models built by Honda, with detailed specifications and an evaluation of each machine. Includes iconic models such as the CB77 Super Hawk, CB92 Benly, Dream, CB750, CB400F, and late model machines such as the CB1100F and VF750F Interceptors.
Honda achieved another "first" in producing the Honda RC30 - the first real racing bike to be street legal. Road and comparison tests, performance and technical data, new model introductions, development, specification, engine blueprinting, Honda VFR750R and Roy Gildea's RC30.
This book reviews the history of Harley-Davidson and reveals its many secrets, describing its evolution and the great bikes that won resounding fame. Readers of this book will explore the history of the firm from its origin to nowadays; they will also get a peek behind the scenes into Harley-Davidson's inner world, learning how it operates and about the lives of its most important personalities. Numerous full-colour photographs display the most famous examples of the customisers' craft. At the dawn of the new century Harley-Davidson responded to the creativity and innovativeness of the industry's technical specialists with its own custom motorcycle, the V-Rod, incorporating revolutionary technology. Discussion of this model fills the final pages of this detailed chronicle of Harley-Davidson's history and its association since 1909 with the V-Twin motor.
Produced from 1959 until 2000, the classic Mini is loved by millions of owners, previous owners and enthusiasts. The Mini's creator, Alec Issigonis, was given a free hand to make a proper small car and his innovative design not only redefined the family car, but also started a revolution as a performance car. Classic Mini Specials and Moke explores the diverse range of vehicles that used the Mini shape, as well as the only variation actually designed by Alec Issigonis, the Mini Moke. In addition to the famous race and rally cars, coachbuilt conversions and highly modified saloons and commercials, Keith Mainland looks at overseas Mini and Moke production and the many factory-produced limited edition Minis. There is also advice about buying and owning your own special Mini. Fully illustrated with 300 colour photographs.
Since hitting the road in 1946, eighteen million Vespa motor scooters have buzzed the Earth. Vespa's success lies in the uniqueness of its design -- in the unmistakable sheet metal skin that, over the span of decades, has defined the concept of "motor scooter." The Life Vespa celebrates all aspects of the scooters and the thriving culture that surrounds them. Since Vespa is affordable and in high-style, the life Vespa encompasses all walks of life, from street urchins to celebrities like Audrey Hepburn, John Wayne, and Brad Pitt. Part of Motorbooks’ “Life” series, The Life Vespa melds machine and culture to immerse you in la bella vita.
Fully updated, this new edition provides an introduction to normal, healthy physical development for all professionals who specialise in working with children. The author, an experienced nurse teacher, guides the reader through the key changes in body systems and functions from embryo to birth through childhood and adolescence. Chapter 1 sets the scene for physical needs in child development, such as the need to be warm and safe. Chapters 2 to 9 cover the body systems: skeletal; nervous; cardiovascular; respiratory; renal; digestive; reproductive; and immune. The embryology and physiological function at birth is explored in each chapter before the text moves on through the many changes over the next decade to puberty and the arrival at adult functioning. A new final chapter provides a holistic account of children’s development, body and mind. Each chapter is illustrated with line drawings and tables, and ends with scenarios which illustrate how knowledge supports good practice in a real-life situation, and a quiz to consolidate learning. Concise and clearly written, this introductory text will be essential reading for all those working with children and families in the health and social care sector, enabling them to ensure children enjoy a safe and healthy childhood in line with Every Child Matters and new national service framework directives.
Wetlands are, by their very nature, ephemeral and transitional, which makes them challenging to characterize. Yet the need for characterizing wetlands continues to grow, particularly as we develop a better understanding of the wealth of ecosystem services that they provide. Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition shows how wetland characterization tools, methods, and approaches can be integrated to more effectively address twenty-first-century wetland issues. A Practical Toolbox for Integrated Wetland Landscape Characterization The book explains how to locate, identify, and map the extent of wetlands to learn more about their importance to society and the larger landscape. It examines jurisdictional, regulatory, and practical applications from the scientific, engineering, and lay perspectives. Fully updated, the second edition reflects an emerging infrastructural, ecosystem goods-and-services perspective to better assist readers who may encounter these concepts and challenges as they assess and characterize wetlands. Examples and case studies illustrate a variety of situations and solutions, highlighting the use of current techniques to assess, inventory, and monitor natural resources under changing conditions. These examples offer lessons and ideas for the issues encountered every day by wetland landscape ecology practitioners. The book also refers readers to additional resources to help them solve specific challenges. New in This Edition Updates of practical geospatial methods More project-driven examples A description of the pitfalls of using ecological data at landscape scales, along with solutions Alternative techniques for a variety of practitioners Linkages between field and landscape ecological practices Online resources for practitioners New illustrations This book helps readers develop the concepts, skills, and understanding of how to best achieve project goals in the rapidly changing disciplines of landscape science and wetland ecology and management. A valuable resource, it provides practical tools, methods, and approaches for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing broad-scale wetland projects that take into account critical societal linkages.
Author: Greg Field
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world. Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses. And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.
Author: Benjamin L. Carp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009
"The cities of eighteenth-century America packed together tens of thousands of colonists, who met to debate the issues of the day in back rooms and taverns, on the wharves on in the streets. In this fascinating work, Carp shows how these various urban meeting places provided the tinder and spark for the American Revolution, focusing on colonial America's five most populous cities -- particularly Boston's waterfront community, New York taverngoers, Newport congregations, Charleston's elite patriarchy, and the common people who gathered outside Philadelphia's State House. He describes how the cities became the flashpoints for legislative protests, committee meetings, massive outdoor gatherings, newspaper harangues, boycotts, customs evasion, violence, and riots -- all of which laid the groundwork for war"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: David S. Yetman
Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publishing Company
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Sports & Recreation
After years of writing award-winning articles for major boating magazines, David S. Yetman had compiled over one thousand nautical terms and phrases every boater should know. The next logical step: writing an excellent reference book containing these terms and phrases. This book contains the phonic pronunciation for the appropriate entries and many illustrations to further explain the text. During the past several hundred years, the boating community has developed a language all its own. This book is not intended to list every obscure term, but it will give the reader a broad cross-section of those which arise in the course of boating. Most people use at least a few of these terms or phrases in everyday conversation without realizing their nautical nature. The first entry in the book is a prime example -- we are taken aback by an unmanageable condition. Sometimes, we take a sounding to see how much leeway we have and grant a wide berth to those who may be off-course. Reading a boating-related magazine or having a conversation on the dock will be much less puzzling after reviewing the entries in this book. Regardless of your familiarity with boats, you will find this to be an excellent reference tool to add to your boating library. Enjoy the knowledge! Illustrated.