Author: Patrick R. Foster
Release Date: 2014-07-15
"Jeep chronicles the history of this uniquely American brand, starting with its wartime inception and moving through the 20th century, fully illustrated throughout and loaded with facts and sidebars"--
In July 1917 Ford Motor Company introduced a one-ton chassis for commercial trucks, marking what many historians feel was its official entry into the dedicated truck business. Prior to this the company had offered commercial cars, including depot hacks and delivery van bodies mounted on its standard passenger car chassis. Dealers had also offered small after-market pickup beds that could be placed on the rear of a Model T car to convert it to a pickup. But with the debut of the rugged Model TT truck chassis, Ford was firmly in the truck market. Eight years later it introduced its first factory-produced pickup, a sturdy half-ton job that met with great acceptance. During the century that has passed since that first Ford truck chassis, the F-series has become the best-selling truck in the world, and the best-selling vehicle of any type in America. Every year the company sells over 700,000 F-series trucks, and well over 1.5 million trucks of all types, just in the U.S. It's an amazing success. Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks tells the entire Ford truck story from the very beginning, when Ford got its start in truck production. This book provides the history of the wide array of models Ford has built over the past century, including the Model A roadster pick-up, stylish 81C pickups, legendary 1948 F-1, Bronco, Courier, Ranchero, Econoline.
Take your coloring to the next level with this Advanced Adult Coloring Book of ANTEATER This beautifully unique coloring book features: * 40 Different Grayscale Images to Color * Grayscale Images That Make Your Colors POP! * 40 Single-Sided Pages at 8.5 x 11 Each Grayscale Images is designed with beautiful high resolution photographs, to color any way you want. Simply sit back, relax, and choose the Grayscale Images coloring page that connects with you. Then color in the Grayscale Images with your choice of color pencil, pen, marker, and/or crayon. Get more realistic coloring results than ever before at this fantastic low price today! This advanced adult coloring book of ANTEATER is suitable for use with everything from coloring pencils to markers. This fantastic ANTEATER coloring book 40 Pictures has been designed specifically to challenge you whilst also helping you to hone your coloring skills in the most enjoyable way possible. With no solid black lines, these realistic designs will enable you to create more realistic shading effects than ever before giving you results that you can be proud of and will love to show off to your friends and family. This book is perfect for those of you looking to unwind and de-stress through the wonderful art of adult coloring. As this book is more challenging than most, it will occupy your mind and require more focus. This will help you take your mind off the day to day stress and worries and find calm through coloring far more quickly. The coloring pages in this book are printed single side only. This means that you are able to remove all of the pages and frame them if there are any that you are particularly proud of! Happy coloring! Tags: adult coloring book, Coloring Book,Sketch book, ANTEATER , ANTEATER coloring adults, Relaxation Meditation, For Grown-Ups For Relaxation , Animal
Author: K. E. Brashier
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2011
Ancestral ritual in early China was an orchestrated dance between what was present (the offerings and the living) and what was absent (the ancestors). The interconnections among the tangible elements of the sacrifice were overt and almost mechanical, but extending those connections to the invisible guests required a medium that was itself invisible. Thus in early China, ancestral sacrifice was associated with focused thinking about the ancestors, with a structured mental effort by the living to reach out to the absent forebears and to give them shape and existence. Thinking about the ancestors-about those who had become distant-required active deliberation and meditation, qualities that had to be nurtured and learned. This study is a history of the early Chinese ancestral cult, particularly its cognitive aspects. Its goals are to excavate the cult's color and vitality and to quell assumptions that it was no more than a simplistic and uninspired exchange of food for longevity, of prayers for prosperity. Ancestor worship was not, the author contends, merely mechanical and thoughtless. Rather, it was an idea system that aroused serious debates about the nature of postmortem existence, served as the religious backbone to Confucianism, and may even have been the forerunner of Daoist and Buddhist meditation practices.
A comprehensive introduction to over a thousand years of Naxi culture, art and religion, which presents the outstanding objects of the Quentin Roosevelt Collection, the most complete collection of Naxi Dongba art in the world.
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2018-05-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Greetings, initiate! Carter Kane, here. Congratulations on reaching Brooklyn House in one piece. You are quite clearly descended from Egyptian royalty, with magical powers gifted from the gods. But what good is power without knowing how to use it? That's where this training manual comes in. It's packed with quizzes, stories and inside info on the Ancient Egyptian deities. For those with the blood of the pharaohs, this is your first step down the path of the gods. But beware, anything can happen in the world of Egyptian magic . . . Forming a trio with HOTEL VALHALLA and CAMP HALF-BLOOD CONFIDENTIAL, this companion guide gives readers the inside scoop on Brooklyn House - the safe haven in New York for magicians like Carter and Sadie Kane.
This is the muscle car history to own--a richly illustrated chronicle of America's greatest high-performance cars, told from their 1960s beginning through the present day! In the 1960s, three incendiary ingredients--developing V-8 engine technology, a culture consumed by the need for speed, and 75 million baby boomers entering the auto market--exploded in the form of the factory muscle car. The resulting vehicles, brutal machines unlike any the world had seen before or will ever see again, defined the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll generation. American Muscle Cars chronicles this tumultuous period of American history through the primary tool Americans use to define themselves: their automobiles. From the street-racing hot rod culture that emerged following World War II through the new breed of muscle cars still emerging from Detroit today, this book brings to life the history of the American muscle car. When Pontiac's chief engineer, John Z. DeLorean, and his team bolted a big-inch engine into the division's intermediate chassis, they immediately invented the classic muscle car. In those 20 minutes it took Bill Collins and Russ Gee to bolt a 389 ci V-8 engine into a Tempest chassis they created the prototype for Pontiac's GTO--and changed the course of automotive history. From that moment on, American performance cars would never be the same. American Muscle Cars tells the story of the most desirable cars ever to come out of Detroit. It's a story of flat-out insanity told at full throttle and illustrated with beautiful photography.
Author: Lee Klancher
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Release Date: 2004
Farmall tractors are an American farm fixture. Drive through any rural area in the country and it won't take long to spot a Farmall M or H, its red paint faded to rust and spotted with the chips, dents, and dings that hard work inevitably bring. This book traces the roots of Farmall, from the McCormick dynasty to the first Farmall, the appearance of the F-Series and Letter Series, and ultimately, to the effective end of International with the CNH merger. Includes an appendix of Production Dates and Quantities.- Includes new photography of popular models- Includes updates on Case-IH merger as well as re-introduction of Farmall and McCormick brandsAbout the AuthorLee Klancher grew up a few miles outside of the small town of Brill in northern Wisconsin, and has turned his rural roots and passion for publishing into a way of life. Back in 1995, when first approached to do this book, he viewed tractors as useful tools for hauling wood, dragging out deer, and harvesting maple sap. Since that time, he has learned that tractors are prized by collectors for their ability to clutter up the yard, obliterate the paycheck, and raise hell with one's spouse. This is Lee's sixth book, depending on how you count. When not traveling the world in his tireless quest for the perfect mini-corn dog, Lee is working on a follow-up to his last book, Tractor in the Pasture.
Expertly rendered illustrations of fast, flashy, and powerful sports cars, among them the 1962 Ford Thunderbird, 1964 Corvette Stingray, 1968 Chevy Impala SS427, 1969 Camaro Z-28, 1970 Ford Torino Fastback, 1971 Mustang Boss 351, 1974 Firebird Trans-Am, and 37 others. For coloring book enthusiasts and "muscle car" fans.
Author: Bruce M. Sullivan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2015-10-22
We have long recognized that many objects in museums were originally on display in temples, shrines, or monasteries, and were religiously significant to the communities that created and used them. How, though, are such objects to be understood, described, exhibited, and handled now that they are in museums? Are they still sacred objects, or formerly sacred objects that are now art objects, or are they simultaneously objects of religious and artistic significance, depending on who is viewing the object? These objects not only raise questions about their own identities, but also about the ways we understand the religious traditions in which these objects were created and which they represent in museums today. Bringing together religious studies scholars and museum curators, Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces is the first volume to focus on Asian religions in relation to these questions. The contributors analyze an array of issues related to the exhibition in museums of objects of religious significance from Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh traditions. The "livesÂ?? of objects are considered, along with the categories of "sacredÂ?? and "profaneÂ??, "religiousÂ?? and "secularÂ??. As interest in material manifestations of religious ideas and practices continues to grow, Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces is a much-needed contribution to religious and Asian studies, anthropology of religion and museums studies.
bull; HP Itanium systems are the first 64-bit Linux systems available. HP co-developed Itanium with Intel, led the port of Linux to Itanium, and already has a significant installed base. bull; Many sysadmin tasks are done very differently on Itanium, this book shows you how! bull; Covers tools only available on HP Itanium Linux systems, including running HP-UX and Windows Server 2003.
Latino City explores the transformation of Lawrence, Massachusetts, into New England's first Latino-majority city. Like many industrial cities, Lawrence entered a downward economic spiral in the decades after World War II due to deindustrialization and suburbanization. The arrival of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the late twentieth century brought new life to the struggling city, but settling in Lawrence was fraught with challenges. Facing hostility from their neighbors, exclusion from local governance, inadequate city services, and limited job prospects, Latinos fought and organized for the right to make a home in the city. In this book, Llana Barber interweaves the histories of urban crisis in U.S. cities and imperial migration from Latin America. Pushed to migrate by political and economic circumstances shaped by the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America, poor and working-class Latinos then had to reckon with the segregation, joblessness, disinvestment, and profound stigma that plagued U.S. cities during the crisis era, particularly in the Rust Belt. For many Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, there was no "American Dream" awaiting them in Lawrence; instead, Latinos struggled to build lives for themselves in the ruins of industrial America.