Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile (Hardcover)
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Whether you’re a vintage car spotter or an armchair petrolhead, strap yourself in for an unforgettable ride through motoring history.
This sumptuously designed visual guide is packed with everything you could ever want to know about cars through the ages, from the earliest “horseless carriage” to the modern supercar and Formula 1.
Inside the pages of this visually stunning car encyclopedia, you’ll discover an iconic celebration of automotive design and motoring history.
• Trace the history of the car decade-by-decade in stunning visual detail
• In-depth profiles highlight the most important cars of each period along with their specifications and special features
• Includes beautifully photographed “virtual tours” that showcase particularly celebrated cars such as the Ferrari F40 and the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
• Tells the story of the people and companies that created sports cars like Porsche and Lamborghini
Take a trip through decades of automotive history
See the fastest, biggest, most luxurious, most innovative, and downright sexiest motorized vehicles come to life in the most spectacular way! Packed with stunning photography and featuring more than 2000 cars, Car shows you how the finest cars from every corner of the globe have evolved over the last 130 years.
Lavishly illustrated feature spreads reveal the stories behind the car world’s most famous marques and models, the geniuses who designed them, and the companies and factories who built them. It’s the ultimate gift for men or anyone interested in cars, motoring, and motor racing.
This new edition has been updated to include hybrid and electric cars, as well as the cars of today and tomorrow.
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About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
"'Definitive' is an ambitious goal, but one this hefty book tackles with élan — perhaps the way a 1965 Gordon-Keeble might tackle a winding country road." – The New York Times