Porsche Air-Cooled Turbos 1974-1996 [EPUB]
07 January 2020, 11:25
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785006692 | 357.7MB
Racing improves the breed, goes the saying; no marque has been as steadfastly diligent in this pursuit than Porshe. Porsche applied turbocharging to its racing cars in 1972 and, within a year, this technology had crossed over into its production cars: the first road-going 911 Turbo was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1973.
Johnny Tipler tells the story of the air-cooled turbocharged 911s, starting with the 934 and 935 race cars that fostered the Type 930 in 1974. The 930 accounted for over 21,000 vehicle sales before being replaced by the 964 Turbo in 1990, followed by the 993 Turbo in 1995. With 300 colour photographs, many taken specially by renowned photographer Antony Fraser, Porsche Air-Cooled Turbos 1974-1996 also presents exclusive interviews with Klaus Ludwig, Jochen Mass and Nick Heidfeld, and includes full specification tables for each key model type. Foreword is by Alois Ruf.
The Science of Fortnite: The Real Science Behind the Weapons, Gadgets, Mechanics, and More [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:02
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510749627 | 1.74MB
Discover the science behind the Fortnite phenomenon!
Drawing in more than a hundred million players in its first year of existence, Fortnite's crazy mix of intense combat, wild weapons, innovative construction mechanics, and eccentric environments has made it one of the most popular online video games in the world. A perfect gift for any Fortnite fan, The Science of Fortnite addresses more than fifty topics that span the entire Fortnite universe! This book includes scientific discussions of many of Fortnite’s most interesting gameplay details, including:
- The island
- The battle bus
- The storm
This book will discuss how many of the game’s most fantastical weapons might actually work, how the player-made structures would or wouldn’t stand up to the stress of battle, and what the deal is with that huge purple storm! Whether you’re a fan of Battle Royale, Save the World, or Creative play, The Science of Fortnite will entertain and enlighten you with the scientific truths behind this amazing game.
The Science of Why, Volume 4: Answers to Questions About Science Facts, Fables, and Phenomena [EPUB]
22 November 2019, 02:00
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781982130893 | 15.6MB
Back by popular demand: a brand-new volume of science queries, quirks, and quandaries in the mega-bestselling Science of Why series, sure to enlighten and entertain readers of all ages.
Have you ever wondered why we close our eyes when we sneeze? Or how far underground things can live? Or if there’s a way to choose the fastest lineup at the grocery store?
Yes? Then fasten your seat belts! Bestselling author Jay Ingram is here to take you on a rollercoaster ride through science’s most perplexing puzzles. From the age-old mysteries that have fascinated us to the pressing unknowns about our future and all the everyday wonderings in-between, Jay answers questions that confound and dumbfound, such as:
- Why do zebras have stripes?
- How many universes might there be?
- Can we live for 200 years?
...along with everything you ever wanted to know about alien civilizations, photographic memories, nanobots, poop, and (conveniently) toilet paper.
Bursting with laugh-out-loud illustrations, jaw-dropping marvels, and head-scratching science fictions, The Science of Why, Volume 4 will give readers of all stripes a real thrill.