Presents classic photographs and detailed description of 1,250 work vehicles from 1891 to 1996, including fire trucks, earth movers, buses, coaches and military vehicles and offers information on their histories and manufacturers.
From farming to road transportation, cultivation to furniture removal, tractors and trucks perform a huge variety of tasks. Tractors are an essential farming tool, having taken over the role formerly occupied by oxen, horses, camels and elephants: pulling farm implements.Trucks are road vehicles used for carrying heavy loads: from supermarket food, logs, cement or fuel to everyday refuse.This magnificent encyclopedia is divided into two parts, one following the development of the tractor and the other focusing on the origins and functions of different kinds of trucks.
A photographic A-Z directory of over 280 makes, including all the most successful manufacturers as well as many lesser-known brands. Featuring a wide range of specialized trucks such as concrete mixers, self-loading trucks, fire trucks, logging trucks and many more.
A nostalgic look at the world’s best-loved and most significant automobiles Drive down memory lane with this celebration of 150 of the world’s greatest cars, from the weird and wonderful to the largest, fastest and most infamous. From 0 to 150 take a journey through the first steam-powered vehicles and the Model T Ford, to favourites like the James Bond amphibian car, the holder of the supersonic land speed record and the latest Air car recently hailed as the true car of tomorrow. Just the thing for boys of all ages!
A fully illlustrated guide to fire trucks with an A-Z directory of 165 of the best-known fire engine manufacturers, with fascinating documentation about historical fires, shown in over 700 archive and contemporary photographs.
Even before American involvement in World War I, motor vehicle manufacturing in the United States was widespread and diverse, though the war served to expand the market rapidly. Hundreds of companies were building vehicles for military as well as civilian use during this time. From their beginnings until their demise, the histories of 225 companies that manufactured cars, trucks or motorcycles for the civilian market are provided, along with illustrations and specs of representative models from each company that existed in 1917 and 1918.