Archive for Items Categorized 'Youth and Young Adult (YA)', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Abagail Van Vlerah
Picture it: the first Challenge went from Florida to Alaska, more than 8500 back road miles! Over 190 hours in the saddle. And you have to sleep outside! Things have changed since then—“Hóka-héy!” (Let’s Go! in the Lakota language) indeed.
by Daniel Cabart and Gautam Sen
The fastest cars in the world right when they came out (1919). Innovative. Good-looking. Other makers were inspired by them. Today: obscure. Now this monumental 920-page book is a most proper 100th anniversary present.
by Larry Webster, Zach Bowman, Jack Baruth, Brett Berk
For anyone for whom the car is more than an appliance. Finding, owning, using, repairing, the fellowship of other car people—life is better with a car!
by Lorenzo Ardizio (editor)
This book accompanied the opening of the new Alfa Romeo “Time Machine” museum in 2015 and presents the history of the marque the way the museum does.
by Tom Cotter and Bill Warner
By the 1950s Cuba had the highest per capita automotive purchasing of any Latin American country—and since the 1959 trade embargo its car-dependent population has shown the highest degree of ingenuity to keep these oldies on the road.
by Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi
This is an annual volume that analyzes, reviews and reports on the year’s auction results from 17 automotive auction houses—nearly 90 events. But this book is far more than just a bunch of dry lists.
by Dariusz Grzywacz
Leaving aside the question of whether children should be coloring warplanes, this book offers 3-views and outlines of 15 aircraft, along with brief specs and a few words as to their purpose. There are worse ways to spend $5.50 . . .
by Philip Kaplan
Splendidly illustrated with not only aircraft “stuff,” this book takes a sometimes nostalgic and always sympathetic look at two dozen big birds.
by Brian Sewell, illustrated by Stefan Marjoram
The slender book, splendidly illustrated, offers the briefest of glimpses of the man behind the car, Henry Royce, whose high standards for everything he encountered propelled him into greatness and also into sickness.
by Lacey & Sodomka
Have you heard the one about a mouse, a frog, and a bird building a car? Not a joke, this charming book for inquisitive young minds explains how a car works—and how you can’t, really, build one on your own.
by Gene Blottner
Film Noir fan? Gene Blottner offers a thoroughly researched reference book that will keep you up at night. Reams of information, great illustrations, all given by a man happily obsessed with this classic genre of filmdom.
by Suzan Colón
A fun pictorial tribute. If this book were about The Batman, it’d be called sexist. Can good graphic design trump mediocre content? Don’t reject this book out of hand—but don’t break the kitty for it either.