Field Guide To Automotive Technology

Field Guide To Automotive Technology

eBook - 2009
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Written for mechanical novices who may not know their catalytic converters from their universal joints, this practical guide helps teach a basic understanding of how automobiles function. Devices are grouped according to their habitats--under the hood, inside the car, and more--to help identify the technology in question. Solving automotive puzzles such as where exactly does a dipstick dip and what is rack and pinion steering, this handy reference illuminates what's going on under the hood without all that grime and grease.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2009
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781569762653
Branch Call Number: ebook
Additional Contributors: Ebook Library


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Nov 30, 2013

Most of the other "technology-by-inspection" books authored by Mr Sobey such as "The Way Toys Work", "The Way Kitchens Work", "Unscrewed", etc are much better than this one. Parting with his better presentation in other books, instead of showing a diagram or photo of the innards of some interesting part of a car and a brief scientific description of the principles on which it works, about all this book says is that a modern car has such-and-such part, what it does, and where it is located. And then to make the presentation even more bizarre, and less informative, in the second part of the book Mr Sobey leaves cars entirely, and ventures off into bicycles, snowmobiles, and aquatic/land hybrids. If what you need is a good, brief scientific description of how your cars works, this book is definitely not recommended.


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