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Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle

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Andrea Hiott, "Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle"
English | ISBN: 0345521420 | 2012 | EPUB | 512 pages | 7 MB

Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle
Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global icon. The VW Bug inspired the ad men of Madison Avenue, beguiled Woodstock Nation, and has recently been re-imagined for the hipster generation. And while today it is surely one of the most recognizable cars in the world, few of us know the compelling details of this car's story. In Thinking Small, journalist and cultural historian Andrea Hiott retraces the improbable journey of this little car that changed the world.

Andrea Hiott's wide-ranging narrative stretches from the factory floors of Weimar Germany to the executive suites of today's automotive innovators, showing how a succession of artists and engineers shepherded the Beetle to market through periods of privation and war, reconstruction and recovery. Henry Ford's Model T may have revolutionized the American auto industry, but for years Europe remained a place where only the elite drove cars. That all changed with the advent of the Volkswagen, the product of a Nazi initiative to bring driving to the masses. But Hitler's concept of "the people's car" would soon take on new meaning. As Germany rebuilt from the rubble of World War II, a whole generation succumbed to the charms of the world's most huggable automobile.

Indeed, the story of the Volkswagen is a story about people, and Hiott introduces us to the men who believed in it, built it, and sold it: Ferdinand Porsche, the visionary Austrian automobile designer whose futuristic dream of an affordable family vehicle was fatally compromised by his patron Adolf Hitler's monomaniacal drive toward war; Heinrich Nordhoff, the forward-thinking German industrialist whose management innovations made mass production of the Beetle a reality; and Bill Bernbach, the Jewish American advertising executive whose team of Madison Avenue mavericks dreamed up the legendary ad campaign that transformed the quintessential German compact into an outsize worldwide phenomenon.

Thinking Small is the remarkable story of an automobile and an idea. Hatched in an age of darkness, the Beetle emerged into the light of a new era as a symbol of individuality and personal mobility-a triumph not of the will but of the imagination.
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Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle

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Andrea Hiott, "Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle"
English | ISBN: 0345521420 | 2012 | EPUB | 512 pages | 7 MB

Thinking Small: The Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle
Sometimes achieving big things requires the ability to think small. This simple concept was the driving force that propelled the Volkswagen Beetle to become an avatar of American-style freedom, a household brand, and a global icon. The VW Bug inspired the ad men of Madison Avenue, beguiled Woodstock Nation, and has recently been re-imagined for the hipster generation. And while today it is surely one of the most recognizable cars in the world, few of us know the compelling details of this car's story. In Thinking Small, journalist and cultural historian Andrea Hiott retraces the improbable journey of this little car that changed the world.

Andrea Hiott's wide-ranging narrative stretches from the factory floors of Weimar Germany to the executive suites of today's automotive innovators, showing how a succession of artists and engineers shepherded the Beetle to market through periods of privation and war, reconstruction and recovery. Henry Ford's Model T may have revolutionized the American auto industry, but for years Europe remained a place where only the elite drove cars. That all changed with the advent of the Volkswagen, the product of a Nazi initiative to bring driving to the masses. But Hitler's concept of "the people's car" would soon take on new meaning. As Germany rebuilt from the rubble of World War II, a whole generation succumbed to the charms of the world's most huggable automobile.

Indeed, the story of the Volkswagen is a story about people, and Hiott introduces us to the men who believed in it, built it, and sold it: Ferdinand Porsche, the visionary Austrian automobile designer whose futuristic dream of an affordable family vehicle was fatally compromised by his patron Adolf Hitler's monomaniacal drive toward war; Heinrich Nordhoff, the forward-thinking German industrialist whose management innovations made mass production of the Beetle a reality; and Bill Bernbach, the Jewish American advertising executive whose team of Madison Avenue mavericks dreamed up the legendary ad campaign that transformed the quintessential German compact into an outsize worldwide phenomenon.

Thinking Small is the remarkable story of an automobile and an idea. Hatched in an age of darkness, the Beetle emerged into the light of a new era as a symbol of individuality and personal mobility-a triumph not of the will but of the imagination.
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10 Historic Moments Of Apple Inc – Historic Moments Series

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10 Historic Moments Of Apple Inc – Historic Moments Series by Oliver Crompt
English | Jan 9, 2015 | ASIN: B00S1XXMQW | 41 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 3 MB
Want to know how we reached the grand landscape of computers and electronics that we see spread before us in this second decade of the 21st century?

10 Historic Moments Of Apple Inc – Historic Moments Series
It's important to know how Apple became a major player on this landscape and how long it took to get there.

The 10 Historic Moments of Apple Inc is a compact, user-friendly book that puts into perspective the impact that Steve Jobs had on the hidden, almost non-existent world of computers, how he miniaturized it, brought it out into the forefront and placed it before the public, completely revolutionizing the way that we communicate with each other on a global basis.

Here in this book are some of the amazing facts, strides and accomplishments that Steve Jobs achieved with his company, though starting from very humble beginnings and having barely any models to gain inspiration from:

* How the Apple Corporation developed, and what changes propelled it to the heights that it has reached today

* The roots and history of the company, and how it has taken off since then like wild fire

* An in-depth description of each new technology as it was introduced to the public in Apple's developmental timeline

* What were the first Apple I and Apple II computers like compared to today's computer, and how well were they received during the company's early days

* What were the special features and the functionalities of the early Apple II

* What standards and precedents did Apple set in the early years that would then be followed and emulated by every other computer manufacturer thereafter

* The problems with the 1980's Apple III and why there were recalls on this new edition

* The year that the iPod hit the market – what did it offer the customers and how well was it received

* When and how did iTunes develop into the next major wave of technology for Apple, Inc., and how does it function as a media platform today

* How the unveiling of the original iPhone took place and what were its special perks and features

* What are the advantages of owning a Mac laptop as opposed to a PC laptop, as well as its exclusive bells and whistles that are not found on a PC

* How the iPad improved on all of this by offering something additional and new

* What other cool, new, hipster gadgets, like Apple TV, are now available in Apple's "toy store for grownups"

* What is iCloud Storage and how does it work?

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You don't need a Kindle to read the Kindle version of this book – read it on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device!

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1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half

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Stephen R. Bown, "1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half"
English | 2012-02-14 | ISBN: 0312616120, 1553655567 | 304 pages | EPUB, MOBI | 5 MB

1494: How a Family Feud in Medieval Spain Divided the World in Half
In 1494, award-winning author Stephen R. Bown tells the untold story of the explosive feud between monarchs, clergy, and explorers that split the globe between Spain and Portugal and made the world's oceans a battleground.

When Columbus triumphantly returned from America to Spain in 1493, his discoveries inflamed an already-smouldering conflict between Spain's renowned monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, and Portugal's João II. Which nation was to control the world's oceans? To quell the argument, Pope Alexander VI-the notorious Rodrigo Borgia-issued a proclamation laying the foundation for the Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494, an edict that created an imaginary line in the Atlantic Ocean dividing the entire known (and unknown) world between Spain and Portugal.

Just as the world's oceans were about to be opened by Columbus's epochal voyage, the treaty sought to limit the seas to these two favored Catholic nations. The edict was to have a profound influence on world history: it propelled Spain and Portugal to superpower status, steered many other European nations on a collision course, and became the central grievance in two centuries of international espionage, piracy, and warfare.

The treaty also began the fight for "the freedom of the seas"-the epic struggle to determine whether the world's oceans, and thus global commerce, would be controlled by the decree of an autocrat or be open to the ships of any nation-a distinctly modern notion, championed in the early seventeenth century by the Dutch legal theorist Hugo Grotius, whose arguments became the foundation of international law.

At the heart of one of the greatest international diplomatic and political agreements of the last five centuries were the strained relationships and passions of a handful of powerful individuals. They were linked by a shared history, mutual animosity, and personal obligations-quarrels, rivalries, and hatreds that dated back decades. Yet the struggle ultimately stemmed from a young woman's determination to defy tradition and the king, and to choose her own husband.
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A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor

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A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor by Tom Kupsh
English | June 1, 2008 | ISBN: 1556527608 | 196 Pages | PDF | 14 MB
The Forevertron stands poised in a Wisconsin field. When the time is right-only Dr. Evermor will know when-the famous, enigmatic scientist will climb the winding staircase and enter its egg-shaped travel chamber, power up the dynamos and flip on the thrusters, and away he'll fly on a "highball to heaven," propelled by an electromagnetic lightning force beam.

A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor
Or so the story goes.

Anyone who's visited the elaborate visionary environment created by Tom Every has heard some variation of the Evermor myth. But few know the story behind the story, the fascinating history of this one-of-a-kind creative spirit. From a very early age Every collected, modified, and resold cast-off industrial material. His work as a salvager led him to Alex Jordan Jr., creator of the House on the Rock, where he collaborated with Jordan on many of the attraction's most elaborate displays.

After the two parted ways, Every began to explore his own artistic voice. In addition to hundreds of whimsical welded sculptures, he poured most of his effort into the Forevertron, the world's largest sculpture built by a single person. In the process, Every discovered his alter ego: Dr. Evermor.

Author Tom Kupsh, with the full participation of Tom and Eleanor Every, has keenly documented Every's amazing life, including never-published family photos, sketches, and personal memories. What emerges is a detailed portrait of a unique, self-taught artist.
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A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor

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A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor by Tom Kupsh
English | June 1, 2008 | ISBN: 1556527608 | 196 Pages | PDF | 14 MB
The Forevertron stands poised in a Wisconsin field. When the time is right-only Dr. Evermor will know when-the famous, enigmatic scientist will climb the winding staircase and enter its egg-shaped travel chamber, power up the dynamos and flip on the thrusters, and away he'll fly on a "highball to heaven," propelled by an electromagnetic lightning force beam.

A Mythic Obsession: The World of Dr. Evermor
Or so the story goes.

Anyone who's visited the elaborate visionary environment created by Tom Every has heard some variation of the Evermor myth. But few know the story behind the story, the fascinating history of this one-of-a-kind creative spirit. From a very early age Every collected, modified, and resold cast-off industrial material. His work as a salvager led him to Alex Jordan Jr., creator of the House on the Rock, where he collaborated with Jordan on many of the attraction's most elaborate displays.

After the two parted ways, Every began to explore his own artistic voice. In addition to hundreds of whimsical welded sculptures, he poured most of his effort into the Forevertron, the world's largest sculpture built by a single person. In the process, Every discovered his alter ego: Dr. Evermor.

Author Tom Kupsh, with the full participation of Tom and Eleanor Every, has keenly documented Every's amazing life, including never-published family photos, sketches, and personal memories. What emerges is a detailed portrait of a unique, self-taught artist.
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Advanced Military Vehicle Modelling (Compendium Modelling Manuals 4)

Jerry Scutts – Advanced Military Vehicle Modelling
Osprey Publishing | 2000 | ISBN: 1902579089 | English | 62 pages | PDF | 16.18 MB
Compendium Modelling Manuals 4
For the more experienced vehicle modeller this book takes the reader to a level of proficiency that some people only dream of. Step by step colour photographs and clear, precise language show scratchbuilding and superdetailing techniques which make gold award winners. Vehicles covered include 1/35 Hummel, SDKFZ Self propelled gun, Panther engine, Grant medium tank, DUKW Amphibious vehicle.

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