The World Guide to Automobile Manufacturers

Author: Nick Baldwin

Publisher: Facts on File


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 2703

Briefly traces the history of more than a thousand automobile manufacturers, and describes innovations in design and style

Car Emblems

The Ultimate Guide to Automotive Logos Worldwide

Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 0785831339

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 6952

With over 1000 illustrations, this indispensable and entertaining book reveals the fascinating secrets behind the genesis and evolution of 125 car emblems from around the world, including every significant one currently in use and dozens more classic examples. This is an essential reference source for every car aficionado.

The World's Most Complete Guide to Saving Gas (and Money)

Author: Stephan A. Miller


ISBN: 1435709721

Category: Self-Help

Page: 100

View: 645

Are you tired of working all week just so you can hand over a big chunk of your pay at the gas Station? Now's your chance to learn all the different ways you can get better gas mileage and keep more of your HARD EARNED PAY IN YOUR POCKET! The book shows you all the tricks you can learn to make a serious improvement in your gas mileage. ALSO there are instructions in the book showing you how to get THE GAS MILEAGE CALCULATOR which works with Microsoft Excel or other compatible spreadsheet programs FREE! This is a simple "plug in the numbers" spreadsheet that will track your spot and cumulative fuel mileage.

The Big Book of Car Culture

The Armchair Guide to Automotive Americana

Author: James Hinckley,Jim Hinckley,Jon G. Robinson

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760319659

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 9213

A collection of information and photographs about Americans' passion for automobiles.

The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation

Author: Bob Beranek,Ann Schuelke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463441487

Category: Reference

Page: 372

View: 7426

The Complete Guide to Auto Glass Installation is a comprehensive textbook on auto glass replacement and repair. It outlines the safe and proper installation and repair of all auto glass used in domestic and foreign motor vehicles and off road equipment. The Guide is written by two experts who have 42 total years of experience in the auto glass industry and 36 years of training experience in both technical and customer service. The Guide is written with the student in mind. It includes easy, understandable step by step instructions illustrated with color photography, diagrams and tables. It aids the instructor with learning quizzes and exams. In the event of an accident, auto glass installed incorrectly can result in serious injury and possible death for the vehicle occupants. Correct auto glass installation: enhances vehicle performance aids in proper accessory operation contributes to safety equipment deployment Improves vehicle appearance Provides for the customers' comfort and safety. This Guide not only helps the student learn how to put in auto glass but also teaches why the correct procedures are important. Improper auto glass installation can endanger the vehicle occupants and cause undue liability exposure to the installation shop. This Guide teaches the proper procedures according to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and the ANSI/AGRSS Safety Standard. Auto glass installation is too important to the well being of the consumer and to the long term success of the repair shop to put the responsibility into the hands of others. Auto glass technicians and auto collision professionals must maintain the highest standard of safety glazing. This Guide aims to assist in that endeavor.

Guide to Load Analysis for Durability in Vehicle Engineering

Author: P. Johannesson,M. Speckert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118700503

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 4192

The overall goal of vehicle design is to make a robust andreliable product that meets the demands of the customers and thisbook treats the topic of analysing and describing customer loadswith respect to durability. Guide to Load Analysis for Vehicle and DurabilityEngineering supplies a variety of methods for load analysis andalso explains their proper use in view of the vehicle designprocess. In Part I, Overview, there are two chapters presenting thescope of the book as well as providing an introduction to thesubject. Part II, Methods for Load Analysis, describes usefulmethods and indicates how and when they should be used. Part III,Load Analysis in view of the Vehicle Design Process, offersstrategies for the evaluation of customer loads, in particularcharacterization of customer populations, which leads to thederivation of design loads, and finally to the verification ofsystems and components. Key features: • Is a comprehensive collection of methods for load analysis,vehicle dynamics and statistics • Combines standard load data analysis methods withstatistical aspects on deriving test loads from surveys of customerusage • Sets the methods used in the framework of system dynamicsand response, and derives recommendations for the application ofmethods in engineering practice • Presents a reliability design methodology based onstatistical evaluation of component strength and customersloads • Includes case studies and illustrative examples thattranslate the theory into engineering practice Developed in cooperation with six Europeantruck manufacturers (DAF, Daimler, Iveco, MAN, Scania andVolvo) to meet the needs of industry, Guide to Load Analysis forVehicle and Durability Engineering provides an understanding ofthe current methods in load analysis and will inspire theincorporation of new techniques in the design and testprocesses.

A Guide to Post-Industrial Detroit

Unconventional Tours of an Urban Landscape

Author: Theresa Welsh

Publisher: The Seeker Books

ISBN: 0979346851

Category: Travel

Page: 259

View: 3717

The city of Detroit, Michigan has become a magnet for “urban explorers,” people who like to roam around the ruins of formerly occupied urban areas. They come, driven by curiosity, desire to photograph and document urban decay, or because deserted buildings are a suitable canvass for their art. The vandals also come, stealing anything of value that the former inhabitants left behind. This book, with over 200 photographs, is about exploring Detroit, its natural assets and beautiful architecture and its abandoned neighborhoods. The author takes you inside the graffiti-filled walls of abandoned factories and homes (in a city full of homeless people!), with directions for readers who might want to do some urban exploring. The book's "tours" take you to historic locations, exploring its history of segregation and unrest, as well as its history as the Motor City, a center of Industrial Age innovation, progress and prosperity. Founded in 1701 by French explorers, Detroit reached its population peak in the 1950s, following waves of immigrants from Europe and migrations of people from the South seeking work in the industrial North. Over many years of growth and prosperity, the city became home to numerous magnificent buildings and grand churches. Woodward Avenue, the main street in Detroit, is so full of beautiful, historic and architecturally significant buildings that it is the ONLY urban highway in the US to be officially designated as a “Scenic Byway.” Much of its glory is still there to see and enjoy. The narrative is liberally illustrated with OVER 200 PHOTOS and has been updated for 2016.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics

Author: Craig Hovey,Gregory Rehmke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7933

Think outside the borders. Global economics affects every aspect of our lives. Free trade agreements, tariffs, terrorism, trade deficits, international debt, global warming, OPEC, outsourcing, and sweat shops are just some of the forces driving our world, food supply, jobs, and future. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics provides the key to understanding the various facts, figures, policies, and practices that offer insight into this dynamic subject.

The Managers Pocket Guide to Diversity Management

Author: Edward Hubbard,Hubbard Edward

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 0874257611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

View: 6350

This pocket guide will teach you the skills required to effectively manage a diverse workplace; not because it's the 'right thing to do' or your organization requires it. But because it is good for business. Gain diversity awareness, tools, knowledge and techniques necessary to lift morale, improve processes, bring access to new segments of the marketplace, enhance productivity and improve your bottom line. Step-by-step, this interactive workbook will help you: Test your skills in managing diversity; Save management time; Navigate difficult situations Build teamwork; Improve your interpersonal effectivene. Complete the 'Managing Diversity Profile' to examine your current level of skill and get feedback on six key competencies for managing diversity. The book also contains workplace applications for weaving diversity into recruitment and selection, employee retention and development, team building, customer service, market share improvement throughout your organization. Topics include: Differences between EEO, Affirmative Action and managing diversity Barriers to diversity: Prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination and non-verbal communication; Diversity and organizational change; Working together productively; Management action plan. Whether you're ready to launch a new diversity initiative, build a diverse work team or plan a new and innovative product launch, this pocket guide will be an invaluable tool for developing managers and leaders.

Vault Guide to the Top Manufacturing Employers

Author: Tyya N. Turner,Staff of Vault

Publisher: Vault Inc.

ISBN: 1581313241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 1054

The guide provides business profiles, hiring and workplace culture information on more than 30 top employers, including Alcoa, General Electric, Honeywell and more.

The Business Guide to Sustainability

Practical Strategies and Tools for Organizations

Author: Marsha Willard,Darcy Hitchcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317663306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 4089

The Business Guide to Sustainability is a practical introduction to implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy in any organization. Written by top business consultants, this useful book can be applied in both large and small enterprises. This edition shifts away from a discussion of CSR to focus more squarely on sustainability. It explores strategies for implementing sustainability in each of the functional areas of the corporation (accounting, HR, operations, etc.), while providing examples from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, services, and government. The book also includes the authors’ S-CORE assessment tool to help organizations determine whether they are on the right track, identify new opportunities, and assign accountability and responsibility. Brimming with interesting stories and examples, and covering new developments such as the emergence of BRICs and the effects of the Great Recession, this book will interest managers, business owners, and students for whom sustainability is a priority.

The Fast Track to Profit

An Insider's Guide to Exploiting the World's Best Internet Technologies

Author: Lee G. Caldwell

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0130463477

Category: Computers

Page: 207

View: 7844

This title begins with an insightful synopsis of the business of the internet. This sets the stage for understanding the business principles that follow. The book also includes a step-by-step owner's manual, designed to give readers the tools they need to drive the net to greater profitability within their own business.

The Essential Guide to Semiconductors

Author: James L. Turley,Jim Turley

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130464040

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 3884

This is the professional's guide to the business and technology of semiconductor design and manufacturing. Just as in the telecommunications area, the semiconductor industry is broad and complicated. There's a definite need for a book that explains the in's and out's of the technology and how it works--without bogging down readers with too much technical content.

The Mercifully Brief, Real World Guide to Raising Thousands (if Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email

Author: Madeline Stanionis

Publisher: Emerson & Church, Publishers

ISBN: 9781889102054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 8117

Perhaps you're skeptical.After reading the title of this book, you're saying: “Sure, Red Cross and Salvation Army can raise tons of money with email, but my agency isn't a brand name. You're telling me I can do the same!?” Well, no. Author Madeline Stanionis isn't claiming that. She's President of Donordigital, not Pollyanna. What she is saying is that you can raise a healthy amount ¬– thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars ¬– if you approach email fundraising with a measure of intelligence and creativity.And you've got to hand it to Stanionis. Any consultant who would give away the store as she does in this book has something grander in mind than her own self interest.And give away the store is what the author does. Generously dispensing advice, insider tips, and recommendations she usually commands tidy sums for, Stanionis reveals precisely what you need to do, step by step, to raise substantial money with email.And while it's not as simple as sending hastily written emails every week or month, neither is it unduly complicated or time-consuming.At heart, raising thousands of dollars with email is all about building your list, using timing to your advantage, crafting a series of coherent messages, presenting your email in a visually appealing way, and carefully observing your returns for clues that can guide your future efforts.That's it really. And any organization following Stanionis' trenchant advice will see immediate results.Further, there's plenty of material in the book to customize and adapt, as Stanionis offers a wealth of sample emails from diverse organizations.And taking it a step further, in the Resources section of the book, the author shows you how to identify just the help you might need (a "messaging vendor" who can send your emails, for example).Other books talk about “Internet fundraising," which usually encompasses e-commerce strategies such as online shopping malls and auctions. That's all well and good, but many of us want to know one simple thing ¬¬– how can we raise more money with email? And do it now? Raising Thousands (if Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email puts that question to rest.

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

Author: Robert L Harris Jr.,Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151087X

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 770

This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.

The Toyota Kaizen Continuum

A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439846049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 8930

Written by a recognized leader in the manufacturing industry with nearly two decades of experience working for Toyota, this book supplies a firsthand account of the realities behind implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean presents authoritative insight on how to use the TPS to drive operational value and improvement across all segments of an organization. Highlighting valuable lessons learned directly from the TPS masters at the Toyota factories in Japan, John Stewart provides a time-tested approach for implementing a process of continuous improvement. Delving into his wide-ranging experience—that includes time as a team member on the assembly line and managing the vehicle assembly division for Toyota’s largest European operation in the United Kingdom—he explains how to get the process started, how to get senior management excited about the possibilities, and details a process for implementing the TPS in your organization. Written by an industry veteran named one of the Top 10 Automotive Executives by Automotive News in 2007 Unveils the methods used within the walls of the world’s premier manufacturing organization Illustrates valuable lessons learned with real-world examples of TPS implementations Describes five simple steps for executing change in any organization The book includes case studies that illustrate real-life successes and failures behind the walls of the world’s largest automobile manufacturing organization. Detailing a five-step process for executing improvement initiatives, it supplies you with the tools and understanding of the core principles of the TPS needed to implement and sustain a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.

Guide to Decision Making

Getting it More Right than Wrong

Author: Helga Drummond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118227565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8073