How to Become a Motoring Journalist

Author: Carlton Boyce

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518699733

Category:

Page: 124

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Do you think you could be the next Jeremy Clarkson? If so, How To Become A Motoring Journalist will help you turn your enthusiasm for cars into a career as a motoring writer. It includes chapters on developing your initial ideas, researching and writing your stories, automotive photography and sourcing alternative images, using YouTube and shooting your own car videos, how to use social media to your advantage, setting up and professionalising your own motoring website or blog, driving and evaluating cars for consumer reviews, copyright, and pitching your work to editors. It also features guest chapters by experts in the field of automotive photography, blogging, and smartphone photography.
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Specialist Journalism

Author: Barry Turner,Richard Orange

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136509003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Combining practical 'how to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing match reports for sport, reviewing the arts, and dealing with complex information for science. The book will also discuss how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered in each specialism, such as the credit crunch, global warming, national crime statistics and the celebrity culture in sport. Areas covered include: Sport Business Politics Crime Environment Fashion Food Music Media Science Health Law Travel War Wine
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Preston Tucker & Others

Tales of Brilliant Automotive Innovations

Author: Arvid Linde

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840178

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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An automotive book like no other you've ever read! Guaranteed to surprise, intrigue, entertain and inform whether the reader is an automotive expert or a complete novice; altogether a memorable, eye-opening journey through our automotive heritage. Preston Tucker & Others celebrates those pioneering individuals with a radical, non-conformist approach to car design, from Preston Tucker and his Torpedo to Guy Negre and his zero-emission dream. Lavishly illustrated and intensively researched, this is also the story of the milestone inventions that have shaped today's cars and automotive landscape.
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How Your Car Works

Your Guide to the Components & Systems of Modern Cars, Including Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Author: Arvid Linde

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845845005

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Describes the systems and parts of gasoline-powered, diesel, electric, hybrid, and alternative propulsion automobiles.
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Maximum Mini

The Definitive Book of Cars Based on the Original Mini

Author: Jeroen Booij

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841549

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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This book focuses solely on the cars derived from the classic Mini. Small GTs, sports cars, roadsters and fun cars: Mini-derivatives that changed the specialist motoring market completely in the early sixties, and new designs kept it busy for nearly four decades. from the well known Mini Marcos and Unipower GT that raced at Le Mans, to the very obscure but as exciting Coldwell GT or Sarcon Scarab, almost 60 cars are thoroughly researched, described and photographed in this book.
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General Motors

A Photographic History

Author: Michael W. R. Davis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738500195

Category: Transportation

Page: 127

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The General Motors Corporation was established in 1908 by William C. Durant, who combined the Buick, Oldsmobile, and Oakland companies and, later, Cadillac, to form GM. From the 1920s onwards, GM grew from a firm that accounted for about 10% of new car sales in the U.S. to become the largest producer of cars and trucks in the world. The peak of the company's power and market dominance came in the 1960s, which proved to be the decade of change for the U.S. auto industry. With the introduction of federal safety regulations and control tailpipe emissions, GM's position as the world's largest industrial corporation changed. Its marketing strategy was undone by competitive challenges, and the business was never to be the same again. General Motors: A Photographic History explores the growth of the company in a series of over 200 black-and-white images. From the first assembly line to post-Second World War recovery, images from the world auto shows and the consequent re-organization of GM take the reader on an intriguing visual tour of a tremendously important era in the industrialization of America.
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By Motor to the Golden Gate

Author: Emily Post

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786481471

Category: Transportation

Page: 278

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In 1915, journalist Emily Post set out from New York to investigate whether it was possible to drive comfortably across the country to San Francisco in an automobile. This is a reprint of Post's only travel book, originally published by Collier's Weekly seven years before she became famous for her book on etiquette. It describes her travels with her cousin Alice and her Harvard undergraduate son as they played the American tourists from Niagara Falls to cave dwellings near Santa Fe. A first-hand account of elite automotive travel before the process was democratized after World War I, it also shows the history of the southwest, particularly in the myths that made towns such as Santa Fe "authentic" tourist destinations, and provides contemporary comments on class and ethnicity. A new introduction includes a biographical sketch of Post and explains the context of her journey in the heroic age of motoring. Accompanying the text are many original photographs, sketch maps showing the route, and Post's meticulous daily lists of expenditure, a valuable historical document showing the price of everything from car repairs to tips. New to this addition are explanatory footnotes and an appendix giving the miles Post traveled each day, noting the cities of departure and destination and the hotel for each night.
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McQueen's Machines

The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610601114

Category: Transportation

Page: 184

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No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen’s Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star’s racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen’s Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man’s driving passion. Now in paperback.
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Chrysler Heritage

A Photographic History

Author: Michael W. R. Davis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738507798

Category: History

Page: 128

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Looks at the history of the Chrysler Corporation through a collection of vintage photographs.
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Drive On!

A Social History of the Motor Car

Author: L. J. K. Setright

Publisher: Granta Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781862076983

Category: History

Page: 406

View: 1890

Stimulating, informative, provocative, and witty, Drive On! charts the international history of the car, decade by decade, examining how cars have adapted as a result of what society has demanded of them. While some chapters are devoted to quirky topics like “Where to Stop” and “What to Wear,” others look at the technological changes of the last century, from wooden wheels to computer control. Along the way, L.J.K. Setright, who is considered one of the world’s foremost and most forthright writers on the subject, offers fascinating divagations on everything from the origins of the word “dashboard” to the maximum speed of a raindrop.
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Be a Confident Driver

The essential guide to roadcraft for motorists old and new

Author: John Henderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444133780

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. With over 95% of accidents caused by preventable human error, insurance costs increasing yearly by 20% and few drivers willing to spare the time or money for an advanced driving course, Better Driving is an essential book that will be suitable for almost every motorist, whether newly qualified or with many years' experience. It it not only targeted at those who want to learn advanced techniques, but all those who lack confidence either overall or in specific areas. It covers not only the basic advanced driving techniques, but also introduces mental strategies such as observation and cynicism. It will cover such practical scenarios as bad weather driving and breakdowns, and provide advice for every driving environment, from rural roads and motorways to urban roads and driving abroad. With plenty of supporting resource material, including further reading and useful diagrams, it will be an ideal companion for motorists old and new.
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Muscle Car Confidential

Author: Joe Oldham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610590983

Category:

Page: N.A

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Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring

Author: Carlton Reid

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916891

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby:Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.
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Motoring with Mohammed

Journeys to the Yemen and the Red Sea

Author: Eric Hansen

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: 9780413759405

Category: Yemen (Republic)

Page: 240

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This travelogue begins with the terrifying account of the storm that left Eric Hansen and four companions shipwrecked on a deserted Red Sea island. Rescued by smugglers and taken to the Yemen coast, Hansen found himself increasingly enthralled by this little-known land, intrigued by its customs, charmed by its natural beauty and captivated by its people as he travelled the country, seeking out its wildest geography and rarest wildlife while searching for a way to retrieve the travel journals he lost in the shipwreck. A humorous mix of reportage, comedy and tension, this is a glimpse into a country insufficiently understood by the West, and into a culture at once secretive and friendly, alien and enchanting.
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Ferrari

A Complete Guide to All Models

Author: Leonardo Acerbi

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760325506

Category: Transportation

Page: 404

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For nearly 60 years, Ferrari has built the sports cars which fire enthusiasts' dreams. This book catalogs the Maranello factory's output: more than 180 designs are illustrated with both artworks and photographs. Organized in chronological order and subdivided into touring, sport cars, and Formula One single-seaters, each design has its own technical specification and a text that details the principle engineering and sports successes. The work is complemented by a listing detailing all the key victories in more than 50 years of racing.--From publisher description.
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This Day in Automotive History

Author: Brian Corey

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781787110687

Category: Transportation

Page: 196

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This book tells fascinating tales, bringing individual days to life with short stories, photographs and illustrations. From the first self-powered vehicles to modern advances in technology, many topics are covered surrounding the turbulent history of the automobile. The births and deaths of automotive innovators, the rise and fall of car companies lost to history, incredible days at the racetrack, relevant inventions, the introduction of some of the greatest cars ever built, and many more true events from around the world are described in their day in This Day in Automotive History.
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Hack Attack

The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch

Author: Nick Davies

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0865478821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal editor of the News of the World was caught listening to the voicemail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. He and a private investigator were jailed, and the case was closed. But Nick Davies, special correspondent for The Guardian, knew that it didn't add up. He began to investigate, and ended up exposing a world of crime and cover-up, of fear and favor—the long shadow of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Hack Attack is the mesmerizing story of how Davies and a small group of lawyers and politicians took on one of the most powerful men in the world—and beat him. It exposes the inner workings of the ruthless machine that was the News of the World, and of the private investigators who hacked phones, listened to live calls, sent Trojan horse emails, bribed the police, and committed burglaries to dig up tabloid scoops. Above all, it is a study of the private lives of the power elite. It paints an intimate portrait of the social network that gave Murdoch privileged access to government, and allowed him and his lieutenants to intimidate anyone who stood up to them. Spanning the course of the investigation from Davies's contact with his first source in early 2008 to the resolution of the criminal trial in June 2014, this is the definitive record of one of the major scandals of our time, written by the journalist who was there every step of the way.
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Practical Journalism

How to Write News

Author: Helen Sissons

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446205177

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Practical Journalism: How to Write News introduces the beginner to the skills needed to become a journalist in the digital age. The book draws on interviews with dozens of working journalists. They share their thoughts on the profession and we watch them work - selecting stories, carrying out interviews and writing scripts. There are chapters on interviewing, research techniques and news writing. Further chapters cover working in broadcasting and online. Media law and ethics are also included. Most journalists believe they work ethically although few have set rules and others admit to being pressured to behave underhandedly. This book looks at how journalists can work more ethically and provides a guide for beginners. The book is easy to read. Each chapter concludes with activities and a list of further reading. A glossary of terms is included at the end of the book.
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Classic Cars

How to Choose Your Dream Car

Author: David Long

Publisher: Remember When Pub

ISBN: 9781844680528

Category: History

Page: 176

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Motoring journalist, David Long, turns his expertise into a must-buy read for anyone who dreams of owning a classic car - even if they'll never buy one but just wants to know more about this ever-popular topic. David discusses the pros and cons of 50 of the best and most popular classic cars in an accessible but informative fashion with all budgets covered from the Alfa Romeo Alfasud ('1.000+) to costly dream cars such as the Dino 246 GT. Covering basic car maintenance and the common problems with stylish auto ownership, this is more than just a comprehensive reference book - it's essential reading for anyone who loves cars.
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