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The Encyclopedia of Cars: An Illustrated Guide to Classic Motorcars with 600 Photographs [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Peter Henshaw
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24 Mar 2010
An extensive guide to the history of car manufacturing, including over 500 different makes and models listed alphabetically for reference. It is illustrated with over 600 photographs ranging from the earliest coupe to the latest Mercedes-Benz. It includes a comprehensive introduction to the history and development of the car. This is the story of the worldwide phenomenon that transformed the 20th century - the private car. In the 100 years since the first frail automobiles puttered out onto unmade roads, hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals have embraced the automobile business, convinced that their product was a potential world-beater. All of these major manufacturers, and many of the smaller ones, are detailed in "The Encyclopedia of Cars". This extensive tome traces the development of the modern car, from the earliest Ford to the latest Bettle remake, in a chronological look at some of the world's unforgettable makes and models.

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books (24 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754822850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754822851
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 16.8 x 4.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 919,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Henshaw has for many years been a full time journalist specializing in cars and motorcycles. His many trips to the United States and the rest of the world have led to a further accumulation of knowledge on the subject, which has enabled him to write this wonderful, comprehensive book. Peter has also written The Encyclopedia of the Harley Davidson and The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle (Lorenz Books).

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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 10 Jan 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Not at all impressed with this book.
Many of the captions for the photographs are incorrect or refer to a different model on the page.
Outdated Encyclopedia now, cars only go up to 2003.
A selection from each manufacturer are included, some are pertinent, some are not.
All in all, a very incomplete experience and I would recommend against.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Does Peter Henshaw employ a proof-reader? 31 July 2011
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Even scanning through the first 40 or so pages, and WOW, I have never seen these many glaring mistakes in a coffee table book before. Pictures repeated on opposite pages, with entirely different descriptions, years being off by 20 or more years, a Spyker listed as an Aston Martin... this book is COMPLETELY disappointing.

I'd say this book is only good for little children, as they wouldn't know any better and not notice the rampant mistakes, but it would give them a lot of inadvertent misinformation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great pictures! Interesting Stories! 15 Aug 2011
By Weston - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is well written, and thorough. The book is filled with crisp detailed photos, on high quality paper. I would recommend this for any car enthusiast.
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