Archive for the 'automotive technology' Category

Audel Mechanical Trades Pocket Manual

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

by Thomas B. Davis, Carl A. Nelson

Call Number: TJ151. D38 2004c

This tool needs no maintenance

Fully revised and updated, this convenient guide covers the latest industrial equipment as well as all the tools and machines prevalent in older plants, even those from the early 1970s and before.

Your complete reference tool

  • Discusses machinery installation, welding, rigging, carpentry, basic electricity, and more
  • Features a chapter on safety issues
  • Covers belts, drives, transmissions, and bearings
  • Examines automatic sprinkler systems
  • Offers tips for preventive maintenance
  • Includes coverage of piping and pipefitting
  • Reviews shop mathematics, geometry, and trigonometry (Description by Barnes and

Pumps and Hydraulics (Audel Technical Trades Series)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

by Rex Miller, harry L. Stewart, and Mark Richard Miller

Call Number: TJ900 .M55 2004

Pull up what you need to know

Pumps and hydraulic equipment are now used in more facets of industry than ever before. Whether you are a pump operator or you encounter pumps and hydraulic systems through your work in another skilled trade, a basic knowledge of the practical features, principles, installation, and maintenance of such systems is essential. You’ll find it all here, fully updated with real-world examples and 21st-century applications.

  • Learn to install and service pumps for nearly any application
  • Understand the fundamentals and operating principles of pump controls and hydraulics
  • Service and maintain individual pumping devices that use smaller motors
  • See how pumps are used in robotics, taking advantage of hydraulics to lift larger, heavier loads
  • Handle new types of housings and work with the latest electronic controls
  • Know the appropriate servicing schedule for different types of pumping equipment
  • Install and troubleshoot special-service pumps

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Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota are Winning the Eco-Friendly Autos

Thursday, June 19, 2008

by Yozo Hasegawa

Call Number: TC195 .T7 H37 2008

As the American Big Two, GM & Ford, continue to lose market share in the world, Japan’s leading auto-makers – Toyota and Honda – are expanding their global share and increasing their profits by presenting high quality, credible and highly efficient automobiles. The recent oil price hike is sure to accelerate the trend towards clean car technology, which will be a key to survival in the global automobile industry. Toyota recently became the world number one automobile company and looks set to further extend its lead. Consumers have shown tremendous interests in Japanese cars, especially for their clean and efficient technology. This book offers revealing insights into the Japanese car industry and its future direction. (Description by

The Racing Engine Builder’s Handbook

Friday, June 6, 2008

By Tom Monroe
The ultimate engine builder’s companion.

This is a complete guide to building racing engines, focusing on tips and techniques that will help an engine builder build a motor for any application: drag racing, circle track, road racing, or boats. (Description from Call number: TL210 .M576 2006

Hydrogen: Fueling the Future

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

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General Collection TP359 .H8 H93 2006

Greenhaven Press’s Fueling the Future series explores why this quest (to develop renewable energy sources) has proven so daunting. (from the cover)