Truck: The Definitive Visual History (DK Definitive Visual Histories) (Hardcover)

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Truck: The Definitive Visual History (DK Definitive Visual Histories) (Hardcover)

By DK

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A celebration of trucks and trucking, from the first motorized wagons to the advent of driverless freight vehicles.

Charting decade after decade of innovation and change, The Truck Book is a beautifully illustrated history of trucks and trucking culture, and the romance of the open road.

Trucks, lorries, and vans share their origins in the steam wagons of the late 1800s and the invention of the modern combustion engine in the 1870s. As steam power gave way to petrol and diesel engines, trucks evolved and diversified according to their desired purpose - becoming everything from panel vans and pick-up trucks to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) or construction trucks like log carriers or concrete transporters. They have played a defining role in the wars of the last 100 years, saved lives as ambulances and fire engines, and even provided entertainment in the form of monster trucks.

In this book, you will find:

-Chapters showcasing every era's most important and iconic marques and models - from the Ford TT to the Bedford TM Turbo 92 Series to the Toyota Hilux. 
-Information about trucking culture, showing how trucks or trucking companies, such as UPS or Eddie Stobart, have won a place in fans' hearts.
-Gallery pages  providing a historical and global overview of key vehicles, from micro vans and pickups to American big rigs and earthmovers

Weaving together photographic catalogs with specially commissioned "visual tours," feature pages on truck models, designers, manufacturers, and milestone events or technological developments over the last 120 years, The Truck Book is the best-illustrated title available.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
Product Details ISBN: 9780744092011
ISBN-10: 0744092019
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: May 21st, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: DK Definitive Visual Histories