The Automobile: An American Cultural Icon

Runner Up New York Book Festival – Best Compilation/Anthology

 

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Runner Up New York Book Festival – Best Compilation/Anthology

The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car. In that year, German inventor Karl Benz built the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, powered by an internal combustion engine. Today’s automobiles are equipped with controls used for driving, parking, passenger comfort and safety, normally operated by the use of feet and hands, and occasionally by voice on 2000s-era cars. Controls are evolving in response to new technologies, for example the electric car and the integration of mobile communications.

Rapidly increasing oil prices, concerns about oil dependence, tightening environmental laws, and restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions are propelling work on alternative power systems. This book takes a look at the development of cars since 1896 and speculates about the nature of the automobiles of the future.

Author

David Ritchey

Cover

Paperback

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Pages

112

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About the Author

Award winning author David Ritchey’s vocations have included: naval officer, businessman, fine art photographer, psychotherapist, researcher, and writer. His avocations have included: scuba diving, sailing, skiing, tennis, golf, gardening, woodworking, dogs, magic, bridge, and SCRABBLE.

After being educated in economics at Yale... Read More