The Fastest Men on Earth

The Fastest Men on Earth

100 Years of the Land Speed Record

Book - 1999
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The passion for speed has driven generations of brave and ingenious men since the inception of the automobile speed record on 18 December 1998. During a century of unprecedented technical developments, men have used steam and electric power, the internal combustion engine, jets and rockets to race for the record. Supersonic speeds have now been reached that would have been beyond the wildest imaginings of the pioneering record-breakers 100 years ago. In this book, Peter Holthusen recalls the challenges, dangers, disappointments, tragedies and triumphs that have characterized record-breaking attempts from the very beginning.
Publisher: Stroud [England] : Sutton Pub., 1999.
ISBN: 9780750922036
0750922036
Branch Call Number: 796.7209 Hol 3701 1
Characteristics: vi, 216 pages : illustrations (some color)

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