From School Library Journal
YA?A comprehensive encyclopedia that pictures more than 1000 motorcycles and scooters and lists more than 3000 manufacturers. The first section is a photographic gallery that shows many of the cycles from the front as well as the side. Accompanying each photo is text, a flag of the country of origin, and the vehicle's insignia. The second section is a catalog of every known make or brand, arranged by country of origin. An easy and fun to use resource.?Nancy Geiger, Lee High School, Springfield, VA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
This is primarily a visual reference of approximately 400 noteworthy or memorable international motorcycle makes, ranging from the earliest models to modern exotic specialty machines. The classic quality of many models is captured in richly colored, finely detailed photographs that invite nostalgia and evoke the sounds and smells peculiar to motorcycles. Companion text, though sparse, gives a bit of each model's history and its significant or innovative features. All this is augmented by an exhaustive annotated directory of all motorcycles known to have been manufactured worldwide; more than 3000 makes are attributed here, surpassing the number found in prior encyclopedic works and making this a valuable checklist. The volume falls short of functioning as a technical reference or a historical overview of motorcycling, but as a visual reference, it is superb. Definitely for public libraries, and academic libraries may also consider..?David Van de Streek, Pennsylvania State Univ. Libs., York
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.