- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Black Apple Pr; 1st edition (October 11, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966862309
- ISBN-13: 978-0966862300
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 210 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How Cars Work 1st Edition
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Author and illustrator Tom Newton is a school psychologist. How Cars Work was developed as a high interest mini-textbook for teens, but is also used by automotive service managers and mechanics to help customers understand repairs. This book can be found in adult literacy programs, high schools, and middle schools. How Cars Work makes it fun and easy to learn how cars work.
From the Author
"When I opened my tutoring center I could not find enough interesting reading material for my teenage students, especially the boys. So I started writing short descriptions about car parts aimed at improving reading comprehension. I used simple drawings to help students visualize and associate the car parts with the words. Eventually I had enough material for a complete book and, well, this is it!"
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If you are totally unfamiliar with vehicle engines, or have some knowledge but are no expert mechanic by any means, I HIGHLY suggest purchasing this book. It follows a "one page per component" format, meaning every single page in the book is dedicated to a different component. I feel it's the perfect combination of being brief enough to make it easy to read and follow along, but detailed enough so that you really understand HOW components function, just just simply "what they do".
The book covers all aspects of how cars work, not just engines. It goes into the steering system, powertrain, cooling system, brakes and parking brakes, electrical system, you name it! Obviously, with only one page dedicated to every component, you aren't going to get into the math/physics behind everything. Each page consists of, generally, statements about the component, its function, and how it interacts with other components to perform its intended function.
I'm extremely glad that I purchased this book. If you want to have any idea (or a better idea) of what a mechanic or anyone else is talking about next time you hear the words "differential", "U-Joints", "cylinder head", etc., then buy this book!
Thanks Tom for taking the time to write this very valuable book.
This book a must for those who :lack basic knowledge of an engine, for those who are tired of doing Google searches In attempts to learn the function of certain parts, already have some knowledge of the basics ,want to get involved in being their own weekend mechanic.etc.
Purpose of the book : Make the reader more informed about what an engine must do to give you motion . Teach you more than the basics .
This book doesn't teach the following: How to construct an engine, how to set up wiring systen , mathematical formulas~ nothing too complex.
Topics it will teach : everything regarding an engine,everything regarding drive train,fuel system,cooling system,running gear,brakes,electrical system.
My personal thoughts, the book was well thought out regarding explaining each component. It was succinct when explaining each component. This book gave the feeling of comfort because I really learned a lot . When I was ignorant in the subject of engines , I hated hearing others speak about vehicles. Now,I want people to speak about vehicles so I can be part of conversation! Yes, I recommend this book to anyone interested in automobiles!
Once I decided I wanted to educate myself about cars..I started my search for books and believe it or not..there is not much out there for beginners like THIS BOOK. With that being said, it is worth the price!
Take my word...from a woman with zero knowledge about cars...THIS BOOK is the best book to start learning about the FUNDAMENTALS. Just perfect thank you. I will be searching more of Tom Newton’s books.