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The Resource A short history of the motorcycle, Richard Hammond

A short history of the motorcycle, Richard Hammond

Label
A short history of the motorcycle
Title
A short history of the motorcycle
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hammond
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it? Richard Hammond's A short history of the motorcycle attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to some people, leaving them powerless to resist. This entertaining guide charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid's plaything. We look at the bikes that have propelled people across the world to work, to school and to their doom. As for the bikers ...Edwardian ladies did it, though not in large numbers. Young bucks desperate to prove their manhood did it, because it was the cheapest speed available. Hammond examines bikers of every type, from the happy farmer trundling through fields on their Honda Cub to the Hell's Angel terrorising Californian towns on their hog. Wittily written and lavishly illustrated, A short history of the motorcycle is a thrilling ride for bikers and non-bikers alike
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammond, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motorcycling
  • Motorcycles
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Motorcyclists
  • Motorcycling
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of the motorcycle, Richard Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225858199
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780297609902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) p225858199
Label
A short history of the motorcycle, Richard Hammond
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225858199
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780297609902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(Sirsi) p225858199

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