Human-powered vehicles

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Mit menschlicher Kraft angetriebene Befoerderungsmittel
Editor:Wilson, David Gordon; Abbott, Allan V.
Published:Champaign: Human Kinetics (Verlag), 1995, VIII, 279 S., Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Book
Media type: Print resource
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Identification number:PU199910402240


This is the first book written about human-powered vehicles (HPVs). It explains the history of HPVs, offers practical insights into their design, and considers future possibilities of human-powered travel. The authors and their topics are: 1. Abbott, Allan V.;Wilson, David Gordon: Human power in history; 2. Abbott, Allan V.;Wilson, David Gordon: The human engine; 3. Abbott, Allan V.;Wilson, David Gordon: Human power transfer to modern vehicles; 4. Abbott, Allan V.;Brooks, Alec N.;Wilson, David Gordon: Human-powered watercraft; 5. Van Dusen, Edward S.: Rowing shells; 6. Brooks, Alec N.: The 20-knot human powered watercraft; 7. Kyle, Chester R.: A history of human-powered land vehicles and competitions; 8. Wilson, David, Gordon: The development of modern recumbent bicycles; 9. Brummer, Tim: Lightning progress: An HPV development case history; 10. Kyle, Chester R.: Bicycle aerodynamics; 11. Kirshner, Daniel: Aerodynamics versus weight; 12. Rowe, Scott: Composite materials; 13. Price, Rob: Drive-train design; 14. Price, Rob: Steering design; 15. Price, Rob: Suspension design; 16. Roper, Chris: History and present status of human-powered flight; 17. MacCready, Paul B.: Gossamer Aircraft and where they lead; 18. Schoeberl, Ernst: Conception and optimization of human-powered aircraft; 19. Wilson, David Gordon: Potential for a major increase in the use of HPVs; 20. MacCready, Paul B.: The value and future of human-powered vehicles. Klappentext und Inhaltsverzeichnis