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The Resource Bicycle : the history, David V. Herlihy

Bicycle : the history, David V. Herlihy

Label
Bicycle : the history
Title
Bicycle
Title remainder
the history
Statement of responsibility
David V. Herlihy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this, the definitive history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused." "Because we live in an age of cross-country bicycle racing and high-tech mountain bikes, we may overlook the decades of development and ingenuity that transformed the basic concept of human-powered transportation into a marvel of engineering. This history retraces the extraordinary story of the bicycle - a history of disputed patents, brilliant inventions, and missed opportunities. Herlihy shows us why the bicycle captured the public's imagination and the myriad ways in which it reshaped our world."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herlihy, David V
Dewey number
629.2272
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human powered vehicles
  • Velocipedes
  • Bicycles
Target audience
general
Label
Bicycle : the history, David V. Herlihy
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, p. 415-444
Contents
1. The elusive mechanical horse -- 2. The draisine abroad -- 3. Wheels and woes -- 4. The bicycle breakthrough -- 5. The American adventure -- 6. European development -- 7. The high mount prevails -- 8. The pinnacle of the high wheeler -- 9. Growing safety concerns -- 10. The rise of the rover -- 11. The bicycle boom -- 12. Legacy of the boom -- 13. Utilitarian cycling -- 14. Recreational cycling -- 15. Competitive cycling -- Conclusion : cycling into the future
Control code
000025726134
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
470 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300104189
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012992
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Bicycle : the history, David V. Herlihy
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, p. 415-444
Contents
1. The elusive mechanical horse -- 2. The draisine abroad -- 3. Wheels and woes -- 4. The bicycle breakthrough -- 5. The American adventure -- 6. European development -- 7. The high mount prevails -- 8. The pinnacle of the high wheeler -- 9. Growing safety concerns -- 10. The rise of the rover -- 11. The bicycle boom -- 12. Legacy of the boom -- 13. Utilitarian cycling -- 14. Recreational cycling -- 15. Competitive cycling -- Conclusion : cycling into the future
Control code
000025726134
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
470 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780300104189
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012992
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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