Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Automotive. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century
“A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride.” — Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review The outrageous inside story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car—from award-winning Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary; to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets; his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential. The gas-guzzling car was in need of disruption; the world was ready for Car 2.0. So they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. But as the saying goes, to make a small fortune in cars, start with a big fortune. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics more than once took the company he had initially funded largely with his own money to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds--and changed the future.
- Author: Tim Higgins
- Publisher: Doubleday (August 3, 2021)
- Genre: Business & Money, Finance
- ISBN: 978-0385545457
- Dimensions: 6.39 x 1.4 x 9.58 inches
2. Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids
Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids is the perfect collection of kid-friendly jokes that will keep you and your friends and family laughing out loud! Whether you’re stuck in the house or on a road trip, these jokes will have everyone cracking up. This collection of jokes is hilarious, clean, and kid-friendly and includes everything from knock-knock jokes, to Q&A jokes, tongue twisters, and a whole lot more. Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids is certain to have every kid you know laughing out loud, snorting riotously, and generally gasping for air. Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids : Good for readers of all ages, 6-10 years old Family-friendly jokes Wide variety of joke styles Fun illustrations add to the fun Includes bonus Q&A jokes and riddles
- Author: Whee Winn
- Publisher: Zonderkidz; Gld edition (February 2, 2016)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
3. The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask
This book has everything teen drivers need to navigate through tricky new territory--on the road and at home! Even after taking Driver's Ed and passing that dreaded road test, there are so many things new drivers need to learn about the practical aspects of driving that will only come from experience. Handing over the keys is a traumatic rite of passage for parents, and they will sleep better knowing that The Driving Book is in their teens' glove compartments. Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire to negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, Karen Gravelle helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory. This reissue features updated information for today's tech-savvy teen drivers.
- Author: Karen Gravelle
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; Revised ed. edition (February 10, 2015)
- Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
- ISBN: 978-0802738035
- Dimensions: 4.91 x 0.49 x 8.62 inches
4. Cool Cars and Trucks (Sean Kenney's Cool Creations)
Attention young LEGO brick builders: Whether you'd like to build an SUV, an excavator, a tanker truck, or a race car, this hands-on book will show you how. You can create street scenes such as a construction site, a fire rescue, or even a family on moving day. Children of all ages will let their imaginations run wild as they learn that there are no limits to what can be created with LEGO. And easy-to-follow instructions are included for several of the models!
- Author: Sean Kenney
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First edition (September 3, 2013)
- Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Automotive
5. Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel
Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner • New York Times Notable Book • NPR’s Best Books of 2020 • BookPage’s #1 Mystery and Suspense of 2020 • Sun Sentinel’s #1 Best Mystery of 2020 “I loved Blacktop Wasteland... A fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller.” - Stephen King “A roaring, full-throttle thriller, crackling with tension and charm.” - The New York Times Book Review "One of the year's strongest novels." -Sun Sentinel A husband, a father, a son, a business owner...And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi. Beauregard “Bug” Montage is an honest mechanic, a loving husband, and a hard-working dad. Bug knows there’s no future in the man he used to be: known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best wheelman on the East Coast. He thought he'd left all that behind him, but as his carefully built new life begins to crumble, he finds himself drawn inexorably back into a world of blood and bullets. When a smooth-talking former associate comes calling with a can't-miss jewelry store heist, Bug feels he has no choice but to get back in the driver's seat. And Bug is at his best where the scent of gasoline mixes with the smell of fear. Haunted by the ghost of who he used to be and the father who disappeared when he needed him most, Bug must find a way to navigate this blacktop wasteland...or die trying. Like Ocean’s Eleven meets Drive , with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime.
- Author: S. A. Cosby
- Publisher: Flatiron Books (July 14, 2020)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction
6. ASVAB Study Guide 2021-2022: ASVAB Test Prep Secrets, Practice Question Book, Step-by-Step Review Video Tutorials: [5th Edition]
Mometrix Test Preparation's ASVAB Study Guide 2021-2022 - ASVAB Test Prep Secrets is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes: Practice test questions with detailed answer explanations Step-by-step video tutorials to help you master difficult concepts Tips and strategies to help you get your best test performance A complete review of all ASVAB test sections Mometrix Test Preparation is not affiliated with or endorsed by any official testing organization. All organizational and test names are trademarks of their respective owners. The Mometrix guide is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on your ASVAB exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the United States Military Entrance Processing Command expects you to have mastered before sitting for your exam. Test sections include: General Science Arithmetic Reasoning Mathematics Knowledge Word Knowledge Paragraph Comprehension Electronics Information Auto Information Shop Information Mechanical Comprehension Assembling Objects ...and much more! Our guide is full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing your exam . Concepts and principles aren't simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The Mometrix ASVAB study guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it's written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language. Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answer explanations , and that's another area where our guide stands out. The Mometrix test prep team has provided plenty of ASVAB practice test questions to prepare you for what to expect on the actual exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear. Many concepts include links to online review videos where you can watch our instructors break down the topics so the material can be quickly grasped. Examples are worked step-by-step so you see exactly what to do. We've helped hundreds of thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We've done this by setting high standards for Mometrix Test Preparation guides, and our ASVAB Study Guide 2021-2022 - ASVAB Test Prep Secrets is no exception. It's an excellent investment in your future. Get the ASVAB review you need to be successful on your exam.
- Author: Matthew Bowling
- Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC (January 25, 2021)
- Genre: Test Preparation, Professional
- ISBN: 978-1516714889
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.22 x 11 inches
7. Mobile Solar Power Made Easy!: Mobile 12 volt off grid solar system design and installation. RV's, Vans, Cars and boats! Do-it-yourself step by step instructions.
Finally, an easy approach to mobile solar design and installation:-Add a solar system to your RV, Van, Trailer, Car or Boat-Step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow-Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced methods for calculating your solar system. You choose! -Tips and tricks that will save you time and money-You can read this book from start to finish, or use it as a reference-Large, easy to understand picturesAnd much more! I promise that this book will be worth your time, or you will get your money back. There are many solar system books on the market that are just too hard to understand, and impractical. Tired of googling every question you have about setting up your own solar system? Then give this book a chance. It will show you everything that you need to know, from start to finish.
- Author: William Errol Prowse IV
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 15, 2017)
- Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
- ISBN: 978-1546567110
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.21 x 11 inches
8. Good Night, Lightning (Disney/Pixar Cars)
A bedtime board book featuring Lightning McQueen and friends from Disney/Pixar Cars! It's bedtime in Radiator Springs, but before Lightning McQueen can go to sleep, he has to say goodnight to all of his friends from Disney/Pixar's Cars! This glow-in-the-dark board book, featuring glow on every page, is the perfect way to get children ages 0-5 ready for bed.
- Author: RH Disney
- Publisher: RH/Disney; Illustrated edition (January 8, 2013)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 978-0736429764
- Dimensions: 7 x 0.36 x 8 inches
9. ABC's For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet Book (Baby Book, Children's Book, Toddler Book, Kids Book)
ABC's For Future Race Car Drivers Alphabet Book Presented By: Fast Kids Club x EAT SLEEP RACE Teach your child the ABC's and encourage learning with car parts and other auto related illustrations! This board book is rugged and the simple point-and-say layout will build knowledge and confidence in children with repetition. Make learning the alphabet fun all while getting your baby racer ready to help you wrench under the hood! A perfect book for parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and anyone with young kids who can't wait to put the pedal to the metal!
- Author: Fast Kids Club
- Publisher: Eat Sleep Race (January 1, 2018)
- Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
- ISBN: 978-0692199015
10. Carson Dellosa Complete Book of Spanish Workbook for Kids—Grades 1-3 Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, Parts of Speech, Expressions, Days and Months, Sight Words Practice (416 pgs)
WORKBOOK FEATURES: • Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3 • 416 pages, 10.8 inches x 8.3 inches • Topics covered: the alphabet, numbers, colors, parts of speech, culture, community, and more • Handwriting practice and final review • Includes a glossary, bibliography, and answer key FOCUSED PRACTICE: The Complete Book of Spanish Workbook for Kids helps students from first through third grade to build Spanish fluency and understand Spanish culture through fun activities, engaging topics, and hands-on writing practice. CORRELATED TO CURRENT STATE STANDARDS: The activities in this illustrated workbook are designed to help students understand both Spanish language and culture, including developing an understanding of everyday life within the target culture as well as speaking, writing, and reading basic words and phrases in Spanish. HOW IT WORKS: This workbook helps kids learn Spanish through easy-to-follow instructions for lessons on the alphabet, parts of speech, days, months, expressions, culture and community, and more! Students take a final review at the end of the lessons, as well as handwriting practice to ensure they have mastered what they learned from each section. WORKING TOGETHER: Designed to enhance current homeschool, classroom, and virtual Spanish curriculum, parents and teachers can support student learning using the Spanish-English glossary and answer key to check for accuracy. WHY CARSON DELLOSA: For more than 40 years, Carson Dellosa has provided solutions for parents who want to help their children get ahead and for teachers who want their students to meet and exceed set learning goals. Carson Dellosa partners with you in supporting your child’s educational journey every step of the way.
- Author: Thinking Kids
- Publisher: Thinking Kids; Bilingual, Workbook edition (February 11, 2016)
- Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
- ISBN: 978-1483826868
- Dimensions: 8.38 x 10.88 x 0.81 inches