• Transportation

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide


Author: Patrice Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150114412X
Category: Transportation
Page: 304
View: 6639
As featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross A do-it-herself guide to auto maintenance, roadside emergencies, and the real scoop on how women can get honest car service at the garage, from engineer turned auto mechanic and award-winning entrepreneur Patrice Banks. Do you feel lost when explaining your car problems to a mechanic? Do you panic when something goes wrong with your ride? Have you felt like you were being overcharged or pressured into unnecessary add-ons at the auto shop? Fear no more: The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide has got your back. So many women feel powerless, nervous, or embarrassed when taking our cars in for a repair, and yet we outnumber men both as drivers and as customers at auto repair shops The time has come for us to grab the wheel and finally take control of our cars. Filled with easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions, great tips, and lifesaving rules of thumb, The Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide will help take away the confusion and mystery surrounding cars, teach women what they need to know about how their cars work, and what they need to do to keep them running smoothly. Patrice Banks was once like most of us: a self-professed “auto airhead” who was clueless about car maintenance, yet convinced that mechanics were taking advantage of her. Now she’s an auto pro devoted to empowering women to learn basic car repairs and knowing what to do in an emergency. So whether you get a flat tire when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere, your car overheats, or a mysterious dashboard light suddenly starts blinking, help is just a reach-in-the-glove-box away.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide


Author: Patrice Banks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 5767
"Maintain your ride, think like a mechanic, get down and dirty under the hood"--from cover.

    • Transportation

Essential Car Care for Women


Author: Jamie Little,Danielle McCormick
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580054498
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
View: 7547
Despite the many advances women have made since the internal combustion engine was invented, there is still one widely held belief that won’t seem to go away: that when it comes to cars, women should just leave it to the men. In Essential Car Care for Women, ESPN NASCAR pit reporter Jamie Little and Discovery Channel “Turbo Expert” Danielle McCormick team up to dispel this myth once and for all—and to offer the indispensable, hard-won advice women need to buy, sell, and care for their cars with confidence. With this handy guide, women will learn how to save themselves money by performing basic—but essential—maintenance tasks on their own. Little and McCormick explain what an alternator, regulator, distributor, and timing belt are; how to change a tire, recharge a flat battery, check the oil, and assess tire pressure; what to do when a car breaks down or when an accident occurs; how to buy a car without being taken advantage of; and more. Straightforward and easy to follow—and including simple step-by-step diagrams and pictures to help along the way—Essential Car Care for Women is the ultimate handbook to everything a woman should know about her set of wheels.

    • Transportation

The Garage Girl's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Your Car


Author: Courtney Hansen
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581825190
Category: Transportation
Page: 284
View: 1084
A guide to automobile ownership and maintenance discusses what kind of car to buy, safety, inspection, fuel efficiency, avoiding theft, emergency supplies, basic tools, important car parts, and how to deal with mechanics.

    • Transportation

How to Make Your Car Last Forever

Avoid Expensive Repairs, Improve Fuel Economy, Understand Your Warranty, Save Money
Author: Thomas Torbjornsen
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610609948
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
View: 6813
For many people, a well-maintained automobile is a source of pride and peace of mind. But for others, the idea of routine maintenance is daunting. How to Make Your Car Last Forever will guide you through the minefield of preventative maintenance, repair, extended warranties, and magic elixirs that claim to cure everything from oil consumption to male-pattern baldness! Author, car repair expert, and host of satellite radio show America's Car Show with Tom Torbjornsen, Tom Torbjornsen has seen it all in his 40 years in the automobile industry. Let him show you how to extend the life of your car indefinitely. In How to Make Your Car Last Forever, he explains the what, when, and why's of automotive maintenance and repairs in easy-to-understand terms. Simple how-to projects supplement the learning with step-by-step instructions that will save you time and money. While you may not want your car to last forever, Torbjornsen's advice will help you preserve it indefinitely while maximizing resale value down the road. Preventative maintenance is the key to the automotive fountain of youth. Let Tom Torbjornsen show you the way!

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Girls of Atomic City

The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
Author: Denise Kiernan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451617542
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 9058
THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it—women who are now in their eighties and nineties— The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country’s history.

    • House & Home

Dare to Repair

A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home
Author: Julie Sussman,Stephanie Glakas-Tenet
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060959843
Category: House & Home
Page: 272
View: 1271
This is NOT your father's home repair book! And it's not your husband's, your brother's, your boyfriend's, or the guy's next door. Dare to Repair is a do-it-herself book for every woman who would rather be self-reliant than rely on a super or contractor. No matter the depth of your pockets or the size of your home, a toilet will get clogged, a circuit breaker will trip, and a smoke detector will stop working. It's up to you how you'll deal with them -- live in denial, pay the piper, or get real and do it yourself. Dare to Repair demystifies these home repairs by providing information that other books leave out. In Dare to Repair, you'll learn how to: Take the plunge -- from fixing a leaky faucet to cleaning the gutters. Lighten up -- from removing a broken light bulb to installing a dimmer switch. Keep your cool -- from maintaining a refrigerator's gasket to changing the rotation of a ceiling fan. Get a handle on it -- from replacing a doorknob to repairing a broken window. Play it safe -- from planning a fire escape route to installing a smoke detector. Filled with detailed illustrations, Dare to Repair provides even the most repair-challenged woman with the ability to successfully fix things around the home. Once you start, you won't want to stop.

    • Transportation

Every Woman's Quick & Easy Car Care

A Worry-free Guide to Car Troubles, Trials & Travels
Author: Bridget Kachur
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580174510
Category: Transportation
Page: 262
View: 7324
Great for new drivers, those who want to learn more about the inner workings of an automobile, and any woman who's ever been stuck on the road with a broken car, this user-friendly guide is the perfect glove compartment resource. Two color. Illustrations throughout.

    • Transportation

Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance


Author: Dave Stribling
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615647643
Category: Transportation
Page: 288
View: 7291
As today's cars continue to become more complicated and complex, the cost to repair them has continued to climb. However, with some basic knowledge and a little know-how, many of the most expensive repairs can be avoided by simple, regular maintenance, or relatively inexpensive repairs that can be done with a few tools and step-by-step instructions. Car expert, Dave Stribling, has seen every repair in the book, and in Idiot's Guides: Auto Repair and Maintenance, he arms readers with the knowledge they'll need to troubleshoot and diagnose common problems and make simple repairs that are universal to most makes and models. Dozens of step-by-step, full-color photos and illustrations make DIY car repairs and maintenance so much easier. When the repair calls for an expert the time comes to take the car to the shop, Dave arms readers with the knowledge they'll need to make the right choices, to avoid unnecessary repairs, and to minimize the possibility of getting ripped off.

    • Reference

Basic Car Maintenance for Women

An Essential Guide and How-To for Your Car
Author: Jessy Patterson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781439230312
Category: Reference
Page: 42
View: 8719
A basic car maintenance guide and how-to written with women in mind, offering foundations in engine oil, fuel systems, tires, and hoses and belts. The guide provides step-by-step procedures for inexpensive maintenance tasks as well as a section on jumper cable set-up and safety.

    • Transportation

How Your Car Works

Your Guide to the Components & Systems of Modern Cars, Including Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Author: Arvid Linde
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845845005
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
View: 4060
Describes the systems and parts of gasoline-powered, diesel, electric, hybrid, and alternative propulsion automobiles.

    • Transportation

Auto Repair For Dummies


Author: Deanna Sclar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054727
Category: Transportation
Page: 552
View: 2953
The top-selling auto repair guide--400,000 copies sold--now extensively reorganized and updated Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it's even better. A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. She's also revised schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and added new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic. For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start. Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.

    • Self-Help

How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls


Author: Donna Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439104866
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 7281
Donna Dale Carnegie, daughter of the late motivational author and teacher Dale Carnegie, brings her father’s time-tested, invaluable lessons to the newest generation of young women on their way to becoming savvy, self-assured friends and leaders. How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls offers concrete advice on teen topics such as peer pressure, gossip, and popularity. Teen girls will learn the most powerful ways to influence others, defuse arguments, admit mistakes, and make self-defining choices. The Carnegie techniques promote clear and constructive communication, praise rather than criticism, emotional sensitivity, tolerance, and a positive attitude—important skills for every girl to develop at an early age. Of course, no book for teen girls would be complete without taking a look at how to maintain friendships with boys and deal with commitment issues and break-ups with boyfriends. Carnegie also provides solid advice for older teens beginning to explore their influence in the adult world, such as driving and handling college interviews. Full of fun quizzes, “reality check” sections, and true-life examples, How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls offers every teenage girl candid, insightful, and timely advice on how to influence friends in a positive manner.

    • Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Plastics Engineering


Author: Anshuman Shrivastava
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0323396194
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 262
View: 7993
Introduction to Plastics Engineering provides a single reference covering the basics of polymer and plastics materials, and their properties, design, processing and applications in a practical way. The book discusses materials engineering through properties formulation, combining part design and processing to produce final products. This book will be a beneficial guide to materials engineers developing new formulations, processing engineers producing those formulations, and design and product engineers seeking to understand the materials and methods for developing new applications. The book incorporates material properties, engineering, processing, design, applications and sustainable and bio based solutions. Ideal for those just entering the industry, or transitioning between sectors, this is a quick, relevant and informative reference guide to plastics engineering and processing for engineers and plastics practitioners. Provides a single unified reference covering plastics materials, properties, design, processing and applications Offers end-to-end coverage of the industry, from formulation to part design, processing, and the final product Serves as an ideal introductory book for new plastics engineers and students of plastics engineering Provides a convenient reference for more experienced practitioners

    • Cooking

The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine

Perfect Recipes for Spicing Up Your Love Life
Author: Shakara Bridgers,Jeniece Isley,Joan A. Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416592520
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
View: 5996
In Life, Get ' Em Girls Always Go After What They Want... You know a Get 'Em Girl when you see one. She's got it together: great job, nice friends, and plenty of style. But when it comes to love, not all Get 'Em Girls have it figured out. While some may think it's a cliché, maybe the way to a lover's heart is still through his stomach. But who has time to be chained to a stove? Just like having an extra job skill can help you get hired, someone willing to invest a little time and energy into a relationship definitely stands out in a crowded dating field. The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine features over 120 easy and delicious recipes that reflect the authors' southern-girl-in-the-big-city upbringings and will complement every stage of a growing relationship: "Grown 'n' Sexy" desserts meant for sharing The first "Morning After" Breakfast The "Bring Him Back" Chicken Soup when he's sick "Meet the Parents" Carrot Cake and much more! Whether planning an intimate dinner for two or a down-home feast reminiscent of Mama's Sunday dinner, The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine is filled with helpful tips, from stocking the pantry, to selecting wine, and even dating advice! Cooking for a lover can be more meaningful (and cheaper) than dining out. But this is about more than just the food: it's about women investing in themselves and in their relationships. For all the women who aren't afraid to go after what they want, The Get 'Em Girls' Guide to the Power of Cuisine is a must-have in their kitchens!

    • Transportation

The savvy woman's guide to cars


Author: Lisa Murr Chapman
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
ISBN: 9780553374087
Category: Transportation
Page: 257
View: 3974
Offers advice to women on buying, selling, maintaining, and repairing cars

    • Transportation

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road


Author: Finn Murphy
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393608727
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
View: 3885
A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker’s-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they’re getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in “the movers.” Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy’s truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband’s remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn’s memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.

    • Transportation

Car Smarts

An Easy-to-use Guide to Understanding Your Car & Communicating with Your Mechanic
Author: Mary Jackson
Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub
ISBN: 9781562614577
Category: Transportation
Page: 253
View: 7266
Covers such topics as buying and leasing; the engine; the exhaust system and emission controls; oil; the cooling, heating, and air-conditioning systems; the drive train, and road safety

    • Humor

Girl Up

Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism
Author: Laura Bates
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150116919X
Category: Humor
Page: 336
View: 4901
Presents advice for young women on dealing with sexism and negative social media, discussing how to deal with cyber bullying, body shaming, and mental health issues and foster a positive self-image and healthy relationships.

    • Health & Fitness

Nice Girls Finish Fat

Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever
Author: Karen R. Koenig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416596836
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
View: 2552
From a therapist and expert in emotional eating, the first book to explore the link between weight gain and women who do too much, complete with proven techniques for dropping pounds. Many women put too much on their plates, both literally and figuratively. In Nice Girls Finish Fat, psychotherapist Karen R. Koenig explains the link between the two and gives overweight women detailed advice on how to lose their extra baggage—both emotional and physical—by becoming more assertive in every aspect of life. For the millions of overweight women in America, diet and exercise just aren’t cutting it. That’s because many of these women have emotional issues buried deep beneath those stubborn pounds, issues that must be dealt with first if weight loss plans are to succeed. In this illuminating book, based on decades of professional experience, Karen Koenig offers on-the-page psychotherapy to help readers attack the roots of their food problems. With her engaging personal style, she teaches women about the biological connections between repressed emotions and eating, revealing the ways many women use food to stuff their anger, control their aggression, and assuage their feelings of guilt—all in the pursuit of being “nice.” Giving “good girls” permission to love themselves first, Koenig offers thought-provoking quizzes and questions to help readers identify and overcome the habits that have been holding them back. Empowering readers to gain the confidence they need to lose weight, Nice Girls Finish Fat not only shows women how to stop obsessing about food and develop healthy eating habits, it teaches readers skills to improve every aspect of their lives.