The Grand Prix season is scrutinized here. In each of the three categories (125cc, 250cc and MotoGP), there is the review of the race, team analysis and of course a portrait of the new champions - Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri and Arnaud Vincent. The book is complemented by a technical overview, interviews, paddock reviews and a special section devoted to the rankings of other track events, such as World Endurance, Superbike and Supersport. More than 350 photographs illustrate this mine of information which is an absolute must for the discerning enthusiast.
Now in its ninth year of publication, Miller's Classic Motorcycles & Price Guide 2002 goes from strength to strength. Featuring over 75 marques of motorcycle, many such as police bikes with extended features, and over 1000 photographs, the guide is an indispensable resource for both first time buyers and collectors of motorcycles. Collecting information, details of models and makers are authenticated by expert, and best-selling author, Mick Walker. Miller's Classic Motorcycles & Price Guide 2002 includes special features on Ariel, Borough Superior, Norton, Triumph and Road Racing bikes, making the Guide a reference work for price and performance of classic motorcycles. The foreword is written by King of Brands Derek Minter.
For the last 138 years, The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The appointment of the new editor - only the seventh in 138 years - brought enhancements to the 1998-99 edition and these have been continued since then. Internet usage figures are included. Specially commissioned essays from major political and academic figures supplement country entries in areas of major upheaval and change. A fold out colour section provides a political world map and flags for the 191 countries of the world. The task of monitoring the pattern or flow of world change is never-ending. However, the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives all the information needed in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources. A prestigious and popular book, The Statesman's Yearbook is updated every 12 months. In a world of continual change The Statesman's Yearbook is a necessary annual purchase.
Microsystems are an important success factor in the automobile industry. In order to fulfil the customers requests for safety convenience and vehicle economy, and to satisfy environmental requirements, microsystems are becoming indispensable. Thus a large number of microsystem applications came into the discussion. With the international conference AMAA 2002, VDI/VDE-IT provides a platform for the discussion of all MST relevant components for automotive applications. The conference proceedings gather the papers by authors from automobile suppliers and manufacturers.
This is an annual publication, designed as an anthology and reference, to keep the people interested in implementing quality management up-to-date with thoughts and ideas in the field. The book includes a selection of articles and chapters from several different current books and periodicals. The goal is to expose readers to a wide sampling of the best and most recent materials on the quality perspective to managing and references for learning more and doing more in this area.
Presents detailed descriptions and reviews of virtually every movie that has opened nationally over the past year, reports from the major film festivals, interviews with important movie figures, and essays on the movie world.
The conventional belief that all regions have equally benefited from China’s remarkable development over the last three decades is subjected to criticism in this book as Hong Yu systematically analyses the issue of regional inequality during the post-1978 period using the case of Guangdong. Guangdong is one of the key industrial centres and economic powerhouses in China and as a pioneer province, instigating economic reform as China opened up to the world, it offers an ideal focus upon which to question and enrich the Western theories of economic geography and regional disparity. Based on field research, analysis of geographic characteristics and regression models, this book illustrates how Guangdong’s impressive development record has been marred by its rising regional disparity, investigates the main causes of this disparity, and draws conclusions regarding the lessons China can learn from it. Economic Development and Inequality in China will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese economics, Chinese regional studies, economic geography and China Studies. Hong Yu is a Visiting Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. His research interests lie in the field of regional economy. He is the author of a chapter on China’s two delta regions in the book "China and The Global Economic Crisis".