The Quest for Speed

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Man's quest for speed is driven by two ambitions. One is the competitive urge to excel -- to go as fast as possible by any available means, and preferably to go faster than anybody else. The other, more practical, aim is to make travel and transport as swift and efficient as possible. The two are closely linked, since by pushing technology to the limit to achieve the first, we improve performance in the second, with results that continue to shrink the world. In this book Peter Gosling tells the fascinating story of the key ...

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