Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has light fading to the spine area. Roughly the last 87 pages have a light to medium ripple due to water damage; there is no staining and only light colour transfer from the end paper onto the last page. The photo shows the pages when the book is closed to give an idea of the ripple. Four pages have a small crease to the top outside corner. There is light to medium age spotting to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 188 x 264 mm
Pages: 746
Publisher: Carnot Press
Publication date: 1993 first edition

----------

Diesel’s Engine: Volume One, From Conception to 1918
By Lyle Cummins

Diesel’s Engine is the readable and comprehensive history of the man and the engine. It traces the life of an obsessed engineer and his contemporaries who brought the world's most efficient heat machine to the marketplace. Rudolf Diesel's ideas were often ahead of their time, and his engine endured failures and setbacks until new technologies were found.

His engine created an international industry through the struggles of risk-taking licensees who turned it into a reliable, land-based power plant. It soon went to sea as propulsion far commerce and underwater weapons of destruction.

These dedicated licensee companies, with their strengths and frailties and the gradually maturing products they built are related with an understanding and empathy by one who both knew of and faced similar experiences at a later time.

Above all, Diesel's Engine is about a troubled man who devoted his life to a dream, yet at his zenith of fame lost control over its fate.

----------

Australian bidders: Please ask for a postage quote before biding

Buyer to pay shipping: $4.60 (2 or more books: North Island $8.50, South Island $13.20), within NZ
Sorry no pickups or drop offs.
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • NZ Post - Standard Post$4.60
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: Hibiscus Coast, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cheque