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Diesel's Engine

The Man and the Evolution of the World's Most Efficient InternalCombustion Motor by Jr., C. Lyle Cummins, Code: 61536 Format: Paperback / 756 pages Publication date: 01/06/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022 Price: AU $105.00

Lyle Cummins continues his series on the internal combustion engines heritage. Internal Fire, his introductory volume, is in its second edition . The author is uniquely qualified to tell the diesel story. Raised in the family of Americas automotive diesel pioneer, his career as a mechanical engineer includes the design, development and marketing of diesel engine retarders and fuel systems for which he was granted five U .S. patents. He has received several notable awards for his writings on I-C engine history. Cummins has devoted over two decades exhaustively researching his subject in corporate and museum archives throughout Europe and the United States to provide this definitive history of the diesel.

 

Review:

 

... eminently readable, even by the mechanically innocent, treating his sub-ject with humor, understanding and affec-tion.

 

-- "Road & Track"

 

This new and well researched work by Lyle Cummins has at last provided a very readable account of the work and people concerned in the search for a more effi-cient heat engine cycle.

--London Bulletin "The Newcomen Society"

[In Cummins] second major work . . . theres an abundance of detail . . . Whats more, theres grace thats all too often missing amid the denseness of other technical writing.

-- "Road & Track"

A notable contribution to the history of power technology .... Highly recommend-ed for all libraries.

-- "American Library Association"

Anyone in search of in-depth knowledge of Rudolf Diesel and his engine will want to make sure to read this book. Cummins presents here, in detailed but very readable text, what may be the definitive work on the subject . . . [Its] user-friendly, and well worth the time spent for the sheer volume of information included.

-- "Gas Engine Magazine"

Cummins uses Diesels own design and test notebooks, original sources in the archives of early manufacturers, and the personal records of many of the engines innovaters to interweave Rudolf Diesels life and ideas with the people and events contributing to the early development of his engine. . . . Highly recommended for library collections in the history of technology, mechanical engineering design, and operating engineers/mechanical engineering technology.

-- "Choice, The American Library Association"

If you are in the diesel business, Diesels Engine is a must for your library. The book is perhaps the most comprehensive and explicit history of our most efficient internal-combustion engine . . .

-- "Nozzle Chatter, Association of Diesel Specialists"

Its a treasure trove of information . . . In short, the world will owe a big round of thanks to Lyle Cummins . . . for completing this very impressive work.

-- "Wheels of Time, American Truck Historical Society"

This book is a work of considerable importance in that, for the first time, the complete story behind the early development of the diesel engine is comprehensively told in the English language.

The volume is in effect two books; one deals with the development of a practical engine from Rudolf Diesels initial idea and with the engineering life of Diesel himself whilst the other covers a multitude of engines which resulted from that idea. Both parts are, however, linked together so well by the author that they provide a single volume which is easy to read yet informative and enjoyable. . . .The author provide[s) as extensive a collection of illustrations as are likely to be found anywhere on the topic of diesel engines . . .

The entire book is a treasury of information on the early years of the prime mover which now powers the world.

Highly recommended both for those who simply want to read the early history of the diesel engine and for those who desire a detailed work of reference on the subject. This work is likely to become the standard on the subject.

-- "Marine Engineers Review"

This new book is an enjoyable and informative . . . treatment of the subject, from its conception in the mind of Rudolf Diesel . . . until 1918. The author is eminently qualified to write on this subject.

-- "Waterways Journal"

Format: Paperback
Pages: 756
Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022
Publisher: OCTANE PRESS
Publication date: 01/06/2022
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 229.00mm X 152.00mm
Code: 61536

Lyle Cummins continues his series on the internal combustion engines heritage. Internal Fire, his introductory volume, is in its second edition. The author is uniquely qualified to tell the diesel story. Raised in the family of Americas automo-tive diesel pioneer, his career as a mechanical engineer includes the design, development and marketing of diesel engine retarders and fuel systems for which he received five U. S. patents. He has received several notable awards for his writings on I-C engine history, and continued activity in SAE, his engineering society, and in advanced fuel injection systems has kept him abreast of new technology.

Cummins has devoted over two decades exhaustively researching his sub-ject in corporate and museum archives throughout Europe and the United States to provide this definitive history of the diesel.