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Last Trains: Dr Beeching and the death of rural England

by Charles Loft

During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself it must modernise. The bankrupt, steam-powered railway, run by a Colonel Blimp, symbolised everything that was wrong...


Night Fighters: A Development and Combat History

by Bill Gunston

From its beginnings during World War I, the role of the dedicated night fighter aircraft and its pilots in the 21st century has evolved greatly. This work reflects the massive changes in technology and in tactics....


Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouse

by Adam Hart-Davis & Emily Troscianko

On 26 November 1703, during the worst storm that Britain had ever seen, Henry Winstanley died in his pioneering lighthouse as it was blown apart. He had defied incredible odds to build the first Eddystone Lighthouse...


Jet Pioneers: Gloster and the Birth of the Jet Age

by Tim Kershaw

In April 1941 Britain's first jet left the ground at a grass airfield 4 miles from Gloucester Cathedral. It was the start of a revolution in air travel, military and civilian. During the 1940s Britain's first-ever...


Canal 250: The Story of Britain's Canals

by Anthony Burton

When a young English nobleman was thwarted in love he abandoned the court, retired to his estate near Manchester and built a canal to serve his coalmines. The Bridgewater Canal was the sensation of the age and...


British Canals: The Inland Waterways of Britain and Ireland

by Joseph Boughey

Describes how canals emerged from the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century, how they thrived and subsequently declined in the face of competition from the railways.


Bark, Skin and Cedar

by James Raffan

Bark, Skin and Cedar is an intelligent and grand exploration of that great Canadian icon -- the canoe. From the graceful birch bark vessels of the Micmac Indians to the wide and sturdy Haida dugouts, from the...


In the City of Bikes

by Pete Jordan

When Pete Jordan arrives in Amsterdam to study how to make America's cities more bicycle-friendly, he immediately falls in love with the city that already lives life on two wheels. His new bride, Amy Joy, joins...


The Electric Pullman: A History of the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company

by Lawrence A. Brough

Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars-cars so durable...


How to Build a Bobber on a Budget

by Jose de Miguel

In the old days all a person needed to build a killer custom motorcycle was a bike, a set of tools, a little know-how, and a creative vision. But with the rise of the high-dollar, haute moteur Gucci choppers,...


Motormouth: The Complete Canadian Car Guide

by Zack Spencer

Thinking about buying a car? There's no limit to the amount of information you can get online or in your local newspaper about models, option packages, and prices. And cars are a lot more sophisticated than...


The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Fifth Edition

by Paul Illman & Gene Gailey

The most trusted source of complete pilot information--totally revised and updated!

A good pilot is always learning. That's why The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Fifth Edition, is such an indispensable...


The Killing Zone, Second Edition: How & Why Pilots Die

by Paul Craig

WARNING!

Don't fly solo before you understand all the dangers of the killing zone.

It could save your life!

This survival guide for new pilots identifies the pitfalls waiting inside the killing zone, the period...


Buccaneers and Privateers: The Story of the English Sea Rover, 1675-1725

by Richard Frohock

This book takes a fresh look at English buccaneering and privateering literature from the Golden Age of Piracy and includes discussion of well-known figures such as Sir Henry Morgan as well as more obscure figures...


Maritime Security in the South China Sea: Regional Implications and International Cooperation

by Shicun Wu & Keyuan Zou

This book focuses on contemporary maritime security in the South China Sea as well as its connected sea area, the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. It examines security issues concerning the safety of navigation,...


Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

by David L. Hough

This fresh update of the world's best introduction to safe street-riding techniques now marries color imagery and contemporary road scenes with expanded content and more real road hazard strategies written in...


The Complete Private Pilot

by Bob Gardner

Prospective pilots are offered a thorough understanding of flying fundamentals as well as the aeronautical knowledge needed to earn a private-pilot certificate in this guide to the Federal Aviation Administration...


History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed: James Dean's Killer Porsche, NASCAR's Fastest Monkey, Bonnie and Clyde's Getaway

by Matt Stone & Preston Lerner

Rumors, myths, and fantastic stories have swirled around the automobile since the first car appeared over 100 years ago.

Did you know that after James Dean's death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder,...


Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht

DOUG VON ALLMEN, a self-made man who grew up in a landlocked state dreaming of the ocean, was poised to build a 187-foot yacht that would cost $40 million. Lady Linda would not be among the very largest of the...


Introduction to Hybrid Vehicle System Modeling and Control

by Wei Liu

This is an engineering reference book on hybrid vehicle system analysis and design, an outgrowth of the author's substantial work in research, development and production at the National Research Council Canada,...