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Marine Propellers and Propulsion

by John Carlton

Although the propeller lies submerged out of sight, it is a complex component in both the hydrodynamic and structural sense. This book fulfils the need for a comprehensive and cutting edge volume that brings...


The Car-dependent Society: A European Perspective

by Hans Jeekel

The dependency of Western societies on the car is a unique situation in history, but does not get much attention; car use is seen as just a normal situation. The population at large knows the risks, knows the...


GMDSS for Navigators

by John Seaton & Peter Smith

The Global Maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is becoming the all-embracing term for communication and data transfer between ship and shore, and ship and ship. It's a highly automated system of terrestrial...


Aviation Disasters: The World's Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950

by David Gero

Flying as an airline passenger is, statistically one of the safest forms of travel. Even so, the history of civil aviation is littered with high-profile disasters involving major loss of life. This work presents...


George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success

by David Ross

From poverty to immense wealth, from humble beginnings to international celebrity, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. Together they overshadow all other engineers, with the possible...


Track

by Jim Pike

The permanent way is a principal feature of all railways, but is little explored. Jim Pike's illustrated history fills this gap in railway literature. He investigates the origins and evolution of track from...


Venom: The Complete History

by David Watkins

The Venom aircraft has carried out the operational ground attack sorties since the Second World War. This book discusses the problems of the test development programmes and offers a look at the aircraft's operational...


Planning Sustainable Transport

by Barry Hutton

Transport choices must be transformed if we are to cope with sustainability and climate change, but this can only be done if we understand how complex transport systems work. Straightforward choices are never...


Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel: From a Joker to an Angel

by Phil Cross & Meg Cross

"Phil's new book Gypsy Joker To A Hells Angel is based on 44 years as a Hells Angel. Photos & stories are a must read for all motorcycle riders" - Sonny Barger

In the early 1960s, a young Navy vet, motorcyclist,...


The Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California (Enterprise)

by Richard Rayner

"A first-rate look at the little-known story behind the creation of America's first continental railroad. ... Entertaining and well written."-Publishers WeeklyOne hundred forty years ago, four shopkeepers in...


Understanding Flight, Second Edition

by David Anderson & Scott Eberhardt

Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne

Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available....


Into the Night Sky: RAF Middleton St George - A Bomber Airfield at War

by Paul Tweddle

Britain's most northerly bomber base in County Durham played a key role in the RAF's strategic night bomber offensive against Germany - from when the resident Whiteley bomber squadron flew its first offensive...


Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle

by Carl Vogel

A step-by-step guide to building an electric motorcycle from the ground up

Written by alternative fuel expert Carl Vogel, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions...


The Pirate Wars

by Peter Earle

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality...


Commercial Pilot's Licence

by Anneli Christian-Phillips

Many of those embarking, or considering embarking, on commercial pilot's training have little idea of what they will have to do, as far as flying training is concerned, to get the licence. The Commercial Pilot's...


Burch at the Helm

by David Burch & Tobias Burch

The articles included here were originally published in Blue Water Sailing magazine over a period of several years. They cover diverse topics, but each is intended to enhance the safety and efficiency of navigation....


The Ismay Line: The Titanic, the White Star Line and the Ismay Family

by Wilton J. Oldham

The Ismay Line charts the rise and fall of one of the most eminent British shipping companies - and tells the story of the family behind it. The founder of the White Star Line, T H Ismay, pioneered a revolutionary...


Sextant

by David Barrie

In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery—an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments...


Why We Drive: The Past, Present, and Future of Automobiles in America

by Andy Singer

Taking the position that America’s love affair with cars and highways is not a cultural phenomenon but a problem of entrenched economic and political forces, this manifesto chronicles the rise of the U.S....


How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles: Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

by Gary LaPlante

Off-road riding is one of motorcycling's most popular pursuits and also one of its best training grounds for improving street-riding skills. Off-road riding takes many forms, from motocross and enduro racing,...