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Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

by Jim Bennett

From the Bronze Age mariners of the Mediterranean to contemporary sailors using satellite-based technologies, the history of navigation at sea, the art of finding a position and setting a course, is fascinating....


Automated Transit

by Rongfang Liu

A comprehensive discussion of automated transit

This book analyzes the successful implementations of automated transit in various international locations, such as Paris, Toronto, London, and Kuala Lumpur, and...


A Natural History of Lighthouses

by John A Love

This is the story of lightkeepers’ contributions to the natural history of lighthouses in conjunction with the history and maintenance of the manned navigation beacons – their primary function of course...


The Lighthouse on Skerryvore

by Paul A. Lynn

Perched on an isolated rock in the Scottish Hebrides, this is a fascinating account of Skerryvore, ‘the most graceful lighthouse in the world’, and the great Victorian engineer who designed and built it....


The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook

by Monica Boensch, Arthur Mears, Siegfried Sauermoser & Florian Rudolf-Miklau

Snow avalanches can have highly destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in mountain regions around the globe and cause unnecessary fatalities and severe damage to...


A Supplementary Dictionary of Transport Studies

by Helen Roby

Over 150 entries that clearly define and describe essential terms relating to the academic area of transport studies. This primarily includes technical vocabulary from the field, and not terms in everyday use....


Steaming Into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

by Julie Anne Taddeo & Cynthia J. Miller

This collection of essays explores the social and cultural aspects of steampunk, examining the various manifestations of this multi-faceted genre, in order to better understand the steampunk sub-culture and...


Transport Revolutions

by Richard Gilbert & Anthony Perl

Modern societies rely upon prodigious amounts of oil for transport activity. The impacts over the near term of increasing oil scarcity and higher prices on transport will be among the major challenges facing...


The Forgotten Heroes

by Brian Herbert

The United States Merchant Marine has a tradition of being in the forefront of every American military action and has served with distinction in every conflict. New York Times bestselling author Brian Herbert...


On Glorious Wings

by Stephen Coonts, Ralph Peters, Jack Hunter & Richard Bach et al.

Since its invention in 1903, the airplane has become the dominant mode of transport, travel, and combat. It has brought the entire planet closer together and changed almost every aspect of how we live today....


Dawn Over Kitty Hawk

by Walter J. Boyne

The names Wilbur and Orville Wright stand out in history as the inventors of the airplane, but lost in history are those who in the closing years of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth...