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The Last Voyage of the Karluk

by William Laird McKinlay

An astonishing narrative of disaster and perseverance, The Last Voyage of the Karluk will thrill readers of adventure classics like Into Thin Air and The Climb. In 1913, explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson hired...


How To Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners

by Tracy Martin

Scan your own codes to save money, fix problems, or get the best performance out of your ride! Scanning the code to determine why your "check engine" light has come on is frequently more costly than the repair...


Early Ships and Seafaring: Water Transport Beyond Europe

by Sean Mcgrail

In this volume Professor Seán McGrail introduces the reader to a relatively new branch of Archaeology - the study of water transport - how early rafts, boats and ships were built and used. Concepts, such as...


Thomas Telford: Master Builder of Roads and Canals

by Anthony Burton

Thomas Telford's life was extraordinary: born in the Lowlands of Scotland, where his father worked as a shepherd, he ended his days as the most revered engineer in the world, known punningly as "The Colossus...


London's Railways 1967-1977: A Snap Shot in Time

by Jim Blake

This pictorial book covers London's railways from 1967 to 1977, showing the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction. This volume has a very readable narrative, telling tales of the authors adventures...


Lifeline Across the Sea: Mercy Ships of the Second World War and Their Repatriation Missions

by David L Williams

Behind the scenes during the Second World War, agreements were negotiated for wounded or gravely ill prisoners and 'Protected Personnel' = diplomats, clergy, civilians and alien internees - to be safely exchanged,...


From Nighthawk to Spitfire: The Aircraft of R J Mitchell

by John K Shelton

R J Mitchell was virtually self-taught; surprisingly, almost all his other 24 aircraft were slow-flying seaplanes. How a lad from the land-locked Midlands, apprenticed to a locomotive works, came to be responsible...


The Lunatic Express

by Charles Miller

In 1895, George Whitehouse arrived at the east African post of Mombasa to perform an engineering miracle: the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway - a 600-mile route that was largely unmapped...


BECOME A FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Your flight to success

by Matteo Narzisi

People asked me: “can you tell me the questions and answers for the interview?” or “what should I do to join your airline?”. They all wanted to know how to become a flight attendant. I wish I could give...


Shipwreck: A History of Disasters at Sea

by Sam Willis

Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with theensuing acts of courage, moments...


Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling

by Allen Jackson

For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. A Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling...


Ignition and Timing

by Colin Beever

An essential guide to ignition and timing, for classic car owners and restorers. Aimed at both keen amateurs and professionals alike, Ignition and Timing covers the history and evolution of the automotive ignition...


Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars

by Samuel I. Schwartz & William Rosen

With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a. “Gridlock Sam,” one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC...


Western Ferries: Taking on Giants

by Roy Pedersen

In the late 1960s, drawing on Scandinavian experience, Western Ferries pioneered roll-on roll off ferry operations in Scotland’s West Highlands and Islands. This innovative company’s original focus, was...


Fight Your Ticket & Win in California

by David W. Brown

If you want to fight your traffic ticket, Fight Your Ticket & Win in California will help you figure out what law you allegedly broke, whether the violation will raise your insurance rates, and ways to defend...


Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938

by Elizabeth A. Tower & J. H. Clark

True Stories of the courage and grit behind Alaska's fierce independence. A mysterious vigilante murder in Nebraska, the Alaska Gold Rush, muckraking politics that lead to the suicide of an American hero and...


Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

by Mark Vanhoenacker

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. 

The twenty-first century...


Mercedes-Benz W124

by James TAYLOR

Designed by Mercedes's head of design Bruno Sacco, the W124 range immediately became the benchmark by which medium-sized car models were judged in the late 1980s due to its engineering excellence and high build...


Lamborghini Model by Model

by Peter Collins

A beautifully illustrated guide that takes the reader through each Lamborghini production model and some of the most significant concept cars. It presents a thorough base for anyone who wishes to understand...


The Secret Train Robber

by Lee Sturley

The Crime of the Century. The biggest train heist in Britain’s history. The Great Train Robbery.

In the early hours of Thursday, 8th August 1963, a fifteen-strong gang stole £2.6 million (£45 million of today’s...