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The Railway: British Track Since 1804

by Andrew Dow

Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways, and cliff railways, in Great Britain. And yet it was the development of track, every bit as much as...


Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol 2: Notre Dame Bay to Petty Harbour

by Calvin Evans

The fishery, the seal cull, the settlement, the culture-the history of Newfoundland and Labrador has been shaped and witnessed from the deck of sea-going vessels, and those vessels were sparred with local timbers,...


The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

by Gay Talese

Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island with New Jersey-was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700...


Barnsley Buses

by Stephen Farnsworth & Roger Glister

In Barnsley Buses we have a superb combination of talents. Stephen Farnsworth is not simply an enthusiast where Barnsley Buses are concerned, he is also a singularly competent photographer. Put these talents...


Railway Disasters

by Simon Fowler

British railways are one of the safest ways of travelling. That they are so is the result of painful lessons learnt over many decades, for there have been many hundreds of railway disasters.

This book looks...


England's Cathedrals by Train: Discover how the Normans and Victorians Helped to Shape our Lives

by Murray Naylor

One of the jewels in the nation's crown is its Anglican cathedrals. Many, constructed after the invasion of 1066, stand as monuments to the determination and commitment of their Norman builders. Others have...


Gatwick Airport

by Charles Woodley

This book covers the development of Gatwick from its beginnings in the 1930s, through its wartime service, its closure for redevelopment and re-opening in 1958 as London's second airport. It chronicles the struggle...


Street Rider's Guide: Street Strategies for Motorcyclists

by David L. Hough

A completely revised and updated edition of David Hough’s successful book Street Strategies, the all-new Street Rider’s Guide spells out safety tactics for motorcycle riders looking to get the most out of...


Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail

by Sam Jefferson

In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China,...


Will Sustainability Fly?: Aviation Fuel Options in a Low-Carbon World

by Walter J. Palmer

International air and marine travel have been left to one side in past negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but unless something is done, emissions from this segment of the world economy will...


Railway Accidents

by Greg Morse

Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like...


The Sinking of RMS Tayleur: The Lost Story of the Victorian Titanic

by Gill Hoffs

The moment they fell into the water the waves caught them and dashed them violently against the rocks, and the survivors on shore could perceive the unfortunate creatures...struggling amidst the waves, and one...


Hillwalking

by Steve Long

Hillwalking is an indispensable guide to the skills required for summer hill walking and is a major reference book for those who wish to lead groups in the UK and Ireland. It is the official handbook for Mountain...


Helicopter Pilot's Manual Vol 1

by Norman Bailey

This manual has been produced for students undertaking their basic helicopter training. It concentrates on explaining not only how and why the helicopter flies but also on the correct handling techniques needed...


Soaring Pilot's Manual

by Ken Stewart

The Soaring Pilot's Manual advances the reader from elementary flying to confident soaring by clearly and precisely explaining the basic soaring mechanisms and techniques. Explanatory diagrams illustrate the...


Everyday Modifications for Your MGB, GT and GTV8

by Roger Parker

The books in the Everyday Modifications series from Crowood are designed to guide classic car owners through the workshop skills needed to make their cars easier to use and enjoy. MG expert Roger Parker gives...


Helicopter Pilot's Companion

by Helen Krasner

The Helicopter Pilot's Companion is essential reading for those who are considering training to be a helicopter pilot, those currently undertaking training and those who have recently gained their Private Pilot's...


Flying The Big Jets (4th Edition)

by Stanley Stewart

Flying the Big Jets presents the facts that people want to know about the world of the big jets. How does a large aircraft fly? How long is the take-off run at maximum weight? How much fuel is carried on a transatlantic...


Instrument Flying

by David Hoy

This book is designed to supplement the instruction a student receives during his or her course. The Instrument Rating is a test of not only the student's ability to fly accurately on Instruments, the foundation,...


Reliant Three-Wheelers

by John Wilson-Hall

Despite a reputation for being eccentric and dangerous, Reliant three-wheelers are ever-present in the classic car scene and are now seen as icons of British popular culture. Reliant Three-Wheelers - The Complete...