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The Bluffer's Guide to Cars

by Martin Gurdon

From 'Station Wagons' to 'Hatchbacks', and from 'Cadillacs' to 'Pontiacs', The Bluffer's Guide to Cars provides everything you need to know to get your conversation into gear.


Concorde, A Designer's Life: The Journey to Mach 2

by Ted Talbot

Concorde flew for 34 years and is still unmatched. Much has been written about the aeroplane itself, but relatively little about the people who designed it. This book is partly an autobiography and encompasses...


Far/Aim 2014: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual

by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Adhering to a reputation for excellence, this latest combo edition of apropos parts of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the full Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) has been fully updated and indexed...


The Great Western's Last Year

by Adrian Vaughan

In 1947 the GWR was at the lowest ebb of its entire history. Worn out by war, there had been no maintenance for 6 years and the government couldn't supply the steel they needed for repair. The staff coped with...


Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving

by Tim Hollister & Sandy Spavone

Providing advice to parents, guardians, and other adults who supervise teen drivers about the critical decisions that must be made before getting behind the wheel of a car, this book will help empower and guide...


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....


Seamanship Techniques: Shipboard and Marine Operations

by David House

Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fourth edition of this book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation...


Better Public Transit Systems: Analyzing Investments and Performance

by Eric Christian Bruun

Better Public Transit Systems is a complete primer for performance and investment analysis of public transportation. Whether you're planning a major new public transit project, an extension or expansion of an...


Navigation Control Manual

by A G Bole, C E Nicholls & W O Dineley

Invaluable to participants of nagivation control courses, candidates for Class 2 and Class 1 (master mariner) and all practising navigating officers.


Surveying Yachts and Small Craft

by Paul Stevens

This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook...


Strange but True Tales of Car Collecting: Drowned Bugattis, Buried Belvederes, Felonious Ferraris and other Wild Stories of Automotive Misadventure

by Keith Martin & Linda Clark

Most car collectors exhibit a healthy enthusiasm for their favorite hobby, a tendency to dig into their favorite marques, chase parts, swap stories, and generally live the car-guy life. Some, however, step over...


British Railways in the 1970s and '80s

by Greg Morse

For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter-City...


Mini

by Gillian Bardsley

The Mini was born in an age of austerity and shortage, intended to widen the base of motoring by making it more affordable for the average family. Ironically it would become something very different, a modern...


Airstream: The Silver RV

by Tara Cox

The Airstream is an eye-catching vintage classic. First appearing on American highways in the mid-1930s, these sleek aluminum icons were compact, cozy spaces that could hitched to the family car and taken out...


Ninety Percent of Everything

by Rose George

Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilization

On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is...


Evaluation of Rail Technology: A Practical Human Factors Guide

by Chris Bearman & Anjum Naweed

Currently, the rail industry lacks a standardized approach to the human factors evaluation of new technologies in operational settings. While a number of human factors evaluation methods exist (such as task...


A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905

by Tom D. Crouch

The story of a handful of talented American engineers and adventurers who labored to conquer gravity in a flying machine.When Orville and Wilbur Wright soared over Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina's outer...


Managing Airports 4th Edition: An International Perspective

by Anne Graham

Managing Airports presents a comprehensive and cutting-edge insight into today's international airport industry. Approaching management topics from a strategic and commercial perspective rather than from an...


Ship Construction Sketches and Notes

by John F Kemp, Peter Young & D J Eyres

This classic book in the Kemp and Young series has been fully revised and updated by David J Eyres, author of the well-known Butterworth-Heinemann title "Ship Construction," and will prove indispensable to the...


Shipboard Operations

by H I Lavery

This book covers the knowledge of shipboard operations required by candidates for professional qualification as Chief Officer and Master Mariner. It deals with the basic routines and procedures, and the many...