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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...

What the RAF Airman Took to War

by Bill Howard

Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. Many lost...

A Century of Motoring

by Jon Pressnell

By 1914 the motor car had taken its definitive form. Tiller steering had at last disappeareed (in 1911 when Lanchester abandoned it); the front engined rear-wheel drive stystem Panhard was almost universal,...


by G.C. Nichols, Happi Anarky & Allie Kincheloe

Gypsies bestowed the curse. A sadistic man unleashed its power. Gioia Vita, at thirty-four, is not living the joyous life her cultural name might suggest. Haunted by an abusive past and tormented by the harsh...

Resilience: Stories of Courage and Survival in Aviation Disasters

by Ken Jenkins

Although flying is one of the safest modes of transportation, accidents do happen, and when they do, the aftermath is devastating. With today's 24- hour media access, we are bombarded by images of twisted metal,...

Subway Adventure Guide: New York City: To the End of the Line

by Kyle Knoke & Amy Plitt

In Subway Adventure Guide: New York City, residents and tourists alike gain access to off-the-beaten-path adventures in a compact guidebook format and see the New York City that's not featured on postcards sold...

Ship Decoration: 1630-1780

by Andy Peters

This book is a detailed comparative study of the decorative work - figurehead, topside ornamentation and stern gallery design - carried by the ships of the major maritime states of Europe in the zenith of the...

SS Great Britain: Transatlantic Liner 1843

by Wyn Davies Davies & Herb Schmitz

The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Brunel, was the first ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and built entirely of iron. When she was launched in 1843 she was twice the size of any previous ship and...

HMS Warrior: Ironclad Frigate 1860

by Wynford Davies

HMS Warrior, launched in 1860, was the first iron-hulled, sea-going armoured ship, and for many years was the most powerful warship in the world. Rescued a century later from her role as a refuelling hulk, she...

Locomotive Portraits

by Jonathan Clay

Railway art has existed as long as there have been Railways. Many famous names have included some aspect of railways in their paintings, notably Claude Monet and J M W Turner. This tradition has been kept alive...

England's Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare

by Susan Rose

We are accustomed to think of England in terms of Shakespeare's 'precious stone set in a silver sea', safe behind its watery ramparts with its naval strength resisting all invaders. To the English of an earlier...

Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Isles

by Nick Robins

At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east coast from either Dundee or Leith for as little as five pounds....

The Coming of the Comet: The Rise and Fall of the Paddle Steamer

by Nick Robins

In August 1812 Henry Bell's Comet, a revolutionary paddle steamer, made her first journey on the Clyde. This marked the start of extraordinary developments that completely transformed shipping and transport...

Chevy Differentials: How to Rebuild the 10- and 12-Bolt

by Jefferson Bryant

Author Jefferson Bryant walks you through the process of procuring, evaluating, and rebuilding the perfect differential for your GM application.

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems Vol. 2: Projects

by Tony Candela

Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, moves beyond the theoretical and into real-world applications with this exciting and detailed follow-up.

Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

by Andrew K. Johnston, Roger D. Connor & Carlene E. Stephens

If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. The surprising connection between time and place is explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, the companion...

Jeep Cherokee XJ Performance Upgrades: 1984-2001

by Eric Zappe

Eric Zappe guides you through each stage of an Jeep XJ build to upgrade it to a capable off-road performer.

Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding

by Wendy van Duivenvoorde & Jeremy Green

Eight months into its maiden voyage to the Indies, the Dutch East India Company’s Batavia sank on June 4, 1629 on Morning Reef in the Houtman Abrolhos off the western coast of Australia.

Wendy van Duivenvoorde’s...


by Tony Holmes

The Spitfire is an icon of World War II. It was a beautiful and effective fighter plane that became the darling of the British public, defending the skies during the Battle of Britain in deadly, swirling dogfights...

Everyday Modifications for Your VW Bay Window Van

by Rob Hawkins

Camper van enthusiast Rob Hawkins gives practical advice on modernizing and improving a VW Bay Window camper van. With over 700 colour photographs, the book provides step-by-step guides on how to fit a wide...