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The Railways of Glasgow: Post-Beeching

by Gordon D Webster

The city of Glasgow, formerly one of the largest industrial centres in the world, was once responsible for building about one-quarter of the world's railway locomotives. This was complemented by a massive urban...


PORSCHE - Guide

by Sloniger

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1958): “ … One of the most important factors in selecting or evaluating any sports car is a knowledge of its history and development. More than perhaps any other car, the Porsche is...


Waterline Warships: An Illustrated Masterclass

by Phillip Reed

Philip Reed, best known for his superb models of ships from the age of sail, here turns his attention to the other highly popular subject for ship modelers - the warships of the Second World War. The book is...


Roadside Survival: Low-Tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns

by Walter Evans Brinker

A collection of practical, low-tech, wisdom and advice gained from over 2,000 free-of-charge roadside assists the author has performed as a hobby. Purpose is to empower drivers to prevent, plan for and contend...


Vehicle Electronic Systems and Fault Diagnosis

by Allan Bonnick

The average car now contains much more electronic circuitry than would have been the case, even five years ago. This leaves many technicians struggling to keep up with current developments in the repair and...


JAGUAR - The complete Story of the famous Jaguar Car

by John Bentley

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION (1957): “ … A thorough and detailed account of the development of one of the world’s finest sports cars. The author discusses every sports model the company has produced, from the...


The Constant Rider Omnibus: Stories from the Public Transportation Front

by Kate Lopresti

Collected in book form are Constant Rider zine issues 1–7 which detail author Kate Lopresti's personal history as a patron of public transport. Anecdotes and accounts, from humor to hard times, are included...


From Lysander to Lightning: Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer

by Glyn Davies

The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning and Folland Gnat are massive names in the world of aviation, but not so their designer, 'Teddy' Petter. Only three aspects bound together these top-clas aircraft: they were...


Oceans Odyssey: Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean

by Sean Kingsley & Greg Stemm

In ten papers Odyssey Marine Exploration presents the technology, methodology and archaeological results from four deep-sea shipwrecks and one major survey conducted between 2003 and 2008. The sites lie beyond...


Oceans Odyssey 2: Underwater Heritage Management & Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel & Atlantic Ocean

by Greg Stemm & Sean A. Kingsley

Oceans Odyssey 2 presents the results of the discovery and archaeological survey of ten deep-water wrecks by Odyssey Marine Exploration. In the Western Approaches and western English Channel, a mid-17th century...


Oceans Odyssey 3. The Deep-Sea Tortugas Shipwreck, Straits of Florida: A Merchant Vessel from Spain's 1622 Tierra Firme Fleet

by Sean A. Kingsley & Greg Stemm

In 1990 Seahawk Deep Ocean Technology of Tampa, Florida, commenced the world's first robotic archaeological excavation of a deep-sea shipwreck south of the Tortugas Islands in the Straits of Florida. At a depth...


Hitler's Heroine: Hanna Reitsch

by Sophie Jackson

Hanna Reitsch longed to fly. Breaking records and earning the respect of the Nazi regime, she became the first female Luftwaffe test pilot, earning significant awards and becoming a personal heroine of Hitler's....


Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros 1858-2010

by Simon Wenham

During the Victorian period the river Thames underwent a dramatic transformation from a great commercial highway into a vast pleasure-stream. This book traces these changes through the history of the firm that...


Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

by Laurence Gonzales

Twenty-five years after the catastrophe, a dramatic and extraordinarily rare 360-degree view of the crash of a fully loaded jumbo jet. As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight...


Real Railway Tales: From Taking the Marks to Double Derailment!

by Geoff Body & W E Parker

Running a railway is a complex business that constantly throws up situations, dramas and misadventures, both major and minor, for those involved in it. Geoff Body and Bill Parker have collated a rich selection...


The Yankee Whaler

by Clifford Ashley

One of the finest, most colorful and definitive studies of whaling ever published. Construction and outfitting of ships, crafts and routines, hunting methods, much more. 133 halftones. 17 line illus. Introduction....


Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush

by Geoff Dyer

From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers.

 

As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making...


Shipwreck in Art and Literature: Images and Interpretations from Antiquity to the Present Day

by Carl Thompson

Tales of shipwreck have always fascinated audiences, and as a result there is a rich literature of suffering at sea, and an equally rich tradition of visual art depicting this theme. Exploring the shifting semiotics...


Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

by Mary Blewitt

There is deep mystery and profound satisfaction in finding your position on earth by reference to the sun, moon, and stars--not to mention profound relief when the GPS receiver stops working in mid-passage....


Hell on Wheels: An Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

by Bill Hayes

A gripping history of outlaw motorcycle club culture from its beginnings to the present day. In a world where most of us roll over when confronted by the power of authority, the antihero figure of the outlaw...