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Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen, and Blasting into Space

by Richard Branson

One of the world's most famous business leaders (and a well-known avian fanatic) explores the pioneers of flight.

Bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has always been obsessed...


NASCAR Then and Now

by Ben White & Nigel Kinrade

In this unique gallery book, historical shots of people, cars, events, tracks, shops, and other NASCAR landmarks are paired with comparable modern shots to present a fascinating review of America's top motorsport....


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...


Basic Mechanics with Engineering Applications

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...


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...


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...


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....


Nathaniel's Nutmeg

by Giles Milton

A true tale of high adventure in the South Seas.

The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago. Just two miles long and half a mile wide, it is remote, tranquil, and, these days,...


Carriage Terminology: An Historical Dictionary

by Don H. Berkebile

This reference work is the definitive source for the terminology, nomenclature, and illustrative diagrams for all known carriage types of the Western world, as well as many of the better known vehicles of other...


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...


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...


Innovation in Public Transport Finance: Property Value Capture

by Shishir Mathur

This book reviews four major Value Capture mechanisms all of which are used to fund transit in the US. Through the study of prominent examples of these VC mechanisms, it evaluates each mechanism's performance...


US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

by Barrett Tillman

The classic 1951 movie Flying Leathernecks starring John Wayne immortalized the USMC pilots who had fought in the skies over Guadalcanal and the Solomons.

The US Marine Corps has a long and proud heritage of...


The Golden Age of Train Travel

by Steve Barry

For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies’...