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Ignition, Timing And Valve Setting

by Thomas Herbert Russell

“ … The object of this treatise is to equip the reader with such a knowledge of the interesting subject of Ignition that he will be able to handle his own particular apparatus with intelligence and skill....


Dundurn Railroad Bundle: In Search of the Grand Trunk / Rails Across Ontario / Rails Across the Prairies / The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

by Ron Brown

This bundle collects four of Ron Brown's acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and in many ways the social heart of Canada,...


Rails Across Ontario: Exploring Ontario's Railway Heritage

by Ron Brown

For the first time, train buffs and history lovers will have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario's railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, glamorous hotels (and some not-so-glamorous...


Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

by Tom Zoellner

An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world

In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner—coauthor of the New York Times–bestselling...


Ten Years Of Motors And Motor Racing

by Charles Jarrott

“ …When the idea of this book was first suggested to me, although I had no misgivings as to the interest of its subject for myself and those immediately concerned, I had some misgiving as to my ability to...


Mutiny on the Globe: The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock

by Thomas Farel Heffernan

A bloody mutiny on a whaling journey, followed by an incredible tale of survival on land and sea. Samuel Comstock knew he was born to do some great thing, but his only legacy was a reign of terror. Two years...


How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small-Boat Designs

by Edwin Monk

Clear concise manual for amateurs offers detailed illustrated instructions for building 16 basic wooden craft — rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, hydroplane, more. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations....


The Built-Up Ship Model

by Charles G. Davis

A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to hand-crafting ship models from the bottom up. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations.


The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

by Charles G. Davis

Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.


Old-Time Nautical and Seashore Vignettes in Full Color

by Carol Belanger Grafton

Over 250 royalty-free full-color illustrations of sailors, ships, rowboats, lighthouses, swimmers, fish, shells, and other nautical motifs in many sizes, shapes, and styles. 24 plates printed one side only.


Learning to Sail

by H. A. Calahan

One of the best guides ever written for the novice sailor. Expert coverage of boat selection, mooring, knots, bending and hoisting sail, much more. 111 black-and-white figures.


A Short History of the Sailing Ship

by Romola Anderson & R. C. Anderson

Amply illustrated book traces evolution of the sailing ship over the course of 6,000 years — from vessels of ancient Egypt to full-rigged clipper ships of the 19th century. 20 halftones and 134 figures.


Spars and Rigging: From Nautical Routine, 1849

by John M'Leod Murphy & W. N. Jeffers

Important study describes every improvement made in seafaring equipment up to the mid-19th century — from anchors, bobstays, booms, and cat-head stoppers, to a flying jib, halliards, nippers, and topsail buntlines....


Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742

by Peter Gerhard

Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Colorful narrative traces exploits of Elizabethan pirates, Dutch raiders, mercenary...


Sailing, Seamanship and Yacht Construction

by Uffa Fox

Packed with information, ideas, and more than 300 excellent illustrations, this classic of the genre was written by the father of modern planing sailboats. Most of text focuses on individual vessels.


The Tryal of Capt. William Kidd: for Murther & Piracy

by Don C. Seitz

Based on official admiralty records, this volume offers an astonishing glimpse into the world of 17th-century piracy, the English judicial system, and the dialogue from the actual trial.


The Fabulous Interiors of the Great Ocean Liners in Historic Photographs

by William H., Jr. Miller

200 superb photographs capture exquisite interiors of world’s great "floating palaces" — 1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Ile de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more.


Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

by Harold Gatty

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements...


Sailing Boats from Around the World: The Classic 1906 Treatise

by Henry Coleman Folkard

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes....


Whale Ships and Whaling: A Pictorial History

by George Francis Dow

Over 200 vintage engravings, drawings, and photographs of barks, brigs, cutters, and other vessels. Also harpoons, lances, whaling guns, many other artifacts. Comprehensive text by foremost authority. 207 black-and-white...