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The Killing Zone, Second Edition: How & Why Pilots Die

by Paul Craig

WARNING!

Don't fly solo before you understand all the dangers of the killing zone.

It could save your life!

This survival guide for new pilots identifies the pitfalls waiting inside the killing zone, the period...


Buccaneers and Privateers: The Story of the English Sea Rover, 1675-1725

by Richard Frohock

This book takes a fresh look at English buccaneering and privateering literature from the Golden Age of Piracy and includes discussion of well-known figures such as Sir Henry Morgan as well as more obscure figures...


Maritime Security in the South China Sea: Regional Implications and International Cooperation

by Shicun Wu & Keyuan Zou

This book focuses on contemporary maritime security in the South China Sea as well as its connected sea area, the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. It examines security issues concerning the safety of navigation,...


Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

by David L. Hough

This fresh update of the world's best introduction to safe street-riding techniques now marries color imagery and contemporary road scenes with expanded content and more real road hazard strategies written in...


The Complete Private Pilot

by Bob Gardner

Prospective pilots are offered a thorough understanding of flying fundamentals as well as the aeronautical knowledge needed to earn a private-pilot certificate in this guide to the Federal Aviation Administration...


History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed: James Dean's Killer Porsche, NASCAR's Fastest Monkey, Bonnie and Clyde's Getaway

by Matt Stone & Preston Lerner

Rumors, myths, and fantastic stories have swirled around the automobile since the first car appeared over 100 years ago.

Did you know that after James Dean's death behind the wheel of his Porsche 550 Spyder,...


Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht

DOUG VON ALLMEN, a self-made man who grew up in a landlocked state dreaming of the ocean, was poised to build a 187-foot yacht that would cost $40 million. Lady Linda would not be among the very largest of the...


Introduction to Hybrid Vehicle System Modeling and Control

by Wei Liu

This is an engineering reference book on hybrid vehicle system analysis and design, an outgrowth of the author's substantial work in research, development and production at the National Research Council Canada,...


The Dragon, Image, and Demon Or, the Three Religions of China, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism Giving an Account of the Mythology, Idolatry, and De

by , Hampden C. DuBose

Originally published in 1887, this early work by American missionary Hampden Coit DuBose is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a wealth of information on the religions of China....


The Tube: Station to Station on the London Underground

by Oliver Green

From Norman Foster’s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London’s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic...


Car Trouble

by Wensley Clarkson

Wensley Clarkson's mum and dad lived on a different planet from most parents as he grew up in post-war London in the late 1950s and '60s. His mother spent much of her time nursing a tumbler of whisky and a bottle...


Polly

by Roger Hutchinson

Early on a wartime winter's morning in 1941, an 8,000-ton cargo ship loaded with whisky ran aground in the beautiful and treacherous seas of the Outer Hebrides. The events which followed became the stuff of...


The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian

by F. Robert Van Der Linden & Dane Penland

The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian offers a fascinating textual and visual history of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced...


British Airships 1905-30

by Ian Castle & Tony Bryan

At a time when German U-Boats were ruthlessly attacking the maritime convoys engaged in bringing essential supplies to British shores, British airships played a vital role in neutralizing this danger and were...


British Motorcycles of the 1960s and '70s

by Mick Walker

For the first half of the 20th century Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries in every section of the globe. However, as the second half of the century...


British Railway Tickets

by Jan Dobrzynski

In 1838 Thomas Edmondson, an employee of the fledgling Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, revolutionized the ticket issuing process in Britain and left an enduring legacy: the Edmondson ticket. Purchased as proof...


Scum Airways

by John Sugden (Mainstream)

Football is big business and it doesn't come much bigger than Manchester United - commercial giants and the richest club in the world. But in the shadow of Old Trafford a black economy is growing to rival the...


Scots And The Sea

by James Davidson

With over six thousand miles of rugged coastline, nowhere in Scotland is more than forty-five miles from tidal waters, and seven of the biggest towns and cities are seaports. No wonder then that the sea has...


The Dimensions of Parking

by Urban Land Institute & National Parking Association

Analyzing the requirements of both free and pay parking lots, this reference reveals the best practices for planning, designing, financing, building, and operating an efficient facility. Parking studies and...


Introduction to Naval Architecture: Formerly Muckle's Naval Architecture for Marine Engineers

by E. C. Tupper

Written by an award-winning naval architecture author and former vice-president of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), the fifth edition of Introduction to Naval Architecture has been fully updated...