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Learn From a Giant in the Business of Customizing CarsA Unique car book: Will Castro, star of Velocity Channel's Unique Rides and one of the most popular car customizers in America, has achieved the American Dream, finding great success doing something he loves. He has worked with marquee names in ...
Unique Hustle: My Drive to be the Best Car Customizer in Hip Hop and Sports
Learn From a Giant in the Business of Customizing CarsA Unique car book: Will Castro, star of Velocity Channel's Unique Rides and one of the most popular car customizers in America, has achieved the American Dream, finding great success doing something he loves. He has worked with marquee names in entertainment and Unique Hustle is packed with anecdotes of some of the biggest names in sports, music, film and television; including P. Diddy, LeBron James, Nicki Minaj, Carmelo Anthony, Jason DeRulo, IceT and DJ Khaled, just to name a few. The hustle of customizing and restoring cars: Discover Will's inspiring journey to success from growing up poor in the housing projects in New York's Lower East Side to customizing the rides of the rich and famous. Unique Hustle tells his personal stories of trial and triumph. With only a high school education, audacity, and passion, he ground out a place for himself in the world and hustled his way to the top. How to customize your car: Alongside Will's story, Unique Hustle provides a how to from a professional to readers who love to learn about cars and customization techniques. Readers will learn: Which cars are best suited for specific customizations The do's and don'ts of car exteriors including paint jobs, rims, and wraps The do's and don'ts of car interiors How to add unique flair with stereo and video systems, cigar boxes and more An inspiring true story of struggle, cars and the American Dream
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26.240000 USD

Unique Hustle: My Drive to be the Best Car Customizer in Hip Hop and Sports

by Will Castro
Hardback
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Back in print after a long absence! Jeep CJ 1945 - 1986 is devoted to the story of the CJ Jeep. It has a detailed, carefully researched text, hundreds of color illustrations, and charts illustrating the specifications and options of all CJ models from the CJ-2A to the final version, ...
Jeep CJ 1945 - 1986
Back in print after a long absence! Jeep CJ 1945 - 1986 is devoted to the story of the CJ Jeep. It has a detailed, carefully researched text, hundreds of color illustrations, and charts illustrating the specifications and options of all CJ models from the CJ-2A to the final version, the CJ-7. It provides readers with the story of the CJ's origin as the MB Jeep of World War II, its early popularity as a utility vehicle and its evolution into a rugged 4x4 suitable for work or play.
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34.11 USD

Jeep CJ 1945 - 1986

by Robert Ackerson
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The technical details of British warships were recorded in a set of plans produced by the builders on completion of every ship. Known as the as fitted' general arrangements, these drawings represented the exact appearance and fitting of the ship as it entered service. Intended to provide a permanent reference ...
Battlecruiser Repulse: Detailed in original Builders' Plans
The technical details of British warships were recorded in a set of plans produced by the builders on completion of every ship. Known as the as fitted' general arrangements, these drawings represented the exact appearance and fitting of the ship as it entered service. Intended to provide a permanent reference for the Admiralty and the dockyards, these highly detailed plans were drawn with exquisite skill in multi-coloured inks and washes that represent the acme of the draughtsman's art. Today they form part of the incomparable collection of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, which is using the latest scanning technology to make digital copies of the highest quality. This book is one of a series based entirely on these draughts which depict famous warships in an unprecedented degree of detail - complete sets in full colour, with many close-ups and enlargements that make every aspect clear and comprehensible. Extensive captions point the reader to important features to be found in the plans, and an introduction covers the background to the design. The subject of this volume was one of the last battlecruisers, elegant ships which combined a powerful armament with high speed, but much criticised for their light protection. Throughout their existence, they were controversial - three were sunk at Jutland - and _Repulse_ herself was famously lost to Japanese air attack at the outset of the Pacific War. Nevertheless, the type was highly prized: _Repulse_ and her sister _Renown_ were the only capital ships given sufficient priority to be designed, built and completed during the course of the First World War; and substantial sums were spent on large-scale reconstruction during the 1930s. Both these phases of the ship's life are fully documented in two separate sets of plans, which allows this novel form of anatomy to cover the whole life of the ship.
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87.87 USD

Battlecruiser Repulse: Detailed in original Builders' Plans

by John Roberts
Hardback
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It's easy to forget that the original Range Rover, launched in 1970, created the luxury sport-utility vehicle market from scratch. A marvel of British ingenuity developed on a shoestring budget, it was the first four-wheel drive car that was as happy on tarmac as it was on rocky terrain. It ...
The Range Rover Story
It's easy to forget that the original Range Rover, launched in 1970, created the luxury sport-utility vehicle market from scratch. A marvel of British ingenuity developed on a shoestring budget, it was the first four-wheel drive car that was as happy on tarmac as it was on rocky terrain. It truly blazed a trail for a worldwide motoring trend. The Range Rover Story is a timely and concise reminder of all that Range Rover has achieved since a tight-knit group of engineers first turned their thoughts to something ground-breaking.
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17.05 USD

The Range Rover Story

by Giles Chapman
Hardback
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In this readable and informative book, motoring expert Malcolm Bobbitt tells the story of one of the most iconic cars in motoring history. Designed as affordable and practical transport for French farmers travelling on either bad roads or ploughed fields, it also found its way into the fashionable quarters of ...
Citroen 2CV: Different is Everything
In this readable and informative book, motoring expert Malcolm Bobbitt tells the story of one of the most iconic cars in motoring history. Designed as affordable and practical transport for French farmers travelling on either bad roads or ploughed fields, it also found its way into the fashionable quarters of Paris. This book shows how designers successfully achieved the specification for rugged and utilitarian design suitable for times of austerity while at the same time producing a truly classless car. The author explains the history of the car, conceived when Citroen was owned by the Michelin tyre company, and how the idea evolved. He covers the ingenious design aspects of the car, including the corrugated metal bonnet, hammock seats, push-pull gear lever and twin-cylinder air-cooled engine. Such was the success of the 2CV that it spawned variants such as the Dyane, Ami 6 and Ami 8 and the British-built Bijou, all of which are covered here. Illustrated with an evocative collection of high quality photographs and written by an authority on Citroen cars, this concise book tells you all you need to know about the famous 2CV.
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25.58 USD

Citroen 2CV: Different is Everything

by Malcolm Bobbitt
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In SS Great Britain, Helen Doe provides a narrative account of this famous and historically important ship. Experimental and controversial, Great Britain led the way for iron shipbuilding and screw propulsion. The book charts the ship's brilliant design and construction, and the tribulations of her owners as they battled financial ...
SS Great Britain: Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew
In SS Great Britain, Helen Doe provides a narrative account of this famous and historically important ship. Experimental and controversial, Great Britain led the way for iron shipbuilding and screw propulsion. The book charts the ship's brilliant design and construction, and the tribulations of her owners as they battled financial crises to turn Isambard Kingdom Brunel's vision into reality. Brunel was passionate about this ship and was devastated when a navigational error stranded her in Dundrum Bay, Ireland. She was rescued in a great feat of salvage and went on to a long life at sea, carrying passengers to New York, troops to the Crimea and India, and thousands of emigrants to Australia. Helen Doe highlights the contribution of the many individuals connected to the ship, ranging from crew members to passengers, at least one grand Victorian scandal, and the mysterious disappearance of her long-serving captain. In this way, the ship's life and times are recreated and the history of a technical marvel is given a human face. The ship was salvaged a second time, when she was rescued from the Falkland Islands and towed home across the Atlantic. She now sits in splendour in her original dock in Bristol and is one of the most visited attractions in Britain. This a compelling account of an iconic ship and of an important moment in industrial history.
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34.12 USD

SS Great Britain: Brunel's Ship, Her Voyages, Passengers and Crew

by Helen Doe
Hardback
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It is easy to see bicycles as commonplace machines, but at the end of the nineteenth-century there was no other piece of technology which attracted the same level of excitement, discussion or controversy. Significant societal shifts followed the invention of the modern bicycle and with cycling's ever-increasing popularity there has ...
Revolution: How the Bicycle Reinvented Modern Britain
It is easy to see bicycles as commonplace machines, but at the end of the nineteenth-century there was no other piece of technology which attracted the same level of excitement, discussion or controversy. Significant societal shifts followed the invention of the modern bicycle and with cycling's ever-increasing popularity there has never been a better time to tell this story. Revolution delves into the social history of cycling in 1890s Britain while exploring international parallels that existed in countries such as the US, France and Australia. Drawing on a range of sources from cycling club journals to the writings of H.G. Wells, the book illuminates the major impact the bicycle had on the day-to-day lives of people across the social spectrum with millions experiencing a cheap and personalised means of transport for the first time. Particularly for women it was known as the great emancipator from crib, kitchen and convention. Affordable to the working class, cycling dramatically increased the number of potential marriage partners, bridging the gaps between villages, to the extent that leading biologist Steve Jones has ranked the invention of the bicycle as the most important event in recent human evolution. From cycling as a source of fashion and socialising in sporting clubs, to travel around the British countryside, to its importance for widening the gene pool and its role in the women's liberation movement Revolution presents the bicycle as a marvel of modern technology that transformed Britain and the world over.
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17.05 USD

Revolution: How the Bicycle Reinvented Modern Britain

by William Manners
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Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of cars. Never again confuse your trunnions with your gudgeon pins, your big end with your locknuts, or your depressed hydraulic lifers with your floppy tappets. Bask in the admiration of your fellow car `experts' ...
Bluffer's Guide to Cars: Instant Wit & Wisdom
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of cars. Never again confuse your trunnions with your gudgeon pins, your big end with your locknuts, or your depressed hydraulic lifers with your floppy tappets. Bask in the admiration of your fellow car `experts' as you pronounce confidently on the merits of the Yjob over the Tucker Torpedo and hold your own against the most opinionated of petrolheads.
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11.93 USD

Bluffer's Guide to Cars: Instant Wit & Wisdom

by Martin Gurdon
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A year of the most impressive warbirds of the twentieth century, for the military history and aviation buff. Raging motors, gliding wings, and--at the helm--courageous pilots, navigating the Allied forces to victory. Historic Warbirds explores twelve momentous aircraft from the critical years of 1939-1950 in ingeniously designed exploded views. There's ...
2020 Historic Warbirds Wall Calendar
A year of the most impressive warbirds of the twentieth century, for the military history and aviation buff. Raging motors, gliding wings, and--at the helm--courageous pilots, navigating the Allied forces to victory. Historic Warbirds explores twelve momentous aircraft from the critical years of 1939-1950 in ingeniously designed exploded views. There's the P-51 Mustang, known as the United States' finest fighter during World War II, the F6F Hellcat, which destroyed more enemies than any other Allied naval aircraft, and more. Featuring cutaway illustrations, exploded views, diagrams, specs and including historical context and significant battles. Created by the military experts at Osprey Publishing and illustrated in breathtaking detail, these planes soar into every aviation, gaming, and military buff's heart.
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20.46 USD

2020 Historic Warbirds Wall Calendar

by Workman Publishing
Calendar
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The main route to Devon and Cornwall passes through Somerset, with routes from Bristol and Westbury converging at Cogload Junction - 5 miles east of Taunton. To the south of the county is the former London & South Western Railway route from London Waterloo to Exeter via Yeovil Junction. Castle ...
Somerset Traction
The main route to Devon and Cornwall passes through Somerset, with routes from Bristol and Westbury converging at Cogload Junction - 5 miles east of Taunton. To the south of the county is the former London & South Western Railway route from London Waterloo to Exeter via Yeovil Junction. Castle Cary on the section from Westbury to Taunton is the junction for the route to Yeovil Pen Mill, and southwards to Weymouth. The principal passenger train operator throughout the county is Great Western Railway (GWR), although Arriva CrossCountry runs a regular service to Exeter and Plymouth/Paignton/Penzance from the north. South West Trains solely operates the Waterloo to Exeter route, but has recently started to encroach on GWR territory by operating services to Yeovil and Weymouth from Salisbury via Warminster and Frome. In recent years freight traffic to the South West has become sparse, but Taunton still retains Fairwater Yard, to the west of the station, and is home to Network Rail's High Output Renewals Train, which is operated by Freightliner Heavy Haul. Somerset is also home to the longest preserved railway in the country, the West Somerset Railway (WSR). Featuring previously unpublished images, Mark Jamieson illustrates the variety of traffic the county of Somerset has enjoyed over the years, from summer holiday trains to railtours and freight workings.
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26.200000 USD

Somerset Traction

by Mark Jamieson
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This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside ...
The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways
This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture unparalleled in grandeur and audacity since the building of the cathedrals.
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17.06 USD

The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways

by Terry Coleman
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Yorkshire boasts some of the most interesting countryside and urban areas in the country, and public transport has contributed to this across the years. The 1920s saw the rise of the motorbus until it was the main source of public transport, resulting in some tramway systems being abandoned during the ...
Yorkshire Buses
Yorkshire boasts some of the most interesting countryside and urban areas in the country, and public transport has contributed to this across the years. The 1920s saw the rise of the motorbus until it was the main source of public transport, resulting in some tramway systems being abandoned during the 1930s, while other systems were replaced by trolleybuses. The bus would take passengers to and from work, home and at weekends and holidays to the coast and into London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and beyond. As bus operators grew their fleets, they worked with British Railways to build up bus services. Huddersfield Corporation solely operated the trolleybuses, while the JOC with British Railways operated the motorbus fleet. The new PTEs of the 1970s saw more changes, and a great degree of variety came onto the scene as the result of deregulation in 1985. Here, Scott Poole takes us from the halcyon days of municipal pride through the colourful days of deregulation to the new corporate image of the big three: Arriva, First and Stagecoach.
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25.58 USD

Yorkshire Buses

by Scott Poole
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The Indonesian Confrontation that raged from 1963 to 1966 stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia. Fighting in the challenging jungle terrain of Borneo and in the countryside straddling the Malaysia/Indonesia border, where there were few roads, posed significant logistical challenges to both sides. That the conflict was ...
The First Helicopter Boys: The Early Days of Helicopter Operations - The Malayan Emergency, 1947-1960
The Indonesian Confrontation that raged from 1963 to 1966 stemmed from Indonesia's opposition to the creation of Malaysia. Fighting in the challenging jungle terrain of Borneo and in the countryside straddling the Malaysia/Indonesia border, where there were few roads, posed significant logistical challenges to both sides. That the conflict was ultimately a victory for the Commonwealth forces was in due in no small part to the fact that they enjoyed the advantage of vastly superior helicopter resources and better trained crews - many of which were provided by British units. During the Confrontation, many of these vital helicopter assets were flown by pilots and crews who had gained their knowledge and experience first-hand during the Malayan Emergency, one of the Cold War's first flash-points which had begun in 1948. Without doubt, the Malayan Emergency marked the formative years of the RAF's and Royal Navy's helicopter operations - the very early days in fact, when equipment and knowledge were much more basic. It was a time when operational procedures were still under development, even though the helicopters were already being flown on front line service. Told in the main through their own words, by the RAF and Royal Navy air and ground crews involved, this is the story of how these guinea pigs' undertook many of Britain's first rotary wing combat operations and, therefore, cemented their rightful place in the history of the helicopter.
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41.950000 USD

The First Helicopter Boys: The Early Days of Helicopter Operations - The Malayan Emergency, 1947-1960

by David Taylor
Hardback
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City logistics is one of the most popular fields of transportation sciences, dealing with sustainably supplying cities and at the same time reducing congestion and pollution related to goods transport in urban areas. Recently, humanitarian, emergency, and crises logistics has been a subject of increasing interest, often seen from an ...
Handbook of Research on Urban and Humanitarian Logistics
City logistics is one of the most popular fields of transportation sciences, dealing with sustainably supplying cities and at the same time reducing congestion and pollution related to goods transport in urban areas. Recently, humanitarian, emergency, and crises logistics has been a subject of increasing interest, often seen from an international viewpoint. However, some of the recent natural crises have shown the importance of resilience and reliability of the current urban logistics systems. The Handbook of Research on Urban and Humanitarian Logistics is a critical scholarly publication that addresses urban logistics and resilience, sustainable urban logistics, humanitarian logistics in urban areas both for crisis or long-term, and planning for resilient urban development. Featuring a broad range of topics that discuss the new and future trends in urban logistics and resilient cities, this publication is ideal for public planners; urban planners; company managers in logistics and transport; consulting agencies; regional, national, and international institutions and organizations; researchers; academicians; and students.
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309.750000 USD

Handbook of Research on Urban and Humanitarian Logistics

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An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture accounts for the nineteenth-century creation and development of two-wheeled vehicles, both human-powered and motorized. Specifically, the book focuses on the period from 1885 (which saw the appearance, simultaneously, of the Safety bicycle and the Einspur, the first motorcycle) ...
An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture
An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture accounts for the nineteenth-century creation and development of two-wheeled vehicles, both human-powered and motorized. Specifically, the book focuses on the period from 1885 (which saw the appearance, simultaneously, of the Safety bicycle and the Einspur, the first motorcycle) to 1920, while exploring implications for later bicycling and motorcycling. We argue that invention of these vehicles, rather than the product of gifted individuals, should be seen as the consequence of a number of historical, economic, cultural and political forces that intersect so unpredictably that the notion of a genius inventor is reductive. The common evolutionary model of development from the bicycle to the motorcycle oversimplifies both the technology and its origins. Stripping the vehicles of all their material and cultural associations, such a model fails to advance our understanding of the devices, their creators, and their riders. Taking a contemporary vehicle and tracing its lineage creates a false sense of evolutionary necessity in its creation, and fails to account for the many possible developmental paths that were, for whatever reason, abandoned. By contrast, our book adopts a material culture approach, a form of inquiry that stresses the connections between artifacts and social relations. We consider not simply the bicycle and motorcycle as material objects but focus also on the complex socio-political and economic convergences that produced the materials, materials that in turn themselves shaped the vehicles' appearance, function, and adoption by riders.
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41.990000 USD

An Alternative History of Bicycles and Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Transportation and Material Culture

by Suzanne Ferriss, Steven E. Alford
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25 spectacular photos portraying the post-war overall winners of the great Brescian classic. Photographs of great visual and emotive impact - drawn from the Novafoto-Sorlini archive and taken between 1947 and 1957 by Alberto Sorlini, the Mille Miglia's official photographer - give rise to a true collector's calendar. A must-have ...
Mille Miglia Post-War Winners 2020 calendar
25 spectacular photos portraying the post-war overall winners of the great Brescian classic. Photographs of great visual and emotive impact - drawn from the Novafoto-Sorlini archive and taken between 1947 and 1957 by Alberto Sorlini, the Mille Miglia's official photographer - give rise to a true collector's calendar. A must-have for all enthusiasts of the road race par excellence.
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17.840000 USD

Mille Miglia Post-War Winners 2020 calendar

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The 10 miles of the preserved Llangollen Railway was previously a short section of the former Great Western line that stretched from Ruabon, Denbighshire, to Dolgellau, Gwynedd, and further on to Barmouth. Sadly, most of this line officially closed in January 1965 with the remainder between Llangollen and Ruabon closed ...
The Llangollen Railway in the Late Twentieth Century
The 10 miles of the preserved Llangollen Railway was previously a short section of the former Great Western line that stretched from Ruabon, Denbighshire, to Dolgellau, Gwynedd, and further on to Barmouth. Sadly, most of this line officially closed in January 1965 with the remainder between Llangollen and Ruabon closed in April 1968. In 1972, the Flint & Deeside Railway Preservation Society was formed with the aim of operating a preserved standard gauge railway in North Wales, with Llangollen station being chosen as a suitable site with potential to extend 10 miles west to Corwen. In 1977, the society was renamed the Llangollen Railway Society, and by October 1985 it had reinstated 1.75 miles of the line between Llangollen and Berwyn stations. This book shows the progress of the preserved line during the latter parts of the late twentieth century, including up to 2003. The photos included provide a brief view of the line as it wanders through the beautiful Dee Valley, showing the various ex-British Railways steam and diesel locomotives hauling an array of trains that have operated on the line as the railway expanded from Llangollen to Berwyn, Deeside Halt, Glyndyfrdwy and ultimately 8 miles on to Carrog. The Llangollen Railway is now one of the premier preserved standard gauge railways in the United Kingdom, and these evocative images document an important time in its history.
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25.58 USD

The Llangollen Railway in the Late Twentieth Century

by Doug Birmingham
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - AS SEEN ON THE ONE SHOW & GOOD MORNING BRITAIN The charming follow up to the Sunday Times bestseller Felix the Railway Cat, packed with more exciting adventures from his life on and off duty at Huddersfield Railway Station. 'Full of funny and heart-warming stories, ...
Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures of a famous station cat and her kitten apprentice
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - AS SEEN ON THE ONE SHOW & GOOD MORNING BRITAIN The charming follow up to the Sunday Times bestseller Felix the Railway Cat, packed with more exciting adventures from his life on and off duty at Huddersfield Railway Station. 'Full of funny and heart-warming stories, this is the remarkable tale of Felix and Bolt, the ultimate pest-controlling duo' Sunday Express Felix, Senior Pest Controller at Huddersfield station, has been at the heart of a close-knit community since the day she arrived as a kitten. But now, having risen to fame, everyday life at the station has become rather hectic; while reporters and fans clamour for a glimpse of her, Felix and her human co-workers find themselves, and the station, in quite a whirlwind. With the job seemingly too big for one fluffy feline to handle, it seems only sensible to recruit a young apprentice to the team: enter, Bolt. Full of funny and heart-warming stories, with personal tales from Felix's biggest fans, this is the remarkable tale of Felix and Bolt, the ultimate pest-controlling duo. Praise for Felix the Railway Cat: 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph 'A phenomenon' Big Issue 'The purrfect railway cat' Daily Express Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Huddersfield Samaritans and Action for Children
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22.17 USD

Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures of a famous station cat and her kitten apprentice

by Kate Moore
Hardback
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The Grumman F6F Hellcat formed the backbone of America's carrier-based fighter force as the Allies pressed the war toward Japan. Powered by a massive and reliable Pratt & Whitney radial engine, the Hellcat racked up an incredible 19:1 kill ratio against its foes in WWII, and 305 aviators earned ace ...
F6F Hellcat: Grumman's Ace Maker in World War II
The Grumman F6F Hellcat formed the backbone of America's carrier-based fighter force as the Allies pressed the war toward Japan. Powered by a massive and reliable Pratt & Whitney radial engine, the Hellcat racked up an incredible 19:1 kill ratio against its foes in WWII, and 305 aviators earned ace status while flying the Hellcat. Such famed US naval aces as David McCampbell, Cecil Harris, Eugene Valencia, and Alex Vraciu all flew the Hellcat. In addition to its wing-mounted .50-caliber machine guns, the F6F was equipped to carry bombs as well, allowing pilots to deliver up to 2,000 pounds of bombs on targets. By the time that Hellcat production ended in November 1945, 12,275 examples had rolled off Grumman's Bethpage, Long Island, assembly line. Through carefully researched photos, many never before published, the history and details of this iconic aircraft are revealed. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.
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20.990000 USD

F6F Hellcat: Grumman's Ace Maker in World War II

by David Doyle
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Robot-controlled cars have already logged millions of miles. These technological marvels promise cleaner air, smoother traffic, and tens of thousands of lives saved. But even if robots turn into responsible drivers, are we ready to be a nation of passengers? In Are We There Yet?, Dan Albert combines historical scholarship ...
Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless
Robot-controlled cars have already logged millions of miles. These technological marvels promise cleaner air, smoother traffic, and tens of thousands of lives saved. But even if robots turn into responsible drivers, are we ready to be a nation of passengers? In Are We There Yet?, Dan Albert combines historical scholarship with personal narrative to explore how car culture has suffused America's DNA. The plain, old-fashioned, human-driven car built our economy, won our wars, and shaped our democratic creed as it moved us about. Driver's ed made teenagers into citizens; auto repair made boys into men. Crusades against the automobile are nothing new. Its arrival sparked battles over street space, pitting the masses against the millionaires who terrorized pedestrians. When the masses got cars of their own, they learned to love driving too. During World War II, Washington nationalized Detroit and postwar Americans embraced car and country as if they were one. Then came 1960s environmentalism and the energy crises of the 1970s. Many predicted, even welcomed, the death of the automobile. But many more rose to its defense. They embraced trucker culture and took to Citizen Band radios, demanding enough gas to keep their big boats afloat. Since the 1980s, the car culture has triumphed and we now drive more miles than ever before. Have we reached the end of the road this time? Fewer young people are learning to drive. Ride hailing is replacing car buying, and with electrification a long and noble tradition of amateur car repair-to say nothing of the visceral sound of gasoline exploding inside a big V8-will come to an end. When a robot takes over the driver's seat, what's to become of us? Are We There Yet? carries us from muddy tracks to superhighways, from horseless buggies to driverless electric vehicles. Like any good road trip, it's an adventure so fun you don't even notice how much you've learned along the way.
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29.350000 USD

Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless

by Dan Albert
Hardback
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Vehicle accidents on the roads and highways occur every minute of every day, most often resulting in a loss of life or property damage. With advancing technology, vehicle infrastructure integration can increase road safety and transport efficiency through wireless sensor communications and other systems. These recent developments can bring inestimable ...
Global Advancements in Connected and Intelligent Mobility: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Vehicle accidents on the roads and highways occur every minute of every day, most often resulting in a loss of life or property damage. With advancing technology, vehicle infrastructure integration can increase road safety and transport efficiency through wireless sensor communications and other systems. These recent developments can bring inestimable economic value and will play a role in the next generation of vehicle products and traffic safety. Global Advancements in Connected and Intelligent Mobility: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses the recent advances, safety, and efficiency in connected vehicles, as well as the next generation of communication network development. Featuring research on topics such as vehicular networks, telematics, and context-aware intelligence, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, traffic safety specialists, traffic control technicians, auto technicians, planning agencies, environmental managers, standardization governors, academicians, students, researchers, and industry practitioners seeking coverage on intelligent transportation systems.
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204.750000 USD

Global Advancements in Connected and Intelligent Mobility: Emerging Research and Opportunities

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From a small design team working on the Silver Spirit/Mulsanne, to becoming Chief Stylist, Graham Hull peels back the curtain on an idiosyncratic institution during his time at Crewe. Throwing light on a factory motivated as much by pride as the bottom-line, all of the projects - whether production, special ...
Inside the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Styling Department 1971 to 2001
From a small design team working on the Silver Spirit/Mulsanne, to becoming Chief Stylist, Graham Hull peels back the curtain on an idiosyncratic institution during his time at Crewe. Throwing light on a factory motivated as much by pride as the bottom-line, all of the projects - whether production, special commission, or aborted designs - are covered, and the often unique styling process is explored. This process was a key element in the resurgence of the dormant Bentley marque, that, with its fortunes on the rise, became the star of the Geneva Motor Show, attracting commissions from wealthy enthusiasts for totally bespoke vehicles. Founding fathers Royce and Rolls melded engineering with marketing, but as marketing took over, this union fractured. The drama of how this British institution was divided between BMW and VW, and how aesthetic design, never cherished by British management, was increasingly recognised, is fundamental to the story. The bewildering number of projects during the 1990s is a genuine eye-opener and a phenomena that demanded unique people, skills, and facilities.
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42.000000 USD
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Air safety is right now at a point where the chances of being killed in an aviation accident are far lower than the chances to winning a jackpot in any of the major lotteries. However, keeping or improving that performance level requires a critical analysis of some events that, despite ...
Aviation and Human Factors: How to Incorporate Human Factors into the Field
Air safety is right now at a point where the chances of being killed in an aviation accident are far lower than the chances to winning a jackpot in any of the major lotteries. However, keeping or improving that performance level requires a critical analysis of some events that, despite scarce, point to structural failures in the learning process. The effect of these failures could increase soon if there is not a clear and right development path. This book tries to identify what is wrong, why there are things to fix, and some human factors principles to keep in aircraft design and operations. Features Shows, through different events, how the system learns through technology, practices, and regulations and the pitfalls of that learning process Discusses the use of information technology in safety-critical environments and why procedural knowledge is not enough Presents air safety management as a successful process, but at the same time, failures coming from technological and organizational features are shown Offers ways to improve from the human factors side by getting the right lessons from recent events
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189.40 USD

Aviation and Human Factors: How to Incorporate Human Factors into the Field

by Jose Sanchez-Alarcos
Hardback
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There are few industries that have had a more profound impact on business and society over the last century than aviation. This book is an accessible, up-to-date introduction to the current state of the aviation industry which provides readers with the tools necessary to understand the volatile and often complicated ...
Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice
There are few industries that have had a more profound impact on business and society over the last century than aviation. This book is an accessible, up-to-date introduction to the current state of the aviation industry which provides readers with the tools necessary to understand the volatile and often complicated nature of airline finance. Understanding finance is critical in any industry; however, the financial track record of the airline industry places even more importance on effective financial management. Foundations of Airline Finance provides an introduction to the basics of finance - including time value of money, the valuation of assets, and revenue management - and the particular intricacies of airline finance where there can be wild fluctuations in both revenues and costs. The third edition of this text has been extensively updated to reflect the many changes in the air transport industry that have taken place since the publication of the second edition, and features an expanded chapter on aircraft leasing and many new international case examples. This thorough introduction to aviation finance is valuable reading as a general, introductory financial text, or as reading in specialized airline finance classes.
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81.89 USD

Foundations of Airline Finance: Methodology and Practice

by Zane C. Rowe, Bijan Vasigh
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Initially designed and built by Hunting Percival, the Jet Provost was a jet-powered development of the piston Provost trainer, which only entered service five years before its more powerful younger sibling. The Jet Provost became the RAF's first ab initio jet trainer when it entered service in 1955 and would ...
The Jet Provost
Initially designed and built by Hunting Percival, the Jet Provost was a jet-powered development of the piston Provost trainer, which only entered service five years before its more powerful younger sibling. The Jet Provost became the RAF's first ab initio jet trainer when it entered service in 1955 and would staunchly remain in this crucial role until 1993 when it was replaced by the turboprop-powered Tucano. During its long service career with the RAF, the Jet Provost progressed through seven marks, although it was only from the T.3 onwards that numbers began to climb. In 1960, Hunting Percival, which was renamed Hunting three years earlier, was taken over by BAC. It was under this new management that the Jet Provost was offered to a world audience with some success in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Iraq, Venezuela and Sudan. It was at this point that a dedicated ground-attack version was created in the shape of the Strikemaster, of which 146 were built, serving with a number of air forces across the globe.
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27.29 USD

The Jet Provost

by Martyn Chorlton
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now transforming logistics and supply chain industries. Consumer habits are changing fast and supply chains are having to adapt to meet the challenges created by this dynamic new environment. Traditional logistics operating models are under threat. Incumbent freight operators across the entire transport and warehousing ...
The Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation Handbook: Disruptive Technologies and New Business Models
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now transforming logistics and supply chain industries. Consumer habits are changing fast and supply chains are having to adapt to meet the challenges created by this dynamic new environment. Traditional logistics operating models are under threat. Incumbent freight operators across the entire transport and warehousing spectrum have been forced to develop strategies to effectively compete with new start-ups. The Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of all the major new technologies and business models currently under development and looks at this process of disruption in detail. The Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation Handbook covers many important topics, such as crowd sourcing and shipping, on-demand delivery, autonomous vehicles, automation in the warehouse, electric vehicles and alternative fuels. It provides readers with a straightforward and easy to understand assessment of these innovations and their impact on the industry. Online supporting resources include PowerPoints and sample case studies.
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68.24 USD

The Logistics and Supply Chain Innovation Handbook: Disruptive Technologies and New Business Models

by Ken Lyon, John Manners-Bell
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The SS Portland was a solid and luxurious ship, and its loss in 1898 in a violent storm with some 200 people aboard was later remembered as New England's Titanic. The Portland was one of New England's largest and most luxurious paddle steamers, and after nine years' solid performance, she ...
The Wreck of the Portland: A Doomed Ship, A Violent Storm, and New England's Worst Maritime Disaster
The SS Portland was a solid and luxurious ship, and its loss in 1898 in a violent storm with some 200 people aboard was later remembered as New England's Titanic. The Portland was one of New England's largest and most luxurious paddle steamers, and after nine years' solid performance, she had earned a reputation as a safe and dependable vessel. In November 1898, a perfect storm formed off the New England coast. Conditions would produce a blizzard with 100 miles per hour winds and 60-foot waves that pummeled the coast. The ship and its crew were never seen again. Before the storm abated it became one of the worst ever recorded in New England waters. The storm, now known as The Portland Gale, killed 400 people along the coast and sent more than 200 ships to the bottom, including the doomed Portland.
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28.300000 USD

The Wreck of the Portland: A Doomed Ship, A Violent Storm, and New England's Worst Maritime Disaster

by J North Conway
Hardback
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A fascinating, fast-paced history...full of remarkable characters and incredible stories about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea). There was a time, back when the United States was young and ...
Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship
A fascinating, fast-paced history...full of remarkable characters and incredible stories about the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades (Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award-winning author of In the Heart of the Sea). There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons were just starting to come into their own, when fortunes were made and lost importing luxury goods from China. It was a secretive, glamorous, often brutal business-one where teas and silks and porcelain were purchased with profits from the opium trade. But the journey by sea to New York from Canton could take six agonizing months, and so the most pressing technological challenge of the day became ensuring one's goods arrived first to market, so they might fetch the highest price. With the verse of a natural dramatist (The Christian Science Monitor), Steven Ujifusa tells the story of a handful of cutthroat competitors who raced to build the fastest, finest, most profitable clipper ships to carry their precious cargo to American shores. They were visionary, eccentric shipbuilders, debonair captains, and socially ambitious merchants with names like Forbes and Delano-men whose business interests took them from the cloistered confines of China's expatriate communities to the sin city decadence of Gold Rush-era San Francisco, and from the teeming hubbub of East Boston's shipyards and to the lavish sitting rooms of New York's Hudson Valley estates. Elegantly written and meticulously researched, Barons of the Sea is a riveting tale of innovation and ingenuity that takes the reader on a rare and intoxicating journey back in time (Candice Millard, bestselling author of Hero of the Empire), drawing back the curtain on the making of some of the nation's greatest fortunes, and the rise and fall of an all-American industry as sordid as it was genteel.
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18.890000 USD

Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship

by Steven Ujifusa
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This compact, masterful work by an outstanding historian marks a pivotal moment in military history: the birth of Britain's Royal Air Force. Writing with great clarity, Richard Overy shows how the RAF emerged from the deadly stalemate of trench warfare during World War I. With German bombers attacking British cities ...
RAF: The Birth of the World's First Air Force
This compact, masterful work by an outstanding historian marks a pivotal moment in military history: the birth of Britain's Royal Air Force. Writing with great clarity, Richard Overy shows how the RAF emerged from the deadly stalemate of trench warfare during World War I. With German bombers attacking British cities by 1917, Prime Minister David Lloyd George and his minister of munitions, Winston Churchill, navigated the organizational breakthrough that made the RAF an independent force in spring 1918. The RAF would prove highly influential in the development of air power around the world.
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16.750000 USD

RAF: The Birth of the World's First Air Force

by Richard Overy
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