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- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 18.99
A vivid account of China?s unstoppable quest to build a railway into Tibet, and its obsession to transform its land and its people In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet. Since Mao Zedong first envisioned it, the line had grown into an imperative, a critical component of China?s... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2007; US$ 13.99
Praise for Dennis M. Powers and Treasure Ship. "In recounting the disastrous sinking and miraculous recovery of the S.S. Brother Jonathan, Dennis M. Powers shows his prodigious research abilities. Every time you think this story couldn't possibly take another strange turn, Powers proves that it can, and he does so in highly entertaining fashion."... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 28.98
ABC Local Radio's hugely successful podcast series THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW unearthed thousands of train enthusiasts across the country. Hosted by former deputy PM and renowned train obsessive Tim Fischer, the series covered such topics as the restoration of locomotives, childhood train memories, the importance of rail during wartime, and travel on the... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 16.30
In these frustrating days of semi-automated electric trains, it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and sting of cinders flying into your eyes as you hung out a window. There was romance then, in working and travelling on the Australian railways, and hardship. With his passion for the olden days worn on his sleeve and his... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Following her celebrated Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone , Mary Morris, still alone, still graced with her extraordinary gifts of narrative and observation, presents an unforgettable account of her 1986 trip through China, Russia, and Eastern Europe. As in Nothing to Declare , she combines vivid portrayals of... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic , the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic... more...
- Burford Books 2012; US$ 16.95
Legendary account of the author's voyage around Cape Horn in a 32-foot sailboat, sailing east-to-west (thus the Horn is to starboard, or on the right). This is a notoriously difficult and dangerous passage, especially in a boat this size. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95
The 1950s saw a realisation that British Railways needed to modernise its equipment and rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face of growing competition from road and air transport. The next decade brought line closures, new liveries and the last breath of steam, as Doctor Beeching and his successors strove to break even and build... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99
Recapture the spirit of the first western railway excursions with The Harvey House Cookbook. Its 200-plus vintage recipes, numerous period photos, and fascinating stories will take readers back to one of America's legendary experiences in the Old West. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95
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 buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even... more...