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- Museum Victoria 2012; US$ 23.99
The flying career of John Robertson Duigan spanned just a decade from 1908 to 1918; 100 years ago he built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia using only photographs, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. He was the first Australian to fly a powered Australian-made aeroplane in Australia. The full story... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 14.57
Since its first flight on 27 April 2005, the Airbus A380 has been the largest passenger airliner in the world. Instantly recognizable with its full-length upper deck, it represents the pinnacle of modern airliner design. Flying the A380 gives a pilot's eye view of what it is like to fly this mighty machine. It takes the reader on a trip from London... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 14.57
If your dream is to be an airline pilot, or you would like to know what it takes, this book reflects the experiences, thoughts and findings of a trainee pilot throughout the journey that took him into the right-hand seat of a jet airliner. The book covers everything that you need to consider before and during the training process, including where... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 26.95
Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? offers a fascinating explanation of how nature and human engineers each arrived at powered flight. What emerges is a highly readable account of two very different approaches to solving the same fundamental problems of moving through the air, including lift, thrust, turning, and landing. The book traces the... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 14.99
How to Be a Bush Pilot is boot camp for the modern playboy and sexual adventurer, a master class in becoming the lover that every woman wants but doesn?t know how to ask for. It is funny. It is instructive. It winks and flirts. Its unwavering purpose: getting laid. Proficiently. Ranging from remedial education to moves that will educate even the... more...
- Crowood 2012; US$ 18.94
Gliding is for everyone who has ever dreamt of escaping to thousands of feet above the ground, with a view stretching to the horizon, and barely a whisper to disturb the moment. The book guides you through how to realise that dream and goes on to explore the many opportunities this compelling and beautiful sport offers. Topics covered include: a history... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 120.00
Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen), is celebrated as the leader of the research that produced China's first ballistic missiles, its first satellite, and the Silkworm anti-ship missile. This volume collects the scientific works of Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen) and his co-authors, which published between 1938?1956 when... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 10.95
Beside an avenue near his Palo Alto home, Mr. Jue noticed a fine clump of green bamboo destined to be uprooted in a street-widening project. In the culture of Mr. Jue's boyhood, the bamboo is a pervasive symbol, a gift from nature of grace and beauty-and, to the eminently practical Chinese, a uniquely useful item. This gift of nature was meant to... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 139.00
What is for a professional pilot required to fly as safe as possible? Written by pilots the book gives a detailed introduction into the basics of accident prevention in air traffic. Explicit background knowledge as well as detailed listings of safety relevant features in human behaviour are included. more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95
Disasters are inherently frightening, riveting, and involving. Grabbed straight from the headlines, these disasters leave tragedy, destruction, and years of anguish: 1977 Tenerife, 1972 Chile, 1982 The Potomac River, Shot Down, Terrorism, Captain Sully Sullenberger, and more. more...