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  • 2011 Collector Car Price Guideby Ron Kowalke

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 19.99

    The Authority for Collector Car Pricing With 760 pages priced at your fingertips, 2011 Collector Car Price Guide is the ultimate resource for car hobbyists. Whether you're looking to find a price on a blue ribbon show car, or a beater station wagon, you can find out what it's worth, and what people are paying for it, in the most comprehensive... more...

  • Stay Alive!by John D. McCann

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 22.99

    Having a survival kit is not enough You must know what to do with it! An emergency can arise at anytime, and everyone from the average commuter to the risk-taking sportsman can benefit from knowing basic survival skills. Armed with the techniques in Survival Skills You Need , you will be prepared to survive. Building on the essentials presented... more...

  • Lost and Foundby the Publisher of Old Cars Weekly

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 12.99

    Into the light By popular demand comes the sequel to the original ?Lost and Found? from the publishers of Old Cars Weekly magazine. This collection of great automotive discoveries reminds us yet again that you never know where a prized old car might be hiding. Corvettes, Cadillacs, Packards, coveted muscle cars, even Duesenbergs seem to somehow... more...

  • The Flying Firsts of Walter Hintonby Benjamin J. Burns

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Although Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean is considered by many to be the first step to today's space program, 91 men had crossed the Atlantic by air before him. Walter Hinton was a pilot on the first plane, a four-engine, Navy-Curtiss flying boat with a crew of six, in May 1919. Based on more than 40 hours of... more...

  • How Airliners Flyby Julien Evans

    Crowood 2011; US$ 13.11

    Your seat back is in its full upright position and your hand luggage is stowed neatly under the seat. But as the engines roar and propel the aircraft down the runway, you cant help wondering: how is a 200,000-pound metal tube possibly going to get airborne? Are those rumbles you hear and bumps you feel normal? For those who want to know more about... more...

  • Structural Failure Analysis and Prediction Methods for Aerospace Vehicles and Structuresby Sook-Ying Ho

    Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 79.00

    This book deals with structural failure (induced by mechanical, aerodynamic, acoustic and aero-thermal, loads, etc.) of modern aerospace vehicles, in particular high-speed aircraft, solid propellant rocket systems and hypersonic flight vehicles, where structural integrity, failure prediction and service life assessment are particularly challenging,... more...

  • Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?by David Alexander

    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...

  • A Flying Lifeby David Crotty

    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...

  • Airline Scams and Scandalsby Edward Pinnegar

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    It is surprising how little has been written about some of the more surprising inner workings of the aviation industry. This hilarious collection of stories seeks to address that and presents the pick of many scandals and scams to have plagued the aviation industry (but amused everyone else!). It includes the Zambian man who attempted to beat world... more...

  • Flying the Airbus A380by Gib Vogel

    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...