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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Safety Management Systems in Aviationby Mr Carl D Halford; Mr John J Goglia; Professor Alan J Stolzer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 49.95

    Although aviation is among the safest modes of transportation in the world today, accidents still happen. In order to further reduce accidents and improve safety, proactive approaches must be adopted by the aviation community. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that all of its member states implement Safety Management... more...

  • Orbital Mechanicsby Howard Curtis

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 87.95

    Orbital mechanics is a cornerstone subject for aerospace engineering students. However, with its basis in classical physics and mechanics, it can be a difficult and weighty subject. Howard Curtis - Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle University, the US's #1 rated undergraduate aerospace school - focuses on what students at undergraduate... more...

  • From Nighthawk to Spitfireby John K Shelton

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    R J Mitchell was virtually self-taught; surprisingly, almost all his other 24 aircraft were slow-flying seaplanes. How a lad from the land-locked Midlands, apprenticed to a locomotive works, came to be responsible for the Spitfire is a great tale in itself. This detailed book tells us how Mitchell learned his trade - from 1916, contributing to the... more...

  • How We'll Live on Marsby Stephen Petranek

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99 US$ 10.50

    Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. We?ll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business,... more...

  • The Wright Brothersby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster UK 2015; Not Available

    On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David... more...

  • The Wright Brothersby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 30.00

    #1 New York Times bestseller Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take... more...

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics: Principles and Applicationsby Jiri Blazek

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 150.00

    Computational Fluid Dynamics: Principles and Applications, Third Edition presents students, engineers, and scientists with all they need to gain a solid understanding of the numerical methods and principles underlying modern computation techniques in fluid dynamics. By providing complete coverage of the essential knowledge required in order to... more...

  • Human Factors Models for Aviation Accident Analysis and Preventionby Thomas G.C. Griffin; Mark S. Young; Neville A. Stanton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Aviation is a complex system, and the investigation and modelling of aviation accident causation can suffer from being artificially manipulated into non-complex models and methods. This book addresses this issue by developing a new approach to investigating aviation accident causation through information networks, which centralise communication and... more...

  • Systems Engineering for Commercial Aircraftby Scott Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Scott Jackson explains the principles of systems engineering in simple, understandable terms and describes to engineers and managers how these principles would be applied to the development of commercial aircraft. More of a how and a why guide rather than a what guide, the book stresses that systems engineering is an integrated technical-managerial... more...

  • Queen Bessby Doris L. Rich

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 16.95

    Here is the brief but intense life of Bessie Coleman, America's first African American woman aviator. Born in 1892 in Atlanta, Texas, she became known as ?Queen Bess,? a barnstormer and flying-circus performer who defied the strictures of race, sex, and society in pursuit of a dream. more...