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  • Principles of Turbomachinery in Air-Breathing Enginesby Erian A. Baskharone

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 48.00

    This book is ideal for anyone interested in turbomachinery or aerospace propulsion. more...

  • "Live from Cape Canaveral"by Jay Barbree

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 12.99

    Some fifty years ago as a cub reporter, Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Albany, Georgia. On a double date where the couples actually did some star gazing, Barbree recognized that exploring space would become one of the most important stories of the century. Convinced that one day astronauts would walk on the moon, Barbree... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 11.05

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • Birdmen, Batmen, and Skyflyersby Michael Abrams

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    The Wright Brothers were wimps. Or so you might think after reading this account of their unsung but even more daring rivals?the men and women who strapped wings to their backs and took to the sky. If only for a few seconds. People have been dying to fly, quite literally, since the dawn of history. They?ve made wings of feather and bone, leather... more...

  • The Immortal Beaverby Sean Rossiter

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 21.95

    Developed soon after World War II, the de Havilland Beaver has become one of the most successful and long-lived designs in aviation history. The Beaver was conceived as a “half-ton flying pickup truck? capable of setting down on land, water, and snow. Since its conception the Beaver has been adopted worldwide, becoming the floatplane of choice for... more...

  • Regional Airportsby M.N. Postorino

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 118.00

    Regional Airports have become increasingly important elements of the air network system, both as feeders of hub-and-spoke services and as origins or destination of point-to-point services.Congestion at the main hubs and increasing demand for air transportation - both for passengers and freight services – necessitates revaluation of the overall... more...

  • The Color Encyclopedia of Incredible Airplanesby Philip Jarrett

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Retro-styled as the perfect gift for boys of all ages, this ultimate handbook gives a complete rundown of the world's best-loved and significant aircraft, from the first flying machines to today's most technologically advanced planes. Aircraft are presented chronologically, to clearly present technological advances Specification information... more...

  • The Airplaneby Jay Spenser

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Airplane by aerospace industry writer Jay Spencer, former assistant curator of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and the Museum of Flight in Seattle , is the definitive history of how we invented and refined the amazing flying machines that enabled humankind to defy gravity. A fascinating true account certain to... more...

  • The Nation's Hangarby F. Robert Van Der Linden; Dane Penland

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 29.95

    The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian offers a fascinating textual and visual history of civilian, military, and commercial aviation from the earliest balloon flights to today's most advanced aircraft. The Nation's Hangar charts the awe-inspiring history of flight around the world. F. Robert Van Der Linden, a Smithsonian... more...