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  • Open Skies for Africaby Charles E. Schlumberger

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 19.99

    In Africa, where poor roads, ports and railway infrastructure often constrain the rapid and efficient transportation of goods earmarked for export as well as passengers, air transport holds both a potential for growth and a role for the economic development of the continent by fostering trade and foreign investments. However, Africa’s air transport... more...

  • Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Antonios Tsourdos; Brian White; Madhavan Shanmugavel

    Wiley 2010; US$ 140.00

    An invaluable addition to the literature on UAV guidance and cooperative control, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is a dedicated, practical guide to computational path planning for UAVs. One of the key issues facing future development of UAVs is path planning: it is vital that swarm UAVs/ MAVs can cooperate together in a coordinated... more...

  • The Fair and Responsible Use of Spaceby Wolfgang Rathgeber; Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Ray A. Williamson

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    This book examines current questions regarding the use of space, rules in orbit and ways towards achieving global engagement on space security issues. It also formulates principles and recommendations for global action. more...

  • Outlaws Inc.by Matt Potter

    Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 13.63

    In the world's most dangerous and war-torn trouble spots, you will find a small band of men risking their lives to fly the planes that bring in desperately needed aid and supplies. But they're not heroes. These combat-hardened veterans fly giant Soviet-era superplanes which carry a dark secret: 15 tonnes' worth of secret compartments which they fill... more...

  • The Air Show at Brescia, 1909by Peter Demetz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 8.99

    An entrancing avant-garde adventure at the dawn of the modern age In 1909, municipal authorities built an airfield in northern Italy and invited leading pilots to compete on it. The show attracted thousands of spectators--among them Giacomo Puccini and Gabriele d'Annunzio--and reporters, including, amazingly, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, and Luigi Barzini.... more...

  • Shock Wave-Boundary-Layer Interactionsby Holger Babinsky; John K. Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    The first book devoted solely to shock-wave boundary-layer interactions and all flow regimes where SBLIs occur. more...

  • Fly By Wireby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58

    On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the... more...

  • The Colour Encyclopedia of Incredible Aeroplanesby Philip Jarrett; Eric "Winkle" Brown

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Hello chaps! You know, I've spent the best years of my life in dogfights flying some of the world's finest aeroplanes - now I find all my favourites are in this jolly old book. From my old chariot the Spitfire right through to the Aircanad BD-19 RGS, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know. Pick up technical bits and bobs from... more...

  • North Star over My Shoulderby Bob Buck

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    It is rare to find one person whose life embodies the history of an industry the way Bob Buck's life encompasses the history of commercial aviation in America. Buck first flew in the 1920s, inspired by the exploits of Charles Lindbergh. In 1930, at age sixteen, he flew solo from coast to coast, breaking the junior transcontinental speed record. In... more...

  • Soloby Clyde Edgerton

    Algonquin Books 2006; US$ 12.95

    When Clyde Edgerton was four years old, his mother took him to the local airport to see the planes. For Edgerton, it was love at first sight. Eighteen years later, she would take him to the same airport to catch a flight to Texas for Air Force pilot training. In Solo , Edgerton tells the story of his lifelong love affair with flying, from his childlike... more...