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Aviation

  • Harrierby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    A new and boldly original history of the iconic aircraft The British designed and built the Harrier , the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter's ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy... more...

  • United States Army Aviators' Equipment, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Six decades after World War II, we now know that the margin between Allied victory and defeat was often narrower than many realized. The decisive actions of leaders, generals and war heroes have been well documented, but less well known are the technological developments that made victory possible and laid the groundwork for postwar progress. Based... more...

  • Secret Wings of World War IIby Lance Cole

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.98

    There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German... more...

  • Plunkett's Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2015by Jack W. Plunkett

    Plunkett Research, Ltd. 2015; US$ 349.99

    Plunkett'S Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2015 Key Findings: &Bull;Plunkett Research Lists Top 500 Companies in Transportation, Supply Chain and Logistics and Names Top Trends Changing the Industry for the Mid Term. Key Features: &Bull;Industry Trends Analysis, Market Data and Competitive Intelligence &Bull;Market... more...

  • Flying's Strangest Momentsby John Harding

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklesness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic jet flights of today, magnificent men (and women) have taken their incredible flying machines ever higher, further and faster. This... more...

  • Skyfaringby Mark Vanhoenacker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.95

    A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys?and reawakens our capacity to be amazed.  The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight?a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity?to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left... more...

  • Time and Navigationby Andrew K. Johnston; Roger D. Connor; Carlene E. Stephens; Paul E. Ceruzzi

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 29.95

    If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. The surprising connection between time and place is explored in  Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There , the companion book to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name. Today we use smartphones and GPS, but navigating has not always been so... more...

  • 1940by Mitch Peeke

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 12.99

    The epic story of 1940 is not confined to the great air battle over England that summer; The Battle of Britain. Whilst that battle was indeed a major turning point in the course of the Second World War, it was only fought because of the ultimate outcome of the battle that preceded it. When Hitler's forces swiftly overran the Low Countries and then... more...

  • Air Transportationby Dr John G. Wensveen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 79.95

    Air Transportation: A Management Perspective by John Wensveen is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of air transportation management. In addition to explaining the fundamentals, the book transports the reader to the leading edge of the discipline, using past and present trends to forecast future... more...

  • High G Flightby Asst Prof David G. Newman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book provides a unique, authoritative and detailed examination of the physiological and clinical consequences of human exposure to high G forces. Pilots of military fast jets, civilian aerobatic pilots and astronauts during the launch and re-entry phases of spaceflight are frequently and repetitively exposed to high G forces, for which the human... more...