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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
Describing and detailing the boring of major railroad tunnels throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book covers the period from the creation of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in the 1850s to Copper Canyon's Continental and El Descanso tunnels in the early 1960s. Other notable tunnels featured here include Massachusetts' notoriously... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99
Great Western Eight-Coupled Heavy Freight Locomotives' is the first of a series of 'Locomotive Profiles' to be published by Pen & Sword. It will describe the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of powerful locomotives built in the first half of the twentieth century to meet the demands of the growing South Wales coal... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99
"As factual and...authentic as anything on the subject could be." ? The New Yorker . One of the most comprehensive and accurate accounts of buccaneering, this exciting narrative is the work of an experienced 18th-century sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook before the celebrated mariner was killed in the Sandwich Islands. more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Written by an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature, The History of Piracy is one of the most important books on the subject. Tracing the rise of piracy from its ancient beginnings to its ultimate demise, it leads readers down an exciting path of fortune, fame, and folly. Within this exhaustive volume on the pirate "profession," readers... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 35.00
Analyzing the origins, growth, and eventual dismantling of the Iowa Central Railway, Don L. Hofsommer examines how this plain vanilla railway was an example of the life cycle of the American railroad industry. Drawing the story from station records, ann more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available
A superb collection of over 300 mean machines Packed with motorcycles, from vintage bikes to the latest BMW, Yamaha and Honda superbikes, Hot Bikes is a revved-up collection that will delight bikers and motorbike enthusiasts alike. Enjoy a selection of the most important motorcycles handpicked by Bike magazine editor Hugo Wilson.... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 52.00
The best way for private pilots with limited means to obtain the plane of their dreams is to purchase a used one -- and there's no better way to buy one without getting burned than this heavily illustrated guide. Focusing on airplanes priced at $100,000 or less, the author walks readers through the entire process of purchasing a used plane: prospecting... more...
- i5 Publishing 2015; US$ 29.95
Defined by author and Rat Rod Magazine editor Steve Thaemert, Jr. as the ?blue-collar hot rod,? a the term ?rat rod? refers to a custom car built with creativity, ingenuity, and individuality. Less of a classic-car replica and more of an expression of the builder?s personality, ?rat rodding? encompasses not just the vehicles but also the scene and... more...
- 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...