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- The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78
In April 1941 Britain's first jet left the ground at a grass airfield 4 miles from Gloucester Cathedral. It was the start of a revolution in air travel, military and civilian. During the 1940s Britain's first-ever jet aircraft, the world's first jet fighter in squadron service and the first jet to hold the world air-speed record were all designed,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 54.95
Thoroughly amended and updated throughout, the fourth edition reflects the many developments that have affected the industry, with a particular emphasis on the full impact of the global banking and sovereign debt crises. This edition also features new material discussing the increased airline mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity of recent years,... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.32
As far back as stories go, pioneers have reached for the skies. In the last two hundred years, they have mastered the air and made the modern world possible. Today they are bringing outer space within our reach. They're inventors and toymakers, amateurs and adventurers, visionaries, dreamers and, yes, crackpots. Some have called them irresponsible,... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 12.73
Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many... more...
- Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 9.99
In the first early years of aviation, the control systems and instruments found in a typical aircraft cockpit were few and simple, but did form the basic pattern of requirements still used today. Although pioneering aeroplanes seldom achieved speeds above 100 mph or reached altitudes above 10,000 feet, pilots still required reliable information on... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28
8 May 2013: the day Manchester United fans had dreaded for nearly three decades. Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was to step down as manager of the world?s biggest football club after 27 years in charge. The Scot signed off in style with an honours list that confirmed him as the most successful manager in British – and world – history. He would... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 134.00
The development of US urban transportation policy illustrates the changing relationships among federal, state, and local governments. This text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to concerns over sustainable development, security, and pollution control. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99
Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 106.95
This edited textbook is a fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful first edition of Human Factors in Aviation . Written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc., HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking readers from the general to the specific,... more...