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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99
For 175 years the British have lived with the railway, and for a long while it was a love affair - the grandeur of the Victorian heyday, the glorious age of steam, the romance of Brief Encounter . Then the love affair turned sour - strikes, bad food, delays, disasters... Parallel Lines tells the story of these two railways: the real railway and... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Whether living in an urban sprawl, a sunny suburb or rolling countryside, the taxi is a mode of transport that no doubt every resident of the UK will use in their lives. So prevalent is it in British society that the black cab has become one of the most iconic symbols of the country and its capital. Here Danny Roth presents a comprehensive history... more...
- IOS Press 2015; Not Available
Classical vehicle dynamics, which is the basis for manned ground vehicle design, has exhausted its potential for providing novel design concepts to a large degree. At the same time, unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) dynamics is still in its infancy and is currently being developed using general analytical dynamics principles with very little input from... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00
The rapid growth of multimodal (intermodal) passenger and freight has created dangerous new security issues. This book addresses these issues with a multidisciplinary perspective. The evolution of policies and the organization of practices in several key countries are also described in depth. By analysing the similarities and differences in these priorities,... more...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.99
This is the first of a new series of books that will cover the history of tramway operation in the British Isles. Focusing on Scotland, this book provides an overview of the history of tramways north of the border from the 1940s, when the first horse-drawn service linking Inchture village to Inchture station opened, through to the closure of the... 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...
- Odyssey Publishing 2008; US$ 2.99
On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York?s JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent rescue... more...
- Crown/Archetype 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24
?The baddest man on two wheels.? ? Rolling Stone One of the founders and the most famous member of the infamous Hell?s Angels Motorcycle Club, Ralph ?Sonny? Barger says, ? Let?s Ride ? with this ultimate guide to motorcycling. With expert co-author Darwin Holmstrom?former writer for Motorcyclist magazine and author of The Complete Idiot?s Guide... more...
- WIT Press 2010; US$ 134.00
Advanced Train Control Systems are playing an important role in improving the efficiency and safety of train operation, acting as their brains and nerves. ATCS needs highly reliable and safe systems using complex computer tools. Normally, these systems consist of the four parts: the central control system; the station control systems... more...