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  • Jet Ageby Sam Howe Verhovek

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 27.00

    The captivating story of the titans, engineers, and pilots who raced to design a safe and lucrative passenger jet. In Jet Age , journalist Sam Howe Verhovek explores the advent of the first generation of jet airliners and the people who designed, built, and flew them. The path to jet travel was triumphal and amazingly rapid-less than fifty... more...

  • Titanicby Roger Cartwright; June Cartwright

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    On 15 April 2012, 100 years will have passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger... more...

  • Offshore Pioneersby Joseph A. Pratt; Tyler Priest; Christopher J. Castaneda

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 55.95

    Fifty years ago, in November 1947, Brown & Root helped Kerr-McGee build the first out-of-sight-land offshore platform that produced oil. The date is widely celebrated as the birth of the modern offshore industry. In the years since this historic occasion, Brown & Root has continued to pioneer in the design and construction of offshore pipelines and... more...

  • Panama Feverby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the ?American Century.? Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers... more...

  • The White Cascadeby Gary Krist

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 18.99

    The never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. The world stopped--but nowhere was the danger more... more...

  • The River at the Center of the Worldby Simon Winchester

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A stunning tour of China, its people, and its history. Chosen as one of the best travel books of 1996 by the New York Times Book Review . more...

  • Subwaylandby Randy Kennedy

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Since the doors of the first subway train opened in 1904, New Yorkers and tourists alike have been fascinated, amused, amazed, repelled and bewildered by the world-within-a-world that lies beneath the city. Now, as the subway celebrates its centennial anniversary, the creator of The New York Times 's award-winning "Tunnel Vision" column leads us... more...

  • Standard Catalog of Farm Tractors 1890-1980by C.H. Wendel

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 24.99

    Tractor enthusiasts of any era will appreciate the wealth of technical data this comprehensive resource delivers. This expanded 2nd edition fuses familiar and reliable Standard Catalog data with results from the renowned Nebraska Tractor Tests, for the extended coverage savvy enthusiast need. Four grades of prices for most models, and updated... more...

  • The Story of the Pony Expressby Glenn Danford Bradley

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    The work chronicles the monumental era during which great changes took place in the American West. The author has shed light on the historical importance of the Pony Express. He also explains how the Union was helped during the Civil War due to this transport system. more...

  • The Paths of Inland Commerce A Chronicle of Trail, Road, and Waterwayby Archer Hulbert

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This work chronicles the miraculous development made in the field of transportation in the United States. Hulbert has elucidated upon the hurdles and opposition that the engineers and revolutionaries faced to bring on the expansion of the transport industry. The work brilliantly covers almost all aspects related to the field in an informative manner. more...