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- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
Flying Scotsman is probably the most famous railway locomotive in the world. When it was new in 1923 it caused a sensation for its beauty and its speed, and the engine found itself at the center of media attention that continued throughout the decade and made it a household name - to see it was the ambition of every young trainspotter. But The Flying... more...
- St. Martin's Press 1997; US$ 6.99
America needs train service. It suffers from crowded highways and airports, making travel nearly intolerable. Amtrak's future is bleak, and Congress is demanding that Amtrak be profitable by the turn of the century or shut down. Joseph Vranich, who worked to create Amtrak, now nearly three decades later declares it a "failed experiment." Free of... more...
- 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...
- Octopus 2009; Not Available
Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 19.18
?A fool couldn?t ride the Vincent Black Shadow more than once, but a fool can ride a Ducati 900 many times, and it will always be a bloodcurdling kind of fun. That is the Curse of Speed which has plagued me all my life. I am a slave to it. On my tombstone they will carve, IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.? ? Hunter S. Thompson Sons of Thunder... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
From lumbering house-shakers on solid tires to smooth turbo-power in the 1970s, the lorry has come a very long way in a remarkably short time. In the early competition between steam, petrol and electricity, the internal combustion engine had more or less won by the 1920s, after proving itself in World War I, when all-wheel-drive arrived in quantity... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available
The definitive visual history of the automobile The Car Book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 11.99
What is the story behind the Mallard's speed record? Why did Brunel's atmospheric South Devon Railway fail? Who were the most famous locomotive engineers and designers? How did a locomotive manage to reach the summit of Snowdon Mountain in the 19th century? Travel through the enthralling history of British railways from the glorious age of steam right... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2008; US$ 12.99
Stylish and fun, THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO LOSING YOUR L-PLATES is a deeply practical aid for every girl learning to drive. The initial chapters will help you sift out a good instructor, budget for and get the most from your lessons. There are hints too for the hapless parent/boyfriend who is prepared to take you out practising, and suggestions for keeping... more...
- Simon & Schuster UK 2009; US$ 12.99
There are 15 million women drivers in the UK, yet so often they can feel at a disadvantage when it comes to dealing with the male-dominated motor industry. The solution has generally been seen as to call upon a male partner or family member for help. However, many women don't have a car-savvy bloke easily to hand - and would prefer to be more independent... more...