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  • United States Army Aviators' Clothing, 1917-1945by C. G. Sweeting

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    From the bitter Arctic cold to the sweltering South Pacific, Army Air Forces personnel flew countless missions in extreme conditions throughout World War II. Providing suitable clothing to various crewmen aboard many different types of aircraft proved a monumental task. This volume documents the development, testing, manufacture, procurement and utilization... more...

  • Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanographyby John Grady

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    In becoming "a useful man" on the maritime stage, Matthew Fontaine Maury focused light on the ills of a clique-ridden Navy, charted sea lanes and bested Great Britain's admiralty in securing the fastest, safest routes to India and Australia. He helped bind the Old and New worlds with the laying of the transatlantic cable, forcefully advocated... more...

  • Merchant Marine Survivors of World War IIby Michael Gillen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    World War II could not have been fought and won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation's ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine is often considered the "fourth arm of defense" in wartime. As such, it provided vital logistical support for beachheads in all theaters of... more...

  • Will Sustainability Fly?by Walter J. Palmer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    International air and marine travel have been left to one side in past negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but unless something is done, emissions from this segment of the world economy will form a progressively larger percentage of the total, especially as emissions fall in other activities. Will Sustainability Fly? broadens and... more...

  • Spies and Shuttlesby James E. David

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 19.99

    In this real life spy saga, James E. David reveals the extensive and largely hidden interactions between NASA and U.S. defense and intelligence departments. The story begins with the establishment of NASA in 1958 and follows the agency through its growth, not only in scope but also in complexity. In Spies and Shuttles , David digs through newly... more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... more...

  • The Great Raceby Levi Tillemann

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    The Great Race recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance?and a race to build the car of the future. The world?s great manufacturing juggernaut?the $2 trillion automotive industry?is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could... more...

  • The Great Raceby Levi Tillemann

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 28.00

    The Great Race recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance?and a race to build the car of the future. The world?s great manufacturing juggernaut?the $2 trillion automotive industry?is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could... more...

  • The Great Raceby Levi Tillemann

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    The Great Race recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance?and a race to build the car of the future. The world?s great manufacturing juggernaut?the $2 trillion automotive industry?is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could... more...

  • Show Rod Model Kitsby Scotty Gosson

    CarTech Inc. 2015;

    Viewed from a collector?s standpoint rather than a builder?s, all of the coolest and wildest car kits are covered. more...