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- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99
"Silent but deadly" - Osprey's US Nuclear Submarines: The Fast-Attack takes a fresh look at the controversial design and development of the nuclear submarine of which the United States Navy operates the largest fleet in the world. The advent of nuclear power transformed the submarine from a slow underwater vessel, incapable of staying submerged for... more...
The Theory and Method of Design and Optimization for Railway Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS)Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 64.00
This book explains the theory and methods of system optimization design for railway intelligent transportation systems (RITS), which optimizes RITS total performance by decreasing the difficulty and cost of system development and increasing the system efficiency. Readers will understand key concepts of RITS and the latest research relevant to China... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95
Central to the prompt delivery of the nation's mail is its efficient transit throughout the country. From 1830, the Post Office relied increasingly on the overland rail network to achieve this. Railway Post Offices, Sunday Sorting Tenders and District Sorting Carriages were amongst the services introduced. More important lines carried the famous 'Night... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94
The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who,... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99
*This electronic edition is an abridged version of the original 1548pp book. All the original text is included, along with a wealth of carefully selected examples from the several hundred pages of timetables and advertisements.* Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw?s Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 7.98
John Lanchester, author of Whoops! and Capital takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Tube to show its secrets, just how much we take for granted about it, and what we're really talking about, since we so often do talk about it. In short, he shows what a marvel it is - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69
British Rail was a success. It successfully carried millions of commuters to and from their jobs every day; organised its trunk route services to yield a profit under the brand name 'Inter-City'; pioneered world-beating research and technological development through its own research centre and engineering subsidiary. It transformed the railway system... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 30.00
After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95
For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter-City 125s. But while television advertisements told of an ?Age of the Train?, Monday morning misery continued for many, the commuter experience steadily... more...