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The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry, Nonfiction » History » European
During his career, Isambard Kingdom Brunel built three ships. Each was the largest vessel of their time when launched, and each represented a technological leap forward in ship design. These pieces were originally written for learning packs about historic engineering, and designed as a summary and introduction to the ships. Download the ebook free here.
Road Captain Manual
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
This book is a guide for the Road Captain Team of any motorcycle riding group. It includes basic information to help lead safe and enjoyable rides for large and small groups of riders. Readers are encouraged to print this book and apply their own personalized cover.
Early Railways
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
The Move From Hell
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 2010 we moved from the Seattle area to Las Vegas. This is the sad story of that move. No names have been changed because no-one is innocent.
Great Western Railway
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.
A Complete History of the Toyota Supra
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
A definitive history of the Toyota Supra, written by award-winning automotive historian Aaron Severson, with a forward by Tom Blackman of Olathe Toyota Parts Center. The book documents the development of each generation of the US-spec Supra, and includes original photos and technical specs.
Nobody Mentioned Jail!
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
On yet another motorcycling misadventure the author decides to pursue the internet legend of an unpoliced and speed limit-less highway in Canada's sub-arctic. Ride along on powerful and majestic "Connie" as the big guy scares himself witless and somehow becomes stranded amidst black bears and rutting moose. Is there a happy ending? Did he write this book?
Buying and Riding a Motorcycle in South East Asia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Unleash Your Adventure. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles / Pictorial
(5.00 from 1 review)
When it comes to riding Southeast Asia the big question is not "should I buy or should I rent" but rather "where do I even start?" The authors were confronted with just this question as they attempted to plan a motorcycle trip throughout Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia & Laos. Every answer they found was different. So they decided to write this handbook as a guide for other new riders in the region.
Getting More From Your Gas Tank
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / budgeting
I'm so tired of the same over-given advice on how to save gas, like ‘Don’t drive aggressively!’ ‘No Jack-rabbit starts!’ or even ‘Drive less!’ How about somebody tells you something you haven’t heard before? So I wrote this book to share with you some things that may have you think in a different way about saving on gasoline. This book debunks the myths and exposes the truth about fuel economy.
I Had The World By The Tail
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
(5.00 from 1 review)
Comic Memoir, 98.5% true, of a motorcycle crash from my CRAZY BIKER days.
Airline Passenger Etiquette: Guide to Modern Airline Travel
Series: Travel, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
(5.00 from 1 review)
What is it about airline travel (in Coach/Economy) that brings out the worst in people? Brief and to the point, this short eBook is written in plain English for anyone travelling on airlines who wants to make the experience more enjoyable. Follow the advice for a trouble-free flight. It is written by a seasoned traveller with the keen eye of the social scientist.
European Style with American Muscle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The beauty, performance and elegance of a European car chassis and body style with an American engine, usually a powerful V8, results in a very fast, small car that is suitable to win races or just to drive around, have fun and look great. These cars are art on wheels and are appreciating in value as it becomes recognized that they are an important chapter in the history of the car.
You Can Drive a Porsche
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Many people think that you have to be rich to drive a Porsche, yet they waste money driving a mundane car when, in fact, they could own the Porsche of their dreams for less long-term outlay. Written by Porsche expert Philip Raby, this eBook will change the way you think about car ownership. Note that it is not a complete guide to buying a Porsche: contact the author if you need help about this.
Titanic, A Search For Answers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
How to Buy a Car from an Auction
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Car auctions are an excellent way of buying a car, but beware, because the inexperienced and unwary can end up with a dog and I’m not talking about a furry four legged type with a cold wet nose. These simple pointers should help.
Hotels Near Chicago Union Station
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
(3.00 from 1 review)
Reviews of hotels near Chicago Union Station, which is Chicago's Amtrak train station. Reviews and recommendations for Chicago metro Amtrak train Union Station hotels. Also includes a brief description and history of Chicago Union Station and tourist attractions and activities within one mile of Union Station. 8 pages.
The History of Locomotives: The Steam Era
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 and represented by Eugene Weiser. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The steam locomotive has brought fascination to railroad fans worldwide. As you watch them roll by, you cannot help admire the beauty of the motive. Artisanship is evident as you look at the sleek lines, the wheels that seem to move with an almost orchestrated movement led by the conductor.
The Rise of Champions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This is the story of how team work and a common goal bring three strangers together to achieve what many thought to be an impossible goal. Take three cars from the Northwest and compete against the top tuner cars in the West Coast region.
Suzuki Liana 2002-2007 Service Repair Tips
Price: Free! Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Repair & Maintenance
Suzuki Liana 2002-2007 Basic Service and Repair Guide.
Adventures with a Moke
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This story takes the reader on a journey through the highs and lows of owning and driving a unique and not-very-pretty motor car on a daily basis. The adventures begin the day the author bought his Moke and continued to the sad day it was sold.