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The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry
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.
Early Railways
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
Road Captain Manual
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Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: 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.
The Move From Hell
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Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
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
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns
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Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
REVISED EDITION - First of five book series examining the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1946 to 1969. Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns includes the story of the Speedway’s catastrophic opening, its 1945 sale to Tony Hulman, and each race from 1946 through 1953, examining events and people who shaped the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing" and its legend.
Nobody Mentioned Jail!
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: 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?
Getting More From Your Gas Tank
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Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
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.
A Complete History of the Toyota Supra
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Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
How to Buy a Car from an Auction
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: 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.
Mr.Taxi's Idea
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Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Memoir of a long time N.J. cab driver and how he helped a tv producer create a hit show on a chance ride to Newark airport . The book took just about a year to write and is a true story.
DEAD TIRED – Pilot Fatigue – Aviation's Insidious Killer
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You set the price! Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dead Tired is written by a retired commercial pilot who spent far too much time in the cockpit in a state of “dead tired.” A few of his personal sleep deprivation anecdotes are related in the book. However, the primary theme is an in-depth view of the current issue of cockpit fatigue and the FAA’s severely belated response to a serious aviation safety problem. The cumbersome interaction of the...
How to Buy a Car Online
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Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
A guide to help you if you are contemplating the purchase of a car or other vehicle through one of the many online auctions.
A Pilot Turns 360
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Series: For Compensation or Hire, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 38,640. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After four years in the Air Force in the early seventies, a young man rejoins the "real" world. He wanted to be a doctor. While in the service he had gotten a taste of what it was like to fly an airplane and wanted that to be an option if the med school acceptance was not forthcoming. This book details the balancing act of going to college full time while flight instructing on the side.
The Fog and Tunnel Vision
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Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014 by Soapbox Rising Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This is a brief description of one of the hazards to be encountered when maneuvering a boat in the fog.
Adventures with a Moke
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
(5.00 from 2 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.
Ban Traffic Lights: An Essay
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You set the price! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
A polemic against traffic lights enlightens the reader concerning the negative consequences of these satanic devices. The argument maintains that traffic flows more efficiently and safely when lights are absent.
Space Plane: An Essay
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You set the price! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Essay » Technology
A new form of ramjet for hypersonic transports described. Proposes to use hypersonic transport as a spacecraft as well. Hydrogen balloons suggested as a cheap way of getting the ramjet/transport/spacecraft aloft. The craft is intended as a heavylift space transport.
Railroad Abandonment: A Catalyst for Urban Renewal in the San Fernando Valley, California
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Price: Free! Words: 17,180. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This academic research addresses railroad abandonment in the San Fernando Valley, California. Specifically, the Burbank Branch Line was analyzed as a case study to determine if abandonment stimulated urban renewal, and or redevelopment adjacent that right-of-way.
Beknopte gids voor het reizen per stoomtrein
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Price: Free! Words: 6,520. Language: Dutch. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
In deze beknopte gids leest u wat u moet weten wanneer u met een stoomtrein wilt reizen.