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Survive the Drive! How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,140. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
The ultimate companion to driving in Southern California to help you: plan ahead to determine the quickest commute; get the most out of radio traffic reports; find alternate routes around major accidents; avoid getting lost; cope with commuting stress and avoid being a victim of road rage; and deal with unexpected traffic problems such as Sigalerts, diesel spills, and earthquakes.
U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series Special Report: Rail Emergencies, Amtrak Sunset Limited Domestic Terrorism, Amtrak Derailment, Eleven Case Studies
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
The USFA has selected the topic of rail emergencies as the subject of a special report under the Major Fires Investigation Program. The focus of this report will be the planning and response aspects of managing large scale rail emergencies from the standpoint of command and control, with the objective of providing care to the injured.
The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society
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Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 66,820. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning
Jeff Olson's experiences in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors of the sustainable transportation field have made one thing clear: when most people think about transportation they often consider only two options, highways and mass transit. Through his experiences, Jeff realized that walking and bicycling are unique forms of mobility that represent a separate, Third Mode of transportation.
FAA's NextGen Implementation Plan: Comprehensive Overhaul of National Airspace System for Safety and Efficiency, Benefits, Challenges, Investments for Operators and Airports
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 30,150. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - is a reproduction of the NextGen Implementation Plan, which provides an overview of the FAA's ongoing transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Fernweh: A Trans Continental Motorcycle Adventure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,010. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Unleash Your Adventure. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
A motorcycle adventure through Europe, Russia, Asia and South America. Take a seat in a Russian banya, a Mongolian ger, or a campfire in the deserted pampas. Ride through icy deserts, over dizzying mountain passes, through swamps and endless forests. And more important than the places, meet the people that make a motorcycle trip the most memorable adventure of a lifetime.
Life on a Coastal Tug
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Pleasure boaters will frequently see tugs and ships, but were they anything other than a moving blip on the seascape to the observer? I have worked on coastal tugs for over thirty years and I can tell you that it's not just a skill and a job, but an entire way of life. This book gives an idea as to what daily life is like on a commercial, sea going tugboat.
A Plan for the Future: 10-Year Strategy for the Air Traffic Control Workforce 2011-2020, TRACON, Terminal and En Route Services, Training and Hiring Process, Staffing Requirements
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,180. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - presents the updated air traffic controller workforce plan, incorporating changes in air traffic forecasts, controller retirements, and other factors.
The Economic Impact of Civil Aviation on the U.S. Economy - FAA Study on Outlook, Measures, GDP Contribution, Passenger Expenditures, Freight Flows, Freight Exports, Domestic Air Freight
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 14,700. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - offers the latest data on the economic impact of civil aviation. This concise report is ideal for policymakers and industry officials.
FAA National Aviation Research Plan, Portfolio of Goals, Destination 2025, Flight Plan Program - National Airspace System, NextGen, Air Traffic, Human Protection, Crash Safety, Aviation Weather
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,270. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Four official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - provide unique details about federal plans for the aviation system.
National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan and Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Infrastructure Plan - Air Traffic, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), NAS, Hypersonic Flight, Safety
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,240. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Two reports by the U.S. government outline current plans for aviation and aeronautics research programs, with input from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
Seconds To Disaster. Europe Edition
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
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What's really going on in today's airline industry and why passengers and crew should know.
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
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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...
Learning to Fly in 21 Days
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: British English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
This book is not intended as a technical manual but is a motivational account of the author's experience in gaining a pilot's licence and how it feels to learn to fly. It has been written to enable potential pilots to understand exactly what they are about to undertake and hopefully prepare them for the pain and challenge they will feel as well as the elation of finally gaining their Licence.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
SKYGODS is the saga of America's most glamorous airline. Told from multiple viewpoints--pilots, stewardesses, management executives--SKYGODS is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Pan American World Airways.
Steam Dreams
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,440. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the early 1980s, three former trainspotting friends meet for reunion weekend to travel on a steam special. They hope to relive the excitement they felt as boys when they would spend hours on cold and windy platforms hoping for some good "cops". Dave Lowe is a civil servant and amateur photographer; Doctor Peter Thrales is a noted academic and Gordon "Dub" Walker a local council worker.
Why Fly A Sailplane
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
Extraordinary 11,000 hour aviator, Joe Dobronski colorfully tells his experiences flying gliders in a way that is engaging for everyone and captivating for all pilots. He tells how he became involved in this fasinating sport as relaxation while working as a jet fighter test pilot for McDonnell Aircraft. He holds two State Records and the Diamond C Award. All proceeds go to the Catholic Missions.
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED - COMPLETE RADIO CONTROL GUIDE BOOK
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED - COMPLETE RADIO CONTROL GUIDE BOOK RC car racing is one of the fastest growing hobbies today. This guide gives you real advice on everything that is RADIO CONTROL CARS! Discover many hints and tips! The book is a real must read for all RADIO CONTROL CAR enthusiasts.
How To Survive the Washington, DC Metro System: A Traveler's Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
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With firsthand knowledge compiled by a DC resident, you’ll have more confidence and less stress during your travels around the Washington, DC metro area. Inside, you’ll find detailed guidance on how to use the Metro, specifics on train and station layout, and useful advice to troubleshoot issues.
From Smoke to Mirrors
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,490. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
A car-friendly guide to the future of transport, written for non-technical readers by a car enthusiast and manufacturing engineer. From Smoke to Mirrors shows why renewable petrol and diesel in New Zealand will be more affordable in the future than conventional fuels are today. Describes a flexible transition plan that keeps New Zealand's options open in case someone invents a better car or truck.