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Training to Fly: Military Flight Training 1907 - 1945 - Wright Brothers, Signal Corps Aviation School, Hap Arnold, Glenn Curtis, War Overseas, World War I and II, Aerial Gunnery, Accidents
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 354,970. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this fascinating Air Force book is an institutional history of flight training by the predecessor organizations of the United States Air Force.
Beam Weapons: Roots of Reagan's Star Wars
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,260. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Lasers & Photonics, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
Beam Weapons describes the military technology behind Ronald Reagan's 'Star Wars' strategic defense system, intended to develop radically new beam weapons that destroyed nuclear missiles with directed energy — laser beams or charged particles. Originally published in 1984 as Beam Weapons: The Next Arms Race, this new edition includes an epilogue covering recent development of laser weapons.
Technology and the Air Force: A Retrospective Assessment - Schriever, von Karman, Turbojet, Supersonic, Air Refueling, Smart Weapons, Cruise Missile, F-16, Agena, GPS, AWACS, JSTARS, CFD, Stealth
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 231,010. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this fascinating Air Force publication takes a good look at the history of aerospace technology ranging from the turbojet revolution of the 1930s to the stealth revolution of the 1990s.
The U.S. Air Force in Space 1945 to the Twenty-first Century: Recollections of General Schriever, Balancing Technology and Reliability, Cold War, Space Power, Persian Gulf War, Manned versus Unmanned
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 163,590. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication reviews the role of the USAF in space from the end of World War II to the present, based on a historical symposium on the Air Force's experience in the development of space systems and their military applications.
Significant Milestones in Air Force History - Wright Flyer, Air Corps Tactical School, GHQ Air Force, Army Air Forces, Hiroshima, Lucky Lady II, Hydrogen Bomb, ICBM, Unity of Air Command
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,170. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication describes the major milestones in Air Force history.
Prophecy Fulfilled: "Toward New Horizons" and Its Legacy, Seminal Reports on Air Power Technology and Military Aeronautics: Where We Stand, Science the Key to Air Supremacy, Dr. Theodore von Karman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,690. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication presents several historic air power technology and military aeronautics.
The Literature of Aeronautics, Astronautics, and Air Power - From Prehistory of Flight, Practical Airplanes, Air Transportation, Turbojet Revolution, Supersonic Breakthrough, Space Age, Aeronautics
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 119,180. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication provides a guide to the research and technical literature on the history of aeronautics and astronautics.
The Limitless Sky: Air Force Science and Technology Contributions to the Nation - GPS, Precision-Guided Munitions, Radar, Space, Missiles, Rocket Planes, Lifting Bodies, Satellites, Directed Energy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 200,300. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Air Force publication presents technological developments that have produced new capabilities or opened new ways for achieving objectives.
Get on the Air…Now! A practical, understandable guide to getting the most from Amateur Radio
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,350. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Radio, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Mobile & Wireless Communications
Amateur Radio is a fascinating hobby now entering its second century. Many who are interested hesitate, though, because of the license, learning the jargon, or building a station. Get on the Air...Now! is designed to help newcomers get started in this vibrant pastime. Also included in this easy-to-read book is The Amateur Radio Dictionary, the most complete ham radio glossary ever compiled.
Entering the Race to the Moon - Autobiography of an Apollo Rocket Scientist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,830. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is the autobiography of a rocket scientist during the early years of NASA’s Apollo Mission to the moon. This writing describes four chapters of his life. Three were significant in U.S. history; early school integration in the deep south, a period of brutality in the Marine Corps, and the race to land a man on the moon. A fourth chapter includes short stories of his Sea Scout adventures.
The Sky Behind Me 2nd Edition, Extended Downwind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,940. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Technical Writing
The Sky Behind Me is aviation memoir, and instructional matter on Crew Resource Management. TSBM fits on shelves alongside Chickenhawk, What It is Like to Go to War, CW-2, A Final Arc of Sky: A Memoir of Critical Care and Flying: The Aviation Trilogy. Non-fiction readers who love flying and human interest tales will devour The Sky Behind Me.
Silk: From the Myths & Legends to the Middle Ages
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,380. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Textiles & Polymers
Silk is rarely the title of a book, yet it is part of history, travel, textiles, design, art, social history, women’s affairs, royal pursuits, the crusades, fashion and modern global science, business and economics. In this book the secrets are gradually revealed, stories of mayhem and espionage, love and valour, corruption and beauty.
Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,010. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Acoustics & Sound
For everyone who didn't win the venture capital lottery, or everyone who wasn't born with a trust fund, for everyone who doesn't have rich relatives... This is the story of how real start-ups work. This is how to turn a dream into a multimillion dollar business—without selling out, without spending a mint on marketing, and without losing your sense of humor.
Proceedings of the X-15 First Flight 30th Anniversary Celebration - NASA Conference Publication 3105 - Historic Hypersonic Rocket-powered Spaceplane and Aircraft Tales, X-30 and Space Shuttle
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,870. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is an excellent report on the historic X-15 program. A technical symposium and pilots' panel discussion were held on June 8,1989, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first free flight of the X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft.
Historical Analogs for the Stimulation of Space Commerce - Case Studies of the Transcontinental Railroad, Aerospace Industry, Telephone Industry, Scientific Research in Antarctica, Public Works
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 89,310. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is an excellent study that investigates and analyzes historical episodes in America in which the federal government undertook public-private efforts to complete critical activities valued for their public good.
X-15: Extending the Frontiers of Flight - Encyclopedic History of America's First Hypersonic Rocket-powered Aircraft and Space Plane - Million Horsepower Engine, Muroc, Edwards AFB (Part 1)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 281,380. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is an excellent history of the famous X-15 rocket plane, called by Neil Armstrong "the most successful research airplane in history." This is a truly authoritative work covering all aspects of the historic program. Because of the unusual size of this document, it is presented in two parts.
Destination Moon: A History of the Lunar Orbiter Program - NASA Apollo Moon Landing Preparations, Boeing and Kodak Photo System, Problems with the Spacecraft, Great Lunar Exploration Achievements
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 112,800. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is an excellent history of the historic Lunar Orbiter project in the 1960s leading to America's Apollo moon landing.
Flights of Discovery - 50 Years at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) - X-Planes, X-15, Lifting Bodies, Jet-Powered Research, Winglets, X-29, Fly-by-Wire, Lunar Landing LLRV, Space Shuttle
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 89,090. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is an excellent history of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
On The Frontier: Flight Research at Dryden, 1946-1981 - Exploring the Supersonic Frontier, Muroc, Into Space, X-15, Serving Gemini and Apollo, Lifting Bodies Prelude to Shuttle, Center at Crossroads
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,550. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this is a wonderful account of flight research at the Dryden Flight Research Center, with a history of the center from its origins through the early research leading to America's Space Shuttle.
Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program - Volume VII: Human Spaceflight: Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo - Political and Engineering Insights
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 361,210. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this phenomenal collection of over 150 fascinating documents provides unique political and engineering insights into the pathfinding days of American manned spaceflight, with coverage of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.