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Understanding Air France 447 by Bill Palmer
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,690. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
The most comprehensive coverage to date of Air France 447, an Airbus A330 that crashed in the ocean north of Brazil on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 persons on board. The book details the crew's failure to maintain aircraft control after a minor failure. Repeatedly hailed as a "must read" for all pilots, the book highlights critical shortcomings in training leading to loss of control in flight
Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival by Gary Kennedy, Terry Maxon, & Roger Staubach (foreword by)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,610. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / transportation
The inside story of crisis and turmoil at American Airlines during the twelve years following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am by Robert Gandt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
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.
Tesla: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries by Charles Morris
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,380. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Automotive
Tesla changed the way the public perceives electric vehicles, and that was just the beginning. It went on to redefine the automobile itself, and now aims to do the same to the energy industry. This is a comprehensive history of the company, told by the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who made it happen.
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation by Ace Abbott
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.50 from 2 reviews)
2015 Revised Edition The Rogue Aviator is a memoir of a fun-loving, adventurous pilot during a unique and tumultuous aviation career. The pulse-racing aviation anecdotes are spiced with humor, pathos, and poignancy along with a smattering of decadence and debauchery. An additional theme of this book presents an insider's view of the aviation industry and the results when the profit factor trumps
Flight Attendant Joe by Joe Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,070. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Nothing is off limits in this comical collection of true-life drama that occurs at 38,000 feet, and anywhere else Joe finds himself.
21st Century Essential Guide to Navy Submarines: Past, Present, and Future of the Sub Fleet, History, Technology, Ship Information, Pioneers, Cold War, Nuclear Attack, Ballistic, Guided Missile by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,720. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » Military
This ebook presents a magnificent compilation of authoritative U.S. Navy documents on the past, present, and future of America's submarine fleet.
Facing the Heat Barrier: A History of Hypersonics - V-2, Sanger, Missile Nose Cones, X-15, Scramjets, Space Shuttle, National Aerospace Plane (NASP), X-33, X-34 (NASA SP-2007-4232) by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 125,560. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is a fascinating and comprehensive account of the history of hypersonics, the study of flight where aerodynamic heating dominates the physics of the problem, normally at Mach 5 and higher.
Philbrick's Appalachian Trail Public Transportation Guide, Complete Edition: Georgia to Maine by J Jeffrey "Snailpace" Philbrick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,210. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation
Want to hike the A.T. but need help getting there and back? Now there's a public transportation guide with comprehensive, detailed, and practical information to help any hiker get to or from just about any spot on the Trail by bus, plane, train, and dial-a-ride. Newly revised and current. The only public transportation guide available anywhere for thru-hikers, section hikers, or weekend warriors.
How To Sell Cars... Because You Can and Should! by Jack Bennett
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,490. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Sales & Marketing
Jack began in the industry in 1974 and has been in nearly every position in the Auto Dealerships. He ran his own auto repair business then got into automotive retail sales in 1980. Jack moved up quickly. Working as a trainer for 15 years Jack Helped over 1500 salespeople begin and continue successful careers in the business. He is also an actor and motivational speaker.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Command Module (CSM) Reference by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
Incorporating the historic Apollo Spacecraft News Reference, this unique document provides extraordinary detail about America's Apollo Command and Service Module. Every major component and system on the incredibly successful CSM is covered. It provides one of the best technical, nuts-and-bolts descriptions of the CSM available.
The Great Lakes Car Ferries by George W. Hilton
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Dean K. Fick. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
A comprehensive history of the specialized boats used to carry railroad cars across the water, by one of America's best and most-loved transportation authors.
Highway America - The Life of a Trucker by Peter Blakeborough
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,520. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Trucks
Highway America is a must-read trucking and travel guide for anyone wanting to drive across America or work as an interstate trucker. Peter Blakeborough, a native of New Zealand, recounts his life on the road with humor and graphic detail.
Severe Clear: Chronicles of A Canadian Bush Pilot by James Buerge
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,020. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Is an aviation term that depicts this book's Critical Insight into Aviation's dangers and lessons learned. Remote living becomes dependent upon astuteness, safety, and ingenuity. Although Northern Bush Flying is the primary subject of this fast paced book, associated living among the aboriginal First Nation Peoples projects additional stories and skills of Bush Life. Flying episodes range...
Crash Landing: The Long Road Home by Liz Jansen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,570. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
In Crash Landing, a sixty-year-old Liz Jansen sets out on a solo motorcycle quest across the Americas, seeking to understand how the experiences of her ancestors had shaped her. Three weeks later, a catastrophic crash in Alberta farmland changes her course, but not her journey. Crash Landing is a compelling, adventurous, and poignant narrative showing how the heart always knows the way home.
The Elephant Voyage by Joan Druett
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
In the icy sub-Antarctic, six marooned seamen survive against unbelievable odds. Their rescue from remote, inhospitable, uninhabited Campbell Island is a sensation that rocks the world. But no one could have expected that the court hearings that follow would lead not just to the founding of modern search-and-rescue operations, but to the fall of a colonial government.
Classic Honda Twins and Fours by Al Culler
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,350. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles, Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles / History
Riders’ reports on Honda twin and four cylinder motorcycles from the sixties through to the eighties.
Interstate: Confessions of a Rookie Truck Driver by Doug Sanderson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Trucks
Join author Doug Sanderson as he maneuvers his way through truck driver school and starts moving freight down the interstates from the front seat of an eighteen wheeler. Learn a little about the lifestyle of a professional driver; the long hours, the log books, the truck stops, and the reasons for the huge turnover in this industry that is so vital to our economy.
Tussen containers en tijdzones by Maria Staal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: Dutch. Published: November 13, 2011 by FTK Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
'Tussen containers en tijdzones' is het verhaal van het leven aan boord van een vrachtschip waar het avontuur nooit ver weg is. In dit onderhoudende reisverhaal kijkt de schrijver terug op haar avonturen op het containerschip Serenity River. Een ongewone reis in een wereld die meestal onzichtbaar blijft. Maar wat gebeurt er als er midden op de Atlantische Oceaan plotseling een orkaan opsteekt?
Aviation at the Edge by John Flexman
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 104,640. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Three thousand feet above the Zambian bush, the DHC2 Beaver had only ten minutes' fuel remaining. Night was drawing in; ground features were indiscernible. I could not raise anyone on the radio. Would this be the end?