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Understanding Air France 447
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
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
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.
Diary of a Pissed-Off Flight Attendant
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,790. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
A brash, funny, and downright ballsy memoir about the ups and downs of a flight attendant's life in the air.
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
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.
The Mercedes R230 SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 40,780. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
If you search for a car that can hold its own, when parked next to a Porsche 911 Cabrio, don't look any further. Because the SL R230 is regarded by many as the best looking SL that has left Stuttgart after the famous SL Gullwing. Updated in March 2017, this book comes with a COMPREHENSIVE BUYER'S GUIDE, explains VIN and DATA CARD in detail and looks at potential problems with the vario-roof
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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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
Tesla: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries
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.
Flight Attendant Joe
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.
The Mercedes R129 SL
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 31,690. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SL R129 has started to become a collectable. Naturally the V8 is the most popular version, but why not also consider the cheaper six-cylinder. A special case is the V12. To buy one that is less than perfect is a guarantee to ruin you. Updated in February 2018, this book with comprehensive buyer's guide tells the R129's complete story. It also explains its VIN and data card in great detail
Collision on Tenerife: The How and Why of the World's Worst Aviation Disaster
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,420. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » History » Military
The world’s worst air disaster happened more than 40 years ago on a remote Atlantic Ocean island, when two fully loaded 747 passenger jets collided after a horrendous series of human errors.
Philbrick's Appalachian Trail Public Transportation Guide, Complete Edition: Georgia to Maine
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.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Command Module (CSM) Reference
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.
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)
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.
The Mercedes-Benz, SLK R171
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 38,390. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
The SLK R171 was a step up from the successful R170 with its newer and beefier power plants. It is not only slightly longer and wider, also its interior is more up market and with the SLK55 AMG it offered the first V8 in its class. Updated in March 2017, this 220-page guide comes with a comprehensive buyer's guide, great non-MB photography plus detailed VIN/FIN and data card explanations.
The Elephant Voyage
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.
Celebrating 50 Years: The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System - History of the Interstate Road and Transportation Infrastructure, Impact on American Culture, Ways to Reduce Congestion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,750. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Civil / Highway & Traffic
In 1956, after much planning and compromise, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act, creating the interstate highway system, a project which transformed America forever.
The Great Lakes Car Ferries
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.
An Aviator's Journey - Tales of a Corporate Pilot
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,960. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Aviators are passionate about aviation. Once you get the bug you are addicted for life and there is no need, or desire, to search for a cure. It is that passion and addiction that gives you the determination, perseverance, and motivation to pursue a career in aviation. This is the story of one such aviator who discovered his passion for flying as a young boy and pursued his dream as a young adult.
Mondo Aeroporto
You set the price! Words: 30,410. Language: Italian. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Nato dal grande successo dell'omonimo blog, Mondo Aeroporto proverà a strapparvi un sorriso con aneddoti e storie estrapolate dalla quotidianità di chi l'aereo lo prende, per lavoro o per vacanza. Talvolta alcune esperienze vissute da viaggiatori di ogni tipo sembrano uscite dai palchi di un cabaret o da una candid camera.