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The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by Ciamar Price
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry, Nonfiction » History » European
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.
Road Captain Manual by Paul Daak
Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Categories: 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.
Early Railways by Ciamar Price
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
The Move From Hell by Solon ben Earl
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
The Indianapolis 500, a History - Volume One: Resurrection and Blue Crowns by Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 50,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Great Western Railway by Ciamar Price
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
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.
Building Up by Jim Cline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,910. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Their corporate bosses have given them a dangerous job intended to fail - the building of the first small Space Elevator - but when they succeed at that task, they are transferred to another project, that of finishing building the first classical wheel-type Space Station in LEO - where they discover that it is a prison from where they are intended to never return. (1st in Jim Cline's sci fi saga)
A Complete History of the Toyota Supra by Tom Blackman
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
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.
Nobody Mentioned Jail! by Peter Hobday
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Categories: 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?
I Had The World By The Tail by M. Matheson
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles(5.00 from 1 review)
Comic Memoir, 98.5% true, of a motorcycle crash from my CRAZY BIKER days.
Getting More From Your Gas Tank by Jonah Jones
Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / budgeting
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.
Airline Passenger Etiquette: Guide to Modern Airline Travel by David Tuffley
Series: Travel, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft(5.00 from 1 review)
What is it about airline travel (in Coach/Economy) that brings out the worst in people? Brief and to the point, this short eBook is written in plain English for anyone travelling on airlines who wants to make the experience more enjoyable. Follow the advice for a trouble-free flight. It is written by a seasoned traveller with the keen eye of the social scientist.
Commercial Aviation 101 by Greg Gayden
Price: Free! Words: 34,810. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Commercial Aviation 101 goes in depth to describe how things work today in the commercial aviation industry. Explanations for current aviation security programs are included in the first half of the book, while the second half reviews the business side of the industry and explains common terms and procedures. Finally an encyclopedia is included with definitions for dozens of various items.
MH370 and AF447 by Siegfried Walther
Price: Free! Words: 18,450. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
A trial lawyer and aviation analyst first proves his credentials. Then he goes on to solve the mystery relating to the cause of the disappearance of Flight MH370. Finally, he explains why Air France 447 pilots and also the Air France training staff bear criminal liability for a crash which ought never to have occurred. Updated on 16 August 2015
How to Buy a Car from an Auction by Stephen Hather
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: 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.
Adventures with a Moke by Bill Gray
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles(4.67 from 3 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.
Beknopte gids voor het reizen per stoomtrein by Jack Schlimazlnik
Price: Free! Words: 6,520. Language: Dutch. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
In deze beknopte gids leest u wat u moet weten wanneer u met een stoomtrein wilt reizen.
The Rise of Champions by Greg Turnage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This is the story of how team work and a common goal bring three strangers together to achieve what many thought to be an impossible goal. Take three cars from the Northwest and compete against the top tuner cars in the West Coast region.