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The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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
Price: Free! Words: 3,890. 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
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
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
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
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
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
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.
1000 Historic Automobile Sites
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,030. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Worldwide bestseller! At last, a comprehensive reference book featuring 1000 of the world’s most interesting historic automobile sites for the auto enthusiast. Listed are names addresses, tel for: museums, collections, homes, birthplaces, factories, racing circuits, gas stations, Route 66, memorials, gravesites, curiosities, celebrity cars, racing cars, film cars, prototypes, models, worldwide.
Squawk 7700
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 142,300. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Squawk 7700 is a timely, eye opening, must read aviation autobiography. My personal experiences as an airline pilot and as acting first officer aboard US Airways Flight 1549 that ditched into the Hudson River, I recommend Squawk 7700 for anyone interested in an aviation career, and mandatory reading for those who fly on our national airline system. Jeff Skiles, First Officer US Airways Flight 1549
Nobody Mentioned Jail!
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?
Buying and Riding a Motorcycle in South East Asia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Unleash Your Adventure. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles / Pictorial
(5.00 from 1 review)
When it comes to riding Southeast Asia the big question is not "should I buy or should I rent" but rather "where do I even start?" The authors were confronted with just this question as they attempted to plan a motorcycle trip throughout Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia & Laos. Every answer they found was different. So they decided to write this handbook as a guide for other new riders in the region.
F-35 Lightning II - Combat aircraft for the future
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
This book presents to you the history behind the F-35 Lightning II, not to mention revealing previous unknown secrets and some of the technology found in the air fighter that will replace the F-16 and several other fighters. This book is indeed a golden pearl for aircraft enthusiasts!
Getting More From Your Gas Tank
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.
I Had The World By The Tail
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.
Fernweh: A Trans Continental Motorcycle Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,010. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Unleash Your Adventure. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
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.
Automotive Intelligentsia 2009-2010 Sports Car Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,340. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
The Automotive Intelligentsia 2009-2010 Sports Car Guide spotlights 54 of the most coveted rides on the road. Full-length profiles place the reader firmly behind the wheel and chronicle each model’s heart-pounding performance, advanced technology and storied heritage, complete with full specifications.
Suzuki Liana 2002-2007 Service Repair Tips
Price: Free! Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Repair & Maintenance
Suzuki Liana 2002-2007 Basic Service and Repair Guide.
Maverick Pilot, Volume One
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,660. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Minnow to mercenary, volume one, tells of learning to fly, dealing with engine failure, smuggling seafood off beaches in Mexico and going to jail, flying corporate, fighting in the Congo, timber spraying, getting shot at in Laos, and Vietnam. Captain Case’s destiny was life-on-the-edge adventure.
Up the Airway
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Flying Destinations Pacific NW and BC. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,040. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Flying Coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Airports in British Columbia, along with Arctic destinations, are featured. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, and off-the-grid living. Written by a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flight experience.