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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.
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor
Price: Free! Words: 288,400. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2015 by Port of Long Beach. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited from Their Harbor, tells how the Port of Long Beach rose from a marshy mud flat to become an economic powerhouse, one of the greenest and most modern ports in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Aviation at the Edge
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?
On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 149,390. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Kemsing Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Government
Britain's rail privatisation was one of the greatest political failures of recent history. This acclaimed book serves as a valuable reminder of the risks of privatising a single, state-owned service and breaking it up into competing entities, linked by contracts instead of a shared service ethos... mistakes the Coalition Government now seems determined to repeat with the National Health Service
Separating the Real from the Imagined: Flight Research at NACA and NASA, 1915-1998 - Experimental Planes and Spacecraft, X-1, X-15, XV-15, X-planes, Muroc, Lifting Bodies, Dryden, Armstrong, Shuttle
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 192,030. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this NASA book documents the historical R&D program of NASA by focusing on flight research.
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
Daisy's Diaries
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 126,520. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Life. Career. Material Wealth. Success. Most of us want those things, but with them come stress, long hours, sacrifice. The trick is to find balance, or compromise. Or is it? There's another way! In this true story, the Author walks away from a high power career, buys a very old motorcycle, heads for the hills, reconnects to his family, rediscovers the joy of living and, well just has a ball!
Happy Henry Unleashed
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,050. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A giant retard and his pensioner mentor let loose on the UK, France, Spain and Thailand
Making it FASTER II - The Indianapolis and Grand Prix Cars
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,560. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
"Making it FASTER II - The Indianapolis and Grand Prix Cars" is the story of legendary racing cars, by those who designed and raced them.
Into the Wild Blue Yonder
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 106,950. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Into the Wild Blue Yonder is the most comprehensive book about the formative years of the airlines ever written. It covers many airlines that didn't survive, the people who were involved with the formation and operation of the early airlines, and the planes they flew.
With My Head In The Clouds – Part 2
You set the price! Words: 148,420. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
“It was in the March that I nearly met my maker. I was in the descent and as we passed 10,000ft I brought the speed down to the required two hundred and fifty knots. We had just cleared the cloud cover and into clear skies and I was just changing a radio frequency when I suddenly looked up and saw a light aircraft about half a mile ahead coming straight at me descending at the same rate as I was.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Manual Volume One, Marine Safety Program, Environmental Response, Commercial Vessel Safety, Boating Safety
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,530. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) manual covers the basics of the marine safety program including boating safety, commercial vessel safety, environmental response, and more.
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)
Improving TSA's Public Image: Customer-Focused Initiatives to Encourage Public Trust and Confidence - Training, Messaging, Wait Times, Social Media, Guestology, Security, Crisis Communications
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,130. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this report explores TSA's public-image challenges and identifies customer-focused solutions. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can improve its public image by looking at the problem from the customer's perspective.
The Career Cost: Does It Pay for a Military Pilot to Leave the Service for the Airlines? Aviation Retention, Military Compensation, Flight Pay, Allowance for Housing, Subsistence, Airline Compensation
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,750. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines military and airline compensation for pilots. The military is experiencing a pilot retention problem that is getting worse.
Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,600. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
An insider’s perspective of the Boeing test pilots and engineers who regularly risked their lives as they tested and certified the early commercial jets, 707s through 767s. Passionate about flying, Boeing test pilot S. L. “Lew” Wallick and his Flight Test colleagues lived lives full of risk and adventure while raising their families in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.
NASA's First A: Aeronautics from 1958 to 2008 - From NACA to the Space Age, Dryden, Langley, Ames, X-Planes, Faget, Hypersonics, Lifting Bodies, V/STOL, Rutan, NASP, SST, Composites
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,010. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is a comprehensive history of NASA's aviation programs, starting with NACA research in the 1940s and 1950s through the space race to current times.