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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)
Squawk 7700 by Peter Buffington
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
1000 Historic Automobile Sites by Mike Varey
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.
Maverick Pilot, Volume One by Dave Case
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.
History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11 by Rodney Stich
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 297,250. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Former federal airline safety inspector documents a half century of corruption and non-feasance that enabled to occur many of America's worst airline disasters, and particularly those resulting from terrorist acts.
On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways by Christian Wolmar
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 149,390. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Kemsing Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » Politics and 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
Earthbound Misfit by Jerry Foster
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,520. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Earthbound Misfit is the compelling story of a pioneer of TV news aviation. A story that details his rise to fame, his fall from grace, and his redemption through the outreach of his many fans, and friends.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am by Robert Gandt
Price: $6.99 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.
Philbrick's Appalachian Trail Public Transportation Guide, Complete Edition: Georgia to Maine by J Jeffrey "Snailpace" Philbrick
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,650. 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 it's the only public transportation guide available for A.T. thru-hikers, section hikers, or week-end warrior.
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains by Dennis Powers
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.”
Complete Guide to Distracted Driving: Cell Phones, Texting, Electronic Device Usage, Accidents, New Guidelines for Car Devices, Commercial Vehicle Operators, Laws and Programs by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 272,750. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This comprehensive and up-to-date ebook provides a unique guide to the important safety problem of distracted driving, compiling fifteen official documents with details on every aspect of the issue.
Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter by Rebecca Wallick
Price: $9.99 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.
Aviation at the Edge by John Flexman
Price: $4.85 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?
Miracle on the Hudson: Official Reports on US Airways Flight 1549 Ditching in the Hudson River, January 2009, Captain Sullenberger, Bird Strike Risk to Aircraft by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 155,280. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The complete story of the amazing flight of US Airways 1549 is contained in this reproduction of the official National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the incident, along with the transcript of a hearing before a House of Representatives committee.
Blood Highways by Adam L. Penenberg
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,000. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014 by Wayzgoose Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles, Nonfiction » Law » Personal Injury
Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
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 by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,010. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and 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.
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 by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,530. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and 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.
Daisy's Diaries by Graham Ham
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!
Flygirl Adventures: An Autoflyography by Anita Mays
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 190,400. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A candid, funny heart-warming account of one girl's struggle to achieve her dream - to fly! And it's all here - the agonies and ecstasies of failure and triumph. Initially rejected as an air hostess, Mays then became a flying instructor and subsequently an executive jet pilot for the world's rich and famous, thereby offering us a unique glimpse into the world of private jet travel.