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Commercial Aviation 101 by Greg Gayden
Price: Free! Words: 54,640. 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 a glossary is included with definitions for dozens of various items.
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.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am by Robert Gandt
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.
Understanding Air France 447 by Bill Palmer
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
Pilentum Television Filmography: Model Trains - Model Railroad - Rail Modeling - Model Railroading - Model Railway - Railway Modelling by Markus Lenz
Price: Free! Words: 54,460. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Pilentum Television is one of the leading video networks for toy trains, model trains, model railroading and railway modelling. Pilentum Television presents high-quality documentaries about the wonderful miniature world of model trains. In order to keep track of all video films, this e-book was created. It is a filmography containing descriptions and additional information about the movies.
Collision on Tenerife: The How and Why of the World's Worst Aviation Disaster by Jon Ziomek & Caroline Hopkins (contributing author)
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.
Port Town: How the People of Long Beach Built, Defended, and Profited From Their Harbor by George Cunningham & Carmela Cunningham
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.
An Aviator's Journey - Tales of a Corporate Pilot by Ivan Luciani
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.
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation by Ace Abbott
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,590. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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
Aviation at the Edge by John Flexman
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?
Tesla: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries by Charles Morris
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.
Twelve Years of Turbulence: The Inside Story of American Airlines’ Battle for Survival by Gary Kennedy, Terry Maxon, & Roger Staubach (foreword by)
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.
Legendy naszej motoryzacji - Polish Edition po polsku by Aleksander Sowa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,460. Language: Polish. Published: November 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Wybierz się w pasjonującą podróż przez ponad 100 lat historii polskiej motoryzacji.
The Elephant Voyage by Joan Druett
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.
21st Century Maglev Train Technologies and High-Speed Rail Programs: Comprehensive Guide to Advanced Magnetic Levitation Technology, Benefits, and Advantages by Progressive Management (compiler)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration reports on maglev technology development - background on maglev; maglev technology options; German technology; Japanese maglev; U.S. maglev technology; maglev deployment program; maglev compared with other modes; capital costs; costs of maglev systems; cost comparison with other modes of transportation; benefits versus costs, more.
The Indianapolis 500 - Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966) by Brian G. Boettcher
Series: The Indianapolis 500 - A History. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Volume Four: British Invasion (1963 – 1966) tells how Ford Motor Company and Team Lotus joined to conquer the Indianapolis 500, inaugurating the modern era of higher automotive technology supported by corporate money - especially the opening shots of the infamous tire wars between Firestone and Goodyear. Speeds climbed quickly until tragedy struck in turn four in 1964.
Philbrick's Appalachian Trail Public Transportation Guide, Complete Edition: Georgia to Maine by J Jeffrey "Snailpace" Philbrick
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.
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 by Progressive Management (compiler)
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.
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) by Progressive Management (compiler)
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.
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 & 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