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The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry
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.
Early Railways
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
Road Captain Manual
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Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011. Category: 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.
The Move From Hell
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Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
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.
Great Western Railway
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
Nobody Mentioned Jail!
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Unleash Your Adventure. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(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.
Airline Passenger Etiquette: Guide to Modern Airline Travel
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Series: Travel, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
(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.
Getting More From Your Gas Tank
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Price: Free! Words: 4,980. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
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.
You Can Drive a Porsche
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Many people think that you have to be rich to drive a Porsche, yet they waste money driving a mundane car when, in fact, they could own the Porsche of their dreams for less long-term outlay. Written by Porsche expert Philip Raby, this eBook will change the way you think about car ownership. Note that it is not a complete guide to buying a Porsche: contact the author if you need help about this.
The Rise of Champions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: 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.
A Complete History of the Toyota Supra
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Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
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.
Titanic, A Search For Answers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
Hotels Near Chicago Union Station
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(3.00 from 1 review)
Reviews of hotels near Chicago Union Station, which is Chicago's Amtrak train station. Reviews and recommendations for Chicago metro Amtrak train Union Station hotels. Also includes a brief description and history of Chicago Union Station and tourist attractions and activities within one mile of Union Station. 8 pages.
European Style with American Muscle
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The beauty, performance and elegance of a European car chassis and body style with an American engine, usually a powerful V8, results in a very fast, small car that is suitable to win races or just to drive around, have fun and look great. These cars are art on wheels and are appreciating in value as it becomes recognized that they are an important chapter in the history of the car.
The Great Puncture Rip Off
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
This is a great guide on how to save money by telling you how tyre (Tire) dealers can try and rip you off when you get a puncture. after reading this you will know what to look out for and the right questions to ask. and should be able to save money by not being taken advantage of when at your most Vulnerable.
A Flight With Hippo
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Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
(4.00 from 1 review)
A journey to any place in the world might be of the good choice, but a business trip when seeking relish is likely to be amiss. (This site doesn't seem to grant the whole content of my book, even though it is completely free. So, In order to read the whole story click on this link http://authonomy.com/books/58820/a-flight-with-hippo/ )
ACARS - A Users Guide
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Price: $20.00 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
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The History of Locomotives: The Steam Era
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 and represented by Eugene Weiser. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The steam locomotive has brought fascination to railroad fans worldwide. As you watch them roll by, you cannot help admire the beauty of the motive. Artisanship is evident as you look at the sleek lines, the wheels that seem to move with an almost orchestrated movement led by the conductor.
How to Buy a Car from an Auction
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Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: 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.