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The Three Great Ships of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
By Ciamar Price
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
By Ciamar Price
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
By Paul Daak
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
By Solon ben Earl
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
By Ciamar Price
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!
By Peter Hobday
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?
Getting More From Your Gas Tank
By Jonah Jones
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.
The Great Puncture Rip Off
By Guod Reval
Price: Free! 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.
How to Buy a Car from an Auction
By Stephen Hather
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.
Mr.Taxi's Idea
By Jeff Gee
Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Memoir of a long time N.J. cab driver and how he helped a tv producer create a hit show on a chance ride to Newark airport . The book took just about a year to write and is a true story.
How to Buy a Car Online
By Stephen Hather
Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
A guide to help you if you are contemplating the purchase of a car or other vehicle through one of the many online auctions.
DEAD TIRED – Pilot Fatigue – Aviation's Insidious Killer
By Ace Abbott
You set the price! Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dead Tired is written by a retired commercial pilot who spent far too much time in the cockpit in a state of “dead tired.” A few of his personal sleep deprivation anecdotes are related in the book. However, the primary theme is an in-depth view of the current issue of cockpit fatigue and the FAA’s severely belated response to a serious aviation safety problem. The cumbersome interaction of the...
A Pilot Turns 360
By Brian Christofferson
Series: For Compensation or Hire, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 38,640. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After four years in the Air Force in the early seventies, a young man rejoins the "real" world. He wanted to be a doctor. While in the service he had gotten a taste of what it was like to fly an airplane and wanted that to be an option if the med school acceptance was not forthcoming. This book details the balancing act of going to college full time while flight instructing on the side.
Space Plane: An Essay
By Edward E. Rochon
You set the price! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Essay » Technology
A new form of ramjet for hypersonic transports described. Proposes to use hypersonic transport as a spacecraft as well. Hydrogen balloons suggested as a cheap way of getting the ramjet/transport/spacecraft aloft. The craft is intended as a heavylift space transport.
A Flight With Hippo
By Zeghada Alilo mokadem, Sr
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 would be amiss.
His Wind Beneath My Wings
By Lionel Smith
Price: Free! Words: 46,700. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014 by LIFE SENTENCE Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
Lessons and experiences shared from this Christian pilot's own mishaps and pilot training experience.
Ban Traffic Lights: An Essay
By Edward E. Rochon
You set the price! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
A polemic against traffic lights enlightens the reader concerning the negative consequences of these satanic devices. The argument maintains that traffic flows more efficiently and safely when lights are absent.