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Messages from the Sea: Letters and Notes from a Lost Era Found in Bottles and on Beaches Around the World
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
A collection of messages found washed ashore on beaches around the world. The messages tell of foundering ships, missing ocean liners and shipwrecked sailors. Dating from a lost era of seafaring, they demonstrate the brave, lonely and fragile nature of life on the ocean waves.
No Fighting Chance-Ireland's Lady of the Lake Disaster of 1833
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,120. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
No Fighting Chance recounts the "little Titanic" disaster when 250 Irish emigrants were abandoned by their drunken captain after striking an iceberg off Newfoundland. The few survivors were also later left for dead or murdered by their capricious captain. The book also follows the other tragedy Ireland experienced at the time when Simon Byrne lost the longest championship fight in history.
America's Highways: History from 1776 to Modern Times: Early Turnpike Era, Roads, Canals, Motor Age, Scientific Roadbuilding, Federal Aid, National Defense, Interstate System, Bridges, Construction
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 328,870. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Highway & Traffic, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
This book has been written for a widely diversified audience—those interested in the general history of our Nation's highways and those whose interest might be more narrowly confined to matters relating to the technical aspects of highway transportation.
How to Buy a Car Without Losing Your Shirt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016 by John Waaser. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Purchasing & buying, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Buyer’s Guides
When you walk into a car dealership to look at cars, who has the advantage? Does the customer have the advantage, since he has the money? Not on your life! Even if you buy a new car every two or three years, the salesperson who is about to greet you talks to at least three or four customers EVERY DAY! The dealer has this down to a science, and you don't. This book tells you what to watch out for.
The Things We Do for Money…! Everything you always wanted to know about taxis but the driver wouldn’t tell you . .
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2016 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Public Transportation, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The first book about the Taxi Industry, this book has something for everyone: for cabbies a common theme with which they can identify; a word about the various authorities, companies & cab owners; & heaps of interesting information with over 40 pages of their questions and answers: Can I smoke in a cab? How much does a cabbie earn? Do cabbies get solicited? Do taxis carry only people & luggage?
A Life of Flight: One Pilot's Story, from Piper Cubs to 747s and Beyond
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,800. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016 by Agio Publishing House. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction
Pilot Bob Gartshore’s 42-year flying career spanned a period of rapid aviation development - from fabric-covered Piper Cubs with a little 65-hp engine to Boeing 747s with four engines developing some 240,000 pounds of thrust. He logged over 21,000 hours in the cockpit, flying to six continents - freight, charter and scheduled runs - for the RCAF, CPA, Wardair, and Canadian Airlines.
Fume Event Aviation's Biggest Lie
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 52,940. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
This is a documentary and exposé of my own personal journey as well as that of fellow co-workers who have dealt with the deception, lies, collusion and retaliation after encountering a 'fume event'.
Chasing America
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,320. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
During the summer of 2015, Tracy Farr hopped on his motorcycle and traveled more than 19,000 miles across America looking for an adventure. In the end, he found so much more.
Letters of Indemnity: A Guide to Good Practice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Rightly or wrongly, letters of indemnity are in widespread use in international trade and shipping in conjunction with, and sometimes in substitution for, bills of lading. This guide provides commentary on the common types of letter of indemnity, the reasons they are used, the pitfalls, and risks, and some of the legal and insurance issues which arise out of their use.
Cargo Stowage and Securing: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,080. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Proper stowage and securing of items of cargo is the utmost importance for the safety of the crew, the carrying vessel and the items of cargo themselves. The guide takes the reader through the basic rules to be remembered on every occasion during the loading and securing of cargo, and describes where regulations, recommendations and general guidance can be found.
Bunker Claims Prevention: A Guide to Good Practice, Third Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,140. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide explains how to avoid the potentially enormous losses arising from loading marine fuel oils ('bunkers') of unsuitable quality or insufficient quantity.
Bills of Lading: A Guide to Good Practice, Third Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,040. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide explains how to avoid disputes and problems arising from improper use of bills of lading, one of the most important yet least understood documents involved in the international carriage of goods by sea.
An Introduction to P&I Insurance and Loss Prevention, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover - otherwise known as 'protection and indemnity' (P&I) insurance - which recent international casualties, pirate attacks and trade sanctions have brought increasingly into the public eye.
A Nice Quiet Life
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,260. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 by Rob Chicken. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
This is the life story of my grandfather. He was an Engineer, and Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy, from 1908 to 1945. The book describes a lifetime of adventure, the hardship and joy on all of the different ships he sailed. From grand liners to rusty hulks, he survived two world wars, the depression of the nineteen thirties, and even took his family with him to sea.
Keep On Trucking: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Intratheater Airlift - Review of Military Theater Distribution System Compared to Walmart Commercial or Hybrid Airlift, Cargo Delivery, Central Command
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 109,280. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique study considers three different distribution systems: the current military intratheater airlift system being executed by US Central Command (USCENTCOM); Walmart's domestic distribution network; and a hybrid system based upon the current intratheater airlift system.
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.
A Life Worth Living
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,230. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Antique & Classic
Born into poverty as a child of a sharecropping family, Bill York learned throughout his early years the value of hard work, obtaining an education, and instilling Christian values into his daily life. In a delightfully refreshing and revealing tone, Bill shares principles that brought him out of poverty and low self esteem into a full, rich, and rewarding life.
The Galway Train
Price: Free! Words: 33,190. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The story of the Railway Service in County Galway Ireland from 1851 to 2016.
Bulk Cargoes: A Guide to Good Practice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,650. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / Repair & Maintenance
This guide explains basic rules to be remembered on every occasion during loading, carriage and unloading of sea-borne bulk cargoes.
Growing up with Spaceflight: Skylab / ASTP
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 42,630. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
“Growing Up With Spaceflight- Skylab/ASTP” is the true story of an average kid who came of age watching the US space program and evolved from a casual observer to raving space buff. This volume the third release of the 6 book series. It covers Skylab 1 through Apollo/Soyuz and is garnished with humor and technical information. Readers may well see themselves in these stories.