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A Middle East Airlines Sud Aviation SE-210 Crashes In The Persian Gulf April 17, 1964
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Flight ME 444 was approaching a landing after leaving Beirut, Lebanon and flying over the Arabian Desert. Aramco executives, teachers, public relations people,etc. were approaching a landing in Dharan, Saudi Arabia when the final message from the Caravelle III Sud Aviation plane was received. No definitive crash conclusion was reached by investigators after the majority of the wreckage was found.
Steel Preshipment Surveys: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide is designed to help surveyors and masters worldwide ensure that shipping documents adequately describe the apparent order and condition of steel cargo when loaded.
Deck Stowage and Securing of Pipes: A Guide to Good Practice, First Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Large-diameter pipes for today's sophisticated energy and water industries are now expensive, precision-engineered pieces of cargo that need to be handled with utmost care during ocean transport. This guide explains the methods for safe stowage and securing of pipes on the decks of cargo ships.
Collisions: How to Avoid Them, First Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Navigation
The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs) are the foundations upon which safe navigation and conduct of vessels are built. Designed specifically for use on ships' bridges, this guide is intended to provide practical advice to all watchkeepers, from cadets to masters and inspecting officers, on the key collision avoidance rules.
Cargo Ventilation: A Guide to Good Practice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique illustrated guide for masters, ships' officers and others associated with the carriage of cargo explains how to avoid problems and disputes arising from incorrect usage of natural and mechanical hold-ventilation systems on cargo ships.
Shipboard Petroleum Surveys: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This unique guide explains how good shipboard survey practice can significantly reduce the risk of shortage or contamination claims arising from loading or discharging crude oil and petroleum products.
Rocks and Hard Places: How to Avoid Them, First Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Vessels running aground or colliding with fixed or floating objects (FFO) are among the most high profile and costly of all maritime accidents. This guide is designed to bring to the attention of ship's masters and officers the key contributory factors in groundings and FFO incidents, and how to avoid them.
Personal Injury Prevention: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
This illustrated guide is designed to assist in the prevention of personal injury onboard ship in line with the requirements of the International Safety Management Code.
Hatch Cover Maintenance and Operation: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 16,300. 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 the fundamental importance of weathertight hatch covers to the safe and profitable operation of cargo ships. Poorly maintained or secured hatch covers can result in total losses in heavy seas and are one of the principal sources of cargo damage claims.
Draught Surveys: A Guide to Good Practice, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016 and represented by The North of England PandI Association. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
The accurate measurement of dry bulk cargoes by a vessel can minimise considerably the risk of shortage claims and disputes. This guide outlines the methods and corrections for a draught survey to be carried out to the required accuracy.
Erik Larson’s Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a Summary of Erik Larson's #1 New York Times Bestseller Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
A Strato-Freight Airliner Crashes San Juan, Puerto Rico June 6, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A converted C46 transport plane flying for Strato-Freight Airlines became the most deadly nonscheduled flight in United States history. The Civil Aeronautics Administration suspended Strato-Freight the same summer that 45 persons were killed aboard the flight that departed San Juan in pitch darkness on June 6, 1949. The Connecticut based company was cited for negligence of property and life.
The Mystique of Indy: The Brickyard
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 19,690. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
A veteran of more than a dozen Indy500 races as a media journalist David Turner details in this lavishly illustrated book all the pain, power and glory of the biggest, oldest most thrilling IndyCar race of them all. Included are dollops of history, Indy traditions, driver spotlights, modern developments and hints of the excitement of the approaching running of the 100th race.
The Bombing of a Canadian Pacific DC3 St. Joachim, Quebec September 9, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
A Pacific Airliner exploded and crashed into a giant mountain near Quebec City on September 9, 1949. The plane had 19 passengers on board and and a crew of four. The passengers included a woman whose husband made sure she was on Flight 108 bound for Baie Comeau. He had asked his wife to retrieve some suitcases therea and spend the weekend with friends. 10 days later authorities learned of a bomb.
The Crash of a United Airlines DC6 Flight 624 Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania June 17, 1948
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
United Airlines Flight 624 was on its last leg of a journey that had taken it from San Diego to Pennsylvania. It was due to land at LaGuardia in New York City but the plane crashed into a power station in the Pocono Mountain chain, killing all 43 of its passengers and crew. My e-book was researched from newspaper accounts of the tragedy along with books that explained the reasons for the crash.
Eastern Air Lines Flight 537 Douglas DC4 Midair Collision Washington, DC November 1, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
It was the most deadly aviation disaster when it occurred in 1949. A New Yorker cartoonist, a bank president, an Eastern Air Lines flight crew and several members of the U.S. House of Representatives were among the victims of the disaster. My e-book looks closely at the differing accounts of a crash that pitted air traffic controllers and others against a Bolivian pilot's recollection of events.
A Rational Fear of Flying
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
No one's afraid of flying anymore. The airlines have made sure of that. So even while planes continue to fall out of the sky, explode, disappear and crash all around the planet, everyone still insists on calling it safe. But you could change that. Included within are all the facts you need to set the record straight and terrify your fellow travelers.
RWB - Life After Birth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB) movement that graced the covers of magazines and Speedhunters initialises their first world-wide publication. In this e-book, we include some of the best photographs from our 300-page coffee table book capturing Southern Cross from its humble beginnings to its life after birth at the track. RWB Australia Specialty Store at http://shop.rwb-australia.com
Bill Vukovich
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Bill Vukovich considered auto racing a hobby and thought that his true livelihood was the grape farm he cultivated in Fresno, California. If it was merely a pastime to him Bill's racing career was certainly more than successful. He won the Indianapolis 500 successively in 1953 and 1954. He was bidding to win it once more in 1955 when he was caught up in a spectacular crash that ended his life.
Dick Hutcherson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Dick Hutcherson's specialty was dirt track racing. He got his first experience on the short tracks in the midwest before joining the NASCAR circuit in 1964. Hutcherson won the 1967 Dixie 500 and was among the top money winners in the three years that he raced in the Grand National division. He retired in 1968 to take a management job with Holman-Moody. He later went into business for himself.