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Survive the Drive! How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,140. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
The ultimate companion to driving in Southern California to help you: plan ahead to determine the quickest commute; get the most out of radio traffic reports; find alternate routes around major accidents; avoid getting lost; cope with commuting stress and avoid being a victim of road rage; and deal with unexpected traffic problems such as Sigalerts, diesel spills, and earthquakes.
The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society
Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 66,820. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » City planning, Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
Jeff Olson's experiences in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors of the sustainable transportation field have made one thing clear: when most people think about transportation they often consider only two options, highways and mass transit. Through his experiences, Jeff realized that walking and bicycling are unique forms of mobility that represent a separate, Third Mode of transportation.
FAA National Aviation Research Plan, Portfolio of Goals, Destination 2025, Flight Plan Program - National Airspace System, NextGen, Air Traffic, Human Protection, Crash Safety, Aviation Weather
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,270. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft
Four official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) documents - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - provide unique details about federal plans for the aviation system.
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
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.
From Smoke to Mirrors
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,480. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
A car-friendly guide to the future of transport, written for non-technical readers by a car enthusiast and manufacturing engineer. From Smoke to Mirrors shows why renewable petrol and diesel in New Zealand will be more affordable in the future than conventional fuels are today. Describes a flexible transition plan that keeps New Zealand's options open in case someone invents a better car or truck.
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)
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.
"We Freeze to Please" - A History of NASA's Icing Research Tunnel and the Quest for Flight Safety (NASA SP-2002-4226)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,610. 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 comprehensive account of NASA research on aircraft icing, a major threat to air safety.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Manual Volume One, Marine Safety Program, Environmental Response, Commercial Vessel Safety, Boating Safety
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,530. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) manual covers the basics of the marine safety program including boating safety, commercial vessel safety, environmental response, and more.
OBD-2 Automotive Code Encyclopedia and Cross-Reference Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 134,310. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Repair & Maintenance, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Reference
Here, you'll also have access to a series of useful cross-reference automotive sensor values, such as MAP, TPS, FRP or fuel-rail-pressure sensor, etc, which makes for a useful tool during repairs. In this publication, you’ll also have access to all the Generic OBD II code definitions, as well as the code setting criteria. This data was obtained from 2 decades of field work in auto-repair.
Four
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Motorcycles
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Four friends connected by the bonds of motorcycle adventure head off on what initially seems like a weekend of companionship and fun in the Appalachian Mountains. The mountains, and their unpredictable weather, have their own plans for the weekend and the four suddenly find themselves perilously caught in a freak snowstorm, lost and cold.
Tussen containers en tijdzones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: Dutch. Published: November 13, 2011 by FTK Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
'Tussen containers en tijdzones' is het verhaal van het leven aan boord van een vrachtschip waar het avontuur nooit ver weg is. In dit onderhoudende reisverhaal kijkt de schrijver terug op haar avonturen op het containerschip Serenity River. Een ongewone reis in een wereld die meestal onzichtbaar blijft. Maar wat gebeurt er als er midden op de Atlantische Oceaan plotseling een orkaan opsteekt?
Highway America - The Life of a Trucker
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,520. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / Trucks
Highway America is a must-read trucking and travel guide for anyone wanting to drive across America or work as an interstate trucker. Peter Blakeborough, a native of New Zealand, recounts his life on the road with humor and graphic detail.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Rail Transport in a Theater of Operations Field Manual - FM 55-20 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,070. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Rail Transport in a Theater of Operations Field Manual (FM 55-20) sets forth transportation rail doctrine and organizational structure. Coverage includes facilities, signals, procedures, rolling stock classification, and both steam and diesel locomotives.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Railway Operating and Safety Rules Field Manual - FM 55-21 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Railway Operating and Safety Rules Field Manual (FM 55-21) provides a standard code of operating rules for personnel engaged in the operation of military railways.
Taking the Sea: Perilous Waters, Sunken Ships, and the True Story of the Legendary Wrecker Captains
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This book showcases the heart-beating salvages and “wondrous death-defying finales” (Kirkus Reviews) by the important wreckers. Readers will see how innovation marched to change the maritime world, and as the most acclaimed wrecker, Captain T.P.H. Whitelaw, observed: “A terrible, always hungry monster, with long white teeth is the sea. A smiling witch one day—a monster the next.”
The Rogue Aviator - In The Back Alleys of Aviation
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
The Great Lakes Car Ferries
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Dean K. Fick. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
A comprehensive history of the specialized boats used to carry railroad cars across the water, by one of America's best and most-loved transportation authors.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Command Module (CSM) Reference
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
Incorporating the historic Apollo Spacecraft News Reference, this unique document provides extraordinary detail about America's Apollo Command and Service Module. Every major component and system on the incredibly successful CSM is covered. It provides one of the best technical, nuts-and-bolts descriptions of the CSM available.
The Outer Whorl - Essays of an Airline Pilot
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 54,560. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aircraft, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Twenty related essays on pursuing a career as a military and airline pilot--a career pursued not only to see the world, but also to gain an appreciation for the beauty and challenges that a life in aviation offers. The Outer Whorl is an introspective look at the allure of airline flying and how that world was irrevocably destroyed on 9/11. A narrative appreciated by both pilots and passengers.