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Skyfaring

Skyfaring


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Description: Sunday Times Bestseller. Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice. In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying, on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here is the simple wonder that remains at the heart of an experience which modern travellers all too easily take for granted: the transcendent joy of motion, and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love. ' Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book: a description of what it's like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. This is a man who is at once a technical expert - he flies 747s across continents - and a poet of the skies. This couldn't be more highly recommended. ( Alain de Botton).
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Author: Mark Vanhoenacker
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Product ID: 9780099589853
 
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Airfix Kits

Airfix Kits


Category: Transport
Description: With the aid of stringy glue and scalpel-sliced fingers, young and old have turned display cabinets and bedrooms into mini-museums, or tiny battlefields. This book looks at the fascinating tale of this British company - a pioneer in the world of modelling - as well as its products, its changing fortunes over the years, and its links with popular culture. Accompanied by color images, Trevor Pask explores this thriving pastime, allowing Airfix kit lovers to indulge in a nostalgic journey and those new to the hobby an intriguing insight into its history.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Trevor Pask
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Product ID: 9780747807919
 
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The Hovercraft Story

The Hovercraft Story


Category: Transport
Description: Motoring journalist Ashley Hollebone reveals for the first time the full story behind the hovercraft, a wonderful British invention that was created in a back shed from a rusty food tin and an old hair dryer - simple yet remarkable! Christopher Cockerell's 1950s invention has found a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, from cross- Channel ferries and leisure cruising to racing at up to 80mph; it has modernised travel and has an impressive safety record, yet despite this little has been written about this, one of the most innovative modes of transport. This colourful book decisively redresses the balance and comprehensively reveals the history of the hovercraft, through photographs and diagrams, making it an invaluable addition to every enthusiast's library.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Ashley Hollebone
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Product ID: 9780752461281
 
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Transport: Air  Land And Sea A Colouring Book

Transport: Air Land And Sea A Colouring Book


Category: Transport
Description: With over ninety detailed outlines, Transport: Air, Land and Sea gives you the chance to colour some of Britain's most iconic ships, locomotives, cars and buses. Including such famous examples as the Stephensons' Rocket, the Titanic, and the Spitfire fighter plane, alongside lesser known but equally important ones such as lightships. Each image is accompanied by an informative caption to tell you everything you need to know about what you're colouring. This fascinating colouring book will keep you entertained for hours.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Amberley Archive
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Product ID: 9781445661322
 
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M25

M25


Category: Transport
Description: Have you ever wanted to know...* Which junction to take for Gibraltar? * How to save GBP35,040 a year on Dartford Crossing tolls? * How many assassins were buried within the concrete of the M25? (at least one) * Why it's important that North Ockendon declares itself independent from Greater London at the earliest opportunity? This indispensable biography of a road profiles the 117 miles of Britain's most infamous motorway, from its controversial origins to its present-day status as backdrop to the lives and commutes of millions. Told with Ray Hamilton's trademark powers of observation and off-the-wall humour, it is an eye-opening account of the stuff you didn't know about the M25 - including the action, sightseeing or nature-loving fun you can have coming off at any junction - and a very different view of the stuff you did know.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Ray Hamilton
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Product ID: 9781849537698
 
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The British Transport Police

The British Transport Police


Category: Transport
Description: The British Transport Police has the most diverse history of any police force in the world. It can trace its origins back to 1826, and is made up from over 240 railway, dock and canal forces. Early railway companies maintained their own police forces, but following WW1 these smaller companies were amalgamated into four large companies. In 1948 following the nationalisation of the transport infrastructure the force took responsibility for policing the railways, ports and canals as the British Transport Commission Police; the first national police force in the United Kingdom. The BTC was dissolved in 1963 but the force remained as the British Transport Police. From the beginning the force has been at the forefront of policing innovation such as being the first force to use dogs, employing women as uniformed officers, the introduction of a computerised crime reporting procedure and the first to use technology to arrest a murder suspect. Although diminished in size and areas of responsibility since privatisation of the UK transport infrastructure, the force has moved with the demands of modern policing. Here then is an illustrated history of this unique force working to keep the travelling public safe.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Richard J. Stacpoole-Ryding
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Product ID: 9781445651040
 
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Shepherds Huts and Living Vans

Shepherds Huts and Living Vans


Category: Transport
Description: In the 1800s, a shepherd's hut or living van would have been an unremarkable sight in many regions of rural Britain. By the 1970s most lay abandoned as farming methods and industry left them behind. Today the humble shepherd's hut is making a comeback and these quirky collectors' items are fast developing a cult status of their own. Original huts and living vans command high sums and replica huts are being built in high numbers to satisfy demand. However, many who see one, have one or want one know little of their origin or the differences between them. This beautifully illustrated book explores the differences and takes a look behind the door at what living and operating in these small mobile spaces was really like.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: David Morris
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Product ID: 9781445621364
 
£13.59
 
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Edward Johnston: A Signature For London

Edward Johnston: A Signature For London


Category: Transport
Description: The Johnston typeface influenced the design of the whole London transport system and is seen, in an adapted form, every day by millions on Tube trains, station signs, buses, posters, leaflets and maps. A symbol of London, globally recognised, the Johnston typeface is 100 years old in 2016. This book celebrates the typeface and the life and work of its creator, Edward Johnston. Illustrated with images from the collections at London Transport Museum and other relevant collections, it tells of the journey that the Johnston typeface has taken from Johnston's first meeting with Frank Pick in 1913 to the advent of New Johnston and its evolution and use up to the London 2012 Olympics. The influence of Johnston on typography and design was and continues to be profound. London Transport Museum's collection captures both the genesis of this ground breaking typography and its use, misuse and adaptation across a century. The roundel and Johnston typeface have been the basis of the brand for Transport for London ( Tf L) and its predecessors for over a century. Together they provide a unified corporate identity which visually unites the Capital's transport services but have also come to symbolise London itself, giving London its signature. Designed by award winning book designer, Webb and Webb.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Richard Taylor
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Product ID: 9781910787298
 
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Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Riders Handbook

Motorcycle Roadcraft: The Police Riders Handbook


Category: Transport
Description: Supersedes previous edition (1996, 18th impression 2011, ISBN 9780113411436). PDF will also available ( ISBN 9780117082199)
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Penny Mares
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Product ID: 9780117081888
 
£14.79
 
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The Hovercraft: A History

The Hovercraft: A History


Category: Transport
Description: The Hovercraft
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
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Author: Ashley Hollebone
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Product ID: 9780752464794
 
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Kingston-upon-hull

Kingston-upon-hull


Category: Transport
Description: Over 200 superb black and white photos depicting the rich and varied forms of transport to be seen in Kingston- Upon- Hull during the 20th century. Illustrated are trams, buses, electric trolley buses, steam trains, the docks as they once were, the wonderful paddle steamers that plied the Humber estuary before the bridge was built, the steamships that sailed between Hull's town docks and the Continent plus barges on the River Hull, trawlers, tugs and other support vessels. The bus pictures especially incorporate fascinating views of the city streets before and after destruction by bombing in the second world war. The author also relates his own experiences of the Hull transport scene.
Delivery time: 3 - 5 working days
Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Neville Stead
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Product ID: 9781871233308
 
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