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Fares Please!

Fares Please!


Category: Transport
Description: Author Stan Yorke takes a look at the story of public transport, explaining how services developed into the system we are familiar with today. From horse-drawn coaches and trams to trains and buses, with stops on the way to take in the genius of Victorian invention, the chicanery of politicians, and the turbulence of social upheaval. The book is packed with color photographs showing public transport vehicles of every kind. There is also a list of places to visit where superb, restored examples can be seen today.
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Author: Stan Yorke
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Product ID: 9781846741999
 
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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.
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Author: Trevor Pask
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Product ID: 9780747807919
 
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I Know You Got Soul

I Know You Got Soul


Category: Transport
Description: It will come as no surprise to anyone that Jeremy Clarkson loves machines. But it's not just any old bucket of bolts, cogs and bearings that puts that rings his bell. In fact, he's scoured the length and and breadth of the land, plunged into oceans and taken to the skies in search of those rare machines with that elusive certain something. And along the way he's discovered: the safest place to be in the event of nuclear war; who would win if Superman, James Bond and The Terminator had a fight; the stupidest person he's ever met; what an old Cornish institution called Arthur has to do with 0898 chat lines; and how Jean Claude Van Damme might get eaten by a lion... In I Know You Got Soul, Jeremy Clarkson tells the stories of the geniuses, innovators and crackpots who put the ghost in the machine. From Brunel's SS Great Britain to the Spitfire and from the woeful - but inspiring - Graf Zeppelin to Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, they were built by people who love them - and we can't help but love them in return.
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Author: Jeremy Clarkson
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Product ID: 9780141022925
 
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Skyfaring

Skyfaring


Category: Transport
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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Narrow Dog To Carcassonne

Narrow Dog To Carcassonne


Category: Transport
Description: ' We could bore ourselves to death, drink ourselves to death, or have a bit of an adventure...' When they retired, Terry and Monica Darlington decided to sail their canal narrow boat across the Channel and down to the Mediterranean, together with their whippet Jim. They took advice from experts, who said they would die, together with their whippet Jim. On the Phyllis May, you dive through six-foot waves in the Channel, are swept down the terrible Rhone, and fight for your life in a storm among the flamingos of the Camargue. You meet the French nobody meets - poets, captains, historians, drunks, bargees, men with guns, scholars, madmen - they all want to know the people on the painted boat and their narrow dog. You visit the France nobody knows - the backwaters of Flanders, the canals beneath Paris, the heavenly Yonne, the lost Burgundy Canal, the islands of the Saone, and the forbidden ways to the Mediterranean. Aliens, dicks, trolls, vandals, gongoozlers, killer fish and the walking dead all stand between our three innocents and their goal - many-towered Carcassonne.
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Author: Terry Darlington
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Product ID: 9780553816693
 
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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.
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Author: Ashley Hollebone
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Product ID: 9780752461281
 
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Yeach Yourself Make The Most Of Your Caravan

Yeach Yourself Make The Most Of Your Caravan


Category: Transport
Description: Do you want to get maximum value and enjoyment out of your caravan? The open road, the freedom to leave on a whim, the comfort and convenience of a mobile home from home... A caravan makes a fantastic investment if you're looking for flexible, economical holidays. ' Make the Most of Your Caravan' will show you how to get maximum value and enjoyment out of yours. Offering practical advice on all aspects of caravanning, from the initial purchase to basic maintenance, towing and driving to camping and holidaying abroad, this is a uniquely comprehensive manual for every caravan owner, setting you up for some great tips. I heartily recommend it to all caravannists whether you've been 'vanning for years or whether you are a new boy Jeremy Clarkson, The Sun a really useful book which, although aimed principally at novices, will appeal to caravanners with all levels of experience Caravan Club Magazine
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Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: Robert McCabe
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Product ID: 9781473600003
 
£10.89
 
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Journey

Journey


Category: Transport
Description: All the way from Ancient Persian couriers to the invention of Concorde and journeys into space, this coffee table book provides an illustrated account of human's greatest journeys. With a foreword by Simon Reeve, it's a fantastic book for every armchair historian and reveals how journeys range from manners of impulse to migration and hunts for food. It even focuses on quests for adventure and pilgrimages made out of scientific curiosity. Covering all of humanity's most famous, significant and thrilling journeys, this book has biographies of conquerers, explores and travellers.
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Product ID: 9780241289426
 
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Kents Transport Heritage

Kents Transport Heritage


Category: Transport
Description: Kent is strategically located, lying on the approach to London and being the shortest route to and from continental Europe. As a result the evolution of the means of transport has left its mark. Roads were turnpike in the eighteenth century leaving toll houses, coaching inns, mile stones and bridges, while the motor car age saw the rise of filling stations. Kent claims the world's first all-steam-powered railway. After the railways spread their network of mainlines and branch lines they left a legacy of stations, signal boxes and goods sheds, as well as traces of where redundant lines have been lifted. Waterborne transport has also left a legacy in the form of canals and cuts, locks and bridges, along with sea ports, docks and wharves. Into the twentieth century new forms of transport such as aircraft led to the building of airports and hoverports which came and have largely departed. Kent's Transport Heritage outlines the changes taking place in these various aspects of transport and illustrates what remains extant.
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Author: James Preston
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Product ID: 9781445669915
 
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Route 66 Then And Now

Route 66 Then And Now


Category: Transport
Description: The ` Mother Road' or the ` Will Rogers Highway' has been open since 1926. Its heyday was the WWII and post-war era and many roadside structures sprang up to cater for the tin-can tourists making the journey from East to West. Gas stations, motels, and diners all had to compete for business and what better way to attract attention than with a wacky feature such as a wigwam motel, an iceberg cafe, or a whale-themed diner. Route 66 Then and Now revisits some of these bizarre (and not-so-bizarre) structures to see what's left before time takes its toll. Some, such as the Magnolia Service Station in Kansas, have been preserved on the National Historic Register; others, such as the Aztec Motel in Albuquerque, are still doing a thriving business; while others have simpy vanished from the landscape. Starting in Chicago, Route 66 Then and Now takes in the motels, cafes, gas stations, roadside attractions and key towns and sites along the route. From the Blue Whale in Catoosa, past Angel Delgadillo's store in Seligman, Arizona, to the end point in Santa Monica, Route 66 historian Joe Sonderman takes readers on the 2,500-mile trip, illustrated by his fabulous postcard collection. Includes: Illinois: Chicago, Joliet, Dwight, Pontiac, Logan County. Missouri: St. Louis, Lebanon, Springfield, Joplin. Kansas: Galena, Baxter Springs. Oklahoma: Catoosa, Tulsa, Sayre. Texas: Shamrock, Amarillo, Glenrio. New Mexico: Santo Domingo, Gravel Hill, Albuquerque. Arizona: Holbrook, Winslow, Two Guns, Flagstaff, Seligman, Kingman. California: Needles, Amboy, Barstow, Cajon Pass, San Bernadino, Pasadena, Santa Monica.
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Author: Joe Sonderman
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Product ID: 9781911595571
 
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Curves: Germanys Coastline

Curves: Germanys Coastline


Category: Transport
Description: You do not need to go to California for scenic coastal roads or relaxed cruising - not when you have that right on your doorstep in Europe. Instead of chewing gum, eating burgers and drinking Coca- Cola, your travelling companions will experience liquorice, tea and shrimp rolls - and, of course, Porsche. In the latest Curves volume, Stefan Bogner travels the German coastline from von Emden to Hamburg, visits the North Frisian island Sylt, and takes a trip to Denmark. From Klitmoeller he goes to Copenhagen and Lubeck. The journey comes to an end in between seaside resorts and chalk cliffs on Rugen, an island in the Baltic.
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Author: Stefan Bogner
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Product ID: 9783667110909
 
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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.
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Author: Richard J. Stacpoole-Ryding
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Product ID: 9781445651040
 
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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.
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Author: Neville Stead
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Product ID: 9781871233308
 
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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
 
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Mars Rovers Manual

Mars Rovers Manual


Category: Transport
Description: Is there life on Mars? This age-old question has prompted many missions to Mars, with the most recent rover, Curiosity, having safely landed in August 2012 amid a blaze of publicity. This manual covers the development, design and engineering of three generations of Mars rover: Sojourner, which landed in 1997, was the size of a microwave; Spirit and Opportunity, both the size of a shopping trolley, followed in 2004; and Curiosity is the size of a car, with a design life of two years. Learn how these machines work as well as what they have found and hope to discover - and look forward to the possibility that humans may yet set foot on the Red Planet.
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Delivery cost: 2.95
Author: David Baker
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Product ID: 9780857333704
 
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