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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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Airfix Kits

Airfix Kits


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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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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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I Know You Got Soul

I Know You Got Soul


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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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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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M25

M25


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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.
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Author: Ray Hamilton
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Product ID: 9781849537698
 
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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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Author: Robert McCabe
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Product ID: 9781473600003
 
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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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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.
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Author: David Morris
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Product ID: 9781445621364
 
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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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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.
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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)
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Author: Penny Mares
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Product ID: 9780117081888
 
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The Hovercraft: A History

The Hovercraft: A History


Category: Transport
Description: The Hovercraft
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Author: Ashley Hollebone
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Product ID: 9780752464794
 
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Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford


Category: Transport
Description: Thomas Telford's life was extraordinary: born in the Lowlands of Scotland, where his father worked as a shepherd, he ended his days as the most revered engineer in the world, known punningly as The Colossus of Roads. He was responsible for some of the great works of the age, such as the suspension bridge across the Menai Straits and the mighty Pontcysyllte aqueduct. He built some of the best roads seen in Britain since the days of the Romans and constructed the great Caledonian Canal, designed to take ships across Scotland from coast to coast. He did as much as anyone to turn engineering into a profession and was the first President of the newly formed Institution of Civil Engineers. All this was achieved by a man who started work as a boy apprentice to a stonemason. He was always intensely proud of his homeland and was to be in charge of an immense programme of reconstruction for the Highlands that included building everything from roads to harbours and even designing churches. He was unquestionably one of Britain's finest engineers, able to take his place alongside giants such as Brunel. He was also a man of culture, even though he had only a rudimentary education. As a mason in his early days he had worked alongside some of the greatest architects of the day, such as William Chambers and Robert Adams, and when he was appointed County Surveyor for Shropshire early in his career, he had the opportunity to practice those skills himself, designing two imposing churches in the county and overseeing the renovation of Shrewsbury Castle. Even as a boy, he had developed a love of literature and throughout his life wrote poetry and became a close friend of the Poet Laureate, Robert Southey. He was a man of many talents, who rose to the very top of his profession but never forgot his roots: he kept his old masons' tools with him to the end of his days. There are few official monuments to this great man, but he has no need of them: the true monuments are the structures that he left behind that speak of a man who brought about a revolution in transport and civil engineering.
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Author: Anthony Burton
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Product ID: 9781473843714
 
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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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Dictionary Of Maritime And Transportation Terms

Dictionary Of Maritime And Transportation Terms


Category: Transport
Description: This up-to-date standard reference is a must-have for every mariner's bookshelf. Acronyms and cross-references to related terms give the reader a full picture of how the many words and phrases are related. Compiled by Captain Jeffery W. Monroe and Director of the Department of Ports and Transportation for Portland, Maine, and Captain Robert Steward, Ph. D., Chair of the Business administration Department at the California Maritime Academy, Dictionary of Maritime and Transportation Terms is as complete a maritime dictionary as has ever been available on the market.
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Author: Gerald H. Ullman
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Product ID: 9780870335693
 
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