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The Rampant Robot and other stories
by Graeme R. Quick
Following the publication of Tall But True Tractor Tales the author has unearthed 50 more stories related to tractors and farm machines (more tall but true tales) and those who work with them. Most of the individuals whose mishaps
by Gary Bristow
by FREDERICK C. MATTHEWS
This classic two-volume study by a famous marine historian is one of the most revealing documents of the great age of sail, recounting in a rich, finely detailed narrative the histories of 322 late-19th century merchant vessels. A select group ...
by CHARLES G. DAVIS
Master seaman, shipbuilder, and nautical chronicler Charles G. Davis here charts an anecdotal, highly personal course through our rich nautical history. Written in a style both entertaining and informal through which bubbles a genuine love of ...
by V. R. GRIMWOOD
This classic guide to ship modeling is distinguished by its particular suitability for beginners. Both text and plans are especially geared toward the growing skills of novices, with projects presented in easy-to-learn techniques and arranged in
by FREDRIK HENRIK AF CHAPMAN
First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed ...
by HARRY PIDGEON
""The Islander was my first attempt at building a sailboat, but I don't suppose there ever was an amateur built craft that so nearly fulfilled the dream of her owner, or that a landsman ever came so near to weaving a magic carpet of the sea.""So
by GEORGE BIDDLECOMBE
""Few, today, can realize how important was the art of rigging a ship and reeving her gear in the days just old when all aloft was wood and hemp; or how great the part it has played in the building of Empire."" - Introduction.Although mastery of
by HERVEY GARRETT SMITH
Over 150 years ago, the skills needed to operate a merchant sailing vessel were many and varied. While not nearly as much in demand today as they were in the days of the Yankee clippers, these skills nevertheless remain important and necessary ...
by ROWAN-THOMSON G
by CHESNEAU R
Written with the modeller in mind, this highly illustrated history of the V-bomber with the greatest longevity includes much detail on its stand-off weapons and paint schemes together with many close-up detail photographs. 1:96 plans. 4 colour ...
by HOLMES HARRY
A complete history in photographs of a giant in the history of British aircraft manufacturing The story of A.V. Roe and Company Ltd (Avro) begins in the very earliest years of aviation, only three years after man's first powered flight. Alliot ...
by MIKE CARVER
British Leyland Motor Corporation, formed in the wake of the post-war manufacturing boom, brought together almost all the British-owned car and commercial vehicle companies that then existed. At the head of the sixth largest car manufacturer in ...
by CHESNEAU R
Written with the modeller in mind. Includes much detail on its squadrons, markings and paint schemes together with close-up detail photographs ...
by ALEXANDER O. EXQUEMELIN
A cross between genuine privateers, commissioned to defend a country's colonies and trade, and outright pirates, buccaneers were largely English, French, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters among the Caribbean Islands and along the coasts
by PERCY W. BLANDFORD
This clear, concise guide contains all the essential information anyone is likely to need to build a seaworthy craft with only two hands and the most basic tools. Starting with an introduction to materials, Percy Blandford - a onetime Associate ...
by CHESNEAU R
Covers the history of the English Electric Canberra PR Mk9 and includes concise technical information, details of the aircraft's developmental history, squadron service and colour schemes ...
The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car
by John J. Fialka
Starting with the early days of the electric car, Fialka documents the MIT/Caltech race between prototypes in the summer of 1968 and takes readers up to visionaries like Elon Musk and the upstart young Tesla Motors. Today, the electric has ...
by Jamie Whyte
by JACK LONDON
Barely 30 years old and the wildly popular author of The Call of the Wild, Martin Eden, and other successful novels, Jack London's determined to follow the example of his boyhood idol, Herman Melville, and explore the islands of the South ...