127 books (7 pages) in this category
The Rampant Robot and other stories
by Graeme R. Quick
<p>Following the publication of <i>Tall But True Tractor Tales </i>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 ...
A Heathrow Diary
by Nicholas Bell
We all spend longer than we would like waiting around in airports, but we rarely discover anything about our fellow travellers or those who work there. In the summer of 2009, however, Alain de Botton was given unprecedented, unrestricted accessAudio Book
by Gary Bristow
by LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
This treasure trove of cutaway views of 1940s aircraft features art from the top magazines of the era: Aeroplane, Flight, Aviation, L'Aeronautique, and others. While the majority of the focus is on American models, the extensive notes and ...
by Thomas Eismin
by Michael Kroes
by Keith Lovegrove
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 Harry Kinnison
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 Richard Reinhart