If your idea of a "bizarre" aircraft is pre-war DH Dragon Rapide, a bloated Boeing Super Guppy, or a BA Airbus with an "ethnic" tail design, then think again! What about . . Horatio Phillips's Multiplane with its 200 separate wings? The Goodyear Inflatoplane, a totall... read more
In this book, the authors of the widely acclaimed Aviation Century series profile 50 of history's most influential aircraft, their pilots and designers.
An Odyssey in Steam is renowned artist David Bell's fifth book which features his beautiful and complex paintings of steam engines and locomotives with captivating technical accuracy. It is a unique look at the railways during the age of steam featuringma... read more
The engine roars to life, and the aircraft zooms into the air. Get a close-up look at six of the world's most exciting aircraft in this thrilling set. Book jacket.
This book is dedicated to a select group of designers and marketing people round the world who, in blissful ignorance of the meaning of 'fit for purpose', came up with vehicles so totally bizarre, ugly or inappropriate (in some cases all three) that ... read more
The author, Fred Kerr, was introduced to the world of industrial railways in 1956 when his parents moved from Edinburgh to Corby in Northamptonshire, where the local steelworks offered a mix of locomotives from several manufacturers. When steam tra... read more
What was the first real 'automobile'? And what actually constitutes an automobile, anyway?SUCH questions are not easy to answer, but Keith Ray has embraced the challenge and compiled a myth-busting book packed with fascinating facts. R... read more
An intelligent yet very readable answer to the novice driver dilemma, specifically designed for worried parents. It looks at young drivers in a completely new way, and provides enlightening solutions to the questions parents most need answers to.
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A stunning new information-packed series.
Long before there were aerial ladder trucks, there were city service hook and ladder trucks. For many years, long-wheelbase, straight-frame city service hook and ladder trucks were standard offerings in the product catalogs of most fire apparatus manufacturers... read more
"With understatement, high-class individuality, and conservative reliability, the Aston Martin takes its place among the ranks of the most exclusive sports cars. Only an illustrated book of the highest quality can do justice to the charm and elegance of this exclusive British car, ... read more
In the new edition of this classic text, Brian Laban brings the story of the AC Cobra up to date. In the early 1960s, a flamboyant Texan, Carroll Shelby, dreamed of a special kind of sports car, a marriage of European style with lusty, affordable American V8 power. He took his ... read more