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Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland 15th Edition - 15th Edition (Hardcover): S.K. Baker Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland 15th Edition - 15th Edition (Hardcover)
S.K. Baker
R575 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Fundamentals of Aviation Law (Hardcover, Ed): Raymond Speciale Fundamentals of Aviation Law (Hardcover, Ed)
Raymond Speciale
R2,054 Discovery Miles 20 540 In stock

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The only textbook available on Aviation Law This is an undergraduate textbook designed for college and university courses on aviation law. Each chapter covers a fundamental legal subject and discusses application of that area in the aviation environment. Each chapter comes completed with case-studies, and problems, along with instructor's materials.

Self Build Campervan Conversions - A guide to converting everyday vehicles into campervans & motorhomes (Paperback): Kenny... Self Build Campervan Conversions - A guide to converting everyday vehicles into campervans & motorhomes (Paperback)
Kenny Biggin
R723 R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Save R59 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throw your belongings in the back, get on the road, drive to a beach, a mountain or a sunset, go for a night or a year.... More people than ever before are finding freedom in their own campervan or motorhome. This colourful book takes you step-by-step through the process of converting everyday vehicles into campervans and motorhomes. This essential guidebook is for all DIY campervan and motorhome converters. Inside you will find in-depth guidance notes on vehicle choices, joinery techniques, insulation options, heater installation, water plumbing, vehicle electrics, and everything else that you need to know to convert your own campervan. With detailed diagrams, engaging descriptions, and loads of colour photos, this book is not only an indispensable source of information but a guide that will help inspire you to create your own perfect campervan.

Custer and the 1873 Yellowstone Survey - A Documentary History (Hardcover): M. John Lubetkin Custer and the 1873 Yellowstone Survey - A Documentary History (Hardcover)
M. John Lubetkin
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Progress on the nation's second transcontinental railroad slowed in 1873. The Northern Pacific's proposed middle--the 250 miles between present Billings and Glendive, Montana--had yet to be surveyed, and Sioux and Cheyenne Indians opposed construction through the Yellowstone Valley, the heart of their hunting grounds. A previous surveying expedition along the Yellowstone River in 1872 had resulted in the death of a prominent member of the party, the near-death of the railroad's chief engineer, the embarrassment of the U.S. Army, and a public relations and financial disaster for the Northern Pacific.
Such is the backdrop for" Custer and the 1873 Yellowstone Survey," the story of the expedition told through documents selected and interpreted by historian M. John Lubetkin. The U.S. Army was determined to punish the Sioux, and the Northern Pacific desperately needed to complete its engineering work and resume construction. The expedition mounted in 1873--larger than all previous surveys combined--included "embedded" newspaper correspondents and 1,600 infantry and cavalry, the latter led by George Armstrong Custer.
Lubetkin has gathered firsthand accounts from the correspondents, diarists, and reporters who accompanied this important expedition, including that of news correspondent Samuel J. Barrows. Barrows's narrative--written in a series of dispatches to the "New York Tribune"--provides a comprehensive, often humorous description of events, and his proficiency with shorthand enabled him to capture quotations and dialogue with an authenticity unmatched by other writers on the survey.
The expedition marched west from the Missouri River in mid-June of 1873 and, in three months, covered nearly 1,000, often grueling miles. Encompassing the saga of transcontinental railroading, cultural conflict on the northern plains, and an array of important Indian and Anglo-American characters, "Custer and the 1873 Yellowstone Survey" will fascinate Custer fans and anyone interested in the history of the American West.

The Ships That Came to the Pool of London - From the Roman Galley to HMS Belfast (Paperback): Nick Robins The Ships That Came to the Pool of London - From the Roman Galley to HMS Belfast (Paperback)
Nick Robins
R451 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R65 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Pool of London has long been a busy place. It has been the focus of seaborne trade with the city since the Roman galleys first arrived with exotic cargoes. After the Industrial Revolution the sailing packets were followed by wooden-hulled paddle steamships in the coasting trades, while the deep sea fleets still relied on both sail and steam. Imposing warehouses were constructed to store goods safe from the weather; several survive to this day, including Butler's Wharf and Hay's Wharf on the south bank of the Upper Pool. The Pool developed an important connection with Northern Europe and the near Continent, as ships travelling further afield became larger and migrated to the new dock systems. Barges cluttered up the riverside wharves delivering and collecting goods from up and down river and transhipping goods from the docks. This is the story of the ships that came to the Pool and, with it, the development of London as a port and an international commercial centre. It is an exciting story, full of colour and bustle that will appeal to many, including the numerous visitors that come to see HMS Belfast.

The Famous James Military Lightweight (Paperback): Peter Miller The Famous James Military Lightweight (Paperback)
Peter Miller
R418 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R60 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book tells the story of the famous James ML military motorcycle which had originally been developed as a utility machine for the working man and was then modified for the military during the Second World War. The James ML was used for carrying messages on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day landings, earning it lasting respect and affection. The book covers the various military roles for the motorcycle, including airborne use and its various deployments. The author also describes ML production after the end of the war when the reliability and ruggedness that it had displayed as a military machine proved effective in off-road competitions. The author also presents a brief history of the James and Villiers companies and provides a background to the military decision to purchase lightweight motorcycles. He describes the evaluations and tests and compares the James ML with other motorcycles in the running. Illustrated with colour and black and white images from contemporary magazines such as Motor Cycling and The Motor Cycle, this book tells you all you need to know about this iconic motorcycle.

Farming in Miniature: Volume 1 - A review of British-made toy farm vehicles up to 1980 (Paperback): Robert Newson, Peter Wade-... Farming in Miniature: Volume 1 - A review of British-made toy farm vehicles up to 1980 (Paperback)
Robert Newson, Peter Wade- Martins, Adrian Little
R658 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R111 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Farming in Miniature is an essential guide for collectors of British toy models interested in farm tractors, farm horses and associated agricultural equipment. The manufacturers / brands are arranged alphabetically. Each manufacturer has its own chapter introduced by an account of its history. These introductions cross-refer to the captioned photographs that follow and which make up the bulk of the chapters. In their general introduction the authors say that they have `attempted to illustrate all significant variations of colour and packaging, particularly of rare or unusual models, so as to make the book as comprehensive as possible.' The three authors, all leading authorities, have drawn on their extensive past experience coupled with another five years to research, write and prepare photographs.

Watercraft on World Coins - Volume II: America & Asia, 1800-2008 (Paperback): Yossi Dotan Watercraft on World Coins - Volume II: America & Asia, 1800-2008 (Paperback)
Yossi Dotan
R1,356 R976 Discovery Miles 9 760 Save R380 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Organized as a catalog of ship coins, according to the popular KM-numbering system, these volumes list coins that have a common design are grouped under separate headings. Circulating coins and collector-oriented commemoratives are included and the coin images represent the many different ways in which the ships are depicted. Volume I"Fram," "Golden Hind," "Santa Maria," "Vasa," and "H.M.S. Victory" are names of famous ships that have played a part in Europe's maritime history and the stories associated with these and many other ships are told in this book of ship coins. Each narrative provides the historical background and watercraft experience and circumstance of the soldiers, sailors, admirals and generals, explorers, naval commanders, and fishermen who sometimes through bravery and sometimes through human error have merited a place in the historical record, and are associated with particular vessels that have merited the striking of a coin in record and remembrance. Each entry contains information on the ships, wherever available (length, beam, depth, and tonnage). The book constitutes a catalogue of ship coins organized according to the popular KM numbering system, with groupings under separate headings where ships have a common design. The coin images represent the many different ways in which the ships are depicted. Each volume contains a select bibliography and an index listing the ships, persons and other major topics covered in the narratives. Volume IIIncluding more than 600 narratives, the next in the series follows the publication of Volume I to describe coins from America and Asia.

Conspiracies at Sea - Titanic and Lusitania (Paperback): J. Kent Layton Conspiracies at Sea - Titanic and Lusitania (Paperback)
J. Kent Layton
R570 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Great disasters always attract conspiracy theories and this is just as true of disasters at sea as it is of those on land or in the air. The sinkings of the Titanic and the Lusitania, two of the great maritime disasters of the twentieth century, have attracted more than their share of these theories. Was the sinking of the Titanic a plot by J. P. Morgan to remove opponents to his plan to create a US Federal Reserve Bank? Was the construction of the ship substandard? Was the ship that hit the iceberg that night even the Titanic at all? Might it not have been her sister Olympic instead? And was the Lusitania deliberately allowed to sail into harm's way to provoke the US into joining the First World War? Was her name obscured so the U-boat captain did not know what ship he was firing on? And how much ammunition was she carrying aboard? In this book, maritime historian and ocean liner expert J. Kent Layton examines these and more conspiracy theories and helps lay them to rest.

The Salty Shore (Paperback, New Edition): John Leather The Salty Shore (Paperback, New Edition)
John Leather
R356 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R28 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Considered to be the saltiest shore in England, the Blackwater provides the background for John Leather's story of Essex seafaring. It is an accurate study of men and craft that have sailed form the small communities beside this broad estuary and river. It is a varied story where fishermen, bargemen, boatbuilders, sailmakers, wildfowlers and often smugglers join the sailing smacks and bages, brigs, bumkins and gunpunts in this workaday watery world. The great yachts are there too, and the local seamen who became captains and crews when summer cruising and racing, even to crossing the Atlantic in quest of the elusive America's Cup. Sailors of the sail, these men were of humble origin but proud of their skills and craft. Their traditions, independent outlook and everyday enjoyments have lingered to the present in the Blackwater's unique flavour of sail and oar.

Modern Locomotives of the UK (Hardcover): Pip Dunn Modern Locomotives of the UK (Hardcover)
Pip Dunn
R750 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R147 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Industrial Locomotives & Railways of The Midlands (Paperback): Gordon Edgar Industrial Locomotives & Railways of The Midlands (Paperback)
Gordon Edgar
R560 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The industrial railways of the Midlands is a neglected topic deserving of greater attention. Following on from Industrial Locomotives & Railways of Eastern England, Gordon uses both his excellent collection of photographs and some from other sources to explore these fascinating railways and their locomotives in the fifth volume in this regional series examining the industrial locomotives and railways of England, Wales, and Scotland. Originally founded in the Midlands, the Industrial Locomotive Information Section of the Birmingham Locomotive Club (BLC) is the forefather of the Industrial Railway Society (IRS), which for many years has been the leading organisation in Britain devoted to the study of industrial and heritage railways and locomotives. The industrial railway scene for many was considered to be of secondary importance and, had it not been for the BLC/IRS members and photographers over the decades, some of these more obscure industrial railway operations could well have disappeared without a trace. Changes have been far-reaching in Britain over the last half-century and sadly only eight industrial locations covered within this volume are still in existence today. Gordon presents an array of striking images that strive to include some feel for the locations in question - be it topographical or architectural - covering the incredibly broad spectrum of industrial railways that once existed in the Midlands.

Slave Labor on Virginia's Blue Ridge Railroad (Paperback): Mary E Lyons Slave Labor on Virginia's Blue Ridge Railroad (Paperback)
Mary E Lyons
R514 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Railways of Devon and Cornwall Around the Early 1960s (Paperback): Michael Clemens The Railways of Devon and Cornwall Around the Early 1960s (Paperback)
Michael Clemens 1
R528 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R104 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Railways of Devon & Cornwall Around the Early 1960s covers many of the lines across the two counties and the steam locomotives that worked over them. Whilst there are main line photographs, this book mainly visits a selection of the now largely vanished secondary routes and branch lines. The early 1960s also saw the change from steam to diesel power, so the WR hydraulics and first generation DMUs also make an appearance. In the main, the time period is the eight years or so from 1958 until 1966. This book will appeal to railway enthusiasts, modellers, and those interested in local history. Coverage includes: The Exe Valley branch, The Culm Valley branch, The Teign Valley branch, Lyme Regis, Seaton Junction, Sidmouth Junction, Exeter, Crediton, Okehampton, Barnstaple, Torrington to Halwill, Bude and its harbour branch, The North Cornwall Railway to Wadebridge and Padstow, The Launceston and South Devon branch, Plymouth, The Looe branch, Bodmin, Wenford Bridge, Newquay to Par, Falmouth, The Helston branch, and concludes at Penzance. Virtually all of the photographs, a mixture of black & white and colour, have never been published before, and all were taken by the author, his father, or his friend Alan Maund.

The GWR Bristol to Taunton Line (Paperback, UK ed.): Colin Maggs The GWR Bristol to Taunton Line (Paperback, UK ed.)
Colin Maggs
R538 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R85 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sorely neglected by railway authors, the line between Bristol and Taunton was part of the Bristol & Exeter Railway. A fascinating line, it was built to serve a moribund coalfield and a grand harbour scheme which proved a dismal failure. The line had many interesting features: two short dock branches, one of which had a telescopic bridge; several industrial concerns with their own locomotives; vital wartime factories; the busy holiday and excursion traffic to Weston super Mare requiring a special station.Wind strength had its effect on the railway because on the horse-worked Weston super Mare branch, when an adverse wind blew, it was quicker to get out and walk. The line has had more than its fair share of accidents and mishaps. The B&ER favoured express tank locomotives, some magnificent specimens having 9-foot-diameter flangeless driving wheels. The human side is not ignored: there are details of navvies lives and deaths; of a spat between Brunel and his resident engineer and the daring robbery of a mail train. Colin G. Maggs, one of the country's leading railway historians, covers all these details and more in this gripping and well-researched story illustrated with over 200 images.

Rail Guide 2019: Main Line Systems (Hardcover): Colin J. Marsden Rail Guide 2019: Main Line Systems (Hardcover)
Colin J. Marsden
R653 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R132 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Great Yacht Designs by Alfred Mylne 1921 to 1945 (Paperback): Ian Nicolson Great Yacht Designs by Alfred Mylne 1921 to 1945 (Paperback)
Ian Nicolson
R559 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alfred Mylne the First designed exciting, beautiful yachts, which have won many races over the past 120 years - some are still collecting prizes. They have also cruised far and wide. Many still traverse the oceans, braving the blasting breeze with the confidence of their strong construction. Each chapter of this book is about one of these famous craft, or about a class of boats. The text reveals what is so special about each design. With a fascinating set of illustrations from the Mylne archives, each boat is accompanied by reproductions of Mylne's original plans and drawings. This is the second book about Alfred Mylne the First's very special designs, being a sequel to Ian Nicolson's recent Alfred Mylne The Leading Yacht Designer: 1896-1920. Writing with expertise and enthusiasm, the author has worked in the yacht industry for seventy-one years, including twenty years with Alfred Mylne the Second.

Special Operations (Book): Aviation Historian Special Operations (Book)
Aviation Historian
R268 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R45 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Shipwrecks of Massachusetts Bay (Paperback): Thomas Hall Shipwrecks of Massachusetts Bay (Paperback)
Thomas Hall
R458 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Massachusetts Bay stretches along the rocky coast and dangerously sandy shoals from Cape Ann to Cape Cod and gives the Bay State its distinctive shape and the Atlantic Ocean one of its largest graveyards. Author and longtime diver Thomas Hall guides us through the history of eight dreadful wrecks as we navigate around Mass Bay. Learn the sorrowful fate of the Portland and its crew during the devastating Portland Gale of 1898, how the City of Salisbury went down with its load of exotic zoo animals in the shadow of Graves Light and how the Forest Queen lost its precious cargo in a nor'easter. Hall provides updated research for each shipwreck, as well as insights into the technology, ship design and weather conditions unique to each wreck.

Along the Waterfront - Freighters at New York in the 1950s and 1960s (Paperback): William H. Miller Along the Waterfront - Freighters at New York in the 1950s and 1960s (Paperback)
William H. Miller
R560 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1954 film On the Waterfront brought to life the New York docks of the 1950s, when it was often said that a ship, usually a freighter, arrived or departed every 24 minutes, around the clock. Now, the Port of New York is handling more cargo than ever before, but all of it containerised. Along the Waterfront, a followon to Along the Hudson (which looked at passenger ships in the Port of New York), covers the vast and fascinating fleet of freighters that once called at New York, including ships and companies that did not quite make it, such as the Bull Line, Standard Fruit, Torm Lines and the Booth Steamship Company. In this book, William H. Miller takes the reader on an evocative trip back to the days of the New York docks as they were portrayed in On the Waterfront.

Remarkable Road Trips (Hardcover): Colin Salter Remarkable Road Trips (Hardcover)
Colin Salter 1
R515 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R106 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Remarkable Road Trips collects over 50 of the most spectacular, dangerous, and thoroughly memorable road trips from around the world Entries range from the shortest - the Guoilang Tunnel hewn into the side of a cliff face in China, to the longest, the Dempster Highway in desolate stretches of Arctic Canada.

Some can be driven in a day or less, others may take four or five; the variety of landscapes and terrain and even latitudes is huge. For the adrenaline rush, there is even the old Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

Common to all of them is a gallery of stunning photographs making them bucket-list destinations of not just petrolheads but those wishing to seek jaw-dropping scenery without packing hiking boots and a kagoule. They are all driveable, and the book includes distances and recommended stopping off points.

The book continues the format established in the bestselling `Remarkable' series, which combines spectacular photography of popular and niche sporting venues from around the world.

Routes include: Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland), North Coast 500 (Scotland), Cabot Trail (Canada), Nurburgring Nordschliefe (Germany), Garden Route (South Africa), Blue Ridge Parkway, (USA), Jebel Hafeet (United Arab Emirates), Transfagarasan Road (Romania), Great Ocean Road, (Victoria, Australia) Amalfi Coast Road (Italy), Milford Road (South Island, New Zealand), Hana Highway (Hawaii), Passage du Gois (France), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Austria), Atlantic Road (Norway), Ring Road (more exciting than it sounds, Iceland), Icefields Parkway (Canada), Route 66: Arizona (USA).

Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies (Paperback): Dennis Bailey, Keith Gates Bike Repair and Maintenance For Dummies (Paperback)
Dennis Bailey, Keith Gates
R406 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R109 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By coupling step-by-step instructions and detailed photos and illustrations, Bike Repair & Maintenance For Dummies gives readers the information they need to keep their bikes in working order, often without taking it to the shop.

Past and Present No 69 - Swindon to Bristol by both routes (Paperback): John Stretton and Tim Maddocks Past and Present No 69 - Swindon to Bristol by both routes (Paperback)
John Stretton and Tim Maddocks
R557 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R111 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Newcastle To Alnmouth. - and the Amble Branch. (Hardcover): Roger Darsley Newcastle To Alnmouth. - and the Amble Branch. (Hardcover)
Roger Darsley
R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Titanic - Disaster of a Century (Paperback): Wyn Craig Wade The Titanic - Disaster of a Century (Paperback)
Wyn Craig Wade; Foreword by John Chatterton; Introduction by Barbara Wade
R410 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this centennial edition of the definitive book on the "Titanic," new findings, photos, and interviews shed light on the world's most famous marine disaster for the 100th anniversary of the "Titanic"'s sinking.

On that fatal night in 1912 the world's largest moving object disappeared beneath the waters of the North Atlantic in less than three hours. Why was the ship sailing through waters well known to be a "mass of floating ice"? Why were there too few lifeboats? Why were a third of the survivors crew members? Based on the sensational evidence of the U.S. Senate hearings, eyewitness accounts, and the results of the 1985 Woods Hole expedition that photographed the ship, this electrifying account vividly recreates the vessel's last desperate hours afloat and fully addresses the questions that have continued to haunt the tragedy of the "Titanic."

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