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Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail

by Sam Jefferson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 09, 2014)

In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China,...


Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

by Dag Pike Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to:

- quickly assess a potential purchase for...


Your First Atlantic Crossing 4th edition

by Les Weatheritt Bloomsbury Publishing (May 08, 2014)

Answering all of the important questions, this book shows not just how to sail an ocean for the first time, but also how to enjoy it. There are insights into the social as well as nautical reality of preparing...


Surveying Yachts and Small Craft

by Paul Stevens Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2013)

This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook...


British River Navigations

by Stuart Fisher Bloomsbury Publishing (October 24, 2013)

Britain's rivers deserve to be better known. Teeming with wildlife, steeped in history, sporting bridges, docks and stunning architecture, not to mention supporting riverside pubs, waterways museums and a variety...


Learn to Navigate

by Basil Mosenthal Bloomsbury Publishing (June 05, 2014)

Learn to Navigate has been a bestseller since first publication. It is the ideal introduction for anyone wanting to learn the basics of what navigation is all about. This fourth edition is now in full colour...


Mini

by Gillian Bardsley Bloomsbury Publishing (August 10, 2013)

The Mini, now an emblem of the Swinging Sixties, was in fact the product of an age of austerity and shortage, a simple design intended to make motoring more accessible and affordable for the average family....


British Railways in the 1950s and Â?60s

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

As Britain moved from austerity to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s, it became clear that British Railways needed to modernise its equipment and rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face...


Tractors

by Nick Baldwin Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

Steam, and then cumbersome motor, tractors existed in small numbers before 1914, after which the need to produce more foods using less horse and man power saw the origins of the machine we know today. Thanks...


Narrow Gauge Railways

by Peter Johnson Bloomsbury Publishing (July 10, 2013)

Narrow gauge railways, so well suited to difficult, mountainous terrain, were built in many of the UK's most scenic locations. Their genesis was in mines and quarries where they replaced manor horse-pulled wagons,...


Harley-Davidson

by Margie Siegal Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2014)

Harley-Davidson: words that evoke the open American road and the 'Made in America' tradition like no others. The sweeping chopper handlebars, the distinctive throaty 'potato potato' roar of the engine and the...


Smugglers and Smuggling

by Trevor May Bloomsbury Publishing (August 10, 2014)

Smuggling was rife in Britain between the seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, and since then smugglers have come often to be romanticised as cheeky rogues Â? as highwaymen of the coasts and Robin Hood...


The Golden Age of Train Travel

by Steve Barry Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2014)

For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies'...


Route 66

by David Knudson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2012)

Begun in 1926 to connect Chicago to Los Angeles, Route 66 was the country's first major east-west thoroughfare. By 1930 it was an important route for both truckers and travellers alike, and in 1939 it became...


A Life on the Lines

by R H N Hardy Bloomsbury Publishing (June 30, 2016)

During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie...


Bell X-1

by Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their...


British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and Â?60s

by James TAYLOR Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather...


Reeds Vol 5: Ship Construction for Marine Engineers

by Paul Anthony Russell & E.A. Stokoe Bloomsbury Publishing (June 30, 2016)

This textbook covers ship construction techniques and methods for all classes of Merchant Navy marine deck and engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as Undergraduate students studying Naval Architecture...


British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and Â?60s

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

After the Second World War, the drive for the modernisation of Britain's railways ushered in a new breed of locomotive: the Diesel. Diesel-powered trains had been around for some time, but faced with a coal...


The Hurricane Pocket Manual

by Martin Robson Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain...


Navigational Instruments

by Richard Dunn Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

With over two-thirds of the globe covered by water, the ability to navigate safely and quickly across the oceans has been crucial throughout human history. As seafarers attempted longer and longer voyages from...


The Camper Van Bible

by Martin Dorey Bloomsbury Publishing (June 09, 2016)

The Camper Van Bible is THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns or 'would die for' a camper van. In this book Martin Dorey, acknowledged camper van expert and presenter of BBC2's 'One Man and His Campervan',...


British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat

by David Greentree, Ian Palmer & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the...


The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

by Mark Stille Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2014)

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround...


Spitfire

by Tony Holmes Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2015)

The Spitfire is an icon of World War II, becoming the darling of the British public through defending the skies during the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire's combat ability and superb handling meant it was loved...


The First Blitz

by Ian Castle Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 Â? and with it came the birth of a new...


The Mosquito Pocket Manual

by Martin Robson Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War. It was one of few operational front-line aircraft of the era constructed...


Warship 2016

by John Jordan & Stephen Dent Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

Warship 2016 is devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest...


Heavy Weather Sailing 7th edition

by Peter Bruce & Robin Knox-Johnston Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

For 50 years Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels. The first edition was compiled by Kaines Adlard Coles...


Spitfire

by John Dibbs & Tony Holmes Bloomsbury Publishing (May 19, 2016)

The Spitfire turns 80 on 5 March 2016, and the passion for the RAF's best-loved fighter is running at an all-time high. There are more than 50 Spitfires flying in the world today, and John Dibbs has shot virtually...


Forgotten Sacrifice

by Michael G. Walling Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2012)

The story begins in October 1939, when Germany and the Soviet Union began diplomatic maneuvering. The action accelerates with Winston Churchill's decision in 1941 to provide supplies to Soviet forces battling...


Aston Martin

by Richard Loveys Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2015)

Aston Martin is now more than a century old Â? and what a century it has been. Since its birth in London on the eve of the First World War, the company has experienced the highs of racing triumph Â? most famously...


Volkswagen Beetle

by Richard Copping Bloomsbury Publishing (September 10, 2014)

Few cars have achieved the iconic status of Volkswagen's classic and much-loved Beetle Â? yet its origins are intertwined with the dark days of Nazism. This book looks at those origins, at the marque's initial...


P&O

by Ruth Artmonsky Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

From humble beginnings in the 1830s, The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company grew to dominate British mercantile shipping for much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Initially, the company's...


Railway Accidents

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2014)

Britain's rail network is now among the safest in the world, but the journey that brought it to that point has been long and eventful. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's...


A Century of Motoring

by Jon Pressnell Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2015)

The lot of the motorist has changed greatly over the last hundred years. In the early twentieth century, only the most wealthy could afford a motor car and there were very few rules and regulations. Now most...


The Touring Caravan

by Andrew Jenkinson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 10, 2014)

From the original horse-drawn caravan to the sophisticated and well-appointed luxury leisure vehicle we know today, this book follows the dynamic evolution of the touring caravan over the last century. Using...


Railway Architecture

by Bill Fawcett Bloomsbury Publishing (January 10, 2015)

The great arched train sheds of Victorian Britain are often seen as the nineteenth-century equivalent of medieval cathedrals: once specific railway buildings became necessary around 1830 British architects seized...


Railway Ribaldry

by W. Heath Robinson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 10, 2014)

First published for the centenary of the Great Western Railway in 1935, 'Railway Ribaldry' is an affectionate and humorous look at life on board the company's famous trains, incorporating some of William Heath...


Railway Guns of World War II

by Steven J. Zaloga & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (February 25, 2016)

World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development programme saw the...


US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

by Barrett Tillman Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2014)

The US Marine Corps has a long heritage of aviation excellence, a reputation that was largely built on the impact and performance of the "flying leathernecksÂ?? in the bitter fighting in the Pacific during...


Captured Eagles

by Frederick A. Johnsen Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2014)

The growth in size, lethality, and technology of the German Luftwaffe was of concern to some defense planners in the United States before American entry into the war. Learning about the Luftwaffe became a significant...


American Tanks & AFVs of World War II

by Michael Green Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2014)

The entry of the U.S. into World War II provided the Allies with the industrial might to finally take the war to German and Japanese forces across the world. Central to this was the focus of the American military...


When the Office Went to War

by Clare Horrie & Kathryn Phelps Bloomsbury Publishing (December 10, 2015)

During the course of the First World War, staff of the Great Western Railway's Audit Office sent letters and photographs back to their employer in Paddington, which were in turn collated into monthly "newslettersÂ??...