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Nathaniel's Nutmeg

by Giles Milton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

A true tale of high adventure in the South Seas.

The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago. Just two miles long and half a mile wide, it is remote, tranquil, and, these days,...


On Wheels

by Michael Holroyd Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 14, 2013)

From the bestselling author of A Book of Secrets, a brisk, charming, illustrated account of a motoring life

As a child, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family's cramped garage, which contained a wealth...


Atlantic Fever

by Joe Jackson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 08, 2012)

For five weeks—from April 14 to May 21, 1927—the world held its breath while fourteen aviators took to the air to capture the $25,000 prize that Raymond Orteig offered to the first man to cross the Atlantic...


Aerotropolis

by John D. Kasarda & Greg Lindsay Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2011)

This brilliant and eye-opening look at the new phenomenon called the aerotropolis gives us a glimpse of the way we will live in the near future—and the way we will do business too.

Not so long ago, airports...


Fly by Wire

by William Langewiesche Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 10, 2009)

On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes,...


The Yugo

by Jason Vuic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 01, 2011)

Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And...


The Air Show at Brescia, 1909

by Peter Demetz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 23, 2002)

An entrancing avant-garde adventure at the dawn of the modern age

In 1909, municipal authorities built an airfield in northern Italy and invited leading pilots to compete on it. The show attracted thousands of...