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The Visual Dictionary of Transportation

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Transportation gives readers the chance to explore ancient and modern transport, on road, rails, water, or in the air. Convenient and affordable, this book is the perfect tool to discover...


Naked Airport

by Alastair Gordon Henry Holt and Co. (April 22, 2014)

The first full cultural history of the ultimate modern structure: the airport, revealed as never before ...

Since its origins in the muddy fields of flying machines, the airport has arguably become one of the...


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...


Permanent Emergency

by Kip Hawley & Nathan Means St. Martin's Press (April 24, 2012)

Since 2001 the TSA has accepted responsibility for protecting over two million people a day at U.S. airports and managing transportation operations around the world. But how effective is this beleaguered agency,...


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 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...


The Lost Pilots

by Corey Mead Flatiron Books (May 08, 2018)

Corey Mead's The Lost Pilots is the saga of two star crossed pilots who soar to the greatest heights of fame, tailspin into scandal and crime, and go the ultimate lengths for a chance at redemption...

During...


The Airborne in World War II

by Michael E. Haskew St. Martin's Press (August 01, 2017)

D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge—the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first...


Wager with the Wind

by James Greiner & James Arness St. Martin's Press (August 05, 2011)

Don Sheldon has been called 'Alaska's bush pilot among bush pilots', but he was also just one man in a fragile airplane who, in the end, was solely responsible for each mission he flew, be it a high-risk landing...


Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedral

by Garry Jenkins Picador (March 10, 2015)

Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedral is the fascinating and bizarre history of Samuel Franklin Cody, who in his early years worked the same cattle trails as Buffalo Bill and played the same Dodge City roulette...