The Wright Brothers mastered powered flight thanks to the invention of mechanisms to alter the lift of wings and a more efficient propeller design. Examining significant aircraft from these early breakthroughs through the rapid technical advances of the following decades to contemporary models and proto ...Show more
A fascinating collection of bizarre but true stories from nearly 200 years of railway history. Right from the very start, when George Stephenson’s famous Rocket knocked over and killed a government minister at the opening of the Liverpool to Manchester line in 1830, the world’s railways have given rise ...Show more
An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike, this book is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zundapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution f ...Show more
"Harley Davidson is much more than a motorcycle manufacturer; for over 100 years it is an iconic brand and today it stands for an entire way of life. To make the reader see and feel this way of life is the purpose of The Harley Davidson Book: we learn about the brand's history, about racing, important e ...Show more
This book stylishly shows you everything you might want to know about the history of the automobile. With stunning visual images and over 2,000 cars featured, the evolution of the car is tracked from decade to decade and across international borders, from India's Ambassador to Italy's Alfa Romeo. This e ...Show more
In 1710, an obscure Devon ironmonger Thomas Newcomen invented a machine with a pump driven by coal, used to extract water from mines. Over the next two hundred years, the steam engine would be at the heart of the industrial revolution that changed the fortunes of nations. Passionately written and insigh ...Show more
One of America's greatest business enterprises, the Pullman Company provided outstanding service aboard a vast fleet of railroad passenger cars that could be found in almost every nook and cranny of the United States. This illustrated history examines Pullman's diverse fleet, from its spectacular custom ...Show more
Presents a pictorial history of the birth and development of manned flight. This title contains around 300 photographs from PA Photos' huge archives, spanning the whole of the 20th Century.
Recall the very best of British cars with original photography and ephemera, information on the vehicles' origins and influence, and detailed illustrations of engine features and specifications. Great British Cars of the 1930s - 1970s recaptures an era when British cars ruled the roads, and includes cla ...Show more
The closing volume of an internationally acclaimed series. "Any readers interested in the history of flying will treasure this series of] profusely illustrated books." - Booklist War and Peace in the Air, the final book in the acclaimed five-volume Aviation Century series, explores the influence of av ...Show more
A pictorial history of aviation between the World Wars. Aviation Century: The Golden Age is filled with tales of romance and adventure, of daring and bravado, as pilots break records, astound the public and prepare for war on a global scale. Their achievements became the stuff of legend, and their a ...Show more
The fourth in a five volume illustrated history of aviation explores commercial aviation, from it's inception in frail biplanes through to huge jumbo jets. Examines the wider world of aeronautics including personal aviation, helicopters and research.