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Transportation
#1
Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Railway Maps of the World
Mark Ovenden.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022656.  Daedalus Item Code: 41446
 
The author of Transit Maps of the World—hailed as "pure catnip" by New York magazine—returns with this more focused look at the world's great railroads. From the Liverpool and ... (Read More)
 
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#3
A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the S.S. United States
Steven Ujifusa.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451645071.  Daedalus Item Code: 41456
 
In the 1940s and 50s, William Francis Gibbs was America's best naval architect, and his quest to build the finest, fastest, most beautiful ocean liner of his time, the United States, was a ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Victorian Railway
Jack Simmons.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500288108.  Daedalus Item Code: 41324
 
Britain's national railway system remains in many ways the archetypal creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the entire social, economic, and intellectual fabric of Britain; influenced ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Chasing Icarus: The Seventeen Days in 1910 That Forever Changed American Aviation
Gavin Mortimer.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717115.  Daedalus Item Code: 31877
 
By 1910, just seven years after the Wright brothers first took off at Kitty Hawk, America and the world were transfixed by the challenge of mastering the air. Dirigibles, balloons, and airplanes vied ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Snow Squall: The Last American Clipper Ship
Nicholas Dean.
Publisher: Tilbury House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780884482314.  Daedalus Item Code: 40089
 
In the mid-19th century American clipper ships were the "greyhounds of the sea," built for speed to bring back valuable cargoes like tea, spices, and silk from exotic seaports. None of those American ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Conquering the Sky: The Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk
Larry E. Tise.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230614901.  Daedalus Item Code: 42571
 
In the spring of 1908, the Wright brothers prepared for what they thought would be a season of secret flights at Kitty Hawk, the culmination of five years spent perfecting their planes. However, they ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Titanic Notebook: The Story of the World's Most Famous Ship
Claire Hancock. Stuart Jackson Carter & Garry Walton, illus.
Publisher: Insight.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9781608870721.  Daedalus Item Code: 31016
 
With pop-up scenes, removable reproduction documents, and foldout mini-booklets, this book for readers 7 to 10 is presented as a scrapbook of information, news articles, personal accounts, and ... (Read More)
 
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#9
German Early War Armored Fighting Vehicles: World War II AFV Plans
George Bradford.
Publisher: Stackpole.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811733410.  Daedalus Item Code: 42050
 
Technical artist and military historian George Bradford has been producing detailed drawings of armored fighting vehicles for more than 30 years. Based on meticulous research of actual vehicles, ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Routemaster Pocket-Book: 1956: Ding! Ding! Fares Please
Matthew Jones, compiler.
Publisher: Conway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844861521.  Daedalus Item Code: 41609
 
Designed from the ground up in 1955, London's iconic red double-decker Routemaster bus became as much a symbol of the capital as Big Ben or Tower Bridge. This delightful pocket manual is an unusual ... (Read More)
 
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