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Transportation
#1
Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden
David Plowden, photog.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393079081.  Daedalus Item Code: 61187
 
A student of Aperture magazine founder Minor White, who once told him he possessed "the eye of a poet," David Plowden took his first photographs of railroads after receiving a Brownie box ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Walks Through Britain's History: Over 100 Walks Exploring Britain's Heritage
Ann Winterbotham, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393323504.  Daedalus Item Code: 61190
 
Each of the 12 sections in this brightly illustrated guide contains eight mapped, circular walks, ranging from one and a half to ten miles in length. Also included is such information as the overall ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Fancy Cycling
Isabel Marks.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402714.  Daedalus Item Code: 61486
 
Presented here in a handsome edition with a stamped cloth cover, this 1901 book appeared at a time when the bicycle was firmly established but the trick rider had yet to be. Foremost among its ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16
Dan Hampton.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062262011.  Daedalus Item Code: 54077
 
A highly decorated retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Dan Hampton flew 151 combat missions between 1986 and 2006—most of them in the nimble F-16 "Viper"—through the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Lawrence Goldstone.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345538031.  Daedalus Item Code: 62046
 
The feud between America's great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of ambitious and unyielding personalities. It was the Wrights who had solved the centuries-old ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Start Your Engines: 5-Minute Stories

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780544158818.  Daedalus Item Code: 54375
 
We're not sure that every one of the stories in this deluxe treasury can be read in five minutes, but we doubt that any listeners or readers up to 7 will mind spending a few extra minutes with these ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers
Lucia del Sol Knight & Daniel Bruce MacNaughton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393048766.  Daedalus Item Code: 41473
 
Delightful to page through and a rich trove of information, this substantive desk reference is an international catalog of great yacht designers from the early 1800s to the present—legendary figures ... (Read More)
 
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#8
U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912: Fourth Edition
Peter B. Mersky. John H. Glenn, foreword.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591145165.  Daedalus Item Code: 38385
 
Heavily illustrated with hundreds of rare black and white photos, this book describes the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps' air arm, often with firsthand accounts and commentary. The fourth ... (Read More)
 
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#9
A Century of Carrier Aviation: The Evolution of Ships and Shipborne Aircraft
David Hobbs.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591140238.  Daedalus Item Code: 38378
 
Written by a retired fleet air arm pilot in the Royal Navy, this is a thorough and detailed overview of the history of aircraft at sea and the ships designed to carry them, heavily illustrated with ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Last Journey of William Huskisson: How a Day of Triumph Became a Day of Despair at the Turn of a Wheel
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571210480.  Daedalus Item Code: 43943
 
George and Robert Stephenson wanted their "Rocket" to become the most famous locomotive in history, but on September 15th, 1830, the engine's debut was marred by disaster when it fatally crushed the ... (Read More)
 
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