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Transportation
#1
Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives
John Belle & Maxinne R. Leighton. James Rudnick & Peter Aaron, photos.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393084566.  Daedalus Item Code: 50424
 
In 1968, Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal faced bankruptcy, and only a massive show of public support for the landmark prevented it from being razed. Illustrated with more than 150 color and black ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Brassey's Air Combat Reader: Historic Feats and Aviation Legends
Walter J. Boyne & Philip Handleman, eds.
Publisher: Potomac.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574887525.  Daedalus Item Code: 44295
 
Examining the evolution of air combat strategy and tactics from 1915, when machine guns were first carried aloft in World War I, aviation writers Walter Boyne and Philip Handleman here present some ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters from the History of Flight
David Darling.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780742977.  Daedalus Item Code: 44416
 
This fascinating, personality-driven history of human flight begins with Jean-Pierre Blanchard and his wife Sophie—he a French cad who nonetheless made many important ballooning firsts at the turn of ... (Read More)
 
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#4
German Pioneer Equipment and Vehicles: The Amphibious Vehicles
Rodolphe Roussille.
Publisher: Histoire & Collections.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9782352501602.  Daedalus Item Code: 44494
 
German armor and aircraft from World War II have been extensively studied in illustrated profiles; this book, however, focuses on the all-but-unknown yet fascinating amphibious vehicles of Germany's ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Custom Bicycles: A Passionate Pursuit: Revised Edition
Christine Elliott & David Jablonka. Phil Liggett, foreword.
Publisher: Images Publishing Group.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781864704945.  Daedalus Item Code: 50490
 
Apart from having two wheels and a seat, the bicycles in this book have only one thing in common—they've all been customized by experts. Each of this book's 39 chapters profiles a custom shop, with ... (Read More)
 
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#6
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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#7
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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#8
Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
Christian Wolmar.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848871731.  Daedalus Item Code: 38321
 
A symbol of the Industrial Revolution and a cornerstone of modern commerce, the railroad has also been one of the most powerful weapons of modern war. As British transport writer and broadcaster ... (Read More)
 
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#9
CGT: The French Line: A History in Postcards
Alan Crisp.
Publisher: Tabella.   Format: hardcover.
Daedalus Item Code: 50302
 
In 1855, brothers Émile and Isaac Péreire created the shipping company which later became the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT)—also known as the French Line. In addition to recounting the ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Clay at Play: Things That Go
Emma Fucci, text.
Publisher: Phidal.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782764317105.  Daedalus Item Code: 43435
 
Vehicles like a school bus, steam engine, tugboat, fire truck, and helicopter all have a part to play in Things That Go. Read the story, then create your own characters from the easy-to-follow ... (Read More)
 
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