Aircraft

The Definitive Visual History

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465402127

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Explores the history of the aircraft from the turn of the century to the present day.

The Aircraft Book

Author: Philip Whiteman

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409364801

Category: Airplanes

Page: 320

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An action-packed ride through the history of aircraft The Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. A captivating, international view of aircraft through time from Germany's Zeppelins to the USA's 'Blackbird' with histories of how famous marques like Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.

Train

The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465436588

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.

Flight

The Complete History of Aviation

Author: Reg Grant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465469362

Category: Transportation

Page: 452

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A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Over 100 years ago, the Wright brothers flew in a shaky plane for the first time. Today, pilots can fly faster than the speed of sound, creating a sonic boom. Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read facts and sidebar pullouts. Study the advances in aircraft design, compare the times of record-breaking flights, see how airplanes became weapons of war, and follow the timeline of the space race. Discover how we claimed the skies in Flight, from aviation pioneers of the past to astronauts of the future.

Classic Car

The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465459073

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.

Tank

The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465466037

Category: History

Page: 256

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A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy. Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles. An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history.

Flight

100 Greatest Aircraft

Author: Mark Phelps,Flying Magazine Editors of

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781616286064

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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A comprehensive look at the world's great aircraft from the experts at Flying magazine, featuring spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and detailed specifications that will delight die-hard data fans. Of all humanity’s dazzling innovations, perhaps none capture our imaginations or fuel our inventive spirits as much as flight. In our quest to soar higher, faster, and farther, we’ve dreamed up airborne wonders that are a sight to behold—like the supersonic F-22 Raptor, stealthily soaring above the clouds, or the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Biplane, the beautiful starter model that helped a generation earn their wings. That’s not even to mention the deluxe Concorde—the first passenger jet to cruise at the speed of sound. These iconic aircraft—and 97 more stunning feats of aeronautical engineering—make up the world’s most groundbreaking contributions to flight, all curated and collected here by the experts at Flying magazine. In Flight: 100 Greatest Aircraft, there’s something for every aviation aficionado—from brazen stunt planes to far-from-pedestrian commercial jets, from military marvels to spacecraft that reached dazzling new heights. With its spectacular full-color photographs, fascinating and informative text, and detailed specifications section that will delight die-hard data fans, Flight is the essential book for pilots and plane-lovers everywhere.

Higher

100 Years of Boeing

Author: Russ Banham

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452148953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Over the course of a century, the Boeing Company has grown from a small outfit operating out of a converted boathouse—producing a single pontoon plane made from canvas and wood—into the world's largest aerospace company. The thrilling story of the celebrated organization is one filled with ambition, ingenuity, and a passion to exceed expectations. In this lavishly illustrated book, published to coincide with Boeing's 100th anniversary, Pulitzer Prize–nominated author Russ Banham recounts the tale of a company and an industry like no other—one that has put men on the moon, defended the free world, and changed the way we live.

Flight

100 Years of Aviation

Author: R. G. Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405317689

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 440

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From the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage and the tragic crash of the Columbia, this title presents the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, it explores almost every aspect of flight.

Car

The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756689384

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.

The Car Book

Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405361751

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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The definitive visual history of the automobile The Car 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. Ever wondered how Porsche and Chevrolet became household names? Discover the stories behind the men and the machines that created the most famous marques and take a virtual tour of the anatomy of iconic cars from each era. If you love cars, then you�ll love this � The Car Book is simply a must-have title for all car enthusiasts.

The Flying Book

Everything You've Ever Wondered About Flying On Airplanes

Author: David Blatner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802776914

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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A layperson's explanation of how commercial airplanes function addresses common questions and concerns about a plane's practical mechanics and safety, covering such topics as maintenance, weather effects, and safety statistics. Reprint.

Machines of War

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241325390

Category: History

Page: 360

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Explore the military vehicles, artillery, and industrial weaponry that changed the course of history. From the first repeating rifles to the most advanced military technology of the 21st century, Machines of War presents a one-of-a-kind illustrated history of modern warfare, told through the weapons and vehicles that have dominated the battlefield since the Industrial Revolution. Discover vehicles from the Industrial era, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the modern world. Look up-close at the Gatling gun, the Spitfire fighter plane, the T-72 Tank and many more with virtual tours putting you at the helm of war's most formidable weapons. Featuring stunning photographs of key firearms, aircraft, tanks, warships, and more, Machines Of War offers a uniquely detailed look at the machines that have shaped the modern military world.

Boeing in Photographs

A Century of Flight

Author: Martin W. Bowman

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750967907

Category:

Page: 160

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This mighty company evolved from the humble Pacific Aero Products Company, incorporated in Seattle in July 1916 and renamed Boeing Airplane Company in 1917. Boeing s 100-year history spans decades of rich achievement and technological development, first with the manufacture of sea-planes, then fighters and, from the 1930s onwards, huge bombers, innovative transports and finally, gigantic airliners, missiles, rockets and vehicles for moon exploration. Boeing constantly evolved, setting out to develop an entirely new jet transport, and in 1954 the innovative 707 appeared. The 727 and 737 airliners quickly followed and in 1969 the revolutionary 747. By 1975 the "Jumbo Jet" was being produced in seven different models and new versions continue to be developed to this day."

World War II

The Definitive Visual Guide

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405342269

Category: History

Page: 360

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World War II shows how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global struggle that was fought out to the bitter end. It highlights the key battles, the political and economic forces, the individual leaders, and the technological advances that influenced the course of the war. Illuminating, compelling, and visually stunning, World War II is the definitive guide to the most destructive and terrifying conflict of all time.

Military History

The Definitive Visual Guide to the Objects of Warfare

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465436085

Category: History

Page: 448

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A full-color guide organized chronologically and by key military technology covers the weapons, armor, equipment, battles and military figures that have defined war through the ages, from weapons hewn from stone to the laser-accurate stealth bombers of today.

The Motorbike Book

The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409378853

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike The Motorbike Book is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zündapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s right up to the superbikes of today. All about the grit and the glory, The Motorbike Book takes a truly international view from Italy's Ducati to Japan's Suzuki and tells you just how famous marques like Honda and Harley-Davidson became household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of these legendary bikes to see just what powers their performance. If you're born to be wild then The Motorbike Book is the ultimate ride for you.

The Vietnam War

The Definitive Illustrated History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465466010

Category: History

Page: 360

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Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War. Filled with more than 500 photographs, The Vietnam War tells the story of Vietnam through powerful images; profiles of the war's most influential figures, such as Henry Kissinger and Pol Pot; and a complete overview of the conduct, strategies, and events in this controversial war, including Ho Chi Minh's rise to power, the Geneva conference, America's intervention, and the Christmas bombings. Gallery spreads feature collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, and diagrams and maps show exactly where battles and key moments happened. A divisive and destructive event, the Vietnam War was the world's first televised war, and photographs from its front lines powerfully convey war's complex reality. Taking a global perspective, The Vietnam War remembers the people who served and features full spreads about prisoners of war, anti-war protest movements, and the significance of the war for black Americans as they struggled for civil rights. The Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism in America's longest and bloodiest conflict of the 20th century.

In the Cockpit

Inside 50 History-Making Aircraft

Author: National Air and Space Museum

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061143812

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds the country's premier collection of historic aircrafts, but visitors must view these impressive structures at a distance. IN THE COCKPIT captures the feeling of helming these historic craft with big, gorgeous four–color photographs that will give flight enthusiasts a true pilot's eye view of many of history's most important domestic and military airplanes, jets, and helicopters. Each entry includes archival images of the craft and authoritative text that places each one in the context of the development of aviation technology and world history .

Classic Car

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465453396

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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A visual guide to the most iconic classic cars of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and two prints suitable for framing, and created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. From the Pontiac Chieftain to the Chevrolet Corvette, Classic Car is packed with the marques and models of every decade from the 1940s to the 1980s. Virtual tours offer close-up views of iconic models, and comprehensive catalogs showcase key features with detailed profiles and specifications. Double-page-spread images add flavor by showing the classics in action. To tell the complete story of classic cars, this book also profiles famous designers and manufacturers, like Ferdinand Porsche, and places the cars into wider cultural context by charting their enduring legacy as symbols of luxury and objects of desire. Classic Car is a complete celebration of classic cars and a must-have for all classic car collectors and enthusiasts.