Planes: A Complete History


Author: R. G. Grant
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626861558
Category: History
Page: 118
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Soar through the only history of aircraft that invites you to build your own! Nothing seems to capture the imagination of humankind quite like the ability to fly, and just over a hundred years ago, that dream became a reality. Over the last century, planes have progressed in ways that would astound their earliest makers, and flying machines continue to inspire wonder in passengers and viewers alike. Now Planes: A Complete History offers an exciting look at the most exemplary representations of innovation in aviation history in a fun and interactive two-part book. With fifty press-out models of historic and contemporary aircraft, and a detachable history book that outlines the planes that represented exciting “firsts” in the field, those that best represent the technology of their era, and those that pushed the boundaries of what was possible, this book will both instruct and entertain. Most importantly, it will leave the airplane enthusiast with a virtual hangar of model planes. Spirits will soar as collectors and enthusiasts discover the joy of learning and model-building with Planes: A Compete History.

Planes

A Complete History
Author: Simon Heptinstall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781925126433
Category: Aeronautics
Page: N.A
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Cars: A Complete History


Author: Simon Heptinstall
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626861541
Category: History
Page: 118
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Gentlemen, turn your pages! When an iconic vehicle zooms along the road, people of all ages stop and turn their heads. Amazing feats of innovation and engineering, these cultural treasures are not just stylish and powerful, they’re irresistible symbols of status, freedom, and progress. Now Cars: A Complete History puts that sense of “engine-uity” back into the collector’s hands by providing fifty press-out models of the world’s most distinguished vehicles, along with an informative and entertaining account of each car’s role in automobile history in a fun and imaginative two-part book. Enjoy photos and illustrations of cars, both classic and modern, along with the celebrities who brought some of them their fame, including Al Capone and the Duesenberg Model J, Sean Connery’s James Bond in the Aston Martin DB5, or Steve McQueen with the Ford Mustang Mark 1 in Bullitt. From social and cultural history to the advancement of technological innovation, you’ll learn everything from who drove the 1959 Austin Mini to which car prompted the introduction of a national speed limit. Cars: A Complete History will have auto enthusiasts young and old racing to assemble models and fuel their minds with information.

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.

Trains: A Complete History


Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626861565
Category: History
Page: 118
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Immerse yourself in railroad history all the livelong day! An icon of the Industrial Revolution, railroads were essential to the progress of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Today’s trains travel at speeds up to 268 miles per hour, and the limits continue to be pushed. Trains: A Complete History provides an excellent overview of the train models that were groundbreaking in their respective eras. The scope of progress comes to life on these pages—from the 1830 Best Friend of Charleston, whose passengers were to said to have traveled “on the wings of the wind” at a whopping top speed of twenty-five miles per hour, to the 2012 hybrid-powered Japan Railway HD300, which uses 36 percent less fuel than traditional trains and travels at speeds up to seventy miles per hour. Complete with a detachable collection of press-out model train pieces, Trains: A Complete History is the two-in-one book that will have train enthusiasts young and old tooting their horns and hollering, “All aboard!”

The First World War

A Complete History
Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 079533723X
Category: History
Page: 615
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“A stunning achievement of research and storytelling” that weaves together all the major frontsof the Great War (Publishers Weekly). It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11:15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo. It would end officially almost five years later. Unofficially, it has never ended: the horrors we live with today were born in the First World War. The Great War left millions of civilians and soldiers maimed or dead. It also left behind new technologies of death: tanks, planes, and submarines; reliable rapid-fire machine guns and field artillery; poison gas and chemical warfare. It introduced U-boat packs and strategic bombing, unrestricted war on civilians and mistreatment of prisoners. Most of all, the war changed our world. In its wake, empires toppled, monarchies fell, whole populations lost their national identities as political systems and geographic boundaries were realigned. Instabilities were institutionalized, enmities enshrined. And the social order shifted seismically. Manners, mores, codes of behavior; literature and the arts; education and class distinctions-all underwent a vast sea change. And in all these ways, the twentieth century can be said to have been born on the morning of June 28, 1914. “One of the first books that anyone should read in beginning to try to understand this war and this century.” —The New York Times Book Review

SR-71

The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird, The World's Highest, Fastest Plane
Author: Richard H. Graham
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 1610588126
Category: History
Page: 192
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At the height of the Cold War in 1964, President Johnson announced a new aircraft dedicated to strategic reconnaissance. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flew more than three-and-a-half times the speed of sound, so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. Above 80,000 feet, its pilots had to wear full-pressure flight suits similar to what was used aboard the space shuttle. Developed by the renowned Lockheed Skunk Works, the SR-71 was an awesome aircraft in every respect, and it took the world by storm. The SR-71 was in service with the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998, when it was withdrawn from use, superseded by satellite technology. Twelve of the thirty-two aircraft were destroyed in accidents, but none were ever lost to enemy action. Throughout its thirty-four-year career, the SR-71 was the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. It set world records for altitude and speed: an absolute altitude record of 85,069 feet on July 28, 1974, and an absolute speed record of 2,193.2 miles per hour on the same day. On September 1, 1974, it set a speed and time record over a recognized course between New York and London (3,508 miles) of 1,435.587 miles per hour and an elapsed time of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds. SR-71 covers every aspect of the SR-71’s development, manufacture, modification, and active service from the insider’s perspective of one its pilots and is lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photos.

Revered and Reviled

A Complete History of the Domestic Cat
Author: L. Vocelle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692759820
Category:
Page: 416
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Throughout history the cat has been an indomitable influence on societies and cultures, first as goddess, then as demon, and now as hero and social media empress. Man's view of the cat has come full circle. As both mascot and muse to great adventurers, writers, artists and statesmen, the cat has offered comfort and inspiration. Never obsequious or ordinary, always elegant and inscrutable, the cat has played a fundamental role in civilization through the centuries, and this is its story. -Find out why women and cats have been bound together throughout history. -Ever wondered why the black cat is considered bad luck; why cats were considered good luck on ships and planes? -The answers to these questions and many more are here in this easy to read and fully referenced cat history with over 150 black and white illustrations.

Cleared for Takeoff

The Ultimate Book of Flight
Author: Rowland White
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145214348X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
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All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic and innovative pioneers, fascinating profiles of remarkable planes from Spitfires to space shuttles, and how-to instructions for making everything from origami helicopters to bottle rockets—all accompanied by sensational photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—Cleared for Takeoff promises to astonish, entertain, and fire the imaginations of everyone with their head in the clouds.

Origami

A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Making Animals, Flowers, Planes, Boats, and More
Author: Norio Torimoto,Yukiko Duke
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616085762
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 141
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Provides simple instructions on creating origami designs, including a frog, a bird's nest, a horse, and a bulldog.

Buildings, Bridges, and Landmarks: A Complete History

A Model-Making and Collector's Book in One
Author: Tony Chapman
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
ISBN: 9781626865563
Category: Architecture
Page: 118
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Build a complete history of bridges, buildings, and major landmarks! Learn the history of famous buildings, bridges, and landmarks, and then build a three-dimensional model of each! There are 25 beautifully illustrated press-out models to build—everything from London's Tower Bridge to the Great Wall of China. Interesting facts and features are included about each structure and its place in history. Fun for the engineer in your life, or any world traveler!

The Handplane Book


Author: Garrett Hack
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561587124
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 272
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The Handplane Book evokes the romance of an earlier era when planes performed countless woodworking tasks, from preparing stock to shaping moldings. This is a complete guide to one of the best-known and most collectible hand tools.

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.

Origami Aircraft


Author: Seth Friedman,Jason Ku,Marc Kirschenbaum,Daniel Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626862869
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
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Prepare for takeoff with Origami Aircraft! Paper airplanes soar to new heights in Origami Aircraft. An exciting paper-folding challenge, this kit will appeal to aviation enthusiasts, origami artists, and everyone who enjoys modeling aircraft from paper. Not your everyday paper airplanes, the projects in this kit replicate ten famous planes including the De Havilland Sea Vixen, the Sopwith planes of World War I, and even Lindberg’s 1927 Spirit of St. Louis. Complete with a 112-page book of origami instructions and aviation history and specially designed origami paper, this kit even includes five sticker sheets for embellishing the models. Watch your very own hangar of model airplanes unfold before your very eyes. A fun and interactive way to enhance aircraft recognition and learn about aviation history, Origami Aircraft is one origami kit that will have you flying high.

Jet Set

The People, the Planes, the Glamour, and the Romance in Aviation's Glory Years
Author: William Stadiem
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345536975
Category: History
Page: 384
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In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the “jet set” lifestyle. Bestselling author and Vanity Fair contributor William Stadiem brings that Jet Age dream to life again in the first-ever book about the glamorous decade when Americans took to the skies in massive numbers as never before, with the rich and famous elbowing their way to the front of the line. Dishy anecdotes and finely rendered character sketches re-create the world of luxurious airplanes, exclusive destinations, and beautiful, wealthy trendsetters who turned transatlantic travel into an inalienable right. It was the age of Camelot and “Come Fly with Me,” Grace Kelly at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, and Mary Quant miniskirts on the streets of Swinging London. Men still wore hats, stewardesses showed plenty of leg, and the beach at Saint-Tropez was just a seven-hour flight away. Jet Set reads like a who’s who of the fabulous and well connected, from the swashbuckling “skycoons” who launched the jet fleet to the playboys, moguls, and financiers who kept it flying. Among the bold-face names on the passenger manifest: Juan Trippe, the Yale-educated WASP with the Spanish-sounding name who parlayed his fraternity contacts into a tiny airmail route that became the world’s largest airline, Pan Am; couturier to the stars Oleg Cassini, the Kennedy administration’s “Secretary of Style,” and his social climbing brother Igor, who became the most powerful gossip columnist in America—then lost it all in one of the juiciest scandals of the century; Temple Fielding, the high-rolling high priest of travel guides, and his budget-conscious rival Arthur Frommer; Conrad Hilton, the New Mexico cowboy who built the most powerful luxury hotel chain on earth; and Mary Wells Lawrence, the queen bee of Madison Avenue whose suggestive ads for Braniff and other airlines brought sex appeal to the skies. Like a superfueled episode of Mad Men, Jet Set evokes a time long gone but still vibrant in American memory. This is a rollicking, sexy romp through the ring-a-ding glory years of air travel, when escape was the ultimate aphrodisiac and the smiles were as wide as the aisles. Praise for Jet Set “Aeronautics history, high times from the 1950s and ’60s, incredibly versatile name-dropping (from Mrs. John Jacob Astor to Christine Keeler of the Profumo scandal) and Sinatra’s ‘Come Fly With Me’ as a kind of theme song [all] connected to the glamorous days of air travel.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “What a book William Stadium has written. . . . The Kennedys, the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, and early financiers like Eddie Gilbert are dealt with in depth. . . . I lived intimately through it all in the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and I am yet to find a mistake in author Stadiem’s amazing book. Order it now. All the players are here.”—Liz Smith, syndicated columnist “William Stadiem sexes up the glory days of aviation in Jet Set. Fly me!”—Vanity Fair “William Stadiem’s Jet Set takes you where no modern airliner can: to a time . . . when the means of travel was as exotic as the destination, and sometimes more so.”—Town & Country From the Hardcover edition.

The Right Stuff


Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429961325
Category: History
Page: 448
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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Vermeer


Author: Christopher Wright,Johannes Vermeer
Publisher: Chaucer Press
ISBN: 9781904449379
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Painting & paintings.

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.

The Life of the Automobile

The Complete History of the Motor Car
Author: Steven Parissien
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466836237
Category: Transportation
Page: 448
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The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car. The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines the impact, development, and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colorful 130-year history. Readers learn the grand and turbulent history of the motor car, from its earliest appearance in the 1880s—as little more than a powered quadricycle—and the innovations of the early pioneer carmakers. The author examines the advances of the interwar era, the Golden Age of the 1950s, and the iconic years of the 1960s to the decades of doubt and uncertainty following the oil crisis of 1973, the global mergers of the 1990s, the bailouts of the early twenty-first century, and the emergence of the electric car. This is not just a story of horsepower and performance but a tale of extraordinary people: of intuitive carmakers such as Karl Benz, Sir Henry Royce, Giovanni Agnelli (Fiat), André Citroën, and Louis Renault; of exceptionally gifted designers such as the eccentric, Ohio-born Chris Bangle (BMW); and of visionary industrialists such as Henry Ford, Ferdinand Porsche (the Volkswagen Beetle), and Gene Bordinat (the Ford Mustang), among numerous other game changers. Above all, this comprehensive history demonstrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the early twentieth century to the cynicism and ecological concerns of a century later. Bringing to life the flamboyant entrepreneurs, shrewd businessmen, and gifted engineers that worked behind the scenes to bring us horsepower and performance, The Life of the Automobile is a globe-spanning account of the auto industry that is sure to rev the engines of entrepreneurs and gearheads alike.