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21. Packard: A History of the Motor
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22. Stick and Rudder: An Explanation
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23. Pirates
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24. Nothing Like It In The World :
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25. The Killing Zone: How & Why
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26. Aircraft Design: A Conceptual
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27. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical
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28. The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual
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29. Going Faster! Mastering the Art
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30. Commercial Aviation Safety
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31. Calamari and Perillo on Contracts
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32. FAR/AIM 2007: Federal Aviation
33. Chapman Piloting: Seamanship &
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34. From the Holy Mountain: A Journey
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35. Weather Flying
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36. The Most Scenic Drives in America:
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37. Bumper to Bumper: The Complete
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38. Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion
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39. Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate
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40. Understanding GPS: Principles

21. Packard: A History of the Motor Car and the Company
by Automobile Quarterly
Hardcover (01 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The 'Gold Standard' history of PMCC...
Simply the best, most comprehensive history of the Packard Motorcar Company, it's products, and it's creators.Lavishly illustrated, including many archival photos, full specs on all the models, and intricate details of the products and company...all the info anyone really needs on these fabulous cars, and much more than the total of all the 'Other' Packard books combined. A substantially sized book which befits the aura of the Company as well.My only concern in an otherwise well researched effort is the largely inaccurate reporting of the intentions behind the Studebaker merger debacle...something the excellent James Ward book covers quite well (and accurately). Still, a 'Must Have', and a relative bargain, especially since it's first printing sold for $75. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automotive    2. Automotive - General    3. Transportation    4. Transportation / Automotive / General   


22. Stick and Rudder: An Explanation of the Art of Flying
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Hardcover (01 September, 1990)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I never understood flight until I read this book
Amazing Book. there were so many small nagging questions I had on the art of flying...and this book clarified those doubts.I have read so many books on flying, watched so many videos on flight. My flight insructor has taught me flying...but this one was the glue that put it all together.
5-0 out of 5 stars Be patient and you will learn
Let's start with a fact: I am a pilot.
2-0 out of 5 stars The Amway of flying books - save your $$
Remember Amway has a cult following too - even today, they are the largest online seller of health & beauty.
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Subjects:  1. Aeronautics & Astronautics    2. Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction    3. Science/Mathematics    4. Technology    5. Transportation    6. Aerospace & aviation technology    7. Aircraft: general interest    8. Flying as a recreation    9. Technology / Aeronautics & Astronautics   


23. Pirates
by Atheneum
Hardcover (23 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for pirate lovers - parents of easily frightened young ones should take caution
I bought this for my 4 year old son who LOVES pirates right now after viewing the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie and seeing the "Tall Ships" on the Great Lakes.I was afraid he would be scared by the pirates turning into skeletons, etc. but he was not - in fact he wanted to watch it again and again.So when I saw this book I knew he'd love it, and he does.Every night before bed he takes out all the separate letters and cards, has me read them, then puts them back in their envelopes.He also has me read all the different types of ships over and over again - he can now name some ship types by memory.This book is very well laid out - even I find the information very interesting and learned things I did not know.
5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Fun
My young son and I were both thrilled with this interesting book.All the extras fascinated my son as I hoped they would.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Useful Resource and Just Plain Fun
This is an attractively put together book on the history and details of pirate life. I have been searching for a resource on the subject that presents information on pirates in such a way as to not seem tedious and boring, but instead inspiring and fun (which, as we all know--pirates are fun!). With all the interest sparked on the pillaging bands of men, and sometimes women, with recent films this volume is a must have for anyone with an interest in pirates. Of course, it would obviously appeal to children and is definitely appropriate for that tender age group, but adults can also find much to appreciate.
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Subjects:  1. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction    2. Children: Grades 3-4    3. History - Military & Wars    4. Juvenile General And Reference Works    5. Juvenile Nonfiction    6. Juvenile literature    7. Pirates    8. Specimens    9. Toy and movable books    10. Transportation - Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft    11. Juvenile Nonfiction / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft   


24. Nothing Like It In The World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (29 August, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Abraham Lincoln, who had worked as a riverboat pilot before turning to politics, knew a thing or two about the problems of transporting goods and people from place to place. He was also convinced that the United States would flourish only if its far-flung regions were linked, replacing sectional loyalties with an overarching sense of national destiny.Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars a wonderful journey back in time
we loved this book - transported back to a time where our country was expanding - highly recommend

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Well Written, Factual and Fulfilling!
Stephen Ambrose did a great job of explaining the complicated details that led to the miracle of the transcontinental railroad. Anyone who appreciates herculean feats and the web of intrigue surrounding their beginnings, eventual birth and their effect on our great country will love this story. A true five star book.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Great race
An engrossing story about the companies and the men behind the building of the Railroad from Omaha to Sacramento. The US Government with its hands tied in the Civil war, sets up a competition between 2 private companies Union Pacific and the Central Pacific who start laying tracks from Omaho and Sacramento. The book details the progress through each state, with insight into the leaders and the workforce behind the construction. Then it reaches a fast pace once we enter Utah where the two tracks meet.
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Subjects:  1. 19th centurry    2. 19th century    3. Central Pacific Railroad Compa    4. History    5. History - General History    6. History: American    7. Railroad construction workers    8. Railroads    9. Railroads - History    10. U.S. History - Civil War And Reconstruction (1860-1877)    11. United States    12. United States - 19th Century/Old West    13. United States - Civil War    14. United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)    15. American history: c 1800 to c 1900    16. History / United States / General    17. Railway transport industries    18. Trains & railways: general interest    19. USA    20. c 1800 to c 1900   


25. The Killing Zone: How & Why Pilots Die
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Hardcover (12 December, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Invalid Statistics Zone: How and why stats lie
Unfortunately the central thesis of this book is not proved. Two previous reviewers, "Canuck" and the anonymous reader who posted the review on November 25, 2003, pretty much nailed the problem with this book: a failure to normalize the raw accident totals. Do low-time pilots have a higher fatal accident rate per hour flown than high-time pilots? It's impossible to say with the data provided. For example, given the following accident statistics covering a 17 year period:
4-0 out of 5 stars A Must for New Pilots
Getting your Private Pilot's Certification is not enough and this book explains it all.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not bad but not great
There is some interesting information in here, but the book could have been half as long.Much of the book repeats basics that we all know from our student pilot training (or at least should know).The crash reports and summaries are a good reminder of some basic pilot errors that cause accidents, but I was hoping for more practical advice on risk management. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aeronautics    2. Aircraft Operation    3. Aircraft accidents    4. Aviation - General    5. Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction    6. Navigation    7. Safety measures    8. Transportation    9. Aviation skills / piloting    10. Flying as a recreation    11. Transportation / General   


26. Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach (Aiaa Education Series)
by AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast
Hardcover (15 September, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Airplane Design Reference
One of the best airplane design books out there.I rank it with Torenbeek and Roskam.I refer to it during my design studies as well as my students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I'm a second-year aerospace engineering student and after searching for books that would tell me exactly why I'm learning what I am, this one was recommended to me. The author explains how and why designers do what they do, and even has a handwritten design example in the back. I bought the RDS software with this book, and am still figuring it out. If you do get the RDS, don't expect a Windows interface. Think DOS. At least it's not a system hog.

5-0 out of 5 stars Necessary Starting Point to Understanding Aircraft Design
This is an excellent, and for the time being the authoratative, book about aircraft design. For anyone who wants to become an aerospace engineer reading a book like this should put any type of work they'll do in the proper context.
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Subjects:  1. Aeronautics & Astronautics    2. Aircraft Design And Construction    3. Airplanes    4. Aviation - General    5. Design and construction    6. Technology & Industrial Arts    7. Transportation    8. Aerospace & aviation technology    9. Technical design   


27. Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25, December 2003 (FAA Handbooks series)
by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Paperback (28 September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pilots handbook
This is a must for the student pilot as well as to the advanced.lots of great info that I wasn't aware of.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great source of practical aviation information
A great way of gaining and reviewing aviation knowledge.Up-to-date and easy to follow.Packed with pertinant information with little or no dead wood.Usable for student pilots through ATP's.A very cost effective book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aircraft Operation    2. Airplanes    3. Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction    4. Piloting    5. Transportation    6. Aviation skills / piloting    7. Transportation / Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction   


28. The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual
by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Hardcover (01 October, 1988)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars dated
This is a very old book as far as fiberglass boats go.Must later prcedures,and products not included. There is some usefull info in the book

5-0 out of 5 stars Ready, Set, Fix
This book was not only very informative, but also a very great read.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down once I started.Quickly I now have the knowledge I need to continue my work on my project boat.I would recommend this to anyone looking to work with an old boat of any kind.True enough, some tricks here will save you money.

3-0 out of 5 stars I think there are better books out there . . .
This is a good book.It is complete, to be sure.For the expert fiberglass repair person, I cannot speak, but it is certainly difficult to read for an amateur.Generally, a bit much to swallow.I think that other books have similar information more elegantly stated.The fault is not with the content, but the presentation. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Boating - Boatbuilding    2. Boating - General    3. Boats and boating    4. Fiberglass boats    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Ship Maintenance And Repair    7. Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering    8. Small Ship Design And Construction    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Boating    12. Shipbuilding technology & engineering    13. Ships & shipping: general interest    14. Sports & Recreation / Boating   


29. Going Faster! Mastering the Art of Race Driving
by Bentley Publishers
Paperback (November, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Few as good as this one
"Going Faster" is surely one of the best books ever written about the fundamentals of driving.While focusing on handling a car at speed on a track, each of these lessons applies to general handling in all situations.Situational awareness, looking ahead, picking the best line through a corner, understanding the car's grip and why smooth inputs matter so much.Everything is here.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excelente Libro
Creo que he contado con suerte al seleccionar este libro como mi primer libro sobre conducci�n deportiva. Existen muchos libros que tratan el tema pero me dej� llevar por el buen nombre que tiene la Skip Barber Racing School y creo que hice muy bien. El libro cubre, creo yo, todo lo que en teor�a se deber�a saber a cerca de como correr en un auto de carreras, despu�s del libro s�lo queda poner en pr�ctica todas las cosas que se aprendieron, algo que obviamente es muy complicado, pero por lo menos al haber leido el libro ya te sientes con confianza de que no est�s actuando como un ser irracional al frente del volante de un auto de carreras. Yo aconsejo que lo compren y adem�s si tienen la opci�n de hacer el curso (yo no la tengo) lo hagan, creo que es uno de los m�s completos que hay en el mundo, lo digo porque he investigado el asunto por largo tiempo.

5-0 out of 5 stars an exceptional book.a must read for any serious driver.
This book is amongst the best I have ever read in terms of driving.It covers a tremendous amount of detail.This is a most read, is it not only from one of the top racing schools in the country, is allot cheaper.The information in this book is like having ten other books put together.Although this book covers almost everything it is not the only one to read. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automobile racing    2. Automotive - General    3. Motor Sports    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Transportation    6. Car racing   


30. Commercial Aviation Safety
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Hardcover (09 January, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Generally Good, Though Occasionally Off Track
"Commercial Aviation Safety" is a great introductory text for students wanting exposure to most safety considerations in aviation. The book is a well-organized survey, although I only award it four stars because the authors frequently get off-topic into areas only tangentially related to aviation safety.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent commercial aviation text
Commercial Aviation Safety is an excellent textbook for those needing a thorough overview of the nature of commercial aviation.5-0 out of 5 stars Commercial Aviation Safety
This book is special for accident investigators. The book give us an special point of view for rules and procedures in commercial airlines. Commercial Aviation Safety should be in your library. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aeronautics    2. Aeronautics, Commercial    3. Aviation - Commercial    4. Aviation Safety (Engineering)    5. Safety measures    6. Transportation    7. United States    8. Aerospace & air transport industries    9. Occupational / industrial health & safety    10. Technology / Engineering / Industrial   


31. Calamari and Perillo on Contracts (Hornbook Series Student Edition)
by West Group
Hardcover (August, 2003)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Could have been better, I think
Well, the fact that I'm writing a review about this book, while it's sitting open on my desk next to my computer, open and not being read, might be some evidence of how I'm enjoying this book. This book just goes on and on in complex an unclear language about a subject which shouldn't be so difficult. This book is not clear or easy to understand at all. Every sentence is awkward and followed by a footnote, and the masses of footnotes together take up half of EACH page (!), making this work look like a research project for a PhD publication. I have the casebook in this series, and sometimes it seems reading the cases alone will bring more clarity. And it turns to be true! This book might be good if you're advanted-contracts and want to know every little detail, or as an advanced reference later on, to look something up like in an encyclopedia. Some concepts, which should be pretty clear just get too in-depth coverage in this book. It's too complex for a first-year student. Sometimes it starts describing the different views out there, and then there's a jumble in your head as to what the law really is. I wish the author used his own knowledge and fluid language more than footnoted ideas from other authors.

1-0 out of 5 stars Best used as a doorstop.
This book tells you nothing that the U.C.C., Restatement 2nd, and a basic cases and examples book (Farnsworth, for instance) doesn't already tell you.This hornbook, however, is much denser and dryer than these other texts.Surely there must be better study texts out there than this for the first-year Contracts student.
4-0 out of 5 stars Best Hornbook I Own
And I own far too many, especially for someone who actually spends time writing Amazon reviews.
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Subjects:  1. Contracts    2. Law    3. Transportation    4. United States   


32. FAR/AIM 2007: Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM series)
by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
Paperback (01 October, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Aircraft Maintenance    2. Aircraft Operation    3. Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction    4. Aviation - Repair & Maintenance    5. Transportation    6. Aviation skills / piloting    7. Transportation / Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction    8. USA   


33. Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Boat Handling (Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling)
by Hearst Books
Hardcover (December, 1999)
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Isbn: 0688168906
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bible of Boating, but maybe you just need a little prayer.
If you could only buy one book on boating, this would be it, but it's overkill for a beginning recreational boater. The newcomer to boating will get lost in all the detail if he tries to use this as a practical manual. With all the books on boating, it might be better to label this as an intermediate-advanced reference book. Sure, it's got everything, but most weekenders don't need to know everything, just the basics.

5-0 out of 5 stars an absolute boater's neccessity
Chapmans is the must-have for any boater who wants to do things the right way. I regularly go to this book. Easy to read, organized and practical. A bit big to bring onboard, however.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Leave Home (or the Dock) Without It!
Our most frequently asked question: "What's the one book you'd recommend for a boater?"Our answer every time: "Chapman's."Read more

Subjects:  1. Boating And Sailing    2. Motorboats    3. Navigation    4. Pilots and pilotage    5. Sailing - Navigation    6. Ships & Shipbuilding - General    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Transportation   


34. From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East
by Owl Books (NY)
Paperback (March, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Unchristian
Dalrymple's 1994 reenactment of the 6th century Christian spiritual journey of John Moschos and Sophronios is fascinating, and its author a compelling writer. There, the value of this book ends.
5-0 out of 5 stars A book transcending itself
A trip through the Middle-East is most of all getting to know the Muslim world. The part of its' history from Byzantine times, meaning the presence and history of Christian settlements,is easily forgotten or at least figures in the background only. After having read this book the Middle-East will never be the same to me again. With the exception of the Armenian genocide,I was hardly aware of all tragedies which happened but most of all: which are today still happeningto the very old Christian communities of these countries. Not only are they in permanent danger of being killed, often with no punishment of the perpetrators from the authorities, and have they already been driven out of places where they lived since a 1500 years, also their ancient buildings, art, manuscripts, possessions of huge historic meaning, are being destroyed. As these communities and their material heritage represent much of the roots of Western civilization, this loss is a huge loss for the history of mankind. What's going on is a complete annihilation of the wonderful mosaic of different civilizations this world once produced. As since many years but now more than ever the Middle-East is the focus of world politics,"From the Holy Mountain" should be read by a much wider group of people than lovers of good travelogues or lovers of these countries only. A most important and readable study, implicating a plea for tolerance and respect, it should be a must-read for all politicians in the world.
4-0 out of 5 stars Zeal For Ecclesiastical Arcana
Yes! My title nabbed from the Amazon reviewer. Dalrymple's journey through the middle east, retraces the Byzantine traveller-monlk, John Moschos, author of, The Spiritual Meadow'. In the late C6th, accompanied by his pupil, he set to gather the wisdom of the desert fathers from Mt Athos, to Kurdisatan, then south through Syria, the Lebanon, Palestine, and on up the Nile. Dalrymple's trip in the early 90s was frought with tensions which today would cause an angel trepidation. The book was a revelation to me, filling in considerable gaps about the foundation and correlations of so many parties in the fermenting region. Muslim fundamentlists provide stiff opposition to Dalrymple's historical and current enquiries. But they are not unique in this. His evocation of place is crisply poetic and touched with memorable detail. His feel for people is very sympathetic. A work justly applauded. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Ancient - Greece    2. Ancient - Rome    3. History - General History    4. Middle East - General    5. Religion    6. Travel   


35. Weather Flying
by McGraw-Hill Professional
Hardcover (01 September, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for the GA Instrument pilot
As a CFI I have numerous books in my aviation library. This book details flying in weather and the mindset required to be a safe and competent instrument pilot.
4-0 out of 5 stars Dealing with the weather
Not a lesson on meteorology; more of a lesson on judgment and decision-making. In other words, how does one deal with the weather? What does one do with the information one has?
5-0 out of 5 stars "The sky is my office"
It is hard to imagine a pilot with more weather flying experience than Captain Robert Buck. And much of this flying was in the old days: in the early years of the Army Air Corp and a young company called TWA. Much of this flying was accomplished without the assistance of modern instrumentation. Captain Buck travelled the world seeking the most ornery weather he could find, and then flew into it time and time again, compiling the experience and collecting the data that no one else had at the time. Captain Buck shares that experience here. This book is interesting and engaging to the flying enthusiast, essential to the VFR pilot, and absolutely priceless to the aspiring instrument pilot. Every discipline and every pastime has its classics, and WEATHER FLYING is, without a doubt, one of the classics of aviation.
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Subjects:  1. Aeronautics & Astronautics    2. Air Sports    3. Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction    4. General    5. Meteorology In Aeronautics    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Transportation    8. Aerospace & aviation technology    9. Air sports & recreations    10. Transportation / Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction   


36. The Most Scenic Drives in America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips
by Reader's Digest
Hardcover (03 March, 2005)
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Taking a drive in the country has been popular since horse-and-buggy days. But while the roadtrip itch is as strong as ever, scenic drives get scarcer year by year. The answer is a collection of the 120loveliest drives in the U.S., providing maps and tours (with sites along the way itemized and lovinglydescribed), trip length, when to go, nearby attractions, and local information sources. Free time is at apremium these days; rather than waste your leisure time in highway gluts, it's worth taking directions tosome of the most beautiful drives the country still has to offer. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!
I stumbled upon the 1997 edition of this book at a garage sale for $2.It makes me want to just quit my job and spend the rest of my life trying to check them off, one by one.The photos are so beautiful.The one thing I do wish they had though, was a trip completely mapped out for you based on how long it takes to drive and see everything.In other words, I wish it would say "First day, drive to this place, see this, this, and this.Stay overnight in this town.Second day, drive to this place..." etc.Because even though it tells you how far the drive is, it doesn't really say how long it would take you to visit the various places (obviously everyone is different, but a guideline would be really helpful)

5-0 out of 5 stars Majestic
The book has so many beautiful pictures of the picturesque places to drive in the US it made me want to jump in the car and go. Well, I did when I was in Massachusetts. I drove on the historic Mohawk Trail on my way to Williamstown, MA and let me tell you how breathtaking it really was. Take your kids on these drives for historical experience that's not only fun but also awe inspired.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
This book is great!We never plan a vacation or leave on one without this book.I have many travel books and this one is the best. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automobile travel    2. General    3. Guidebooks    4. Scenic byways    5. Transportation    6. Travel - United States    7. United States    8. United States - General    9. Travel / United States / General   


37. Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations
by Mike Byrnes & Associates, Inc.
Paperback (16 December, 2003)
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Isbn: 0962168769
Sales Rank: 66543
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars By far the most thorough resource on the subject
This is an excellent book for both the new guy and the veteran. At almost 500 pages, this is a very practical book that covers every aspect of truck driving and life on the road. In addition to basic operations, there is also plenty of detailed mechanical info on the inner workings of a truck. That will probably be of more interest to owner-operators than company drivers but it's good to know it's there in case you ever need it.My only complaint is that this book wasn't around when I started out. It definitely would've made for a much smoother transition into the 'industry'. Highly reccomended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for future Driver
If you have never driven a tractor trailer this is a great book. It covers everything from a drivers perspective. The truck itself including: Engines, Transmissions, Parts, Driving techniques, Hazmat, Airbrakes, Life on the road etc. What it does not cover in great detail is if you want to start your own trucking company, or authority. It touches on parts and mentions the D.O.T and FMCSR but mostly from the drivers interaction with those agencies, not as a trucking company. This book is for drivers behind the wheel on a day to day basis. Non-drivers will find it useful and insightful but if you are wishing to start your own company, It does not cover in detail the authorities you will need and actual details involved in doing so. The book never claims it does cover that information... this review is to let you know what is not in there in that regard. As a future driver, or someone interested in the actual day to day operations or the skills needed to operate a tractor trailer, this book is great and worthy of 5 stars.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bumper to Bumper: the review
Bumper to Bumper walks the reader through the various parts of a "Big Rig" showing the reader how a tractor trailer operates, how to"hookup" and drive an 18 wheeler, and the necessary paperworkRead more

Subjects:  1. Automotive    2. Automotive - Trucks    3. Tractor trailer combinations    4. Transportation    5. Truck driving   


38. Mercedes-Benz Technical Companion
by Bentley Publishers
Paperback (30 April, 2005)
list price: $39.95 -- our price: $26.37
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Isbn: 0837610338
Sales Rank: 35706
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars not what i expected
i bought this book thinking that it would be a good refrence and guide for doing repairs and maintnence on my79 300d. in reading the reveiws on amazon i got that empresion. not exactly. it is collaberation of articles in a mecedes magazine. yes it may have some helpful info, and some tecnical gudance, but it is not necessarly going to have your spacific problem. if you are lookiing for a complete guide to repairs and maintnece this is not your book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Even though my model wasn't covered very much, the Companion had a lot of pertinent information. I would recommend it for anyone who has an older Mercedes and likes to do their own work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mercedes Benz Technical Companion
This is an excellent book.I'm on an MB chatline and many of the subjects asked about are thoroughly explained in the book.This book is written for the backyard mechanic with many great pictures accompanying the articles.I would highly advise anyone considering working on their own Mercedes to have this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automotive    2. Automotive - General    3. Automotive - Repair & Maintenance    4. Engineering - Automotive    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Mercedes automobile    7. Transportation    8. Vehicle workshop manuals   


39. Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
by BowTie Press
Paperback (April, 2000)
list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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Isbn: 1889540536
Sales Rank: 3530
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Binding Problem Resolved . . great book
I'm writing primarily because I bought this book anyway even though others were warning of the binding.My copy is fine--perhaps they fixed it.
3-0 out of 5 stars Good content, incredibly poor binding
This book contains a large amount of practical, useful and comprehensible information that should be valuable to any motorcycle operator who wants to ride safely.It covers areas from accident statistics, driving and operating tips, to strategy.
5-0 out of 5 stars Proficient Motorcycling
Highly recommend. A must read for inexperienced riders. It covers all of the points that are life saving skills! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Motorcycles - General    2. Motorcycling    3. Motorcycling accidents    4. Prevention    5. Safety measures    6. Transportation    7. Motorcycles: general interest   


40. Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications, Second Edition
by Artech House Publishers
Hardcover (30 November, 2005)
list price: $129.00 -- our price: $105.28
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Isbn: 1580538940
Sales Rank: 216762
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars GPS uses General Relativity
[A review of the SECOND EDITION, 2005.]
5-0 out of 5 stars Second edition in December 2005
If you are looking at the first edition, please note that the publisher plans to issue a second edition in December 2005.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Technical Reference
I'm an aerospace professional that is very close to the GPS system.This book is one of the best in depth references that I could recomend.I am not a novice and this text may intimidate some. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Engineering - Electrical & Electronic    2. Global Positioning System    3. Navigation    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Technology    6. Technology & Industrial Arts    7. Intelligent & automated transport system technology    8. Satellite communication   


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