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141. The High Cost of Free Parking
142. The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
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143. Rv Living In The 21st Century:
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144. R-4360: Pratt & Whitney's
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145. How to Live Well Without Owning
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146. Human Factors in Aviation (Cognition
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147. Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair
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148. Longitude: The True Story of a
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149. Complete Guide to Full-Time RVing:
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150. Comm Check...: The Final Flight
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151. Applied Mathematics in Integrated
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152. Simple Courage: A True Story of
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153. World Cruising Essentials : The
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154. Wooden Boat Renovation: New Life
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155. The Harley-Davidson Reader
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156. Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy
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157. Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control
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158. Volkswagen Vanagon Official Factory
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159. RV Owner's Handbook, Revised (Rv
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160. The Essentials of Living Aboard

141. The High Cost of Free Parking
by American Planning Association
Hardcover (01 March, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very thorough, if a bit redundant
Shoup makes a subject that at first glance would sound boring, quite interesting.The only downside is that he gets a bit repetetive; the book probabaly could have been cut about 150 pages.Still, it's a very valuable resource for any planner or elected official who cares about the health of our cities.The only thing missing is some discussion on how parking immensely increases impervious surface in an area, impacting water quality and supply.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent analysis, ahead of its time
In 100 years, people will look back on this book and realize its value.For now, though, it's far too rational to be of much practical use to planners, engineers or politicians.For anyone who ever imagined that parking requirements were established in accordance with scientific criteria, The High Cost of Free Parking should disabuse them of that notion permanently.Shoup recognizes all too well that parking requirements are imposed merely as a knee-jerk reaction to public fears rather than as a practicable solution to an actual problem.His solutions, though well intended, will undoubtedly fall on deaf ears in most instances--until the price of gas is at $30 per gallon and suddenly there are no cars to fill those free parking lots anymore.

5-0 out of 5 stars A solution to parking problems and traffic congestion
This book is a detailed analysis of parking problems and their solution.Shoup zeroes in on the reason for such problems: we assume that parking should be free.Shoup points out that if we decided that gasoline should be free, the result we would expect would be obvious: people would drive too much, shortages of gasoline would develop, fights would break out over scarce gas, and governments would go broke trying to pay for it all.Shoup shows that parking is no different.Providing free parking leads to overuse, shortages, and conflicts over parking.Cash-strapped local governments and neighborhoods lose out, too.Free parking is like a fertility drug for cars.Many people don't realize how much of the high price of housing is due to requirements by local governments that a certain number of parking spaces must be provided.These costs are paid by everyone, including those who don't own a car.
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Subjects:  1. Automobile parking    2. Business & Economics    3. Business / Economics / Finance    4. Business/Economics    5. Economic aspects    6. Economics - General    7. General    8. Planning    9. Business & Economics / General    10. Local government policies    11. Transport planning & policy    12. USA   


142. The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars
by Thunder Bay Press (CA)
Hardcover (October, 2003)
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Isbn: 1571459901
Sales Rank: 136043
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Generalist's Book On Classic Cars
No book is perfect for the collector, but this is probably the best for car collectors.With over 1000 of the world's finest models, from over 200 marques, it has certainly captured the best amongst its pages.It also has some strange picks, but it doesn't claim to only list the top cars.And the world doesn't start in 1945 for this author, his team goes back as far as 1891 for their car selections. Excellent colour photos, with some B/W.Godd source of information on cars from the 1930s.With over 500 pages, this is a big book in all dimensions.Great value. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Antique and classic cars    2. Automobiles    3. Automotive    4. Automotive - Antique & Classic    5. Automotive - History    6. Automotive - Pictorial    7. Encyclopedias    8. History    9. Transportation    10. Sale Books   


143. Rv Living In The 21st Century: The Essential Reference Guide For All Rvers
by Authorhouse
Paperback (31 May, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great RV Companion Book
RV LIVING IN THE 21ST CENTURY by Peggi and John McDonald is an excellent publication and a MUST for ALL RVers - from those new to the RV lifestyle to seasoned RVers. The book is organized by chapters which guide you through buying an RV or camper to where to stay, how to pack, what to purchase for multiple uses, how to add storage and organize, and many many more tips.The authors are well qualified for writing this and their other books listed below. They have spent years living in their RV six months in Canada and six months in the United States each year. They are also authors of 'SPIRIT OF THE OPEN ROAD and RV PACKING TIPS and RV LIFE LESSONS and EASY LIVING HINGS and RV TRAVEL TO CANADA E-BOOK.
5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, conversational guide
For anyone considering or experiencing the RV lifestyle, this book is a wide-ranging tour of things you need to know. Peggi McDonald, a Canadian with extensive (20 years on the road) RV knowledge; been there, done that. She shares the kind of information and advice that enable people to build their competence and confidence as pat-time or full-time RVers.
5-0 out of 5 stars RV Living in the 21st Century
I enjoyed reading this RV book. I found it to be easy reading and presented in an easy to digest format. The security tips for your house while you are away and health & safety tips are just a couple of subjects out of many, that are invaluable and give you peace of mind! I have been RVing for years and even learned things I hadn't come across before. I am really impressed that another woman RVer knows so much about the systems of an RV and among other things knows how to actually dump the holding tanks. After reading this book you will also know how! One of the most important and overlooked subjects about your RV are the weight issues involved. Peggi gives information about where and how to weigh your RV and terminology involved this includes motorized and towables. For new RVers especially, reading this book will put you light years ahead of the game! Good job Peggi Mcdonald! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automotive - Buyer's Guides    2. Reference - General    3. Travel    4. Travel - General    5. Motor cars: general interest    6. TRAVEL & HOLIDAY   


144. R-4360: Pratt & Whitney's Major Miracle
by Specialty Press
Hardcover (25 March, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Radial engine lover's dream
I have been facinated with the R-4360 since I built a B-36 model while in grade school.I did get to see and hear one C-124 depart Lajes AB, Azores while in the USAF. What a sound!
5-0 out of 5 stars Graham White does it again!
After enjoying Graham White's prodigious tome on the P&W R-2800, I was pleased to see another volume released, this time on the R-4360.Mr. White must have access to a tremendous archive of information, because both these books provide a level of detail that can satisfy the most discerning aviation buff.He is also able to describe the various engine systems in a way that does not overwhelm the reader with technical minutiae, something most engineers would be incapable of doing.
5-0 out of 5 stars ALabor of Love
Reading this excellent book makes it apparent that Mr. White has a great interest in aircraft engines, especially the R-4360. He covers the subject well although I would have liked a little more insight into the development and manufacturing process (and maybe a little less on landing gear design). I flew about 800 hours behind these engines on the KC-97 and we referred to them simply as the "Corncob", a term of endearance from a pilot's viewpoint, but not so from his observation. It was a finely tuned machine and stood up well to the punishment we gave them in SAC Air Refueling operations. The illustrations are profuse, large and well detailed and the printing and paper content are excellent. If your intrest is radial aircraft engines, the book is a "must read". ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aeronautics & Astronautics    2. Airplanes    3. Aviation - General    4. Aviation - History    5. Design and construction    6. History    7. Military - Aviation    8. Motors    9. Spark ignition engines    10. Technology & Industrial Arts    11. Transportation    12. Transportation / Aviation / General   


145. How to Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier, and Get More Mileage Out of Life
by Ten Speed Press
Paperback (05 August, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 155107
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not for the converted
A fine little book, but not for anyone who has already decided to take the step to become carless or car-lite. This book is 10% manual, made up mostly of common sense ideas (never a bad thing), and 90% arguments and statistics meant to convince you to go car free. If you're on the fence about giving up your ride, this is a great read. If you're looking for a book about the experience of being car free or a good instruction manual on doing so, maybe not the way to go. An interesting little read, though.

5-0 out of 5 stars A book ahead of its time!
This is a tremendous, hard hitting work on many, many levels. Above all, Balish's appeal for freeing ourselves from the tyranny of our automobiles will resonate with a wide readership - those wishing to save money, (LOTS of money), those wanting to simplify their lives, and those wishing to build a more sustainable future.
5-0 out of 5 stars A book for the times
How to Live Well Without Owning a Car is a book whose time has come.Cast off the chains of car ownership! Chris Balish does an excellent job on the economics of car ownership.He also goes step by step on the nuts and bolts of a car-free life, covering not only the expected (like getting to work and getting your groceries) but also dating and vacationing.This bookis a wonderful resource for anyone who is seriously thinking of living without a car. But there are many people who are just playing with the idea, and it is those people for whom I will be buying the book.Chris has a light touch when he talks about the lifestyle choices that keep people tied to the economic millstone that is car ownership.We choose to live on a bus line or not, we choose to work far from home, we choose to set our lives up so we have to buy things every day rather than plan.I have to laugh as I read my words - as a recent convert to a car-free life, I tend to beat people up with these ideas!Chris makes those points in an easy, non-confrontational way.This is a great book.
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Subjects:  1. Automobile ownership    2. Automobiles    3. Automotive Transportation    4. Business & Economics    5. Consumer Finance    6. Economic aspects    7. Finance, Personal    8. Personal Finance    9. Personal Finance - General    10. United States    11. Reference works   


146. Human Factors in Aviation (Cognition and Perception)
by Academic Press
Paperback (28 June, 1989)
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Isbn: 0127500316
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good but dated
A great introduction to human factors but it shows its age in its focus, its examples, and its recommendations.Nevertheless, this book makes a good starting point.

4-0 out of 5 stars For the CRM specialist, or those with a keen interest
If you are in senior airline management and are wondering why things happen the way they happen and you really can't figure out why, this book might provide some help. It's the first step towards understanding the human impact in airline operations, be that pilots, cabin crew or ground crews. Far from being an expert in the field I think this work provides great background material, probably to be better understood when you hold a degree in psychology, but also readable for the un-initiated like myself. CRM specialists/trainers, Human Resource Managers etc. should have this book on their shelv(es). ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aeronautics & Astronautics    2. General    3. Science/Mathematics    4. Technology    5. Transportation    6. Aerospace & aviation technology    7. Technology / Aeronautics & Astronautics   


147. Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair
by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Hardcover (01 January, 1996)
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Isbn: 0070133697
Sales Rank: 38661
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Just the facts
Style wise, this is the opposite of The Sailmaker's Apprentice by Marino. This is not a book to pick up while sitting by the fire sipping tea. It is a great reference book with concise "how to" information. I have a friend who told me that there is nothing beyand repair on a fiberglass boat. After reading this book, I'm beginning to belive him. Good explanations of both materials and techniques - including safety.

5-0 out of 5 stars Go ahead and get the grinder!
A sweet book that gave me the confidence to 'go for it' and tackle some ugly holes in my dinghy hull. What's more it was not that bad after all!It's all here, from finishing the gelcoat scrapes/cracks to repairing gaping holes- you may want to buy in conjunction with 'sailboat refinishing' to help with that final effort. Fully recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good advice
This book covers the basic as well as some advanced topics about repairing all types of fiberglass hulls, decks, through hull fittings, teak wood, and other related topics.I recommend the book for the beginner who needs basic information about fiberglass repair. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Amateurs' manuals    2. Boating - Boatbuilding    3. Boating - General    4. Decks (Naval architecture)    5. Hulls (Naval architecture)    6. Maintenance and repair    7. Reference    8. Sail Powered Craft Maintenance And Repair    9. Sailboats    10. Sailing - General    11. Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering    12. Sports    13. Sports & Recreation    14. Boating    15. Shipbuilding technology & engineering    16. Ships & shipping: general interest    17. Sports & Recreation / Boating   


148. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time
by Walker & Company
Hardcover (15 September, 2005)
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Sales Rank: 37029
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars If History Class was like this...
I would not go so far as to say I hated history in school, but it was far from my favorite subject. As I read Longitude I found myself wanting to search out more information and explore the people and science on my own. Heck, if Dava Sobel had been writing our text books, I might have been a history major.I would reccommend Longitude to any and everyone - the budding history scholar, the salty old sailor, the astronomy buff or the normal joe looking for a good read.The science is approachable, the history intriguing and the story of Harrison's drive and determination inspiring.I would especially reccommend the edition with the plates showing the actual clocks/watches built by Harrison. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Clock and watch makers    4. General    5. Great Britain    6. History    7. History Of Science    8. Inventions    9. Longitude    10. Measurement    11. Navigation    12. Science    13. Science/Mathematics    14. Scientists - Inventors    15. Technical & Manufacturing Trades    16. Science / History   


149. Complete Guide to Full-Time RVing: Life on the Open Road
by Trailer Life Publications
Paperback (September, 1998)
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Isbn: 0934798532
Sales Rank: 54718
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Solid Information for Living Full-Time in an RV
My husband wanted to try full-time RVing, but I was too attached to having a house.Anyone trying to make that decision, needs to read this book.
5-0 out of 5 stars A "must have" for the RV enthusiast!
This was our "introduction" to the RV world and became our "what-to-do-now" bible on the road.The Moeller's cover everything you need to know about your RV and lots of common sense advice about living on the road."Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel for a year for the cost of staying home" was written to help would-be travelers get from dreaming about a long road trip, to actually doing the trip of a lifetime.The Moeller's give you the nuts and bolts of doing it--The Complete Guide is a must-have traveling companion.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Basics, soup-to-nuts
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Subjects:  1. Parks & Campgrounds    2. Transportation    3. Travel - United States    4. United States - General   


150. Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia
by Free Press
Hardcover (27 January, 2004)
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Sales Rank: 287476
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars An unfortunate Perspective
A good, thorough analysis. It's unfortunate that the author(s) felt it unavoidable that they should fill the book with Christian propaganda. It really took away from the objectivity.

3-0 out of 5 stars Solid but not Spectacular
"Comm Check..." tells the story of the loss of the space shuttle Columbia.If you are expecting a top-level, academic analysis, like the one found in Diane Vaughan's "The Challenger Launch Decision", then this book is not for you.It is a well written book with lots of human interest anecdotes about the people and the organizations involved in the tragedy. It is factual and reasonably well organized but is written with a sense of drama that I found both distracting and unnecessary.At times, the continual stream of mini-biographies made it hard to follow the book's main theme.While interesting, I gained little from the litany of who went to which school and who had flown so-many thousands of hours in jet fighters.Even the the climactic chapter "Re-Entry Revisited" was light duty in terms of the technical information and overly dramatized events from the astronauts perspective.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
Being a space nut, and being very impacted by the Columbia disaster, this book was exactly what I was looking for.
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Subjects:  1. Accidents    2. Astrophysics & Space Science    3. Aviation - History    4. Columbia (Spacecraft)    5. General    6. History    7. Investigation    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Science    10. Science/Mathematics    11. Space flights    12. Space vehicle accidents    13. Current Events / General   


151. Applied Mathematics in Integrated Navigation Systems (Aiaa Education Series)
by AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast
Hardcover (October, 2003)
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Sales Rank: 323955
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A good book
The book is very precise and gives a lot of mathematical related things that's relevant to Navigation and Guidance. I somehow liked it's approach, mainly because it avoids a lot of descriptory jargons and talks straight in mathematics: the language of scientists and engineers! Before reading the book, a good hold of the mathematics related to linear system theory would be a definite plus, even though the it has an introductory chapter for the related mathematics.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book
The book is very precise and gives a lot of mathematical related things that's relevant to Navigation and Guidance. I somehow liked it's approach, mainly because it avoids a lot of descriptory jargons and talks straight in mathematics: the language of scientists and engineers! Before reading the book, a good hold of the mathematics related to system theory would be a definite plus. However, the book has an introductory chaper for the relevant mathematics too. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Aids to air navigation    2. Applied    3. Astrophysics & Space Science    4. Aviation - Piloting & Flight Instruction    5. General    6. Inertial navigation    7. Inertial navigation (Aeronauti    8. Inertial navigation (Aeronautics)    9. Mathematics    10. Research    11. Science/Mathematics    12. Technology & Industrial Arts    13. Astronautics   


152. Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea
by Random House
Hardcover (27 June, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 80042
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Read This Great Sea Story- LISTEN INSTEAD
I listened to the CD version of Simple Courage.Other reviewers have deducted marks for the book's length and author's personal narrative.None of that mars the audio version.LISTEN to the CD.It's been expertly abridged by Kristin Lesko into a tight, taut, compelling story.Frank Delaney is an absolutely OUTSTANDING reader/narrator (a long prior career at the BBC probably helped).I begrudged every moment it took to eject the finished CDs and spin up the new ones.

5-0 out of 5 stars Uses historical documents and modern accounts to spice true adventure.
Frank Delaney's SIMPLE COURAGE: A TRUE STORY OF PERIL ON THE SEA tells of a 1951 ship laden with passengers and tons of cargo heading from Europe to America which faced huge waves which about destroyed her. Her captain fought to bring her cargo and passengers safely to port: his courageous story is told on audio for the first time, and uses historical documents and modern accounts to spice true adventure.
5-0 out of 5 stars Captain Courageous
The world has not long remembered Captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen, but in 1952 he was deservedly one of the most famous men in the world, "The Man of the Year" according to Life magazine and plenty of other listmakers.Frank Delaney, an Irish writer, was nine years old at the time, and one of the connections he had with his difficult father while growing up in Ireland was sharing the world's fascination with Carlsen's peril at sea.Delaney remembers his father uncharacteristically summoning the family to the radio: "There is an incident happening at sea."An incident, indeed, and one that stuck with Delaney for years, finally flowering into the grand account _Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea_ (Random House).Delaney's personal interest in the story, as part of his own family's lore, is told in episodes through the book, illustrating how all the world over people were waiting to hear of the fate of Carlsen as he clung to his sinking vessel, so it helps us understand what a sensation the story was at the time.Delaney's book brings the sensation back for our own time. Read more

Subjects:  1. Carlsen, Kurt    2. Flying Enterprise (Ship)    3. History - General History    4. Modern - 20th Century    5. North Atlantic Ocean    6. Ships & Shipbuilding - History    7. Shipwrecks    8. Special Interest - Adventure    9. Transportation    10. Travel - General    11. History / Modern / 20th Century   


153. World Cruising Essentials : The Boats, Gear, and Practices That Work Best at Sea
by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Hardcover (06 February, 2003)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Zaggats of cruising
I am not a world cruiser and have only ventured a few miles from shore and then not too far from the other side of the sound within which we sail every summer.This book was a disappointment.It is basically a distillation of the periodic surveys the author conducts of people who cruise in small yachts either on their own or as part of an offshore rally such as the ARC.The problem for me is that the book amounts to a collection of advice, not from people who necessarily know that much about cruising, but instead from those it was convenient for Cornell to interview.It's like a Zaggat guide, filled with lots of pepole's opinions but not necessarily people who know anything about food.Frankly, I don't know enough to judge whether this interviewees ideas are right on, or that interviewees ideas are nonsense-- that's not my point.I was looking for a single authoritative voice, not a report on what a collection of people with the funds and gumption to cross oceans happen to believe.This one is going back.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent source of information
Cornell offers his own viewpoints as well as those of others, does a good job of labeling facts vs. options, and answers a lot of questions I had about cruising. Safety equipment, storms, piracy, dangerous areas, firearms, and communications are all covered well. Common equipment failures are given, along with statistics to back them up. For example, how often does the mast of a cuising yacht really fail, and how? ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Boating - General    2. Boating And Sailing    3. Equipment and supplies    4. Evaluation    5. Military Science    6. Recreational surveys    7. Sailing - General    8. Seamanship    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Yachting    12. Motor / power boating & cruising    13. Sailing    14. Sports & Recreation / Sailing   


154. Wooden Boat Renovation: New Life for Old Boats Using Modern Methods
by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Hardcover (01 January, 1993)
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Isbn: 0070652392
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Great read, but a bit thin in critical areas
This is a very entertainingly written book, essential for anyone restoring a wooden boat - worth it as a fun read alone.The book is full of fun wooden boat philosophy, interesting personal anecdotes, and great stories.On the practical side, the author provides a good introduction to wooden boat types and construction, excellent information about selecting, evaluating and purchasing a boat for rennovation; planning and initiating projects; necessary tools and supplies; repairing holes in a wooden hull; and even some tips about building in cabinets and furniture.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I found the book both entertaining and very useful.
3-0 out of 5 stars Decent info - but proceed with caution.
The previous reviews touch on the good points of this book, so I won't bother to repeat these.Suffice to say, there's plenty of good info to be had from this book.I would however express one word of caution.It has to do with the author's tendancy to push the reader toward approaches and methods that may not be appropriate for boats with truly historic or aesthetic value.Mr. Trefethen makes no bones about the fact that he wants to get the boat back in the water ASAP and minimize maintenance.To use his own words, "authenticity be damned".
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Subjects:  1. Boating - General    2. Boats and boating    3. Crafts & Hobbies    4. Hobbies/Crafts    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering    7. Small Craft Maintenance And Repair    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Wooden boats    10. Woodwork    11. Woodwork - General    12. DIY    13. Ships & shipping: general interest    14. Sports & Recreation / Boating   


155. The Harley-Davidson Reader
by Motorbooks
Hardcover (15 August, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 42276
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Subjects:  1. Harley Davidson motorcycle    2. Motorcycles - General    3. Motorcycles - History    4. Motorcycles - Pictorial    5. Transportation    6. Motorcycles: general interest    7. Non-Classifiable   


156. Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success
by Broadway
Paperback (17 February, 1998)
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Isbn: 0767901843
Sales Rank: 5979
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book about a great company
The Frieberg's have captured the essence of a true American success story - Southwest Air. This is a great story told very well.SW captures the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit and manages to keep it alive through some of the most loyal employees anywhere. Fly the airline - read this book!
5-0 out of 5 stars You're Crazy!Let's do it.
Feel the LUV.If you're even remotely interested in one day building a successful business- you need to read this book.Find out how, in one of the most competitive, capital-intensive industries in the world, Southwest Airlines keeps winning.
5-0 out of 5 stars Outrageously Successful Airline
The authors of "NUTS! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success", Kevin and Jackie Freiberg, came up with a captivating and hilarious book that reveal the ingredients that have made Southwest Airlines such a consistent success story. This is an airline that has defied industry norms of either red ink on the bottom line or very low profit margins of 1-4 percent. The airline invented its own business model avoiding the usual management fads such as business process reengineering, total quality management, change management and balanced business scorecard, among others.
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157. Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control (Aiaa Education Series)
by AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Ast
Hardcover (June, 1998)
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Isbn: 1563472619
Sales Rank: 401650
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best in its area
This is a rather complete presentation of the knowledge of controls and dynamics needed to design, specify, and analyze spacecraft control sytems.No navigation or guidance is covered.Of course no reference to same is made in the title.The book is primarily a composition of basic control background including modern topics like H-infinity.The H-infinity control discussion is the most understandable out there and its limitations are spelled out clearly, perhaps for the first time.The structural dynamics and controls sections are outstanding with some novelty.Interleaving is not unique to this book, however.Bryson covers it in Control of Spacecraft and Aircraft.Quite frankly, at this point in time most of the spacecraft controller design methodologies are handbook in nature and what is most needed is a good background in the basics that extends into the actual design domain enough to be useful.Bong Wie has provided that in this book for controller design to a greater extend than any other written thus far.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great addition to the literature
Bong Wie's "Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control" is, by far, one of the best books ever published in the AIAA Education Series. It packs a lot ofinfo on a multitude of subjects which don't usually come togetherin a single book. The mathematical preliminaries and the sections ondynamics and control of flexible structures are particularly well done.(This is perhaps the first time a textbook covers the interlacing propertyof poles & zeros of certain transfer functions, particularly thoseassociated with flexible structures.) In addition, the inclusion of the"H-infinity" topic the way the author did it is very good since,in general, books do not feature the subject in such a concise, objective,useful way. The same is true of the section on halo orbits, as well. Bestof all, Wie's having included Kharitonov's theorem comes as a blessing,since the issue is rarely seen in non-European texts.Read more

Subjects:  1. Aeronautics & Astronautics    2. Astrophysics & Space Science    3. Control systems    4. Dynamics    5. Science    6. Space Vehicles    7. Technology & Industrial Arts    8. Transportation    9. Aerospace & aviation technology    10. Astronautics    11. Mathematical modelling   


158. Volkswagen Vanagon Official Factory Repair Manual 1980-1991 Including Diesel Syncro and Camper (Volkswagen)
by Bentley Publishers
Paperback (June, 1991)
list price: $99.95 -- our price: $62.97
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Isbn: 0837603366
Sales Rank: 194385
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars There Is No Better Reference for the T3
No better manual exists for the Type2(T3) Vanagon. Like others here, I feel the negative reviews need to be addressed for their incorrect assumptions regarding what a Factory Repair Manual is.
4-0 out of 5 stars Note to "Do-It-Yourselfers"
Let's get something straight right off the bat about this manual, it's the Factory Repair Manual, originally intended for mechanics at the dealership. It assumes you are experienced and already know which end of a screwdriver works. Its not going to teach you 'how' to work on your Vanagon, it's the 'bible' on the repair procedures on for your Vanagon. I suspect the negative reviews for this manual are mostly from 'newbies' and novices. What this manual is most useful for is the factory approved method for servicing your Vanagon, not "Auto Mechanics 101'. So if you're looking for a manual to teach you how to work on your Vanagon, THIS IS NOT IT! On the other hand, if you looking for a manual that explains the factory approved method of working on your Vanagon, with all the necessary details and specifications, "BINGO". Naturally, its a translation of a German manual so you have to take that into account too, a translation is only as good as the translator, trust me, I work for a German company in their US plant and this is a very common problem. So be warned about what you're getting if you order this manual.

3-0 out of 5 stars Essential for the mechanic
This book is a bible for the mechanic.I found information here that helped me fix starter, ignition, valve and fuel injection problems (this reference manual is considered essential in vanagon discussion groups).Whoever says the information is wrong or incomplete has their heads somewhere other than on their shoulders.As mentioned in another review, the only (less than minor) drawback is the lack of an index which would help considerably with troubleshooting a problem.Of course with that addition the book would probably become even more expensive than it already is.My major complaint is with the ridiculous prices of all Bentley products.A simple fuel injector costs more now than my first vanagon did years ago, which is even more astounding when you consider that a fuel injector involves about the same electronics wizardry as a $.35 light switch. ... Read more

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159. RV Owner's Handbook, Revised (Rv Owner's Handbook)
by Woodall's Publications Corp.
Paperback (01 June, 2005)
list price: $24.95 -- our price: $15.72
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Isbn: 0762735635
Sales Rank: 35472
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars All RVers need this!
Even if you are a seasoned RVer or just starting, this handbook has everything you need to know about your RV.I bought the book mainly to learn about winterizing our RV but found after reading that there were so many other things I could do myself, which meant saving money!Instead of paying the RV dealership to do simple things, I can now do them myself and save the money to do more traveling!Every RVer needs this! ... Read more

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160. The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat
by Paradise Cay Publications
Paperback (April, 2005)
list price: $17.95 -- our price: $12.21
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Isbn: 0939837668
Sales Rank: 55809
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
This was by far the best book that I've read on owning a boat and living aboard (and we've even been passed it around the marina).This book was a great resource and was worth much than its cost.Very highly recommended!

3-0 out of 5 stars More like how to live aboard a barge.
Unfortuately, the book seems to be written much from an RV or houseboat mentality. The major factor in a choice to live aboard a boat is expense, or at least I gather from this read. Much more useful is anything by the Pardeys--always useful classics, or more recently FitzGeralds "Sea-Steading"

5-0 out of 5 stars Really Helpful
This book far exceeded all of our expectations.If you want a book on living aboard while underway or even just cruising, get another book (like the Pardey book).But the author says that himself in the first chapter.Living aboard is just about living aboard, perhaps even right at the dock.If you already know all this, then find another book.On the other hand, my husband Will and I think that this is the most helpful boating book we've ever read. ... Read more

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