Reference Transport Books

The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur airport shortly after midnight, full of passengers flying to Beijing. Half an hour later, the greatest mystery in aviation history had begun.Though most of us will board an aircraft at some point in our lives, we know little about how they work and the procedures surrounding their operation. It is that mystery that makes the loss of MH370 so terrifying. Follow along step-by-step as Wrigley recreates the flight and its disappearance. Review the many varied theories as to how it could have happened — up to and including alien abduction. The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 also introduces a variety of related crashes and incidents, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.

Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency: A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920 (Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000)

This book explores the impact of railways on colonial Indian society from the commencement of railway operations in the mid-nineteenth to the early decades of the twentieth century.The book represents a historiographical departure. Using new archival evidence as well as travelogues written by Indian railway travellers in Bengali and Hindi, this book suggests that the impact of railways on colonial Indian society were more heterogeneous and complex than anticipated either by India’s colonial railway builders or currently assumed by post-colonial scholars. At a related level, the book argues that this complex outcome of the impact of railways on colonial Indian society was a product of the interaction between the colonial context of technology transfer and the Indian railway passengers who mediated this process at an everyday level. In other words, this book claims that the colonised ‘natives’ were not bystanders in this process of imposition of an imperial technology from above. On the contrary, Indians, both as railway passengers and otherwise influenced the nature and the direction of the impact of an oft-celebrated ‘tool of Empire’. The historiographical departures suggested in the book are based on examining railway spaces as social spaces – a methodological index influenced by Henri Lefebvre’s idea of social spaces as means of control, domination and power.

Alphabetical Britain: A train journey around Britain, in alphabetical order.

Sometimes life is about the journey and not the destination. In this book, Andy travels the length and breadth of the country, From Alsager to Zulus. Armed only with a train ticket and a timetable. Andy travels from A-Z in alphabetical order. Visiting England, Scotland and Wales; as far South as Redruth, as far North as Inverkip, as far west as Valley, as far East as York.Visiting twenty-four stations in alphabetical order. He finds stations that are open that have no trains, stations that are closed but have several trains, stations that he has to ask the train at especially for him. He rides short one carriage trains, he rides the longest train in Britain, he rides seated trains, he rides sleeper trains. He uses a Harrington Hump, he uses a First Class Lounge.He stops off at each place, where some provide more to do than others. He has an 'experience' on an industrial estate in Scotland, walks on a viaduct in pouring rain in England and visits the big station in Wales.If you have ever wondered if alphabetical travel can be done, the answer is here. An outstanding example of a pointless journey.This new edition has been updated to correct issues highlighted in earlier reviews.

Following The Front Wheel West...

In the summer of 2013 I took a dream motorcycle ride across the country. This is a journal that I kept while making that trip.

Autonomous Driving: Technical, Legal and Social Aspects

This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies?Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving".

Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Meaning of Bike

A vibrant history of motorcycles from over one hundred and fifty years. Lavishly illustrated from photographs and posters both old and new.This book is a dedicated, passionate and occasionally irreverent examination of why motorcycles exist at all.It turns out that we shouldn't be without one

The Story of the Pony Express

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Health System

This is the story of the Singapore healthcare system: how it works, how it is financed, its history, where it is going, and what lessons it may hold for national health systems around the world. Singapore ranks sixth in the world in healthcare outcomes, yet spends proportionally less on healthcare than any other high-income country. This is the first book to set out a comprehensive system-level description of healthcare in Singapore, with a view to understanding what can be learned from its unique system design and development path.The lessons from Singapore will be of interest to those currently planning the future of healthcare in emerging economies, as well as those engaged in the urgent debates on healthcare in the wealthier countries faced with serious long-term challenges in healthcare financing. Policymakers, legislators, public health officials responsible for healthcare systems planning, finance and operations, as well as those working on healthcare issues in universities and think tanks should understand how the Singapore system works to achieve affordable excellence.

Instrument Rating Airman Certification Standards - Airplane: FAA-S-ACS-8B, for Airplane Single- and Multi-Engine Land and Sea (Airman Certification Standards Series)

The Airman Certification Standard (ACS) is the guide for aviation students, instructors, and FAA-designated examiners to know what pilot and industry license applicants must know, do, and consider for their FAA Knowledge Exam and practical (checkride), in order to earn a certificate or rating. This is the revised edition (FAA-S-ACS-8B) of the ACS (effective June 11, 2018), which replaced the previous FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS) in the last couple of years. It adds task-specific knowledge and risk management elements to each PTS "Area of Operation" and "Task." The result is a presentation that integrates the standards for passing both the FAA Knowledge Exams and the FAA Oral and Practical Exams in a way that coordinates the study and learning for both, making them relevant to each other. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Instrument Rating—Airplane ACS provides the aeronautical knowledge, risk management, and flight proficiency standards for private pilot certification in the airplane category, single-engine land and sea, as well as multi-engine land and sea classes (ASEL, ASES, AMEL, AMES). This ACS incorporates and supersedes the previous ACS (FAA-S-ACS-8A).

Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport 2019: Proceedings of the International Conference on Internal Combustion Engines ... 2019), December 11-12, 2019, Birmingham, UK

With the changing landscape of the transport sector, there are also alternative powertrain systems on offer that can run independently of or in conjunction with the internal combustion (IC) engine. This shift has actually helped the industry gain traction with the IC Engine market projected to grow at 4.67% CAGR during the forecast period 2019-2025. It continues to meet both requirements and challenges through continual technology advancement and innovation from the latest research. With this in mind, the contributions in Internal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport 2019 not only cover the particular issues for the IC engine market but also reflect the impact of alternative powertrains on the propulsion industry. The main topics include:• Engines for hybrid powertrains and electrification• IC engines• Fuel cells• E-machines• Air-path and other technologies achieving performance and fuel economy benefits• Advances and improvements in combustion and ignition systems• Emissions regulation and their control by engine and after-treatment• Developments in real-world driving cycles• Advanced boosting systems• Connected powertrains (AI)• Electrification opportunities• Energy conversion and recovery systems• Modified or novel engine cycles• IC engines for heavy duty and off highwayInternal Combustion Engines and Powertrain Systems for Future Transport 2019 provides a forum for IC engine, fuels and powertrain experts, and looks closely at developments in powertrain technology required to meet the demands of the low carbon economy and global competition in all sectors of the transportation, off-highway and stationary power industries.

Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century: Norway's Successful Navigation of the World's Most Global Industry (Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics)

This book is open access under a CC BY NC ND 4.0 license.This book belongs to the Maritime Business and Economic History strand of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series.This open access book discusses how Norwegian shipping companies played a crucial role in global shipping markets in the 20th century, at times transporting more than ten per cent of world seaborne trade. Chapters explore how Norway managed to remain competitive, despite being a high labour-cost country in an industry with global competition. Among the features that are emphasised are market developments, business strategies and political decisionsThe Norwegian experience was shaped by the main breaking points in 20th century world history, such as the two world wars, and by long-term trends, such as globalization and liberalization. The shipping companies introduced technological and organizational innovations to build or maintain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing world. The growing importance of offshore petroleum exploration in the North Sea from the 1970s was both a threat and an opportunity to the shipping companies. By adapting both business strategies and the political regime to the new circumstances, the Norwegian shipping sector managed to maintain a leading position internationally.

Cheap Auto Insurance: How To Get The Best Car Insurance Quotes

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