Ship Style, modernism and modernity at sea in the 20th century

B1626

Conway maritime titles provide information that is rarely seen in other published work. This book addresses style and design of passenger ships during the last hundred years.

The authors have covered the design trends and the recent taste for retro designs. Colour printing has been employed so that the lavish illustration includes many high quality full colour photographs, maps and drawings. An important review of maritime design over a hundred year period.

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Carrier, a Century of First Hand Accounts of Naval Operations in War and Peace

B1624

The celebration of One Hundred Years of British Naval Aviation in 2009 has triggered a flurry of books on British naval aviation and of naval aviation in general. This book is based on the personal experiences of those who participated in naval aviation as it developed through the century.

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Merchant Kings, When Companies Ruled the World 1600-1900

B1623

This book contains illustration throughout as single colour printing. The author covers a fascinating period of history that is little appreciated for what it was. Today many complain of over mighty corporations trading globally and beyond the reach of governments. It may therefore come as a surprise that merchant adventurers enjoy at least four hundred years of history and comprise much the same mixture of rogues, crooks, chancers and larger than life characters.

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The British HOME FRONT pocket book 1940-1942

B1622

Anova has been publishing a series of pocket-books under the Conway imprint. These are reproductions of pocket-books produced during World War Two in Britain. This book was produced for civilians to help them prepare for total warfare as German aircraft began to blitz civilian targets, using terror tactics employed in Civil War Spain, Poland, the Low Countries and France.

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The Video Gaming Manual, The essential guide to modern and retro gaming platforms

B1621

This new manual follows the tried and tested Haynes format for manuals. There is lavish illustration with colour through out. The subject of video gaming is becoming a very popular topic and gaming machines are now in very widespread use domestically and also professionally. The author has begun his historical account with the Sinclair and Commodore machines that emerged during the 1970s.

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Military Jeep Entusiasts’ Manual

B1619

In the history of automobiles the Jeep is perhaps the most recognized model internationally. It also inspired the equally iconic Land Rover. The original specification called for a light reconnaissance car for the US Army. The standardized Jeep entered production in 1941 and the simple construction enable it to be produced rapidly in the tens of thousands to be used by Allied Forces throughout the rest of World War Two in all theatres of operations making it the most successful military vehicle of all time.

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The Haynes Manual on Welding

B1618

The claim that this is the definitive DIY Manual is fair. It provides a comprehensive tour through the methods of welding metal to metal. From the discovery of metal man has needed to join two or more pieces together.

This is an ideal book for anyone who has any need or interest in joining metal to metal from model engineering to boat and automotive engineering and agricultural use.

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Boeing The Complete Story

The author has written a very logical and readable account of Boeing and it is a complete story in that it covers the major milestones and aircraft models, with some excellent photographs, some rare and possibly not published before in an aviation book. There is good balance and a high standard of production. Anyone with an interest in aircraft and aviation history would be proud to own a copy.

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Airbus The Complete Story

B1616

This book makes a very interesting counterpart to Boeing The Complete Story by the same publisher. Considering the very much shorter history of Airbus Industries against the history of Boeing, and the fact that this book tells the story only of a small number of airliner models, in more pages, it is naturally very much more detailed. Given that the author seems to have been writing about aircraft for so long he must have known the Wright Brothers, the quality of research and the depth of knowledge guarantees a very important book. Many aviation writers have a long interest in the subject, but this author has lived his subject and the authority is unmistakable.

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