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Logbook for GPS Navigation - Compact, for Small Chart Tables (Record book, 2nd edition): Bill Anderson Logbook for GPS Navigation - Compact, for Small Chart Tables (Record book, 2nd edition)
Bill Anderson
R340 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R53 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Most yachts and motor boats now use GPS as their primary source of positional information when navigating. The page layout of this logbook has been designed for clear entry of GPS positions and waypoints. The left-hand spread is for passage planning and the right-hand spread is for plotting positions on passage. There is also space to include narrative and separate pages for pilotage, harbour, anchorage and other notes, plus a section to use as a visitors' book and / or to record crew changes. The size of the book makes it ideal for use on small chart tables, without completely covering the chart that also needs to be referred to. This second edition reintroduces the silver blocking on the front cover, giving the Logbook a stylish feel and making it the ideal place in which to record those precious journeys undertaken in your yacht.

Aerospace Materials (Hardcover): Brian Cantor, H. Assender, P. Grant Aerospace Materials (Hardcover)
Brian Cantor, H. Assender, P. Grant
R3,073 Discovery Miles 30 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Aerospace Materials provides a grounding in state-of-the-art aerospace materials technology, including developments in aluminum, titanium, and nickel alloys, as well as polymers and polymer composites. Experts in each topic have contributed key overviews that summarize current knowledge and indicate future trends. The book begins by outlining the industrial applications to airframes, aeroengines, and spacecraft before delving systematically into specific materials. It examines lightweight materials and then focuses on materials suited to high-temperature applications. The book combines perspectives in physics, materials science, and mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

Automotive Power Systems (Hardcover): Dorin O. Neacsu Automotive Power Systems (Hardcover)
Dorin O. Neacsu
R1,958 Discovery Miles 19 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Vehicles are intrinsically linked to our lives. This book covers all technical details of the vehicle electrification process, with focus on power electronics. The main challenge in vehicle electrification consists of replacing the engine-based mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic ancillary energy sources with electrical energy processed through an electromagnetic device. The book illustrates this evolutionary process with numerous series-production examples for either of body or chassis systems, from old milestones to futuristic luxury vehicles. Electrification of ancillaries and electric propulsion eventually meet into an all-electric vehicle and both processes rely heavily on power electronics. Power electronics deals with electronic processing of electrical energy. This makes it a support technology for the automotive industry. All the automotive visions for the next decade (2020-2030) are built on top of power electronics and the automotive power electronics industry is expected at 15% compound annual growth rate, the highest among all automotive technologies. Hence, automotive power electronics industry is very appealing for recent and future graduates. The book structure follows the architecture of the electrical power system for a conventional engine-based vehicle, with a last chapter dedicated to an introduction onto electric propulsion. The first part of the book describes automotive technologies for generation and distribution of electrical power, as well as its usage within body systems, chassis systems, or lighting. The second part explores deeper into the specifics of each component of the vehicle electric power system. Since cars have been on the streets for over 100 years, each chapter starts with a list of historical achievements. Recognizing the engineering effort span over more than a century ennobles the R&D efforts of the new millennium. Focus on history of electricity in vehicle applications is another attractive treat of the book. The book fills a gap between books targeting practical education and works sharing advanced academic vision, offering students and academics a quick tour of the basic tools and long-standing infrastructure, and offering practicing engineers an introduction on newly introduced power electronics-based technologies. It is therefore recommended as a must-have book for students and early graduates in automotive power electronics activities.

Training Design in Aviation (Hardcover, New Ed): Norman MacLeod Training Design in Aviation (Hardcover, New Ed)
Norman MacLeod
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Well structured training, based on sound theoretical principles, can transform the system in which high performance is essential and in turn, the organisation. Yet the strategic role of cost-effective training provision is often less well understood than it might be in all branches of aviation - whether civil or regional, general, business or military. This book analyzes the cycle of training design from the identification of requirement through to measurement of effectiveness. Key issues in training design and management are illustrated with examples and learning is consolidated through case studies. The book provides advice, tools, procedures and examples of best practice - both recent and well-established - to assist aviation training personnel who aim to guarantee cost-effective training. The approach is highly practical, but does not avoid covering the theory when needed. An informative guide to the process of training analysis and course design, the book examines each stage of the training design cycle in some depth. In addition, it looks at the application of quality management and of project management to training design. Each chapter contains advice and techniques, as well as examples drawn from the author's wealth of experience of training in aviation.

Air Transport System Analysis and Modelling (Hardcover): Milan Janic Air Transport System Analysis and Modelling (Hardcover)
Milan Janic
R3,814 Discovery Miles 38 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Presenting a comprehensive coverage, Air Transport System Analysis and Modelling is a unique text dealing with the analysis and modelling of the processes and operations carried out in all three parts of the air transport system, namely, airports, air traffic control and airlines.

Seen from a planners point of view, this book provides insights into current methods and also gives details of new research. Methods are given for the analysis and modelling of the capacity, quality and economics of the service offered to users and includes illustrative analytical and simulation models of the systems operations supported by an appropriate analysis of real world events and applications. Undergraduates and graduates in the field of air transport planning and technology, applied operations research and applied transport economics will find this book to be of interest, as will specialists involved with transport institutes and consulting firms, policy makers dealing with air transport and the analysts and planners employed at air transport enterprises.

Land Rover Series 3 Handbook (Paperback): Land Rover Limited Land Rover Series 3 Handbook (Paperback)
Land Rover Limited
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

General data, controls, maintenance schedules, circuit diagrams, etc.

U-Bahnen in Deutschland - Metros in Germany feat. U-Stadtbahn (Paperback): Robert Schwandl U-Bahnen in Deutschland - Metros in Germany feat. U-Stadtbahn (Paperback)
Robert Schwandl
R468 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R58 (12%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Toyota Camry & Holden Apollo (83 - 92) (Paperback): Mike Forsythe, J. H. Haynes Toyota Camry & Holden Apollo (83 - 92) (Paperback)
Mike Forsythe, J. H. Haynes
R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Human Performance in General Aviation (Hardcover, New Ed): David O'Hare Human Performance in General Aviation (Hardcover, New Ed)
David O'Hare
R3,569 Discovery Miles 35 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first available edited collection of chapters on human performance in general aviation. Each chapter has been written by someone with knowledge of both the research literature and the operational background of general aviation. Chapters are designed to survey the current state of knowledge in areas critical to general aviation and to spell out both the operational implications of this knowledge and the directions needed for future research. Topics covered include strategies for flight instruction; the development of computer-based training; stress and decision making; skill development; the involvement of general aviation pilots in incidents and accidents; human factors implications of GPS use and the future of aircraft design and development in general aviation. The book provides an authoritative outline of currently applicable human factors knowledge for general aviation and a valuable guide to future developments. It features a foreword by Dr Stan Roscoe.

Motor Carrier Safety - A Guide to Regulatory Compliance (Hardcover): Erik Scott Dunlap Motor Carrier Safety - A Guide to Regulatory Compliance (Hardcover)
Erik Scott Dunlap
R3,817 Discovery Miles 38 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The need to understand and follow applicable government regulations is critical to providing safety for everyone affected by the transportation industry. Motor Carrier Safety simplifies the many complexities of legal compliance for the transportation of goods by highway. It provides you with the tools and focus required to achieve full regulatory compliance.

The author examines current regulations to determine what issues and requirements pertain to such issues as hazardous materials, drugs and alcohol, employee safety and health. Bulleted lists present the regulations in a clear, easy-to-use format. You will understand the issues and be able to determine the specific regulations that affect your place of business.

In addition to regulations and standards, this book covers points of training, record keeping, and suggestions for annual audits. Case studies relating to various regulations help you realize how either violating or complying will impact your business. These features combine to make Motor Carrier Safety the perfect vehicle for launching your in-house training program.
The laws governing the transportation of goods by truck vary from agency to agency. Motor Carrier Safety makes clear the regulations and provides the you with a practical source for complying with them. This book helps you to understand your regulatory exposure for non-compliance and guides you through the steps to becoming compliant.

Handbook of Vehicle-Road Interaction (Hardcover): David Cebon Handbook of Vehicle-Road Interaction (Hardcover)
David Cebon
R5,096 Discovery Miles 50 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This handbook dicussess tyre-road contact forces generated by heavy vehicles covering their influence on road surface and bridge response and damage, as well as ways of regulating and improving vehicles so as to minimize road damage.;The main incentive for understanding vehicle-road interaction is the possibility of reducing the road damage caused by heavy vehicles and the very high associated costs. This may be achieved by highway authorities, through improved design and construction of roads; by government agencies, through regulations intended to encourage the use of more "road-friendly" vehicles; or by vehicle engineers, through design of improved vehicle configurations and suspensions, which minimize road damage.;The book provides a unified mechanistic approach to the entire subject, covering vehicle dynamics; dynamic tyre forces; weigh-in-motion; pavement and bridge response; damage mechanisms of paving materials; vehicle-guideway interaction; suspension design to minimize road damage; and assessing road damaging potential of vehicles for regulatory purposes. It includes 25 literature reviews, covering topics from asphalt deformation to weigh-in-motion, and citing over 500 references. In addition, it discusses both the fundamental mechanics of the mechanical and civil engineering systems, as well as practical and implementation issues.

China's Trade Policy on International Air Transport - Policy Goals, Driving Forces, and Impact (Paperback): Chrystal... China's Trade Policy on International Air Transport - Policy Goals, Driving Forces, and Impact (Paperback)
Chrystal Zhang, Kareem Yarde
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a political-economic analysis of China's transformation to become a global aviation power. It aims to identify the driving forces that have shaped China's ever-evolving international air transport policy direction and goals in the past four decades and further determines how and to what extent these driving forces have shaped China's considerations and strategies when executing its policy goals through bilateral air services negotiations. The findings reveal that China's international air transport policymaking has remained in the domain of the country's aviation regulator, which has enjoyed an exclusivity to exercise its power on the air transport sector. The book argues that China's international air transport policy direction is in alignment with the country's overall strategic mission and its goal is set to support the country's endeavour to realise the "China dream." It concludes that factors at all levels interact with each other with a far-reaching impact on the country's policy direction and goal setting; however, these factors are constrained by time and circumstances. The book is a must-read for a wide array of audiences, including, but not limited to, scholars and industry professionals who have an interest in China's political economy, policymaking, international trade, government behaviour, corporate political activities, air transport, aviation liberalisation, and bilateral negotiations.

Motorcycle Engineering (Hardcover): Andrew Livesey Motorcycle Engineering (Hardcover)
Andrew Livesey
R3,086 Discovery Miles 30 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Motorcycle Engineering is a primer and technical introduction for anyone interested in motorcycles, motorcycling, and the motorcycle industry. It provides insight into how motorcycles are made and operated. Motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters are important factors in world transport, and they are playing an increasingly important role in transport policy as we move towards greater environmental awareness. Motorcycles and scooters give freedom of personal transport that enable large commuter distances to be covered quickly and easily. Their small footprint offers easy storage as only minimal space is required. To celebrate the importance of motorcycles on the world stage, a brief history is included with a detailed timeline detailing the development of the motorcycle alongside major world events. Written in an accessible fashion, no previous knowledge of engineering or technology is required, as all technical terms are readily explained and a glossary and abbreviation list is included. Whether you are an enthusiast, racer, student, or industry professional, you will surely find this an enjoyable read and a handy reference book on your shelf.

Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles - From Concept to Reality (Paperback): Shashank Arora, Alireza Tashakori Abkenar, Shantha Gamini... Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles - From Concept to Reality (Paperback)
Shashank Arora, Alireza Tashakori Abkenar, Shantha Gamini Jayasinghe, Kari Tammi
R2,915 Discovery Miles 29 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles: From Concept to Reality presents a step-by-step design and development guide for heavy-duty electric vehicles. It also offers practical insights based on the commercial application of an electric city bus. Heavy-duty electric vehicle design is challenging due to a lack of clear understanding of the government policies, R&D directions and uncertainty around the performance of various subsystems in an electric powertrain. Therefore, this book discusses key technical aspects of motors, power electronics, batteries and vehicle control systems, and outlines the system integration strategies necessary for design and safe operation of electric vehicles in practice. This comprehensive book serves as a guide to engineers and decision makers involved in electric vehicle development programs and assists them in finding the suitable electric powertrain solution for a given heavy-duty vehicle application.

Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2010 - Smart Systems for Green Cars and Safe Mobility (Hardcover, 2010 ed.):... Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2010 - Smart Systems for Green Cars and Safe Mobility (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Gereon Meyer, Jurgen Valldorf
R5,751 Discovery Miles 57 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The automobile of the future has to meet two primary requirements: the super-efficient use of energy and power and the ultra-safe transportation of people and goods. Both features are increasingly enabled by smart, adaptive and context aware information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical or electronic components and systems rather than solely by the mechanical means of classic automotive engineering. The most advanced example of this trend is the electrified vehicle combining a full electric powertrain with completely electronic controls like smart power and energy managers, steer-by-wire technologies and intelligent networking capabilities. It has been the mission of the International Forum on Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications (AMAA) for more than twelve years now to detect paradigm shifts and to discuss their technological implications at an early stage. Therefore, the topic of the AMAA 2010 is Smart Systems for Green Cars and Safe Mobility . This book contains peer-reviewed conference papers presented at the conference by experts of major companies and leading academic institutions. They report on ongoing research and novel developments in the field of ICT, components and systems enabling the automobile and road transport of the future. A particular focus is on basic technologies and advanced applications of electrified and electric vehicles, road and passenger safety, driver assistance, traffic management and powertrain efficiency. Due to this broad coverage of topics related to sustainability of the automobile both the AMAA event and this book serve the spreading of knowledge generated in the framework of the European Green Cars Initiative. Additional information is available on www.amaa.de."

Air Traffic Control: Human Performance Factors (Hardcover, New Ed): Anne R. Isaac, Bert Ruitenberg Air Traffic Control: Human Performance Factors (Hardcover, New Ed)
Anne R. Isaac, Bert Ruitenberg
R3,579 Discovery Miles 35 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the Foreword by Captain Daniel Maurino, ICAO: '...Air Traffic Control...will remain a technology-intensive system. People (controllers) must harmoniously interact with technology to contribute to achieve the aviation system's goals of safe and efficient transportation of passengers and cargo...This book...considers human error and human factors from a contemporary and operational perspective and discusses the parts as well as the whole...I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.' The motivation for writing this book comes from the author's long standing belief that the needs of Air Traffic Service personnel are inadequately represented in the aviation literature. There are few references to air traffic control in many of the books written for pilots and about pilots and this is also observed at the main international conferences. In line with the ICAO syllabus for human factors training for air traffic controllers, the book covers the main issues in air traffic control, with regard to human performance: physiology including stress, fatigue and shift work problems; psychology with emphasis on human error and its management, social psychology including issues of communication and working in teams, the environment including ergonomic principles and working with new technologies and hardware and software issues including the development of documentation and procedures and a study of the changes brought about by advanced technologies. Throughout the text there are actual examples taken from the air traffic control environment to illustrate the issues discussed. A full bibliography is included for those who want to read beyond these issues. It has been written for all in air traffic services, from ab initio to the boardroom; it is important that the men and women in senior management positions have some knowledge and awareness of the fundamental problems that limit and enhance human performance.

Quantitative Methods in Transportation (Hardcover): Dusan Teodorovic, Milos Nikolic Quantitative Methods in Transportation (Hardcover)
Dusan Teodorovic, Milos Nikolic
R3,331 Discovery Miles 33 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Quantitative Methods in Transportation provides the most useful, simple, and advanced quantitative techniques for solving real-life transportation engineering problems. It aims to help transportation engineers and analysts to predict travel and freight demand, plan new transportation networks, and develop various traffic control strategies that are safer, more cost effective, and greener. Transportation networks can be exceptionally large, and this makes many transportation problems combinatorial, and the challenges are compounded by the stochastic and independent nature of trip-planners decision making. Methods outlined in this book range from linear programming, multi-attribute decision making, data envelopment analysis, probability theory, and simulation to computer techniques such as genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, ant colony optimization, and bee colony optimization. The book is supported with problems and has a solutions manual to aid course instructors.

Proceedings of the National Aerospace Propulsion Conference (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Chetan S. Mistry, S. Kishorekumar, B. N.... Proceedings of the National Aerospace Propulsion Conference (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Chetan S. Mistry, S. Kishorekumar, B. N. Raghunandan, Gullapalli Sivaramakrishna
R5,198 Discovery Miles 51 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume presents selected papers presented during the National Aerospace Propulsion Conference (NAPC) held at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. It brings together contributions from the entire propulsion community, spanning air-breathing and non-air-breathing propulsion. The papers cover aerospace propulsion-related topics, and discuss relevant research advances made in this field. It will be of interest to researchers in industry and academia working on gas turbine, rocket, and jet engines.

Developing the Future Aviation System (Hardcover, New Ed): Rod Baldwin Developing the Future Aviation System (Hardcover, New Ed)
Rod Baldwin
R3,556 Discovery Miles 35 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The major changes taking place in technology have some of the greatest effect in the world of aviation. Yet, in an industry which started with the concept of 'open skies', each sector has traditionally developed on its own and adjusted to developments in other areas as and when required. The need for integration is particularly important as the skies become increasingly crowded. More intense commercialization dramatically increases the interlocking between technological developments and the size of the financial investments required. For maximum efficiency the aviation system thus has to develop as an integrated whole with a greater awareness of events in other sectors. This book is intended to meet this requirement by addressing the breadth and depth of the aviation system and looking at some areas where significant advances are happening. While following the processes of development, the reader will see where the results might lead in the new century. Its three parts concentrate on areas of great significance - in integration as well as in technological progress - especially for their impact on human and social aspects. The editor and the invited contributors are amongst the foremost experts, researchers and industry leaders in their fields in the global aviation community, many with hands-on experience of massive change. The intended readership includes those who are moving into management functions in air traffic management, airplane manufacturing and airline operations; in training centres, colleges and institutions.

Huntsville Air and Space (Paperback): T. Gary Wicks Huntsville Air and Space (Paperback)
T. Gary Wicks
R440 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The air age in Huntsville began more than a century ago with Will Quick's design and construction of a flying machine, which he demonstrated in 1908 for patenting and manufacture. The space age began in Huntsville a half century later with the advent of Wernher Von Braun's Redstone Jupiter C rocket, which launched America's first satellite, Explorer 1, into orbit in 1958. A decade later, Huntsville was at the epicenter of the greatest technological achievement of the 20th century as the Saturn V rocket propelled humankind to the moon. Nowhere in the world is the century's rapid advance of air and space technology more apparent than in Huntsville. This unique evolution of flying machines and space vehicles unfolds in this pictorial documentary, including the dramatic growth of the research facilities and community infrastructure that produced these remarkable inventions.

The Manchester Benchmarks for Rail Vehicle Simulation (Hardcover): S. Iwnicki The Manchester Benchmarks for Rail Vehicle Simulation (Hardcover)
S. Iwnicki
R4,304 Discovery Miles 43 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume contains the results of the Manchester Benchmarking exercise for railway vehicle dynamics simulation packages. Five of the main computer packages currently used for this purpose were examined in the exercise and the results are presented in the form of tables and graphs.

Crashworthiness of Composite Thin-Walled Structures (Hardcover): A.G. Mamalis, D.E. Manolakos, G.A. Demosthenous, M. B.... Crashworthiness of Composite Thin-Walled Structures (Hardcover)
A.G. Mamalis, D.E. Manolakos, G.A. Demosthenous, M. B. Ioannidis
R6,297 Discovery Miles 62 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Vehicle crashworthiness has been improving in recent years with attention mainly directed towards reducing the impact of the crash on the passengers. Effort has been spent in experimental research and in establishing safe theoretical design criteria on the mechanics of crumpling, providing to the engineers the ability to design vehicle structures so that the maximum amount of energy will dissipate while the material surrounding the passenger compartment is deformed, thus protecting the people inside.
During the last decade the attention given to crashworthiness and crash energy management has been centered on composite structures. The main advantages of fibre reinforced composite materials over more conventional isotropic materials, are the very high specific strengths and specific stiffness which can be achieved. Moreover, with composites, the designer can vary the type of fibre, matrix and fibre orientation to produce composites with proved material properties. Besides the perspective of reduced weight, design flexibility and low fabrication costs, composite materials offer a considerable potential for lightweight energy absorbing structures; these facts attract the attention of the automotive and aircraft industry owing to the increased use of composite materials in various applications, such as frame rails used in the apron construction of a car body and the subfloor of an aircraft, replacing the conventional materials used.
Our monograph is intended to provide an introduction to this relatively new topic of structural crashworthiness for professional engineers. It will introduce them to terms and concepts of it and acquaint them with some sources of literature about it. We believe that our survey constitutes a reasonably well-balanced synopsis of the topic.

Intelligent and Fuzzy Techniques in Aviation 4.0 - Theory and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Cengiz Kahraman, Serhat... Intelligent and Fuzzy Techniques in Aviation 4.0 - Theory and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Cengiz Kahraman, Serhat AydIn
R4,175 Discovery Miles 41 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a comprehensive reference guide for the theory and practice of intelligent and fuzzy techniques in Aviation 4.0. It provides readers with the necessary intelligent and fuzzy tools for Aviation 4.0 when incomplete, vague, and imprecise information or insufficient data exist in hand, where classical modeling approaches cannot be applied. The respective chapters, written by prominent researchers, explain a wealth of both basic and advanced concepts including baggage services, catering services, check-in and boarding services, maintenance and cargo management, security, etc. To foster reader comprehension, all chapters include relevant numerical examples or case studies. Taken together, they form an excellent reference guide for researchers, lecturers, and postgraduate students pursuing research on Aviation 4.0. Moreover, by extending all the main aspects of Aviation 4.0 to its intelligent and fuzzy counterparts, the book presents a dynamic snapshot of the field that is expected to stimulate new directions, ideas, and developments.

Across the Airless Wilds - The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings (Hardcover): Earl Swift Across the Airless Wilds - The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings (Hardcover)
Earl Swift
R525 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"THRILLING. ... Up-end[s] the Apollo narrative entirely." -The Times (London) A "brilliantly observed" (Newsweek) and "endlessly fascinating" (WSJ) rediscovery of the final Apollo moon landings, revealing why these extraordinary yet overshadowed missions-distinguished by the use of the revolutionary lunar roving vehicle-deserve to be celebrated as the pinnacle of human adventure and exploration. One of The Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Books of the Month 8:36 P.M. EST, December 12, 1972: Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt braked to a stop alongside Nansen Crater, keenly aware that they were far, far from home. They had flown nearly a quarter-million miles to the man in the moon's left eye, landed at its edge, and then driven five miles in to this desolate, boulder-strewn landscape. As they gathered samples, they strode at the outermost edge of mankind's travels. This place, this moment, marked the extreme of exploration for a species born to wander. A few feet away sat the machine that made the achievement possible: an electric go-cart that folded like a business letter, weighed less than eighty pounds in the moon's reduced gravity, and muscled its way up mountains, around craters, and over undulating plains on America's last three ventures to the lunar surface. In the decades since, the exploits of the astronauts on those final expeditions have dimmed in the shadow cast by the first moon landing. But Apollo 11 was but a prelude to what came later: while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trod a sliver of flat lunar desert smaller than a football field, Apollos 15, 16, and 17 each commanded a mountainous area the size of Manhattan. All told, their crews traveled fifty-six miles, and brought deep science and a far more swashbuckling style of exploration to the moon. And they triumphed for one very American reason: they drove. In this fast-moving history of the rover and the adventures it ignited, Earl Swift puts the reader alongside the men who dreamed of driving on the moon and designed and built the vehicle, troubleshot its flaws, and drove it on the moon's surface. Finally shining a deserved spotlight on these overlooked characters and the missions they created, Across the Airless Wilds is a celebration of human genius, perseverance, and daring.

Reeds Channel Almanac 2022 (Paperback): Reeds Channel Almanac 2022 (Paperback)
R1,064 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R234 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Reeds Channel Almanac covers the south coast of England from the Scilly Isles to Dover, the Channel Islands and northern France from Calais to L'Aberildut, offering cruising and racing yachtsmen ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2022, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures - in fact everything the cruising yachtsman needs to know. The large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the length of the English Channel. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth

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