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#1
Early Japanese Railways 1853–1914: Engineering Triumphs that Transformed Meiji-era Japan
Dan Free.
Publisher: Tuttle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9784805310069.  Daedalus Item Code: 70398
 
While the impact of rail travel on 19th-century America and Europe is well known, its parallel development in Japan also forms a fascinating chapter in railroad history. During this period of rapid ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
Graham Robb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330531511.  Daedalus Item Code: 70484
 
In this book, published in the United States as The Discovery of Middle Earth, the author of the Duff Cooper and Ondaatje Prize winner The Discovery of France uncovers evidence of one ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate
Rose George.
Publisher: Metropolitan Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805092639.  Daedalus Item Code: 70051
 
On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots: each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. Freight shipping has been no less revolutionary to society ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Story of Flight: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
John Holcroft, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406345933.  Daedalus Item Code: 64493
 
Ever since the first passenger balloon took off in 1783, aviators, inventors, and engineers have been developing and building better, safer, more powerful aircraft. This accordion-folded book ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots
Terry Deary.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780226361.  Daedalus Item Code: 64474
 
The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train, for although they would squabble endlessly over who deserved the title of "Father of the Locomotive," safety on the rails was ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Iron Horses: America's Race to Bring the Railroads West
Walter R. Borneman.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316371773.  Daedalus Item Code: 71020
 
The completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869 marked the start of a greater challenge: to build a faster, more direct line from Chicago to Los Angeles through the southern part of the ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Death, Dynamite and Disaster: A Grisly British Railway History
Rosa Matheson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780752492667.  Daedalus Item Code: 63023
 
A longtime enthusiast of Britain's Great Western Railway and the GWR's works at Swindon, Rosa Matheson here follows up The Fair Sex: Women and the GWR with a chronicle of the days when the ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World
Anthony Lambert.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781785780653.  Daedalus Item Code: 63750
 
Having traveled the railways of more than 50 countries, and written more than a dozen books on the subject, including Switzerland Without a Car and Insight Guide to Great Railway Journeys ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Turn-the-Wheel Animal Ambulance
Kathryn Smith. Peter Lawson, illus.
Publisher: Abbeville.   Format: board book.
ISBN: 9780789210265.  Daedalus Item Code: 62207
 
The animal ambulance is on alert, ready to rescue animals in distress. Officer Jill picks up a call. "Head for the wildlife park!" she cries. Can you steer the ambulance toward the park entrance, to ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air
Richard Holmes.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307379665.  Daedalus Item Code: 62892
 
(One of Time Magazine's Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2013) "The dream of flight is to see the world differently," posits the National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of The ... (Read More)
 
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