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#1
The Wright Brothers
David McCullough.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476728759.  Daedalus Item Code: 71919
 
Two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner David McCullough here tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a December day in 1903, in the Outer ... (Read More)
 
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#2
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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#3
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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#4
Mayday!: A History of Flight through its Martyrs, Oddballs and Daredevils
David Darling.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780744094.  Daedalus Item Code: 72164
 
In the world before aircraft, to believe that flight might be possible required a certain kind of character, notes science writer David Darling; you had to be starry-eyed and ingenious, and possess ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Lusitania Saga & Myth: 100 Years On
David Ramsay.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781473821767.  Daedalus Item Code: 73219
 
At the time of its launching in 1906, RMS Lusitania was famous for its size, opulence, and speed; torpedoed by a German submarine nine years later, the ship became an ominous sign that warfare ... (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
Full Steam Ahead: A Golden Age of Cruises
Boris Dänzer-Kantof.
Publisher: Scriptum Editions.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781902686790.  Daedalus Item Code: 71242
 
Abundantly illustrated with archival and contemporary photos—some filling two pages, and most previously unpublished—as well as documents, passenger travel diaries, and promotional brochures and ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Tom Vanderbilt.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307277190.  Daedalus Item Code: 73020
 
Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society? Or that most crashes happen on sunny, dry days? That our minds can trick us into thinking the next lane is moving faster? Or that you ... (Read More)
 
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#9
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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#10
Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs
Jeff Brouws & Wendy Burton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393239386.  Daedalus Item Code: 73053
 
Photographers and rail fans Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton have been collecting amateur railroad photos for years, poring through disorganized boxes of enthusiasts' snapshots at train shows and swap ... (Read More)
 
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