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Product Description: A stunning new information-packed series. Clear, authoritative text, specially written by expert authors to explain key topics and enthral young readers. Information is structured to provide both a quick reference tool and an in-depth resource through the use of overviews, fact features and annotated cut-away illustrations and diagrams...read more

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9781899762897 | Award Pubns Ltd, August 15, 2012, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A stunning new information-packed series.

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Product Description: A guide to civil and military gas-turbine engines that is in use around the world for aircraft propulsion. It delivers comprehensive profiles of civil and military gas-turbine engines in production and in service for air platforms around the world, providing A&D businesses with critical independent technical and market intelligence...read more

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9780710629999 | Janes Information Group, June 1, 2012, cover price $1315.00 | About this edition: A guide to civil and military gas-turbine engines that is in use around the world for aircraft propulsion.

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Product Description: The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is an authoritative and accessible reference useful to scholars and enthusiasts alike. This dictionary is an essential tool for professionals involved in the aerospace industry and flight, and for anyone who must read and understand the technical literature of the aerospace industry and about specific air and space craft...read more

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9780521191654 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, September 4, 2009), cover price $215.00 | About this edition: The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is an authoritative and accessible reference useful to scholars and enthusiasts alike.
9780521841405 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 31, 2004, cover price $84.99 | About this edition: This dictionary is an essential tool for people who must read and understand technical content regarding the aerospace industry and specific aircraft.

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9780521279673 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, February 14, 2011), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary is an authoritative and accessible reference useful to scholars and enthusiasts alike.

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Product Description: Bill Gunston’s original book, Airbus, was published by Osprey in 1988. This 2nd Edition includes all the prolific single-aisle aircraft that have followed the A320, the great new wide-bodies (the A330 and four-engine A340), the enormous A380 (an amazing tale dominated not by the technology but by politics and finance), the totally different A400M military air lifter and, not least, by the extraordinary gestation of the A350, which was launched in 2005, stopped in 2006 and re-launched in a redesigned and enlarged form in 2007...read more

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9781844255856 | Haynes Pubns, February 1, 2010, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Bill Gunston’s original book, Airbus, was published by Osprey in 1988.

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Product Description: For the first time and with previously unpublished data, this book traces the complete history of the world’s first jet airliner, and how this aircraft was developed into a succession of military aircraft named Nimrod. One chapter contains much information on a remarkable Nimrod version that was unfortunately abandoned, while another deals with a version of the Nimrod that was previously secret, and contains information never previously published in a book...read more

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9780752452708 | Trafalgar Square, January 1, 2010, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: For the first time and with previously unpublished data, this book traces the complete history of the world’s first jet airliner, and how this aircraft was developed into a succession of military aircraft named Nimrod.

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Product Description: From the world’s largest fire engine to the most expensive cars on the road, this book is packed with awesome facts and mind-blowing statistics about the fastest, slickest, and most amazing machines known to man. Perfectly tailored for fact-hungry kids who love fast machines, this guidebook answers questions such as How fast can planes can fly? and How big is the biggest dump truck? Vibrant photographs of these modern marvels accompany the load of information on more than 40 super bikes, cars, planes, and boats...read more

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9781846962059 | Original edition (Ticktock Pub Ltd, January 1, 2010), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: From the world’s largest fire engine to the most expensive cars on the road, this book is packed with awesome facts and mind-blowing statistics about the fastest, slickest, and most amazing machines known to man.

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Product Description: This is the fully revised and updated story of how British and American test pilots pierced the sound barrier in the late 1940s, support with many new photographs. Since then much has happened in the advancement of supersonic flight...read more

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9781844255641 | 2 edition (Haynes Pubns, February 15, 2009), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This is the fully revised and updated story of how British and American test pilots pierced the sound barrier in the late 1940s, support with many new photographs.
9781852603175 | Haynes Pubns, April 1, 1992, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Book by Gunston, Bill

Product Description: Established in the early days of aviation, "Flight" and "The Aeroplane" were considered essential reading for all aviation enthusiasts of the period, "Aeroplane Monthly", the latter's successor, is today viewed in a similar vein. All three publications have set exacting standards for technical drawings over the years...read more

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9781844061105 | Taj Books Ltd, August 30, 2008, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: Established in the early days of aviation, "Flight" and "The Aeroplane" were considered essential reading for all aviation enthusiasts of the period, "Aeroplane Monthly", the latter's successor, is today viewed in a similar vein.
9781855325265 | Osprey Pub Co, October 1, 1995, cover price $29.95

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Describes and lists major aeroplane engine manufacturer throughout the world. With its glossary, diagrams, charts and photographs, this guide to the world's aero engines is aimed at aviation enthusiasts.

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9780750944793 | 5th edition (Trafalgar Square, August 15, 2007), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Describes and lists major aeroplane engine manufacturer throughout the world.

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Product Description: Bill Gunston takes a thorough look at the theory, history, development and application of piston aero engines, from those used by the Wright Brothers for their pioneering flights right up to the small engines fitted to micro lights today...read more

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9780750944786 | 2 edition (Sutton Pub Ltd, November 30, 2006), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Bill Gunston takes a thorough look at the theory, history, development and application of piston aero engines, from those used by the Wright Brothers for their pioneering flights right up to the small engines fitted to micro lights today.
9781852606190 | 2 edition (Haynes Pubns, November 30, 2006), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Bill Gunston takes a thorough look at the theory, history, development and application of piston aero engines, from those used by the Wright Brothers for their pioneering flights right up to the small engines fitted to micro lights today.

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Using language understandable to those without an engineering background and avoiding complex mathematical formulae, this title explains the differences between gas-turbine, jet, rocket, ramjet and helicopter turboshaft aero engines. It traces their histories from the early days through to the complex and powerful units.

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9781852605865 | 2 edition (Haynes Pubns, December 1, 1997), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Using language understandable to those without an engineering background and avoiding complex mathematical formulae, Bill Gunston explains the differences between gas-turbine, jet, rocket, ramjet and helicopter turbo shaft aero engines and traces their histories from the early days through to today’s complex and powerful units as used in the latest wide-bodied airliners and high performance military jets.
9781852604639 | Motorbooks Intl, May 1, 1995, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This is the story of how jet and turbine engines have been developed and refined over the years, together with a description of how they work.

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9780750944779 | 4th edition (Sutton Pub Ltd, November 30, 2006), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Using language understandable to those without an engineering background and avoiding complex mathematical formulae, this title explains the differences between gas-turbine, jet, rocket, ramjet and helicopter turboshaft aero engines.
9781852606183 | 4th edition (Haynes Pubns, October 15, 2006), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Using language understandable to those without an engineering background and avoiding complex mathematical formulae, Bill Gunston explains the differences between gas-turbine, jet, rocket, ramjet and helicopter turbo shaft aero engines.

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This new edition survey of man's attempts since 1852 to design, develop and mass-produce aeroplanes and rotorcraft has more than 3000 entries, including 1000 photographs of oddball contraptions and their eccentric designers, as well as the big companies whose aircraft have become household names.

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9780750939812 | 2 edition (Sutton Pub Ltd, November 30, 2005), cover price $93.95 | About this edition: This new edition survey of man's attempts since 1852 to design, develop and mass-produce aeroplanes and rotorcraft has more than 3000 entries, including 1000 photographs of oddball contraptions and their eccentric designers, as well as the big companies whose aircraft have become household names.
9781557509390 | Naval Inst Pr, March 1, 1994, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Here, within one book, is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of man's attempts to design, develop and mass-produce airplanes and rotorcraft since 1852.

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Product Description: From its beginnings during the First World War, the role of the dedicated night fighter aircraft and its pilots has evolved almost out of recognition. The Second World War proved to be a hot house for development in aircraft technology and fighting tactics, honing the night fighter into a deadly combat machine...read more
By John Cunningham (foreword by) and Bill Gunston

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9780750934107 | Revised edition (Trafalgar Square, June 1, 2004), cover price $58.95 | About this edition: From its beginnings during the First World War, the role of the dedicated night fighter aircraft and its pilots has evolved almost out of recognition.

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Describes the origins and function of notable watercraft, from a Chinese junk and a sailing ship to a battleship and a supertanker, and provides statistics on their size, speed, and other details.

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9780836837827 | Gareth Stevens Pub, October 1, 2003, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Describes the origins and function of notable watercraft, from a Chinese junk and a sailing ship to a battleship and a supertanker, and provides statistics on their size, speed, and other details.

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Describes the origins and function of notable military and civilian aircraft and provides statistics on their size, speed, and other details.

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9780836837803 | Gareth Stevens Pub, October 1, 2003, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Describes the origins and function of notable military and civilian aircraft and provides statistics on their size, speed, and other details.

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Product Description: Helped by more than 180 dramatic photographs, the story unfolds of how the best air forces developed, and of their winning strategies--including the Nazis' devastating Blitzkrieg tactics. Now, in the 21st century, much warfare is waged from the air...read more

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9780600600053 | Hamlyn, October 1, 2000, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Now, at the start of the 21st century, much of warfare is waged from the air, not on the ground.

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9780600608936 | Hamlyn, August 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Helped by more than 180 dramatic photographs, the story unfolds of how the best air forces developed, and of their winning strategies--including the Nazis' devastating Blitzkrieg tactics.

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9781852606039 | 2 edition (Haynes Pubns, April 1, 2003), cover price $34.95
9781852600372, titled "Rolls Royce Aero Engines" | Haynes Pub Group, August 1, 1989, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Survey the world's airport equipment suppliers and manufacturers Jane's Airports, Equipment and Services provides you with information on over 1,850 airports, airport equipment, and support service companies to provide you with a comprehensive industry overview...read more

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9780710624215 | Janes Information Group, August 1, 2002, cover price $595.00 | About this edition: Survey the world's airport equipment suppliers and manufacturers Jane's Airports, Equipment and Services provides you with information on over 1,850 airports, airport equipment, and support service companies to provide you with a comprehensive industry overview.

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Product Description: In a lifetime of fascination and involvement with aviation, the career of Sir Peter Masefield has included a diversity of tasks. He has brought his practical skills and professional business acumen to aircraft manufacturing, aviation publishing, wartime government, and both airline and airport management...read more

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9781840372830 | Airlife Pub Ltd, July 1, 2002, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: In a lifetime of fascination and involvement with aviation, the career of Sir Peter Masefield has included a diversity of tasks.

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Product Description: Stanley Hooker joined the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1949 and tugged a rather reluctant company into the jet age, determined to give real competition to Rolls-Royce. So successful was he that in 1966 Rolls-Royce decided the best thing to do was to spend 63...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781853102851 | Crowood Pr, July 1, 2002, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Stanley Hooker joined the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1949 and tugged a rather reluctant company into the jet age, determined to give real competition to Rolls-Royce.

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Product Description: In 2003, the world will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' historic first flight over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This handsome volume celebrates humanity's first century of aviation with lavish illustrations and an exciting chronological account of aeronautical development...read more

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9780764154232 | 1 edition (Barrons Educational Series Inc, March 1, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In 2003, the world will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Wright brothers' historic first flight over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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Traces the history of fighter planes, focusing on the use of planes in the first and second World Wars, equipment and clothing of fighter pilots, and the fighter planes of the future

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9780764106453 | Barrons Juveniles, May 1, 1999, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of fighter planes, focusing on the use of planes in the first and second World Wars, equipment and clothing of fighter pilots, and the fighter planes of the future

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9780613363488 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $14.10 | About this edition: Traces the history of fighter planes, focusing on the use of planes in the first and second World Wars, equipment and clothing of fighter pilots, and the fighter planes of the future

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Discusses the history of flight from the efforts of the Wright brothers to the warplanes of today, and details different planes from the parts to the control mechanisms. (view table of contents)
By Bill Gunston, Ian Howatson (illustrator) and Sebastian Quigley (illustrator)

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9780836829037 | Gareth Stevens Pub, September 1, 2001, cover price $26.60 | About this edition: Discusses the history of flight from the efforts of the Wright brothers to the warplanes of today, and details different planes from the parts to the control mechanisms.

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Revised and updated to incorporate the latest developments in the world of aviation, this richly illustrated reference chronicles some five hundred years in the history of flight, featuring hundreds of captioned photographs and illustrations, along with concise, newspaper-style articles, that document key events and technological innovations in military and commercial aviation.
By Bill Gunston (editor)

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9780789479860 | Dk Pub, July 1, 2001, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Chronicles the history of aviation, from Leonardo da Vinci's development of plans for flying machines around the year 1500, to the first circumnavigation of the world by balloon in the late twentieth century.
9780751333671 | Dk Pub, June 1, 2001, cover price $20.01 | About this edition: Chronicles the history of aviation, from Leonardo da Vinci's development of plans for flying machines around the year 1500, to the first circumnavigation of the world by balloon in the late twentieth century.

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Product Description: From the mighty Boeing B-52 Stratofortress to the agile and deadly General Dynamics F-16 Flying Falcon, modern warplanes combine advanced technology, state-of-the-art design, and weaponry that fascinates the layman and aviation specialist alike...read more
By Bill Gunston (editor)

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9781586632076 | Metro Books, May 1, 2001, cover price $19.98 | About this edition: From the mighty Boeing B-52 Stratofortress to the agile and deadly General Dynamics F-16 Flying Falcon, modern warplanes combine advanced technology, state-of-the-art design, and weaponry that fascinates the layman and aviation specialist alike.

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