From the public's amazement at the idea of a horseless carriage to today's excitement for driverless vehicles, find out everything you need to know about motoring from 1895 to the present day.
Begin your journey through the history of motoring with Drive, and weave your way through the twists and turns of the early days, through to how the motorcar has shaped the modern world over the last century.
`Belfast Transport' is the story of public transport in the city from the early horse buses of the late nineteenth century to the modern Metro buses of the early twenty-first century. Mainly through pictures, it tells the story of the services which evolved and the accompanying captions illustrate not only the vehicles but their context.
There is a great parallel between the great ocean liners and the great skyscrapers-a fascinating comparison between these two categories of design, engineering and creative genius. Bill Miller here in 'Sailing and Soaring' tells the wonderful story in words and photographs of the liners and skyscrapers from 1906 to 2010.
Until the 1950s, even into the '60s, British motor cycle makers ruled the roost such as Scott, Rudge, BSA, Norton and Vincent. Gloriously illustrated and written by a world-leading authoritarian figure on powered motorcycling, Classic British Motorcycles tells of a fascinating yesteryear when Britain was a leading pioneer of motorcycling.
From the dawn of civilization man has held a fascination with the sea, and over the centuries has built myriad ships and sailing craft for an equally diverse range of purposes. Ships: Visual Encyclopedia provides a fascinating at-a-glance guide to more than 1200 of the most important ships from the earliest times to the present day.
This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. It will tap into many things: a love of railways, a love of history, a love of nostalgia.