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.
Conquest of the Atlantic: Cunard Liners of the 1950s and 1960s is the story of these great ships that are all still remembered with much fondness and of the life on board them. Cunard would face furious competition with jet aircraft and by 1969 be reduced to one Atlantic liner, the legendary and iconic Queen Elizabeth 2.
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.
Reveals why it is that: too much science is bad for our health '70s rock music is nothing to be ashamed of Hunting foxes while drunk and wearing night-sights is neither big nor clever; we must work harder to get rid of cricket; and the author likes the Germans (well, sometimes).