'The unmistakable voice of Moto GP' - Valentino RossiAs 'The Voice' of motorcycle racing for forty years, commentator Nick Harris became the biggest star not on two wheels in the paddock, and this is his mostly eye-witness, white-knuckle account of MotoGP's scorching seventy-year history.
Charts more than a century of destroyer, frigate and submarine development, starting with the earliest vessels, through two World Wars and the Cold War, all the way to the incredible machines of the 21st century.
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.
The author's one man war on crimes against common sense has not yet been won. And out hero's still scratching his head at the madness of it all. But it's not all bad. He's learnt a little along the way, including: why binge drinking is good for you; the worst word in the English language; the problem with America; and how to dispose of a seal.