Boeing 747 Queen Of The Skies For 50 Years Ediz Illustrata

Autore: Lorenzo Dalla Valentina
ISBN: 9788832102130
Grandezza: 23,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5436

Boeing 747 Queen Of The Skies

Autore: Owen Zupp
ISBN: 9780994603821
Grandezza: 21,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9491

The Boeing 747 is more than an airliner - it is the Queen of the Skies. From flights over Antarctica to carrying a spare fifth engine beneath the wing, award-winning aviation writer and airline pilot, Owen Zupp, has detailed the varied journeys of the magnificent Boeing 747.

Mariella Queen Of The Skies

Autore: Eoin Colfer
Editore: Little Gems
ISBN: 9781781127704
Grandezza: 37,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3452

Mariella loves nothing more than inventing but bedtime keeps getting in the way of all her brilliant ideas! So when Mum and Dad won't take no for an answer there's only one thing for it... Mariella has to build a rocket- powered flying suit to zap her round the world faster than the setting sun! If anyone can outsmart sleep it's Mariella. But everyone needs sleep and without it all of Mariella's brilliant ideas might just disappear.

Queen Of The Skies

Autore: S. James Robinson
ISBN: 129162483X
Grandezza: 44,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8883

Bessie Coleman

Autore: Phyllis J. Perry
ISBN: 9781508543480
Grandezza: 62,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3207

Bessy Coleman was the first African American to earn an international pilot's license. She was the first African American woman to fly. The book is a short biography from her childhood in Texas, to her work in Chicago, to her flight training in France and Germany, to her career as a flight instructor and stunt pilot. The book documents her legacy in aviation and in breaking down racial barriers. It contains a selected bibliography. For readers age 10 to adult.

Queen Of The Midnight Skies

Autore: Garry R. Pape
Editore: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887404153
Grandezza: 79,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5275

This new book chronicles not only the aptly named P-61 "Black Widow", but also the Douglas P-70 series, the P-38 night fighter variants, the Bristol Beaufighter, B-25s and the DeHavilland Mosquito - the proposed XA-26A and the P-39 nightfighters are also discussed. Historical accounts of American night fighter pilots, as well as the complets history of all night fighter squadrons formed during World War II are included, as is the development of radar and modern air defenses. This book is the product of over twenty years of study and research. Its sources include the National Archives, Northrop Aircraft archived, the U.S. Air Force Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and interviews with P-61 test pilots, designers and engineers. Garry Pape's previous works include books on the P-61 and the P-38 night-fighter versions. He is currently employed by Northrop, after years with Hughes and Lockheed, and lives in California. Brig. Gen. Ronald Harrison is an F-16 Wing Commander in the Air Force Reserves, and lives in Georgia as an attorney.

Come Gentle Spring Thou Queen Of Milder Skies

Autore: Joseph Haydn
Grandezza: 66,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6029

Queen Of The Island Skies

Autore: Nicholas Harvey
Editore: Independently Published
Grandezza: 35,35 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6345

Some days, the sharks are the friendliest beasts in the water... AJ jumps at the chance of an intriguing off-shore dive trip, but when the Mexican cartel takes an interest in the sunken plane she's searching for, the adventure soon turns deadly. The story begins during the 'Golden Age' of flying and quickly moves into current time where AJ and her friends, Reg and Thomas, use clues from 1958 to hunt down a wreck. They thought the technical dives were challenging, but the dangers in the ocean are nothing compared to the ruthless men that come speeding across the waters. Secrets, treachery and dangerous dives to the depths of the Caribbean Sea will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat in Book Six of this fast-paced suspense series. Each book can be read in series order, or as stand-alone novels.

The Boardgamer Avalon Hill Player S Guide Collection

Autore: Bruce A. Monnin
Editore: Past Into Print Publishing
Grandezza: 20,58 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3802

The publisher of The Boardgamer magazine created five special issues devoted entirely to one game within the Avalon Hill catalog. They were known as Unofficial Player guides, but were considered the best collection of new information, variants, scenarios, rules variations, errata, inserts, and new articles written for these games. Fans loved the materials, because it delivered new life into a game that was forgotten by Avalon Hill, but still cherished by the players. This item is the collection of all five guides for 1776, PanzerBlitz, Panzer Leader, War at Sea, and B-17 Queen of the Skies. Below is a description of each guide: A. This player's guide, the first in a series of five, is dedicated to the naval wargame War At Sea The articles include: Victory In The Atlantic - Strategic Considerations and a Variety of British Opening Moves Admirals Raedar and Doenitz Would’ve Been Proud - Axis Play In War At Sea Mediterranean Strategies - The Exciting Approach To War At Sea Why I’m A “Barents On One” Believer - Allied Opening Strategy For War At Sea Underwater Strategy - Use of U-Boats In War At Sea Ten Hints Everyone Ought To Know By Now - Quick Tips For War At Sea War At Sea – Beginner’s Tip Sheet - Prepared For Avaloncon ‘97 Rules Clarifications For War At Sea - As Of July 1, 1999 Improving Yahtzee At Sea - A War At Sea Variant References From The General - War At Sea Articles Through The Years War At Sea Series Replay #1 - Barents On 1 Challenged War At Sea Series Replay #2 - The North Sea Gambit War At Sea Series Replay #3 - The Rubber Match War At Sea Series Replay #4 - The Mediterranean StrategyAvaloncon/WBC Statistics - From the 1991 – 1998 Tournaments B. In this player's guide, the second in a series of five, is dedicated to the revolutionary-war game 1776. The articles include: The American Revolution - And The Boardgaming Hobby Command Pressures Revisited - Leader For 1776 Partisan Leaders - For 1776 1776 Elite Units, Artillery and Naval Rules - and General Rule Observations Wilmington - The Forgotten City In 1776 1776 Clarifications - and PBeM Play Conventions Trouble Areas - Realistic Supply Movement In 1776 The 1776 Thesis - Strategy In 1776 A New 1776 Thesis - The 1776 Thesis Analyzed Contrasting Games On The Revolution - American Revolution, 13: The Colonies In Revolt, and 1776 The Invasion Of Canada Scenario Revisited - Modifying 1776’s Scenario #1 The British Southern Campaign - A 1776 Short Campaign Game Lincoln’s Southern Campaign – 1779 - Revised The British Dilemma – 1778 - A 1776 Scenario Montcalm And Wolfe - A 1776 Variant For The French & Indian War – 1759 The Tory and Indian War – 1778 - Revised 1776 Revisited - A 1776 Scenario At Avaloncon The British Receding - A New 1776 Scenario In The South – 1781 The Carolinas – 1776 - A New Short Scenario The British Receding - A 1776 Series Replay Insert: Countersheet - Additional Counters for 1776 C. In this player's guide, the third in a series of five, is dedicated to the classic, Eastern Front armor wargame Panzerblitz. The articles include: More New Expressions For A Familiar Face - Do Your Own Panzerblitz Prokhorovka - New Scenarios For Panzerblitz Historical Addendum To Prokhorovka - Historical Orders Of Battle For Each Scenario Panzerblitz Clarifications - and Question Box Variations On A Theme - For Panzerblitz Tournament Situations - For Panzerblitz Panzerblitz Tournament Situations – Part II - And An Analysis Of The Situations The Pieces Of Panzerblitz - Part 2 References From The General New Expressions For A Familiar Face II - Still More Situations For Panzerblitz Operation Wintergale - The Relief Of Stalingrad Beyond Situation 25 - Yet More New Scenarios For Panzerblitz More Historical Corrections - To Panzerblitz Situations References From The Boardgamer Other Products From The Boardgamer Insert: Countersheet - Additional Panzerblitz Counters - Required To Play Scenarios In This Issue D. In this player's guide, the fourth in a series of five, is dedicated to the classic, Western Front armor wargame Panzer Leader The articles include: More New Expressions For Another Familiar Face - Do Your Own Panzer Leader The Battle For The Remagen Bridge - New Scenarios For Panzer Leader New British Scenarios For Panzer Leader - British And Commonwealth 1944 & 1945 Situations Panzer Leader Situations - A Collection Of Panzer Leader Scenarios Panzer Leader 1940 Situations - Variant Situations Updated Panzer Leader Clarifications - And Question Box Other Products From The Boardgamer The Pieces Of Panzer Leader - Part 2 The Pieces Of Panzer Leader - Part 3 - Panzer Leader 1940 References From The General More Historical Corrections - To Panzer Leader Situations References From The Boardgamer The Panzer Leader In Normandy - Situations From The Normandy Campaign Insert: Countersheet - Additional Panzerblitz Counters - Required To Play Scenarios In This Issue E. In this player's guide, the fifth in a series of five, is dedicated to the classic, aerial bomber wargame B-17: Queen of the Skies. The articles include: Bombing The Med - Adding the 9th and 12th USAAF and the RAF No. 160 & No. 178 Squadrons Command Decisions - In B-17: Queen of the Skies In Search of Geographical Accuracy - Or, “Hey Navigator Where Are We?!” The Winged Soldiers of ‘44 - A B-17: Queen of the Skies Variant This collection is a must have for fans of these classic, Avalon Hill wargames.

The Sunderland Flying Boat Queen

Autore: John Evans
Editore: Paterchurch Publications
ISBN: 1870745035
Grandezza: 47,34 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8923

The Sky Queen

Autore: Mamang Dai
Editore: Katha
ISBN: 9788189020323
Grandezza: 57,62 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 191

A superb retelling of another age-old classic folk tale from Arunachal Pradesh. The story of Nyanyi Myete, the legendary celestial queen from the Kojum-Koja civilization, who came out of the Great Deluge to give us the message of harmony in the natural world.

Fire From The Sky

Autore: Ron Greer and Mike Wicks
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475997116
Grandezza: 69,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7399

This is the story of the last few months of WWII in the Pacific, seen through the eyes of one man, a radio operator aboard a B29 Superfortress who kept a diary of 28 missions over Japan. The diary tells of the horrors of war. It was written in darkness, and often fear, with a pen-light during lonely hours confined for up to 18 hours at a time. Herb Greer our main author, 23 years old, frightened and sitting on up to 20,000 pounds of jellied gasoline (napalm), while blindly flying through constant flak bursts and fighter opposition. The plane is blacked out save the dull red glow of the instrument panels as they pass through the target area. Suddenly the most intense bright light floods the aircraft, blinding us – the tension in the aircraft shot up, hearts started beating a whole lot faster as we instantly realized that we were being singled out of the sky by a searchlight and were now firmly in the sights of air and ground fire, we were the main act, and center stage. From that moment everything went into slow motion as we pass through the target – seconds felt like minutes and minutes, hours. BOOM, an explosion, the plane rocks, bucks, flak is searing its way through the fragile fabric of the fuselage, loose items are flying around, I’m scared – they say you can taste fear – well they’re absolutely right. This personal view gives us two perspectives, the first is the story of Herb Greer speaking to us aboard a B29 through the written entries of his diary and then the second recounted from his armchair 60 years later. Written with an immediacy that can only be shared by those who were there, while capturing for posterity their bravery and dignity of sacrifice. Praise for Fire from the Sky “This is a book you will not be able to put down …. It is a well-told memoir of the men whose missions will live forever in history! … It was my honor to have read the book; it felt almost sacred to be allowed to look inside a crew member’s personal diary—truly a treasured artifact of historic and sentimental value. This is a book worth reading several times. Great black and white photos as well. I fully recommend … this wonderful book about aviation and the men who crewed B-29s.” —Bill McDonald, president of the Military Writers Society of America “As an avid reader of military history, I found Fire from the Sky: A Diary over Japan to be both a treasure-trove of information and a stirring—and often startling—look at the air war over Japan in World War II. What comes across in this book is not only the dedication and heroism of a B-29 bomber crew, but also the harrowing circumstances of life and death in the air. Truly a remarkable book, told by a remarkable man who found himself with a job to do that now, in the light of the passage of time, seems like an incredible and mind-boggling achievement. This book richly deserves its Silver Medal Award.” —Robert McCammon, New York Times bestselling author

Bright Raven Skies

Autore: Kristina Perez
Editore: Imprint
ISBN: 1250132886
Grandezza: 79,77 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4465

Bright Raven Skies is the thrilling conclusion to the lush and heart-wrenching romantic fantasy trilogy about ancient magic, warring families, and star-crossed lovers by Kristina Pérez. To save the kingdom, Branwen embraced the darkest aspects of her magic. But she may have lost herself—and the two people she loves most. Tristan and Eseult are missing. As Branwen searches for them, she must hide the truth surrounding their disappearance from both the king and her lover. Above all, she must find the Queen and her Champion first. New and old enemies circle Branwen, clamoring for power and revenge, and threatening to destroy the fragile peace that she has sacrificed everything to secure. An Imprint Book "A feminist triumph... Pérez’s alternative medieval world is immersive and detailed, her prose lush with mystical symbolism." —Kirkus Reviews

Between Two Skies

Autore: Joanne O'Sullivan
Editore: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763693863
Grandezza: 47,98 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4497

Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life — and the promise of love — emerges in this rich, highly readable debut. Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Louisiana, is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. She has her best friends, Kendra and Danielle; her wise, beloved Mamere; and back-to-back titles in the under-sixteen fishing rodeo. But, dearest to her heart, she has the peace that only comes when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water and wings. It’s a small life, but it is Evangeline’s. And then the storm comes, and everything changes. Amid the chaos and pain and destruction comes Tru — a fellow refugee, a budding bluesman, a balm for Evangeline’s aching heart. Told in a strong, steady voice, with a keen sense of place and a vivid cast of characters, here is a novel that asks compelling questions about class and politics, exile and belonging, and the pain of being cast out of your home. But above all, this remarkable debut tells a gently woven love story, difficult to put down, impossible to forget.

When The Skies Fell The String Weavers Book 6

Autore: J.A. Marlow
Editore: Star Catcher Publishing
ISBN: 1937042499
Grandezza: 38,28 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1571

A return to the one place she should not go. A band injury forces Kelsey Hale and her team to return to space station Sanctuary, the last remaining Weaver refuge among the multiple Universes. Not a good place to go considering the Weaver Council wants to take away her Weaver band. Kelsey turns the risky visit into an opportunity to learn more about Professor Hadrian's ultimate plan for his Phoenix Eggs. Only one other person might know: Dr. Rozelle Mallard, his former aide and traveling companion. Professor Hadrian arrives on Sanctuary to heal his own band injury and he will do anything necessary to keep certain information forever secret. He knows of a way to silence Rozelle while also stealing Kelsey's Phoenix Eggs. Never mind that it will kill the both of them. He forgets the Weaver team he is dealing with. He forgets Kelsey's determination to never give up. He forgets what Phoenix Eggs really are. Join Kelsey Hale in a coming of age science fiction adventure across alternate universes and encounters with alien planets, species and societies. Thrust into a dangerous journey to places she could have never imagined, she is determined to discover the truth of her mysterious past. A truth that will change her life forever. Titles in "The String Weaver" Series The String Weavers The Phoenix Eggs The Dark Phoenix The Dividers The Tower of Epnos When the Skies Fell Celestial Fire

Driftwood Another Voice

Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479737135
Grandezza: 62,93 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8922

Driftwood is a poetic look at the world, covering the span of a lifetime from birth in war torn London to retirement on a small island in Moreton Bay, on Queensland’s east coast and the influences of nature upon its author. Robert has enjoyed an interesting broadcasting career in Australia and New Zealand but all through it, he\has been followed by poetry that both stimulates and exhilarates. “Driftwood-Another Voice” is about whispers we all hear in our minds, that urge us to do and see things in a different light. It is about being able to listen to your ‘positive voice’ and value it because, like driftwood, it can be washed up on a beach one day and gone on the next high tide. Like driftwood, Robert’s poems take us to places around the world and we end up on some unusual beaches. We dance with sparkling streams and even meet some of his unusual spectres but always there are the trees and birds, beaches and mountains. Driftwood is a unique book for people who have a passion for the natural world. Driftwood-The Other Voice, reveals something within all of us, if only we can learn to listen.

The Zeppelin Reader

Autore: Robert Hedin
Editore: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877456292
Grandezza: 64,52 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3718

Size is usually the first thing that comes to mind when we ponder the great airships. In war and peace, to most people they seem bigger than life itself, bright, wondrous, sometimes dangerous apparitions that engender a religious awe. They remain the largest crafts that have ever been launched into the sky. Tracing the history of the airship from its beginning in the nineteenth century to its fiery conclusion in 1937, Robert Hedin has gathered the finest stories, descriptions, poems, music, and illustrations about what the era was like in fact and in spirit. Included are vivid accounts by such legendary figures as Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Hugo Eckener, and Alberto Santos-Dumont as well as memoirs, logs, journals, and diaries by Zeppelin commanders, crew, explorers, journalists, and survivors of ill-fated flights. The great airships inspired poets and writers old and new; here are works by such diverse writers as Robinson Jeffers, Kay Boyle, Bernard Shaw, D. H. Lawrence, Rita Dove, Richard Brautigan, and many others. There is a rich sampling of airship musical scores and lyrics; the music constitutes a kind of recovered history and helps recapture the emotional range of the era. Rounding out the gathering, The Zeppelin Reader is illustrated with stunning photographs, advertisements, drawings, and cartoons from the glorious age of airships.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Autore: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Editore: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Grandezza: 61,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3316

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Wot A Way To Run A War

Autore: Ted Fahrenwald
Editore: Casemate
ISBN: 1612001920
Grandezza: 39,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1718

“Exquisitely funny, these letters are also an historical treasure that gives tremendous insight into the day-to-day life of a typical USAAF fighter group” (Jay A. Stout, author of Vanished Hero). Ted Fahrenwald flew P-47s and P-51s with the famed 352nd Fighter Group out of Bodney, England, during the critical tipping-point period of the air war over Europe. A classic devil-may-care fighter pilot, he was also a distinctively talented writer and correspondent. After a typical day of aerial combat and strafing missions over Nazi-occupied Europe—and of course, the requisite partying and creative mischief on base—Ted would sit in his Nissen hut at a borrowed manual typewriter and compose exquisitely humorous letters detailing his exploits in the air and on the ground to his family back home. But these letters are not the mundane missives of a homesick young man who missed his mother’s cooking. Rather, this journalistically educated and incurably comedic pilot detailed his aerial exploits in a hilarious and self-effacing style that combines the vernacular of the day with flights of joyful imagination rivaling St. Exupery. And he didn’t sanitize his letters—much. Ted enthusiastically narrates the day-to-day rollercoaster ribaldry that was the natural M.O. of the young men who were tasked to kill Hitler’s Luftwaffe. His descriptions of near-constant drinking, skirt-chasing, gambling, and out-and-out tomfoolery put the lie to the notion of the Greatest Generation as an earnest band of do-gooders. Praise for Ted Fahrenwald’s Bailout Over Normandy “A 1940s masterpiece with a heart and soul unlike anything that’s been published.” —Jay Stout, author of Fortress Ploesti “Get to know one of the more rambunctious members of the Greatest Generation with this memoir.” —Book News, Inc.

Fallen Skies

Autore: Philippa Gregory
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102007
Grandezza: 42,44 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4439

Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Can a family's mannered traditions and cool emotions erase the horrors of war from a young couple's past? Now back in print from New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies takes readers to post-World War I England in a suspenseful story about the marriage of a wealthy war hero and an aspiring singer he barely knows. Lily Valance is determined to forget the horrors of the war by throwing herself into the decadent pleasures of the 1920s and pursuing her career as a music hall singer. When she meets Captain Stephen Winters, a decorated veteran, she's immediately drawn to his wealth and status. And Stephen, burdened by his guilt over surviving the Flanders battlefields where so many soldiers perished, sees the possibility of forgetting his anguish in Lily, but his family does not approve. Lily marries Stephen, only to discover that his family's façade of respectability conceals a terrifying combination of repression, jealousy and violence. When Stephen's terrors merge dangerously close with reality, the truth of what took place in the mud and darkness brings him and all who love him to a terrible reckoning.