Archive for Author 'Sabu Advani', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Wave-Off! A History of LSOs and Ship-Board Landings

by Robert R. “Boom” Powell

If you have even the remotest interest in flying—of any sort—or teamwork—of any sort—don’t miss this book because it’ll offer food for thought about many things!

Stile Ducati: A Visual History of Ducati Design

Various authors

The book celebrates the 90th anniversary of a firm that has been making bikes for more than half a decade. Nineteen are featured here, mostly in detail photos.

90 Years of Nürburgring

by Hartmut Lehbrink

Mountains, valleys, forest, light, shade, blind corners and dips, the sheer length of a lap—there’s a reason the place has a reputation! Lehbrink has watched it for decades and, however subjective the selection offered here, he’s a good guide.

Taming the Skies: A Celebration of Canadian Flight

by Peter Pigott

Fifty of the most significant aircraft in the history of Canadian aviation are discussed in good detail and with lively writing.

McDonnell Douglas F-4e/EJ/F/G/RF-4E Phantom II

by JP Vieira 

A new reference book for modelers about an aircraft for which an extensive paper trail exists. Highlighted here are lesser-known and visually striking examples.

The Watch Book

by Gisbert L. Brunner & Christian Pfeiffer-Belli

Sure, smartphones tell time—but that’s not what the engineering marvels and artworks that are the mechanical wristwatch are about. This book showcases 18 makers and highlights of their work.

Royal Transport

by Peter Pigott

All the various forms of transport used by British Royals over the years are discussed here, the idea being to gain a better understanding of them as people.

Streamlined Dreams

by Jared A. Zichek

The cover car looks almost normal. Would it work? Well, step right in and see for yourself.

1001 NASCAR Facts

by John Close

Seven decades of racing ought to be good for some trivia! There’s plenty here, and not just trivial or utterly obscure factoids for giggles. Written by someone who’s been around the sport on the media side for a long time.

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo – The Catalogue

by Lorenzo Ardizio (editor)

This book accompanied the opening of the new Alfa Romeo “Time Machine” museum in 2015 and presents the history of the marque the way the museum does.

Auto-tecture: Unique Designs for the Contemporary Garage

by Andreas K. Vetter

Tired of sticking the ole car into its little shed? Need some glam, make a statement, be hip? You’re not alone. This idea book is practical enough to include floor plans but, really, is more about the art of living with a car.

Tupolev Tu144: The Soviet Supersonic Airliner

by Yefim Gordon, Dmitriy Komissarov, Vladimir Rigmant

This icon of Soviet national prestige did take to the skies before the Concorde but ended up having a much shorter service life. Of the few publications devoted specifically to this aircraft, this book is the most complete yet.