Archive for Author 'Bill Ingalls', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
Early Soviet Jet Fighters
by Yefim Gordon & Dmitriy Komissarov
Today’s Su-47 Berkut stealth fighter seems impossibly advanced considering how rocky the Soviets’ start in the jet game was. Lots of new photos and material from previously classified sources shed light on a poorly documented but important chapter of aviation history.
Engine Design Concepts for World Championship Grand Prix Motorcycles
by Alberto A. Boretti, Editor
If friction and spark and power density keep you awake at night, cozy up to this book. A broad overview of WCGP racing and micro detail analysis of highly technical concepts
Cosmos, The Infographic Book of Space
by Stuart Lowe & Chris North
Space. You know it’s out there, but sizes, distances, temporal relationships are impossibly hard to visualize. Not anymore.
by H. James Merrick
A thoroughly researched history of Stanley’s attempts at making a name for their cars through racing—at a time when even “experts” were sure that such speeds were unattainable or not survivable by humans.
Elcar and Pratt Automobiles, The Complete History
by William S. Locke
Once one of the finest vehicles in America, poor distribution and the Depression did the Elcar in. Written by one of the leading collectors, this book tells all.
Memories Of The Moon Age
by Lukas Feireiss
The book is small enough to slip into your coat pocket but deals with big ideas about our celestial neighbor and also life and the meaning thereof right here on terra firma. From the ancients to modern pop culture, everyone has something to say about the Moon.
Something New Under the Sun, The History of America’s First Car
by Carol Jean Lambert
Not, not Henry Ford but the author’s great-grandfather, in 1891. Didn’t know that? Well, this book is well intended, and colorful, but a bit light on the sort of data that engineering folk would crave.
The Human Archaeology of Space
Lunar, Planetary and Interstellar Relics of Exploration
by Peter Joseph Capelotti
Capelotti teaches archaeology and concerns himself with both terrestrial and aerospace archaeology. Here he successfully achieves his goal of gathering “into a single source the data on the artifacts that Homo Sapiens have discarded in space and place them into the framework of archaeology.”
We Speak from the Air, WW2 Broadcasts from the RAF
by the Ministry of Information
Read this alongside some of Winston Churchill’s speeches and there won’t be a dry eye in the house. The over 1000 RAF and WAAF personnel that made these wartime broadcasts remained anonymous but the highly personal pictures they paint cut to the bone.
Superman, The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero
by Larry Tye
Little Orphan Annie and Oliver Twist have more in common with the Man of Steel than you might think and this is only of many surprising connections this book makes.
Some Unusual Engines
by L.J.K. Setright
You don’t need to be an engineer to appreciate this book but after reading it, you’ll feel as if you are one! Engines, mostly British, for pretty much anything that moves are discussed here by an author with a sharp tongue and a sharp mind.
by Dennis R. Jenkins & Tony R. Landis
Over their 199 flights, the three X-15s obliterated records and returned benchmark hypersonic data for aircraft performance, stability and control, and materials. This book is so thorough you could probably build an X-15 from scratch!