For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, and many more. Written by distinguishe..
This guide takes the mystery out of butchering, covering everything you need to know to produce your own expert cuts of beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and small game. John J. Mettler Jr. provides easy-to-follow instructions that walk you through every step of the slaughtering and butchering pro..
Powered by an all-new six-cylinder engine, the Jaguar XK120 was a simple two-seater sports car, given a flash of brilliance by its remarkable power unit. When it was introduced in 1948, it created an instant sensation. Beyond the original two-seater roadster, the XK120 added drophead and fixed-head..
The Commer Story charts the evolution and history of one of Britain's principal commercial vehicle manufacturers. This fascinating book is not just the history of one vehicle marque, but the story of a company that underwent several name changes, as it acquired and was acquired by several other comp..
Equine reproduction has been revolutionized by many aspects of new technology since the 1990s. The advancements in veterinary care and expertise available to breeders are remarkably complex and, in many cases, bewildering. The aim of this book is to explain, in layman's terms, the basic fundamental ..
The finest books produced during the quarter century prior to the outbreak of the Great War were almost invariably printed by the private presses, but post-war, with the development of new technology, the accolade of excellence passed into the hands of a small number of commercial firms, with the Cu..
Hawker Siddeley's history can be traced back to 1912 and the formation of the Sopwith Aviation Company by Tom Sopwith which metamorphosed into Hawker Aircraft after World War One. In 1934-35, Gloster, Avro, Armstrong Siddeley, Armstrong Whitworth and others were taken over to create the Hawker Sidde..
After the success of the first edition, it's time for the second edition of Hide & Seek Melbourne, a funky and compact guide to 40 of the city's hidden treasures. This book continues our quest to reveal city secrets for locals and travellers alike. Covering a mix of places from a Mexican takeaway jo..
When John Cadbury came to Birmingham in 1824, he sold tea, coffee and drinking chocolate in a small shop on Bull Street. Drinking chocolate was considered a healthy alternative to alcohol, something Cadbury, a Quaker, was keen to encourage. In 1879, the Cadburys moved to Bournville and created their..
What secret magic can make a fashion accessory timeless? Longchamp's Le Pliage bags are the perfect embodiment of this mystery, with their connection to the Zeitgeist, pure style, accomplished craftsmanship, and ground-breaking shape. Designed twenty years ago by Philippe Cassegrain (the son of the ..
The first of three volumes on an outstanding New Zealand company, this book covers the period 1909-40 and focuses on the work for which Fletcher Construction Co Ltd, with its tower cranes constructing buildings and its bulldozers on civil engineering projects all around the country, is widely known ..
Imagine a world where there's no truck at the door to move your possessions, where the supermarket shelves are empty because deliveries to the door have stopped, where there are no trucks to help in times of crisis. It's impossible for the modern society to function without road transport. The indus..