Electric Trucks
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Kevin Desmond
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-04 - Publisher: McFarland

Welcomed at end of the 19th century as the solution to the severe problem of horse manure in city streets, electric trucks soon became the norm for short-haul commercial deliveries. Though reliable, they were gradually replaced by gasoline-powered trucks for long-haul deliveries--although a fleet of electric milk trucks survived in
Electric Boats and Ships
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Kevin Desmond
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-21 - Publisher: McFarland

Electric propulsion for boats was developed in the early 19th century and--despite the advent of the internal combustion engine--continued with the perfecting of the modern turbo-electric ship. Sustainable and hybrid technologies, pioneered in small inland watercraft toward the end of the 20th century, have in recent years been scaled up
Planet Savers
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Kevin Desmond
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-08 - Publisher: Routledge

Protecting the planet is everyone's work. But we all have our own heroes in whatever area we are working. Planet Savers brings together the varied stories of the hundreds of movers and shakers that have spoken up throughout history and taken action to defend the world from pollution, deforestation, species
Race Against the Odds
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Kevin Desmond
Categories: Motorboats
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Sigma Press

Miss England II is the legendary record-breaking speedboat of the 1930s and is the first speedboat to cross the 100mph barrier. This book covers the story of this speedboat and includes facts and photographs of record-breaking history, motor-sport history, and British patriotic history.
Midnight Blue: A Good Old Fashion Mystery and Love Story
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Antonio F. Vianna
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-13 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

After the bodies of Sue Murphy and Steve McElroy are exhumed, a tiny needle puncture wound is found on the left arm of Steve McElroy, while signs of strangulation are evident on the neck of Sue Murphy. What previously had been reported as two independent deaths from natural causes is