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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Collectible Television Memorabilia, RO-RO Handbook and Enter The Drones

I love watching TV, especially old TV shows from the 1950s to the 1980s.  The 1960s is my favorite era.


Even at a young age I collected TV show memorabilia.  My favorites were science fiction and Western TV shows.

Regardless of your TV show memorabilia fixation the new book fro Schiffer Publishing and author Dian Ziller's 'Collectible Television Memorabilia' is the book for you.

Inside full color photos spotlight TV show memorabilia from every genre.

Sci-fi, Western, Drama, Suspense, Comedy-they're all there along with informative text, prices and color photos.

It's a veritable cornucopia of TV goodness all wrapped up in an oversize softbound book that is sure to please the most diehard TV show fan.

Have you ever wondered how the biggest bulk of foreign goods arrive in the U.S. and the world?

We've all seen photos of the big container ships, but they can only transport certain types of cargo.  What about vehicles, special shipments or fragile/delicate cargo?

RO-RO Ships (Ride On, Ride Off) are self-contained, enclosed ships that sail the world's oceans

Super-sophisticated and modern day mechanical and engineering wonders RO-RO are giant ships that are warehouses on water.

Running a RO-RO takes a special type of crew who maintain and repair the giant ships and their precious cargo.

Constructed to withstand the most testing situations the ships are designed to carry the maximum payload under the safest conditions.

Capt. Delyan Mihaylov Todoroy shares his may years of experience piloting the massive ships in a fascinating and extremely detailed account of RO-RO.

Drones. Not that long ago drones seemed like something out of a futuristic science fiction book or movie.

The military depends more and more on its long-distance strike and surveillance drones.
But how did the drone technology come about?  When did the military accelerate its drone programs?

Restricted at first to military applications the drone technology has migrated to the private sector.  Small drones can be bought relatively inexpensively with surprisingly advanced capabilities. 

New laws and regulations are being  formulated to control the burgeoning industry. Enter The Drones: The FAA and UAVs in America by Bill Carey examines this new phenomenon and the whole drone development history.