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              Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it
                

              Heron MJ1: The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it (Hardback)

              By Harlow, Patrick

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              For a short time in the 1980s NZ had its very own supercar, the Heron MJ1. This is the story of Ross Baker, an A-Grade mechanic from Rotorua, who designed and built the car and whose vision and persistence led to it going into production.

              ISBN 9781877427596
              Published NZ 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Willson Scott Publishing
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              Topgun
               

              Topgun (Paperback)

              By Pedersen, Dan

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              • Pub Date
                2 Jun 20

              Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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              ISBN 9781405943826
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
               

              Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)

              By Cassutt, Michael

              • RRP: $47.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jul 20

              One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told-until now. The Astro...naut Maker takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Ab
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              ISBN 9781641603188
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered
               

              Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

              By Merriam, Frederick Warren

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                1 Oct 20

              Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

              ISBN 9781526726209
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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              From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way
                

              From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way (Hardback)

              By Bond, Michael

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              Navigation skills are easy to take for granted, but the ability to find our way is a key to humanity's evolutionary success. Sharing illustrative stories of the lost and found, Michael Bond explores the science of our mental maps and their vital relationship with imagination, mem...ory, abstract thinking, and other cognitive functions.
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              ISBN 9780674244573
              Released NZ 12 May 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              GPS for Mariners
               

              GPS for Mariners (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Sweet, Robert

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              The operator's manual that should come with every boater's GPS receiver or chart plotter.

              ISBN 9780071713993
              Released NZ 17 Jun 2011
              Publisher International Marine Publishin
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series International Marine-RMP
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              Voyaging Under Power
               

              Voyaging Under Power (Hardback, 4th edition)

              By Beebe, Robert P.; Umstot, Denis D.; LEISHMAN

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              • Internationally sourced

              Covers the technologies and conveniences that have transformed the boats and the power cruising lifestyle. This book includes sections on crew communications and managing emotions; the cruising community and how to get along within it; how to deal with a reluctant spouse; and usi...ng email and Skype to keep in touch with loved ones on land.
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              ISBN 9780071767330
              Released NZ 26 Dec 2012
              Publisher International Marine Publishin
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series International Marine-RMP
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              A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War
                

              A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation Before the Great War (Paperback)

              By Martyn, Errol W.

              Volplane Press in association with the Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand is proud to announce publication of the first volume of Errol Martyns new trilogy - A PASSION FOR FLIGHT, a history of New Zealand aviation before the Great War of 1914-1918. This definitive work pr...esents for the first time a detailed record of all known New Zealand-related aeronautical activity of the long-neglected pioneering period of 1868-1914. The complete trilogy will undoubtedly become an indispensible first place of resource for historians, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists alike.
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              ISBN 9780473203870
              Published NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Volplane Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon

              One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

              By Fishman, Charles

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              President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States would land a man on the moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the engineers at NASA.

              ISBN 9781982130152
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

              Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holt, Nathalia

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              Holt reveals the fascinating untold story of the heroic women who made America's space program possible. --Cate Lineberry, author of The Secret Rescue

              ISBN 9780316338905
              Released NZ 14 Mar 2017
              Publisher Little, Brown
              Interest Age General Audience
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