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            Computing: A Concise History
              

            Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

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            A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.

            ISBN 9780262517676
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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            Chasing Space
             

            Chasing Space (Paperback)

            By Melvin, Leland

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            In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.Leland Melvin i...s the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station.In this uplifting memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, determination, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny.As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland's life story is a study in the science of achievement. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.
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            ISBN 9780062496737
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Evolving Auckland
              

            Evolving Auckland (Paperback)

            Edited by La Roche, John

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            It is easy to understand why Auckland has the largest population of any region in the country. It is blessed with two very sheltered harbours and probably the mildest climate in New Zealand. Auckland has become the commercial capital of New Zealand, but this hasn't happened witho...ut the innovation and initiatives provided by the engineering profession. Engineers have been charged with making things, building our infrastructure and keeping it going in the face of rapidly increasing population growth. The basics like water supply, drainage and power supplies are essential, as are the harbour facilities, telecommunications, roads, railways, bridges and airports. The development of these facilities since 1840, the difficulties, political controversies and heartbreaks are described in this book by engineers who have been responsible for building our many and varied facilities. The largest industrial complex in New Zealand is situated not far from Auckland. Sir John Ingram, Managing Director of New Zealand Steel through the very difficult period when the imported plant failed to produce steel from our ironsands, tells his story. It wasn't until three bright young New Zealand graduates, through trials and analytical analysis got to grips with the problems and changed many of the processes, that quality steel was finally produced. New Zealand Steel producing steel from ironsands, is now one of the most efficient steel plants in the world and a major export earner for the country. Read these stories and more in this book.
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            ISBN 9781927167038
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Wily Publications
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons
              

            New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons (Paperback)

            By Wright, Matthew

            In this lively, well researched and affectionate survey of 100 'vehicles' of all descriptions, historian Matthew Wright takes us on a trip down memory lane, reacquainting us with the way we used to get around.

            ISBN 9781869794521
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball
             

            The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball (Hardback)

            By Cohen, Noam

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            The remarkable successes and unforgiveable failures of the world's leading innovators

            ISBN 9781786073679
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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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            Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines
             

            Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines (Hardback)

            By Heald, Henrietta

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            A centenary tribute to Britain's trailblazing, boundary-breaking women engineers

            ISBN 9781783526604
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: From 1700 to 1860

            100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: From 1700 to 1860 (Hardback)

            By Forty, Simon

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            The Industrial Revolution changed our world in a way that few other events have: it changed the landscape with heavy industries using the plentiful supply of fossil fuels. It changed our lifestyles as urban life took over from rural. Wages brought freedom of travel and social mob...ility to many. The world of 1700 looked vastly different to that of 1800 as the foundations for the modern age were laid. Great Inventions of the Industrial Revolution celebrates the major inventions and projects of the period 1700-1860, a period when science and technology began to establish its role in modern life.
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            ISBN 9781785215667
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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            They Changed The World: Bell, Edison And Tesla

            They Changed The World: Bell, Edison And Tesla (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Helfand, Lewis; Illustrated by Kumar, Naresh

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            Three lives, one epic story. Find out how Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla changed the world we live in forever! Three men, three great minds and three completely different approaches to science. Find out how these men tamed the forces of science in order to ...share its power with the world. As their paths cross, a rivalry grows. The men who revolutionized the fields of light, sound and vision compete with each other to become the leading genius of the age.
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            ISBN 9789380741871
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2014
            Publisher CAMPFIRE
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Campfire Heroes
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            King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology
             

            King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dingus, Lowell

            • RRP: $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Oct 20

            The story of the extraordinary adventures behind the man who has discovered some of the amazing wonders of natural history.

            ISBN 9781643133492
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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