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            Construction Skills
             

            Construction Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Costin, Glenn P.

            • RRP: $121.50
            • $121.50
            • Pub Date
              16 Oct 20

            Learn to stay safe with comprehensive coverage of the technical and regulatory changes that you need to know about working safely at heights, on scaffolding and elevated work platforms, and with powder-actuated tools. Construction Skills 2e is designed for easy learning with end-...of-chapter worksheets, explanation and definition of terms, coverage of regulation and codes, real-world examples and practical demonstrations. The author covers core units and important safety areas from Certificate III in Carpentry/Carpentry and Joinery, Certificate III in Plumbing and across the trades. Written to competency units: - CPCCCM2010: Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres - CPCPCM2055A: Work safely on roofs - CPCCCM2007B: Use explosive power tools - CPCCCM3001: Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres - CPCCCM2008B: Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding The bestselling Building Skills series addresses the key competencies of the Certificate III in Carpentry. Series titles are built for learning with colour photographs and illustrations, online tools, and concepts explored in context to help your understanding. Work Health and Safety (WHS) icons identify critical points for concern and student activities help you apply the knowledge and skills.
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            ISBN 9780170444422
            Published NZ 16 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)

            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang) (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Luke A.; Lewis, Geraint F.

            • RRP: $35.99
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            For all those who wonder about our bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the big bang, this book gives you 'just the facts': the observations that have shaped established ideas and theories. The authors pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works.

            ISBN 9781108486705
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            'The sun is setting, signalling the end of my first orbital day. I catch a glimpse of the Milky Way; I recognize Cassiopeia. There is something so poignant about contemplating it from up here, from inside this metal box, this not particularly cutting-edge bundle of technology tha...t allows us to be here where no human being should ever be.' Five years ago, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent two hundred days orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station. In this riveting memoir, she tells the story of her extraordinary journey: from gruelling years of training to daily life in space, from great events to small discoveries, from old rituals to jokes about the meaning of life. With honesty and warmth, Cristoforetti chronicles her journey to becoming an astronaut -- the many years spent travelling around the world, from Star City to Houston, always between languages and cultures, technology and nature. Gripping and inspiring, Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut is an enthralling story about what it takes to pursue your dreams.
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            ISBN 9780241371381
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time
               

            The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time (Hardback)

            By Howell, Elizabeth; Booth, Nicholas

            • RRP: $59.50
            • $59.50
            • Pub Date
              7 Jul 20

            Published to coincide with the launch of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet. From The War of the Worlds to David Bowie to The Martian, and to the amazing photos sent by the rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, Mars has ...excited our imaginations as the most likely other habitat for life in the solar system. Now the Red Planet is coming under scrutiny as never before. As a new set of missions are scheduled to launch from the United States and Kazakhstan, this book tells in full the greatest scientific detective story ever. For the first time in forty years, the missions heading to Mars will look for signs of ancient life on the world next door. It is the latest chapter in an age-old quest that encompasses myth, false starts, red herrings, and bizarre coincidences--as well as heartbreaking failure and remarkable triumphs. This book, by two journalists with deep experience covering space exploration, is the definitive story of how life's discovery has eluded us to date, and how it will be found somewhere and sometime this century. Based on more than a hundred interviews with experts involved in the exploration, it looks back to the early Mars missions such as Viking 1 and 2, but its focus is on the revelations from the most recent ones as well as on recent experiments, such as the simulated Mars habitation on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano and in the Utah desert, where Elizabeth Howell was embedded for two weeks. And the book looks forward to the newest, most exciting frontier of all: the day, not too far away, when humans will land, make the Red Planet their home, and look for life directly.
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            ISBN 9781950691395
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc
             

            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc (Hardback)

            By Stone, Tanya Lee

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            What does it take to be an astronaut? Mastery at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, being in top shape - any checklist would certainly include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. This is the tale of... 13 women proved that they were as tough as the toughest man.
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            ISBN 9780763636111
            Released NZ 1 May 2009
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Coal and the Coast
              

            Coal and the Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maunder, Paul

            • RRP: $25.00
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            "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781927145265
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras

            Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bizony, Piers

            • RRP: $55.00
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            Moonshots presents stunning photos of space and Earth from NASA's archives-taken by Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and ISS astronauts using Hasselblad cameras-in the large format they deserve.

            ISBN 9780760366769
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Motorbooks International
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $39.99
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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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            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

            • RRP: $35.00
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment
             

            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment (Paperback)

            Edited by Morton, Steve; Lindenmayer, David; Dovers, Stephen

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $53.99
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            A 'must read' follow-up to the highly successful Ten Commitments book.

            ISBN 9781486301676
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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