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            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War

            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

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            Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This Bomber Mafia asked- What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points - industrial or ...transportation hubs - cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.
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            ISBN 9780241535868
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370

            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Changy, Florence

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            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381547
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

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            • Pub Date
              20 Jan 22

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2023
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            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century
             

            Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higgins, Tim

            • RRP: $38.00
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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            But Elon Musk likes a challenge.Tesla silenced their doubters early on by doing the impossible and creating a luxury electric sportscar, but now they face the biggest trial yet: delivering and manufacturing an affordable electric family car to the masses - the Tesla Model 3.

            ISBN 9780753554388
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly

            Taking on Gravity: A Guide to Inventing the Impossible from the Man Who Learned to Fly (Hardback)

            By Browning, Richard

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            Two years ago, former city trader and Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning began inventing the world's first `Iron Man-like' jet suit, the Daedalus mk1. Capturing imaginations around the world, Browning has won fans including Tom Cruise, Richard Branson and James Dyson, and b...ecome a fixture of global events from TED to WIRED Live.
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            ISBN 9781787630895
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370

            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370 (Hardback)

            By de Changy, Florence

            • RRP: $44.99
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            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381530
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Davies, Alex

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            Wired editor Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars-and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological break...throughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of this story from its origins to today. The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three Grand Challenges that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industry's key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isn't yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores this exciting quest to transform transportation and change our lives.
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            ISBN 9781982151768
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            18 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Seamanship 2.0: Everything you need to know to get yourself out of trouble at sea
             

            Seamanship 2.0: Everything you need to know to get yourself out of trouble at sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Westin, Mike; Landsell, Olle; Olofsson, Nina; Olofsson, Par

            • RRP: $32.99
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            An illustrated practical handbook covering essential seamanship skills--everything a skipper will need to know when the tech goes down, or when they encounter a challenge at sea.

            ISBN 9781472977021
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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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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            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 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Amelia Earhart: The Sound of Wings

            Amelia Earhart: The Sound of Wings (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Lovell, Mary S.

            • RRP: $36.99
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            * Reissue of the acclaimed biography of aviator Amelia Earhart

            ISBN 9780349121765
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2009
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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