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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

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 May 20

            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 14 May 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War
             

            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War (Hardback)

            By White, Rowland

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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 20

            From the mind of the engineering genius who designed the iconic Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest planes, the Harrier jump jet was to be a crucial element of the RAF's fleet for over four decades.

            ISBN 9781787631588
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            New Zealand Nautical Almanac 2012-2013
              

            New Zealand Nautical Almanac 2012-2013 (Paperback)

            • RRP: $35.00
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            New Zealand Nautical Almanac NZ 204 Valid 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

            ISBN 274274
            Published NZ 11 Jun 2012
            Publisher BOAT BOOKS LIMITED
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story
             

            Going by Train: The Complete New Zealand Railways Story (Hardback)

            By Hutchins, Graham

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $47.99
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            Railways played a pivotal part in the development of New Zealand's economy, towns and cities, and helped shape a distinctive culture. This is a comprehensive, highly readable account of our railways story, from the earliest days of the colony, through rail's growth and golden day...s, slow decline and recent resurgence.
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            ISBN 9781775593553
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            • $47.99
            • 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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Perfect Storm
              

            The Perfect Storm (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

            By Junger, Sebastian

            The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape.

            ISBN 9780007324385
            Available in EPUB
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            Language en
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Loan Credits 26
            Each copy purchased buys 26 loan credits to be used on your eplatform portal
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            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice
             

            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice (Hardback)

            By Heiney, Paul

            • RRP: $74.50
            • $59.60
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            • Internationally sourced

            Sailing across an ocean needn't be just a fanciful dream. With this unique book it is a workable ambition, provided you have the right mindset. Drawing on wisdom from members of the Royal Cruising Club, the Cruising Club of America and Australia's Ocean Cruising Club, it gives un...matched access to the expertise that those planning to sail an ocean need to absorb. Personal accounts from highly experienced ocean sailors add colour and provide invaluable insights into real-life offshore cruising. Paul Heiney, himself a singlehanded ocean sailor, tackles every issue the would-be ocean sailor needs to consider: - Budgeting, including the type of boat you need - Good destinations and routes - Understanding weather patterns to make faster or easier passages - Pros and cons of singlehanded sailing, as well as sailing with families and children - Pros and cons of ocean sailing rallies - Important but often neglected issues: entertainment, swimming, fishing, cooking - Ways of keeping in touch with home - Dealing with practicalities from afar: mail, bills, prescriptions - Coping with problems that arise: equipment breakdowns, injuries, storms - How to readjust to life back on shore after the end of the voyage Successful, enjoyable ocean sailing is not just about mastering sailing skills, but about developing the right frame of mind to be comfortable and safe so far from shore. It will equip anyone thinking of sailing across an ocean with the level of self-reliance necessary to respond to anything that might happen, and ultimately help them find the confidence that will ensure a deeply satisfying ocean voyage.
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            ISBN 9781472955395
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

            • RRP: $39.99
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            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Little Book of Fast Cars
             

            The Little Book of Fast Cars (EPUB ebook)

            By Raby, Philip

            A compilation of some of the fastest road cars. This work includes a short biography for each model along with 'Top Trumps' style performance figures for each car, packed with photographs. It contains profiles of some of the most loved and admired sports cars in the world and mak...es a useful gift or self purchase.
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            ISBN 9781782819493
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            Language en
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2014
            Publisher Faber Factory
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Little Book
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            The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft
             

            The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bjorkman, Eileen A.

            • Imp. $48.99
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            On July 25, 2010, Arnold Ebneter flew across the country in a plane he designed and built himself, setting an aviation world record for aircraft of its class. He was eighty-two at the time and the flight represented the culmination of a dream he'd cultivated since his childhood i...n the 1930s. Eileen Bjorkman - herself a pilot and aeronautical engineer - frames her father's journey from teenage airplane enthusiast to Air Force pilot and Boeing engineer in the context of the rise, near extermination, and ongoing interest in homebuilt aircraft in the United States. She gives us a glimpse into life growing up in a flying family with two pilots for parents, a family plane named Charlie, and quite literally, a propeller under her parents' bed. From early airplane designs serialized in magazines to the annual Oshkosh Fly-in where you can see experimental aircraft on display, Bjorkman offers a personal take on the history of building something in your garage that you can actually (and legally) fly as well as how the homebuilt aircraft movement has contributed to aviation and innovation in America. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8PvowEMkmQ
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            ISBN 9780295746081
            Released NZ 12 Aug 2019
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
            Interest Age General Audience
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