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            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids

            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $12.99
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            Read all about astonishing airplanes from the history of flight! Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spyplanes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, s...uch as Charles Lindburgh and Amelia Earhart, the black-and-white chapter book Flight is also packed with fun facts - did you know that early aeroplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles? Flight is part of the Mega Bites series, which uncovers the secrets of history, science, and the natural world. Investigate the most complicated thing in the universe - your Brain; then journey to the most mysterious as we dive into a Black Hole; and closer to home, marvel at the genius of the world's smartest Codebreakers! Whichever title you pick, you'll get the expert knowledge and fun facts you need on each topic, with every book packed with illustrations, fun stories, and anecdotes.
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            ISBN 9780241435953
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Mega Bites
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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

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 23

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

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2023
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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

            • RRP: $40.00
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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
            Availability
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            Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet
             

            Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet (Hardback)

            By Crumpler, Larry

            • RRP: $62.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Feb 22

            From a long-term planning lead for the Mars Exploration Rover Project comes this vivid insider account of some of NASA's most vital and exciting missions to the Red Planet, illustrated with full-colour photographs-a wondrous chronicle of unprecedented scientific discovery and the... search for evidence of life on Mars.
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            ISBN 9780008407261
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Modern Military Aircraft
               

            Modern Military Aircraft (Hardback)

            By Cunningham, Ryan

            • RRP: $52.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Mar 22

            Illustrated with detailed artworks of modern military aircraft with exhaustive captions and specifications, Modern Military Aircraft is an extensively researched review of the military aircraft deployed by the world's air forces organised alphabetically by manufacturer.

            ISBN 9781838861117
            Publisher Amber Books Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Technical Guides
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 Mar 2022
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            NASA Missions to Mars: A Visual History of Our Quest to Explore the Red Planet
             

            NASA Missions to Mars: A Visual History of Our Quest to Explore the Red Planet (Hardback)

            By Bizony, Piers; Foreword by Chaikin, Andrew

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 22

            With authoritative text and NASA photography and artworks, NASA Missions to Mars tells the story of NASA's programs to explore the Red Planet-from the first tentative flybys to the present-and offers a glimpse into the future of Mars exploration.

            ISBN 9780760373149
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher Motorbooks International
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race

            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schmidle, Nicholas

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The story of the new generation of astronauts forging a world of commercial space travel When Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, the goal was simple- to offer civilian space travel by the end of the decade. Fifteen years, a dozen delays and one catastrophic rocket c...rash later, we are on the verge of space tourism becoming a reality. New Yorker journalist Nicholas Schmidle has witnessed the fall and rise of Virgin Galactic first-hand. Over the last five years, he has spent hundreds of hours embedded in the heart of the company- spending countless hours with Branson, and befriending the pilots who are risking their lives to make space tourism a reality. Now, Schmidle offers the definitive inside story of the individuals building this new world of commercial space travel. It is the story of Branson, who emerges as an excitable but often overoptimistic evangelist for the project; of Mark Stucky, the showboating chief pilot whose obsession with his job is destroying his relationship with his son; and Mike Alsbury, the archly professional former engineer pilot who, as a result of a momentary miscalculation, crashed his plane into the California desert - becoming the first casualty of the new space race. The result is a compelling examination of the inner lives of a new generation of astronauts. Theirs is a world where the line between lunacy and genius is blurred, and where no sacrifice is too great in pursuit of the dream of space travel.
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            ISBN 9781786331861
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Bobby's War: An uplifting WWII story of a female ATA pilot. Winner of the RNA romantic saga award

            Bobby's War: An uplifting WWII story of a female ATA pilot. Winner of the RNA romantic saga award (Paperback)

            By Mann, Shirley

            • RRP: $24.99
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            It may be fiction but those things could, and did, happen.' Vera Morgan, wartime WAAF 'An impeccably researched and uplifting story of love, loss and courage: a heartwarming read that will captivate all those who love a good war story.' Clare Harvey, author of The Gunner Girl 'A ...wonderful, inspiring story.
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            ISBN 9781838772222
            Released NZ 18 Mar 2021
            Publisher Bonnier Zaffre
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $69.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 22

            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 Apr 2022
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Airplane Stories and Histories
               

            Airplane Stories and Histories (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Currey, Norman

            • RRP: $21.50
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            NORMAN CURREY was born on the North Sea Coast in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in 1926. His first experience with aircraft was in the Air Training Corps from 1941 to 1943, and after high school he attended the de Havilland Aeronautical Technical School for four years at Harfield, a few... miles north of London. After graduating, he worked as a stress engineer at de Havilland on the Comet, and then sailed to Canada where he was a design engineer at Avro Aircraft for 10 years, working mostly in its Initial Projects Office. He then worked Lockheed for 30 years on the C-130, C-5, JetStar and conducting research and development in their Preliminary Design department. Since retirement he did some consulting and presented lectures to the South Korean Agency Defense Development. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and has published many articles, presented papers at two SAE Systems Conferences, and has published a book on landing gear design (AIAA).
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            ISBN 9781953048684
            Publisher Writers Branding LLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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