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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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver

              Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver (Hardback)

              By Sorum, Matt; Eriksson, Leif; Svensson, Martin; Foreword by Gibbons, Billy F.

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Cocaine smuggling, shoot-outs, murder and never-ending decadent parties. Matt Sorum's Double Talkin' Jive could almost be described as the autobiographical equivalent of the film Blow . But rather than becoming one of the United States' premier drug smugglers, Matt Sorum becomes ...a world famous drummer in bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and the Cult. Sorum dropped out of high school to become a drummer, but turned to selling pot to support himself, later transitioning to smuggling large quantities of cocaine. When Sorum is suddenly given the chance to play in the Cult, he is finally able to make a living as a drummer. He is asked to replace Steven Adler in Guns N' Roses the very next year. With that, Matt's life is transformed. He is involved in the creation of two of rock's most legendary albums: Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 . But, not long after that, Axl starts turning up at the recording studio more and more sporadically, sometimes not at all, and during the following world tour, serious problems emerge. Matt recounts in keen detail how he and the band stagger toward their downfall. Matt and his Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Duff McKagan form Velvet Revolver with Dave Kushner, and their 2004 debut record, Contraband , tops the Billboard charts. When singer Scott Weiland suddenly leaves the band, Matt steps in as drummer for Motoerhead during their US tour, and then starts his own all-star band, Kings of Chaos. During his time as a professional drummer, Matt battles alcohol and coke addictions, but meeting his girlfriend, Ace Harper, helps him manage to go clean. The couple marry in Palm Springs in 2013 and, just two years later, Matt becomes the drummer in super group Hollywood Vampires. Matt Sorum's autobiography, written with writer duo Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson, avoids all the usual rock biography cliches. There is no posing here-just a brutal honesty which involves daring to be reckless, even toward yourself.
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              ISBN 9781641601542
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              More Than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear
               

              More Than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear (Hardback)

              By Tolin, Rosanne

              • RRP: $40.99
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              Michael Bond never intended to be a children's writer. Though an avid reader, he was by no means a model student and quit school at 14. He repaired rooftop radio transmitters during the bombing of Britain in World War II and later joined the army. He wrote about the war and more,... selling stories here and there. One day, while searching for inspiration at his typewriter, hoping for a big story that would allow him to write full time, a stuffed bear on top of the shelf--a Christmas present for his wife--suddenly caught his eye. Bond poured his personal feelings about the events of his era--the refugee children his family had hosted in the countryside, a war-torn country in recovery, the bustling immigrant neighborhood where he lived--into the story of a little bear from Peru who tries very, very hard to do things right. The result was A Bear Called Paddington. An incredible true tale, More than Marmalade: Michael Bond and the Story of Paddington Bear is the first biography about the writer behind the beloved series. Author Rosanne Tolin reveals how world history, Bond's life, and 1950s immigrant culture were embedded into Paddington's creation, bringing middle-grade readers a delightful, informative, and engaging book with a timely message of acceptance.
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              ISBN 9781641603140
              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              Junk Drawer Biology: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing
               

              Junk Drawer Biology: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mercer, Bobby

              • RRP: $34.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              Junk Drawer Biology will demonstrate that you don't need high-tech equipment to make learning fun-just what you can find in your recycling bin and around the house. Science educator Bobby Mercer provides readers with hands-on experiments to explain the building blocks of living m...atter for children of all ages. The projects can be modified to meet t
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              ISBN 9781641602891
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 5-12 years
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              Amazing Amphibians: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, and More

              Amazing Amphibians: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring Frogs, Toads, Salamanders, and More (Paperback)

              By Amstutz, Lisa J.

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              Amazing Amphibians explores the major amphibian groups-frogs, salamanders and caecilians-including their anatomy, behavior and conservation needs --

              ISBN 9781641600729
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing
               

              Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing (PDF ebook)

              By Mercer, Bobby

              This is a children's instructional book on how to use readily available materials to turn the house into a science lab. Physics teacher Bobby Mercer provides readers with over 50 great hands-on experiments that can be performed for just pennies, or less.

              ISBN 9781613749210
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              Released NZ 1 Jun 2014
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series Junk Drawer Science
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              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures
               

              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gibson, Karen Bush

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              When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be nineteen years before another woman got a chance--cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982--followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By... breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles twenty-three pioneers from around the world, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who orbited aboard the International Space Station for more than a year; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
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              ISBN 9781641603133
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia
               

              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia (EPUB ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              In early 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ventured deep into the heart of eastern Kentucky to gauge the progress of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Kennedy, already considering challenging Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination, viewed his two days in Kentuc...ky as an opportunity to test his antiwar and antipoverty message with hardscrabble white voters. Among the strip mines, one-room schoolhouses, and dilapidated homes, however, Kennedy encountered a strong mistrust and intense resentment of establishment politicians. In All This Marvelous Potential, author Matthew Algeo meticulously retraces RFK's tour of eastern Kentucky, visiting the places he visited and meeting with the people he met. Algeo explains how and why the region has changed since 1968, and why it matters for the rest of the country. The similarities between then and now are astonishing: divisive politics, racial strife, economic uncertainty, and environmental alarm. This book provides a new portrait of Robert Kennedy, a politician who, for all his faults, had the uncommon courage to stand up to a president from his own party and shine a light on America's shortcomings
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              ISBN 9781641600620
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              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers
               

              Code Cracking for Kids: Secret Communications Throughout History, with 21 Codes and Ciphers (PDF ebook)

              By Daigneau, Jean

              People throughout history have written messages in code and ciphers to guard and pass along closely held secret information. Today, countries around the world enlist cryptanalysts to intercept and crack messages to keep our world safe. Code Cracking for Kids explores many aspects... of cryptology, including famous people who used and invented codes and ciphers, such as Julius Caesar and Thomas Jefferson; codes used during wars, including the Enigma machine, whose cracking helped the Allies gather critical information on German intelligence in World War II; and work currently being done by the government, such as in the National Security Agency. Readers also will learn about unsolved codes and ciphers throughout history, codes used throughout the world today, though not often recognized, and devices used over the years by governments and their spies to conceal information. Code Cracking for Kids includes hands-on activities that allow kids to replicate early code devices, learn several different codes and ciphers to encode and decode messages and hide a secret message inside a hollow egg.
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              ISBN 9781641601399
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series For Kids
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              Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities
               

              Exploring the Solar System: A History with 22 Activities (PDF ebook – Revised edition)

              By Carson, Mary Kay

              In this stellar activity book, kids delve into the rich history of space exploration, where telescopes, satellites, probes, landers, and human missions lead to amazing discoveries. Updated to include the recent discovery of Eris which, along with Pluto, has been newly classified ...as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union, this cosmic adventure challenges kids to explore the planets and other celestial bodies for themselves through activities such as building a model of a comet using soil, molasses, dry ice, and window cleaner; or creating their own reentry vehicle to safely return an egg to Earth's surface. With biographies of more than 20 space pioneers, specific mission details, a 20-page field guide to the solar system, and plenty of suggestions for further research, this is the ultimate guidebook to exploring the solar system.
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              ISBN 9781556528385
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2008
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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