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              Voices of Courage: The Dam Busters
               

              Voices of Courage: The Dam Busters (Paperback)

              By Bartlett, W. B.

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              The Dam Busters raids have gone down as perhaps the most famous air strikes in history. 'Voices of Courage' is the story of the legendary bouncing-bomb attack on Germany's dams from the pilots.

              ISBN 9781398104068
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
              Publisher Amberley Publishing
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              Aviation and Climate Change: Economic Perspectives on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies
               

              Aviation and Climate Change: Economic Perspectives on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policies (Hardback)

              Edited by Fichert, Frank; Forsyth, Peter; Niemeier, Prof, Dr Hans-Martin

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Climate change has become a crucial issue for the air transport industry. Back in 1999, the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a specific report on Aviation and the Global Atmosphere. Since then policymakers as well as airline managers have taken ...a variety of measures to reduce the environmental impact of aviation. However, the implementation of mitigation measures in a global industry provides several challenges. The European Union has been forced to revise their comprehensive Emissions Trading Scheme, thereby causing competitive distortions between EU and Non-EU airlines. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been given the task of developing a global market-based mechanism for the reduction of aviation's greenhouse gas emissions until 2016, which should be implemented until 2020. Therefore, the topic will remain high on the international agenda. This book analyzes the political, economic and managerial challenges for policy makers and the air transport industry as they face climate change. Based on an overview of the scientific background and technological options for emissions reduction, the book provides an in-depth assessment of environmental regulation as well as environmental management as well as up-to-date analysis by top researchers from several different countries. It will be of interest to researchers in diverse areas (economics, political science, engineering, natural sciences), to air transport policy makers, and to managers in the aviation industry.
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              ISBN 9781472479174
              Released NZ 29 Jul 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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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: $39.99
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              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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              An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space
               

              An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space (Hardback)

              By Tinoco, Janet K.; Yu, Chunyan; Howard, Diane; Stilwell, Ruth E.

              • RRP: $282.00
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              • Pub Date
                11 Aug 20

              This book provides a contemporary look at spaceports, not only from relevant technological drivers, policies, and legal perspectives, but also from impacts associated with airspace use and aviation stakeholders; economic, business, financial, and environmental considerations; iss...ues facing airports transitioning to air and space ports; as well as spaceport planning. Through case and event studies, research and analysis, along with information obtained through professional experience, this book provides an overview of the many benefits, unique challenges, and issues facing commercial spaceports and spaceport operators. Each chapter is a stand-alone key topic such that the reader can focus on the most compelling issues relevant for him/her or can view the book as an integrated whole for a full perspective. While examples and case studies come largely from the United States, the reader can draw conclusions that are independent of country and situation. Also, information on other nation state policies, advancements, and endeavors, among other topics, is provided to give a global perspective, further expanding the relevancy and benefits of the book to both the domestic and international audiences An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space fills a gap in the literature, providing students, professors and researchers with deep insights into the fast-growing commercial spaceport industry.
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              ISBN 9780815348856
              Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Psychology of Space Exploration: What Freud Might Have Said
               

              The Psychology of Space Exploration: What Freud Might Have Said (Hardback)

              By Sherry, Richard

              • RRP: $259.00
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              This short book grapples with two vast questions: the nature of our minds, and our place in the wider universe. It considers how one mutually influences the development of the other. The changes and challenges that will accompany the first humans to leave planet Earth and travel ...to another planet, or even further, will not only impact upon our technical capacities, but also represent a watershed moment within our individual and collective human psychology. Many of the problems of resource-use, environmental degradation, and waste or destructive processes are contained in the larger vision of exploring another environment and planet. But the book also offers a shift in perspective that allows us consider humanity from an alternative, more holistic perspective, reappraising our own minds both individually and within dynamic social processes. This book considers our place and purpose in the widest possible perspective, that of space exploration and the much wider natural universe. It doesn't seek to answer these questions, but to provide a perspective to explore even further.
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              ISBN 9781138351424
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              China's Trade Policy on International Air Transport: Policy Goals, Driving Forces, and Impact
               

              China's Trade Policy on International Air Transport: Policy Goals, Driving Forces, and Impact (Paperback)

              By Zhang, Chrystal; Yarde, Kareem

              • RRP: $82.99
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              • Pub Date
                31 Aug 20

              This book is a political economic analysis of China's transformation to become a global aviation power. It explores how China's policy goal has been achieved and executed through bilateral air services negotiations and how and to what extent the factors have affected the consider...ations and negotiation outcome. The book aims to identify the driving forces that have shaped China's ever-evolving international air transport policy direction and goals in the past four decades. Using primary data collected from dozens of interviewees and secondary data from various sources, the study examines the time-associated factors and circumstances surrounding a handful rounds of bilateral negotiations between China and its selective counterparts. It further analyses how and to what extent the identified factors have affected China's negotiation strategies and outcome. It argues that China's international air transport policy direction is in alignment with the country's overall strategic mission and its goal is set to support the country's endeavour to realise the China dream . It concludes that driving forces at international, regional, domestic and institutional levels have an impact on the country's policy direction and goal setting, although these factors are time- and circumstances-constrained. The book is a must read for a wide audience, including but not limited to industry professionals and scholars with an interest in China's political economy, policymaking, international trade, air transport, government behaviour, corporate political activities, aviation liberalisation, and bilateral negotiations.
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              ISBN 9780367534769
              Released NZ 31 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space
               

              An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space (Paperback)

              By Tinoco, Janet K.; Yu, Chunyan; Howard, Diane; Stilwell, Ruth E.

              • RRP: $98.99
              • $98.99
              • Pub Date
                11 Aug 20

              This book provides a contemporary look at spaceports, not only from relevant technological drivers, policies, and legal perspectives, but also from impacts associated with airspace use and aviation stakeholders; economic, business, financial, and environmental considerations; iss...ues facing airports transitioning to air and space ports; as well as spaceport planning. Through case and event studies, research and analysis, along with information obtained through professional experience, this book provides an overview of the many benefits, unique challenges, and issues facing commercial spaceports and spaceport operators. Each chapter is a stand-alone key topic such that the reader can focus on the most compelling issues relevant for him/her or can view the book as an integrated whole for a full perspective. While examples and case studies come largely from the United States, the reader can draw conclusions that are independent of country and situation. Also, information on other nation state policies, advancements, and endeavors, among other topics, is provided to give a global perspective, further expanding the relevancy and benefits of the book to both the domestic and international audiences An Introduction to the Spaceport Industry: Runways to Space fills a gap in the literature, providing students, professors and researchers with deep insights into the fast-growing commercial spaceport industry.
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              ISBN 9780815348870
              Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies

              Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies (Hardback)

              Edited by Sharma, J. B.

              • RRP: $245.00
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              Advances in high spatial resolution mapping capabilities and the new rules established by the Federal Aviation Administration for the operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) have provided new opportunities to acquire aerial data at a lower cost and more safely versus ...other methods. Also, sUAS can access hazardous or inaccessible areas during disaster events and provide rapid response when needed. Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft systems: Best Practices and Case Studies is the first book that brings together the best practices of sUAS applied to a broad range of issues in high spatial resolution mapping projects. Very few in the sUAS pilot community have knowledge of how the collected imagery is processed into value added mapping products that have commercial and/or academic import. Since the field of sUAS applications is just a few years old, this book covers the need for a compendium of case studies to guide the planning, data collection, and most importantly, data processing, with the range of sensors available to this user community. Written by experienced academics and professionals, this book serves as a guide on how to formulate sUAS based projects, from choice of a sUAS, flight planning for a particular application, sensors and data acquisition, data processing software, mapping software and use of the high spatial resolution maps produced for particular types of geospatial modeling. Features: Focus on sUAS based data acquisition and processing into map products Broad range of case studies by highly experienced academics Practical guidance on sUAS hardware, sensors, and software utilized Compilation of workflow insights from expert professors and professionals Relevant to academia, government, and industry This book would be an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate to graduate level sUAS mapping application courses. It is also invaluable as a reference for educators designing sUAS based curriculum as well as for potential sUAS users
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              ISBN 9780367199241
              Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Advances in Aviation Psychology, Volume 2: Using Scientific Methods to Address Practical Human Factors Needs

              Advances in Aviation Psychology, Volume 2: Using Scientific Methods to Address Practical Human Factors Needs (Paperback)

              Edited by Vidulich, Michael A.; Tsang, Pamela S.; Flach, John

              • RRP: $104.00
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              Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has been convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize huma...n capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) bringing together scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and applications. Though rooted in the presentations of the 18th ISAP, held in 2015 in Dayton, Ohio, Advances in Aviation Psychology is not simply a collection of selected proceedings papers. Based upon the potential impact of emerging trends, current debates or enduring issues present in their work, select authors were invited to expand upon their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. Consequently the volume includes discussion of the most pressing research priorities and the latest scientific and technical priorities for addressing them. This book is the second in a series of volumes. The aim of each volume is not only to report the latest findings in aviation psychology but also to suggest new directions for advancing the field.
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              ISBN 9780367881979
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Innovation Trends in the Space Industry

              Innovation Trends in the Space Industry (Hardback)

              By Dos Santos Paulino, Victor

              • RRP: $257.99
              • $257.99
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              Ever since their inception, space activities have been innovative, but not driven by commercial considerations - that is, until the end of the Cold War, when the commercialization of space escalated. As a result, the direction of the innovation changed in order to leverage new bu...siness opportunities, which reached a turning point in the 2010s. This book discusses the developmental trends of the world space sector in detail, by analyzing their long-term evolution, and studying why this innovative industry sometimes experiences technological and organizational delays. Innovation Trends in the Space Industry also provides a framework to diagnose more accurately the potential technological threats that are currently faced by existing space tech manufacturers. Moreover, this book, with an economic perspective, provides a close examination of the space sector. It also contributes to enriching innovation management theory by leading us to better understand industry emergence shaped by customers, to reinterpret technological and organizational inertia in high technology activities, and to refine disruptive innovation trends.
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              ISBN 9781786304919
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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