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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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            A Boy Called Arsenal
              

            A Boy Called Arsenal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hill, Alan J.

            • RRP: $32.50
            • $32.50
            • Pub Date
              28 May 20

            A Boy Called Arsenal is an honest and emotional true story about a man who, after a life-long battle with mental and physical problems, finally became diagnosed with autism at the age of forty-nine in 2011. The catalyst for his diagnosis was his daughter's attempted suicide, whic...h drove this troubled man to finally get the help he needed.
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            ISBN 9781913208660
            Released NZ 28 May 2020
            Publisher Book Guild Publishing Ltd
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            Good Husbandry: Growing Food, Love, and Family on Essex Farm
              

            Good Husbandry: Growing Food, Love, and Family on Essex Farm (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kimball, Kristin

            • RRP: $38.99
            • $38.99
            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, a beguiling memoir about the simple life (Elle), Kristin Kimball describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm--a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of ...250 people. The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball's move from New York City to 500 acres near Lake Champlain where she started a new farm with her partner, Mark. In Good Husbandry, she reveals what happened over the next five years at Essex Farm. Farming has many ups and downs, and the middle years were hard for the Kimballs. Mark got injured, the weather turned against them, and the farm faced financial pressures. Meanwhile, they had two small children to care for. How does one traverse the terrain of a maturing marriage and the transition from being a couple to being a family? How will the farm survive? What does a family need in order to be happy? Kristin had chosen Mark and farm life after having a good look around the world, with a fair understanding of what her choices meant. She knew she had traded the possibility of a steady paycheck, of wide open weekends and spontaneous vacations, for a life and work that was challenging but beautiful and fulfilling. So with grit and grace and a good sense of humor, she chose to dig in deeper. Featuring some of the same local characters and cherished animals first introduced in The Dirty Life, (Jet the farm dog, Delia the dairy cow, and those hardworking draft horses), plus a colorful cast of aspiring first-generation farmers who work at Essex Farm to acquire the skills they need to start sustainable farms of their own, Good Husbandry is about animals and plants, farmers and food, friends and neighbors, love and marriage, births and deaths, growth and abundance.
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            ISBN 9781501111655
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Scribner Book Company
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            Galileo
             

            Galileo (Paperback)

            By Heilbron, John L.

            • RRP: $35.99
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            Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but diffi...cult man - writer, philosopher, scientist, musician, and artist.
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            ISBN 9780199655984
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The life and work of Joseph Rotblat
             

            Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The life and work of Joseph Rotblat (Hardback)

            By Brown, Andrew

            • RRP: $51.99
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            Joseph Rotblat's life poses deep and important questions about conscience, science and society. This biography presents the full story, from his childhood lived out under anti-Semitism, family tragedy at the hands of the Nazis; work on Britain's nuclear programme; and his single-...minded dedication to nuclear disarmament and social responsibility.
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            ISBN 9780199586585
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Chasing Space

            Chasing Space (Paperback)

            By Melvin, Leland

            • RRP: $35.00
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            In this revelatory and moving memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.Leland Melvin i...s the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars. While training with NASA, Melvin suffered a severe injury that left him deaf. Leland was relegated to earthbound assignments, but chose to remain and support his astronaut family. His loyalty paid off. Recovering partial hearing, he earned his eligibility for space travel. He served as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station.In this uplifting memoir, the former NASA astronaut and professional athlete offers an examination of the intersecting role of community, determination, and grace that align to shape our opportunities and outcomes. Chasing Space is not the story of one man, but the story of many men, women, scientists, and mentors who helped him defy the odds and live out an uncommon destiny.As a chemist, athlete, engineer and space traveler, Leland's life story is a study in the science of achievement. His personal insights illuminate how grit and grace, are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success.
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            ISBN 9780062496737
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
             

            Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science (Hardback)

            By Dawkins, Richard

            • RRP: $55.00
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            Presenting us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, the author invites us to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional charact...ers.
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            ISBN 9780593072554
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss

            Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clarke, Rachel

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A brilliant combination of lyrical memoir and guide to living and dying, comparable to Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind and Julia Samuel's Grief Works, from the author of Your Life in My Hands.

            ISBN 9781408712887
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Bringing Culture into Care: A Biography of Amohaere Tangitu
             

            Bringing Culture into Care: A Biography of Amohaere Tangitu (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Haami, Bradford

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Over the past two decades, New Zealand health care has grown more culturally aware, slowly incorporating practices that better cater to the needs of Maori. Bradford Haami chronicles this health care evolution by telling the story of Amohaere Tangitu, a woman responsible for pione...ering change.
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            ISBN 9781775503545
            Published NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History

            The Queens of Animation: The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History (Hardback)

            By Holt, Nathalia

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $39.00
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            From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations

            ISBN 9780316439152
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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