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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

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              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
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            Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
              

            Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Kolker, Professor of English Robert )

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            The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's wo...rk with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after another, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family? What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institute of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amid profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations. With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love, and hope.
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            ISBN 9780593341445
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            Indian Railways
              

            Indian Railways (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Debroy, Bibek

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            • Pub Date
              16 Jul 20

            The railways did more than link India - they brought its people together, changing histories, forging destinies, and building a legacy. This sumptuously illustrated book traces that history from the early plans of the 1830s - from the laying of the first line, and the expansion o...f the train network into the heart of the country, to the role of the railways in India's momentous freedom movement and the high-speed Diamond Quadrilateral project. Indian Railways does more than celebrate the awe-inspiring bridges, stations, tunnels, and locomotives of the railway system. It traces the development of technology, explores the operational and commercial aspects of train travel, and documents the railways' transition from a colonial tool of expansion and trade to an intricate system with a distinct national identity. Most of all, it tells the story of the people who built and planned the railways and the locomotives that ran on them - their vision, their triumphs and tragedies, and their legacy.
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            ISBN 9780241414842
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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            A memoir from the author of SUBLIMINAL and THE DRUNKARD'S WALK revealing his relationship with renowned physicist Stephen Hawking as both a fellow scientist and a friend --

            ISBN 9780375715365
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Pantheon Books
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            Jaguar from the shop floor: Foleshill Road and Browns Lane 1949 to 1978
             

            Jaguar from the shop floor: Foleshill Road and Browns Lane 1949 to 1978 (Hardback)

            By Martin, Brain James; Starkey, John

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            Part auto-biographical, and part historical, this book details life at the Jaguar company from the perspective of a long-time employee and enthusiast. Brian Martin's story tells of his experiences both on the production line and in the elite experimental department.

            ISBN 9781787112797
            Released NZ 28 May 2018
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
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            Computing: A Concise History
              

            Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

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            A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.

            ISBN 9780262517676
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character
              

            Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : Adventures of a Curious Character (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feynman, Richard P.; Introduction by Gates, Bill; Edited by Leighton, Ralph

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            The outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

            ISBN 9780393355628
            Released NZ 23 Feb 2018
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            Evolving Auckland
              

            Evolving Auckland (Paperback)

            Edited by La Roche, John

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            It is easy to understand why Auckland has the largest population of any region in the country. It is blessed with two very sheltered harbours and probably the mildest climate in New Zealand. Auckland has become the commercial capital of New Zealand, but this hasn't happened witho...ut the innovation and initiatives provided by the engineering profession. Engineers have been charged with making things, building our infrastructure and keeping it going in the face of rapidly increasing population growth. The basics like water supply, drainage and power supplies are essential, as are the harbour facilities, telecommunications, roads, railways, bridges and airports. The development of these facilities since 1840, the difficulties, political controversies and heartbreaks are described in this book by engineers who have been responsible for building our many and varied facilities. The largest industrial complex in New Zealand is situated not far from Auckland. Sir John Ingram, Managing Director of New Zealand Steel through the very difficult period when the imported plant failed to produce steel from our ironsands, tells his story. It wasn't until three bright young New Zealand graduates, through trials and analytical analysis got to grips with the problems and changed many of the processes, that quality steel was finally produced. New Zealand Steel producing steel from ironsands, is now one of the most efficient steel plants in the world and a major export earner for the country. Read these stories and more in this book.
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            ISBN 9781927167038
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher Wily Publications
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons
              

            New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons (Paperback)

            By Wright, Matthew

            In this lively, well researched and affectionate survey of 100 'vehicles' of all descriptions, historian Matthew Wright takes us on a trip down memory lane, reacquainting us with the way we used to get around.

            ISBN 9781869794521
            Published NZ 12 Aug 2011
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball
             

            The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball (Hardback)

            By Cohen, Noam

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            The remarkable successes and unforgiveable failures of the world's leading innovators

            ISBN 9781786073679
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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