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            Mrs Jewell and the Wreck of the General Grant
              

            Mrs Jewell and the Wreck of the General Grant (Paperback)

            By Sanders, Cristina

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $32.56
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jun 22

            Meticulously researched, vividly written historical fiction from the author of the bestselling Jerningham. Mrs Jewell and the Wreck of the General Grant tells the story of one of Aotearoa's worst and still most mysterious shipwrecks.

            ISBN 9781988595559
            Published NZ 7 Jun 2022
            Publisher The Cuba Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Navigation: Kupe & Cook: An Ocean in a Mind and a Mind on an Ocean
             

            Navigation: Kupe & Cook: An Ocean in a Mind and a Mind on an Ocean (Hardback)

            By Smith, Kingsley

            • RRP: $45.00
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            In Navigation: Kupe & Cook, Kingsley Smith traces the beginnings of travel by boat as man migrated out of Africa and arrived in Sahul: Australia-New Guinea, 50,000 years ago. He discusses the role of navigation in Literary societies, up to the voyages of Captain James Cook, and i...n Orality societies, especially those in Polynesia up to the time when Kupe made his voyage to Aotearoa. The genetic origins of the Taiwanese are revealed prior to their south-easterly migration into the Pacific. The skills developed navigating along major rivers aided the development of oceanic voyaging. Navigation also demands communication, writing and memory. Writing allowed the production of the earliest navigation books and maps in Literary societies and the materials and instruments for early navigation systems. The instruments used by Cook enabled precise latitude and longitude navigation, particularly the accurate chronometer. Without writing, the Orality societies developed intricate methods to aid memories of their navigation systems. Two Pacific navigation systems using different techniques are revealed, one is the oldest in the Pacific, the Vaeakau-Taumako system, the other is the Tahitian system, which uniquely allows latitude and longitude navigation using Rua and Ana stars and the Pou pillar of navigation.
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            ISBN 9780473509378
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aircraft Carriers: The World's Greatest Carriers of the last 100 Years
               

            Aircraft Carriers: The World's Greatest Carriers of the last 100 Years (Hardback)

            By Ross, David

            • RRP: $63.99
            • $51.92
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 22

            Aircraft Carriers features 52 of the most significant flat tops and amphibious assault ships built since the 1920s until the present day. Each entry includes a brief description of the ship's development and history, a colour profile view or cutaway, key features and specificatio...ns.
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            ISBN 9781838861582
            Publisher Amber Books Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series The World's Greatest
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Jun 2022
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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
            • $64.93
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 23

            Pre-order the daring life story and astonishing adventures of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - Britain's greatest-ever 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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            Nga Waka O Nehera - the First Voyaging Canoes
              

            Nga Waka O Nehera - the First Voyaging Canoes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Evans, Jeff

            This is the essential reference work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand - including lists of the waka, names of crew members and vessels, karakia and waiata, and maps. A must for lovers of history, students of Maori and nautical enthusiasts.

            ISBN 9780947506056
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (Te Reo Maori)
            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
            • $50.39
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jun 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 7 Jun 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Imagine a City: A Pilot Sees the World
             

            Imagine a City: A Pilot Sees the World (Hardback)

            By Vanhoenacker, Mark

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $36.90
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jun 22

            'A journey around both the author's mind and the planet's great cities that leaves us energised, open to new experiences and ready to return more hopefully to our lives' ALAIN DE BOTTON ___________________ A love letter to the cities of the world, from the bestselling pilot-autho...r of Skyfaring. Growing up in his small hometown, Mark Vanhoenacker spun the illuminated globe in his bedroom and dreamt of elsewhere - of distant, real cities, and a perfect metropolis that existed only in his imagination. These places were sources of endless fascination and escape- streets unspooled, towers shone, and anonymous crowds bustled in cities where Mark could be anyone - perhaps even himself. Now, as a commercial airline pilot, Mark has spent nearly two decades crossing the skies of our planet, touching down in the cities he imagined as a child. He experiences these metropolises in short layover visits that repeat month after month and year after year, giving him a unique perspective on the places that form our urban world. Interweaving travelogue with memoir, Mark celebrates the cities he has come to know and love through the lens of the hometown his heart has never left. Exploring the emblematic emblematic facets of each city's identity - the sweeping roads of Los Angeles, the old gates of Jeddah, the intricate, dream-inspired plan of Brasilia - he shows us with warmth and fresh eyes the extraordinary places that billions of us call home. 'Enriching... Luminous... A touching survey of human dreams and endeavours' PATRICK GALE 'Will transport you around the globe and back again without leaving your seat' MARK OVENDEN, author of Airline Maps and London Underground by Design
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            ISBN 9781784743253
            Released NZ 12 Jun 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            World Cruising Routes: 1,000 Sailing Routes in All Oceans of the World
             

            World Cruising Routes: 1,000 Sailing Routes in All Oceans of the World (Paperback, 9th edition)

            By Cornell, Jimmy

            • RRP: $130.00
            • $106.60
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            • Pub Date
              31 May 22

            Long established as the bible for long-distance cruisers and a bestseller for more than 25 years, World Cruising Routes is the indispensable planning guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world from the tropical South Seas to the high latitudes of th...e Arctic and Antarctic, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It contains information on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, as well as suggestions about optimum times for individual routes. This new, fully revised and updated 9th edition assesses how changes around the world have affected cruising routes and how climatic change has altered the cruising landscape and necessitated adaptations in timing and route-planning. It provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist skippers in planning individual routes. It is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a cruise anywhere in the world. 'The most important book for long-distance voyagers to come along in decades.' Cruising World
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            ISBN 9781472993090
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History

            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback, 2nd edition)

            By DK

            • RRP: $55.00
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            Take an action-packed flight through the history of aircraft and the intrepid pioneers who made a dream become reality. Featuring more than 800 of the greatest commercial and military aircraft ever made, this visual celebration of aeroplanes and aviation traces the history of fli...ght over the past century. With examples of the latest aircraft from around the world, The Aircraft Book takes you on an action-packed ride through to the 21st century, from the first prototypes to today's supersonic jets. Explore stunning photographic galleries of planes, helicopters, and airships, each accompanied by its vital statistics. See inside legendary planes such as the Gipsy Moth, Spitfire, and Concorde, with virtual tours of each key model, from the exterior to the cockpit. Discover the details of aircraft engines from manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Rotax to see what powers a great aircraft's performance. And find out how famous marques such as Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Aviation enthusiasts of all stripes and ages will be captivated by DK's The Aircraft Book - a comprehensive and beautifully presented guide to the story of flight.
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            ISBN 9780241446355
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            TOPGUN Lessons From The Sky: U.S. Navy
              

            TOPGUN Lessons From The Sky: U.S. Navy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Other primary creator Fletcher, McKenzie

            • RRP: $34.99
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            U.S. Navy AviationIn TOPGUN Lessons From The Sky, we seek to understand how the aviation industry can learn from the mistakes made by naval aviators and crew, so that we can all become safer pilots.

            ISBN 9780995142190
            Published NZ 13 Nov 2021
            Publisher Squabbling Sparrows Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Lessons from the Sky
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