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            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice

            Ocean Sailing: The Offshore Cruising Experience with Real-Life Practical Advice (Hardback)

            By Heiney, Paul

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            Sailing across an ocean needn't be just a fanciful dream. With this unique book it is a workable ambition, provided you have the right mindset. Drawing on wisdom from members of the Royal Cruising Club, the Cruising Club of America and Australia's Ocean Cruising Club, it gives un...matched access to the expertise that those planning to sail an ocean need to absorb. Personal accounts from highly experienced ocean sailors add colour and provide invaluable insights into real-life offshore cruising. Paul Heiney, himself a singlehanded ocean sailor, tackles every issue the would-be ocean sailor needs to consider: - Budgeting, including the type of boat you need - Good destinations and routes - Understanding weather patterns to make faster or easier passages - Pros and cons of singlehanded sailing, as well as sailing with families and children - Pros and cons of ocean sailing rallies - Important but often neglected issues: entertainment, swimming, fishing, cooking - Ways of keeping in touch with home - Dealing with practicalities from afar: mail, bills, prescriptions - Coping with problems that arise: equipment breakdowns, injuries, storms - How to readjust to life back on shore after the end of the voyage Successful, enjoyable ocean sailing is not just about mastering sailing skills, but about developing the right frame of mind to be comfortable and safe so far from shore. It will equip anyone thinking of sailing across an ocean with the level of self-reliance necessary to respond to anything that might happen, and ultimately help them find the confidence that will ensure a deeply satisfying ocean voyage.
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            ISBN 9781472955395
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Titanic Sisters
             

            The Titanic Sisters (Paperback, Main)

            By Falvey, Patricia

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            A novel of the Titanic, and its impact on one family in Ireland and America

            ISBN 9781786490643
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium: Space, the Universe and Everything Within It

            Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium: Space, the Universe and Everything Within It (Hardback)

            By Vargic, Martin

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            Explore the wonders of the universe like you have never seen before with this incredible new book from the bestselling author Martin Vargic.This is a compendium of beautifully innovative designs that explain all of the weird and wonderful aspects of the cosmos; from the history o...f the universe to what makes up our solar system and even how human life fits into the wider picture, Vargic celebrates the scale and spectacle of the universe on every page.Be taken on a journey through space with the chapters 'The History of the Universe', 'Solar System' and 'Humans and the Universe'.The beautiful illustrations throughout Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps changed the way that we look at the world, now it is time for us to look even further into the wonders of the universe around us.
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            ISBN 9780718185268
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mappings: Society/Theory/Space
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            The Titanic Sisters: A sweeping and heartfelt novel of the Titanic, and its impact on one family in Ireland and America
             

            The Titanic Sisters: A sweeping and heartfelt novel of the Titanic, and its impact on one family in Ireland and America (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Falvey, Patricia

            One journey will change their lives forever __________________________________ To follow her dreams, she must sacrifice everything...Sisters Nora and Delia have been given the chance of a lifetime - to escape their poor Irish farm and travel on the Titanic to a new life in Americ...a. Nora is to become a treasured governess for a rich family, while Delia has only a lowly maid's position. But when disaster strikes, and Nora dies, a small misunderstanding leads to Delia taking Nora's place as governess. As Delia grows closer to her charge, and the girl's father, will she be able to reveal the truth to find a chance at happiness? And what will happen when she finds out that Nora is actually alive, and coming to take what is rightfully hers...?
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            ISBN 9781786490650
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            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            The Journey Matters: Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style
             

            The Journey Matters: Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Glancey, Jonathan

            What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20t...h Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin? In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life. Each of the twenty journeys allows him to explore the history of routes taken, and the events - social and political - enveloping them. Each is the story of the machines that made these journeys possible, of those who shaped them and those, too, who travelled on them.
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            ISBN 9781786494177
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            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            Falling Upwards: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts
             

            Falling Upwards: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture the Aeronauts (Paperback)

            By Holmes, Richard

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            A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A DAILY TELEGRAPH BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW REPUBLIC BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2013 From ambitious scientists rising above the clouds to test the air, to brave generals ...floating over enemy lines to watch troop movements, this wonderful book offers a seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography and the metaphysics of flight. It is a masterly portrait of human endeavour, recklessness, vision and hope. In this heart-lifting book, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. It is not a conventional history of ballooning. In a sense it is not really about balloons at all. It is about what balloons gave rise to. It is about the spirit of discovery itself and the extraordinary human drama it produces. From the dramatic and exhilarating early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar to the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher who rose seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology; and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. Previously published as Falling Upwards.
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            ISBN 9780008380267
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Distributed Cognition and Reality: How Pilots and Crews Make Decisions

            Distributed Cognition and Reality: How Pilots and Crews Make Decisions (Paperback)

            By Plant, Katherine L.; Stanton, Professor Neville A.

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            Distributed Cognition and Reality puts theory into practice, as the first book to show how to apply the Perceptual Cycle Model in aviation decision making. Based on case studies, critical incident interviews and live observations in cockpits, the authors develop a new way to unde...rstand how pilots and crews make decisions. This book will be useful for practitioners involved in accident and incident investigations and decision-making training, researchers and students within the disciplines of Aviation, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Engineering, Computer Science, and Psychology. Dr Katherine L Plant is a New Frontiers Fellow in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton in the UK. In 2014 she was awarded the Honourable Company of Air Pilots Prize for Aviation Safety Research. Professor Neville A Stanton holds the Chair in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Southampton in the UK. In 2007 The Royal Aeronautical Society awarded him the Hodgson Medal for his work on flight-deck safety.
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            ISBN 9780367882075
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            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

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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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            Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory: Delft, 1984

            Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory: Delft, 1984 (Paperback)

            Edited by Volmuller; Hamerslag

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            The Ninth International Symposium on Transportation and Traffic Theory, held in the Netherlands in July 1984, follows the tradition of broad international information exchange that was developed at the eight previous symposia. Over the years the scope of the symposia has graduall...y widened to become both more international and more comprehensive than that of the earlier meetings. The Ninth Symposium continues this trend by including papers on a wide range of theoretical issues by leading members of the international research community.
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            ISBN 9780367451752
            Released NZ 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            FAR/AIM 2020: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual
               

            FAR/AIM 2020: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual (EPUB ebook)

            By Aviation Administration, Federal

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            All the Information you Need to Operate Safely in US Airspace, Fully Updated If you're an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today's environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace syst...em. In the newest edition of the FAR/AIM, all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training. Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratingsA pilot/controller glossaryStandard instrument proceduresParachute operationsAirworthiness standards for products and partsThe NASA Aviation Safety reporting formImportant FAA contact informationThis is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere. Don't take off without the FAR/AIM!
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            ISBN 9781510750838
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            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations
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