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            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War

            The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gladwell, Malcolm

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            Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This Bomber Mafia asked- What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points - industrial or ...transportation hubs - cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.
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            ISBN 9780241535868
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370

            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Changy, Florence

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            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381547
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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

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            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 6 May 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370

            The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of Mh370 (Hardback)

            By de Changy, Florence

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            The affair was weird when seen from afar, but seen in close-up, it was Kafkaesque: it was not possible in 2014 for a Boeing 777 to have simply disappeared...

            ISBN 9780008381530
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Seamanship 2.0: Everything you need to know to get yourself out of trouble at sea
             

            Seamanship 2.0: Everything you need to know to get yourself out of trouble at sea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Westin, Mike; Landsell, Olle; Olofsson, Nina; Olofsson, Par

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            An illustrated practical handbook covering essential seamanship skills--everything a skipper will need to know when the tech goes down, or when they encounter a challenge at sea.

            ISBN 9781472977021
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered

            Echoes from Early Aviators: A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered (Hardback)

            By Merriam, Frederick Warren

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            Author was one of the UK s early aviation pioneers. As manager and chief instructor of the Bristol Flying School at Brooklands, he had many pupils who subsequently became famous

            ISBN 9781526726209
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car

            Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export)

            By Davies, Alex

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            Wired editor Alex Davies tells the dramatic, colorful story of the quest to develop driverless cars-and the fierce competition between Google, Uber, and other companies in a race to revolutionize our lives. The self-driving car has been one of the most vaunted technological break...throughs of recent years. But early promises that these autonomous vehicles would soon be on the roads have proven premature. Alex Davies follows the twists and turns of this story from its origins to today. The story starts with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which was charged with developing a land-based equivalent to the drone, a vehicle that could operate in war zones without risking human lives. DARPA issued a series of three Grand Challenges that attracted visionaries, many of them students and amateurs, who took the technology from Jetsons-style fantasy to near-reality. The young stars of the Challenges soon connected with Silicon Valley giants Google and Uber, intent on delivering a new way of driving to the civilian world. Soon the automakers joined the quest, some on their own, others in partnership with the tech titans. But as road testing progressed, it became clear that the challenges of driving a car without human assistance were more formidable than anticipated. Davies profiles the industry's key players from the early enthusiasm of the DARPA days to their growing awareness that while this spin on artificial intelligence isn't yet ready for rush-hour traffic, driverless cars are poised to remake how the world moves. Driven explores this exciting quest to transform transportation and change our lives.
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            ISBN 9781982151768
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race

            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schmidle, Nicholas

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            The story of the new generation of astronauts forging a world of commercial space travel When Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, the goal was simple- to offer civilian space travel by the end of the decade. Fifteen years, a dozen delays and one catastrophic rocket c...rash later, we are on the verge of space tourism becoming a reality. New Yorker journalist Nicholas Schmidle has witnessed the fall and rise of Virgin Galactic first-hand. Over the last five years, he has spent hundreds of hours embedded in the heart of the company- spending countless hours with Branson, and befriending the pilots who are risking their lives to make space tourism a reality. Now, Schmidle offers the definitive inside story of the individuals building this new world of commercial space travel. It is the story of Branson, who emerges as an excitable but often overoptimistic evangelist for the project; of Mark Stucky, the showboating chief pilot whose obsession with his job is destroying his relationship with his son; and Mike Alsbury, the archly professional former engineer pilot who, as a result of a momentary miscalculation, crashed his plane into the California desert - becoming the first casualty of the new space race. The result is a compelling examination of the inner lives of a new generation of astronauts. Theirs is a world where the line between lunacy and genius is blurred, and where no sacrifice is too great in pursuit of the dream of space travel.
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            ISBN 9781786331861
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How a Steam Locomotive Works
             

            How a Steam Locomotive Works (Paperback)

            By Wells, Dominic

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            This book proved to be an instant success when first published, explaining as it did, in a simple and comprehensible way the complex engineering behind a steam locomotive.

            ISBN 9781910809747
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2021
            Publisher Crecy Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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            Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air Force Ace of Aces

            Hawkeye: The Enthralling Autobiography of the Top-Scoring Israel Air Force Ace of Aces (Hardback)

            By Even-Epstein, BG Giora

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            For more than thirty years, Giora Even-Epstein flew fighters for the Israel Air Force, achieving recognition as a highly skilled military aviator and the highest-scoring jet-mounted ace with the most number of confirmed victories in the French Mirage.

            ISBN 9781911621966
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher Grub Street
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