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            Many a Close Run Thing
             

            Many a Close Run Thing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Enright, Tom

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            "Planes were rarely seen above the small Central Otago sheep-farming town of Ranfurly in the 1940s. Yet as a young boy, Tom Enright had a fascination with the skies that quickly developed into a longing to become a pilot. He joined the RNZAF as an engineer in 1951, and was sent t...o England at just 16 to attend the revered Royal Air Force college in Cranwell. Returning to New Zealand to join the Vampire fighter squadron in Ohakea, Tom became a famed member of the RNZAF aerobatic team. Later he became a flying commander at Wigram air base, before captaining a Sunderland flying boat to isolated communities in the vast South Pacific, often to the upper limits of the plane's endurance. From the near-catastrophic opening of Wellington airport to flying Boeing 747s into the world's biggest airports, this is Tom Enright's story of the mishaps, misadventures and high-altitude drama of a 45-year flying career"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781775541431
            Published NZ 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier

            The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Urbina, Ian

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            The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenaline-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.

            ISBN 9781847925862
            Released NZ 7 Sep 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Car Hacks: All you need to know in one concise manual

            Car Hacks: All you need to know in one concise manual (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stewart, Craig

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            All you need to know in one concise manual --Cover.

            ISBN 9781785216510
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2019
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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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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            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
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            Qf32: From the Author of Fly!: Life Lessons from the Cockpit of Qf32

            Qf32: From the Author of Fly!: Life Lessons from the Cockpit of Qf32 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By de Crespigny, Richard

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            In 2010, what began as a routine long-haul flight from Singapore to Sydney came within a knife-edge of becoming one of the world's worst ever air disaster. When a sudden mid-air explosion shattered engine no.2of the Qantas A380 shrapnel ripped through the wing and fuselage creati...ng chaos as it destroyed vital flight systems.
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            ISBN 9781742611174
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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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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            Wild Journeys
               

            Wild Journeys (EPUB ebook)

            By Ansley, Bruce

            "A series of accounts of journeys in New Zealand, from sailing round the North and South Capes to tramping through the Southern Alps and walking along Auckland's main thoroughfare, Queen Street"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9781775491514
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            Published NZ 24 Sep 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins
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            Longitude
              

            Longitude (EPUB ebook – ePub Text only edition)

            By Sobel, Dava

            The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.

            ISBN 9780007382002
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            Released NZ 28 Apr 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men
              

            Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men (EPUB ebook)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

            This comprehensive biography, written with typical flair by bestselling author Peter Fitzsimons, covers the triumphs and tragedies of not only Kingsford Smith's daring and controversial life but also of his companion aviators.

            ISBN 9780730492788
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            Published NZ 10 Aug 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins
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