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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $29.50
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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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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

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 21

            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 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History
             

            The Aircraft Book: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              16 Mar 21

            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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            The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966
              

            The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966 (Paperback)

            By C Glennie, Alex

            • RRP: $103.99
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            The history of the Seaward Bush Branch Railway line from inception in 1886 until it's closure in 1966.

            ISBN 9780473532611
            Published NZ 17 Oct 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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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: $80.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 21

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 18 May 2021
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            Jet Man: The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution
             

            Jet Man: The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution (Hardback)

            By Campbell-Smith, Duncan

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $44.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 21

            The biography of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, and inventor of the jet engine.

            ISBN 9781788544696
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Skipper Tips for Every Day: 365 ways to get the most from your sailing

            Skipper Tips for Every Day: 365 ways to get the most from your sailing (Paperback)

            By Gunkel, Fridtjof

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.39
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            365 tips, tricks, hints and cheats relating to all areas of practical seamanship--a daily ready-reckoner to improve skills in boat handling, navigation, living aboard and repairs.

            ISBN 9781472980564
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            7 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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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

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $33.74
            • Save $11.25
            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.39
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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 21

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids

            Flight: Riveting Reads for Curious Kids (Paperback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $12.99
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            Read all about astonishing airplanes from the history of flight! Jet into the world of flight and discover its history, from the first hot air balloons and gliders to today's supersonic spyplanes, helicopters, and space vehicles. Telling the stories of the pioneers of aviation, s...uch as Charles Lindburgh and Amelia Earhart, the black-and-white chapter book Flight is also packed with fun facts - did you know that early aeroplanes landed on wheels that were borrowed from cars and motorcycles? Flight is part of the Mega Bites series, which uncovers the secrets of history, science, and the natural world. Investigate the most complicated thing in the universe - your Brain; then journey to the most mysterious as we dive into a Black Hole; and closer to home, marvel at the genius of the world's smartest Codebreakers! Whichever title you pick, you'll get the expert knowledge and fun facts you need on each topic, with every book packed with illustrations, fun stories, and anecdotes.
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            ISBN 9780241435953
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Mega Bites
            Availability
            164 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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