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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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            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.

            • RRP: $127.00
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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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            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

            • RRP: $84.99
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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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            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series FAR/AIM Federal Aviation Regulations
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            Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Documents of Lasting Value, Second Edition

            Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Documents of Lasting Value, Second Edition (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

            By Rothwell, Edward J.; Cloud, Michael J.

            • RRP: $207.00
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            Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Document of Lasting Value, shows how effective writing can be achieved by thinking like an engineer. Based on the authors' combined experience as engineering educators, the book presents a novel approach to technical writing, positio...ning formal writing tasks as engineering design problems with requirements, constraints, protocols, standards, and customers (readers) to satisfy. Specially crafted for busy engineers and engineering students, this quick-reading conversational text: Describes how to apply engineering design concepts to the writing process Explains how engineers fall into thinking traps, and gives techniques for avoiding them Covers the essentials of grammar, style, and mathematical exposition Highlights topics in writing ethics, including copyright, plagiarism, data presentation, and persuasion Engineering Writing by Design: Creating Formal Documents of Lasting Value addresses the specific combination of thinking and writing skills needed to succeed in modern engineering. Its mantra is: to write like an engineer, you must think like an engineer. Featuring illustrative examples, chapter summaries and exercises, quick-reference tables, and recommendations for further reading, this book is packed with valuable tips and information practicing and aspiring engineers need to become effective writers.
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            ISBN 9780367896829
            Released NZ 21 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Advances in Aviation Psychology, Volume 2: Using Scientific Methods to Address Practical Human Factors Needs

            Advances in Aviation Psychology, Volume 2: Using Scientific Methods to Address Practical Human Factors Needs (Paperback)

            Edited by Vidulich, Michael A.; Tsang, Pamela S.; Flach, John

            • RRP: $104.00
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            Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has been convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize huma...n capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) bringing together scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and applications. Though rooted in the presentations of the 18th ISAP, held in 2015 in Dayton, Ohio, Advances in Aviation Psychology is not simply a collection of selected proceedings papers. Based upon the potential impact of emerging trends, current debates or enduring issues present in their work, select authors were invited to expand upon their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. Consequently the volume includes discussion of the most pressing research priorities and the latest scientific and technical priorities for addressing them. This book is the second in a series of volumes. The aim of each volume is not only to report the latest findings in aviation psychology but also to suggest new directions for advancing the field.
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            ISBN 9780367881979
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy
              

            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy (Hardback)

            By Friginal, Eric; Mathews, Elizabeth; Roberts, Jennifer

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            Taking students and instructors step by step through the major issues surrounding the use of English in the aviation industry, this book provides a clear introduction to turning research into practice in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and a valuable case study o...f applied linguistics in action. With both cutting-edge research and evidence-based practice, the authors, all experts in this field, explore the critical role of English in aviation across a variety of contexts. These include the national and global policies impacting training and language assessment for pilots, air-traffic controllers, ground staff and students. Focusing on a very important but not well addressed area of ESP research and pedagogy, this book uses a range of corpus-based findings, simulator transcripts, and related research to provide an effective and efficient analysis of the language needs of the aviation industry and an extended look at linguistic principles in action. With case studies, transcriptions, radiotelephony and a clear breakdown of the common vocabulary and phrasal patterns of aviation discourse, the book offers students and teachers an insight into the requirements and challenges of successful intercultural communication in this industry, as well as clarifying how to teach, develop and assess aviation English language courses.
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            ISBN 9781350059306
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Spitfire Deserter?: The American Pilot Who Went Missing
             

            Spitfire Deserter?: The American Pilot Who Went Missing (Paperback)

            By Simpson, Bill

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            New B-format paperback edition - Did Sgt Salvatore `Bud' Walcott, an American who served as a Spitfire pilot with the RAF in 1942, avoid flying to Malta, the most bombed place on earth - did he desert?

            ISBN 9781445696225
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2019
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies

            Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Best Practices and Case Studies (Hardback)

            Edited by Sharma, J. B.

            • RRP: $245.00
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            Advances in high spatial resolution mapping capabilities and the new rules established by the Federal Aviation Administration for the operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) have provided new opportunities to acquire aerial data at a lower cost and more safely versus ...other methods. Also, sUAS can access hazardous or inaccessible areas during disaster events and provide rapid response when needed. Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft systems: Best Practices and Case Studies is the first book that brings together the best practices of sUAS applied to a broad range of issues in high spatial resolution mapping projects. Very few in the sUAS pilot community have knowledge of how the collected imagery is processed into value added mapping products that have commercial and/or academic import. Since the field of sUAS applications is just a few years old, this book covers the need for a compendium of case studies to guide the planning, data collection, and most importantly, data processing, with the range of sensors available to this user community. Written by experienced academics and professionals, this book serves as a guide on how to formulate sUAS based projects, from choice of a sUAS, flight planning for a particular application, sensors and data acquisition, data processing software, mapping software and use of the high spatial resolution maps produced for particular types of geospatial modeling. Features: Focus on sUAS based data acquisition and processing into map products Broad range of case studies by highly experienced academics Practical guidance on sUAS hardware, sensors, and software utilized Compilation of workflow insights from expert professors and professionals Relevant to academia, government, and industry This book would be an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate to graduate level sUAS mapping application courses. It is also invaluable as a reference for educators designing sUAS based curriculum as well as for potential sUAS users
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            ISBN 9780367199241
            Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Voices of Courage: The Dam Busters
             

            Voices of Courage: The Dam Busters (Paperback)

            By Bartlett, W. B.

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            The Dam Busters raids have gone down as perhaps the most famous air strikes in history. 'Voices of Courage' is the story of the legendary bouncing-bomb attack on Germany's dams from the pilots.

            ISBN 9781398104068
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
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