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            The Space Economy: From Science to Market
             

            The Space Economy: From Science to Market (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            By None; Edited by Giorgio Petroni, Barbara Bigliardi

            This volume deals with key issues of the space economy, defined as the full range of activities and the use of resources that create value and benefits for human beings in the course of exploring, researching, understanding, managing and utilizing space. These topics are treated ...from an economic perspective, with particular attention paid to the development of knowledge, as well as the set-up of technologies with high industrial impacts. The book, thus, provides a new and wider interpretation...
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            ISBN 9781527539181
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            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 29 Aug 2019
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy

            English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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

            • RRP: $54.99
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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 9781350059313
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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

            • RRP: $22.99
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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
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            A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
              

            A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts (EPUB ebook)

            By Chaikin, Andrew

            'IMPRESSIVE AND ILLUMINATING' TOM HANKS This is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme. When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant leap for mankind' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 240,00...0 miles away.Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and mission personnel, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, through the eyes of those who were there.From the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, Apollo 8's bold pioneering flight around the moon, through to the euphoria of the first moonwalk, and to the discoveries made by the first scientist on the moon aboard Apollo 17, this book covers it all. 'An extraordinary book . . . Space, with its limitless boundaries, has the power to inspire, to change lives, to make the impossible happen. Chaikin's superb book demonstrates how' Sunday Times 'A superb account . . . Apollo may be the only achievement by which our age is remembered a thousand years from now' Arthur C. Clarke 'The authoritative masterpiece' Los Angeles Times
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            ISBN 9780241366523
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            Language en
            Released NZ 19 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Airport Financial Management

            Airport Financial Management (Hardback)

            By Mew, Keith A.; Rodriguez, Mario

            • RRP: $285.00
            • $285.00
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            This book provides a comprehensive overview of financial management systems at U.S. airports. In doing so it tackles a major and under-addressed challenge facing the 4,500 publicly operated airports, arguably their most significant issue after safety and security. Topics covered ...include financial statements and reporting, budgeting, rates and fees, concession leasing, and capital development and leasing. Airport Financial Management is written for air transport students and researchers as well as current and future airport financial administrators.
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            ISBN 9780754677017
            Released NZ 22 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Aviation Performance and Productivity

            Aviation Performance and Productivity (Hardback)

            By Budd, Lucy; Ison, Stephen

            • RRP: $423.00
            • $423.00
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            Modern airports are dynamic and increasingly commercialised facilities that are designed and managed to serve the needs of a diverse group of users, including airlines, passengers and, increasingly, private shareholders. This volume includes articles that investigate the implicat...ions of privatisation and changes in global airport regulation on airport pricing, the experience of airport privatisation in selected global markets and the impacts of airport privatisation on costs and efficiency.
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            ISBN 9781472451583
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series The International Library of Essays on Aviation Policy and Management
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            Aviation Design and Innovation

            Aviation Design and Innovation (Hardback)

            By Budd, Lucy; Ison, Stephen

            • RRP: $423.00
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            In order to facilitate the safe, efficient and cost effective exchange of passengers and cargo between ground and sky airports require the provision of adequate runways, aircraft manoeuvring areas, cargo sheds and passenger processing facilities. Airports are capital intensive fa...cilities and planning errors which result in the over or under-provision of capacity are both costly and problematic to rectify and so understanding the optimal configuration of passenger terminals is paramount. Of course, the design of passenger terminal buildings is influenced not only by levels of demand, the commercial requirements of airlines and tenant companies, the availability of investment funds and political influence but also by the aircraft that will be using the facility both now and in the future. Indeed, the introduction of the first generation of passenger jets in the 1950s and higher-capacity wide-bodied aircraft in the late 1960s required not only the expansion of gate areas and passenger processing facilities but also the introduction of new technologies such as the travelator, the baggage reclaim carousel and the airbridge. The introduction of the A380 `Super Jumbo' into revenue passenger service in 2007 similarly demanded a reconfiguration of the airports it serves and practitioners need to be cognisant of the options for accommodating a new generation of large aircraft. While large aircraft generally require a lengthy turn around period between flights and the extensive provision of expensive fixed ground support infrastructure, low cost carriers pursue a business model based on very short turnarounds and minimal use of airport infrastructure assets such as airbridges. One of the main challenges facing airport operators is how to accommodate the diverse and dynamic requirements of different operators and these issues are addressed in this Volume. Traditionally, aircraft were made and manufactured by small companies within one country but as costs have increased and tec
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            ISBN 9781472451606
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The International Library of Essays on Aviation Policy and Management
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            The Aerospace Business: Management and Technology

            The Aerospace Business: Management and Technology (Paperback)

            By Spreen, Wesley

            • RRP: $106.00
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            This textbook provides a detailed overview of industry-specific business management and technology management practices in aerospace for relevant bachelors and MBA programs. The Aerospace Business: Management and Technology sequentially addresses familiar management disciplines s...uch as production management, labor relations, program management, business law, quality assurance, engineering management, supply chain management, marketing, finance, among others. In this context it analyzes and discusses the distinctive perspective and requirements of the aerospace industry. The book also includes subjects of special interest such as government intervention in the sector and strategies to deal with the environmental impact of aircraft. As each chapter deals with a separate management discipline, the material reviews the historical background, technical peculiarities, and financial factors that led the aerospace industry to evolve its own distinct practices and tradition. Theoretical bases of the practices are explained, and the chapters provide actual examples from the industry to illustrate application of the theories. The material is compiled, organized, and analyzed in ways that often provide original perspectives of the subject matter. University students, particularly in programs oriented towards aviation and aerospace management, will find the book to be directly applicable to their studies. It is also extremely appropriate for aerospace MBA and executive MBA programs, and would suit specialized corporate or government training programs related to aerospace.
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            ISBN 9780367280581
            Released NZ 11 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky

            The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky (Hardback)

            By Abbott, Malcolm; Bamforth, Jill

            • RRP: $282.00
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            The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky provides an introduction to the world of the early aviation industry and the business endeavours of the original aviators. Many of the first pioneers who flew heavier-than-air planes went on to develop consi...derable industrial concerns. In doing so they exhibited a number of entrepreneurial qualities, which provide useful case studies for those interested in studying how successful entrepreneurs create or develop opportunities at the inception and emergence of high-tech industries. This book looks at the careers of pioneer aviators in the United States, Britain and France such as A.V. Roe, Thomas Sopwith, Glenn Curtiss and William Boeing. It examines this group of entrepreneurs during the start-up and early development stages of an emerging industry undergoing considerable technological change, and relates this experience to contemporary studies and experiences of entrepreneurship. The book explores what made these men successful in their entrepreneurial endeavours to help promote a better understanding of what makes an entrepreneur and what business and economic conditions are needed to allow such men to be successful. This book makes a major contribution to our knowledge of the development of the twentieth century economy and is essential reading for students and academics who are interested in the development of aviation and the nature of entrepreneurial behaviour.
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            ISBN 9781138368743
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Design and Development of Aircraft Systems

            Design and Development of Aircraft Systems (Hardback, 3rd Edition)

            By Seabridge, Allan; Moir, Ian

            • RRP: $254.99
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            Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Third Edition is for people who want to understand how industry develops the customer requirement into a fully integrated, tested, and qualified product that is safe to fly and fit for purpose. This edition has been updated to take into... account the growth of unmanned air vehicles, together with updates to all chapters to bring them in line with current design practice and technologies as taught on courses at BAE Systems and Cranfield, Bristol and Loughborough universities in the UK. Design and Development of Aircraft Systems, Third Edition has been written to be generic and not to describe any single process. It aims to complement other volumes in the Wiley Aerospace Series, in particular Aircraft Systems Third Edition and Civil Avionics Systems by the same authors, and will inform readers of the work that is carried out by engineers in the aerospace industry to produce innovative and challenging - yet safe and reliable - systems and aircraft.
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            ISBN 9781119611509
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Aerospace Series
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