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ALLEN Miles. Illustrated by Kristina Cope 
Out of the Ground - Earthbuilding in New Zealand

A history of earthbuilding techniques used in New Zealand in the past, and guidelines for contemporary building projects utilising earth based technologies. Includes photographs and drawings.
ISBN9780864692900

VG softback
$35 B/C
Dunmore Press 1997, 176pp. [#2911 architecture, building ]





ARROW Neill 
Painted Ocean

After sailing across the Pacific from New Zealand to Boston, via Panama, Neill then competed in the Trans Tasman Yacht Race in his ketch Taihoa. An account of his travels, experiences and the people he met. Illustrated with drawings and photos by Julia Faithful.

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket, some wear and aging to both. SIGNED to dedication page by Neill Arrow.
$25 C/C
Caxton Press 1961, 174pp + plates.
[#3115 ]





BEGG George 
Burt Munro Indian Legend of Speed
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The story of Burt Munro, the eccentric New Zealand motorcycle engineer and speed record breaker.
The author knew Munro personally, and often raced against him in the early days in the Southland Motorcycle Club.
Details of Burt's record breaking attempts at Bonneville, his fine tuning of his Indian 1920 Scout, and colour and black and white photographs.
ISBN9780473089061
speed record, motor cycling, motor sport,

VG softback with former owner details in ball-pen on inside of front cover.
$30 B/B
Begg and Allen first printing 2002, 200pp.
[#3747 ]



BIRCH & BRAMSON  Flight Briefing for Pilots Volume 1 An Introductory Manual of Flying Training complete with Air Instruction
VG sunned spine $10 C/B Pitman 1974 third edition hard cover in pictorial boards, 207pp ISBN 027300865X [#1118 transport]

BOUNDY A W
Engineering Drawing second edition

VG, small nick out of bottom edge of upper board

$15 C/D [ST 34]

McGraw-Hill 1980 second edition hardcover pictorial boards, x 256pp. For the student of Engineering Drawing. ISBN 0070935386 technical drawing


BRUCE Erroll  Cape Horn to Port The Official Account of the Round-the-world Race
VG VG $10 C/C Book Reps 1978 first NZ issue hard cover, 175pp. Illustrated in B&W and colour. ISBN 0473000067 [# 1401 transport]

BULLOCK Orin M.   The Restoration Manual An Illustrated Guide to the preservation and Restoration of Old Buildings
VG name and date to first page $8 B/B Van Nostrand Reinhold 1983 soft cover 8vo, 182pp. Illustrated. ISBN 0442214332 [#2110 architecture]
CARTER C J M
Ships Annual 1957

VG Poor DW with considerable loss to both panels, book has sunned spine.

$20 B/C [ST 44]

Ian Allan 1957 first edition 4to hardcover, 96pp with b&w plates and colour frontis.


CARTER C J M
Ships Annual 1958

VG G DW with piece missing from top left corner front panel and chips to bottom edge also, book has sunned spine.

$25 B/C [ST 45]

Ian Allan 1958 first edition 4to hardcover, 96pp with b&w plates.


CLOUGHER Johnny   The Creation of Cloah Sark
A New Zealander with no experience builds his own 15m ocean going dream yacht.
ISBN0509013114
sailing

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
Reed 1980, 188 pages. [#2623 ]





COCHRAN Chris 
Restoring a New Zealand House
Third edition.
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A guide to sympathetically restoring, renovating and renewing heritage domestic buildings.
Prepared for the Historic Places Trust, this revised edition has new entries in the bibliography, and an inventory of specialist trades and suppliers.
ISBN9781869411176
heritage, historic, architecture, colonial, victorian, edwardian, renovation

VG- softback with light sunfade to the spine.
$25 B/B
Random Century 1991, third edition revised , 98pp.
[#3596 ]




DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR NEW ZEALAND
Blasting Code; Safety in Construction No 4 Code of Practice for Construction and Blasting Safety on Construction Work Under the Construction Act 1959

VG light wear to wrappers

$8 B/$5 international [ST 37]

Government Printer 1978 revised metricated edition, stapled wrappers, 64pp. Legislation, explosives and their description, detonation, primers, safety, storage and destruction of explosives.


DWIGGINS Don  Bailout The Story of Parachuting and Skydiving
VG VG chipped DW $8 C/B Crowell-Collier 1969 frst edition hard cover in pictorial boards, 196pp illustrated. History of early parachutes and balloons and some interesting anecdotes relating to parachuting, Caterpillar Club etc. [#1119 transport]
EDE Donald A
An Introduction to Developmental Biology

VG name and price in pen to half title.

$15 B/B [ST 40]

Blackie 1978 softcover, 246pp. Tertiary Level Biology series. ISBN 0216906490



EISEN Jonathan 
Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries

True Stories of Suppression, Scientific Cover-ups, Misinformation and Brilliant Breakthroughs. Eisen traveled the world in search of documented stories of scientific cover-ups, covert operations, and programs of deliberate misinformation, all designed to hide controversial inventions and discoveries, such as anti-gravity devices, limitless energy sources, results of cancer and AIDS research, and more.
ISBN0895298090

VG- softback.
$15 C/D
Avery Publishing Group 1999, 546pp.
[#3197 ]





FAGAN Andrew 
Swirly World
The Solo Voyages

The adventures of Andrew Fagan, front-man of The Mockers and a music legend in the 1980's. To escape the crowds, Andrew enjoyed nothing more than solo sailing, and he took his small boat 'Swirly World in Perpetuity' on some great adventures, including a trip to Sunday Island, a return trans-Tasman voyage and a circumnavigation of New Zealand. Along with the expected hardships and dangers of ocean sailing in a small craft, the voyages offered opportunities for reflection, and as a result, this book contains plenty of both drama and philosophy.
ISBN9781869504021

VG softback
$25 B/B
Harper Collins 2001, 208pp + plates.
[#3121 ]





FARQUHAR I. J. illustrated by J E Hobbs 
Union Fleet 1875-1975

History of the Union Steam Ship Company, NZ Ltd. With Fleet list of steamers and motorships. Subsidiary and associated companies. Sailing Ship fleet list. Miscellaneous chartered, managed and/or part owned tonnage hulks, barges, launches. Chronology of some significant dates in the history of the company. Company colour sheme. Personalia.

VG softback
$20 B/B
New Zealand Ship and Marine Society 1976, vii 61pp. [#2909 new zealand, transport, shipping ]




FARRINGTON Benjamin
Greek Science Vol 1 Thales to Aristotle Vol 2 Theophrastus to Galen

v 1 G spine chipped and detached from sewn sheets, label to cover.

v 2 VG label to cover.

$6 together [Item# 190 ST]

Pelican 1949 vol 1 first reprint, vol 2 first edition, sewn paperbacks, 154 + 189pp. Greek science.


GATTY Harold  Nature is Your Guide How to find your way on land and sea
VG- VG- light rubbing to DW, inscription to title page $10 C/C Collins 1960 reprint, hard cover, 254pp + plates. Many varied techniques of navigating on land, sea and in the air from one of the first men to fly around the world in eight days. [#1141 transport]

GRAINGER J. M. 
On and Off the Rails
A Railwayman's Story
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Reminiscences of a steam engine driver from the days of steam in both the North and South Islands, some of the photos include these areas; Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otira, Cass, Arthur's Pass, Rewanui incline, Little River, Hapuawhenua viaduct, Frankton, Southland.
railways, trains, memoir

VG hardback in G+ dustjacket, rubbed to edges with splits at corners.
$10 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1964 first edition, 141pp + plates.
[#2068 ]




GREEN D C
Radio Systems for Technicians

VG lamination crazing, marker inscription to inside cover

$20 C/C [ST 38]

Longmans 1987 softcover, 282pp. Provides full coverage of UK BTEC units, covers all aspects of radio engineering. ISBN 0582994810


GUERIN Michael  
The Mikhail Lermontov Enigma
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Facts after 12 years of speculation on the sinking of a 20,000 tonne Soviet cruise liner in the Marlborough Sounds.
The inquiry into the accident was riddled with anomalies which the author seeks to elucidate.
ISBN9780473053314
nautical, shipwreck, sinking, russian, espionage, conspiracy

VG+ softback
$25 C/B
Nationwide Book Distributors Ltd 1999 first reprint, 131 pages.
[#2495]



HAMILTON Joyce 
White Water
The Colorado Jet Boat Expedition
50th Anniversary Edition 1960-2010.
includes DVD.
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A new edition of this classic account of the first jet-boat on the Colorado River and it's epic 1960 expedition upstream. This Anniversary edition has colour photographs not seen in the original edition, and a movie DVD.
ISBN9780473175894
keywords

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$45 B/C
Joyce Hamilton and Tony Kean 2010, 264pp.
[#3448 ]





HAMILTON Joyce  White Water The Colorado Jet Boat Expedition 1960
VG- lightly soiled covers, name to fep $15 C/C Caxton Press 1963 reprint hard cover, lacks DW, 259pp +plates. Hamilton's jet boat engine revolutionised the boating world, and was proven in performance during this expedition along the Colorado river. [# 920 transport]

HOGBEN Lancelot 
Mathematics for the Millions
How to Master the Magic of Numbers

Taking the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order; a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.
ISBN9780393300352

VG softback
$10 A/C
Norton (1983) revised and enlarged, illustrated, 649pp.
[#3132 ]





INGRAM C W N 
New Zealand Shipwrecks
1795-1970
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Over 1900 shipping accidents in New Zealand waters over a span of 175 years.
ISBN0589007157
nautical, merchant marine, wrecks, shipping

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with repaired tear at head of spine.
$30 D/D
Reed 1972 fourth edition, revised and enlarged, 448pp.
[#3738 ]



INGRAM C.W.N.  
New Zealand Shipwrecks
195 years of disaster at sea
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Continuously revised since the first edition, this work is the go-to book recording maritime disasters in New Zealand waters.
Over 2200 shipwrecks since 1795 are recorded chronologically.
ISBN0908676492
nautical, merchant marine, wrecks, shipping

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$55 B/D
Beckett 1990 seventh revised edition, 515pp+ plates.
[#3729 ]



KEAN Sam   The Disappearing Spoon
and other true tales of madness, love, and the history of the world from the periodic table of the elements. Interesting facts and stories about various elements, and the science and the physicists behind them.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, review pasted to rear end-paper.
$10 B/C
Little Brown and Co, 2010, 391 pages. ISBN9780316051644 [#2619 science ]





KEEFE Charles S.   The Amercian House Being a Collection of Illustrations & Plans of the Best Country & Suburban Houses Built in the United States during the Last Few Years
VG- cloth boards handling soiled with patina, leather title labels on spine chipped at edges, that on upper board starting to peel but complete, $100 D/D U.P.C. Book Co New York 1924 large (24x31cm) cloth bound book, 24pp + 219 plates (b&w photos and floorplans). Modern early twentieth century American residential architecture. [#2091 architecture technology]

KIRK A. A.   Ships and Sailormen tales of Australasian intercolonial passenger steamers
VG VG $15 C/C Reed 1964 first edition hard cover, xii 196pp+ plates [#1921 transport]

KNIGHT Sir Peter with Rod Dew 
The Boss
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An autobiography by Sir Peter Robert Knight sen. MBE
New Zealand Grand Prix Powerboat champion, who built his boats in an abandoned service station in Latimer Square, Christchuch.
ISBN9416479003106
Bel Air III, hydroplane, world speed record, Masport Cup

VG softback
$45 C/B
Latimer Hotel 2005 first edition, 252pp.
[#3748 ]



LEITCH D. B. 
Engine Pass, New Zealand Railways
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The author recounts his career on deisel and steam locomotives on the railways of the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
ISBN
NZR, Rimutaka, Deisel, steam, trains, photographs

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket that has some edge wear and an area with minor surface loss to rear panel.
$15 C/B
Reed 1967, 184pp + plates.
[#3534 ]




LOVEDAY G C
Electronic Fault Diagnosis (second edition).

VG+ bookseller label to title.

$20 B/$5 international [ST 42]

Longman Scientific & Technical 1986 softcover, 110pp. Intended for City and Guilds 224 Electronics servicing and the BTEC Certificate and diploma courses. ISBN 0582988527


McGREAL Captain Maurice 
A Noble Chance, One Pilot's Life
Revised edition
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Memoirs by a career pilot and member of 75 Squadron RAF and 490 Squadron RNZAF. McGreal served in wartime and later for Tasman Airways and the Civil Aviation department.
ISBN0473027615
wwii, ww2, PACSAA, 75 Sqdn RAF, Sunderlands, TEAL, Coral Route

VG softback
$30 C/B
Maurice McGreal 1998, viii 208pp.
[#3501 ]




MORRELL R D
Courtney's The Boilermakers Assistant, in the drawing, calculating, setting out and templating of boiler, tank & cistern work of all kinds

FN

$15 B/A [ST 35]

Technical Press 1974 third edition revised and metricated, softcover, 89pp. ISBN 0291394361 boiler making


O'CONNOR Tom 
Death of a Cruise Ship
The Mystery of the Mikhail Lermontov
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Many conspiracy theories have arisen about why this Russian liner struck rocks and sank, with the loss of a crew member, in Queen Charlotte Sound.
It was under the guidance of a New Zealand pilot, and with the help of the Russian crew and many locals the ship was successfully abandoned with just one casualty.
ISBN9780908561698
maritime, shipping, disaster, shipwreck, Picton, Marlborough

VG softback
$25 C/B
Cape Catley Ltd. 1999. 200 pp.
[#3650, 3922 ]



PENGUIN BOOKS  Penguin Science News various issues
G+ - VG some light age or chipping to wrappers, may have name to first page, ask for specific details if needed $5 per issue A/A or combine multiples. Penguin Books from 1946 onwards, paperbacks with approx 200pp + plates. We can ship single issues as many or as few as you like. Issues available;
1,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,14,15,18,19,20
21,22,23,24,25,26,27,29,30
31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40
41,42 [PB1467 science]
PHILLIPS-BIRT Douglas
The Building of Boats

VG G+ DW sunned spine, lamination peeling, small water mark foot of spine, closed top edges of pages has small note in pen as to conversion of inches to centimetres!

$40 C/D [ST 41]

Maurice Michael 1979 first edition hardcover folio, 287pp. Black and white and colour photographs and diagrams throughout. Complete history of boat building from antiquity to the present. ISBN 0540071870


PONDER W. Frank 
A Man from the Ministry
Tales of a New Zealand Architect
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Frank Ponder recounts his career as a Government Architect for the New Zealand Ministry of Works.
He worked on many developments in the Pacific Islands, including Hurricane relief and infrastructure such as airports.
He designed Scott Base and helped with preservation of Scott and Shackleton's Huts.
Not just of interest for the biographical material, but as a record of the importance of the Ministry of Works.
ISBN0473036843
MV Maui Pomare, Niue, Rarotonga, Pacific Islands, infrastructure, development, Antarctica, flying boats, Samoa, airport design

VG- hardback in VG+ dust jacket. Two pages have a black line penned to margin to highlight a section of text, otherwise an excellent copy.
$25 B/C
Wenlock House 1996 first edition, 160pp.
[#3916 ]



QUINCEY Colin 
Tasman Trespasser
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Quincey has written an account of a 63 day solo journey across the Tasman Sea in a rowboat.
He left from the Hokianga and made landfall at Marcus Beach north of Brisbane.
Based on the log he kept daily during his epic adventure.
ISBN0340227575
nautical, solo, tasman sea, sailing

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with a short repaired tear.
$15 C/C
Hodder 1977 first edition, xv 203pp + plates.
[#3605 ]





RENDEL David 
Civil Aviation in New Zealand
An Illustrated History
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Good history of non-military aircraft and flying in New Zealand.
llustrated in black and white photos throughout.
ISBN0589009052
Aircraft, Flying,

VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket. Book is missing first blank page. Dust jacket has some sun fading and repaired tear to spine.
$20 B/C
Reed 1975, 188pp.
[#3933 ]


RYDER & BENNETT
Mechanics of Machines second edition

FN

$35 C/C [ST 36]

MacMillan 1992 softcover, 335pp. ISBN 0333536967


SARGINSON Euan 
Vintage Motoring in New Zealand

Captioned photographs of New Zealand vintage racing car rallying.

VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket. Jacket is edge worn with some short tears and handling soiling. Front cover of book sunfaded at top.
$50 D/D
Moa Publications 1972, 96pp.
[#3194 ]





SHARE Dave 
Oceans of Time
The Memoir of a happy-go-lucky seadog.
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An autobiographical memoir by a chap orphaned during WWII in the UK and who joined the British Merchant Navy.
Jumping ship three times in NZ he eventually settled here and continued his nautical career.
ISBN9781877338939
biography, maritime, merchant marine,

VG softback with review copy label to inside cover.
$30 C/C
Steele Roberts 2006, 279pp.
[#3844 ]



SHAW Peter 
A History of New Zealand Architecture
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With photographs by Robin Morrison and Paul McCredie.
Domestic, commercial and civic architecture from the beginnings of human settlement in New Zealand.
Second edition of A History of New Zealand Architecture, From Polynesian Beginnings to 1990 with updated material and a new chapter, with images by Paul McCredie, which covers new structures such as Te Papa and the refurbished Parliament buildings.
ISBN9781869585419
building, houses, heritage, history, construction

Fine hardback in Fine dust jacket.
$75 D/D
Hodder Moa Beckett 1997, 238pp.
[#3801 ]



SHUTE Nevil 
Slide Rule
The autobiography of an engineer

A semi-autobiography in which Shute writes of his childhood, the Easter 1916 Dublin Rising (his father was Secretary to the Post Office), and military service during World War One. It includes his aviation engineering career, and his involvement in the airship R100. He was also a passenger on this airship's flight to Canada in 1930.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Lacks front free end paper. Minor tape marks to endpapers.
$10 C/C
Heinemann 1954 first reprint. 249pp + plates.
[#3284 ]





SINCLAIR Roy   The Spirit of Steam
Photography of New Zealand steam locomotives in service, with text by Gordon Troup. All images are in black and white.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with slightly sunned spine
$20 B/C
Whitcoulls 1975,128pp. ISBN0723304270 [#2639 new zealand rail transport ]





STEWART Graham 
When Trams were Trumps in New Zealand

A history of the inception, growth and decline of commercial commuter trams in New Zealand towns and cities. Profusely illustrated.
ISBN186934000X

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$35 B/C
Grantham House Publishing, 1985. 112pp. [#2907 transport, commuter]





STINE G. Harry   Earth Satellites and the race for space superiority
G age browned pages with light water mark along bottom edge of rear few pages $5 A/A Ace [D-239] 1957 first thus paperback, 192pp. Released in this paperback format just after Sputnik had shaken up the Americans, the author was a rocket engineer working at White Sands. [PB# 763 science technology[

SUPF, Peter Nederlandse bewerking van A. DE RIDDER  De Wereld Uit de Lucht aviation
G+ spine faded and rubbed, boards rubbed to edges, light foxing $15 C/C Cooperative Groothandelsvereniging De Handelskamer Rotterdam 1940 Tweede Druk, 224pp met 103 afbeeldingen, text with plates of photography of landmarks etc taken from aeroplanes [# 1037 transport]

VON BRAUN Wernher  Space Frontier first paperback edition
VG- aged wrappers $6 A/B Fawcett 1969 first edition paper back, 224pp illustrated. Complete explanation of the then current space program by NASA's Space Flight Center director, Dr Wernher von Braun. Includes speculations on faster than light travel and landing on Mars etc. [PB # 490 technology]
WALKER John R
Arc Welding basic fundamentals

VG scuffed covers, price label to title page

$15 B/B [ST 33]

Goodheart-Wilcox 1986 softcover,128pp well illustrated with diagrams and photos. ISBN 0870065505


WELTNER GROSJEAN SCHUSTER & WEBER
Mathematics for engineers and scientists

VG bookseller label to fep

$40 C/C [ST 39]

Stanley Thornes 1991 softcover, 512pp. ISBN 0859501205


WRAY John 
South Sea Vagabonds
A New Zealand Classic Adventure of the Sea
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When he was sacked from his job, John Wray decided to build a boat on his parents front lawn! Finally he launched the Ngataki and spent a lifetime of adventure sailing the South seas.
ISBN0246133791

VG softback but title page is missing.
$15 C/B
Grafton The Mariner's Library, 235pp.
[#3422 ]





WRIGHT Matthew 
100 BIG IDEAS - Wonders of New Zealand Engineering
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From early Maori and European settlement through the boom days of the late 1900's into the Depression-era projects of the early twentieth century and on to the Think Big years, Wonders of New Zealand Engineering features 100 projects from around the country with informative text, fact boxes and historic photographs.
Roads, bridges, dams, railway viaducts and tunnels, Burt Monro's super-fast motorcycles - and much more
ISBN9781869791070
civil engineering, transport, hydro-electricity, power scheme, public works

VG softback
$20 B/D
Random House 2010 reprint, 240 pp.
[#3453 ]






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