All aspects of human innovation and scientific research.
Includes technology and transportation. Theoretical and practical sciences.
Physics, chemistry, engineering.
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.
Dunmore Press 1997, 176pp. [#2911 architecture, building ]
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.
Caxton Press 1961, 174pp + plates.
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.
speed record, motor cycling, motor sport,
VG softback with former owner details in ball-pen on inside of front cover.
Begg and Allen first printing 2002, 200pp.
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
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.
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.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Reed 1980, 188 pages. [#2623 ]
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.
heritage, historic, architecture, colonial, victorian, edwardian, renovation
VG- softback with light sunfade to the spine.
Random Century 1991, third edition revised , 98pp.
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.
VG name and price in pen to half title.
$15 B/B [ST 40]
Blackie 1978 softcover, 246pp. Tertiary Level Biology series. ISBN 0216906490
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.
Avery Publishing Group 1999, 546pp.
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.
Harper Collins 2001, 208pp + plates.
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.
New Zealand Ship and Marine Society 1976, vii 61pp. [#2909 new zealand, transport, shipping ]
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.
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.
Whitcombe and Tombs 1964 first edition, 141pp + plates.
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
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.
nautical, shipwreck, sinking, russian, espionage, conspiracy
Nationwide Book Distributors Ltd 1999 first reprint, 131 pages.
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.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Joyce Hamilton and Tony Kean 2010, 264pp.
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.
Norton (1983) revised and enlarged, illustrated, 649pp.
Over 1900 shipping accidents in New Zealand waters over a span of 175 years.
nautical, merchant marine, wrecks, shipping
VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with repaired tear at head of spine.
Reed 1972 fourth edition, revised and enlarged, 448pp.
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.
nautical, merchant marine, wrecks, shipping
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Beckett 1990 seventh revised edition, 515pp+ plates.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket, review pasted to rear end-paper.
Little Brown and Co, 2010, 391 pages. ISBN9780316051644 [#2619 science ]
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.
Bel Air III, hydroplane, world speed record, Masport Cup
Latimer Hotel 2005 first edition, 252pp.
The author recounts his career on deisel and steam locomotives on the railways of the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
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.
Reed 1967, 184pp + plates.
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
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.
wwii, ww2, PACSAA, 75 Sqdn RAF, Sunderlands, TEAL, Coral Route
Maurice McGreal 1998, viii 208pp.
$15 B/A [ST 35]
Technical Press 1974 third edition revised and metricated, softcover, 89pp. ISBN 0291394361 boiler making
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.
maritime, shipping, disaster, shipwreck, Picton, Marlborough
Cape Catley Ltd. 1999. 200 pp.
[#3650, 3922 ]
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
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.
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.
Wenlock House 1996 first edition, 160pp.
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.
nautical, solo, tasman sea, sailing
VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with a short repaired tear.
Hodder 1977 first edition, xv 203pp + plates.
Good history of non-military aircraft and flying in New Zealand.
llustrated in black and white photos throughout.
VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket. Book is missing first blank page. Dust jacket has some sun fading and repaired tear to spine.
Reed 1975, 188pp.
$35 C/C [ST 36]
MacMillan 1992 softcover, 335pp. ISBN 0333536967
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.
Moa Publications 1972, 96pp.
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.
biography, maritime, merchant marine,
VG softback with review copy label to inside cover.
Steele Roberts 2006, 279pp.
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.
building, houses, heritage, history, construction
Fine hardback in Fine dust jacket.
Hodder Moa Beckett 1997, 238pp.
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.
Heinemann 1954 first reprint. 249pp + plates.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket with slightly sunned spine
Whitcoulls 1975,128pp. ISBN0723304270 [#2639 new zealand rail transport ]
A history of the inception, growth and decline of commercial commuter trams in New Zealand towns and cities. Profusely illustrated.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Grantham House Publishing, 1985. 112pp. [#2907 transport, commuter]
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
VG bookseller label to fep
$40 C/C [ST 39]
Stanley Thornes 1991 softcover, 512pp. ISBN 0859501205
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.
VG softback but title page is missing.
Grafton The Mariner's Library, 235pp.
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
civil engineering, transport, hydro-electricity, power scheme, public works
Random House 2010 reprint, 240 pp.