SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BOOKS Including TRANSPORTATION.

All aspects of human innovation and scientific research.
Includes technology and transportation. Theoretical and practical sciences.
Physics, chemistry, engineering.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

Automotive Workshop Manuals


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 ]





ANDERSON Mollie 
50 Years
of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand
cover image of 50 Years of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, for sale in New Zealand

History of the Club published for the 50 year anniversary.
With some colour and black and white photographs.
ISBN0473036630
keywords

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under plastic sleeve. Name in marker to top of title page.
$40 B/D
Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Inc. 1996 viii 208pp.
[#4226 ]



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 ]





BATTEN Jean 
Alone in the Sky
cover image of Alone in the Sky, for sale in New Zealand

Autobiography by New Zealand's greatest pioneer aviator.
Jean Batten flew immense distances in record times and helped establish what later became airline routes.
This new edition is revised from her 1938 My Life.
ISBN 0906393019
aviation, long distance flights, new zealand, women, female pilots.
THIS COPY IS SIGNED with a presentation inscription by Jean, dated 1980.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$55 C/C
Technical Books 1979 first thus revised edition, 190pp + plates.
[#4960 ]



BEGG George 
Burt Munro Indian Legend of Speed
cover image of Burt Munro Indian Legend of Speed for sale in New Zealand

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 N.H. and A. E. BRAMSON 
Flight Briefing for Pilots, Volume 1
cover image of Flight Briefing for Pilots, Volume 1, for sale in New Zealand

An Introductory Manual of Flying Training complete with Air Instruction.
ISBN 027300865X
Airplanes, Piloting, Aeroplanes, Flying, Manuals

VG hardback with printed boards, sunned spine.
$10 C/B
Pitman 1974 third edition, 207pp.
[#4858 ]



BISHOP R. A. 
The Book of the Morris Ten
Pitman's Motorists' Library
cover image of The Book of the Morris Ten  for sale in New Zealand

A maintenance and overhauling workshop manual for owners of all Morris Ten models from 1933 to 1948.
Wolseley, Automanual, Motoring, Mechanics, model 10

G+ softback in limp card covers with red papered spine
light crease to cover which is a little grubby
$15 C/A
Pitman and Sons 1958 second edition, 81pp.
[#4112]



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


BRASELL George 
Boats and Blokes
cover image of Boats and Blokes by George Brasell for sale in New Zealand

George Brasell was born in Timaru in 1911 and lived most of his life in Lyttelton.
This autobiography deals with his long career as a seaman and navigator.
He served with the Merchant Service in the RNZN during WWII.
ISBN0908896018
sailing, maritime, biography, trawler Tawera, Sanders Cup, memoir

VG softback, signed by author.
$15 C/B
Daphne Brasell Associates Press 1991 reprint, 191pp.
[#4167 ]



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.
cover image of Restoring a New Zealand House

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 ]





COLLINS & SON company 
A Century of Architecture, Collins and Son
cover image of A Century of Architecture, Collins and Son, for sale in New Zealand

The history of the Christchurch architectural firm.
Architect W B Armson took on JJ Collins in 1871.
R D Harman later joined the firm of Collins and Harman.
Includes appendices lsiting notable projects.
architect, canterbury, christchurch, new zealand, company history, architectural firm

VG- hardback with no dust jacket.
Tidy ex-library with only a stamp on the front and rear end-papers.
$30 B/B
The Caxton Press 1965 firsty edition, 29pp+ plates.
[#4326 ]


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.


DRISCOLL Ian 
Airline, the making of a national flag carrier
cover image of Airline, the making of a national flag carrier for sale in New Zealand

A history of New Zealand airline companies
Chapters include; New Zealand Pacific Aviation Survey, International Influences, Pioneering Airlines, plus appendices.
Includes references to the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and the possibility of her use by US military for intelligence gathering.
ISBN0868670316
air new zealand, aviation, airlines, passenger service

VG hardback in VG dustjacket.
$30 C/C
Shortland Publications 1989 first edition, 302pp + plates, map end papers.
[#3953 ]


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 (editor) 
Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries

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.
ISBN0958333475
science, fraud in science, Cancer, Medical innovations, Renewable energy sources

VG softback.
$15 B/D
Auckland Institute of Technology Press 1994, 416pp.
[#4405 ]











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
science, fraud in science, Cancer, Medical innovations, Renewable energy sources

VG- softback.
$15 B/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.


FLETCHER R. S. 
Single Track
cover image of Single Track for sale in New Zealand

The construction of the North Island Main Trunk Railway.
ISBN0002169371
railways, locomotives, steam, nzr, new zealand rail

VG- hardback with VG dust jacket sunfaded to spine.
Pen gift inscription to title page.
$25 C/C
Collins 1978, 224pp.
[#4242 ]



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]

GEORGESON Dick with Anna Wilson 
The Leading Edge: A Life in Gliding
cover image of The Leading Edge: A Life in Gliding for sale in New Zealand

Autobiography of S. H. (Dick) Georgeson, a record breaking glider pilot.
Recipient of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale Gold Medal, and the Lilienthal Medal.
Dick has been prominent in the sport for over 50 years.
ISBN9781877251306
aviation, Irishman Creek, sailplanes, unpowered flight

VG softback, top corner of first page trimmed off.
$35 C/C
Shoal Bay Press 2003 first edition, 200pp + plates.
[#4169 ]



GEORGESON Dick with Anna Wilson 
The Leading Edge: An adventure story.
Revised edition.
cover image of The Leading Edge: An adventure story, for sale in New Zealand

Autobiography of S. H. (Dick) Georgeson, a record breaking glider pilot.
Recipient of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale Gold Medal, and the Lilienthal Medal.
Dick has been prominent in the sport for over 50 years.
Revised edition with an added index.
ISBN9780473117030
aviation, Irishman Creek, sailplanes, unpowered flight

VG- softback, front cover dog eared.
$35 C/C
Shoal Bay Press 2006 revised edition, 212pp + plates.
[#4316 ]



GRAINGER J. M. 
On and Off the Rails
A Railwayman's Story
cover image of On and Off the Rails, A Railwayman's Story

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
cover image of The Mikhail Lermontov Enigmafor sale in New Zealand

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 Peggy  
Wild Irishman

The Story of Bill Hamilton, New Zealand farmer, inventor, engineer and jet boat pioneer (Colorado jet boat expedition of 1960).
ISBN0589012940

VG hardback in VG dust jacket $45 C/C Reed 1979 reprint of 1969 original, 214 pages + plates. [#2473 nz biography ]





HAMILTON Joyce 
White Water
The Colorado Jet Boat Expedition 1960
cover image of White Water The Colorado Jet Boat Expedition 1960 for sale in New Zealand

Using newly developed jet boats, a party of New Zealand and American adventurers took the normal trip down through the Grand Canyon.
Then, because they could, they then turned around and made the return trip against the current.
Obviously the first time such a thing was possible.
hamilton jet boat, expedition, motorboating, colorado river, engineering

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Caxton Press 1963 reprint, 259pp + plates.
[#4278 ]

VG- hardback with lightly soiled covers, name to fep. No dust jacket.
$15 C/C
Caxton Press 1963 reprint, 259pp + plates.
[#920 ]



HAMILTON Joyce 
White Water
The Colorado Jet Boat Expedition
50th Anniversary Edition 1960-2010.
includes DVD.
cover image of White Water, The Colorado Jet Boat Expedition 50th Anniversary Edition 1960-2010.

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

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





HANNA Tim 
One Good Run
The Legend of Burt Munro
cover image of One Good Run The Legend of Burt Munro, for sale in New Zealand

The story of Kiwi motorcycling legend, backyard engineering genius and land speed record holder Burt Munro.
Munro broke international speed records with a motorbike he modified in his Christchurch shed and still holds several records in the USA.
ISBN9780143019749
motor sport, motorcycle, racing, Bonneville, southland, world's fastest indian

VG- softback.
$15 C/C
Penguin Books2005, 308pp.
[#4486 ]



HANNA Tim 
Kim, The Kiwi on the Konig
cover image of Kim, The Kiwi on the Konig for sale in New Zealand

Kim Newcombe, a little known Kiwi mechanic, in 1973 came second in the 500cc grand prix motorcycle championship.
Kim went to Europe for an overseas adventure, living in West Berlin working as an engineer for Konig, the outboard and hydroplane specialists and became their test rider.
Kim subsequently won the Yugoslavian GP and topped the 500GP table.
He was killed in a crash at Stowe Corner, Silverstone, in 1973.
This biography offers an unique insight into the world of grand prix racing in the early seventies.
ISBN9780473177461
new zealand, moto gp, grand prix, motorcycle, racing, automotive, mechanical engineering

VG softback with minor handling wear
$50 D/D
Finish Line Publications 2010 first edition, 508pp + photographs.
[#4028 ]



HARVIE E. F. 
Venture the Far Horizon
cover image of Venture the Far Horizon, for sale in New Zealand

New Zealand aviation history, including the pioneer long-distance flights in New Zealand.
aviation, aircraft, twentieth century

VG hardback in VG price clipped dust jacket, light surface rubbing.
$20 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 1966 first edition,192pp + plates.
[#4861 ]



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
cover image of New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795-1970 for sale in New Zealand

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
1795-1982
cover image of New Zealand Shipwrecks 1795-1982 for sale in New Zealand

Over 1900 shipping accidents in New Zealand waters over a span of 175 years.
Dust jacket painting by painting by W W Stewart.
ISBN0589015109
nautical, merchant marine, wrecks, shipping

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$65 C/D
Reed 1984 Sixth edition, revised and enlarged, 491pp + plates
[#4447 ]



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 Allan A. 
Express Steamers of Cook Strait
cover image of Express Steamers of Cook Strait for sale in New Zealand

History of the passenger steamer services between Wellington and the South Island from 1873 to the Wahine disaster of 1968.
transport, shipping, merchant marine

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
Inscription to first page.
$25 C/C
Reed 1968 first edition, 207pp.
[#4240 ]



KIRK A. A.   Ships and Sailormen tales of Australasian intercolonial passenger steamers
VG VG $25 C/C Reed 1964 first edition hard cover, xii 196pp+ plates [#1921]

KNIGHT Sir Peter with Rod Dew 
The Boss
cover image of The Boss, Sir Peter Knight for sale in New Zealand

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 ]



LAMBERT Max and Jim HARTLEY 
The Wahine Disaster
cover image of The Wahine Disaster, for sale in New Zealand

The definitive account of New Zealand's worst maritime disaster since 1894.
ship wreck, marine, T E V Wahine

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket.
Jacket has been contact sealed.
Book has a College Library stamp to closed fore edge and the half-title, otherwise unmarked.
$20 C/C
Reed 1969 first edition, 221pp+plates.
[#4410 ]



LEA Cliff 
Draught Horse Power
cover image of Draught Horse Power, for sale in New Zealand

A historical and practical look at draught horse involvement in New Zealands agricultural foundation.
Includes good information on horse drawn farm machinery.
The author spent the first sixteen years of his working life on a large Wairarapa Station where the mighty Draught Horse provided the motive power for much of the farming work.
He gives details of the working methods and techniques, the specialised equipment involved and of the life of the horses and their masters, with whom they enjoyed such a close working relationship.
Illustrated with archival photographs drawn from the Alexander Turnbull Library and other recent photographs of some of the survivors of these splendid animals.
ISBN0908887086
Equine, Equestrian, Farm Machinery, Beasts of Burden, Friends in Chains, working horses

VG softback
$30 B/B
Cosmos Publications 1992 first edition, 72pp.
[#4454 ]



LEITCH D. B. 
Engine Pass, New Zealand Railways
cover image of Engine Pass, New Zealand Railways

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 ]





LITTLE Paul 
Air New Zealand: Celebrating 75 Years
cover image of Air New Zealand: Celebrating 75 Years, for sale in New Zealand

From 1940-2015, full details of the business model and the technical side of the national civilian air carrier.
ISBN9780473302511
civil aviation, transport, TEAL, coral route, tourism, promotion

VG+ softback
$25 B/C
Bauer Media Group 2014, 242pp.
[#4325 ]


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
cover image of A Noble Chance, One Pilot's Life

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 ]





McKINNON Dave 
The Bushman and the Builder
cover image of The Bushman and the Builder The first three decades of Arrow International, for sale in New Zealand

The first three decades of Arrow International, a construction firm formed in Dunedin in 1984 by Ron Anderson and Bob Foster.
ISBN 9780473359447
Well illustrated throughout.

VG+ softback
$45 D/C
Arrow International Group Ltd 2016 first edition, 240pp.
[#4713 ]


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
cover image of Death of a Cruise Ship, The Mystery of the Mikhail Lermontov, for sale in New Zealand

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 ]



OGILVIE Gordon 
The Riddle of Richard Pearse
cover image of The Riddle of Richard Pearse, for sale in New Zealand

Pearse was the first British aviator to leave the ground in a powered aircraft. But did he really fly?
Sometimes rumoured to have beaten even the Wright brothers he went on to complete many ingenious inventions.
A fascinating account of an aviation pioneer.
ISBN0589007947
new zealand transport, engineering, aviation, south canterbury

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, sunned spine.
$30 C/C
Reed 1973 First Edition, 251pp + plates, map end papers.
[#4354 ]



OWEN Paul 
Test Pilot
cover image of Test Pilot, the autobiography of Paul Owen, for sale in New Zealand

The autobiography of Paul Owen, an award-winning motoring journalist and motorsport author.
The chief editor for New Zealand Autocar Magazine.
ISBN 9780958238878
motoring, motor sport

VG softback, small gift inscription on the inside front cover.
$20 C/B
Phantom House Books 2005 first edition, 192pp + plates.
[#4971 ]



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
cover image of A Man from the Ministry, Tales of a New Zealand Architect for sale in New Zealand

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
cover image of Tasman Trespasser

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
cover image of Civil Aviation in New Zealand an Illustrated History for sale in New Zealand

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 ]



ROSS J.O'.C. 
This Stern Coast
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The story of the charting of the New Zealand coast, from Tasman and Captain Cook, to the Royal New Zealand Navy and modern times.
marine, nautical, mapping, hydrographic, survey, charts

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket.
Some minor humidity rippling to rear few pages, but NOT waterstained except for the last blank endpaper)
$25 C/C
AH and AW Reed 1969 first edition, 277pp.
[#4106 ]


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 ]





SLOCUM Joshua 
Sailing Alone Around the World
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An account of the amazing feat of seamanship by Slocum, who circled the globe without a crew on his three-year solo voyage of more than 46,000 miles.
ISBN0760719861
nautical, solo yachting, seafaring

VG- softback
$10 A/B
Barnes and Noble 2000, 264pp.
[#4170]



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]





STEWART Graham 
The End Of The Penny Section
A history of Urban Transport in New Zealand
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From carts and coaches, to trams and omnibuses.
Illustrated throughout with photos in the text.
ISBN0589007203
commuter transport, trams, cablecars, omnibus

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$30 B/C
Reed 1973 first edition, 221pp
[#3976 ]



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]

TAIT Cliff 
Water Under My Wings
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Stories about the beginning of aircraft manufacturing in New Zealand, which touch lightly on the imperfections of man and man made machines; record the worldwide, warm hearted friendship of the Amateur radio movement and vividly recount the hazards and frustrations a small dedicated band of New Zealand pilots faced in their efforts to deliver New Zealand manufactured aircraft to international customers.
Tait recounts his own career in aviation, including his long-distance delivery of aircraft, and use of Ham Radio contacts around the world.
ISBN0473000415
flying, aviation, light aircraft, air trainers, biography

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
Signed by the author.
$35 C/C
Hamilton Publishers 1980 first edition, 268pp + plates.
[#3973 ]



TAYLOR Ivan D. 
Let 'Em Go!
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A History of Coaching and Horse-drawn Transport in the South Island of New Zealand
From the origins of coaching in the United States, its extension to the Australian goldfields, and the arrival of Charles Cole in Dunedin in 1861 to establish a Cobb and Co. service to Gabriels Gully and further afield.
Good information on Otago and Canterbury transport.
ISBN9780908708741
history, Hoyt, Chaplin, Cole, Newman, accommodation houses, coaching routes, carriages

VG softback, signed by the author
$65 B/C
Heritage Press 2008 first edition, 120pp.
[#4350 ]



TULLETT J. S 
Nairn Bus to Baghdad
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Gerald and Norman Nairn, who had served in the NZEF in the Middle East, seized on the demise of the Turkish Empire post WWI and set up a transport company which serviced a desert route between Beirut and Baghdad.
The company had success during WWII with their specially designed bus fleet.
Rare title.
new zealand business, transport, iraq, mesopotamia

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, but is MISSING the title page.
$45 C/B
Reed, 192pp + plates.
[#4247 ]



VON BRAUN Wernher  Space Frontier first paperback edition
VG- aged wrappers $10 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


WEBSTER Mark 
Assembly, New Zealand Car Production 1921-98
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The history of automobile factories in New Zealand, from the Model T's of the Colonial Motor Company in the 1920s, to the end of local manufacturing in 1998.
ISBN9780790008462
automobile, manufacturing, cars, motoring

VG softback, large format
$50 B/C
Reed 2002 first edition, 223pp.
[#4213 ]


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


WIGLEY Harry 
Ski-Plane Adventure: Flying in the New Zealand Alps
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Harry Wigley was a pioneer commercial pilot, flying in the Southern Alps.
During WWII he saw service in the Pacific Islands with the RNZAF.

Mount Cook Airlines, Bougainville, Pacific, WW2, Bonar Glacier

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket with short tear and edgewear.
$20 C/C
Reed 1965 second impression, 222pp + plates.
[#4555 ]



WIGLEY Harry 
Ski-Plane Adventure: Flying in the New Zealand Alps
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Harry Wigley was a pioneer commercial pilot, flying in the Southern Alps.
During WWII he saw service in the Pacific Islands with the RNZAF.
ISBN0589003283
Mount Cook Airlines, Bougainville, Pacific, WW2, Bonar Glacier

FINE hardback in FINE dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Reed 1977 Second Edition, 222pp + plates.
[#3968 ]



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 
Wings Over New Zealand
A social history of New Zealand aviation
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Covers the early figures involved in the development of aviation in New Zealand.
Richard Pearse, Bertram Ogilvie, George Bolt, Kingsford Smith, Jean Batten etc.
Discusses the commercial airlines TEAL and Air New Zealand.
ISBN9781877327094
transport, commercial, airlines, flying

VG softback
$20 B/C
Whitcoulls 2002, 144pp.
[#4259 ]



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 ]





WRIGHT Matthew 
New Zealand's Engineering Heritgae 1870-2000
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An impressive record of engineering works large and small from across the length of the country.
Over 65 projects, spanning more than 130 years, feature in this record of engineering works that have contributed to the shape of New Zealand today.
ISBN9780790006901
buildings, roads, bridges, industrial engineering, ministry of works, colonial, power, hydroelectric

VG hardback in VG dustjacket.
$35 D/D
Reed Books 1999, 167pp.
[#4260 ]




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