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Black Flu 1918 Illustrated
Black Flu 1918 Illustrated
Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet these were civilians, dying in the first month of peace. This was New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. The whole country seemed to shut down for several weeks in November 1918. Because the victims' bodies turned black when they died, many believed it was the plague.Could it happen again? The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel. Global flu surveillance should give us better warning, and we now have anti-viral drugs and antibiotics to deal with the secondary pneumonia that was the real killer in 1918. But do we have the systems in place to deal with another massive health crisis? This book shows how we coped back in 1918 - the response of public health officials, how the sick were nursed, how thousands of convalescents were fed and the lessons learned that may still be useful today. It is an inspiring and fascinating story that all New Zealanders need to know about.

Title: Black Flu 1918 Illustrated
Author: RICE GEOFFREY
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Canterbury University
Publisher: Canterbury University Press
ISBN: 9781927145951
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Brave Bess & the ANZAC Horses
Brave Bess & the ANZAC Horses
Title: Brave Bess & the ANZAC Horses
Author: BROCKER SUSAN
Year: 1003
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781869507916
Available stock: 1
Price: $20.00
Captain Cook for Young People
Captain Cook for Young People
Title: Captain Cook for Young People
Author: MCLEAN JOHN
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9781872970615
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Price: $20.00
Changing Times The Story of a NZ Town &  its Newspaper
Changing Times The Story of a NZ Town & its Newspaper
Matt McPherson is cycling around town delivering the last edition of the town newspaper, The New Zealand Times. It is being closed by its owners, but as Matt makes his last deliveries we slip back in time and learn about some of the stories the newspaper has covered since it began in 1840. Using wonderfully detailed illustrations of the changing landscape of the town in combination with excerpts from the newspaper, author Bob Kerr takes the reader through a brief history of New Zealand, from the first settlers, the gold rushes ...World War I, the Depression of the 1930s, World War II and up to the present day. At the end of the book, we find Matt saving the newspaper by appointing himself editor, putting it online and running it from his laptop. Here the reader can actually go online to a website related to the book to learn more about all of the New Zealand history they have been reading about, from the Treaty of Waitangi to the Howard Morrison Quartet when it came to play in the Memorial Hall in 1960. All of these resources are at Te Ara, our national online encyclopedia. Changing Times is a fascinating introduction to our history for 7-12-year-olds.
It will also engage parents and grandparents who will recognise their own lives and family histories in its pages. But, mostly importantly, Changing Times is an exciting adventure that places 11-year-old Matt at the centre of the action, something author Bob Kerr has also experienced - as a boy growing up in Tokoroa, his first job was delivering the South Waikato News.

Title: Changing Times The Story of a NZ Town & its Newspaper
Author: KERR BOB
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/10/2015
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Potton & Burton
Publisher: Potton & Burton
ISBN: 9781927213537
Available stock: 1
Price: $20.00
Colour of Time A New History of the World 1850 to1960
Colour of Time A New History of the World 1850 to1960
A brilliant artist, working with a bestselling historian, uses digital techniques to bring vividly to life 200 photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world.

The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history. The book is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a leading British historian. Marina Amaral has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique - and often beautiful - perspective on the past.

Title: Colour of Time A New History of the World 1850 to1960
Author: JONES DAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781786692689
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Price: $50.00
Colour of Time A New History of the World 1850 to1960
Colour of Time A New History of the World 1850 to1960
An artist, working with a historian, uses digital techniques to bring to life 200 photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world. A mini edition of Dan Jones and Marina Amaral's The Colour of Time.

The Colour of Time spans more than a hundred years of world history from the reign of Queen Victoria and the US Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industry and the arts, the tragedies of war and the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history. The book is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a leading British historian. Marina Amaral has created 200 stunning images, using contemporary photographs as the basis for her full-colour digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context, and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today. A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique - and often beautiful - perspective on the past. This compact edition of The Colour of Time makes the perfect gift for anyone (and not just anyone interested in history).

Title: Colour of Time A New History of the World 1850 to1960
Author: JONES DAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Head of Zeus
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781789541557
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
Darwin An Exceptional Voyage
Darwin An Exceptional Voyage
It is the year 1831. A gifted but distracted young man named Charles Darwin has been offered a place aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, in a chain of events that will change both his life and the course of modern science...
This sweeping, intelligent and immersive graphic novel from award-winning duo Fabien Grolleau and Jeremie Royer joins legendary scientist Charles Darwin as he embarks on the voyage that began his career. Join him in a journey of thrilling discovery as he explores remote corners of the natural world and pieces together the very beginnings of his revolutionary theory of evolution.

Title: Darwin An Exceptional Voyage
Author: GROLLEAU FABIEN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Nobrow
Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
ISBN: 9781910620502
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Price: $35.00
Darwins Voyage of Discovery
Darwins Voyage of Discovery
A wonderful celebration of history's most remarkable journey; published to celebrate 150 years of Charles Darwin's seminal text on evolution: On The Origin of Species.

Step on-board The Beagle and follow the remarkable journey that inspired almost all the modern-day knowledge of the natural world. From England to Cape Verde, Brazil to the Galapagos, Tahiti to Australia; discover the wildlife of Charles Darwin - giant sloths, platypus, tarantulas, fireflies and more. As well as gorgeous artwork and fascinating information on the journey itself, this book will also feature the crew, the equipment and cross-sections of the ship itself.

This stunning new piece of non-fiction comes straight from the winner of the BDC's New Designer of the Year award, and the author/illustrator behind Really Remarkable Reptiles.

Title: Darwins Voyage of Discovery
Author: WILLIAMS JAKE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/08/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Pavilion
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781843654148
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
Discovering Titanic
Discovering Titanic
Discovering Titanic tells the tale of Titanic's discovery, the disaster that sank her, and the human stories behind the shipwreck using objects recovered from the site.

Over 105 years since Titanic sank, but history's most famous shipwreck continues to make global headlines. Every year, new objects are found which bring its forgotten stories to light. This book examines each one in detail revealing what it was like on board the ship and the effect Titanic has on modern life. Photographs and Computer Generated Images are accompanied by lively text that brings the story of the Titanic to children in an engaging way.

Title: Discovering Titanic
Author: HUBBARD BEN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Carlton Books
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783124121
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Price: $23.00
England 1625 -1660 Charles I The Civil War & Cromwell
England 1625 -1660 Charles I The Civil War & Cromwell
Title: England 1625 -1660 Charles I The Civil War & Cromwell
Author: SCARBORO DALE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $69.00
RRP: $67.50
Imprint: John Murray
ISBN: 9780719577475
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Price: $69.00
Finding India A Fifty Year Magical Medical Odyssey
Finding India A Fifty Year Magical Medical Odyssey
* A personal story of India spanning half a century which focuses on people not places
* Provides new intimate insights into Britain's most popular post-colonial world power
* Explores the Anglo-Indian literature and other creative arts that India has inspired
* Reveals personal experiences of colonialism, poverty, caste and Orientalism
* Attempts to understand the present by gazing back in time through the eyes of an amateur

Title: Finding India A Fifty Year Magical Medical Odyssey
Author: FARTHING MICHAEL
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 02/09/2019
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Unicorn
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781912690473
Available stock: 1
Price: $50.00
Forgotten Women The Writers
Forgotten Women The Writers
'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent


The women who shaped and were erased from our history.

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map.The Writers celebrates 48* unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposes on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence.

Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long.

*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Title: Forgotten Women The Writers
Author: TSJENG ZING
Series: Forgotten Women
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 11/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Octopus
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781788400183
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $35.00