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Pirates True Stories of Seafaring Rogues
Pirates True Stories of Seafaring Rogues
This highly illustrated swashbuckling title is a visual treat and a book for the whole family to treasure as the discover the real pirates of the Caribbean (and elsewhere). In Pirates: True Stories of Seafaring Rogues, Anne Rooney explore pirates throughout history and across the globe, coming face to face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Included are the notorious Blackbeard, who terrorised the Caribbean and the Atlantic seaboard of America until he met his end in a dramatic shoot-out; and Captain Kidd, who might be the unluckiest pirate of all time, and whose legendary treasure is still sought after. These in-depth pirate profiles are interspersed with highly visual maps and high-interest themed spreads exploring all the incredible details of life as a pirate on the high seas.

Title: Pirates True Stories of Seafaring Rogues
Author: ROONEY ANNE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Carlton Books
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783124435
Available stock: 2
Price: $22.00
Pyramid
Pyramid
Discover everything you'd want to know about the pyramids of ancient Egypt, the Americas and the Far East. With fantastic split pages, you can explore these magnificent stone structures like you never have before. With clear, accessible captions and stunning full colour illustrations, this title in the brand new Time Shift series offers a highly visual approach to learning about these important and fascinating constructions. The Time Shift series explores exciting man-made inventions and natural phenomena, with a view to offering a glimpse inside the structures and workings of these magnificent creations. From mysterious Egyptian mummies to wonders of the world, uncover a host of information about some of the world's most fascinating subjects. Each title features unique split pages, timelines and a comprehensive glossary and index.

Title: Pyramid
Author: MCCALL HENRIETTA
Series: Time Shift
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/06/2014
Price: $10.00
RRP: $10.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Salariya Book Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781909645691
Available stock: 1
Price: $10.00
Really Short History Of Nearly Everything
Really Short History Of Nearly Everything
Bill's own fascination with science began with a battered old schoolbook he had when he was about ten or eleven years old in America. It had an illustration that captivated him - a cutaway diagram showing Earth's interior as it would look if you cut into it with a large knife and carefully removed about a quarter of its bulk. The idea of lots of startled cars and people falling off the edge of that sudden cliff (and 4,000 miles is a pretty long way to fall) was what grabbed him in the beginning, but gradually his attention turned to what the picture was trying to teach him - namely, that Earth's interior is made up of several different layers of materials, and at the very centre of it all is a glowing sphere of iron and nickel, which is as hot as the surface of the Sun, according to the caption. And he very clearly remembers thinking: "How do they know that?" Bill's story-telling skill makes the "How?" and, just as importantly, the "Who?" of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for all ages. In this exciting new edition for younger readers, he covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, the crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction) and the mind-boggling fact that, somehow, the universe exists and, against all odds, life came to be on this wondrous planet we call home.

Title: Really Short History Of Nearly Everything
Author: BRYSON BILL
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/10/2010
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Corgi
ISBN: 9780552562966
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Price: $35.00
Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific Perspectives
Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific Perspectives
On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's extraordinary voyages of exploration, this publication reflects on and charts the enduring legacies of his encounters with Pacific peoples. Objects collected and images made on or associated with the voyages are explored alongside artworks created by contemporary artists from the Pacific region. Together, theyreveal that understandings of history are rarely agreed and always shifting, while Cook and the impacts of his voyages are reimagined as complex, contentious and unresolved.

Title: Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific Perspectives
Author: ADAMS JULIE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/03/2019
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: British Museum
Publisher: British Museum Press
ISBN: 9780714152158
Available stock: 2
Price: $22.00
Second World War in 100 Objects
Second World War in 100 Objects
The Second World War was a seminal event in world history. The story of its battles and key events is a familiar one, but The Second World War in 100 Objects offers a unique perspective on this global phenomenon by tracing its history through its objects, such as iconic items like the British Spitfire, the George Cross, and Adolf Hitler's personal revolver, to personal objects which tell the poignant stories of individuals and official documents, maps and orders. Fully illustrated, each entry is accompanied by approximately 500 words of text putting the item in context and highlighting its significance.

Title: Second World War in 100 Objects
Author: THOMPSON JULIAN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Andre Deutsch
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780233005249
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $55.00
Silk Roads A New History of the World
Silk Roads A New History of the World
Set your sails east with this stunningly original new history of the world.
Peter Frankopan, number one bestselling author and historian explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology in this extraordinary book about how the east married the west with a remarkable voyage at its heart - the journey along the Silk Roads.
From ancient world laws laid down by King Hammurabi and the mighty Persian empire, to terrifying huns, the rise of Europe, two world wars and politics today, The Silk Roads moves through time and history sewing together the threads from different peoples, empires and continents into a phenomenal history of the globe.
With stories from each and every corner of society, Frankopan's magnificent brand new illustrated edition of his award-winning literary triumph The Silk Roads, sumptuously illustrated by Neil Packer, is a must-have world history.

Title: Silk Roads A New History of the World
Author: FRANKOPAN PETER
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Bloomsbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408889930
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Sky High
Sky High
The little plane has been flying across the sea for eight hours. Huge black clouds surround it. Rain pours in. Wind slams. The aircraft is tossed around like a leaf. The pilot stares into the darkness. How much fuel is left? Is she flying in the right direction? How long till she reaches land? In 1934, Jean Batten set a world record for the fastest flight from England to Australia. Just two years later, she made the first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand. Jean's fearless determination and flying skills helped her survive storms and crashes, as she crossed great oceans and lonely deserts in her tiny plane. This gripping true story with its dazzling illustrations is the third from the award-winning creators of the picture books First to the Top and Speed King.

Title: Sky High
Author: HILL DAVID
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 31/07/2017
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Puffin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143770367
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
Skyward The Story of Female Pilots in WWII
Skyward The Story of Female Pilots in WWII
The year is 1927, and in America, Britain and Russia, three young girls share a dream: to fly. But it won't be easy...
Against the odds, Hazel, Marlene and Lilya follow their hearts, enrolling in pilot courses (sometimes in secret) and eventually flying for their countries in World War II. Follow the adventures of these young women as they battle not only enemies in the
skies but sexism and inequality in their own teams. Risking their lives countless times in feats of incredible bravery, the female air pilots of the Second World War are honoured in this beautiful book, illustrated in Sally Deng's raw, dynamic style.

Title: Skyward The Story of Female Pilots in WWII
Author: DENG SALLY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/06/2018
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Flying Eye
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
ISBN: 9781911171515
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Price: $30.00
Story of the First World War for Children 1914 to 1918
Story of the First World War for Children 1914 to 1918
Title: Story of the First World War for Children 1914 to 1918
Author: MALAM JOHN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Carlton Books
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783122080
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
Title: Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
Author: MORRIS TOBY
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Price: $20.00
RRP: $20.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Lift Education
ISBN: 9780473470654
Available stock: 6
Price: $20.00
Terrible Trenches Field Book
Terrible Trenches Field Book
This commemorative guide to life on the Front Line marks 100 years since the end of the warwith full-colour illustrations along with -ology style fact file fold-outs, trench letters and much, much more. From foul food to coping with legions of lice, readers will discover all the dire details of life in the blood and mud of the First World War trenches, including how your own wee could save your life, which animals wore gas masks and why Big Bertha terrified the Brits. Gives children the factsfrom both sides of the barbed wirein an immersive and fascinating guide to the First World War. Puts the Terrible Trenches in a whole new light.

Title: Terrible Trenches Field Book
Author: DEARY TERRY
Series: Horrible Histories Novelty
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Ashton Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781407191171
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $25.00
Victoria Cross Heroes of World War One
Victoria Cross Heroes of World War One
The Victoria Cross had been in existence over 60 years when Archduke Franz Ferdinand fell to an assassins bullet, the event that triggered a Europe-wide call to arms in August 1914. It was an award that democratised military honours, for it was open to all ranks, the sole qualification being a display of conspicuous bravery in the field. The sovereign whose name it bore was personally responsible for the Crosss simple legend: For Valour. Forged, it is said, from cannons captured during the Crimean War, the medals were rather too plain for some tastes. The Times derided the VC as a dull, heavy, tasteless prize when the first investiture ceremony took place in Hyde Park on 26 June 1857. But its virtue, quite deliberately, lay in its very simplicity. It was the action for which the medal was given that should dazzle, not the decoration itself. The Victoria Cross became pre-eminent: first in line when pinned to a uniform or appended to a recipients name. Over 500 VCs had been awarded by the outbreak of the First World War. That figure more than doubled during the four-year-long conflict.
Trench warfare, when the rival camps might be dug in less than 100 yards apart, afforded endless opportunities to show courage and mettle in the face of the enemy. Many were honoured for attacking feats, often taking the fight to the foe when the odds were stacked against survival. But hurling oneself into the fray was but one of valours many faces. Stretcher-bearers, medical staff, pipers and chaplains also showed the same strength in adversity, the same disregard for personal safety, the same willingness to exceed the call of duty. And, in over 180 instances, a readiness to make the ultimate sacrifice for King and Country. The call to act could come at any moment. In William McFadzeans case it came when the safety pins slipped from two grenades in a crowded trench just before the Somme battle. He flung himself onto the bombs, saving his comrades at the cost of his own life. For Rex Warneford it came in the skies over Ghent on 7 June 1915, when he became the first man to down a German airship in flight. He was thrown from his plane during a flight ten days later.
For Jack Cornwell it came during the Battle of Jutland, when, mortally wounded, he stuck doggedly to his post awaiting orders. He was 16 years old. This book chronicles the inspiring, thrilling, humbling and deeply moving stories behind the 628 Victoria Crosses awarded during the course of the Great War. Without inscription, those 628 medals, like all the others cast by London jewelers, Hancocks over the past century and a half, would have no intrinsic worth. Once earned, inscribed and conferred, they assume inestimable value.

Title: Victoria Cross Heroes of World War One
Author: HAMILTON ROBERT
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/10/2015
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing,Croxley Gr
ISBN: 9781909242425
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $60.00