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100 days That Mapped a Nation
100 days That Mapped a Nation
October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching consequences.
His initial voyage on the Endeavour was focused on observing the transit of Venus to gather information to help with nautical navigation and as a result he had on board astronomer Charles Green, naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander and later artist William Hodges. This has left a legacy of first-hand accounts and artworks that bring alive the impressions of Cook and his crew, and what they experienced in their early encounters with the inhabitants and their reactions to the exotic landscape.

Ships logs, journal entries, maps and illustrations help to build a vivid portrait of the places and people encountered by Cook, recording his impressions and those of some of the talented men who accompanied him. It also looks at the challenges of the voyages, from preventing scurvy to finding adequate provisions. Highly illustrated with a lively but authoritative text by Graeme Lay, this book is the definitive celebration of a remarkable achievement. In the 100 days Captain Cook spent here on three separate voyages he managed to charter the coastline of New Zealand, literally putting the country on the map.

Title: 100 days That Mapped a Nation
Author: LAY GRAEME
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/08/2019
Price: $60.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: New Holland
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Lt
ISBN: 9781869665128
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Price: $60.00
100 Great NZ Wineries
100 Great NZ Wineries
100 Great New Zealand Wineries features many of the best vineyards in the country. All New Zealand's main wine-making regions are described, with wineries chosen not only for the quality of the wine produced, but also for their history, cellar-door atmosphere, awards won and the impact the winery has had at home and abroad. Author Douglas Renall has walked the vineyards, searched the cellars and talked with winemakers and vineyard managers to gather fascinating insights about the viticulture methods employed, the oenology practices used and with the people who work long days in the vineyard and equally long nights in the cellar. Often visiting wineries several times, and always with his camera, he has also captured the beauty and seasonal differences of vineyards around the country.

Title: 100 Great NZ Wineries
Author: RENALL DOUGLAS
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/10/2009
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539726
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Price: $60.00
24 Years the Trials of Allan Titford
24 Years the Trials of Allan Titford
Title: 24 Years the Trials of Allan Titford
Author: BUTLER MIKE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $39.50
RRP: $39.50
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9781872970578
Available stock: 1
Price: $39.50
9th Floor
9th Floor
Title: 9th Floor
Author: ESPINER GUYON
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Bridget Williams Books
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 9781988533223
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Aberhart Starts Here
Aberhart Starts Here
Title: Aberhart Starts Here
Author: ABERHART
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Christchurch art Gallery
ISBN: 9781877375491
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Price: $40.00
Air Con The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming
Air Con The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming
Bestselling author and investigative journalist Ian Wishart tackles the issue of the century - global warming. In December this year, world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to usher in "a new Kyoto" protocol, conservatively estimated to cost taxpayers in Western countries somewhere in the region of US$45 trillion. For many people, this will mean increases in personal taxes of several thousand dollars a year, and/or much higher prices for food, goods and services because of new emissions caps and taxes. With that sort of money at stake, there are several big questions Wishart asks in Air Con 1. Is global warming actually happening? 2. Is it caused by human activities? 3. Is there really anything we can do to prevent it? 4. Are climate scientists and the United Nations telling the truth? 5. What's really behind the push for the Copenhagen Treaty? The answers to these questions may shock you. Air Con is a must-read for every New Zealander, and is the most up-to-date book on global warming available in the world. With chapters like, 'What Cars Did The Dinosaurs Drive?', and 'Fancy A Cold Bear?'
, this is an easy to read title using everyday language to explain the growing evidence against human-caused global warming.

Title: Air Con The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming
Author: WISHART IAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/04/2009
Price: $40.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Howling at the Moon Publishing
ISBN: 9780958240147
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Price: $40.00
Ajax the Kea Dog A Working Dogs Life in the High Country
Ajax the Kea Dog A Working Dogs Life in the High Country
Together, Corey and Ajax traverse the steep high country throughout the South Island searching out kea nests. Their part in the kea conservation effort is essential and both Ajax and Corey can rightly be called conservation heroes.

This heart-warming story describes how Ajax was trained to be one of the very few kea detection dogs in the world and tells of his various escapades in the unpredictable wilds of the steep back-country, including flying in helicopters, working in blizzards, heavy rain and dense fog, escaping from angry wasps and sleeping out in the bitter cold.

The strong connection between Ajax and Corey has proved vital to their survival and the important work that they do. Ajax is slowing down now and soon his high-country days will be over.

Title: Ajax the Kea Dog A Working Dogs Life in the High Country
Author: MOSEN COREY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 24/10/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Australia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760633615
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $40.00
Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945
Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945
A truly unique insight into the impact the Second World War had on the iwi of the central North Island and Bay of Plenty districts (including Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhoe, Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Maru and Ngati Paoa) focusing on the region's war effort not only overseas, but also at home and in government. Through personal recollections, eyewitness accounts, numerous anecdotes and highly illustrated throughout, the book tells the fascinating story of the B Company's war, capturing the special `spirit' of the Maori Battalion. Features over 200 images, many not seen in print before, plus hundreds of portraits of the men of B Company (650+ our of approx 900 who served) generously provided by whanau. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Harawira "Wira" Tiri Gardiner, KNZM, is a former professional soldier, senior public servant and writer. He was contracted to write B Company's history in 2015. His tribal affiliations are Ngati Awa, Ngati Pikiao, Whakatohea and Te Whanua-a-Apanui.

Title: Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945
Author: GARDINER WIRA
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 05/04/2019
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539856
Available stock: 4
Price: $50.00
All Blacks Dont Cry
All Blacks Dont Cry

'At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'This will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.'

John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life.

Nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of tormented fear. Afflicted with depression for many years - including those as a high-profile sportsman - Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help f

Title: All Blacks Dont Cry
Author: KIRWAN JOHN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/10/2010
Price: $42.00
RRP: $42.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143204800
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Price: $42.00
All the Juicy Pastures
All the Juicy Pastures
Title: All the Juicy Pastures
Author: SCHWASS MARGOT
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9781776562251
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Always Song in the Water An Oceanic Sketchbook
Always Song in the Water An Oceanic Sketchbook
Every spring on Gregory O'Brien's front lawn, on a ridgetop in Hataitai, an upside-down dinghy blooms with flowering clematis. In this book, O'Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand - starting with a road trip through Northland and then voyaging out into the Pacific, to lead us into some under-explored territories of the South Pacific imagination.

With creative spirits such as Janet Frame, Ralph Hotere, Robin White, John Pule and Epeli Hau`ofa as touchstones, O'Brien suggests how we New Zealanders might be re-imagining ourselves as an oceanic people on a small island in a big piece of water.

Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters, sightings and unexpected epiphanies. It is a high-spirited, personal and inventive account of being alive at the outer extremities of Aotearoa New Zealand. `This is my field notebook, my voyaging logbook,' Gregory O'Brien writes, `this is my Schubert played on a barrel organ, my whale survey, my songbook.'

Among the many artists whose work is featured are John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson, Fiona Hall, Euan Macleod, Laurence Aberhart and the Sydney-based painter Noel McKenna, who produced numerous works specifically for this book.

Title: Always Song in the Water An Oceanic Sketchbook
Author: OBRIEN GREGORY
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/09/2019
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869409340
Available stock: 1
Price: $45.00
Ambition What NZers Think & Why it Matters
Ambition What NZers Think & Why it Matters
Title: Ambition What NZers Think & Why it Matters
Author: FRY & GLASS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780473458157
Available stock: 2
Price: $28.00