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 History

Awards:Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction 2016.

Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we go now? A provocative and insightful exploration of rebuilding our homes, communities and cities after their devastation. From nineteenth-century attempts to create Utopias to America's rustbelt, from Darwin's study of ... read more

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: 9781775537519
: Random House New Zealand Ltd
: Vintage New Zealand
: 23.50 cmmm X 15.30 cmmm X 2.70 cmmm
: New Zealand
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: Fiona Farrell
: 326
: 993.8304
: en
: Paperback
: books
The Villa at the Edge of the Empire
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 6

Both fiction and fact, this fascinating book is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the Battle of Orakau. During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end... read more

Sleeps Standing / Moetu is a bilingual Maori-English novella from Witi Ihimaera with a translation by Hemi Kelly. Set against the backdrop of the New Zealand Wars, it tells the story of the Battle of Orakau through the eyes of sixteen-year-old Moetu. A b... read more

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: 9780143771111
: Random House New Zealand Ltd
: Vintage New Zealand
: New Zealand
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: Witi Ihimaera
: 224
: Hardback
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Sleeps Standing: A Story of the Battle of Orakau
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 History

This new and important biography of Sir Edmund Hillary, a truly great New Zealander, breaks new ground among previous accounts of his life. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Edmund Hillary's for over 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions, and becoming ... read more

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: 9780947503383
: Potton & Burton
: Potton & Burton
: 234mm X 153mm
: New Zealand
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: Michael Gill
: 532
: Hardback
: books
Edmund Hillary: A Biography
$60.00(NZD) inc GST
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 History

Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a... read more

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: 9781775540908
: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
: 211mm X 154mm X 23mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: James McNeish
: 320
: en
: Paperback
: books
Breaking Ranks: Three Interrupted Lives
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Six centuries ago Polynesian explorers, who inhabited a cosmos in which islands sailed across the sea and stars across the sky, arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand where they rapidly adapted to new plants, animals, landscapes and climatic conditions. Four centur... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408657
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 228mm X 152mm
Special Fields
: Anne Salmond
: Colour illustrations
: HB
: 512
: Hardback
: books
Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds
$65.00(NZD) inc GST
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 History

General Fields
: 9781988533032
: Bridget Williams Books
: Bridget Williams Books
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Vincent O'Malley
: Paperback
: books
He Whakaputanga Declaration Independence
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
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Description: In April 1938 Agnes Moncrieff, in her role as the YWCA of New Zealand's foreign secretary to the YWCA of China, wrote to her mother, 'You do not travel in China at the full moon if you can h... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560882
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Barbara Francis
: BGA
: Hardback
: books
You Do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon: Agnes Moncrieff's Letters from China 1930-1945
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 History

Awards:Shortlisted for Society of Biology Book Awards: General Biology Book 2015.

This is The Sunday Times Bestseller. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brillia... read more

General Fields
: 9780099590088
: Vintage Publishing
: Vintage
: 19.80 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Yuval Noah Harari
: 512
: 909
: en
: Paperback
: books
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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 New Zealand Non-Fiction

Awards:New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012 Finalist: Non-Fiction

At the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival recently, Fiona Farrell was the star of the opening night with her stories of the Christchurch earthquake - this book takes those stories and gives them weight and heft and context. Fiona Farrell's meandering travel book s... read more

In preparation for my conversation with Fiona Farrell at the Mapua Literary Festival about her latest novel Decline and Fall on Savage Street, I’ve been reading The Broken Book. This was meant to be a book about travel, about her passion for walking and noticing. It ... read more

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: 9781869405762
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 210mm X 140mm
: New Zealand
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: Fiona Farrell
: 204
: 824.92
: Paperback
: books
The Broken Book
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 History

Series:BWB Texts

Thousands of years ago migrants from South China began the journey that took their descendants through the Pacific to the southernmost islands of Polynesia. Atholl Anderson's ground-breaking synthesis of research and tradition charts this epic ... read more

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: 9780947492793
: Bridget Williams Books
: Bridget Williams Books
: 180mm X 110mm
: New Zealand
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: Atholl Anderson
: 164
: en
: Paperback
: books
The First Migration : Māori Origins 3000BC – AD1450 (BWB Texts)
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 History

Everyone has a place with which they feel a special connection - a place in the heart. For some it's a significant site from childhood, for others it's a place they've discovered late in life. In this beautifully presented book, more than 50 well-known New Zealanders tell... read more

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: 9780473309763
: Paul Little Books
: Paul Little Books
: 253mm X 216mm
: New Zealand
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: Paul Little
: 11 colour illustraions
: 234
: Hardback
: books
Love Letters To The Landscape
$55.00(NZD) inc GST
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 History

Awards:Long-listed for Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - General Non-Fiction 2017.

New Zealanders know Samuel Marsden as the founder of the missions that brought Christianity (and perhaps sheep) to New Zealand. Australians know him as 'the flogging parson' who establis... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408121
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 240mm X 170mm
Special Fields
: SHARP ANDREW
: colour illustrations
: B
: 283.092
: en
: Hardback
: books
The World The Flesh and The Devil: The Life and Opinions of Samuel Marsden in England and the Antipodes, 1765-1838
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