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              Books by Chris MacLean

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              Anxious Autumn
                

              Anxious Autumn (Paperback)

              By MacLean, Chris

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              On 25 March 2020 New Zealand went into lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19. For the next five weeks our 'team of five million' endured the unprecedented experience of being required to stay home to save lives. The lockdown was different for everyone - for s...ome it was a reprieve from ordinary life, even a holiday; for others it was a challenging, at times harrowing, experience. Anxiety, boredom, fear, frustration and loneliness became daily companions for many. Anxious Autumn tells just a small part of this nationwide story: how one couple in a provincial city lived through a strange and historic period, when the traffic stopped, the skies cleared of pollution and the natural world reasserted itself.
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              ISBN 9780473530686
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher COPY PRESS
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              Leading The Way 100 Years Of Tararua Tramping Club
               

              Leading The Way 100 Years Of Tararua Tramping Club (Hardback)

              By Barnett, S.; MacLean, Chris

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              Commissioned by the Tararua Tramping Club to mark its centenary --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9780473461744
              Published NZ 7 Jun 2019
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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              Tramping: A New Zealand History
               

              Tramping: A New Zealand History (Hardback)

              By Barnett, Shaun; MacLean, Chris

              Tramping: A New Zealand history tells the story of the development of tramping in New Zealand, tracing its origins to the way Maori and early Europeans engaged with the sometimes forbidding New Zealand mountains and bush. It describes how state-sponsored tracks and huts were deve...loped for tourism in the late nineteenth century, most notably on the Milford Track, described as 'the finest walk in the world'. As a growing number of New Zealanders began to explore the outdoors, the first tramping clubs were formed in the early twentieth century, with a subsequent boom in tramping during the 1930s. The growth of an extensive hut and track network in the 1950s and '60s saw New Zealand become one of the best-developed countries in the world for hiking. Trampers' battles to have national parks and wilderness areas established, changes to gear and technology, and the role women have played in tramping are additional themes.
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              ISBN 9781927213230
              Published NZ 20 Oct 2014
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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              A Way With Words: A memoir of writing and publishing in New Zealand
               

              A Way With Words: A memoir of writing and publishing in New Zealand (Hardback)

              By MacLean, Chris

              "From an early age, author and publisher Chris Maclean was told he had a way with words. This talent, which protected him from school bullies and made him a proficient debater, later became the focus of his professional life. Since the 1980s he has written a dozen non-fiction boo...ks, publishing many of them very successfully under his own imprint, The Whitcombe Press. A Way with Words tells the stories behind those volumes, all of which had challenges and rewards as various as their subjects. In candid, accessible style, and through a fascinating range of illustrations, Maclean describes the stages of book creation, from the first germ of an idea to writing, design, printing and distribution. He shows, too, that making books is as much hard work and determination as inspiration, with luck always playing its part. And there are reflections on what has happened to books and publishing over four decades of rapid change - the impact of colour printing, the advent of computers and the more recent effects of the digital age. A Way with Words is a celebration of a very New Zealand approach to writing and publishing. It will be of compelling interest and lasting delight to all those for whom books explain, entertain and provide meaning in a transient world"--Front flap.
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              ISBN 9780947503604
              Published NZ 5 Mar 2018
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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