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            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine
             

            COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mosley, Dr Michael

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            AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this c...oronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.
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            ISBN 9781760857592
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa and the World
              

            Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa and the World (Paperback)

            Edited by Hall, Nina

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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 20

            In recent years, more people are calling for an independent, values-based foreign policy - and parties of all political stripes are looking for new ideas to achieve that. This book brings together a diverse group of New Zealanders to outline their visions for New Zealand's role i...n the world.
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            ISBN 9781988545639
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters
              

            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            Where we live impacts our wellbeing - and so is a crucial element in public policy. This book provides an analysis of the research thus far and points to ways in which we can improve everyone's wellbeing through an awareness of the influence of geography.

            ISBN 9781988545837
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            A Short History of the World in 50 Places
             

            A Short History of the World in 50 Places (Hardback)

            By Field, Jacob F.

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            Discover the most impactful and incredible episodes from human history, from the prehistoric era to the present day, through the perspective of fifty of the most important, and often surprising, places in the world.

            ISBN 9781789291971
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tim & Tigon
             

            Tim & Tigon (Paperback)

            By Cope, Tim

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            A young readers' edition of the bestselling ON THE TRAIL OF GENGHIS KHAN, the story of Tim Cope's journey through the land of the nomads on horseback.

            ISBN 9781760554293
            Published NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

            By McCrystal, John

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            The very first maps were oral maps made by early Polynesian and Maori settlers which were waypoints, described as 'survey pegs of memory', lists of places in songs, chants, karakia and stories that showed direction. Hundreds of years later, the Dutch Abel Tasman sailed here and m...ade the first attempt at a physical map; followed more than 100 years later by Cook, whose map was much more detailed as he circumnavigated the country. Once the detail of the coastline was filled in, more detailed maps of the interior were made by those in search of resources to exploit. A clever look at New Zealand history and also at the intriguing tradition of map making.
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            ISBN 9781760633592
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
             

            The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World (Hardback)

            By Musgrave, Toby

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            A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment

            ISBN 9780300223835
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands

            The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands (Hardback, Main)

            By Bonnett, Alastair

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            A fascinating exploration of new and disappearing islands around the world, by the author of Off the Map.

            ISBN 9781786498090
            Released NZ 7 May 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans (Hardback)

            By Abulafia, David

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            David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies - the Polynesians of the Pacific, the possessors of intuitive navigational skills, long before the invention of the compass, who by the first century were trading between their far-flung islands. By the seventh centur...y, trading routes stretched from the coasts of Arabia and Africa to southern China and Japan, bringing together the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific, linking together half the world through the international spice trade. In the Atlantic, centuries before the little kingdom of Portugal carved out its powerful, seaborne colonial empire, many peoples sought new lands across the sea - the Bretons, the Frisians and, most notably, the Vikings, now known to be the first Europeans to reach North America. As Portuguese supremacy dwindled in the late sixteenth century, the Spanish, the Dutch and then the British each successively ruled the waves. Following merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, lands for settlement and knowledge of what lay beyond, David Abulafia has created an extraordinary narrative of humanity and the oceans. Besides its grand narratives, The Boundless Sea explores the lesser known maritime enterprises of Denmark, Sweden, Oman, Sri Vijaya and many others. And today, as plastic refuse covers thousands of square miles of the waters, and once exotic trading cities and outposts are replaced by vast, mechanized container ports, he asks - what next for our oceans and our world?
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            ISBN 9781846145087
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary
             

            The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary (Paperback)

            By Crampton, Caroline

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            Caroline Crampton was born on the Thames Estuary to parents who had sailed there from South Africa in the early 1980s. Having grown up with seafaring legs and a desire to explore, Caroline is both a knowledgeable guide to the most hidden-away parts of this overlooked and unfashio...nable part of the country, and a persuasive advocate for its significance, both historically and culturally. As one of the key entrances and exits to England, the estuary has been pivotal to London's economic fortunes and in defining its place in the world. It has also been the entry point for immigrants for generations, yet it has an ambivalent relationship with newcomers, and UKIP's popularity in the area is on the rise. As Caroline navigates the waters of the estuary, she also seeks out its stories: empty warehouses and arsenals; the Thames barrier, which guards the safety of Londoners more precariously than we might; ship wrecks still inhabited by the ghosts of the drowned; vast Victorian pumping stations which continue to carry away the capital's sewage; the river banks, layered with archaeological Anglo-Saxon treasures; literature inspired by its landscape; beacons used for centuries to guide boats through the dark and murky waterways of the estuary; the eerie Maunsell army forts - 24 metre high towers of concrete and steel which were built on concealed sandbanks at the far reaches of the estuary during the Second World War and designed to spot (and shoot) at incoming enemy planes; and the estuary's wildlife and shifting tidal moods.
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            ISBN 9781783784141
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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