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            A Life of Extremes: The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker
             

            A Life of Extremes: The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker (Hardback)

            By Quinn, Max

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            In this personal account of Max Quinn's extraordinary filmmaking career, get a first-hand look at the most extreme places on earth. From travelling 80 kilometres over crevassed ice to keeping bodies and cameras warm in the coldest climates on earth, Max has plenty of adventure to... share in this inspiring insight into life on the edge.
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            ISBN 9781775594321
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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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.

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Feb 21

            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 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Facing Fear: One Woman's Solo Voyage Around Antarctica

            Facing Fear: One Woman's Solo Voyage Around Antarctica (Paperback)

            By Blair, Lisa

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            Facing Fear is the inspiring true story of Lisa Blair who sailed into the history books on 25 July 2017 by becoming the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica. Seventy-two days into her circumnavigation, when Lisa was more than 1000 nautical miles from land, the mast of Clima...te Action Now came crashing down in a ferocious storm. In freezing conditions, Lisa battled massive waves and gale-force winds, fighting through the night to save her life and her boat. Following her ordeal, Lisa relied on her unbreakable spirit to beat the odds and complete her world record. With unwavering focus and determination, she sailed home, completing her journey after 183 days. This is the story of her remarkable voyage.
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            ISBN 9781922388063
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
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            Antarctic Atlas: New Maps and Graphics That Tell the Story of A Continent
             

            Antarctic Atlas: New Maps and Graphics That Tell the Story of A Continent (Hardback)

            By Fretwell, Peter

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            Remote, evocative and romantic, the frozen continent holds a unique place in the psyche of humanity. It is a world apart. Separated geographically from warmer lands by the cold and tumultuous waters of the Southern Ocean and separated in our mind by just as wide a chasm. Antarcti...ca is different to other continents; it has never been permanently inhabited and has no native population. Many parts of the interior are still pristine; a rare quality on this ever more sanitized and urbanized planet, and although becoming rarer, there are still a few places where human feet have never trod, vistas that no eye has yet seen. Peter Fretwell's pioneering maps reveal every knowable facet of this isolated land, from the life of an iceberg to the adventures of penguins and albatrosses, from drowning coasts to unimaginable blizzards, deep water conveyors and the realities of the not-so-distant future.
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            ISBN 9781846149337
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors
              

            Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors (Paperback)

            By Read, Piers Paul

            • RRP: $35.99
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            In 1972, a Fairchild plane crashed in the Andes mountains. Those who survived were hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth. This title exposes the inescapable truth and stark courageousness of how they lived to tell their story.

            ISBN 9780099574521
            Released NZ 18 Oct 2012
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            An Atlas of Extinct Countries: The Remarkable (and Occasionally Ridiculous) Stories of 48 Nations That Fell off the Map
             

            An Atlas of Extinct Countries: The Remarkable (and Occasionally Ridiculous) Stories of 48 Nations That Fell off the Map (Hardback)

            By Defoe, Gideon

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            Stories of 48 Nations That Fell off the Map. An Atlas of Extinct Countries meets David Nicholl's Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated - and timely - history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exis...t
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            ISBN 9780008393854
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
             

            Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings (Hardback)

            By Price, Neil

            • RRP: $74.50
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            A definitive new history of the Vikings The Viking Age -- between 750 and 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millenn...ium, though, their history has largely been filtered through the writings of their victims. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology, their art and culture. From Bjoern Ironside, who led an expedition to sack Rome, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir, the most traveled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they've become in popular culture and history.
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            ISBN 9780465096985
            Released NZ 7 May 2020
            Publisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
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            Antarctica

            Antarctica (Hardback)

            By Gallo, Nina

            • RRP: $55.00
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            In 1820, after millennia spent speculating and searching, humans laid eyes on Antarctica for the very first time. Since then, our relationship with this enigmatic land of ice and has continually evolved, from one of industry during the sealing and whaling eras, to exploration as ...pioneers charted undiscovered coastlines and forged perilous paths towards the South Pole. Today, the human relationship with Antarctica is defined by scientific endeavour, international collaboration and luxury tourism. The bicentenary of the first human sighting of Antarctica is an opportunity to reflect on our Antarctic legacy as the latest scientific research reveals the startling impacts that climate change in Antarctica could have on a global scale. Discover this remarkable continent covered in ice, where days endure for months, highways are built by penguins and shimmering lights illuminate the night sky.
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            ISBN 9781925847864
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
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            History of World Trade in Maps
             

            History of World Trade in Maps (Hardback)

            By Parker, Philip; Books, Collins

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 21

            Trade is the lifeblood of nations, providing vital goods and wealth to nations and merchants, from the ancient Egyptians who went in search of gold and ivory, to their 21st century equivalents trading hi-tech electronic equipment from the Far East.

            ISBN 9780008409296
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest

            The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest (Hardback)

            By Caesar, Ed

            • RRP: $50.00
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            In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceived his own crazy, beautiful plan: he would fly a Gipsy Moth airplane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, th...en become the first person to reach its summit - all utterly alone. Wilson didn't know how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had pluck, daring and a vision - he wanted to be the first man to stand on top of the world. Traumatised by his wartime experiences and leaving behind a trail of broken hearts, Wilson believed that Everest could redeem him. This is the tale of an adventurer unlike any you have ever encountered: an unforgettable story about the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Maurice Wilson is a man written out of the history books - dismissed as an eccentric and a charlatan by many, but held in the highest regard by renowned mountaineers such as Reinhold Messner. The Moth and the Mountain restores him to his rightful place in the annals of Everest and in doing so attempts to answer that eternal question - why do we climb mountains?
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            ISBN 9780241262313
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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