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            We Are Here: An atlas of Aotearoa
             

            We Are Here: An atlas of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            By McDowall, Chris; Denee, Tim

            • RRP: $70.00
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            An extraordinary visual data book like no other

            ISBN 9780994141538
            Published NZ 3 Oct 2019
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

            By Duder, Tessa; Illustrated by Elliot, David

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            "The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated. Since it was published by the Admiralty in 1816, James Cook's chart of New Zealand has long been regarded as one of the most extraordinary achievements in the history of cartograp...hy. First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. It is a story of courage, dogged perseverance and Cook's extraordinary skills as both cartographer and seafarer. Scenes from Tessa Duder's evocative text are beautifully recreated by award-winning illustrator David Elliot in this exquisite large format edition. Published to coincide with the Tuia - Encounters 250 commemoration of James Cook's 1769-70 journey around New Zealand"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775540946
            Published NZ 19 Aug 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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
              9 Mar 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 9 Mar 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
              6 Mar 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 6 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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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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            Passages: A family's voyage towards spiritual discovery
             

            Passages: A family's voyage towards spiritual discovery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Trubridge, Linda

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Passages is an intimate account of a young family's sailing adventure. When Linda and David sold the house they had built to last a lifetime and abandoned a thriving career for a nomadic life, they discovered more about the world and themselves than they ever imagined. Voyaging h...alfway around the world with their two young sons, William and Sam, this is a story about the challenges of maintaining a relationship and nurturing children in extreme circumstances. Passages describes an experience that shaped extraordinary lives, and expresses those universal truths that are discovered when body, mind and spirit are in balance with nature and oneself.
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            ISBN 9780473437077
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2018
            Publisher Mother Media
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Mapping the Oceans: Discovering the World Beneath Our Seas
              

            Mapping the Oceans: Discovering the World Beneath Our Seas (Hardback)

            By Fry, Carolyn

            • RRP: $48.50
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            • Pub Date
              15 Feb 20

            The world's oceans cover just over 70.8 per cent of the Earth's surface, and yet we know more about the moon then what lies beneath these dark waters. As early as 5000 BC, efforts have been made to map these oceans, establish trade routes and discover new lands. In more recent ye...ars, this energy has focused downwards, into the ocean's inky depths and shadowy seabeds. Award winning writer Carolyn Fry explores all of the above, narrating centuries of maritime exploration - from James Cook to James Cameron - and the fascinating discoveries have helped to map the world. This book is produced in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum. Based in Greenwich, London, this prestigious museum has the largest archives for maritime history in the world, comprising of more than 1.5 million items. Dedicated to conservation, educational outreach and cutting-edge research, the NMM is a world-leading institution in the study of maritime history. This beautifully illustrated full-color book includes an incredible selection of rare maps from their archives, from historic sea charts to topographic maps of the ocean floor. Combining remarkable history with pioneering science, Mapping the Oceans includes all you need to know about this fantastic and tantalizing of phenomena - the sea.
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            ISBN 9781788280921
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier
              

            On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sims, Thomas J.

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            • Pub Date
              11 Feb 20

            An extraordinary memoir recounting the adventures of a young doctor stationed in the Alaskan bush.

            ISBN 9781643133409
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

            Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age Transformed the West and Shaped the Present (Paperback)

            By Blom, Philipp

            • RRP: $24.99
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            A groundbreaking and internationally acclaimed work of environmental history tracing the great climate change of the seventeenth century: the `Little Ice Age'.

            ISBN 9781509890439
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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