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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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            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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            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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            Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand
             

            Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand (Paperback, New edition)

            Edited by Pawson, Eric; Brooking, Tom

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            Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of Ne...w Zealand, first published in 2002, brimming with new content and fresh insights into the causes and nature of this transformation, and the new landscapes and places that it produced. Unusually among environmental histories, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of change, focusing on international as well as local contexts. Its 19 chapters are organised in five broadly chronological parts: Encounters, Colonising, Wild Places, Modernising, and Contemporary Perspectives. These are framed by an editorial introduction and a reflective epilogue. The book is well illustrated with photographs, maps, cartoons and other graphics.
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            ISBN 9781877578526
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

            Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition (Hardback)

            Edited by Arthur, Bill; Morphy, Frances

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            The second edition of the bestselling Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia's First Peoples.

            ISBN 9781760556587
            Published NZ 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

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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
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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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            • Pub Date
              9 Jun 20

            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 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
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            Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait
             

            Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Demuth, Bathsheba

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            A groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the dawn of the industrial age.

            ISBN 9780393358322
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
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            A Mummy Ate My Homework
             

            A Mummy Ate My Homework (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            Being whisked back to 1300 BC certainly wasn't on Henry's to-do list. Can he make his way through a new school, odd sports, unexpected friends and deadly pets, Egyptian style? And will he everfind his way back to the present day?

            ISBN 9781407194929
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Discovery of Tahiti
               

            The Discovery of Tahiti (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Druett, Joan

            • RRP: $29.50
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            Romance and the islands have gone hand-in-hand since the bare-breasted young women of Tahiti gave a rousing welcome to the 18th-century European adventurers who discovered the island. It was not just a tropical port of call that Captain Wallis and his men found, but their tales o...f golden girls and a majestic island queen became a foundation stone of the Romantic Movement, an enduring inspiration for writers, artists, filmmakers ... mutineers.Joan Druett follows up her prize-winning biography of the remarkable priestly navigator, Tupaia, by bringing this extraordinary story to life.
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            ISBN 9780992258856
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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