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            A Mummy Ate My Homework
             

            A Mummy Ate My Homework (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

            • RRP: $29.50
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            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 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            A Gladiator Stole My Lunchbox
             

            A Gladiator Stole My Lunchbox (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

            • RRP: $19.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 21

            Henry is back in the present day - but he isn't happy about it. His little sister is driving him mad and no one believes that he travelled through time. But all that is about to change when Henry finds himself travelling back to ancient Rome - where he soon realises that sibling ...rivalry can take a darker turn...
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            ISBN 9781407194936
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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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

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            From New Yorker writer Ed Caesar, The Moth and the Mountain is a sweeping true story about one man's attempt to salve the wounds of war and save his own soul through an audacious adventure: flying his biplane five thousand miles across the world and attempting to become the first... person to summit Mt. Everest. 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 plane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, then 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 the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he took off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Wilson's eleven-month journey to Everest was wild: full of twists, turns, and daring. Eventually, in disguise, he sneaked into Tibet. His icy ordeal was barely beginning. Wilson was one of the Great War's heroes, but also one of its victims. His hometown of Bradford, in northern England, was ripped apart by the fighting. So was his family. He barely survived the war himself. Wilson returned from the conflict unable to cope with the sadness that engulfed him. He began a years-long trek around the world, burning through marriages and relationships, leaving damaged lives in his wake. When he finally returned to England, nearly a decade after he first left, he found himself falling in love once more--this time with his best friend's wife--before depression overcame him again. He emerged from his funk with a crystalline ambition. He wanted to be the first man to stand on top of the world. Wilson believed that Everest could redeem him. This is the tale of an adventurer unlike any you have ever encountered: complex, driven, wry, haunted, and fully alive. He is a man written out of the
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            ISBN 9781501143373
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Avid Reader Press / Simon & Sc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A New History of Britain: The 12 Maps Which Explain Our Past, Our Future and Ourselves
              

            A New History of Britain: The 12 Maps Which Explain Our Past, Our Future and Ourselves (Hardback)

            By Parker, Philip

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Feb 22

            Pre-order this fascinating analysis of a dozen maps selected from critical points in the last two thousand years of British history. With the uncertainty of Brexit looming, Britain as we know it is on the brink of defining change. With current borders being disputed and, with the...m, identities challenged, this book will provide a brilliant insight into how our country's borders have always been, and always will be, in a state of change. From the Celtic period when 'Britain' was just a patchwork of tribal kingdoms; to the height of the empire a century ago, when the whole of Ireland, India, Australia, much of Africa, Asia and the Americas were marked as British; through to the present-day when Britain's shape and extent is once more in question, these maps dramatically chart the political and cultural evolution of the nation. By focusing on these maps Philip Parker reveals how Britain came to be the way it is today, and how the past is a guide to where we might go from here.
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            ISBN 9780241368268
            Released NZ 17 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series New History of Britain
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves

            You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves (Hardback)

            By Bray, Hiawatha

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            The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS-and the consequent decline of privacy

            ISBN 9780465032853
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2014
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Prisoners of History: What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves

            Prisoners of History: What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves (Hardback)

            By Lowe, Keith

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            Monuments: why do we make them, and why do we tear them down? Bestselling historian Keith Lowe gives a bold new history of our lives since World War Two, told through the stories of our most powerful monuments.

            ISBN 9780008339548
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa
             

            Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa (Hardback)

            By Ricca, Brad

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            From the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Mrs. Sherlock Holmes comes the true story of a woman's quest to Africa in the 1900s to find her missing fiance, and the adventure that ensues. In 1910, Olive MacLeod, a thirty-year-old, redheaded Scottish aristocrat, received wor...d that her fiance, the famous naturalist Boyd Alexander, was missing in Africa. So she went to find him. Olive the Lionheart is the thrilling true story of her astonishing journey. In jungles, swamps, cities, and deserts, Olive and her two companions, the Talbots, come face-to-face with cobras and crocodiles, wise native chiefs, a murderous leopard cult, a haunted forest, and even two adorable lion cubs that she adopts as her own. Making her way in a pair of ill-fitting boots, Olive awakens to the many forces around her, from shadowy colonial powers to an invisible Islamic warlord who may hold the key to Boyd's disappearance. As these secrets begin to unravel, all of Olive's assumptions prove wrong and she is forced to confront the darkest, most shocking secret of all: why she really came to Africa in the first place. Drawing on Olive's own letters and secret diaries, Olive the Lionheart is a love story that defies all boundaries, set against the backdrop of a beautiful, unconquerable Africa.
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            ISBN 9781250207012
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher St. Martin's Press
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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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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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