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            Zealandia: the Valley That Changed a Nation
             

            Zealandia: the Valley That Changed a Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lynch, Jim

            • RRP: $50.99
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            The author's account of how Zealandia, Wellington's world first pest free fenced eco-sanctuary, went from idea to reality and changed a city and a nation. An uplifting story of daring innovation, and the determination of a community that built a world famous conservation jewel.

            ISBN 9780473490119
            Published NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

            Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Farrow, Ronan

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A new non-fiction project.

            ISBN 9780708899267
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Mercies
              

            The Mercies (Hardback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

            • RRP: $48.50
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            • Pub Date
              6 Feb 20

            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005103
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes
             

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

            • RRP: $17.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine

            Under Pressure: Living Life and Avoiding Death on a Nuclear Submarine (Trade Paperback / Paperback, edition)

            By Humphreys, Richard

            • RRP: $29.99
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            Based on the first-hand experiences of a man who served on a submarine during the Cold War, Under Pressure is the shockingly candid, visceral, droll and incredibly entertaining account of what it's like to live in one of the most extreme man-made environments in the world.

            ISBN 9780008313067
            Released NZ 18 Oct 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake
             

            Liberation: Inspired by the incredible true story of World War II's greatest heroine Nancy Wake (Hardback)

            By Kealey, Imogen

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              26 Mar 20

            The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film.

            ISBN 9780751576016
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, The World's Most Wanted Criminal

            Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, The World's Most Wanted Criminal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Murphy, Steve; Pena, Javier F.

            • RRP: $39.99
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            The explosive memoir of the two legendary drug enforcement agents responsible for taking down Pablo Escobar and the subject of the hit Netflix series `Narcos'. Javier Pena and Steve Murphy risked their lives hunting large and small drug traffickers in the decades they spent worki...ng for the US Drug Enforcement Administration. But their biggest challenge was the hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia. The partners, who began their careers as small-town cops, have been immortalised in Netflix's `Narcos', a fictionalised account of their hunt for Escobar. Now, for the first time, they tell the real story of how they brought down the world's first narco-terrorist and ended the reign of terror of the world's most wanted criminal. Manhunters takes you deep inside the inner workings of the Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-US task force that resulted in an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar. Between July 1992 and December 1993, Pena and Murphy lived on the edge, setting up camp in Medellin at the Carlos Holguin Military Academy. There, they lived and worked with the Colombian authorities, hunting down a man thought to be untouchable. Their terrifying first-hand experience coupled with stories from the DEA's de-classified files on the search for Escobar forms the beating heart of Manhunters, a gripping account of how two determined and courageous agents risked everything to capture the world's most wanted man. Praise for Manhunters`A riveting account of two brave DEA Agents who put their lives, along with their families' lives, on the line to fight the war on drugs. A must read on the take down of Pablo Escobar.' Joe Pistone, a.k.a. Donnie Brasco `A fast-paced tale by two agents who had the inside track on bringing down the most wanted man in recent US history.' Bruce Porter, New York Times bestselling author of Blow `Steve and Javier's experience on the front lines of the war on drugs over the last thirty years made them an invaluable source of information for a n
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            ISBN 9781760853228
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tales of Amazing Animal Heroes: With an introduction from Michael Morpurgo
             

            Tales of Amazing Animal Heroes: With an introduction from Michael Morpurgo (Hardback)

            By Unwin, Mike

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Prepare to be uplifted by these powerful true stories of animal heroes: meet heroic bears, drone-catching eagles, loyal dogs, sassy cats, and much, MUCH more! This book brings you the heart-wrenching stories of the real animals who traversed treacherous paths, made daring rescues... and went above and beyond to save human lives. These animals have all been caught in human conflict but have shown bravery, friendship, and comfort. Journey throughout history, from Hannibal's elephants to a guide dog in the Twin Towers. Uncover 34 amazing animal stories - and celebrate their emotional bond with humans. With astonishing colour illustration from five different illustrators, and knowledge from the experts at the Imperial War Museums, this is a book to treasure and share.
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            ISBN 9780241377086
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Book of Gutsy Women

            The Book of Gutsy Women (Hardback)

            By Clinton, Hillary Rodham; Clinton, Chelsea

            • RRP: $49.99
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            She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. Go ahead, ask your question, her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, You're my hero. Who's yours? Many people-especially girls-have asked us that same question over the years. It's one of our fav...orite topics. HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible. CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends' moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historia
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            ISBN 9781760852177
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity

            The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity (Hardback)

            By Betz-Hamilton, Axton

            • RRP: $44.99
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            In a powerful memoir, identity theft expert Axton Betz-Hamilton tells the shocking and unsettling story of her family, betrayal and deceit.

            ISBN 9781538730287
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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