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            Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World's Most Contested City
              

            Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World's Most Contested City (Hardback)

            By Lawler, Andrew

            • RRP: $67.71
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            A spellbinding history of the hidden world below the Holy City-a saga of biblical treasures, intrepid explorers, and political upheaval "A sweeping tale of archaeological exploits and their cultural and political consequences told with a historian's penchant for detail and a jour...nalist's flair for narration." -Washington Post In 1863, a French senator arrived in Jerusalem hoping to unearth relics dating to biblical times. Digging deep underground, he discovered an ancient grave that, he claimed, belonged to an Old Testament queen. News of his find ricocheted around the world, evoking awe and envy alike, and inspiring others to explore Jerusalem's storied past. In the century and a half since the Frenchman broke ground, Jerusalem has drawn a global cast of fortune seekers and missionaries, archaeologists and zealots, all of them eager to extract the biblical past from beneath the city's streets and shrines. Their efforts have had profound effects, not only on our understanding of Jerusalem's history, but on its hotly disputed present. The quest to retrieve ancient Jewish heritage has sparked bloody riots and thwarted international peace agreements. It has served as a cudgel, a way to stake a claim to the most contested city on the planet. Today, the earth below Jerusalem remains a battleground in the struggle to control the city above. Under Jerusalem takes readers into the tombs, tunnels, and trenches of the Holy City. It brings to life the indelible characters who have investigated this subterranean landscape. With clarity and verve, acclaimed journalist Andrew Lawler reveals how their pursuit has not only defined the conflict over modern Jerusalem, but could provide a map for two peoples and three faiths to peacefully coexist.
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            ISBN 9780385546850
            Publisher Random House
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            Travel Bucket Lists: Archeological Site Bucket List

            Travel Bucket Lists: Archeological Site Bucket List (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By London, Martha

            • RRP: $31.18
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            Ancient humans have left their marks of civilization around the world. There are many incredible ruins to see, from massive cliffside dwellings to temples and tombs. Archaeological Site Bucket List examines some of the amazing remains of ancient civilizations. Easy-to-read text, ...vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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            ISBN 9781644947319
            Publisher North Star Editions
            Interest Age 9-10 years
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            The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania
             

            The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Terry L.; Cochrane, Ethan E.

            • RRP: $67.99
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            The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania presents the archaeology, linguistics, environment and human biology of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. First colonized 50,000 years ago, Oceania witnessed the independent invention of agriculture, the construction of Easter Island...'s statues, and the development of the word's last archaic states.
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            ISBN 9780197610763
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2022
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Handbooks
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            The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden
             

            The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden (Hardback)

            By Duckworth, Dr Chloe

            • RRP: $55.00
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            On TV, The Great British Dig brings history and archaeology closer to home than ever before, and in this official tie-in book, on-screen expert Dr Chloe Duckworth digs deeper into the sites the show visited, as well as giving practical tips and advice for anyone who wants to have... a go themselves.
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            ISBN 9781844866267
            Released NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Going Home
              

            Going Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brungar, Carole

            • RRP: $38.50
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            When Kiwi nurse Ronnie McIlroy volunteers to spend twelve months nursing in a South Vietnamese hospital in 1967, she's ill-prepared for the poverty-stricken country, the people, or the impact it has. Wonderful tale of love, hope, and courage in the face of adversity.

            ISBN 9780473503932
            Published NZ 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
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            The Search: The true story of a D-Day survivor, an unlikely friendship, and a lost shipwreck off Normandy
              

            The Search: The true story of a D-Day survivor, an unlikely friendship, and a lost shipwreck off Normandy (Hardback)

            By Phillips, John Henry

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Oct 22

            The moving story of the unlikely friendship that developed between then 25 year old archaeologist John Henry Phillips and D-Day survivor Patrick Thomas, and their search for the wreck of Patrick's landing-craft command vessel off the coast of France: the final resting place of at... least 35 of his shipmates.
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            ISBN 9781472146182
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2022
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Galor, Oded

            • RRP: $40.00
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            A bold retelling of the entire human story from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers What causes living standards to rise? Why are some countries so much richer than others? How might all humans thrive and survive? In The Journey of Humanity, Oded Galor offers a revelatory exp...lanation of how humanity escaped a life of subsistence poverty and began to enjoy previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. It shows why this process took place so much earlier and faster in some regions while it is only just taking place in others, and explains why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed. As humanity faces its greatest ever test, this book of urgent truths speaks across the political divide to arrive at universal lessons that are both hopeful and profound, revealing the keys not only to our species' thriving but to our survival.
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            ISBN 9781847926920
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            First Steps: How Walking Upright Made Us Human

            First Steps: How Walking Upright Made Us Human (Paperback)

            By DeSilva, Jeremy

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Humans are the only mammals to walk on two, rather than four, legs. From an evolutionary perspective, this is an illogical development, as it slows us down. But here we are, suggesting there must have been something tremendous to gain from bipedalism.

            ISBN 9780008342876
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Buried: An alternative history of the first millennium in Britain
              

            Buried: An alternative history of the first millennium in Britain (Hardback)

            By Roberts, Alice

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Aug 22

            Burials provide us with time-capsules of ancient cultures, and the bones of our ancestors yield clues about ancient life. Funerary rituals show us what people thought about mortality; how they felt about loss; what they believed came next. From the deviant burials of the Romans t...o mapping changing religious beliefs against the tombs of the Anglo-Saxons, from Thomas Becket to the Archers of the Mary Rose, Buried provides an alternative history to modern Britain. Using both archaeological finds and cutting-edge DNA research, Professor Alice Roberts sheds fresh light on how people lived by examining how they died.
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            ISBN 9781398510036
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2022
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Te Toki Me Te Whao: the Story of Maori Carving Tools
             

            Te Toki Me Te Whao: the Story of Maori Carving Tools (Paperback)

            By Fugill, Clive

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Author Clive Fugill, a master carver with a lifetime of experience, tells the story of tools from mythic origins through the migrations to New Zealand up to the present day, covering all main tools - their materials, manufacture and use - supported by over 80 beautiful line drawi...ngs and colour photos.
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            ISBN 9780947506131
            Published NZ 10 Nov 2016
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age General Audience
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