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            Indian Railways
              

            Indian Railways (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Debroy, Bibek

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $51.99
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            • Pub Date
              16 Jul 20

            The railways did more than link India - they brought its people together, changing histories, forging destinies, and building a legacy. This sumptuously illustrated book traces that history from the early plans of the 1830s - from the laying of the first line, and the expansion o...f the train network into the heart of the country, to the role of the railways in India's momentous freedom movement and the high-speed Diamond Quadrilateral project. Indian Railways does more than celebrate the awe-inspiring bridges, stations, tunnels, and locomotives of the railway system. It traces the development of technology, explores the operational and commercial aspects of train travel, and documents the railways' transition from a colonial tool of expansion and trade to an intricate system with a distinct national identity. Most of all, it tells the story of the people who built and planned the railways and the locomotives that ran on them - their vision, their triumphs and tragedies, and their legacy.
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            ISBN 9780241414842
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 16 Jul 2020
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            Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood
             

            Double Lives: A History of Working Motherhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCarthy, Helen

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $25.73
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            A groundbreaking history of mothers who worked for pay that will change the way we think about gender, work and equality in modern Britain. In Britain today, three-quarters of mothers are in employment and paid work is an unremarkable feature of women's lives after childbirth. Ye...t a century ago, working mothers were in the minority, excluded altogether from many occupations, whilst their wage-earning was widely perceived as a social ill. In Double Lives, Helen McCarthy accounts for this remarkable transformation, whose consequences have been momentous for Britain's society and economy. Drawing upon a wealth of sources, McCarthy ranges from the smoking chimney-stacks of nineteenth-century Manchester to the shimmering skyscrapers of present-day Canary Wharf. She recovers the everyday worlds of working mothers and traces how women's desires for financial independence and lives beyond home and family were slowly recognised. McCarthy reveals the deep and complicated past of a phenomenon so often assumed to be a product of contemporary lifestyles and aspirations. This groundbreaking history forces us not only to re-evaluate the past, but to ask anew how current attitudes towards mothers in the workplace have developed and how far we have to go. Through vivid and powerful storytelling, Double Lives offers a social and cultural history for our times.
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            ISBN 9781408870747
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers
             

            First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers (Hardback)

            By Lachmann, Richard

            • RRP: $54.99
            • $43.99
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            • Reprinting locally

            How all great powers decline-including the US

            ISBN 9781788734073
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
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            Britain's Living Past: A Celebration of Britain's Surviving Traditional Cultural and Working Practices

            Britain's Living Past: A Celebration of Britain's Surviving Traditional Cultural and Working Practices (Hardback)

            By Burton, Anthony; Scott, Rob

            • RRP: $52.99
            • $41.33
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            Britain's Living Past is a celebration of the best of the past, of things that have been preserved because they still matter to the community. It is a book in which the emphasis is very much on the word `living'; looking at traditions, pastimes and working practices, some centuri...es old, that survive today not as museum pieces or in pages of a history book but as part of everyday modern life. From reminders of Britain's great maritime past in the crafts of the shipwright and the rope maker, to the organised mayhem that is the Ashbourne Tuesday football match and the exotic splendour of Giffords traditional circus, writer Tony Burton and photographer Rob Scott have travelled the length and breadth of our great nation to recreate for the reader the amazing sights they have seen. Together they have travelled from Shetland in the far north to the tip of Cornwall. They have sailed along the Scottish coast in a paddle steamer and learned how to make Melton Mowbray pork pies by hand. They have watched ponies galloping through the streets of Appleby and resisted the temptation to try too many of the sweets in the world's oldest sweet shop. This is a book that delights in the rich diversity of our historic survivors. For both author and photographer it has been a pleasure to witness many skilled people at work: to discover the complexity of building a fairground organ or to marvel at the skill and athleticism of circus performers. This is a book of rich variety that celebrates the great survivors from our islands' history.
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            ISBN 9781844865444
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A House Through Time

            A House Through Time (Hardback)

            By Olusoga, David; Backe-Hansen, Melanie

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $39.99
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            • Pre Release Local

            A tie-in to the acclaimed BBC television series.

            ISBN 9781529037241
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            European Cities and Towns: 400-2000
              

            European Cities and Towns: 400-2000 (Paperback)

            By Clark, Professor Peter

            • RRP: $72.99
            • $65.50
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            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Examines and explains the waves of urbanization across Europe from the fall of the Roman empire to the dawn of the 21st century, covering the whole of Europe, north and south, east and west, and looking at urban trends, the urban economy, social developments, cultural life, and g...overnance.
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            ISBN 9780198700548
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
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            Windmill Tales
             

            Windmill Tales (Hardback)

            Edited by Harris, Coy F.; Meinzer, Wyman; Other Halladay, Steve

            • RRP: $83.99
            • $83.99
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            Gives the reader a sense of the central importance of windmills in the lives of early pioneers in the West. This title shows American windmills as they appear today. It includes stories that reflect the sense of humor ranch and farm families developed to help them through hard ti...mes.
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            ISBN 9780896725270
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2004
            Publisher Inbooks
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The British Industrial Revolution
               

            The British Industrial Revolution (Library Binding)

            By Allport, Alan

            • RRP: $81.50
            • $81.50
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            The British Industrial Revolution looks at how and why the Industrial Revolution occurred and what its consequences were for the ordinary men, women, and children caught up in its extraordinary changes.

            ISBN 9781604134988
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2011
            Publisher Facts On File Inc
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Milestones in Modern World History
            Availability
            Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
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            The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

            The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History (Hardback)

            By Clair, Kassia St

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $35.09
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            A new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.

            ISBN 9781473659032
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2018
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

            Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots (Paperback)

            By Deary, Terry

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.39
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            The terrible truth behind the history of our railways by Terry Deary, creater of Horrible Histories. Strictly for grown-ups!

            ISBN 9781780226361
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2015
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Dangerous Days
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