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            Shipwreck and Survival
               

            Shipwreck and Survival (Paperback, New title)

            By Bull, Diane

            • RRP: $22.99
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            The story of the bizarre wreck of the ship 'General Grant' in 1866. The ship was wrecked on the rugged coast of New Zealand's South Island. The story is suitable for ESL students as well as for English language teaching for years 9 and above.

            ISBN 9780582545410
            Published NZ 2 May 2002
            Publisher Pearson Education
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Cook's Ark: The animals that sailed with James Cook
             

            Cook's Ark: The animals that sailed with James Cook (Paperback)

            By PhD, Alison Sutherland

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It concludes by linking animals introduced during Cook's voyages with New Zealand's historic heritage breeds of livestock.

            ISBN 9780473493165
            Published NZ 30 Oct 2019
            Publisher A Sutherland
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage

            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blainey, Geoffrey

            • RRP: $40.00
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            In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkabl...e quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's Epic Voyage Professor Geoffrey Blainey takes readers once again on a vivid journey through history, challenging accepted views and the intersection of myth, science and exploration.
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            ISBN 9781760895099
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives: 2018
             

            New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives: 2018 (Paperback)

            Edited by Steel, Frances

            • RRP: $59.99
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            A multi-disciplinary work encompassing history, marine science, archaeology and visual culture, New Zealand and the Sea explores New Zealand's varied relationship with the sea, challenging the conventional view that history unfolds on land.

            ISBN 9780947518707
            Published NZ 8 Nov 2018
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
             

            Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (Paperback)

            By Thompson, Christina

            • RRP: $26.99
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            `Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude `Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World For more than a millennium, Polynesians ...have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonise these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind. For Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People is a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.
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            ISBN 9780008339050
            Released NZ 30 Jan 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Revolutionised the War

            A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Revolutionised the War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Parkin, Simon

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            'Find out what is happening in the Atlantic, find ways of getting the convoys through, and sink the U-boats!' Prime Minster, Winston Churchill

            ISBN 9781529353044
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War

            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

            • RRP: $37.00
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            Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation. Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corn...er, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture! This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.
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            ISBN 9780241379776
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude
             

            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude (Hardback, Revised edition)

            By Betts, Jonathan

            • RRP: $47.50
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            Following one of the most inspiring and fascinating stories linked to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, this book centres on the life and achievements of John Harrison - designer and builder of the first accurate marine timekeepers.

            ISBN 9781906367695
            Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
            Publisher National Maritime Museum
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
              

            Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Updated Edition)

            By Biel, Steven

            • RRP: $28.99
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            Brimming over with wit and insight. . . . Fresh and fascinating. Dan Rather

            ISBN 9780393340808
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2012
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Smooth Sea and a Fighting Chance: The Story of the Sinking of Titanic

            Smooth Sea and a Fighting Chance: The Story of the Sinking of Titanic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Otfinoski, Steven

            • RRP: $14.99
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            In an immersive, exciting narrative nonfiction format, this powerful book follows a selection of people who experienced the sinking of the Titanic.

            ISBN 9781491484579
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2016
            Publisher Capstone Press
            Interest Age Children
            Series Tangled History
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