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            Guiding Lights: The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women
             

            Guiding Lights: The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women (Hardback)

            By Riddell, Shona

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            A compellingly written, fully illustrated account of lighthouse women throughout the ages, from those who lit ancient hilltop bonfires to the keepers of today.

            ISBN 9781925820621
            Published NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage

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

            By Blainey, Geoffrey

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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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            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World

            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clode, Danielle

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            A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald.

            ISBN 9781760784959
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Banks
             

            Banks (Hardback)

            By Kieza, Grantlee

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            Lust, science, adventure - Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery Explorer, naturalist and president of Britain's Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks was a larger-than-life character best known for his promotion of science. In 1768 Banks joined Captain James Cook's expedition to t...he South Pacific. The 30,000 specimens he brought back generated enormous interest, as did the sometimes racy written account of the journey, which chronicled his frequent amorous exploits. Banks' passion for the new and unusual flora of Australia led him to recommend Botany Bay to parliament as an excellent place for a penal settlement, despite the fact the soil was poor and there was no fresh running water, but he later became the foremost expert on everything Australian. By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of Britain's most colourful and successful scientists.
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            ISBN 9780733340505
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
             

            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans (Paperback)

            By Abulafia, David

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies - the Polynesians of the Pacific, the possessors of intuitive navigational skills, long before the invention of the compass, who by the first century were trading between their far-flung islands. By the seventh centur...y, trading routes stretched from the coasts of Arabia and Africa to southern China and Japan, bringing together the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific, linking together half the world through the international spice trade. In the Atlantic, centuries before the little kingdom of Portugal carved out its powerful, seaborne colonial empire, many peoples sought new lands across the sea - the Bretons, the Frisians and, most notably, the Vikings, now known to be the first Europeans to reach North America. As Portuguese supremacy dwindled in the late sixteenth century, the Spanish, the Dutch and then the British each successively ruled the waves. Following merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, lands for settlement and knowledge of what lay beyond, David Abulafia has created an extraordinary narrative of humanity and the oceans. Besides its grand narratives, The Boundless Sea explores the lesser known maritime enterprises of Denmark, Sweden, Oman, Sri Vijaya and many others. And today, as plastic refuse covers thousands of square miles of the waters, and once exotic trading cities and outposts are replaced by vast, mechanized container ports, he asks - what next for our oceans and our world?
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            ISBN 9780241956274
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Shipwrecked: New Zealand maritime disasters
             

            Shipwrecked: New Zealand maritime disasters (Hardback, New edition)

            By McLean, Gavin; Edited by Gentry, Kynan

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            Shipwrecks litter the coasts and reefs of New Zealand. Disasters at sea are no longer the regular occurrence they were in the days when sea travel was the main means of coastal and international transport, yet recent wrecks like the Rena show that perils remain. Shipwrecked retel...ls the voyages of ships doomed never to make their next port, in a jacketed hardback featuring plentiful photos and ephemera - including Eric Heath's superb colour illustrations of notable ships lost to the sea.
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            ISBN 9780947506667
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings
             

            The Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings (Hardback)

            By Price, Neil

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              13 Apr 21

            The Viking Age - between 750 and 1050 - saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they reshaped the world between eastern North America and the Asian steppe. For a millennium, though, their history has largely bee...n filtered through the writings of their victims. Based on the latest archaeological and textual evidence, Children of Ash and Elm tells the story of the Vikings on their own terms: their politics, their cosmology, their art and culture. From Bjoern Ironside, who led an expedition to sack Rome, to Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir, the most travelled woman in the world, Price shows us the real Vikings, not the caricatures they have become in popular culture and history.
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            ISBN 9780241283981
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude

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

            By Betts, Jonathan; Observatory Greenwich, Royal

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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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            Sea Fever: A British Maritime Miscellany

            Sea Fever: A British Maritime Miscellany (Hardback, Main)

            By Clothier, Meg; Clothier, Chris

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            Can you interpret the shipping forecast? Do you know your flotsam from your jetsam? Or who owns the foreshore? Can you tie a half-hitch - or would you rather splice the mainbrace? Full of charming illustrations and surprising facts, Sea Fever provides the answers to all these and... more. Mixing advice on everything from seasickness to righting a capsized boat with arcane marine lore, recipes, history, dramatic stories of daring-do and guides to the wildlife we share our shores with, even the most experienced ocean-dweller will find something in these pages to surprise and delight.
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            ISBN 9781788161619
            Released NZ 14 May 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream
             

            The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream (Hardback, Contains 1 Hardback)

            By Spencer, Charles

            • RRP: $69.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            The sinking of the White Ship is one of the greatest maritime disasters in English history, more influential to our country than the loss of the Titanic. Here, Sunday Times bestselling author Charles Spencer tells the real story behind legend, and shows how one incredible shipwre...ck changed England's course forever.
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            ISBN 9780008296803
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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