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            Guinness World Records 2022
              

            Guinness World Records 2022 (Hardback)

            By World Records, Guinness

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $44.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Sep 21

            Global pandemics and lockdowns haven't stopped record breakers from achieving spectacular things: indeed, they've given many people the chance to focus on their ambitions and attain goals beyond their expectations. As ever, Guinness World Records is there to document and ratify t...hese remarkable accomplishments, and our fully updated 2022 edition is a celebration of the tenacity and determination of the human race. The changing pace of the last year has also given us the opportunity to take stock of our planet and explore the current state of the environment, as seen through our unique record-breaking lens. So, join us as we take a deep dive into GWR 2022... * Understand the challenges being faced by our planet because of climate change and find out what's being done to reverse the decline and build a better future. * Venture into the natural world for thrilling encounters with the most extreme plants and animals. * Meet the people breaking records with their incredible bodies and exceptional minds. * Discover the stats, facts and figures behind the world's most popular videogames, movies, TV shows and media channels. * Celebrate the greatest sporting achievements, the most daring adventurers and the latest technological developments. Plus, we've reached out to some of the young people who refuse to let their age be a barrier to success. What are they doing to change their world? What inspires them to be best? And what can you learn from them if you want to get your own name in the record books? Find out in Guinness World Records 2022.
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            ISBN 9781913484149
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Guinness World Records Limited
            Interest Age General Audience
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            100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa
             

            100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa (Paperback, Contains Paperback and DVD)

            By Morton, Simon; Hotere, Riria

            • RRP: $34.99
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            "Go behind the scenes at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and discover more than 100 treasured items from the Museum's collection. 100 Amazing Tales From Aotearoa gives readers a special look at some of the surprising, wonderful, and significant items that Te Papa stores i...n trust for the nation. Learn the secrets of one of the first dinosaur fossils ever discovered, see new spider species, be inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellery, encounter fearsome weapons from the Pacific, and uncover deep and personal stories of Maori taonga"--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781877385797
            Published NZ 21 Sep 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            YouTube World Records 2021: The Internet's Greatest Record-Breaking Feats: 2021
               

            YouTube World Records 2021: The Internet's Greatest Record-Breaking Feats: 2021 (Hardback, Updated)

            By Besley, Adrian

            • RRP: $42.50
            • $41.70
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 21

            YouTube World Records 2021 showcases the greatest feats ever recorded on the file-sharing website.

            ISBN 9781787397385
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Sep 2021
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            2021 Rugby Almanack
              

            2021 Rugby Almanack (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clive Ackers & Adrian Hill; Hill, Adrian; Burnes, Campbell

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $49.50
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            The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record.

            ISBN 9781990003158
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            298 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals
              

            The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            Edited by King, Carolyn M.; Forsyth, David M.

            • RRP: $160.00
            • $160.00
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            A definitive reference on all the land-breeding mammals recorded in the New Zealand region (including the New Zealand sector of Antarctica). It lists 65 species, including native and exotic, wild and feral, living and extinct, residents, vagrants and failed introductions. It comp...rehensively describes their history, biology and ecology.
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            ISBN 9781988592589
            Published NZ 28 Jan 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Gemstones
             

            Gemstones (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hall, Cally

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $18.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Aug 21

            The clearest and cleanest-cut photographic field guide to over 130 gemstones from around the world This compact visual guide is packed with more than 800 vivid full-colour photographs of more than 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones, and precious metals. With... authoritative text, clear photography, and a systematic approach, this concise guide to identification enables you to recognize each gemstone instantly. Each expertly written entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the gemstone's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Additional colour illustrations and photographs show uncut stones, colour variations, and a range of popular cuts, while bands on each entry provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Beginners to gem collecting will benefit from the detailed introduction that defines what a gemstone is, explains the physical and optical properties used to identify and classify gemstones, and shows how they have been fashioned and even imitated throughout history. To help with the initial stages of identification a colour key illustrates the variety of colours found within natural and synthetic gemstones, and a glossary explains the relevant scientific and technical terms.
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            ISBN 9780241436189
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series DK Handbooks
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            The Artist's Manual: The Definitive Art Sourcebook: Media, Materials, Tools, and Techniques
              

            The Artist's Manual: The Definitive Art Sourcebook: Media, Materials, Tools, and Techniques (Hardback)

            By Pepper, Rob

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              28 Sep 21

            The one-stop handbook of everything you need to know to get the most out of your passion for art This book delivers what you need to become a more confident, creative artist - whatever your level of skill or experience. It's like having your very own studio assistant. Designed fo...r modern artists who take inspiration from and make connections between different art traditions and techniques, The Artist's Manual covers drawing and painting; ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking; as well as newer areas such as digital art and animation. Brush up on basic know-how such as choosing the right tool, mixing watercolors, preparing a canvas, or mastering image-manipulation software. Learn how to glaze a pot, screenprint in halftones, or use perspective to bring drawings to life. Try mosaic, fresco, linocut, digital collage, and much more. Equipment, materials, and methods are fully explained and beautifully illustrated - there's everything you need to enjoy making art to the fullest and take your creativity to the next level.
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            ISBN 9780241483855
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Complete Vegetable Cookbook: A Seasonal, Zero-waste Guide to Cooking with Vegetables
             

            The Complete Vegetable Cookbook: A Seasonal, Zero-waste Guide to Cooking with Vegetables (Hardback)

            By Strawbridge, James

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 21

            A reference and recipe resource on how to prepare and cook the edible parts of over 40 vegetables The Complete Vegetable Cookbook is a comprehensive reference and recipe collection, making it a must-have in any cook's kitchen. James Strawbridge showcases more than 40 vegetables, ...season by season, exploring each plant's unique characteristics, different varieties, and how best to prepare produce in your kitchen. An advocate of zero-waste cooking, James also shares how you can make use of all that's edible from root to bloom with ideas on preserving and storing. There are over 120 delicious vegetarian recipes for you to enjoy- main meals, light lunches, and sides. Rustle up one of James' family favourites- a warming fennel gratin for a cosy autumn evening meal; watercress, pear, and walnut tart; or even cucumber peel gin, and discover how the humble vegetable can deliver utmost flavour all year round.
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            ISBN 9780241500941
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition

            The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition (Hardback)

            Foreword by Lee, Jim; By Manning, Matthew K.; Wiacek, Stephen; Scott, Melanie; Jones, Nick

            • RRP: $80.00
            • $60.00
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            A true essential for any comic book fan and a vital addition to every DC fan's shelf. Explore the latest earth-shaking developments and titanic clashes in the DC Comics Universe. The iconic Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Flash have been transformed in recent years, along ...with many other DC Comics characters. This new edition of the encyclopedia brings everything up to date once more, providing an accessible, compelling and lavishly illustrated guide to this dynamic world. Created in full collaboration with DC Comics, this authoritative tome covers more than 1,200 of your favourite heroes and infamous villains in extensive detail. Catch up with comics characters featured in films including Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman. With a brand-new cover design, and thrilling comic artwork, the fun and excitement of more than 80 years of comics history explodes off every page! Experience the DC Comics Universe like never before with The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition. Copyright (c)2021 DC Comics. All DC characters and elements (c) & (TM) DC Comics. WB SHIELD: (TM) & (c) Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s21)
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            ISBN 9780241439531
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

            The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife. The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compelling worlds and characters depicted in m...yths and legends. Delve into each myth and discover the meanings behind these stories, getting to the heart of their significance to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Revisit your favourite myths and discover brand new ones- discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, Thor with his mighty hammer, and Hades, ruler of the underworld. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths this book delves into the stories woven by the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.
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            ISBN 9780241301913
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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