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              Cross Country: A 3,700-Mile Run to Explore Unseen America
               

              Cross Country: A 3,700-Mile Run to Explore Unseen America (Hardback)

              By Gates, Rickey

              • RRP: $49.99
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              • Pub Date
                14 Apr 20

              In 2017, professional runner Rickey Gates ran 3,700 miles across the continental United States with just a small backpack and an anthropologist's curiosity to discover the divided America in which we live. In the book Cross Country, Gates documents this epic experience from South... Carolina to San Francisco, sharing first-person essays, interviews, and over 200 photographs of the ordinary and extraordinary people and places he saw along the way. While Gates delivers unparalleled insight into the extreme athletic and mental challenge of this transcontinental run, running is not the core focus of Cross Country-it is a story of the remarkable people across the United States who we would otherwise never meet. * A photographic travelogue that follows along Rickey Gates's run across the country, and the individuals who live in it * Filled with portraits, landscapes, and collages of towns and communities that most people have never seen * From South Carolina to San Francisco, the five-month-long run covers 3,700 miles of hiking trails, rivers, and roads. Gates slept in the rain, carried meager possessions on his back, ran through the night, endured mental and physical challenges, and survived on a staple of gas station hot dogs and Pop Tarts. Delivering a patchwork portrait of America, Gates's captivating story captures the spirit of our country-that grit, determination, and compassion are qualities that can unite us all. * Perfect gift for runners, hikers, and lovers of the outdoors, as well as fans of travelogues, photography, and photo-journalism * A great pick for those who loved Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck, and A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson. * A unique perspective of the United States
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              ISBN 9781452180885
              Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
              Publisher Chronicle Books
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              The Colour of the Sky After Rain
               

              The Colour of the Sky After Rain (Hardback)

              By Keswick, Tessa

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              An extraordinary memoir of one woman's experiences in China.

              ISBN 9781789545036
              Released NZ 13 Mar 2020
              Publisher Head of Zeus
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports (Fifth Edition)

              Rick Steves Mediterranean Cruise Ports (Fifth Edition) (Paperback)

              By Steves, Rick

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              The only guidebook to provide thorough coverage of the sights and cultural experiences available in each of the Mediterranean's ports of call

              ISBN 9781641710954
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
              Publisher Avalon Travel Publishing
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              The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Mountaineering Race to Summit the Himalayas

              The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Mountaineering Race to Summit the Himalayas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ellsworth, Scott

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              One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war.

              ISBN 9781529307191
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
              Publisher John Murray Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands
               

              The Age of Islands: In Search of New and Disappearing Islands (Hardback, Main)

              By Bonnett, Alastair

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              • Pub Date
                7 May 20

              A fascinating exploration of new and disappearing islands around the world, by the author of Off the Map.

              ISBN 9781786498090
              Released NZ 7 May 2020
              Publisher Atlantic Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Time For Lights Out

              Time For Lights Out (Hardback)

              By Briggs, Raymond

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              In his customary pose as the grumpiest of grumpy old men, Raymond Briggs contemplates old age and death... and doesn't like them much.

              ISBN 9781787331952
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Vintage
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              Insight Guides Puerto Rico
               

              Insight Guides Puerto Rico (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 7th Revised edition)

              By Guides, Insight

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              ISBN 9781786718020
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
              Publisher APA Publications
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              Series Insight Guides
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              The Best of Perth and Western Australia: All the Must-See Destinations for Short Visits

              The Best of Perth and Western Australia: All the Must-See Destinations for Short Visits (Paperback)

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              The Best of Perth and Western Australia covers everything there is to see and do for short stays.If you have limited time these are the best places to see and adventures to do on a short stay holiday or business trip.Covering the best locations in Western Australia to visit and h...ow to get around including maps.Also included is where to find the best produce and the best locations for food and drink venues in the city of Perth and around Western Australia.Covering the Margaret River and all the must see things to do with the best food in the region, the history and culture of Western Australia and the places to experiences best sunsets and beaches around the coastline.
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              ISBN 9781760791858
              Published NZ 4 Dec 2019
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
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              The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary
               

              The Way to the Sea: The Forgotten Histories of the Thames Estuary (Paperback)

              By Crampton, Caroline

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              Caroline Crampton was born on the Thames Estuary to parents who had sailed there from South Africa in the early 1980s. Having grown up with seafaring legs and a desire to explore, Caroline is both a knowledgeable guide to the most hidden-away parts of this overlooked and unfashio...nable part of the country, and a persuasive advocate for its significance, both historically and culturally. As one of the key entrances and exits to England, the estuary has been pivotal to London's economic fortunes and in defining its place in the world. It has also been the entry point for immigrants for generations, yet it has an ambivalent relationship with newcomers, and UKIP's popularity in the area is on the rise. As Caroline navigates the waters of the estuary, she also seeks out its stories: empty warehouses and arsenals; the Thames barrier, which guards the safety of Londoners more precariously than we might; ship wrecks still inhabited by the ghosts of the drowned; vast Victorian pumping stations which continue to carry away the capital's sewage; the river banks, layered with archaeological Anglo-Saxon treasures; literature inspired by its landscape; beacons used for centuries to guide boats through the dark and murky waterways of the estuary; the eerie Maunsell army forts - 24 metre high towers of concrete and steel which were built on concealed sandbanks at the far reaches of the estuary during the Second World War and designed to spot (and shoot) at incoming enemy planes; and the estuary's wildlife and shifting tidal moods.
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              ISBN 9781783784141
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Granta Books
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              The Day War Broke Out: Untold true stories of how British families faced the Second World War together

              The Day War Broke Out: Untold true stories of how British families faced the Second World War together (Paperback)

              By Hyams, Jacky

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              Sunday, 3 September 1939: the dawn of a new conflict that would engulf the world, following the words of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain: 'This country as at war with Germany'. By the time World War II ended in 1945, nearly half a million people from Britain and its empire had... lost their lives, and the world had changed forever. Eighty years on, a look back at the lives of British people in September 1939 reveals a very different world from the one we know today. Unprecedented hardship lay ahead for a country where free healthcare for all was unknown: strict rationing of food and petrol, conscription for both sexes, and personal tragedy year after year amidst the chaos of Britain's bombed out cities and ports. What was it really like to be living in Britain in September 1939? The Day the War Broke Out is a fresh insight into the hearts and minds of a nation on that fateful day. With exclusive personal interviews, untold stories, wartime diaries and newspaper reports, it reveals the innermost fears and hopes of a society on the brink of war: through the eyes of young mothers fearful for their families, bewildered children painfully cut adrift from loved ones, and men of all ages, many now facing combat for the second time in their lives. These are personal, intimate snapshots from eighty years ago - when the entire world, virtually overnight, seemed to have been turned upside down - and of how a nation faced this new world with courage, humour and stoicism.
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              ISBN 9781789461268
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2019
              Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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