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              The Lost World Illustrated
                

              The Lost World Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

              • RRP: $45.99
              • $45.99
              • In Stock US

              The Lost World is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1912, concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals still survive. It was originally published serially in the Strand Magazine and i...llustrated by New-Zealand-born artist Harry Rountree during the months of April-November 1912. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between indigenous people and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.
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              ISBN 9798614575830
              Released NZ 16 Feb 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Coral Island: Large Print
                

              The Coral Island: Large Print (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ballantyne, Robert Michael

              • RRP: $27.99
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              Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover (the narrator), eighteen-year-old Jack Martin and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island. At first their life on the island is idyllic; food, in ...the shape of fruits, fish and wild pigs, is plentiful, and using their only possessions; a broken telescope, an iron-bound oar and a small axe, they fashion a shelter and even construct a small boat.
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              ISBN 9798626503906
              Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              In the South Seas: Large Print
                

              In the South Seas: Large Print (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stevenson, Robert Louis

              • RRP: $30.99
              • $30.99
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              For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested that I should try the South Seas; and I was not unwilling to... visit like a ghost, and be carried like a bale, among scenes that had attracted me in youth and health. I chartered accordingly Dr. Merrit's schooner yacht, the Casco, seventy-four tons register; sailed from San Francisco towards the end of June 1888, visited the eastern islands, and was left early the next year at Honolulu. Hence, lacking courage to return to my old life of the house and sick-room, I set forth to leeward in a trading schooner, the Equator, of a little over seventy tons, spent four months among the atolls (low coral islands) of the Gilbert group, and reached Samoa towards the close of '89. By that time gratitude and habit were beginning to attach me to the islands; I had gained a competency of strength; I had made friends; I had learned new interests; the time of my voyages had passed like days in fairyland; and I decided to remain. I began to prepare these pages at sea, on a third cruise, in the trading steamer Janet Nicoll. If more days are granted me, they shall be passed where I have found life most pleasant and man most interesting; the axes of my black boys are already clearing the foundations of my future house; and I must learn to address readers from the uttermost parts of the sea.
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              ISBN 9798617289307
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Crown and Constitutional Reform
                 

              The Crown and Constitutional Reform (Hardback)

              Edited by Shore, Cris; Raudon, Sally; Williams, David V.

              • RRP: $566.99
              • $566.99
              • Pub Date
                1 Jul 20

              The Crown and Constitutional Reform is an innovative, interdisciplinary exchange between experts in law, anthropology and politics about the Crown, constitutional monarchy and the potential for constitutional reform in Commonwealth common law countries. The constitutional foundat...ion of many Commonwealth countries is the Crown, an icon of ultimate authority, at once familiar yet curiously enigmatic. Is it a conceptual placeholder for the state, a symbol of sovereignty or does its ambiguity make it a shapeshifter, a legal fiction that can be deployed as an expedient mask for executive power and convenient instrument for undermining democratic accountability? This volume offers a novel, interdisciplinary exchange: the contributors analyse how the Crown operates in the United Kingdom and the postcolonial settler societies of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In doing so, they examine fundamental theoretical questions about statehood, sovereignty, constitutionalism and postcolonial reconciliation. As Queen Elizabeth II's long reign approaches its end, questions about the Crown's future, its changing forms and meanings, the continuing value of constitutional monarchy and its potential for reform, gain fresh urgency. The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.
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              ISBN 9780367511647
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Availability
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              A change of air
                

              A change of air (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hope, Anthony

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
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              In his speech at the annual banquet of the Royal Academy in 1894, among many other good things, Mr. Andrew Lang said: The thrifty plan of giving us sermons, politics, fiction, all in one stodgy sandwich, produces no permanent literature, produces but temporary 'tracts for the tim...es.' Fortunately we have among us many novelists-young ones, luckily-who are true to the primitive and eternal, the Fijian canons of fiction. We have Oriental romance from the author of 'Plain Tales from the Hills.' We have the humor and tenderness-certainly not Fijian, I admit-which produces that masterpiece 'A Window in Thrums'; we have the adventurous fancy that gives us 'A Gentleman of France, ' 'The Master of Ballantrae, ' 'Micah Clarke, ' 'The Raiders, ' 'The Prisoner of Zen
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              ISBN 9798615491900
              Released NZ 23 Feb 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Cinematic Settlers: The Settler Colonial World in Film
                 

              Cinematic Settlers: The Settler Colonial World in Film (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lahti, Janne; Weaver-Hightower, Rebecca

              • RRP: $147.99
              • $147.99
              • Pub Date
                16 Jul 20

              This anthology adds to the burgeoning field of settler colonial studies by examining settler colonial narratives in the underanalyzed medium of film. Cinematic Settlers discusses different cinematic genres, national traditions, and specific movies in order to expose related threa...ds, shared circulations of knowledge, and paralleled representations. Organized into thematic groupings-conquest, settlement, natives, and space-the contributors explore the question of how film compares to written genres and other visual media in representing and effecting settler colonialism on a global scale. Striving for inclusiveness, the volume covers different eras and settler colonial situations in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hawaii, the American West, Canada, Latin America, Russia, France, Algeria, German Africa, South Africa, and even the next frontier: outer space. By showing how films offer layered, contested, and dynamic settler colonial narratives that advance settler hegemonic readings, the essays enable students to better analyze and understand the complex history of diversity and colonialism in film. This book is important reading for undergraduate classes on the history of empire, colonialism, and film.
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              ISBN 9780367503833
              Released NZ 16 Jul 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 16 Jul 2020
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              The Coral Island: Large Print
                

              The Coral Island: Large Print (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ballantyne, Robert Michael

              • RRP: $30.99
              • $30.99
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              Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover (the narrator), eighteen-year-old Jack Martin and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island. At first their life on the island is idyllic; food, in ...the shape of fruits, fish and wild pigs, is plentiful, and using their only possessions; a broken telescope, an iron-bound oar and a small axe, they fashion a shelter and even construct a small boat.Their first contact with other people comes after several months when they observe two large outrigger canoes land on the beach. The two groups are engaged in battle and the three boys intervene to successfully defeat the attacking party, earning the gratitude of the chief Tararo. The Polynesians leave and the three boys are alone once more.Then more unwelcome visitors arrive in the shape of pirates, who make a living trading, or stealing, sandalwood. The three boys conceal themselves in a hidden cave, but Ralph is captured when he sets out to see if the pirates have left, and is taken aboard the pirate schooner. Ralph strikes up an unexpected friendship with one of the pirates, Bloody Bill , and when they call at an island to trade for more wood he meets Tararo again. On the island he sees all facets of island life, including the popular sport of surfing, as well as the practice of infanticide and cannibalism.Rising tension leads to an attack by the inhabitants on the pirates, leaving only Ralph alive and Bloody Bill mortally wounded. However they manage to make their escape in the schooner. After Bill dies, making a death-bed repentance for his evil life, Ralph manages to sail back to the Coral Island to be re-united with his friends.
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              ISBN 9798622270277
              Released NZ 13 Mar 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Availability
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              The Lost World Illustrated
                

              The Lost World Illustrated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doyle, Arthur Conan

              • RRP: $33.50
              • $33.50
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              The Lost World is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1912, concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals still survive. It was originally published serially in the Strand Magazine and i...llustrated by New-Zealand-born artist Harry Rountree during the months of April-November 1912. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between indigenous people and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.
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              ISBN 9798618311359
              Released NZ 26 Feb 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Availability
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              The Coral Island: Large Print
                

              The Coral Island: Large Print (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ballantyne, Robert Michael

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $27.99
              • In Stock US

              Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover (the narrator), eighteen-year-old Jack Martin and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island. At first their life on the island is idyllic; food, in ...the shape of fruits, fish and wild pigs, is plentiful, and using their only possessions; a broken telescope, an iron-bound oar and a small axe, they fashion a shelter and even construct a small boat.Their first contact with other people comes after several months when they observe two large outrigger canoes land on the beach. The two groups are engaged in battle and the three boys intervene to successfully defeat the attacking party, earning the gratitude of the chief Tararo. The Polynesians leave and the three boys are alone once more.Then more unwelcome visitors arrive in the shape of pirates, who make a living trading, or stealing, sandalwood. The three boys conceal themselves in a hidden cave, but Ralph is captured when he sets out to see if the pirates have left, and is taken aboard the pirate schooner. Ralph strikes up an unexpected friendship with one of the pirates, Bloody Bill , and when they call at an island to trade for more wood he meets Tararo again. On the island he sees all facets of island life, including the popular sport of surfing, as well as the practice of infanticide and cannibalism.Rising tension leads to an attack by the inhabitants on the pirates, leaving only Ralph alive and Bloody Bill mortally wounded. However they manage to make their escape in the schooner. After Bill dies, making a death-bed repentance for his evil life, Ralph manages to sail back to the Coral Island to be re-united with his friends.
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              ISBN 9798629626411
              Released NZ 27 Mar 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Māori Warriors
                  

              Māori Warriors (Library Binding)

              By Abdo, Kenny

              • RRP: $60.50
              • $60.50
              • Pub Date
                1 Aug 20

              This title focuses on the history of Maori warriors! It breaks down their origin, tactics, and place in modern culture. This hi-lo title is complete with thrilling and colorful photographs, simple text, glossary, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to st...ate standards. Fly! is an imprint of Abdo Zoom, a division of ABDO.
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              ISBN 9781098221232
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Ancient Warriors
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