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              Living on Shaky Ground: The Science and Story Behind New Zealand's Earthquakes Expanded and Updated Edition: 2019
               

              Living on Shaky Ground: The Science and Story Behind New Zealand's Earthquakes Expanded and Updated Edition: 2019 (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              Living on Shaky Ground investigates our turbulent tectonics. It tells us how earthquakes are measured and described, and how scientists predict future shakes. Now fully updated and revised, including the 2016 magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura quake and a new coda from the author.

              ISBN 9781988538129
              Published NZ 10 Feb 2020
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Guns and Utu: A Short History of the Musket Wars
                

              Guns and Utu: A Short History of the Musket Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              In Guns and Utu, popular historian Matthew Wright disputes the many mythologies of these wars, examining some of the whys and wherefores of this generation-long culture collision.

              ISBN 9780143565659
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past
                

              Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              New Zealand's Pakeha origin as a bolt-hole for convicts escaping Australia, a place where former convicts joined whaling and sealing gangs, and where sea captains thumbed their noses at the law, has been quietly forgotten.

              ISBN 9780143567646
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons
                

              New Zealand on the Move: 100 Kiwi Transport Icons (Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              In this lively, well researched and affectionate survey of 100 'vehicles' of all descriptions, historian Matthew Wright takes us on a trip down memory lane, reacquainting us with the way we used to get around.

              ISBN 9781869794521
              Published NZ 12 Aug 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front
               

              New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front (Paperback, Revised)

              By Wright, Matthew; Foreword by Pugsley, Christopher

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              New edition of "Shattered Glory", expanded and redesigned with foreword by eminent historian Christopher Pugsley.

              ISBN 9780947506193
              Published NZ 6 Apr 2017
              Publisher Oratia Media
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              Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45
                

              Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              Wright is one who has been able to place himself within the culture and sense the history...This new book is a worthy contribution to our understanding... - Frank Glen, 'The Southland Times', 14 June 2003. Author Matthew Wright... has brought the Italian campaign alive. The book ...is as important as it is highly readable
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              ISBN 9780908318186
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military Series
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              Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45
                

              Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              In December 1941, Japan attacked the British Empire and the United States, turning the European war that had raged since 1939 into a global conflict. For a few desperate months during early 1942, the Kiwis faced crisis. Australia had its own threat to face. Britain was stretched ...to the utmost against Germany, and the United States
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              ISBN 9780908318209
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military Series
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              Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War
                

              Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              "This is the story of New Zealand's military aviation from its modest beginnings in 1914 to the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1936, the struggles of the Second World War and then the gyrations of the Cold War, wrapping up with the transition to the very differen...t post-Cold War world of the 1990s. It is a story of politics, of aircraft, and especially of people - of the everyday New Zealanders who fought the Second World War, who served with the RNZAF and the RAF, then and later; and who found strengths in themselves that, perhaps, they did not know they had"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780908318261
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series New Zealand Military
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              Desert Duel: New Zealand's Land War in North Africa, 1940-43
                

              Desert Duel: New Zealand's Land War in North Africa, 1940-43 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Wright, Matthew

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              For three years from 1940 the Second New Zealand Division, led by Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Freyberg, fought in the North African desert against a combined German-Italian army and its formidable leader, Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel. Rommel regarded the Kiwis as the elite of th...e British army, and their General was officially classified as a
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              ISBN 9780908318179
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Series New Zealand Military Series
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              Old South: Life and Times in the Nineteenth-century Mainland
               

              Old South: Life and Times in the Nineteenth-century Mainland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Matthew

              A lively new illustrated history of the South Island by Matthew Wright, Old South tells a story of triumphs, tragedies and earnest hopes.

              ISBN 9780143006510
              Published NZ 31 Aug 2009
              Publisher Penguin
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