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            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
             

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

            By Abulafia, David

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            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 9781846145087
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Soil Science for Gardeners: Working with Nature to Build Soil Health
             

            Soil Science for Gardeners: Working with Nature to Build Soil Health (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pavlis, Robert

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            Soil Science for Gardeners is an easy-to-read, practical guide to the science behind a healthy soil ecosystem and thriving plants. The book debunks common myths, explains soil science basics, and provides the reader with the knowledge to create a personalized soil fertility impro...vement program for better plants.
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            ISBN 9780865719309
            Released NZ 28 May 2020
            Publisher New Society Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series
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            Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture
             

            Dirt to Soil: One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Gabe; White, Courtney

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            At the turn of the 1990s, Gabe Brown and his wife, Shelly, bought a farm near Bismarck, North Dakota and began growing grains and raising cattle using heavy tillage, herbicides, insecticides, and artificial fertilizer. Brown demonstrates in Dirt to Soil his tried-and-true solutio...ns to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge, which lies right beneath our feet.
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            ISBN 9781603587631
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2018
            Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Tales Of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World
             

            Tales Of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Freeman, John; Atwood, Margaret; Roy, Arundhati

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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together some of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live. In... the past five years, John Freeman, previously editor of Granta, has launched a celebrated international literary magazine, Freeman's, and compiled two acclaimed anthologies that deal with income inequality as it is experienced, first in New York and then throughout the United States. In the course of this work, one major theme has come up repeatedly: how climate change is making already dire inequalities much worse, devastating further the already devastated. The effects of global warming are especially disruptive in less well-off nations, sending refugees to the US and elsewhere in the wealthier world, where they often encounter the problems that perennially face outsiders: lack of access to education, health care, decent housing, employment, and even basic nutrition. But the problems of climate change are not restricted to those from the less developed world. American citizens are suffering too, as the stories of distress resulting from recent hurricanes testify: People who can't sell their home because the building is on a flood plain, people who get displaced and cannot find work, and more. And this doesn't even take on board the situation in much of the Caribbean, or south of the Rio Grande in Mexico and Central America. Galvanized by his conversations with writers and activists around the world, Freeman has engaged with some of today's most eloquent writers, many of whom hail from the places under the most acute stress. The response has been extraordinary: a literary all-points bulletin of fiction, essays, poems, and reportage. Margaret Atwood conjures with a dystopian future in three remarkable poems. Lauren Groff takes us to Florida; Edwidge Danticat to Haiti; Tahmima Anim to Bangla
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            ISBN 9780143133926
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany
             

            Planting the World: Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany (Hardback)

            By Goodman, Jordan

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              2 Sep 20

            A global history of botany and plant collecting in 18th century based on original research in many languages.

            ISBN 9780007578832
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis

            The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Figueres, Christiana; Rivett-Carnac, Tom

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            I hope it is widely read and acted on' Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace The Future We Choose is a passionate call to arms, written by former UN Secretary for Climate Christiana Figures and Tom Rivett-Carnac, her UN political ...strategist.
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            ISBN 9781786580368
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The England Coast Path: 1,000 Mini Adventures Around the World's Longest Coastal Path
             

            The England Coast Path: 1,000 Mini Adventures Around the World's Longest Coastal Path (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Neale, Stephen

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            In Spring 2020, one of the smallest nations in the world is opening the longest continuous coastal path in the world: the England Coast Path. This guidebook will cover the whole length.

            ISBN 9781844865796
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Under the Camelthorn Tree: The Impact of Trauma on One Family
             

            Under the Camelthorn Tree: The Impact of Trauma on One Family (Paperback)

            By Nicholls, Kate

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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            A mother's gritty yet often humorous account of family life and the consequences of a violent event on each of them.

            ISBN 9781474609975
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Does Living Green Make a Difference?
             

            Does Living Green Make a Difference? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maniates, Michael

            • RRP: $23.99
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            • Pub Date
              28 Jul 20

            Massive environmental problems threaten our planet and evoke within us a need to act - a need to do something, no matter how small, to slow the damage. But what kind of action? Businesses, governments, and environmental groups tell us that buying environmentally friendly products... while living more lightly on the planet is a winning strategy. If enough of us make these changes to our lifestyles, governments and corporations will follow suit. Environmental solutions will emerge and the planet will prosper. Michael Maniates believes that individuals can and must stop environmental destruction. But not by living green. The mantra of "buy green, live lean, save the planet" is a con: it fosters pernicious assumptions about social change, separates individuals from their real power in the world, and fuels damaging consumption. It's high time to find more rewarding and promising avenues for saving the planet. This book shows us how.
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            ISBN 9781509527472
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Where Am I?
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