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            Wild Seas to Greenland: a Sailing Adventure With Ocean Racer Ross Field
              

            Wild Seas to Greenland: a Sailing Adventure With Ocean Racer Ross Field (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hayter, Rebecca

            • RRP: $48.99
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            When 1994 Whitbread race winner Ross Field refitted his 20-year-old aluminium yacht for high latitude cruising, he applied Kiwi DIY, latest technology and 35 years of ocean racing experience. Rebecca Hayter, one of New Zealand's best known yachting journalists, followed his refit... in detail, then she signed on as crew for one of the world's most dangerous oceans.
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            ISBN 9780473544683
            Published NZ 26 Feb 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Renegades Flames of Amazonia: Defenders of the Planet
              

            The Renegades Flames of Amazonia: Defenders of the Planet (Paperback)

            By Brown, Jeremy; Selby, David; Illustrated by Jakeway, Katy; Reed, Libby

            • RRP: $24.00
            • $18.00
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            • Pub Date
              6 May 21

            Katelyn, Mo, and Leon have a new enemy - fire-breathing creatures destroying the Amazon rainforest! Can the Renegades save the human race before the world goes up in flames? In this fast-paced action adventure series, The Renegades are called upon to use their superpowers to comb...at threats to the world's climate. Holed up on a ranch in Texas, the Renegades are hiding with relatives and recouping after their Arctic adventures. But a bout of mysterious fires soon sees them fly off to the Amazon, where deadly fire-breathing creatures called Flamejantes are destroying the rainforest. Katelyn, Mo, and Leon must team up with local indigenous activists to stop them. And it looks like something - or someone - sinister is behind the creatures' sudden appearance... Combining urgent issues about the climate emergency and exciting new superheroes with unique powers, this graphic novel is not just a gripping adventure but an important discussion of climate change and its potentially devastating consequences
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            ISBN 9780241490662
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
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            Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science

            Dr Karl's Little Book of Climate Change Science (Paperback)

            By Kruszelnicki, Karl

            • RRP: $16.99
            • $13.25
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            Australia's favourite science communicator explains the facts about climate change - and how we can fix it Is the planet reeeeeally warming up? But carbon's natural, isn't it? How could planes fly without fossil fuels? What's a pteropod and why should I care? Kelp? How can it hel...p? One of Dr Karl Kruszelnicki's jobs as Australia's most popular science communicator is to answer people's questions about climate change. Now, in this never dull, easy-to-understand guide Dr Karl explains the science of climate change and how we can fix it (we can!). So when your uncle says (again) that it's a load of hooey (or an illuminati conspiracy), you can keep your cool and talk like a boss about why it's getting hotter and what we can do about it.
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            ISBN 9780733341298
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet
             

            Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (Hardback)

            By Rockstroem, Johan; Gaffney, Owen; Foreword by Thunberg, Greta

            • RRP: $30.00
            • $22.50
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            • Pub Date
              16 Jun 21

            Advisors who guided David Attenborough's Our Planet now reveal the full scale of the climate emergency we face, along with the positive message that if we act, we can stabilize Earth's life support system. To accompany the Netflix documentary Breaking Boundaries: The science behi...nd Our Planet , this high-impact book, written by leading climate change experts, explains the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced. The story is accompanied by unique visualizations of Earth produced by Globaia, the world's leading visualizers of human impact. The authors explain that in 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone. Beyond these boundaries lurk tipping points. In order to stop short of these tipping points, the 2020s must see the fastest economic transition in history. This book demonstrates how societies are reaching positive tipping points that make this transition possible: groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the schoolchildren led by Greta Thunberg demand political action; countries are committing to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions; and one tipping point has even already passed - the price of clean energy has dropped below that of fossil fuels. At the brink of a critical moment in history, this essential book presents a vision of Planetary Stewardship based on a new understanding of our rainforests, ice sheets, oceans, atmosphere, and rich diversity of life.
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            ISBN 9780241466759
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Hardback)

            By Higham, Tom

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            A fascinating investigation of the origin of humans based on incredible new discoveries and advanced scientific technology

            ISBN 9780241440674
            Released NZ 25 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Alarmist
               

            The Alarmist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lowe, Dave

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $34.00
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            • Pub Date
              7 May 21

            His research was urgent fifty years ago. Now, it's critical. In the early 1970s, budding Kiwi scientist Dave Lowe was posted at an atmospheric monitoring station on the wind-blasted southern coast of New Zealand's North Island. On a shoestring salary he measured carbon in the ...atmosphere, collecting vital data towards what became one of the most important discoveries in modern science. What followed was a lifetime's career marked by hope and despair. As realisation dawned of what his measurements meant for the future of the planet, Dave travelled the world to understand more about atmospheric gases, along the way programming some of the earliest computers, designing cutting-edge equipment and conducting experiments both dangerous and mind-numbingly dull. From the sandy beaches of California to the stark winters of West Germany, the mesas of the Rocky Mountains and an Atlantic voyage across the equator, Dave has faced down climate deniers, foot-dragging bureaucracy and widespread complacency to open people's eyes to the effects of increasing fossil fuel emissions on our atmosphere.
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            ISBN 9781776564187
            Published NZ 7 May 2021
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Stubborn Light of Things: A Nature Diary
             

            The Stubborn Light of Things: A Nature Diary (Hardback, Main)

            By Harrison, Melissa

            • RRP: $42.50
            • $33.42
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            • Internationally sourced

            'A writer of great gifts.' - Robert Macfarlane I now live a richly connected year, marked by seasonal events: the first snowdrop in my garden, cut and brought inside;

            ISBN 9780571363506
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Dinosaur Hunters: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery of Prehistoric Life
             

            The Dinosaur Hunters: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery of Prehistoric Life (Hardback)

            By Dingus, Dr Lowell; Museum of National History, American

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 21

            The story of intrepid palaeontologists, the discoverers of prehistoric life, and the revelations found through their research.

            ISBN 9780233005430
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind

            Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pattison, Kermit

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A behind-the-scenes account of the shocking discovery of the skeleton of Ardi, a human ancestor far older than Lucy - a find that shook the world of paleoanthropology and radically altered our understanding of human evolution. In 1994, a team led by fossil-hunting legend Tim Whit...e- the Steve Jobs of paleoanthropology -uncovered the bones of a human ancestor in Ethiopia's Afar region. Radiometric dating of nearby rocks indicated the skeleton, classified as Ardipithecus ramidus, was 4.4 million years old, more than a million years older than Lucy, then the oldest known human ancestor. The findings challenged many assumptions about human evolution-how we started walking upright, how we evolved our nimble hands, and, most significantly, whether we were descended from an ancestor that resembled today's chimpanzee-and repudiated a half-century of paleoanthropological orthodoxy. Fossil Men is the first full-length exploration of Ardi, the fossil men who found her, and her impact on what we know about the origins of the human species. It is a scientific detective story played out in anatomy and the natural history of the human body. Kermit Pattison brings into focus a cast of eccentric, obsessive scientists, including one of the world's greatest fossil hunters, Tim White-an exacting and unforgiving fossil hunter whose virtuoso skills in the field were matched only by his propensity for making enemies; Gen Suwa, a Japanese savant who sometimes didn't bother going home at night to devote more hours to science; Owen Lovejoy, a onetime creationist-turned-paleoanthropologist; Berhane Asfaw, who survived imprisonment and torture to become Ethiopia's most senior paleoanthropologist and who fought for African scientists to gain equal footing in the study of human origins; and the Leakeys, for decades the most famous family in paleoanthropology. An intriguing tale of scientific discovery, obsession and rivalry that moves from the sun-baked desert of Africa and a nation caught in a b
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            ISBN 9780063055476
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Albert and the Whale
             

            Albert and the Whale (Hardback)

            By Hoare, Philip

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 21

            An illuminating exploration of the intersection between life, art and the sea from the award-winning author of Leviathan, or The Whale.

            ISBN 9780008323295
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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