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            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific
              

            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific (Hardback)

            By Thomas, Nicholas

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $28.49
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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            The story of the settlement of the Pacific Ocean.

            ISBN 9781838930486
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Landmark Library
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            The Gardens of Mars: Madagascar, an Island Story
             

            The Gardens of Mars: Madagascar, an Island Story (Hardback)

            By Gimlette, John

            • RRP: $67.99
            • $50.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 21

            A portrait of Madagascar, the world's fourth-largest island and a place of enduring fascination for its rich biodiversity (including a plethora of endemic species), as well as for its tangled and troubled history.

            ISBN 9781788544726
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Darwin's Dragons

            Darwin's Dragons (Paperback)

            By Galvin, Lindsay

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $17.59
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            Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime on Charles Darwin's ship. But after being shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change the world - and make his fortune. Should he share his find, or will it lead to the extinction of a legendary species...?
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            ISBN 9781912626465
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Availability
            511 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest

            The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest (Hardback)

            By Caesar, Ed

            • RRP: $50.00
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            In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceived his own crazy, beautiful plan: he would fly a Gipsy Moth airplane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, th...en become the first person to reach its summit - all utterly alone. Wilson didn't know how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had pluck, daring and a vision - he wanted to be the first man to stand on top of the world. Traumatised by his wartime experiences and leaving behind a trail of broken hearts, Wilson believed that Everest could redeem him. This is the tale of an adventurer unlike any you have ever encountered: an unforgettable story about the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Maurice Wilson is a man written out of the history books - dismissed as an eccentric and a charlatan by many, but held in the highest regard by renowned mountaineers such as Reinhold Messner. The Moth and the Mountain restores him to his rightful place in the annals of Everest and in doing so attempts to answer that eternal question - why do we climb mountains?
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            ISBN 9780241262313
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            Minecraft Guide to The Nether and the End: An Official Minecraft Book from Mojang
             

            Minecraft Guide to The Nether and the End: An Official Minecraft Book from Mojang (Hardback)

            By Ab, Mojang

            • RRP: $32.50
            • $24.19
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            Helps you survive as you navigate new terrain, discover new hostile mobs and attempt to collect unique materials. This book makes us learn how to kill fire-resistant mobs in the Nether and repurpose Nether fortresses, then master the art of defeating the ender dragon and explore ...the outer islands of the End dimension.
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            ISBN 9781405285995
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2017
            Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
            999 Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire
               

            In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Bergreen, Laurence

            • RRP: $67.99
            • $51.90
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            • Pub Date
              16 Mar 21

            An exploration narrative of the highest order: the bestselling author of Over the Edge of the World brings alive the extraordinary life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history--as a pirate ...raiding Spanish galleons, as the first explorer to successfully circumnavigate the globe, and as a naval hero who defeated the Spanish Armada and reshaped the global order. Queen Elizabeth's favorite pirate, Francis Drake, was a hot-tempered, red-haired rogue who plundered and pillaged his way to the ends of the earth. The most fascinating and accomplished of all buccaneers, Drake is regarded as a folk hero throughout Great Britain, a combination of unparalleled explorer and Robin Hood. He was vigorous and daring, but also a brash hustler who beguiled the nearly insolvent young queen of England with promises of gold and silver, and tales of heroic quests in exotic lands. For Elizabeth, he made the impossible real. Drake was the first captain to circumnavigate the globe successfully (Ferdinand Magellan had died in his attempt), and a decade later, when Elizabeth called upon Drake again, he dramatically defeated the Spanish Armada, making possible the rise of the British Empire. Throughout his career he reaped benefits by making himself into the instrument of Elizabeth's imperial ambitions. And as the devil-may-care vice-admiral of the English fleet, he personified England's transition to Great Britain. The relationship between Drake and Elizabeth is the missing link in the rise of the British empire, and its importance has not been fully described or appreciated--until now. Framed around Francis Drake's key explorations as a way to illuminate this crucial moment in British history, In Search of a Kingdom is a rousing adventure narrative mingling wide-ranging historical themes with intimate passions.
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            ISBN 9780063062979
            Released NZ 16 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperLuxe
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 16 Mar 2021
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            The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest
             

            The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest (Hardback)

            By Caesar, Ed

            • RRP: $59.50
            • $45.43
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            From New Yorker writer Ed Caesar, The Moth and the Mountain is a sweeping true story about one man's attempt to salve the wounds of war and save his own soul through an audacious adventure: flying his biplane five thousand miles across the world and attempting to become the first... person to summit Mt. Everest. In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceived his own crazy, beautiful plan: he would fly a plane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit--all utterly alone. Wilson didn't know how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he took off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Wilson's eleven-month journey to Everest was wild: full of twists, turns, and daring. Eventually, in disguise, he sneaked into Tibet. His icy ordeal was barely beginning. Wilson was one of the Great War's heroes, but also one of its victims. His hometown of Bradford, in northern England, was ripped apart by the fighting. So was his family. He barely survived the war himself. Wilson returned from the conflict unable to cope with the sadness that engulfed him. He began a years-long trek around the world, burning through marriages and relationships, leaving damaged lives in his wake. When he finally returned to England, nearly a decade after he first left, he found himself falling in love once more--this time with his best friend's wife--before depression overcame him again. He emerged from his funk with a crystalline ambition. He wanted to be the first man to stand on top of the world. Wilson believed that Everest could redeem him. This is the tale of an adventurer unlike any you have ever encountered: complex, driven, wry, haunted, and fully alive. He is a man written out of the
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            ISBN 9781501143373
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Avid Reader Press / Simon & Sc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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            Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars

            Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Rader, Andrew

            • RRP: $37.99
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            Brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader provides a stunning history of human exploration and assesses where our desire to explore could take us next.

            ISBN 9781471186486
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            320 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Mr Stuart's Track

            Mr Stuart's Track (Paperback, Picador ed.)

            By Bailey, John

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            This is a fascinating study of a loner and explorer of no fixed abode, who battled alcoholism and ill health to push himself to the limits of endurance in crossing straight through the red centre to the northern seas.

            ISBN 9780330423618
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2007
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
            Availability
            104 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves

            You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves (Hardback)

            By Bray, Hiawatha

            • RRP: $50.99
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            The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS-and the consequent decline of privacy

            ISBN 9780465032853
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2014
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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