Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -
            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 5.44K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            To the Brink
              

            To the Brink (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Jason; Edited by Stevens, Tammie; By (photographer) Brown, Kenny

            • RRP: $72.99
            • $39.32
            • Save $33.67
            • In Stock US

            We rejoin The Expedition for its third and final instalment with Jason, now seasoned adventurer, and April, American schoolteacher at sea for the first time, battling to keep their pedal-powered boat Moksha from being dashed against Australia'a Great Barrier Reef.

            ISBN 9780984915521
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2016
            Publisher Billyfish Books LLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
            View details for this title
            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
            • $47.52
            • Save $11.98
            • Backorder US

            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
            Read more

            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
            View details for this title
            Science on Ice
              

            Science on Ice (Hardback)

            By Veronika, Meduna

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $50.99
            • Save $9.00
            • Available At Publisher

            'For some scientific questions, Antarctica is the best - and sometimes the only - place to look for answers. Visiting this frozen landscape is to gain a fresh perspective on our world, almost like going to another planet and looking back with renewed wonder on Earth.' In Science ...on Ice, award-winning science broadcaster and writer Veronika Meduna follows deep-south scientists who huddle in tents and dive under ice to study ancient mud, fat fish, migrating penguins and fossilised forests. Meduna presents us with a fascinating frozen land - Antarctica's ice cap holds three quarters of the planet's fresh water, its layers of ice and sediment record past climate conditions going back millions of years, and the oceans around it drive the global food chain and a giant conveyor belt of currents that transports heat around the globe. The creatures that call Antarctica home have evolved to survive in conditions hostile to life, and the continent's permanently ice-covered lakes may even hold the secret to how life began on Earth - and what it might look like elsewhere. And though it is the only continent without permanent human habitation, Antartica may yet hold the key to our survival. In this lavishly illustrated book Meduna introduces us to an exhilarating landscape, to fascinating discoveries and to the people making them - those scientists tackling fundamental questions about life and the world around us from the frozen continent.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781869405830
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            17 Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Ice Master
             

            The Ice Master (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Niven, Jennifer

            • RRP: $41.50
            • $41.50
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            An epic story of a disastrous expedition, treacherous crew members and extraordinary bravery

            ISBN 9780230768352
            Released NZ 5 Jul 2012
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            The Duchess's Shells: Natural History Collecting in the Age of Cook?s Voyages

            The Duchess's Shells: Natural History Collecting in the Age of Cook?s Voyages (Hardback)

            By Tobin, Beth Fowkes

            • RRP: $71.99
            • $71.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, the 2nd Duchess of Portland (1715-1785), was one of the wealthiest women in 18th-century Britain. Over the course of twenty years, she amassed the largest shell collection of her time. This study tells the story of the collection's formation and dispe...rsal.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780300192230
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2014
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Studies in British Art
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Shackleton's Whisky: A Spirit of Discovery: Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the Rare Malt Whisky He Left Behind
              

            Shackleton's Whisky: A Spirit of Discovery: Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the Rare Malt Whisky He Left Behind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Peat, Neville

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $30.00
            • Save $10.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir Ernest Shackleton's world fame is founded on the Endurance expedition of 1914-17, an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent that was foiled by the crushing of his ship in pack ice. The heroics that followed... ensured that Shackleton and his men would forever have a place in the annals of polar history and world exploration. But Shackleton had first come south seven years prior, leading the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition of 14 hand-picked men and targeting the South Pole from the opposite side of Antarctica. Rarely did Shackleton consume strong drink, and on his expeditions he tolerated only a 'mild spree' at times of celebration. But in 1907 25 cases u 300 bottles u of Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky whisky, three cases of which would ultimately lie forgotten beneath his hut at Cape Royds in the McMurdo Sound region for over 100 years, were loaded aboard his ship the Nimrod. The discovery of the whisky in 2007, and its subsequent reblending by the Mackinlay distillery, inspired Neville Peat to rexamine and explore Shackleton's first Antarctic expedition, the 'heroic' era of Antarctic exploration, and the craft and lore behind Scotland's finest dram.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781869799465
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2012
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            105 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Travelling Wild: Trekking the Sahara

            Travelling Wild: Trekking the Sahara (Hardback)

            By Newland, Sonya

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $29.22
            • Save $7.77
            • To Order

            Follow an intrepid traveller's fictitious journeys through some of the most exciting, dangerous and inhospitable places on Earth, to discover animal and plant life, landscape and climate, and negotiate perilous survival situations!

            ISBN 9780750285841
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2016
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Travelling Wild
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            Animal Explorers: Lola the Plant Hunter PB

            Animal Explorers: Lola the Plant Hunter PB (Paperback)

            Illustrated by Rentta, Sharon

            • RRP: $17.99
            • $14.39
            • Save $3.60
            • In Stock At Publisher

            ANIMAL EXPLORERS is a brand-new picture book series that will inspire all budding explorers to follow their dreams. Lola the polar bear has a passion for plants, but there aren't many flowers in the Arctic. There's only one thing for it: she'll have to trek to the Amazon jungle!

            ISBN 9781407193656
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 0-5 years
            Availability
            473 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

            South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir; By (photographer) Hurley, Frank

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
            • Save $8.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            South, now in paperback to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the original publication and including images discovered in Antarctica in 2013!

            ISBN 9780760364826
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            15 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World

            In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clode, Danielle

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
            • Save $8.00
            • Temporarily out of stock

            A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald.

            ISBN 9781760784959
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
            View details for this title
            Total 5.44K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›