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            Captain James Cook
             

            Captain James Cook (Paperback)

            By Mundle, Rob

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            A biography that puts you on the quarterdeck with history's greatest sailor Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled the... oldest mystery surrounding the existence of Terra Australis Incognita - the Great South Land. He became the first explorer to circumnavigate New Zealand and establish that it was two main islands; discover the Hawaiian Islands for the British Empire; and left an enduring legacy.Rob Mundle introduces us to an unlikely sailor in a teenage Cook, who, through the combination of hard-won skills as a seafarer, the talents of a self-taught navigator and surveyor, and an exceptional ability to lead and care for his men, climbed the ranks of the Royal Navy to acheive legendary status among all who sailed and mapped the world.
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            ISBN 9780733335433
            Published NZ 2 Nov 2017
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
              

            Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (Hardback)

            By Thompson, Christina

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            `Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

            ISBN 9780008339012
            Released NZ 18 Mar 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott

            I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott (Paperback, Main)

            By Spufford, Francis

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            When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination.

            ISBN 9780571346783
            Released NZ 25 Jul 2018
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill

            The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson

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            A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in 1768 - 250 years ...ago. These vast waters, one third of the earth's surface, were uncharted - but not unknown. A rich diversity of people and cultures navigated, traded, lived and fought here for thousands of years. Before Cook, the Pacific was disconnected from the power and ideas of Europe, Asia and America. In the wake of Cook, everything changed. The Pacific with Sam Neill is the companion book to the Foxtel documentary series of the same name, in which actor and raconteur Sam Neill takes a deeply personal, present-day voyage to map his own understanding of James Cook, Europe's greatest navigator, and the immense Pacific Ocean itself. Voyaging on a wide variety on vessels, from container ships to fishing trawlers and sailing boats, Sam crosses the length and breadth of the largest ocean in the world to experience for himself a contemporary journey in Cook's footsteps, engaging the past and present in both modern and ancient cultural practice and peoples. Fascinating, engaging, fresh and vital - this is history - but not as you know it.
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            ISBN 9781460758137
            Published NZ 18 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Around the World in 60 Seconds: The Nas Daily Journey-1,000 Days. 64 Countries. 1 Beautiful Planet.

            Around the World in 60 Seconds: The Nas Daily Journey-1,000 Days. 64 Countries. 1 Beautiful Planet. (Hardback)

            By Yassin, Nuseir; Kluger, Bruce

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            In 2016, Yassin quit his job to travel for 1,000 consecutive days. But instead of the usual tourist traps, Nas set out to meet real people, see the places they call home, and discover what unites people living on this beautiful planet--from villages in Africa and slums in India, ...to the high-rises of Singapore and the deserts of Australia.alia.
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            ISBN 9780062932679
            Released NZ 13 Mar 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Continents

            Continents (Hardback)

            By Pelusey, Michael; Pelusey, Jane

            Adopting a geographical approach, this fascinating volume provides comprehensive information on the physical features, climate, plants and animals, history, regions of the seven continents of the world. a Thought-provoking information on the environmental and economical sustainab...ility of each continent is included. Contents Africa Antarctica Asia Australia Europe North America South America Macmillan World Library provides individual books from some of our best-selling series combined in one updated volume. The benefits to you and your students are numerous and include: * up-to-date material on highly popular topics * all information together in one volume, instead of six individual books * an economical resource.
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            ISBN 9781420269499
            Published NZ 6 Mar 2009
            Publisher Macmillan Education Australia
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Macmillan world library
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            Where is Dr Leichhardt?: The Greatest Mystery in Australian History
             

            Where is Dr Leichhardt?: The Greatest Mystery in Australian History (PDF ebook)

            By Lewis, Darrell

            The vast deserts of Outback Australia hold many secrets, but there is one great mystery which stands out among all others the mystery of the lost Leichhardt expedition. In April 1848 Ludwig Leichhardt and six other men set out westward from the Queensland frontier, heading for Sw...an River settlement in Western Australia. They never arrived. Somewher
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            ISBN 9781921867750
            Available in PDF
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 1 May 2013
            Publisher NewSouth Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Australian studies
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            Spice Islands
             

            Spice Islands (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

            By Burnet, Ian

            • RRP: $44.99
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            Cloves and nutmeg are indigenous to the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia. The book tells of the many uses of these exotic spices and the history of their trade over a period of more than 2000 years. It describes how the Spice trade into Europe came to be dominated by Middle Eas...tern and Venetian merchants. Backed by the Crowns of Portugal and Spain explorers such as Columbus, Vasco da Gama and Magellan dreamt of sailing directly to the Spice Islands. Much of the story is told through the lives of these historical characters, as well as Sir Francis Drake, Jan Pieterzoom Coen, Pierre Poive and others, lesser known but equally important. The story revolves around the intense rivalry between the Sultans of Ternate and Tidore, their relationship with the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and English who at different times occupied the Spice Islands.
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            ISBN 9781525205224
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2013
            Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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            Over the Edge of the World
             

            Over the Edge of the World (Paperback, New title)

            By Bergreen, Laurence

            • RRP: $37.99
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            This title tells the astonishing tale of the first sea voyage to circumnavigate the entire globe. Magellan's dramatic maritime expedition in 1519 discovered the straits that enabled Europe to trade with the Eastern spice islands and changed the course of history.

            ISBN 9780007198559
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2005
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Hubert Who?
             

            Hubert Who? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Andrews, Malcolm

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Explorer, pioneer aviator, war photographer, naturalist, meteorologist, author, student of the paranormal, and secret agent; loyal lieutenant to Shackleton, Bean and Hearst; the last man from the West to meet with Lenin ... Sir Hubert Wilkins lived many lives - all of them exciti...ng and fantastic.
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            ISBN 9780733323003
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2011
            Publisher ABC Books
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