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            I Hike Again: Mostly True Stories from 15,000 Miles of Hiking
              

            I Hike Again: Mostly True Stories from 15,000 Miles of Hiking (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Grinter, Lawton

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            The stories in I Hike Again are 25+ years and 15,000+ miles in the making covering long and short hikes on a multitude of trails around the globe. Anyone who's ever spent a day or many months on a dirt path will appreciate these entertaining and sometimes harrowing accounts of li...fe on the trail.
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            ISBN 9780985241520
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            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

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            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
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            To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
             

            To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration (Paperback)

            By Larson, Edward J.

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            From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a breathtaking entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time: in 1909 three daring expeditions-led by Ernest Shackleton, Robert Peary, and the dashing Duke of the Abruzzi-simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights... of the world. Suspenseful. ... Larson does full justice to his three protagonists' remarkable bravery. -Wall Street Journal As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration-set at the world's frozen extremes-lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, the pole of altitude, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, and the harshest conditions on the planet to plant flags at the furthest edges of the Earth. In the course of one extraordinary year, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were hailed worldwide at the discovers of the North Pole; Britain's Ernest Shackleton had set a new geographic Furthest South record, while his expedition mate, Australian Douglas Mawson, had reached the Magnetic South Pole; and at the roof of the world, Italy's Duke of the Abruzzi had attained an altitude record that would stand for a generation, the result of the first major mountaineering expedition to the Himalaya's eastern Karakoram, where the daring aristocrat attempted K2 and established the standard route up the most notorious mountain on the planet. Based on extensive archival and on-the-ground research, Edward J. Larson weaves these narratives into one thrilling adventure story. Larson, author of the acclaimed polar history Empire of Ice, draws on his own voyages to the Himalaya, the arctic, and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, where he himself reached the South Pole and lived in Shackleton's Cape Royds hut as a fellow in the National Science Foundations' Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. These three legendary expeditions, overlapping in time, danger, and stakes, were glorified upon their r
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            ISBN 9780062564481
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
             

            Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe (Hardback)

            By Strogatz, Steven

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            From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus - how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.

            ISBN 9781328879981
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Houghton Mifflin
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            Unmasking: A Page-Turning Espionage Thriller
              

            Unmasking: A Page-Turning Espionage Thriller (Hardback)

            By Dowell, Rayne

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            Unmasking is a gritty, fascinating, mysterious, soaring, suspense-filled tale and a moving personal story. Readers won't be able to put down this compelling, unforgettable memoir. Warning: for mature audiences only.

            ISBN 9780995916722
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Rayne Dowell
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            Storm van 's Gravesande: The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches (Volume II)
              

            Storm van 's Gravesande: The Rise of British Guiana, Compiled from His Despatches (Volume II) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harris, C. a.; De Villiers, J. A. J.

            • RRP: $39.99
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            This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. We have represented this book in the same form as it was first published. Hence any marks seen are left intent...ionally to preserve its true nature.
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            ISBN 9789353606022
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2019
            Publisher Alpha Edition
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            Stuff in the Basement: Influences of James Dean
             

            Stuff in the Basement: Influences of James Dean (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Farrell, George

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            This book is, intended for all of you that have dreams. It is my sincere hope that you can make your dreams become a reality.The inspiration for writing this book was visiting Fairmount, Indiana on a whim in September of 2016. I had wanted to visit James Dean's hometown ever sinc...e becoming a fan in 1983.While visiting my sister Anne over the 2016 United States Thanksgiving holiday weekend, my oldest sister Mary saw my passion in discussing my visits to Fairmount, Indiana. She saw in me a passion for acting years earlier. She suggested I follow through on that passion.On January 9, 2017, I retired from the Air Force Reserve. This freed up my weekends. My daughters were also getting self-sufficient. Courtney was sixteen and Heidi was eleven. I used this new found, independence to act in Community Theater.It suddenly dawned on me that I was FINALLY doing what I desired to do for the past 34 years. To become an actor. That desire started after seeing James Dean act in the film, East of Eden. It was as if everything had gone full circle.Upon completion of my roles in that first musical, Beauty and the Beast, I was motivated to write an article for The Deanzine, the official magazine of the James Dean Remembered Fan Club. I showed the article to Debbie, my significant other, who said I had enough material to expand the article (which appeared in two separate issues of the magazine), into a book. So I wrote it out in long hand first and refined it by adding photographs in the final typed version.I have written this for not only James Dean fans, but also for those who have been, told their dreams would be impossible. It is a book essentially about the trials and tribulations of life. There are obstacles that stand in our way that we must hurdle over or punch our way through. Overcoming the burdens of the deaths of family members, divorce, lost loves, etc. Life is not a flat plane of existence. It has peaks and valleys. So enjoy those peaks and pull yourselves out of the val
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            ISBN 9781543959796
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Bookbaby
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            A Master on the Spanish Main
             

            A Master on the Spanish Main (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Illustrated by Armstrong, T. L.; Contributions by Webber Jr, Burt D.

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            A Master on the Spanish Main is the authorized biography of Burt D. Webber, Jr., a treasure salvor who has recovered millions of dollars in artifacts and trove from numerous shipwrecks in the Caribbean over a period of fifty years. Celebrated in 1978 for his discovery of the Nues...tra Senora de la Concepcion at Silver Shoals, he has a number of other salvage projects to his credit including the discovery of the Jesus of Nazareth, the N. S. Begona and more than thirty other lesser-known vessels. As an expatriate, living in the Dominican Republic, Burt Webber has lead an exceptional life in several venues, primarily as a successful salvor of course, but his close associations with government officials in the Dominican Republic have provided him with other opportunities for adventure, unseen and previously undisclosed. Now, in his seventh decade, he can safely elaborate on those exploits, some of which were favors performed in the interest of clients who could rely upon his wide connections in the corporate world, or the shadowy dictatorships of Central America.387 Pages... 175 Photos... 8 Maps... 7 Illustrations... Footnotes... Indexed.The author, T. L. Armstrong, continues to pursue treasure salvage on the 1715 Plate Fleet along Florida's Treasure Coast and, as a young man, worked as a diver for Real Eight, Treasure Salvors, Doubloon Salvage, New Channel Historical Survey Group, Pirate Village, and a number of other more recent contractors, coupled with experience as a commercial diver in the offshore oil field. He has coauthored several other books on sunken treasure salvage including; West of the Bull; A Hundred Giants: New Discoveries; and The Rainbow Chaser's Tricentennial Yearbook.
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            ISBN 9781090677839
            Released NZ 27 Mar 2019
            Publisher Independently Published
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            Prester John: The History of the Legendary Patriarch and His Fabled Christian Kingdom in Africa
             

            Prester John: The History of the Legendary Patriarch and His Fabled Christian Kingdom in Africa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By River Editors, Charles

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            *Includes pictures *Includes medieval accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Portuguese maritime explorers had been gradually probing southwards along the west coast of Africa since the early part of the 15th century, seeding spores of the Port...uguese language, religion, and trade interests at numerous points along the way. These journeys were both enterprises in their own right, insofar as trade off the African coast was an end unto itself, as well as an effort to establish Portuguese primacy in the spice trade with India through the discovery of a viable sea route to the east. There was also something of a quasi-religious objective to the undertaking: locating the mythical Kingdom of Prester John, a fabled Christian empire thought to exist somewhere in Africa. By then, the Europeans had believed in the existence of this Christian kingdom for hundreds of years, making Prester John a fascinating but difficult topic given that his story was entirely one of legend. Given that he was not a real figure, many modern histories either omit him or ignore his story and influence altogether, but as counterintuitive as it may seem, Prester John is important because for over 500 years people thought he was real. As a result, people took very real actions attempting to find them, and they had an impact on the world, as far back as the travels of Marco Polo. By the 12th century, it was believed that far to the east, beyond the lands controlled by the Muslim armies, lived a powerful Christian king named Prester John in the land of India. While he was a king, he was also a priest ( Prester means Priest and was supposedly the only title he took). His kingdom was believed to be grand and contained many wonders. Marco Polo looked for Prester John, and the Crusaders wanted to reach out to Prester John. Portugal's Henry the Navigator sent his ships out with explicit instructions of what they should do if they met Prester John, and on his historic voyag
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            ISBN 9781091888128
            Released NZ 28 Mar 2019
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            Flinders Petrie: The Life and Legacy of the Father of Modern Egyptology
             

            Flinders Petrie: The Life and Legacy of the Father of Modern Egyptology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By River Editors, Charles

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            *Includes pictures *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The man who knows and dwells in history adds a new dimension to his existence...He lives in all time; the ages are his, all live alike to him. - Flinders Petrie Africa may have given rise to the ...first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world's first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it's no wonder that today's world has so many Egyptologists. Though he couldn't have known it, the various scholars and scientists that Napoleon Bonaparte brought to Egypt during his military campaigning there kicked off modern Egyptology, and a general fascination across the West. Until about 200 years ago, the writing of the ancient Egyptians was an enigma to the world, but that changed when an ancient Egyptian monument known today as the Rosetta Stone was discovered (or rediscovered serendipitously) by French soldiers in Egypt in 1799. Now one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Rosetta Stone is a black granite stele that was inscribed with texts in Greek and two different scripts of the ancient Egyptian language: demotic and hieroglyphs. Stelae like the Rosetta Stone were monuments that ancient Egyptian kings inscribed texts on, usually to proclaim a battle victory or a legal decree. Since the kings who commissioned stelae to be built believed that the information they contained were important, they were usually large, as is the case with the Rosetta Stone. Although damaged over time, the Rosetta Stone still stands nearly four feet tall a
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            ISBN 9781091899957
            Released NZ 28 Mar 2019
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