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            A Short History of the World in 50 Places
             

            A Short History of the World in 50 Places (Hardback)

            By Field, Jacob F.

            • RRP: $32.29
            • $32.29
            • Internationally sourced

            Discover the most impactful and incredible episodes from human history, from the prehistoric era to the present day, through the perspective of fifty of the most important, and often surprising, places in the world.

            ISBN 9781789291971
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Mummy Ate My Homework
             

            A Mummy Ate My Homework (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

            • RRP: $18.99
            • $15.19
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jan 21

            Being whisked back to 1300 BC certainly wasn't on Henry's to-do list. Can he make his way through a new school, odd sports, unexpected friends and deadly pets, Egyptian style? And will he everfind his way back to the present day?

            ISBN 9781407194929
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            History Atlas
             

            History Atlas (Hardback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Travel the world from ancient history to the present day in this stunning gift book from the acclaimed creator of MYTH ATLAS. Explore fifteen extraordinary civilisations, with spectacular, action-packed 'maps'. With quirky facts, humorous details and compelling stories, this is h...istory at its most entertaining.
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            ISBN 9781407189239
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
             

            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans (Paperback)

            By Abulafia, David

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $30.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies - the Polynesians of the Pacific, the possessors of intuitive navigational skills, long before the invention of the compass, who by the first century were trading between their far-flung islands. By the seventh centur...y, trading routes stretched from the coasts of Arabia and Africa to southern China and Japan, bringing together the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific, linking together half the world through the international spice trade. In the Atlantic, centuries before the little kingdom of Portugal carved out its powerful, seaborne colonial empire, many peoples sought new lands across the sea - the Bretons, the Frisians and, most notably, the Vikings, now known to be the first Europeans to reach North America. As Portuguese supremacy dwindled in the late sixteenth century, the Spanish, the Dutch and then the British each successively ruled the waves. Following merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, lands for settlement and knowledge of what lay beyond, David Abulafia has created an extraordinary narrative of humanity and the oceans. Besides its grand narratives, The Boundless Sea explores the lesser known maritime enterprises of Denmark, Sweden, Oman, Sri Vijaya and many others. And today, as plastic refuse covers thousands of square miles of the waters, and once exotic trading cities and outposts are replaced by vast, mechanized container ports, he asks - what next for our oceans and our world?
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            ISBN 9780241956274
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World

            The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World (Paperback)

            By Haywood, John; Foreword by Cunliffe, Barry

            • RRP: $33.99
            • $30.59
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            • In Stock At Publisher

            In a series of 54 full-colour maps covering 3,000 years and spanning the whole of Europe, this book comprehensively charts the dramatic history of the Celts from their origins in the Bronze Age to their present-day diaspora. It deals with the Continental Celts, the Atlantic Celts... and the modern Celts and their state of culture.
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            ISBN 9780500288313
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand
             

            Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand (Paperback, New edition)

            Edited by Pawson, Eric; Brooking, Tom

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $42.50
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            Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of Ne...w Zealand, first published in 2002, brimming with new content and fresh insights into the causes and nature of this transformation, and the new landscapes and places that it produced. Unusually among environmental histories, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of change, focusing on international as well as local contexts. Its 19 chapters are organised in five broadly chronological parts: Encounters, Colonising, Wild Places, Modernising, and Contemporary Perspectives. These are framed by an editorial introduction and a reflective epilogue. The book is well illustrated with photographs, maps, cartoons and other graphics.
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            ISBN 9781877578526
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World

            Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World (Hardback)

            By Smith, Laurence C.

            • RRP: $50.00
            • $37.50
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            Rivers, more than any road, technology, or political leader, have shaped the course of civilization. They have opened frontiers, founded cities, settled borders, and fed billions. They promote life, forge peace, grant power, and capriciously destroy everything in their path. And ...even as they have become increasingly domesticated, rivers remain a powerful global force, one that is more critical than ever to our future. In Rivers of Power, geographer Laurence Smith takes a deep dive into the timeless and vastly underappreciated relationship between rivers and civilization as we know it. Rivers are of course important to us in all the obvious ways (like water supply, sanitation, transport, etc.). But they also shape us in less obvious ways. Massive amounts of river water support the global food trade; huge volumes are consumed to provide the world's electricity -- not just by hydropower, but by coal, nuclear, and natural gas power plants too; most of our globally important cities are positioned on the banks of rivers or river deltas. The territories of nations, their cultural and economic ties to one another, and the migrations of people trace to rivers and the topographic divides they carve on the world. Beautifully told and expansive in scope, Rivers of Power, reveals how and why rivers have so profoundly shaped civilization, and examines the importance this vast, arterial power holds for our present, past, and future.
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            ISBN 9780241333860
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps
             

            A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps (Hardback)

            By Black, Jeremy

            • RRP: $113.50
            • $87.01
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            • Not Available Locally

            In this highly original work Jeremy Black, one of world's leading military and cartographic historians, shows how fundamental maps were to the conflict as he charts its historical sweep across each of the major theatres.

            ISBN 9780712353137
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2020
            Publisher British Library Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe

            The Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe (Hardback)

            By Brooke-Hitching, Edward

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $38.99
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            A visual history of how mankind has studied the sky throughout history, featuring some of the most stunning images ever created.

            ISBN 9781471178931
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
             

            The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans (Hardback)

            By Abulafia, David

            • RRP: $113.50
            • $87.01
            • Save $26.49
            • Internationally sourced

            David Abulafia begins with the earliest of seafaring societies - the Polynesians of the Pacific, the possessors of intuitive navigational skills, long before the invention of the compass, who by the first century were trading between their far-flung islands. By the seventh centur...y, trading routes stretched from the coasts of Arabia and Africa to southern China and Japan, bringing together the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific, linking together half the world through the international spice trade. In the Atlantic, centuries before the little kingdom of Portugal carved out its powerful, seaborne colonial empire, many peoples sought new lands across the sea - the Bretons, the Frisians and, most notably, the Vikings, now known to be the first Europeans to reach North America. As Portuguese supremacy dwindled in the late sixteenth century, the Spanish, the Dutch and then the British each successively ruled the waves. Following merchants, explorers, pirates, cartographers and travellers in their quests for spices, gold, ivory, slaves, lands for settlement and knowledge of what lay beyond, David Abulafia has created an extraordinary narrative of humanity and the oceans. Besides its grand narratives, The Boundless Sea explores the lesser known maritime enterprises of Denmark, Sweden, Oman, Sri Vijaya and many others. And today, as plastic refuse covers thousands of square miles of the waters, and once exotic trading cities and outposts are replaced by vast, mechanized container ports, he asks - what next for our oceans and our world?
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            ISBN 9781846145087
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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