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            Timelines of Everyone: From Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala
             

            Timelines of Everyone: From Cleopatra and Confucius to Mozart and Malala (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Get the inside track on the incredible lives of history's biggest names: from Shakespeare to Oprah Winfrey, and Anne Frank to Julius Caesar. Following on from the smash hit Timelines of Everything, Timelines of Everyone stands out from other history books by focusing squarely on ...the biographies of a myriad of movers and shakers across millennia. This DK children's book boasts more than 130 visual timelines, covering kings and queens, humanitarians, scientists, inventors, explorers, activists, writers, artists, and more. Timelines of Everyone breathes fresh life into the biographies of the people you thought you knew, yet also finds new stories from previously overlooked or ignored voices. Did you know US President Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated only once in 300 wrestling matches? Or that more women passed NASA's rigorous astronaut training tests for Project Mercury, but were forbidden to fly into space? Or how about the fact that Einstein's last words were lost, because his nurse didn't speak German? This fascinating title takes kids on a historical journey, revealing not just the incredible achievements, contributions, and adventures of historical luminaries, but the lesser-known events that shaped them too, from childhood into old age. Filled with easy-to-understand visual timelines, vibrant illustrations, and a diverse range of historical figures, Timelines of Everyone is the must-have guide to the world's must-know names.
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            ISBN 9780241413005
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space
             

            The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of space. Each celestial body is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images. Enga...ging storybook-style descriptions of each object allow readers to delve into myths, legends, trivia, and key discoveries about the solar system and beyond. Wonder at the rocky rings around Saturn, discover the tale behind the constellation Centaurus, and gaze at the fountains gushing from Jupiter's moon Enceladus. With reference pages packed with fascinating information, you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of astronomy, The Mysteries of the Universe is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.
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            ISBN 9780241412473
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler
             

            Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler (Hardback)

            By O'Donnell, Svenja

            • RRP: $48.00
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            What does it mean to be on the wrong side of history? But when Svenja impulsively visits this windswept Baltic city, something unlocks in Inge and, finally, she begins to tell her story.

            ISBN 9781529105452
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List
              

            My Survival: A Girl on Schindler's List (Paperback)

            By Finder, Rena; Greene, Joshua M.

            • RRP: $19.50
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            • Pub Date
              3 Sep 20

            The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame.

            ISBN 9780702303791
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Sep 2020
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            Sir David Attenborough
             

            Sir David Attenborough (Paperback)

            By Huxley-Jones, Lizzie; Illustrated by Papworth, Sarah

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            David Attenborough: explorer, broadcaster, natural historian. Explore the beauty of the world we inhabit with national treasure, David Attenborough.

            ISBN 9780702302879
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series A Life Story
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            The Death Ray Debacle: A Novel of the 1935 Kiwi Invention Spies Tried to Steal
             

            The Death Ray Debacle: A Novel of the 1935 Kiwi Invention Spies Tried to Steal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McGill, David

            • RRP: $34.99
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            "In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a 'death ray'. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story is told by Temporary Acting ...Detective Dan Delaney, seconded to Special Branch, forerunner of the Security Intelligence Service. Special Branch is monitoring the German Club in Auckland, an increasingly shrill supporter of the Nazi regime. The unconventional Auckland theatrical scene has made sensational headlines with the alleged murder of his wife by impresario Eric Mareo, his accuser the bisexual dancer Freda Stark, lover of his deceased partner. A mysterious German/Jewish refugee has been involved in both the German Club and this Bohemian scene, making her a person of interest to the young detective and a recently arrived German diplomat. The detective and a helpful Scotland Yard adviser pursue and are pursued by spies determined to steal Penny's blueprint. Round-the-clock protection is provided for Penny by armed soldiers on the supposedly secure Somes Island government facility, used to imprison enemy aliens in the Great War. Corruption on the island is uncovered by the detectives as they face lethal force to acquire an invention all major countries are actively chasing"--Back ciover.
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            ISBN 9780992262228
            Published NZ 2 Oct 2015
            Publisher Silver Owl Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

            The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Campbell, Nancy

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Delayed Release

            A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place, which will appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing.

            ISBN 9781471169328
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Stasiland

            Stasiland (Paperback)

            By Funder, Anna

            • RRP: $28.00
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            Winner of the BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize Truth can be stranger - and more heartbreaking and hilarious - than fiction. In this now classic work, Funder tells extraordinary stories from the most perfected surveillance state of all time, the former East Germany. She meets Miriam,... condemned as an enemy of the state at sixteen, and Frau Paul, for whom the Berlin Wall 'went through my heart'. She drinks with the legendary 'Mik Jegger' of the East, once declared by the authorities to 'no longer exist'. And she meets ex-Stasi - men who spied on their families and friends - still loyal to the deposed regime as they await the next revolution. Stasiland is a brilliant, timeless portrait of a Kafkaesque world as gripping as any thriller. In a world of total surveillance, its celebration of human conscience and courage is as potent as ever.
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            ISBN 9780143792529
            Published NZ 27 Jun 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Timelines of Everything: From woolly mammoths to world wars

            Timelines of Everything: From woolly mammoths to world wars (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            Explore an illustrated history of the world through over 140 timelines for kids. From dinosaurs and Vikings to the history of cinema and espionage, discover incredible world history in this lavish collection of timelines.Jam-packed with surprising facts and amazing details, such ...as the most bloodthirsty pirate of all time and the first crime to be solved by studying fingerprints, Timelines of Everything will take you on a whirlwind journey through an illustrated history of time, from the Big Bang to the modern world.More than 140 timelines give you all the general knowledge you need - and even some surprising trivia you don't! Must-know topics and alternative history are showcased with beautiful, detailed illustrations and straightforward, easy-to-read text. Whether you want to know key breakthroughs that set the Industrial Revolution in motion or defining moments in the history of fashion, you'll find it all here. With timelines on a diverse range of subjects, Timelines of Everything is the ultimate guide to history for kids.
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            ISBN 9780241302323
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
             

            The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb (Paperback)

            By Kean, Sam

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean tells the incredible story of how a renegade group of spies kept Hitler from obtaining his ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.

            ISBN 9781529374889
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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