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            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific
             

            Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific (Hardback)

            By Thomas, Nicholas

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The story of the settlement of the Pacific Ocean.

            ISBN 9781838930486
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Landmark Library
            Availability
            76 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Life of Alexander the Great
             

            The Life of Alexander the Great (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Plutarch; Translated by Dryden, John; Edited by Clough, Arthur Hugh; Introduction by Hanson, Victor Davis

            • RRP: $22.99
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            From one of the most eminent biographers of the ancient world, here is the story that has intrigued readers for centuries--the young king of Macedonia who became known as one of the greatest military geniuses of all time.

            ISBN 9780812971330
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2004
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Modern Library Classics
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            12 Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

            Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Richardson, Dr Edmund

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            For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a meeting point of East and West. Then it vanished. In 1833 it was discovered in Afghanistan by the unlikeliest person imaginable: Charles Masson, deserter, traveller, pilgrim, doctor, archaeologist, spy, and eventual...ly one of the most respected scholars in Asia, and the greatest of nineteenth-century travellers. On the way into one of history's most extraordinary stories, he would take tea with kings, travel with holy men and become the master of a hundred disguises; he would see things no westerner had glimpsed before and few have glimpsed since. He would spy for the East India Company and be suspected of spying for Russia at the same time, for this was the era of the Great Game, when imperial powers confronted each other in these staggeringly beautiful lands. Masson discovered tens of thousands of pieces of Afghan history, including the 2,000 year old Bimaran golden casket, which has upon it the earliest known face of the Buddha. He would be offered his own kingdom; he would change the world, and the world would destroy him. This is a wild journey through nineteenth-century India and Afghanistan, with impeccably researched storytelling that shows us a world of espionage and dreamers, ne'er-do-wells and opportunists, extreme violence both personal and military, and boundless hope. At the edge of empire, amid the deserts and the mountains, it is the story of an obsession passed down the centuries.
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            ISBN 9781526603814
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Dinosaur Hunters: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery of Prehistoric Life
             

            The Dinosaur Hunters: The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery of Prehistoric Life (Hardback)

            By Dingus, Dr Lowell; Museum of National History, American

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            The story of intrepid palaeontologists, the discoverers of prehistoric life, and the revelations found through their research.

            ISBN 9780233005430
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

            The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins (Hardback)

            By Higham, Tom

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            A fascinating investigation of the origin of humans based on incredible new discoveries and advanced scientific technology

            ISBN 9780241440674
            Released NZ 25 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City
             

            Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City (Hardback)

            By Richardson, Dr Edmund

            • RRP: $63.16
            • $63.16
            • Pre Release International

            For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a meeting point of East and West. Then it vanished. In 1833 it was discovered in Afghanistan by the unlikeliest person imaginable: Charles Masson, deserter, traveller, pilgrim, doctor, archaeologist, spy, and eventual...ly one of the most respected scholars in Asia, and the greatest of nineteenth-century travellers. On the way into one of history's most extraordinary stories, he would take tea with kings, travel with holy men and become the master of a hundred disguises; he would see things no westerner had glimpsed before and few have glimpsed since. He would spy for the East India Company and be suspected of spying for Russia at the same time, for this was the era of the Great Game, when imperial powers confronted each other in these staggeringly beautiful lands. Masson discovered tens of thousands of pieces of Afghan history, including the 2,000 year old Bimaran golden casket, which has upon it the earliest known face of the Buddha. He would be offered his own kingdom; he would change the world, and the world would destroy him. This is a wild journey through nineteenth-century India and Afghanistan, with impeccably researched storytelling that shows us a world of espionage and dreamers, ne'er-do-wells and opportunists, extreme violence both personal and military, and boundless hope. At the edge of empire, amid the deserts and the mountains, it is the story of an obsession passed down the centuries.
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            ISBN 9781526603784
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Aug 2021
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            Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth
             

            Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Magness, Jodi

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 21

            The dramatic story of the last stand of a group of Jewish rebels who held out against the Roman Empire, as revealed by the archaeology of its famous site Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children-the last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of... Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple-reportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, a barren and windswept mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel. Incorporating the latest findings, Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there-and what it has come to mean since. Featuring numerous illustrations, this is an engaging exploration of an ancient story that continues to grip the imagination today.
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            ISBN 9780691216775
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Roman Woman: Everyday Life in Hadrian's Britain

            Roman Woman: Everyday Life in Hadrian's Britain (Paperback)

            By Allason-Jones, Lindsay

            • RRP: $27.99
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            Roman Woman is a vivid portrayal of life in Roman Britain; in this fascinating, authentically detailed, deftly woven narrative, a family struggles to come to terms with new customs and to reconcile their cultural differences.

            ISBN 9781789290745
            Released NZ 11 Jul 2019
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney

            Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney (Paperback)

            By Edmonds, Mark

            • RRP: $24.99
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            An account of the prehistory and archaeology of the Orkney archipelago - a fusion of archaeological, historical and topographic writing.

            ISBN 9781788543453
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            4 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World
             

            The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By McGilchrist, Iain

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $46.20
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            • Internationally sourced

            First published in paperback 2010 --Title page verso.

            ISBN 9780300245929
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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