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            Southern Wanderer: a Habitat Restoration Pilot's Life
              

            Southern Wanderer: a Habitat Restoration Pilot's Life (Hardback)

            By Garden, Peter; Miller, Naomi

            • RRP: $61.99
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            For decades helicopter pilot Peter Garden, born in Waikaia, has been part of some of the most ground-breaking bird rescue projects in the world. From helping to create rat-free havens in NZ, the Seychelles, Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and Alaska, to a 12-year battle to rid sub-A...ntarctic South Georgia island of rodents where the songbirds are back - this book is Peter's testament to the eco recovery within our grasp.
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            ISBN 9780473575199
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power

            The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chafkin, Max; Illustrated by Ewbank, Emma

            • RRP: $32.99
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            A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business and politics Since the days of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, no industry has made a grea...ter global impact than Silicon Valley. And few individuals have done more to shape Silicon Valley than billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel. From the technologies we use every day to the delicate power balance between Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Washington, Thiel has been a behind-the-scenes operator influencing countless aspects of contemporary life. But despite his power and the ubiquity of his projects, no public figure is quite so mysterious. In the first major biography of Thiel, Max Chafkin traces the trajectory of the innovator's singular life and worldview, from his upbringing as the child of immigrant parents and years at Stanford as a burgeoning conservative thought leader to his founding of PayPal and Palantir, early investment in Facebook and SpaceX, and relationships with fellow tech titans Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Eric Schmidt. The Contrarian illuminates the extent to which Thiel has sought to export his values to the corridors of power beyond Silicon Valley, such as funding the lawsuit that bankrupted the blog Gawker to strenuously backing far-right political candidates, including Donald Trump for president. Eye-opening and deeply reported, The Contrarian is a revelatory biography of a one-of-a-kind leader and an incisive portrait of a tech industry whose explosive growth and power is both thrilling and fraught with controversy.
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            ISBN 9781526619563
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries: Volume Two

            A Carnival of Snackery: Diaries: Volume Two (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sedaris, David

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            Picking up where Theft by Finding left us, A Carnival of Snackeries brings David Sedaris's wickedly funny, sometimes bizarre and often poignant diaries up to 2019.

            ISBN 9781408707876
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Language Acts and Worldmaking
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            In the Wars: From Afghanistan to the UK, a story of conflict, survival and saving lives

            In the Wars: From Afghanistan to the UK, a story of conflict, survival and saving lives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Arian, Dr Waheed

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Together, learning from each other, they save and change lives - the lives of millions of people just like Waheed. This is the extraordinary memoir of a boy who dreamed about helping others, a tale of courage, ambition and unwavering resilience against all odds.

            ISBN 9781787633971
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Coming Up for Air: What I Learned from Sport, Fame and Fatherhood

            Coming Up for Air: What I Learned from Sport, Fame and Fatherhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Daley, Tom

            • RRP: $36.99
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            A deeply personal and inspiring memoir from one of the most celebrated and influential names in British sport.

            ISBN 9780008487737
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
             

            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (Hardback)

            By Cooper, Anderson; Howe, Katherine

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts.

            ISBN 9780062964618
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Still Life: A Memoir

            A Still Life: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By George, Josie

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            The miracle is, perhaps, that I am still here - that I continue - and that despite all that's come before, I believe my life to be good. That is the truth hidden under all of this: that I am deeply happy to be alive. Josie George lives in a tiny terraced house in the urban West M...idlands with her son. Since her early childhood, she has lived with a debilitating combination of illnesses and disability. Her days are watchful, restricted and often solitary, lived out in the same circumscribed hundred metres around her home. But Josie's world is vibrant, vivid, intricate, dynamic; her small universe teems with wonder, because she has learned what to look for. The patterns of ice on a frozen puddle; the small acts of kindness between her friends at the community centre; the birds in flight at sunset; the slow changes in the morning light, in her small garden, in her growing son. In January 2018, Josie sets out to tell the story of her still life, over the course of a year. As the seasons shift, and the tides of her illness draw in and out, Josie unfurls her history: her childhood bright with promise but shadowed by illness; her painful adolescence and her hopeful coming of age; the struggle of her marriage, and the triumph of motherhood. And then a most unexpected thing happens in Josie's quiet, ordered world: she falls in love. A Still Life is a story of illness and pain that rarely sees the light: illness and pain with no end or resolution; illness and pain that we must meet with courage, ingenuity, imagination and hope. Against a world which values progress and productivity above all else, Josie sets out a quietly radical alternative: to value and treasure life for life itself, with all its great and small miracles.
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            ISBN 9781526611970
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Jamie Whincup

            Jamie Whincup (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Whincup, Jamie

            • RRP: $40.00
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            This is the definitive account of the career of the winningest Supercar driver of all time, Jamie Whincup, but it's also the story of the making of a champion - the drive, the belief, the grind and the teamwork that it takes to get to the top of the podium and beyond. This is the... definitive account of the career of the winningest Supercar driver of all time, Jamie Whincup -- most championships, most race wins, most pole positions, most podiums. But it's also the story of the making of a champion - the drive, the beliefs, the grind and the teamwork that it takes to get to the top, on the track and off. With such success, it's easy to understand why Jamie has always had a target painted squarely on his rear spoiler. And it all started back in 1991, when his father purchased Jamie his first-ever go-kart. With a fierce attitude and relentless desire to win, it was only a matter of time before Whincup made the leap to V8 Supercars. Spotted by Garry Rogers, he made his debut at the Queensland 500 in 2002 before graduating to a full-time position with the team a year later. But there are ups and downs to life in the fast lane - loss of team sponsors, the rivalries, the fans, the partnerships, being true to the dream when everything looks like an off-ramp. Given a lifeline by Tasman Motorsport in 2005, Whincup responded in style, partnering the late Jason Richards to podium results at Sandown and Bathurst. It was there that Triple Eight Race Engineering owner Roland Dane, a relative newcomer to Australian motorsport, spotted Whincup's talents. In 2008, Jamie would finish the job after several near-misses at the title, sealing the crown in style with a victory in Race 1 at Oran Park. Six Supercar titles, four Bathurst 1000 victories and a Bathurst 12-hour win in the books, you'd be tempted to ride off into the sunset. But that's never been Jamie's style. While 2021 might be the close of a brilliant career behind the wheel, it's just the start of the next phase- team principa
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            ISBN 9781761044885
            Published NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In the Wars: From Afghanistan to the UK, a story of conflict, survival and saving lives

            In the Wars: From Afghanistan to the UK, a story of conflict, survival and saving lives (Hardback)

            By Arian, Dr Waheed

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Together, learning from each other, they save and change lives - the lives of millions of people just like Waheed.This is the extraordinary memoir of a boy who dreamed about helping others, a tale of courage, ambition and unwavering resilience against all odds.

            ISBN 9781787633964
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Frank and Fearless: A Life in Boxing
             

            Frank and Fearless: A Life in Boxing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Warren, Frank

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              25 Dec 34

            The story of legendary Hall of Fame boxing promoter and manager Frank Warren . . . and of all the greats he has worked with, from Bruno, to Benn, to Tyson.

            ISBN 9781472126511
            Released NZ 25 Dec 2034
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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