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              The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
               

              The Multifarious Mr. Banks: From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Musgrave, Toby

              • RRP: $28.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Jun 21

              A fascinating life of Sir Joseph Banks which restores him to his proper place in history as a leading scientific figure of the English Enlightenment As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King Ge...orge III, the "father of Australia," and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir Joseph Banks was integral to the English Enlightenment. Yet he has not received the recognition that his multifarious achievements deserve. In this engaging account, Toby Musgrave reveals the true extent of Banks's contributions to science and Britain. From an early age Banks pursued his passion for natural history through study and extensive travel, most famously on the HMS Endeavour. He went on to become a pivotal figure in the advancement of British scientific, economic, and colonial interests. With his enquiring, enterprising mind and extensive network of correspondents, Banks's reputation and influence were global. Drawing widely on Banks's writings, Musgrave sheds light on Banks's profound impact on British science and empire in an age of rapid advancement.
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              ISBN 9780300259209
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              The Volga: A History
               

              The Volga: A History (Hardback)

              By Hartley, Janet M.

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              A rich and fascinating exploration of the Volga-the first to fully reveal its vital place in Russian history

              ISBN 9780300245646
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City
               

              London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City (Hardback)

              By Lincoln, Margarette

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              The first comprehensive history of seventeenth-century London, told through the lives of those who experienced it

              ISBN 9780300248784
              Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              A Schoolmaster's War: Harry Ree?A British Agent in the French Resistance
               

              A Schoolmaster's War: Harry Ree?A British Agent in the French Resistance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ree, Jonathan

              • RRP: $25.99
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              • Pub Date
                13 Jul 21

              The wartime adventures of the legendary SOE agent Harry Ree, told in his own words A school teacher at the start of the war, Harry Ree renounced his former pacifism with the fall of France in 1940. He was deployed into a secret branch of the British army and parachuted into centr...al France in April 1943. Harry showed a particular talent for winning the confidence of local resisters, and guided them in a series of dramatic sabotage operations, before getting into a hand-to-hand fight with an armed German officer, from which he was lucky to escape. This might seem like a romantic story of heroism and derring-do, but Harry Ree's own war writings, superbly edited and contextualized by his son, the philosopher Jonathan Ree, are far more nuanced, shot through with doubts, regrets, and grief.
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              ISBN 9780300259179
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
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              This Is Not Normal: The Politics of Everyday Expectations

              This Is Not Normal: The Politics of Everyday Expectations (Hardback)

              By Sunstein, Cass R.

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              A fascinating look into how the ever-shifting sense of how what's normal determines the character of democracy in America and abroad

              ISBN 9780300253504
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Why Architecture Matters
               

              Why Architecture Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Goldberger, Paul

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              A guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. It helps to 'come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually' - with its impact on our lives.

              ISBN 9780300168174
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2011
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century
               

              No Fixed Points: Dance in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Reynolds, Nancy; McCormick, Malcolm

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              • Pub Date
                4 May 21

              The definitive history of twentieth-century theatrical dance, enhanced with more than 200 exceptional photographs Winner of the 2005 Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Publication in Dance Research"This work is not just reader friendly, it's downright compelling ...in its chronicle of the most explosively revolutionary century the art form of dance has ever experienced."-Karen Campbell, Christian Science Monitor This book chronicles one hundred years of dramatic developments in ballet, modern, and experimental dance for stage and screen in Europe and North America. The volume is magisterial in scope, encompassing the history of theatrical dance from 1900 through 2000. Beginning with turn-of-the-century dancer-choreographers like Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Michel Fokine, and a bit later Vaslav Nijinsky, and proceeding through the profusion of dance styles performed today, the book provides an unparalleled view of dance in performance as it changed and grew in the twentieth century. Nancy Reynolds and Malcolm McCormick set dance in broader cultural and historical contexts, examine specific dance works, and explore the contributions of outstanding choreographers, performers, visual artists, impresarios, composers, critics, and other figures. They discuss the breakaway barefoot dance of the early 1900s and demonstrate its links with later forms and styles. With unusual detail, fascinating illustrations, and wide-ranging insights, this book is an indispensable guide to the transformations in the dance scene of the twentieth century.
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              ISBN 9780300259322
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

              The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sinha, Manisha

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              A groundbreaking history of abolition in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War

              ISBN 9780300227116
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2017
              Publisher Yale University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris
               

              Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris (Hardback)

              Edited by Myers, Nicole; Rothkopf, Katherine; Contributions by Brodbeck, Anna Katherine; Burger, Christine; Cooper, Harry

              • RRP: $83.99
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              • Pub Date
                4 May 21

              Restoring a perfect painter to the Cubist canon

              ISBN 9780300254228
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship
               

              Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Wilson, Andrew

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              In 2020 Belarus made headlines around the world when protests erupted in the aftermath of a fraught presidential election. Andrew Wilson explores both Belarus's complicated road to nationhood and its politics and economics since it gained independence in 1991. Two new chapters re...veal the extent of Aliaksandr Lukashenka's grip on power, the growth of the opposition movement and the violent crackdown that followed the vote. Wilson also examines the prospects for Europe as a whole of either Lukashenka's downfall or his survival with Russian support. "Andrew Wilson has done all students of European politics a great service by making the history of Belarus comprehensible and by showing how the future of Belarus might be different than its present."-Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
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              ISBN 9780300259216
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Yale University Press
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