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              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths
                

              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths (Hardback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $45.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into th...e firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'
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              ISBN 9780143774990
              Published NZ 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Sweat and Toil:The Building of New Zealand
               

              Sweat and Toil:The Building of New Zealand (Paperback)

              By McLean, John

              • RRP: $57.99
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              The transformation of New Zealand from a trackless waste into a nation served by many of the conveniences of the modern world did not happen overnight. Roads, bridges, railways and all the infrastructure of public utilities required the brains and organisation of engineers... and contractors, and the sweat and labour of many hundreds of workers, often for just one project. This is the tale of the pioneers of New Zealand and their magnificent achievement in creating a new nation through perseverance, hardship and frequently unbelievable difficulties.
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              ISBN 9781872970707
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Tross Publishing
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              Crossing Ahead: When Trams Met Trains in New Zealand
                

              Crossing Ahead: When Trams Met Trains in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Stewart, Graham

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              At a time when city tramways and railways in New Zealand fed each other's networks and often crossed the respective right-of-way's, noted author Graham Stewart shares the previously undocumented story and images of these interesting interfaces The crossing of a heavy-rail railway... train with a light-railed street vehicle over a street level crossing has always required extreme caution. From the early crossing keeper holding their red and green flags to high-tech signals of today; there has never been any room for a margin of error. For over 90 years when trams met trains, not one life has been recorded as having been lost in an accident - a truly remarkable record of safety. Some tram lines to the suburbs stopped just before a railway level crossing, as to proceed further would have required the additional maintenance cost of the crossing's manganese steel track diamonds, the crossing keeper's wages and signalmen of those years. This is the story of those crossings whether they were level or the vehicles crossed on a viaduct or bridge. The story is lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams researched from archives throughout New Zealand.
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              ISBN 9780908573981
              Published NZ 30 May 2020
              Publisher New Zealand Railway & Locomoti
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              Fisi'inaua 'i Vaha - A Tongan Migrant's Way: A Methodist Minister Applies Tongan Social Concepts in a New Zealand Setting
               

              Fisi'inaua 'i Vaha - A Tongan Migrant's Way: A Methodist Minister Applies Tongan Social Concepts in a New Zealand Setting (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pole, Siosifa

              Rev Siosifa Pole highlights Tongan cultural and social concepts and explores how they relate to his experience as a minister in English language, New Zealand parish settings. He hopes the book will improve the understanding by other people of the Tongan way of thinking and of doi...ng things.
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              ISBN 9781988572475
              Published NZ 28 Jul 2020
              Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
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              Alexander Hamilton
               

              Alexander Hamilton (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chernow, Ron

              The biography of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, which became the basis for the hugely successful Broadway show Hamilton.

              ISBN 9781800244399
              Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
              Publisher Head of Zeus
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              The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
                

              The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (Paperback)

              By Barry, John M.

              • RRP: $35.99
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              • Pub Date
                27 Aug 20

              THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Everything you need to know about one of the deadliest outbreaks in human history' Bill Gates 'Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject' New York Times Book Review In 1918, the world faced the deadliest pandemic in human... history. What can the story of the so-called Spanish Flu teach us about the fight against present day crises, and how to prepare for future outbreaks? At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of research, The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the aftermath of Covid-19 and future pandemics looming on the horizon.
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              ISBN 9780241991565
              Released NZ 27 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Consensual Hex
               

              Consensual Hex (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harlowe, Amanda

              • RRP: $32.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              A coven of queer witches at an elite women's college employ their powers to exact revenge on the frat boy warlocks who are using magic to cover up sexual assault on campus. When Lee, a first-year college student, is sexually assaulted by a frat boy on a neighbouring campus, she's... quickly disillusioned by the lack of recourse. Lost, she turns to her Gender Studies professor who, in turn, recruits her to form a coven with three classmates. Suddenly in possession of very real magic, Lee and her coven set out to use their powers to hex the men who are committing, and covering up, sexual assault. However, their exploits rapidly escalate into vigilante justice and Lee's thirst for revenge on her rapist causes things to spiral out of control, pitting witch against witch and begging the question: how far should you go in order to heal?
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              ISBN 9781838950996
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Atlantic Books
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              The Last Witches of England: A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition
                

              The Last Witches of England: A Tragedy of Sorcery and Superstition (Hardback)

              By Callow, John

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              • Pub Date
                22 Apr 21

              On the morning of Thursday 29 June 1682, a magpie came rasping, rapping and tapping at the window of a prosperous Devon merchant. Frightened by its appearance, his servants and members of his family had, within a matter of hours, convinced themselves that the bird was an emissary... of the devil sent by witches to destroy the fabric of their lives. As the result of these allegations, three women of Bideford came to be forever defined as witches. A Secretary of State brushed aside their case and condemned them to the gallows; to hang as the last group of women to be executed in England for the crime. Yet, the hatred of their neighbours endured. For Bideford, it was said, was a place of witches. Though 'pretty much worn away' the belief in witchcraft still lingered on for more than a century after their deaths. In turn, ignored, reviled, and extinguished but never more than half-forgotten, it seems that the memory of these three women - and of their deeds and sufferings, both real and imagined - was transformed from canker to regret, and from regret into celebration in our own age. Indeed, their example was cited during the final Parliamentary debates, in 1951, that saw the last of the witchcraft acts repealed, and their names were chanted, as both inspiration and incantation, by the women beyond the wire at Greenham Common. In this book, John Callow explores this remarkable reversal of fate, and the remarkable tale of the Bideford Witches.
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              ISBN 9781788314398
              Released NZ 22 Apr 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War
                

              The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War (Hardback)

              By Minoui, Delphine

              • RRP: $54.99
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              • Pub Date
                28 Jan 21

              A compelling story of how a group of young people found hope in the midst of the Syrian war.

              ISBN 9781529012316
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Christian Modernism in an Age of Totalitarianism: T.S. Eliot, Karl Mannheim and the Moot
                

              Christian Modernism in an Age of Totalitarianism: T.S. Eliot, Karl Mannheim and the Moot (Paperback)

              By Kurlberg, Dr Jonas

              • RRP: $138.99
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              • Pub Date
                28 Jan 21

              With fascism on the march in Europe and a second World War looming, a group of Britain's leading intellectuals - including T.S. Eliot, Karl Mannheim, John Middleton Murry, J. H. Oldham and Michael Polanyi - gathered together to explore ways of revitalising a culture that seemed t...o have lost its way. The group called themselves 'the Moot'. Drawing on previously unpublished archival documents, this is the first in-depth study of the group's work, writings and ideas in the decade of its existence from 1938-1947. Christian Modernism in an Age of Totalitarianism explores the ways in which an important and influential strand of Modernist thought in the interwar years turned back to Christian ideas to offer a blueprint for the revitalisation of European culture. In this way the book challenges conceptions of Modernism as a secular movement and sheds new light on the culture of the late Modernist period.
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              ISBN 9781350211575
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Historicizing Modernism
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