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              James Cook: The story behind the man who mapped the world
               

              James Cook: The story behind the man who mapped the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By FitzSimons, Peter

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              The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. But who was the real James Cook? This Yorkshire farm boy would go on to become the foremost mariner, scientist, nav...igator and cartographer of his era, and to personally map a third of the globe. His great voyages of discovery were incredible feats of seamanship and navigation. Leading a crew of men into uncharted territories, Cook would face the best and worst of humanity as he took himself and his crew to the edge of the known world - and beyond. With his masterful storytelling talent, Peter FitzSimons brings the real James Cook to life. Focusing on his most iconic expedition, the voyage of the Endeavour, where Cook first set foot on Australian and New Zealand soil, FitzSimons contrasts Cook against another figure who looms large in Australasian history: Joseph Banks, the aristocratic botanist. As they left England, Banks, a rich, famous playboy, was everything that Cook was not. The voyage tested Cook's character and would help define his legacy. Now, 240 years after James Cook's death, FitzSimons reveals what kind of man James was at heart. His strengths, his weaknesses, his passions and pursuits, failures and successes. James Cook reveals the man behind the myth.
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              ISBN 9780733643309
              Published NZ 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Barker's of Geraldine: 50 Years Preserved
                

              Barker's of Geraldine: 50 Years Preserved (Hardback)

              By Barker, Michael

              • RRP: $60.00
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              At a time when consumers are looking for more and more connection with the foods they eat, Michael Barker proudly shares the Barker's of Geraldine journey, the people, the innovations and the philosophies that still guide them. This is a story of entrepreneurial spirit, creati...vity, fun, dedication to community and finding a way to bring it all together to build a strong, profitable values-based company. The journey wasn't always straightforward but the founders never gave up and always empowered those around them to help. It is a 50-year story of relentless innovation, humble tenacity and risk-taking to create a lasting future on the family farm for the brand that means so much to the entire Barker's team.
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              ISBN 9780473488833
              Published NZ 28 Oct 2019
              Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
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              Vaka Moana - Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific
                

              Vaka Moana - Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific (Hardback, Illustrated edition)

              By Howe, Kerry; Museum, Auckland

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              Published to accompany a major travelling exhibition opening at Auckland War Memorial Museum in November. Leading New Zealand and international scholars discuss the oral traditions f the great voyagers; the exploration of the Pacific; the various craft that made the voyages possi...ble; the meeting of two cultures (European & Pacific) in the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries; the navigations methods and the revival in traditional techniques of boat-building and long distance voyaging.
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              ISBN 9781869536251
              Published NZ 8 Aug 2017
              Publisher David Bateman Ltd
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              Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion
               

              Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kay, Elizabeth

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              A natural leader, Eddie Norman's first experience of action was at El Alamein in 1942 as a platoon commander, and during the Italian campaign he quickly rose to command 25 Battalion. Eddie Norman and 25 Battalion is told by Eddie's daughter Elizabeth Kay using his letters and oth...er writings, 200 images and a series of custom-made maps.
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              ISBN 9781988595061
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher The Cuba Press
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              Traitors of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 18)

              Traitors of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 18) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Scarrow, Simon

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              An action-packed novel of warfare, courage and camaraderie in the Roman Empire, from the Sunday Times-bestselling author

              ISBN 9781472258397
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
              Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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              Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

              Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hastings, Max

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              A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings.

              ISBN 9780008280536
              Released NZ 2 Sep 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story
               

              For King and Country, For: Four Brothers Four Crosses A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vennell, Jock

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              The story of the four Christophers Brothers who were all killed in World War I leads to a more general discussion of the devasting effect of World War I on New Zealand

              ISBN 9781927167397
              Published NZ 30 Sep 2019
              Publisher Wily Publications
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              21 Lessons for the 21st Century

              21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Paperback)

              By Harari, Yuval Noah

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              **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Sapiens showed us where we came from. What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective an...d individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change.
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              ISBN 9781784708283
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
              Publisher Vintage
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              It Doesn't Take a War
               

              It Doesn't Take a War (Paperback)

              By Coleman, Elizabeth

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              Elizabeth Coleman's father and eldest brother were killed in the Hyde railway disaster, another brother was injured, and the resources of their small community severely strained. From then on, life for Elizabeth and her family was forever changed.

              ISBN 9780473485665
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher The Copy Press
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              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

              Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

              By Harari, Yuval Noah

              • RRP: $30.00
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              How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and con...sumerism? This book deals with these questions.
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              ISBN 9780099590088
              Released NZ 1 May 2015
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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