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            The Plimmer Legacy: A family story from early Wellington to modern farming in the Rangitikei
             

            The Plimmer Legacy: A family story from early Wellington to modern farming in the Rangitikei (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dawson, Bee

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            "From Wellingtons Plimmer Steps to the green hills of Motukawa ... Stories of Victorian and Edwardian life in the capital city lead on to the diverging paths of later generations, with an ongoing involvement in commerce, politics and farming. The hard days for farmers during the ...Depression, the interweaving of networks in rural communities, and the development of modern farms in the central North Island, make for a highly engaging read - as seen through the experiences of one remarkable family"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143773559
            Published NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Random House
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            Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

            Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy (Paperback)

            By Plokhy, Serhii

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            On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than five percent of the re...actor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible: extinguishing the nuclear inferno and putting the reactor to sleep. While it is clear that the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the flaws of its nuclear industry. A little more than five years later, the Soviet Union would fall apart, destroyed from within by its unsustainable communist ideology and the dysfunctional managerial and economic systems laid bare in the wake of the disaster. A poignant, fast paced account of the drama of heroes, perpetrators, and victims, Chernobyl is the definitive history of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
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            ISBN 9780141988351
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

            Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Diamond, Jared

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            In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now in the third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crisis. Diamond sh...ows us how seven countries have survived defining upheavals in the recent past - from the forced opening up of Japan and the Soviet invasion of Finland to the Pinochet regime in Chile - through selective change, a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation more commonly associated with personal trauma. Looking ahead to the future, he investigates whether the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe. Is this fate inevitable? Or can we still learn from the lessons of the past? Exhibiting the awe-inspiring grasp of history, geography, economics and anthropology that marks all Diamond's work, Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.
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            ISBN 9780241003435
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Moonwalkers

            Moonwalkers (Hardback)

            By Greenwood, Mark; Illustrated by Denton, Terry

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            When Apollo 11 blasts off for the moon, the whole world is watching. On the other side of the planet, Billy, Mickey and Buzz decide to be astronauts too.

            ISBN 9780143793557
            Published NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 3-5 years
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            What Is This?: Ancient Questions for Modern Minds
               

            What Is This?: Ancient Questions for Modern Minds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Batchelor, Martine; Batchelor, Stephen

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            Talks given by Martine and Stephen Batchelor during a Son (Chan/Zen) retreat in England in 2016. Leading us through the practice of radical questioning at the heart of this Korean Buddhist tradition, the authors show how anyone at all can benefit from this form of radical inquiry... today.
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            ISBN 9780473474973
            Released NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France: 1944

            Operation Dragoon: The Allied Liberation of the South of France: 1944 (Hardback)

            By Cross, Robin

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            A dramatic and expertly rendered narrative of the Allied liberation of the South of France during Operation Dragoon in 1944.

            ISBN 9781681778600
            Released NZ 29 Apr 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River

            The French on the Somme 1914 - 30 June 1916: South of the River (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Mara, David

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            Provides a detailed guide to the early fighting on the Somme in 1914 and 1915 in what became the British area.

            ISBN 9781526722447
            Released NZ 1 May 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Battleground Books: WWI
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            Easter Island, Earth Island: The Enigmas of Rapa Nui
              

            Easter Island, Earth Island: The Enigmas of Rapa Nui (Paperback, Fourth Edition)

            By Bahn, Paul; Flenley, John

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            In this account of Easter Island, Bahn and Flenley explore the archaeology, history, and legends surrounding the fascinating prehistoric culture that called this remote volcanic island home.

            ISBN 9781538129784
            Released NZ 15 May 2019
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            First Ladies: The Ever Changing Role, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump

            First Ladies: The Ever Changing Role, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 5th Revised edition)

            By Caroli, Betty Boyd

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            This expanded and updated fifth edition presents Caroli's keen political analysis and astute observation of recent developments in First Lady history. Caroli here contributes a new preface and updated chapters.

            ISBN 9780190669133
            Released NZ 13 May 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

            Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

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            History comes alive in this incredible children's illustrated book about castles. Slicing through different areas of a medieval fortress, extraordinary views reveal the people busy inside, and preparing for battle as an enemy army approaches. Packed with facts, you'll find out wh...at it takes to build a massive 14th-century castle, dress a knight in armour, or prepare a feast fit for a king or queen. From the drawbridge to the dungeon, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle swarms with the people who keep the castle ticking over - the workers, craftsmen, and servants. And, as you pore over every page, look out for the villainous spy. Is he in the well... the keep... the moat? No? Keep looking, he's there somewhere! Back in print after 20 years, you can now cheer on jousters, be entertained by a troubadour, and witness the gory details of a traitor's demise. This unique illustrated book for kids is not just the story of a castle, it bring medieval history to life.
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            ISBN 9780241379790
            Released NZ 21 May 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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