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            This Farming Life
             

            This Farming Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saunders, Tim

            • RRP: $36.99
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            Tim Saunders is a farmer and a writer. He describes the seasons: Summer, with shearing, slaughter, crop harvest and conservation; Autumn and its floods, trading stock, drenching and dogging; Winter, the maize harvest and lambing; and Spring, with docking, pet sheep and weaning. H...e explores how a farm that has been in the same family for five generations functions, and describes the everyday lives of farmers and their enduring love of the land and the animals they work with. This is powerful and poignant writing that outlines a lifestyle often taken for granted, and it goes some way to explaining why farmers love what they do and are also conflicted by what they do.
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            ISBN 9781988547466
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet
             

            How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fitzpatrick, Professor Noel

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jan 21

            Professor Noel Fitzpatrick shares more heart-warming and uplifting stories from his life as The Supervet. The follow-up to the massive No.1 bestseller, Listening to the Animals.

            ISBN 9781409183808
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Crochet the 12 birds of Christmas

            A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Crochet the 12 birds of Christmas (Hardback)

            By Lord, Kerry

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            Taking inspiration from the famous Christmas carol, Kerry Lord, author of the Edward's Menagerie series and founder of TOFT yarns, has created this unique crochet collection.

            ISBN 9781911663263
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            180 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions

            Inventors: Incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions (Hardback)

            By Winston, Robert; Illustrated by Hawke, Jessamy

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Meet the masterminds behind the greatest inventions in history and marvel at their achievements with this non-fiction book for kids written by Professor Robert Winston. Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax on board Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star H...edy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great detail. The stories are as unusual as they are unique. From Lizzie Magie, who came up with the idea for the game Monopoly, but had it stolen, to the ancient Turkish polymath Ismail al-Jazari, who decided the best way to power a clock was with a model elephant, to Richard Turere, the Maasai inventor who created a lion-scaring device when he was just 13 years old - the inventors of this book have all used buckets-full of creativity to find ways to improve our world. These groundbreaking inventions range from the very earliest discoveries, to modern-day breakthroughs in science, food, transport, technology, toys, and more. Each page is packed with jaw-dropping facts, with every inventor's achievements written as a story. Professor Robert Winston's beautiful descriptions of the inventors' lives are brought to life through stunning watercolour illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography highlights the detail of their designs. Incredible hand-painted diagrams reveal the intricacies of a robotic arm, the first plane, and the printing press, so that young readers can see close-up how these amazing machines work. The inventors come from all walks of life and parts of the world, making this the perfect book for every budding inventor.
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            ISBN 9780241412466
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            More Hands-on Science: 50 Amazing Kids' Activities from CSIRO

            More Hands-on Science: 50 Amazing Kids' Activities from CSIRO (Paperback)

            Edited by Shaw, David; Fellows, Jasmine; Kovac, Kath

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Explore the world of science through 50 fun DIY experiments and activities.

            ISBN 9781486313907
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 6-9 years
            Availability
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            Poppy The Street Dog: How an extraordinary dog helped bring hope to the homeless

            Poppy The Street Dog: How an extraordinary dog helped bring hope to the homeless (Paperback)

            By Clark, Michelle

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            The heartwarming true story of an extraordinary homeless dog who would change the lives of everyone around her

            ISBN 9781409195436
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            244 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

            • RRP: $24.00
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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            What Do Farmers Do All Day?
               

            What Do Farmers Do All Day? (Library Binding)

            By Mahoney, Emily Jankowski

            • RRP: $61.99
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jan 21
            ISBN 9781538256893
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2021
            Publisher Gareth Stevens Publishing
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Series What do they do?
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            Wildfires
             

            Wildfires (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Suen, Anastasia

            • RRP: $17.50
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            Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about wildfires. When a simple camp fire gets out of control, a wildfire ignites. Watch out! Lightning fast and blazing hot, wildfires are extremely dangerous. Using a search-and-find framework..., emergent readers learn simple facts about how wildfires grow and how firefighters put them out. Picture prompts and an ending quiz help build new vocabulary and create a successful foundation for reading. Great early STEM books for kindergartners and first graders.
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            ISBN 9781681525938
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Amicus Ink
            Interest Age 3-6 years
            Series Spot Extreme Weather
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir

            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, John; Bauer, Jon

            • RRP: $36.99
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            In Tasmania, John Cook is known as: 'The Keeper of the Flame'. John's renowned as one of the last of the kerosene keepers : he spent a good part of his 26-year career in Tasmanian lighthouses tending kerosene, not electrical, lamps. He joined the lighthouse service in 1969, after... a spell in the merchant marine. Far from reviling work on isolated islands such as Tasman and Maatsuyker, Australia's southernmost lighthouse, he discovered that he loved the solitude and delighted in the sense of purpose that light keeping gave him. He did two stints on Tasman, in 1969-71 and 1977, and was the head keeper on Maatsuyker for eight years. Tasman's kerosene light was a pressure lamp fuelled by two big bottles that had to be pumped up to 75 pounds per square inch (about 516 kilopascals): It was the equivalent of pumping up a tyre every 20 minutes, John says. Then you had to wind up the weights - they went down the tower and turned the prism around like a big clockwork. If the weights went all the way to the bottom, the light would stop. The main thing was that 365 nights of the year you sat in that tower, 100 feet up, and you had to stay awake, John says of Tasman. If you fell asleep the light would stop and then you were in trouble. Keepers took watches around the clock, in a system similar to that on a ship. Day watches weren't a chance to slack off: standing orders required the watchkeeper to look seawards at least every half-hour and to log sightings of any vessels, and their course, in the area. But the main thing was there was always maintenance to do, John says. Because Mother Nature was your boss. She'd blow gutters off, that sort of thing - she was always stickin' her bib in, and you were repairin' it. Tasman keepers also ran a herd of up to 500 sheep. They didn't have a freezer, so they'd kill and dress a sheep every fortnight. John supplemented his bulk stores, delivered every three months by the lighthouse supply vessel, with extras brought on the bi-monthly mail bo
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            ISBN 9781760875381
            Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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