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The Penguin History of New Zealand Illustrated

The Penguin History of New Zealand Illustrated

  • Author: Michael King,David Filer
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143006695
  • Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Page: 464
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The late Michael King's acclaimed Penguin History of New Zealand is the local publishing phenomenon of the early twentieth century. Total sales in paperback and hardback have recently reached a staggering 220,000. King's text has been hailed for its accessibility and for being positive and constructive in a time of uncertainty. This is an illustrated hardback edition in full colour in the same format as Gerard Hutchings' Natural World of New Zealand. To Michael King's wonderful text has been added nearly 300 illustrations researched by David Filer: photographs, early paintings, engravings, maps and ephemera. David Filer is also writing the captions to the illustrations under our direction. Note that there are only 300 illustrations, carefully selected. This new edition is not an 'illustrated history of New Zealand' as such. It is very much Michael King's Penguin History plus some illustrations.

The Penguin History of New Zealand

The Penguin History of New Zealand

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780143567578
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 570
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Fairness and Freedom

Fairness and Freedom

A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States

  • Author: David Hackett Fischer
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199832706
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 629
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Explores why the political similarities between New Zealand and the United States--including democratic politics, mixed-enterprise economies, a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law and more--have taken on different forms.

In Search of Ancient New Zealand

In Search of Ancient New Zealand

  • Author: Hamish Campbell,Gerard Hutching
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143206170
  • Category: Fossils
  • Page: 239
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'In Search of Ancient New Zealand is terrific . . . richly and enticingly illustrated, detailed without being overwhelming, intelligent but understandable, always diverting, it deserves to be widely read.' - Warren Judd, New Zealand Geographic New Zealand is one of the most dynamic landscapes in the world. The evidence is everywhere: soaring mountains, fiery volcanoes, grand fiords, brawling rivers and spectacular lakes. Plants and animals known nowhere else in the world have evolved over millions of years in splendid isolation. How did this happen? What processes brought about such momentous transformations? The bestselling In Search of Ancient New Zealand reveals startling new information about this country's natural history: New Zealand is actually part of the 'lost' continent of Zealandia, a landmass almost half the size of Australia. Most of New Zealand's plants and animals are not remnants from Gondwanaland 83 million years ago but have arrived much more recently. Contrary to accepted theory, New Zealand may have been completely submerged under the sea 23 million years ago. If New Zealand was completely under water, where did the unique kiwi, kakapo, kokako and other special animals come from? A number of native land mammals used to dwell in New Zealand, whereas today there are only two species left - both bats. Why did these mammals disappear? Co-written by geologist Dr Hamish Campbell and award-winning author Gerard Hutching, this revised edition updates recent developments in the Zealandia drowning controversy. '[A] significant book . . . a valuable introduction to the history of New Zealand.' - Howard Williams, Weekend Press

The Penguin natural world of New Zealand

The Penguin natural world of New Zealand

  • Author: Gerard Hutching
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 400
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Organised in an easy-to-look-up A to Z format, from albatrosses to ants, from kiwi to kea, from lakes to lizards, from weta to whales, this comprehensive encyclopaedia covers every aspect of New Zealand's magnificent natural history. An introductory section explains how New Zealand's unique natural world evolved through history and describes our major wildlife habitats. Feature pages provide additional information about people, the weather and physical features such as islands, mountains and rivers. The 400 pages are illustrated by hundreds of photographs from New Zealand's leading nature photographers as well as stunning artwork by the country s top natural history illustrators. In 1999 The Natural World of New Zealand won the environment category of the Montana Book Awards, the non-fiction section of the NZ Post Children's book awards, and overall best book design of the Spectrum Print Book Design Awards.

Encounters

Encounters

  • Author: Paul Moon
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742539181
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 4063
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Encounters is the wide-ranging, audacious and gripping story of New Zealand's changing national identity, how it has emerged and evolved through generations. In this genre-busting book, historian Paul Moon delves into how the many and conflicting ideas about New Zealand came into being. Along the way, he explores forgotten crevices of the nation's character, and exposes some of the mythology of its past and present.

The Penguin Eyewitness History of New Zealand

The Penguin Eyewitness History of New Zealand

Dramatic First-hand Accounts from New Zealand's History

  • Author: Bob Brockie
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143018254
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 293
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Dramatic first hand accounts from New Zealand's history. A Kiwi survives the September 11 attack. The Scott Watson trial. When the Auckland lights went out. Baiting the French at Mururoa Atoll. The Share Market Crash. The 1981 Springbok Tour: from both sides. Mr Asia is rumbled. Saved from the sinking Wahine. Knocking off Mt Everest. The Tangiwai Disaster. The Waterfront Dispute. Kiwi soldiers routed in Crete. Japanese POWs mutiny in Featherstone. Cabinet hears Britain declare war on Germany. Horror in the Napier Earthquake. Landing at Gallipoli. Richard Seddon welcomes the All Blacks home. The Brunnerton Mine Disaster. Watching Minnie Dean being hanged. Trapped under Mt Tarawera ash. Signing the Treaty of Waitangi. Violence at Murderers Bay . . .

A Short History of New Zealand

A Short History of New Zealand

  • Author: Gordon McLauchlan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780143011231
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 218
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This revised edition includes events since the turn of the twenty-first century, including the results of the 2008 General Election. This highly regarded book has been in print since 2004 and has proved popular with tourists, students and ordinary New Zealanders as a lively and reliable short history of New Zealand. It has proved a handy and succinct alternative to bigger books such as Michael King's The Penguin History of New Zealand. The timeline at the end of the book has proved particularly popular.

The Robin

The Robin

A Biography

  • Author: Stephen Moss
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473546109
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 208
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Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in The Times 'There is no doubt that Moss’s book, with its charming cover and quaint illustrations, will make it into many a stocking this year' The Times No other bird is quite so ever-present and familiar, so embedded in our culture, as the robin. With more than six million breeding pairs, the robin is second only to the wren as Britain’s most common bird. It seems to live its life alongside us, in every month and season of the year. But how much do we really know about this bird? In The Robin Stephen Moss records a year of observing the robin both close to home and in the field to shed light on the hidden life of this apparently familiar bird. We follow its lifecycle from the time it enters the world as an egg, through its time as a nestling and juvenile, to the adult bird; via courtship, song, breeding, feeding, migration – and ultimately, death. At the same time we trace the robin's relationship with us: how did this particular bird – one of more than 300 species in its huge and diverse family – find its way so deeply and permanently into our nation’s heart and its social and cultural history? It’s a story that tells us as much about ourselves as it does about the robin itself.

The Penguin history of New Zealand literature

The Penguin history of New Zealand literature

  • Author: Patrick Evans
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 287
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Being Māori in the City

Being Māori in the City

Indigenous Everyday Life in Auckland

  • Author: Natacha Gagné
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442614137
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 345
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Indigenous peoples around the world have been involved in struggles for decolonization, self-determination, and recognition of their rights, and the Māori of Aotearoa-New Zealand are no exception. Now that nearly 85% of the Māori population have their main place of residence in urban centres, cities have become important sites of affirmation and struggle. Grounded in an ethnography of everyday life in the city of Auckland, Being Maori in the City is an investigation of what being Māori means today. One of the first ethnographic studies of Māori urbanization since the 1970s, this book is based on almost two years of fieldwork, living with Māori families, and more than 250 hours of interviews. In contrast with studies that have focused on indigenous elites and official groups and organizations, Being Māori in the City shines a light on the lives of ordinary individuals and families. Using this approach, Natacha Gagné adroitly underlines how indigenous ways of being are maintained and even strengthened through change and openness to the larger society.

Pilates Workbook for Pregnancy

Pilates Workbook for Pregnancy

  • Author: Michael King,Yolande Green
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • ISBN: 1569753105
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 96
  • View: 5831
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Presents original Pilates matwork exercises on three different experience levels, designed specifically for use during and after pregnancy, emphasizing breathing, gentle stretching, and precise techniques for keeping a pregnant body healthy, easing labor, and recovering swiftly. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

  • Author: Hugh Robertson,Barrie Heather
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198508311
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 168
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This is a more portable, updated edition of the original Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. The original edition was published in two parts; the first containing an identification guide with color plates and distribution maps, the second giving more detailed information on the biology and ecology of the species described. The current book combines the two sections into one book of plates, maps, short descriptions, introduction and a section on where to find the birds. It is a smaller, more manageable guide - perfect for field work and birding for pleasure.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 0385674503
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 560
  • View: 9276
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

A History of New Zealand

A History of New Zealand

  • Author: Keith Sinclair,Raewyn Dalziel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140298758
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 396
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This vivid and entertaining history of New Zealand by the late Keith Sinclair has long been regarded as a classic, one of the most authoritative studies of this country's history. First published in 1959, A History of New Zealand has been brought up to date in this revised edition by Raewyn Dalziel, Professor of History at the University of Auckland. It brings the story up to the end of the 1990s and the election of the Labour Government in the second MMP General Election.

Ocean

Ocean

  • Author: Sarah Ell
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143772675
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 304
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Lying in the middle of a vast ocean, Aotearoa New Zealand was the last habitable land mass in the world to be settled by humans. Our history represents the powerful coming-together of two great seafaring traditions, Polynesian and European.Oceantells the stories of pioneers and trail-blazers, from the big names who left their mark on our history to everyday folk whose fates were dictated by time and tide. There are chancers and entrepreneurs, exploiters and environmentalists, war-makers and lifesavers. From myth and migration to exploitation and industry; from the word of God and the pursuit of money to summer carnivals and the oldest sporting trophy in the world, these stories of ships, sailors and seekers show how our relationship with the sea has been pivotal throughout our history, while the contemporary stories of those whose lives are deeply connected to the ocean bring our maritime past into the now.Magnificently illustrated with diverse imagery, Oceanis a spirited collection of historical tales, a landmark book about how the ocean has shaped New Zealand and its people.Published with the assistance of Manatu Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage

An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi

An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi

  • Author: Claudia Orange
  • Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
  • ISBN: 1877242160
  • Category: History
  • Page: 345
  • View: 8862
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This account begins before the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 and tells the story to the present day. This edition covers the challenges and settlements of the last decade of the 20th century, and includes photographs, paintings and drawings. Copies of the Treaty are included.

Pakeha Maori

Pakeha Maori

The Extraordinary Story of the Europeans Who Lived As Maori in Early New Zealand

  • Author: Trevor Bentley
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143007838
  • Category: Europeans
  • Page: 270
  • View: 7386
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This book describes one of the most extraordinary and fascinating stories in NZ history. In the early part of the last century several thousand runaway seamen and escaped convicts settled in Maori communities. Jacky Mamon, John Rutherford, Charlotte Badger and many others - this is their largely untold story. They were regarded as unsavoury renegades by the European settlers, but amongst Maori they were usually welcomed. Many Pakeha Maori took wives and were treated as Maori, others were treated as slaves. Some received the moko, the facial or body tattoo. Others became virtual white chiefs and fought in battle with their adopted tribe. A few even fought against European soldiers, advising their fellow fighters about European infantry and artillery tactics. In this, the first-ever book devoted solely to the Pakeha Maori, Trevor Bentley describes in fascinating detail how the strangers entered Maori communities, adapted to tribal life and played a significant role in the merging of the two cultures.

The Great Wrong War

The Great Wrong War

New Zealand Society in WWI

  • Author: Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781869792633
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 488
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An entirely new look at the shocking impact of the First World War on New Zealand. For New Zealand, World War One was wholly avoidable, wholly unnecessary - and almost wholly disastrous. Stevan Eldred-Grigg believes that the enormous cost of the war to our people was way too high - and that we still feel its effects, both socially and culturally, today. This is excellent narrative non-fiction, analyzing our history in a novel way. It's very accessible but is backed up by meticulous research. Stevan goes against the accepted line and gives us a fascinating look at our social history before, during and just after WW1. Why did we go to the war in Europe? Was the country united in its desire for war? What were the economic and social consequences? What has been the impact on the psyches of New Zeland men? These and many other questions are answered in this fascinating book. In 2007 Harvey McQueen wrote in a review of NZ's Great War (an anthology of essays) that '[there is] a need for a general, popular history of 'our' Great Wara we need a skilled writer in the mould of Sinclair, Oliver or King to give an overview and link the various elements into a coherent whole.' This is that book.