• Awa Book of New Zealand Science
    Awa Book of New Zealand Science
    This landmark anthology of writings about New Zealand science and by New Zealand scientists traces the development of all branches of science, from early naturalists' ramblings on flora and fauna, to geological accounts of Lake Rotomahana's famous pink and white terraces, to Rutherford splitting the atom and modern breakthroughs in nanotechnology. This book is designed for the general reader and the pieces are highly accessible.

    ISBN: 9780958262996
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Priestley, Rebecca
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Balancing Acts Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
    Balancing Acts Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
    This is Gerald McGhie'sfascinating and insightful account of some of the highlights of almost 40 years service as a New Zealand diplomat - most notably in the Soviet Union - twice - first during the Brezhnev years of the Cold War; and second from 1990 when he witnessed the dramatic events that led to the fall of Gorbachev, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which saw him become New Zealand's last Ambassador to the Soviet Union and first to Russia. McGhie worked in Samoa earlier - shortly before independence in the 1960s, and later in Papua New Guinea. The author also presents a snapshot of the activities of a Wellington-based foreign service officer during the period he worked closely with the Foreign Minister on the sporting-contact issue in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games in 1990. He also provides a personal perspective on New Zealand's foreign policy inthe modern era.

    ISBN: 9781927212318
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: McGhie, Gerald
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Bateman Illustrated History of New Zealand
    Bateman Illustrated History of New Zealand
    "New Zealand's past has been a rollercoaster ride of hopes, dreams, wars and peace." In his fully revised Illustrated History, noted historian Matthew Wright brings New Zealand's turbulent, exciting past to life, tracing our journey from the arrival of Polynesians over 800 years ago, to the discovery by Europe, race relations, jingoism, devastating world wars, the age of the pavlova paradise, the turbulence of the Springbok tour protests and beyond. Nearly 600 paintings, maps, sketches and photographs from the collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library highlight New Zealand's journey from past into present.

    ISBN: 9781869538415
    Publication date: 15/09/2013
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Wright, Matthew
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Beacon in the Harbour
    Beacon in the Harbour
    ISBN: 9780473327866
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Aldridge, Joseph
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $15.00
  • Beaut Little Book of New Zealand Slang
    Beaut Little Book of New Zealand Slang
    It's a well-known fact that Kiwis have their own way of talking, and without a guide you can easily come a greaser. Have a gink at this beaut little book, and you won't need to feel a nong any more. In fact, you'll be away laughing. You can put a ring around that!

    ISBN: 9780143009955
    Publication date: 19/05/2008
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Orsman, Harry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    A reprint of Michael King's seminal book on what it means to be a non-Maori New Zealander. First published in 1985, Being Pakeha became a kiwi classic, a strong reply both to Maori who were asserting their own identity and also to Pakeha who were mumbling that they didn't have a strong culture or identity of their own. Being Pakeha Now was updated in 1999 and is being reprinted again with a foreword by Kerry Howe, Professor of History at Massey University and author of The Quest for Origins. Because of Michael's untimely death, this book is the closest we'll have to memoir by this major New Zealand historian and biographer. In Being Pakeha Now Michael King carries the cultural debate forward. While recognising and respecting the place of Maori in New Zealand, he argues that Pakeha too belong inescapably to this country and have no other home. Part memoir, part apologia and part celebration of a country and its peoples, Being Pakeha Now is an exciting and controversial book that travels into the hinterland of the national psyche.

    ISBN: 9780143019565
    Publication date: 03/08/2004
    Price: $36.00
    Author: King, Michael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Berry Boys Portraits of World War One Soldiers and Families
    Berry Boys Portraits of World War One Soldiers and Families
    Berry & Co, established in 1897 by William Berry, was a Wellington photographic studio producing commissioned portraits for the first decades of the twentieth century. In the 1990s, a tenant of 147 Cuba Street, Wellington, discovered around 3,000 glass plate negatives in a cupboard. This transpired to be the remarkable Berry & Co Collection. Amongst the studio portraits in the collection are around 130 showing ordinary World War One servicemen in uniforms, sometimes posing with families and friends. Many of these would have been taken before the men left to fight, or while on leave from the European theatres of war. Together, they offer a potent snapshot of the New Zealand of the time - and the changing face of the war itself. But who were they? What happened to them in the war? Do they have any descendants still alive? If so, Te Papa wanted to make contact to learn more about their lives. On 29 September 2013, TVNZ's Sunday programme spread the word, and a remarkable public response helped reunite many soldiers with their identities. A new TVNZ documentary, Berry Boys: The Speakers for the Dead, about the Berry soldiers' stories will screen later in 2014.
    Published to coincide with the national screening of the documentary, Berry Boys: Portraits of World War One Soldiers and Families features the full collection of beautifully reproduced portraits, accompanied by the unique and carefully researched stories of the soldiers and their loved ones, including many that have only recently come to light. Though these soldiers represent only a tiny fraction of the thousands of men who departed to join the fighting overseas, through their poignant stories we are granted a remarkable lens on New Zealanders' experiences - their hope, anxiety, fear, pride and love - over the span of the Frist World War.

    ISBN: 9780994104120
    Publication date: 01/08/2014
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Fitzgerald, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $54.99
  • Best of Both Worlds the Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau
    Best of Both Worlds the Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau
    In 1895 a meeting took place in the rugged Urewera ranges - Tuhoe country - that would have lasting effects on our views of traditional Maori society. Elsdon Best, a self-taught anthropologist and quartermaster on the road past Lake Waikaremoana, was sought out by a leading Tuhoe chief, Tutakangahau of Maungapohatu. The stories he gave to Best to be recorded for future generations are with us today. Best went on to become a noted Pakeha authority on a people he would style as the last of 'the oldtime Maori'. How much did the old man tell him? Was it freely given? Can Best's writings - so pervasive today in our understanding of Maori culture - be truly relied upon? In his unique examination of this historically significant relationship, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman poses such searching questions, further informing a vital national debate on the shared identity - and destiny - of Maori and Pakeha.

    ISBN: 9780143008422
    Publication date: 01/03/2010
    Price: $41.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Best of E-tangata
    Best of E-tangata
    The celebrated digital magazine e-Tangata is home to some of the most incisive and profound commentary on life in New Zealand. Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha writers grapple with topics that range from politics and social issues to history and popular culture. The best of these are collected together here into this BWB Text by the magazine’s editors, Tapu Misa and Gary Wilson.

    ISBN: 9780947518455
    Publication date: 04/04/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Misa, T & Wilson, G
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Beyond Betrayal Trouble in the Promised Land Restoring the Mission to Maori
    Beyond Betrayal Trouble in the Promised Land Restoring the Mission to Maori
    Beyond Betrayal delves into New Zealand's pioneering history, and asks why such promising partnerships descended into decades of distrust. After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, a succession of governors resisted missionary advice, despite their local knowledge and peacemaking skills, and influenced a raft of misunderstandings that provoked violent outbreaks across the country. The rise of Maori prophetic movements, and an intense desire for Maori to have a unified political voice, saw allegiances split between those supporting the government and those frustrated at failed Treaty promises. The pressure to surrender tribal lands had the same impact - a shattered economy and a dispossessed people. The thrilling follow-up to Keith Newman's bestselling Bible & Treaty, Beyond Betrayal looks behind the events that led to the first Maori land protests, and follows the unfolding drama through the stories of the early missionaries and Maori heroes of the faith.
    These dramatic and heartrending tales of injustice, sacrifice and redemption form an important and often misunderstood backdrop to the wider New Zealand story - one of the most turbulent periods in our history, told with skill, sensitivity and heart.

    ISBN: 9780143570516
    Publication date: 25/09/2013
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Newman, Keith
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Beyond Manapouri
    Beyond Manapouri
    Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand’ traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of the ‘environmental era’ in the late 1960s. The national campaign to stop the government from raising the water level in the scenically spectacular Lake Manapouri for a hydro dam is widely credited with the awakening of environmental awareness in New Zealand.Since then, New Zealand has established institutions and legislation dedicated to managing our environment, and the public’s ability to participate in environmental decision-making has been strengthened markedly. At the same time, New Zealanders’ knowledge and awareness of environmental issues have also increased. Even so, the latest reports on our environment indicate that all is not well: our waterways continue to deteriorate, our biodiversity is in decline and our greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb. ‘Beyond Manapouri’is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand why, in spite of the legislation and institutions put in place to improve the stewardship of our environment, we’re now facing more urgent environmental issues than ever before. In this richly illustrated and engagingly written history, Knight also identifies the cultural shifts that will need to take place if we are to live up to the ‘clean, green’ image we have constructed for ourselves in New Zealand. Catherine Knight is the author of ‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’(CUP, 2016) which was long-listed for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017, short-listed for the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and selected as one of the Listener’s Best Books for 2016. Her 2014 book ‘Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu’ (Dunmore Press) won the J.M. Sherrard Award in New Zealand Regional and Local History, and Palmerston North Heritage Trust’s inaugural award for the best work of history relating to the Manawatu. Catherine is a policy and communications consultant and lives with her family on a small farmlet in the Manawatu.

    ISBN: 9781988503042
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Knight, Catherine
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Beyond the Imperial Frontier: the Contest for Colonial New Zealand
    Beyond the Imperial Frontier: the Contest for Colonial New Zealand
    Beyond the Imperial Frontier is an exploration of the different ways Maori and Pakeha 'fronted' one another - the zones of contact and encounter - across the nineteenth century. Beginning with a pre-1840 era marked by significant cooperation, Vincent O'Malley details the emergence of a more competitive and conflicted post-Treaty world. As a collected work, these essays also chart the development of a leading New Zealand historian.

    ISBN: 9781927277539
    Publication date: 07/09/2014
    Price: $49.99
    Author: O'Malley, Vincent
    Format: Unknown
    Price: $49.99
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