• Tonsils to Toenails the Life of Pat Cotter
    Tonsils to Toenails the Life of Pat Cotter
    ISBN: 9780473371357
    Publication date: 01/12/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Le Couteur, Claire
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Towards a Warmer World: What Climate Change Will Mean for New Zealand's Future
    Towards a Warmer World: What Climate Change Will Mean for New Zealand's Future
    2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began back in 1880. July 2015 was recently confirmed as the globe's hottest month ever recorded, both on land and in the oceans. This December a major international meeting, to be held in Paris, seeks a new agreement to address climate change.Against this historic backdrop, acclaimed Radio New Zealand science writer Veronika Meduna explores our future in a warmer world. Beginning with lessons from our ancient geological past, this BWB Text draws on current observations and increasingly sophisticated climate models to explain a range of climate change impacts and possible end-of-century scenarios for New Zealand. Distorted ecosystems, extreme weather, new landscapes and adapted foods are just some of the likely changes that amount to a radically different future for our country.

    ISBN: 9780908321735
    Publication date: 20/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Meduna, Veronika
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Tracking Captain Thomas
    Tracking Captain Thomas
    The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legendary Athena, spring 'fully-armed from the head of Zeus' (in this case, John Robert Godley) as succeeding generations after 1851 have been led to believe. So much of the initial work was carried out by the Canterbury Association Chief Surveyor Captain Thomas; so much of this effort, intentionally or unintentionally, was obscured by the settlers of the 1850s, Thomas deserves recognition as a Canterbury founder.


    ISBN: 9781877303630
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Amodeo, Colin
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Tutu Te Puehu New Perspectives On The New Zealand Wars
    Tutu Te Puehu New Perspectives On The New Zealand Wars
    The New Zealand Wars of the 19th century are among the most profound influences on the development of modern New Zealand, says Sir Jerry Mateparae in his foreword to this book.

    Chapters discuss the Northern, Waikato, Taranaki, Urewera and other conflicts. Topics include the transportation of Maori prisoners to Van Diemens Land; the role of the militia, the navy and coastal steamers; military intelligence; the loyalty of many Maori to the Crown; the Arawa Flying Columns as an early special force; press reportage here and overseas; memorialisation of the wars; the Australian and imperial context - and more.

    ISBN: 9780947493721
    Publication date: 28/09/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Crawford, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Two Worlds
    Two Worlds
    'Professor Salmond has written a remarkable book. Remarkable for its meticulous research, for its ability to grip the reader's attention; but most of all, remarkable that no-one has done anything quite like it before in the exploration of New Zealand history.'-Naylor Hillary, The Press Two Worlds is Anne Salmond's award-winning account of the first points of contact between Maori and European explorers. It is a provocative, penetrating examination of those dramatic first meetings, casting them in a completely new light - a work of trail-blazing significance.'The book as a whole, it must be said, is a stunningly comprehensive and polished work of scholarship that will be welcomed by academic and general readers. It is one of the most important volumes on Maori-Pakeha relations ever published and will provide a baseline from which future work in this area will be measured.'-Michael King, Metro

    ISBN: 9780143772163
    Publication date: 26/02/2018
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Salmond, Anne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Unearthly Landscapes: Nz's Early Cemeteries, Churchyards and Urupa
    Unearthly Landscapes: Nz's Early Cemeteries, Churchyards and Urupa
    By the nineteenth century the ancient parish churchyards of Britain, burdened with generations of dead, were unable to cope with the strain of rising numbers of corpses. Public concern about health problems eventually put an end to the local parish churchyard burial, and by the time settlers set sail for New Zealand new, larger "modern" cemeteries were being established on the edges of towns. Immigrants brought with them a range of burial traditions, and of course Maori, already long established, had their own rituals. Over time, the various customs borrowed from one another to form a uniquely New Zealand way. In this beautifully written and illustrated book, Stephen Deed sets out to reconnect the historic cemeteries we see today with the history of this country and its people.

    ISBN: 9781927322185
    Publication date: 19/11/2015
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Deed, Stephen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Voyages of Captain James Cook: the Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages
    Voyages of Captain James Cook: the Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages
    The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals. This is history's greatest adventure story. In 1766, the Royal Society chose prodigal mapmaker and navigator James Cook to lead a South Pacific voyage. His orders were to chart the path of Venus across the sun. That task completed, his ship, the HMS Endeavour, continued to comb the southern hemisphere for the imagined continent Terra Australis. The voyage lasted from 1768 to 1771, and upon Cook's return to London, his journaled accounts of the expedition made him a celebrity. After that came two more voyages for Cook and his crew, followed by Cook's untimely murder by natives in Hawaii. The Voyages of Captain James Cook reveals Cook's fascinating story through excerpts from his journals, as well as illustrations, photography, and supplementary writings. During Cook's career, he logged more than 200,000 miles - nearly the distance to the moon. And along the way, scientists and artists traveling with him documented exotic flora and fauna, untouched landscapes, indigenous peoples, and much more.
    In addition to the South Pacific, Cook's voyages took him to South America, Antarctica, New Zealand, the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska, the Arctic Circle, Siberia, the East Indies, and the Indian Ocean. When he set out in 1768, more than one-third of the globe was unmapped. By the time Cook died in 1779, he had created charts so accurate that some were used into the 1990s. The Voyages of Captain James Cook is a handsome illustrated edition of Cook's selected writings spanning his Pacific voyages, ending in 1779 with the delivery of his salted scalp and hands to his surviving crewmembers. It's bound to enthrall anyone who appreciates history, science, art, and classic adventure.

    ISBN: 9780760350294
    Publication date: 06/10/2016
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Thomas, Nicholas
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Wealth and New Zealand
    Wealth and New Zealand
    The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in 1986. But what do these figures mean and what else do we know about New Zealand's fortunes?Following his groundbreaking work on income inequality, Max Rashbrooke examines how wealth shapes New Zealand experience. Drawing on previously unpublished data, this award-winning writer explores what constitutes wealth in New Zealand - where, how and why it is held. In doing so, he addresses how wealth has come to be so unevenly distributed, and why this imbalance is something we can no longer ignore.

    ISBN: 9780908321575
    Publication date: 09/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Rashbrooke, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Wild Wind from the North Hongi Hikas 1823 Invasion of Rotorua
    Wild Wind from the North Hongi Hikas 1823 Invasion of Rotorua
    Hongi Hika's invasion of the Rotorua area in 1823 is one of the most dramatic and daring assaults in New Zealand history. Armed with muskets, Hongi's forces had roamed the North Island seeking utu (revenge) for past slights. Te Arawa, inland and with their island stronghold of Mokoia on Lake Rotorua, felt impregnable. They did not count on Hongi's determination - which led to an epic portage of canoes to the lake shores, from which an attack on Mokoia became inevitable. A Wild Wind from the North not only tells the story with Stafford's flair and sense of drama, but is also richly illustrated, including modern photos of the locations depicted. Launch of the book in 2007 occasioned a major meeting of Ngapuhi and Te Arawa that aided reconciliation for the past conflict.

    ISBN: 9780947506230
    Publication date: 11/05/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Stafford, Don
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Womens Suffrage Petition 1893
    Womens Suffrage Petition 1893
    In May 2017 the exhibition He Tohu opens at the National Library in Wellington. This celebrates three founding documents in New Zealand’s history – He Whakaputanga: The Declaration of Independence (1835), the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840) and the Women’s Suffrage Petition (1893). The originals of these documents will be on display at the National Library, in a wonderful exhibition that tells the history of the times and the story of the documents themselves.

    BWB is producing three slim paperbacks showcasing each of the documents, published in conjunction with the National Library and Archives New Zealand. Each book will be focussed on the document itself, and feature a facsimile of the document (or part of it). The documents are framed by an introduction from leading scholars (Claudia Orange, Vincent O’Malley and Barbara Brookes), and a Maori perspective on the document in te reo. Short biographies of many signatories are included – showing the wide range of people who signed. The books are printed in full colour so that the richness of these significant, old documents is shown.

    ISBN: 9781988533087
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Brookes, Barbara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • You do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon: Agnes Moncrieff's Letters from China, 1930-1945
    You do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon: Agnes Moncrieff's Letters from China, 1930-1945
    In April 1938 Agnes Moncrieff, in her role as the YWCA of New Zealand's foreign secretary to the YWCA of China, wrote to her mother, 'You do not travel in China at the full moon if you can help. There are always air raids.' Nessie, as she preferred to be called, was an indomitable spirit and source of strength for many women in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. There from 1930-1945, she is the only New Zealander to ever be seconded to the YWCA of China. These fascinating excerpts drawn from hundreds of her typed and handwritten letters tell of a remarkable woman, her experiences living and working in China, her observations of Chinese and Japanese military strategies, and her horror at what was taking place around her. A story of fortitude and adventure published on the centenary of her enrolment at Victoria University of Wellington, You Do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon collects some of Nessie's most captivating letters with notes from her friend, Barbara Francis.

    ISBN: 9781776560882
    Publication date: 08/06/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Francis, Barbara
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $25.00
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