• Alice Behind Wonderland
    Alice Behind Wonderland
    On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics, photographed six-year-old Alice Liddell, the daughter of the college dean, with a Thomas Ottewill Registered Double Folding camera, recently purchased in London.

    Simon Winchester deftly uses the resulting image-as unsettling as it is famous, and the subject of bottomless speculation-as the vehicle for a brief excursion behind the lens, a focal point on the origins of a classic work of English literature. Dodgson's love of photography framed his view of the world, and was partly responsible for transforming a shy and half-deaf mathematician into one of the world's best-loved observers of childhood. Little wonder that there is more to "Alice Liddell as
    the Beggar Maid" than meets the eye. Using Dodgson's published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.

    Acclaim for Simon Winchester

    "An exceptionally engaging guide at home everywhere, ready for anything, full of gusto and seemingly omnivorous curiosity."
    -Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review

    "A master at telling a complex story compellingly and lucidly."
    -USA Today

    "Extraordinarily graceful."
    -Time

    "Winchester is an exquisite writer and a deft anecdoteur."
    -Christopher Buckley

    "A lyrical writer and an indefatigable researcher."
    -Newsweek

    ISBN: 9780190614546
    Publication date: 15/10/2016
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • Children Citizenship and Environment T
    Children Citizenship and Environment T
    Required text TECP 319 semester 2, 2020
    Required text POLS 304 semester 2, 2020

    ISBN: 9781849714372
    Publication date: 21/06/2012
    Price: $40.49
    Author: Hayward, Bronwyn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.49
  • Children of Jocasta
    Children of Jocasta
    In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes retells the Oedipus and Antigone myths to reveal a new side of an ancient story . . .

    My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents . . .

    Jocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.

    Ismene is the same age when she is attacked in the palace she calls home. Since the day of her parents' tragic deaths a decade earlier, she has always longed to feel safe with the family she still has. But with a single act of violence, all that is about to change.

    With the turn of these two events, a tragedy is set in motion. But not as you know it.

    ISBN: 9781509836178
    Publication date: 22/03/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Haynes, Natalie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Fight Like a Girl
    Fight Like a Girl
    'With wit, insight and glorious, righteous rage, Clementine Ford lays out all the ways in which girls and women are hurt and held back, and unapologetically demands that the world do better. A passionate and urgently needed call to arms, Fight Like A Girl insists on our right to be angry, to be heard and to fight. It'll change lives.' Emily Maguire, author of An Isolated Incident

    A friend recently told me that the things I write are powerful for her because they have the effect of making her feel angry instead of just empty. I want to do this for all women and young girls - to take the emptiness and numbness they feel about being a girl in this world and turn it into rage and power. I want to teach all of them how to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. Clementine Ford

    Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.

    Fight Like A Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it.

    ISBN: 9781760633400
    Publication date: 29/08/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Ford, Clementine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Magpie Hall
    Magpie Hall
    A gripping and powerful novel from the author of best-selling The Sound of Butterflies. "There were two rumours surrounding my great-great-grandfather Henry Summers: one, that his cabinet of curiosities drove him mad; and, two, that he murdered his first wife." Rosemary Summers is an amateur taxidermist and a passionate collector of tattoos. To her, both activities honour the deceased and keep their memory alive. After the death of her beloved grandfather, and while struggling to finish her thesis on gothic Victorian novels, she returns alone to Magpie Hall to claim her inheritance: Grandpa's own taxidermy collection, started more than 100 years ago by their ancestor Henry Summers. As Rosemary sorts through Henry's legacy, the ghosts of her family's past begin to make their presence known.

    ISBN: 9781869792886
    Publication date: 06/11/2009
    Price: $30.00
    Author: King, Rachael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Map That Changed the World
    Map That Changed the World
    In the summer of 1815 an extraordinary hand-painted map was published in London. Some eight feet tall and six feet wide, brightly coloured - in sea-blue, green, bright yellow, orange, umber - it presented England and Wales in a beguiling and unfamiliar mixture of lines and patches and stippled shapes. It was the product of one man's obsession with rocks, a passion that sustained him whilst the rest of his life slid into ruin. For nearly 20 years, an Oxfordshire blacksmith's son named William Smith journeyed across Britain investigating and naming the layers of rock beneath his feet. Self-taught and determined, Smith had great expertise in practical geology, and this evolving science demanded a new sort of delineation. The beautifully executed map he produced was the first of its kind and transformed the way in which the world was understood. It was a document that laid the groundwork for the making of great fortunes in oil, iron and tin, and, elsewhere, in diamonds, platinum and silver, and was key to the development of one of the great fields of modern science.
    Smith's was a remarkable achievement, and all the more astonishing for having been completed single-handedly and without financial or professional support. Shatteringly, such heroic and painstaking work exacted a terrible price: imprisoned for debt, Smith was turned out of his home; his work was plagiarized; the scientific establishment turned its back on his trouble; and Smith's wife was diagnozed insane and he himself fell ill. It was not until 1829 that, in a fairy-tale twist of fate, Smith returned to London in triumph, to be hailed as a genius. Simon Winchester, best-selling author of "The Surgeon of Crowthorne" and himself the holder of a degree in geology, enters the dramatic world of "Strata Smith" to tell his moving and inspiring story. Celebrating the unique geology of the British Isles, "The Map That Changed the World" resurrects the forgotten pioneer whose passion for fossils came above all else.

    ISBN: 9780140280395
    Publication date: 04/07/2002
    Price: $31.00
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Meaning of Everything
    Meaning of Everything
    'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety.In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female sculling crew, to James Murray, self-educated son of a draper, who spent half a century guiding the project towards fruition. Along the way we learn which dictionary editor became the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and why Tolkien found it so hard to define 'walrus'. Written by the bestselling author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map That Changed the World, The Meaning of Everything is an enthralling account of the creation of the world's greatest dictionary.

    ISBN: 9780198814399
    Publication date: 18/05/2018
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Winchester, Simon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • On the Other Side of Freedom: Race and Justice in a Divided America
    On the Other Side of Freedom: Race and Justice in a Divided America
    Five years ago, DeRay Mckesson quit his job as a schoolteacher, moved to Ferguson, Missouri, and spent the next 400 days on the streets as an activist, helping to bring the Black Lives Matter movement into being.

    Now, in his first book, he draws on his own experiences - of growing up without his mother, with a father in recovery, of having a house burn down and a bully chase him home from school, of pacifying a traffic cop at gunpoint and being dragged out of a police station by his ankles, of determined activism on the streets and in the White House - to make the case for hope, for believing a better future is possible. It is a visionary's call to take responsibility for imagining, and then building, the world we want to live in.

    ISBN: 9781786076519
    Publication date: 11/04/2019
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Mckesson, DeRay
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Political Years: 2019
    Political Years: 2019
    "When I entered Parliament in 1975, I joined a very small club: although women in New Zealand won the right to vote in 1893, only a tiny handful had been Members of Parliament in the hundred or so years that followed. I was number 15!"

    In 1975, Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan. Aged just 23, she was one of only a few female MPs who served through the turbulent years of Muldoon's government. For nine years, Waring was at the centre of major political decisions, until her parliamentary career culminated during the debate over nuclear arms. When Waring informed Muldoon that she intended to cross the fl oor and vote for the opposition bill which would make New Zealand nuclear free, he called a snap election. And the government fell. . .

    This is an autobiographical account of Waring's extraordinary years in parliament. She tells the story of her journey from being elected as a new National Party MP in a conservative rural seat to being publicly decried by the Prime Minister for her `feminist anti-nuclear stance' that threatened to bring down his government. Her tale of life in a male-dominated and relentlessly demanding political world is both uniquely of its time and still of pressing relevance today.

    ISBN: 9781988545936
    Publication date: 10/05/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Waring, Marilyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Red Rocks
    Red Rocks
    While holidaying at his father's house, Jake explores Wellington's wild south coast, with its high cliffs, biting winds and its fierce seals. When he stumbles upon a perfectly preserved sealskin, hidden in a crevice at Red Rocks, he's compelled to take it home and hide it under his bed, setting off a chain of events that threatens to destroy his family.

    Red Rocks takes the Celtic myth of the selkies, or seal people, and transplants it into the New Zealand landscape, throwing an ordinary boy into an adventure tinged with magic. With its beautiful writing and eerie atmosphere, junior readers will be thrilled and moved by this captivating story.

    Teachers' notes available

    ISBN: 9781869799144
    Price: $19.99
    Author: King, Rachael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Sound of Butterflies
    Sound of Butterflies
    An international bestseller this novel follows an unforgettable journey from the demure gentility of turn-of-the-twentieth-century England into the heart of darkness. In 1904, the young lepidopterist Thomas Edgar arrives home from a collecting expedition in the Amazon. His young wife Sophie is unprepared for his emaciated state and, even worse, his inability - or unwillingness - to speak. Sophie's genteel and demure life in Edwardian England contrasts starkly with the decadence of Brazil's rubber boom, as we are taken back to Thomas's arrival in the Amazon and his search for a mythical butterfly. Up the river, via the opulent city of Manaus - where the inhabitants feed their horses champagne and aspire to all things European - Thomas's extraordinary, and increasingly obsessed, journey carries him through the exotic and the erotic to some terrible truths. Back home, unable to break through Thomas's silence, Sophie is forced to take increasingly drastic measures to discover what has happened. But as she scavenges what she can from Thomas's diaries and boxes of exquisite butterflies, she learns as much about herself as about her husband.

    ISBN: 9781869417949
    Publication date: 07/07/2006
    Price: $28.99
    Author: King, Rachael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.99
  • Still Counting
    Still Counting
    30 years ago, Marilyn Waring's ground-breaking book Counting for Nothing was released. Waring explained, through meticulous economic analysis, how the success of the global economy rests on women's unpaid work. Counting for Nothing became a phenomenon: it was read and discussed around the world, and even made into a film.

    Today, many people hope that the shift to a wellbeing approach - moving beyond narrow economic indicators when assessing New Zealand's progress - will mean women's work is finally valued fairly. But what does Marilyn Waring make of it? This short book provides an essential assessment of wellbeing economics from a leading feminist scholar.

    ISBN: 9781988545530
    Publication date: 05/12/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Waring, Marilyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
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