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- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 70.00
With its closest neighbor some 1,200 miles away, New Zealand is one of the most geographically isolated countries in the world. Its remoteness led to its relatively late settlement. Brooking traces New Zealand from its earliest Maori settlers to issues in 2003, covering intertribal relations, the effects of European contact, the challenges of globalization,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99
The Cook Islands, named after the British Captain who seems to have been everywhere in the Pacific, are scattered like tiny jewels over a large stretch of sea between Tahiti and Samoa. Rarotonga, the principal island, is 2,500 miles due south of Honolulu - as far south of the equator as Honolulu is north of it - a similarity that provides both places... more...
- Awa Press 2009; US$ 10.99
Well crafted and piercingly insightful, this collection of Steve Braunias?s 2007 interviews of New Zealand's famous and infamous?both publicity-seekers and those desperate to hide from the spotlight?is a humorous and biting survey of the national psyche. Ranging from the disturbingly na´ve to the gloriously vain, from food critics to politicians, these... more...
- Awa Press 2010; US$ 11.99
From the perspective of a passionate New Zealand columnist, this diverse collection from Steve Braunias is a provocative commentary on society, politics, and the recession.á From lambasting airhead politicians, apostrophe vigilantes, and purveyors of awful food to reflecting upon his experiences as a father, his travels in Antarctica, and his finally... more...
- Awa Press 2009; US$ 11.99
A collection of New Zealand's most celebrated journalist's works, this lascivious selection of SteveáBraunias's columns addresses a variety of topics, including the current state of New Zealand steak, the beauty of mangroves, the lunacy of film festivals, the attractions of small towns, the charms of Cambridge University, and the strange habits of... more...
- Awa Press 2012; US$ 11.99
Civilisation is Steve Braunias at his best, the scavenger of social lodestone, rich, fascinating and occasionally disturbing stories of settlements?from Kawakawa in the north, to Mosgiel in the south, and Samoa and Antarctica over the seas?and the people who live in them, their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 45.00
This book makes an original contribution to the growing body of knowledge on the Scots abroad, presenting a coherent and comprehensive account of the Scottish immigrant experience in New Zealand. more...
- Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99
In 1770, Captain James Cook sailed up the east coast of Australia in his ship, the HM Bark Endeavour. Setting out from England in 1768, he was given two instructions: to observe the transit of Venus and to find and chart the mythical "Great Southern Land". He succeeded in both tasks, despite he and his crew facing great hardship and danger,... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Arawata Bill (18651947) was a pioneering folk hero, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making new tracks in unexplored areas. His feats of endurance and tenacity, coupled with his charming eccentricity, have captured the imagination of generations, and Denis Glover immortalised him in his famous poem, Arawata Bill. A Californian... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.00
Polly Evans was a woman with a mission. Before the traditional New Zealand male hung up his sheep shears for good, Polly wanted to see this vanishing species with her own eyes. Venturing into the land of giant kauri trees and smaller kiwi birds, she explores the country once inhabited by fierce Maori who carved their enemies? bones into cutlery, bushwhacking... more...