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  • Die Allied Mobile Force 1961 bis 2002by Bernd Lemke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    The Allied Mobile Force (AMF) was created by NATO to fortify its border regions. Designed as both a deterrent and display of Western solidarity, the AMF was intentionally composed of elite units from nations that did not border the Eastern Bloc (including West Germany). The author analyzes the AMF at the strategic, political, and communicative... more...

  • Tauiraby Joan Metge

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 21.88

    What it was like growing up in Maori rural communities in the mid-twentieth century? Voices from the past answer this question in the pages of this book. In te reo Maori, 'tauira' means both student and teacher. In the book Tauira, acclaimed educator and anthropologist Joan Metge introduces readers to Maori methods of teaching and learning that are... more...

  • The Devil's Own Warby John Crawford

    Exisle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Brigadier-General Herbert Hart commanded the NZ Wellington Battalion during the closing stages of the Gallipoli campaign, then served on the Western Front. His diary is a first-hand account of life in the firestorm of WWI, and is regarded as one of the most important personal sources relating to the war, both combat and life behind the frontline. more...

  • Van Diemen's Landby Murray Johnson; Jeremy Beckett

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account... more...

  • Consuming Ocean Islandby Katerina Martina Teaiwa

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina... more...

  • Parekura Horomiaby Wira Gardiner

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2014; US$ 7.28

    This biography of Parekura Horomia celebrates the life and achievements of one of New Zealand?s well-known politicians and M?ori leaders. The book is based on interviews with sixty-five of Parekura Horomia?s family, friends and colleagues, and it shares stories about his qualities, abilities and his tireless work. The personal stories pay tribute to... more...

  • Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899by Rainer Buschmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean. more...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler's powerful account of the origins, history and culture of the Ngapuhi people ? a profound... more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 21.88

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest lived people on the face of the globe for eighty years ? and why did Maori not enjoy the same life expectancy? Why were New Zealanders' health and longevity surpassed by other nations in the late twentieth century? Through lively text and quantitative... more...

  • The Pacific Basin since 1945by Roger C. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The nations of the Pacific Basin - in East and Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific islands and the Americas - make up the world's largest economic zone, and its most culturally diverse region. In recent years its Asian 'Tiger Economies' have suffered economic collapse and unfinished business from the Cold War has produced continuing conflict... more...