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Essential Reading Package-EXNZL154

Item EXNZL154. Buy these 4 items as a set for $57 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All

NZL96
Christina Thompson
Bloomsbury USA
2009
288
1596911271
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Historian Thompson effortlessly alternates tales of mostly disastrous early encounters with the Maori and the story of the love of her life, Seven, the Maori she married, in this endearing memoir.
$15.00

New Zealand Wildlife

NZL135
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
12
158355890X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated guide to 140 familiar species of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish and butterfly in New Zealand. Ideal for quick nature reference.
$7.95

Eyewitness Guide New Zealand

NZL45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
384
1465439625
PAPER
Guidebook
6/1/2017
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region overview of attractions.
$25.00

New Zealand Adventure Map

NZL09
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955491
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map at a scale of 1:1,000,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

A Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary

NZL13
Louis Leland
Pelican Publishing Company
1990
115
0882894145
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you on your trip to help you untangle the sometimes perplexing and colorful local idioms.
$7.95

Beginner's Maori

NZL36
K. T. Harawira, T. R. Buxton (Introduction)
Hippocrene Books
1997
121
0781806054
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A guide to the Maori language, written for the traveler looking for an introductory foundation to the language, culture and traditions of the Maori people.
$8.95

Culture Smart! New Zealand

NZL75
Peter Oettli
Kuperard
2017
168
1857338561
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

A River Rules My Kitchen, A Taste of New Zealand from the Mountains to the Sea

NZL145
Tony Smith
HarperCollins
2015
304
1869509870
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Inspired by the wild flavors of New Zealand, this cookbook includes recipes fresh from the river, including: Roasted Salmon with Spring Thyme and River Honey, Braised Red Cabbage and Wild Apples, Chinese Braised Trout with Green Vegetables and many more.
$39.99

A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands

NZL60
John Chambers
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
416
1566565065
PAPER
History
8/1/2017
0
0
0
0
A brisk portrait of New Zealand and its culture, economy and society, this concise history also covers the settlement of the Pacific Islands.
$14.95

Fairness and Freedom

USA468
David Hackett Fischer
Oxford University Press
2012
629
0199832706
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winner Fischer compares the politics of America and New Zealand, posing the question: is it possible to be both fair and free? Despite its focus on politics and fairness, the book is thoroughly enjoyable and, in its own way, a travelogue.
$34.95

Maori Tattooing

NZL67
H.G. Robley
Dover Publications
2004
240
0486430928
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A new unabridged edition of the classic, illustrated sourcebook on Maori tattooing (moko), first published in 1896. The author pays scrupulous attention to the intricate patterns, design and cultural meaning of traditional Maori tattoos.
$15.95

Middle-Earth Landscapes

NZL146
Peter Jackson (Foreword), Ian Brodie (Photographer)
HarperCollins
2016
208
0008116148
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Locations in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit Film Trilogies," this gift edition coffee table book captures the films' sets in wonderful digital photographs, with behind-the-scenes information. Great travel inspiration for a trip through the world of JRR Tolkien.
$40.00

New Zealand Book of Beasts, Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life

NZL127
Annie Potts
Aa Balkema
2014
336
1869407725
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This engaging scholarly work explores New Zealanders’ relationship with native fauna, how New Zealanders have nurtured, glorified, cherished, demonized and devoured the nation’s animals.
$49.95

Pacific Journeys

PAC183
Peter Hendrie
University of Hawaii Press
2003
224
0957740204
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A striking portfolio of 330 color photographs of the people, nature and landscape of the region, Hendrie's gorgeous book includes images from his many journeys to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, Easter Island and Hawaii over the last 20 years.
$45.00

The Happy Isles of Oceania

PAC03
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
480
061865898X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The peripatetic author flies off to Australia and New Zealand with a kayak and ends up exploring much of Melanesia and Polynesia, including Tonga, Fiji and the Marquesas, in this wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale.
$16.95

Captain Cook, Master of the Seas

PAC237
Frank McLynn
Yale University Press
2012
490
0300114214
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
McLynn re-creates the remarkable voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the remote Pacific, showing him to be a brave and brilliant seaman who transcended his humble beginnings as a deckhand and triumphed through good fortune, courage and talent.
$25.00

Slipping Into Paradise, Why I Live in New Zealand

NZL69
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Ballantine Books
2004
304
0345466349
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this far-ranging travelogue, Masson (who wrote a series of books on the emotional lives of animals) combines his travels and tales with history, riffs on the Kiwis, nature and society.
$14.95

Erewhon

NZL65
Samuel Butler, Peter Mudford (Introduction)
Penguin
1970
232
0140430571
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Butler's classic Victorian novel inspired by his experiences in 1860s New Zealand. A satirical account of a journey to an upside-down country at the end of the world, where sick people are thrown in jail and murderers are taken to the hospital.
$15.00

Stories

NZL55
Katherine Mansfield
Vintage Books
1991
368
0679733744
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The three marvelous, long stories in this collection constitute the beginnings of a novel based on Mansfield's childhood in Wellington.
$16.95

The Bone People

NZL02
Keri Hulme
Viking
2010
464
0143116452
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set on the South Island, this powerful novel brings together three troubled individuals who represent Maori and European traditions in contemporary New Zealand.
$16.00

The Luminaries

NZL126
Eleanor Catton
Little Brown and Company
2014
864
0316074292
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Murder and mystery in 19th-century New Zealand. This epic and intricately constructed tale -- spinning out over 800 pages -- is set during the wild days of the 1866 gold rush on the west coast of South Island. It's just over Arthur's Pass from where Catton was raised in Christchurch.
$18.00

Tutira, The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station

NZL26
Herbert Guthrie-Smith, William Cronon (Introduction)
Cambridge University Press
2011
464
0295977930
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
First published in 1921, this loving account of the ecology of New Zealand focuses on Guthrie-Smith's 40,000-sheep shearing station on the shores of Lake Tutira in the Hawke's Bay region of the North Island.
$57.00

A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

NZL116
Julian Fitter
Princeton University Press
2012
288
0691153515
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive and compact guide by longtime resident Julian Fitter featuring 600 color photographs, range maps and species descriptions.
$24.95

Birds of New Zealand, A Photographic Guide

NZL122
Brent Stephenson, Paul Scofield
Yale University Press
2013
500
0300196822
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Illustrated by almost 1,000 photographs, Birds of New Zealand offers a definitive introduction to the identification and behavior of the country's extraordinary avian life.
$85.00

New Zealand Birds

NZL141
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2015
12
1583558896
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated guide to over 140 species of birds commonly found in New Zealand, highlighting the country's top birding hot spots.
$7.95

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

For Kids

Stowaway

OCE81
Karen Hesse
Aladdin Books
2002
320
0689839898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For this novel, renowned children's author Karen Hesse imagines the voyages of Captain Cook (including landings in Australia and New Zealand), from the point of view of a young stowaway named Nicholas. Ages 9-14.
$7.99

Kakapo Rescue, Saving the World's Strangest Parrot

NZL112
Sy Montgomery
Harcourt Books
2010
74
0618494170
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Montgomery and photographer Nic Bishop track the New Zealand's National Kakapo Recovery Team and their efforts to save the endangered flightless parrot in this thrilling book in the Scientists in the Field series.
$18.00

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas

NZL128
Lynne Cox
Random House
2014
48
0375858881
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Written for ages 4-8, this charming book is a collaborative effort between bestselling author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca. Elizabeth is an elephant seal from Christchurch, New Zealand who prefers living in the local Avon River to the sea.
$17.99

More Books

Making Peoples, A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century

NZL07
James Belich
University of Hawaii Press
2002
497
0824825179
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A social history of the Maori from pre-contact to the late 19th century. With its wide, yet detailed focus, this book gives the reader a glimpse into the social forces that have formed the Maori, including the tremendous impact of colonization.
$27.00

Southern Exposure

NZL63
Chris Duff
Globe Pequot Press
2003
264
0762725958
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Seasoned kayaker Chris Duff challenges the waters of the Pacific while ruminating on the beauty of New Zealand's coast and its people.
$17.95

A Concise History of New Zealand

NZL79
Philippa Mein Smith
Cambridge University Press
2011
348
0521542286
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-written pocket history covers the history and development of New Zealand from its beginnings to the 21st century.
$28.99

Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance

NZL101
Lloyd Jones
Bantam Doubleday
2008
276
0385342624
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 2002, this sensuous novel is set in rural New Zealand and spans the end of World War I to the present day. Brought together by their obsession with the tango, two couples experience the trials of true love and the power of storytelling.
$12.00

Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island

NZL102
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
352
1786570270
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to New Zealand's South Island features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$24.99

Lonely Planet New Zealand's North Island

NZL113
Brett Atkinson
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
448
1786570262
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to New Zealand's North Island features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$24.99

Xenophobe's Guide to the Kiwis

NZL117
Christine Cole Catley
Trafalgar Square
2008
92
1906042411
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful and entertaining.
$7.95

An Angel at My Table

NZL123
Jane Campion (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2005
1559409592
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Beautifully capturing the color and power of the New Zealand landscape, this film of the life of troubled author Janet Frame earned Campion a sweep of film awards, including the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.
$39.95

Potiki

NZL124
Patricia Grace
University of Hawaii Press
1995
192
0824817060
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of a Maori community confronting a planned mega-development, this novel is terrific at portraying the daily life of Roimata Kararaina, her husband, Hemi Tamihana and other characters.
$20.00

Lonely Planet Discover New Zealand

NZL132
C. Rawlings-way
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
324
178657005X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Focusing on must-see and memorable places and experiences, this all color guide by the discerning editors at Lonely Planet, featuring hundreds of color photographs and maps, includes suggested tours and itineraries along with not-to-be-missed places to stay, eat, shop and see.
$24.99

Baedeker Australia

AUS283
Hilke Maunder
Baedeker
2012
440
382976619X
PAPER
Guidebook
3/12/2012
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map.
$25.00

Baedeker New Zealand

NZL133
Heinrich, Dr. Lamping
Baedeker
2012
440
3829766246
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map.
$20.00

Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand

PAC329
Jeff Evans
Aa Balkema
2014
128
1877514152
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Polynesian navigator Kupe is credited with the discovery of the land his expedition named Aotearoa, "country of the long white cloud," now known as New Zealand. By examining myth, star charts and contemporary Polynesian seafaring, Jeff Evans traces the methods by which the early Polynesian explorers made their epic voyages.
$32.95

New Zealand Crumpled City Map

NZL136
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2011
1
8897487076
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

New Zealand

NZL137
ITMB
ITMB
2013
1
1553413547
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of New Zealand at a scale of 1:950,000. Printed on tear proof, waterproof paper and includes insets of Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.
$12.95

Rough Guide to New Zealand

NZL139
Rough Guides
Rough Guides
2015
848
0241186706
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to New Zealand in the hip, literate and very infomative Rough Guide style. It's divided cleanly between practical information and illuminating background on culture and history.
$27.99

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, A Natural History and Species Guide

OCE217
Annalisa Berta
University of Chicago Press
2015
288
022618319X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated overview is the most comprehensive book available on marine cetaceans, covering the natural history, anatomy, diet, distribution, characteristics and conservation status of 98 species.
$45.00

Frommer's New Zealand

NZL144
Diana Balham
Frommer's
2016
640
1628872527
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical travel guide featuring excellent annotated listings of what to do and where to eat and sleep. With one-color maps and suggested excursions.
$24.95

The Memory of Love

NZL147
Olsson,Linda
Penguin Putnam
2013
209
0143122436
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Novelist Linda Olsson weaves a tender story of love, friendship and the power of memory over the rugged landscape of the New Zealand coast.
$15.00

Lonely Planet New Zealand Planning Map

NZL151
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
1
1786579049
MAP
Reference
6/20/2017
0
0
0
0
Lonely Planet's attractive map of New Zealand features sights and important sights. Printed on durable, waterproof Tyvek, the map also slips into a protective jacket.
$7.99

Hunt for The Wilderpeople

NZL156
Samuel Neil
Baker & Taylor Video
2016
6316573316
DVD
0
0
0
0
A quirky, offbeat film set in the New Zealand bush. Stuck in New Zealand's youth welfare system, Ricky Baker is a rebellious kid who enjoys hip-hop and haiku. When he and his foster uncle go missing in the wild, a national manhunt ensues.
$19.99

Once Were Warriors

NZL153
Lee Tamahori
Baker & Taylor Video
2016
6316670052
DVD
0
0
0
0
Set in urban New Zealand, this film tells the story of the Heke family, descended from Maori warriors. Treated as social outcasts, the family members are bedeviled by a violent father and trouble with the police.
$29.95

Worth Looking For

The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

NZL05
Barrie Heather
Oxford University Press
2001
168
019850831X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
The revised compact edition of the classic field guide, featuring 74 color plates by Derek Onley.
$71.00

Two Worlds, First Meetings Between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772

NZL15
Anne Salmond
University of Hawaii Press
1996
477
0824817656
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
In this trail-blazing, scholarly history Salmond re-examines the early European history of New Zealand from the Maori point of view. With archival photographs and drawings.
$21.00

Once Were Warriors

NZL19
Alan Duff
Vintage Books
1995
192
0679761810
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This controversial best-selling novel follows the fate of a Maori woman in what appears to be modern-day Auckland, an insightful look at social problems of the Maori in contemporary New Zealand.
$14.00

Between Worlds, Early Exchanges Between Maori and Europeans, 1773-1815

NZL37
Anne Salmond
University of Hawaii Press
1997
590
0824820207
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
The second volume in Salmond's academic study of early encounters between Europeans and New Zealand's Maoris.
$42.00

New Zealand Wildlife

NZL97
Julian Fitter
Bradt Publications
2009
176
1841622729
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A splendid introduction to the nature and wildlife of New Zealand, featuring succinct chapters on geography and geology, history, habitats and wildlife, along with hundreds of color photographs.
$25.99

New Zealand Through Time, An Illustrated Journey Through 83 Million Years of Natural History

NZL108
Ronald Cometti
New Holland Publishers
2009
96
186966163X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Step back in time in this illustrated miscellany, featuring dozens of full-color paintings of giant moa, mixosaurus and other splendid extinct creatures.
$29.99

Presenting New Zealand, An Illustrated History

NZL106
Philip Temple
New Holland Publishers
2009
160
1869662237
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
Organized from North to South, this oversized paperback, featuring large, full-color archival illustrations on every page, is a profile of the island nation, its history, people and nature.
$39.99