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New Zealand: North Island

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXNZL147

Item EXNZL147. 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

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

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

North Island New Zealand MiniMap

NZL149
Kiwi Maps
Aa Balkema
2014
1
5871000754
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy, pocket-sized map, fully indexed, that depicts the major roadways, cities and towns of New Zealand's north island. With insets of Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton and Wellington. Scaled at 1:500,000.
$7.95

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Books

Wild Fiordland

NZL06
Neville Peat
University of Otago Press
1996
144
1877372277
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive overview of the natural history of New Zealand's Fiordland features maps, lively essays and 200 color photographs.
$42.50

Tramping in New Zealand

NZL10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
376
1741790174
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough guide to hiking in New Zealand, featuring descriptions of 50 multi-day treks, dozens of two-color topographic maps, and good information on getting the most out of your adventures.
$24.99

South Island Map

NZL24
HEMA Maps
Hema
2016
2
1877302309
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of New Zealand's South Island at the scale of 1:1,000,000.
$13.95

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

Auckland Map

NZL27
Periplus Maps
Periplus Editions
2006
2
0794600336
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A city map of Auckland.
$8.95

Eyewitness Guide New Zealand

NZL45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
384
1465439625
PAPER
Guidebook
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

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

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

National Geographic New Zealand

NZL99
Peter Turner, Colin Monteath (Photographer)
National Geographic
2013
320
1426202334
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, abundantly illustrated guide introduces the history, culture and nature of New Zealand with excellent essays, maps and color photography.
$25.95

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

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

NZL60
John Chambers
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
416
1566565065
PAPER
History
6/16/2017
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

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

The Boy Who Spoke Dog

NZL92
Clay Morgan
Puffin
2005
166
0142403431
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this fast-paced adventure, Jack, a cabin boy, is shipwrecked on an island near New Zealand inhabited only by dogs. He befriends Moxie, a border collie who defends him against the wild fangos and helps him learn about the special bond between dogs and humans. Ages 9 to 11.
$15.99

The Fire-Raiser

NZL100
Maurice Gee
Houghton Mifflin Company
2007
172
061875041X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this gripping tale set in New Zealand in 1915, Kitty Wix and her friends try to stop the arsonist who is terrifying their small town. Ages 9-11.
$11.95

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

Worth Looking For

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

NZL60
John Chambers
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
416
1566565065
PAPER
History
6/16/2017
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