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New Zealand: Off the Beaten Path

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.
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Essential Reading Package-EXNZL111

Item EXNZL111. Buy these 3 items as a set for $50 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

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

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

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

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

The People of the Sea, Environment, Identity, and History in Oceania

PAC310
Paul D'Arcy
University of Hawaii Press
2008
292
0824832973
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
D'Arcy looks at the oceangoing traditions of the peoples of the Pacific from 1770 to the present in this scholarly but accessible overview.
$25.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stargazing Basics, Getting Started in Recreational Astronomy

SCI242
Paul E. Kinzer
Cambridge University Press
2008
200
0521728592
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
This informal guide has all the answers for an absolute novice, from what to look for in the sky to which telescope to buy.
$25.99

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

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

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

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

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

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