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Spotlight on New Zealand

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-EXNZL121

Item EXNZL121. Buy these 4 items as a set for $63 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Earth Machine, The Science of a Dynamic Planet

GEO44
James D. Webster, Edmond A. Mathez
Columbia University Press
2007
378
0231125798
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An informative, illustrated overview of the earth and its fiery origins by curators of the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Planet Earth.
$32.95

The Future Eaters, An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People

AUS48
Tim F. Flannery
Grove Press
2002
432
0802139434
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An engaging ecological history of Australasia, looking at human impact on local environments and animal populations in the recent geologic past.
$16.00

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

Worth Looking For

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