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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand

By DK Travel

Dk Pub
Released: 2016-03-01
Paperback (384 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand
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Visit Middle Earth and discover the land of the Kiwis when you travel to New Zealand. From Auckland to Poor Knights Island, this travel guide takes you straight to the best attractions this island nation has to offer.

Filled with over 900 photographs and 65 detailed maps, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand explores the country's Maori heritage, flora and fauna, beaches and national parks, focusing on the best scenic routes from which to explore the diverse New Zealand landscape—from the glistening glaciers on the West Coast to the surfers' paradise on Central North Island.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand features:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand truly shows you this region as no one else can.

About the series: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

A Kiwi Year: Twelve months in the life of New Zealand's kids (A Kids' Year)

By Tania McCartney

EK
Hardcover (32 pages)

A Kiwi Year: Twelve months in the life of New Zealand s kids (A Kids  Year)
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Meet Charlie, Ruby, Oliver, Mason and Kaia - Kiwi kids representing a multicultural blend of culture and race that typifies our amazing country. They'll take you through a year in the life of New Zealand's kids, from celebrations, traditions and events, to our everyday way of life and the little things that make childhood so memorable.

A Kiwi Year is a picture book bursting with national pride. It's a snapshot of who we are as New Zealanders, blending our modern-day culture and lifestyle with past traditions and native heritage. Its pages feature meandering text, dates and gorgeous illustrations showcasing our five Kiwi kids at play, at school, at home, and enjoying the sights and sites of our great nation.

From the Bay of Islands to our hot springs and soaring mountains, vibrant cities and quaint country towns, this is our New Zealand childhood.

Kiwi: A Natural History (Family Guide to New Zealand Wildlife)

By Isabel Castro

New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Paperback (96 pages)

Kiwi: A Natural History (Family Guide to New Zealand Wildlife)
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New Zealand's best-known bird and national icon is the subject of this new and highly accessible title from two experts in their field. There are five recognised species of kiwi, distributed unevenly in locations throughout New Zealand and ranging from the most widespread - the North Island brown kiwi - to the most endangered (the little spotted kiwi). Along with stunning photographs from award-winning wildlife photographer Rod Morris, native bird expert Dr Isabel Castrol describes all key aspects of kiwi, from their evolution, prehistory and closest relatives (based on the latest research) to their feeding and breeding behaviour and current conservation issues, making this the perfect introduction for anyone with an interest in these fascinating birds. The series Kiwi is the second title in a new A5-sized full-colour series from New Holland on New Zealand's wildlife, targeted at a family readership. The first title is Penguins of New Zealand by Lloyd Spencer Davis and Rod Morris.

New Zealand (Country Explorers)

By Lyn Larson

Brand: Lerner Classroom
Paperback (48 pages)

New Zealand (Country Explorers)
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Pack your bags! We're headed to New Zealand. On this whirlwind tour, you'll learn all about the country's landscape, culture, people, and more. We'll explore New Zealand's active volcanoes and narrow fjords, see the kiwi and kakapo birds, watch a rugby game, and taste a special feast called the hangi. A special section introduces New Zealand's capital, language, population, and flag. Hop on board and take a fun-filled look at your world!

Kiwi New Zealand: Notebook 150 Lined Pages

By Wild Pages Press

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (150 pages)

Kiwi New Zealand: Notebook 150 Lined Pages
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journal / notebook 150 lined pages, with ample room to record all your important information. Wild Pages Press are publishers of unique journals and notebooks, unlike any other. A wide variety of covers and subjects, stylish and compact in size so they can be carried easily for everyday use.

The History of Australia and New Zealand from 1606 to 1890

By Alex Sutherland

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (162 pages)

The History of Australia and New Zealand from 1606 to 1890
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The History of Australia and New Zealand from 1606 to 1890 is a concise history of the countries from their discoveries until the dawn of the 20th century.

Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War (New Zealand Military Series Book 1)

By Matthew Wright

Intruder Books
Released: 2015-02-13
Kindle Edition (231 pages)

Kiwi Air Power: A history of the RNZAF to the end of the Cold War (New Zealand Military Series Book 1)
 
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'Kiwi Air Power' tells the story of New Zealand’s military aviation from its modest beginnings in 1914, through to the formation of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 1936, the struggles of the Second World War and then the gyrations of the Cold War, wrapping up with the transition to the very different post-Cold War world of the 1990s. It is a story of politics, of aircraft, and especially of people – of the everyday New Zealanders who fought the Second World War, who served with the RNZAF and the RAF, then and later; and who found strengths in themselves that, perhaps, they did not know they had.

A Maverick New Zealand Way: Discover the far southern country that Kiwi solo traveller Mary Jane Walker knows the best (with 625 images)

By Mary Jane Walker

A Maverick Traveller Ltd
Released: 2017-09-02
Kindle Edition (502 pages)

A Maverick New Zealand Way: Discover the far southern country that Kiwi solo traveller Mary Jane Walker knows the best (with 625 images)
 
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Down in the Southern Hemisphere lies a land of beauty, dramatic scenery and adventure – New Zealand.

In an e-book with well over 600 photographs and maps, you, too, can discover the stunning back country of New Zealand, through walks, treks, mountain ascents and even a spot of mountain biking. Mary Jane, a self-proclaimed ‘Maverick Traveller’, sets out on many of the walks and mountain ascents throughout New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

Mary Jane shares her love of travel, trekking and adventure through this thrilling book. Whether you are a beginning trekker, intermediate or advanced you will find something in this book for you.

Learn about native bush and wildlife nestled among a variety of landscapes – glaciers, volcanoes, grassy plains, waterfalls, lakes, vast stretches of ocean and geothermal areas, as well as areas of special significance to Māori, and cityscapes both modern and colonial.

An interesting account of New Zealand history in town and country as well as a memoir of modern experiences, A Maverick New Zealand Way is the perfect read to inspire you to get outdoors in New Zealand.

From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks

By Helen Leach

Otago University Press
Paperback (208 pages)

From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks
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In the past two decades, cuisine and culinary history have attracted increasing attention, with both popular and academic books reflecting the growth of interest. Recipes are both sensitive markers of the socioeconomic conditions of their times and written representations of a culture's culinary repertoire yet, despite the vast number of cookbooks that survive, they have not been the primary focus of research projects. Acknowledgement of their potential contribution to our understanding of culinary history has been slow. This book is a first in its field.

Kiwi: The Australian Brand that Brought a Shine to the World

By Keith Dunstan

Allen & Unwin
Hardcover (272 pages)

Kiwi: The Australian Brand that Brought a Shine to the World
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You probably have a tin of shoe polish tucked under the laundry sink bearing the little bird logo that has been in homes around the globe for over a century. Founded in Melbourne by William Ramsay in 1906, Kiwi is one of the most iconic and enduring international brands ever to have come out of Australia. One of Australia's best-loved journalists, Keith Dunstan tells the remarkable story of the Ramsay family and how they created and nurtured the Kiwi brand. Always quick to seize a marketing opportunity, the Ramsays sent Kiwi to England with the Anzacs in World War I, putting a brilliant shine on belts, bridles, and leggings as well as boots. Soon there was a Kiwi factory in London, and in time Kiwi ran 24 factories worldwide, selling more than 250 million cans of shoe polish annually. In his inimitable warm and chatty style, Dunstan follows the fortunes of the Ramsay family as they built the Kiwi brand over the decades: business decisions good and bad, grand houses, the latest cars, constant travel, and their marriages, quarrels, and friendships. He also tracks the clever advertising strategies that kept Kiwi in the public mind, including the notorious sign that caused traffic accidents in Richmond in the 1960s. Richly illustrated in full color, Kiwi is the fascinating inside story of one of Australia's great families, as well as one of its great brands.


 
 
 

 
 
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