CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Page Four


NEW ZEALAND NON FICTION / GENERAL NON FICTION


  • Why is the Lake so Blue?
  • Tohora
  • Adventures of Tupaia
  • Rock Pools
  • First Book of New Zealand Backyard Bird Songs
  • On the Brink
  • Discovering New Zealand Birds
  • Animals of Aotearoa
  • Save Our Seas
  • New Zealand's Backyard Beasts
  • From Moa to Dinosaurs
  • Up the River
  • Under the Ocean
  • At the Beach
  • Under the Sea
  • Build the Shark
  • Antarctic Journeys
  • Ocean. A Visual Miscellany
  • Big Book of Big Sea Creatures
  • Big Book of Big Ships
  • Ocean. Lasercut & Flap
  • Ocean.A Children's Encyclopedia
  • The Deep Sea Floor
  • The Flag Book
  • Into The Deep
  • Atlas of Ocean Adventures
  • World of Oceans
  • Unusual Creatures
  • The Big Book of The Blue
  • The Big Sticker Book of the Blue
  • Rivers
  • Meet Captain Cook
  • The Voyages of Captain Cook
  • Marine Diesel Engine Essentials Colouring Book
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    WHY IS THE LAKE SO BLUE? A Children's Guide to New Zealand's Natural World
    By Simon Pollard. 0.43kg, Softback, 220mm x 260mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2018.

    Why is our place magic? Why are its islands shaky? Why are our mountains tall and our forests green? Why are some lakes so blue? What happens below the waves? Who used to live here? What changed when mammals arrived? What happens in the dark?

    In this fun-filled, fact-rich book, award-winning science writer Simon Pollard shares the magic, secrets, mysteries and marvels of Aotearoa New Zealandís natural world.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery

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    TOHORA
    The Southern Right Whale
    By Ned Barraud. 0.22kg, Softback, 230mm x 295mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    Once, the mighty Tohora, or Southern Right Whale, was a common sight in Winter off the coast of Aotearoa. But it proved to be an easy target for the early whalers, and was soon driven to the edge of extinction. In the 20th Century, however, it became a protected species, and once commercial whaling was virtually stopped, the Southern Right Whale made a comeback.

    This is the moving story of Tohora, and is a heartening and optimistic tale for every New Zealand child.

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    ADVENTURES OF TUPAIA
    By Courtney Sina Meredith & Mat Tait. 0.73kg, Hardback, 260mm x 320mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa.

    Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter.

    Written in dramatic prose and verse by Courtney Sina Meredith and stunningly illustrated in graphic style by Mat Tait, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

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    ROCK POOLS
    A Guide for Kiwi Kids.

    By Ned Barraud. 0.22kg, Softback, 230mm x 295mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    What New Zealand child is not delighted by a rockpool at low tide, with its colourful, fascinating array of creatures, some still, some flitting about?

    Rock Pools is a book designed to enhance this experience, with each page presenting an intriguing glimpse into the creatures that inhabit these low-tide wonderlands. All of the common creatures from New Zealand seashore, including crabs, sea anemones, starfish, barnacles and shrimps, and many more, feature in this fantastic book, which cannot help but delight and encourage children to interact with the natural world.

    A stunningly illustrated guide to New Zealand's rock pools, for all kids aged 5-10 (and their parents).

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    FIRST BOOK OF NEW ZEALAND BACKYARD BIRD SONGS
    With sound buttons.
    By Fred van Gessel. 0.27kg, board book, 195mm x 150mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    Whether you are 5 years old, or 65, it's never too late to get to know the feathered friends in your backyard.

    Press the relevant button to hear a burst of each unique bird song, all common in backyards across New Zealand.

    If you need a reminder of the remarkable rich song of the Tui, or the whistled warblings of the silvereye, or you cannot identify a bird by sight, it is simply a case of grabbing this book and pressing the button.

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    ON THE BRINK
    New Zealand's most Endangered Species.
    By Marian Gill & Terry Fitzgibbon. 0.18kg, 250mm x 250mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2019.

    Discover our most threatened animals in New Zealand. From the beautiful forest ringlet butterfly to the down-right ugly southern elephant seal, the cheeky kakapo to the super-sensory-powered ambush hunters the great white sharks.

    Every one of the unique species in our waters and on our land is threatened by predators, land changes, pollution, and other human-induced disturbances.
    As well as finding out how unique these animals are, youíll read what is harming them, and most importantly what we can do to help them.

    NZ$28.00 + Delivery

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    DISCOVERING NEW ZEALAND BIRDS
    By Sandra Morris. 0.12kg, 190mm x 250mm, Colour Illustrations. Published 2013.
    With gentle, evocative illustrations, a lively layout and very informative text, Sandra Morris introduces fourteen of New Zealand's most interesting birds to young readers. From a variety of habitats, including the mountains, forest, coast and sea, the birds' behaviour, communication and feeding patterns are described, noting current status if endangered, as well as Maori legend and tradition, and additional interesting, often quirky facts.

    First published in 1994, this is a timeless, and important book for young readers.

    NZ$18.00 + Delivery

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    ANIMALS OF AOTEAROA
    By Gillian Candler & Ned Barraud, 0.80kg, 215mm x 282mm, 112 Pages. Hardback. Published 2018.

    Animals of Aotearoa is a must-have compendium for children curious about New Zealandís wild animals. Based on the award-winning and best-selling ĎExplore and Discoverí childrenís series about New Zealandís natural history, this book is packed full of illustrations and information about our native animals, both common and rare, as well as many well-known introduced animals. The book includes land and sea birds, frogs and lizards, many kinds of fish and other marine creatures, insects and invertebrates.

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    SAVE OUR SEAS.
    By Maria Gill. Softcover, 0.19kg, 210mm x 300mm, Colour drawings and Puzzles. 32 pages. First published 2009.
    Inspired by the environmental work achieved by Sir Peter Blake, this book reveals exactly what is going on in the oceans around us, and what we can do to help.

    Discover fascinating facts about amazing creatures and plants that live in, and beside, the sea. More than just a book of facts, this is also a call to action, with suggestions and websites of what you can do to help the conservation effort, and continue Sir Peter Blake's vision.

    NZ$21.00 + Delivery

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    NEW ZEALAND'S BACKYARD BEASTS
    By Ned Barraud. Paperback, 0.29kg, 230mm x 295mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2018.
    New Zealandís Backyard Beasts brings the fascinating world in the backyard to life. Find out about bees and wasps, beetles, butterflies and moths, mantises and stick insects, weta, centipedes and millipedes, spiders, snails and worms, and much more.

    Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by informative text and fascinating facts.
    A must for all Kiwi children who want to learn about the amazing beasts that live in their own backyards.

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    FROM MOA TO DINOSAURS.
    By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Paperback, 0.18kg, 210mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2016.
    Go back in time to explore ancient forests, lakes and the seas around Zealandia, and discover unique survivors and long-extinct animals that once made this land their home.

  • Dinosaurs of Gondwana and Zealandia
  • Giant penguins and shark-toothed dolphins
  • Crocodilian and turtle inhabitants of ancient lakes
  • Moa, adzebill and other extinct birds
  • Tuatara, weta and bird survivors

    This beautifully illustrated and highly informative book is aimed at children from pre-schoolers up and anyone curious about New Zealandís ancient past and the animals that have lived here.

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    UP THE RIVER.
    By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Paperback, 0.18kg, 210mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2017.
    Explore the creeks, Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands of New Zealand and discover the animals and plants that live in freshwater habitats. Learn about the amazing journeys of eels and whitebait, secretive birds, and tiny insects that live underwater.

    Beautifully illustrated and highly informative, this series of books is aimed at children from pre-schoolers up, and to anyone curious about New Zealand's natural environment.

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    UNDER THE OCEAN.
    By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Paperback, 0.17kg, 210mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2014.
    Explore the vast ocean, underwater reefs, and the depths of the sea floor and discover some of he creatures that live in the seas around New Zealand:
  • rays and sharks
  • giant squid and octopuses
  • whale, dolphins and seals
  • moray eels, seahorses and other fish
  • tubeworms and sea cucumbers
  • penguins and other seabirds
    This beautifully illustrated and highly informative book is aimed at children from preschoolers up, and anyone curious about our ocean and the amazing creatures that live there.

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    AT THE BEACH.
    By Ned Barraud & Gillian Candler. Paperback, 0.16kg, 210mm x 230mm, full colour illustrations. Published in 2012.
    Explore the sandy beach, rock pools and mudflats around New Zealand's coast & discover the animals and plants that make these different habitats such exciting places to visit:
  • crabs
  • sea stars, kina & sea anemones
  • shellfish
  • seaweeds, sponges & sandhoppers
  • fish, jellyfish & shrimps
  • birds
    Aimed at children from preschoolers up, and anyone curious about New Zealand's natural environment. Includes a removable, waterproof, quick-reference guide to common seashore animals.

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    UNDER THE SEA.
    By Little Explorers.BoardBook, 0.50kg, 210mm x 225mm, Published in 2019.

    UNDER THE SEA is a lively introduction to all types of sea creatures, where children can lift the flaps to learn about all types of amazing animals and the environment they live in. Young readers will be amazed as they find out all about the coral reef, open ocean, endangered animals, shipwrecks, and much much more! This book features over 30 sturdy flaps to lift, along with charming, kid-friendly artwork that introduces new concepts and vocabulary in a simple and accessible way.

    NZ$23.00 + Delivery.

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    BUILD THE SHARK
    By Walker Books, Boxed, 1.16kg, 195mm x 370mm. Published 2018.
    32 page book with 35 Model Pieces to build a 76 cm Great White Shark.

    With this unique interactive guide to sharks, youíll build a model of a great white and learn fascinating facts about all kinds of sharks. Which shark can race through the ocean at up to 56 km/h? Why does a great white shark roll its eyes back when it attacks? How does a shark find prey it cannot even see?

    Discover the answers to all these questions and more as you build the shark! No scissors or glue needed. (the Pieces slot together). Build a 76cm model of a Great White Shark!

    Ages 7 up.

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    ANTARCTIC JOURNEYS
    By Philippa Werry, Softback, 0.44kg, 210mm x 260mm. Published 2019. Colour Photographs.
    This book is about the journeys that centre around Antarctica, using that theme to build up an overall picture of Antarctic history, geography, science and wildlife. The incredibly challenging and at times fatal early expeditions are described and reveal the immense courage and perseverance needed to map and explore the region.

    Image rich, using photographs, maps and paintings, it also draws on letters, diaries, newspaper and eye-witness reports from the days of early exploration, as well as later research and interviews. Also features biographies, maps, a timeline and glossary.

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    OCEAN. A VISUAL MISCELLANY.
    By Ricardo Henriques, Hardback, 0.51kg, 235mm x 310mm. 48 Pages. Published 2018.

    Half of our planet is covered by the ocean, yet we've only explored 5 percent of this vast underwater realm.

    Originally published in Portugal, this visually compelling miscellany offers readers a tsunami of aquatic facts.
    Which ocean is the largest? Who was the first explorer to sail around the world? Is the ocean truly blue?

    Beautifully designed and rich with information, Ocean will satisfy enthusiastic readers who enjoy taking a deep dive into a subject as well as more reluctant readers who prefer to dip in and out of a book.

    NZ$38.00 + Delivery

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    BIG BOOK OF BIG SEA CREATURES and some little ones too....
    By Minna Lacey & Gabriele Antonini. Hardback, 0.79kg, 248mm x 302mm, full colour illustrations and 4 giant fold-outs. Published 2011.
    A truly fabulous Usborne publication. Open the giant fold-out pages to discover all kinds of extraordinary sea creatures, from the leatherback sea turtle and great white shark to the biggest animal on earth - the mighty blue whale.

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    BIG BOOK OF BIG SHIPS and some little ones too....
    By Minna Lacey & Gabriele Antonini. Hardback, 0.796kg, 248mm x 302mm, full colour illustrations and 4 giant fold-outs. Published 2011.
    A truly fabulous Usborne publication. Open the giant fold-out pages to discover some of the longest and heaviest ships ever built - from powerful battleships and arctic icebreakers to huge supertankers and container ships.

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    OCEAN. LASERCUT & FLAPS
    By Helene Druvert. 40 Pages , 0.84kg, 258mm x 370mm, full colour illustrations. Lasercut and Flaps. Hardback. Published 2018.

    Here's the Ocean as you have never seen it before. Clever cutouts and fascinating lift-the-flap pages explore every detail of the amazing animals and plants that live beneath the waves.

    A fact-filled journey through the underwater world.

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    OCEAN. A CHILDREN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA
    By DK. 1.29kg, 220mm x 283mm, 256 pages, Colour Photographs, Published 2015.
    Explore the hidden depths of the ocean with this stunning visual encyclopedia for kids

    Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia reveals the secrets of the seas through stunning images and beautiful photography to engage and educate kids. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, tiny plankton to giant whales, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, Ocean: A Children's Encyclopedia let's your child discover the mysterious world beneath the waves.

    Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child covering everything from sea creatures and ocean birds to the Great Barrier Reef. Topics are presented through a combination of fun graphics, interesting fact-boxes and high-quality photographs. Look up an individual subject for school projects or curious minds can read from beginning to end!

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    THE DEEP-SEA FLOOR.
    By Sneed B Collard. 0.18kg, 215mm x 280mm, 30 pages, with full colour illustrations. Published 2003.
    Realistic illustrations take readers up close to the curious creatures and plants that thrive in the vast severe habitat of the oceanís floor.

    Marine biologist and renowned childrenís book writer Sneed B. Collard III introduces children to many fascinating sea creaturesĖfrom bioluminescent fish to giant tube wormsĖthat survive without sunlight. A history of deep-sea exploration from sonar to submersibles shows how far scientists have come in their ability to investigate these great depths.

    Inspire young readers to explore the possibilities of marine science.

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    THE FLAG BOOK
    By Lonely Planet Kids. 1.18kg, 240mm x 310mm, 184 pages, with full colour illustrations. Published 2019.
    Suitable for children ages 9-12

    Did you know that each flag is actually a picture that sends a message to everyone who sees it?

    The Flag Book,introduces you to the flags of every country in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and tells you what their design, colours, and images represent, along with lots of other incredible facts.

    Whatís the only country that doesnít have a rectangular flag? Why does Hawaiiís state flag feature the UKís Union Jack in one corner? And what do the 13 stripes of the USAís Star Spangled Banner represent? Youíll find out the answer to all these and much, much more....
    See the other fascinating ways flags are used throughout the world. Learn the International Code of Flag Symbols to communicate with ships at sea; read about flags used in sports, like Formula 1ís chequered flag; marvel at flags commemorating world records and incredible human achievements; and peer with a microscope at the planetís smallest flag, which is no wider than a human hair.

    But thatís not all! Travel back in time to the Golden Age of Piracy and have your timbers shivered by the bloodthirsty flags of ĎBlack Bartí Roberts and his fellow pirates sailing the Caribbean!

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    INTO THE DEEP
    By Annika Siems & Wolfgang Dreyer, Hardback, 1.23kg, 295mm x 325mm. 95 pages. Published 2019.

    Immerse yourself in a strange and beautiful world as you journey from the beach to the depths of the ocean floor. Beneath the surface of the ocean lies a mysterious and astounding world that few people ever get to see. This book merges breathtaking art with the latest scientific research to take readers on a fantastic voyage on the submarine Marine Snow, where they meet blue whales, vampire squid, viper fish, and a giant sea spider.
    Learn about bioluminescence, Radiolaria, and coral reefs, and discover incredible facts about the marine world.

    Annika Siemsís illustrations vibrate with color and detail, even as they convey the mystery of a place with scant natural light. From the smallest plankton magnified by thousands, to the most enormous whale, captured on a single page. A feast for the eye and the mind, this stunning book helps us comprehend a massive, mostly unfamiliar part of our world, one that flourishes with life and beauty.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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    ATLAS OF OCEAN ADVENTURES
    By Emily Hawkins & Lucy Letherland. 0.58kg, 275mm x 375mm, 87 pages, with full colour illustrations. Published 2019.
    Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world's great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you're travelling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of the world's oceans with Lucy Letherland's animal characters.

    A natural history lesson in an adventure book, with over 30 scenes to explore, young nature adventurers will find hundreds of things to spot, with facts to learn on every page.

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    WORLD OF OCEANS. SOUNDS OF NATURE..
    By Robert Hunter. 0.58kg, 275mm x 310mm, 30 pages, with full colour illustrations featuring 60 seperate animal sounds.. Published 2019.
    Travel the world with Wide Eyed's Sounds of Nature series and press the note on each page to hear over 60 separate marine animal sounds, exploring ten habitats as you go.
    You'll hear the squawk of penguins in the Antarctic, the squeaks of dolphins in the Pacific ocean, and the splash of a great white shark leaping out of the water to seize a seal.

    Learn fascinating facts about the animals who live in these amazing places, then use the number key to listen out for each one when you press the note.

    NZ$33.00 + Delivery

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    UNUSUAL CREATURES. A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest creatures.
    By Mitchell Hearst, Hardback, 0.61kg, 220mm x 280mm. 109 Pages. Published 2012.

    With humour and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab?

    Did you know... the Magnapinna Squid lives at a depth of 4000 feet below the surface of the sea, and has elastic tentacles that can stretch up to 20 times the length of its body? or that the Blobfish has no muscles? And jelly fish are made up of 95% water?

    These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious minds, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal...

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    THE BIG BOOK OF THE BLUE
    By Yuval Zommer. 62 Pages , 0.78kg, 240mm x 350mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    Everything the young oceanographer needs to know, with charming illustrations bringing to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals.

    The book opens by explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. Subsequent pages are dedicated to specific creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, stingrays, and seahorses, and show varied life in specific habitats, such as a coral reef or deep sea bed.
    The Big Book of the Blue also explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life.

    Beautiful and filled with fascinating facts, perfect for young and curious readers.

    NZ$32.00 + Delivery

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    THE BIG STICKER BOOK OF THE BLUE
    By Yuval Zommer. 26 Pages , 0.29kg, 240mm x 350mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    Following on from The Big Book of the Blue comes this sticker activity book that brings the marine world alive in a creative way. Sardine Sid leads readers through the book, explaining more than twenty activities and games as he swims along. With over 200 stickers.

    Rich illustrations characterize some of the quirkiest sea-creatures and make fantastic stickers for children ages 4+ to use in their drawings and to complete games and puzzles with.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

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    RIVERS
    By Peter Goes. 75 Pages , 1.12kg, 275mm x 380mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    This breathtaking journey along the most important rivers in the world takes us from the Nile to the Amazon, the Mekong Delta to the Mississippi, the Murray to the Waikato.
    Our seas and rivers tell a compelling story about our planet. Through tracking the life source of people, animals and the land itsel.

    Peter Goes brings alive our history and our lives today. Each illustration includes major events and historical figures connected with its river, but also favorite stories and icons.

    This absorbing, playful book shows who we are, how we live and the myths we weave around our people and places.

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    MEET CAPTAIN COOK
    By Rae Murdie & Chris Nixon. softcover, 0.19kg, 280mm x 220mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2014.
    The story of Captin Cook and his discovery of Australia and New Zealand. Lovely illustrations and a great introduction for younger readers to the English Explorer and his discoveries.

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    THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK
    By Jory John & Lane Smith. Hardback, 0.35kg, 190mm x 245mm, 63 pages, Colour illustrations. Published 2018.

    Captain James Cook (1728 1779) was one of the most influential explorers in history. Cook sailed thousands of nautical miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe, discovering new lands and mapping vast areas of the Pacific Ocean including the islands of New Zealand and the East Coast of Terra Australis Incognita, which he named New South Wales.

    From humble beginnings in York, England, Cook went on to circumnavigate the globe on three occasions before tragically losing his life in the Hawaiian Islands, aged just 52. His achievements not only included the discoveries of countless islands, exotic peoples and previously unknown flora and fauna, but they also led to the settlement of Australia in 1788 and ultimately, changed the world. The Voyages of Captain Cook is the story of his thrilling and perilous voyages around the world.

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    MARINE DIESEL ENGINES ESSENTIALS COLOURING BOOK
    By Amanda Swan Neal. Softback, 0.09kg, 280mm x 215mm, 20 pages, Line Illustrations.

    Primarily aimed at children, this 20 page colouring book is deisgned to help young people understand how engines work. Broken down into individual sections/ components and systems, this is a good beginning and learning adventure.

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