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            Nala's World: One man, his rescue cat and a bike ride around the globe

            Nala's World: One man, his rescue cat and a bike ride around the globe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nicholson, Dean

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            Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world

            ISBN 9781529327991
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia - Special Anniversary Edition (with new chapter 25 years on)

            Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia - Special Anniversary Edition (with new chapter 25 years on) (Paperback, Main)

            By Stewart, Chris

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            With a new introduction from Chris Stewart. 21 years ago we set up Sort of Books to help our friend, the some-time Genesis drummer Chris Stewart, bring his sunlit stories of life on a Spanish mountain farm to print. Ever the optimist, Chris hoped to earn enough money to buy a sec...ond-hand tractor for his farm. He got his tractor, as the book spent a year on the Sunday Times Top 10 charts and went on to sell a million and a half copies. His story is a classic. A dreamer and an itinerant sheep shearer, he moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds and New Age travellers. Their daughter Chloe is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity. Could life offer much better than that?
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            ISBN 9781908745859
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Darwin's Dragons

            Darwin's Dragons (Paperback)

            By Galvin, Lindsay

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            Syms Covington has landed the job of a lifetime on Charles Darwin's ship. But after being shipwrecked on a Galapagos island, he makes a discovery that could change the world - and make his fortune. Should he share his find, or will it lead to the extinction of a legendary species...?
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            ISBN 9781912626465
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl

            Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl (Hardback)

            By Slaght, Jonathan C.

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            When wildlife researcher Jonathan Slaght was a young Peace Corps volunteer in the Russian Far East, he caught a brief glimpse of a Blakiston's fish owl. It was the furthest south the species had been documented in over a hundred years, and a chance encounter that would change his... life. In Owls of the Eastern Ice, Slaght tells the story of his decades-long quest to safeguard the world's largest owl from extinction in Primorye, a remote Russian province dominated by Ussuri taiga forest, the only place in the world where brown bears, tigers and leopards co-exist. The fish owl lives exclusively along the rivers of Eastern Russia, Northeastern China, and Japan's Hokkaido Island, and can best be tracked in the winter snows, so very little is known about it. Now Russia's evolving fortunes, logging interests and climate change present new threats to the owl's survival. In this breath-taking nature and adventure story, Slaght recounts his experiences pursuing the owl through its forbidding territory, during months-long journeys covering thousands of miles, so that he and his fellow researchers can learn how to protect this endangered giant. Along the way he spends time with the Russians who inhabit the taiga and must survive in the harshest and most isolating of conditions. As much a portrait of the world's most extraordinary owl as of the Russian Far East itself, Owls of the Eastern Ice is a timely meditation on our relationship with the natural world and what it means to devote one's life to a single pursuit.
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            ISBN 9780241333938
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Voyages in America: A Story of Homes Lost and Found
              

            Voyages in America: A Story of Homes Lost and Found (Paperback)

            By Robinson, James

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            Big cities. Funny accents. Awful coffee. Bad politics. From the inner workings of Washington DC during a diplomatic visit from John Key, to the surreal visual delights of San Francisco's infamous BDSM street fair, with Voyages in America James Robinson takes us with him deep into... the American cultural abyss as he trades New Zealand in for a new life States-side. Drawing off his popular Stuff.co.nz blog, Voyages in America alternates between homesick and entertained, angry and amused; a story about how the places we come from shape who we are and how even when you can go anywhere, home is still the hardest place to find.
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            ISBN 9780692223659
            Released AU 1 Jan 2014
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            The World Is A Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village
             

            The World Is A Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Badkhen, Anna

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            An unforgettable portrait of a place and a people shaped by centuries of art, trade, and war. In the middle of the salt-frosted Afghan desert, in a village so remote that Google can't find it, a woman squats on top of a loom, making flowers bloom in the thousand threads she knots... by hand. Here, where heroin is cheaper than rice, every day is a fast day. B-52s pass overhead--a sign of America's omnipotence or its vulnerability, the villagers are unsure. They know, though, that the earth is flat--like a carpet. Anna Badkhen first traveled to this country in 2001, as a war correspondent. She has returned many times since, drawn by a land that geography has made a perpetual battleground, and by a people who sustain an exquisite tradition there. Through the four seasons in which a new carpet is woven by the women and children of Oqa, she immortalizes their way of life much as the carpet does--from the petal half-finished where a hungry infant needs care to the interruptions when the women trade sex jokes or go fill in for wedding musicians scared away by the Taliban. As Badkhen follows the carpet out into the world beyond, she leaves the reader with an indelible portrait of fates woven by centuries of art, war, and an ancient trade that ultimately binds the invaded to the invader.
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            ISBN 9781594632679
            Released AU 10 Jul 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn
             

            Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Nick

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            'A glorious book, rich with insight and wit.' -Robert Macfarlane

            ISBN 9781857886436
            Released AU 8 Nov 2016
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            Running The World: My World-Record Breaking Adventure to Run a Marathon in Every Country on Earth

            Running The World: My World-Record Breaking Adventure to Run a Marathon in Every Country on Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Butter, Nick

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            The inspiring story of one man's world record breaking adventure to run a marathon in every country in the world.In the process of setting eight world records and running over five thousand miles, Nick came to see the world in all it's glorious diversity and its shared humanity.

            ISBN 9781787631724
            Released AU 12 Jan 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Can You Make This Thing Go Faster?

            Can You Make This Thing Go Faster? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clarkson, Jeremy

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            Clarkson returns to set our off-kilter world to rights yet again, in a brand new, hilarious collection of stories and observations. From smug muesli-munchers to the dreariest parts of London, there has been plenty of reason to abandon all hope in these deeply troubling times. But... with Clarkson in your corner, at least you can have a good chortle before it all goes south for good.
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            ISBN 9780241464489
            Released AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia

            Mud and Stars: Travels in Russia (Paperback)

            By Wheeler, Sara

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            At a time of deteriorating relations between Russia and the West, Wheeler searches for a Russia not in the news - a Russia of humanity and daily struggles.

            ISBN 9780099584131
            Released AU 23 Sep 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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