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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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            One Man and a Narrowboat: Slowing Down Time on England's Waterways
             

            One Man and a Narrowboat: Slowing Down Time on England's Waterways (Paperback)

            By Haywood, Steve

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            In an attempt to get to grips with a 'big' birthday, the author sets out from Oxford to explore what makes the English... well, so English. His quirky humour is inspired by Tom Rolt, who took to the canals on a similar journey immortalised in the book Narrow Boat , kick-starting ...the revival of Britain's waterways.
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            ISBN 9781840247367
            Released AU 20 Jun 2009
            Publisher Summersdale Publishers
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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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            On Silbury Hill
             

            On Silbury Hill (Hardback)

            By Thorpe, Adam

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            Acclaimed poet and novelist Adam Thorpe revisits the landscape of his classic book Ulverton to explore the enduring mystery of Silbury Hill in Wiltshire, which has inspired and perplexed people for generations.

            ISBN 9781908213242
            Released AU 11 Jul 2014
            Publisher Little Toller Books
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            Series Little Toller Monographs
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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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            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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              20 Oct 20

            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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            Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor

            Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor (Hardback, Main)

            By Fabes, Stephen

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            In 2010 Stephen Fabes rode away from his career as an emergency doctor in London, on a journey that would see him ride the length of six continents; a cycling circumnavigation which took six years. Signs of Life is his story of a world of challenges - from Tajik camel spiders to ...camping on a frozen lake in Mongolia, to coaxing another few kilometres out of 'Ol' Patchy' (his faithful inner tube), and of fascinating interactions with the people of seventy-five countries; from hospitable nomads and curious children to vindictive border guards and gangsters. It is also a story of medicine calling Stephen back; he recalls his first pronouncement of death as he examines the frozen body of a monk high in the Himalayas; he is drawn into treating patients at a leprosy clinic; he helps refugees at The Jungle in Calais. All the while, he reflects on how societies treat their most vulnerable and draws comparisons with the lost souls he had treated back home in London; people who he resolves to truly listen to, when he returns to his vocation.
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            ISBN 9781788161213
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Homes and Experiences: From the creator of hit BBC show Ladhood
             

            Homes and Experiences: From the creator of hit BBC show Ladhood (Hardback)

            By Williams, Liam

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            • Pub Date
              13 Oct 20

            A warm, funny and deeply human debut novel by comedian and actor Liam Williams.

            ISBN 9781473694859
            Released AU 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Endurance: SAS Soldier. Polar Adventurer. Decorated Leader

            Endurance: SAS Soldier. Polar Adventurer. Decorated Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rudd, Louis

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            From the SAS to a headline-making solo journey across Antarctica - this is a story of courage, grit and determination.

            ISBN 9781529031744
            Released AU 9 Jun 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            One More Croissant for the Road
             

            One More Croissant for the Road (Paperback)

            By Cloake, Felicity

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            'Joyful, life-affirming, greedy. I loved it' - DIANA HENRY 'Whether you are an avid cyclist, a Francophile, a greedy gut, or simply an appreciator of impeccable writing - this book will get you hooked' - YOTAM OTTOLENGHI

            ISBN 9780008377267
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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