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Returning home for the first time in 10 years, Sequoia Schmidt sets out to complete a 28 day solo cycle of New Zealand. This will be her first time home since the deaths of her father and brother in a tragic climbing accident. Changing Gears describes Sequoia's experiences with grief, loss and recov..
This book traces the life of Charles Darwin, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the theories of evolution and natural selection for which he is best known. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones an..
The writings of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century - revolutionary leader Che Guevara. These diaries follow on from the events recorded in the 'Motorcycle Diaries' and recount the experiences that would make Che a figure known around the world. The people of Cuba struggled against i..
Claude Monet's tranquil water-lily paintings and rural landscape scenes are among some of the most treasured artworks of the 19th and 20th centuries. Hailed as the 'Prince of Impressionism' for his pioneering role in the French artistic movement, Monet is widely recognised for his free brushstroke a..
This biography is the lively, persuasive and colourful story of a talented bisexual man who had to leave New Zealand to find a life as a painter on his own terms. Now almost 95, still resident in Paris, he is oldest survivor of his extraordinary generation of creative New Zealanders, and perhaps a m..
The definitive account of greatest sporting scandal in history by the New York Times cycling correspondent with special access to Lance Armstrong. As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports reporter Juliet Macur takes the reader behind the scenes to bring you ..
As a city boy, all Philip Dixon wanted to be in life was a farmer, but achieving that ambition would be a lot less straightforward than he had anticipated!
Starting work on a farm at the age of fifteen, Philip finds himself handling some highly temperamental bulls, meeting some very `witchy' women a..
This book offers a look at the life of the man who has become the face of NASCAR, told by the people in his life who know him best. Filled with photographs of Dale Jr., ranging from his early career to his most recent triumphs, and featuring interviews with those who have been there through it all, ..
Dancing on the Tundra, the sequel to Walking on Ice and Nesting on the Nushagak, is the final book in a trilogy of memoirs by Emma Stevens recounting her adventures of life and love in the Alaskan wilderness The plane suddenly plunged ...we were being thrown sideways straight at the looming mountain..
Occupied Paris, 1944. The swastika flies from the top of the Eiffel Tower, Nazi officers patrol the elegant boulevards and the once-vibrant city is shrouded in suspicion and fear.At a chic Right Bank address, a ghastly pile of dismembered bodies is discovered. Even in these sinister times, the crime..
With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention to the monarch - and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen's pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for..
When Princess Diana flew to Pakistan in May 1997, she went to meet the family of Dr. Hasnat Khan, the man she wanted to marry. One of the most famous and beautiful women in the word, she hoped to persuade Dr. Khan's mother that she would make a suitable wife for her son. Had she succeeded, the event..