"History of Flight. From the Flying Machine of Leonardo da Vinci to the Conquest of the Space" is a book dedicated to the history of human flight, ranging from the first, uncertain attempts of the medieval period to the most advanced operations, such as the Space Shuttle, convertiplanes, the unmanne..
Today travellers by land, sea and air take accurate navigation for granted but it was not always thus. The author, a highly experienced sailor, sets out to record the development of navigational techniques from the earliest time, five millenniums ago. As explorers started to venture offshore into t..
From the back streets of London to neon-soaked Las Vegas, organized crime is the world's biggest and most profitable business. A truly global enterprise, no country can claim to be free from the taint of this ever growing threat to established society. This explosive investigation reveals the past, ..
Witch' is a powerful word with humble origins. Once used to describe an ancient British tribe known for its unique class of female physicians and priestesses, it grew into something grotesque, diabolical and dangerous. A History of Women in Medicine: From Physicians to Witches? reveals the untold s..
Germany's defeat in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that followed were national disasters, with far-reaching consequences not just for the country but for the world itself. Weaving the stories of three German families from the beginning of Germany's territorial aspirations of the ..
Horouta is the definitive history of the descendants of the voyaging canoes that brought the first settlers from Polynesia to the lands that stretch from East Cape to northern Hawke's Bay.Assembled through painstaking historical and genealogical research over more than 70 years by Rongowhakaata Halb..
Ann Gluckman's vision with Volume I in this series, published back in 1990, was to provide a historical record of the community and to mark both New Zealand's sesquicentennial and the founding of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation in 1840. Volume II followed in 1993 and now the third volume in the Ide..
1918 was a watershed moment for the development of British democracy: for the first time, some women could vote. The occasion marked the culmination of a fifty-year long and arduous struggle of thousands of women and men up and down the country. Using unique documents and images held at The National..
The story of Australia in the middle decades of the 20th century - from 1930 to 1980 - is one of dramatic contrast; of dark days and light - of economic struggle, anxiety, war and sacrifice, giving way from the 1950s onwards to prosperity, plenty and confidence. Australian Geographic's In Living Mem..
Featuring a neon and metallic cover, this spectacular volume is a work of literary art. From Genesis to the Book of Daniel, it recounts 35 stories from the Old Testament in a modern and inviting way, combining spirited illustrations with spare, eloquent prose. Acclaimed illustrator Serge Bloch exper..
Tracking the key figures in the history of early New Zealand exploration by European explorers, this is an ideal companion to the New Zealand school curriculum, for use by eight to fifteen-year-olds...