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Epic

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Adventures across Aotearoa

Out now in Australia & New Zealand. Coming to the rest of the world in April 2024


Over the years, countless sea kayakers, climbers and alpine trampers have attempted journeys across New Zealand’s incredible landscape. In Epic, the stories of a dozen memorable Kiwi explorers are brought together, with detailed maps, backstories and stunning images. From the first traverse of the Southern Alps, to the nineteen-year-old who travelled 8000km of coastline, Epic is a testament to endurance, and a reminder to get out there and experience the wild, stunning places of our planet.

Specifications: Hardback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 in | 264 Pages | Coloured Photographs & Maps


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Greatest Walks of the World

200 incredible hikes of a lifetime: amazing adventures and epic trails

Explore the world’s best walks: chart the routes, read details only a local would know, and see these epic destinations for yourself. Use this book to choose where to walk next, with notes on what to research before you travel, beautiful colour photographs of highlights along the way, and enough information to allow you to make an informed decision about the right walk for you. With a variety of completion times and terrains to choose from, you are sure to find your next breathtaking adventure.


SPECIFICATIONS: 254mm x 195mm | Hardback | 320 Pages | Exisle Publishing

Xander and the Pen

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Xander and the Pen is the story of a boy who loves to draw superheroes, and the pen he buys from a mysterious market stall. He soon learns that the pen has a magical power: whatever he draws, happens! At first the pen helps Xander improve his family’s fortunes, but there are many unintended consequences and soon everybody is angry at Xander. With problems galore, Xander has one big decision to make — should he use the pen to draw one more picture?

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SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm | Paperback |272 Pages | B& W Illustrations | EK Books | The Pen Series #2

Island Girl to Airline Pilot

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A story of love, sacrifice and taking flight

This is the life story of Silva Mcleod, the first Tongan woman to become an airline pilot. She’s still one of only a handful. Told by Silva with frankness and wit, it’s quite a story. Silva takes us on a journey of cultural change from her beginnings as a poor island girl to her marriage to an Australian. The challenges of pursuing a flying career and its impact on her family are set against the backdrop of the love story of her life with her husband and his battle with cancer.


SPECIFICATIONS:  Paperback| 229 x 152 mm  | 320 Pages | approx. 30 photographs (Color)

For the Love of the Country

Celebrating farming in New Zealand

This gorgeous collection of photograph, accompanied by extended captions and insightful interviews, is a visual celebration of the New Zealand farmer and the landscape in which they live and work. Put together by one New Zealand’s top photojournalists, it tells the stories of the people who are the backbone of farming in this country, helping to bridge the gap in understanding between the urban population and those who produce their food.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback with Jacket | 254 x 254mm | 160 Pages | Colour photographs

Voices of World War II-Flexibound

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New Zealanders Share Their Stories


In this collection of memories sent in by families across New Zealand, you will find a rare insight into wartime life across generations and vocations. Fascinating and genuine, it is both a tribute to the resilience and bravery of those who served in WWII, and a historical account which will teach younger generations about the lives of their ancestors.

Descriptions are given by a solider lying in his tent, hearing bombs land close by; young school children explain what it was like to have bomb shelter practices at school; a Land Girl meets the farmer she would work with for the first time.

This book is a visually captivating compendium of photographs and written accounts, it provides a snapshot of what life was like during WWII, from the point of view of those who lived through it.


SPECIFICATIONS 280mm x 210mm | Flexi-Bound| Illustrated | 296 pages

The Road to Gondwana

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The Road to Gondwana takes the reader on a journey in search of the lost southern supercontinent. It traces the steps science took to find Gondwana, and the journey Gondwana itself took through 500 million years of Earth history. Our tour guide on this journey is Glossopteris, — an extinct tree that dominated the supercontinent for 50 million years, before vanishing in the most devastating event ever to strike life on this planet, the Permian mass extinction.

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“It is a scholarly and persuasive work, dazzling in its detail, but immensely entertaining and intriguing “


SPECIFICATIONS:   Hardback | 229 x 152 mm  | 272 Pages

A Life of Extremes

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Also available in Audiobook | eBook


The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker

Max Quinn’s filmmaking career has taken him to the ends of the earth, from his native New Zealand to Alaska; Antarctica to the Arctic. A Life of Extremes is a personal account of his work, featuring vibrant text and stunning images that illustrate 20 years of adventures in polar climates. Learn, from behind the camera, about the natural history and wildlife of our world. Leave the tourist trail behind with this unique insight into life in the immensely beautiful, most extreme places on earth.

Specifications: Cover & Jacket | 260 x 186mm / 10.25 x 7.25in

Discover more about Max Quinn Here

Meow

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A Book of Happiness for Cat Lovers

Now Available in hardback and paperback , gorgeous photography and memorable quotes create the ultimate gift book for cat lovers.

No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway) and others are philosophical, or light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful and heart-warming photography, and now reissued in a high-quality paper gift format, this is a collection to truly treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820225 | Hardback | 234 x 151 mm | 160 Pages

9781922539308 |Paperback | 225 x 203 mm | 160 Pages