It tells us where we are, here, in Long before waka touched Aotearoa's shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation. Encounter New Zealand's incredible wildlife in this spectacular visual exploration. Journey through ocean, sky and land to meet a marvellous range of organisms. Discover fascinating facts, and learn how we influence the survival of our living treasures. In this magnificent companion volume to Aotearoa- The New Zealand Story , Gavin Bishop weaves a compelling visual narrative of our land, our people and our wildlife - past, present and future.
In early , the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Having witnessed the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis- these were women - some still in high school - from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure.
But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West?
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The result is a journalistic tour de force that lays bare the inner lives, motivations, and aspirations of her subjects. The Americans' audacious suggestion to the Soviets- a second air front, with the US Air Force establishing bases in Soviet-controlled territory. Despite Stalin's obvious reservations about the presence of foreign troops in Russia inflaming ideological differences, he was persuaded, and in early and Operation Baseball and then Frantic were initiated as B Superfortresses were flown from bases in Italy to the Poltova region in today's Ukraine.
Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy tells the fascinating, little-known story of this encounter between American and Soviet soldiers and how their collaboration quickly fell apart, mirroring the transition from the Grand Alliance to the Cold War. Soviet secret policeman watched over the Americans, shadowing their every move. A catastrophic air raid by the Germans revealed the limitations of Soviet air defences. Ultimately, while both sides were fighting for Germany's unconditional surrender, there were cultural and political differences that no common purpose could overcome.
Drawing on newly opened archives as well as CIA records, Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front offers a riveting bottom-up history of the end of the Second World War that shows it in a new light. He has convinced me. Written with wit, wisdom and heartbreaking poignancy, How to Walk a Dog is a story anyone who has ever owned or loved a dog will relate to. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will learn some of the secrets of living with a dog. Illustrated with drawings from acclaimed cartoonist Sharon Murdoch. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.
Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. This richly illustrated book brings together over objects made by protestors to proclaim and symbolise their causes and their struggles. From banners to badges, t-shirts to teatowels, posters to photographs, it is a vivid reflection of years of resistance and persistence.
As you learn to cook the Dishoom menu, you will also be taken on a day-long tour of south Bombay, peppered with much eating and drinking. You'll discover the simple joy of early chai and omelette at Kyani and Co. This beautiful cookery book and its equally beautiful photography will transport you to Dishoom's most treasured corners of an eccentric and charming Bombay. Read it, and you will find yourself replete with recipes and stories to share with all who come to your table.
She was left in a kete at the back door of the Porohiwi Home for Children when she was a baby, and then at seven she discovered that Betty who stopped the bad stuff happening to Ruby at the Home has drowned. As Ruby goes deeper into the mystery of Betty's death, she starts to find answers to questions about herself that she hadn't dared ask before.
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To discover the truth, she needs to find the wild card, and fast. The gods are dead. About fifty years ago they turned on one another and tore each other apart. Nobody knows why. In an alternative world, fifty years after the death of the gods, a fifteen-year-old boy, Hark, finds the still beating heart of a terrifying deity and uses it to try to save his best friend.
Hark risks everything to keep the heart out of the hands of smugglers, military scientists and secret fanatical cults, to try to use it to sustain the life of his best friend, who is gradually and eerily transforming. But how long should someone stay loyal to a friend who is himself becoming a monster?
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They bugger children in front of their mothers and violate men in front of their wives. The temple priests flay us openly in the streets. We are hunted everywhere and we are hunted by everyone We are despised, yet we grow. But when a twist of fate deals Lilly the hand of Harrison Crawford, the most popular guy in Bloomfield, NM, everything flips upside down. And she's totally fallen in love with him. Now she must choose between the unavailable love of her life—or the guy who promises to be available forever. Emmalee Bradford thinks she's an expert at matchmaking, and she won't rest until all her friends are as happy as she is.
Especially Hannah, the girl she's decided to make popular.
Everyone loves Emmalee's advice -everyone, that is, except her annoying neighbor Chase Anderson, who has taken it upon himself to "fix" her. This modern version of Jane Austen's Emma is the hilarious journey of a girl who believes she knows all about love. But when it comes to recognizing the perfect guy for her, Emmalee is absolutely clueless. Jane Austen Diaries Book 2.
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Will he take her back, or fling her aside like she deserves? Three years ago, Amanda made the biggest mistake of her life, she let her friends persuade her to reject the guy she loved. They were convinced he was a loser and wasn't good enough for her. Now Gregory's back in Farmington. Those gorgeous girls who snubbed him before are now falling at his feet, and he's enjoying every moment of it. I had waited too long to see his incredible eyes again. Selfishly, I absorbed every moment he gave me. I remained silent and allowed the moment of our first real meeting to dominate and overwhelm me.
I lived in the moment. Something I was chided for doing all those years ago. Something I vowed I would never make the mistake of not doing again. The moment lasted.
Gratefully, heartwarmingly, intensely…it lasted. His eyes tugged and pulled and searched through mine with unknown questions I could not answer. He did not smile. He did not frown. It was short. It was simple. It was complete. And, he spoke to me! He actually spoke to me! It surprised him. I could see that he was very surprised.
Gregory could not resist helping someone if they were in need. Even if it was someone he had sworn to loathe for all eternity. He blinked then, his thoughts—I am sure—taking a turn in the same direction mine had. And then he began to pull away. Slowly and surely I watched him leave. There was nothing I could do to keep him next to me. Nothing I could say. I did not deserve him. I was more unworthy now, than I had ever been. And more so, because at fourteen years old, I had still had the promise of turning into a beautiful princess.
At fourteen, everyone knows your face will continue to grow and develop and change.