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Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World
Paperback / softback
(4.8) 4

In traditional Maori knowledge, the weather, birds, fish and trees, sun and moon are related to each other, and to the people of the land, the tangata whenua. It is truly an interconnected world - a vast family of which humans are children of the earth and sky, and cousins to all living things. In...

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$42.00
Magical Jungle
by Johanna Basford ~ Paperback / softback
(4.7) 10

A new, jungle themed colouring book by the multi-million-copy-selling worldwide phenomenon, Johanna Basford, creator of the global bestsellers, Lost Ocean, Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden. From the international bestselling creator of Lost Ocean comes a beautiful new colouring book that takes y...

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$23.00
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The Book of Tea
by Kakuzo Okakura ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

This 1906 guide to the beauty of the tea ceremony is both a paean to the art of simplicity, and a wry critique of the West's view of Japan. 'Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is hea...

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Maori Myths and Legendary Tales
by A.W. Reed ~ Paperback / softback

This book was first published in 1946 as Myths and Legends of Maoriland, and subsequently reprinted four times before the second edition was published in 1958, followed by the third edition in 1961. It went on to become one of New Zealand's most recognised books of the genre, winning an Esther Glen...

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$29.00
Whispers of Waitaha: Traditions of a Nation
by Makere Ruka Te Korako ~ Hardback
(5.0) 2

Within these pages are the words of our Grandmothers, written in this time to spread the message of Peace and Hope. The second book in the Waitaha Histories. Our elder grandmothers instructed the teachers of the families to "hide our nation, hide our information, hide our belief systems in th...

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$58.00
I Te Timatanga
by Peter Gossage ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 2

A retelling of the Maori creation story in which the children of Rangi and Papa, tired of living in the dark, force their parents apart and allow light into Aotearoa. Suggested level: junior, primary.

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Nga Iwi O Tainui
by Jones Pei Te Hurinui ~ Paperback / softback

Nga Iwi o Tainui is a classic work of New Zealand and Maori history, first published in 1995. A bilingual collection, in 67 chapters, of the histories, genealogies, songs and chants of the Tainui people, it represents the culmination of a life's work by the scholar and historian Dr Pei Te Hurinui Jo...

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Maui and Other Maori Legends
by Peter Gossage ~ Hardback
(4.8) 24

A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for gene...

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$33.00
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Women Who Run with the Wolves
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~ Paperback / softback
(4.0) 2

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Book club pick for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf * "A deeply spiritual book [that] honors what is tough, smart and untamed in women."-The Washington Post Book World Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ...

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$21.00
Matariki The Maori New Year
by Libby Hakaraia ~ Paperback / softback
(5.0) 1

This book is an introduction to the star group Matariki. Known in other cultures by names including the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters, Matariki featured strongly in pre-European New Zealand. It marked the beginning of the Maori calendar, and its rising before the sun in late May or early June was g...

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$20.00
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French Kids Eat Everything
by Karen Le Billon ~ Paperback / softback

French Kids Eat Everything is a wonderfully wry account of how Karen Le Billon was able to alter her children's deep-rooted, decidedly unhealthy North American eating habits while they were all living in France. At once a memoir, a cookbook, a how-to handbook, and a delightful exploration of how th...

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$35.00
Encyclopaedia of Plants in Myth, Legend, Magic and Lore
by Stuart Phillips ~ Hardback

In An Encyclopaedia of Plants in Myth, Legend, Magic and Lore Stuart Phillips brings together a collection of the stories, folk tales and legends relating to plants. Whereas at one time these folk stories might have been passed on from parent to child as a way of teaching something of the natural w...

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$135.00
Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul
by Jack Canfield ~ Paperback / softback

This delectable collection of stories is full of interesting facts and anecdotes about coffee's history and culture, how a bean goes from field to cup, and the many varieties available.Author BiographyJack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) series, which includes forty New Yo...

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$35.00
Maori Myth and Legend: Traditional Stories
by A.W. Reed ~ Paperback / softback
(4.3) 3

The Maori have a rich and colourful tradition of myth and legend - many of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic, bestselling book. Written with the general reader in mind, the stories range from the creation of the world and the coming of life, death and knowledge. They ...

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$22.00
Hui: A Study Of Maori Ceremonial Gatherings
by Anne Salmond ~ Paperback / softback

The most comprehensive study of Maori hui - ceremonial gatherings, incorporating marae protocol, tangihanga (funerals), hurahanga kohatu (unveilings), birthdays and anniversaries, and tribal policy-making. When Maori people gather for a hui, they have immediate access to an ancestral world which re...

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$38.00
The Human Energy Control Protocols
by Jennifer Hoffman ~ Paperback / softback

For over 70 years a secret program of mind and energy control has been pursued by governments and organizations around the world. Their goal - to learn how to manipulate and control human energy, thoughts, and behavior. Their victims - highly intuitive, empathic, intelligent children - starting with...

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$44.00
Magicians of the Gods
by Graham Hancock ~ Paperback / softback
(4.0) 1

With over 5 million copies sold worldwide of Fingerprints of the Gods, its New York Times bestselling sequel Magicians of the Gods brings new evidence supporting Hancock's thesis that a global cataclysm wiped out a great global civilization. On the heels of the very successful hardcover edition, H...

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$37.00
Financial Vipers Of Venice
by Joseph P Farrell ~ Paperback / softback

In the sequel to Babylon's Banksters (Feral House, 2010), the banksters have moved from Mesopotamia to Venice. They have manipulated popes and bullion prices, sacked Constantinople, and suppressed secrets threatening their financial supremacy. Some people might wonder how an excursion into mediaeval...

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$51.00
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Jacob Grimm ~ Paperback / softback

One of the most beloved collections of fairy tales in a splendid new paperback edition. For almost 200 years, these stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children - and adults - learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White,...

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$45.00
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
by Charles Mackay ~ Paperback / softback

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a history of popular folly by Charles Mackay. The book chronicles its targets in three parts: "National Delusions," "Peculiar Follies," and "Philosophical Delusions." Learn why intelligent people do amazingly stupid things when caught up i...

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$66.00
Scottish Borders Folk Tales
by James Spence ~ Paperback / softback

This lively and entertaining collection of folk tales from the Scottish Borders is rich in stories both tall and true, ancient and more recent, dark and funny, fantastical and powerful. Here you will find the Lochmaben Harper, Tam Linn, Thomas the Rhymer, Muckle Moua d Meg and Michael Scot the wiz...

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$34.00
The Lore of the Whare-wananga
by H. T. Whatahoro ~ Paperback / softback

Stephenson Percy Smith (1840-1922) arrived in New Zealand as a boy, and soon became fascinated by Maori culture. After retiring in 1900 from his career as a government surveyor, Smith devoted himself to the study of the Maori and co-founded the Polynesian Society, which published this two-volume stu...

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$97.00
Ancient Aliens (R)

The first official companion book to HISTORY (R) network's hit series Ancient Aliens (R): a powerful journey through human history that explores fascinating unanswered questions about the origins of our civilizations. With a foreword by Series Creator, Kevin Burns. Millions of people around the wor...

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$57.00
Northumberland Folk Tales
by Malcolm Green ~ Paperback / softback

These folk tales reflect the wild and secret character of between two countries and two worlds. The book other magical characters such as the Netherwitton worm who guards a secret well and the Hedley Kow that plays audacious tricks on humans. Accompanying these, there is the sound of human feet; sai...

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$34.00
Cumbrian Folk Tales
by Taffy Thomas ~ Paperback / softback

Whether hailing from the open Yorkshire Dales or the close-knit neighbourhoods of its towns and cities, North Yorkshire folk have always been fond of a good tale. This collection of stories from around the county is a tribute to their narrative vitality, and commemorates places and people who have l...

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$34.00
Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization
by Richard Heath ~ Paperback / softback

The ubiquitous use of certain sacred numbers and ratios can be found throughout history, influencing everything from art and architecture to the development of religion and secret societies. In "Sacred Number and the Origins Of Civilization", Richard Heath reveals the origins, widespread influences ...

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$30.00
The Lore of the Whare-wananga
by H. T. Whatahoro ~ Paperback / softback

Stephenson Percy Smith (1840-1922) arrived in New Zealand as a boy, and soon became fascinated by Maori culture. After retiring in 1900 from his career as a government surveyor, Smith devoted himself to the study of the Maori and co-founded the Polynesian Society, which published this two-volume stu...

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$97.00
Pacific Identities and Well-being
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This anthology addresses the mental health and therapeutic needs of Polynesian and Melanesian people and the scarcity of resources for those working with them. It is divided into four parts - Identity, Therapeutic Practice, Death and Dying, Reflexive Practice - that approach the concerns of Maori, S...

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The Pagan Christ
by Tom Harpur ~ Paperback / softback

For forty years and in nine previous books, scholar and religious commentator Tom Harpur has challenged church orthodoxy and guided thousands of readers on subjects as controversial as the true nature of Christ and life after death. Now, in his most radical and groundbreaking work, Harpur digs deep ...

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Fragrant
by Mandy Aftel ~ Hardback

Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in ...

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$49.00
Jesus: My Autobiography
by Tina Louise Spalding ~ Paperback / softback

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Gothic Charm School : An Essential Guide for Goths
by Jillian Venters ~ Paperback / softback

An essential, fully illustrated guidebook to day-to-day Goth living. There's more to being a Goth than throwing on some black velvet, dyeing your hair, and calling it a day (or a night). How do you dress with morbid flair when going to a job interview? Is there such a thing as growing too old to...

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$37.00
Nga Waka O Nehera - the First Voyaging Canoes
by Jeff Evans ~ Paperback / softback

This is the essential reference work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand - including lists of the waka, names of crew members and vessels, karakia and waiata, and maps. A must for lovers of history, students of Maori and nautical enthusiasts.Author BiographyJeff Evans is a ...

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The Sign Language of Astronomical Mythology
by Gerald Massey ~ Paperback / softback

The origin of a saviour in the guise of a little child is traceable to Child-Horus, who brought new life to Egypt every year as the Messu of the inundation. This was Horus in his pre-solar and pre-human characters of the fish, the shoot of the papyrus, or the branch of the endless years. In a later ...

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Gods of Eden
by Andrew Collins ~ Paperback

Author BiographyAndrew Collins has been investigating the idea of an advanced civilization existing before recorded history since 1979. He is the author of From the Ashes of Angels and Gateway to Atlantis and is chairman of Britain's premier annual forum of alternative history and forbidden archaeol...

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Rice, Noodle, Fish
by Matt Goulding ~ Hardback

2016 Travel Book of the Year by the Society of American Travel WritersFinalist for the 2016 IACP Awards: Literary Food Writing Named one of the Financial Times' Best Books of 2016 An innovative new take on the travel guide, Rice, Noodle, Fish decodes Japan's extraordinary food culture through a mi...

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Sea Monsters on Medieval
by Chet Van Duzer ~ Paperback / softback

The sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps, whether swimming vigorously, gambolling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation, are one of the most visually engaging elements on these maps, and yet they have never been carefully studied. The subject ...

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Kimono
by Liza Dalby ~ Paperback / softback

This work traces the history of the Kimono - its designs, uses, aesthetics and social significance - and in doing so explores the world of the geisha, last wearers of the kimono. The colourful and stylized kimono, the national garment of Japan, expresses Japanese fashion and design taste, and also r...

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The Family
by Jeff Sharlet ~ Paperback

They insist they are just a group of friends, yet they funnel millions of dollars through tax-free corporations. They claim to disdain politics, but congressmen of both parties describe them as the most influential religious organization in Washington. They say they are not Christians, but simply be...

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Mythology 101
by Kathleen Sears ~ Hardback

Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations! The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the he...

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