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Gareth Renowden's "Hot Topic: Global warming and the future of New Zealand"
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2007-12-05

I especially recommend this book to those who make decisions on action to counter the impact of global warming and those who are able to influence the thinking of others on this issue ...
 
"George's Secret Key to the Universe" by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2007-11-15

Lucy Hawking's gifted storytelling grips the reader from page one, and with Stephen Hawking's ability to help us understand astronomy the inserts about this clarify George's adventures …
 
Dr Lynda Exton's "Healthy Start - A New Zealand Guide to Common Childhood Problems"
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2007-09-25

If parents or other caregivers keep this book on hand they will get sensible advice on caring for their children in sickness and in health and on deciding when it is necessary to call for help from the doctor ... .
 
Margery Blackman's biography "Dorothy Theomin of Olveston - Mountaineer
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2007-09-21

This book is a wife and husband team effort with Margery responsible for the research and the text and Gary the design and the presentation of the photographs ... .
 
Life of Fiordland legend explored in new biography
Reprinted from UC -- 2007-08-24

Julia Bradshaw's biography of Davey Gunn, 'The Land of Doing Without', looks at his life working alone in the Hollyford Valley ...
 
Rodney Hide's book – "My Year of Living Dangerously"
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2007-08-17

Don't decide not to read this book because of its title. It covers a wide range of interesting topics – not only "Dancing with the Stars", a fitness schedule and the results...
 
Historic places of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
Reprinted from UC's "Chronicle" -- 2007-08-03

UC photographer Duncan Shaw-Brown has developed a new fondness for the area's architectural heritage after photographing buildings for "City and Peninsula: The historic places of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula" ... .
 
Helen Beaglehole's "Lighting the Coast
A history of New Zealand's coastal lighthouse system"

Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2007-02-02

Based on in-depth documentary research and visits to lighthouses by yacht‚ on foot and by bike‚ illustrated with clear maps‚ diagrams and a huge range of photographs‚ this book provides fascinating reading ….
 
"Black November: The 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand" by Geoffrey W. Rice
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2006-04-28

A detailed investigation of this topic makes most timely reading for people everywhere living under the threat of a bird flu pandemic …
 
"The Life of Guy Menzies: The Forgotten Flyer" - by Max Wearne
Reviewed by Dorothy -- 2006-02-17

Painstaking research has re-created the life and times of the aviator who made the first solo trans-Tasman flight in a tiny single-engined plane seventy five years ago ....
 
 
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