Tell You What 2016

Author: Susanna Andrew
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775588378
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Tell you what: we’ve done it again. Our editors went out into New Zealand and rounded up a pile of blogs and travelogues, memoirs and journalism - some of the best true stories from the last year or so. We’ve got bullies and Barbie, chakra and shipwrecks, loose lips and AK47s. From Oamaru to Xinjiang to New York, Tell You What: 2016 introduces us to some extraordinary tales of coming out and going home, of living and dying, of tragedy and transformation. ‘Marvellous’, says John Campbell in his foreword. Read it and we know you’ll agree. Including Tina Makereti on museumology and memory, Vicki Anderson on Christchurch buses, Steve Braunias on the threat of fire, Nicky Hager on dirty politics, Elizabeth Knox on death and disputation, Joe Nunweek on school suspensions, Ali Ikram on Keri Hulme and Matt Vickers on Lecretia Seales - not to mention work by Charles Anderson, Naomi Arnold, Rachel Buchanan, Kate Camp, Megan Dunn, Dan Eichblatt, David Fisher, Ross Nepia Himona, Lynn Jenner, Kirsten McDougall, Kristen Ng, Jenni Quilter, Sylvan Thomson, Giovanni Tiso and Ashleigh Young.

The Unburnt Egg

Author: Brian Gill
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781927249291
Format: PDF, ePub
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Museum natural history collections have been called libraries of life. Their very purpose is to help us probe, understand and enjoy the world's astonishing biodiversity. In The Unburnt Egg Brian Gill continues his spellbinding stories from more than thirty years as a curator. Some tales are so bizarre they read like fiction: a population of ship rats decimating the entire wildlife of an island and then collapsing; birds leaving their young to be raised by other birds; frogs and lizards living in trees and flying. Others reveal the painstaking detective work involved in solving mysteries presented by police, biosecurity agencies, government departments and members of the public. Frogs' legs on sale as chicken, a feather hidden in a bag of sugar, a live boa constrictor on a street in snake-free New Zealand--it's all in a day's work. Into these stories Gill weaves as fascinating a cast of characters as you are ever likely to meet.

The Dead Lands

Author: Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444770063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Like Stephen King's The Stand before it, THE DEAD LANDS is an incredible novel set across the sprawling landscape of a nightmarish post-apocalyptic American West. The world we know is gone, destroyed by a virus that wiped out nearly every human on the planet. Some few survivors built walled cities, fortresses to keep themselves safe from those the virus didn't kill... but did change. Sanctuary. A citadel in the heart of the former United States of America. Hundreds of miles in every direction beyond its walls lies nothing but death and devastation. Everyone who lives in the safety Sanctuary provides knows that. Until the day a stranger appears. She speaks of a green and fertile land far to the west, a land of promise and plenty, safe from the ruin the virus has wreaked. She has come to lead the survivors away from Sanctuary, to the promise of a new life without walls. But those who follow her will discover that not everything she says is true.

Die kleine Eule

Author: Jill Tomlinson
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473476919
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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ÜBER DIE SCHÖNHEIT DER NACHT "Es kann einfach nicht sein, dass du Angst hast vor der Dunkelheit", sagte seine Mama. "Eulen haben nie Angst vor der Dunkelheit." "Ich schon", sagt Platsch. "Eulen sind doch Nachtvögel", sagte sie. Platsch sah auf seine Zehen. "Ich will kein Nachtvogel sein", brummelte er. "Ich will ein Tagvogel sein". Dass ausgerechnet eine Eule Angst vor der Dunkelheit hat, ist wirklich sehr ungewöhnlich. Mama Schleiereule schickt deshalb ihren nachtscheuen Sohn aus dem Nest, um andere zu fragen, warum sie die Nacht lieben. Doch werden deren verlockende Geschichten über die Dunkelheit den kleinen Platsch überzeugen können? Eine liebevoll illustrierte Tiergeschichte mit wundervoller Botschaft

Verfahren eingestellt

Author: Claudio Magris
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446256040
Format: PDF
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Für sein “Kriegsmuseum zum Zwecke des Friedens” sammelt ein Mann in Triest Kriegsgeräte aller Art. Sie erzählen die Geschichten derer, die damit getötet haben oder getötet wurden. Als Jahre später das Museum bei einem Brand zerstört wird, versucht Luisa, Tochter einer Jüdin und eines afroamerikanischen Leutnants, es zu rekonstruieren. Dabei wird nicht nur die Geschichte ihrer Vorfahren zwischen Diaspora und Sklaverei wieder lebendig, sondern auch die von San Sabba, dem einzigen Konzentrationslager Italiens. Doch die Kraft des Vergessens erscheint ungeheuer: die Verbrechen wurden vertuscht, die Verfahren eingestellt. Gestützt auf eine wahre Geschichte hat Claudio Magris ein gewaltiges Epos geschrieben.

Variety TV REV 1991 92 17

Author: Prouty
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780824037963
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.