Title: Great New Zealand Adventures
Author: Brian Joyce
Description: N.d. . Brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Pages are crisp and clean. Dust jacket's rear panel has a couple short closed tears to bottom edge. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 285 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches.
Thirty-one stories arranged chronologically, beginning with a 1819 tale of a deerstalker lost in a raging blizzard in rugged mountain country to a 1980 account of modern spelunking in the Marble Mountains. The diverse cast of characters includes fortune-tellers, explorers, criminals, pioneers, soldiers, mountaineers, trampers and cavers, search and rescue officers, sailors, research students, a great Maori chieftain and an inventor. Their stories range from the classic world firsts such as Sir Edmund Hillary's exploits, to compelling first-hand accounts previous unpublished in book form. Adventures in New Zealand as well as across the world by notable Kiwis.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: [A. H. & A. W. Reed]
Keywords: explorers, history, New Zealand,
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