Great New Zealand Adventures Hardcover in Dust Jacket 1983 by Brian Joyce - Explorers Pioneers Stories History


Title: Great New Zealand Adventures

Author: Brian Joyce

Description: N.d. [1983]. 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range from the classic world firsts such as Sir Edmund Hillary's exploits, to compelling first-hand accounts previous unpublished in book form.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.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Publisher: [A. H. & A. W. Reed]
Place: [Wellington]
Year: 1983

Language: English

ISBN: 0589014579

Keywords: explorers, history, New Zealand,

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