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Kiwis Might Fly

Author : Polly Evans
ISBN : 030748680X
Genre : Travel
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Polly Evans was a woman with a mission. Before the traditional New Zealand male hung up his sheep shears for good, Polly wanted to see this vanishing species with her own eyes. Venturing into the land of giant kauri trees and smaller kiwi birds, she explores the country once inhabited by fierce Maori who carved their enemies’ bones into cutlery, bushwhacking pioneers, and gold miners who lit their pipes with banknotes—and comes face-to-face with their surprisingly tame descendants. So what had become of the mighty Kiwi warrior? As Polly tears through the countryside at seventy-five miles an hour, she attempts to solve this mystery while pub-crawling in Hokitika, scaling the Southern Alps, and enduring a hair-raising stay in a mining town where the earth has been known to swallow houses whole. And as she chronicles the thrills and travails of her extraordinary odyssey, Polly’s search for the elusive Kiwi comes full circle—teaching her some hilarious and surprising lessons about motorcycles, modern civilization, and men. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Why Can T Kiwis Fly

Author : Gerard Hutching
ISBN : 9781742539416
Genre : Nature
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Why did the top fall off Mt Cook? Do male kakapo ever get lonely? Why do sheep like to 'follow the leader'? Are there glaciers in the North Island? What did Maori use for chewing gum? Are there moose in Fiordland? . . . and why can't kiwis fly? Why Can't Kiwis Fly? is a succinct, quirky and informed collection of questions and answers about New Zealand's natural history. Crammed full of fascinating, fun and sometimes challenging facts, it's a lively, bite-sized introduction to our natural world.

Who Said Kiwis Can T Fly

Author : Lisa Hamilton-Gibbs
ISBN : 0473345617
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This is the delightful story of Herb, a Kiwi bird who dreamed that he could fly. With the encouragement of his best friend Lola the ladybird, he embarks on a pilgrimage to learn how. With determination and self- belief he circumnavigates the globe, travelling as fast as Santa! Herb becomes an overnight sensation inspiring animals all over the world to dare to dream big!

This Kiwi Can Fly

Author : Anne Flutey
ISBN : 0473455315
Genre : Helicopter pilots
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Mad Dogs And An Englishwoman

Author : Polly Evans
ISBN : 0440338263
Genre : Travel
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Polly Evans had a mission: to learn everything possible about the howling, tail-wagging world of sled dogs. Fool’s errand? Or the adventure of a lifetime? The intrepid world traveler was about to find out. In the dead of winter, Polly Evans ventured to Canada’s far northwest, where temperatures plunge to minus forty and the sun rises for just a few hours each day. But though she was prepared for the cold, she never anticipated how profoundly she’d be affected by that blissful and austere place. In a pristine landscape patrolled by wolves and caribou, the wannabe musher was soon learning the ropes of arctic dogsledding, careening across the silent tundra with her own team of yapping, leaping canines. Shivering but undaunted, Polly follows the tracks of the legendary Yukon Quest, a dogsledding race more arduous than the Iditarod, witnessing a life-and-death spectacle she’ll never forget. Along the way she makes a stop at the Santa Clause house in North Pole, Alaska (where the post office delivers unstamped mail), and witnesses the astonishing northern lights weaving green and red across the sky. And before the snows melt in spring, Polly will have discovered a deep affection for the loving, mischievous huskies whose courage and enthusiasm escort her through the delights and dangers of living life at the extreme—in one of the most forbidding places on earth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reasoning With Actual And Potential Contradictions

Author : Dov M. Gabbay
ISBN : 9789401717397
Genre : Philosophy
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We are happy to present the second volume of the Handbook of Defeasible Reasoning and Uncertainty Management Systems. Uncertainty pervades the real world and must therefore be addressed by every system that attempts to represent reality. The representation of un certainty is a major concern of philosophers, logicians, artificial intelligence researchers and computer sciencists, psychologists, statisticians, economists and engineers. The present Handbook volumes provide frontline coverage of this area. This Handbook was produced in the style of previous handbook series like the Handbook of Philosophical Logic, the Handbook of Logic in Computer Science, the Handbook of Logic in Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming, and can be seen as a companion to them in covering the wide applications of logic and reasoning. We hope it will answer the needs for adequate representations of uncertainty. This Handbook series grew out of the ESPRIT Basic Research Project DRUMS II, where the acronym is made out of the Handbook series title. This project was financially supported by the European Union and regroups 20 major European research teams working in the general domain of uncer tainty. As a fringe benefit of the DRUMS project, the research community was able to create this Handbook series, relying on the DRUMS partici pants as the core of the authors for the Handbook together with external international experts.

Kiwi Tracks

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781742204802
Genre : Travel
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Andrew Stevenson takes to the tracks in the hiking heaven of New Zealand's famous wilderness areas. With insight and a gentle humour, he explores the spirit of this spectacular land and its people, provides an illuminating view of his fellowbackpackers, and reveals that, however much or little you may have in your rucksack, the heaviest baggage is what you carry inside

Great Kiwi Firsts

Author : Astral Sligo
ISBN : 9781742698830
Genre : History
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Our fern might be silver but us Kiwis love to take that gold medal spot. First to give women the vote, first to climb Mount Everest, first to split the atom ... But did you know that it was a Kiwi who was the first player to be sent off in a rugby test? Or that it was a Kiwi who was the first two-time world Scrabble champion? Or indeed that it was a Kiwi who invented the tranquiliser dart gun? Or that a Kiwi was the first person to free dive to 100 metres unassisted? Great Kiwi Firsts combines the great, the good and the just plain crazy in a compendium of Kiwi ingenuity and inspiration with just a touch of stupidity.

Ostriches Emus Rheas Kiwis Cassowaries

Author : Ann Elwood
ISBN : 0886823382
Genre : Birds
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Discusses the physical characteristics, habitats, and behavior of the flightless birds classified as ratites.

Healthy Intelligent Training

Author : Keith Livingstone
ISBN : 9781841263113
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Healthy Intelligent Training is for all serious middle distance athletes and coaches. This book is based on the proven principles of Arthur Lydiard, the Runner's World Coach of the Century.

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