Neil Price (Oxbow Books 2013), 2nd Edition, 432 pages, hardback.
I have waited for this book for years - and now its here! What a tome. . .
“Landscape and Memory" by Simon Schama made a huge impression on me when it first came out in 1995. It still resonates today. A masterwork of history and sociology. #mbnov
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This book pretty much is everything about me at the moment … #books #sheep #history #life #work #farming
A new book 📚 for the new library 📚 from a new bookshop 📚 #library #books #wellingtonnz #bookshop #nzbooks #nzbookshopday2020 @goodbookshopnz
"The Madman's Library" - The strangest books, manuscripts and other literary curiosities from history (Edward Brooke-Hitching, 2020)
“The Burning of Books - A History of Knowledge Under Attack” 📚 (John Murray 2020)
Attacks on knowledge and its importance are increasingly notable. Such attacks have a long history, and this book explores that history, and its continuing relevance.
James Suzman’s new book 📚 “Work - a history of how we spend out time” is a fascinating and thought-provoking review of the long run history of work and the impact of agriculture and industrialisation. It highlights the opportunity, in a world of increasing automation, to transform how we organise our lives and economies to support ourselves and each other. As John Maynard Keynes thought:
by 2030, capital accumulation, improvements in productivity and technological advances would have solved the “economic problem” and ushered in an age in which no one besides a few “purposive moneymakers” worked more than 15 hours in a week
We now have a chance to turn that prediction into reality.
Every now and then a history book comes along that helps you think about the past in entirely new ways.
This new history of the Vikings by Uppsala University archaeologist Neil Price does just that. 📚
See: Kirkus Reviews
Exposed elements of the wreck of the Hydrabad Waitarere Beach
We went for a walk up the Hokio / Waitarere beach in search of the whale burial site, and couldn’t see anything, but visited the site of the Hydrabad wreck instead:
New book 📚- “The Making of the Middle Sea” A history of the Mediterranean from the beginning to the emergence of the Classical World. (Cyprian Broodbank, Oxford, 2013)
Arrowtown Library 📚 #library #books #heritage #otago #aotearoa #winterpridenz #travel
An oral history of the world’s first gay rugby match - thewireless.co.nz/articles/…
Story of the Krazy Knights - New Zealand’s first gay rugby team.
Dean Knight fifth from right in main pic (curly hair, smiling).
Alan Wendt sixth from right in main pic (scowling).
Grant Robertson bottom left in main pic.
Jeremy Baker sixth from left in main pic.
Harp Harding third from right in main pic.
James Kolose second from right in Ponsonby team pic.
Gavin Hyde far left in NZ Falcons team pic.
A good book in a great spot #hokiosummer #underthetrees #shade #books #relaxation #warmday
One of the most amazing things I’ve ever owned - atlas of Winchester from 350AD to 1800.
It seems that the Spanish government is doing all it can to ensure Catalan independence: twitter.com/CatalansF…