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Sir Peter Blake

Author : Alan Sefton
ISBN : 0141019298
Genre : Conservationists
File Size : 27.90 MB
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The paperback edition of the best-selling biography of the late Sir Peter Blake, the celebrated yachtsman and adventurer. Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life was the major New Zealand book of 2004.. In the biography, Alan Sefton, a close friend and colleague, traces Blake's extraordinary life, from the small boy crazy about the sea, to the rigours of ocean racing and the America's Cup triumphs, to the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans, and to Blake's sad end on the Amazon. The book tells the true story of what happened behind the scenes at Team New Zealand as the crew broke up and Coutts and Butterworth jumped ship. The biography has the full backing of Pippa, Lady Blake, who has made Sir Peter's files and papers available to Sefton.
Category: Conservationists

The Last Great Adventure Of Sir Peter Blake

Author : Peter Blake
ISBN : 071367007X
Genre : Amazon River Region
File Size : 23.57 MB
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Sir Peter Blake was a much loved and greatly admired yachtsman and adventurer, and this book is a wonderful tribute to his achievements. It is drawn entirely from Peter's logbooksof his last voyage, written up by his friend and colleague Alan Sefton, who was manager of blakexpeditions and was with Peter on the fatal voyage. In this large format book, packed with stunning photographsfrom Peter and the boat's crew, we are taken on a fantastical journey from the icy waters of Antarctica to the humid rainforests of the Amazon. It is both a feast for the eyes and a wonderful tribute to an extraordinary man.
Category: Amazon River Region

Walter Potter S Curious World Of Taxidermy

Author : Pat Morris
ISBN : 9780698175389
Genre : Humor
File Size : 42.96 MB
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Welcome to Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, cigar-smoking squirrels and exemplary feline etiquette in Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy… Walter Potter (1835–1918), a British country taxidermist of no great expertise, built anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux that became famous icons of Victorian whimsy, including his masterpiece The Death & Burial of Cock Robin. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs, and a bewildering assortment of curios. Potter’s inspired and beguiling tableaux found many fans in the contemporary art world: it was reported that a £1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused when the museum finally closed. Here, perhaps for the last time, many important pieces from the collection are showcased and celebrated with new photographs of Potter’s best-loved works. Darkly witty and affecting, Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy makes a charming, whimsical (and yes, slightly morbid) gift.
Category: Humor

Save Our Seas

Author : Maria Gill
ISBN : 186966230X
Genre : Environmental protection
File Size : 67.25 MB
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Skipper L.B. Tross, inspired by Sir Peter Blake's environmental work, takes readers on a seafaring adventure around the coast of New Zealand to learn about sealife, what threatens it, and the need to protect it. Encounters various species of dolphin, turtle, whale, crustacean and more, and looks at food chains, bottom-trawling, pollutants, and what humans can do to make a difference. Includes puzzles, games and exercises. Suggested level: junior, primary.
Category: Environmental protection

The Story Of Sir Peter Blake

Author : Tessa Duder
ISBN : 187751442X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 53.32 MB
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Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero -- sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist. Competing in ocean races, he clocked up as many sea miles as any seafarer in history, with some epic victories. Then he led his small country to win the Americas Cup (twice!), and gave his last years to helping the environment. Award-winning author Tessa Duder tells the gripping story of Sir Peters life for teenage readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader. The book features boxes backgrounding sailing skills, the Americas Cup and other key points, and is richly illustrated with photos from his life (including 8 pages of colour).
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Merc By The Sea

Author : David Templeton Gray
ISBN : 0473451700
Genre : Aquatic sports facilities
File Size : 66.60 MB
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'This book describes how a live-in learning centre evolved as an answer to" "the unforgivable statistic (1983) stating thet 20%-50% of school children in Auckland City of Sails, did not have the opportunity to learn about the sea around us and how to enjoy or care for it." A small group of teachers, yachtsmen and volunteers struggled over twelve years to finally welcome children aboard in 1990" -- Cover.
Category: Aquatic sports facilities

Hero Of The Sea

Author : David Hill
ISBN : 0143771655
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
File Size : 54.99 MB
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A brief biography of Sir Peter Blake, a sailor who won yacht races and was killed while campaigning for environmental protection. In picture book format.
Category: Adventure and adventurers

The Story Of Bandit

Author : Shirley-Ann McCrystal
ISBN : 0473469952
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A story of Sir Peter Blake's construction of the keel boat, Bandit, when he was just nineteen. The second half of the book traces Bandit's scattered history from owner to owner, until finally she was restored and installed at Auckland Maritime Museum.

Blake Leader

Author : Mark Orams
ISBN : 9781869794309
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 75.8 MB
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How to lead winning teams: an insider's insight into the leadership of yachting legend Sir Peter Blake. New Zealand lost one of its favourite sons when Sir Peter Blake was shot and killed in the Amazon in late 2001. Blake had become a icon after leading New Zealand to victory in the 1995 and 2000 America's Cups, following earlier successes in the Whitbread Round the World Race and Jules Verne Challenge. His accomplishments demonstrate his skill at assembling, managing and leading winning teams. Blake: Leader is written by sailor and marine scientist Dr Mark Orams, who sailed around the world with Blake and worked with him at Team New Zealand and Blakexpeditions. In this book he looks at Blake's successful style of leadership from a personal viewpoint. It mixes reminiscences and anecdotes from Orams and other sporting and business figures who worked closely with Blake with practical observations of how he chose and led teams. Break-out boxes and chapter summaries highlight key points and techniques that can be used by leaders and team members in a wide range of sports and business situations. Chapters include building a great team, being a great leader, encouraging a great work ethic and having a winning attitude. It also examines the unique New Zealand style of leadership demonstrated by other great Kiwi leaders and how Blake's legacy can be taken into the future.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Peter Blake Sailor Adventurer

Author : Alan Sefton
ISBN : 0143318306
Genre : Sailors
File Size : 38.85 MB
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Sir Peter Blake was an inspirational figure, a symbol of adventure and excitement for people from all walks of life and of all ages. This book, an abridged edition of Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life, is for young readers aged ten and up. It cuts to the core of Blake's story, focusing on the sailing, racing and exploring aspects of his life. The text has been cut by three-quarters and the chapters shortened. Blake's early childhood and the politics and personalities have been taken out, leaving the focus on Blake's skills as a sailor and leader. The emphasis is on thrilling narrative. Some element of boat design and equipment will be included. Technical nautical and yachting terms will be explained in the text.
Category: Sailors