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The Queen's Necklace

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Alexandre Dumas


The Queen's Necklace is historical fiction based on an actual scandal in the court of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI during 1784-85, "T…

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the…

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Aimé Bonpland, Alexander von Humboldt and Alexander Von Humboldt


Volume 3, the final volume of the “Personal Narrative”, records the travels of Alexander von Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland …

The Story of a New Zealand River

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Jane Mander


"This is the land of the lost, one of those happy spots where no questions are asked. Of course, the fact of a person's being here is u…

Travels in New Zealand with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, an…

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Ernst Dieffenbach


“Let the reader imagine a deep lake of a blue colour, surrounded by verdant hills; in the lake several islets, some showing the bare rock, o…

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the…

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Alexander Von Humboldt


In 1799, with extensive travel permissions from the Spanish government, Alexander von Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland departe…

The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks from 25 August 1768-12 July 1771

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Joseph Banks


In this Journal, Joseph Banks records almost daily observations of the journey of the ship the Endeavour on the first of James Cook’s voyage…

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the…

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Alexander Von Humboldt


In Volume 2 of “The Personal Narrative”, Alexander von Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland continue their travels, beginning at L…

With the Empress Dowager of China

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Katharine Carl


Through the eyes of an artist, With the Empress Dowager of China provides a glimpse of life in the Chinese Imperial Court, unseen by any oth…

Station Life in New Zealand

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Mary Anne Barker


Station Life in New Zealand is a collection of cheerful and interesting letters written by Lady Mary Anne Barker (nee Mary Anne Stewart) tha…

Pioneer work in the Alps of New Zealand; a record of the first exploration of t…

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Arthur Paul Harper


“Situated as we were at Camp 2, in fine rata bush, with a luxuriant undergrowth of tree-ferns and other plants - which in England would be c…

The Black Tulip

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Alexandre Dumas


The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the…

The Formation of Vegetable Moulds through the Action of Worms with Observations…

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin LL.B F.R.S was the discoverer of evolution and argued the role of "natural selection" in directing the evolution of…