The decision by TVNZ to commit over $5 million dollars to the most ambitious historical show ever produced in NZ has generated major headlines. The show went to air in September 2005. Tying-in with the show, but also a stand-alone book, this comprehensive title is one of the finest one-volume national histories produced. Written by the historians of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage who were the drivers behind the TV scripts, the book is made accessible to ordinary New Zealanders using many panels, maps, time-lines and other visual techniques that delivers a great book with gift value for every home. Frontier of Dreams covers New Zealand's history from pre-history to present day in thirteen chapters and contains 450 artworks and photographs. This limp edition has been released following the success in 2005 of the original hardback edition.