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As the Verb Tenses

ISBN: 9781927322253

Author: Lynley Edmeades    Publisher: Otago University Press

In the afternoon, peasant women set up shop beside their street-side fish smokers. Look, she said, from here you can see where the mountain range begins... And ...


In the afternoon, peasant women set up shop beside their street-side fish smokers. Look, she said, from here you can see where the mountain range begins... And I wondered: what's the use being a tourist in a place like this? It's like bathing in clothes, kissing a lover through a handkerchief. - from "Lake Baikal" As The Verb Tenses is the work of a reflective and sensitive poetic talent: one run with gleaming wires of joy. In poems that gather together the vivid details of childhood memory, the surreal juxtapositions of life in the contemporary West, the wry observations of a temporary expatriate, the deeply lodged pain of historical and personal loss, Lynley Edmeades speaks to us in delicately spun lines that press out ironies, dissonances and profound formative experience. From playful, rhythmical poems about the art of dinner conversation, to warm glimpses of intimacy, she lays poetry's table with the knife of light satire, the bright salt of wit, the heady wine of love, the bread of knowledge. This quietly poised, confident first collection has a musical, emotional and thematic range of a substantial new talent.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 21-03-2016


$25.00
Sleepy Kiwi

ISBN: 9780473330279

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Tikitibu NZ

Science shows that baby's eyes are drawn to strong contrasting colours. This black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newbo...


Science shows that baby's eyes are drawn to strong contrasting colours. This black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newborns and infants. Kiwi are a very special and rare nocturnal bird, native to New Zealand. The perfect character to juxtapose the erratic sleep patterns of a newborn baby. * From #1 Best Selling New Zealand author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series of books. * A newborn baby sees only in black and white and shades of grey. Nerve cells in their retina and brain that control vision are not fully developed. the simple graphics and solid black and white are ideal for this stage of development. * Encourages the practice of reading to your child from birth. The book is a large, thick board book, matte laminated for a soft, cleanable finish. Created entirely in a black and white modern illustration style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$19.99
Stewart Island Rakiura National Park

ISBN: 9781927322352

Author: Neville Peat    Publisher: Otago University Press

Stewart Island is an increasingly popular holiday destination for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation, with many bush walks and a wealth of natural features to e...


Stewart Island is an increasingly popular holiday destination for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation, with many bush walks and a wealth of natural features to enjoy. Neville Peat introduces the attractions of the island - what to see and do, its walks and tramps, its national park, wildlife, history and magnificent scenery. This new edition has been completely revised and redesigned including band new maps, making it the perfect visitor guide.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2015


$19.95
Horncastle's Hero or Hell Raiser

ISBN: 9780473317867

Author: Graeme Horncastle    Publisher: Pavilions Hotel

The Horncastle family is prominent in the New Zealand business world, but their ancestors are far less well known. This new book explores the life of Charlie Ja...


The Horncastle family is prominent in the New Zealand business world, but their ancestors are far less well known. This new book explores the life of Charlie Jacobsen, grandfather and great-grandfather of generations of Horncastles who, often from humble beginnings, have achieved success in many fields including building, hospitality, fishing, retail, property management and advertising. "Old Charlie" Jacobsen led an extraordinary life of adventure and mayhem - gold miner, fisherman and launchmaster in the remote French Pass and Marlborough Sounds, and the first in New Zealand to discover uranium, in 1955. He had the proverbial nine lives and used up most of them. Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, this book provides a snapshot of life in New Zealand and an often hilarious background to one of New Zealand's most interesting families.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 165 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2015


Tags: July 2015   Biography   New Zealand
$29.99
Standing My Ground

ISBN: 9781927322048

Author: Alan Mark    Publisher: Otago University Press

For more than five decades, Alan Mark has been a voice for conservation in New Zealand. From his call in the 1960s for the establishment of tussock-grassland re...


For more than five decades, Alan Mark has been a voice for conservation in New Zealand. From his call in the 1960s for the establishment of tussock-grassland reserves in the South Island high country to his involvement in the 2011–13 campaign to save the Denniston Plateau from mining, he has been a passionate and effective advocate for the preservation of areas of ecological importance. Alan’s conservation activities have paralleled – and are informed by – a distinguished academic career as a botanist and ecologist. A member of Otago University’s Botany Department from 1955 until his retirement as Professor and Head of Department in 1998, he has run and participated in numerous research projects, taught and mentored thousands of students and published 200 academic papers. In Standing My Ground, Alan describes the challenges and achievements, the frustrations and successes that have made up his remarkable life, now in its ninth decade. A revered figure in the conservation movement, rewarded for his contribution by a knighthood in 2009, he has also endured his share of criticism and insult, which he has weathered with the support of Otago University and his family. As well as providing an important record of New Zealand’s conservation battles and documenting the life of an outstanding New Zealander, Standing My Ground is an inspiring reminder of the power of individuals to make a difference.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 284


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2015


$45.00
Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZ

ISBN: 9781877578823

Author: Louise Signal    Publisher: Otago University Press

The health of the planet – and all of us who live on it – is under dire threat from factors such as climate change, obesity and new infectious diseases. Pro...


The health of the planet – and all of us who live on it – is under dire threat from factors such as climate change, obesity and new infectious diseases. Progressive health promotion is an approach that can counterbalance these threats with practice, policy and advocacy for health, well-being and equity. Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a rich scan of the health promotion landscape in New Zealand. It explores ways in which Māori, and other, perspectives have been melded with Western ideas to produce distinctly New Zealand approaches. In doing so it addresses the need for locally written material for use in teaching and practice, and provides direction for all those wanting to solve complex public health problems.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 03-07-2015


$45.00
Generation Kitchen

ISBN: 9781877578922

Author: Richard Reeve    Publisher: Otago University Press

Much sought after by oil companies, ‘generation kitchens’ are sites where geological forces have combined to create conditions for oil production. By turns ...


Much sought after by oil companies, ‘generation kitchens’ are sites where geological forces have combined to create conditions for oil production. By turns brooding and wittily observant, Richard Reeve’s fifth book of poetry meditates on the intrigues of fossil fuel companies and ecological despoliation, but also on personal rites of passage – on relationships, deaths, the turn of the seasons. Comic monologues, spiritual invocations, flung swearwords, elegies, eulogies, wind tunnel diatribes and fanciful phantasmagorias co-exist in this collection. Oracular and bardic, Reeve’s work is also paradoxically down to earth and gritty. He knows that, beyond the geopolitical framework, beyond the anthropocene moment, the landscape endures, as in the poem ‘Warrington Dives’: the bright swell bending around the coast, prodding the dark, clouds of sediment thrown up by a wave …


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 150 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 03-07-2015


$25.00
Tender Machines

ISBN: 9781927322345

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Otago University Press

In this follow-up collection to the award-winning The Truth Garden, Emma Neale asks where exactly do the personal and the political drop hands? In poems that ar...


In this follow-up collection to the award-winning The Truth Garden, Emma Neale asks where exactly do the personal and the political drop hands? In poems that are engaged, compelling, witty and moving, she looks at how we navigate a true line through the psychological, environmental, social and economic anxieties of our times. The book examines love in its many guises, and also energetically responds to the distractions and delights of the digital age. Writing of Emma Neale’s ‘kitchen-familiar and cosmic-wide attentions’, Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan has said, ‘There is something so celebratory about Emma Neale’s poetry, about its eager, informed, needle-eyed engagement with the contemporary world … [She runs] the hot thread of linguistic flare and precision through whatever occasion she takes up.’


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 160 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 03-07-2015


$25.00
Christchurch with Lyttelton & Akaroa

ISBN: 9781877303432

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

A pictorial covering the many attractions on offer in Christchurch, Lyttelton and Akaroa.


A pictorial covering the many attractions on offer in Christchurch, Lyttelton and Akaroa.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 247 x 211 x 4 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2015


Tags: July 2015   New Zealand   Travel
$19.99
Kuwi's Huhu Hunt

ISBN: 9780473325275

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Kuwi the Kiwi decides to take Chick on his first huhu hunt. They could make huhu hangi, huhu hummus and huhu BBQ... Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi and a new m...


Kuwi the Kiwi decides to take Chick on his first huhu hunt. They could make huhu hangi, huhu hummus and huhu BBQ... Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi and a new mum with a very fussy chick. Will she ever find Chick any huhu to eat? A superb book from a well known author and illustrator A simple celebration of the parent/child bond written for young children with a story parents can enjoy and relate to. Amazing, detailed, vibrant illustrations with wee native gems hidden throughout the book The second in a series that is fast becoming a New Zealand classic. The Kuwi the Kiwi series is a proud supporter of Kiwi's for Kiwi Trust donating 20 cents from each book sale to support kiwi conservation projects in New Zealand. The series has donated $1100 to Kiwi's for Kiwis so far.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$19.99
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