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Wayside Medicine

ISBN: 9781910723357

Authors: Julie Bruton-Seal, Matthew Seal    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Wayside Medicine is packed with practical information on the use of over 50 native plants as sources of herbal medicine. The countryside abounds with cures whic...


Wayside Medicine is packed with practical information on the use of over 50 native plants as sources of herbal medicine. The countryside abounds with cures which really work and cost a fraction of over-the-counter commercial brands. Have the satisfaction of picking and making your own simple herbal medicine, which has worked for centuries. The authors of Wayside Medicine remind us of a cornucopia of nature’s healing plants which have somehow been forgotten. Here are clear instructions from a renowned professional herbalist on how to make your own remedies: teas, oils, tinctures, poultices and creams. Stunning colour pictures accompany all the plants, as well as a comprehensive index matching health problems to the right herbal cure.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$45.00
Place Names of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills

ISBN: 9781927145937

Author: Gordon Ogilvie    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Har...


Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Harbour and the Port Hills of Christchurch offer a wonderfully diverse and a kaleidoscopic array of names that speak of the areas's Maori and colonial history and the people who have lived and worked there. Back in 1927 prolific author Johannes Andersen published his classic and important "Place-Names of Banks Peninsula", but much has changed since then: names have dropped out of use or been superseded, spellings have altered, knowledge of origins has improved and large numbers of new names have been added. Award-winning historian Gordon Ogilvie, who has a deep knowledge of this part of New Zealand, has written a comprehensive, fascinating and much-needed successor to Andersen's book. The coverage of names extends to the Heathcote and Halswell rivers and includes suburbs like Halswell and Tai Tapu. Engagingly written, brimming with information and enriched with black and white photographs and stunning colour plates, this substantial volume is an important addition to Ogilvie's popular and acclaimed histories of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills. The intriguing background he provides for the place names of this region will delight all those who live there, those who visit and anyone with an interest in New Zealand's past.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2017


$59.99
101 Essential Rock Records

ISBN: 9781584236405

Author: Jeff Gold    Publisher: Gingko Press

A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...


A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm


$69.99
Psycho Dog

ISBN: 9781846892370

Author: Janet Menzies    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

If your dog seems like a mission impossible, relax! This one-stop guide to understanding and curing your dog problems is here to help you on the way to owning ...


If your dog seems like a mission impossible, relax! This one-stop guide to understanding and curing your dog problems is here to help you on the way to owning a happy, loving dog that you will be pleased to see every morning. This latest book draws on a lifetime’s experience of solving dog difficulties – most of which Janet Menzies admits to have experienced personally at one time or another! So whether it is a simple problem of pulling on the lead, or the more complex issue of canine aggression, Psycho Dog has the solution. One stop guide to understanding and solving problems with your dog All dog owners have problems at one time or another Includes sections on aggression, bad behaviour, barking, biting, chewing, growlng, jumping up, pulling and dominance


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2016


$39.99
Nonviolent Communication 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781892005281

Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg    Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press

The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassiona...


The latest edition of the communication guide that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Practical nonviolent communication skills are partnered with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary that can be applied to personal, professional, and political differences. Included in the new edition is a complete chapter on conflict resolution and mediation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 244


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 14-10-2015


$45.00
Atlas of Anatomy

ISBN: 9783848009145

Publisher: h f Ullmann

Anatomical and clinical knowledge described in a way everybody understands: Compiled by the editorial team of the world famous Sobotta Atlas, this volume provid...


Anatomical and clinical knowledge described in a way everybody understands: Compiled by the editorial team of the world famous Sobotta Atlas, this volume provides you with a thorough overview of the human body and its different structures. Aided by more than 600 high-quality illustrations, drawings as well as fotos, concise textual material and detailed illustrations render the complexities of the muscular, the sensory and nervous systems accessible to the layman. The color-codes of the 13 chapters allow an intuitive approach. Following the detailed illustrations of organs and their functions, the texts are arranged by cues and colored enumerations. In extra chapters, the most common illnesses and physical dysfunctions are explained as well as their common ways of diagnosis and treatment. The Atlas of Anatomy is the competent guide for those seeking initial advice as well as for everyone willing to explore the greatest miracle known―the human body.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 211 x 271 mm


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A Guys Guide to Shoes

ISBN: 9783848008124

Author: Bernhard Roetzel    Publisher: h f Ullmann

To the aficionado, men's shoes are cult objects. No garment available for men is similarly coveted, lovingly cared for, and comparatively dearly bought by its d...


To the aficionado, men's shoes are cult objects. No garment available for men is similarly coveted, lovingly cared for, and comparatively dearly bought by its devotees. But even committed shoe fans often lack the broad knowledge. Consequently, a book about shoes should not only deal with the aesthetic side but also offer a wealth of information - on materials and styles, brands and manufacturers, models and their makers. Bernhard Roetzel's A Guy's Guide to Shoes conveys competence and knowledge, discusses trends and history, and depicts fashion and style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 122 x 180 mm


$34.99 $19.99
Beautiful Earth: Our Planet Explored from Above

ISBN: 9783848008285

Author: Dirk H. Lorenzen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-...


Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-known globe. From fascinating cloud formations caught by weather satellites to erupting volcanoes, sand storms or urban developments with all environmental issues they cause, no activity on our planet can be hidden from the "heavenly eyes." This book pays tribute both to the splendour of Earth with its ever-changing facets, and to human genius, which made the observation of each and every corner of the planet possible. Beautiful Earth does not only contain captivating and intriguing pictures, it also provides a wealth of information on how to predict the weather, use data in aviation, geophysics, nutritional predictions, and many other sciences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


$49.99
Art Nouveau

ISBN: 9783848008346

Author: Gabrielle Fahr-Becker    Publisher: h f Ullmann

The unity of art and life was the expressed goal of the Art Nouveau movement, the prelude to modernity. On the basis of shared ideas its adherents strove for a ...


The unity of art and life was the expressed goal of the Art Nouveau movement, the prelude to modernity. On the basis of shared ideas its adherents strove for a homogenous style, which nonetheless took on manifold variations in its expression. Dr. Gabriele Fahr-Becker pursues this will to style in architecture, interior decor, furniture design, silver and goldsmithery, ceramics and glasswork, graphic arts and painting. The author leads her readers through the diverse national variations of Art Nouveau in Europe and the United States. The significance of the literary and philosophical as well as cultural and political background is explained by means of many theories and writings by artists and their contemporaries. The countless permutations of Art Nouveau are woven into a complex and yet distinctive picture of this artistic movement at the turn of the twentieth century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 428


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


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Egypt

ISBN: 9783848008360

Author: Regine Schultz    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Roman emperors, Arab scholars, and early travellers were already drawn to and enchanted by the fascination of the land along the Nile. The pyramids of Giza, the...


Roman emperors, Arab scholars, and early travellers were already drawn to and enchanted by the fascination of the land along the Nile. The pyramids of Giza, the temple-city of Karnak, or the Valley of the Kings with the grave of Tutankhamen even today maintain their extraordinary force of attraction.Across the centuries, the high culture of the ancient Egyptians has pertained its allure. This can certainly be attributed to their astounding architectural, artistic, and technological achievements as well as their high level of writing and literature. The unified world view of old Egypt, in which science and religion are an indissoluble unity, impresses us deeply, as well.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 540


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


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