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The Devil's Dictionary

ISBN: 9781853263644

Author: Ambrose Bierce    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 256


Dimensions: 127 x 203 x 14 mm


Publication Date: 23-10-1995


Tag: Reference
$15.99
Knots You Need to Know

ISBN: 9781565235892

Author: John Kelsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

This title helps you learn the ropes to tying the best seaman knots, from basic to fancy rope work. It is a wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Clear ...


This title helps you learn the ropes to tying the best seaman knots, from basic to fancy rope work. It is a wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Clear step-by-step instructions will help the reader learn how to tie all the essential boating knots.


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 127 x 178 x 10 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2012


$19.99
Homeowner's Complete Guide to the Chainsaw

ISBN: 9781565233560

Author: Brian J. Ruth    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

A Chainsaw Pro Shows You How to Safely and Confidently Handle Everything from Trimming Branches and Felling Trees to Splitting and Stacking Wood. Taking the fea...


A Chainsaw Pro Shows You How to Safely and Confidently Handle Everything from Trimming Branches and Felling Trees to Splitting and Stacking Wood. Taking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasising safe handling practices, this resource aims to put raw power in the hands of its readers. With step-by-step colour photographs throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations - such as cutting firewood, taking down small trees, trimming branches, grooming hedges, and making lumber - are tackled with expert advice and sure-handed guidance. With an additional section devoted to chainsaw types, potential buyers can also assess which size and type of chainsaw best meets their needs. Also included is an appendix that has useful technical information and identifies the parts of a chainsaw and how each functions.


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 216 x 280 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2010


$49.99
French Dictionary

ISBN: 9781840224993

Author: -    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

A general-purpose dictionary, suitable for a great variety of both English and French speakers at all levels of proficiency, providing over 85,000 entries. As w...


A general-purpose dictionary, suitable for a great variety of both English and French speakers at all levels of proficiency, providing over 85,000 entries. As well as everyday vocabulary and colloquialisms, the dictionary includes a selection of scientific and technological terms. All headwords - both English and French - have phonetic transcriptions to assist with pronunciation.


Pages: 1056


Dimensions: 126 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 05-11-2006


Tag: Reference
$15.99
Thesaurus

ISBN: 9781840224900

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Do you know the difference between stubborn and obstinate, between cackle and chortle? Learners of English often find it difficult to know which word to use. Or...


Do you know the difference between stubborn and obstinate, between cackle and chortle? Learners of English often find it difficult to know which word to use. Or you may have used a particular word several times already in an essay or email, and so you want to use a different expression. This dictionary adopts a fresh approach by going beyond the mere listing of words as in an ordinary thesaurus. Differences between similar words are highlighted to show the various shades of meaning so that you will never be at a loss for the right word on the right occasion.


Pages: 272


Publication Date: 10-08-2006


Tag: Reference
$15.99
Mushrooming Without Fear

ISBN: 9781873674888

Author: Alexander Schwab    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This book will teach you how to identify with confidence the most delicious mushrooms. They are all common species and easy to identify. The method is totally s...


This book will teach you how to identify with confidence the most delicious mushrooms. They are all common species and easy to identify. The method is totally safe. All you do is follow this new, simple approach to positive identification. Then you can enjoy mushrooming without fear.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 189 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2006


$49.99
New Zealand Coastal Marine Invertebrates Volume.1

ISBN: 9781877257605

Author: Steve de C. Cook (ed)    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The first of 2 volumes of a full-colour identification guide to 1500 species of marine invertebrate found around the coasts of New Zealand, this book is intend...


The first of 2 volumes of a full-colour identification guide to 1500 species of marine invertebrate found around the coasts of New Zealand, this book is intended for divers and naturalists as well as professional scientists. Sections on each major taxonomic group - e.g. starfishes, crustaceans and molluscs - describe in plain language each animal's morphology, habitat, abundance, distribution, depth range and commercial importance, and introduce and scientific literature. More than 2500 illustrations include colour photos by New Zealand's best underwater photographers, and hundreds of line drawings for extra anatomical detail. Also included are references, a compehensive glossary, a full index and a general introduction. Quite the largest and most comprehensive zoological book ever published in New Aealand, it provides access to a tremendous volume of material hitherto buried in the scientific literature.


Pages: 632


Dimensions: 216 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2009


$150.00
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 2

ISBN: 9781877257933

Author: Dennis P. Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effor...


This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes will list every one of the almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. \n Volume 2 mostly deals with the major branch of the animal kingdom known as Ecdysozoa (moulting animals), which includes arachnids, centipedes and millipedes, crustaceans and insects. It also includes the enigmatic phylum Chaetognatha (arrow worms) and concludes with a chapter on the fossil traces - ichnofossils - of ancient animal activities. \n All three volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all known species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.To date, only New Zealand has compiled a checklist of its entire biota. Approximately 52% of this country's species are endemic - found only in New Zealand's freshwater, marine, and land environments. We have a responsibility to the global community to preserve this unique heritage or taonga. But further than that, all of our species - including many of the naturalised aliens included in the survey - are important to New Zealand's economy, ecology and well-being. Written for the advanced high-school and tertiary-level reader, these volumes are intended to be a kind of 'Cooks Tour' of the kingdoms and phyla of life that will, it is hoped, provide an appreciation of the wondrous diversity of nature.


Pages: 544


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2010


$89.95
Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy

ISBN: 9781877257865

Author: R. M. McDowall    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (...


This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels), kanakana (lamprey), inanga and kokopu were of high importance in the traditional diets of Maori, who were well aware of the places and seasons in which these fish could be harvested. Bob McDowall has made it his life's work to read every word ever written on the subject of Maori fisheries, from passing references in explorers' diaries, to the significant literary achievements of Elsdon Best and Te Rangi Hiroa in the 1920s, to the recent reports of the Waitangi Tribunal. In Ikawai , all the knowledge on record is connected into a coherent account for the first time, and interpreted in the light of modern scientific knowledge of the fish fauna. As well as being highly informative, Ikawai also serves to illustrate the beauty associated with Maori fisheries. Bob has amassed an extraordinary collection of photographs of the fish themselves, of the artefacts Maori customarily used in catching fish, and of artworks by modern Maori practitioners, some reflecting the many legends and stories associated with fish. He has also unearthed some stunning and highly significant historical images that were hidden away in archives, libraries and photographic collections. This compendium is an essential resource for anyone interested in the lives and livelihood of New Zealand's earliest settlers


Pages: 832


Dimensions: 190 x 258 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2011


$130.00
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 3

ISBN: 9781927145050

Author: Dennis Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort i...


This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes list every one of almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, and international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.


Pages: 616


Publication Date: 01-10-2011


$89.95
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