Science & Nature (219)

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos

ISBN: 9781786850713

Author: Jean-Marie Donat    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Discover the designs behind some of the most amazing inventions ever imagined. This book contains the original drawings submitted to the patent office for such ...


Discover the designs behind some of the most amazing inventions ever imagined. This book contains the original drawings submitted to the patent office for such indispensable items as the paperclip, the ball-point pen and the umbrella, as well as technological marvels like the space suit, the floppy disk and the Polaroid camera – and not forgetting fun and frivolous things like the Barbie doll, the skateboard and the Game Boy. Expand your knowledge and inspire your inner inventor with this fully illustrated guide to the everyday gadgets, games and gizmos that changed the world!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 186 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2017


$39.99
Dogs

ISBN: 9783832769246

Author: Elliott Erwitt    Publisher: TeNeues

Elliott Erwitt’s masterpiece is now available in a handy format and an unbeatable price In a heartfelt and original tribute to man’s best friend, Elliott Er...


Elliott Erwitt’s masterpiece is now available in a handy format and an unbeatable price In a heartfelt and original tribute to man’s best friend, Elliott Erwitt captures all the diversity of the canine kingdom. We witness Fido’s many moods from playful, perky scamp to quiet and constant companion. Ranging from daring little imps to lumbering and gentle beasts, Erwitt’s images unveil the quirkiness that makes these creatures so beloved while combining an unerring sense of composition with the magic of the moment. 


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 140 x 187 mm


$22.99
Creatures of the Deep : The Pop-Up Book

ISBN: 9783791372310

Author: Ernst Haeckel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The book Art Forms in Nature is a collection of prints, made by the scientist Ernst Haeckel, of an enormous variety of flora and fauna from the sea—including ...


The book Art Forms in Nature is a collection of prints, made by the scientist Ernst Haeckel, of an enormous variety of flora and fauna from the sea—including microscopic Radiolaria, starfish, and jelly fish. Since Prestel published it in 1998, the book has been a favorite with artists, designers, illustrators, and anyone who enjoys the wondrous forms of the natural world. Now paper engineer Maike Biederstädt has transformed Haeckel’s transcendent work into a three-dimensional book that allows readers to appreciate Haeckel’s vivid colors, exceptional precision, and fascination with patterns and geometry. This stunning book features seven pop-ups that allow readers to see nature’s brilliance the way that Haeckel did—as marvelous, mathematically based creations that support his theory of the unity of all living things. Certain to appeal to his huge variety of fans, this pop-up version of a timeless classic will be treasured for years to come.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 210 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$59.99
The Little Book of Astrology

ISBN: 9781849539746

Author: Marion Williamson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Are you as stubborn as a ram? Can you see both sides of an argument in a balanced way? Do you often find yourself swimming in circles while trying to make a dec...


Are you as stubborn as a ram? Can you see both sides of an argument in a balanced way? Do you often find yourself swimming in circles while trying to make a decision? These character traits could actually be written in the stars. The Little Book of Astrology delves into each of the astrological signs and shows you how to interpret the cosmos, not only day-to-day but far ahead into the future. Let this book shine a light on how the stars can reveal a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2017


$22.99
Marie Curie for Kids

ISBN: 9781613733202

Author: Amy O'Quinn    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Marie Curie, nicknamed "Manya" by her family, reveled in reading, learning, and exploring nature as a girl growing up in her native Poland. Demonstrating an unc...


Marie Curie, nicknamed "Manya" by her family, reveled in reading, learning, and exploring nature as a girl growing up in her native Poland. Demonstrating an uncanny ability to concentrate and persevere, Manya overcame the premature deaths of her mother and sister and the limitations and humiliations of living under a repressive Russian regime to excel in school and discover her passion for scientific research. She went on to become one of the world's most famous scientists. Curie's revolutionary discoveries over several decades created the field of atomic physics, and Curie herself coined the word radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person ever to win in two different fields—chemistry and physics.Marie Curie for Kids introduces this legendary figure in all her complexity. Kids learn how Curie worked alongside her husband and scientific partner, Pierre, while also teaching and raising two daughters; how this intense scientist sometimes became so involved with her research that she forgot to eat or sleep, and how she struggled with depression and health issues, refused to patent her discoveries (which would have made her very wealthy), and made valuable contributions during World War I.Packed with historic photos, informative sidebars, a resource section, and 21 hands-on activities and experiments that illuminate Curie's life and work, Marie Curie for Kids is an indispensable resource for budding scientific explorers. Kids can: examine real World War I X-rays; make a model of the element carbon; make traditional Polish pierogies, and much more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-11-2016


$39.99
Wimps In Waders

ISBN: 9780473375447

Author: Tony Walsh    Publisher: Tony And Noreen Walsh

These angling stories will whet your appetite to be out on the river again. From one end of New Zealand to the other, these short chapters introduce the reader ...


These angling stories will whet your appetite to be out on the river again. From one end of New Zealand to the other, these short chapters introduce the reader to some of our country’s fabulous wild waters and the cunning brown and rainbow trout lurking in them. With beautiful photographs of New Zealand’s back country rivers this could almost be a travel book as much as a set of fishing yarns. As author Tony and his wife wander from one river to another you will be introduced to the wild, untamed beauty of our nation. You will experience Tony’s love of nature and the tranquillity of the back country rivers as much as the thrill of landing some of those big trout. Written by the author of The Black Singlet Brigade and Boots ’n’ All, Wimps in Waders is a book for any-one who enjoys a lazy afternoon on a riverbank as much as the adrenaline rush brought on by the hunt for that worthy adversary, New Zealand’s well-schooled trout. Experiences gained in 50 years of fishing make for an enthralling read as Tony grows from a tentative spin fisherman to a fully-fledged angler. A chance encounter with another river bed angler led to Tony’s introduction to the local fishing club and as he confesses his membership led to growth in his skills. This can be noted from the explanations of fishing techniques and fly tying guidelines found throughout the book. These short stories explore some of our relatively unknown streams and are beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 28-10-2016


$30.00
New Zealand's Rivers : An Environmental History

ISBN: 9781927145760

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’explores the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisi...


‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’explores the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisis point, where fresh water has become our most contested resource and many rivers are too polluted to swim in. Environmental historian Catherine Knight reveals that the tension between exploitation and enjoyment of rivers is not new. Rivers were treasured by Māori as food baskets and revered as the dwelling places of supernatural creatures. But following European settlement, they became drains for mining, industrial waste and sewage, and were harnessed to generate power and to irrigate farmland. Over time, the utilitarian view of rivers has been increasingly questioned by those who value rivers for recreation as well as for ecological, spiritual and cultural reasons. Today, the sustainable use of rivers is the subject of intense debate. Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated, ‘New Zealand’s Rivers’is an accessible and compelling read for all New Zealanders, including anglers, kayakers, farmers, environmental practitioners, policy-makers, students and anyone with an interest in our environment and history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$49.99
Mountains - Beyond The Clouds

ISBN: 9783832733919

Author: Tim Hall    Publisher: TeNeues

Mountains, one of nature's greatest masterpieces, in their rugged beauty, breathtaking views from the top, clear air, green pastures, mountain lakes and glacier...


Mountains, one of nature's greatest masterpieces, in their rugged beauty, breathtaking views from the top, clear air, green pastures, mountain lakes and glaciers, have captivated mankind all along. Climbing mountains or just gazing at their majestic splendor causes us to slow down and contemplate, maybe even giving us a little serenity. Photographer Tim Hall beautifully captures the powerful solace of mountains in his images. He often chooses to shoot in dramatic weather, making his work and the photographed mountains look even more stunning and transcendent. The intention to strike an emotional or spiritual chord is evident in much of his landscape work, which is inspired by Rothko and Turner. The influence of painting in his work stems from his studies of art history at Manchester University. Mountains - Beyond the Clouds presents the extensive Alpine mountain range, including famous landmarks such as the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Dolomites.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$115.00
Above The World : Earth Through a Drone's Eye

ISBN: 9783832733773

Publisher: TeNeues

Sometimes, all that is needed to change someone’s mind is a change of perspective. Flying cameras, freed from the constraints of gravity, redefine how we perc...


Sometimes, all that is needed to change someone’s mind is a change of perspective. Flying cameras, freed from the constraints of gravity, redefine how we perceive the world we live in and reveal previously unseen moments of beauty. Very rarely does a new technology level a playing field in an art form, allowing unknown talents to share headlines with established artists. Drones are one of these great equalizers. With this book, we are shining a spotlight on some of the world’s best aerial photography. We examine not just the works of well-known aerial photographers, but also the many phenomenal images captured by non-professionals. The subjects of those showcased range from a volcanic eruption to the abstract patterns of fish farms as seen from above, and from never-before-seen views of Patagonia to powerful impressions of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Above the World is an ode to the beauty of the aerial image as it can be seen and captured by anyone. Let yourself be inspired.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$135.00
The Flood : Surviving The Deluge

ISBN: 9781910723203

Author: Michael Brown    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

What is it like to experience a flood? The answers that Michael Brown comes up with are surprising. His house was underwater for several weeks during the inunda...


What is it like to experience a flood? The answers that Michael Brown comes up with are surprising. His house was underwater for several weeks during the inundation of the Somerset Levels. He decided to stay on through it, and he was amazed at the ensuing chain of events as he, along with his local community, first fought the water, pumping and sweeping and panicking – then came acceptance of the inevitable defeat, and finally there came an unexpected wealth of emotions as the waters – and the locals – had to settle into a strange and ultimately rewarding state of marooned calm. This well-written series of highlights of Michael’s diary are very real: the account is funny, observant, honest and unpredictable.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$45.00
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