Coming Soon (245)

The Braided River

ISBN: 9781988531533

Author: Diane Comer    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Braided River explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from 20 different countrie...


The Braided River explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from 20 different countries, spanning all ages and life stages. The first book to examine migration through the lens of the personal essay, The Braided River presents migration as a lifelong experience that affects everything from language, home, work, family and friendship to finances, citizenship and social benefits. Like migrants themselves, The Braided River crosses boundaries, working at the intersections of literature, history, philosophy and sociology to discuss questions of identity and belonging. Throughout, Diane Comer, both migrant and essayist herself, demonstrates the versatility of the personal essay as a means to analyse and understand migration, an issue with increasing relevance worldwide.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 150 x 230 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2019


$35.00
DUE > 1st Apr 2019
Wilderness

ISBN: 9783791373720

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet’s wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals t...


This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet’s wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals that call it home. This aptivating book brings the natural world into sharp focus. Beautifully colored and intricately detailed illustrations depict places as exotic and wide-ranging as Senegal’s Niokolo-Koba National Park, Russia’s Sikhote-Alin mountain range, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka, Daintree National Park in Australia, the Mexican desert, and China’s bamboo forests. Each spread contains more than twenty different species including birds, snakes, frogs, iguanas, leopards, tigers, gorillas, pandas, and wolves. The back of the book is filled with additional information about the animals and their habitats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 275 x 355 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2019   Childrens
$45.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
A Brief History of Life on Earth

ISBN: 9783791373737

Author: Clemence Dupont    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s diff...


he story of life on earth unfolds in dramatic fashion in this amazing picture book that takes readers from 4.6 billion years ago to the present day. It’s difficult to grasp the enormous changes life on Earth has undergone since it first came into existence, but this marvelously illustrated book makes learning about our planet’s fascinating history easy and entertaining. In an accordion style, the series of pages take readers through every major geological period, with bright artwork and detailed drawings. Opening on lava-filled oceans and smoking volcanoes, the book unfolds, era by era, to show how life evolved from tiny protozoa and crustaceans to dinosaurs and mammals. Fully expanded to 8 meters (26 feet), this spectacular visual timeline is a very impressive panorama that reveals evolution in all its glory. Each page is brimming with illustrations that readers will turn to again and again. A celebration of life, this extraordinary and beautiful book illuminates the history of Earth for young readers in an unforgettable and delightful way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 76


Dimensions: 220 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2019   Childrens
$49.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
My City

ISBN: 9783791373775

Author: Joanne Liu    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A young boy discovers the excitement and unexpected delight of exploring his city—and so will readers of this vibrant picture book. Max is asked to mail a let...


A young boy discovers the excitement and unexpected delight of exploring his city—and so will readers of this vibrant picture book. Max is asked to mail a letter for his mother. As he walks through his neighborhood in search of a mailbox, he encounters all sorts of interesting things like falling leaves dancing in the wind, skyscrapers towering in the distance, and junk being piled into a garbage truck. All around him adults hurry on their various errands, too busy to appreciate these wondrous details. His walk through the city leads Max to discover that the mailbox is actually right next door to his own house. Children will enjoy following Max on his adventure and seeing things from his perspective as they explore Joanne Liu’s colorful celebration of everyday life in a busy city.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2019   Childrens
$32.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Refuge

ISBN: 9783791358185

Authors: Thomas Joshua Cooper, Terrie Sultan    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Thomas Joshua Cooper, one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working today, explores the Eastern United States with a special focus ...


Thomas Joshua Cooper, one of the most celebrated and distinctive landscape photographers working today, explores the Eastern United States with a special focus on the East End of Long Island and the Hudson River. Throughout his career, Thomas Joshua Cooper has focused on the landscape through the lens of historical and cultural geography and cartography. Working exclusively outdoors with an 1898 AGFA field camera, Cooper has established a unique aesthetic and philosophy. This collection features twenty images that Cooper made on the East End of Long Island and Shelter Island in 2016, juxtaposed with earlier works depicting sites along the Hudson River, Cape Cod, and Maine. Each photograph is accompanied by texts that provide eloquent historical and geographic context. A special section on Cooper’s unique and painstaking artistic process offers readers an understanding of how Cooper researches, experiences, and captures the essence of the locations he photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 280 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
It Speaks To Me : Art That Inspires Artists

ISBN: 9783791356594

Author: Jori Finkel    Publisher: DelMonico Books

n this beautifully illustrated collection of interviews, fifty contemporary artists discuss the artworks that inspire them from museums around the world. Imagin...


n this beautifully illustrated collection of interviews, fifty contemporary artists discuss the artworks that inspire them from museums around the world. Imagine your favorite artist leading you through a museum to the very work of art they can't stop thinking about. That's the experience at the heart of It Speaks to Me. In lively and intimate interviews, 50 acclaimed artists share the compelling details that make an artwork memorable and meaningful to them. Highlights include: David Hockney on Edgar Degas, Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel, Marina Abramovic on Umberto Boccioni, Ai Weiwei on a Shang Dynasty jade, Nick Cave on Jasper Johns, Judy Chicago on Agnes Pelton, Luc Tuymans on van Eyck, and Gillian Wearing on Rembrandt. Together these artists bring to life a wide range of museum pieces, from celebrated masterpieces to little-known gems, or from a Rembrandt self-portrait to a 21st-century social-protest drawing. In the process they remind us of why we look at art at all: to share in the spark of creativity that can jump from an artwork across countries and centuries and to experience the extraordinary sensation of being inspired.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 190 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2019


$59.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Best & Unique Wellness Retreats

ISBN: 9783961711895

Author: Sebastian Schoellgen    Publisher: TeNeues

Be inspired by stylish spas, individual Ayurveda resorts and restorative health centres in the most beautiful regions of the world. Just looking at the select r...


Be inspired by stylish spas, individual Ayurveda resorts and restorative health centres in the most beautiful regions of the world. Just looking at the select retreats on each page of Best & Unique Wellness Retreats will make you feel relaxed. An over 300-page compendium, Best & Unique Wellness Retreats presents the absolute highlights of the wellness industry with the most unique resorts and leading hotels. The term "vacation" gets a whole new meaning. If you're looking for a rejuvenating massage, a mentally and physically relaxing yoga class, or soothing Ayurvedic treatments, this comprehensive guide is a must-read and go-to source for planning your perfect spa vacation. After all, who doesn't want to escape the stress of everyday life, leave all your cares behind, and indulge in complete relaxation? Here you will find an extraordinary selection of places to recharge your batteries, finally switch "off", have some time for yourself, and return home re-energized. Get ready to paper yourself - we'll show you the best and most stylish places to go.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$180.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Paris

ISBN: 9783961711826

Author: Serge Ramelli    Publisher: TeNeues

Paris... so familiar and yet surprising. In pastel shades and dazzling details like the palette of French Impressionism, Serge Ramelli presents a unique and per...


Paris... so familiar and yet surprising. In pastel shades and dazzling details like the palette of French Impressionism, Serge Ramelli presents a unique and personal photo homage to the City of Lights. With romance and history in her blood, Paris shows her tender side as never seen before. Only Paris offers the inimitable stage that can turn every photo into a film still. In its architectural splendor, its wealth of churches, palaces, parks, and grand boulevards, the city is peerless in its beauty and allure. Add to that a long, rich, and influential history, and this coveted capital is art in its purest form. From the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, to Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Pres--the traces of painters and photographers and echoes of actors and movie directors can be found all over the city. In this exquisite Paris photo book, Serge Ramelli pays tribute to this unique legacy of art and culture, capturing the city's poetic flair. As in vintage postcards, with glowing street lights or only certain details in color in a black and white panorama, Ramelli accentuates particular picture elements to create a modern, 3D effect, while retaining a close connection to Parisian history. Vivid in one's memory or perhaps imagination, Ramelli collects rapturous moments with his camera--a brilliant firework display in front of the Eiffel Tower or the sight of the Pont Neuf amidst freshly fallen snow. In the beguiling blue hour, or a nuit (the magical light at sunrise and sunset), the photographer shows a kaleidoscope along the Seine that will delight all who have lived and loved in Paris.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2019


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
The Great Alone

ISBN: 9783899559774

Author: Tim Voors    Publisher: Gestalten

Time is precious. The world is waiting. Rediscover yourself. The Great Alone is the epic adventure of a relatable explorer. Why does a 44-year-old father leav...


Time is precious. The world is waiting. Rediscover yourself. The Great Alone is the epic adventure of a relatable explorer. Why does a 44-year-old father leave his family for six months to walk 4,286km across America on the Pacific Crest Trail? What effect does it have on his marriage? on his children? and on himself? Following his intuition, Tim Voors decided to embark on a life-changing hike, feeling alive, being afraid, pushing through pain, confronting emptiness and starting a passionate romance with the wilderness. Tim Voors takes us through the physical, mental and spiritual journey he experienced on this epic hike. Climb into his backpack as he takes you through deserts, mountains, forests and raging rivers, where he forges magical friendships, rediscovers who he used to be, and implements those lessons on returning home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 22-04-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2019   Travel   Biography
$69.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Gallantry In Action

ISBN: 9781911621287

Author: Norman Franks    Publisher: Grub Street

When the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged on 1 April 1918, to form the Royal Air Force, the new command needed to have its own gallantr...


When the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged on 1 April 1918, to form the Royal Air Force, the new command needed to have its own gallantry medals to distinguish itself from the Army and the Royal Navy. Thus the new Distinguished Flying Cross came into being. Not that this new award (along with the Distinguished Flying Medal for non-commissioned personnel) came into immediate use, but as 1918 progressed, awards that earlier might have produced the Military Cross or Distinguished Service Cross, became the Distinguished Flying Cross. By the end of WWI a large number of DFCs and First Bars had been awarded, but only three Second Bars had been promulgated for First War actions. Before WWII erupted, only four more Second Bars had been awarded, for actions largely in what we would now call the Middle East. By the end of the WWII, awards of the DFC and First Bars had multiplied greatly, but only fifty Second Bars had been awarded (and Gazetted), making fifty-seven in all between 1918 and 1946. To this can be added three more, awarded post-WWII, between 1952-1955, making a grand total of sixty. Still a significantly small number of members of this pretty exclusive ‘club’. Within the covers of this book recorded for the first time together are the mini-biographies of all those sixty along with the citations that accompanied their awards, or in some cases the recommendations for them. Also recorded are citations for other decorations such as the Distinguished Service Order, et al. The recommendations were often longer than the actual citations themselves, and during periods of large numbers of all types of awards, these citations did not make it into the London Gazette, recording name of the recipient only. As the reader will discover, the range of airmen who received the DFC and Two Bars, cover most of the ambit of WWII operations, be they fighter pilots, bomber pilots, night-fighter aircrew, aircrew navigators, engineers, etc, or reconnaissance pilots. Each has interesting stories, proving, if proof be needed, their gallantry in action.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2019   Military
$55.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
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