New Releases (92)

Uncle John Watson Resident Magistrate

ISBN: 9780473501013

Author: Colin Amodeo    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Colonial Akaroa was surprisingly cosmopolitan with enclaves of speakers of Maori, English, French and German. Migration and ship-jumping further added to the cu...


Colonial Akaroa was surprisingly cosmopolitan with enclaves of speakers of Maori, English, French and German. Migration and ship-jumping further added to the cultural mix. Shipping kept Akaroa and other Banks Peninsula settlements in contact with the rest of New Zealand, supporting its trade and commerce. Despite all this worldliness, it was an isolated place. Almost an island, Akaroa evolved as a little world unto itself. John Watson has always appeared as a man for his time and place but exactly who that man was, up until now, had only been lightly outlined. Colin Amodeo presents a much fuller portrait. In these pages, we see not only a clearer picture of John Watson but also of colonial Akaroa.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2019


$49.95
Little book of Portraits

ISBN: 9781877375590

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
Little Book of Otautahi

ISBN: 9781877375620

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
Little Book of Houses

ISBN: 9781877375606

Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make th...


A new series of award winning Little Books of Art is here! Designed by award-winning artist Aaron Beehre, these beautifully produced Little Books of Art make the perfect gift. Each book is curated to a different theme and features high-quality reproductions of favourite artworks from the Christchurch Art Gallery's collection. Featuring historical to contemporary art, with big names in NZ and international circles - these are mini art books at an incredible price!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 110 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$19.99
Porsche

ISBN: 9783848011414

Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch    Publisher: h f Ullmann

The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever...


The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever built are still being driven today, and continue to turn heads all around the world. The small group continues to hold its top position through their quality, and a constant and passionate striving for perfection. They do not build sports cars to win races, but use the races to improve their sports cars. This magnificent, updated volume documents Porsche's unique success stories in the motor sports arena and the design history of the Zuffenhausen sports car dealership. The complete and updated edition is packed with hundreds of stunning photos, high-quality texts, and specs from the most influential models. This book is a must-have for those with an avid interest in cars of the highest quality.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 464


Dimensions: 241 x 281 mm


Publication Date: 14-11-2017


$89.99 $45.00
Know Your Diggers

ISBN: 9781906853815

Author: Paul Argent    Publisher: Old Pond

This selection is designed to satisfy the curiosity of people interested in the plant and machinery they commonly see as they travel around the UK. Paul Argent'...


This selection is designed to satisfy the curiosity of people interested in the plant and machinery they commonly see as they travel around the UK. Paul Argent's selection includes diggers, excavators, backhoes, rollers, cranes, demolition machines, loaders, dumpers and a road planer. The author shows products from most of the major manufacturers such as JCB, Caterpillar, Volvo, Case, Komatsu, Hitachi, Kubota and Liebherr. Each of the examples is seen at work in a full-page photograph. Paul's accompanying text gives details of the class of machine represented, the work for which it is suitable and some technical specifications.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Nga Hoa Hoihoi o Kuwi

ISBN: 9780994136480

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd" Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, b...


Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd" Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, Karate-kicking kokako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can't take any more... The quirky and quintessentially Kiwi illustrations will have both adults and children laughing out loud, with a humorous storyline familiar to parents everywhere. Young readers will be delighted by the fun noises they can make to match each illustration, and as they guess which creature will pop up next. The story also holds a heartwarming and subtle message about being happy with what you have.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2019


$19.99
Ko Kiwipihi

ISBN: 9780994136473

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Te reo translation of the bestselling title "Kiwicorn" Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being ...


Te reo translation of the bestselling title "Kiwicorn" Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity. The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other, and being different is awesome!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2019


$14.99
Heroes Of The Sea

ISBN: 9783961712151

Author: York Hovest    Publisher: TeNeues

Humankind has always been fascinated by the magic of the ocean, its power and unpredictability. The open sea awakens a desire to set forth and sail, but also th...


Humankind has always been fascinated by the magic of the ocean, its power and unpredictability. The open sea awakens a desire to set forth and sail, but also the urge to step back in awe and fear. Today, however, our oceans are more threatened than ever before. Worldwide plastic waste pollution and industrial fishing threaten the existence of countless ocean species. Global warming and the resulting climate change are leading to ever greater damage of the marine ecosystem. York Hovest, a photographer, adventurer, and author, has set himself the task of countering this development. The regular National Geographic contributor has joined “heroes of the seas”—scientists, activists, and visionaries—around the globe to explore and document the most inventive solutions and promising projects to save our oceans. In parallel to a rich documentary film, this book charts Hovest’s journey to help save the seas, capturing the beauty of the ocean as well as its extreme fragility. Hovest’s pictures span the azure blue seas of the South Seas to the cold waters around the Arctic Circle. They show whales, sharks, and colorful reef inhabitants in their natural habitat. In breathtaking splendor and scope, they remind us of the immense diversity and beauty of marine life and urge us to protect the abundant life forms for whom the ocean is home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2019


$115.00
Water

ISBN: 9783961712212

Author: Rudi Sebastian    Publisher: TeNeues

Water. The origin of life. The stroke of luck among cosmic coincidences. The chameleon of molecules that makes all the difference. Every living entity depends o...


Water. The origin of life. The stroke of luck among cosmic coincidences. The chameleon of molecules that makes all the difference. Every living entity depends on its existence. Yet in and of itself, water appears rather modest. Colourless and tasteless, it is only in its environment that water comes to life, receiving colour through the reflection of the sky, and dynamism in its movement along rivers, over mountains, oceans and plains. Photographer Rudi Sebastian has dedicated his photographic life to water in all its forms. For the last few years he has travelled the globe to capture every imaginable facet of this essential substance in all its liquid, gaseous and solid forms. The result is an exquisite photographic book that presents an unprecedented spectrum of this miracle substance - from a pond to the endless expanse of the Pacific, from the ice of the polar-regions to the salt-encrusted lakes of the great deserts. Taking stylistic inspiration from Monet and classical modernism, Sebastian's images ripple with texture and ever-moving colours. His waterscapes are as vivid as the substance itself, a rich tribute to the planet's life force. Accompanying texts reveal the natural history and wonders of water on earth. Where did it come from? What role has it played in the emergence of life? This photographic journey takes us all over the truly blue planet to remind us that water is never just water but a whole universe of diversity and beauty. AUTHOR: Rudi Sebastian, born in 1960 in Russingen in the Rhineland- Palatinate state of Germany, dedicated himself to photography after many years primarily spent in the advertising industry. His main interest is water and landscape photography, influenced stylistically by Monet and classical modernism. He is particularly interested in the transfer of the space onto the surface, whereby what is shown often loses its point of reference and becomes an interface between the tangible and abstract. SELLING POINTS: A large-format photographic book presenting water in all its diversity and beauty With fascinating texts on the natural history of water on earth. Where does it come from? What role has it played in the emergence of life? An original gift for science buffs, nature lovers and photography enthusiasts alike 200 colour images


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 300 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 23-08-2019


$89.99
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