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The Watch : A Twentieth Century Style History

ISBN: 9783791385068

Author: Alexander Barter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Discover the stylistic evolution of the watch in this unparalleled guide to the greatest timepieces of the 20th century. Offering the perfect blend of high-qual...


Discover the stylistic evolution of the watch in this unparalleled guide to the greatest timepieces of the 20th century. Offering the perfect blend of high-quality imagery and impeccable research, this magnificent book takes readers through the 20th century to show how the watch, in all its forms, evolved. It charts the early rise of the wristwatch, shows how the cataclysmic events of the 1929 Wall Street Crash unexpectedly led to a golden age of watch production, and demonstrates how the electronic watch, which almost destroyed the traditional industry, led to a mechanical watch renaissance in the last two decades of the 20th century. Each decade opens with an introduction to the era’s stylistic and design highlights and then examines the development of specific genres of watches within each period. Hundreds of color photographs in this book feature full page close ups that reveal intricate details of form, texture, and design. Author Alexander Barter’s vast knowledge of the 20th-century watch informs his texts which discuss the major technological and design breakthroughs in a chronological format. This book also includes vintage advertisements and other promotional materials, helping to give a sense of the eras in which they were created. The perfect gift for watch aficionados, this beautiful and informative volume presents the world’s finest watches with an elegance and depth befitting its subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$135.00
Beaufighter Boys

ISBN: 9781911621447

Author: Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork    Publisher: Grub Street

A departure from the Cold War for the Boys series! Researched many years ago by the author for a project which did not come to fruition, Beaufighter air and gro...


A departure from the Cold War for the Boys series! Researched many years ago by the author for a project which did not come to fruition, Beaufighter air and ground crew gave freely of their stories which ranged from complete memoirs to brief anecdotes. And there were a plethora of original photographs for him to choose from. Graham Pitchfork has built on these reminiscences to trace the roles of Beaufighter squadrons spread across all the theatres of World War Two operations. From home bases, through north-west Europe, North Africa, Malta and the Mediterranean to the far Far East and south-west Pacific, the Beaufighter served far and wide as did the crews of the RAF, RAAF, SAAF and New Zealand and Canadian squadrons. All are covered in this quite unique book to be savoured by all those interested in the war in the air from 1939–1945.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2019


$55.00
The Constance Spry Cookery Book

ISBN: 9781911621379

Author: Constance Spry    Publisher: Grub Street

The Constance Spry Cookery Book is one of the best known cookery books of all time. It is one of the kitchen bibles, worshipped by millions. This essential addi...


The Constance Spry Cookery Book is one of the best known cookery books of all time. It is one of the kitchen bibles, worshipped by millions. This essential addition to any kitchen has withstood the test of time and become an invaluable source of information for every enthusiastic cook. Known for its authoritative and comprehensive collection of recipes, it has now been brought up to date in a beautiful new metricated edition containing specially commissioned how-to line drawings. Published in 1956, when both Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume were among the greatest names in cookery writing, it took three years to produce. Their aim was to offer a supremely practical book with chapters covering kitchen processes, soups and sauces, through vegetables, meat, poultry and game to cold dishes and pastry making. In fact everything every cook, or aspiring cook, would need to know. That the book has been so popular for over half a century is a true testament to how successfully they achieved their aim. The Constance Spry Cookbook is now an established classic (and much requested on wedding gift lists) and a timeless treasure which stands the test of time, and is perhaps even more needed today when so many people have not been taught to cook by mothers or at school.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 1069


Dimensions: 185 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2019


$79.99
The Feather Benders Flytying Techniques

ISBN: 9781910723944

Author: Barry Ord Clarke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This is a ground-breaking fly tying book. It is the first to have a QR code/YouTube Link for every single pattern demonstrated. You can now watch the whole proc...


This is a ground-breaking fly tying book. It is the first to have a QR code/YouTube Link for every single pattern demonstrated. You can now watch the whole process online then turn to the matching chapter in the book to find the recipe and follow all the step-by-step instructions so that you can tie your own fly in your own time. It has an online link with the author - expert tyer Barry Ord Clarke - who you can contact direct if you run into any difficulties. He will respond to all questions. The book's focus is on techniques: world-class fly tyer Ord Clarke demonstrates with crystal-clear photographs his own takes on how to tie your own excellent flies- simply and quickly!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2019


$69.99
Awa and the Dreamrealm

ISBN: 9780473495749

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and...


What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life. She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm. At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa's daily struggles but something is not right... Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$22.99
Talking Baby : Helping Your Child Discover Language

ISBN: 9781988503165

Authors: Margaret Maclagan, Anne Buckley    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extra...


In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extraordinary process in which children learn to talk and the very important role that parents and grandparents can play. Combining a comprehensive understanding of speech development with fascinating scientific facts - did you know that babies cry with an accent? - Talking Baby offers numerous practical suggestions and real-life examples of how parents can best help their children to learn to talk. The authors also provide many ideas for 'talking' topics, as well as ways to use the everyday things in life to encourage children's comprehension and speech. Drawing on their combined 40 years’ experience, the authors also address some of the more commonly asked questions by parents such as: * Why is it that my child can imitate a word accurately but continues to use the wrong pronunciation in his speech? * Do second and other children talk later than first children? * My 18-month-old child isn't saying anything. Should I be worried? * Is it better to use grown-up language to talk to young children than ˜baby talk"? * How early can I start reading to my child? * English isn't my first language. How can I help my children to speak it well? * My child is repeating words a lot, especially when excited- does this mean she's stuttering?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2019


$24.99
The Paper Nautilus

ISBN: 9781988531793

Author: Michael Jackson    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Paper Nautilus is about loss – the forms it takes, how we go on living in the face of it, and the mysterious ways that new life and new beginnings are bor...


The Paper Nautilus is about loss – the forms it takes, how we go on living in the face of it, and the mysterious ways that new life and new beginnings are born of brokenness. The paper nautilus provides a vivid image of this interplay of death and rebirth since, for new life to begin, the angelically beautiful but fragile shell that sustained a former life must be shattered. Michael Jackson has recourse to his ethnographic fieldwork among the Kuranko of Sierra Leone, as well as autobiography and fiction, in exploring his theme. This book crosses and blends genres most engagingly. Beginning as a series of essays, it gradually morphs into a mesmerising work of the imagination in which the boundary between author and other becomes blurred, and the line between fact and fiction erased.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 130 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$35.00
Out There : Scape Public Art 1998-2018

ISBN: 9780473457082

Author: Dr Warren Feeney   

It has been 20 extraordinary and exciting years since SCAPE Public Art began to revolutionise the open spaces of Ōtautahi Christchurch – and public arts prac...


It has been 20 extraordinary and exciting years since SCAPE Public Art began to revolutionise the open spaces of Ōtautahi Christchurch – and public arts practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. This bold initiative stepped outside the gallery and into the streets, to make contemporary art, both national and international, truly public in a fresh and invigorating way. And it did so, uniquely for this country, by involving industry and business, and the city’s various communities, in commissioning and realising arts projects and permanent works. Out There: SCAPE Public Art 1998–2018 tells the story of this fruitful association and celebrates two decades of achievement since SCAPE’s first biennial, then known as Art & Industry, was held in 2000. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with the originators and supporters of SCAPE, and with many of the more than 230 artists who have been involved, well-known arts commentator Dr Warren Feeney has written a lively and appealing account. He considers both the stunning works made possible by SCAPE and the unexpected and beneficial partnerships that have developed in Christchurch, particularly after the 2010–11 earthquakes. Fascinating, richly illustrated and superbly designed, Out There: SCAPE Public Art 1998–2018 is a beautiful and significant book. No one interested in the visual arts will want to be without it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2019


$79.95
Landfall 238

ISBN: 9781988531809

Publisher: Otago University Press

• Announcing winners of the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry, Landfall Essay Competition 2019, and the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2019 • Ex...


• Announcing winners of the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry, Landfall Essay Competition 2019, and the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2019 • Exciting contemporary art and writing Results from the Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry 2019, with judge’s report by Jenny Bornholdt; results and winning essays from the Landfall Essay Competition 2019, with judge’s report by Emma Neale; results from the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2019, with judge’s report by Dinah Hawken. WRITERS John Allison, Ruth Arnison, Emma Barnes, Pera Barrett, Nikki-Lee Birdsey, Anna Kate Blair, Corrina Bland, Cindy Botha, Liz Breslin, Mark Broatch, Tobias Buck, Paolo Caccioppoli, Marisa Cappetta, Janet Charman, Whitney Cox, Mary Cresswell, Jeni Curtis, Jodie Dalgleish, Breton Dukes, David Eggleton, Johanna Emeney, Cerys Fletcher, David Geary, Miriama Gemmell, Susanna Gendall, Gail Ingram, Sam Keenan, Kerry Lane, Peter Le Baige, Helen Lehndorf, Kay McKenzie Cooke, Kirstie McKinnon, Zoë Meager, Lissa Moore, Margaret Moores, Janet Newman, Rachel O’Neill, Claire Orchard, Bob Orr, Jenny Powell, Nina Mingya Powles, Lindsay Rabbitt, Nicholas Reid, Jade Riordan, Gillian Roach, Paul Schimmel, Derek Schulz, Michael Steven, Chris Stewart, Robert Sullivan, Stacey Teague, Annie Villiers, Janet Wainscott, Louise Wallace, Albert Wendt, Iona Winter


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


$30.00
Waterline

ISBN: 9780995105362

Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“Have you heard the news?” Candy always had the news. “There’s a terrible, terrible storm coming. The winds will be 380 kilometres an hour.” “Should...


“Have you heard the news?” Candy always had the news. “There’s a terrible, terrible storm coming. The winds will be 380 kilometres an hour.” “Should we be worried?” Billie asked. “Well, apparently, what you have to do is put your head inside a paper bag and hide under the bed.” “That can’t be right,” Ming said. “That’s absolutely stupid.” “It’s all over BFE. People in America have tried it and it seems to work. Apparently the bag equalises the pressure.” “Well, I suppose it wouldn’t do any harm, would it?” Billie said. The world is going crazy. In a not too distant future, climate change is slowly drowning coastal areas, Artificial Intelligence is running almost everything, and social media continues to rule people’s lives. In a South Pacific nation, an affluent family lose their beach-front home to storm and high seas. Waterfront insurance has long been unavailable and, with their prime asset now gone, Brian, Stella and their two teenage kids must move from the capital to Byte, a small, southern, rain-swept city in the grip of a computerised bureaucracy and a gang of religious vigilantes. When Brian falls foul of the authorities, Stella, Mandy and Luke must fend for themselves. Stella’s only option seems to be an offer of help from the least likely quarter – but with what consequences? Waterline explores the choices our own and future generations might have to make in our increasingly complex society. It is a dramatic tale, laced with dark humour, about responsibility, self-determination and the search for love.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$34.99
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