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Beachcombing - A Guide to Seashores of the Southern Hemisphere

ISBN: 9781990048005

Author: Ceridwen (Crid) Fraser    Publisher: Otago University Press

If you’ve ever walked along a beach or rocky shore and peered, poked or wondered at the things cast upon it by the waves, this book is for you. Sea foam, ambe...


If you’ve ever walked along a beach or rocky shore and peered, poked or wondered at the things cast upon it by the waves, this book is for you. Sea foam, ambergris, giant squid, stranded whales, seaweed, shells, plastic, dead birds, shoes and pieces of planes or rockets … Beaches are our windows to the ocean, and the objects we find on them tell stories about life, death and dynamic processes in the sea. Beachcombing looks at waves and tides, the connectivity of Southern Hemisphere coastlines, and the life cycles of marine plants and animals. It will help you understand the objects and organisms you find on beaches, and the intriguing reasons they have come to be there.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2021


$30.00
Virgil Abloh Nike Icons

ISBN: 9783836585095

Author: Virgil Abloh    Publisher: Taschen

Bringing together all the greats—from Air Jordan 1 to Air Presto—Nike and Virgil Abloh reinvent sneaker culture with the collaborative project The Ten and r...


Bringing together all the greats—from Air Jordan 1 to Air Presto—Nike and Virgil Abloh reinvent sneaker culture with the collaborative project The Ten and redesign 10 sneaker icons. Experience engineering ingenuity and Abloh’s investigative design process: each shoe is a piece of industrial design, a readymade sculpture, and a wearable all at once.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 255 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 21-04-2021


$160.00
The Piano Girls

ISBN: 9780995132986

Author: Elizabeth Smither    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Three musical sisters honour their mother with a piano recital every year in her memory. They compete with one another, practising in secret to see who can be t...


Three musical sisters honour their mother with a piano recital every year in her memory. They compete with one another, practising in secret to see who can be the best. In other stories, music, food, and restaurants are themes. A woman fends off a seducer by cooking up a storm; there is a cat called Min; an elderly woman is the pet of a group of young men; an agonising breakup takes place in a luxury hotel; and a young woman is obsessed with her breasts. These are funny, tender, sharply observed stories written in a style that is engaging, humorous, but always compassionate.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2021


$35.00
The Only Living Lady Parachutist

ISBN: 9780473571474

Author: Catherine Clarke    Publisher: Idle Fancy Press

The balloon — now fully inflated — was restive and impatient, straining at the circle of men and boys holding it. Lillian’s scanty costume attracted even ...


The balloon — now fully inflated — was restive and impatient, straining at the circle of men and boys holding it. Lillian’s scanty costume attracted even more admiring glances. All eyes stared at her in a blur of dread and desire as she positioned herself on the trapeze. ‘Ready … I mean right,’ she said with a catch in her voice. The professor gave the command and the men holding the balloon released their grip and stepped back. Testing her courage after her brother’s death, daredevil Lillian and her sister Ruby risk their lives for fame and fortune by parachuting from hot air smoke balloons throughout Australia and New Zealand. Feisty Lillian struggles to choose between love and her perilous career but in the competitive 1890s era of ballooning, is she brave enough to confront the truth about her past? Determined to take control of the balloon circuit and provide for her children, Lillian travels to New Zealand only to clash with charlatans, showmen, and disgruntled crowds when her exhibitions fall short of their expectations. A cascade of betrayals and reconciliations culminate in one last-ditch ascent from which there is no turning back.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2021


$35.00
Better For You : Entrepreneurs Who Broke Big Soda's Stranglehold on the USA and NZ

ISBN: 9780473570187

Author: Lisa A Lewis   

...there was an unwavering belief in the goodness of milk and orange juice. Soda energized and pleased palates without suspicion. THEN CAME A RECKONING... BETTE...


...there was an unwavering belief in the goodness of milk and orange juice. Soda energized and pleased palates without suspicion. THEN CAME A RECKONING... BETTER FOR YOU examines the rise of a global healthy drinks market and presents case histories of entrepreneurs who dared to create “better for you” beverages… enduring American brands and burgeoning New Zealand lifestyle drinks, Phoenix Organic, Karma Cola, Chia Sisters, Aotea Native Tonics & King of Kiwi. How did Phoenix Organic, an iconic Kiwi brand, come to be foreign-owned? How is Karma Cola going head-to-head with Big Soda? How does leadership from Chia Sisters founders dismantle Tall Poppy culture? Why did a successful Māori-led drink brand choose to forgo export? Included in BETTER FOR YOU is a “behind the scenes” account of Kiwi, Glenn Elliott, who travels to the USA to “give it a go” with his artisanal kiwifruit drink brand. Much more than a business book, BETTER FOR YOU, shows connections between products and consumers, Americans and Kiwis, and posits how commerce can relate to leading authentic, healthy, and responsible lives.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 02-08-2021


$35.00
You're Joking : Become An Expert Joke-Teller

ISBN: 9780995121041

Author: Tom E Moffatt   

Tired of no-one laughing at your jokes? You don't have to be. Joke-telling is a skill, like playing the piano or juggling live hedgehogs. This book teaches you ...


Tired of no-one laughing at your jokes? You don't have to be. Joke-telling is a skill, like playing the piano or juggling live hedgehogs. This book teaches you that skill with easy-to-follow instructions and simple exercises. With 101 hilarious jokes (and lots of practice), you'll soon get the laughter and applause you deserve, without ever needing to juggle hedgehogs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 186


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2021


$19.99
Just Imagine : A Drawing Book For Children

ISBN: 9780473562595

Author: Joanne McDougall   

Create wonderful pictures using simple shapes. This is a how-to-draw book like no other, to be enjoyed by both children and adults. Written after 20 years teach...


Create wonderful pictures using simple shapes. This is a how-to-draw book like no other, to be enjoyed by both children and adults. Written after 20 years teaching children art, basic drawing lessons are supplemented with practice pages that give plenty of scope for the skilled or imaginative. A "For Parents and Teachers", section highlights age related difficulties encountered by youngsters.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 208 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2021


$25.00
Landfall 241

ISBN: 9781990048012

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Otago University Press

Featured Artists: Claire Beynon, Ewan McDougall (cover artist) and Bridget Reweti Awards & Competitions: Results from the 2021 Charles Brasch Young Writers Essa...


Featured Artists: Claire Beynon, Ewan McDougall (cover artist) and Bridget Reweti Awards & Competitions: Results from the 2021 Charles Brasch Young Writers Essay Competition Other Highlights: The latest reviews of New Zealand Books as well as stunning new writing from established literary heavyweights and thrilling new voices - the work promises to range from the wry, ludic and lyrical, to gripping body horror as social commentary, which is at once comic and unsettling.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2021


$30.00
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