New Releases (85)

Rescue : One New Zealander's Crusade to Save Endangered Animals

ISBN: 9780995105348

Author: Michael Willis    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Michael Willis was ten years old, already keeping rabbits, guinea pigs, frogs, possums and birds in his parents’ garden and dreaming of running a zoo of his o...


Michael Willis was ten years old, already keeping rabbits, guinea pigs, frogs, possums and birds in his parents’ garden and dreaming of running a zoo of his own. Then came a life-changing present: a copy of naturalist Gerald Durrell’s The Bafut Beagles. Suddenly the idea of working with animals became more than just a fantasy. A lot of hard work and ingenuity later, the dream came true in 1974, when Michael opened Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, on the outskirts of Christchurch. An immensely popular and prize-winning tourist attraction, Willowbank is home to a rich collection of exotic and native animals, from kiwi and kea to otters, camels and monkeys. But that has been only part of the story. Over the years Michael has been increasingly driven to save and conserve rare livestock breeds, many of them far more endangered than some of their familiar native counterparts. He has travelled New Zealand, and the world, in his quest to save these often forgotten animals from extinction. Whether it is rediscovering the tasselled and beguiling kune kune pig, saving the goats of remote Arapawa Island, capturing wild pigs on the forbidding Auckland Islands, bringing back to life the lost wild cattle of Enderby Island or travelling to the Galápagos in search of threatened wild donkeys, his has been a life full of adventure, and full of the animals he loves. And the search continues. Just as he did in his delightful, best-selling first book, Some of My Best Friends are Animals, Michael Willis recounts his sometimes perilous and always riveting experiences with warmth, passion and infectiously laconic humour. Rescue will make you laugh and gasp, and think. For, as he reminds us, in an uncertain world, the saving of these animals could be the saving of us all.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$45.00
Passages

ISBN: 9780473437077

Author: Linda Trubridge    Publisher: Hornpipe Press

Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a...


Passages is a personal, yet universal story of a life in harmony with nature. When Linda, her husband David, and their two small boys, Sam and William, bought a yacht called Hornpipe and set sail for tropical waters, they cast off from all security. So began a nomadic adventure when they had to depend on their own resources, navigating by the sun and stars. This beautifully illustrated book presents a thrillingly honest, yet poetic reflection on the challenges of fulfilling a dream, as seen from a mother's perspective. Those ocean passages were a non stop roller coaster ride: "There were times when they plunged into the deepest trough of the wave and there were times when they rode, in exhilaration, the highest crest". Linda's literal and metaphorical passages braid together both past and present to reveal how her family's extraordinary voyages inspired their future accomplishments. "This story is for all explorers. The passages we weave through our lives find their truth in those we touch along the way: - Linda Trubridge


Bind: paperback


Pages: 441


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 02-11-2019


$39.99
From Taranto To Trieste

ISBN: 9780994136060

Author: Jennifer Mallinson    Publisher: Fraser Books

Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in O...


Taranto to Trieste is an account of the author’s fascinating journey to retrace the actual path of the 2nd New Zealand Division in Italy from its arrival in October 1943 until the end of the European war. Although a personal journey with personal reflections, the real story is about the largely off-the-beaten track places which the troops passed through, what they saw and experienced along the way and, in some cases what they missed. To complement the Division’s story, the historical context and military actions are explained with many maps as well as war-time photographs and colourful quotations from official military histories. As the author says, “There are many people of the post-war generation, and their children, with direct connections to the Italian campaign, who would like to know more about the small, mysterious places the Division passed through which appear in diaries, letters and on the back of photographs, but many of which do not appear on maps.” The author’s own photographs, descriptions of the places visited, the landscapes travelled and the roads followed will delight those wanting to follow in the footsteps of the 2nd Division in Italy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 16-10-2019


$49.50
Teach Your Dog Maori

ISBN: 9781912631247

Author: Anne Cakebread    Publisher: Y Lolfa

A light-hearted, fully-illustrated retro-style picture book with 50+ words and phrases you can use to practise your Maori with your best furry friend. Suitable ...


A light-hearted, fully-illustrated retro-style picture book with 50+ words and phrases you can use to practise your Maori with your best furry friend. Suitable as a first introduction to Maori for learners of all ages, for tourists who would like a fun way to pick up a few basic words when visiting New Zealand, and as a revision book for adults who haven't used their Maori for a while. Many of the words and phrases can also be used in non dog-related situations!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Publication Date: 05-10-2019


$17.99
Porkie Schnoodle

ISBN: 9780473443665

Author: Samantha Laugesen    Publisher: Samantha Laugesen

What do you get if you cross a Pug with a Yorkie - or a Whippet with a Foxy? You'll laugh out loud at these unlikely canine couples ... and their owners!


What do you get if you cross a Pug with a Yorkie - or a Whippet with a Foxy? You'll laugh out loud at these unlikely canine couples ... and their owners!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2019


$19.95
By Sea Mouths Speaking : Collected Poems and related prose 1973-2018

ISBN: 9780908595891

Author: Denys Trussell    Publisher: Brick Row Publishing

Key Sales Points: * This would be the most extensive body of ecological poetry published in New Zealand * The writing very much confirms the unique positioning ...


Key Sales Points: * This would be the most extensive body of ecological poetry published in New Zealand * The writing very much confirms the unique positioning of this country as a Pacific nation, its arts now a critical factor in building our environmental awareness * Suitable for readers in senior school and tertiary education as well as general readers Denys Trussell: Denys has worked as a poet, biographer, essayist, editor and environmentalist. He has published in France, Germany, the UK, India, Australia and the USA. In New Zealand he won the PEN Best First Book of Prose Award (1985) and was short-listed in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 1999 for the poetry book, Walking Into The Millennium.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 794


Dimensions: 140 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2019


$75.00
Frozen Summer

ISBN: 9780473484392

Author: Ian Austin   

Ian Austin is being compared to Ian Rankin with his Dan Calder trilogy of crime novels. Frozen Summer completes this thrilling trilogy! The Dan Calder series is...


Ian Austin is being compared to Ian Rankin with his Dan Calder trilogy of crime novels. Frozen Summer completes this thrilling trilogy! The Dan Calder series is a trilogy of crime novels featuring the uniquely talented but also uniquely flawed ex-detective. His struggles with depression and a cupboard bursting with skeletons vie for attention as he reluctantly travels from England to the other side of the world and back again, attempting to prevent or solve some of the darkest crimes imaginable and trying to maintain his loose grip on sanity all at the same time. Causing trouble or falling headlong into it is more than a habit for Dan Calder and it’s only the depth which ever seems to vary. Frozen Summer is the nickname Dan Calder’s girlfriend Tara gives to a cold case, the coldest one of all. Who else but Calder would contemplate investigating the unsolved killing where he’s the only suspect? The time’s come to revisit the scene of his blackest experience in order to try and move on once and for all. At stake are the relationships with Tara, their new son Bradley and possibly his very liberty. One way or another it ends here. Right here, right now.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 02-12-2019


$23.99
Queer Objects

ISBN: 9781988531663

Author: Chris Brickell    Publisher: Otago University Press

Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the commodities we consume at work an...


Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the commodities we consume at work and at play, the clothes and accessories we wear, various reminders of state power, as well as the analogue and digital technologies we use to communicate with one another. But what makes an object queer? The 63 chapters in Queer Objects consider this question in relation to lesbian, gay and trans­gender communities across time, cultures and space. In this unique international collaboration, well­known and newer writers traverse world history to write about items ranging from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and Roman artefacts to political placards, snapshots, sex toys and the smartphone. Fabulous, captivating, transgressive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 11-10-2019


$50.00
F*ck Worry

ISBN: 9781787830103

Author: Alex Martin    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do your worries get in the way of life? Does your troubled mind stop you from sleeping? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck worry’ and transf...


Do your worries get in the way of life? Does your troubled mind stop you from sleeping? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck worry’ and transform yourself into a new, more confident you. This no-nonsense guide will help you stave off unwanted thoughts as you explore what is actually causing you to worry. Packed with useful advice, easy-to-follow tips and powerful statements, this essential self-help toolkit will help you improve your self-esteem and confidently give worry the middle finger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-08-2019


$19.99
F*ck Stress

ISBN: 9781787830097

Author: Alex Martin    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you feel stressed? Does your anxiety get in the way of life? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck stress’ and transform yourself from a wor...


Do you feel stressed? Does your anxiety get in the way of life? Are you ready for change? It’s time to say ‘f*ck stress’ and transform yourself from a worrier to a warrior! This no-nonsense guide will show you how to banish irrational worries and negative thoughts, as you explore what is actually causing you stress, and how you can re-programme your brain to cope with what life throws at you, both positively and rationally. Packed with easy-to-follow advice, useful tips and empowering statements, this essential stress-busting toolkit will help you master your own thoughts and confidently give stress the middle finger.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-08-2019


$19.99
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