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Native Birds of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473270803

Author: David Hallett    Publisher: Sandfly Publishing

Native Birds of New Zealand is a photographic book of New Zealand native birds that will appeal to the casual bird-watcher as well as the ornithologist. Many bo...


Native Birds of New Zealand is a photographic book of New Zealand native birds that will appeal to the casual bird-watcher as well as the ornithologist. Many books in the past have been aimed at the serious ornithologist, with illustrations designed to show distinct feather patterns but not to create an image that is also pleasing to the eye. The photographs in this book have been taken by David Hallett, one of New Zealand’s leading wildlife photographers, who captured the beauty of New Zealand’s native birds in their natural environment, from the subtropical north to the Sub-Antarctic Islands, and from the oceans to the alpine meadows of the Southern Alps. The text is kept short and avoids the in-depth academic material found in some of the very good reference books on the market. It does include all the interesting facts that set our native birds apart, presented in a short, concise format that makes the book ideal for browsing. With the advent of digital photography, many more birders are now equipping themselves with cameras as well as binoculars when they go into the field, creating an increasing awareness of wildlife photography. This trend, combined with the affection New Zealanders have for their native birds, makes Native Birds of New Zealand a book that will have wide-spread appeal. Native birds of New Zealand was a labour of love over many years. David’s bird photographs enthralled many people, though few knew the hours he spent hidden among the rushes to catch each perfect image. Sadly, David died suddenly and unexpectedly in August 2016. This book is part of his legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 207


Dimensions: 310 x 218 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$54.95 $49.99
Park - The Biography of Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park

ISBN: 9781902304618

Author: Vincent Orange    Publisher: Grub Street

Back in Print - Limited Stock “If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don’t believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leaders...


Back in Print - Limited Stock “If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don’t believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leadership, his calm judgement and his skill, did to save not only this country, but the world”. So wrote Marshal of the RAF Lord Tedder in 1947. As commander of No. 11 Group, Fighter Command and responsible for the air defence of London and South-East England, Keith Park took charge of the day-to-day direction of the battle. In spotlighting his thoughts and actions during the crisis, the author reveals a man whose unfailing energy, courage and cool resourcefulness won not only supreme praise from Churchill but the lasting respect and admiration of all who served under him. However, few officers in any of the services packed more action into their lives, and this book covers the whole of his career – youth in New Zealand, success as an ace fighter pilot in World War I, postings to South America and Egypt, Battle of Britain, Command of the RAF in Malta 1942/43, and finally Allied Air Commander-in-Chief of South East Asia under Mountbatten in 1945. His contribution to victory and peace was immense and this biography aims to shed light on the Big Wing controversy of 1940 and give insight into the war in Burma, 1945, and how the huge problems remaining after the war’s sudden end were dealt with. Drawn largely from unpublished sources and interviews with people who knew Park, and illustrated with maps and photographs, this is an authoritative biography of one of the world’s greatest unsung heroes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2001


Tags: April 2018   Biography   Military
$49.99 $39.99
The Basic Basics Jams, Preserves and Chutneys

ISBN: 9781902304724

Author: Marguerite Patten, OBE    Publisher: Grub Street

Marguerite Patten, doyenne of British cookery, shares her wealth of knowledge and her tried and tested recipes for jams, marmalades, jellies, curds, pickles, re...


Marguerite Patten, doyenne of British cookery, shares her wealth of knowledge and her tried and tested recipes for jams, marmalades, jellies, curds, pickles, relishes, chutneys and ketchups. Home preserving is Marguerite's most natural culinary territory and she starts by explaining the equipment and the basic techniques, as well as what to do if things go wrong. She covers not only family favourites such as picalilli, ginger marmalade and rose petal jam but also more unusual classics from around the world, such as quince cheese and hot pepper jelly.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 x 14 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2001


$29.99 $12.99
A Gallipoli Soldiers Secret

ISBN: 9780473287894

Author: Buket Uzuner    Publisher: Antares Publishing

BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfath...


BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfather’s fate - a Gallipoli soldier who never returned home. During her search she stumbles over dark secrets which have been hidden in a Turkish village for decades. They are so sensitive that disclosure threatens embarrassment for villagers and two old foes -New Zealand and Turkey.
Lyrically written, A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret paints an informative picture of life in a Turkish village, Turkish culture and history, and the suffering and annihilation Turks endured in WWI. It follows the war through the stories of two soldiers – New Zealander Alistair John Taylor and Turk Ali Osman. Their lives converge with unexpected consequences.
A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is unique in that it provides a glimpse of the war from a Turkish perspective. It also vividly reveals village life and a journey of inner conflict and self-discovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 135 x 216 x 40 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2015


$34.99 $5.00
Andrew Nicholson : Focused

ISBN: 9781909471580

Author: Andrew Nicholson    Publisher: Raceform Ltd

Andrew Nicholson is one of the world's leading event riders. He rode in his first Olympics aged 23 in Los Angeles in 1984, and has represented his native New Ze...


Andrew Nicholson is one of the world's leading event riders. He rode in his first Olympics aged 23 in Los Angeles in 1984, and has represented his native New Zealand in six Olympic Games and six world championships, winning medals of every colour. Andrew is respected and admired by his peers and sporting fans as a brilliant rider and competitor. At the age of 54 he is at the peak of his powers and, with the best team of horses he has ever had, is focused on winning one of the very few prizes to elude him an individual gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This book tells the story of the boy from a farm in New Zealand who came to Britain as a raw 18-year-old and conquered one of the most demanding sports in the world. Illustrated with superb photographs of Andrew's career and life with horses, it reveals how he got to the top and how hard he still strives to up his game. We discover the personalities of his top horses, and the secrets he has learnt in his 35 years as a horseman. Foreword by Captain Mark Phillips.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2014


$45.00 $19.99
The Stonecutter (with CD)

ISBN: 9781846435171

Author: Laura Barella    Publisher: Child’s Play

Much-loved fairy tales leap to life in this series of lively retellings. There's a surprise under each lift-up flap to add to the fun.


Much-loved fairy tales leap to life in this series of lively retellings. There's a surprise under each lift-up flap to add to the fun.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2012


Tags: May 2013   Childrens
$19.99 $7.99
See Saw (Nursery Songs)

ISBN: 9781904550815

Authors: Annie Kubler, Annie Kubler    Publisher: Child’s Play

A compilation of rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memo...


A compilation of rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memories of shared times. Spend time with your toddler exploring this delightful book of nursery rhymes. Here you’ll find many well-known rhymes, with a sprinkling of modern variations, for every occasion in a young child’s day. Printed on durable board, large enough to share, and filled with delightful toddlers, this book is bound to become a much-loved addition to every nursery bookcase.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 268 x 268 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2013


Tags: August 2013   July 2016   Childrens
$12.99 $5.99
Penguin and Me

ISBN: 9781846434747

Author: Angela Muss    Publisher: Child’s Play

Let's play in the sandpit with Penguin. There's a lot to talk about! Put your index finger into Penguin's head and get talking! Join in the simple conversation,...


Let's play in the sandpit with Penguin. There's a lot to talk about! Put your index finger into Penguin's head and get talking! Join in the simple conversation, then make up your own. Talking with your baby fosters the early development of basic language and communication skills, and promotes emotional closeness and wellbeing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 8


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2012


Tags: April 2013   Childrens
$14.99 $5.99
Peek-a-boo!: Nursery Games

ISBN: 9781904550839

Authors: Annie Kubler, Annie Kubler    Publisher: Child’s Play

A compilation of games for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memor...


A compilation of games for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memories of shared times. This fantastic collection of nursery games is the perfect playmate for you and your toddler. These well-loved games, both traditional and modern, include finger and toe fun, movement, hiding and guessing activities. Printed on durable board, large enough to share and filled with delightful toddlers, this book is bound to become a much-loved addition to every nursery bookcase.


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 268 x 268 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2005


Tags: August 2013   July 2016   Childrens
$12.99 $5.99
Pat-a-cake!: Nursery Rhymes

ISBN: 9781904550822

Authors: Annie Kubler, Annie Kubler    Publisher: Child’s Play

A compilation of rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memo...


A compilation of rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together. This interactive text encourages movement, actions, noise and laughter, contributing to memories of shared times. Spend time with your toddler exploring this delightful book of nursery rhymes. Here you'll find many well-known rhymes, with a sprinkling of modern variations, for every occasion in a young child's day. Printed on durable board, large enough to share, and filled with delightful toddlers, this book is bound to become a much-loved addition to every nursery bookcase.


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 268 x 268 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2005


Tags: August 2013   July 2016   Childrens
$12.99 $5.99
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