April 2018 (46)

Trevor the Smelliest Dog Ever

ISBN: 9780473432270

Author: Samantha Laugesen    Publisher: Samantha Laugesen

Trevor is a loveable pooch who HATES being clean. In this fabulous full colour picture book, readers follow Trevor over a whiffy week as he hunts for the perfec...


Trevor is a loveable pooch who HATES being clean. In this fabulous full colour picture book, readers follow Trevor over a whiffy week as he hunts for the perfect pong. A fun read for muck-loving pups everywhere. Made in New Zealand Author of the very popular Stuck in Poo What to Do?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 270 x 7 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


$22.50
Beyond Manapouri

ISBN: 9781988503042

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand’ traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of ...


‘Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand’ traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of the ‘environmental era’ in the late 1960s. The national campaign to stop the government from raising the water level in the scenically spectacular Lake Manapouri for a hydro dam is widely credited with the awakening of environmental awareness in New Zealand.Since then, New Zealand has established institutions and legislation dedicated to managing our environment, and the public’s ability to participate in environmental decision-making has been strengthened markedly. At the same time, New Zealanders’ knowledge and awareness of environmental issues have also increased. Even so, the latest reports on our environment indicate that all is not well: our waterways continue to deteriorate, our biodiversity is in decline and our greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb. ‘Beyond Manapouri’is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand why, in spite of the legislation and institutions put in place to improve the stewardship of our environment, we’re now facing more urgent environmental issues than ever before. In this richly illustrated and engagingly written history, Knight also identifies the cultural shifts that will need to take place if we are to live up to the ‘clean, green’ image we have constructed for ourselves in New Zealand. Catherine Knight is the author of ‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’(CUP, 2016) which was long-listed for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017, short-listed for the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and selected as one of the Listener’s Best Books for 2016. Her 2014 book ‘Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu’ (Dunmore Press) won the J.M. Sherrard Award in New Zealand Regional and Local History, and Palmerston North Heritage Trust’s inaugural award for the best work of history relating to the Manawatu. Catherine is a policy and communications consultant and lives with her family on a small farmlet in the Manawatu.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$39.99
An ANZAC in the Family

ISBN: 9780473428044

Author: Sherryl Abrahart    Publisher: Pacific Books

From the classrooms and playgrounds of early 1900s New Zealand to the battlefields of Gallipoli, the tragedy of the Marquette, and the trenches of France, this ...


From the classrooms and playgrounds of early 1900s New Zealand to the battlefields of Gallipoli, the tragedy of the Marquette, and the trenches of France, this is the story of Private Leslie McAlpine. Many families in New Zealand have an Anzac who served in the First World War. Leslie is the Anzac in our family. He is a fit, healthy young man who never completely loses hope that he will get back home. His story shows how decisions made in the wider world affect our lives and our opportunities. Leslie leaves New Zealand as one of the 2235 men in the 4th Reinforcements and the story follows their lives and deaths. In 1914, as New Zealand goes to war, Leslie is in the navy, on the Torch, and loving it. But he wants to see a bit more action. He reads the accounts in the papers describing what the New Zealand and Australian soldiers are doing as they travel across the world in convoy and he wants to be part of that. So in January 1915 he enlists in the army in the 4th Reinforcements. He is just 18. With an adventure before him that everyone in New Zealand approves of and celebrates, what can possibly go wrong? The Allied forces and politicians plan strategies and make decisions. Leslie and the 4th Reinforcements follow orders and do their very best. Surviving Gallipoli and the Marquette disaster, Leslie is killed in action on the Western Front. He is just 19.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 242


Dimensions: 170 x 239 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2018


Tags: April 2018   Biography   Military   New Zealand
$35.00
Hit The Road

ISBN: 9783899559385

Publisher: Gestalten

Hit the Road – and leave your comfort zone behind. Step aboard a four-wheeled home that allows you the freedom to stay wherever you want, whenever you want, a...


Hit the Road – and leave your comfort zone behind. Step aboard a four-wheeled home that allows you the freedom to stay wherever you want, whenever you want, and however you want. Watch the passing landscapes, follow the desire to see what is just over the horizon line, and escape from modern monotony. Be it the story of a couple that traveled across Spain, Portugal, and the United Kingdom in a Volkswagen T4 on a journey to enrich their culinary education to a trek from one tip of Canada to the other behind the wheel of a Honda Element with the aurora borealis as a guiding light to a group of friends who perseveringly drove a Porsche 944 from England to Cape Town: Hit the Road welcomes you to follow these nomads and their journeys with stunning photography and details of their intrepid transportation. Rides range from classic Volkswagen Bullis to refurbished Airstream trailers and unstoppable 4x4s. From the deserts of Africa to the snow-capped mountains of Mongolia: prepare to hit the road.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


Tags: April 2018   Travel
$99.00
Farmlife : From Farm to Table and New Country Culture

ISBN: 9783899559187

Publisher: Gestalten

Previously announced late 2017. Fresh eggs. Grandmother's pickling jars. Backyard orchards. Return to the good life with this inspiring volume. Living on the la...


Previously announced late 2017. Fresh eggs. Grandmother's pickling jars. Backyard orchards. Return to the good life with this inspiring volume. Living on the land and learning to reap the benefits of nature. From farm-fresh eggs and herb gardens that enrich home cooked meals to beekeeping to aid in the pollination of small crops, there's a lifestyle that exists in harmony with our environments. These locales reveal and embrace the many layers of this way of life. Activities such as canning and marmalade making are given new life in these pages. Whether autumnal foraging for mushrooms or learning the different flavors of varying apple varietals or enjoying the fresh spring leaves of kale and spinach, Farmlife is a cornucopia of inspiration for living more intentionally and more interactively with our surroundings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2017


$120.00
Insiders and Company

ISBN: 9783899559361

Publisher: Gestalten

When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days p...


When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days people are on the hunt for quality. Straying from a path of finding someone to perform a quick fix, people are searching for objects that will stand the test of time. From the hand-woven rugs of La Manufacture Cogolin in France to the elegant custom-built cabinets of Copenhagen’s Københavns Møbelsnedkeri or to the tale of Cristina Celestino’s ceramic and porcelain tiles, whether reviving traditional skills or experimenting with modern techniques, these specialists all share a passion for crafting of the highest tier. Who specializes in marble inlays, and who is the go-to for a bespoke stool? And just where can these stunning designs be found? Insiders and Company reveals how high-end furnishings are made, shows you where to acquire them, and proves that the world of artisanship is more exciting today than ever. Meet the craftspeople and designers that pair traditional processes and modern materials to redefine the modern standard with a nod to the past. Embrace the good old days: the present day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$120.00
Shoplifters

ISBN: 9783899559415

Publisher: Gestalten

Shoplifters explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online s...


Shoplifters explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online shopping, shops and brands find themselves in a permanent battle over the most innovative store concepts, striking window displays, and genius presentation of goods to breath new life into the traditional retail flow. It is this creative struggle that has heralded in a golden era of retail design. Brand experiences now stretch far beyond the end product; the dialogues between a shop and its consumers are becoming increasingly important. Companies are tapping top designers and retooling their talents, be it through sophisticated flagship stores or unexpected temporary venues. Shoplifters showcases the most outstanding concepts across a number of industries, introducing the most innovative brands with rich, in-depth case studies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 23-04-2018


$150.00
Get It Together

ISBN: 9783791383705

Author: Orlando Soria    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There’s a new lifestyle guru in town! After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlan...


Move aside, Martha. Out of the way, Oprah. Pack your bags, Amy Sedaris. There’s a new lifestyle guru in town! After getting his start years ago on HGTV, Orlando Soria has made his way to the upper strata of the blogosphere with Hommemaker, his blog about home décor, art, style, and life. His distinctive voice—funny, confessional, and honest—has made him the Dan Savage of millennial homemaking. Now he brings together his most original, endearing, and irreverent advice in one gorgeous book that will help readers out of all kinds of tight spots—whether it’s throwing a dinner party when you’re broke, hanging art like a gallery owner, or preparing your home for an unwanted guest. In sections on interior style, design, “Homme Life,” DIY, and general life lessons, Orlando offers advice on topics such as “How to Make Non-Garbagey Flower Arrangements” and “How to Deal with a Soul-Sucking Breakup.” He helps readers problem solve, avoid rookie mistakes, and choose a wall color that won’t make them puke. Photographer Zeke Ruelas’s stunning images accompany Orlando’s tips on designing for dudes, making your own coffee table, and decorating a kid’s room. Whether you’re short on cash or have money to burn, Orlando’s unique and highly contagious take on life will inspire, comfort, and reassure you that anyone can Get It Together!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 215 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 13-04-2018


$89.99
The Thirlby

ISBN: 9783791383910

Author: Almila Kakinc-Dodd    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Almila Kakinc-Dodd has made a name for herself in the digital world. Her website, The Thirlby, attracts a worldwide audience hungry for her tips on holistic foo...


Almila Kakinc-Dodd has made a name for herself in the digital world. Her website, The Thirlby, attracts a worldwide audience hungry for her tips on holistic food, beauty products, and spiritual practices, which she has discovered through her personal journey to health and wellness. As a teenager Almila Kakinc-Dodd was first diagnosed with an eating disorder and then an auto-immune disease that she helped manage holistically. Today her passion is to visually curate life's pleasures and share her considerable knowledge about self-care. This book offers precise, easily attainable advice on natural health, spiritual living, and nourishment. From meditative mantras and herbal first aid to ideas for zero-waste living and delicious grain-free and sugar-free recipes, the book helps readers make mindful decisions every day--whether it's what to eat after working out or how to tame anxiety. Designed with the same lovely aesthetic as her website, this book contains a wealth of valuable information created with the whole person in mind. Almila Kakinc-Dodd offers grounded, realistic tips that will appeal to anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing from the inside out.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 190 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$69.99
Skin & Ink

ISBN: 9781584236887

Publisher: Gingko Press

Traditional tattoo art is rapidly changing, moving away from time worn or played out motifs and instead experimenting with new styles, motifs and subject matter...


Traditional tattoo art is rapidly changing, moving away from time worn or played out motifs and instead experimenting with new styles, motifs and subject matter. Driven both by the artists themselves and their clients needs, the work is original and surprising, running the gamut from fine line illustration and pointillism to blackout tattoos that take the place of clothing. The themes vary from personal mantras or interests to meaningful portraits and memorials. Others are simply fantastic art, whether wholly created by the tattooist or as homage to a favorite artist. Combining pages of beautiful tattoos on skin, flash art and stories from the artists to create a snapshot of the evolution of a new iconography, Skin & Ink delivers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$89.99
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