April 2019 (40)

Jacinda Ardern - Prime Minister of New Zealand

ISBN: 9781641854191

Author: Cynthia Kennedy Henzel    Publisher: North Star Editions

This book introduces children and young adults to the political career of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking di...


This book introduces children and young adults to the political career of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into New Zealand and the office of its current leader. The World Leaders series introduces readers to some of today’s most powerful political figures. From the leaders’ roles on the global stage to the history of the nations and communities they lead, these informative narratives connect readers with current events by covering everything they need to know about the leaders impacting their world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 178 x 230 x 5 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2019


$19.99
The Only Way Is Up : Reflections on a Life in Opera

ISBN: 9780995105331

Author: Sir Donald McIntyre    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Until the age of twenty, Donald McIntyre hoped to play for the All Blacks, and was on his way to achieving that aim. As a young man, however, he acknowledged hi...


Until the age of twenty, Donald McIntyre hoped to play for the All Blacks, and was on his way to achieving that aim. As a young man, however, he acknowledged his exceptional voice and opted for a career in singing. After leaving New Zealand and arriving in London, McIntyre set his sights on the world of opera. His spectacular musical life saw him conquering the stages of two London companies in the 1960s and 70s: Sadler’s Wells and ROH Covent Garden. His increasing command of Wagner roles brought him to the notice of Richard Wagner’s grandson Wolfgang Wagner, and in 1967 he made his debut appearance in Lohengrin. For the next seventeen years he sang in every Festival cycle and became the first “British” musician to sing the role of Wotan in Wagner’s mighty, four-opera Ring. Recognised for nearly three decades as the definitive Flying Dutchman, McIntyre also starred in the Bayreuth Centennial Ring in a production by Patrice Chéreau that completely revolutionised Wagner opera, and shot him to lasting fame, and in 1992, a knighthood. In this fascinating memoir “Sir Don” looks back over a huge slice of operatic history and his role in it. Mixing fun and gossip with judgement and insight, he brings to life a teeming gallery of the world’s most famous musicians – singers, conductors, directors, teachers, designers, sponsors … all the movers and shakers in the opera world of two generations. Edited by music professor and well-known New Zealand Wagnerian and radio personality, Heath Lees, this book is a fitting monument to Sir Donald’s magnificent half century in opera.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 19-05-2019


Tags: April 2019   Biography   Music   New Zealand
$49.99
The New Outsiders

ISBN: 9783899559644

Author: Jeffrey Bowman    Publisher: Gestalten

The New Outsiders celebrates outdoor creativity. Fresh ideas, adventurers and sustainable entrepreneurs inspire a new outdoor generation to live a life less ord...


The New Outsiders celebrates outdoor creativity. Fresh ideas, adventurers and sustainable entrepreneurs inspire a new outdoor generation to live a life less ordinary under the open sky. There is something about the great outdoors that makes us want to go back each time we return home from a field trip. We crave the crisp fresh air. We desire the raw experience that only nature can grant us. Driven by the will to unplug from our daily routines we seek to reconnect with something that feels more authentic. The New Outsiders celebrates outdoor creativity and presents brands and ideas shaping the ethos of today's adventurers and entrepreneurs. They develop products, run companies, explore far-flung countries and pursue activities with sustainability and social responsibility in mind. The New Outsiders introduces some of the most outstanding of these free spirits and presents in-depth features on niche activities and must-visit locations. Co-edited by creative director and outdoor enthusiast Jeffrey Bowman this volume is a must have fir everyone who wants to call the great outdoors their second home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$120.00
Two Wheels South

ISBN: 9783899559767

Author: Matias Cotea    Publisher: Gestalten

Go on the trip of a lifetime. Two Wheels South shows you how to realize your own journey. Two friends take the motorcycle trip of their life―From Brooklyn to ...


Go on the trip of a lifetime. Two Wheels South shows you how to realize your own journey. Two friends take the motorcycle trip of their life―From Brooklyn to Patagonia. Matias Corea shares his insights on how to prepare, choose the right motorcycle, what to pack, how to plan the route, where to camp and last but not least: How to prepare your mind. Setbacks and breaking down are part of the adventure, but preparation and being on the road teach you the confidence to tackle any problem. Follow Matias Corea and his friend Joel through the American South, Central America over the Darien Gap and beyond, over wooden cracking jungle bridges in Colombia and to dry lake high plateaus in Argentina. Feel the character of the roads and the smell of nature: Riding a motorcycle is one of the purest forms of traveling. After 7 months and 13 countries Matias and Joel have learned a lot while riding down south on their trusty BMW air-cooled G / S overland haulers and are ready to share their experience. Two Wheels South invites you on the experience of a lifetime.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Travel
$89.99
Mr Hudson Explores

ISBN: 9783899559743

Author: Mr Hudson    Publisher: Gestalten

Based on Mr Hudson’s identity, the book is featuring destinations for gays, but not necessarily gay destinations. It is about travelling in style for everyone...


Based on Mr Hudson’s identity, the book is featuring destinations for gays, but not necessarily gay destinations. It is about travelling in style for everyone who is looking for something different and special – no matter if men or women, travelling solo or as a couple. Mr Hudson Explores shows that every part of a trip is an incredible experience. The core content of the book will consist of 20 cities in the Northern Hemisphere and showcases the very best the destination has to offer. Each guide will give a general introduction to the city and, if applicable, its relevance for the gay community. It showcases various locations on culture and art, the most inspiring museum to visit, traditional and upcoming food places, best shopping experiences, music and nightlife: Where to go out, which bars do have the best drinks, and clubs you can have the most fun at the city’s best parties and concerts. Depending on the location, day trips and activities can be included. Luxury accommodations and places to stay complete the range. The book will not just give descriptions of the places but also background information, telling the story of the owner, history or anecdotes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 170 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Travel
$89.99
House Plans for Challenging Sites

ISBN: 9788417557027

Publisher: Monsa

House Plans For Challenging Sites features more than 350 floor plans, sections, sketches, and elevations, as well as construction details of 35 housing projects...


House Plans For Challenging Sites features more than 350 floor plans, sections, sketches, and elevations, as well as construction details of 35 housing projects which represent a true challenge for architects. either because of their topography or the geological composition of the soil. Regarding their outside appearance, these homes are designed to integrate into the landscape and minimise environmental impact, since they are mostly located in beautiful, ecologically diverse natural settings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 230 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$49.99
Go Green

ISBN: 9788417557010

Publisher: Monsa

Beyond the beauty that plants can bring into our homes, there is an ever-changing element that fills our living environments and our souls like a rite of rejuve...


Beyond the beauty that plants can bring into our homes, there is an ever-changing element that fills our living environments and our souls like a rite of rejuvenation. Plants bring vitality, growth and good vibes. When we invite plants into our home, we breathe cleaner air and we are happier. Caring for them is to nurture our relationship with nature and a reminder that we evolved from it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$49.99
Wooden Houses In Pure Nature

ISBN: 9788417557003

Publisher: Monsa

The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes an...


The new criteria for sustainable housing planning benefit from an inexhaustible source of ideas based on wood due to its versatility. The variety of finishes and the fact that it is easy to recycle, facilitate the construction of masterful designs in places with extreme climates, mountain slopes, rocky terrains or cliffs by the sea.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-03-2019


$49.99
Natural Style

ISBN: 9781580118293

Author: Janet Sobesky    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, Natural Style offers home design with a point of view and a conscience! Eco-elegant home decorating guide...


Focused on the environmental impact of design choices, Natural Style offers home design with a point of view and a conscience! Eco-elegant home decorating guide that focuses on the environmental impact of design choices Earth-friendly decorating inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature Ideas for every room of your house with fabric, flooring, paint, light, and more Over 200 color photographs packed with design ideas This eco-elegant guide to home décor is packed with attractive decorating ideas inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature. Author Janet Sobesky shows how to bring a breath of freshness into home decorating by incorporating natural elements into everyday living. Using organic and eco-conscious materials for earth-friendly designs, Janet presents a host of practical suggestions for achieving a comfortable, informal, easy-care, and sustainable lifestyle. With advice for every room in the house, Natural Style includes the latest information on organic fabrics, natural flooring materials, low VOC paints, energy-efficient lighting options, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2019


$39.99
Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap

ISBN: 9781620083468

Author: Vivienne Bolton    Publisher: Companion House

Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as t...


Give Your Sentiments the Personal Touch This big papercrafting book is bursting with creative inspiration for handmade cards that are as delightful to give as to receive. Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap shows how to make a host of impressive cards, boxes, bags, tags, wrapping paper and envelopes. Creative craft author Vivienne Bolton presents more than 50 fun and unique projects that use all of the wonderful materials now available to cardmakers, including stickers, transfers, napkins, wire, foam, rivets and punches. With these practical ideas for all occasions―birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, new baby, new home and more―you may never want to buy a card again! Inside Making Your Own Greeting Cards & Gift Wrap · 50 exciting projects for a wide range of beautiful and fun cards, boxes, bags, wraps, and pouches. · Each project includes step-by-step illustrations and beautiful color photographs of the finished pieces. · Advice on choosing materials and decorative items to make the most of your cards. · Handy templates to assist in both the card and gift wrap-making process. · Practical instructions guide you through all the techniques used throughout the book. · Inspirational galleries illustrate how one design motif or tool can be used to create a variety of different results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2019


$39.99
© 2021 Nationwide Book Distributors