August 2014 (46)

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
Alphabet House

ISBN: 9781843915454

Author: Jussi Adler-Olsen    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Germany, World War II. Two English pilots are shot down and crash land behind enemy lines. The area swarming with German troops, they have only minutes to crawl...


Germany, World War II. Two English pilots are shot down and crash land behind enemy lines. The area swarming with German troops, they have only minutes to crawl from the wreckage and make their escape. Boarding a train reserved for wounded SS men on the way home from the eastern front, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings and pose as German soldiers, hiding for days in soiled, bloody beds, feigning unconsciousness. But their act is too convincing and they find find themselves being transferred to Alphabet House, a mental hospital for those damaged by war. How will they escape? And for how long can you simulate insanity without going crazy for real? They are playing a dangerous game and it seems they might not be the only ones in Alphabet House hiding secrets... Alphabet House is a page-turning psychological thriller, containing the same panache and style fans will have come to know and love from Jussi-Adler Olsen's Department Q series and is a great introduction for those who are yet to discover this award-winning author.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 531


Dimensions: 110 x 180 x 36 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2014


$21.99
The Failure of Free Market Economics

ISBN: 9780473288563

Author: Chris Nobbs    Publisher: Chris Nobbs

This timely book lays bare the failures of the free market economics and its associated political doctrine of ‘neoliberalism’ which, the author claims, have...


This timely book lays bare the failures of the free market economics and its associated political doctrine of ‘neoliberalism’ which, the author claims, have been very damaging to New Zealand over the past three decades.

The Failure of Free Market Economics and the Future of New Zealand examines the country’s economy and society, trade pact negotiations, and the critical twenty-first-century issues of climate change and natural resource depletion. The book identifies the limitations of market-based transactions, and the significance of the ‘common good’. By contrasting the different economic and political claims in favour of the free market, the mixed economy, and the requirements of the global ecosystem, the book points towards policies for a future that is more just, democratic and sustainable.

Chris Nobbs grew up in New Zealand. Following graduation from the University of Auckland he has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as a research scientist at the University of Cambridge, as a consultant and administrator at the OECD Environment Directorate, as economist to the Government of Victoria’s salinity control programme, and as co-director of an Australia-wide social research consultancy. He lives in Auckland.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 278


Dimensions: 140 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2014


Tags: August 2014   Business
$34.99
One Man's Religious Journey

ISBN: 9780473261252

Author: Ewing Stevens    Publisher: Logos House Ltd

*Explores the growth and development and changes in one man’s faith over 87 years

*Debates and analyses, in the light of modern scholarship, key ...


*Explores the growth and development and changes in one man’s faith over 87 years

*Debates and analyses, in the light of modern scholarship, key Christian doctrines.

*Speculates on the possible survival or otherwise of the Christian church in the world

Ewing’s life has known many twists and turns. He is still an ordained Presbyterian minister and has been a minister in another calling since 1979.
His faith has been shaped through illness for 5 years with tuberculosis, his theological training for the church, his experiences of the suicidal death of a son, the death of his wife and remarriage, the controversy over a book he wrote about the life of Jesus, his work over nearly 20 years with questioning and rebellious youth and 50 years of radio broadcasting.
Ewing has always questioned his Christian faith and some of the ancient doctrines of the Christian church in the light of the scientific age. The virgin birth of Jesus, the miracles, stories of Jesus’ resurrection and place of the Christian church in a world of many beliefs.
His aim is to encourage his readers to question what they believe and to be honest in their thinking about faith. And to encourage the adoption of a belief system that leads to a moral approach to the whole of life through this philosophical auto biography.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 191


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 21-05-2014


$29.00
Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Volume 18

ISBN: 9783832798635

Author: Andrew Martin    Publisher: TeNeues

The Andrew Martin brand no longer just stands for a sumptuous selection of decorative fabrics, wall cov-erings, designer furniture, and home accessories, but al...


The Andrew Martin brand no longer just stands for a sumptuous selection of decorative fabrics, wall cov-erings, designer furniture, and home accessories, but also for the “Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award.” Volume 18 of the Interior Design Review once again features the designers who have won over the renowned jury with their work. Richly illustrated with over 1000 color photographs, this retrospective of the publication—now in its 18th year—has been dubbed “the bible of interior design.” A compendium of contemporary interior design styles, it’s essential for any professional interior decorator or design lover. The artists are individually presented, followed by contact details in an appendix. The broad sweep of exemplary interiors represents an extraordinary variety of international design—brought to life with lush, glossy photos. With a mix of different cultures, the interiors assembled here nostalgically allude to a wide range of styles, while also embodying Andrew Martin’s dazzling world of interior design. © Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Volume 18, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com. Aleksandra Laska, Photo © Aleksandra Laska


Bind: hardback


Pages: 496


Dimensions: 235 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2014


$115.00 $89.99
Holiday Homes - Top of the World

ISBN: 9783832798536

Publisher: TeNeues

Over the last three decades, Engel & Völkers has made a worldwide name for itself as a specialist in selling and renting remarkable properties in especially be...


Over the last three decades, Engel & Völkers has made a worldwide name for itself as a specialist in selling and renting remarkable properties in especially beautiful locations. With more than 500 offices in 38 countries and on five continents, the company is an undisputed expert in exclusive vacation properties and second homes located in the globe’s most idyllic places. This unique book presents a curated selection of exceptional homes that are ideal for leaving behind everyday life—for a week, a few months, or even a lifetime. Whether in a spacious villa, a modern townhouse, or a charming chalet, the utmost in comfort can be enjoyed by aesthetes, sports enthusiasts, and those seeking peace and tranquility. All within the midst of pristine coastal or mountain scenery, of course.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2014


Tags: August 2014   Travel
$115.00 $35.00
Elliott Erwitt's Regarding Women

ISBN: 9783832798574

Author: Elliott Erwitt    Publisher: TeNeues

Photographic master Elliott Erwitt has created many noteworthy portraits of womankind over the years. In Regarding Women he presents us with an exceptional coll...


Photographic master Elliott Erwitt has created many noteworthy portraits of womankind over the years. In Regarding Women he presents us with an exceptional collection composed (almost) exclusively of black-and-white female portraits. This volume is Erwitt’s evocative personal tribute to female strength, intelligence, and beauty. The archival material spans several generations, with many images not previously published or rarely seen before. Conveying respect, admiration, and sometimes awe, these photographs portray all the complex elements that make up the feminine nature, whether formidable and tenacious, or occasionally capricious and coy. Through capturing their many varied facets the photographer shares his insights into how all kinds of women make their way into—not to mention their mark on—the world. In these pages, readers will find romance and glamour, touches of sensuality, as well as much affection. Of course, there are also those disarming flashes of candid everyday humor that are so quintessentially Erwitt.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2014


$180.00
Collective Housing

ISBN: 9789881263506

Publisher: Gingko Press

As more and more people move into urban environments, there becomes a greater need for space-conscious housing in our cities. Collective Housing is a compilatio...


As more and more people move into urban environments, there becomes a greater need for space-conscious housing in our cities. Collective Housing is a compilation of the best architectural designs for shared and social housing in a city or urban environment, where aesthetics are integral, and utilization of space imperative. The projects featured come from cities around the world, both those known for innovation in urban architecture, such as Tokyo, London and Barcelona, and those aspiring to world-class status. The book provides an illuminating look at the future of our urban landscapes. Architectural plans and drawings are featured alongside renderings and photographs of the completed housing projects. The text accompanying the images provides further insight into the design, execution and consideration of the space. The designers and architects featured were often constrained by existing structures, small or awkward plots of land and strict city codes. But as the abundance of images in Collective Housing show, these restrictions only heightened their creative sensibilities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 220 x 290 x 30 mm


Publication Date: 23-07-2014


$95.00 $47.50
Landscape Design

ISBN: 9781584235637

Publisher: Gingko Press

Landscape Design examines innovations and inventiveness in current landscape architecture. The book features a variety of projects from around the world, includ...


Landscape Design examines innovations and inventiveness in current landscape architecture. The book features a variety of projects from around the world, including commercial properties, private residences, and government and public buildings. Local environments have been highly considered by the designers, and have thus played a large role in the plant life, building materials, use of space, and topographical elements. Many of the landscape projects use sculpture, water features and unique materials to blur the lines between landscape architecture and installation art. As a compilation of some of the worlds best landscape designers, Landscape Design will provide any student, firm or individual working in the field with insight and inspiration into current practices and constructions of outdoor spaces. The projects featured will make you reconsider your idea of what is possible in the field.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 15-07-2014


$95.00 $47.50
Bookshelf Design

ISBN: 9789881294449

Publisher: Gingko Press

Whether trophy or status symbol, comfort or escape, books can have profound meaning in our lives. As a result, how we store them can take on importance. Bookshe...


Whether trophy or status symbol, comfort or escape, books can have profound meaning in our lives. As a result, how we store them can take on importance. Bookshelf Design examines the most creative storage solutions of recent years by an international cast of industrial and furniture designers. In some, the books are hidden or not immediately recognizable, in others they take center stage and even interact with the design to create the finished composition. The definition of “bookshelf” is expanded to include, chairs, tables and even lamps that function as storage. There are a myriad of ways to shelve a book, but chances are, youve never thought of these.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2014


$89.99 $45.00
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