Christmas 2014 (15)

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
Hamilton's Jet : The Biography of an Icon

ISBN: 9780473289904

Author: John Walsh    Publisher: CWF Hamilton And Co

This is the story of an iconic New Zealand company.

The first stirrings of the embryonic engineering enterprise that became CWF Hamilton & Co Ltd be...


This is the story of an iconic New Zealand company.

The first stirrings of the embryonic engineering enterprise that became CWF Hamilton & Co Ltd began 75 years ago on a high country sheep station at the foot of Mt Cook. At Irishman Creek Station the inventive Kiwi farmer, Bill Hamilton, and his idealistic English wife, Peggy, fashioned an extraordinary community turning rabbiters and farmhands into skilled trades-people.

When Bill Hamilton won the contract to construct an aerodrome at Mt Cook in 1935, the sheep farmer-turned-engineer was on his way to establishing an engineering business eventually to employ 500 people in Christchurch that would leave its mark on the post-War infrastructural development of New Zealand. Yet it was Sir William Hamilton's jet boat hobby that made him internationally renowned. He and his team discovered for themselves the secret to a successful jet boat, one that could tackle the swift-flowing rivers of the South Island. Soon Hamilton's jet was making headlines conquering the Colorado River upstream through the Grand Canyon, river racing in Mexico, re-tracing Stanley's footsteps in Zaire and jetting Sir Edmund Hillary in the sacred Ganges in India.

In the economically turbulent 1980's, CWF Hamilton & Co nearly succumbed like so many companies. To secure its future, the Company morphed from a multi-product heavy engineering business, aimed at the domestic market, to a single product-line manufacturer with a global perspective. That product was not the jet boat but the waterjet propulsion system itself.

The untold story of the Company's success on the world stage from that point on, in competition with Rolls Royce no less, is a salutary lesson in how to make commercial success of Kiwi ingenuity. Hamilton Jet is now the dominant propulsion choice for high-speed oil industry crew boats, navy and coast guard patrol boats, fast ferries and lately offshore windfarm servicing vessels around the world. With millions of dollars of waterjet product leaving the Christchurch factory each week, the legacy and romance of Bill Hamilton lives on.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 22-09-2014


$39.99
Canterbury Foothills & Forests : A Walking and Tramping Guide

ISBN: 9781927145579

Author: Pat Barrett    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pas...


This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in the first edition, and also covers additional areas of Te Kahui Kaupeka and Hakatere Conservation Parks that are now accessible to the public.

The book has a comprehensive introduction, with advice for planning your trip, and provides some background on landscape and climate, flora and fauna, and a brief history of the Canterbury foothills. Pat's personal accounts of some of his favourite walks and climbs will inspire even 'armchair trampers' to get out and enjoy the natural splendour of this magnificent region.

Canterbury Foothills & Forests includes walks and tramps suitable for a range of fitness levels; families with children and the moderately fit will enjoy the many short walks along well-marked tracks, and there are harder trips for those who aspire to the challenge of a climb and the views gained from the tops of some of the higher summits.

The walks and climbs are organised by region: Rangitata region, Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Valley, Waimakariri Plains region, Waimakariri Basin and Arthur's Pass National Park, and the Lewis Pass region.

The handy-sized guide is illustrated with Pat's inspiring photographs and includes 17 new full-colour maps.

Useful features include:

Walk Times

Walk Grades (from Easy to Hard+)

Standard access information, including phone numbers for landowners where applicable

Details for the best route available

The particular natural attractions of a track/peak

Notes on the weather, terrain and equipment you should carry


Bind: paperback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$39.99
Ohinetahi : Garden, House and Art

ISBN: 9780473302634

Author: Sir Miles Warren    Publisher: Sir Miles Warren

Ohinetahi is the home of Sir Miles Warren, renowned Christchurch architect and passionate gardener. In this delightful description of his house, his garden and ...


Ohinetahi is the home of Sir Miles Warren, renowned Christchurch architect and passionate gardener. In this delightful description of his house, his garden and the major artworks within the garden, Sir Miles tells the fascinating history of the property, details the many architectural changes made since construction of the house began in the 1850s and describes the development of the stunning garden that is now visited by many hundreds of people every year. Filled with beautiful photographs, and told with his usual wry humour, Sir Miles relates the trials and tribulations of reconstructing an old homestead, and then of later having to repair it following the 2011 earthquakes. His tone of unabashed wonder and delight as he describes the ever-changing garden, makes this succinct history of an exceptional property a sheer delight to read.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 138


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2014


$45.00
Victoria Square : Cradle of Christchurch

ISBN: 9781927145586

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Now with new cover design jacket. Victoria Square, that green and peaceful oasis in the centre of Christchurch, has a special claim to fame: it is the only city...


Now with new cover design jacket. Victoria Square, that green and peaceful oasis in the centre of Christchurch, has a special claim to fame: it is the only city square in the world with a river running through it. And it has a rich and varied history, starting in 1850 when, as Christchurch's Market Place, it was the centre of commerce in the fledgling settlement. Before long it was home to little wooden shops, busy hotels and flourishing businesses, and to the city's law courts. Much later it was the site of the splendid town hall. There have been many changes over the years, by far the most drastic those that followed the major earthquakes of 2010 ad 2011. All the buildings on the square's eastern side, and most of those to the south, were demolished, along with the eye-catching tourist hotel that had occupied its north-west corner from 1988. Until the earthquakes Victoria Square was regarded as the most successful urban space in New Zealand, and even in Australasia, and that admired layout, dating from the 1980s, survives, though it may yet be modified as the city rebuilds. This lively and entertaining book, illustrated with 250 photographs, many never before published, is written by an author with a deep knowledge of and love for his city. It is a fascinating architectural survey of a unique civic space but, much more than that, it is the story of a place and its people, of protests and processions, of concerts and dances, of festivals and fights, of busy department stores, of hotels and tourists, of judges and courtrooms. Geoffrey Rice brings to life many of the stories and events connected with Victoria Square and the colourful personalities who have lived and worked there for over a century and a half.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 328


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$59.99 $19.99
The Diggers' Story

ISBN: 9781927145609

Author: Julia Bradshaw    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers'...


These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers' Story, first published in 1914 to mark the 50th anniversary of the gold rushes that transformed this remote part of New Zealand. Long out of print, the book has been thoughtfully edited and expanded for today's readers by Hokitika Museum director Julia Bradshaw.

This new edition of The Diggers' Story features additional stories and information, and is enlivened by more than 160 black and white images and 32 pages of exquisite colour illustrations, many of them previously unpublished. This compelling , richly illustrated record of teh gold rushes will be essential reading for anyone interested in the West Coast's explosive and romantic history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$49.99
Kuwi's First Egg

ISBN: 9780473299095

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

NEW ZEALAND NUMBER 1 BEST-SELLER Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She had never had an egg before... A fun...


NEW ZEALAND NUMBER 1 BEST-SELLER Kuwi is a young and confused kiwi who has found herself alone with her newly laid egg. She had never had an egg before... A funny and heart-warming story for the early learner. Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi, She lays her first egg. She has no idea what she is supposed to do with the egg, or what the 'purpose' of the egg is. She only knows she should care for it. Follow her feather raising antics.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2014


$19.99
Epic Rubber Band Crafts

ISBN: 9781574219142

Author: Colleen Dorsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The author of the best-selling book Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry is back with 15 more super-sweet projects for sensational rubber band jewelry! Packed wi...


The author of the best-selling book Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry is back with 15 more super-sweet projects for sensational rubber band jewelry! Packed with original ideas for both girls and boys, Totally Awesome Rubber Band Bracelets and More shows how to use a Rainbow Loom®, Cra-Z-LoomT, or FunLoomT to make stylish bracelets, necklaces, headbands, accessories, and action figures that will have everyone in school saying WOW! Whether you have made rubber band loom accessories before, or are brand new to the craze, this book will be your ultimate guide to creating the coolest and most colorful fashions around. Discover how to put two or more looms together for fabulous results on bigger projects. Kid-friendly step-by-step instructions, hundreds of color photos, and easy-to-follow numbered diagrams make it a snap to get great-looking results. Plenty of fun sidebars, tips, and tricks are provided to keep any loom enthusiast occupied for hours.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 217 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2014


$14.99
Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry

ISBN: 9781574218961

Author: Colleen Dorsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Are you ready to make the most awesome, fun accessories ever? Then jump into Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry! With this book and a loom, you can create comp...


Are you ready to make the most awesome, fun accessories ever? Then jump into Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry! With this book and a loom, you can create completely colourful and super stylish bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and other accessories in just minutes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 49


Dimensions: 216 x 277 x 4 mm


Publication Date: 03-02-2014


$14.99
Cat Selfies

ISBN: 9781849536462

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

#Glamourpusses

Everyone is snapping selfies and cats are no exception! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of fe...


#Glamourpusses

Everyone is snapping selfies and cats are no exception! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of felines who have taken the selfie craze into their own paws. These cute and candid snaps give us a glimpse of our kitties as they see themselves.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$19.99
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