February 2014 (18)

Christchurch Botanic Gardens (HB)

ISBN: 9781877303395

Author: Denise Hunter    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Christchurch Botanic Gardens celebrates the beauty of the city's favourite haven, loved by all for over 150 years.
Created by artist and photographer Deni...


Christchurch Botanic Gardens celebrates the beauty of the city's favourite haven, loved by all for over 150 years.
Created by artist and photographer Denise Hunter, Friends of the Botanic Gardens have declared the book "a long-awaited tribute to our beautiful gardens and a significant resource for our visitors."
The book is a photographic essay that follows a meandering route through the Gardens and includes trees or significance, sculptures and a look at the changing seasons.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 255 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$60.00 $34.99
Christchurch Botanic Gardens (PB)

ISBN: 9781877303401

Author: Denise Hunter    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Christchurch Botanic Gardens celebrates the beauty of the city's favourite haven, loved by all for over 150 years.
Created by artist and photographer Deni...


Christchurch Botanic Gardens celebrates the beauty of the city's favourite haven, loved by all for over 150 years.
Created by artist and photographer Denise Hunter, Friends of the Botanic Gardens have declared the book "a long-awaited tribute to our beautiful gardens and a significant resource for our visitors."
The book is a photographic essay that follows a meandering route through the Gardens and includes trees or significance, sculptures and a look at the changing seasons.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 254 x 280 x 11 mm


Publication Date: 12-12-2013


$29.99
A Legend In His Time : The Artie Ashworth Story

ISBN: 9780473226138

Author: Vincent Ashworth    Publisher: Vincent Ashworth

This book should be read by all young New Zealanders. It is a story of uncommon bravery and sacrifice made in an earlier time and which, who knows, they may one...


This book should be read by all young New Zealanders. It is a story of uncommon bravery and sacrifice made in an earlier time and which, who knows, they may one day be called upon to emulate.The story of Bomber Command has been told many times, but rarely has it been painted as vividly as this accounting of Artie Ashworth's experiences. The strain of flying over the most heavily defended cities in the world, night after night for years, will be obvious to any reader.This was also a time when the development of aero-engines and aircraft as in its infancy and navigation was largely by clock and compass.
It is a tragedy that after effects of malaria should cut short such a promising career as Artie's.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 301


Dimensions: 147 x 210 x 19 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2012


Tags: February 2014   History   Military
$34.99
Ecosystem Services in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780478347364

Author: John Dymond Ed.    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Management of New Zealand's environment needs to be based on sound knowledge.
Natural resource managers and policy makers now have at their fingertips the...


Management of New Zealand's environment needs to be based on sound knowledge.
Natural resource managers and policy makers now have at their fingertips the first comprehensive assessment of the state of ecosystem services - the benefits people obtain from nature - in this country.
More than 100 of New Zealand's leading scientists and academics have penned the 36 chapter for the new 540-page book.
Ecosystem services are categorised as 'provisioning', such as food, timber and freshwater; 'regulating', such as air quality, climate and pest regulation; 'cultural' such as recreation and sense of belonging; and 'supporting', such as soil quality and natural habitat resistance to weeds.
Editor John Dymond says the book was produced to improve understanding of the functioning of New Zealand's ecosystems.
Watch a video about the book here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh8yiLAZULE&list=UUM2UxABcyNTxMiIQNXgvNMg&feature=c4-overview


Bind: paperback


Pages: 540


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2014


$120.00
12 Years A Slave

ISBN: 9781843914716

Author: Solomon Northup   

12 Years a Slave, soon to be a huge new Hollywood film (February 2014 release), is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into s...


12 Years a Slave, soon to be a huge new Hollywood film (February 2014 release), is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later.
Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York State in 1841, Solomon Northup was drugged and kidnapped. His life in jeopardy, he was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter. In the twelve years that follow he is sold to many different owners who treat him with varying levels of savagery; forced labour, scant food and numerous beatings are his regular fare. Against all odds, Northup eventually succeeds in contacting a sympathetic party and manages to get word to his family. The ensuing rescue and legal cases are no less shocking and intriguing than the rest of the tale. Northup's meticulous first-hand recordings of slave life provide a true-life testament to tremendous courage and tenacity in the face of unfathomable injustice. A new film premiering in 2014, featuring Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch, and directed by Steve McQueen, is sure to introduce this amazing story to a new audience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Publication Date: 17-01-2014


$24.99
12 Years A Slave

ISBN: 9781780942155

Author: Solomon Northup    Publisher: Hesperus Press

12 Years a Slave, soon to be a huge new Hollywood film (February 2014 release), is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into s...


12 Years a Slave, soon to be a huge new Hollywood film (February 2014 release), is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, enduring unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later.
Tricked by two men offering him a job as a musician in New York State in 1841, Solomon Northup was drugged and kidnapped. His life in jeopardy, he was forced to assume a new name and fake past. Taken to Louisiana on a disease-ridden plague ship, he was initially sold to a cotton planter. In the twelve years that follow he is sold to many different owners who treat him with varying levels of savagery; forced labour, scant food and numerous beatings are his regular fare. Against all odds, Northup eventually succeeds in contacting a sympathetic party and manages to get word to his family. The ensuing rescue and legal cases are no less shocking and intriguing than the rest of the tale. Northup's meticulous first-hand recordings of slave life provide a true-life testament to tremendous courage and tenacity in the face of unfathomable injustice. A new film premiering in 2014, featuring Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch, and directed by Steve McQueen, is sure to introduce this amazing story to a new audience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Publication Date: 01-08-2013


$24.99
The First World War : A Miscellany

ISBN: 9781849534529

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered who fired the first British shot of World War One? Or who claimed the glory of downing the Red Baron?

Who was the first WW1 ...


Have you ever wondered who fired the first British shot of World War One? Or who claimed the glory of downing the Red Baron?

Who was the first WW1 soldier to receive the Victoria Cross? And what has Winnie the Pooh got to do with it all?

Telling the stories of the battles, the aircraft,the weapons, the soldiers, the poets, the campaigns and the many heroes, Norman Ferguson delves deep into the history of the ‘Great War’. Through anecdotes and statistics, and drawing on letters, speeches and official reports, this comprehensive miscellany is a compelling guide to the war that transformed and marked forever the course of twentieth-century history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 06-01-2014


Tags: February 2014   History   Military
$29.99
Cinema : Brigitte Lacombe Stern Fotografie 73

ISBN: 9783652001571

Author: Brigitte Lacombe    Publisher: TeNeues

In 1975, the young Parisian photographer Brigitte Lacombe met Donald Sutherland and Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival; these new acquaintances would go...


In 1975, the young Parisian photographer Brigitte Lacombe met Donald Sutherland and Dustin Hoffman at the Cannes Film Festival; these new acquaintances would go on to open doors for her. That same year she was hired as a photographer for the filming of Fellini’s Casanova. Since then, Lacombe’s famous images have reflected a who’s who of Hollywood cinema. This collection spans a masterfully choreographed array of photographs Lacombe took—all the way from the sets of 1970s cinema classics to film milestones of the new millennium, including Alan J. Pakula’s All the President’s Men, Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Conveying a certain intimacy without unmasking any mystery, Lacombe’s images capture classical beauty in a way that is fresh and exciting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$65.00 $22.50
Extreme Hotels

ISBN: 9783940874672

Publisher: Gingko Press

In a prison, igloo, or treehouse, on top of a mountain, or under the stars what's the next stop? Architecture and leisure meet in this glimpse into the craziest...


In a prison, igloo, or treehouse, on top of a mountain, or under the stars what's the next stop? Architecture and leisure meet in this glimpse into the craziest places to stay while on the road. The new ideas, transformed spaces, and new interpretations of lodging in Extreme Hotels all prioritize fun. Compiled within are 40 of the most exciting and unusual "overnights" in Europe, from converted lodges, art gallery hotels, geodesic domes, eco pods, and a bustling lounge hostel on a converted houseboat to a one room lodging extended in mid-air within the shell of a functioning wharf crane. Each hotel is described in terms of its architectural and design ingenuity, placed in context on a map of Europe, and introduced with key details including address, phone and fax numbers, date of establishment, and number of rooms and suites. Illustrated beautifully, the volume appeals to both the adventurous tourist and the armchair traveler.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 172 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$59.99
Woodworking : Techniques & Projects for the First-Time Woodworker

ISBN: 9781565238015

Author: John Kelsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Woodworking is a useful and enjoyable skill that anyone can learn. If you've ever wished you knew how to make things out of wood, this book is the perfect place...


Woodworking is a useful and enjoyable skill that anyone can learn. If you've ever wished you knew how to make things out of wood, this book is the perfect place to start. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to build fun and practical wooden items as you work through the easy lessons inside. Each of the woodworking projects in this book can be completed in just a few hours. Designed to teach basic woodworking skills, they require only ordinary lumber and simple hand and power tools that you may already own. Each new project builds on what you learned before, allowing you to become more self-confident as your skills increase.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$29.99
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