January / February 2013 (32)

The Canoes of Kupe : A History of Martinborough District

ISBN: 9780992247508

Author: Roberta McIntyre   

The Canoes of Kupe is a comprehensive account of Martinborough and its personalities from the beginnings of settlement by Maori through to the 21st century.

The Canoes of Kupe is a comprehensive account of Martinborough and its personalities from the beginnings of settlement by Maori through to the 21st century.
The Martinborough district, at the southern end of New Zealand’s North Island, has had a colourful history – some similar to other parts of the country and some distinctively different. From the large sheep runs of the 19th century to today’s boutique wineries, it is a story enhanced by Roberta McIntyre’s comprehensive research in private and public archives and her oral history interviews. The author also skilfully places the district’s history within the context of national and international events that had repercussions for life in the town and through its hinterland.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2012


$49.50
Daughter of Bluebird

ISBN: 9780957295124

Author: Gina Campbell    Publisher: Great Northern Books

Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water sp...


Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water speed record in his astounding boat. In that sense she is indeed the 'daughter of Bluebird' and has played a ceaseless role in the boat's restoration. In this absorbing autobiography she talks about:

Her life with Donald Campbell as father, early-day 'celebrity', and holder of many world records on land and water.
Her personal life three failed marriages, a suicide attempt and finding happiness in later life, only to have it snatched away; her power-boating career and setting two women's world water speed records in 1984 and 1990.
Her reaction to her father's death while attempting to set a new world water speed record on Coniston Water in January 1967.
Her complete shock at the discovery of Bluebird and Donald Campbell's body by divers in 2001.
Her decision to authorise the removal of the boat and Campbell's remains from the lake despite widespread opposition.
The decision to restore Bluebird and house her in the Ruskin Museum on Coniston Water. Her dream of once again seeing and hearing Bluebird on the lake.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 286


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2012


$49.99
Natural History of Banks Peninsula (Rev Ed 2013)

ISBN: 9781927145531

Author: Hugh Wilson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Banks Peninsula, treasured by Christchurch
city dwellers, peninsula residents
and visitors from afar, is a unique volcanic landform jutting eastward...


Banks Peninsula, treasured by Christchurch
city dwellers, peninsula residents
and visitors from afar, is a unique volcanic landform jutting eastwards into the Pacific from the otherwise unsurprising Canterbury Plains.
Once forested from side to side, and from sea to summits, the land was stripped of nearly all its trees, and much of its original
wildlife, by two great waves of human colonisation, Polynesian and European. Much indigenous biodiversity remains, however,
and native forest cover is increasing.
This book traces what happened, and presents a concise and up-to-date summary of today’s landscape, vegetation and wildlife.
The text is accompanied by stunning photographs and charming drawings, as well as by figures, tables and full checklists of species.
The author is well qualified to write about the region’s flora, fauna, geology and ecology. For more than 20 years Hugh Wilson has worked on Hinewai, a privately owned and funded nature reserve that is freely open to the public. Before that he undertook
a five-year detailed botanical survey of Banks Peninsula.
Natural History of Banks Peninsula, now in this revised edition, is essential reading for locals and visitors alike. For the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, which sponsored
its publication, the book is part of a mission to disseminate information and foster the protection and restoration of the region’s special natural values.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2013


$30.00
The Judas Tree

ISBN: 9781927145463

Author: Lorna Staveley Anker    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

LORNA STAVELEY ANKER was born in 1914. She used to joke that this was the cause of the First World War. In truth, the poems in this fine collection reveal her a...


LORNA STAVELEY ANKER was born in 1914. She used to joke that this was the cause of the First World War. In truth, the poems in this fine collection reveal her as New Zealand’s first woman war poet. There are poems here that arise from her childhood memories of Kaiser Bill. Three of her uncles died in France.
She was a ‘war widow’ in the Second World War, one of the civilian casualties who make up what is known as ‘the unsung generation’.
This collection contains the best of her published poems and a substantial number never seen before. Edited with loving care by Canterbury poet Bernadette Hall, this is a book that will open your eyes to our nation’s invisible history, the story of a seemingly ordinary life that proves to be extraordinary in the telling.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2013


$20.00
The Greatest Tennis Matches of All Time

ISBN: 9780942257939

Author: Steve Flink    Publisher: New Chapter Press,U.S.

Author and tennis historian Steve Flink profiles and ranks the greatest tennis matches in the history of the sport. Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Rafael Nada...


Author and tennis historian Steve Flink profiles and ranks the greatest tennis matches in the history of the sport. Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Rafael Nadal, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Rod Laver, and Chris Evert are all featured in this book that breaks down, analyzes, and puts into historical context the most memorable matches ever played. Practically providing readers with a courtside seat at tennis’ most historic and significant duels, this resource is sure to be the start—and end—of many tennis debates.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 499


Dimensions: 160 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2012


$55.00
Hendrix on Hendrix : Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix

ISBN: 9781613743225

Author: Steven Roby    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix’s brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed por...


Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix’s brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed portrait of the man behind the guitar. With selections carefully chosen by one of the world’s leading Jimi Hendrix historians, this work includes the most important interviews from the peak of his career, 1966 to 1970. In this authoritative volume, Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood, his concept of "Electric Church Music" (intended to wash people’s souls and give them a new direction), and his wish to be remembered as not just another guitar player. While Hendrix never wrote a memoir, with new transcriptions from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 362


Dimensions: 158 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 04-10-2012


$49.99
Great Golf : Game-Changing Tips From History's Top Golfers

ISBN: 9781600786723

Author: Danny Peary (Ed)    Publisher: Triumph Books

Providing a complete library of golf instruction in one volume, this compilation features a variety of valuable lessons drawn from the most famous, popular, and...


Providing a complete library of golf instruction in one volume, this compilation features a variety of valuable lessons drawn from the most famous, popular, and trailblazing golf books as well as classic and contemporary magazines. Going beyond the standard instructional manual, this is the only golfing reference that presents its information in the original words of the great champions, instructors, and authors-both male and female-while also covering every aspect of the game, integrating its history and the parallel development of its multibillion-dollar instruction industry. Featured instructors and players include Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Joyce Wethered, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Jack Nicklaus, Harvey Pennick, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Nancy Lopez, Dave Pelz, and Vivien Saunders. Showcasing each lesson with feature boxes that condense essential instruction into handy bullet points, this volume's photographs clearly illustrate the best techniques while countless sidebars, quotes, and tips ensure it is destined to become a classic guide for a timeless sport.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 284


Dimensions: 152 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2012


$29.99
Healing Hotels of the World

ISBN: 9783832796334

Publisher: TeNeues

This unique cross-cultural account brings to life the momentum of the strongest movements in modern times: holistic health and well-being. With our hectic sched...


This unique cross-cultural account brings to life the momentum of the strongest movements in modern times: holistic health and well-being. With our hectic schedules, there's a growing sense that vacations and travel can be a respite - a chance to reconnect both mentally and physically. This guide showcases lodgings on all five continents that invite guests to learn how to take on the responsibility to lead a healthy life - be it through spa treatments, health-enhancing cuisine, fitness and relaxation, health consultations, or lifestyle coaching. Located in inspiring settings ranging from lush mountains to serene tropical beaches, these exceptional accommodations are ideal options for those who wish to set a more balanced direction for their lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 23.4 x 28.9 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2013


$115.00
Alison Jackson (Stern Fotografie 70)

ISBN: 9783652000710

Author: Alison Jackson    Publisher: TeNeues

Alison Jackson's staged realism toys with our voyeuristic and fame-fueled fantasies. Her mockumentary approach uses look-alikes to create elaborate imaginary sc...


Alison Jackson's staged realism toys with our voyeuristic and fame-fueled fantasies. Her mockumentary approach uses look-alikes to create elaborate imaginary scenes of famous people. Cheeky and often shocking, her fabulously fake scenarios question the level of reality present in our media-saturated existences. Along the way, she challenges us to question how much of what we know (or think we know) about well-known figures can actually be true: Could it all be a deluded projection of our own mundane lives? Is loneliness and disconnection at the heart of wanting to come close to our famous "friends?" Why are we so curious about people we'll probably never meet - whose whole existence might just be a carefully constructed performance?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2013


$65.00 $32.50
Nadav Kander (Stern Fotografie 69)

ISBN: 9783652000703

Author: Nadav Kander    Publisher: TeNeues

Nadav Kander's work is a varied interplay of influences. His restrained and articulate compositions have a clarity and calm that draw the viewer into zen-like s...


Nadav Kander's work is a varied interplay of influences. His restrained and articulate compositions have a clarity and calm that draw the viewer into zen-like states. the London-based photographer's exceptional talent has been rewarded with major success, and his work is featured in the Sunday Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Esquire, among other publications. His unique skill is especially manifest in his spare and muted landscapes and his straight portraits. The Yangtze, The Long River work was awarded the second Prix Pictet. His Obama's People feature - which he created for The New York Times Magazine in 2009 - has a haunting complexity few contemporary photographers could equal.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 270 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2013


$65.00 $32.50
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