July 2014 (64)

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
A Gallipoli Soldiers Secret

ISBN: 9780473287894

Author: Buket Uzuner    Publisher: Antares Publishing

BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfath...


BESTSELLER The novel A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is the story of a New Zealand woman’s pilgrimage to Turkey to discover the truth about her great-grandfather’s fate - a Gallipoli soldier who never returned home. During her search she stumbles over dark secrets which have been hidden in a Turkish village for decades. They are so sensitive that disclosure threatens embarrassment for villagers and two old foes -New Zealand and Turkey.
Lyrically written, A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret paints an informative picture of life in a Turkish village, Turkish culture and history, and the suffering and annihilation Turks endured in WWI. It follows the war through the stories of two soldiers – New Zealander Alistair John Taylor and Turk Ali Osman. Their lives converge with unexpected consequences.
A Gallipoli Soldier’s Secret is unique in that it provides a glimpse of the war from a Turkish perspective. It also vividly reveals village life and a journey of inner conflict and self-discovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 135 x 216 x 40 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2015


$34.99 $19.99
Me & My Hero

ISBN: 9780473270551

Author: Tim Mulliner    Publisher: Tim Mulliner

New Zealander Tim Mulliner , decides to forgo the lightweight touring bicycle nad expensive modern accompaniments and get back to basics.
Starting in Nepa...


New Zealander Tim Mulliner , decides to forgo the lightweight touring bicycle nad expensive modern accompaniments and get back to basics.
Starting in Nepal, he purchases himself a Hero - the largest manufactured bicycle in the world. After pushing his Hero over the Himalayan foothills, Tim dissects India from north to south passing through some of the poorest and richest regions in India.
Me and My Hero tells the story of Tim's impressions of rural and urban India as he struggles to come to terms with the rigid caste system that still dictates life for many. It details the rigour and joy of travelling by bicycle in what is arguably one of the most colourful and fascinating countries in the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 161


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 02-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography   Travel
$24.95
TWR and Rover's SD1 : Inside Tom Walkinshaw's Rover Racing Team

ISBN: 9780473281281

Author: Allan Scott    Publisher: ASM Publishing

Written from an insider's point of view, Allan Scott, one of Tom Walkinshaw Racing's senior managers, reveals for the first time the intrigue and secrecy of the...


Written from an insider's point of view, Allan Scott, one of Tom Walkinshaw Racing's senior managers, reveals for the first time the intrigue and secrecy of the intense battles on and off the motor racing tracks of Europe during the 1980's. This Group A era was fought between Rover, BMW, Jaguar and Volvo in an all out effort to be the winning manufacturer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 372


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 26-05-2014


Tags: July 2014   Transport
$85.00
TWR and Jaguar's XJS : Inside Tom Walkinshaw's Group A Racing Team

ISBN: 9780987666550

Author: Allan Scott    Publisher: John Douglas Publishing

Written from an insider's point of view, Allan Scott, one of Tom Walkinshaw Racing's senior managers, reveals for the first time the intrigue and secrecy of the...


Written from an insider's point of view, Allan Scott, one of Tom Walkinshaw Racing's senior managers, reveals for the first time the intrigue and secrecy of the intense battles on and off the motor racing tracks of Europe during the 1980's. This Group A era was fought between Rover, BMW, Jaguar and Volvo in an all out effort to be the winning manufacturer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 26-06-2012


Tags: July 2014   Transport
$85.00
Andy Murray : Wimbledon Champion

ISBN: 9781937559403

Author: Mark Hodgkinson    Publisher: New Chapter Press,U.S.

When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both shockingly exited Wimbledon in the early rounds of the 2013 championships, the level of expectation on Scotsman Andy Mu...


When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both shockingly exited Wimbledon in the early rounds of the 2013 championships, the level of expectation on Scotsman Andy Murray to become the first British champion of the men’s competition since 1936—already high—reached fever pitch. Overcoming a two-set deficit in the quarterfinals, Murray would go on to face world number one Novak Djokovic in the final and, after three hours filled with drama, tension, and brilliant tennis, become Wimbledon champion in front of 15,000 Centre Court fans and millions more watching on television. This fascinating and revealing biography examines how the player from Dunblane, Scotland—a country not known for its tennis heritage—rose to the top of the sport. Veteran tennis journalist Mark Hodgkinson examines the individuals who have influenced Murray’s career, including his family, his coaches, and his girlfriend, and assesses how the Scot has won over a dubious and critical public. This biography gets to the heart of Andy Murray’s extraordinary and dramatic journey.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2014


$39.99
Bruce Lee : The Evolution of a Martial Artist

ISBN: 9780897502085

Author: Tommy Gong    Publisher: Black Belt Communications

Tracing Bruce Lee’s path from wing chun student to jeet kune do founder, this biography chronicles Lee’s physical journey—from Hong Kong to Seattle to Oak...


Tracing Bruce Lee’s path from wing chun student to jeet kune do founder, this biography chronicles Lee’s physical journey—from Hong Kong to Seattle to Oakland to Los Angeles and back again to Hong Kong—as well as his voyage of self-discovery and actualization. The book draws on numerous conversations with Bruce Lee’s childhood classmates, former students, and family friends, offering a unique insight into the life of the legendary martial artist. It also offers a wealth of rare and unique photos, letters, and personal writings courtesy of Lee’s wife, Linda Lee Cadwell, and his daughter Shannon. As they learn about his progression in martial arts techniques and training methods, readers will also discover how Bruce Lee’s personal philosophy of continuously adapting to the changing conditions of the moment can be applied to life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 258


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 09-06-2014


$59.99
Clint : A Retrospective

ISBN: 9780957148369

Author: Richard Schickel    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Over the course of a celebrated and spellbinding career - both on screen and behind the camera - Clint Eastwood has become one of the all-time Hollywood greats....


Over the course of a celebrated and spellbinding career - both on screen and behind the camera - Clint Eastwood has become one of the all-time Hollywood greats. From early starring roles in Sergio Leone's genre busting Spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars to recent movies such as Gran Torino, he has captivated audiences with his tough guy persona for over forty years. As a director, his films have received great acclaim. He re-invented the Western with Unforgiven, while more recent films such as Letters from Iwo Jima and Mystic River have been hailed as modern classics. He is one of only three living directors to have directed two Best Picture winners (for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby). This beautifully produced book is the definitive retrospective of this great movie icon. It features rare images from the Warner Bros. archive and revealing behind-the-scenes photos that show the filmmaker at work, as well as dramatic pictures that capture his unforgettable screen performances. The award winning film critic Richard Schickel contributes an illuminating assessment and perceptive commentary on each film. This new, large format paperback edition is updated to include Eastwood's latest films, Trouble with the Curve and Jersey Boys.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 248 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 22-09-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography
$45.00
Rock Exposed

ISBN: 9780957148345

Author: Mick Rock    Publisher: Palazzo Editions Ltd

Mick Rock is the foremost rock photographer of his generation. In Exposed, he reveals his definitive collection of images, telling the story in his own words of...


Mick Rock is the foremost rock photographer of his generation. In Exposed, he reveals his definitive collection of images, telling the story in his own words of his early career and the larger-than-life characters with whom he mixed. As well as being a retrospective of his work, it is a cultural journey through a time when rock ruled. It is a compendium of experiences, eyewitness accounts, and intimate detail, all culminating in candid incidental visual insights and time-tested iconic imagery that we all recognise today. This is a vivid and memorable account of Rock's adventures behind the camera, a colourful blend of the overt and the intimate, the beautiful and the irreverent - truly exposed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 192 x 232 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2014


Tags: July 2014   Music
$45.00
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater : The House and It's History

ISBN: 9780486274300

Author: Donald Hoffmann    Publisher: Dover Publications

Organic form was Frank Lloyd Wright's credo, and its most splendid embodiment is Fallingwater, designed and built for the Pittsburgh merchant Edgar Kaufmann in ...


Organic form was Frank Lloyd Wright's credo, and its most splendid embodiment is Fallingwater, designed and built for the Pittsburgh merchant Edgar Kaufmann in the 1930s. The private dwelling, which juts directly over a waterfall at Bear Run in western Pennsylvania, is the boldest and most personal architectural statement of Wright's mature years.
This volume is a total revision - both in text and illustrations - of the standard document of Fallingwater. With the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, valuable new material has come to light that has provided the basis for this completely rewritten and expanded account. The new material has enabled the author, Wright expert Donald Hoffmann, to tell a more comprehensive, vivid and authentic story.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 116


Dimensions: 236 x 274 x 6 mm


Publication Date: 26-03-1993


$29.99
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