June 2013 (26)

Understanding Violence

ISBN: 9781927145487

Author: Annabel Taylor & Marie Connolly    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

For most of us, violence is something observed from the safety of our living spaces where we watch televised terrorist attacks and ongoing global conflict. We e...


For most of us, violence is something observed from the safety of our living spaces where we watch televised terrorist attacks and ongoing global conflict. We engage with the horror of mass shootings, and try to make sense of what appears to be senseless violence toward innocent victims. Domestic murders and assaults now seem commonplace items in our newspapers. But many human service workers and social workers confront violence-related issues every day in situations arising across every stratum of our society.
This book takes a multi-disciplinary perspective towards understanding and developing effective responses to violence, its prevention and management. It encompasses a variety of fields of practice and offers sound analysis of theories that underpin these fields along with their pracice implications.
Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services is a reference for professionals, an essential resource for students and will be of interest to the wider community in explaining community responses to violence. The editors have recruited a wide range of experts who collectively offer valuable insights into different aspects of violence. There is something in the book for researchers, practitioners amd policy analysts and it should provide readers with a comprehensive overview of both New Zealand and international cutting-edge strategies for dealing with violence in its various forms.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 17-06-2013


$45.00
The Lightning Boys 2

ISBN: 9781909166134

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

The sequel to the best-selling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 is a must-have companion and continues the tales from pilots and other crew connected with t...


The sequel to the best-selling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2 is a must-have companion and continues the tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into postwar fighter operations. In 20 separate stories to intrigue, amaze and amuse, the book has also been complied and written by Richard Pike.
The reader is taken to situations intercepting 60 plus enemy aircraft, a desperate struggle in a cockpit flooded by tropical downpours, the difficulties of being affected by sudden toothache at high altitude, and the curious encounter with an unidentified flying object. Yet another chapter paints a dramatic reconstruction of a scene in Germany when a Lightning, having entered an inadvertent, out-of-control spin, began an earthwards plunge towards a town centre.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 18-06-2018


Tags: June 2013   Military
$55.00
Cool Private Island Resorts

ISBN: 9783832797003

Publisher: TeNeues

An essential guide to some of the world’s most exhilarating island getaways
Ideal for both the armchair traveler and those planning a memorable ...


An essential guide to some of the world’s most exhilarating island getaways
Ideal for both the armchair traveler and those planning a memorable vacation

From temperate forests to white tropical sands, island retreats let you get away from the world—or take it all with you! No matter if it’s simple rustic shacks or deluxe sanctuaries with spas and five-star cooking, there’s an island resort to match all tastes. The locations range from freshwater lakes to the middle of vast oceans. Whether it’s an ornate mansion on a dramatic windswept rock or a sunlit beach bungalow in the balmy South Seas, there is an ideal island resort out there to suit you. Whether for a spectacular wedding, a unique family gathering, or a stunning corporate event, your ideal island retreat is out there—waiting to welcome you to its solitary shores


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2013


Tags: June 2013   Travel
$115.00
New York

ISBN: 9783832797126

Author: Thomas Hoepker    Publisher: TeNeues

A tribute to New York and New Yorkers from the acclaimed Magnum photographer
A perceptive and striking study of the many aspects of this eclectic ...


A tribute to New York and New Yorkers from the acclaimed Magnum photographer
A perceptive and striking study of the many aspects of this eclectic city

The bustling gateway to America, New York has always been a city of dramatic excitement—big dreams and constant changes. A legendary photojournalist and former president of Magnum Photos, Thomas Hoepker vividly captures the city’s complex spirit in all its many moods while documenting the most recent fifty-plus years of the city’s history. A long-time resident, Hoepker’s images range from the early 60s through 9/11, and up to the very present including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

With journalistic zeal and a keen eye for crucial details, he documents a true New York with its diverse inhabitants and the allure of its prominent landmarks and hidden, far-flung corners. His insightful photography conveys a vivid sense of the city’s physical landscape and intricate urban culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 233 x 315 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2013


$79.99
Spinfluence : The Hardcore Propoganda Manual for Controlling the Masses

ISBN: 9781908211118

Author: Nick McFarlane    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Spinfulence is an irreverent take on how propoganda is used by "The 1%" to control the remaining 99%. It's written from the perspective of an organisation that ...


Spinfulence is an irreverent take on how propoganda is used by "The 1%" to control the remaining 99%. It's written from the perspective of an organisation that works directly for the 1%, but in a satirical twist the book exposes the amoral and highly unethical techniques used through propoganda by those in economic and political power to control the masses. Densely illustrated, the book features cohesive and striking graphic design elements, illustrations, and graphs and charts on every page. By doing so, the subject of propoganda, which is usually buried in dense and daunting media studies and political studies texts, is made accessible to a broader audience. Spinfluence is the first book of its kind to break down and demystify the black image of propoganda using historical facts and quotes from a wide range of sources, such as economic theory, advertising, politics, psychology, popular culture, and historical and modern warfare.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 146 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2013


$29.99
Giant - Eternal

ISBN: 9781584235026

Authors: Michael LeSage, Roger Gastman    Publisher: Gingko Press

International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable ...


International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swathe of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable aesthetic. Mike's central practice, drawing, is informed by his training in architectural drafting, his illustrious career as a tattooist and worldwide exploits writing on walls.
Within his latest and most complete monograph, the reader will enjoy photos of perfectly executed tattoos, page after page of Mike's inscrutable tattoo flash, hand lettering nonpareil, and of course tons of drawings, graffiti pieces and action shots.
GIANT's worldwide travels — inking people, places and finer drawing paper around the world from Amsterdam to London, Thailand, Toronto, New York and back home to San Francisco are also given due prominence. Buddhism, track bikes, designing for apparel brand Rebel8, and painting fill Lesage's hours, but at the end of the day, it all comes full circle, back to his unwaveringly mindful solid black lines.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 235 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2013


$79.99
The Art of Steampunk (Revised Second Edition)

ISBN: 9781565237858

Author: Art Donovan    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Welcome to the world of Steampunk: a unique fantasy version of nineteenth century Victorian England imbued with today's technology, resulting in devices and con...


Welcome to the world of Steampunk: a unique fantasy version of nineteenth century Victorian England imbued with today's technology, resulting in devices and contraptions that seem to have sprung from the mind of a mad twenty-first century scientist. The “steam” refers to steam power-as in fire-breathing machines of antique locomotion. The “punk” is an important reference to an outsider attitude. In The Art of Steampunk, Second Edition you'll discover the captivating and dynamic world of this emerging genre through the creative vision of today's leading Steampunk artists. No longer satisfied with the plastic design of today's mass-produced products, these artists are crafting a romantic new standard for modern goods by applying the characteristics of Steampunk. Their artwork consists of everything from jewelry and watches to light fixtures and clocks, every piece demonstrating hours of painstaking work and unlimited devotion. The Art of Steampunk chronicled the works featured at the first-ever museum exhibition of Steampunk art, held at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University. Now this expanded second edition features the work of additional world-class Steampunk artists, as well as new Steampunk lighting creations from author Art Donovan. With more than fifty new photos, The Art of Steampunk, Second Edition, remains the single most important book on the subject of Steampunk.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 167


Dimensions: 192 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 06-05-2013


$39.99
On The End Of The World

ISBN: 9781843916192

Author: Joseph Roth    Publisher: Hesperus Press

‘What seething activity in this world, an hour before its end! The ministers, Europe’s racing waiters, run from one lost position to another and fresh misfo...


‘What seething activity in this world, an hour before its end! The ministers, Europe’s racing waiters, run from one lost position to another and fresh misfortune flourishes in the ruins!’

Having fled to Paris in 1933, following Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, Joseph Roth wrote a series of articles in that 'hour before the end of the world’, that he foresaw was to come and which would culminate in the Second World War.
This collection of Roth’s haunting journalistic essays has never before been translated into English and forms the latest installment in Hesperus' bestselling On series. Incisive and ironic, the writing evokes Roth’s bitterness and despair at the coming annihilation of the free world while displaying his great nostalgia for the Hapsburg Empire into which he was born and his ingrained fear of nationalism in any form.
Detailing the duplicities and criminalities of the Nazi regime, Roth denounced the terror sewn by Nazi storm troopers, the propaganda of Goebbels, the round ups, the assassinations and the construction of concentration camps, alongside the seeming blindness of the rest of Europe, which appeared paralysed in the face of Nazi expansion.
Following the Anchluss in 1938, Roth, isolated in Paris, sunk into morbid alcoholism which led to his death the following year. Within twelve months the Germans had overrun Paris.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 28-06-2013


$24.99
Hotel Savoy

ISBN: 9781843913863

Author: Joseph Roth    Publisher: Hesperus Press

After the end of the First World War, Gabriel Dan is released from a POW camp in Russia and begins making his way home to Austria. He comes to an industrial tow...


After the end of the First World War, Gabriel Dan is released from a POW camp in Russia and begins making his way home to Austria. He comes to an industrial town in Poland, and checks in the ramshackle Hotel Savoy while awaiting financial aid from his family.
Here he meets a kaleidoscope of characters, a microcosm of society in which rich and poor, itinerants, dissidents and malcontents live lives of hope, expectancy and despair in an atmosphere pregnant with revolutionary fervour.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 120


Publication Date: 28-06-2013


$24.99
Eat Smart Eat Raw

ISBN: 9781909166066

Author: Kate Magic    Publisher: Grub Street

New Edition In Full Colour!

In the years since the book first appeared raw foods have never been more popular as people discover their tremendous h...


New Edition In Full Colour!

In the years since the book first appeared raw foods have never been more popular as people discover their tremendous healing and health-giving benefits. However raw foodism is more than just the latest dietary fad; historically many cultures and religions have placed value on the eating of living' foods, and proponents have been helping others overcome life-threatening diseases since the early 20th century.
Many who are new to the diet may imagine that eating only uncooked foods would be restrictive and boring, but this is far from the case. There is a wealth of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouts to discover and use, and with the help of equipments such as a juicer and dehydrator, a whole host of ways to prepare them.
This book includes almost 150 recipes, some of which allow the occasional non-raw ingredient to reflect the author's non-proscriptive attitude to a raw food life-style, in order to encourage those who may not want to go the whole way but are interested in incorporating something new into their existing diet. This book is ideal not only for those who want to adhere to a raw food diet but also for those who may simply wish to embark on a week or two of detoxifying.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 17-06-2013


$39.99
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