March 2015 (34)

Brockie : A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches

ISBN: 9780958232074

Author: Bob Brockie    Publisher: Cartoon Archive

A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In...


A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In this charming book, Dr Robert Brockie remembers - with some help from his diaries - all the highlights. The people (particularly women), places, pioneering scientific work and five decades of political cartooning. There is a strong emphasis on the sketches, portraits, caricatures and cartoons that Brockie is renowned for, but his varied and impressive scientific career is not forgotten. Brockie's life has encompassed editing and illustrating at School Publications, design concepts for Te Papa, DSIR's ground-breaking Orongoronga Valley forest study, possum and hedgehog research, 40 years as National Business Review cartoonist, the writing of a number of books, and over 600 popular newspaper science columns.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 20-02-2015


Tags: March 2015   New Zealand   History
$39.50
April 25 1915

ISBN: 9780473300333

Authors: Lieutenant Spencer Westmacott, -, Christopher Tobin Ed.    Publisher: Bosco Press

On April 25, 1915, in the famous Battle of the Landing at what became known as Anzac Cove, Lieutenant Spencer Westmacott of the Auckland Infantry Battalion was ...


On April 25, 1915, in the famous Battle of the Landing at what became known as Anzac Cove, Lieutenant Spencer Westmacott of the Auckland Infantry Battalion was seriously wounded. However, he survived and went on to write an account of the day which has been called one of the best and truest testimonies of personal experience in battle ever written. This is his story.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 179


Dimensions: 135 x 218 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2014


Tags: March 2015   Military   New Zealand   History
$32.99
The People's University

ISBN: 9781927145593

Author: Ian Dougherty    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider...


From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider of adult education, enriching, and sometimes even transforming, the lives of thousands of men and women. Through its box and travelling library schemes, inspired by the charismatic James Shelley, it took adult education to nearly every nook and cranny of the Canterbury and Westland provinces from the 1920s, Its wider horizons programme revolutionised adult education for retired people from the 1970s. In The People's University, widely published historian Ian Dougherty tells the fascinating and important story of this resilient association over its first 100 years and of the enthusiastic and committed involvement of students, tutors, volunteers and staff.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 10-03-2015


Tags: March 2015   History   New Zealand   Education
$49.99
Third Voice

ISBN: 9781843915553

Author: Cilla & Rolf Borjlind    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Following their bestselling debut novel, Spring Tide, Cilla and Rolf Borjlind are back with the second instalment in the series.Samira is dead. She died last ni...


Following their bestselling debut novel, Spring Tide, Cilla and Rolf Borjlind are back with the second instalment in the series.Samira is dead. She died last night. But now she is looking down over the roofs of Marseille. She remembers how he strangled her, how he bashed in her skull with an ashtray. How he cut off her head and buried her body in six different places. She hopes someone will find her...some day.Olivia Ronning is still struggling to come to terms with her brutal entry into the world. Cut from the womb of her murdered mother, with only seconds to spare, she is left with haunting dreams, brutal feelings and guilt. From now on she has resolved to rely solely on herself, and she will restyle herself Olivia Riviera - in homage to her dead mother. When Olivia's friend Sandra Sahlmann discovers her father's body hanging in the hall of their house, the police initially assume suicide. But something doesn't sit right. Having veered away from her budding career as a police office, Olivia knows she should leave this alone - but she is just too close to this case, it's personal now. Bengt Sahlmann's suicide/murder lands on Mette Olsater's desk. Tom Stilton is dragged into Samira's murder, following a personal request from Abbas. And Olivia for her part can't let Sandra's questions go unanswered. The three investigations seem bound to cross paths. Will they all be able to put their former disagreements and personal demons aside and work together to solve their cases - and prevent further people from dying?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 464


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$24.99
The Magic of the Horseshoe

ISBN: 9781843915621

Author: Robert Means Lawrence    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Superstitions still have a firm hold in cultures all across the world and have inspired countless books and films across the ages. But where did so many of them...


Superstitions still have a firm hold in cultures all across the world and have inspired countless books and films across the ages. But where did so many of them come from and how do myths and beliefs differ from country to country?Publishing on Friday 13th, discover this 1899 gem full of interesting facts and packed with titbits. Find out why people throw salt over their shoulder, why you should never open a theatre on Friday in France and whether it is luckier to sneeze towards the left or the right. And why the number thirteen is considered so unlucky.Lawrence's fascinating work traces the origins of common superstitions through time and civilisations, tracking how they evolved. Why not dip in and out and see how many have endured to the present day...You will finally be able to answer important questions such as whether a horseshoe on the door can protect you from plague. Why do people say 'bless you' when you sneeze? Or find out what condition can apparently be cured by putting salt in the hems of a young boy's trousers and making him look up the chimney...Or you could even finally settle the question about whether black cats are good or bad luck!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$24.99
How to Draw Tattoo Style

ISBN: 9780486796789

Author: Andy Fish    Publisher: Dover Publications

A great tattoo starts with a great tattoo drawing. Whether you want to become the next big tattoo artist, want to perfect a design for yourself, or just like to...


A great tattoo starts with a great tattoo drawing. Whether you want to become the next big tattoo artist, want to perfect a design for yourself, or just like to create new and original tattoo art, How to Draw Tattoo Style is the book for you. Filled with fascinating historical background and designs that range from "old school" nautical motifs to tribal and Oriental styles, the book offers expert tips on creating professional tattoo flash of skulls, hearts, dragons, and other images. You'll be drawing terrific tattoos in no time!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 146 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$29.99
Sketch City

ISBN: 9781584235927

Publisher: Gingko Press

Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around ...


Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around the globe have been brought together to share tips about their favorite urban settings, including locations in South America, Europe, Canada, Asia, and beyond. Citified sketchers will be guided through techniques for capturing frenetic street scenes as well as the rare moments of peace found in metropolitan centers with the aid of sections that include basic sketching knowledge, architecture and landscape sketching, common tools and materials, and FAQs about landscape sketching. In addition to this practical knowledge, artists’ profiles featuring samples of their work, descriptions of their methods, advice on composition and proper material use, and philosophical views on the art of urban sketching provide ample encouragement to inspire any artist to take to the streets.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2015


$59.99
Wood Craft Love

ISBN: 9781574219197

Author: Peg Couch    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Get inspired to turn ordinary craft wood pieces into stunning home décor. Inside you'll find 17 easy projects that you can make in just one weekend or less. Co...


Get inspired to turn ordinary craft wood pieces into stunning home décor. Inside you'll find 17 easy projects that you can make in just one weekend or less. Combine ready-made pieces from your local craft and hobby store with unique items from flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores. Then dress them up with creative paint finishes to make stylish furniture, wall art, fixtures, and more! All you need are a few simple tools, paints, and your creativity-no special woodworking skills required. Discover the best techniques for chalk-finish paints, waxes, spray paints, decoupage, and stencils. Wood, Craft, Love is a must for every DIY home decorator


Bind: paperback


Pages: 49


Dimensions: 218 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 03-01-2015


$19.99
Living in Style City

ISBN: 9783832732431

Publisher: TeNeues

Cities are fascinating places that attract growing numbers of people every year. They offer seemingly unlimited opportunities and a vibrant cultural life. And p...


Cities are fascinating places that attract growing numbers of people every year. They offer seemingly unlimited opportunities and a vibrant cultural life. And people’s homes are as varied as the cities themselves. Living in Style City shows the most stunning urban homes from around the world. Whether it’s a New York apartment, a London townhouse, or a Berlin loft, this richly illustrated coffee table book features endless inspiration. Discover the private side of the world’s most enchanting cities and immerse yourself in beautiful interiors that reflect their local culture. One common thread ties all of the presented styles together: a love of urban living.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 115.00


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$115.00
Living in Style Country

ISBN: 9783832732219

Publisher: TeNeues

Especially busy urbanities are plagued by an insatiable desire to escape the city to the countryside—to breath in fresh air, yearning silence and comfort. The...


Especially busy urbanities are plagued by an insatiable desire to escape the city to the countryside—to breath in fresh air, yearning silence and comfort. The interiors of the homes presented in Living in Style Country are influenced by their pristine surroundings of untouched nature, majestic mountains, and crystalline lakes. These escapes are nothing less than spectacular, appointed with natural building materials to maintain an atmosphere ranging from vintage to cutting-edge modern. From a hypermodern restored English barn and cozy Provençal or Tuscan cottages, to opulent summer residences on the American coastline, this lavish book provides ample inspiration for your own home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$115.00
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