May 2016 (67)

Mr Explorer Douglas

ISBN: 9780908812950

Author: Graham Langton    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Charlie Douglas ranks as one of the great early European explorers of New Zealand. From 1867 to 1916 the Scottish-born Douglas lived on the west coast of the So...


Charlie Douglas ranks as one of the great early European explorers of New Zealand. From 1867 to 1916 the Scottish-born Douglas lived on the west coast of the South Island, spending most of his time exploring, surveying and mapping the coast, the bush and the mountainous inland regions, in hazardous conditions, often for little or no pay. Many years later the noted mountaineer and writer John Pascoe rediscovered and preserved many of Douglas’s writings and sketches. The original book he wrote out of these has long been out of print, but Charlie Douglas’s accounts of discovery and recording difficult country continue to fascinate. Douglas recorded much of the geography and topography of South Westland, its ecology and conservation, at a time when this was scarcely known. He also demonstrated the determined qualities of Pakeha pioneering in New Zealand. As with the original edition, about a third of this book is devoted to an account of the life of Charlie Douglas, and about two thirds to his writings, which have been only lightly edited. Errors have been corrected, new information added, new illustrations added (including many in colour), people identified and the text re-edited for modern readership. Graham Langton’s revised edition of Pascoe’s 1957 book was first published in 2000 and reprinted with minor corrections in 2004, and with further corrections and a new cover design in 2016. It will continue to appeal to all with an interest in the New Zealand outdoors, nature and conservation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 348


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   History   New Zealand
$45.00
The Agency

ISBN: 9780473355371

Author: Ian Austin   

As a boy Dan Calder witnessed his father abuse his mother and then as an adult had to endure the near hero worship of the same man who was a senior officer in t...


As a boy Dan Calder witnessed his father abuse his mother and then as an adult had to endure the near hero worship of the same man who was a senior officer in the same police force he joined. Now he’s looking for a fresh start in a new country, but still carrying the baggage of failed relationships and a depressed, repressed past. He chose New Zealand because it was as far as he could get from his old life but he didn’t take into account the universal six degrees of separation is no more than two or three in the land of the long white cloud. Professional and discreet. No job is too big or difficult for The Agency. Training for the Auckland Marathon is free therapy and good exercise for Calder while he is planning what to do with his life. But when he encounters The Agency his life instantly changes as he engages in a deadly game with an unknown foe for the ultimate reward — his own salvation. The Agency has targeted a new client and before long others are depending on him too. The clock is ticking and soon all Calder’s unique crime solving talents are brought to the fore. This was not the new life Dan Calder planned for himself.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 453


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


$29.99
Changing Fortunes

ISBN: 9780992247690

Author: Enid Meyer   

A Better Place told of life in and around Greytown, in the Wairarapa Valley, in the 1860s when a young Englishman John Johnson came to New Zealand hoping to far...


A Better Place told of life in and around Greytown, in the Wairarapa Valley, in the 1860s when a young Englishman John Johnson came to New Zealand hoping to farm his own land. Greytown was the first inland town in New Zealand and the Small Farms’ Association made it possible for immigrants with few means, like the Johnsons to buy land. After two years John was joined by his wife Kate and son Jake, aged ten, and nine-year-old daughter Cathy. Kate came from a wealthier background, but she worked alongside her husband, milking cows and growing food in their garden. In Changing Fortunes, set in the 1870s, the family has become an important part of the community, sharing the good and the challenging times with the other settlers, their children growing up and beginning to make their own lives.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 16-04-2016


$35.00
Life Hacks for Dads

ISBN: 9781849538053

Author: Dan Marshall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

These and dozens of other dilemmas are solved with Life Hacks for Dads, your handy guide to making your daily life that little bit easier. This fully illustrate...


These and dozens of other dilemmas are solved with Life Hacks for Dads, your handy guide to making your daily life that little bit easier. This fully illustrated manual covers everything from keeping your car door wonderfully dent-free to making sure your kids stay entertained, and much, much more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift   Education
$27.99
I Love You Dad

ISBN: 9781849538589

Author: Ella Earle    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'What do I owe my father? Everything.' - Henry van Dyke Dads are real-life superheroes. This collection of meaningful quotations and charming photographs of ani...


'What do I owe my father? Everything.' - Henry van Dyke Dads are real-life superheroes. This collection of meaningful quotations and charming photographs of animal dads and kids in the wild is a heart felt thank you to fathers everywhere.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Best Dad Ever

ISBN: 9781849538572

Author: Tim Fenton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal.' Hedy Lamarr Show your dad how much you care with this collection of loving quotations an...


'I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal.' Hedy Lamarr Show your dad how much you care with this collection of loving quotations and warm thoughts, celebrating everything that makes him the BEST DAD EVER.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Parenting for Beginners

ISBN: 9781849538367

Author: Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There’s a baby on its way… help! Well, how hard can it be really? We’ve all seen it done; most of us have even had parents ourselves. You’d think we’d...


There’s a baby on its way… help! Well, how hard can it be really? We’ve all seen it done; most of us have even had parents ourselves. You’d think we’d know what to do by now, wouldn’t you? But parenthood is surrounded by very important questions: How long before I can start drinking wine again? Should the father be there at the birth – especially if he can barely remember being there at the conception? Why do nappies cost so much? And the questions don’t stop, even when the kids are grown up: When are they going to give us our first grandchild? Why are they still borrowing money off us? And will they ever move out of our house? But luckily help is at hand, and Parenting for Beginners has all the witty advice you’ll need to start your new journey in style!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Marriage for Beginners

ISBN: 9781849537988

Author: Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Welcome to the start of the rest of your life! Sometimes, being a beginner can be a good thing. Sure, you wouldn’t want your pilot to announce that it’s the...


Welcome to the start of the rest of your life! Sometimes, being a beginner can be a good thing. Sure, you wouldn’t want your pilot to announce that it’s their first ever flight while you’re 30,000 feet in the air, but everybody’s got to start somewhere. When it comes to marriage, being a beginner means you’re bound to make little mistakes – such as hogging the middle of the bed or burning the house down with your first home-cooked meal – but your partner will forgive you because they love you. And because now they’re stuck with you. Honestly, they’ll have forgotten all about it by the time you reach your silver wedding anniversary. Marriage is one big learning curve and you’re jumping in at the deep end, but the wicked and witty advice in Marriage for Beginners will ensure that you make a real splash!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
The Little Book of Retirement

ISBN: 9781849538510

Author: Freddie Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You know you’re retired when… … now everyone knows you're not at work anymore you find yourself busier than when you were. The joys of retirement are many...


You know you’re retired when… … now everyone knows you're not at work anymore you find yourself busier than when you were. The joys of retirement are many and varied, so read on to discover what makes these golden years so golden!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
The Little Book of Grandparenting

ISBN: 9781849538527

Author: Freddie Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You know you’re a grandparent when… … YOU FIND YOURSELF TELLING EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE POSTMAN AND THE PARKING WARDEN, HOW CLEVER YOUR GRANDKIDS ARE. The...


You know you’re a grandparent when… … YOU FIND YOURSELF TELLING EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE POSTMAN AND THE PARKING WARDEN, HOW CLEVER YOUR GRANDKIDS ARE. The joys of being a grandparent are many and varied, so read on to discover what makes grandparents (and sometimes grandchildren) so grand!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
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