May 2019 (49)

Bishops Boozers Brethren and Burkhas

ISBN: 9780992247713

Author: Mike Grimshaw    Publisher: Fraser Books

The Book: Bishops, Boozers, Brethren &Burkhas uses cartoons from 1860s to the present day to discuss the way religion in New Zealand has been represented by our...


The Book: Bishops, Boozers, Brethren &Burkhas uses cartoons from 1860s to the present day to discuss the way religion in New Zealand has been represented by our cartoonists. There is no general history of religion in New Zealand so this book is a unique contribution in providing not only a cartoon history of religion in this country but also a history via cartoons. From the 1860s, settlers viewed issues of religion and politics as problematic, but in the main, religion remained part of the fabric of society. However, religion was more of a concern for our cartoonists as New Zealand became an increasingly secular nation from the 1970s onwards. This not only reflects the generation of cartoonists whose work was published from the 1970s but also a shift in New Zealand society more generally. Overall, when religion was less of a contested identity and influence, cartoonists tended to leave religion – and the church alone. However, as the country became, very quickly, a secular society from the 1970s onwards, religion was a target of cartoonists. Religion and the religious were increasingly presented as representing religious and social attitudes and beliefs regarded as out of step with a modern society. The Author: Mike Grimshaw (PhD Otago) is Associate Professor in Sociology at University of Canterbury, New Zealand. A founding series editor for Radical Theologies and Philosophies (Palgrave Macmillan) and founding co-editor of Continental Thought & Theory:(http://ctt.canterbury.ac.nz/about-ctt/), he toils at the intersections of radical theology, continental thought and cultural and social theory. He also has a focus on New Zealand religious and intellectual history; recently publishing a book of interviews with the New Zealand radical religious thinker Sir Lloyd Geering(Geering Interviews, Polebridge, USA, 2018) and edited the letters of the noted New Zealand philosopher Arthur Prior (Arthur Prior, ‘a young progressive’, Canterbury University Press, 2018).


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


$39.50
Paris

ISBN: 9783961711826

Author: Serge Ramelli    Publisher: TeNeues

Paris... so familiar and yet surprising. In pastel shades and dazzling details like the palette of French Impressionism, Serge Ramelli presents a unique and per...


Paris... so familiar and yet surprising. In pastel shades and dazzling details like the palette of French Impressionism, Serge Ramelli presents a unique and personal photo homage to the City of Lights. With romance and history in her blood, Paris shows her tender side as never seen before. Only Paris offers the inimitable stage that can turn every photo into a film still. In its architectural splendor, its wealth of churches, palaces, parks, and grand boulevards, the city is peerless in its beauty and allure. Add to that a long, rich, and influential history, and this coveted capital is art in its purest form. From the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, to Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Pres--the traces of painters and photographers and echoes of actors and movie directors can be found all over the city. In this exquisite Paris photo book, Serge Ramelli pays tribute to this unique legacy of art and culture, capturing the city's poetic flair. As in vintage postcards, with glowing street lights or only certain details in color in a black and white panorama, Ramelli accentuates particular picture elements to create a modern, 3D effect, while retaining a close connection to Parisian history. Vivid in one's memory or perhaps imagination, Ramelli collects rapturous moments with his camera--a brilliant firework display in front of the Eiffel Tower or the sight of the Pont Neuf amidst freshly fallen snow. In the beguiling blue hour, or a nuit (the magical light at sunrise and sunset), the photographer shows a kaleidoscope along the Seine that will delight all who have lived and loved in Paris.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2019


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Best & Unique Wellness Retreats

ISBN: 9783961711895

Author: Sebastian Schoellgen    Publisher: TeNeues

Be inspired by stylish spas, individual Ayurveda resorts and restorative health centres in the most beautiful regions of the world. Just looking at the select r...


Be inspired by stylish spas, individual Ayurveda resorts and restorative health centres in the most beautiful regions of the world. Just looking at the select retreats on each page of Best & Unique Wellness Retreats will make you feel relaxed. An over 300-page compendium, Best & Unique Wellness Retreats presents the absolute highlights of the wellness industry with the most unique resorts and leading hotels. The term "vacation" gets a whole new meaning. If you're looking for a rejuvenating massage, a mentally and physically relaxing yoga class, or soothing Ayurvedic treatments, this comprehensive guide is a must-read and go-to source for planning your perfect spa vacation. After all, who doesn't want to escape the stress of everyday life, leave all your cares behind, and indulge in complete relaxation? Here you will find an extraordinary selection of places to recharge your batteries, finally switch "off", have some time for yourself, and return home re-energized. Get ready to paper yourself - we'll show you the best and most stylish places to go.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$180.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
The Great Alone

ISBN: 9783899559774

Author: Tim Voors    Publisher: Gestalten

Time is precious. The world is waiting. Rediscover yourself. The Great Alone is the epic adventure of a relatable explorer. Why does a 44-year-old father leav...


Time is precious. The world is waiting. Rediscover yourself. The Great Alone is the epic adventure of a relatable explorer. Why does a 44-year-old father leave his family for six months to walk 4,286km across America on the Pacific Crest Trail? What effect does it have on his marriage? on his children? and on himself? Following his intuition, Tim Voors decided to embark on a life-changing hike, feeling alive, being afraid, pushing through pain, confronting emptiness and starting a passionate romance with the wilderness. Tim Voors takes us through the physical, mental and spiritual journey he experienced on this epic hike. Climb into his backpack as he takes you through deserts, mountains, forests and raging rivers, where he forges magical friendships, rediscovers who he used to be, and implements those lessons on returning home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 22-04-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2019   Travel   Biography
$69.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Gallantry In Action

ISBN: 9781911621287

Author: Norman Franks    Publisher: Grub Street

When the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged on 1 April 1918, to form the Royal Air Force, the new command needed to have its own gallantr...


When the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged on 1 April 1918, to form the Royal Air Force, the new command needed to have its own gallantry medals to distinguish itself from the Army and the Royal Navy. Thus the new Distinguished Flying Cross came into being. Not that this new award (along with the Distinguished Flying Medal for non-commissioned personnel) came into immediate use, but as 1918 progressed, awards that earlier might have produced the Military Cross or Distinguished Service Cross, became the Distinguished Flying Cross. By the end of WWI a large number of DFCs and First Bars had been awarded, but only three Second Bars had been promulgated for First War actions. Before WWII erupted, only four more Second Bars had been awarded, for actions largely in what we would now call the Middle East. By the end of the WWII, awards of the DFC and First Bars had multiplied greatly, but only fifty Second Bars had been awarded (and Gazetted), making fifty-seven in all between 1918 and 1946. To this can be added three more, awarded post-WWII, between 1952-1955, making a grand total of sixty. Still a significantly small number of members of this pretty exclusive ‘club’. Within the covers of this book recorded for the first time together are the mini-biographies of all those sixty along with the citations that accompanied their awards, or in some cases the recommendations for them. Also recorded are citations for other decorations such as the Distinguished Service Order, et al. The recommendations were often longer than the actual citations themselves, and during periods of large numbers of all types of awards, these citations did not make it into the London Gazette, recording name of the recipient only. As the reader will discover, the range of airmen who received the DFC and Two Bars, cover most of the ambit of WWII operations, be they fighter pilots, bomber pilots, night-fighter aircrew, aircrew navigators, engineers, etc, or reconnaissance pilots. Each has interesting stories, proving, if proof be needed, their gallantry in action.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2019   Military
$55.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2019
Dad In A Million

ISBN: 9781786857637

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad Celebrate all the things that make your dad the best with this little book, packed with to...


Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad Celebrate all the things that make your dad the best with this little book, packed with top-quality quotes and statements to show him how much you love him. It is the perfect keepsake that will remind him again and again that he really is the best dad ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2019


Tags: May 2019   Humour & Gift
$19.99
Help The Grandchildren are Coming

ISBN: 9781786857927

Author: Mike Haskins    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Knock, knock. Who’s there? The grandchildren. It’s one of the few phrases guaranteed to fill you with both delight and dread – the grandchildren are comi...


Knock, knock. Who’s there? The grandchildren. It’s one of the few phrases guaranteed to fill you with both delight and dread – the grandchildren are coming! Of course you love to see them, but what do you do with them for the next few hours – or even days? Thankfully, this book is here to guide you through. Choose from a whole host of delights: Games old and new Magic tricks that even you won’t be able to mess up Jokes that will make you the first sit-down stand-up comedian The hours will fly by and, with any luck, you’ll have just as much fun as they do!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Humour & Gift
$27.99
Pause : 100 Moments of Calm

ISBN: 9781786859488

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I breathe in calm. I breathe out calm. Modern life can be fast-paced and stressful, so we all need a way to press ‘pause’ from time to time. With simple mi...


I breathe in calm. I breathe out calm. Modern life can be fast-paced and stressful, so we all need a way to press ‘pause’ from time to time. With simple mindfulness techniques, self-care ideas, and easy ways to relax, this little book will be your pocket guide to finding moments of peace, reflection and calm in every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Humour & Gift
$19.99
Don't Quit Your Daydream

ISBN: 9781786857972

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This is for the stargazers, the cloud-watchers, the adventure-chasers, the puddle-jumpers and the bubble-blowers. Filled with wise quotes and freewheeling ideas...


This is for the stargazers, the cloud-watchers, the adventure-chasers, the puddle-jumpers and the bubble-blowers. Filled with wise quotes and freewheeling ideas, this is the must-have book for keeping your daydreams close to their heart.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Humour & Gift
$19.99
Stuff Students Should Know

ISBN: 9781786857958

Author: Dan Marshall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Can you make a healthy meal? Do you know how to proofread an essay? Are you able to plan a weekly budget? If the answer to any of the above is no, then don...


Can you make a healthy meal? Do you know how to proofread an essay? Are you able to plan a weekly budget? If the answer to any of the above is no, then don’t worry – you’re like the millions of other students worldwide! Luckily this book is here to give you a crash course in living while you learn. Full of useful advice and practical skills, it will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to take your first steps into the world of adulthood. From the little things, like planning a revision timetable, right up to the big, like negotiating your starting salary, this handy guide will arm you with all the skills you need to navigate life in the real world like a pro.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2019


Tags: May 2019   Humour & Gift
$27.99
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