November 2012 (25)

Canterbury Country Houses IV

ISBN: 9781877303258

Author: Rodney Wells    Publisher: The Caxton Press

There has never been a better time to discover and cherish Canterbury’s historic houses. Seventy more treasures can be found in this book. They are survivors ...


There has never been a better time to discover and cherish Canterbury’s historic houses. Seventy more treasures can be found in this book. They are survivors of threats both manmade and natural. Most stood strong during the Canterbury earthquakes. Others are now in need of repair. All deserve to have their story told and enjoyed.
This book is a beautifully illustrated account of 70 country houses located in Canterbury. Fine pen and ink drawings by renowned artist Rodney Wells are complemented by Vicky Heward’s text which is a wonderful insight into the people who have done much to shape the culture of our country.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 270 x 214 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


$65.00
Canterbury Country Houses IV

ISBN: 9781877303241

Author: Rodney Wells    Publisher: The Caxton Press

There has never been a better time to discover and cherish Canterbury’s historic houses. Seventy more treasures can be found in this book. They are survivors ...


There has never been a better time to discover and cherish Canterbury’s historic houses. Seventy more treasures can be found in this book. They are survivors of threats both manmade and natural. Most stood strong during the Canterbury earthquakes. Others are now in need of repair. All deserve to have their story told and enjoyed.
This book is a beautifully illustrated account of 70 country houses located in Canterbury. Fine pen and ink drawings by renowned artist Rodney Wells are complemented by Vicky Heward’s text which is a wonderful insight into the people who have done much to shape the culture of our country.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 270 x 214 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


$45.00
Lyttelton, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula: Picturesque & Historic (HB)

ISBN: 9781877303296

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Peter Morath has photographed and written this book as a sequel to his previous one “Christchurch, A Nostalgic Tribute”. Two chapters are retrospective, sho...


Peter Morath has photographed and written this book as a sequel to his previous one “Christchurch, A Nostalgic Tribute”. Two chapters are retrospective, showing Lyttelton scenes from the past and some of the heritage buildings lost in the earthquakes. The main part of this book is contemporary though. It is full of recent photographs. They show us Banks Peninsula’s wonderful mix of scenery, history, homes and holiday havens, farming, wildlife and conservation areas, outdoor pursuits and tourist activities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 286 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


$59.99 $39.99
Lyttelton, Akaroa and Banks Peninsula : Picturesque & Historic (PB)

ISBN: 9781877303289

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Peter Morath has photographed and written this book as a sequel to his previous one “Christchurch, A Nostalgic Tribute”. Two chapters are retrospective, sho...


Peter Morath has photographed and written this book as a sequel to his previous one “Christchurch, A Nostalgic Tribute”. Two chapters are retrospective, showing Lyttelton scenes from the past and some of the heritage buildings lost in the earthquakes. The main part of this book is contemporary though. It is full of recent photographs. They show us Banks Peninsula’s wonderful mix of scenery, history, homes and holiday havens, farming, wildlife and conservation areas, outdoor pursuits and tourist activities.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 286 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


$39.99 $29.99
Wardle's Native Trees of New Zealand

ISBN: 9781877520068

Author: John Wardle    Publisher: New Zealand Farm Forestry Assoc

This book is for all tree enthusiasts, students and anyone seeking information on the indigenous trees of New Zealand. It contains comprehensive descriptions of...


This book is for all tree enthusiasts, students and anyone seeking information on the indigenous trees of New Zealand. It contains comprehensive descriptions of each species thoroughly researched with their own story, which makes it special. Good descriptions of tree form, establishment from cuttings and seed and frost, shade tolerance, growth, and the end use of the timber are just the start.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 398


Dimensions: 215 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2011


$89.99
Reflections On Charming Creek

ISBN: 9780908573875

Author: Bill Prebble    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The Charming Creek story is one of West Coast pioneering enterprise. Bothers Robert and George Watson, at the turn of the century set about extracting timber fr...


The Charming Creek story is one of West Coast pioneering enterprise. Bothers Robert and George Watson, at the turn of the century set about extracting timber from the Charming Creek valley by way of an incline over the Radcliffe Ridge. Slow, and hard on horses tasked for the job, they subsequently blasted a ledge through the spectacular Ngakawau Gorge for a new tramway. Morphing into a coal railway with the opening of the Charming Creek mine, this tramway ferried miners and workmen to the mine each workday in open coal trucks. The story of the men, this fledgling company, and how they coped with the Depression and war years, successive bridge failures, runaway trains, and a riot, add intrigue into an otherwise fascinating operation. Personal accounts from those that worked both the Charming Creek line and mine are well documented, together with photographs on some of these exploits. The final chapter features the current DOC walkway, written as a guide for those visiting this fabulous site, one of the little-known wonders of the West Coast.
77 B&W + 31 colour photographs


Bind: paperback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 19-11-2012


$53.00
Wairarapa Moana: The Lake and Its People

ISBN: 9780958261784

Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

Wairarapa Moana: The Lake and Its People tells the story of the North Island’s third largest lake complex from the mists of Māori myths to the realities of t...


Wairarapa Moana: The Lake and Its People tells the story of the North Island’s third largest lake complex from the mists of Māori myths to the realities of today’s environmental problems. The book encompasses Māori and Pākehā history, the area’s archaeology and the moulding of its landscape, the control of water in Wairarapa Moana’s complex of lakes, rivers and wetlands, about the diverse and sometimes rare fauna and flora, and about the clashes between European farming and Maori cultural values. Most significantly, there is also the little known saga of the Maori gifting of Lake Wairarapa to the Crown in 1896, the subsequent trail of broken promises and deceit until, finally, the people of Wairarapa Moana triumphed with their successful development of the Pouākani lands in the Waikato. The book is in full colour, with over 250 photographs, paintings, maps and diagrams.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 25-11-2012


$49.50
Just What The Doctor Disordered : Early Writings & Cartoons of Dr Seuss

ISBN: 9780486498461

Author: Dr Seuss    Publisher: Dover Publications

Before his worldwide fame as a bestselling children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel was a prolific writer and cartoonist for humor magazines of the early twentie...


Before his worldwide fame as a bestselling children's author, Theodor Seuss Geisel was a prolific writer and cartoonist for humor magazines of the early twentieth century. The creator of Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and other classics wrote and drew comic features for publications such as Judge, Life, College Humor, and Liberty. This entertaining compilation of items from the Doctor's early and often overlooked career offers a captivating blend of visual hilarity, nonsense language, and absurdist humor.
Articles and essays abounding in literary surrealism include "memoirs" of spying on General Grant during the Civil War and visiting England on a daily budget of 90 cents. Seuss investigates the origins of contract bridge (played by Druids armed with croquet mallets), explains how to eject a cow from your apartment, and presents charts with helpful pointers, including "How to Punish Your Offspring Scientifically." With their humorous commentaries on people and googly-eyed animals, these cartoon essays and fantasies offer delightful views of reality as seen in the Seussian fun-house mirror.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 21 x 23.5 mm


Publication Date: 15-12-2012


$29.99
The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature

ISBN: 9780486498348

Author: Stan & Jan Berenstain    Publisher: Dover Publications

Discover fun facts about the world around us in the company of the fun-loving Berenstain Bears and their friend Professor Actual Factual. Three big adventures i...


Discover fun facts about the world around us in the company of the fun-loving Berenstain Bears and their friend Professor Actual Factual. Three big adventures involving the Bear Country Almanac, a nature guide, and a trip to a science fair answer such questions as What are the seasons? Are you an animal? and How can we make energy from wind and water?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 200 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2013


$29.99
The Berenstain Bears' Storytime Treasury

ISBN: 9780486498362

Author: Stan & Jan Berenstain    Publisher: Dover Publications

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of their very first story, this collectible volume features four easy-to-read adventures of the Berenstain Bears. Charming...


Just in time for the 50th anniversary of their very first story, this collectible volume features four easy-to-read adventures of the Berenstain Bears. Charmingly illustrated tales, recounted in verse, include a journey through the four seasons, a series of bedtime rituals, a trip to the supermarket, and a family picnic.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 104


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2012


$25.99
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