October 2012 (22)

Robbie: Rugby Warrior, The Autobiography

ISBN: 9781905080106

Author: Robbie Hunter-Paul    Publisher: Great Northern Books

Robbie Paul was Super League's first superstar, a player who transformed the sport with his brilliance on the pitch and larger than life persona off it. He was ...


Robbie Paul was Super League's first superstar, a player who transformed the sport with his brilliance on the pitch and larger than life persona off it. He was the inspirational heart of a Bradford team who dominated rugby league's new summer era, with Paul the face and driving force of the Bulls for more than a decade.
He arrived from New Zealand as a skinny 18-year-old and developed into a world class talent who took Wembley by storm when he became the first player to score a hat-trick of tries there in a Challenge Cup final. It was the launch pad for a career that included a cross-code move to Harlequins as rugby union went professional, more than 30 league appearances for his beloved Kiwis and captaining Bradford to Super League and World Club title honours.
Artist, musician, media commentator, Paul was no ordinary rugby player. Born of a proud warrior race, his inspirational journey through the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a trophy-laden career is the very essence of the joy of rugby.
Paul's compelling story in his long-awaited autobiography is embellished by his own unique High Performance guide on what it takes to be a better player, mentally, physically and professionally, based on his 18-year playing career and rugby marketing and strategic role today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 160 x 240 x 24 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2012


$49.99
Nelson & Marlborough

ISBN: 9781877303319

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Aoraki/Mount Cook

ISBN: 9781877303340

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Dunedin & Oamaru

ISBN: 9781877303357

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Queenstown & Wanaka

ISBN: 9781877303333

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Westland & Fiordland

ISBN: 9781877303326

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Safeguarding Our Oceans

ISBN: 9780987666024

Author: Kate Mulcahy    Publisher: Environmental Defence Society

New Zealand is fortunate to have a very large and biodiverse marine area, hosting over 17,000 known marine species, with many thousands yet to be discovered. Bu...


New Zealand is fortunate to have a very large and biodiverse marine area, hosting over 17,000 known marine species, with many thousands yet to be discovered. But this rich variety of marine life is coming under increasing pressure. Three endemic marine mammals are threatened, as are over sixty per cent of ocean-going seabirds and many species of sharks and marine invertebrates.
Historically, New Zealand has achieved significant success in marine protection. But today the country is far behind international best practice. Fiordland is the only mainland coastal biogeographic region which has more than one percent pf its area safeguarded by marine reserves. Several regions have no protection at all. Extensive benthic protection areas have been created in the exclusive economic zone, but these are not representative, and none are fully protected.
This report reviews New Zealand's current marine protection framework, developments in other countries, and international best practice. It identifies weaknesses in New Zealand's current approaches in the context of its international obligation to achieve a representative network of marine protected areas. The report then provides recommendations for the design of new marine protection legislation, which is essential if New Zealand is to effectively manage its oceans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 380


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 24-09-2012


$39.95
Wonders of the Sea

ISBN: 9780987666017

Author: Kate Mulcahy    Publisher: Environmental Defence Society

A very diverse range of marine mammals live in New Zealand waters, representing almost half of the world's species. Maui's and Hector's dolphins and New Zealand...


A very diverse range of marine mammals live in New Zealand waters, representing almost half of the world's species. Maui's and Hector's dolphins and New Zealand sea lions are found nowhere else in the world. There are small resident populations of orca and bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand, and a group of Bryde's whales living in the Hauraki Gulf. In Kaikoura, sperm whales come unusually close to land. Others, such as pilot whales, frequently strand on the country's beaches.
Marine mammals strongly influenced New Zealand's early history and are the basis of a flourishing tourism industry today. Many New Zealanders have a special connection with these highly intelligent and social creatures.
The Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 was promulgated over thirty years ago. But it has not succeeded in ensuring the health of New Zealand's marine mammal populations. Many species are suffering from significant stresses. The very survival of some, such as the Maui's dolphin, is now at stake.
This publication investigates how New Zealand's current legislative framework has been applied in practice to address conflicts between human activity and marine mammals. It canvasses approaches to marine mammal protection in other countries and identifies current weaknesses in New Zealand's management framework. It then outlines measures that could be taken to enable the legislation to better ensure the 'full protection' of New Zealand's marine mammals.
It should be read by all those who want to better understand the threats currently facing New Zealand's marine mammals and what can be done about them.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 24-08-2012


$39.95
The BMW Book

ISBN: 9783832796167

Publisher: TeNeues

Known for its prefect synthesis of style and technology, BMW is one of the most influential manufacturers anywhere. This compelling volume chronicles its evolut...


Known for its prefect synthesis of style and technology, BMW is one of the most influential manufacturers anywhere. This compelling volume chronicles its evolution in eight chapters ranging from bicycles to classic cars. As with the prestigious brand itself, the layout and illustrations are both innovative and appealing to the eye. We get insights on the design and engineering behind the most popular car models. In addition, readers share in current innovations - both models and concept studies. Further fascinating chapters offer insights into research and development and the corporate image.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


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$199.00
Grand Interiors

ISBN: 9783832796761

Author: Massimo Listri    Publisher: TeNeues

Whether capturing imperial residences or public buildings, Massimo Listri excels at chronicling intricate interiors. Florence-based Listri's works are shown in ...


Whether capturing imperial residences or public buildings, Massimo Listri excels at chronicling intricate interiors. Florence-based Listri's works are shown in the collections of the Palazzo Reale, Milan and the Morgan Library, New York among others. This exceptional volume showcases great European halls from Trinity College, Dublin to the Vatican Museum and the Opera Garnier in Paris. Much like a portraitist, Listri uses every nuance to support the complete narrative. Nothing is lost, yet Listri's photographs somehow never overwhelm or seem cluttered. Every aspect is rendered precisely and clearly, showing us how each finely crafted feature contributes to the magnificence of the overall effect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2012


$175.00
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