October 2016 (53)

The March of the Foxgloves

ISBN: 9780473365820

Author: Karyn Hay    Publisher: Esom House Press

A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential su...


A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential summer reading. LONDON, 1893, and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. Falling in with other artists and non-conformists, and inspired by the revolution in thinking brought about by heroic literary figures and social reformers of the time, Frances forges a new path of her own making. Karyn Hay is an iconic New Zealand media personality, and award-winning author. Her first book Emerald Budgies, described as ‘a darkly comic tale of disintegration and revenge... Prozac Nation meets Crash!’, won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Karyn is also a Frank Sargeson Fellow. She lives in West Auckland.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$32.00
The Beacon Project

ISBN: 9780473363536

Author: Toby Fraser    Publisher: Lovat Publishing

Nanotech entrepreneur Ryan Trishler and retired Soviet general Alexander Volkov come from very different worlds, yet both have survived the toughest of upbringi...


Nanotech entrepreneur Ryan Trishler and retired Soviet general Alexander Volkov come from very different worlds, yet both have survived the toughest of upbringings. And now each man understands something of the nature of military conflict: one using technology to avoid senseless deaths on the battlefield, the other profiting from wartime brutality wherever it happens. When Trishler’s company trials a lifesaving hi tech antennae vest at the Yuma military testing ground in the Arizona desert, Volkov and his associates intervene, causing the violent deaths of innocent bystanders and setting off a chain of increasingly lethal confrontations. As the action moves from the United States to New Zealand to Canada, the deadly manoeuvring pulls in other players: both men’s families, law enforcement officers, senior politicians, lawyers and judges; and eventually the United States President himself. A searing indictment of the international arms trade and the political corruption that feeds it, The Beacon Project is both high-octane thriller and moving family drama, a story that shows the stark choices powerful men make, and the razor-thin line between good and evil.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 328


Dimensions: 152 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$35.00
DUE > 9th Dec 2016
20 Rental Properties in One Year

ISBN: 9780473372293

Author: Graeme Fowler    Publisher: Graeme Fowler

Graeme Fowler is the author of the NZ Best Selling book “NZ Real Estate Investors’ Secrets – How 10 New Zealanders became Millionaires from Residential Pr...


Graeme Fowler is the author of the NZ Best Selling book “NZ Real Estate Investors’ Secrets – How 10 New Zealanders became Millionaires from Residential Property” which was first published in 2003, and then updated in 2008. This book has now sold almost 15,000 copies making it one of, if not the highest selling book on property investment ever written in New Zealand. Graeme is a well known educator, speaker and property expert in NZ. He has completed over 500 real estate transactions since starting out at the young age of 24 after reading the classic book “Jones on Property” by Bob Jones. Graeme has a portfolio of over 70 properties and still is very actively buying, renovating and selling properties today. In this latest book, Graeme had the idea to see if he could buy 20 properties using no equity (money) with one simple idea. He wanted to buy these properties with ‘no money being used overall from his existing properties’ that is 100% financed. The rents from these properties would need to cover the mortgage, the rates, the insurance and property management and all mortgages be fully paid off in 20 years time. This is a very informative, in depth and detailed journey of exactly how Graeme achieved this in only 12 months. He also gives detailed Spreadsheets of all the properties summarised with purchase prices, equity gained, cash-flow and the loan details. He also writes many articles on property and its related topics and these are often featured in Property Magazines. In this book he shares many of these informative and very well thought out articles for the reader to enjoy, and learn from. For any person interested in Property or Property Investing, this book really is a must read.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 212


Dimensions: 155 x 226 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$34.95
Rugged Coast Rough Seas : Wairarapa's Maritime History

ISBN: 9780992247546

Author: Ken Scadden    Publisher: Wairarapa Archive

“Surely the Wairarapa doesn't have a maritime history, there are no ports or wharves and only a few fishermen earning their living from the sea.” This has ...


“Surely the Wairarapa doesn't have a maritime history, there are no ports or wharves and only a few fishermen earning their living from the sea.” This has been a commonly held view, and the reason this book has not been written until now. In fact, the maritime history of the Wairarapa coast is both fascinating – and important. The sea lane from Auckland to Wellington, via the Wairarapa coast, was a critically important highway during the 19th century. Coastal shipping, with its use of surfboats, delivered the essentials of life ashore and took off wool, tallow and timber in the decades before roads were carved through the bush to remote settlements and sheep stations. Rugged Coast, Rough Waters tells the story of shipping – of national and local importance – on the Wairarapa coast. It also document’s the coast’s Maori maritime history and the barely remembered sealing, whaling and flax industries that once flourished The unforgiving, exposed coastline and the storms that rage along it have resulted in over 70 shipwrecks and more than100 lives lost.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


Tags: October 2016   History   New Zealand   Transport
$40.00
Be Who You Are : The Human Face of Reiki

ISBN: 9780473239886

Author: Anna Simms    Publisher: Fraser Books

Be Who You Are is the story of Anna Simms’ personal Reiki journey. The words “Rei’ and Ki’ are thought to originate from ‘Raku-Kei’ and are from the...


Be Who You Are is the story of Anna Simms’ personal Reiki journey. The words “Rei’ and Ki’ are thought to originate from ‘Raku-Kei’ and are from the Japanese language. Raku is the vertical energy flow through the body and Kei is the horizontal energy flow. ‘Raku-Kei’ is the art and science of self-improvement used by ancient Tibetan llamas dating back thousands of years. Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) means Universal Life force and is a system of natural healing which involves the lay-on of hands and distant healing. As Anna Simms says: “It was nearly 30 years ago when I discovered Reiki. I was living in Hong Kong and due to go into hospital for major surgery. It was also the year I decided I would compete in the Dragon Boat races, so I wanted to heal quickly.” Dragon boating seemed impossible, but someone mentioned Reiki. Anna saw a practitioner, made a surprisingly rapid recovery from her operation and competed in national and international Dragon Boat competitions that year on Hong Kong Harbour.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


$25.00
The Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture

ISBN: 9783848002368

Author: Yu-Lin Lian    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Acupuncture in Latin means “sticking with the needle.” Each of the 409 important acupuncture points is presented with an anatomical graphic, an overview of ...


Acupuncture in Latin means “sticking with the needle.” Each of the 409 important acupuncture points is presented with an anatomical graphic, an overview of the meridian and a photo showing the needle placement. The combination of Chinese sources and the authors’ therapeutic experiences provides a sensible balance between the most important indications and practical needs. The names, properties, and applications of the individual acupuncture points have been revised on this basis. Far-Eastern healing methods and Western observation techniques create a bridge between Asian and Western views of acupuncture. The Pictorial Atlas of Acupuncture not only provides beginners with an overview of the most important acupuncture points, but experienced practitioners can also learn about seldom used acupuncture points and thus extend their knowledge.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 192 x 240 mm


$39.99
A Year in Photography

ISBN: 9783791381855

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available again in a stunning new format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists ...


Now available again in a stunning new format, this generously illustrated book for lovers of photography includes 365 images from the greatest photojournalists of today and yesterday. Founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos is the iconic international photographic cooperative whose members have captured the major historical events of their times, as well as private and intimate moments. A year’s worth of these images is offered in this visually stunning book that features full page reproductions organized to reflect what Cartier-Bresson himself declared a “community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.” Nearly 70 photographers are represented with five to six images each, and the current Magnum members have selected the photographs that they consider to best represent their own output. Running more than 700 pages, this book includes images that make history both individual and universal.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 752


Dimensions: 170 x 170 mm


$55.00
A Year In Art

ISBN: 9783791382913

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring an attractive new format and a selection of the best of the first two volumes in the A Year in Art series, this book includes 365 works of art, from R...


Featuring an attractive new format and a selection of the best of the first two volumes in the A Year in Art series, this book includes 365 works of art, from Renaissance paintings to modern art masterpieces, from Medieval art to Picasso, and from Russian icons to Chagall. Imagine 365 masterpieces of art from around the world at your fingertips. That’s what readers will find as they turn the pages day after day to discover a full-page exquisitely reproduced artwork from a variety of eras, genres, and media. Further enhancing these pages are quotations to ponder, surprise, and delight. This book also serves as a perpetual calendar and opposite the color illustrations there is plenty of space to record birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates as well as personal notes and reflections. As functional as it is beautiful, this book’s global and historical collection of images makes the perfect gift for lovers of art and will offer inspiration every day of the year.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 736


Dimensions: 170 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2016


$55.00
The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds

ISBN: 9783791382036

Author: Deborah Samuel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In this magnificent display of ornithological beauty, readers are given the chance to marvel at the textures and colors of birds in stunning detail—and are re...


In this magnificent display of ornithological beauty, readers are given the chance to marvel at the textures and colors of birds in stunning detail—and are rewarded with a new appreciation of art in nature. Deborah Samuel’s photographs are meant to inspire and teach. In this book she turns her lens toward the bird, and her images are as surprising as they are exquisite. From nest to egg to feather, these images are an exercise in seeing and a showcase of what photography can reveal: the impossibly soft feathers of ospreys; the iridescence of a bird-of-paradise; the curved, needle-like beak of a common scimitarbill; and the psychedelic hues of the aptly named resplendent quetzal. Samuel also photographs the nests and eggs of birds, showing us examples of incredible artistry and simple, natural perfection. Accompanying these images are detailed scientific descriptions of Samuel’s subjects, written by Mark Peck, an ornithological expert at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. An index detailing each species—its common and scientific names, size, habitats, and breeding practices—makes this more than a photography book, while the extraordinary images transform it into a sourcebook of colors, shapes, and designs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 287


Dimensions: 245 x 250 x 30 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2016


$95.00
The Moleskine Project Volume 1

ISBN: 9780997256703

Authors: Ken Harman, Rod Luff    Publisher: Gingko Press

The Moleskine Project began as one artist’s mission to fill a sketchbook cover to cover. After exhibiting this work at Spoke Art Gallery, Rod Luff and curator...


The Moleskine Project began as one artist’s mission to fill a sketchbook cover to cover. After exhibiting this work at Spoke Art Gallery, Rod Luff and curator/gallerist Ken Harman decided to invite artists from around the world to participate, each submitting artwork to fill up one spread of a sketchbook. The artists came from a variety of creative fields, including film, comics, fine art, illustration and more. The results were magical. This book represents the culmination of the last two exhibitions collected into one volume. Featured artists include: Rod Luff, Ozabu, Andrew Hem, Cannon Dill, Fredrick Rattzen, Tran Nguyen, Zach Oldenkamp, JAW Cooper, Edwin Ushiro, Adam Caldwell, Jayde Fish, Nimit Malavia, Laura Bifano, Coro, Chrystal Chan, Hisao-Ron Cheng, Greg Gandy, Ken Garduno, NC Winters, Travis Louie, Keita Morimoto, Pat Perry, Sergio Lopez, Michael Shapcott, Christian MacNevin, Marco Mazzoni, Martine Johanna, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Jessica Hess, Marco Nelor, Ryan Malley, So Youn Lee, Brian M Viveros, Kim Cogan, Kate Zambrano, Mike Sutfin, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Reinier Gamboa, Frank Gonzales, Stella Im Hultberg, Randy Ortiz, Matt Ritchie, Zach Montoya, Henrik Uldalen, Craww, Helice Wen, Jeremy Hush, Joanne Nam, Joel Daniel Phillips and Jeremy Mann.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 133 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$55.00
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