September 2015 (44)

Sleepy Kiwi

ISBN: 9780473330279

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Tikitibu NZ

Science shows that baby's eyes are drawn to strong contrasting colours. This black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newbo...


Science shows that baby's eyes are drawn to strong contrasting colours. This black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newborns and infants. Kiwi are a very special and rare nocturnal bird, native to New Zealand. The perfect character to juxtapose the erratic sleep patterns of a newborn baby. * From #1 Best Selling New Zealand author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series of books. * A newborn baby sees only in black and white and shades of grey. Nerve cells in their retina and brain that control vision are not fully developed. the simple graphics and solid black and white are ideal for this stage of development. * Encourages the practice of reading to your child from birth. The book is a large, thick board book, matte laminated for a soft, cleanable finish. Created entirely in a black and white modern illustration style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$19.99
Bonsai Growing in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473333355

Author: Beverley Van    Publisher: Beverley Van

The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent times that bons...


The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent times that bonsai have come to be grown in practically every part of the world. Today with almost daily advances in technology, it is reassuring ti know that there are still pursuits that can provide an opportunity for people to get away form the stresses of everyday life. Bonsai is one of them. You may be an absolute beginner or you could have been working on your bonsai for some time. Whichever the case, the hope that this book will help you to avoid some of the pitfalls encountered in earlier days. No matter if you grow six or sixty bonsai you will find that growing and developing your bonsai will give you great satisfaction and a renewed awareness of the beauty of nature.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 212 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$49.99
Island Kingdom

ISBN: 9781927145692

Author: Ian Campbell    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The island kingdom of Tonga, situated in the South Pacific about a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawai'i, was probably the first part of Polynesia to...


The island kingdom of Tonga, situated in the South Pacific about a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawai'i, was probably the first part of Polynesia to be settled by humans, about 3000 years ago. Periods of isolation alternated with periods of regular contact with neighbouring island groups while Tongan culture developed its distinctive variant of the Polynesian theme. Modern Tonga was moulded by dramatic changes in the nineteenth century during which the population converted to Christianity, and a formal state was established under a written constitution. As a result of benign British supervision, Tonga was the only Pacific archipelago not to be formally controlled by a European power. After two or three generations of tranquil consolidation, late in the twentieth century a vigorous and ambitious king forced his country into a trajectory of economic development and rapid social change, which eventually created a demand for political reform and democratisation. Tonga is less isolated, more prosperous and yet seemingly more troubled now than at any time in its history. First published in 1992, Island Kingdom is the only comprehensive treatment of its subject and is widely acknowledged as being the authoritative history of Tonga. This third edition is updated and revised in accordance with recent research, and new chapters bring the story up to the end of 2014.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 328


Dimensions: 152 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2015


Tags: September 2015   History
$49.99
Sociocultural Realities: Exploring New Horizons

ISBN: 9781927145722

Authors: Angus Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane, Melinda Webber    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ examines sociocultural approaches in the education sector, from early childhood to tertiary. With few publ...


‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ examines sociocultural approaches in the education sector, from early childhood to tertiary. With few publications covering such a range, there is a common struggle to gain a better understanding of the impact of social and cultural discourses on learning and teaching; this book aims to encourage the discussion and application of the theory and practice by researchers, policy-makers and teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. The evolution of sociocultural theory is illustrated, and its links to cultural diversity across these three geographically distinct settings are shared. By way of a range of personal experiences, and some innovative research that showcases sociocultural theory in practice, the book offers practical examples for educators to employ in today’s diverse learning contexts. Three key messages recur: the importance of people working in partnership, the worthiness of protecting diversity and uniqueness, and the significance of participation as an enabler of success. ‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ is a reference for teachers, special education advisors, psychologists, university lecturers and paraprofessionals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2015


$45.00
The Land of Doing without: Davey Gunn of the Hollyford

ISBN: 9781877257537

Author: Julia Bradshaw    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Davey Gunn lived 30 years in Fiordland's rugged Hollyford Valley, where he had one of the most isolated cattle runs in New Zealand. When he moved there in 1926 ...


Davey Gunn lived 30 years in Fiordland's rugged Hollyford Valley, where he had one of the most isolated cattle runs in New Zealand. When he moved there in 1926 he left behind his wife and children - and civilisation- for a tough and solitary life he grew to love.
Although quiet and modest by nature, Davey became known throughout New Zealand as a back-country hero for his 20-hour journey to raise the alarm after a fatal plane crash at Big Bay on 1936. His efforts saw the four survivors rescued, and the legend of Davey Gunn began.
Against the almost insuperable odds of difficult country, isolation, the Depression, the depredations of a burgeoning deer population and the constant threat of losing his short-term leases, Davey wrestled to make a living from his largely wild cattle.
He was also keen to open up and share the land he loved, and in the mid-1930s pioneered guided walking and riding trips in the Hollyford and Pyke Valleys. Hollford Camp, also known to this day as Gunns Camp, is testament to the efforts of this true No.8 wire man, who did more than any other individual to alert travellers throughout New Zealand and the world to the unparalleled beauty of this part of Fiordland.
It is somehow fitting that, on Christmas Day 1955, the Hollyford River eventually claimed this remarkable man. The Land of Doing Without brings to life the memories of many of Davey's contemporaries, and explores the man behind the legend: his quirks, his fortitude and his legacy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 14-08-2012


$29.99
The Rugby Union Quiz Book

ISBN: 9781784611170

Author: Matthew Jones    Publisher: Y Lolfa

Rugby Union attracts supporters across the world to a sport that is technical, tough and skilful. The game's history is littered with competitive rivalries, out...


Rugby Union attracts supporters across the world to a sport that is technical, tough and skilful. The game's history is littered with competitive rivalries, outstanding matches and players that have become household names. Here's a chance for fans of the game to test their memory and recollect a famous result or outstanding moment. This book contains questions that will stretch the recollections of the most hardened trivia buff, but also has some easier challenges to make sure it's fun for every type of enthusiast.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Publication Date: 17-08-2015


$17.99
Deliciously Wheat, Gluten & Dairy Free

ISBN: 9781910690116

Author: Antoinette Savill    Publisher: Grub Street

Antoinette Savill’s first book for Grub Street, Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free is one of our best-selling health titles. And so by popular demand ...


Antoinette Savill’s first book for Grub Street, Learn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free is one of our best-selling health titles. And so by popular demand here is her latest collection of contemporary and delicious recipes to suit the seasons, all tastes and all budgets. Like her previous book this one is aimed at the millions of people suffering from food intolerances. If you are told that you must follow a wheat, gluten or dairy free diet, what can you safely eat? One thing is certain you will have to start cooking for yourself at home since there are very few ready meals available that will be suitable for your restricted diet. The simplest and safest course is to prepare your own meals, that way you will know that your food does not include any hidden ingredients that might trigger your allergy or intolerance. The recipes are smart, modern, international and anything but depriving by using alternative ingredients such as coconut milk and rice flour. There are over 120 recipes for vegetarian dishes, lunches and suppers, soups and starters, main courses, fish and seafood, game and poultry, meat, desserts and puddings , cakes, muffins, cookies, breads and tarts. There are lots of sweet delights in this book as these are often the foods that most coeliacs think they will have to forego in their new eating regime, but as Antoinette Savill says in her Introduction ‘Simple homely comforts are always needed but treats and indulgences can also have a place in our weekly menus.’ Another feature of the book is that the recipes are equally divided into slower and faster choices as a way of balancing the relaxing enjoyment of cooking and eating with the type of express cooking recipes we need in our hectic times. Antoinette Savill is a Glenfiddich award-winning cookery writer, and has been writing cookbooks for 25 years. She has skilfully extended and modified her cookery knowledge using great flair to develop and write leading world-renowned allergy free recipe books. Her books are born of a real commitment to all those suffering from food intolerances, who are determined it is not going to prevent their enjoyment of good food and entertaining. Antoinette currently resides in New Zealand.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 10-09-2015


$45.00
Vegan Bible

ISBN: 9781910690079

Author: Marie Laforet    Publisher: Grub Street

The demand for vegan cookbooks is growing a pace as more and more people stop eating animal products for ethical or health reasons ̶ Vegan Bible containing ...


The demand for vegan cookbooks is growing a pace as more and more people stop eating animal products for ethical or health reasons ̶ Vegan Bible containing more than 500 recipes and fully illustrated with pictures on every spread is the most comprehensive vegan cookbook on the market. Published in 2014 in French, it has become the No 1 best-selling vegan cookbook in France ever. From this exhaustive work you will discover the richness and the diversity of vegan gastronomy and how cooking can still be truly creative even without eggs, meat, fish or dairy products. Learn how to make your own vegan cheeses, how to cook astonishing egg-free, dairy-free desserts, and how to prepare 100% vegan versions of some of the great classic dishes. As well as recipes for breakfasts, lunches, suppers and baby foods there are recipes for every occasion: birthdays, brunches, picnics, barbecues, and family get-togethers. More than just a collection of recipes the book provides illustrated step-by-step information on the key ingredients of the vegan diet: nuts, flax seeds, chickpeas, avocado and there is a chapter outlining the essentials for vegan nutritional balance: where to find protein, calcium, vitamin B12, mistakes to avoid, and emphasises necessary know-how to be acquired such as making cheese, creams or vegan milks. This inventive, inspirational book is destined to be the only vegan cookbook you will ever need.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2015


$75.00
Venison - the game larder

ISBN: 9781906122966

Authors: Jose Souto, Steve Lee    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Venison is experiencing an unprecedented growth in popularity with the British public as a delicious, healthy and increasingly available dish. Here are over 50 ...


Venison is experiencing an unprecedented growth in popularity with the British public as a delicious, healthy and increasingly available dish. Here are over 50 recipes from Senior chef/Lecturer in Culinary Arts at Westminster Kingsway College, José Souto, the game expert who gives masterclasses on preparation and game cookery to other chefs worldwide, as well as teaching a new generation of student chefs how to cook venison. José has added to his own repertoire of 30 dishes by inviting guest chefs to add their own favourite venison recipes to this book, opening up a wide range of dishes, from simple venison lasagne to elegant dinner-party show-stoppers. Not just a cookery book, this is a celebration of deer: in stunning pictures, world-renowned photographer Steve Lee showcases British deer, deer-stalking and the delight in harvesting nature’s bounty, with a breath-taking array of shots. * over 50 innovative international venison recipes * deer from hillside to table * venison butchery and cuts * smoking and curing venison recipes * over 200 top-quality food-styling and wildlife photos


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2015


$79.99
Cook's Encyclopaedia

ISBN: 9781910690093

Author: Tom Stobart    Publisher: Grub Street

SELECTED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY WAITROSE FOOD ILLUSTRATED Here in almost 500 pages is a descriptive compendium of just about everything...


SELECTED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY WAITROSE FOOD ILLUSTRATED Here in almost 500 pages is a descriptive compendium of just about everything we eat and how we cook it. Arranged alphabetically from Abalone to Zampone, the majority of entries in the book deal with the ingredients and processes used in cooking. Tom Stobart says in his Introduction ‘Ingredients are the fundamentals of cookery and every cook who hopes to excel should know about them…’ Likewise with methods and science in the kitchen, Stobart explains all the common processes from bottling brewing, brining, curing, smoking and vacuuming. Hundreds of ingredients are described, with English and foreign synonyms and scientific names; recipes are given in many cases to illustrate the use of the foodstuff in question. Cooking processes are explained in great and illuminating detail. The aim is both to entertain and to instruct–in particular, to give a sense of the essence and individuality of each ingredient. Tom Stobart travelled widely, both as an explorer and a film maker, and his book was informed by an eye for telling details. Many fans say they would be lost without this book, which segues effortlessly between exhaustive reference work and handy recipe book, and back again. It explains the world of the kitchen, whether you’re a beginner or an old hand, revealing the facts behind foods, equipment and techniques. Stobart describes how baking powder works, for instance, the temperature at which bacteria grow, and how to make your own tomato ketchup, so every time you dip into this book, you’ll be better equipped to return to the stove. ‘A MUST, comprehensive, well-organized and well-written…This is a serious and important work of reference, but it is also extremely readable. Those who acquire it will find themselves dipping into it constantly and that it affords them as much pleasure as instruction.’ Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food


Bind: paperback


Pages: 464


Dimensions: 175 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2015


$45.00
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