Education (72)

Man Facts

ISBN: 9781849539852

Author: Dan Bridges    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It’s time to celebrate your inner geek with this treasure trove of lists and prime cuts of knowledge. Time to brush up on what you’d forgotten or misremembe...


It’s time to celebrate your inner geek with this treasure trove of lists and prime cuts of knowledge. Time to brush up on what you’d forgotten or misremembered, and discover what you never had a clue was true. Ranging across history, science and the natural world, taking in sport, film, food and much more, Man Facts gives you a wealth of up-to-date stats and eye-opening trivia that will make you a general-knowledge genius, or at least help you nail your next pub quiz. Dig in.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 07-02-2017


Tags: May 2017   Education   Humour & Gift
$27.99
Reasons To Write Rhymes

ISBN: 9781999774943

Author: Rob Bradley    Publisher: Caboodle Books

SAMPLE POEM Sometimes it’s a gift When a thought just appears Like a flash of lightning A life-changing idea If you were to add up Each one of your thoughts W...


SAMPLE POEM Sometimes it’s a gift When a thought just appears Like a flash of lightning A life-changing idea If you were to add up Each one of your thoughts Would there be a million A billion or more? At times what we think Is not what we say We swallow our secrets And hide them away * Rob uses his rap writing skills and performance experience to help young people find and develop their voice * Helps young people have fun exploring new creative ways to express themselves


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


$17.99
Fossils

ISBN: 9781839270956

Author: Kirsty Holmes    Publisher: BookLife

There's so much to see up here on the street, but it's even more interesting under our feet! This informative title looks at our ancestors, and what their ancie...


There's so much to see up here on the street, but it's even more interesting under our feet! This informative title looks at our ancestors, and what their ancient bones tell us about the living, breathing people they were. From stone age man to a terracotta army, we know ourselves because we know the people under our feet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2020


$38.99
Carnal Knowledge - Sex Education You Didn't Get In School

ISBN: 9783791386508

Author: Zoe Ligon    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Get progressive, positive, and constructive sex tips and ideas from one of today’s most popular sex educators. When it comes to sex, there’s practically no ...


Get progressive, positive, and constructive sex tips and ideas from one of today’s most popular sex educators. When it comes to sex, there’s practically no question that Zoë Ligon hasn’t heard and researched. Her Instagram and YouTube videos, as well as product reviews, are extremely popular for their up-front approach. Now, she brings her wealth of experience and open-minded attitude to a sex-positive guidebook that’s honest, inclusive, and right on time. Lusciously illustrated, this book takes readers through every aspect of sexuality—from body basics and physiology to maintaining healthy relationships. It highlights the usefulness of sex toys in aiding solo and partnered exploration and explains why there should really be no stigma around using these practical tools. It also includes advice on setting boundaries, being respectful of other people’s gender identities, and thinking outside the orgasm. Elizabeth Renstrom’s dreamy, colorful photographs drive home Ligon’s philosophy that there’s no one »right« way to have sex. With its focus on intimacy, body positivity, and self-care, Carnal Knowledge can lead you to enjoy sex with security and confidence.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 175 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2020


$45.00
Map For The Heart

ISBN: 9781988592565

Author: Jillian Sullivan    Publisher: Otago University Press

To live in Central Otago is to come to terms with the dominance of nature. Writer Jillian Sullivan set out to walk the hills and mountains of the Ida Valley whe...


To live in Central Otago is to come to terms with the dominance of nature. Writer Jillian Sullivan set out to walk the hills and mountains of the Ida Valley where she lives, and follow the Manuherekia River from the mountains to its confluence with the Clutha/Mata-au. Her aim was to explore not only the land and river for themselves, but the ways in which we grow in intimacy with where we live; how our histories, and those of the people who went before us, our experiences of loss and love, our awakening to what is around us, bring us closer to community – closer to a meaningful life. Map for the Heart is a haunting collection of essays braiding history and memoir with environmentalism, amid an awareness of the seasonal fluctuations of light and wind, heat and snow, plants and creatures, and the lives and work of locals. In writing that is psychologically nurturing and deeply attentive to all that’s around, Sullivan leads readers to the core of the questions that persist throughout a life: who to love, how to love, how to be independent and yet how to live a moral life that also cares for others. The land reminds us, she writes, that we are not in charge. We are only a part of this world, and privileged to be here. Moving and yet restrained, poetic and spiritual yet unsentimental, Map for the Heart is a deeply satisfying collection of writing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm


Tags: Education   New Zealand
$35.00
Stem Is Everywhere : A World Full of Materials

ISBN: 9781925860870

Author: John Lesley    Publisher: Redback Publishing

Find out why choosing the right material for a structure is an important job for engineers. Even in the kitchen at home we need to choose a utensil made of the ...


Find out why choosing the right material for a structure is an important job for engineers. Even in the kitchen at home we need to choose a utensil made of the correct material for its purpose. We cannot store water in a paper bag so we need to choose a waterproof container instead. When we make this choice we are considering the different properties of materials just as scientists do when they perform an experiment in their laboratory.STEM stands for science technology engineering and mathematics and it is not just for scientists. The existence of the whole Universe including us and our daily lives can all be described with the wonderful scientific facts that make up the topics included in STEM. In this series you will find out how easy STEM is to understand and also discover how you can see it in action every second of every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 215 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 29-01-2021


$34.99
The Book of Symbols Reflections on Archetypal Images

ISBN: 9783836514484

Author: Ami Ronnberg (editor), Kathleen Martin (editor), Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (associated with work)    Publisher: Taschen

The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of histor...


The Book of Symbols combines original and incisive essays about particular symbols with representative images from all parts of the world and all eras of history. The highly readable texts and over 800 beautiful full-color images come together in a unique way to convey hidden dimensions of meaning. Each of the ca. 350 essays examines a given symbol's psychic background, and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image-all these factors are taken into consideration. Authored by writers from the fields of psychology, religion, art, literature, and comparative myth, the essays flow into each other in ways that mirror the psyche's unexpected convergences. There are no pat definitions of the kind that tend to collapse a symbol; a still vital symbol remains partially unknown, compels our attention and unfolds in new meanings and manifestations over time. Rather than merely categorize, The Book of Symbols illuminates how to move from the visual experience of a symbolic image in art, religion, life, or dreams to directly experiencing its personal and psychological resonance.The Book of Symbols sets new standards for thoughtful exploration of symbols and their meanings, and will appeal to a wide range of readers: artists, designers, dreamers and dream interpreters, psychotherapists, self-helpers, gamers, comic book readers, religious and spiritual searchers, writers, students, and anyone curious about the power of archetypal images.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 807


Dimensions: 244 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 25-11-2010


$90.00
The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals

ISBN: 9781988592589

Authors: Carolyn King, David Forsyth    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals is the only definitive reference on all the land-breeding mammals recorded in the New Zealand region (including the New Zeal...


The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals is the only definitive reference on all the land-breeding mammals recorded in the New Zealand region (including the New Zealand sector of Antarctica). It lists 65 species, including native and exotic, wild and feral, living and extinct, residents, vagrants and failed introductions. It describes their history, biology and ecology, and brings together comprehensive and detailed information gathered from widely scattered or previously unpublished sources. The description of each species is arranged under standardised headings for easy reference. Because the only native land-breeding mammals in New Zealand are bats and seals, the great majority of the modern mammal fauna comprises introduced species, whose arrival has had profound effects both for themselves and for the native fauna and flora. The book details changes in numbers and distribution for the native species, and for the arrivals it summarises changes in habitat, diet, numbers and size in comparison with their ancestral stocks, and some of the problems they present to resource managers. For this third edition, the text and references have been completely updated and reorganised into Family chapters. The colour section includes 14 pages of artwork showing all the species described and their main variations, plus two pages of maps.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 270 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2021


$160.00
Hieronymus Bosch The Complete Works Bibliotheca Universalis

ISBN: 9783836538503

Author: Stefan Fischer    Publisher: Taschen

Only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) but in their fantastical visions they h...


Only 20 paintings and eight drawings are confidently assigned to Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450–1516) but in their fantastical visions they have secured his place as one of the most cult artists in history. 500 years on from his death, his works continue to inspire scholars, artists, designers, and musicians, death metal band names and designer dresses. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition offers the complete and haunting Bosch world in one compact format. Through full spreads and carefully curated details, we explore the full reach and compelling inventions of the artist’s genius as well as disturbing imagination. We encounter his hybrid creatures, his nightmarish scenarios, his religious and moral framework, and his pictorial versions of contemporary proverbs and idioms. Along the way, art historian and Bosch expert Stefan Fischer reveals the most important themes and influences in these cryptic, mesmerizing masterpieces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 520


Dimensions: 140 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 23-05-2016


$46.00
DUE > 5th Feb 2021
A Funny Thing Happened

ISBN: 9781999774936

Author: Paul Lyalls   

SAMPLE POEM Sleeping Beauty liked to sleep at night and in the morning. She could sleep through anything! a rainstorm with thunder, a parrot on her head, ...


SAMPLE POEM Sleeping Beauty liked to sleep at night and in the morning. She could sleep through anything! a rainstorm with thunder, a parrot on her head, everyone else in the castle snoring, twenty crying babies, and even the bed exploding! Yet she was woken by a kiss, how possible is this? Was it because she thought it was true lurve? No, she thought it was a spider on her cheek! • Funny and moving poetry • Helps children produce extraordinary poetry


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


$17.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2020
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