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The Fallibility of Religion

ISBN: 9780473511524

Author: David Weaver    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“Unless major changes in dogma take place soon, religion is doomed to extinction and mankind to social chaos.” In The Fallibility of Religion, David Weaver...


“Unless major changes in dogma take place soon, religion is doomed to extinction and mankind to social chaos.” In The Fallibility of Religion, David Weaver explores this statement without fear of its controversial nature and with a commitment to creating the much-needed clarity he believes is necessary in discussing the future of religion. Spiritual belief is, in Weaver’s view, a personal matter, not to be imposed doctrinally, and religion is a social construct with the critical role of providing structures within which communities can prosper. We need religion to survive in order to fulfil its true purpose of providing a social structure and rules for communal behaviour, he argues, but this will only happen if the existing religious claims to infallibility and exclusivity are eliminated.  Many millions of people who no longer believe in a spiritually ordered life are rejecting religion without recognising its intrinsic value as the guardian of our communal values and the rightful authority for the maintenance of social order. The one thing that religion is not, Weaver believes, is the owner of our spiritual beliefs. In this passionate thesis, Weaver asks and responds to the question, How is religion to survive and continue to play its all-important role in the modern, materialistic and sceptical environment prevalent in much of the world today?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


$29.99
The Golden Rules of Positive Puppy Training

ISBN: 9781621871873

Author: Dr Jean Cuvelier    Publisher: Companion House

Whether you’ve had a puppy before, it’s been awhile, or you’re totally new to having a furry friend, A Puppy’s First Year will be your go-to guide that...


Whether you’ve had a puppy before, it’s been awhile, or you’re totally new to having a furry friend, A Puppy’s First Year will be your go-to guide that’s fun to read, visually adorable, and full of must-have information. Providing easy step-by-step instructions on training methods and how to best care for a puppy, this is an enjoyable read with tons of helpful tips and charming drawings and photographs to prepare you and your new puppy for a wonderful first year together!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$39.99
DIY for Renters

ISBN: 9781580118330

Author: Charles Byers    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you d...


The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you don't risk your safety deposit Perform common repairs and install upgrades that are economical, safe, and in line with your rental agreement Maintenance issues are addressed, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating, and electrical repair Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos guide you through the repairs Tips for upgrade removal for when it's time to leave your rental behind and move on This book is designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all the normal maintenance issues that every home will encounter, from squeaky doors or floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans and plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Mr. Byers guides you to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center. He even includes tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to leave the rental unit, so you can get your security deposit back in full! DIY for Renters: Don't Call the Landlord will make the perfect, practical housewarming gift for any young person moving out on their own for the first time. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that any potential future homeowner will use for the rest of their lives!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
Family Atlas of the World

ISBN: 9781909763524

Author: picthall and gunzi    Publisher: Award Publications

Revised and updated, this fact-packed atlas features digital mapping and hundreds of place names, cities and physical features. Special locator maps show each r...


Revised and updated, this fact-packed atlas features digital mapping and hundreds of place names, cities and physical features. Special locator maps show each region., country or continent in its global position. Map skills, the environment, the natural world, populations and climate are also covered.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 254 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


$25.99
Beginner's Guide to DIY

ISBN: 9781580118286

Author: Jo Behari    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Start doing your own household repairs and simple renovations without the expense of calling in a professional! If you are frustrated by your own inability to h...


Start doing your own household repairs and simple renovations without the expense of calling in a professional! If you are frustrated by your own inability to handle a repair, or resentful of having to pay someone to take care of simple home maintenance--you've come to the right place. Full of expert advice, this practical handbook features easy instructions for all the home DIY basics, from painting and wallpapering to simple plumbing, changing a lock, using power tools, fixing a squeaky board and much more. Beginner's Guide to DIY will provide first-time homeowners and renters with the basic skills and guidance to get the job done. This ultimate reference guide for the DIY novice offers help for anyone who has a busy working life but still wants to make their home look good--without spending a fortune.


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Pages: 160


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$35.99
Lexicon of Tribal Tattoos

ISBN: 9780764355653

Author: Radomir Fiksa    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon c...


Tattoos have played an important role in human culture for thousands of years. Ideal for the tattoo artist, anthropologist, or tattoo fan, this visual lexicon covers tattoos from hundreds of different cultures and lists meanings, reasons for wearing, rites of passage, and indicates placement for thousands of individual tattoos. Complete with nearly 650 illustrations, the book breaks down the symbology of these tattoos, indicating the origin and significance of motifs from tattoo cultures that still exist and those that have been lost to history. The breadth and depth of this information serves to inspire today's tattoo artist and expand the knowledge of this ancient and global phenomena.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2019


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$55.00
The Pocket Guide to Essential Knots

ISBN: 9781910723838

Author: Peter Owen    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

21 essential knots for everyday use indoors or outdoors This compact little reference book includes knots for a wide range of functions, from home to work, hobb...


21 essential knots for everyday use indoors or outdoors This compact little reference book includes knots for a wide range of functions, from home to work, hobby to play activities. No knot-tying jargon is used, no baffling technical terms – just simple step-by-step instructions and outstandingly clear line drawings. Among the knots in this book are: Overhand knot, Heaving line knot, Reef knot, Sheetbend, Fisherman’s knot, Figure-of-eight loop, Bowline, Three-part crown, Sheepshank, Half-hitch, Clove hitch, Constrictor knot, Pile hitch, Highwayman’s hitch, Waggoner’s hitch, Timber hitch, Double-loop knot, Uni-knot, Blood knot, Square lashing – and more!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 105 x 152 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$17.99
Teach Your Dog Maori

ISBN: 9781912631247

Author: Anne Cakebread    Publisher: Y Lolfa

A light-hearted, fully-illustrated retro-style picture book with 50+ words and phrases you can use to practise your Maori with your best furry friend. Suitable ...


A light-hearted, fully-illustrated retro-style picture book with 50+ words and phrases you can use to practise your Maori with your best furry friend. Suitable as a first introduction to Maori for learners of all ages, for tourists who would like a fun way to pick up a few basic words when visiting New Zealand, and as a revision book for adults who haven't used their Maori for a while. Many of the words and phrases can also be used in non dog-related situations!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Publication Date: 05-10-2019


$17.99
Farewell Silent Spring - The New Zealand Apple Story

ISBN: 9780473487300

Author: Howard Wearing    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfrui...


Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfruit orchards of New Zealand. It shows how spraying by the calendar, regardless of need, has been replaced by pest monitoring, biological control, and sophisticated techniques like mating disruption and selective chemicals that are toxic to pests and safe to beneficial species. Integrated fruit production, and then Apple Futures, as the new programme became known, is shown to be on par with organic production in terms of biodiversity and safety to the environment and human health, while maintaining the premium fruit quality required by export markets. New Zealand apple growers can say farewell to the "Silent Spring" predicted by Rachel Carson in her landmark book of 1962. Written by distinguished fruit entomologist and scientist Howard Wearing, this book is a must-read for all involved in the fruit industry and anyone with an interest in safe sustainable food production. Professionals and students of horticulture, entomology, and pest management will find this book an essential gold-mine of information that they will turn to again and again. Link to book review by George Follas …. https://nzpps.org/a-compelling-read/


Bind: paperback


Pages: 278


Dimensions: 170 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 24-08-2019


$92.00
For The Love of Cats

ISBN: 9781620083604

Author: Tom Colvin    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Cats is a witty and informative book on all things feline-related. Featuring over 250 st...


The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Cats is a witty and informative book on all things feline-related. Featuring over 250 stunning pictures of cute cats, this resource illustrates the many facets of their personality, provides tips on training, and explains the best ways to care for a rescue cat. Know how to give them the life they've always wanted as you flip through the pages of this books that's as adorable as it is enlightening!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$39.99
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