Coming Soon (318)

Scott Base Antarctica The Early Years

ISBN: 9780473458522

Author: Don Webster   

For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scot...


For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Sir Edmond Hillary’s support of the 1957-58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Don describes in detail the design and construction of the buildings of the base, providing an invaluable historical record of both the physical base itself and also of daily life there in the summers and winters of those early years. Storms, severe cold and aircraft accidents are described in vivid detail. The book has 370 photographs many never before published.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2019


$59.99
DUE > 29th Feb 2020
Flower Power

ISBN: 9783791373997

Author: Christine Paxmann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Take on a magical journey through the world of healing flowers in this children's book by renowned artist Olaf Hajek. Olaf Hajek's fantastical and mesmerizing ...


Take on a magical journey through the world of healing flowers in this children's book by renowned artist Olaf Hajek. Olaf Hajek's fantastical and mesmerizing art is familiar to many adults. Now young readers can enjoy his work while learning about the fascinating health benefits of flowers they encounter every day. Hajek's paintings spring to life, populated by insects, birds, fruit, and fairytales that illustrate the drama of the natural world. Accompanying each painting are engaging texts that explore various cultural and medicinal aspects of the flowers as well as their importance to artists, writers, and healers. As they learn how iris roots were used to alleviate teething pain in babies and how poppy plants led to the invention of the salt shaker, kids will also get to know a garden's worth of blooms--from wild roses to carnations and peonies to marigolds. Kids will look at flowers in a whole new light and will delight in this beautiful keepsake of botanical illustrations by a celebrated artist.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 260 x 350 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2020


$45.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
The Book of Time

ISBN: 9783791374178

Author: Kathrin Koller    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Unravel the mysteries of time, from the Maya calendar to Einstein’s wormholes, in this fun and fact-filled exploration for young readers. In this thought prov...


Unravel the mysteries of time, from the Maya calendar to Einstein’s wormholes, in this fun and fact-filled exploration for young readers. In this thought provoking book, curious readers will discover all kinds of fascinating information about how and why we think about time. Chapters on mythology discuss Chronos, Janus, and the legend of the Phoenix. Others look at how different cultures perceive time—as a straight line or in circles? Young readers will learn how animals and plants tell time, how the study of longitude and latitude is related to clocks, and why an hour used to last one hundred minutes. Along the way, they’ll encounter historic time pieces such as sundials, chronometers, and Al-Jazari’s famous 12th-century elephant clock. The book also invites readers to ponder important questions about what time means to us today: can you actually save time? Can you run out of it? And is it really better to accomplish more in less time? These concepts are introduced in accessible chapters and illustrated with vibrant drawings. Absorbing and worldenlarging, this elegant book explores a challenging concept in an engaging way that encourages discussion and further learning.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


$55.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
That's Good That's Bad

ISBN: 9783791374192

Author: Joan M Lexau    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This vintage children’s classic about the power of storytelling is filled with eye-catching new reproductions of Aliki’s iconic illustrations. A boy is sitt...


This vintage children’s classic about the power of storytelling is filled with eye-catching new reproductions of Aliki’s iconic illustrations. A boy is sitting on a rock in the jungle when a tiger approaches him. “Run!” says the tiger, “or I will eat you!” But the boy is too tired to run and in order to avoid being eaten he tells the tiger a story. What follows is a thrilling tale that will captivate young readers just as thoroughly as it captivated the hungry tiger. Kids will enjoy waiting breathlessly for every flip of the page as the boy tells his story involving a rhinoceros and a crocodile. Originally published in 1963 and out of print for many years, this book by award-winning illustrator and author Aliki features fabulous vintage style illustrations. This new edition preserves the vivid colors of the original book while introducing a new generation of young readers to a skillfully told story-within-astory with a surprising and satisfying ending.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 275 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2020
$38.99
DUE > 30th May 2020
The Seedling That Didn't Want To Grow

ISBN: 97837913742291

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This story about a reluctant seedling packs a powerful message about the benefits of being different. It’s early spring and below the earth’s surface seeds ...


This story about a reluctant seedling packs a powerful message about the benefits of being different. It’s early spring and below the earth’s surface seeds are just starting to sprout. One by one they stretch through the dirt and towards the sun, extending their shoots and leaves and growing tall. All except for one seedling, who isn’t quite ready. Each page of this gentle but powerfully evocative book demonstrates how some of us are different. As most of the seeds transform into strong flowers, they block out the sun from the one left behind. But the little seedling persists, twisting and turning until, with the help of bird and insect friends, it finds its own place to grow and blossom. In the end, this little seed turns into a flower that’s just as beautiful and healthy as all the others. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as “delicate, complex, extravagant, beautiful and strong,” Teckentrup’s inviting and softly colored illustrations provide the perfect backdrop for this moving tale about being unique while subtly teaching kids about the life cycle of plants. This book was produced climate neutral.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


$32.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
Heather Phillipson

ISBN: 9783791359526

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The first monograph on the work of Heather Phillipson, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. Contemporary British artist Heather Phillipson work...


The first monograph on the work of Heather Phillipson, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists. Contemporary British artist Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, online projects, music, drawing, and poetry. She has been selected as the next artist for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square and for the 2020 Duveen Galleries commission at Tate Britain. Other recent commissions include Sharjah Biennial 14 and the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, and her solo projects range from Art on the Underground’s flagship site at Gloucester Road, an online work for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and a major solo show at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This first monograph on the artist traces the evolution of her practice. Alongside the artist’s own writings, the book will feature three newly-commissioned essays by writer and curator Laura McLean-Ferris, the experimental London-based writer Charlie Fox, and Professor Chus Martinez. The book explores the wide variety of media used by the artist to investigate the power structures and contradictions of contemporary life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2020


$100.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
Gerhard Richter Life and Work

ISBN: 9783791386515

Author: Armin Zweite    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This superbly illustrated, large format book is the definitive retrospective of Gerhard Richter's genre-defying, boundary-blurring, and constantly evolving oeuv...


This superbly illustrated, large format book is the definitive retrospective of Gerhard Richter's genre-defying, boundary-blurring, and constantly evolving oeuvre. One of the world's most revered visual artists, Gerhard Richter embraces many concepts in his work and continually thwarts categorization. In this expansive and authoritative overview, Armin Zweite leads readers through every phase of Richter's celebrated career including his early artistic education in East Germany and his later prolific output in West Germany: the black and white photo paintings, the brilliantly conceived color charts and lush, inscrutable gray paintings, installations with glass and mirrors, his landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, and his monumental abstract paintings, which broke records at auction. Also included are selections from Richter's larger-scale thematic works, such as Atlas, his ongoing collection of photographs and newspaper clippings, and October 18, 1977, a series of paintings commemorating the lives and deaths of members of a German left-wing terrorist group. The beautiful plates sections feature exquisite reproductions of more than 250 of his most famous works, including Ten Large Color-Charts (1966), Annunciation after Titian (1973), Faust (1980), Skull with Candle (1983), Funeral (1988), Strip (2012), and Double Gray (2014). Throughout, Zweite's clear-eyed commentary offers an expert appraisal of the breadth of Richter's oeuvre. This six-decade monograph of Richter's work is a visually stunning and articulate appreciation by one of the world's foremost experts on the artist and his life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 240 x 365 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2020


$295.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
Alcohol : A Dangerous Love Affair

ISBN: 9780473503215

Authors: George A F Seber, D Graeme Woodfield    Publisher: Wild Side Publishing

An in-depth study of the effects of alcohol on users, the community, the nation of New Zealand, and globally Written for anyone interested in alcohol, as even m...


An in-depth study of the effects of alcohol on users, the community, the nation of New Zealand, and globally Written for anyone interested in alcohol, as even moderate drinkers are at health risk. The data available is enormous, but we are left with the impression that our political peers have conveniently ignored this elephant in the room. This compendium of verified data on alcohol examines nearly every aspect of its involvement in our lives, our community, our country, and globally. Alcohol is highly addictive and can destroy a person’s life. The nature of the addiction is described, and how it affects the brain. Some tips for low risk drinking are given as well as strategies for controlling alcohol consumption.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2020


$39.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Where Do The Pine Trees Go?

ISBN: 9780473505509

Authors: Erica Kinder, Mikis van Geffen    Publisher: Southern North Island Wood Council

One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a...


One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a logging machine. Fred is horrified but soon learns all about harvesting, replanting and the wonderful uses and benefits trees have. This book contains facts from the Forestry Sector in New Zealand and depicts part of the story of our renewable resource, along with the industry that cares for its growth and use. There is also hidden wooden objects on each page to try and find. Check the key on the last page to see if you found them all. At the end is also a word find, colouring, a maze, and some forestry facts about New Zealand


Bind: paperback


Pages: 34


Dimensions: 220 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$19.99
DUE > 29th Feb 2020
The New Traditional

ISBN: 9783899559842

Author: Beside Media    Publisher: Gestalten

Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meanin...


Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meaningful and sustainable life by reconnecting with heritage and traditions. They are looking to the craftsmanship, lifestyle, and unique experiences of the people keeping these practices alive. The New Traditional tells the stories of those devoting their energy, skills, and creativity to crafts such as blacksmithing, distilling spirits, and globe making, and its authors revisit the customs of growing old varieties of apple, beekeeping and producing honey in gardens or on rooftops, and being modern shepherds in Italy or Iceland. They always seek to help preserve cultural traditions and share them with likeminded people.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2020


$120.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
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