New Releases (34)

New Zealand Karst

ISBN: 9783982171401

Author: Max Wisshak    Publisher: Speleo-Photo Editions

New Zealand Karst is a high-quality coffee-table book by geoscientist and photographer Max Wisshak and his wife Stefanie Wisshak. The book is aimed equally at a...


New Zealand Karst is a high-quality coffee-table book by geoscientist and photographer Max Wisshak and his wife Stefanie Wisshak. The book is aimed equally at a readership interested in natural science and at friends of skilful nature photography. Accompanied by a foreword contributed by renowned karst researcher Paul W. Williams, the lavishly designed 256-page work guides readers through the diverse aspects of New Zealand's karst landscapes and caves. The authors characterise this voyage as follows: „Karstified landscapes are among the most bizarre on our planet – both above and below ground. New Zealand Karst takes you on a visual journey across sublime karst scenery and into the subterranean wilderness of New Zealand caves. Accompanied by popular scientific texts, stunning images lead you from the sculptured limestone pavements of the alpine marble karst to the grassland and jungle karst of the foothills, onwards into the twilight zone and deeper into the caves. It explores the diversity of peculiar features and creatures of the underground, ventures back into the light of cave ruins, and concludes with karst-related Māori rock art. Learn about the life cycle of the endemic glowworm and the critically endangered Nelson cave spider. Explore the majesty of cave minerals forming speleothems of all types. Discover the many roles water plays in shaping karst and understand the vulnerability of these geotopes and biotopes. New Zealand Karst reveals how you can appreciate karst as a phenomenon where geological, biological, and archaeological beauty all come together in harmony.“


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 310 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$120.00
The Road To The Future : An Electric Pioneer and his Magnificent Battery Cars

ISBN: 9780473553906

Author: Viv Walker    Publisher: Swirld Books

In 1898, New Zealand's first motor car rumbled onto a bustling Wellington street. The age of the car had arrived. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and a...


In 1898, New Zealand's first motor car rumbled onto a bustling Wellington street. The age of the car had arrived. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and another revolutionary vehicle quietly makes its entrance ... meet New Zealand's first electric truck! Delivery man Mr O'Hare bets a hot pie that his petrol­engine truck can beat Mr Harris's electric vehicle. Who will win the race? The Road to the future is based on the true story of New Zealander Ambrose Reeves Harris, who more than a hundred years ago, imported the country's largest fleet of electric vehicles. His clever little truck set us off on a journey to the future - batteries included!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 232 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$22.99
Alpine Thunder : When the KB Class Rules the Midland Line

ISBN: 9780995138506

Author: Jonathan Shingleton    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational...


Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound loads were governed by EO haulage capacity through the Otira tunnel, the manufacture and bedding in of the KBs, their daily operation, the booster operation and maintenance, trialling of KB operations out of Dunedin, a proposal to transfer all KBs to the North Island, and their eventual displacement onto the Main South Line. Detail of the KB operations are neatly interspersed with crew accounts of operating the KB class; the firemen, drivers and fitters. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2021


Tags: New Release   May 2021   History   NZ (History)   Transport
$69.00
Strong Words #2

ISBN: 9781990048050

Author: Emma Neale    Publisher: Otago University Press

Strong Words #2 showcases the long-listed entries for the 2019 and 2020 Landfall essay competitions. The contents, often poetic and psychologically insightful, ...


Strong Words #2 showcases the long-listed entries for the 2019 and 2020 Landfall essay competitions. The contents, often poetic and psychologically insightful, gave editor Emma Neale a ‘hell of an intriguingly hard time’ deciding which sparkling explorations would knock off the others for the top three places in each year. This anthology gives readers a chance to sample the high quality work entered, without the agony of having to choose the winners. Including well-known names and promising newcomers, the contents roam far and wide over a number of subjects, such as Sarah Harpur’s irreverent, laugh-aloud essay about death; Siobhan Harvey’s potent essay about the memories of an abusive childhood stirred up by current house renovations; and Tan Tuck Ming’s essay about technology and how it mediates, enables and impacts intimate relationships. Strong Words #2 also includes the joint winners of the 2019 essay prize: Tobias Buck’s ‘Exit. Stage Left’, which explores issues of prejudice and bias through the experience of someone ‘the colour of cotton candy or pink marshmallows’, and Nina Mingya Powles’ work ‘Tender Gardens’, exploring Chinese cultural and poetic heritage and how to maintain a sense of home in a foreign land.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2021


$35.00
Jumbo Crosswords - Book 1

ISBN: 9781913602109

Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

Containing 100 jumbo crossword puzzles with easy-to-read print, this is the perfect crossword gift book for adults and seniors. The definition only 'coffee time...


Containing 100 jumbo crossword puzzles with easy-to-read print, this is the perfect crossword gift book for adults and seniors. The definition only 'coffee time' (as opposed to cryptic) clues are arranged on one page and the large 21 x 21 crossword grids are on the opposite facing page, with solutions easily found at the back of the book. Printed as a large format book on luxurious white paper.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 x 16 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2021


$29.99
Learning Samoan Through Bathtime

ISBN: 9781877510182

Author: Deborah & Oka Sanerivi    Publisher: Ma'au

Learning Samoan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sente...


Learning Samoan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sentences in both Samoan and English and identifies the body parts. This book is designed to help support learning the basics of the Samoan language at a level appropriate for the early learner.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 215 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2020


$21.99
Learning Tongan Through Bathtime

ISBN: 9781877510199

Author: Deborah & Oka Sanerivi    Publisher: Ma'au

'Learning Tongan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sent...


'Learning Tongan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sentences in both Tongan and English and identifies the body parts. This book is designed to help support learning the basics of the Tongan language at a level appropriate for the early learner.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 215 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2020


$21.99
Women & Money : Mastering the Struggle

ISBN: 9780473563752

Author: Janet Xuccoa    Publisher: Cheshire Publishing

If you are a woman wanting to know how to take control of your finances, create wealth for your future and become financially independent, then Women & Money: M...


If you are a woman wanting to know how to take control of your finances, create wealth for your future and become financially independent, then Women & Money: Mastering The Struggle is a must-read. A successful professional and investor, Janet Xuccoa shares financial insights revealing how money works and what is required when investing in assets that create financial wellbeing. This book will teach you how to: * Adopt a whole-life approach to money and wealth * Navigate money relationships with yourself and your partner * Effectively manage money flows * Create your own financial retirement plan * Apply 101 economics to make intelligent proactive financial decisions * Invest in superannuation and managed funds * Select insurance policies * Buy a business, invest in shares and purchase investment property * Borrow money effectively * Put legal safeguards in place * Manage a divorce Janet Xuccoa is an author, public speaker and award-winning professional trustee, who holds degrees in law and accounting. She has spent over 30 years helping people with their finances and is passionate about empowering people through financial literacy.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 01-06-2021


Tags: New Release   May 2021   Business
$34.95
Duty Of Care

ISBN: 9780473570101

Author: Deborah Wylie   

This is the story of a New Zealander living in Australia, who died in 2004, and whose body was left in the Glebe Morgue in Sydney for eight months unclaimed bef...


This is the story of a New Zealander living in Australia, who died in 2004, and whose body was left in the Glebe Morgue in Sydney for eight months unclaimed before being buried in a mass grave for five years. His next of kin was not informed of his death. Neither were New Zealand representatives in Australia. The family suffered five years of torment while they lobbied to bring Paul Tait home. With the Australian Government ducking responsibility, Paul's sister Deborah Wylie went looking for someone in the New Zealand Government who'd be outraged by the disposal of a deceased New Zealander abroad in contravention of international law. But she found no one brave enough to take on the Australians except for one opposition member of parliament. Wylie wrote Duty of Care to tell the story of what her family endured, and to support her demand for an apology from the Australian Government and an acknowledgement from the New Zealand Government of the part they played in the debacle.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 127 x 197 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2021


Tags: New Release   May 2021   Biography   New Zealand
$20.00
The Gardener's Journal : 10

ISBN: 9780995149113

Author: Margaret Long    Publisher: Frensham

Publishing three times a year, this sought-after journal of articles and photographs returns, catering for readers with a wide range of interests in the gardeni...


Publishing three times a year, this sought-after journal of articles and photographs returns, catering for readers with a wide range of interests in the gardening world, including: • Gardens and Gardeners • Plants and Trees • Landscape and Design • Garden History • Travel Experiences MARGARET LONG is a voracious reader on all aspects of gardening with a particular interest in trees and shrubs. Margaret’s knowledge and expertise and the joy she found in visiting gardens and sharing her knowledge saw her begin ‘Margaret Long’s Tours’, which ran most successfully over a period of twenty years. Margaret led groups to many European and Australasian gardens before the Covid era. Margaret published eight issues of The Gardener’s Journal in 2008 and 2009 until other commitments, including the tours and her own garden with its increasing number of visitors, led to her setting it aside for a time. Frensham has now been open to visitors for twenty-seven years. Margaret’s monthly newsletter Writings from Frensham is read by gardeners throughout the world. She is also Editor of the journal of the New Zealand Branch of the International Dendrology Society and author, with photographer Juliet Nicholas, of Frensham: A New Zealand Garden, chosen by The Listener as one of its 2019 “Top 100 Books of the Year”.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 108


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2021


$30.00
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