April 2015 (29)

A West Coast Engineman

ISBN: 9780908573905

Author: Ian Tibbles    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Signing on at Greymouth's Elmer Lane depot in 1962, a young Ian Tibbles very quickly learnt the mysteries of "the dark shed". Graduating from labourer to cleane...


Signing on at Greymouth's Elmer Lane depot in 1962, a young Ian Tibbles very quickly learnt the mysteries of "the dark shed". Graduating from labourer to cleaner and then fireman, his apprenticeship takes us on a journey about the West Coast in the 1960's, the golden age of steam. Starting on the wharf and local shunts on Wf's Ian moved onto the main lines, then populated with A, Ab, B, J, We and Ww class engines. Sharing his firing experiences, Ian recounts throughout the chapters what it was like "getting down the road" on the various lines and classes of engine. The vagaries of narrow grate engines through to the "modern" J class are all discussed. managing transfer to various depots on the Coast, Ian recounts his time on all the West Coast lines. The Grey Valley, Blackball branch, Ross line, relieving Reefton, the Tawhai saddle, Reefton to Westport, the Westport to Mokihinui coal railway, Conns Creek branch, Rewanui incline and of course blasting up to Otira on the J class, are all vividly recounted. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era. Without doubt, this is a book for lovers of NZR steam in the 60s. 163 b&w photos + 99 colour photos


Bind: hardback


Pages: 251


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


Tags: April 2015   History   New Zealand   Transport
$65.00
There Are No Horses in Heaven

ISBN: 9781927145678

Author: Frankie McMillan    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

"There Are No Horses In Heaven" is a warm, delightful collection from poet Frankie McMillan, full of vivid phrasing, eerie moments, and a colourful cast of char...


"There Are No Horses In Heaven" is a warm, delightful collection from poet Frankie McMillan, full of vivid phrasing, eerie moments, and a colourful cast of characters. Readers will keep recalling and revisiting these poems: they tingle with the same sense of the ineffable, like certain chords in musical pieces. Gorgeous, haunting and beautifully strange, they seem to have a ripple effect. One poem causes another, they glint and glance off each other depicting a world of real emotion and psychological mystery: how strange we are to ourselves and to each other, even when we have such depth of feeling for each other. "There Are No Horses In Heaven" has been designed and printed in a limited edition in collaboration with Ilam Press, Ilam School of Fine Arts. Original artwork for cover design by Lyttelton artist Nichola Shanley.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 102


Dimensions: 125 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$25.00
Don't Worry Be Happy

ISBN: 9781849536882

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Life’s too short to fret away your days – there’s so much to celebrate, if only you take the time to notice it! Packed with upbeat sayings and carefree qu...


Life’s too short to fret away your days – there’s so much to celebrate, if only you take the time to notice it! Packed with upbeat sayings and carefree quotes, this little book will help you de-stress and see the lighter, brighter side of each and every day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2015


$17.99
The Little Book of Senior Moments

ISBN: 9781849537896

Author: Freddie Green    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You know you're having a senior moment when… … you decide it's time to pull up your socks, and realise you forgot to put any on If this sounds all too fam...


You know you're having a senior moment when… … you decide it's time to pull up your socks, and realise you forgot to put any on If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether your marbles just need a spring clean or you've well and truly lost them!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 110 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2015


$17.99
18 and Proud of It

ISBN: 9781849536905

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations – you’re now officially classed as an‘adult’! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the wo...


Congratulations – you’re now officially classed as an‘adult’! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world that you are 18 and proud of it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


$17.99
A* in Exams

ISBN: 9781849537162

Authors: Ross Dickinson, Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that ...


This upbeat, easy-to-use guide will show you how to organise your work, revise effectively and prepare for exam day to give you the best chance of getting that A*! Includes essential advice on: • Preparing your revision environment • Organising your notes • Using the right revision methods • Choosing reliable online resources • Best practice for exam day • Finding the best approach for YOU


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


Tags: April 2015   Reference
$21.99
Quotable Wilde

ISBN: 9781849536950

Author: Max Morris    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This collection of Oscar Wilde’s funniest quotations and sharpest observations is perfect for those who can resist everything except this talented Irish write...


This collection of Oscar Wilde’s funniest quotations and sharpest observations is perfect for those who can resist everything except this talented Irish writer’s humour and rapier wit.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2015


$17.99
The Stylish Life : Football

ISBN: 9783832732226

Publisher: TeNeues

What do the Gallagher brothers of Oasis, Franz Beckenbauer, Albert Camus, Diego Maradona, Elton John, and David Beckham all have in common? They all cross the b...


What do the Gallagher brothers of Oasis, Franz Beckenbauer, Albert Camus, Diego Maradona, Elton John, and David Beckham all have in common? They all cross the borders from football to pop culture. They are football-obsessed pop musicians, singing footballers, Nobel Prize in Literature winners who play football, footballers who write books, pop stars who buy football clubs, or footballers who become pop stars (and want to buy a football club). They breathe life into the phrase “football culture” while simultaneously ensuring that football garners even greater mass appeal. Football is much more than “11 people, 1 goal.” It’s a beloved big-screen theme—just think of Stephen Frears’ The Van or Victory with Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, and Pelé. It is the subject of hundreds of books and immortalized in hundreds of songs, so it’s only logical that we devote a volume from our new The Stylish Life series to football: Here’s to the fashion whims of the footballers on and off the pitch, the Cristiano Ronaldo-ization of football, ’rock-n-roll, and the glamorous life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$89.99 $22.50
Amazing Layout Design

ISBN: 9781908175496

Publisher: Gingko Press

The role of layout design is simply stated. It operates with design elements such as font, color and graphs to deliver visual aesthetic presentation without com...


The role of layout design is simply stated. It operates with design elements such as font, color and graphs to deliver visual aesthetic presentation without comprising proper content layout. Layout design in the information age has demonstrated more and more diversified forms and features based on traditional aesthetic principles. The design work showcased in Amazing Layout Design, organized in accordance with different graphic mediums such as albums, publications, commercial brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, newspaper and periodicals, embodies amazing layout designs devised by outstanding design teams from across the globe. The audacious and original tactics employed throughout mirror the latest design trends and fashions. They will certainly bring readers the most abundant and innovative inspiration. Then it is up to your own originality.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$79.99
Doppelgangers

ISBN: 9781584235736

Author: Alex Pardee    Publisher: Gingko Press

Zerofriends co-founder Alex Pardee returns with a collection of some of the most horrifying and iconic characters of film, video games and comics with Doppelgan...


Zerofriends co-founder Alex Pardee returns with a collection of some of the most horrifying and iconic characters of film, video games and comics with Doppelgangers. The monograph displays a parade of serial killers, demons, aliens and psychopaths, from early film monsters in melancholy black and white to modern horrors captured in full bloody colour. The freaks of cult classics rub shoulders with the slick killers of modern blockbusters, all captured with Pardee’s signature deranged style and a sense of childlike delight. Nostalgia and terror mix with the blood, guts and slime that drip from the collection’s pages, but above all, Pardee’s tongue-in-cheek humour shines through, with incompetent space villains and men with scissors for hands rubbing shoulders with mutating aliens, erudite cannibals, and a healthy assortment of axe murderers, demons, evil clowns and murderous tomatoes. In Doppelgangers, Pardee invites us to get cozy with the evil twins and dark doubles of pop culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 172


Dimensions: 16 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$49.99
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