August 2020 (83)

New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar 2021

ISBN: 0728238892081

Author: Dave Mitchell   

There is absolutely nothing so inspiring, worthwhile or satisfying as your last mountain biking adventure, except of course the next mountain biking adventure, ...


There is absolutely nothing so inspiring, worthwhile or satisfying as your last mountain biking adventure, except of course the next mountain biking adventure, regardless of how it unfolds. Mountain biking is life, the rest is detail. The 2021 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar by renowned mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell presents fabulous colour photographs capturing the essence of off-road biking in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 340 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2020


$19.99
Encounters and Collisions

ISBN: 9780994136077

Author: Gordon McLauchlan    Publisher: Fraser Books

It was widely reported, when he died earlier in 2020, that Gordon McLauchlan’s last book was "Stop the Clock" but, in fact, he was finalising details of Encou...


It was widely reported, when he died earlier in 2020, that Gordon McLauchlan’s last book was "Stop the Clock" but, in fact, he was finalising details of Encounters until several days before his death in January. In 26 engaging and provocative essays, Gordon McLauchlan writes about people, illustrious and unknown, he has rubbed up against since his Press Gallery days in Wellington in the early 1950s. He gives fresh, and beautifully written, insights into a kaleidoscope of human nature – providing new perspectives on famous politicians, writers, broadcasters and ‘ordinary’ people who piqued his interest. Most – like Holland, Holyoake, Holmes, Key, Lange, Shadbolt, Davin and Ihimaera – are New Zealanders. Others – like Noam Chomsky and Felipe Fernández-Armesto– are from elsewhere. Gordon McLauchlan was one of New Zealand best-known and most popular writers, cultural critics and social historians. In a long career he was a newspaper journalist, magazine editor, columnist, book reviewer, radio commentator, and television frontperson. For 10 years he was the editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Encyclopedia, and the author of more than 20 books, with The Passionless People the most famous of several bestsellers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 17-10-2020


$29.50
DUE > 20th Oct 2020
From A Dark Cave to New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473528065

Author: Mustafa Darbandi   

Hiding in a tiny dark cave in the border triangle between Iraq, Iran and Turkey, Mustafa Darbandi is facing his fear that he may not survive. On the run because...


Hiding in a tiny dark cave in the border triangle between Iraq, Iran and Turkey, Mustafa Darbandi is facing his fear that he may not survive. On the run because of his membership of a banned Kurdish freedom movement, he has begun an extraordinary journey. It will take him from Iraq to Turkey to Iran to Pakistan to Afghanistan and finally to New Zealand. Along the way he will be threatened by security forces, mercenaries, police, helicopters, landmines, wild wolves and even UNHCR indifference. After several years in exile he finally arrives in his new home. "In my desperation the idea crept into my mind that death was death whether I got killed or starved to death. Perhaps putting an end to my life would be preferable to being captured by mercenaries or eaten alive by wild animals..." "When I set foot on New Zealand soil, I felt born again. After I'd been uprooted from my town and village in Kurdistan, New Zealand became the bedrock of my security, offering me an opportunity to become who I am".


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$29.99
I'm Ralph, I'm Dad

ISBN: 9780473518660

Author: Dr Glennis Mafi   

Ralph Wood was diagnosed with dementia, and over the ensuing years his daughter, a medical doctor, along with other close family members, walked that journey be...


Ralph Wood was diagnosed with dementia, and over the ensuing years his daughter, a medical doctor, along with other close family members, walked that journey beside him. Through poems, drawings and brief comments, I'm Ralph, I'm Dad lovingly tells the story. Though this is a personal account, it is a journey that others face, and in the telling you may just find that dementia is not quite as bad as many of us fear. Along with the struggles there can be gentleness, humour, hope, surprises - and even joy. Containing practical and poetic insights, this book can be a companion to you as you follow that pathway with the one you love.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Publication Date: 20-09-2020


$24.00
DUE > 22nd Sep 2020
Cities Of Silence : Extraordinary Views of a Shutdown World

ISBN: 9783961713202

Publisher: TeNeues

The London Eye at a standstill, against a brilliant blue sky. Venetian gondolas, resting beneath their tarpaulins. The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Schloss Sanssouci...


The London Eye at a standstill, against a brilliant blue sky. Venetian gondolas, resting beneath their tarpaulins. The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York-all deserted. In the middle of the day. The widespread Covid-19 lockdown of Spring and Summer 2020 that had millions of people confined to their homes made for remarkable photographs around the globe. Silent Cities brings together lockdown pictures from more than 60 cities-all exceptional snapshots of otherwise densely crowded spaces. Free of people, traffic, and much of the habitual advertising we are used to, the aesthetic qualities of each place become more visible: the symmetry of a square or boulevard, the harmony of a facade, the beauty of an empty beach. A document of an extraordinary and challenging period, Silent Cities also offers us the visual space to imagine a better future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2020


$45.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Its Not About Me - A Retrospective

ISBN: 9783961712755

Author: Greg Gorman    Publisher: TeNeues

If Sir Elton John wrote the Foreword and director John Waters wrote the Afterword, then we're surely dealing with a major talent. In this 400-page retrospective...


If Sir Elton John wrote the Foreword and director John Waters wrote the Afterword, then we're surely dealing with a major talent. In this 400-page retrospective, award-winning photographer Greg Gorman presents the finest shots of his half-century in Hollywood. Throughout his star-studded portfolio entitled, It's Not About Me, you'll find the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp at the beginning of their careers, as well as the iconic posters Gorman created for films such as Scarface and Tootsie, record covers for David Bowie, and magazine covers for Andy Warhol.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$180.00
DUE > 31st Oct 2020
Voyager

ISBN: 9783961712915

Publisher: TeNeues

Outer space = infinite fascination! A delight for space fans and experts alike, this book is your unique guide to the legendary Voyager missions. After the worl...


Outer space = infinite fascination! A delight for space fans and experts alike, this book is your unique guide to the legendary Voyager missions. After the worldwide success of Apollo VII-XVII, the authors again scoured the NASA archives to gather all the key facts and discoveries of this interstellar spacecraft, including previously unpublished information. First launched in 1977, the twin Voyager 1 and 2 space- craft have significantly expanded our knowledge of space, corrected many scientific theses and, last but not least, produced the most distant image of the earth: the famous "Pale Blue Dot."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2020


$115.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
The Ultimate Ski Book

ISBN: 9783961712960

Author: Gabriella Le Breton    Publisher: TeNeues

Beginning with early Alpine pioneers through to the development of modern skiing, author and ski aficionado Gabriella Le Breton presents the evolution of this m...


Beginning with early Alpine pioneers through to the development of modern skiing, author and ski aficionado Gabriella Le Breton presents the evolution of this much-loved mountain sport and all the essentials of contemporary ski culture. Where is the longest run in the Andes? Which is the most spectacular descent in the Alps? Which is the most legendary hut in the Rockies? Hit the slopes with all of this expert insider info, as well as the best in ski fashion, style, accommodations, and after ski entertainment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$115.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Out Of The Woods

ISBN: 9783899558593

Publisher: Gestalten

Humans have been building their homes out of wood for thousands of years. Its tactility and warmth has influenced countless architectural movements, dating back...


Humans have been building their homes out of wood for thousands of years. Its tactility and warmth has influenced countless architectural movements, dating back to historic Japanese houses all the way up to the recent craze for cozy Scandinavian interiors. It's one of the world's oldest architectural materials and it just might be the future of how we build. Timber is fast emerging as a sustainable material of choice, and thanks to recent technological advances, it's a safe and sturdy alternative to concrete. This book explores the innovative and inspiring ways architects are using this universal building material. Spanning grand Alpine escapes to tropical getaways, plywood penthouses to mass timber high-rises, Out of the Woods celebrates a material that is both ancient and extremely versatile - and more topical than ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$120.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Casa Grande

ISBN: 9783899558586

Author: Openhouse    Publisher: Gestalten

Leading design magazine Openhouse has spent the last six years giving readers a closer look at some of the most extraordinary houses around the globe. In their ...


Leading design magazine Openhouse has spent the last six years giving readers a closer look at some of the most extraordinary houses around the globe. In their first book, the editors open the doors to their highlights, including exclusive photography and rarely seen homes. From case study houses by midcentury masters to cutting edge contemporary architecture, Casa Grande describes what it feels like to occupy these spaces from the perspective of their owners - who themselves have become stewards of architectural history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$135.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
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