August 2022 (127)

The Wonderful Story of Baldwin Steam Tram No100

ISBN: 9780473630195

Author: Christopher Cameron    Publisher: MOTAT

In this new book published by the Museum of Transport and Technology Society, you will learn of the incredible saga and near failures that the Baldwin Steam Tra...


In this new book published by the Museum of Transport and Technology Society, you will learn of the incredible saga and near failures that the Baldwin Steam Tram No100 endured on its travels from Philadelphia, USA to New Zealand via Australia. This certainly is a Wonderful Story of the tram's trial, tribulations and successes over 131 years. For some 40 years, the tram successfully served the communities of Sydney, Rockdale and Wanganui. After spending another 30 years either in storage or awaiting the scrappers torch, in 1958 it was purchased by two tramway volunteers who donated it to the Old Time Transport Preservation League (OTTPL). The OTTPL who arranged for the tram's storage in Auckland, was one of the forerunners of Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). Meticulous record keeping by people who have been involved in its life, particularly tramway historians and specialist museum restoration volunteers, has enabled this book to be written. It follows the tram's life in detail, from its construction in 1891, to the Western Springs Tramway, some 131 years later, where it now happily runs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2022


$35.00
Believe : How new leaders step up and into their full potential

ISBN: 9781989737729

Author: Brenda James    Publisher: Grammar Factory

Author and leadership specialist Brenda James teaches clients how to develop self-belief. But for decades she was stuck in self-doubt herself. Her book BELIEVE...


Author and leadership specialist Brenda James teaches clients how to develop self-belief. But for decades she was stuck in self-doubt herself. Her book BELIEVE takes us on a guided journey of building leadership skills and self-confidence. As a leader, no matter where or when you start to experience a dent in your self-belief, once it is triggered and activated, your outlook changes. You see everything through blurred lenses, constantly looking for evidence that you are not quick enough, deserving enough or smart enough. And, of course, you will always find it. When leadership is new or the role gets hard, self-doubt can easily take over. Self-belief is the remedy. But how do you tangibly develop this? In her book ‘BELIEVE: How New Leaders Step Up and Into Their Full Potential’ Brenda takes us on a guided journey, showing how leaders can increase their self-belief and leadership confidence to create more cohesive teams, increase workplace wellbeing, and most importantly, find a deeper sense of internal wellbeing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 177


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 06-08-2022


$24.95
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 1

ISBN: 9781877257728

Author: Dennis P. Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This volume is the first of three that provides a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity. More than 220 New Zealan...


This volume is the first of three that provides a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity. More than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists have collaborated to produce the most comprehensive book of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes will list every one of the 55,000-plus known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all known species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online telephone directory. To date, only New Zealand has compiled a checklist of its entire biota. Approximately 52% of this country's species are endemic - found only in New Zealand's freshwater, marine, and land environments. We have a responsibility to the global community to preserve this unique heritage or taonga. But further than that, all of our species - including many of the naturalised aliens included in the survey - are important to New Zealand's economy, ecology, and well-being.
Written for the advanced high-school and tertiary-level reader, these volumes are also intended to be a kind of 'Cooks Tour' of the kingdoms and phyla of life that will, it is hoped, provide an appreciation of the wondrous diversity of nature.


Pages: 592


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 14-08-2012


$89.95 $35.00
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 2

ISBN: 9781877257933

Author: Dennis P. Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort...


This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes will list every one of the almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. \n Volume 2 mostly deals with the major branch of the animal kingdom known as Ecdysozoa (moulting animals), which includes arachnids, centipedes and millipedes, crustaceans and insects. It also includes the enigmatic phylum Chaetognatha (arrow worms) and concludes with a chapter on the fossil traces - ichnofossils - of ancient animal activities. \n All three volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all known species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.To date, only New Zealand has compiled a checklist of its entire biota. Approximately 52% of this country's species are endemic - found only in New Zealand's freshwater, marine, and land environments. We have a responsibility to the global community to preserve this unique heritage or taonga. But further than that, all of our species - including many of the naturalised aliens included in the survey - are important to New Zealand's economy, ecology and well-being. Written for the advanced high-school and tertiary-level reader, these volumes are intended to be a kind of 'Cooks Tour' of the kingdoms and phyla of life that will, it is hoped, provide an appreciation of the wondrous diversity of nature.


Pages: 544


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2010


$89.95 $35.00
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 3

ISBN: 9781927145050

Author: Dennis Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort in...


This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes list every one of almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, and international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.


Pages: 616


Publication Date: 01-10-2011


$89.95 $35.00
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Set : 3 Volumes

ISBN: 9781927145289

Author: Dennis Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

New Zealand is the first country to have compiled a checklist of its entire living and fossil biota. This trilogy provides a review and inventory of New Zealan...


New Zealand is the first country to have compiled a checklist of its entire living and fossil biota. This trilogy provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving 238 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes list every one of the approximately 56,120 living and 14,700 fossil species of New Zealand's plants, animal, fungi, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.


Publication Date: 01-03-2012


$180.00 $70.00
The Big Pub Quiz Book : 10000 Bar Trivia Questions

ISBN: 9781913602277

Authors: David McGaughey, Jack Waley-Cohen    Publisher: Richardson Publishing Group

A brand new bumper quiz book containing a massive 10,000 bar trivia questions arranged into over 1,000 quizzes: - 50 complete 'ready-to-go' quizzes - 150 family...


A brand new bumper quiz book containing a massive 10,000 bar trivia questions arranged into over 1,000 quizzes: - 50 complete 'ready-to-go' quizzes - 150 family-friendly quizzes - 150 traditional subject quizzes - 120 specialist subject quizzes - 200 the ‘weird and the wonderful’ quizzes - 365 daily quick quizzes to test your knowledge throughout the year! Packaged as a stylish paperback, this is a perfect gift book or self purchase. So, grab your family and friends and get quizzing!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 04-08-2022


$29.99
Building For Change : The Architecture of Creative Reuse

ISBN: 9783967040449

Author: Ruth Lang    Publisher: Gestalten

Architects are adapting existing buildings to create new spaces for a more conscious future. The urban fabric changes more slowly than our spatial needs, accele...


Architects are adapting existing buildings to create new spaces for a more conscious future. The urban fabric changes more slowly than our spatial needs, accelerated by digital technologies and new lifestyles. The trick for canny architects lies in an ingenious reuse and creative recycling that result in the stunning transformation of existing buildings for new purposes. Building for Change explores this architecture of reuse and adaptation. It presents sofa factories turned coworking hub, viaducts turned community garden, department stores turned cultural center, and other inspiring projects. The book also showcases spaces that are designed to be dismantled and repurposed down the line. This architecture of care is aspirational and ambitious: to make construction more sustainable and buildings fit for the future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 02-08-2022


$140.00
Soft Minimal

ISBN: 9783967040555

Author: Norm Architects    Publisher: Gestalten

Building spaces of equilibrium: Norm Architects' humane simplicity creates environments that feel as good as they look. Guided by ideas of wellbeing, the essenc...


Building spaces of equilibrium: Norm Architects' humane simplicity creates environments that feel as good as they look. Guided by ideas of wellbeing, the essence of Norm Architects' style is balance: richness focused by restraint, simplicity imbued with warmth, complexity heightened by order. Be it architecture, interiors, or furniture, Norm's unique brand of soft minimalism speaks to the mind as much as the body, creating spaces for people. The first monograph by Norm Architects, Soft Minimal is their own curation of works that have made them key figures of Nordic design. It presents residential and commercial projects throughout Scandinavia, Italy and Japan as Norm reflect on Nordic traditions, modernist principles, and the importance of natural materials. Exploring a creative process that makes the visual speak to all senses, the book becomes insightful, inspirational, and deeply poetic.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2022


$160.00
Jaime Hayon Elements

ISBN: 9783967040548

Author: Hayon Studio    Publisher: Gestalten

The eagerly awaited second monograph of the visionary Spanish furniture and interior designer. "Elements" is the follow up to gestalten's highly successful "Wor...


The eagerly awaited second monograph of the visionary Spanish furniture and interior designer. "Elements" is the follow up to gestalten's highly successful "Works". The book compiles Jaime Hayon's famed work for iconic brands and explores his relationship with materials, his theory of color, his technique, his inspiration, his creative process. Jaime's style and vision have come to be associated with the most prestigious interior design for hotels, restaurants and galleries. Blurring the lines between art, decoration and design, Hayon's creations are full of serene playfulness and optimism.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 09-08-2022


$140.00
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