Christmas 2020 (61)

Shifting Currents

ISBN: 9780473519247

Author: Joanna Orwin   

It is 1853. Widowed Lydia Boulcott has remarried, hoping to escape her shameful past. An isolated new life in the kauri forests of New Zealand’s Far North off...


It is 1853. Widowed Lydia Boulcott has remarried, hoping to escape her shameful past. An isolated new life in the kauri forests of New Zealand’s Far North offers the chance of a respectable future for her and her five-year-old daughter, Hannah. To her dismay, Lydia discovers that one of her few neighbours is none other than ambitious Eliza Noakes - someone from her past who has the power to reveal her guilty secrets to the world. But, despite Lydia’s best efforts, fate constantly throws them together - Inspired by the intertwined lives of two real women, and set against the fast-changing and challenging world of remote pioneer New Zealand, award-winning writer Joanna Orwin’s superbly written new novel tells a gripping and touching story of struggle, love and unlikely friendship.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 06-07-2020


$35.00
The Air That We Breathe

ISBN: 9780473507756

Author: Kara Douglas   

Based on one of Australia's worst industrial disasters,The Air That We Breathe is an account of ordinary people living through the catastrophic consequences of ...


Based on one of Australia's worst industrial disasters,The Air That We Breathe is an account of ordinary people living through the catastrophic consequences of corporate greed and wilful blindness. in 1961 Italian immigrants Abele and Maria Moretti settle into life in Western Australia. They are promised a financially secure future working in an asbestos mine in the harsh and desolate outback. Despite health warnings to management, the mine continues to operate. Thirty years later, the unthinkable happens and the Moretti family begin an arduous journey to seek justice. At the same time Katerina, a lawyer, representing the mining company, makes a surprising discovery about her family that causes her to rethink her allegiances. The human stories weave between the narratives of the immigrant miner and mine manager, and later, the lawyer and the mine's daughter. The impact of this story will stir emotions that remain long after the last page has been turned.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 01-07-2020


$34.95
American Gardens

ISBN: 9783791386751

Authors: Monty Don, Derry Moore    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For years, Britain's much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and...


For years, Britain's much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and culture. Now, he travels across America with celebrated photographer Derry Moore to trace the fascinating histories of outdoor spaces which epitomize or redefine the American garden. In the book, which complements the BBC television series, they look at a variety of gardens and outdoor spaces at the center of American history including the slave garden at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate, Longwood Gardens in Delaware, and Middleton Place in South Carolina. Together, they visit verdant oases designed by modernist architects such as Richard Neutra. They delve into urban outdoor spaces, looking at New York City's Central Park, Lurie Garden at the southern end of Millennium Park in Chicago, and the Seattle Spheres. Derry Moore gives his unique perspective on gardens across the United States, including several not featured in the TV series. These include unpublished photographs of Bob Hope's Palm Springs home and garden of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring luscious photography and Don's engaging commentary, this book will leave you with a richer understanding of how America's most important gardens came to be designed.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$100.00
The Fly Fisher (2020 ed)

ISBN: 9783899551464

Publisher: Gestalten

Reel the rewards of fly fishing while being surrounded by nature and wildlife. The lure of pristine rivers coupled with the sensation of casting a net into the ...


Reel the rewards of fly fishing while being surrounded by nature and wildlife. The lure of pristine rivers coupled with the sensation of casting a net into the open make fly fishing the perfect balance of outdoor activities. The Fly Fisher is a celebration of both the community and artistry of a sport with an ever-growing global appeal. By showing a new generation of aficionados alongside an established, avid band of global fishers, we take a refreshing overview on the essence of the sport, while showing how to care for nature and connect with the environment. For both curious minds and prolific fishers, this is an updated version of a gestalten favorite. In this definitive look at contemporary fly fishing, we go through gear essentials and knot patterns, and explain the techniques needed to master this pastime. Join us as we explore new fishing spots, introduce new- comers to the sport on a beautiful scale, and exhibit an opulence of stunning new photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2020


$120.00
Cliffhanger

ISBN: 9783899559965

Author: Julie Ellison    Publisher: Gestalten

Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently explode...


Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently exploded as a global phenomenon, thanks to a plethora of dedicated gyms springing up and media coverage that has had a wide reach. Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, Cliffhanger gives you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit--both as a sport and a lifestyle--by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make the activity so fascinating. Whether you've been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race. WHAT TO EXPECT - A book encapsulating a golden moment in climbing, with the activity enjoying peak popularity - Inspiration for long-term climbing fans, beginners, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to conquer new summits - A mix of detailed illustrations, photographs, personal stories, and tips


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Sailing The Seas

ISBN: 9783899559972

Author: The Sailing Collective    Publisher: Gestalten

From short sailing trips with friends to longer cruises along coastlines or across the oceans, this book celebrates the nautical way of life. Since the dawn of ...


From short sailing trips with friends to longer cruises along coastlines or across the oceans, this book celebrates the nautical way of life. Since the dawn of time, exploring the world by boat has been seen as the pinnacle of freedom. And what may often have seemed an impossible dream is now within reach, thanks to businesses offering boats for hire and specialist companies organizing trips that give people the opportunity to live that dream for a few weeks. Sailing the Seas will take readers on a series on adventures across the globe, from the coast of the US down to the Caribbean, through classic Mediterranean voyages and of trips in far-flung locations such as Thailand and French Polynesia. Presenting a fresh, younger side of sailing, this volume reveals the sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences that can be had on board a boat.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Skate Like A Girl

ISBN: 9783791387079

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numb...


This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numbers, girls and women are gathering at skate parks and competing in skateboarding events on nearly every continent. Filled with stunning full-color photographs of 33 remarkable female skaters in action, this book pays homage to the incredible range of styles, ethnicities, and ages that make up a rapidly growing community. There’s Emily Pross, one of the top downhill skaters in the world, who is known as the “fastest woman on four wheels,” Lucy Osinski and Danielle Francine, cofounders of GRLSWIRL, a grassroots all-female skate community, and Nyimas Bunga Cinta, the youngest ever medalist at age 12 in the Asian Games in women’s street. There are skate coaches, longboard dancers, skate filmmakers, and skateboard makers. You’ll meet skaters who are moms, artists, models, surfers, and architects. What they all have in common is that skating is their way of life. Each profile offers its subject’s own words of wisdom about going after your dreams, falling hard, and getting right back up. The book also includes pages of practical information on everything from skateboarding organizations that champion women, to crews, schools, and camps for girls all over the world. Filled with empowering images and inspiring words, this book will encourage girls and women of every age to get on a board and shred!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2020


$89.99
Surf Like A Girl

ISBN: 9783791385952

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether they’re threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making enormous waves in the world of surfing. If you thought surfing was a m...


Whether they’re threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making enormous waves in the world of surfing. If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There’s American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father’s death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start “sculpting foam”; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and activist Leah Dawson on empowering women. You’ll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world’s most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2019


$100.00
She Surf

ISBN: 9783899559989

Author: Lauren Hill    Publisher: Gestalten

Join the celebration of the diverse, vibrant, and engaged community of women riding and making waves around the globe. While surfing is usually seen as a male d...


Join the celebration of the diverse, vibrant, and engaged community of women riding and making waves around the globe. While surfing is usually seen as a male domain, women have long been nurturing their own water stories and claiming their rightful place in the world of this sport. She Surf hails the females, past and present, who are engaged in expanding the art of surfing. Through exclusive interviews and evocative imagery, the book travels from the iconic waves of Hawaii to remote locations in Morocco. Learn about the forgotten stories of Polynesian surfing princesses, pioneering wave riders from the 1960s, and the contemporary movers and shakers shaping the scene. This book is an exciting reflection on what it means to be a female surfer and what it means to be moved to action by the beauty of the sea.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2020


$100.00
Surf Shacks Vol 2

ISBN: 9783899558579

Author: Matt Titone    Publisher: Gestalten

Surfing is a way of life, one that defines not only where we live, but how we live. Surf Shacks Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, exploring hom...


Surfing is a way of life, one that defines not only where we live, but how we live. Surf Shacks Volume 2 picks up where the first volume left off, exploring homes of surfers, which range from improvised cabins by the beach to penthouse apartments in big coastal cities. In this followup, we meet a fascinating cast of characters from the shores of southern California through to the wild waters of Sri Lanka, Japan and Australia.


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2020


$120.00
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