December 2016 (57)

Sleepy Kiwi Book & Toy Gift Kit

ISBN: 0609722942546

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Tikitibu NZ

This beautifully packaged gift set includes the very popular Sleepy Kiwi book for infants and a gorgeous plush embroidered kiwi toy. The black and white book wi...


This beautifully packaged gift set includes the very popular Sleepy Kiwi book for infants and a gorgeous plush embroidered kiwi toy. The black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newborns and infants. The book is a large, thick board book, matte laminated for a soft, cleanable finish. Created entirely in a black and white modern illustration style.


Bind: hardback


$35.00
The March of the Foxgloves

ISBN: 9780473365820

Author: Karyn Hay    Publisher: Esom House Press

A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential su...


A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential summer reading. LONDON, 1893, and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. Falling in with other artists and non-conformists, and inspired by the revolution in thinking brought about by heroic literary figures and social reformers of the time, Frances forges a new path of her own making. Karyn Hay is an iconic New Zealand media personality, and award-winning author. Her first book Emerald Budgies, described as ‘a darkly comic tale of disintegration and revenge... Prozac Nation meets Crash!’, won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Karyn is also a Frank Sargeson Fellow. She lives in West Auckland.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$32.00
New Zealand's Rivers : An Environmental History

ISBN: 9781927145760

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’explores the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisi...


‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’explores the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisis point, where fresh water has become our most contested resource and many rivers are too polluted to swim in. Environmental historian Catherine Knight reveals that the tension between exploitation and enjoyment of rivers is not new. Rivers were treasured by Māori as food baskets and revered as the dwelling places of supernatural creatures. But following European settlement, they became drains for mining, industrial waste and sewage, and were harnessed to generate power and to irrigate farmland. Over time, the utilitarian view of rivers has been increasingly questioned by those who value rivers for recreation as well as for ecological, spiritual and cultural reasons. Today, the sustainable use of rivers is the subject of intense debate. Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated, ‘New Zealand’s Rivers’is an accessible and compelling read for all New Zealanders, including anglers, kayakers, farmers, environmental practitioners, policy-makers, students and anyone with an interest in our environment and history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2016


$49.99
Shotover Jet

ISBN: 9780473365493

Author: Jenny McLeod    Publisher: Shotover Jet

A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism indust...


A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism industry in 1965 and has thrilled over three million passengers in its first half century of operation. Jet boating arrived in New Zealand in the 1950s with the invention of the Hamilton jet unit by pioneer CWF (Bill) Hamilton. Tourism pioneers quickly identified the potential in Queenstown for commercial jet boating and in 1965 the Shotover Jet Boat Service Ltd was launched. During the following 50 years the trip through narrow and challenging Shotover Canyons has developed into a flagship New Zealand tourist activity - billed as the "world's most exciting jet boat ride". Shotover Jet has attracted many celebrities and received the royal stamp of approval and worldwide exposure when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode the canyons during their 2014 New Zealand tour. This book is more than just a story about a high profile tourist jet boat company - it is a captivating history reflecting the indomitable New Zealand pioneering spirit and early risk taking tourism entrepreneurs. Accompanied by superb historic and contemporary photographs Shotover Jet - The Story Of Queenstown's Adventure Tourism Pioneer captures one of the most exciting times in New Zealand's tourism history. www.shotoverjet.com


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 215 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


$39.99
20 Rental Properties in One Year

ISBN: 9780473372293

Author: Graeme Fowler    Publisher: Graeme Fowler

Graeme Fowler is the author of the NZ Best Selling book “NZ Real Estate Investors’ Secrets – How 10 New Zealanders became Millionaires from Residential Pr...


Graeme Fowler is the author of the NZ Best Selling book “NZ Real Estate Investors’ Secrets – How 10 New Zealanders became Millionaires from Residential Property” which was first published in 2003, and then updated in 2008. This book has now sold almost 15,000 copies making it one of, if not the highest selling book on property investment ever written in New Zealand. Graeme is a well known educator, speaker and property expert in NZ. He has completed over 500 real estate transactions since starting out at the young age of 24 after reading the classic book “Jones on Property” by Bob Jones. Graeme has a portfolio of over 70 properties and still is very actively buying, renovating and selling properties today. In this latest book, Graeme had the idea to see if he could buy 20 properties using no equity (money) with one simple idea. He wanted to buy these properties with ‘no money being used overall from his existing properties’ that is 100% financed. The rents from these properties would need to cover the mortgage, the rates, the insurance and property management and all mortgages be fully paid off in 20 years time. This is a very informative, in depth and detailed journey of exactly how Graeme achieved this in only 12 months. He also gives detailed Spreadsheets of all the properties summarised with purchase prices, equity gained, cash-flow and the loan details. He also writes many articles on property and its related topics and these are often featured in Property Magazines. In this book he shares many of these informative and very well thought out articles for the reader to enjoy, and learn from. For any person interested in Property or Property Investing, this book really is a must read.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 212


Dimensions: 155 x 226 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$34.95
Huts: Untold Stories from Back-country New Zealand

ISBN: 9781877257919

Author: Mark Pickering    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Back in print by popular demand! Huts is a celebration of the endurance of New Zealand's back-country huts and the men who built and lived in them. It is a fasc...


Back in print by popular demand! Huts is a celebration of the endurance of New Zealand's back-country huts and the men who built and lived in them. It is a fascinating look at the place of these iconic dwellings in New Zealand’s social and mountain history. There are over 1500 huts in New Zealand – an extraordinarily large number. Mark Pickering focuses on 15 historic huts, but many others besides are referred to. Most of the huts still do the job they were built for, whether it’s a pit-sawn deer cullers’ hut in Urewera National Park or a tiny skiers’ shack in the Craigieburn Range. If huts could talk they could in fact tell the whole history of the back country. Beatifully written, lavishly illustrated – this book is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts, trampers or anyone interested in New Zealand's early history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 210 x 252 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2010


$49.99
Olivia Spencer Bower

ISBN: 9781927145074

Author: Julie King    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point...


"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point in writing or painting unless you make your own discoveries." Olivia Spencer Bower wrote those words near the end of an almost six-decade career as one of New Zealand's finest and best-loved artists. Born in England, she initially came to New Zealand reluctantly but learned to call this country home and to cherish its landscape, particularly in the South Island. She was a superb watercolourist, but worked in a wide variety of media and was always keen to experiment and remained open to new ideas. Outwardly sociable, hospitable and colourful, the friend of artists from Rita Angus to Colin McCahon, she remained a private, thoughtful person. Her conviction that artists should have the freedom and opportunity to make their own discoveries led to the establishment of her art award, an ongoing legacy to subsequent generations in New Zealand. In this, the first book to consider Olivia Spencer Bower's life and work, art historian Julie King offers, through a lively and impeccably researched text and a selection of watercolours, paintings, drawings, prints and illustrations, a superb evocation of one of the most engaging and vital artists this country has produced.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$49.99
The Sea and The Snow

ISBN: 9781907206375

Author: Philip Temple    Publisher: Lodestar Books

HEARD ISLAND, an improbably remote speck in the far Southern Ocean, lies four thousand kilometres to the south-west of Australia—with Antarctica its nearest ...


HEARD ISLAND, an improbably remote speck in the far Southern Ocean, lies four thousand kilometres to the south-west of Australia—with Antarctica its nearest continent. By 1964 it had been the object of a number of expeditions, but none reaching the summit of its 9000-foot volcanic peak ‘Big Ben’. In that year Warwick Deacock resolved to rectify this omission, and as-sembled a party of nine with impressive credentials embracing mountaineering, exploration, science and medicine, plus his own organisation and leadership skills as a former Major in the British Army. But first they had to get there. Heard had no airstrip and was on no steamer route; the only way was by sea in their own vessel. Approached from Australia, the island lay in the teeth of the prevailing westerlies of the ‘Roar-ing Forties’and ‘Furious Fifties’. One name, only, came to mind as the skipper to navigate them safely to their destination, and safely home—the veteran mountaineer turned high-latitude sailor H. W. ‘Bill’ Tilman, already renowned for his ‘sailing to climb’ expeditions to Patagonia, Greenland and Arctic Canada, and the sub-Antarctic archipelagos of Crozet and Kerguelen, to the north-west of Heard Island. He readily ‘signed on’ to Warwick Deacock’s team of proven individuals and their well-found sailing vessel Patanela. In this first-hand account, as fresh today as on its first publication fifty years ago, Philip Temple invites us all on this superbly conducted, happy and successful expedition, aided by many previously unpublished photographs by Warwick Deacock. ‘The Skipper’—a man not free with his praise—described the enterprise as ‘a complete thing’. PHILIP TEMPLE was born in Yorkshire in 1939, educated in London, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1957. Prior to this expedition he had climbed extensively in New Zealand and West New Guinea. Since 1972 he has followed a career as an author of both fiction and non-fiction, often writing books about mountains and exploration. He was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005 for ‘services to literature’ and gained a LittD degree in 2007. He lives in Dunedin, New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2016


$45.00 $19.99
Equine Beauty (small edition)

ISBN: 9783832733841

Author: Raphael Macek    Publisher: TeNeues

The legendary and complex relationship between humans and horses is an enduring one. The horse’s distinctive blend of grace and strength and its sleek beauty ...


The legendary and complex relationship between humans and horses is an enduring one. The horse’s distinctive blend of grace and strength and its sleek beauty has long been analyzed, admired and represented in artistic form—whether through painting, sculpture or photography. Raphael Macek’s inspiring images of equine majesty feature both close-ups and complete figures against the backdrops of artful landscapes. His balanced composition and exquisite lighting highlight the form, texture and muscularity of each unique creature. There’s a liveliness and immediacy to this collection. So much so, that at times, it’s as if these compelling portraits might just come to life at any second.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$79.99 $45.00
100 Years 100 Buildings

ISBN: 9783791382128

Author: John Hill    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, John Hill, is obsessed with his subject and determined to expose his fellow citizens to the glorious struc...


The founder of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, John Hill, is obsessed with his subject and determined to expose his fellow citizens to the glorious structures that shape our environment. In this beautifully designed compendium Hill presents his selection of the most significant building to be built each year from 1916 to 2015. Each two-page spread includes one or two large color photos and text that explains the importance of each structure. Starting with H. P. Berlage’s Holland House in London and closing with Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s newly completed Broad museum in Los Angeles, Hill has combed the globe for iconic buildings. Notable inclusions are Helsinki Railroad Station; the Solimar Building in Cuba; Le Corbusier’s Mill Owners’ Association building in Ahmadabad, India; Habitat 67, a housing complex in Montreal; and Tadao Ando’s Church of the Light in Osaka, Japan. What makes this collection so extraordinary is Hill’s criteria for the buildings included: each must be able to be seen, approached, or explored by the average person. An introductory essay and a timeline that highlights important architectural events round out this engrossing survey that demonstrates the underlying themes and developments in the world of architecture today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 248 x 280 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2016


$79.99
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