July 2016 (41)

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ago, Philip Temple invites us all on this superbly conducted, happy and successful expedition, aided by many previously unpublished photographs by Warwick Deacock.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
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
Emanations - The Art of the Cameraless Photograph

ISBN: 9783791355047

Author: Geoffrey Batchen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

An unparalleled exploration of the art of cameraless photography, this expansive book offers an authoritative and lavishly illustrated history of photography ma...


An unparalleled exploration of the art of cameraless photography, this expansive book offers an authoritative and lavishly illustrated history of photography made without a camera, along with a critical discussion of the practice. Since the early 19th century and the invention of photography, artists have been experimenting with various methods for creating photographs without a camera. At once exhaustive and compelling, this book reveals the myriad approaches artists have used to create photographic images using just paper and a source of radiation. Simultaneously a chronological history and a thematic study, this book explores a range of practices, some of which have been in use for more than a century, while others are entirely contemporary. From placing objects on light-sensitive paper and drawing on blackened glass plates to radiography, photocopying, and digital scanning, this is an elemental kind of photography that repudiates the idea that technology advances in only one direction. By eliminating the camera, artists are able to focus on other ways of making photographic pictures. They allow the world to leave its own imprint, to speak for itself as itself. This volume includes 160 exquisitely reproduced works of this kind. In turns abstract and realist, haunting and intricate, they seem to capture the very essence of their subjects. Featuring artists from the 19th century to today, this book explores cameraless photography as an important and influential medium that deserves to be included at the forefront of today’s conversations about contemporary art. Exhibition at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, April 29 - Aug. 14, 2016


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 246 x 305 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2016


$125.00
Scandinavia Dreaming

ISBN: 9783899556704

Author: Emma Fexeus    Publisher: Gestalten

Scandinavian design has a worldwide reputation for the effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials. Nordic solutions and inspirations creat...


Scandinavian design has a worldwide reputation for the effortless combination of classical restraint and warm materials. Nordic solutions and inspirations create an aesthetically balanced and traditionally elegant space. Modern and minimalist . Rational but stylish. The world of Scandinavian architecture is a visual vault of grace, understated elegance, function, and tradition. From tile-covered roofs born from the existence of nearby clay deposits to large windows that let in light during the shorter winter days, Northern Delights Vol.2 provides insight into Nordic design and showcases the skilled craftsmanship. Artisans fresh from design school breathe new life into the traditional usage of tile, wood, glass, ceramics, and other customarily Nordic materials. Northern Delights Vol.2 tells their story and that of their predecessors: an aesthetic and historic journey through a world of style and heritage. Reading between the sleek lines and delving into the rich traditions: the balanced and stylish aesthetic of Scandinavian architecture inspires global mimicry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2016


$120.00
Divine Food: Food Culture and Recipes from Israel and Palestine

ISBN: 9783899556421

Author: David Haliva    Publisher: Gestalten

Divine Food takes readers on a culinary journey through Israeli and Palestinian cuisine and its local varieties -from the Arab- Jewish kitchen of the north to n...


Divine Food takes readers on a culinary journey through Israeli and Palestinian cuisine and its local varieties -from the Arab- Jewish kitchen of the north to nomadic specialties of the Negev Desert, from the contemporary food scene of Tel Aviv to the fish dishes of the coast. The book presents a wide range of delicious recipes. Because the food of the region is characterized by authenticity and tradition, it also provides insight into the origins of iconic dishes. Both a stunning regional portrait and a go-to cookbook, Divine Food is a must-have for any foodie.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2016


$99.00
Smoothies for Kids

ISBN: 9783848009978

Author: Eliq Maranik    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Your children will love fruits and vegetables thanks to colorful and delicious smoothies for kids. Together with thirty boys and girls aged six to thirteen, smo...


Your children will love fruits and vegetables thanks to colorful and delicious smoothies for kids. Together with thirty boys and girls aged six to thirteen, smoothie expert Eliq Maranik has developed 39 simple and healthy smoothie recipes that every child will love. The ingredients range from fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to superfoods and dairy products. Exciting facts about the ingredients and little experiments turn each recipe into an experience for the whole family, while practical tips help your children to create their very own smoothie. Interesting background information and a child-oriented fruit-ABC with pictures of each ingredient round off this gorgeous smoothie book.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 193 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2016


$34.99 $9.99
Cooking For The Man Cave 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781565238923

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

There are times when a guy actually likes to cook-times like tailgating parties, hunting trips, clambakes, and whenever beer is involved! If you're looking for ...


There are times when a guy actually likes to cook-times like tailgating parties, hunting trips, clambakes, and whenever beer is involved! If you're looking for recipes for these "special" occasions, you'll find plenty of great options in this testosterone-laden cookbook. From barbecue sauces to meat-n-potatoes to beer and beyond-you'll find over 100 crowd-pleasing recipes for grilling, smoking, frying and more. Cook it your way, with bold flavors and easy guy-friendly recipes. Discover the secrets of camp cooking in foil packs. Find out what to do with that big fish you caught. Get creative recipes for sauces, rubs and other seasonings. Use your cooler the right way to keep food fresh and organized at the game. And learn what else to put in a turkey fryer, besides turkeys! Whether out in the backyard, camping in the woods, or partying behind the stadium-this book is sure to whet your appetite and fire up your culinary imagination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2016


$29.99
Sydney: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899556599

Publisher: Gestalten

If Sydney's famed opera house is a sailing ship, then the city truly is an essential port of call on any global itinerary. The largest city in Oceania and an As...


If Sydney's famed opera house is a sailing ship, then the city truly is an essential port of call on any global itinerary. The largest city in Oceania and an Asia-Pacific powerhouse, Sydney is a diverse mix of new urban cool and classic refinement, with some of the best beaches in the world thrown in for good measure. Monocle has gone down under to guide you on a fresh journey from the sights and sounds of the waterfront, to the shops and fine dining of Darling Harbour, and on to the new antipodean hipness in Kings Cross. Stopping to sample the best flat white along the way, the Monocle team will lead you on a walkabout to the best exurban excursions and help you find the neighbourhood gems that only the locals know about. Uncover a side of Sydney you never knew. It's your turn now, mate.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
New York: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899555752

Publisher: Gestalten

New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from M...


New York used to be such an easy city to crack for the visitor. Not only was there that simple-to-master grid of streets but, really, who wanted to stray from Manhattan? Today, while that stretch from Wall Street to the Upper East Side and beyond still enchants, awes, and bamboozles, you really do need to cross some bridges and head upstate. The city’s focus has fractured and shifted and you ignore the appeal of, say, Brooklyn at your peril. This is especially true of anyone wanting to grasp the city’s fast-evolving food scene, discover some fresh design ateliers, go for a run, or buy some less-exposed art. Monocle has had a bureau in New York since its launch in 2007 and it has a shop in the city too. This has made the Monocle team passionate about the place and its ambitions. This book is a celebration of all that they know and love about New York and it should be used to take you beyond the obvious spots (although who wouldn’t want to hit the museum biggies). New York can easily live up to its movie-star good looks but let it be a city that surprises you, too—in a good way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
Hong Kong: Monocle Travel Guides

ISBN: 9783899555769

Publisher: Gestalten

Vertigo-inducing skyscrapers that cling to mountainous slopes and busy fishing villages that proudly hold on to their cultural heritage: Hong Kong is more diver...


Vertigo-inducing skyscrapers that cling to mountainous slopes and busy fishing villages that proudly hold on to their cultural heritage: Hong Kong is more diverse than you’d imagine. Navigate the futuristic covered skyways connecting office towers and you’ll pass over temples from which incense smoke trails towards the heavens. This city can appear to be an impenetrable collection of concrete high-rises, but you are rarely further than a short taxi ride from verdant hikes. The mix of high and low will charm the most hardened urban travellers. Monocle’s Hong Kong takes you on a fresh journey from the best dining spots to side-street food stalls. The Monocle team will also show you where to head for rich retail experiences and handmade shoes and shirts. Then there are walks to take you away from the hustle and bustle of Central into plant-filled streets where the din of the city disappears. Hong Kong may have been built on trade and commerce but it’s now also a place where contemporary art thrives. It’s a global hub that welcomes visitors. You should be next.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Tags: July 2016   Travel
$39.99
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