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July 2016 (44)
The Sea and The Snow
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ago, Philip Temple invites us all on this superbly conducted, happy and successful expedition, aided by many previously unpublished photographs by Warwick Deacock.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.
Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm
Publication Date: 01-08-2016
Huts: Untold Stories from Back-country New Zealand
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.
Dimensions: 210 x 252 mm
Publication Date: 01-11-2010
Emanations - The Art of the Cameraless Photograph
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
Dimensions: 246 x 305 x 25 mm
Publication Date: 01-06-2016
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.
Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 30-08-2016
Divine Food: Food Culture and Recipes from Israel and Palestine
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.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 30-08-2016
Smoothies for Kids
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.
Dimensions: 193 x 235 mm
Publication Date: 20-07-2016
Cooking For The Man Cave 2nd Edition
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.
Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm
Publication Date: 01-04-2016
Culinaria France invites the reader to a culinary journey through this paradise for gourmets. Take a look at Paris' top gastronomy, learn about the origins of r...
Culinaria France invites the reader to a culinary journey through this paradise for gourmets. Take a look at Paris' top gastronomy, learn about the origins of rural cuisine, breathe the air of Provence, and peak into the nets of France's fishermen on the northern coasts. Lavishly illustrated with wonderful photographs, this volume provides a living portrait of French specialties and whets the appetite for culinary pleasures a la francaise.
Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm
Eighty Four Rooms
The Eighty Four Rooms Collection invites you to enjoy 84 of the world’s most beautiful and unique boutique hotels. Regardless of your budget, it should always...
The Eighty Four Rooms Collection invites you to enjoy 84 of the world’s most beautiful and unique boutique hotels. Regardless of your budget, it should always be possible to travel with an eye for style and comfort. This is the philosophy behind the hotel platform of the same name, eightyfourrooms.com. Along with recommending the best rooms and suites, the book provides tips about the restaurants and bars you should visit to make your trip a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks to detailed guides on each property and local highlights, the book provides everything you need to be an insider. Each of our hand-picked choices undergoes a rigorous check of every facet of its operation. This is the only way to ensure that each hotel presented is truly best-in-class in terms of its surroundings and its fabulous signature style. We offer a wide variety of choices: places for rock stars to remain anonymous, romantic getaways, and luxurious ski resorts, as well as properties offering amazing views of the sea or big-city skyscapes. Bon voyage!
Dimensions: 246 x 320 mm
Publication Date: 19-07-2016
Once again, master photographer and storyteller David Drebin transports us into his gorgeous and captivating dreamscapes. For this, his fourth volume of work na...
Once again, master photographer and storyteller David Drebin transports us into his gorgeous and captivating dreamscapes. For this, his fourth volume of work named Dreamscapes, we are transported to the most magical places on earth. We cruise the beaches of the Amalfi Coast; we smell and taste downtown San Francisco; we gawk at the cityscape of Manhattan. And we revel in the boulevards of Paris. There is no bucket-list destination that David Drebin has not captured with his unerring sense of timing and atmosphere. Reflections of light, dramatic color, and evocative staging invite readers to reflect, relax, and lose themselves in a fascinating and experiential daydream. As detached from reality as you will let them be, these images will stay with you long after the final page has been turned.
Dimensions: 250 x 318 mm
Publication Date: 11-07-2016