March 2015 (14)

Brockie : A Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches

ISBN: 9780958232074

Author: Bob Brockie    Publisher: Cartoon Archive

A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In...


A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In this charming book, Dr Robert Brockie remembers - with some help from his diaries - all the highlights. The people (particularly women), places, pioneering scientific work and five decades of political cartooning. There is a strong emphasis on the sketches, portraits, caricatures and cartoons that Brockie is renowned for, but his varied and impressive scientific career is not forgotten. Brockie's life has encompassed editing and illustrating at School Publications, design concepts for Te Papa, DSIR's ground-breaking Orongoronga Valley forest study, possum and hedgehog research, 40 years as National Business Review cartoonist, the writing of a number of books, and over 600 popular newspaper science columns.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 20-02-2015


Tags: March 2015   New Zealand   History
$39.50
The People's University

ISBN: 9781927145593

Author: Ian Dougherty    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider...


From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider of adult education, enriching, and sometimes even transforming, the lives of thousands of men and women. Through its box and travelling library schemes, inspired by the charismatic James Shelley, it took adult education to nearly every nook and cranny of the Canterbury and Westland provinces from the 1920s, Its wider horizons programme revolutionised adult education for retired people from the 1970s. In The People's University, widely published historian Ian Dougherty tells the fascinating and important story of this resilient association over its first 100 years and of the enthusiastic and committed involvement of students, tutors, volunteers and staff.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 10-03-2015


Tags: March 2015   History   New Zealand   Education
$49.99
Sketch City

ISBN: 9781584235927

Publisher: Gingko Press

Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around ...


Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location is the perfect companion for any creative traveler, urban explorer, or budding artist. 50 artists scattered around the globe have been brought together to share tips about their favorite urban settings, including locations in South America, Europe, Canada, Asia, and beyond. Citified sketchers will be guided through techniques for capturing frenetic street scenes as well as the rare moments of peace found in metropolitan centers with the aid of sections that include basic sketching knowledge, architecture and landscape sketching, common tools and materials, and FAQs about landscape sketching. In addition to this practical knowledge, artists’ profiles featuring samples of their work, descriptions of their methods, advice on composition and proper material use, and philosophical views on the art of urban sketching provide ample encouragement to inspire any artist to take to the streets.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2015


$59.99
Wood Craft Love

ISBN: 9781574219197

Author: Peg Couch    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Get inspired to turn ordinary craft wood pieces into stunning home décor. Inside you'll find 17 easy projects that you can make in just one weekend or less. Co...


Get inspired to turn ordinary craft wood pieces into stunning home décor. Inside you'll find 17 easy projects that you can make in just one weekend or less. Combine ready-made pieces from your local craft and hobby store with unique items from flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores. Then dress them up with creative paint finishes to make stylish furniture, wall art, fixtures, and more! All you need are a few simple tools, paints, and your creativity-no special woodworking skills required. Discover the best techniques for chalk-finish paints, waxes, spray paints, decoupage, and stencils. Wood, Craft, Love is a must for every DIY home decorator


Bind: paperback


Pages: 49


Dimensions: 218 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 03-01-2015


$19.99
Tea

ISBN: 9781849536790

Author: Emily Kearns    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

A Miscellany Steeped with Trivia, History and Recipes to Entertain, Inform and Delight How could we live without tea? From its beginnings in Asia to its positio...


A Miscellany Steeped with Trivia, History and Recipes to Entertain, Inform and Delight How could we live without tea? From its beginnings in Asia to its position as a popular global pick-me-up, tea has become the drink of choice for two billion people every morning! This charming miscellany, packed full of fascinating facts and practical advice, as well as tasty recipes from spicy chai tea to traditional tea loaf, will intrigue, inform and delight lovers of this cheering beverage across the globe.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2015


$27.99
The Baby Sleep Guide

ISBN: 9781849536851

Author: Stephanie Modell    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Babies do wake at night, but you can help them to learn to sleep with some gentle guidance.Sleep. It’s the most precious commodity, especially when you’re s...


Babies do wake at night, but you can help them to learn to sleep with some gentle guidance.Sleep. It’s the most precious commodity, especially when you’re struggling to find it. The Baby Sleep Guide provides simple and easy techniques to help you establish positive sleep habits early on that will pay dividends in the long term. Includes expert support and advice on: • How to settle your baby • Understanding baby sleep cycles • Establishing a night-time routine • Safe sleep Designed to be deliberately concise for time-poor parents, The Baby Sleep Guide offers clear solutions to ensure a good night’s sleep for everyone.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2015


$24.99
Ice Princess Crafts

ISBN: 9781574219838

Author: Colleen Dorsey    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

There's a special magic that happens when little girls dress up as princesses! Ice Princess Crafts shows you how to make your own instant fun. Use this book to ...


There's a special magic that happens when little girls dress up as princesses! Ice Princess Crafts shows you how to make your own instant fun. Use this book to add sparkle to playtime and parties, with easy craft projects for wintry capes, crowns, wands, and more. Sew, braid, paint, glue, and bedazzle real-world versions of your favorite sub-zero fantasies. Get inspired with a flashback peek at classic storybook ice princesses. And see how today's enthusiasts are showing their love for all things frosted, from inspired movie superfans to a glamorous real-life ice princess.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 217 x 278 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2014


$19.99
Whatever the Weather - Sun

ISBN: 9781846436802

Author: Carol Thompson    Publisher: Child’s Play

Let's play out in the sun! There's a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated board boo...


Let's play out in the sun! There's a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated board books, Carol Thompson celebrates the immediate and sensory response of children to the natural world - Whatever the Weather!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 205 x 205 x 7 mm


$14.99
Whatever the Weather - Rain

ISBN: 9781846436833

Author: Carol Thompson    Publisher: Child’s Play

Let's play out in the rain! There's a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated board bo...


Let's play out in the rain! There's a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated board books, Carol Thompson celebrates the immediate and sensory response of children to the natural world - Whatever the Weather!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 205 x 205 x 7 mm


$14.99
Whatever the Weather - Snow

ISBN: 9781846436819

Author: Carol Thompson    Publisher: Child’s Play

Let's play out in the snow! There's a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated board bo...


Let's play out in the snow! There's a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover and enjoy! In this series of richly illustrated board books, Carol Thompson celebrates the immediate and sensory response of children to the natural world - Whatever the Weather!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 205 x 205 x 7 mm


$14.99
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