May 2014 (26)

Tuatara

ISBN: 9781927145449

Author: Alison Cree    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary s...


Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary status of tuatara as the last of the rhynchocephalians - one of the four orders of living reptiles - is unquestioned. Wild members of the sole living species are now restricted to a few dozen remote islands around the New Zealand coast, where for several centuries they have been observed and studied by humans. But are tuatara really unchanged 'living fossils', or close relatives of dinosaurs, as sometimes portrayed?

This is the first detailed monograph for decades about this enigmatic reptile, and the first to be illustrated in colour throughout. The evolution, natural history and conservation of tuatara are covered in comprehensive detail, providing a valuable resource for the specialist yet in a style accessible to a wide readership. The special place of tuatara in Maori and popular culture is also considered. Tuatara have survived alongside humans for more than 700 years, though with their numbers much reduced; what are their future prospects in a globally changing world?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 600


Dimensions: 190 x 258 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2014


$89.99 $39.99
The Berenstain Bears : A Bear Country Alphabet Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486494708

Author: Stan & Jan Berenstain    Publisher: Dover Publications

Visit Bear Country in the company of Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear. During your trip, the lovable bears will guide you through an outdoor alphabet with f...


Visit Bear Country in the company of Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear. During your trip, the lovable bears will guide you through an outdoor alphabet with full-page illustrations accompanying each of the ABCs. Start with Papa's Axe, Bees that chase the Bears, and Clouds, a Cow, and Chickens — and end up with X-rays, Yo-yos, and a Zebra.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2014


$9.99
The Berenstain Bears Count on Numbers Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486494692

Author: Stan & Jan Berenstain    Publisher: Dover Publications

Take a walk into town with the little Berenstain Bears and count the sights along the way! Start at the cozy tree house, where there's one cloud in the sky and ...


Take a walk into town with the little Berenstain Bears and count the sights along the way! Start at the cozy tree house, where there's one cloud in the sky and two cars on the road. Then count the four squirrels that tag along, the nine birthday presents, a fourteen-pancake breakfast, and other surprises. The fanciful full-page illustrations offer plenty of coloring fun.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2014


$9.99
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly : 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9781846435997

Author: Pam Adams    Publisher: Child’s Play

Celebrate the 40th birthday of the Old Lady. Give this special hard cover edition as a gift and pass this timeless classic on to the next generation. Ingenious ...


Celebrate the 40th birthday of the Old Lady. Give this special hard cover edition as a gift and pass this timeless classic on to the next generation. Ingenious die-cut holes bring this much-loved nursery rhyme to life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2013


$24.99
Wally Whale and His Friends

ISBN: 9780859532686

Author: Pam Adams    Publisher: Child’s Play

Wally Whale spouts and squeaks as he meets his friends. Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


Wally Whale spouts and squeaks as he meets his friends. Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


$14.99
Dolly Dolphin Bath Book

ISBN: 9780859536165

Publisher: Child’s Play

Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 152 x 152 mm


Publication Date: 23-04-2014


$14.99
The Prince and the Pauper

ISBN: 9781843915034

Author: Mark Twain    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Two boys from two different walks of life change places and alter their paths forever in this American classic from Mark TwainLondon, 1547. Two boys meet by cha...


Two boys from two different walks of life change places and alter their paths forever in this American classic from Mark TwainLondon, 1547. Two boys meet by chance and strike up a conversation at the gates of a palace. Tom Canty is a poor young boy with few prospects in life; his new friend happens to be Prince Edward VI, the Prince of Wales. The prince and the pauper could not be more different from one another, except for the small fact that they look identical. When Tom admires the prince's fine garments, he and Prince Edward decide on the spur of the moment to swap clothes. But with cruel irony the prince is mistaken for a poor beggar in Tom's rags and kicked out of his own palace while Tom is taken to be the prince by everyone he meets. Suddenly the prince and the pauper have swapped not only clothes but also their homes, families, lives, and their very identities. While the boys are eager to learn about life in someone else's shoes, they ultimately want to return to their own homes and families. But this proves to be a tall order when nobody believes the prince's claims that he is really a prince despite being clothed in rags. This gripping tale of mistaken identity sees Mark Twain venturing into historical fiction for children while displaying his typical flair for witty dialogue and incisive satire.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Publication Date: 26-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Classics
$21.99
The Friendship Highway

ISBN: 9781849535908

Author: Charlie Carroll    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Tibet was not just on the horizon, it capped it. Four thousand metres above this city was a country of stone and ice, and, even though it was officially closed,...


Tibet was not just on the horizon, it capped it. Four thousand metres above this city was a country of stone and ice, and, even though it was officially closed, there was still a way in.

A compelling and unforgettable encounter on the roof of the world…

Hoping to reach Tibet after a twenty-year obsession, Charlie Carroll travelled to China. Contending with Chinese bureaucracy, unforgiving terrain and sickness-inducing altitude, Charlie experienced twenty-first-century Tibet in all its heartbreaking beauty.

Tibetan-born Lobsang fled the volatile region over the Himalayas, on foot, as a child in 1989. An exile in Nepal, then a student in India, he was called back to Tibet by love. At the end of the road known as the Friendship Highway, he met Charlie and recounted his extraordinary life story, exemplifying the hardship, resilience and hope of modern Tibetan life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 05-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Travel
$24.99
Prix Pictet 05 : Consumption

ISBN: 9783832798147

Publisher: TeNeues

The Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. The award aims to uncover outstanding photograp...


The Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. The award aims to uncover outstanding photography that confronts the most pressing social and environmental challenges of today. The theme of the fifth cycle and this volume is “Consumption.” Consumption is a multi-faceted theme, rich with creative potential. We are all consumers. We have invented new forms of building, industrial production, farming, and energy. We have emptied the seas and ravaged the land in our relentless drive to satisfy our unquenchable desires. We have sustained this through the sometimes thoughtless exploitation of the world’s poorest people. This book will showcase photographs of high artistic quality that also bear powerful messages about global sustainability


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2014


$115.00
Pussy Riot Unmasked

ISBN: 9783832798512

Author: Bert Verwelius   

As a result of their actions such as the “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral and their subsequent trials, the girls of Pussy Riot were t...


As a result of their actions such as the “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral and their subsequent trials, the girls of Pussy Riot were transformed into icons of protest. The images of the principal members, Nadezda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, were seen all around the world before the two disappeared for two years into Russian prison camps. Immediately after their release, the successful Dutch entrepreneur and avid photographer Bert Verwelius contacted the two women, setting into motion what was to be an extraordinary photo shoot: using the activists’ stories and sketches of the prison camp, he depicted their living and working conditions there as an impressive picture series. Yet Bert Verwelius also shows us a very different, hidden side to the two young women in this book, his first publication. With his sensitive portraits, he captures the open and loveable nature of Nadezda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina—not to mention their beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 25 x 32 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2014


$89.99 $24.99
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