May 2016 (41)

Mr Explorer Douglas

ISBN: 9780908812950

Author: Graham Langton    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Charlie Douglas ranks as one of the great early European explorers of New Zealand. From 1867 to 1916 the Scottish-born Douglas lived on the west coast of the So...


Charlie Douglas ranks as one of the great early European explorers of New Zealand. From 1867 to 1916 the Scottish-born Douglas lived on the west coast of the South Island, spending most of his time exploring, surveying and mapping the coast, the bush and the mountainous inland regions, in hazardous conditions, often for little or no pay. Many years later the noted mountaineer and writer John Pascoe rediscovered and preserved many of Douglas’s writings and sketches. The original book he wrote out of these has long been out of print, but Charlie Douglas’s accounts of discovery and recording difficult country continue to fascinate. Douglas recorded much of the geography and topography of South Westland, its ecology and conservation, at a time when this was scarcely known. He also demonstrated the determined qualities of Pakeha pioneering in New Zealand. As with the original edition, about a third of this book is devoted to an account of the life of Charlie Douglas, and about two thirds to his writings, which have been only lightly edited. Errors have been corrected, new information added, new illustrations added (including many in colour), people identified and the text re-edited for modern readership. Graham Langton’s revised edition of Pascoe’s 1957 book was first published in 2000 and reprinted with minor corrections in 2004, and with further corrections and a new cover design in 2016. It will continue to appeal to all with an interest in the New Zealand outdoors, nature and conservation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 348


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   History   New Zealand
$45.00
Changing Fortunes

ISBN: 9780992247690

Author: Enid Meyer   

A Better Place told of life in and around Greytown, in the Wairarapa Valley, in the 1860s when a young Englishman John Johnson came to New Zealand hoping to far...


A Better Place told of life in and around Greytown, in the Wairarapa Valley, in the 1860s when a young Englishman John Johnson came to New Zealand hoping to farm his own land. Greytown was the first inland town in New Zealand and the Small Farms’ Association made it possible for immigrants with few means, like the Johnsons to buy land. After two years John was joined by his wife Kate and son Jake, aged ten, and nine-year-old daughter Cathy. Kate came from a wealthier background, but she worked alongside her husband, milking cows and growing food in their garden. In Changing Fortunes, set in the 1870s, the family has become an important part of the community, sharing the good and the challenging times with the other settlers, their children growing up and beginning to make their own lives.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 16-04-2016


$35.00
I Love You Dad

ISBN: 9781849538589

Author: Ella Earle    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'What do I owe my father? Everything.' - Henry van Dyke Dads are real-life superheroes. This collection of meaningful quotations and charming photographs of ani...


'What do I owe my father? Everything.' - Henry van Dyke Dads are real-life superheroes. This collection of meaningful quotations and charming photographs of animal dads and kids in the wild is a heart felt thank you to fathers everywhere.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Parenting for Beginners

ISBN: 9781849538367

Author: Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There’s a baby on its way… help! Well, how hard can it be really? We’ve all seen it done; most of us have even had parents ourselves. You’d think we’d...


There’s a baby on its way… help! Well, how hard can it be really? We’ve all seen it done; most of us have even had parents ourselves. You’d think we’d know what to do by now, wouldn’t you? But parenthood is surrounded by very important questions: How long before I can start drinking wine again? Should the father be there at the birth – especially if he can barely remember being there at the conception? Why do nappies cost so much? And the questions don’t stop, even when the kids are grown up: When are they going to give us our first grandchild? Why are they still borrowing money off us? And will they ever move out of our house? But luckily help is at hand, and Parenting for Beginners has all the witty advice you’ll need to start your new journey in style!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
Marriage for Beginners

ISBN: 9781849537988

Author: Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Welcome to the start of the rest of your life! Sometimes, being a beginner can be a good thing. Sure, you wouldn’t want your pilot to announce that it’s the...


Welcome to the start of the rest of your life! Sometimes, being a beginner can be a good thing. Sure, you wouldn’t want your pilot to announce that it’s their first ever flight while you’re 30,000 feet in the air, but everybody’s got to start somewhere. When it comes to marriage, being a beginner means you’re bound to make little mistakes – such as hogging the middle of the bed or burning the house down with your first home-cooked meal – but your partner will forgive you because they love you. And because now they’re stuck with you. Honestly, they’ll have forgotten all about it by the time you reach your silver wedding anniversary. Marriage is one big learning curve and you’re jumping in at the deep end, but the wicked and witty advice in Marriage for Beginners will ensure that you make a real splash!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Humour & Gift
$17.99
The Classic Cars Book (small edition)

ISBN: 9783832733858

Author: Rene Staud    Publisher: TeNeues

New additions to the automotive market are judged primarily by efficiency or fuel consumption. Things are quite different for historical cars. Major car shows, ...


New additions to the automotive market are judged primarily by efficiency or fuel consumption. Things are quite different for historical cars. Major car shows, from Pebble Beach to Villa d’Este, feature classic cars, which, although they may not achieve top marks in the wind tunnel, have a timeless elegance that makes the hearts of all aficionados skip a beat. The photographer Ansel Adams, who was an honorary judge at Pebble Beach, once de- fined them as follows: “The type of vehicle I would like to be buried in.” From the Maserati Ghibli to the Ford Thunderbird, René Staud has shot automotive classics in settings ranging from the subtle to the spectacular. As co-organizer and head of the Car Selection Committee for Schloss Bensberg Classics, Jürgen Lewandowski provides authoritative texts. The Classic Cars Book conveys a real passion for these spectacular vehicles, appealing to existing fans and those yet to fall under their spell.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   December 2016   Transport
$89.99
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book (small edition)

ISBN: 9783832733865

Author: Rene Staud    Publisher: TeNeues

From the very first 300 SL to its 2011 successors, this iconic sports car shows how engineering can claim the status of fine art. Who better to document this pa...


From the very first 300 SL to its 2011 successors, this iconic sports car shows how engineering can claim the status of fine art. Who better to document this parade of automotive milestones than René Staud? After all, his atmospheric images enrapture the hearts and imaginations of car connoisseurs everywhere. Building on the success of his Mercedes–Benz SL calendars, this title is a love song to an exceptional car—long the favorite of celebrities such as Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Alfred Hitchcock. Each carefully staged photograph showcases the sculpted curves and precise details—all while capturing the thrills of this ultimate ride.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Transport
$89.99
Veggie Fast Food

ISBN: 9781910690185

Author: Clarissa & Florian Sehn    Publisher: Grub Street

Are you under the impression that vegetarians can’t have fast food? On the contrary! This exciting new cookbook offers more than 80 quick and easy veggie reci...


Are you under the impression that vegetarians can’t have fast food? On the contrary! This exciting new cookbook offers more than 80 quick and easy veggie recipes – from Manchego quesadillas and TexMex burgers to tomato-cinnamon fries and No Tuna Sandwich. This is the book of vegetarian food for those in a hurry, and the handy ‘vegan traffic light’ indicators – red for vegetarian; yellow for vegan adaptation and green for vegan make it easy to find vegan options just as quickly.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 165 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


$34.99
Self-Sufficiency: Cheese Making

ISBN: 9781504800334

Author: Rita Ash    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

This book will appeal to anyone with a love of cheese. The text covers every aspect of making cheese at home, from the tools and equipment needed and basic reci...


This book will appeal to anyone with a love of cheese. The text covers every aspect of making cheese at home, from the tools and equipment needed and basic recipes to making more complex cheeses and advice on setting up a small cheese business. You do not need to be scientifically trained to make cheese, nor do you need to be an accomplished cook or possess expensive specialist equipment.Here Rita Ash shows just how simple the process is and how, with a little care and attention, anyone can produce delicious hand-made cheeses at home. Each of the recipes are clearly explained and include suggested uses for each of the finished cheeses. As no prior knowledge is assumed, the book is suitable for beginners and more experienced cheese makers alike.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 208 x 147 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$19.99
Self-Sufficiency: Breadmaking

ISBN: 9781504800594

Author: Kathryn Hawkins    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Making your own bread by hand is a simple pleasure and a great starting point for anyone looking to become a little more self-sufficient. Making bread can be th...


Making your own bread by hand is a simple pleasure and a great starting point for anyone looking to become a little more self-sufficient. Making bread can be therapeutic and creative and is achievable with even a basic level of culinary skill. Filling your kitchen with the delicious smells of baking bread is reward enough in itself but it is important that the finished product tastes great too. Food writer and culinary stylist Kathryn Hawkins covers the basic steps to get you started, including essential equipment and simple breadmaking techniques. Also included are 40 tasty bread recipes, from plain white to whole wheat loaves, sourdough to French baguettes, as well as recipes for flavored bread and international fare from every corner of the globe, including brioche, pita bread, naan, stolen, and soda bread. Charming artwork, simple instructions, and informative writing make "Breadmaking" an invaluable guide for anyone who s always wanted to make warm, delicious bread in their own home while becoming a little less reliant on processed, pre-packaged food. Get started today, and get ready to enjoy a lifetime of hot, fresh bread straight from your own oven."


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$19.99
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