October 2019 (65)

The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019

ISBN: 9781988503103

Author: Ian Lochhead    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 201...


The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 2011, the building has been renewed through seismic strengthening, restoration and repair. With contributions from those who shaped its original design, along with accounts of the renewal project and the story of the hall’s Rieger organ, this book explains why the Christchurch Town Hall is of both national and international significance. It will appeal to a diverse range of readers, from architects and acousticians, to musicians and those who seek a better understanding of what makes it such an outstanding performance venue, as well as to citizens who take pride in their town hall. Opened in 1972, the Christchurch Town Hall was acclaimed for its architectural excellence and established the national reputation of its designers, Warren & Mahoney. Harold Marshall’s acoustic design brought international recognition and helped to transform the way concert halls were designed around the world. Serving as the city’s leading concert venue for almost forty years, the Christchurch Town Hall has been acclaimed by performers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa and Carlos Santana. Yet it was always more than just a performance venue, becoming the focus for many of the city’s civic, social, cultural and educational rituals. In 2019 the renewed town hall became, once more, Christchurch’s ‘public living room’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 220 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2019


$59.99
DUE > 9th Dec 2019
Awa and the Dreamrealm

ISBN: 9780473495749

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and...


What if dreams were more real than waking life? Life is already complicated enough for Awa Bryant; when she starts having weird dreams – waking dreams – and strange coincidences start appearing in her real life. She meets dreamcharmer, Veila, a quirky glowing creature who helps to guide Awa through the mysterious Dreamrealm. At first the Dreamrealm is a glorious escape from Awa's daily struggles but something is not right... Soon Awa discovers she has a bigger quest, and everything she cares about is at stake. Will she be brave enough to face her fears and save her friends?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


$22.99
DUE > 8th Nov 2019
Farewell Silent Spring - The New Zealand Apple Story

ISBN: 9780473487300

Author: Howard Wearing    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfrui...


Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfruit orchards of New Zealand. It shows how spraying by the calendar, regardless of need, has been replaced by pest monitoring, biological control, and sophisticated techniques like mating disruption and selective chemicals that are toxic to pests and safe to beneficial species. Integrated fruit production, and then Apple Futures, as the new programme became known, is shown to be on par with organic production in terms of biodiversity and safety to the environment and human health, while maintaining the premium fruit quality required by export markets. New Zealand apple growers can say farewell to the "Silent Spring" predicted by Rachel Carson in her landmark book of 1962. Written by distinguished fruit entomologist and scientist Howard Wearing, this book is a must-read for all involved in the fruit industry and anyone with an interest in safe sustainable food production. Professionals and students of horticulture, entomology, and pest management will find this book an essential gold-mine of information that they will turn to again and again.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 278


Dimensions: 170 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 24-08-2019


$92.00
Forests In Our World : how the climate affects woodlands

ISBN: 9783961712182

Author: Gunther Willinger    Publisher: TeNeues

Forests are the green lungs of the world, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They filter our air, provide drinking water, and help stabilize our cli...


Forests are the green lungs of the world, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. They filter our air, provide drinking water, and help stabilize our climate. They also vary greatly by region, providing a home to a rich diversity of animal, plant, and tree species around the globe. Wherever you find a forest, it’s sure to be a place of beauty, stillness, freshness, and replenishment. Today, more and more people are discovering the forest as a space in which to recharge their batteries but at the same time, more and more forest areas are being damaged or destroyed by human activity. Global deforestation is not a doom-laden future hypothesis, but a reality. Every year, forest areas the size of Austria are lost to the cultivation of crops, livestock, and the expansion of cities and infrastructure. This book is a tribute to and exploration of forests at a time when we urgently need to understand and protect them. It explores different forest types and their development according to local climate and soil conditions. It takes us deep into the Amazonian rain forest and looks at why this area is both particularly precious and highly vulnerable to damage. It maps the largest contiguous forest areas and examines why a mixed forest is more resilient than a monoculture. A rich source of information for all those concerned with the natural world, climate change, and environmental protection, this illustrated book is also a beautiful immersion in the arboreal refuges of our planet. From the vibrancy of the tropics and subtropics to the mythical deciduous forests of Europe and the vast boreal coniferous breadth that stretches over the northern hemisphere, this is a vital journey through the precious green eco­systems around the globe.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2019


$115.00
DUE > 13th Dec 2019
The New Luxury

ISBN: 9783899559835

Author: Highsnobiety    Publisher: Gestalten

The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the s...


The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the story of how culture and commodity intertwined to redefine consumer values in the 21st century. This book isn't just about what you wear, but also what you know. It provides the foundational knowledge of how youth-driven culture and fashion trends start from the ground up. Featuring new interviews with industry leaders including Kim Jones, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Yoon, case studies of the most important brands of the new luxury era, and a preface by Alexandre Arnault of RIMOWA and LVMH scion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   October 2019   Fashion
$120.00
DUE > 13th Dec 2019
One Floor Houses

ISBN: 9788417557065

Publisher: Monsa

Houses without stairs or obstacles, all distributed on the same floor, lounge area, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and service facilities. They stand out for th...


Houses without stairs or obstacles, all distributed on the same floor, lounge area, dining room, bedrooms, kitchen and service facilities. They stand out for their spaciousness in all rooms, both exterior and interior. Having a house distributed on one level is going for comfort and something that gives a special personality to the house, providing air and natural light thanks to this open design concept.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 11-10-2019


$49.99
DUE > 13th Dec 2019
Game of Thrones Tribute

ISBN: 9788417557072

Author: Anna Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Game of Thrones is rated as one of the best television series, and critics have praised it for its performances, scripts, special effects, battle sequences and ...


Game of Thrones is rated as one of the best television series, and critics have praised it for its performances, scripts, special effects, battle sequences and music. Its story line is inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of novels written by the American George R. R. Martin. This book is a tribute to this wonderful series that, during its eight seasons, has left us holding our breath on more than one occasion as a result of its unforgettable scenes and characters. In this book you will find works of fan art by some of the best international artists, authentic pieces of art, accompanied by phrases and data from the GOT universe!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$49.99
DUE > 13th Dec 2019
The Art of Japanese Living

ISBN: 9781787830301

Author: Jo Peters    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Learn the Japanese secrets to finding calm, contentment and happiness With its roots in Buddhist thinking, Japanese culture is known for its sincere and mindfu...


Learn the Japanese secrets to finding calm, contentment and happiness With its roots in Buddhist thinking, Japanese culture is known for its sincere and mindful approach to life. From ikigai (finding your purpose) to ikebana (the art of flower arranging), Japanese ideas offer the wider world the promise of peacefulness and inspiration. Discover these calming insights and more inside this beautiful volume. Including tips on mindfulness, finding contentment, and doing more with less, this book will be your guide to the land of the rising sun, and help you to live a rich, joyful and thoughtful life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 176 x 196 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$34.99
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
The Hedgerow Apothecary

ISBN: 9781787830295

Author: Christine Iverson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Learn to forage in the hedgerows like the herbalists of the past. Discover how to make delicious preserves, healing balms, soothing toddies and cures for colds ...


Learn to forage in the hedgerows like the herbalists of the past. Discover how to make delicious preserves, healing balms, soothing toddies and cures for colds with nature’s jewels such as rose hips, elderberries and mugwort. This sustainable and ethical art is also laced with fascinating folklore and steeped in history. With photographs to help you safely identify edible plants, advice on what is available each season and how best to prepare and preserve your finds, this is the essential guide to enjoying the bountiful delights of the hedgerows.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 176 x 196 mm


Publication Date: 09-10-2019


$39.99
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
Paws

ISBN: 9781787830028

Author: Ally Martin    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Cats have mastered the art of chilling out and, with a little help from this book, now you can too! Turn to this collection of care-free kitties for a dose of r...


Cats have mastered the art of chilling out and, with a little help from this book, now you can too! Turn to this collection of care-free kitties for a dose of relaxation and inspiration. It’s the purr-fect way to press ‘paws’ and enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 142 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$24.99
DUE > 29th Nov 2019
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