September 2014 (11)

Canterbury Foothills & Forests : A Walking and Tramping Guide

ISBN: 9781927145579

Author: Pat Barrett    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pas...


This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in the first edition, and also covers additional areas of Te Kahui Kaupeka and Hakatere Conservation Parks that are now accessible to the public.

The book has a comprehensive introduction, with advice for planning your trip, and provides some background on landscape and climate, flora and fauna, and a brief history of the Canterbury foothills. Pat's personal accounts of some of his favourite walks and climbs will inspire even 'armchair trampers' to get out and enjoy the natural splendour of this magnificent region.

Canterbury Foothills & Forests includes walks and tramps suitable for a range of fitness levels; families with children and the moderately fit will enjoy the many short walks along well-marked tracks, and there are harder trips for those who aspire to the challenge of a climb and the views gained from the tops of some of the higher summits.

The walks and climbs are organised by region: Rangitata region, Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Valley, Waimakariri Plains region, Waimakariri Basin and Arthur's Pass National Park, and the Lewis Pass region.

The handy-sized guide is illustrated with Pat's inspiring photographs and includes 17 new full-colour maps.

Useful features include:

Walk Times

Walk Grades (from Easy to Hard+)

Standard access information, including phone numbers for landowners where applicable

Details for the best route available

The particular natural attractions of a track/peak

Notes on the weather, terrain and equipment you should carry


Bind: paperback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$39.99
The Diggers' Story

ISBN: 9781927145609

Author: Julia Bradshaw    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers'...


These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers' Story, first published in 1914 to mark the 50th anniversary of the gold rushes that transformed this remote part of New Zealand. Long out of print, the book has been thoughtfully edited and expanded for today's readers by Hokitika Museum director Julia Bradshaw.

This new edition of The Diggers' Story features additional stories and information, and is enlivened by more than 160 black and white images and 32 pages of exquisite colour illustrations, many of them previously unpublished. This compelling , richly illustrated record of teh gold rushes will be essential reading for anyone interested in the West Coast's explosive and romantic history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$49.99
Cat Selfies

ISBN: 9781849536462

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

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Everyone is snapping selfies and cats are no exception! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of fe...


#Glamourpusses

Everyone is snapping selfies and cats are no exception! From the sublime to the ridiculous, this book collects the best photos of felines who have taken the selfie craze into their own paws. These cute and candid snaps give us a glimpse of our kitties as they see themselves.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$19.99
Branding Elements Logos 3

ISBN: 9789881562593

Publisher: Gingko Press

Another thick treasury of logo design examples coinciding perfectly with the multitude of today’s trends taking inspiration from geometric naturalistic patter...


Another thick treasury of logo design examples coinciding perfectly with the multitude of today’s trends taking inspiration from geometric naturalistic patterns. 300 examples of successful logo designs, including Arteria, Samsung, Cadbury, and more, demonstrate how to create a cohesive brand, with examples ranging from simple stationary to high-concept promotional materials. Each project also features profiles and mission statements by designers, as well as explorations of their creative process when designing the perfect logo to expertly represent a client. It’s all about the Logo!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-08-2014


$95.00
Soviet Ghosts

ISBN: 9781908211163

Author: Rebecca Litchfield    Publisher: Gingko Press

Photographer Rebecca Litchfield captures many abandoned location's, which were either part of the Soviet Union or occupied satellite states during this period o...


Photographer Rebecca Litchfield captures many abandoned location's, which were either part of the Soviet Union or occupied satellite states during this period of history, including forgotten towns, factories, prisons, schools, monuments, hospitals, theatres, military complexes, asylums & death camps across the former communist states. These photographs deliver a compelling narrative of both moral bankruptcy and flawed ideology. Featuring stunning imagery throughout, this compelling road-trip through the old USSR, breathes new life into these forgotten places, finding both beauty and meaning in their post-apocalyptic decay. Extended essays by Tristi Brownett, Neill Cockwill and Professor Owen Evans, offer considerable contextual depth to the locations imbuing them with a wealth of connection and wonder. By virtue of its holistic approach, the book also explores how and why these once thriving communities became abandoned, whether by natural disaster, man-made catastrophe or simply through the march of time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 260 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2014


$79.99
Wimpy

ISBN: 9781909808140

Author: Steve Bond    Publisher: Grub Street

To date there has been a paucity of books on this remarkable aircraft. Among its claims to fame are the following: the only RAF bomber to serve in its original ...


To date there has been a paucity of books on this remarkable aircraft. Among its claims to fame are the following: the only RAF bomber to serve in its original role from first day of war to last, and in every theatre; the first type to bomb Germany; the first type to bomb Berlin; the first type to drop the 4,000lb 'Cookie' bomb; and so on. A serious study is well overdue, drawing not just on official documentation but relying greatly on personal accounts and anecdotes from the veterans who were there, both air and ground crew. Operational detail will include, for example, the early bombing campaigns, the switch to main force activity, the use of OTU aircraft and crews on operations, the protection of Atlantic and Mediterranean convoys, and the continued use as bomber and transport aircraft. A worthy tribute, then, replete with original photographs throughout.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2014


$69.99
Journeyman: Eric Clapton - A Photographic Narrative

ISBN: 9781606600559

Author: Gene Shaw    Publisher: Dover Publications

For over five decades, Eric Clapton has ranked among rock's premiere guitarists — and since the early 1980s, famed music photographer Gene Shaw has been captu...


For over five decades, Eric Clapton has ranked among rock's premiere guitarists — and since the early 1980s, famed music photographer Gene Shaw has been capturing great moments from Slowhand's electrifying career. More than 150 of Shaw's rare colour and black-and-white photographs offer a front-row fan's perspective on many legendary musical events. Highlights include Clapton's performance at the 1983 ARMS benefit; the 1992 show with Elton John at Shea Stadium; the 2005 Cream reunions at the Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden; several appearances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies; and the current Crossroads Guitar Festivals.

The majority of the photographs have never been published before and capture rare and intimate moments between Eric and his fellow musicians not seen anywhere else. These artists include some of the biggest names in the business, so there are also exclusive images of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Keith Richards, Albert Collins, Bob Dylan, and other superstars.

Shaw provides a commentary on each show, recapturing the emotionally charged moods of venues ranging from small clubs and theaters to vast stadiums and arenas. Notes on the performances include a partial band lineup and complete set list. This unique retrospective includes an Introduction by Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and a Foreword by John "Crash" Matos, artist and designer of some of Clapton's signature guitars.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 270 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2014


Tags: September 2014   Biography   Music
$59.99
The Healthy Lunchbox

ISBN: 9781909808201

Author: Fiona Beckett    Publisher: Grub Street

According to the Government's nutritional standards, a child's lunch should contain at least one portion each of fruit and veg, protein (meat or alternative), d...


According to the Government's nutritional standards, a child's lunch should contain at least one portion each of fruit and veg, protein (meat or alternative), dairy products and starchy food, such as bread or pasta. But a recent survey found that nine out of ten children still take packed lunches to school that contain too much saturated fat, sugar and salt. The Healthy Lunchbox is full of suggestions and ideas to help you provide your child with an appetizing and appealing meal each day. It will explain why many lunchboxes are unhealthy. What a healthy lunch should consist of. What children and adults of different ages should have (size of portions etc). Seasonality. Variety. Encouraging children to experiment. Personalising your lunchbox and making your lunchbox special. How to adapt your lunchbox for different age groups. How to get over children's fears of being different. Dealing with the reluctant/fussy eater and the overweight. Dealing with pester power. How to get kids involved in making their own. What children from other countries take to school. Lunchbox notes. Finally how to plan a week's meals on the basis of one or two shopping expeditions, and a table with a month's suggestions for lunch boxes, as well as food safety and food hygiene.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 225 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2014


$19.99
Pencil Magic

ISBN: 9781574217179

Author: Marie Browning    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Professional artists have magical secrets that you need to know! They use simple but sophisticated techniques like impressed lines, stippling, and subtractive d...


Professional artists have magical secrets that you need to know! They use simple but sophisticated techniques like impressed lines, stippling, and subtractive drawing to produce fabulous art. With Pencil Magic, you can master these same methods to create a richer experience whenever you are making a card, embellishing a scrapbook page, or just doodling for fun. Crafting guru Marie Browning show you how to use both graphite and colored pencils to create impressive designs for paper arts, journals, mixed media, Zentangle-inspired pieces, and more. Her simple methods are gratifying to use, require a minimum of supplies, and produce stunning results that will have everyone asking "How did you do that?" Discover how to turn simple line designs into something fabulous with the impressed technique. Master classic drawing strokes like hatching, cross-hatching, and scrumbling. Use shading to add depth and dimension to your drawings, and give your projects a professional finish. The design possibilities are endless!


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 26-08-2014


$24.99
Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects

ISBN: 9781565238466

Author: Joel Hooks    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear ...


If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear and accessories. This book shows you how easy it is to use colorful paracord to create attractive and useful survival bracelets, lanyards, straps, and more. Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects takes you step by step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord. Whether you're camping in the wilderness, working outside, or just walking the dog, you're sure to find the ideal DIY project here.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2014


$19.99
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