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Richard Pearse : Early New Zealand Pioneer Aviator

ISBN: 9780473096861

Author: C. G. Rodliffe    Publisher: C.G. Rodliffe

The first edition of "Richard Pearse" was published to coincide with the IATA conference held in Auckland in 1978. This centennary issue is the fourth edition, ...


The first edition of "Richard Pearse" was published to coincide with the IATA conference held in Auckland in 1978. This centennary issue is the fourth edition, reprinted for the centennial of power driven flight, 2003. We do not know what inspired Richare Pearse to try to emulate the birds. From what little we do know of him, Richard Pearse would most probably have wished to remain unknown. Indeed, if he dreamed of aircraft of the future he could never have imagined where his beginnings and the work of other inspired pioneering aviators would lead.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 300 x 214 mm


Tags: New Zealand   History   Transport
$14.95
Doctors in Denial : The forgotten women in the 'unfortunate experiment'

ISBN: 9780947522438

Author: Ronald Jones    Publisher: Otago University Press

When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women’s Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Green’s st...


When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Women’s Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Green’s study into the natural history of carcinoma in-situ of the cervix (CIS) – later called ‘the unfortunate experiment’ – had been in progress for seven years. By the mid-1960s there was almost universal agreement among gynaecologists and pathologists worldwide that CIS was a precursor of cancer, requiring complete removal. Green, however, believed otherwise, and embarked on a study of women with CIS, without their consent, that involved merely observing, rather than definitively treating them. Many women subsequently developed cancer and some died. In 1984 Jones and senior colleagues Dr Bill McIndoe and Dr Jock McLean published a scientific paper that exposed the truth, and the disastrous outcome of Green’s experiment. In a public inquiry in 1987 Judge Sylvia Cartwright observed that an unethical experiment had been carried out in large numbers of women for over 20 years. Since that time there have been attempts to cast Green’s work in a more generous light. This rewriting of history has spurred Ron Jones to set the record straight by telling his personal story: a story of the unnecessary suffering of countless women, a story of professional arrogance and misplaced loyalties, and a story of doctors in denial of the truth.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$39.95
Queenstown & Wanaka

ISBN: 9781877303616

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This is a book of stunning scenery - a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand's best natural beauty. It is centred on Queenstown, known as the Southern...


This is a book of stunning scenery - a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand's best natural beauty. It is centred on Queenstown, known as the Southern Hemisphere's premier, four season alpine and lake resort - a world class destination, surrounded by majestic mountains, buzzing with tourists, and full of adventure activities. When combined with the surrounding region of the Southern Lakes, Central Otago and Fiordland, as in this book, you discover and experience towns and attractions of colourful and rich history, matched by spectacular landscapes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 300 x 212 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2016


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Christchurch Heritage Houses II

ISBN: 9781877303609

Author: Rodney Wells    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This book follows the best-selling publication Canterbury Country Houses series and is a collection of seventy-six heritage houses, most of which have been pres...


This book follows the best-selling publication Canterbury Country Houses series and is a collection of seventy-six heritage houses, most of which have been preserved following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 This is the second book of Christchurch Heritage Houses, personally selected by artist and author Rodney Wells, showcasing the domestic architecture that is still a rich part of Christchurch's heritage.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 280 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2017


$59.99
New Zealand's South Island

ISBN: 9781877303555

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Stunning photography capturing the beauty of New Zealand's South Island


Stunning photography capturing the beauty of New Zealand's South Island


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$19.99
New Zealand's North Island

ISBN: 9781877303548

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Stunning photography capturing the beauty of New Zealand's North Island


Stunning photography capturing the beauty of New Zealand's North Island


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$19.99
Auckland & Northland with Hauraki Gulf & Coromandel

ISBN: 9781877303531

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

This is a book of stunning scenery – a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand’s best natural beauty.


This is a book of stunning scenery – a photographic celebration of some of New Zealand’s best natural beauty.


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Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2016


$19.99
The Yield

ISBN: 9780947522483

Author: Sue Wootton    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Yield is the vivid and lyrical new collection from award-winning poet Sue Wootton. These poems are sensorially alive, deeply attentive to language, the body...


The Yield is the vivid and lyrical new collection from award-winning poet Sue Wootton. These poems are sensorially alive, deeply attentive to language, the body, and the world around us.Down in the bone the word-strands glimmer and ascendoften disordered, often in dreams,bone-knowledge beating a path through the body to the throatlabouring to enter the alphabet.- 'Lingua Incognita'Wootton addresses subjects as various as the fraught relationship between medical institutions and individual suffering, the disintegration of the polar icecaps, the energising power of solitudeand the rewarding demands of creativity and love.This is a collection about give and take, loss and gain; about sowing, tending and reaping.Sue Wootton brings her characteristic linguistic dexterity, exuberance and versatility to every page. The Yield is rich harvest.


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Pages: 84


Dimensions: 160 x 235 mm


$25.00
Nga Tae - Colours

ISBN: 9780473377441

Author: Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson    Publisher: Reo Pepi

Rua - Series 2 Ngā Tae reveals wonderful insect characters in full colour. Vibrant illustrations present the challenge of guessing in both Te reo Māori and En...


Rua - Series 2 Ngā Tae reveals wonderful insect characters in full colour. Vibrant illustrations present the challenge of guessing in both Te reo Māori and English Learn colours and insects in Te reo Māori and English Edited by Reo Māori experts Fern Whitau and Kirsten Jerram Bilingual English and Māori text on every page Everyday sentence structures used repetitively New words on each page build vocabulary Phonetics guide and picture glossary Handcrafted illustrations paired with well considered design


Bind: hardback


Pages: 22


Dimensions: 147 x 185 mm


Publication Date: 11-03-2017


$17.99
Nga Ahua - Shapes

ISBN: 9780473377427

Author: Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson    Publisher: Reo Pepi

Rua - Series 2 Find the shapes hidden in our kiwiana illustrations. Learn another handy simple sentence and the shape of things in both English and Te reo Māori


Rua - Series 2 Find the shapes hidden in our kiwiana illustrations. Learn another handy simple sentence and the shape of things in both English and Te reo Māori


Bind: hardback


Pages: 22


Dimensions: 147 x 185 mm


Publication Date: 11-03-2017


$17.99
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