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The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care and Training

ISBN: 9781621870890

Author: Tracy Libby    Publisher: Companion House

Is there a tiny four-pawed furry creature in your near future? Adding a puppy to your home and life can be very exciting and a little scary. At once personable,...


Is there a tiny four-pawed furry creature in your near future? Adding a puppy to your home and life can be very exciting and a little scary. At once personable, dog-smart, and reassuring, author Tracy Libby offers new owners reams of great advice in The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care And Training, covering every topic under the canine sun - from selecting a new puppy, household safety, and vaccinations to house-training, remedying common puppy problems, and first aid. In nineteen information-packed chapters, this colourful guide provides everything a new puppy parent needs to know to raise a smart and healthy puppy. First-time puppy parents and experienced dog owners alike will find detailed up-to-date information on: *Selecting a puppy from a reliable source and establishing a daily home routine *Positive dog-friendly training techniques, including using clickers *House-training, socialisation, and puppy games *Grooming, feeding, exercise, and activities *Puppy health, vaccinations, and veterinary care *Teaching basic commands and solving behavioural issues *Common canine maladies, allergies, natural health care, and first aid The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care And Training is the most comprehensive manual available for the dedicated new dog owner seeking to make the most of his or her puppy's first year of life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 185 x 235 mm


$39.99
For The Love of Dogs

ISBN: 9781621871897

Author: Tom Colvin   

The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Dogs is a witty and informative book on all things canine-related. Featuring over 250 st...


The perfect read before you bring your rescue pet home, For the Love of Dogs is a witty and informative book on all things canine-related. Featuring over 250 stunning pictures of cute dogs, this resource illustrates the many facets of their personality, provides tips on training, and explains the best ways to care for a rescue dog. Know how to give them the life they've always wanted as you flip through the pages of this books that's as adorable as it is enlightening!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$39.99
Talking Baby : Helping Your Child Discover Language

ISBN: 9781988503165

Authors: Margaret Maclagan, Anne Buckley    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extra...


In this fascinating and informative book, Margaret Maclagan and Anne Buckley - two specialists in children's language development - explain the subtle and extraordinary process in which children learn to talk and the very important role that parents and grandparents can play. Combining a comprehensive understanding of speech development with fascinating scientific facts - did you know that babies cry with an accent? - Talking Baby offers numerous practical suggestions and real-life examples of how parents can best help their children to learn to talk. The authors also provide many ideas for 'talking' topics, as well as ways to use the everyday things in life to encourage children's comprehension and speech. Drawing on their combined 40 years’ experience, the authors also address some of the more commonly asked questions by parents such as: * Why is it that my child can imitate a word accurately but continues to use the wrong pronunciation in his speech? * Do second and other children talk later than first children? * My 18-month-old child isn't saying anything. Should I be worried? * Is it better to use grown-up language to talk to young children than ˜baby talk"? * How early can I start reading to my child? * English isn't my first language. How can I help my children to speak it well? * My child is repeating words a lot, especially when excited- does this mean she's stuttering?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2019


Tags: Education   Reference
$24.99
The Lladro Guide

ISBN: 9780764358395

Author: Peggy Whiteneck    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Since its founding in the early 1950s, the Spanish porcelain firm Lladró has attracted a large collector market. This book identifies all known Lladró figurin...


Since its founding in the early 1950s, the Spanish porcelain firm Lladró has attracted a large collector market. This book identifies all known Lladró figurine brand names, differentiates them from Spanish porcelain competitors, addresses some of the mysteries surrounding Lladró's production history, and makes the case for Lladró's right to a place among the most-esteemed names in the history of fine porcelain. In addition to analyzing known models, the book gives a tantalizing photographic glimpse of rare, prototypic, and one-of-a-kind models, including several not found in historical catalogs. Also included are pricing and value factors, the most-recent developments with the brand since its sale out of the family, and details on how to distinguish genuine pieces from Spain's several other companies working "in the Lladró style." More than 300 photos provide detailed visual reference.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2019


$100.00
Artists Write to Work

ISBN: 9780764356490

Author: Kate Kramer    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Artists need to write, every day, to support their studio practice and careers. Working artists know this. Newly minted art graduates and emerging artists learn...


Artists need to write, every day, to support their studio practice and careers. Working artists know this. Newly minted art graduates and emerging artists learn this the hard wayausually when a gallerist asks for basic documents like an artist resume, biography, and statement to support an upcoming exhibition! Conversational and instructive, this practical primer helps artists learn the best writing and research strategies for the documents they must craft: letters, biographies, statements, proposals, applications, wall text, and more. Kate Kramer, lecturer in critical writing at the University of Pennsylvania, aligns writing strategies with art school curriculum (foundations, topics, capstones, professional development). This is the book every artist will turn to again and again. In addition to models, templates, worksheets, and sample analyses of calls for entry, it references readily available and public resources throughout. Ultimately, this primer brings writing process into practice so the art work can continue to thrive.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 140 x 190 mm


$39.99
Children's Picture Atlas

ISBN: 9781782703907

Author: Neil Morris    Publisher: Award Publications

Designed to introduce young children to the world in which we live, this is a fun and informative introduction to the countries of the world. Twenty-one pictori...


Designed to introduce young children to the world in which we live, this is a fun and informative introduction to the countries of the world. Twenty-one pictorial maps, each accompanied by fact-packed accessible text, show landforms and cultural, industrial and agricultural features for each country. Children will love poring over these busy maps and searching the detailed pictures to discover more about each country.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 250 x 303 mm


Publication Date: 21-02-2020


$19.99
DIY for Renters

ISBN: 9781580118330

Author: Charles Byers    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you d...


The essential repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents—not owns—their home! Practical instruction for apartment and house renters to ensure you don't risk your safety deposit Perform common repairs and install upgrades that are economical, safe, and in line with your rental agreement Maintenance issues are addressed, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating, and electrical repair Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos guide you through the repairs Tips for upgrade removal for when it's time to leave your rental behind and move on This book is designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all the normal maintenance issues that every home will encounter, from squeaky doors or floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans and plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Mr. Byers guides you to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center. He even includes tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to leave the rental unit, so you can get your security deposit back in full! DIY for Renters: Don't Call the Landlord will make the perfect, practical housewarming gift for any young person moving out on their own for the first time. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that any potential future homeowner will use for the rest of their lives!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$39.99
The Golden Rules of Positive Puppy Training

ISBN: 9781621871873

Author: Dr Jean Cuvelier    Publisher: Companion House

Whether you’ve had a puppy before, it’s been awhile, or you’re totally new to having a furry friend, A Puppy’s First Year will be your go-to guide that...


Whether you’ve had a puppy before, it’s been awhile, or you’re totally new to having a furry friend, A Puppy’s First Year will be your go-to guide that’s fun to read, visually adorable, and full of must-have information. Providing easy step-by-step instructions on training methods and how to best care for a puppy, this is an enjoyable read with tons of helpful tips and charming drawings and photographs to prepare you and your new puppy for a wonderful first year together!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$39.99
Te Papa to Berlin - The Making of Two Museums

ISBN: 9781988592374

Author: KEN GORBEY    Publisher: Otago University Press

Ken Gorbey is a remarkable man who for 15 years was involved with developing and realising the revolutionary cultural concept that became Te Papa Tongarewa Muse...


Ken Gorbey is a remarkable man who for 15 years was involved with developing and realising the revolutionary cultural concept that became Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Then in 1999 he was headhunted by W. Michael Blumenthal to salvage the Jewish Museum Berlin, which was failing and fast becoming a national embarrassment. Led by Gorbey, a young, inexperienced staff, facing impossible deadlines, rose to the challenge and the museum, housed in Daniel Libeskind’s lightning-bolt design, opened to acclaim. As Blumenthal writes in the foreword: ‘I can no longer remember what possessed me to seriously consider actually reaching out to this fabled Kiwi as a possible answer to my increasingly serious dilemma …’ but the notion paid off and today the JMB is one of Germany’s premier cultural institutions. Te Papa to Berlin is a great story – a lively insider perspective about cultural identity and nation building, about how museums can act as healing social instruments by reconciling dark and difficult histories, and about major shifts in museum thinking and practice over time. It is also about the difference that can be made by a visionary and highly effective leader and team builder.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


$39.95
The Fallibility of Religion

ISBN: 9780473511524

Author: David Weaver    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“Unless major changes in dogma take place soon, religion is doomed to extinction and mankind to social chaos.” In The Fallibility of Religion, David Weaver...


“Unless major changes in dogma take place soon, religion is doomed to extinction and mankind to social chaos.” In The Fallibility of Religion, David Weaver explores this statement without fear of its controversial nature and with a commitment to creating the much-needed clarity he believes is necessary in discussing the future of religion. Spiritual belief is, in Weaver’s view, a personal matter, not to be imposed doctrinally, and religion is a social construct with the critical role of providing structures within which communities can prosper. We need religion to survive in order to fulfil its true purpose of providing a social structure and rules for communal behaviour, he argues, but this will only happen if the existing religious claims to infallibility and exclusivity are eliminated.  Many millions of people who no longer believe in a spiritually ordered life are rejecting religion without recognising its intrinsic value as the guardian of our communal values and the rightful authority for the maintenance of social order. The one thing that religion is not, Weaver believes, is the owner of our spiritual beliefs. In this passionate thesis, Weaver asks and responds to the question, How is religion to survive and continue to play its all-important role in the modern, materialistic and sceptical environment prevalent in much of the world today?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


$29.99
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