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101 Essential Rock Records

ISBN: 9781584236405

Author: Jeff Gold    Publisher: Gingko Press

A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...


A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm


$69.99
The Little Book of Mathematical Principles, Theories, & Things

ISBN: 9781504800532

Author: Robert Solomon    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Making serious maths simple, it explains Fibonacci numbers, Euclid's Elements and Zeno's paradoxes, as well as other fundamental principles such as chaos theory...


Making serious maths simple, it explains Fibonacci numbers, Euclid's Elements and Zeno's paradoxes, as well as other fundamental principles such as chaos theory, game theory, and the game of life. This book simplifies the ancient discipline of mathematics and provides fascinating answers to intriguing questions, such as: 'What is The Greatest Pyramid?' and 'Is there a theory for stacking oranges'? Written by the author of CCEA GCSE Mathematics Higher 2 and Advanced Level Mathematics: Mechanics, The Little Book of Mathematical Principles is excellent either for dipping into or for reading from cover to cover for a more thorough and engaging understanding of mathematics.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 140 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2016


$22.99
How To Write Like A Bestselling Author

ISBN: 9781786850386

Author: Tony Rossiter   

Who hasn’t dreamt of writing a bestseller? Illuminating the best-known works of 50 celebrated authors, writing coach Tony Rossiter shows you exactly how they ...


Who hasn’t dreamt of writing a bestseller? Illuminating the best-known works of 50 celebrated authors, writing coach Tony Rossiter shows you exactly how they achieved their phenomenal success. With an expert eye he explains how each author began writing, and examines their style, techniques and routine for insights into their art. Imitating the methods – rather than the content – of a favourite writer is an excellent apprenticeship for anyone who wants to master the craft of writing. And it’s how many of the most successful authors began. If you want to write a bestseller, this guide will set you on the path to success.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$34.99
Archaeology of the Solomon Islands

ISBN: 9780947522537

Author: Richard Walter & Peter Sheppard    Publisher: Otago University Press

This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplin...


This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approach and considers the work of archaeologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and historians. At the same time this volume highlights the results of the authors’ own considerable field research. This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 210 x 280 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


Tags: Education   History   Reference   Science & Nature   Travel
$50.00
The New Anatomy for Strength & Fitness Training

ISBN: 9781504800518

Author: Mark Vella    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using d...


Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using detailed anatomical illustrations, The New Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training provides you visual insight into what happens to this organic machine during exercise--muscles and tendons working in concert to strengthen your body's building blocks. With a basic knowledge of how the body works, you can buff up your body with the book's 90 exercises, grouped by body region and involving gym machines, free weights and body weight/stretching, as well as yoga and Pilates. Each exercise is vividly illustrated by a full-colour anatomical illustration of the targeted muscles, together with instructions on execution and technique.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$39.99
National Teams of the World

ISBN: 9783791384399

Authors: Michael Brepohl, Nicola Von Velsen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team's kit, or unifor...


This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team's kit, or uniform, accompanied by statistics such as the year it was founded, current players, most famous players and coaches, championship records, global location, its country's flag, and other assorted bits of trivia. The perfect accompaniment to the 2018 World Cup, this book will help new and seasoned fans alike stay on top of the game.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 460


Dimensions: 140 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$49.99
NZ Driving Test Ezy Practical DVD

ISBN: 9780473244989

Publisher: Driving Test Ezy

Provides 16 movie lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence classes 1 to 6. Highlights the co...


Provides 16 movie lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence classes 1 to 6. Highlights the common errors and defines whether the error made will constitute a fault or terminated test. Meet the standards required to pass the Practical Driving Test.


Bind: dvd


Dimensions: 135 x 190 x 15 mm


Tags: Transport   Reference
$25.95
NZ Driving Test Ezy Practical DVD

ISBN: 9780473244989

Publisher: Driving Test Ezy

Provides 16 movie lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence classes 1 to 6. Highlights the co...


Provides 16 movie lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence classes 1 to 6. Highlights the common errors and defines whether the error made will constitute a fault or terminated test. Meet the standards required to pass the Practical Driving Test.


Bind: dvd


Dimensions: 135 x 190 x 15 mm


Tags: Transport   Reference
$25.95
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
DUE > 1st Aug 2020
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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