Coming Soon (325)

Where Do The Pine Trees Go?

ISBN: 9780473505509

Authors: Erica Kinder, Mikis van Geffen    Publisher: Southern North Island Wood Council

One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a...


One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a logging machine. Fred is horrified but soon learns all about harvesting, replanting and the wonderful uses and benefits trees have. This book contains facts from the Forestry Sector in New Zealand and depicts part of the story of our renewable resource, along with the industry that cares for its growth and use. There is also hidden wooden objects on each page to try and find. Check the key on the last page to see if you found them all. At the end is also a word find, colouring, a maze, and some forestry facts about New Zealand


Bind: paperback


Pages: 34


Dimensions: 220 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$19.99
DUE > 29th Feb 2020
Nana's New Porch

ISBN: 9780473503994

Authors: Marie Munro, Rachel Doragh, Piripi Walker    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

Nana's back porch is draughty and old, it's dangerous, rickety, slippery and cold. This fully bilingual book incorporates the characters from Nana's Shed and B...


Nana's back porch is draughty and old, it's dangerous, rickety, slippery and cold. This fully bilingual book incorporates the characters from Nana's Shed and Bella's Fringe in a story that revels in the fertile imaginations of Kiwi kids, especially those who enjoy building things, teamwork, creativity and working with tools. The text has been translated by Piripi Walker, NZSTI, who has "kept the words simple and clear so the rhythm is right and each sentence will stand up well when delivered aloud".


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


$25.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
Bella's Fringe

ISBN: 9780473462734

Authors: Marie Munro, Rachel Doragh    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

Bella's a bit of a rebel. She knows her own mind and there is one thing she knows for certain - haircuts are out! So Bella's hair just grows and grows. This hum...


Bella's a bit of a rebel. She knows her own mind and there is one thing she knows for certain - haircuts are out! So Bella's hair just grows and grows. This humorous story about Bella's hair continues with the search activities in te reo Māori that appeared in "Nana's Shed”" and extends the counting in English and te reo to 20.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


$25.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
The New Traditional

ISBN: 9783899559842

Author: Beside Media    Publisher: Gestalten

Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meanin...


Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human. A new generation wants to lead a more meaningful and sustainable life by reconnecting with heritage and traditions. They are looking to the craftsmanship, lifestyle, and unique experiences of the people keeping these practices alive. The New Traditional tells the stories of those devoting their energy, skills, and creativity to crafts such as blacksmithing, distilling spirits, and globe making, and its authors revisit the customs of growing old varieties of apple, beekeeping and producing honey in gardens or on rooftops, and being modern shepherds in Italy or Iceland. They always seek to help preserve cultural traditions and share them with likeminded people.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2020


$120.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
Be Well

ISBN: 9783899559958

Author: Kari Molvar    Publisher: Gestalten

A showcase of the current culture and architecture, protagonists and ideas, and treatments and aims of twenty-first-century wellbeing. One of life’s greatest ...


A showcase of the current culture and architecture, protagonists and ideas, and treatments and aims of twenty-first-century wellbeing. One of life’s greatest pleasures is a day spent rejuvenating the body and nourishing the spirit. Humans have practiced self-care for centuries―in the sweat lodges of the American Southwest, Roman baths, the hammams of the Ottoman Empire, Japanese onsens, and Finnish saunas. Today, a new interest in self-care is redefining how we accomplish wellness, and there have never been more options. In our increasingly switched-on lives, a growing industry of highly choreographed experiences is geared to help us switch off. Be Well is a journey around the world’s most extraordinary spaces for achieving this, looking at the innovative practices they offer and how to carry them into everyday life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2020


$120.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
Handmade In Japan

ISBN: 9783899559927

Author: Irwin Wong    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in han...


Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country’s artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one’s life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. International readers with an appreciation for handmade processes using sustainable materials will find inspiration in the exploration of craft ecosystems, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Likewise, those who admire skill and beauty will enjoy discovering the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$120.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
A Map of the World

ISBN: 9783899558814

Author: Antonia Anoniou    Publisher: Gestalten

The world of contemporary mapmaking is brought up-to-date in this revised and expanded edition of a best-selling book. For centuries we have used the tools of c...


The world of contemporary mapmaking is brought up-to-date in this revised and expanded edition of a best-selling book. For centuries we have used the tools of cartography to represent both our immediate surroundings and the world at large―and to convey them to others. In our age of satellite navigation systems and Google Maps, personal interpretations of the geography around us are becoming even more relevant. A new generation of designers, illustrators, and mapmakers have been discovering their passion for various forms of illustrative cartography and A Map of the World is a compelling collection of their work. This updated edition contains even more examples of their output, ranging from detailed representations to personal, naive, and contemporary interpretations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2020


$120.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2020
Dog : Portraits of Eighty-Eight Dogs and One Little Naughty Rabbit

ISBN: 9783961712519

Author: Tein Lucasson    Publisher: TeNeues

Tein Lucasson loves ALL dogs. And he has been since he can think. For this reason, the graphic designer, art director and producer uses photos of dogs sent to h...


Tein Lucasson loves ALL dogs. And he has been since he can think. For this reason, the graphic designer, art director and producer uses photos of dogs sent to him by his fans and friends to create high-quality artistic images that look like paintings of old masters: from the Labrador in an aristocratic coat with a ruff to the promenade mix in a sailor's uniform. Each dog has its own unmistakable character, which Tein brings closer to its readers in witty, bizarre and thoughtful texts. After the success of "Portraits of Eighty-Eight Cats and One Very Wise Zebra" Tein now presents his second illustrated book at teNeues: Lovingly designed and lyrically, this book is a must for every dog lover's shelf. The perfect gift for all lovers of our four-legged companions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 223 x 267 mm


Publication Date: 26-03-2020


$59.99
DUE > 29th May 2020
Chicken : A Declaration of Love

ISBN: 9783961712618

Authors: Moreno Monti, Matteo Tranchellini    Publisher: TeNeues

It is no longer a secret that chickens are the new stars of the farmyard, meadows, gardens, and urban backyards. As more and more people think about local and s...


It is no longer a secret that chickens are the new stars of the farmyard, meadows, gardens, and urban backyards. As more and more people think about local and sustainable living, the trend towards keeping chickens and home-laid eggs seems more popular than ever. With this photo book, Matteo Tranchellini and Moreno Monti pay tribute to our favourite, feathered friends. With dazzling pictures, the photographers set straight some preconceptions about poultry, showing just what elegance, grace, and character these hens and roosters can display. With page after page of vibrant colours, intricate patterns, and dynamic postures, this book leaves no doubt: we have underestimated the feathered beauties of the coop for far too long.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 270 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$89.99
DUE > 30th May 2020
From Suffrage to a Seat in the House: The path to parliament for New Zealand women

ISBN: 9781988592268

Author: Jenny Coleman    Publisher: Otago University Press

New Zealand has always proudly worn its status of being the first country to enfranchise women. But not many know that it took a further 40 long years to get th...


New Zealand has always proudly worn its status of being the first country to enfranchise women. But not many know that it took a further 40 long years to get the first woman elected to Parliament. In fact women were not even entitled to stand as candidates in national elections until 1919 – 26 years after they won the right to vote in those elections. Even then there was resistance, with editor of the Auckland Star stating that it would open the way for ‘a class of aggressive females who, thirsting for publicity, would be constantly pushing themselves forward into positions for which they are in no sense fitted’. The journey ‘from the home to the House’ was a shamefully protracted one for New Zealand women, as many male parliamentarians who grudgingly accepted the franchise being extended to women staunchly resisted any further progress. Their political machinations and filibustering were highly effective. Eventually, with an additional 130,000 voters enrolled, politicians began to realise that women’s votes – and even women’s voices – mattered. However, it was not until 1933 that the first woman was elected to the New Zealand Parliament, when Elizabeth McCombs won the Lyttelton seat, following the death of her husband, the sitting MP. The history of women striving to share in governing the country, a neglected footnote in the nation’s electoral history, is now captured in this essential work by Jenny Coleman. She has drawn on a wide range of sources to create a rich portrayal of a rapidly evolving colonial society in which new ideas and social change were in constant friction with the status quo.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 338


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2020


$45.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
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