Coming Soon (322)

Te Wheke Pathways Across Oceania

ISBN: 9781877375637

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polyne...


Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki. In Aotearoa New Zealand, conventional art history tells the stories of art that ties us to Britain and Europe. This book looks in a different direction - from the Pacific outwards. Te Wheke features a selection of excellent examples of art from Aotearoa and the Pacific, each with a short text opening up conversations about the journeys, tensions and connections that shape Oceania's past, present and future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$39.00
DUE > 24th Apr 2020
In Great Numbers

ISBN: 9783899558203

Author: Isabel Thomas    Publisher: Gestalten

In Great Numbers will introduce children to the fascinating world of numbers and explains how they help us in our daily life. Imagine a world without numbers. H...


In Great Numbers will introduce children to the fascinating world of numbers and explains how they help us in our daily life. Imagine a world without numbers. How would we ask for three scoops of ice cream? Or know whether we've got 60 minutes left to play with our friends rather than 60 seconds? Why does a -minute have 60 seconds anyway and not 100? Where does zero come from and what language do computers understand? - Without the wonder-ful invention of numbers how would we be able to count, measure, and compare? Over the centuries, people have conceived more and more clever ways to use them to understand the world around us, build cities, find our way home, and more. In Great Numbers is a fun book that will help children realize how fascinating and fun numbers can be.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$49.99
DUE > 30th May 2020
Let's Play Outdoors

ISBN: 9783899558432

Author: Catherine Ard    Publisher: Gestalten

A book that encourages children to go and play outside and discover what nature has to offer. Leave the house and roam into the nature: It is a fascinating plac...


A book that encourages children to go and play outside and discover what nature has to offer. Leave the house and roam into the nature: It is a fascinating place, waiting to be conquered by little ones with curious minds. Whether in the garden, park, or a nearby forest, a closer look at nature will draw out budding architects, their first constructions built from stones, branches, and leaves; a thorough investigation of trees will reveal all kinds of insects; and listening to the animals around will teach their sounds. Let's Play Outdoors! is for a new generation of environmentally conscious children, showing them how to interact with their surroundings in a meaningful way. The activities suggested inspire independent learning about animals, plants, and the weather, as well as how to look after the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 56


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$39.99
DUE > 30th May 2020
Stranger Things : Tribute

ISBN: 9788417557171

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

Stranger Things is characterised by having the heart and essence of the mythical series and films of the 80’s, from The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Back to the Fut...


Stranger Things is characterised by having the heart and essence of the mythical series and films of the 80’s, from The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, The Neverending Story, and so many more, which were authentic icons for that generation. The series has the same breath of fresh air as the past that it wants to reflect, since the first episode it has managed to captivate our hearts. From its aesthetics, music on tape cassettes, arcades, the first malls... For deciding the title and font of the series, the Duffer brothers were inspired by a Stephen King novel, Needful Things. Once's role is similar to the character played by Drew Barrymore in the movie Firestarter, also King's novel.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$49.99
DUE > 29th May 2020
Hotel Plans

ISBN: 9788417557096

Publisher: Monsa

Hotel Plans contains more than 300 floor and elevations plans, as well as constructive details of 35 hotels projects from around the world, selected for being s...


Hotel Plans contains more than 300 floor and elevations plans, as well as constructive details of 35 hotels projects from around the world, selected for being singular and unique hotels, both by their architecture and their interior design, that run away from the typical concept of standard hotel and are conceived for travellers looking for a different and unforgettable place to lodge.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 230 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$49.99
DUE > 30th May 2020
Ballpoint Art

ISBN: 9783943330366

Publisher: Gingko Press

As an art medium back in vogue, ballpoint pen has been proven to be a versatile tool with infinite possibilities. Characterized by their low-cost, light and con...


As an art medium back in vogue, ballpoint pen has been proven to be a versatile tool with infinite possibilities. Characterized by their low-cost, light and convenient traits, they are particularly handy for sketch work. Ballpoint Art: Complexity From Simplicity features 30 ballpoint artists who are creating distinctive and expressive drawings solely using a ballpoint pen. In this book, you can appreciate how these artists inject new life to ballpoint pens through their illustrations. Given the utility of the pen, some artists need little or merely no preparation to create sketches marked by a strong sense of line and a distinct contrast between light and shade. An impromptu creation with ballpoints is appealing, as it enables an artist to record immediately his or her sudden creative urges. Explore the methods they use and their personal connections to the pen through included detailed interviews.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2020


$100.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
Mapping The Great Game

ISBN: 9781612008141

Author: Riaz Dean    Publisher: Casemate

Although the ultimate prize of the Great Game played out between Great Britain and Imperial Russia in the 19th century was India, most of the intrigue and actio...


Although the ultimate prize of the Great Game played out between Great Britain and Imperial Russia in the 19th century was India, most of the intrigue and action took place along its northern frontier in Afghanistan, Turkestan and Tibet. Maps, and knowledge of the enemy were crucial elements in Britain's struggle to defend the 'jewel in the crown'. The Great Trigonometrical Survey of India had been founded in the 18th century, with the aim of creating a detailed map of the country. While most people today are readily able to identify the world's highest mountain few know of the man, George Everest, whom it was named after, or the accomplishment that earned him this singular honour. Under his leadership, the Survey of India mapped the Great Arc, which was then lauded as 'one of the greatest works in the whole history of science', though it cost more in monetary terms and human lives than many contemporary Indian wars? Much of the work of the Survey was undertaken by native Indians, known as Pundits, who were trained to explore, spy out and map Central Asia and Tibet. They did this at great personal risk and with meagre resources, while travelling entirely on foot. They would be the first to reveal the mysteries of the forbidden city of Lhasa; and discover the true course of Tibet's mighty Tsangpo River. They were the greatest group of explorers the world has seen in recent history - yet they remain the classic unsung heroes of the British Raj. The story of these extraordinary pioneers who explored much of Asia during the 19th century to fill in large portions of its map, and spy out the region for military reasons is often forgotten, but Riaz Dean's vivid account of their exploits, their adventurous spirit and their tenacity in the face of great adversity, all set within the context of the Great Game and the Survey of India, will finally bring them the attention they deserve.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2020   History
$55.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
The Furthest Garrison : Imperial Regiments in New Zealand 1840-1870

ISBN: 9781911628293

Author: Adam Davis    Publisher: Casemate

The Furthest Garrison focuses on Imperial Forces in New Zealand, with particular reference to Auckland. Existing work has focused solely on the conduct of the N...


The Furthest Garrison focuses on Imperial Forces in New Zealand, with particular reference to Auckland. Existing work has focused solely on the conduct of the New Zealand (Maori) Wars between 1846 and 1866. While this in itself is of undoubted significance, there is an additional unexplored aspect of the conflict in terms of its impact upon the garrison and, in turn, its impact upon the civilian population. Auckland was the hub of the British military presence in New Zealand and the barracks played an integral part in local colonial society from sports such as cricket and horse racing to entertainment, and to the provisioning of regimental supplies. Civil-military relations also encompassed the provision of aid to the civil power, while the discipline and health of the garrison also had the capacity to impact upon civilians. The issue of provisioning in particular has not been studied in detail in the case of any other imperial garrison at this period. Many soldiers stationed in New Zealand after their service remained as settlers, working on farms and in other trades, helping to shape colonial society. This book aims to address the neglected area of the social interaction between the British army and the civilian populace within the British Empire by reference to New Zealand between 1840 and 1870. Publications within this area remain limited with many being unpublished. Some more general works exists for earlier periods the American War of Independence as well as the study of the garrisons in the West Indies between 1792 and 1825. India has been relatively neglected. Published studies of the white dominions in this area of study are also relatively limited, the Australian experience has been restricted to popular works. While Canada and South Africa have been served with scholarly studies on Garrison life within these colonies. The book will appeal to the academic historian whether military or colonial, and to the general reader who has an interest in British history as well as civil-military relations, or who wishes to better understand how the Army operated outside of Great Britain. It will add materially to the historiography of colonial New Zealand and to the increasing interest in the interaction of garrisons with civilian populations.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 180 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2020   History   Military   New Zealand
$69.99
DUE > 29th May 2020
Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day

ISBN: 9781612008387

Author: Brian Izzard    Publisher: Casemate

This is the major biography of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay in fifty years. Ramsay masterminded the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in ...


This is the major biography of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay in fifty years. Ramsay masterminded the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940. Initially, it was thought that 40,000 troops at most could be rescued. But Ramsay's planning and determination led to some 330,000 being brought back to fight another day, although the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy paid a high price in ships and men. Ramsay continued to play a crucial role in the conduct of the Second World War - the invasion of Sicily in 1943 was successful in large part due to his vision, and he had a key role in the planning and execution of the D-Day invasion - coordinating and commanding the 7,000 ships that delivered the invasion force onto the beaches of Normandy. All this from a man who had actually retired in 1938, after forty years in the Navy. He was persuaded out of retirement by Winston Churchill in 1939, however he was not reinstated on the Active List until April 1944, at which point he was promoted to Admiral and appointed Naval Commander-in-Chief for the D-Day naval expeditionary force. Dying in a mysterious air crash in 1945, Ramsay's legacy has been remembered by the Royal Navy but his key role in the Allied victory has been widely forgotten. After the war ended his achievements ranked alongside those of Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery and General Dwight Eisenhower, yet he never received the public recognition he deserved. Brian Izzard's new biography of Ramsay puts him and his work back centre-stage, arguing that Ramsay was the mastermind without whom the outcome of both Dunkirk and D-Day - and perhaps the entire war - could have been very different.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2020   Military   Biography
$69.99
DUE > 29th May 2020
100 Ways To Draw A Bird or How To Make a Living From Illustration

ISBN: 9788417656188

Author: Felix Scheinberger    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Illustration is applied imagination. But this book is not only about illustration, though it does contain illustrations-lots of them. But there's more. This boo...


Illustration is applied imagination. But this book is not only about illustration, though it does contain illustrations-lots of them. But there's more. This book examines the profession of illustrator, from the vexing subject of money to the question of the right workplace. How do you get commissions? How do you negotiate successfully? What's a fair price? How do you handle the everyday routines involved in illustration work? And, of course, it presents a wide variety of illustra- tion techniques. In short, it makes an effort to enlighten, be useful and answer as many questions as possible. Its author does so, on the one hand, by offering more than twenty really useful tips for budding illustrators-for example, how to stop the fear that a blank page often inspires-and, on the other, by presenting the twenty-five most important illustration techniques in a practical way that awakens the reader's desire to learn more. As a parallel narrative accompanying the humorous texts, there are images by very different illustrators who work with a wide variety of techniques and styles. These pictures are diverse yet easy to compare, because they all show the same thing: a bird.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2020


$65.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
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