New Releases (15)

Scott Base Antarctica The Early Years

ISBN: 9780473458522

Author: Don Webster   

For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scot...


For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Sir Edmond Hillary’s support of the 1957-58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Don describes in detail the design and construction of the buildings of the base, providing an invaluable historical record of both the physical base itself and also of daily life there in the summers and winters of those early years. Storms, severe cold and aircraft accidents are described in vivid detail. The book has 370 photographs many never before published.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2019


$59.99
Be Brave

ISBN: 9781787832329

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Less fear. More fierce. Whatever challenges life sends your way, you need to know and nurture your inner strength. Packed with inspiring affirmations and courag...


Less fear. More fierce. Whatever challenges life sends your way, you need to know and nurture your inner strength. Packed with inspiring affirmations and courageous quotations from those who have dared to be audacious, this book will boost your self-belief and empower you to BE BRAVE.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2020


$19.99
F*ck You're Old

ISBN: 9781787835160

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

his collection of spirited and downright hilarious musings about age and ageing will help you to see the funny side about getting old. Yes, there’s the memory...


his collection of spirited and downright hilarious musings about age and ageing will help you to see the funny side about getting old. Yes, there’s the memory loss, the creaky knees and the receding hair but you’re worldly wise (apparently) and have a lifetime of anecdotes to show for it (debatable). And besides, we’ll all be old-timers one day, but today it’s your turn!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-02-2020


$19.99
How To Be Perfectly Imperfect

ISBN: 9781787832343

Author: Candi Williams    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Break free from the clutches of perfectionism and start loving yourself a little more Do you feel social pressure to have the “perfect” life, the “perfect...


Break free from the clutches of perfectionism and start loving yourself a little more Do you feel social pressure to have the “perfect” life, the “perfect” job and the “perfect” body? Do you magnify your flaws and play down your strengths? Then this book is for you. Bursting with thought-provoking tips, tricks and affirmations, it’ll help you quieten your inner critic, squash your self-doubt and be kinder to yourself. Because you are more than “good enough” – and it’s time you recognized it.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2020


$27.99
For The Best Mum Ever

ISBN: 9781787832305

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Everyone knows that m♥ms are amazing – what they don’t know is that I’ve got the best one! Show your amazing m♥m just how much you appreciate her with...


Everyone knows that m♥ms are amazing – what they don’t know is that I’ve got the best one! Show your amazing m♥m just how much you appreciate her with this hand-picked selection of heart-warming quotes and thoughtful statements. This book is the ideal keepsake to remind her that she really is the Best M♥m Ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2020


$19.99
You and Me

ISBN: 9781787832251

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You and me were meant to be They’re the salt to your pepper, the cookie to your milk, the moon to your stars – you go together, and there’re no two ways a...


You and me were meant to be They’re the salt to your pepper, the cookie to your milk, the moon to your stars – you go together, and there’re no two ways about it! This little book of romantic quotes and heartfelt affirmations is the perfect way to celebrate your dynamic duo.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-12-2019


$19.99
Motivational Quotes For Students

ISBN: 9781787830042

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether you’re a fresher or about to take your finals, feed your mind with this collection of motivational quotes from the world’s greatest writers, thinker...


Whether you’re a fresher or about to take your finals, feed your mind with this collection of motivational quotes from the world’s greatest writers, thinkers and intellectuals. This little book is here to spur you on and give you a boost!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-02-2020


$19.99
This Is Your Real Name

ISBN: 9781988531922

Author: Elizabeth Morton    Publisher: Otago University Press

In lieu of flowers, bring weeds. Elizabeth Morton’s poems look unflinchingly at a raw and unstable world – the crash, the aftermath, the comeback, ‘the bl...


In lieu of flowers, bring weeds. Elizabeth Morton’s poems look unflinchingly at a raw and unstable world – the crash, the aftermath, the comeback, ‘the black heat at the centre of things’. The poems in Morton’s second collection are charged with a visceral energy. This is poetry as incantation: an intense, larger-than-life, tactile experience. Underneath the surface of the contemporary world of Pokémon, The Cosby Show and hospital cubicles, the reader is drawn into a dreamscape of creeks and bogs, a fiery meadow and the guts of the sea. A blindman circles a Minotaur; a black horse rides through the pages. As the reader finds handholds within Morton’s poems, they may trace a dislocation between the voices here and the worlds into which they’re thrown – a strangely askew New Zealand, a mythological America, in liminal spaces where identity and meaning become blurred and uncertain. Jammed full of want, need, despair, love and politics, these are poems of archaeology and identity – where will we dig for our selves? By what names are we called? By whom are we known? This is darkly funny, unsettling writing that strips all the meat from the bones, ‘always writing the same story’.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2020


$27.50
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
Journey To The Centre Of My Being

ISBN: 9789387242647

Author: Jim Wilson    Publisher: Zen Publications

Jim Wilson is an adventurer: mountaineering; Antarctic exploration; adventure films with Sir Edmund Hillary (on one of which he drove a jet boat up Mother Gang...


Jim Wilson is an adventurer: mountaineering; Antarctic exploration; adventure films with Sir Edmund Hillary (on one of which he drove a jet boat up Mother Ganga from ocean to sky); climbing and school building with Sir Edmund in the Everest region of Nepal; and sailing to Pacific islands in a small yacht. These physical adventures provide an exciting backdrop to this book. But Jim is also a religious adventurer. He relates in depth, with clarity and humour, his long journey in search of a satisfying way of understanding and experiencing the true nature of his self, and of his place in this mysterious universe. Studying Western philosophy and theology moved him away from intense involvement in the liberal Christianity of his parents. So he looked to India, inexhaustible source of inspiration. For two years he studied Indian philosophy and religion at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Then he taught for 23 years in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, returning many times to India and Nepal. Though profoundly moved by the religions he studied and taught about, he was unable to accept the metaphysical beliefs underpinning them. Increasingly, though, he became fascinated by modern scientific discoveries about the universe, and about our planet and the evolution of life on it. So he wove together elements from religious and scientific traditions. In particular, he took Adi Shankara’s Advaita, also known as spiritual monism, and applied it to the physical universe, adding in also feelings and attitudes from New Zealand’s indigenous Maori religion. He now believes that the centre of his being is the physical energy of the universe, with which, therefore, he is at one. He finds this deeply satisfying in understanding, and emotionally and morally experiencing, his place on this planet and in the universe. Because it owes so much to spiritual monism he calls it physical monism, or physical Advaita.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 230


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2019


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$39.99
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