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How Carriers Fought

ISBN: 9781612008530

Author: Lars Celander    Publisher: Casemate

In November 1921 the first purpose-built aircraft carrier was launched by the Japanese, followed a year later by the launch of the British Hermes. The conversio...


In November 1921 the first purpose-built aircraft carrier was launched by the Japanese, followed a year later by the launch of the British Hermes. The conversion of battlecruisers into aircraft carriers after World War I required the consideration of issues including handling aircraft on the flight deck and the techniques of attacking enemy ships, and the evolution of carrier operations was ongoing when World War II broke out. With a focus on the conflict in the Pacific between the U.S. Navy and the imperial Japanese fleet, this title examines how aircraft carriers fought during World War II by first considering all the tools and building blocks of carrier operations, and then discussing the various battles that involved aircraft carriers to explore how carrier operations evolved during war. Every aspect of carrier operations is covered; from the technology used on the carriers and in aircraft including for navigation and communication, to what life was really like in the cockpit for the pilots. A world of tactical dehydration, amphetamine pills, and illegal smoking is explored, as well as the measures pilots implemented to reduce their risk of death in the event of being hit. The major carrier battles of the war are considered, from Coral Sea to Leyte Gulf, with a focus on how the tools of carrier operations were employed. At the battle of Midway the debate of concentration vs. dispersion became relevant, as the Japanese decided to divide their forces while the Americans concentrated theirs. How Carriers Fought questions these tactics, exploring which worked best in theory and in practice. The book concludes with a discussion of how carrier operations changed during the course of the war, as better technology and a better understanding of this new type of warfare allowed for quick advances in how operations were carried out.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2020


$45.00
Genesis - Sebastiao Salgado

ISBN: 9783836538725

Authors: Lelia Wanick Salgado, Sebastiao Salgado    Publisher: Taschen

"In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen." -Sebastiao Salgado On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebas...


"In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen." -Sebastiao Salgado On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastiao Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward-though it took years of hard work before he had the experience to earn his living as a photographer-the camera became his tool for interacting with the world. Salgado, who "always preferred the chiaroscuro palette of black-and-white images," shot very little color in his early career before giving it up completely. Raised on a farm in Brazil, Salgado possessed a deep love and respect for nature; he was also particularly sensitive to the ways in which human beings are affected by their often devastating socio-economic conditions. Of the myriad works Salgado has produced in his acclaimed career, three long-term projects stand out: Workers (1993), documenting the vanishing way of life of manual laborers across the world; Migrations (2000), a tribute to mass migration driven by hunger, natural disasters, environmental degradation and demographic pressure; and this new opus, GENESIS, the result of an epic eight-year expedition to rediscover the mountains, deserts and oceans, the animals and peoples that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society-the land and life of a still-pristine planet. "Some 46% of the planet is still as it was in the time of genesis," Salgado reminds us. "We must preserve what exists." The GENESIS project, along with the Salgados' Instituto Terra, are dedicated to showing the beauty of our planet, reversing the damage done to it, and preserving it for the future. Over 30 trips-traveled by foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions-Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty. Mastering the monochrome with an extreme deftness to rival the virtuoso Ansel Adams, Salgado brings black-and-white photography to a new dimension; the tonal variations in his works, the contrasts of light and dark, recall the works of Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Georges de La Tour. What does one discover in GENESIS? The animal species and volcanoes of the Galapagos; penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the Antarctic and South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; African lions, leopards, and elephants; the isolated Zo'e tribe deep in the Amazon jungle; the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua; nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan; Nenet nomads and their reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle; Mentawai jungle communities on islands west of Sumatra; the icebergs of the Antarctic; the volcanoes of Central Africa and the Kamchatka Peninsula; Saharan deserts; the Negro and Jurua rivers in the Amazon; the ravines of the Grand Canyon; the glaciers of Alaska... and beyond. Having dedicated so much time, energy, and passion to the making of this work, Salgado calls GENESIS "my love letter to the planet." Whereas the limited Collector's Edition is conceived like a large-format portfolio that meanders across the planet, this unlimited book presents a selection of photographs arranged in five chapters geographically: Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern Spaces, Amazonia, and Pantanal. Each in its own way, this book and the Collector's Edition-both edited and designed by Lelia Wanick Salgado-pay homage to Salgado's triumphant and unparalleled GENESIS project.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 520


Dimensions: 243 x 355 x 60 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2017


$180.00
American Gardens

ISBN: 9783791386751

Authors: Monty Don, Derry Moore    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For years, Britain's much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and...


For years, Britain's much-loved gardener Monty Don has been leading us down all kinds of garden paths to show us why green spaces are vital to our wellbeing and culture. Now, he travels across America with celebrated photographer Derry Moore to trace the fascinating histories of outdoor spaces which epitomize or redefine the American garden. In the book, which complements the BBC television series, they look at a variety of gardens and outdoor spaces at the center of American history including the slave garden at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate, Longwood Gardens in Delaware, and Middleton Place in South Carolina. Together, they visit verdant oases designed by modernist architects such as Richard Neutra. They delve into urban outdoor spaces, looking at New York City's Central Park, Lurie Garden at the southern end of Millennium Park in Chicago, and the Seattle Spheres. Derry Moore gives his unique perspective on gardens across the United States, including several not featured in the TV series. These include unpublished photographs of Bob Hope's Palm Springs home and garden of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Featuring luscious photography and Don's engaging commentary, this book will leave you with a richer understanding of how America's most important gardens came to be designed.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$100.00
Voyager

ISBN: 9783961712915

Publisher: TeNeues

Outer space = infinite fascination! A delight for space fans and experts alike, this book is your unique guide to the legendary Voyager missions. After the worl...


Outer space = infinite fascination! A delight for space fans and experts alike, this book is your unique guide to the legendary Voyager missions. After the worldwide success of Apollo VII-XVII, the authors again scoured the NASA archives to gather all the key facts and discoveries of this interstellar spacecraft, including previously unpublished information. First launched in 1977, the twin Voyager 1 and 2 space- craft have significantly expanded our knowledge of space, corrected many scientific theses and, last but not least, produced the most distant image of the earth: the famous "Pale Blue Dot."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2020


$115.00
The Harley Davidson Book

ISBN: 9783961712991

Publisher: TeNeues

This re-fueled edition of our bestselling Harley-Davidson book features 32 new pages and several updated chapters, honoring the Harley in all its facets. Ride t...


This re-fueled edition of our bestselling Harley-Davidson book features 32 new pages and several updated chapters, honoring the Harley in all its facets. Ride through the history of the Milwaukee legend, get up close to its pristine design, and explore the Harley-Davidson lifestyle that sees riders on the beach, the ice, or in the mountains. A must-have book for all who agree with the grandson of company founder, Willie G. Davidson: "On the eighth day, God created Harley-Davidson."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$115.00
Men's Manual

ISBN: 9783961713189

Author: Michael Kockritz    Publisher: TeNeues

After his innovative car culture magazine, ramp, Michael Köckritz has set new standards for men's lifestyle publishing with rampstyle. Since its first issue, t...


After his innovative car culture magazine, ramp, Michael Köckritz has set new standards for men's lifestyle publishing with rampstyle. Since its first issue, the award-winning magazine has won international recognition as a style-packed and style-setting glossy. Just in time for the 20th edition, Men's Manual brings readers a best-of remix of features and images, infographics and illustrations, useful and useless knowledge, as well as a wealth of quotes and gadgets. Relaxed, positive, humorous, not always politically correct, but always brave, adventurous, and surprising. A book for real men, wild guys, and dudes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$69.99
The Ultimate Ski Book

ISBN: 9783961712960

Author: Gabriella Le Breton    Publisher: TeNeues

Beginning with early Alpine pioneers through to the development of modern skiing, author and ski aficionado Gabriella Le Breton presents the evolution of this m...


Beginning with early Alpine pioneers through to the development of modern skiing, author and ski aficionado Gabriella Le Breton presents the evolution of this much-loved mountain sport and all the essentials of contemporary ski culture. Where is the longest run in the Andes? Which is the most spectacular descent in the Alps? Which is the most legendary hut in the Rockies? Hit the slopes with all of this expert insider info, as well as the best in ski fashion, style, accommodations, and after ski entertainment.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$115.00
Mum Will Lockdown Be Fun

ISBN: 9780473549794

Authors: Abby Scott, Mikyla Hull    Publisher: Fraser Books

PM Ardern announced in a very firm tone, ‘There’s no going out. You all must stay home!’ For four weeks at least the lockdown begun, The three boys looked...


PM Ardern announced in a very firm tone, ‘There’s no going out. You all must stay home!’ For four weeks at least the lockdown begun, The three boys looked worried, ‘This won’t be fun’. OR will it? Join Tommy, Leo and Jordie Scott on their real-life lockdown adventures and see how they managed to enjoy their favourite activities at home their own special way. Ideal for pre-schoolers to eight years old. The Author and Illustrator: Abby Scott lives at Parkvale in rural Wairarapa with her husband Jase and three boys. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Massey University and has worked in the rural sector for 10 years. “Mum, will lockdown be fun” was inspired by the real-life adventures with her kids during lockdown 2020. Illustrator Mikyla Hull lives in Tauranga with her husband Joe and their two daughters, Indigo and Freya. A trained art teacher, who was taught all over the world, she enjoyed the opportunity to work on the book with her friend Abby. ‘Mum, will lockdown be fun?’


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 04-12-2020


$20.00
The World - Trade Edition

ISBN: 9783961712762

Author: Michael Poliza    Publisher: TeNeues

Michael Poliza is more than a seasoned globetrotter who has traveled through almost 170 countries. He is also a collector of the world, always on the lookout fo...


Michael Poliza is more than a seasoned globetrotter who has traveled through almost 170 countries. He is also a collector of the world, always on the lookout for breathtaking landscapes, remote regions, and intact nature reserves. With his camera ever on hand, Poliza does not only want to experience the beauty of the planet, but also to make it accessible to all. In his two great books, Africa and Eyes over Africa, as well as his single volumes on South Africa, Kenya, and Namibia, Poliza opened our eyes to the diversity of the African continent. In AntArctic, the WWF ambassador created a sensitive double portrait of the polar regions. And in his characteristic aerial photographs, he even opened up new perspectives on well-known places like Mallorca. In this trade edition of The World, Poliza opens his digital treasure chest to reveal previously unpublished images from all seven continents. Like a true photographic world tour, we travel with him to Australia and New Zealand, to Vietnam and Myanmar, to the west of the USA and north to Canada, to the Galapagos Islands and Bolivia, across the Antarctic and the many lands of Africa. No matter how different the regions he explores, the photographer always captures extraordinary images, instilling both the beauty of our planet and an urgent need to protect the natural world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$140.00
Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary

ISBN: 9780994136497

Authors: Kat Merewether, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Christmas 2020 - Comes with complimentary Christmas decorations (Available November 2020) Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. Fro...


Christmas 2020 - Comes with complimentary Christmas decorations (Available November 2020) Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over 1000 basic words in te reo Maori and English, perfect for every New Zealander.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 260 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$34.99
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