April 2021 (76)

2022 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar

ISBN: 0746935809348

Author: Dave Mitchell   

There is absolutely nothing so inspiring, worthwhile or satisfying as your last mountain biking adventure, except of course the next mountain biking adventure, ...


There is absolutely nothing so inspiring, worthwhile or satisfying as your last mountain biking adventure, except of course the next mountain biking adventure, regardless of how it unfolds. Mountain biking is life, the rest is detail. The 2022 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar by renowned mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell presents fabulous colour photographs capturing the essence of off-road biking in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 340 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   April 2021   Calendars
$19.99
DUE > 1st Aug 2021
Pic : Adventures in Sailing Business and Love

ISBN: 9780473548599

Author: Pic Picot    Publisher: Really Good Books

LONG BEFORE ROCKETING TO FAME AS A PEANUT-BUTTER BARON. Pic earned his keep making cool sandals for his schoolmates and expensive handbags for their mothers. le...


LONG BEFORE ROCKETING TO FAME AS A PEANUT-BUTTER BARON. Pic earned his keep making cool sandals for his schoolmates and expensive handbags for their mothers. leatherwork paid for his OE. He went to flower-powered San Francisco, had a hair-raising entanglement with a Colorado drug gang, and lived in a bizarre squat in London, before returning to New Zealand and a fortnight in a psychiatric ward. He built a house on a commune, started an old-time photo business, joined a travelling rock band, and became a father. Next, he took up furniture making and helped establish the legendary Parnell Workshops and Storage, where his bespoke chairs morphed into tawdry giftware. After building a boat and sailing the Pacific, Pic moved to Nelson, where he started a spectacularly unsuccessful restaurant. Business success came with his charter-boat directory and sailing school. Then he retired. It was his disgust with commercial peanut butter that started him making his own. In a dozen years, he went from roasting nuts in a concrete mixer to employing fifty people. In February 2019, Pic's Peanut Butter World opened. Pic's unusual path to business success offers hope for anyone wanting to follow their dreams. His stories are exciting, full of insight, and very, very funny.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 390


Dimensions: 138 x 212 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2021


$29.99
Structural Performance

ISBN: 9780473564322

Author: Dmytro Dizhur   

How do we make our older buildings earthquake-safe? This book marks the ten-year anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, which transformed this New Ze...


How do we make our older buildings earthquake-safe? This book marks the ten-year anniversary of the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, which transformed this New Zealand city. It provides a first-hand insight into the typical types of damage that occurred during the sequence and showcases earthquake-strengthening techniques that worked successfully and others that didn’t. The collection of vivid photographs within this book comes from one of the most comprehensive databases on post-earthquake damage to masonry buildings in the world. It is hoped that the information within will inform professionals and students who will work on future retrofit projects, as well as reach the wider audience and increase public awareness of how a safer building environment can be achieved. The lessons learned from Christchurch will assist in preserving much-loved historic buildings and businesses, and they will help save precious lives. Author bio: Dr. Dmytro Dizhur is an award-winning chartered structural engineer who has dedicated his career to the mitigation of earthquake risks for large-scale national and global heritage buildings. Having advised on over 1000 projects for assessing and strengthening masonry buildings, Dizhur is a leader in devising creative and innovative testing methods for optimising strengthening solutions. He has assisted in redefining national and international guidelines for the assessment and earthquake retrofit design of masonry buildings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 290 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 22-02-2021


$69.95
DUE > 31st May 2021
The Road To The Future : An Electric Pioneer and his Magnificent Battery Cars

ISBN: 9780473553906

Author: Viv Walker    Publisher: Swirld Books

In 1898, New Zealand's first motor car rumbled onto a bustling Wellington street. The age of the car had arrived. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and a...


In 1898, New Zealand's first motor car rumbled onto a bustling Wellington street. The age of the car had arrived. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and another revolutionary vehicle quietly makes its entrance ... meet New Zealand's first electric truck! Delivery man Mr O'Hare bets a hot pie that his petrol­engine truck can beat Mr Harris's electric vehicle. Who will win the race? The Road to the future is based on the true story of New Zealander Ambrose Reeves Harris, who more than a hundred years ago, imported the country's largest fleet of electric vehicles. His clever little truck set us off on a journey to the future - batteries included!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 232 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2021


$22.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
Waffle Travels New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473559892

Author: Hayley Elliott-Kernot    Publisher: Round Door Design

Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonde...


Explore with Waffle as he visits New Zealand's most famous attractions. Waffle is a large cat who loves to travel. On this adventure, Waffle explores many wonderful places : from the light house in Cape Reinga, to the Waitomo Caves, to the Moeraki Boulders. Each English place name is accompanied by the Maori translation, encouraging children to use both names (Milford Sound / Piopiotahi) The New Zealand map helps children to learn where places are and the information pages provide fun facts about Aotearoa!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 60


Dimensions: 215 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


$20.00
Learning Samoan Through Bathtime

ISBN: 9781877510182

Author: Deborah & Oka Sanerivi    Publisher: Ma'au

Learning Samoan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sente...


Learning Samoan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sentences in both Samoan and English and identifies the body parts. This book is designed to help support learning the basics of the Samoan language at a level appropriate for the early learner.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 215 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2020


$21.99
DUE > 20th Apr 2021
Learning Tongan Through Bathtime

ISBN: 9781877510199

Author: Deborah & Oka Sanerivi    Publisher: Ma'au

'Learning Tongan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sent...


'Learning Tongan through bathtime' follows the routine of a mother bathing her two children following some fun in the mud. The book uses simple, repetitive sentences in both Tongan and English and identifies the body parts. This book is designed to help support learning the basics of the Tongan language at a level appropriate for the early learner.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 215 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2020


$21.99
DUE > 20th Apr 2021
Jenny and the Eddies

ISBN: 9780473529895

Author: Richard Clinghan    Publisher: Clinghan Does Comics

Follow Jenny, a plucky elf who ventures into the forest home of monsters that attack her village on a quest to find a legendary beast she hopes will be able to ...


Follow Jenny, a plucky elf who ventures into the forest home of monsters that attack her village on a quest to find a legendary beast she hopes will be able to protect them. Jenny and the Eddies aims to promote vaccine safety in a fun and non-threatening manner whilst challenging some common myths that harm immunisation rates.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 200 x 290 mm


$25.00
The Tales of Two Fannies

ISBN: 9781788307475

Author: Fanny and Fanny   

The Tales of Two Fannies is an insight into the world of two best friends, whose characters you will come to know as ‘Fanny One' and ‘Fanny Two'. With a co...


The Tales of Two Fannies is an insight into the world of two best friends, whose characters you will come to know as ‘Fanny One' and ‘Fanny Two'. With a combined nursing career spanning fifty plus years, they have come together to share their truthful tales. No ‘holes' barred, Fanny and Fanny have a sense of humour like no other, and some of the stories they tell are almost unbelievable, as are some of the characters. Jump aboard for the ride of your life as we introduce you to the Two Fannies. This is not just an addictive hilarious book! This is a movement... A very large Fanny one... At a strange period in history where a global pandemic is illuminating the very best and the worst of humanity, the two Fannies have touched me and made me hysterically wobble. From one Fanny to two others. I FRICKING SALUTE YOU AND I WANT MORE! - Fanny Gogh


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 140 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2020


$20.00
UnAnxious

ISBN: 9781787836723

Author: Claire Chamberlain    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR WORRIES, TRANSFORM YOUR ATTITUDE AND FEEL MORE POSITIVE EVERY DAY Don t let anxiety define who you are In a world where we are constantly com...


HOW TO MANAGE YOUR WORRIES, TRANSFORM YOUR ATTITUDE AND FEEL MORE POSITIVE EVERY DAY Don t let anxiety define who you are In a world where we are constantly comparing our looks, our lifestyles, our jobs and our relationships with others, it can be easy to let worries get the better of us. The truth is, whether you re sociable or solitary, extroverted or introverted, anxiety will affect us all at some point in our lives. This pocket-sized guide will help you recognize and understand the way you feel, and offers practical advice for looking after your mental and physical well-being. From challenging the way you think to making positive lifestyle changes, this book is your starting point for a more carefree, content and confident you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2021


$24.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
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