August 2020 (73)

From A Dark Cave to New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473528065

Author: Mustafa Darbandi   

Hiding in a tiny dark cave in the border triangle between Iraq, Iran and Turkey, Mustafa Darbandi is facing his fear that he may not survive. On the run because...


Hiding in a tiny dark cave in the border triangle between Iraq, Iran and Turkey, Mustafa Darbandi is facing his fear that he may not survive. On the run because of his membership of a banned Kurdish freedom movement, he has begun an extraordinary journey. It will take him from Iraq to Turkey to Iran to Pakistan to Afghanistan and finally to New Zealand. Along the way he will be threatened by security forces, mercenaries, police, helicopters, landmines, wild wolves and even UNHCR indifference. After several years in exile he finally arrives in his new home. "In my desperation the idea crept into my mind that death was death whether I got killed or starved to death. Perhaps putting an end to my life would be preferable to being captured by mercenaries or eaten alive by wild animals..." "When I set foot on New Zealand soil, I felt born again. After I'd been uprooted from my town and village in Kurdistan, New Zealand became the bedrock of my security, offering me an opportunity to become who I am".


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 31-07-2020


$29.99 $9.99
I'm Ralph, I'm Dad

ISBN: 9780473518660

Author: Dr Glennis Mafi   

Ralph Wood was diagnosed with dementia, and over the ensuing years his daughter, a medical doctor, along with other close family members, walked that journey be...


Ralph Wood was diagnosed with dementia, and over the ensuing years his daughter, a medical doctor, along with other close family members, walked that journey beside him. Through poems, drawings and brief comments, I'm Ralph, I'm Dad lovingly tells the story. Though this is a personal account, it is a journey that others face, and in the telling you may just find that dementia is not quite as bad as many of us fear. Along with the struggles there can be gentleness, humour, hope, surprises - and even joy. Containing practical and poetic insights, this book can be a companion to you as you follow that pathway with the one you love.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Publication Date: 20-09-2020


$24.00
Out Of The Woods

ISBN: 9783899558593

Publisher: Gestalten

Humans have been building their homes out of wood for thousands of years. Its tactility and warmth has influenced countless architectural movements, dating back...


Humans have been building their homes out of wood for thousands of years. Its tactility and warmth has influenced countless architectural movements, dating back to historic Japanese houses all the way up to the recent craze for cozy Scandinavian interiors. It's one of the world's oldest architectural materials and it just might be the future of how we build. Timber is fast emerging as a sustainable material of choice, and thanks to recent technological advances, it's a safe and sturdy alternative to concrete. This book explores the innovative and inspiring ways architects are using this universal building material. Spanning grand Alpine escapes to tropical getaways, plywood penthouses to mass timber high-rises, Out of the Woods celebrates a material that is both ancient and extremely versatile - and more topical than ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$120.00
Living In (Casa Grande)

ISBN: 9783899558586

Author: Openhouse    Publisher: Gestalten

Leading design magazine Openhouse has spent the last six years giving readers a closer look at some of the most extraordinary houses around the globe. In their ...


Leading design magazine Openhouse has spent the last six years giving readers a closer look at some of the most extraordinary houses around the globe. In their first book, the editors open the doors to their highlights, including exclusive photography and rarely seen homes. From case study houses by midcentury masters to cutting edge contemporary architecture, Casa Grande describes what it feels like to occupy these spaces from the perspective of their owners - who themselves have become stewards of architectural history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$150.00
Skate Like A Girl

ISBN: 9783791387079

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numb...


This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numbers, girls and women are gathering at skate parks and competing in skateboarding events on nearly every continent. Filled with stunning full-color photographs of 33 remarkable female skaters in action, this book pays homage to the incredible range of styles, ethnicities, and ages that make up a rapidly growing community. There’s Emily Pross, one of the top downhill skaters in the world, who is known as the “fastest woman on four wheels,” Lucy Osinski and Danielle Francine, cofounders of GRLSWIRL, a grassroots all-female skate community, and Nyimas Bunga Cinta, the youngest ever medalist at age 12 in the Asian Games in women’s street. There are skate coaches, longboard dancers, skate filmmakers, and skateboard makers. You’ll meet skaters who are moms, artists, models, surfers, and architects. What they all have in common is that skating is their way of life. Each profile offers its subject’s own words of wisdom about going after your dreams, falling hard, and getting right back up. The book also includes pages of practical information on everything from skateboarding organizations that champion women, to crews, schools, and camps for girls all over the world. Filled with empowering images and inspiring words, this book will encourage girls and women of every age to get on a board and shred!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2020


$89.99
The Practical Guide to the Beard

ISBN: 9780764360268

Author: Jean Artignan    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Whether chosen for comfort, to appear more mature, or for aesthetic reasons, a beard is a means for a man to affirm his style. In the working world, where a clo...


Whether chosen for comfort, to appear more mature, or for aesthetic reasons, a beard is a means for a man to affirm his style. In the working world, where a closely shaved face has long been the norm, its return comes with a condition: that it is neat and well maintained. In this practical guide you will find all the tips for choosing a beard that matches your look and personality: trimming your beard using a detailed step-by-step technique; taking care of your beard and skin with appropriate tools and creams; choosing, trimming, and maintaining your mustache; discovering the ancient shaving ritual practiced by barbers; and learning tips to avoid the little hassles of everyday life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


$32.99
Carnal Knowledge - Sex Education You Didn't Get In School

ISBN: 9783791386508

Author: Zoe Ligon    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Get progressive, positive, and constructive sex tips and ideas from one of today’s most popular sex educators. When it comes to sex, there’s practically no ...


Get progressive, positive, and constructive sex tips and ideas from one of today’s most popular sex educators. When it comes to sex, there’s practically no question that Zoë Ligon hasn’t heard and researched. Her Instagram and YouTube videos, as well as product reviews, are extremely popular for their up-front approach. Now, she brings her wealth of experience and open-minded attitude to a sex-positive guidebook that’s honest, inclusive, and right on time. Lusciously illustrated, this book takes readers through every aspect of sexuality—from body basics and physiology to maintaining healthy relationships. It highlights the usefulness of sex toys in aiding solo and partnered exploration and explains why there should really be no stigma around using these practical tools. It also includes advice on setting boundaries, being respectful of other people’s gender identities, and thinking outside the orgasm. Elizabeth Renstrom’s dreamy, colorful photographs drive home Ligon’s philosophy that there’s no one »right« way to have sex. With its focus on intimacy, body positivity, and self-care, Carnal Knowledge can lead you to enjoy sex with security and confidence.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 175 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2020


$45.00
The Becket List

ISBN: 9781913062156

Author: Henry Becket    Publisher: Red Door Press

The Becket List is a not entirely serious compendium of 'First World Problems' - the sort of stuff that drives us round the bend on a daily basis. How is it tha...


The Becket List is a not entirely serious compendium of 'First World Problems' - the sort of stuff that drives us round the bend on a daily basis. How is it that atonal music, bus stations, cling-film and coat-hangers can bugger us up so comprehensively? Or passport control people, modern poetry, or just about anything you'll find in a typical hotel bedroom? Embracing both the inanimate - from allen keys to rawlplugs - and the animated (well, in some cases) - from your fellow-travellers to every third-rate waiter who ever walked the earth - this book is essential for your sanity. As such, this comprehensive A to Z provides a signal service to humanity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 139 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2020


$27.99
The Poster - 200 Years of Art and History

ISBN: 9783791359861

Author: Jurgen Doring    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The poster is a versatile marketing tool widely used from the 19th century to today for everything from political events to movies. A good poster has many layer...


The poster is a versatile marketing tool widely used from the 19th century to today for everything from political events to movies. A good poster has many layers, it goes beyond advertising and makes statements about style, history, fashion, and taste at the time. It is these layers that can turn a poster into a work of art. This book showcases 480 posters by more than 200 artists and designers and tells a comprehensive history of the poster. The book includes art nouveau, Bauhaus, pop art, and contemporary posters from preeminent artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Egon Schiele, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol and from noted designers ranging from Lucian Bernhard and A.M. Cassadre to Saul Bass, Tadanori Yokoo, and Stefan Sagmeister. The book also introduces many other leading poster designers whose names are less well-known. Contemporary advertisements for Calvin Klein, United Colors of Benetton, and Coachella are also explored. By tracing the history of the poster, this book shows social developments throughout the world and illuminates how art styles have changed over time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 376


Dimensions: 225 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2020


$135.00
Mine's Bigger Than Yours - The 100 Wackiest Action Movies

ISBN: 9780764360251

Author: Christopher Lombardo    Publisher: Schiffer Books

A celebration of the wildest and weirdest that action cinema has to offer, the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast take you on a fun-filled pilgrimage thro...


A celebration of the wildest and weirdest that action cinema has to offer, the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast take you on a fun-filled pilgrimage through the nuttiest movies in the genre. Traversing both decades and continents, these 100 titles reach beyond the typical patron saints of action, giving unsung genre heroes like Vic Diaz, Reb Brown, and Godfrey Ho their due. Our intrepid hosts have highlighted action gems with all of the necessary components for greatness: Heroes! Villains! Henchmen! But something's typically missing. Usually, it's a budget. Often, it's talent. But that doesn't mean these films aren't as entertaining as any mainstream fare. Divided into nine chapters by subgenre, featuring stills and posters, and with a foreword by genre icon Brian Trenchard-Smith, Mine's Bigger Than Yours is a romp through the world of fisticuffs, jailbreaks, pit fighting, mercenaries, and really big explosions--all the stuff that makes action movies great.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 177 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


$65.00
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