October 2012 (12)

Robbie: Rugby Warrior, The Autobiography

ISBN: 9781905080106

Author: Robbie Hunter-Paul    Publisher: Great Northern Books

Robbie Paul was Super League's first superstar, a player who transformed the sport with his brilliance on the pitch and larger than life persona off it. He was ...


Robbie Paul was Super League's first superstar, a player who transformed the sport with his brilliance on the pitch and larger than life persona off it. He was the inspirational heart of a Bradford team who dominated rugby league's new summer era, with Paul the face and driving force of the Bulls for more than a decade.
He arrived from New Zealand as a skinny 18-year-old and developed into a world class talent who took Wembley by storm when he became the first player to score a hat-trick of tries there in a Challenge Cup final. It was the launch pad for a career that included a cross-code move to Harlequins as rugby union went professional, more than 30 league appearances for his beloved Kiwis and captaining Bradford to Super League and World Club title honours.
Artist, musician, media commentator, Paul was no ordinary rugby player. Born of a proud warrior race, his inspirational journey through the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a trophy-laden career is the very essence of the joy of rugby.
Paul's compelling story in his long-awaited autobiography is embellished by his own unique High Performance guide on what it takes to be a better player, mentally, physically and professionally, based on his 18-year playing career and rugby marketing and strategic role today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 254


Dimensions: 160 x 240 x 24 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2012


$49.99
Nelson & Marlborough

ISBN: 9781877303319

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Aoraki/Mount Cook

ISBN: 9781877303340

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Dunedin & Oamaru

ISBN: 9781877303357

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Queenstown & Wanaka

ISBN: 9781877303333

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Westland & Fiordland

ISBN: 9781877303326

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Wonders of the Sea

ISBN: 9780987666017

Author: Kate Mulcahy    Publisher: Environmental Defence Society

A very diverse range of marine mammals live in New Zealand waters, representing almost half of the world's species. Maui's and Hector's dolphins and New Zealand...


A very diverse range of marine mammals live in New Zealand waters, representing almost half of the world's species. Maui's and Hector's dolphins and New Zealand sea lions are found nowhere else in the world. There are small resident populations of orca and bottlenose dolphins in New Zealand, and a group of Bryde's whales living in the Hauraki Gulf. In Kaikoura, sperm whales come unusually close to land. Others, such as pilot whales, frequently strand on the country's beaches.
Marine mammals strongly influenced New Zealand's early history and are the basis of a flourishing tourism industry today. Many New Zealanders have a special connection with these highly intelligent and social creatures.
The Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 was promulgated over thirty years ago. But it has not succeeded in ensuring the health of New Zealand's marine mammal populations. Many species are suffering from significant stresses. The very survival of some, such as the Maui's dolphin, is now at stake.
This publication investigates how New Zealand's current legislative framework has been applied in practice to address conflicts between human activity and marine mammals. It canvasses approaches to marine mammal protection in other countries and identifies current weaknesses in New Zealand's management framework. It then outlines measures that could be taken to enable the legislation to better ensure the 'full protection' of New Zealand's marine mammals.
It should be read by all those who want to better understand the threats currently facing New Zealand's marine mammals and what can be done about them.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 24-08-2012


$39.95
A Cat's Life

ISBN: 9783832796662

Author: Gemma Correll    Publisher: TeNeues

Cat lovers everywhere will wryly recognize their own lives in these whimsical vignettes. Worshipped since ancient times, cats are fickle, capricious and fiendis...


Cat lovers everywhere will wryly recognize their own lives in these whimsical vignettes. Worshipped since ancient times, cats are fickle, capricious and fiendishly clever. Oh, did we mention vain, elegant and charming? Life has got to be on their terms or not at all. These wilful creatures are masters of our homes, our wallets-and our hearts. By treating us with casual indifference our feline taskmasters keep us in our rightful place. We're just here because someone has to buy the catnip and pay the astronomical heating bills. Call a dog, he'll come running. Call a cat, he'll probably take a message and get back to you later. There's so much we can learn from our feline friends...


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 150 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 14-10-2012


$49.99 $22.50
The Secret Life of Wives

ISBN: 9781843911227

Author: Pietro Aretino    Publisher: Hesperus Press

In this hilarious sequel to The Secret Life of Nuns, courtesan Nanna reveals to her confidante, Antonia, what really goes on in the lives of married women. A wo...


In this hilarious sequel to The Secret Life of Nuns, courtesan Nanna reveals to her confidante, Antonia, what really goes on in the lives of married women. A woman can only be saved from a life-threatening craving and utter damnation by a well-endowed priest; an over-devout matron releases the devil within her when she meets an attractive hermit; an insatiable wife is redressed by her husband in a most barbarous manner - these are merely some of the 'truths' that Aretino exposes behind the respectable mask of marriage. And in describing the subterfuges, machinations and diabolical ruses wives resort to - unbeknownst to their poor husbands - in order to secure the secret object of their desires, Aretino adds another titillating page to his immense catalogue of human characters.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Publication Date: 09-11-2012


$19.99
Round The World In 80 Dishes

ISBN: 9781908117182

Author: Lesley Blanch    Publisher: Grub Street

This charming little book was first published in 1956 when people in England were still enduring post-war restrictions on both travelling and eating. As Lesley ...


This charming little book was first published in 1956 when people in England were still enduring post-war restrictions on both travelling and eating. As Lesley Blanch says in her introduction to a later edition 'benign fate whisked me elsewhere to follow less restricted ways, travelling widely and eating wildly'. She said: 'I don't belong in England, I don't belong anywhere, it is rather restful - I have met everybody and known nobody'. Seductive and piquant like its author, this is 'an appetizer for enthusiastic beginners' rather than a basic cookbook. Lesley Blanch's gastronomic world tour includes eighty recipes each prefaced by an account of where they were first tasted, or with some amusing anecdote.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


$39.99
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