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October 2017 (61)
More Paddocks To Plough
Author: Reg Garters
This book traces Graeme Thompson’s decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New...
This book traces Graeme Thompson’s decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New Zealand meat industry, producing huge benefits to consumers around the world as well as to local farmers. For Graeme, these ventures meant fame and fortune and made the name of the dynamic company he founded, Fortex New Zealand Limited, synonymous with his name. But then the empire he had built came crashing down, throwing him into jail and all of the humiliation that went with it. Fortunately, Graeme’s courage, resilience and unwaver-ing support from family and friends saw him through that hard time. After leaving prison, he established a new and exciting business that has brought him a way of life and the tranquillity his previous fame could never offer. This riveting story also takes us through Graeme’s Scottish heritage, his childhood, boarding school and university days, marriage to his wife Barb, and the raising of their children. It is a story that not only exemplifies the extraordinary things that dynamic leadership of ourselves and others can achieve but also shows that we all have special resources to handle adversity and that success or failure is very much how we as individuals see it.
Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 20-11-2017
Native by Design: Landscape Design with New Zealand Plants (reprint 2017)
Popular title back in print In this lavishly illustrated book, 20 of New Zealand's top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on lands...
Popular title back in print In this lavishly illustrated book, 20 of New Zealand's top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on landscaping with native plants. These personal narratives showcase some of our country's most beautiful out-door environments, from private gardens to public recreation land, urban and industrial spaces, and even farmland. Stunning photographs by John Maillard capture the uniqueness and splendour of each location, from Kaeo in the Far North to Queenstown in the south.
Publication Date: 01-09-2011
Suicide; Aftermath & Beyond
"I believe we need to quit the approach in which we quietly come in through the frilly pink curtains and talk about suicide carefully so as not to cause upset o...
"I believe we need to quit the approach in which we quietly come in through the frilly pink curtains and talk about suicide carefully so as not to cause upset or offend anyone. I'm saying we should fire up the bulldozer, smash it through the wall and start yelling: "Let's talk about suicide and how much it suck"". This book is the story of the tragic death by suicide of Paul Lynch's brother Brett and the devastating effect it had on his family. It is also a powerful plea for us to face up to suicide as an issue and acknowledge that the way we're dealing with it at the moment isn't working. "If my story can prevent a person, or people, from leaving their family and friends to deal with the aftermath of their suicide and all that goes with it," says Paul Lynch, "then I will consider that to be a success".
Dimensions: 130 x 200 mm
The March of the Foxgloves (HB)
A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential su...
A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential summer reading. LONDON, 1893, and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. Falling in with other artists and non-conformists, and inspired by the revolution in thinking brought about by heroic literary figures and social reformers of the time, Frances forges a new path of her own making.
Dimensions: 160 x 236 mm
Te Tou Piataata o Kuwi
Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum".
Te reo Maori translation of the bestselling title, "Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum".
Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 29-09-2017
Ice is Black
From majestic glaciers to vast frozen plains as far as the eye can see, ice is just as important to the world’s ecosystems as water, air, and trees. And yet i...
From majestic glaciers to vast frozen plains as far as the eye can see, ice is just as important to the world’s ecosystems as water, air, and trees. And yet its presence and vital role on Earth is increasingly threatened by the effects of global warming and population growth—the inspiration behind French photographer Laurent Baheux’s latest endeavor, Ice is Black. Through breathtaking black-and-white images, Baheux captures the world’s most beautiful icy landscapes and the fascinating animals that inhabit them. We get close to creatures and landscapes that seem to be taken out of time. Taken in such far-flung lands as Norway, Iceland, and Canada, Baheux’s images present polar bears and their cubs, foxes frolicking in snow, and seals navigating icy waters. While the photographs convey evocative beauty, they also act as a call to action to protect these magnificent icy lands and the creatures that rely on them.
Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm
Publication Date: 01-09-2017
Elephants in Heaven
Because elephants are pachyderms, a combination of two Greek roots meaning “thick skin,” one might think that nothing bothers them and that they lead quiet...
Because elephants are pachyderms, a combination of two Greek roots meaning “thick skin,” one might think that nothing bothers them and that they lead quiet, safe lives. Nothing could be further from the truth: elephants have been hunted and killed for their ivory tusks since antiquity. And people often ignore the calves left behind, who must now live out their lives as traumatized and fearful orphans. Wildlife photographer Joachim Schmeisser made it his mission to document the story of these abandoned baby elephants. Through his sponsorship of elephants, he came into contact with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the world’s largest and most successful rescue and rehabilitation operation for orphaned elephants, headquartered in Nairobi. Professional veterinary technicians bottle feed the elephant calves until they are old enough to locate their own food. By living together with older elephant calves, they also learn the social rules governing elephant herds. After this phase is complete, the elephants are taken to one of the Trust’s rehabilitation stockades before they are released back into the wild. Joachim Schmeisser followed numerous elephants through the entire process and captured fascinating pictures from their arrival at the nursery all the way to their release back into the wild. Elephants in Heaven provides a visual record of how these traumatized elephants are raised in a place that is truly heavenly for them, offering a compelling behind-the-scenes look inside an elephant nursery. The touching animal portraits also convey the devastating consequences of poaching, because for Joachim Schmeisser, it’s about “beauty, fragility, transience, mindfulness, and about dignity and the equal standing of each individual.”
Dimensions: 275 x 34 mm
Publication Date: 01-09-2017
Magnum Atlas : Around the World in 365 Photos From the Magnum Archive
Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel’s highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photog...
Featuring new and iconic images, this follow-up to Prestel’s highly successful A Year in Photography: Magnum Archive includes some of the most striking photography ever collected in one volume. As readers flip the pages they will find themselves traveling from west to east across the globe. Each country is represented in three or four images captured by a single photographer. While renowned figures such as Robert Capa, Bruce Davidson, and Martin Parr are included, readers will also find younger photographers such as Olivia Arthur, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Mikhael Subotzky, all of whom present dazzling new views of our changing world. Shining a light on the human condition in every corner of the globe, this compilation exemplifies Magnum founder Henry CartierBresson’s vision of “a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually.”
Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm
Publication Date: 20-10-2017
The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever...
The cult brand and the "Made in Germany" car has stood for strength and elegance alike for over eighty years. Rightly so, as around 70% of all Porsche cars ever built are still being driven today, and continue to turn heads all around the world. The small group continues to hold its top position through their quality, and a constant and passionate striving for perfection. They do not build sports cars to win races, but use the races to improve their sports cars. This magnificent, updated volume documents Porsche's unique success stories in the motor sports arena and the design history of the Zuffenhausen sports car dealership. The complete and updated edition is packed with hundreds of stunning photos, high-quality texts, and specs from the most influential models. This book is a must-have for those with an avid interest in cars of the highest quality.
Dimensions: 241 x 281 mm
Publication Date: 14-11-2017
Great British Cars
Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such mo...
Great British Cars celebrates the cars commonly seen on the nation’s roads during a golden age of motoring. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Britons drove such models as the Ford Zephyr, Hillman Imp, Triumph Herald, Ford Capri, Vauxhall Viva and, of course, the Morris Minor 1000. While rarely seen now on our roads, the 40 models described here still have a special place in many drivers’ hearts. Join Stephen Barnett on a nostalgic road trip back in time, in this beautifully illustrated celebration of classic cars.
Dimensions: 246 x 186 mm
Publication Date: 12-10-2017