• Is It Really Green Everyday eco dilemmas answered
    Is It Really Green Everyday eco dilemmas answered
    Find clarity on everyday green-living dilemmas to maximize your sustainability

    Are paper bags always more environmentally friendly than plastic? How much better for the planet are electric cars? What saves more water - using the dishwasher or washing up by hand?

    We all want to do the right thing for the planet, but with so many factors at play it can be difficult to work out which is the greenest way. With answers to more than 140 everyday green-living questions, Is it really green? cuts through the confusion and gives you the facts.

    Get to the heart of each eco-conundrum, interrogate your instincts, and make informed decisions to reduce your ecological footprint.

    ISBN: 9780241435809
    Publication date: 07/01/2021
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Wilson-Powell, Georgina
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Janis the Life and Music from the Queen of Rock
    Janis the Life and Music from the Queen of Rock
    It's been said Janis Joplin was second only to Bob Dylan as the `creator-recorder-embodiment of her generation's mythology'. But how did a middle-class girl from Texas become a '60s countercultural icon?

    Janis' parents doted on her and promoted her early talent for art. But the arrival of a brother shattered the bond she had with her intellectual maverick of a father, an oil engineer. And her own maverick instincts alienated her from her socially conformist mother. That break with her parents, along with the rejection of her high school peers, who disapproved of her beatnik look and racially progressive views, and wrongly assumed she was sexually promiscuous, cemented her sense of herself as an outcast. She found her tribe with a group of offbeat young men a year ahead of her, who loved her intellectual curiosity, her passion for conversation, and her adventurous search for the blues. Although she never stopped craving the approval of her parents and hometown, she left Port Arthur at seventeen determined to prove she could be loved.

    She tried college twice, and dropped out both times. She ran off to California, but came back when her heavy drug use scared her into it. She almost signed up for a life as a domesticated, hang-the-curtains wife. But instead, during a second stint on the West Coast, she launched a career that would see her crowned the queen of rock and roll.

    What no one besides Holly George-Warren has captured in such intimate detail is the way Janis Joplin teetered between the powerful woman you hear in her songs and the little girl who just wanted to go home and feel emotionally safe there. The pain of that dichotomy fuelled her music - and ultimately killed her.

    ISBN: 9781471189999
    Publication date: 01/11/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: George-Warren, Holly
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Kinfolk Garden How to Live with Nature
    Kinfolk Garden How to Live with Nature
    Since the launch of its magazine in 2011, Kinfolk has grown into an internationally recognized brand known for its minimalist aesthetic and strong community of inspiring and influential creatives. Kinfolk's books, with a combined 335,000 copies in print, have applied this lens to cooking, home design, and work. Now, in The Kinfolk Garden, the team turns its eye to outdoor spaces and the many ways they enhance our lives and help us foster community. With a focus on spaces that bring the outdoors in and the indoors out and people who have found ways to expertly incorporate the natural world into their lives, the book explores the garden as a place for work, play, entertaining, and inspiration. Featuring 30 homeowners and their spaces in locations around the globe, The Kinfolk Garden offers an easy approach to bringing nature home.

    ISBN: 9781579659844
    Publication date: 05/10/2020
    Price: $89.99
    Author: Burns, John
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $89.99
  • Know Your New Zealand Native Plants
    Know Your New Zealand Native Plants
    New Zealand has a unique and attractive native plant life that is of interest to everyone from gardeners and trampers to students of botany and ecology. In Know Your New Zealand Native Plants Lawrie Metcalf introduces a selection of the most interesting, iconic and important New Zealand plants, spanning latitudes from subtropical to temperate, and altitudes from sea level to alpine mountaintop, describing their natural history and distinguishing features. This title joins New Holland's hugely successful 'Know Your ...' series, of which the first two titles - Birds and Trees - both reprinted twice within two years of their release. Written for a family readership and with the novice in mind, the text is light and easy in tone, with simple language, and is accompanied by full-page, full-colour portrait photographs.

    ISBN: 9781869662059
    Publication date: 01/03/2009
    Price: $35.99
    Author: Metcalf, Lawrie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
  • Little Book of Planting Trees
    Little Book of Planting Trees
    The which, where, how, why and inestimable joys of growing trees by the bestselling author of The Wisdom of Trees.

    From the author of The Wisdom of Trees , an informative and practical guide to tree planting: including guidance on which trees to plant and where; how to plant, propagate and care for your trees; advice on the suitability and virtues of particular native trees (from oak to alder and from beech to blackthorn); amplified by details of how trees grow in nature and the stories of some famous tree planters. A glossary of websites, nurseries, conservation and other organisations completes the volume.

    ISBN: 9781789545883
    Publication date: 05/03/2020
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Adams, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Native by Design Landscape Design With New Zealand Plants
    Native by Design Landscape Design With New Zealand Plants
    Twenty of New Zealand’s top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on the subject of landscaping with native plants in this extraordinary book. Presenting a project per chapter, this guide showcases some of New Zealand’s most beautiful outdoor environments, including private gardens, public recreation land, urban and industrial spaces, and even farmlands. With photographs capturing the uniqueness and splendor of each location—from Kaeo in the Far North to Queenstown in the south—this account is a forum by which the experts communicate their vision, passion, experiences, and challenges while imparting their knowledge unto present and future gardeners.

    ISBN: 9781877257957
    Publication date: 01/09/2011
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Spellerberg And Frey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • New Plant Parent
    New Plant Parent
    For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant's needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients. After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive follower of rules for the care of each species and much more the confident, active grower, relying on observation and insight. And in the process, the plant owner becomes a plant lover, bonded to these beautiful living things by a simple love and appreciation of nature. The House Plant Journal Handbook covers all of the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light, to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, to containers, to recommended species. Cheng's friendly tone, personal stories, and accessible photographs fill his book with the same generous spirit that has made @houseplantjournal, his Instagram account, a popular source of advice and inspiration for thousands of indoor gardeners.

    ISBN: 9781419732393
    Publication date: 19/03/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Cheng, Darryl
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Plantopedia The Definitive Guide to House Plants
    Plantopedia The Definitive Guide to House Plants
    Houseplants have the power to transform any room. With their lush foliage, structural beauty and air-purifying qualities, they help create indoor oases that bring a sense of tranquility to our busy lives.

    In Plantopedia, Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan from Leaf Supply present the definitive guide to keeping happy, healthy houseplants in any space. This guide features over 150 plant profiles including foliage plants, succulents, cacti and rarer gems of the plant world. Each profile includes detailed care information including troubleshooting tips and tricks to ensure that your houseplants thrive.

    There are plants for all levels of indoor gardeners, from budding novices to green thumbs and beyond.

    ISBN: 9781925811773
    Publication date: 07/10/2020
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Camilleri, Lauren
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Plantopia: Cultivate / Create / Soothe / Nourish
    Plantopia: Cultivate / Create / Soothe / Nourish
    Taking the houseplant trend to the next level, this book offers-in addition to growing tips for over twenty varietals- rich inspiration for home decoration, crafting, and DIY natural health and beauty projects using nature.

    Leafy green houseplants, hardy succulents and cacti, and flowering perennials add as much to your daily sense of well- being as to the beauty of your home once you convert it into a plant paradise. Opening her book with all the essentials you need to cultivate twenty home varietals-from calathea to monstera to pilea peperomioides -with practical tips for repotting, watering, and sunlight recommendations, Elle Decor Idee co-editor Camille Soulayrol takes the houseplant trend to the next level by offering a broad program of gorgeous DIY projects. She shares step-by-step inspiration for creating terrariums and aquatic plant habitats, decorative tips for showcasing plants at home with wreathes or geometric frames that allow vines to thrive, and nature-inspired table setting ideas incorporating leaves and dried herbs. Tips on how to frame blossoms and leaves and how to create herbal dyes for textiles round out a rich palette of home decorating projects. Learn to leverage the benefits of specific plants through recipes for natural cosmetics, essential oils, and herbal infusions sourced from your houseplant haven.

    Urban dwellers have finally caught on to the beauty, joy, and mindful benefits of bringing nature into the home, and this innovative book is essential reading to succeed in reinvigorating your interior using the diverse bounties of nature. Never has the art of creating an idyllic interior garden been covered in such a broad, accessible, and eye-catching volume, with its pastel color palette, innovative tutorials, and exquisite photography and illustrations.

    ISBN: 9782080203892
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Soulayrol, Camille
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand
    Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand
    For more than 25 years Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand has been the bible for New Zealand beekeepers. The only comprehensive guide to keeping bees in New Zealand, it provides both amateur and professional beekeepers with details on honey bee management throughout the year, advice on handling hive products and information about many other beekeeping subjects. As well as being a guide for beekeepers, Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand appeals to those interested in apiculture and deciding whether to keep bees, while horticulturalists and farmers find it of particular interest for crop pollination. Given New Zealand's reputation in world beekeeping the book has also been keenly sought after by beekeepers overseas. Four editions of the book have been published since 1984, including comprehensive updates to include the latest information and developments, particularly on new approaches to beekeeping now the parasitic varroa mite has become established in New Zealand and changed the face of beekeeping forever. This 5th full-colour edition gives new life to an established classic.

    ISBN: 9781775593621
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Matheson, Andrew
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Practical Self-sufficiency
    Practical Self-sufficiency
    Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge, of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, and his son James.

    Wherever you live - be it a small terraced house like James or a rural smallholding - this new edition of Practical Self-sufficiency contains invaluable advice to help you make the most of your own resources and become more eco-friendly. You may simply want to embrace zero-waste, grow your own veg, or make small changes that can help the planet, or perhaps you are ready to explore off-grid living and a fully self-sufficient life.

    A comprehensive guide to modern sustainability, the book covers everything from how to conserve energy in the home, keep bees, and grow crops in an urban garden to recipes for smoking your own meat and fish, creating your own oat milk, and preparing your own greener cleaning products.

    Fully illustrated and easy to follow, with plenty of advice and anecdotes, Dick and James's book demonstrates that self-sufficiency doesn't have to mean huge upheaval. By making a few small changes and learning the importance of sustainable living, we all have the ability to help the planet.

    ISBN: 9780241400845
    Publication date: 02/01/2020
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Strawbridge, Dick And James
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
  • RHS How to Garden New Edition A practical introduction to gardening
    RHS How to Garden New Edition A practical introduction to gardening
    Tempted to have a go at gardening? Keen to grow your own veg or tame an out-of-control border?

    This no-nonsense practical manual, packed with clear advice and photos on the essentials, shows you where to start and how to progress.

    Beginning with inspirational ideas to help you plan your plot, RHS How to Garden walks you through each stage of your chosen garden project. Clear guidance helps you select which plants will work in the space you have and step-by-step photography demystifies caring for plants such as perennials, bulbs, climbers, shrubs, and edibles. Easy-to-follow advice makes mastering basic techniques and troubleshooting common garden problems simple.

    With its clear, practical approach, RHS How to Garden takes the bafflement out of gardening for the beginner.

    ISBN: 9780241459768
    Publication date: 02/03/2021
    Price: $48.00
    Author: DK
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $48.00
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