• Antarctica an Absent Presence
    Antarctica an Absent Presence
    This beautiful volume of soundscape compositions, images and words from Philip Samartzis is an invitation to share in a remarkable journey of enquiry. Antarctica is a paradox of the sublime and prosaic: with its vast expanses of ice, snow and mountains - and traces of human habitation, from weathered huts to abandoned machinery. Samartzis travelled south with the Australian Antarctic Division on several occasions and his recordings of the unique sounds of Antarctica have been used to create soundscape compositions which are meticulously realised on three CDs of the music included in this book.

    ISBN: 9780500500668
    Publication date: 01/12/2016
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Samartzis, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
  • Beautiful Cows  Portraits of champion breeds
    Beautiful Cows Portraits of champion breeds
    Each beautiful beast is shown posed against a drapery backdrop, photographed primped and preened ready for competition. Top international breeds are showcased here for their doting public, and graphic charts with all the essential breed information are also included. There's also a potted history of cattle, an introduction to the breed basics, plus reportage photography of the behind-the-scenes preparation and backstage nerves at the agricultural shows.

    Beautiful Cows is the perfect book for anyone from farmers and committed cow connoisseurs looking to beef up their book collection to lovers of fine photography and natural beauty. An inspired gift, this is also the ideal conversation piece for any gathering-just leave it on the coffee table and prepare to milk the applause.

    ISBN: 9781782407621
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Porter, Valerie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Beautiful Dogs  Portraits of champion breeds
    Beautiful Dogs Portraits of champion breeds
    Sit? Rollover? Beg? There aren't any crowd-pleasing tricks performed by the canine beauties on these pages, as their stunning portraits are enough to arrest your attention. Featuring 43 of the world's most- loved and unique pedigrees, from the French Bulldog to the English Springer Spaniel, the German Shepherd to the Alaskan Malamute, Beautiful Dogs showcases man's best friend as you've never seen him before. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the breed, and an illuminating introduction explores the history of the dog from a working animal to show-stopping pedigree. In addition, delightful reportage photography offers a glimpse of the stars as they prepare for their moment in front of the photographer's lens.

    ISBN: 9781782407638
    Publication date: 14/03/2019
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Menteith, Carolyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Beautiful Pigs
    Beautiful Pigs
    Featuring commissioned studio photography of fine breeds styled from snout to tail, the animals showcased here just love to hog the limelight. Top breeds from around the world are representedfrom the graceful Large Black to the aristocratic Tamworth and the much-traveled Kune-Kunewith graphic charts containing all the essential breed information. There's also a potted history of pigs, plus reportage photography of the behind-the-scenes primping and preening at the agricultural shows, to capture the care that is lavished on prizewinning pigs and the nail-biting judging process. This is a book to gladden the heart of pig-lovers the world over.Packed with breed information, this is a unique gift guaranteed to make every reader feel, well, as happy as a pig in muck ...

    ISBN: 9781782407782
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Case, Andy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Beautiful Sheep
    Beautiful Sheep
    This stunning collection of portraits shows sheep as you've never seen them before. Featuring commissioned studio photography of champion breeds styled to perfection prior to competition, the animals showcased here are works of ovine art. Beautiful color portraits of 42 different breeds from around the globe are accompanied by graphic charts containing all the essential breed information.
    There's also a potted history of sheep, plus reportage photography of the behind-the-scenes primping and preening at the agricultural shows, to document the care lavished on prizewinning sheep as well as the nail-biting judging process.

    ISBN: 9781782407775
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $18.99
    Author: Dun, Kathryn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.99
  • Bees and Their Keepers
    Bees and Their Keepers
    A beautifully illustrated and thoroughly engaging cultural history of beekeeping - packed with anecdote, humour and enriching historical detail. The perfect gift.

    Beekeeper and garden historian Lotte Moller explores the activities inside and outside the hive while charting the bees' natural order and habits. With a light touch she uses her encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject to shed light on humanity's understanding of bees and bee lore from antiquity to the present. A humorous debunking of the myths that have held for centuries is matched by a wry exploration of how and when they were replaced by fact.



    In her travels Moller encounters a trigger-happy Californian beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, warring beekeepers on the Danish island of L so, and Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, breeder of the Buckfast queen now popular throughout Europe and beyond, as well a host of others as passionate as she about the complex world of apiculture both past and present.



    Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry - Sweden's Gardening Book of the Year 2019, shortlisted for the August Prize 2019

    ISBN: 9781529405262
    Publication date: 17/09/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Perry, Frank
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Birds of New Zealand a Photographic Guide
    Birds of New Zealand a Photographic Guide
    Illustrated with stunning new photographs by Brent Stephenson and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, Birds of New Zealand is the definitive introduction to the identification and behaviour of this country's extraordinary avian life. From the Kermadecs to Campbell Island, from beloved endemics to passing vagrants, from albatrosses and shearwaters to kiwi and kaka, the book ranges widely. Evolving on isolated islands without mammals, New Zealand's birdlife developed extraordinary diversity. After the extinction and habitat destruction wrought by humans, our birds today are now protected in parks and island sanctuaries and seen increasingly in farms and cities. Birds of New Zealand is the must-have guide to our extraordinary birds - a copy belongs in every bach and backpack.

    ISBN: 9781869407339
    Publication date: 01/09/2013
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Scofield, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies
    Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies
    Before Kitty Flanagan was making rules, she was burning bridges ...

    Kitty has been locked in a freezer in Western Australia, insulted about the size of her lady parts in Singapore and borne witness to the world's most successful wife swap in suburban Sydney. It's these valuable lessons from The University of Life that have taught her so many things, including the fact that cliches like 'The University of Life' are reeeally annoying.

    In these funny, true stories, Kitty provides advice you didn't even know you needed. Tips on how not to get murdered while hitch-hiking, how to break up with someone the wrong way, and the right way, why it's important to keep your top on while waitressing, and why women between the ages of thirty-seven and forty-two should be banned from internet dating.

    Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies is a collection of laugh-out-loud, cautionary tales from one of Australia's favourite comedians.

    What people are (Kitty Flanagan is) saying about this book:

    'Finally, a book that doesn't tell you to stop eating sugar.'

    'I wrote a letter to my younger self and told her to buy this book.'

    ISBN: 9781760877477
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Flanagan, Kitty
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Brilliance of Birds
    Brilliance of Birds
    Who knew that the morepork, our only surviving native owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the bar-tailed godwit triples its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the tui has two voiceboxes, enabling it to duet with itself, and one producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear?

    Zany, off-kilter, wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealand's feathered friends.

    ISBN: 9780143772156
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Wishart, Skye
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Cat Natural History
    Cat Natural History
    The Cat: A Natural History takes an absorbing, in-depth look at the biology, behaviour and diversity of this popular animal.

    Provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the natural and cultural history of the cat
    Offers an in-depth discussion of behaviour, including social organisation, communication, courtship, and learning
    Covers anatomy and physiology, including mobility, predation skills, and the genetics of coat colours
    Features clear and accessible text plus infographics, diagrams, and 250 stunning colour photographs
    Includes a beautiful photographic directory of more than forty breeds

    Tracking the evolution of the cat from its first ancestor, the Pseudaelurus, to the emergence of the modern domestic cat, Sarah Brown looks at how different lineages of the species developed and how the domestic cat Felis came into contact with humans.

    Clear accounts of how the cat's body functions help explain its extraordinary ability to balance, assess its hunting abilities, and understand its health and dietary needs. Details about the range of coat types and colours and their genetics give a comprehensive overview of the many breeds and non-breeds we see today. Descriptions of the function of whiskers, the cat's reliance on their sense of smell, and the sensory importance of the tongue all contribute to our understanding of the cat's physiology.

    Cat communication by different means is covered, including vocalisation and non-vocal communication. Whether living in the wild, on the streets or in a domestic setting, learning how to relate to other cats is a central element to cats' socialisation, and this is discussed as part of an in-depth look at cat behaviour.

    The cat's notorious independent spirit and how it affects the cat-human relationship is assessed, and we take a look at attitudes to cats over the centuries and show how cats have featured in culture. The author offers advice on how to promote feline harmony in a multi-cat household, and how to enhance your pet's physical and mental well-being.

    A directory of breeds features gorgeous photographs of more than 40 popular breeds, alongside details of their characteristics, genetic background and care requirements. Modern breeding and associated issues are raised, and a comprehensive glossary of medical terms covers health issues that owners need to know.

    ISBN: 9781782408574
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Brown, Sarah, Ph.D
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Cluck
    Cluck
    Any chicken owner will know that there's more to these endearing, quirky, clever characters than the eggs they produce. Cluck is a celebration of hens, roosters and chicks, combining high-quality photography with inspirational and amusing quotes to create the perfect gift for chicken fans. Some of the collection's quotations come from famous people (Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Plutarch), others don't; some are philosophical, others light-hearted - all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful pictures of a variety of these farmyard birds, from Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons to Welsummers and Silkies, this collection of quotes and proverbs will steal any chicken lover's heart.

    ISBN: 9781925820478
    Publication date: 01/02/2020
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Haanen, Freya
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Cluck: A Book of Happiness for Chicken Lovers
    Cluck: A Book of Happiness for Chicken Lovers
    Any chicken owner will know that there's more to these endearing, quirky, clever characters than the eggs they produce. Cluck is a celebration of hens, roosters and chicks, combining high-quality photography with inspirational and amusing quotes to create the perfect gift for chicken fans. Some of the collection's quotations come from famous people (Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Plutarch), others don't; some are philosophical, others light-hearted -- all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful pictures of a variety of these farmyard birds, from Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons to Welsummers and Silkies, this collection of quotes and proverbs will steal any chicken lover's heart.

    ISBN: 9781925335798
    Publication date: 01/11/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Haanen, Freya
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
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