• Covid Chronicles Lessons from New Zealand
    Covid Chronicles Lessons from New Zealand
    The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic

    For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable.

    Featuring Finance Minister Grant Robertson, science communicator Siouxsie Wiles, Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult, funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene, Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, businesswoman Jenene Crossnan and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly - from a kura kaupapa principal to real estate agents: The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most extraordinary times in Aotearoa's history, and the lessons we must heed for our future.

    ISBN: 9781775541691
    Publication date: 16/09/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Little, Paul
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Crazy For Birds
    Crazy For Birds
    A charming and quirky illustrated exploration of birds and the reasons we love them.

    ISBN: 9780008390211
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Blaise, Misha Maynerick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Creative Conservation
    Creative Conservation
    ISBN: 9781869665432
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Wickes, Chrissy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Crossing Ahead
    Crossing Ahead
    At a time when city tramways and railways in New Zealand fed each other's networks and often crossed the respective right-of-way's, noted author Graham Stewart shares the previously undocumented story and images of these interesting interfaces The crossing of a heavy-rail railway train with a light-railed street vehicle over a street level crossing has always required extreme caution. From the early crossing keeper holding their red and green flags to high-tech signals of today; there has never been any room for a margin of error. For over 90 years when trams met trains, not one life has been recorded as having been lost in an accident - a truly remarkable record of safety. Some tram lines to the suburbs stopped just before a railway level crossing, as to proceed further would have required the additional maintenance cost of the crossing's manganese steel track diamonds, the crossing keeper's wages and signalmen of those years. This is the story of those crossings whether they were level or the vehicles crossed on a viaduct or bridge. The story is lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams researched from archives throughout New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780908573981
    Publication date: 30/05/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Stewart, Graham
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Crown Lynn Collectors Handbook
    Crown Lynn Collectors Handbook
    Valerie Ringer Monk's meticulously researched Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook will provide seasoned Crown Lynn devotees and new collectors alike with plenty to assist their endeavours - this comprehensive guide to New Zealand's iconic pottery range features the collectible items themselves and also the backstamps that identify them. A-Z listings of more than 300 Crown Lynn products include photographs of representative designs as well as their distinctive backstamps and marks to help collectors correctly identify and appreciate the origins of a huge diversity of Crown Lynn items produced over more than 50 years. Dimensions and dates are given for each entry, and the items are brought to life with fascinating snippets of Crown Lynn history, making this indispensable collector's guide an entertaining read. This is the essential reference for anyone investing in everyday Crown Lynn domestic products through to figurines, artware and hand-potted pieces.Whether your preference is for quirky styles or more practical household items, in this handbook you'll discover new treasures to fossick for in second-hand shops or line.

    ISBN: 9780143565482
    Publication date: 26/06/2013
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Monk, Valerie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Curious English Words and Phrases: the Truth Behind the Expressions We Use
    Curious English Words and Phrases: the Truth Behind the Expressions We Use
    Have you ever wondered where terms like `end of your tether', `gets my goat' or `letting ones hair down' come from? Or why we call some people `geezers', `sugar daddies' or `lounge lizards'? Or where the words `eavesdropping', `nickname' and `D-Day' come from?
    They are just a few of the many words and phrases that language expert Max Cryer examines in this fact-filled and fun new book. Max explains where these curious expressions come from, what they mean and how they are used. Along the way he tells a host of colourful anecdotes and dispels quite a few myths - Did Churchill originate the phrase `black dog'? And if `ivory tower' can be found in the Bible, why has its meaning changed so drastically?
    'Curious English Words and Phrases' is a treasure trove for lovers of language. Informative, amusing and value for money, this book is `the real McCoy'. From `couch potato' to `Bob's your uncle', you'll find the explanation here!

    ISBN: 9781925335873
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Cryer, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Dark Side of the Brain Adapting to Adversity
    Dark Side of the Brain Adapting to Adversity
    'Anxiety, depression and suicide affect all families. They're in my family, they're in my friends' families, they're probably in your family. And, right now, you are thinking about someone you know who is going through or has gone through one of those three things.'

    Lance Burdett started writing this book while he was studying for a diploma in positive psychology, then something tragic happened - his seventeen-year-old niece took her own life. From that point on, his world was irreparably changed. This loss proved to him that adversity can hit anyone at any time, often unexpectedly. The loss of his niece, combined with Lance's own experience of depression spurred him on to share the lessons he's learned about how the brain works, knowledge which he's gathered throughout his years both as a police negotiator and later as a resilience and wellness specialist.

    In this book, he explains how to control your thoughts, how to reduce the impact of negative emotions, and how to manage your personal wellbeing so that you won't 'fall over' as he once did. He will also show readers how to identify when somebody else may be struggling with negative thoughts and how to reach out to them in a way that's safe for both of you.

    ISBN: 9781988538570
    Publication date: 08/09/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Burdett, Lance
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Death and Dying in New Zealand
    Death and Dying in New Zealand
    We will all die. Yet we don't talk about death and dying very much. Currently, and for the most part, a small group of people manage death for us behind closed doors. We are increasingly unlikely to know what options are available to us and those we care about. So, how can we prepare well? Are our collective and individual needs being met?

    The ways we approach death - as a subject and in our practices - reveal much about our values and how we live. With an increasingly diverse and ageing population, advances in technology and medical care, and the social, economic and environmental challenges facing us, it is important to openly discuss how we plan for death as individuals and as a society.

    ISBN: 9780473447755
    Publication date: 22/10/2018
    Price: $30.99
    Author: Johnson, Emma
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $30.99
  • Don't Worry About the Robots  How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work
    Don't Worry About the Robots How to Survive and Thrive in the New World of Work
    In this timely book, Dr Jo Cribb and David Glover, former CEOs who have launched successful portfolio careers, share insights from their own experiences plus those of an impressive range of successful business leaders who are all actively thinking about the future of work.

    Aimed at anyone who needs to change careers or whose job leaves them feeling unchallenged and unfulfilled, as well as those starting work for the first time, this book will provide the inspiration, support and practical tools needed to change your working life.

    'When you talk to employers they want people who can communicate . . . people with skills like curiosity, resilience or teamwork.' Brian Steele

    'Don't be afraid of the future. If you have a dream, try it out. Make sure it is practical and works financially for you.' Dame Wendy Pye

    'This book will disrupt everything you think you know about work. Read it.' Dr Michelle Dickinson aka Nanogirl

    ISBN: 9781760633509
    Publication date: 27/06/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Cribb, Jo
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Down South In Search of the Great Southern Land
    Down South In Search of the Great Southern Land
    In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey back to his beloved South Island.

    From Curio Bay to Golden Bay, in Down South writer Bruce Ansley sets off on a vast expedition across the South Island, Te Waipounamu, visiting the places and people who hold clues to the south's famous character. Not so very long ago, the South Island had most of New Zealand's people and just about all of the money. Gold miners found fortunes in the hills and rivers, sheep barons straddled mountains, valleys and plains. Wealthy southerners ruled the government. Where now lies the South Island's golden fleece? And what is its future?

    ISBN: 9781775541172
    Publication date: 07/10/2020
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Ansley, Bruce
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Emergency Response Life Death and Helicopters
    Emergency Response Life Death and Helicopters
    Stories from a life spent in the emergency services - true tales of rescue and adventure.When Dave Greenberg was just 13 years old, he saved a life for the first time, using CPR. He already knew that he wanted to spend his life helping others in times of crisis, and that traumatic event on a city footpath only confirmed this desire. He went on to spend 25 years working with Life Flight - the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service in Wellington, New Zealand, taking part in many daring rescues on land and at sea, often taking the role of 'the dope on a rope' - their own term for the rescuer who dangles from a winch over stormy seas trying to pluck people from heaving ship decks or from the ferocious waves. These are his stories.

    ISBN: 9780143771661
    Publication date: 02/10/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Greenberg, Dave
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Exercise Book Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria Universitys Institute of Modern Letters
    Exercise Book Creative Writing Exercises from Victoria Universitys Institute of Modern Letters
    Exercise Book collects over fifty creative writing exercises used by Bill Manhire and his colleagues, not only at Victoria but throughout New Zealand and around the world. The celebrated writer/teachers who have contributed include Eleanor Catton, Curtis Sittenfeld, Emily Perkins, David Vann, Elizabeth and Sara Knox, Dora Malech and Kirsty Gunn. This book will be an indispensible resource for teachers and students, and excellent stimulation and entertainment for anyone wanting to give writing a go.

    ISBN: 9780864736857
    Publication date: 04/11/2011
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Manhire, Bill
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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