• 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: $10.00
    Author: Cryer, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent Short Walks in the South Island
    Excellent Short Walks in the South Island
    Wherever you are in the South Island you're sure to be within reach of a short walk with an excellent destination. Peter Janssen has picked more than 250 short but memorable walks throughout the mainland and Rakiura/Stewart Island. All walks will suit those who enjoy walking but do not want a long tramp with heavy boots and a pack, or travellers who are short on time and those with young families. Every walk includes a highlight, whether it's an historic landmark such as goldminers' cottages in Arrowtown; a spectacular feature of the landscape, such as the Fox Glacier; nature in the raw, such as penguin colonies on the Otago coast; or simply an unbeatable view. Each description includes: * highlight(s) * how to get there * grade and duration ... and track notes where they're needed. If you like stretching your legs without going too far, pack a copy of Excellent Short Walks. Travel writer Peter Janssen is the best-selling author of many travel guides, including Touring the Natural Wonders of New Zealand and the recent Best Short Nature Walks in New Zealand published by New Holland. Peter has travelled the country extensively over the years, both enjoying the popular spots and nding those hidden-away places.

    ISBN: 9781869664688
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Janssen, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • 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
  • Facing the Haka
    Facing the Haka
    This brilliant selection of photographs and stories describes what it means to stare down the most famous ritual in sport, from the perspective of those who have been there. Facing the Haka examines the significance that the All Blacks' haka has in the wider rugby world, as well as the deep respect opponents have for the team.

    This is about standing in front of the haka, meeting the All Blacks on those key occasions, and reliving the stories of the games that followed. Facing the Haka covers many crucial moments in rugby history with great storytelling, fresh insights and all the information a fan could ask for.

    ISBN: 9781988547596
    Publication date: 04/08/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Burt, Andy And Wall, Jamie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • False Divides
    False Divides
    While we may talk back to the empire, we can't talk to each other.' Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand the ocean as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally a connector and an ancestor. Imperialism in the Moana, however, created false divides between islands and separated their peoples. In this BWB Text, Lana Lopesi argues that globalising technologies and the adaptability of Moana peoples are now turning the ocean back into the unifying continent that it once was.

    ISBN: 9781988533858
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Lopesi, L.Ana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Family Trusts Revised and Updated the Must Have New Zealand Guide
    Family Trusts Revised and Updated the Must Have New Zealand Guide
    In 2021, The Trusts Act 2019 comes into force. This is the first major trust law reform in New Zealand in 70 years. Many of the key changes are aimed at making trust law more accessible to both lawyers and the public, strengthening the ability of beneficiaries to hold trustees to account.

    Anyone involved in a family trust will need to find out about the changes introduced by this new Act. Many will choose to wind up the trust, and those that keep them will need to change how they manage them, so this book is an essential tool.

    A family trust offers you the benefits, use and control of your assets. Clear and straight-forward, and aimed at the layperson, Family Trusts includes up-to-date advice by New Zealand's leading financial writer, with real-life examples and answers to commonly asked questions throughout.

    This book has sold well over 120,000 copies since it was first published and is an essential book for anyone curious about family trusts or involved with a trust.

    'In my experience, 75 per cent of family trusts in New Zealand are so badly arranged or managed that they could easily be attacked and overturned in court... managing a trust badly is a bit like insuring the contents of your house but then going on holiday and leaving the doors wide open,' says Martin Hawes.

    This is the one book anyone involved with a family trust should own.

    ISBN: 9780143775300
    Publication date: 03/11/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Hawes, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Fight for the Forests
    Fight for the Forests
    The greatest success stories of the modern environmental movement in New Zealand were the public campaigns to save our native forests, beginning in the 1960s with the battle to stop Lake Manapouri being drowned. By 2000, all the significant lowland forest in South Westland had become part of a World Heritage Area, the beech forests of the West Coast had largely been protected, Paparoa National Park had been established, the magnificent podocarp forests of Pureora and Whirinaki in the central North Island had been saved from the chainsaw, and many other smaller areas of forest had been included into the conservation estate. Fight for the Forest tells this remarkable story, how a group of young activists became aware of government plans to mill vast areas of West Coast beech forest, and began campaigning to halt this. From small beginnings, a much larger movement grew, mainly centred around the work of the Native Forests Action Council, whose young, committed and extremely capable conservationists tapped into huge public support and changed the course of environmental history in this country. Mainly based on interviews with key players, author Paul Bensemann has recorded a largely untold but significant and inspiring history, one that reminds us that change for good is always possible.

    ISBN: 9780947503130
    Publication date: 19/11/2018
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Bensemann, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Final Choice
    Final Choice
    A Kiwi journalist on the hunt for the truth about assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Act. Join her on a journey of discovery as she tells the stories of those with terminal illness and interviews lawyers, doctors, ethicists and clerics around New Zealand and the world. Includes interviews from Act MP David Seymour, Shirley Seales (mother of the late Lecretia Seales), Dr Jack Havill and Mary Panko PhD of the End-of-Life Choice Society, as well as in?uencer & disabilities advocate Claire Freeman, palliative care expert Professor Roderick MacLeod MNZM and NZ Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero MNZM among many others. Written in a remarkably personable way while plunging into some of life's most challenging topics, and resurfacing with intriguing results.

    ISBN: 9780473524517
    Publication date: 22/07/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Trayes, Caralise
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
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