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Book Cover:  100 Essential New Zealand Films
By McDouall, Hamish

The ultimate book for film lovers

Stunning design; superior production; full-colour illustrations throughout Full publicity programme to accompany release The second in a collectable series (after 100 Essential New Zealand Golf Holes)

The indispensable guide to New Zealand films and film-makers, from the experiments of Len Lye to the slice-of-life shorts of Taika Waititi, the modern classics of...

The ultimate book for film lovers

Stunning design; superior production; full-colour illustrations throughout Full publicity programme to accompany release The second in a collectable series (after...
Published: 20/09/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958275095
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  100 Essential New Zealand Golf Holes
By Hyde, Tom

Passionate, tireless golfer and writer Tom Hyde (author of The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip ) travelled New Zealand from Houhara to Bluff, examining golf courses large and small, to produce this tantalising selection of 100 golf holes to die for. The criteria? Not just how a hole plays, but the stories associated with it. This striking book is the perfect golfer's gift. 

Passionate, tireless golfer and writer Tom Hyde (author of The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip ) travelled New Zealand from Houhara to Bluff, examining golf courses large and small, to produce this tantalising...

Published: 08/12/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958275088
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  Afternoon In Summer, An
By Giuffre, Kathy

Kathy Giuffre wants to escape from her stressful life working full-time and raising two young children on her own.  When a new boyfriend agrees to join her for a year in Rarotonga with her young sons, she takes a sabbatical from work, books their flights and packs their bags. Then at the last minute her boyfriend announces he isn't coming.

Kathy Giuffre wants to escape from her stressful life working full-time and raising two young children on her own.  When a new boyfriend agrees to join her for a year in Rarotonga with her young...

Published: 30/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958291682
RRP: $30.00
Book Cover:  Amazing World Of James Hector, The
By (Ed.), Nathan Simon
Head-hunted to carry out a geological survey of Otago, young Scotsman James Hector arrived in New Zealand in 1861. Within a few years he had founded all the country's leading scientific bodies, including the national museum (now Te Papa), the New Zealand Institute (now the Royal Society) and the Geological Survey (now GNS Science). A man of seemingly unbounded energy and interests, at various times...
Head-hunted to carry out a geological survey of Otago, young Scotsman James Hector arrived in New Zealand in 1861. Within a few years he had founded all the country's leading scientific bodies, including...
Published: 24/11/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958275071
RRP: $25.00
Book Cover:  Antarctica Cruising Guide

Antarctica is Earth's most unusual and inspiring travel destination. Whether you've booked your ticket or are just dreaming of the ultimate journey, this beautiful field guide will lead you into a magic, untouched world.

This is the only definitive field guide to Antarctica for visitors travelling by cruise ship or adventure boat. The authors are world-recognised experts in Antarctic travel, wildlife...

Antarctica is Earth's most unusual and inspiring travel destination. Whether you've booked your ticket or are just dreaming of the ultimate journey, this beautiful field guide will lead you into a magic...

Published: 27/11/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958291637
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  Antarctica Cruising Guide: 3rd Edition
Published: 15/06/2015
Format: Misc.
ISBN: 9781927249253
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  Art Thieves, Fakers and Fraudsters: A New Zealand Story
Published: 29/08/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781927249512
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  Awa Book Of New Zealand Science, The
By Priestley, Rebecca

This landmark anthology of writings will excite readers of all ages about extraordinary scientific discoveries made by New Zealand scientists. The pieces range from early naturalists' observations of birds, insects and botany, to geological accounts of the famous pink and white terraces, to Ernest Rutherford splitting the atom, modern breakthroughs in nanotechnology, to the recent discovery of an extra-solar...

This landmark anthology of writings will excite readers of all ages about extraordinary scientific discoveries made by New Zealand scientists. The pieces range from early naturalists' observations of birds...

Published: 01/09/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958262996
RRP: $50.00
Book Cover:  Awa Book Of New Zealand Sports Writing, The
By (Ed.), Ricketts Harry

New Zealand sportspeople and their exploits regularly hit world headlines. This collection of writings by top authors is packed full of terrific stories of over 30 sports – the triumphs, disasters, magic moments, and the ones that got away.

New Zealand sportspeople and their exploits regularly hit world headlines. This collection of writings by top authors is packed full of terrific stories of over 30 sports – the triumphs, disasters...

Published: 31/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958291620
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  Catch: How Fishing Companies Reinvented Slavery And PlunderThe, The
By Michael, Field

A searing exposé of slavery and over-fishing on the high seas

A searing exposé of slavery and over-fishing on the high seas

Published: 06/09/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781927249024
RRP: $40.00
Book Cover:  Civilisation: Twenty Places At The Edge Of The World
By Braunias, Steve

Steve Braunias travels off the grid to capture weird and wonderful goings-on in small-town New Zealand. Civilisation is full of fascinating – and sometimes disturbing – stories about people living in 20 places – their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets.

Steve Braunias travels off the grid to capture weird and wonderful goings-on in small-town New Zealand. Civilisation is full of fascinating – and sometimes disturbing – stories about people...

Published: 06/12/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551352
RRP: $36.00
Book Cover:  Colour Of Food: A Memoir Of Life, Love And Dinner, The
By Else, Anne

Anne Else loved eating, but when she married at 19 she'd never cooked a meal. Despite a shaky start she became an enthusiastic cook – with a little help from Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, Elizabeth David and the Duchess of Windsor. In this totally captivating memoir, Else takes you inside her life, from marriage and motherhood through divorce, remarriage, discovery of her birth mother and...

Anne Else loved eating, but when she married at 19 she'd never cooked a meal. Despite a shaky start she became an enthusiastic cook – with a little help from Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, Elizabeth...

Published: 06/09/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781927249154
RRP: $35.00
Book Cover:  Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens The Natural World, The
By Simons, Craig

The horrifying pollution within China is well-known. What's not so well-known is China's devastating impact on the entire world's forests, wildlife, oceans, rivers and climates.

The horrifying pollution within China is well-known. What's not so well-known is China's devastating impact on the entire world's forests, wildlife, oceans, rivers and climates.

Published: 01/07/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551888
RRP: $36.00
Book Cover:  Dispatches From Continent Seven: An Anthology Of Antarctic Science
By Rebecca, Priestley
More than an anthology, this unique book is a thrilling journey through time as explorers and scientists unravel the mysteries of Earth's last great wilderness.
More than an anthology, this unique book is a thrilling journey through time as explorers and scientists unravel the mysteries of Earth's last great wilderness.
Published: 04/03/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781927249055
RRP: $55.00
Book Cover:  Elegant Universe Of Albert Einstein: Leading New Zealand Scientists And Historians On The Greatest Revolution, The
Published: 19/04/2006
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958262927
RRP: $25.00
Book Cover:  Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Journey Along the Great Wall of China
Published: 01/06/2004
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958250917
RRP: $30.00
Book Cover:  Embracing The Dragon: A Woman's Remarkable Journey Along TheGreat Wall Of China
Published: 01/02/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958262958
RRP: $30.00
Book Cover:  Everyday Cycling
By Smith, Alastair

If you want to use a bike in your daily life – to get to work, play, school and the shops – this is the book you have been waiting for, an informative, comprehensive and inspiring guide that helps beginners get started and experienced cyclists ride more confidently, safely and enjoyably.

Discover how to:

If you want to use a bike in your daily life – to get to work, play, school and the shops – this is the book you have been waiting for, an informative, comprehensive and inspiring guide that...

Published: 06/12/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551017
RRP: $35.00
Book Cover:  Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions
By Flynn, Jim

Jim Flynn is on a mission to change how we think about the modern world, our place in it, and the moral choices we make. In The Torchlight List he argued that great literature can change lives. Now in Fate & Philosophy , he looks at tough moral decisions we face and urges us not to be influenced by subconscious conditioning inherited from our parents, our religion, or any other source.

Jim Flynn is on a mission to change how we think about the modern world, our place in it, and the moral choices we make. In The Torchlight List he argued that great literature can change lives. Now in...

Published: 02/07/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781877551321
RRP: $33.00
Book Cover:  Fish Of The Week Selected Columns
By Braunias, Steve
For a decade Steve Braunias's weekly columns have amused and enraged readers of first the Listener and then The Sunday Star-Times . His blend of opinion, humour and personal revelation has made him one of the country's most talked-about writers. He has won more awards than almost any other New Zealand journalist. This book features his personal selection of columns from the Listener and The Sunday...
For a decade Steve Braunias's weekly columns have amused and enraged readers of first the Listener and then The Sunday Star-Times . His blend of opinion, humour and personal revelation has made him one...
Published: 10/09/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780958275064
RRP: $30.00

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