A contemporary sounding of the depths of the Pacific Ocean - a voyage through identity, colonisation, politics, family, love and freedom. In collaboration with the visual imagery of Veronica Vaevae, Audrey Brown takes the reader on a voyage of discovery beyond the romantic images of Gaughin and other myths of the dusky maiden... read more
SPECIAL PRICE Light fantastic: Dance floor courtship in New Zealand is a beautiful and evocative social history of public dance. From the first settlers' socials and Governor's balls to the formality of debutantes and the ritual of 'coming out', through sock hops and disco to dance raves, the story of public dances is arrange... read more
Beverley Reeves gives an intimate account of life as the 'model wife' of the Governor-General Sir Paul Reeves. This is the insider story of a strong, intelligent woman who, as accompanying person to the GG, often had nothing to do except be well dressed, gracious, and socialise. Beverley Reeves' memoir is both frank and reflective.
On 22 September 1960, six girls gather behind the school toilets to read Peyton Place: Caroline the leader, Heather the caregiver, Kathy the actress, Raeleen the explorer, Greer the mystic and Margie the rebel. Like the historical heroines whose stories are repeatedly held up to them as models, these girls confront in their v... read more
P"hutukawa and r t trees are among New Zealand's most beloved and recognisable national icons, symbolising summer, nationhood and our unique natural environment. P"hutukawa and R t : New Zealand's Iron-hearted Trees celebrates these unique trees - their place in the natural world, their importance to M?ori, their role in s... read more
Reissue These five stylish books introduce fascinating objects from Te Papa’s collections – from the most valuable and unique items to the quirkiest. Small and easy to mail and carry, the books make an ideal gift or souvenir.Each book is full of pictures and information, including a general introduction on the obj... read more
Ken Ring's Predict Weather Almanac was the runaway hit of 2006, with unprecedented media attention including TV debates between Ken Ring and the Met Service forecasters who disagree with his lunar cycle-based science. That didnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt ... read more
This 128-page book is an impressive portfolio of works by sixty of the most popular artists currently working in New Zealand. It is designed as an introduction for those who are just starting out to buy the work of local artists and as an up-to-date reference for those art buyers who already collect New Zealand art.
|Author:||Various - Rosalind Ali (ed)|
Brilliant work by students of Epsom Girls
At once a travel book, an autobiographical novel and free-floating meditation on Europe and the Antipodes, News of the Swimmer Reaches Shore begins with its narrator suspended in the salty, tideless waters of the Mediterranean. Adrift on an ocean of art history, literature and music, of memories and a dream-like present, ... read more
Spectacular 360 images, folding out to 1 metre, showcase New Zealand's natural beauty like no other book available.
Brian Turner is one of this country's best known and best-loved poets and also one of its most determined conservationists. In this beautifully illustrated anthology he brings together both old and new essays, columns, articles and poetry that concentrate on the wild places and outdoor pursuits he loves and of which he is suc... read more
This is a book with something for everyone: there are walks that suit families and walks for those that want a real leg-stretcher. Times range from 1-2 hours to 5-6 hours, but all longer walks have shorter 1-2 hour turn-around options. Every walk has been thoroughly checked, with notes on track conditions, access, facilities ... read more
Whim Wham was the pen-name of the major New Zealand poet Allen Curnow. His highly entertaining verses, commencing in the Christchurch Press in 1937 and in the New Zealand Herald from 1951, voiced the awkward questions so many New Zealanders wanted to ask. Whim Wham became a Saturday institution and required reading for genera... read more
During the 1990s Ailsa Robertson?s series of books was immensely popular. John MacKinven has begun updating her books, with her family's agreement, and Samoa is the first title to be reissued. The integrity and accessibility of Ailsa's work has been retained. Contents include a historical overview of traditional arts and craf... read more
From the secluded golden beaches of Northland to the rugged, lush landscape of Fiordland lies a land of unequalled beauty and diversity. It is this spectacular, unspoiled scenery that attracts thousands of visitors to New Zealand every year. Photographer Mike Hollman has captured the natural beauty of this country to provide ... read more
Sport is the place to discover the best new New Zealand writers. Each annual issue is a superb snapshot of the cutting edge of New Zealand’s literary scene, and Sport 40 is no exception, offering 300 pages of fiction, poetry and essays.
In honour of New Zealand’s turn as country o... read more
Margaret Pope writes an eyewitness account of the "turbulent 1980s and the brilliant, elusive figure at their political centre". She throws new light on the policy and personalitites of the fourth Labour government.
Mike King's Sunday night radio show on Radio Live - The Nutters' Club - is hugely popular because it's a forum where those with all manner of mental health issues can discuss their stories in a warm and accepting environment. Mike asks the questions and leads the guest through their story and he and psychiatrist David Codyre ... read more
|Author:||Michael C. Corballis|
Do we have bigger brains than dolphins? Does your dog remember where it buried its bone? Why don't sheep laugh or gorillas lie? Why do we remember faces but not names?
In 21 short walks around the human brain, acclaimed psychologist Michael Corballis answers these and other questions by introducing us to what we've lea... read more