Sculptor Paul Dibble often works on a big scale and this book features those works, both private and public, that make an imposing statement. Covering works for the public domain, commissions for schools and pieces for private clients, this book takes the reader through the fascinating process not only of the thinking and... 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
|Author:||Edited by Julia Tolmie and Warren Brookbanks|
The first comprehensive account of New Zealand approaches to criminal justice issues to be published in this country.
The book provides an account of a complex range of interconnected constituencies and procedures that together constitute the New Zealand criminal justice system. The book emphasises the lack of any coher... read more
|Author:||Ken McMaster & David Riley (editors)|
The view of the 1970s and '80s - that in terms of rehabilitation programmes, nothing works - continues to exert an influence that is no longer deserved. Over the last twenty years more than 2000 published evaluations and 75 meta-analyses have shown that carefully designed and delivered interventions can make a real diff... read more
A magnificent vintage craft and needlework book, coupled with social history.
Craft of all sorts is having a strong revival and there is no more expert writer and designer than the talented Rosemary McLeod. A longtime avid collector, maker, exhibition curator, craft historian and writer, her glorious new book is a treas... read more
An autobiography of Aucklander Juliet Batten - 'Juliet's memoir has all the sensual and visual immediacy of a movie. We become totally absorbed in her intimate, interweaving "landscapes" of time, place and family life. This is a beautifully written book of genuine tenderness and insight.' - Stephanie Dowrick
At the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival recently, Fiona Farrell was the star of the opening night with her stories of the Christchurch earthquake - this book takes those stories and gives them weight and heft and context. Fiona Farrell's meandering travel book shows how an earthquake can change everything in a flash: the... read more
Steve Braunias travels off the grid to capture weird and wonderful goings-on in small-town New Zealand. Full of fascinating - and sometimes disturbing - stories about people living in 20 places - from Kawakawa to Mosgiel, and across the seas in Samoa and Antarctica - their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets... read more
Fascinating review of Christchurch two years after the earthquakes' devastation with analysis of the social, economic and demographic changes and implications, It's also an excellent photographic record of where the city is at this point. It's two years since the massive Christchurch earthquakes completely reshaped the city, ... read more
The moa were the most unusual and unique family of birds that ever lived, a clan of feathered monsters that developed in isolation for many, many millions of years. They became extinct reasonably quickly after the arrival of the Maori, and were a distant memory by the time European explorers arrived. So the discovery and iden... read more
Is there an invisible line we cross at a certain age when we become ‘un-chat-up-able’ and become someone’s mum? When do barmen and supermarket check-out operators start calling us ‘madam’ and why do some women have the unnatural urge to cut their own hair with nail scissors or run away to Buddhis... read more
A New Zealand guide to the art of foraging - the ultimate guide to finding sustainable, free and fascinating plants.
In New Zealand's urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable but the ... read more
|Author:||David Craig & Gregory O’Brien|
The work of potter, artist, craftsperson, railway enthusiast and iconoclast Barry Brickell. Potter extraordinaire, conservationist, railway enthusiast and iconoclast Barry Brickell is one of New Zealand’s most important ceramicists. His exuberant and elemental, warts-and-all pots and sculptures pulse with a humour and ... read more
|Author:||Tracey Marceau & Anna Leask|
'Christie will never be able to tell her story herself. But as the mum of such a bright star, I will ensure she is heard. I will never give up because I know that she never would have.' — Tracey Marcea On the morning of 7 November 2011, Tracey Marceau lived every mother's worst nightmare - a young man entered her famil... read more
In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the film Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. This film launched Jackson's international career. It also forever changed the life of Anne Perry, an award-winning, bestselling crime wr... read more
A very special book - words of wisdom from great New Zealanders, packaged with stunning photographs and a beautiful, classic design 'Nobody is as clever as all of us.' This is one of Sir Ray Avery's key philosophies - the importance of teamwork and harnessing the talents of a group. This book is a celebration of 50 New Zeala... read more
|Author:||John Dawson & Rob Lucas|
If the monumental New Zealand’s Native Trees has inspired you to venture into the outdoors to look more closely at our unique tree flora, this field guide is the perfect companion to take along. Compact enough to fit in a day-pack, it contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of New Zea... read more
Meme Churton is very well known throughout the arts community, the business community through her marriage to Jock Churton of Fletcher Construction and to the many thousands of students she has taught at Auckland University. This is a unique autobiography by a remarkable woman who tells the story of her amazing life in vivid,... read more
New Zealand is an extraordinary land. It has been called ‘the closest thing to life on another planet’ and ‘a planetary lifeboat’. The main reason behind our uniqueness is that our islands have remained an isolated outpost for life in the midst of the ocean. This isolation has been a huge advantage. It... read more
From 1960 until his sudden death in office in 1976, Dan Long was the most visible face of the Public Service Association (PSA), New Zealand's largest union. In his dark suit, narrow tie and plastic-framed spectacles, Long seemed the epitome of the public servants he represented. In fact, as this lively biography makes clear, ... read more