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The end of the Great War and the shaping of history
An original account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century. With an historian’s eye for clear headed analysis combined with incredible attention to detail, the Australian War Memorial’s Ashley Ekins presents a compelling account of the world’s first ‘great war’ and its legacy.
Many believe this War set the pattern for the large-scale violence, devastation and genocide witnessed throughout the wars of the 20th century.
From Northland to Stewart Island, remnants, reminders and traces of the First World War can still be found in New Zealand. Stories are waiting everywhere, if you know where to look.
Although no battles were fought here, the Great War intruded into the life of every New Zealander – the country’s landscape is signposted with thousands of memorials and a legacy waiting to be heard. Illustrated with new and period photographs and fascinating maps, this unique book reveals the landscape of war beneath and opens your eyes to the stories and legacy hidden around you.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 242 x 184 mm | 288 Pages |
Summer, 1940. The Battle of Britain rages in the skies as the RAF clashes with German Luftwaffe forces in a to-the-death conflict for mastery of the air; success will lead to a crucial advantage for whichever side emerges victorious.
What most people don’t know is how much of a vital impact New Zealand and Australian airmen had in this ferocious struggle – Dogfight reveals the inspiring story of the 171 Anzac soldiers thrust headlong into the Battle of Britain. It is a tale of who they were, their fears and friendships, and how the war put their skills to the ultimate test.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153mm | 9¼ x 6 in | 224 + 8 Insert Pages |
The Chalk Rainbow explores difference and diversity through a family living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It’s also a story of unconditional love, of trust and of learning to look at the world through the eyes of others.
The story is told by Zane’s older sister in a way that young children can easily relate to. The ending is uplifting as all members of the family learn to look at things differently and find a way to move forward together.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 215 x 288 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |
Exploring the Imaginative World of Shapes
This concept book for kids is all about unleashing creativity, thinking outside the square and opening the mind to possibility! Part picture book, part artistic inspiration, What Could It Be? is an interactive adventure for pre-primary and primary school-aged children organised into paired double-page spreads.
The first spread in each pair introduces a basic geometric shape (square, circle, triangle, etc.) and then opens the door for creative thinking by posing the question, ‘What else could it be?’ The following spread provides the answer, with the focus shape transformed into many objects in a glorious artwork. These pages provide a further interactive element as kids are encouraged to find specific objects and count the ‘hidden’ shapes.
The reader is guided through the pages by the character of a young boy, who allows many aspects of his world to be ‘discovered’ via the detailed illustrations. The last page challenges kids to create their own illustrations inspired by a geometric shape.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 215 x 288 mm / 8½ x 11¼ inches | 35 Colour Illustrations | 32 Pages |
Pippa, Pia, Poppy, Polly and Peg are quintuplets. Since birth, they’ve done everything the same — cry, eat, sleep, sit. But as they get a little older, things start to change. Now they want to do things differently — very differently. Can Mum and Dad keep their little girls as matching peas in a pod, or will those five very individual personalities win out in the end? Gorgeous illustrations perfectly complement this simple yet highly entertaining storyline. Sure to be enjoyed by kids and their parents!
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover/Paperback | 245 x 255 mm /9½ x 10 Inches | 32 Pages |
Mike the mouse isn’t like other mice. He just won’t eat cheese. Fortunately, Ashley, the little human girl who lives in the house, feeds him lots of tasty treats: like pizza and tacos. But, hold on, don’t those have cheese in them? This delightful picture book explores how even the fussiest eaters can be tempted to try new flavours. And, if you’re anything like Mike, you might find you develop quite a taste for international cuisine along the way!
Written by Hannah Chandler when she was just 11 years old, I Don’t Like Cheese is hopefully the first of several adventures featuring Mike; now 12, Hannah is already planning the sequel.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm / 9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 24 Pages |
Often our lives are so busy that we forget to reflect on the important issues that underpin our relationships, careers and family life. But reflection is essential. From enjoying the present moment to using your imagination to its greatest potential, each page insightfully provides a catalyst for your own reflection.
If you apply the wisdom in this book to your life, you are sure to benefit, but the currencies in play may be patience, empathy and love rather than those of the material kind.
SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with Jacket | 138 x 105 mm | Black & White | 192 Pages |
A Complete Health & Diet Guide Including 100 Recipes
Fatty liver disease is the most common type of liver disease seen in the world today.
Some people with fatty liver disease simply have excess fat in the liver. Although not normal, it’s not serious if it doesn’t lead to inflammation or damage. However, once there’s a build-up of fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to injury. Others have what’s called non-alcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH). NASH can lead to permanent liver damage and cirrhosis.
Both types of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are becoming more common. Up to 20% of adults have either fatty liver or NASH. The most common causes of fatty liver disease are obesity and diabetes mellitus.
Written by experts and based on the most current information available, this indispensable guide is for anyone living with fatty liver disease. And diet plays a major role in managing the condition, so 100 specially selected recipes are also included.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 254 x 178 mm | 288 Pages |
Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Singapore
The definitive book for the thousands of expat executives and their spouses who arrive in Singapore every year to take up positions in Singapore companies. Leading international business coach Padraig O’Sullivan takes a comprehensive and insightful look at what it takes to succeed in your new assignment. Using the proven, integrated PALDER framework approach, this book delivers everything you need to transition successfully and get the most out of a Singapore leadership experience.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 156 mm | 200 Pages |
Australia’s Prime Ministers from Barton to Turnbull
Since Federation in 1901, 28 men and one woman have served in the position of Australian prime minister. From Barton to Turnbull, they are the leaders who have helped forge Australia’s national identity. Some have had the position thrust upon them. Some have plotted and schemed their way to the top. Four have served more than once. Three have died in office. Seven have been unceremoniously dumped by their own party. This small-format reference book tells the story of each of these prime ministers, setting their actions in the context of their time. In today’s world of quick-fire politics, it also looks to the future, and to how the public’s perception of politics and its leaders is changing in this era of instant communication and social media scrutiny.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 203 mm x 127 mm | 29 Black & White Photographs |
Everyone Can Write is an easy-to-understand, practical, ‘how to write’ book that is accessible to everyone from a business executive wanting to polish his reports to a retiree wanting to chronicle her family history. It solves the problems that beginning writers struggle with by giving them an easy-to-follow and simple set of rules that allows them to write rapidly and clearly.
The book outlines the three forms of non-fiction writing: report, narrative and essay. Each one is dissected and a set of rules applied to each structure. The rules are easily put into practice and vary for each structure. For example, in report writing, two easy-to-apply rules are: 25 words to a sentence and 3 or 4 sentences in a paragraph.
The author has also developed a foolproof method of structuring your writing, so that you make effective use of your time. It’s based on the easy-to-remember three-step formula: Pre-write, Free-write, Re-write. Pre-write refers to researching the necessary information. Free-write refers to getting the information onto the computer screen. Re-write refers to the essential task of editing the writing into clear readable text. This technique allows writers to become the editors of their own writing, thereby dramatically improve its quality.
The essentials of grammar and punctuation, easily confused words and other useful tips for writers are also covered.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 162 mm x 125 mm | 176 Pages |
Journey to Bolivia
With two grown-up sons, a satisfying job as a journalist, great friends and plenty of interests, life for Jane Mundy was humming along nicely when, out of the blue and in the most unlikely of places, she met Graham. In no time at all she had abandoned her comfortable life and run away with him to Bolivia.
The so-called Tibet of the Americas is the highest, the most remote and the most traditional of all the South American countries. It has futbol, witchcraft, cocaine, llamas both dried and alive, and more changes of government than any other country — and, of course, it has the bowler hat. Nothing is slick here, nothing fancy, nothing glossed up for tourists, what you see is what you get, unadorned. Throughout the country it’s as though the people are indifferent to the ways of the world and determined to do things in their own unique style. From doing battle with the Spanish language to caring for a mountain puma in a wildlife refuge, from braving the steaming hell of the Potosi silver mines to risking life and limb on the World’s Most Dangerous Road, Jane and Graham dived headlong into life Bolivian style, and survived to tell the tale!
This humorous, inspiring book shows what can happen for those who are prepared to be open to change, to embrace opportunities and to take risks, and proves that no one is ever too old for adventure.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback with Flaps | 234 mm x 153mm | 280 Pages |
The New Zealand soldiers who left these shores to fight in the First World War represented one of the greatest collective endeavours in the nation’s history. Over 100,000 men and women would embark for overseas service and almost 60,000 of them became casualties. For a small nation like New Zealand this was a tragedy on an unimagined scale.
Using their personal testimony, this book reveals what these men experienced – the truth of their lives in battle, at rest, at their best and their worst. Through a comprehensive and sympathetic scrutiny of New Zealand soldiers’ correspondence, diaries and memoirs, a compelling picture of the New Zealand soldier’s war from general to private is revealed. This is not a campaign history of dry facts and detail. Rather, it examines minutely the everyday experience of trench life in all its shapes and forms.
Written in an accessible style aimed at the interested general reader, the book is the product of a substantial amount of research. The text is complemented by a range of maps, illustrations, graphs and diagrams.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback (cased with jacket) | 240 x 160 mm / 9 ½ x 6 ¼ Inches | Black & White (150 photographs, 9 maps, plus diagrams) | 720 Pages |
When troops from Great Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand and India landed on a strategic peninsula in the Aegean Sea in April 1915, they believed they would quickly defeat Turkey and shorten the war with Germany. Few foresaw the tragedy that lay ahead and no one predicted the impact Gallipoli would have on the later development of the participating nations.
Now, for the first time, Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far tells the full story of the climactic battles from multiple perspectives, describing the pivotal events of that momentous year as they affected all the countries involved.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 242 x 184 mm / 9 ½ x 7 ⅕ Inches | 8 Pages of Photographs & Maps | 336 Pages |