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Curious English Words and Phrases (2nd edition)

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Due for release October 2018. Pre-order your copy now.

The truth behind the expressions we use.

‘Cloud nine’, ‘at the drop of a hat’, ‘spitting image’, ‘mollycoddle’, ‘rigmarole’, ‘round robin’, ‘spill the beans’, ‘kick the bucket’, ‘balderdash’ and ‘touch wood’. There are so many curious words and phrases that we often use and yet haven’t you ever wondered why we say them, where they come from and what they mean?

Written by language expert Max Cryer, Curious Words and Phrases has all the answers behind some of the most interesting and perplexing words and expressions in the English language. Bulging with information, it’s a useful reference book and the ideal gift for anyone curious about the words and phrases we use.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 Inches | 432 Pages |

Minibeasts

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Due for release October 2018. Pre-order your copy now.

True rulers of our world and the key to our survival.

Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking macrophotography, this stunning insight into the world of the minibeasts reveals the critical role these true rulers of our world play in our survival. Topics covered include the jobs invertebrates (insects) perform that enable life on earth to exist, as well as how they have evolved to suit their environments. From new medical drugs to hi-tech robotics, minibeasts provide a wealth of material for humans to draw on to help solve our 21st-century problems.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 254 x 254 mm / 10 x 10 Inches  | Colour | 160 Pages |

Trial of Strength

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Due for release October 2018. Pre-order your copy now.

Adventures and misadventures on the wild and remote subantarctic islands

The subantarctic islands circle the lower part of the globe below New Zealand, Australia, Africa and South America in the ‘Roaring Forties’ and ‘Furious Fifties’ latitudes. They are filled with unique plants and wildlife, constantly buffeted by lashing rain and furious gales, and have a rich and fascinating human history. Trial of Strength tells the compelling stories of these islands and will leave you with an appreciation for the tenacity of the human race and the forbidding forces of nature.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 260 x 186 mm / 10.25 x 7.25 Inches  | Colour | 264 Pages

Word to the Wise

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Due for release September 2018. Pre-order your copy now.

Untangling the Mix-ups, Misuse and Myths of Language

Even the best wordsmiths can trip over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. This useful reference gets to the bottom of these language issues so that you can ensure you’ve got the word you’re looking for. With examples of how to sharpen up text and improve your writing, lists of useful social media abbreviations and a discussion of unusual plurals, this playful look at the often bizarre English language has got you covered, whether you’re writing a book, blog or an email.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches  | 192 Pages |

Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster

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Due for release September 2018. Pre-order your copy now.

ACT for the Emotionally Sensitive

If you’ve ever been told that you’re ‘too sensitive’ or felt overwhelmed by your emotions, this is the book for you. Using the principles of ACT and positive psychology, Dr Zurita Ona provides a simple roadmap for every ‘super-feeler’ on how to avoid being hijacked by your emotions. You will discover that you are far more than your emotions, and that you can always choose to act in a way that is consistent with your personal values, in order to experience fulfilling, loving relationships.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 248 Pages |

Renew Your Mind

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Due for ANZ release August 2018, US, CA, UK release September 2018. Pre-order your copy now.

How to rewire your brain for a happier, healthier life

Developed from clinical psychologist and executive coach Chantal Hofstee’s highly successful book, Mindfulness on the Run, Renew Your Mind is the essential guide to rewiring your brain so that you can lead a rich and rewarding life that leaves you energized, healthy and happy. Incorporating the latest neuroscience as well as aspects of mindfulness, the result is an effective program that leads to a calmer, more focused mind; greater productivity; enhanced creativity; and improved relationships.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 320 Pages

Skip the Drama

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Due for ANZ release August 2018, US, CA, UK release September 2018. Pre-order your copy now. 

Practical, Get-Ahead Strategies to Survive Your Daughter’s Teenage Years

Top specialist clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes delivers new practical, immediate strategies for parents living with potentially difficult, rebellious, or irresponsible teenage daughters. Supported by real-life examples, studies and research into the adolescent brain, Hughes’ solutions will help mothers and fathers grow a stubborn, reckless or challenging teenager into a well-adjusted, respectful, and self-sufficient young woman.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 216 Pages |

Social Courage

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Coping and thriving with the reality of social anxiety

Whether you are struggling with social anxiety of phobic proportions or are just held back when it comes to public speaking or meeting a specific social goal, Social Courage offers help with its effective, structured, step-by-step program that draws from a range of therapeutic approaches. Packed with practical exercises and case studies, it gives you the tools to boldly move towards your social goals, while minimizing suffering along the way.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 / 9 x 6 Inches | 232 Pages |

The Eczema Detox (eBook)

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eBook only.

The low-chemical diet for eliminating skin inflammation

‘This diet is healing my eczema and changing my life’ – testimony from just one of thousands worldwide who have benefited from The Eczema Detox, and proof that it really does work.

Developed by nutritionist Karen Fischer, whose daughter suffered from severe eczema from infancy, this ground-breaking book has helped people everywhere finally end their struggles with many types of skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea; now, it’s your turn. Learn the science behind this low chemical diet and eat your way to beautiful skin as Karen shares her 15 years of professional experience. This book is the answer you’ve been longing for.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | 235 x 191 mm / 9¼ x 7½ Inches | Colour | 240 Pages |

Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand (5th Edition eBook)

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The Definitive Guide

More and more kiwis are falling in love with bees; as of 2017, 8000 people are now registered beekeepers in New Zealand. Some are professional apiarists, while many enjoy beekeeping as a hobby. Whether you already have experience, or are looking for help getting started, Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand is the trusted bible for everything apiculture.

Now available in full colour, this comprehensive manual provides information, practical advice and expert guidance on all aspects of honeybee management. With it, learn all you need to know about this fascinating, rewarding pastime, and experience for yourself the satisfaction of nurturing your hives.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 242 x 184 mm / 9½ x 7¼ Inches | 200+ Colour Illustrations | 288 Pages |

Sleep Sense

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Sleep is the critical missing ingredient for physical and mental health. Everyone sleeps, yet few of us understand the importance of sleep, nor learn how to optimize our sleep habits for maximum health benefits.

In her highly anticipated debut book, international sleep expert Dr Katharina Lederle draws on the latest research to explore how sleep is connected to each of the three pillars of successful living: physical health, cognitive performance, and emotional wellbeing.

Inside, you’ll learn how to identify your own internal biological rhythms, and synchronize them with your day to day life. Choosing from a menu of simple options, you’ll discover how to create your own sleep symphony, resulting in more energy, clearer thinking, steadier emotions and better health.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 232 Pages |

1918: Year of Victory

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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.

 

Reach Your Goals Without Stressing Out

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A high-achiever’s guide to a successful life

We all possess mental resources but only a few of us use them to their full potential. Instead, we apply the ‘working hard’ approach rather than the ‘working smart’ approach, and end up getting stuck in bad habits that drain our energy, blur our minds and disrupt our focus. Mindfulness expert Chantal Hofstee shares her expertise, inspiration and techniques to show you how to break that cycle so you can achieve new personal insights and implement practical strategies for sustainable success.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 240 Pages |

Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand (5th Edition)

USD $39.99 Tax Included

The Definitive Guide

More and more kiwis are falling in love with bees; as of 2017, 8000 people are now registered beekeepers in New Zealand. Some are professional apiarists, while many enjoy beekeeping as a hobby. Whether you already have experience, or are looking for help getting started, Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand is the trusted bible for everything apiculture.

Now available in full colour, this comprehensive manual provides information, practical advice and expert guidance on all aspects of honeybee management. With it, learn all you need to know about this fascinating, rewarding pastime, and experience for yourself the satisfaction of nurturing your hives.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 242 x 184 mm / 9½ x 7¼ Inches | 200+ Colour Illustrations | 288 Pages |

Happiness is a Red Teapot

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‘When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for… that’s when life is over.’ So said Audrey Hepburn, and we quite agree. Tea has a valued place in cultures worldwide. From the ritual of a Japanese tea ceremony to the cosy informality of an English cuppa, it soothes, grounds and comforts us.

This beautiful collection of quotes and photographs features words from people as diverse as Mick Jagger, Thich Nat Hahn, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly and Bear Grylls. It’s a testament to the universal appeal of tea, perfect for reading whilst sipping a mug or two. ‘Tea makes everything better’, after all.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 225 x 203 mm / 8¾  x 8 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages |

Heartfulness

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Mindfulness: a buzzword that’s everywhere these days, a trend that has seen this ancient concept become devalued as superficial. Heartfulness: another, richer concept, and a word you should remember.

In this important and insightful book, psychology expert Dr Stephen McKenzie pushes through the limitations often imposed by a misinterpreted idea of mindfulness, and introduces us to the vast, deep waters at its roots. By exploring the nine paths to heartfulness, with thought-provoking exercises, anecdotes and things to do, you too can find your way to living a more rewarding, happy and fully connected life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Colour | 192 Pages |

When Happiness Is Not Enough

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We all want to be happy, but happiness is an immensely complex concept and is of course not the same for everyone.  Think back to the last really delicious thing you ate. Can you remember the pleasure it brought you? Compare this to the satisfaction of achieving a goal, or succeeding at something.

Renowned psychologist Chris Skellet proposes that, to live a truly fulfilling life, we must strike a balance between sensory pleasure and achievement – between appreciation of the moment and accomplishing personal goals. This fascinating book teaches you to apply this idea to your own life. You can eat your cake and keep it, too!

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 240 Pages | 

What Makes You Happy?

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What do you want most in life? Most people just want to be happy. Sounds straightforward, but what does happiness really look like? Many of us lead lives that are rushed, stressful and often unfulfilling, meaning we are unable to be truly happy.

Psychologist Fiona Robards has the good news: taking simple steps to support your wellbeing, like finding opportunities to connect with others, can make a considerable difference. Sometimes the smallest things have the greatest impact, and this remarkable book will show you how even making small changes can lead to big improvements in your life.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 170 mm / 8 ½ x 6 ¾ Inches | 264 Pages |

The Eczema Detox

USD $19.99 Tax Included

The low-chemical diet for eliminating skin inflammation

‘This diet is healing my eczema and changing my life’ – testimony from just one of thousands worldwide who have benefited from The Eczema Detox, and proof that it really does work.

Developed by nutritionist Karen Fischer, whose daughter suffered from severe eczema from infancy, this ground-breaking book has helped people everywhere finally end their struggles with many types of skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and rosacea; now, it’s your turn. Learn the science behind this low chemical diet and eat your way to beautiful skin as Karen shares her 15 years of professional experience. This book is the answer you’ve been longing for.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 235 x 191 mm / 9¼ x 7½ Inches | Colour | 240 Pages |

Build the Person You Want to Be

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The ORANGES toolkit

Due for release September 2018. Pre-order your copy now.

Throughout our lives we face many challenges, both personal and professional. Often, we struggle to know how best to cope and wish we had greater personal resources to draw upon. This book can help!

Based on the science and principles of positive psychology, Build the Person You Want to Be provides you with the tools you need to foster greater resilience and mental wellbeing.

The ORANGES toolkit focuses on the seven key elements that support human flourishing and meaning: Optimism, Resilience, Attitude, Now (mindfulness), Gratitude, Energy and Strengths. Through an exploration of the current research, it shows that if you can increase your positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishments, you enhance the capacity to handle life’s challenges and reduce the impact of the things that hold you back, such as fears, anxieties and doubts. The book outlines ways to practise and build skills to re-orientate your thinking from ‘What is wrong?’ to ‘What is right?’ and, despite life’s adversities, to bounce back and thrive.

Whether you want to improve your organization’s work culture or wish to bolster your own inner resources, the ORANGES toolkit will help you create a more meaningful life and boost resilience, optimism and mental wellbeing.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 192 Pages |