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Born To Lead? (eBook)

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Portraits of New Zealand Commanders

Is there a distinctive style of New Zealand command? An examination of New Zealand military commanders and the style of New Zealand command is long overdue, and this superb new book now fills the gap. Glyn Harper, Joel Hayward and a team of top military historians profile the most important commanders in New Zealand history, both Maori and Pakeha, from the nineteenth century to the recent past. Each writer is an expert on the commander concerned, with the subjects drawn from all three arms of the defence forces: Army, Navy and Air Force.

The commanders profiled are: Alexander Godley, Andrew Russell, Edward Chaylor, Keith Park, Bernard Freyberg, Howard Kippenberger, Peter Phipps, Harold Barrowclough, Arthur Coningham, Leonard Thornton, Maori Battalion commanders and commanders of the infantry battalions of the 2nd New Zealand Division.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook| Photographs | 252 Pages |

Woof (eBook)

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Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They’re there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable.

Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | Colour | 160 Pages | 

Spirit: A book of happiness for horse lovers

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Horses are the epitome of grace, power, and freedom. They also have an ability to touch our souls and connect with our hearts in a way that few other animals can. Spirit: A book of happiness for horse lovers is a compendium of enduring quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these magnificent animals.

Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 225 x 203 mm | Colour | 160 Pages |

New Zealand’s Worst Disasters (eBook)

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True stories that rocked a nation

The 30 stories in this book describe some of the most extraordinary events in New Zealand history. Who knew that a fire killed 39 people at Seacliff Mental Hospital in 1942? That 10 people died in a lahar on White Island in 1914? That a yacht race between Lyttelton and Wellington in 1951 resulted in 10 fatalities? That a tornado ripped through 150 houses in Hamilton in 1948? These and many other stories are told in this eye-opening book, which also reveals acts of heroism among the rescuers.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | Colour | 224 Pages |

Dogs In Action (eBook)

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Working dogs and their stories

Humans are indebted to dogs. We get them to do all the jobs we can’t do; we expect them to save our lives, uphold the law, find our missing, comfort our sick and elderly, be our eyes and ears, watch over our families, move our stock, entertain us and keep us warm – all for a bowl of food, the tug of a toy and a pat at the end of the day.

Dogs should be revered and recognised for achieving great feats to improve human life, and this book unashamedly does just that. It tells the stories of a number of dogs, from their initial selection for work, to their training, their work experiences and their relationships with their handlers and masters. A long-time dog-owner and journalist, Maria Alomajan fleshes out each story with colourful and heartwarming anecdotes based on her interviews with the owners of these selfless animals, together with a host of charming photographs.

Among the animals profiled in the book are dogs working for the police and customs; farm dogs; therapy and guide dogs; search and detection dogs (including cancer, cadaver, truffle, avalanche, LandSAR and USAR dogs); acting, model and show dogs; sled dogs and mascots.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | 160 Pages |

War Wounds (eBook)

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Medicine and the Trauma of Conflict

Throughout history, war has been an accelerator of advances in medical treatment and surgery. A unique and thoughtful examination of medical practice during conflicts ranging from the First World War to the current situation in Afghanistan, War Wounds covers advances in wound treatments, pain management, and the prevention and control of disease in the field.

This riveting book collects the incredible and often harrowing stories and first-hand recollections of military medical practitioners and veterans, alongside explorations from historians and researchers, considering the colossal impact of war, wounds and trauma.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | Approx. 30 Photographs | 240 Pages |

Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation (eBook)

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Medical breakthroughs that changed the world

SMALLPOX, SYPHILIS AND SALVATION uncovers the compelling stories of the men and women, innovations and accidents that have led to diseases from polio to syphilis, diphtheria to diabetes, tetanus to leukaemia no longer being the death sentences they once were. It also sounds a note of warning — for some of these diseases are fighting back.

SPECIFICATIONS:  eBook | 352 Pages |

Pacific Star: 3NZ Division in the South Pacific in World War II (eBook)

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The war in the South Pacific saw some of the most grueling fighting of World War Two. Conditions were unpleasant- fetid heat, torrential downpours and hostile flora and fauna- while the Japanese enemy were ruthless and would often fight to the last man. Amphibious warfare, jungle warfare and the need to co-operate with our American ally all meant that new demands were made on New Zealand soldiers. Yet the war in the South Pacific came to be seen as an easy war, generally overlooked (with the exception of Guadalcanal) by historians.

From ignorance of what the soldiers were called upon to endure, the notion arose that service in the South Pacific was somehow less worthy than the ‘real war’ in Europe against the Nazis. This attitude continued in the post-war world and today the soldiers of 3NZ Division are all but forgotten. Pacific Star sets the record straight, shedding new light on the sacrifices and tribulations which the soldiers of 3NZ Division had to endure in the service of the Allied cause.
SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | black & White | Approx. 60 Photographs + 5 Maps | 232 Pages |

Johnny Enzed – Limited Leather Edition

The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War 1914–1918

Produced to commemorate the publishing of one of New Zealand’s most important historical works, Johnny Enzed (Limited Leather Edition) is a foundation title in the First World War Centenary History Series. This handcrafted limited edition leather bound book will be a collectors’ piece for generations. Just 101 have been produced and all have been individually signed and numbered by the author. Johnny Enzed was published in an ordinary edition hardback to vast critical acclaim.

SPECIFICATIONS: Leather bound hardback in slip case | Signed and Numbered Limited Ediiton | 240 x 160 mm / 9 ½ x 6 ¼ Inches | Black & White (150 photographs, 9 maps, plus diagrams) | 720 Pages |

Foreigner in Charge – Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Australia (eBook)

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Coming to Australia is often a dream come true for many executives and their families: the fantastic climate, clean beaches and world-class food all beckon. This is your chance to step onto the world stage and take your family along for the ride of a lifetime. Everything points to success. However, up to 50 per cent of international leadership assignments end in failure. So what’s the solution?

In Foreigner in Charge, leading international business coach Padraig O’Sullivan takes a comprehensive and insightful look at what it takes to succeed in your new assignment. Central to the book is the PALDER framework, a proven, integrated approach mapping out the transition phases an expatriate leader will undergo in their first twelve to twenty-four months. It illustrates the waves of change you, your family and the organisation will go through and gives you the necessary navigation tools.

This book also guides you through:

  • mental and professional preparations before you leave your home country
  • what to expect upon arrival in Australia
  • how to help your family smoothly transition to life in a new country
  • the unique characteristics and challenges of leading in Australia

Complemented by online worksheets and support, Foreigner in Charge delivers everything you need to transition successfully and get the most out of your Australian leadership experience.

Specifications: eBook| 192 Pages

Foreigner in Charge – Success Strategies for Expat Leaders in Australia

Coming to Australia is often a dream come true for many executives and their families: the fantastic climate, clean beaches and world-class food all beckon. This is your chance to step onto the world stage and take your family along for the ride of a lifetime. Everything points to success. However, up to 50 per cent of international leadership assignments end in failure. So what’s the solution?

In Foreigner in Charge, leading international business coach Padraig O’Sullivan takes a comprehensive and insightful look at what it takes to succeed in your new assignment. Central to the book is the PALDER framework, a proven, integrated approach mapping out the transition phases an expatriate leader will undergo in their first twelve to twenty-four months. It illustrates the waves of change you, your family and the organisation will go through and gives you the necessary navigation tools.

This book also guides you through:

  • mental and professional preparations before you leave your home country
  • what to expect upon arrival in Australia
  • how to help your family smoothly transition to life in a new country
  • the unique characteristics and challenges of leading in Australia

Complemented by online worksheets and support, Foreigner in Charge delivers everything you need to transition successfully and get the most out of your Australian leadership experience.

Specifications: Paperback | 234 x 153mm | 192 Pages

The Right Word: Making sense of the words that confuse (eBook)

An easy-to-use reference guide to the words that most commonly confuse people in written English. Written by a teacher and journalist with years of experience in effective writing and communication.

‘Affect’ or ‘effect’? ‘Right’, ‘write’ or ‘rite’? ‘Soul’ or ‘sole’? ‘Pawn’ or ‘porn’? English can certainly be a confusing language, whether you’re a native speaker or learning it as a second language. This is the essential reference to help people master its subtleties and avoid making mistakes.  Entries are organised alphabetically, with meanings and examples (including colloquial ones) being given to facilitate correct use. The book then looks at words that often confuse — childish vs. childlike, incredible vs. incredulous, for example — before providing a list of commonly misspelled words. It’s a book that deserves a place on every bookshelf: at home, in the study and at the office.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook | 256 Pages |

Walking for Fitness, Pleasure and Health (eBook)

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A complete guide for women of all ages

Walking is finally becoming recognised as a valid form of exercise. Thousands of women around the world are discovering the wonders of walking for their health and fitness and are no longer embarrassed to say they ’only walk’.

Written by a long-time walking expert, Walking for Fitness, Pleasure and Health is the ultimate guide to walking. Whether you’re just starting out or are a regular walker you’ll find everything you need with chapters on how to start walking, clothing and equipment, motivation, weight loss, nutrition, walking with children, pedometers, training for events, and much much more.

Whether you are the managing director of your own home and family, retired or in full career flight, walking is a great option for many women.

Specifications: eBook | 172 Pages | Colour Throughout

Take Control of Your Life

The five-step plan to health and happiness for a stress free life

For the first time, Dr Gail Ratcliffe’s best-selling book  Take Control of Your Life is available in a handy paperback edition. The book was written for all those who find that stress impacts in one way or another on their lives, and has proved a godsend for thousands of people.

Dr Ratcliffe, one of New Zealand’s foremost psychologists, maintains that recognising the many guises of stress is the first step to securing personal happiness. Using extensive modern international research and experience from her New Zealand practice, Dr Ratcliffe provides an understanding of how different types of stress have serious consequences and can affect peace of mind, alter behaviour and damage physical well-being.

Take Control of Your Life is designed for quick reading and easy reference. In her no-nonsense practical style, Dr Ratcliffe offers a ‘five-step plan’ that will provide you with the tools to design the life you want to live and deal with the things that cause you stress. The medical, psychological, and physiological facts are presented simply and directly, together with useful case studies.

Specifications: 9780908988303| Paperback | 228 x 153mm / 9 x 6in | 224 Pages 

The Devil’s Own War (eBook)

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The Diary of Herbert Hart: Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele as they happened

Herbert Hart’s diary is an unrivalled and gripping account of life on the front lines of the First World War. Hart commanded the Wellington Battalion during the closing stages of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign and went on to serve as a commander on the Western Front for two brutal years.

One of the most important personal sources relating to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, this riveting record of his experiences during the great battles of Gallipolli, the Somme and Passchendaele tells an extraordinary tale of combat and the wartime reality of NZ soldiers, with unexpected humour and captivating detail.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook| Photographs | 336 Pages |

Depression Explained

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How you can help when someone you love is depressed

‘Highly recommended – to comprehend what a depressed relative may be experiencing and the type of help they require.’  Graham D. Burrows, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

Depression is a common disorder, but it is surrounded by ignorance, fear and prejudice. As a clinical psychologist, Gwendoline Smith has worked with many depressed people, but it wasn’t until she suffered depression herself that she fully appreciated how these factors can prevent effective treatment. In Depression Explained she faces these issues and combines personal experience, clinical information and commonsense advice for all those who have to deal with depression, including childhood and adolescent depression, post-natal depression and depression in the elderly. She defines depression and explains how to recognise it, outlines the role of the psychiatrist, describes the various medications and therapies available, discusses the place of natural therapies, offers advice to the carer, and throughout the book includes the experiences of many families and the lessons they have to offer.

Specifications: 9780473088620 | Paperback | 234 x 156mm | 160 Pages

Wild Beast – The Art of Dean Buchanan

Dean Buchanan has always been an irresistible force in New Zealand art. From an early age he showed immense talent, painting large oils that demonstrated both technical brilliance and a close affinity with the natural world. During the past thirty years he has become probably New Zealand’s most prolific (and also most affordable) painter, as well as one of the most instantly recognisable. His paintings are found in homes throughout New Zealand and in public buildings and galleries both here and overseas. He has also exhibited in Australia, Japan, Chile, Switzerland and the USA.

Coupled with his creative talent is an ability to live life to the full. No shrinking violet, ‘Wild beast’ Buchanan has always expressed himself forthrightly, especially in defence of preserving New Zealand’s natural environment. He has also become a mountaineer of some note, and in January 2007 succeeded in climbing Mt Cook. Bob Harvey interviewed Dean Buchanan extensively for this book, and describes every facet of his life. The book also includes 60 superb reproductions of some of his greatest paintings.

Specifications: 9781877437076 | Hardback | 210 x 280mm | 60 colour plates, plus 20 b/w photographs

Paper Cranes (eBook)

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A mother’s story of hope, courage and determination

Paper Cranes is the moving story of Cheryl Koenig, a Sydney mother whose son Jonathan was left brain-damaged after an horrific car accident, and the amazing sense that together with persistence, determination, family and love, almost any challenge can be faced and conquered. Jonathan has defied the odds and lives a rich and fulfilling life.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook| 256 Pages | 8pp Photographs