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Cats Work Like This (eBook)

USD $10.99

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Cats Work Like This was started by David St John Thomas in his 80th year and has been finished by his son Gareth. It gives a rare insight into the workings of cats’ elusive minds, gleaned from the authors’ two generations of watching their cats work. Learn about political and ‘eco’ cats, what cats do while you sleep, and what a cat’s eyes can tell you. Focusing on attention, emotion, manipulation and cunning, it explores both the scientific nature and daily habits of these puzzling creatures.


 

SPECIFICATIONS:   eBook |176 Pages | Colour photographs |

Voices of World War II-Flexibound

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New Zealanders Share Their Stories


In this collection of memories sent in by families across New Zealand, you will find a rare insight into wartime life across generations and vocations. Fascinating and genuine, it is both a tribute to the resilience and bravery of those who served in WWII, and a historical account which will teach younger generations about the lives of their ancestors.

Descriptions are given by a solider lying in his tent, hearing bombs land close by; young school children explain what it was like to have bomb shelter practices at school; a Land Girl meets the farmer she would work with for the first time.

This book is a visually captivating compendium of photographs and written accounts, it provides a snapshot of what life was like during WWII, from the point of view of those who lived through it.


SPECIFICATIONS 280mm x 210mm | Flexi-Bound| Illustrated | 296 pages

Get Ready, Mama!

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Getting Mama ready for the day can be a challenge… you’d better watch out that she doesn’t sneak back into bed, try to distract you with cuddles, or… wait, is Mama watching TV?! Even the most reluctant risers will find the fun in the morning routine with this playful role-reversal story about a mama who just doesn’t want to get ready!
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SPECIFICATIONS: 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 32 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Cats Work Like This

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Also available as an eBook


Cats Work Like This was started by David St John Thomas in his 80th year and has been finished by his son Gareth. It gives a rare insight into the workings of cats’ elusive minds, gleaned from the authors’ two generations of watching their cats work. Learn about political and ‘eco’ cats, what cats do while you sleep, and what a cat’s eyes can tell you. Focusing on attention, emotion, manipulation and cunning, it explores both the scientific nature and daily habits of these puzzling creatures.

SPECIFICATIONS:   Hardback | 210 x 152mm  | 176 Pages | Colour photographs

This Is My Dad

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This is My Dad, The perfect dad isn’t always a father

Leo lives with his monster-battling, world creating, children’s author mother, and has never known a father figure. So when his teacher announces Tell Us About Your Dad Day, Leo’s tummy flip-flops; he worries that he won’t have anything to present to his class. Then he remembers that he already knows someone cool, courageous and clever – someone who’s not his dad, but is his everything. A heart-warming celebration of families of all shapes and sizes that will resonate with millions of children.

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SPECIFICATIONS: | 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 24 Pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Witchcraft : A Modern Guide

Available now  in the ANZ only.


 

Witchcraft: A Modern Guide is a practical guide to the basics of witchcraft, both traditional and modern. It uses the Wheel of the Year — from the Imbolc sabbat at the start of spring, through the midwinter solstice to the Yule sabbat and back to Imbolc — as a guide to living life in tune with Mother Earth and suggests rituals and incantations to empower, energize and inspire. It’s an exciting journey, filled with insights into the Old Ways of traditional wise women (and people of any gender).


SPECIFICATIONS:   Hardback | 245 x 255mm  | 160 Pages | Colored Illustrations

Crystals: A Modern Guide

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Crystals: A Modern Guide is a practical guide to working with natural crystals to unlock their healing potential and benefit your health and well-being. It offers an overview of some of the most interesting and meaningful crystals on the planet, detailing their history and traditional meanings. You are taken on a “rainbow” journey, starting with quartz then working through hues of black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple, before ending with white and multicoloured stones.


SPECIFICATIONS 230 x 170 mm | Coloured diagrams and photos |Paperback | 160 pages

Tarot: A Modern Guide

Available now in  ANZ only

 


 

Tarot: A Modern Guide is a practical guide to the basics of the seventy-eight-card tarot, the most popular deck for self-development and divination. The meanings of each card are explored, including their interpretation in tarot readings. Meditations, activities and exercises inspired by each of the twenty-two major cards are given, including divination, magic and clairvoyance. Lastly, the book presents a schedule of twelve monthly steps that build into a full year’s course of tarot exploration.

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS:  | Paperback | 230 x 170mm | 150 Pages | B&W Diagrams | 9781925820966

Chakras: A Modern Guide

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Available now in ANZ only


Unlock ancient chakra teachings to benefit your health and well-being. Discover chakra meanings and find ways to understand them and how they influence your life.

Today’s modern chakra practitioners focus on the seven major chakras, which they visualize as part of the subtle energy field, or aura, that swirls around us in rainbow colours, each chakra relating to a certain key part of the body. With modern-day concerns for optimum health and well-being, there is no doubt that the chakras have an important role to play in our physical, mental, personal and spiritual growth.

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS 230 x 170 mm | coloured Diagrams |Paperback | 160 pages |

Travel Your Way

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How we travel has changed; why we travel has not. Travel is curiosity, openness, and connection. In this thought-provoking guide, wanderers, dreamers and nomads are challenged to enhance their understanding of the world by exploring it on their own terms. With practical advice on getting off the tourist trail, connecting with locals, and understanding a place by asking the right questions, readers are given the tools to overcome barriers and restrictions and bring the world together.

 


“A serious-minded and thoughtful engagement with some of the joys and contradictions that travel brings to light, illustrated by rich vignettes from the author’s own adventures on the road. An engaging, articulate and enjoyable guide

Nick Hunt, author of  Walking the Woods and the Water, Where the Wild Winds Are and Outlandish.”


SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm |Paperback | 232 pages

Moo

USD $19.99 Tax Included

 


A book of happiness for cow lovers

Cows are one of the most common farm animals on earth, but what many people don’t realise is that they are also gentle creatures with a uniquely inquisitive nature, affectionate and playful.

Moo is a collection of quotes from the famous and not-so famous, paired with charming photographs that celebrate the humble cow.

With photos of around 50 of the world’s most popular cattle breeds, this is the perfect gift for anyone from bovine experts to folks who happen to find cows cute.

(You’ll be surprised by how many famous names agree!).


SPECIFICATIONS 225mm x 203mm | Hardback | 160 pages | 9781922539052

Dancing With Your Muse

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Also available in Audiobook | eBook


For the adult who is trapped in their own psyche

Have you ever had a dream, but let it go because you were too afraid of failure to try?
Dancing with Your Muse is a heartfelt, motivational guide to understanding this fear, realising that you are not alone in it, and working past it to achieve your goals without inhibition.

Written in a gentle, contemplative tone, this book will encourage you to determine and strive for success on your own terms. Performers, business people, students, and everyday dreamers alike will learn to courageously choose the most direct pathways to creative success and, more importantly, personal fulfilment, holding only a desire to contribute fully to their own life.


For the creative warriors of the world, Gilda Joffe’s new book couldn’t have come at a better time. With grace, wisdom, and heart, she reminds us that the courage is not only the precursor to realizing one’s artistic aspirations but also the difference between a life of magic or mediocrity. If you are tired of feeling like a wallflower, Dancing With Your Muse will not only get you on your feet but, in the end, teaches you how to fly.”

– Michael J. Chase – Bestselling Author & Founder of The Kindness Centre



SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback with jacket | 210mm x 135mm | 224 pages

The Turning Point

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Moments that changed lives

The Turning Point is a rare glimpse into the most important and fascinating moments of people’s lives. A collection of extraordinary entries received in an international writing competition, it contains stories about everyday people, from all over the world. Find out about the moment when love came along in a note under a windscreen wiper, when the death of a new friend inspired a teenager to live life to its fullest, and more, in this captivating insight into the human condition.

SPECIFICATIONS:  Hardback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6in | 256 Pages

Clare Reilly

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Eye of the Calm

Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm is a celebration of artist Clare Reilly’s life and work. Reilly’s passions for coastal New Zealand and the country’s wildlife are brought to life in this beautiful collection, which explores themes of habitat destruction and renewal, grief, finding new paths, and the joyful movement of birds in flight. Experience a sense of calm and hope with this story of a fascinating life told through both words and imagery. A beautiful, meditative exploration of a life’s work.

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781775594291 | Hardback | 254 x 254mm | 10 x 10in | 144 Pages | Full Colour

ALSO AVAILABLE AS A LEATHER BOUND, SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION

The Science of Hope

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Eye to eye with our world’s wildlife

From polar bears to mountain gorillas, penguins to sea otters, certain animals capture our imagination. These are the animals that are mascots for conservation campaigns. But why these creatures instead of other equally endangered animals? The answer lies in their cuteness or charisma! Illustrated with images by one of the world’s leading wildlife photographers, The Science of Hope informs as it educates, describing the psychology and science behind our desire to connect with these animals.

An introduction to The Science of Hope from author Dr Wiebke Finkler:


SPECIFICATIONS: Cased with jacket | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 160 pages | Full Colour

Croak

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A Book of Fun for Frog Lovers

Croak is a collection of delightful quotes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the underappreciated beauty of frogs. Many of the stunning, colourful images were taken by author Phil Bishop on his travels around the world. They showcase frogs in their natural habitats, paired with quotes from famous faces such as Cameron Diaz and John Steinbeck. Simultaneously amusing and illuminating, this perfect coffee table book is a celebration of one of the most varied and vibrant species on earth.
To help continue Phil Bishop’s work with The Halliday-Bishop Conservation Library, a bibliographic archive of important conservation resources, click the link below to donate to the ASG 
SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820812 | Hardback | 225 x 203mm / 8.75 x 8in | 160 Pages | Full Colour

The Healthy Skin Kitchen

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For Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne, Allergies, Hives, Rosacea, Red Skin Syndrome, Cellulite, Leaky Gut, MCAS, Salicylate Sensitivity, Histamine Intolerance & More

Whether your skin issue is mild or momentous, The Healthy Skin Kitchen is the essential resource for clear, healthy skin.

Beautifully laid out with gorgeous photography, The Healthy Skin Kitchen shows you what to put on your fork to create radiant skin from the inside out. Far from a one-size-fits-all diet, the delicious allergy-friendly recipes include gluten-free, dairy-free, low salicylate, low histamine, vegan and autoimmune paleo options, so you can tailor meals to suit you or simply follow your favourite menu and Karen’s skin care regime.

Find answers to combat eczema, acne, dandruff, hives, rosacea, salicylate sensitivity and much more. Even if you have great skin, you’ll experience the benefits of eating nutritious food that is right for you – enjoying more energy, a trimmer waistline and better gut health.

 


Specifications: 9781925820652 | Hardback | 235 x 191mm / 9.25 x 7.5in | 224 Pages | Full Colour


 

Getting Closer

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Rediscovering nature through bird photography

With Getting Closer to guide you, and a camera in hand, learn how to connect with nature by using a photographer’s eye.

Getting Closer is an illustrated discussion of photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world. With a focus on birds, the book is directed primarily at photographers but also at birders, and people interested in the outdoors. The author offers a simple, practical path for readers to begin to ‘rewild’ themselves, introducing hands-on techniques that will enable readers to both deeply connect with their environment and become proficient wildlife photographers.

Specifications: 9781925820638 | Hardback | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | Full colour

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife

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The Art of Daryl Dickson

Celebrating Australia’s Magnificent Wildlife is a celebration of Daryl Dickson’s beautiful work. From black-winged stilts to brushtail possums, see the variety and color of Australian wildlife contained in one wonderful book. Dickson’s passion for the conservation of wildlife and wild places has informed and inspired her work. She highlights the natural beauty of species that deserve to be saved in what is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the natural world.

The work of artists crosses borders, boundaries and language barriers. Painting wildlife does not need language to explain the essence of the beauty, landscape or movement of a creature. Witness the ancient tropical forests and majestic landscapes of northern Queensland, Australia — home to some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating species. View a lifetime of artworks, showcased in this large-format, beautifully designed book that is an essential addition to coffee tables everywhere.

Australian Women’s Weekly Christmas Issue
“Art and conservation merge in this stunning tome.”

Specifications: 9781925820607 | Cased and Jacket | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | full colour

Fearless Footsteps

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True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure

Travelling the world is an exhilarating, eye-opening, life-affirming experience. But it can also be scary to even think about. There are language barriers, borders to cross, planes to fly in, and of course, the mystery of an unknown land. It can be difficult to take the chance, even when you’re yearning for adventure.

This inspirational collection of true travel stories proves that the best journeys are to be had when you feel the fear but go anyway. From a nervous flier anxiously taking to the skies for the first time to a female traveller braving the Middle East, from a death-defying hike on an Indonesian volcano to the anxious freedom of finding yourself alone on the other side of the world, these stories are certain to send you looking for your passport.

Created by the popular travel writing website, Intrepid Times, as part of an international writing competition that saw entries pouring in from across the globe, Fearless Footsteps is travel writing at both its most exhilarating and its most introspective. Covering every continent from Africa to Antarctica, these carefully selected stories get to the heart of what it means to be a traveller and see the world with courage, open-mindedness, and relentless curiosity.

Specifications: 9781925820577 | Paperback | 210 x 135mm / 8.25 x 5.25in | 240 Pages