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If You or Someone You Love has Breast Cancer, You Need This Book!
In ‘Breast Support’, Gwendoline Smith describes not just the physical and medical experience of breast cancer, through diagnosis, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation, but the emotional and psychological experience too.
Supporting Gwendoline’s text are contributions from her medical specialists who tell the story from their point of view.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm | Includes photographs, diagrams and illustrations | 184 Pages |
The All Black’s quest for World Cup success
To coincide with the commencement of the 2009 Bledisloe Cup Series and with the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, Exisle Publishing proudly releases Gregor Paul’s controversial new book Black Obsession. This explosive book examines why it is that the world’s greatest Rugby nation continues to fail in their quest for World Cup glory.
Since the first World Cup in 1987, the All Blacks have amassed a winning record that is far superior to any other country. Yet by the time the next World Cup rolls around in 2011, it will be 24 years since the All Blacks have been world champions. How can that be? This very readable book draws some provocative conclusions on why New Zealand no longer produces great leaders and why rugby remains such an important part of the national psyche. Part travel guide, part social history and part self-help manual, it is the ideal book for all those fans who can’t help steering conversations towards All Black World Cup failures.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 mm x 153 mm | Photographs | 232 Pages |
Each year, photographers from around the world are invited to enter the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition. (ANZANG refers to the Australia–New Zealand–Antarctica–New Guinea bioregion.)
Last year, 2013, David Rennie won it. His achievement was made all the more remarkable by the fact that David Rennie’s love affair with photography only began in 2007 at the age of 47.
In this magnificent book, David has included just a taste of the strikingly memorable images that now comprise his vast collection. Most are taken at the Mandurah Wetlands, south of Perth. Encompassing over 26,000 hectares, these wetlands are home to over 140 species of bird, with many migrating every year from as far away as Russia. The result is a book that will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art we find in nature.
SPECIFICATIONS: Leatherbound Limited Edition | 260 mm x 260 mm | 144 Pages | full colour photographs |
In this essential resource for any diabetes sufferer, Professor Merlin Thomas from the world-renowned Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute offers clear, effective guidance on how to manage all aspects of the disease.
Comprising of 8 CDs read aloud by the author, the audio book examines what diabetes is and how it comes about. It describes the many practical changes you can make to your diet, while also looking at physical activity and the different ways exercise can be used to maintain and improve your health.
The audio book also explores the medical aspects of diabetes care, including the best ways to achieve control of your waistline, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to avoid major complications.
Bonus: Get a free copy of the Empower eBook version of this book with your purchase. – $9.99 Value (Instant Online Delivery)
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: Paperback with Flaps | 234 x 153 mm | 256 Pages | 8pp Photographs
Few people can appreciate the joy that being owned by a cat brings better than David St John Thomas — the latest in a long line of publishers and authors to pay homage to the very special cats who have entered their busy lives.
This is a book for everyone who really cares about cats. Vividly written, sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted, anyone who has fallen for a cat, however much against their better judgement, is bound to find it uplifting. While cat people are nice (Hitler couldn’t stand them!), the real heroes in this book are naturally the cats themselves. A rich portfolio of feline characters — including the author’s own cats — step off the page, of perhaps lie curled in seductive curves on it, so vividly that you can feel their fur and hear their purr!
Rich in entertaining anecdotes and asides, For the Love of a Cat will enhance every cat owner’s understanding of their feline friend and remind them again and again just how lucky they are to share their lives with this most fascinating of creatures.
Specifications: 9781921497360 | Paperback | 190 x 135mm / 7.5 x 5.3in | 248 Pages
The incredible life of Louise Fox
This is a story of an ordinary girl from Germany who became caught up in the inner workings of the Nazi war machine. Louise Fox had grown up while the Nazis steadily took full control of the country and like so many of her age group Nazism was considered to be just normal. As a teenager she was first involved in the effort to provide anti-aircraft equipment for the Luftwaffe and to kit out Rommel for the North African campaign. She was a hard worker and was promoted to the rank of captain in the Luftwaffe’s supreme command headquarters in Potsdam, near Berlin. She caught Hermann Goering’s eye when he awarded her a medal for bravery in the capture of a downed British airman, and was sent to work in the Air Ministry making appointments and assisting Goering. As the war intensified on two fronts Louise was transferred back to Potsdam to manage the huge task of securing appropriate ammunition supplies for the Luftwaffe, a job she held for the rest of the war.
She married an airman who three weeks later was killed in action. Louise was posted with her colleagues to the Eastern Front and escaped with them all in Hitler’s “strategic retreat” ahead of the Red Army. In the last few months of the war she was captured and imprisoned by the Americans. She escaped and began an event-filled 1,000-kilometre hike to the safety of relatives. Life was difficult after the war and Louise entered the black market and was imprisoned. She eventually found a pen pal in Tasmania and much to the amazement of friends migrated there – selling Volkswagens to make a living.
Specifications: 9780908988655 | Paperback | 234 x 153mm / 9.2 x 6in | 232 Pages
We live in a time of ‘hurry sickness’. ‘Busy’ has become a competitive sport — and it’s a sport with no winners. But somewhere, underneath all of this hard slog, there are the things we really want to do. More often than not, the only thing standing between us and getting on with those things is ourselves.
Through stories, theories and practical exercises, I Don’t Have Time explores 50 excuses we make that keep us from getting on with the things that really matter to us. These are the excuses that hold us back in our health and wellbeing, our careers, relationships, finances, home environments, personal development and recreation.
Using humour, anecdotes, research into productivity and Emma and Audrey’s proven ‘My 15 Minutes’ approach, this is a practical guide to ditching overwhelm and making progress in all the areas that matter most.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 224 Pages |
From the beginner to the person who may already have one wine book.
The bulk of How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine List is an attractive, breezy entertaining look at the world’s seventy five most prominent wine regions and styles, packed with mnemonic devices and colourful photos that help retain information. Get to know the key things in the area and you are more likely to know understand and remember the wines.
Other sections include “Learn the Lingo”, “Just get to know this short selection of terms related to wine and its appreciation and you’ll be talking like a pro”. The “Embrace the Unknown” chapter takes you ‘to meet the unsung regions and unknown grape varieties that will be tomorrow’s superstars’. There is a section on Choosing Your Own wine adventure –who said wine education must begin with Marlborough or the Barossa or even Bordeaux?
Most of all this energetic, fun book will be appreciated by all who love wine and there will be very few people indeed who cannot learn a few enjoyable things from this fact packed book.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 140 mm / 7 ⅘ x 5 ½ Inches | Colour |
Australia Rocks brings the bands and the times to life through unique photographs and evocative text. Written by a rock musician, it also goes beyond the ‘big names’ (AC/DC, INXS, Midnight Oil, etc) to highlight the many independent, often lesser-known performers who played such an integral part in shaping the industry, and shines a light on how rock music was not only influenced by global events (the Vietnam War, for example) but also formed part of enormous cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest movement, etc.). From the demure dance halls of the 1950s to the smoke-filled pubs of the 1970s and the packed concerts of the 1990s and beyond, Australia Rocks will have music lovers dusting off their vinyl collection and remembering the good times.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 277 x 274 mm / 11 x 10 ½ Inches| Colour | 176 Pages |
The book Purple Dandelion is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother, whose remarkable life began in Bangladesh when as a young girl, she found herself in conflict with her traditional family values and the Islamic culture that prevents girls and women from learning music and arts. Later her arranged marriage to a doctor at the age of 18 took her to war-torn Iran with her husband and young daughter, then to the UK, and finally to New Zealand. Her personal journey included episodes of domestic violence as she sought to find herself and her true role in the world.
Purple Dandelion brings to life the experiences and struggles of some of these courageous women. In recent years Farida has been working in Asian and Middle Eastern countries encouraging women to condemn violence and claim their human rights.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 256 Pages |
In his ‘thinking traveller’s tour’, David St John Thomas journeys by rail and ‘Little Car’ around Britain, exploring the fascinating and diverse character of Britain today. He reflects on Britain, Britishness, the British people and how they have changed, not always for the worse, over the fifty-odd years he has known them as an author and a publisher.
Taking in places as various as beaches, mountain moors, industrial and early Christian sites, great hotels, art galleries, canals and cycleways, meeting people- famous ones, friends, gardeners, railwaymen, craftsmen, bus conductors- who enrich his journey with their stories and observations, and drawing on literature and history, he discovers the true heartbeat of the country. The result is a narrative that surprises, amuses and engages, as well as offering a treasure trove of facts, anecdotes and new perspectives on this extraordinary nation.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 240 x 160mm / 198 x 126 mm | 700 Pages |
Being Gay, Being Christian will help people to come to terms with their sexual orientation in a healthy, whole and educated way, to help them to accept themselves and their sexual identity and to assist them as they deal with family, friends, church or the workplace. It will lead them away from self-hatred, self-loathing, guilt and shame and help those interested in the spiritual aspect, to see that, as much as anyone else, they are loved and accepted by God and that they can love and accept themselves as well.
Chapters include: Being gay or lesbian today The biology of being gay The psychology of being gay Coming out Sound people, sick therapy The Bible and Christianity The Evangelical view of homosexuality The Catholic view of homosexuality.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 256 Pages |
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 |
Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges and Heritage Area
The Waitakere Ranges and West Coast beaches are sublime jewels in Auckland’s landscape. Tens of thousands of people visit the area each year, attracted by the many walks, spectacular views, native wildlife, fishing and superb surfing beaches. In recent years the Waitakeres have been showcased internationally through films like The Piano and Memory and Desire, and television series such as Xena and Hercules.
In Untamed Coast, Bob Harvey not only describes the natural beauty of the Waitakeres, but also outlines the ancient Maori history, the more recent pioneering past, and profiles some of the area’s main characters – adding many fascinating anecdotes and stories not found elsewhere. He also includes detailed guides (with maps) to many of the recreational walks in the ranges.
This third edition has been extensively updated with new text and dozens of new photographs. A special feature of this new edition is a new chapter describing the recently opened Hillary Trail. Ted Scott’s splendid photographs add richness to the book, making this one of the finest local tourist books ever published in New Zealand.
Specifications: 9780908988679 | Paperback | 286 x 210mm | 208 Pages| Full Colour
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 |
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 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
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