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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: Paperback | 280 x 210 mm | Colour | 224 Pages |
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 Gallipoli campaign of 1915 played an important part in making New Zealand the nation it is today. The heavy sacrifice of life has affected the country for generations, and annual remembrances of Anzac Day are still dominated by these battles ninety years ago. It has been over twenty years since the last book to tell the full story of Gallipoli from the New Zealand perspective; now we have a fresh new account that adds significantly to our understanding of what happened during those fateful months.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 242 x 184 mm / 9 ½ x 7 ¼ mm | Extensively illustrated with Photographs and Maps | 320 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 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