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Being There An Autobiography
Being There An Autobiography
Motorcycle racers aren't like other sports people. When they enter the arena they are taking their lives in their hands. When they are on the race track, if they are not there in every sense of the word, they are more likely to be at risk of serious injury or death. Very few champions can explain exactly what it takes to compete at the highest level. What makes them tick, how they cope with the challenge and what the science is that makes them so dominant in their chosen sport. Hugh Anderson is one who can. From humble origins as a lonely boy on the family farm in New Zealand to the heights of world domination, he explains in his own words he motivation, race strategies, psychology of winning, heartache and triumph that helped him deliver Suzuki its first major Grand Prix successes in the 1960s. This was a golden age, when Japanese and European factories battled for supremacy on the world's most dangerous circuits. When rapid development in technology allowed, for the first time in the history of Grand Prix racing, two stroke engine machines to compete with and beat the dominant four stroke design.
Hugh Andersons career continued for decades after winning four World Championships, with motocross and then classic racing affording him a showcase for the talent that has made him arguably NZ's most successful racer. The book demystifies the Grand Prix scene that seemed so sanitised on television. It takes us inside the mind of one of the most resourceful, brave and analytical riders in the history of Grand Prix racing.

Title: Being There An Autobiography
Author: ANDERSON HUGH
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/02/2016
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9781925403312
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $45.00
Bewildered
Bewildered
What would move you to ditch your life and take off into the wild for five months? For Laura Waters, it took the implosion of a toxic relationship and a crippling bout of anxiety. Armed with maps, a compass and her life in a bag on her back, she set out to walk the untamed landscapes of the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand, 3000 kilometres of raw, wild, mountainous trail winding from the top of the North Island to the frosty tip of the South Island. But when her walking partner dropped out on the second day, she was faced with a choice: abandon the journey, or face her fears and continue on alone? She chose to walk on.



For five months, Laura battled not only treacherous terrain and elements, but also the demons of self-doubt and anxiety. As the kilometres fell behind her, nature did its work, stripping away her identity and guiding her towards a new way of being. At the end of Te Araroa, it was the hard-earned insights into the power of nature, emotional wellbeing and fulfilling relationships - with others as well as with herself - that were Laura's greatest accomplishments. She emerged 'rewilded', and it transformed her life.

Title: Bewildered
Author: WATERS LAURA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/08/2019
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Affirm Press
Publisher: Affirm Press
ISBN: 9781925870541
Available stock: 2
Price: $33.00
Big Ideas for Small Houses
Big Ideas for Small Houses
A look at a range of small houses around New Zealand, and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. From building a secondary dwelling on an existing family section, to tiny houses on pocket handkerchief pieces of land, these approaches to housing will give ideas and inspiration to all wondering how it can be possible to own a first home in the twenty-first century. Each entry begins with a statement about the strategy the owner used to achieve a home of their own.
The houses range in size from 100 square metres right down to a very cosy 34 square metres!
Beautifully photographed, and including plans and costs, the houses presented are in Puhoi, west and north Auckland, Raglan, Tamahere, Taupiri, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington and Christchurch.

Title: Big Ideas for Small Houses
Author: FOSTER CATHERINE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143773245
Available stock: 2
Price: $50.00
Big Loop Biking Coastal NZ
Big Loop Biking Coastal NZ
In August 2015, Dunc Wilson became the first person to circumnavigate New Zealand on a bike. This 10,940 km journey followed one rule: cycle the closest available route to the coastline.

The Big Loop candidly details Wilson's 240-day cycling adventure, through native bush, ragged coastlines, farm stations and more - demonstrating how acquainting oneself with our country is best achieved under 100 km/h.

Title: Big Loop Biking Coastal NZ
Author: WILSON DUNCAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/10/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539979
Available stock: 3
Price: $40.00
Big Questions What is NZs Future
Big Questions What is NZs Future
New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers?

This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation. Experts in their fields write about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have to make changes for the better.

A fascinating set of perspectives and ideas on our way of life and our future as a nation.

Writers are- Dame Anne Salmond, Judge Andrew Becroft; Rod Oram; Jacinta Ruru; Felicity Goodyear-Smith; Tim Watkin; Patrick Reynolds; Jarrod Gilbert; Stuart McNaughton; David Brougham, Jarrod Haar & Yumiko Olliver-Gray; Golriz Ghahraman; Theresa Gattung; Peter O'Connor; and Leonie Freeman.

Title: Big Questions What is NZs Future
Author: BECROFT ET AL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/07/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143772378
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
Big Smoke NZ Cities 1840 to 1920
Big Smoke NZ Cities 1840 to 1920
The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. The Big Smoke is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.It explores such questions as: what did cities look like and how did they change; why were women especially drawn to live in cities; in what ways did Maori experience and shape cities; how far was the street a living room and stage for city life; and why did New Zealand so quickly became a nation of townspeople?At a time of national debate over housing and the growth of our cities, Ben Schrader's superb new history reveals how our urban origins have shaped the people we are today.

Title: Big Smoke NZ Cities 1840 to 1920
Author: SCHRADER BEN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Bridget Williams Books
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 9780947492434
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Price: $60.00
Bike & Beyond
Bike & Beyond
'The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future - not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the one the Victorians might have pictured: streets crowded with bikes, strange ones of all kinds.'The bicycle - cheap, healthy and little-changed in more than a century - is, for Laura Williamson, more than just about sport or transport. Riding a bike brings moments of joy, liberation, revolution and change. From cycling suffragists to the Christchurch rebuild, life on two wheels spins us out beyond well-trod paths to a fresh and fast-moving take on New Zealand.

Title: Bike & Beyond
Author: WILLIAMSON LAURA
Series: BWB Texts
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/10/2016
Price: $15.00
RRP: $15.00
Imprint: Bridget Williams Books
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 9780947518011
Available stock: 2
Price: $15.00
Billion Dollar Bonfire
Billion Dollar Bonfire
The collapse of South Canterbury Finance (SCF) is one of the biggest New Zealand stories of the last decade. The sweep of events, from Timaru to the Beehive, include some of the most revealing moments on issues critical to this country - everything from poor governance and systemic issues in the finance sector, through to the structural risks this exposed and the costs it ultimately presented to all New Zealanders. There has not yet been a book that has attempted to tell this story, certainly not one from an `insider' perspective. The Billion Dollar Bonfire by Chris Lee will be the first book to do both these things.

Chris tells this fascinating story as both a long-standing New Zealand financial advisor and a protagonist in the narrative. As he writes in the opening chapter, he knew Alan Hubbard personally and, from the late 1990s, had clients invest with SCF. His main motivation for writing the book, made explicit throughout, is his overriding concern that this could all happen again without significant changes to our law and the culture of the capital markets industry. The book is underpinned by substantial research: thousands of documents - including new material from OIAs and other sources - and interviews, both public and anonymous, with many of the key figures.

Title: Billion Dollar Bonfire
Author: LEE CHRIS
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/05/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Projects Resources Ltd
ISBN: 9780473474959
Available stock: 3
Price: $40.00
Birds of the West Wind
Birds of the West Wind
The origin of New Zealand birds is a story whose continuing evolution in the last 30 years especially has upset many apple carts - from the idea that the moa has evolved from a small South American bird which flew to ancient New Zealand, to the seeming preposterous suggestion that the kiwi is more closely related to the Madagascan elephant bird than the moa. What, then, of the kakapo, kea, tui, rifleman, stitchbird and the rest of our iconic New Zealand birds? Garry Sheeran has dug up what professionals are re-discovering about the origin of New Zealand birds with the help of modern scientific tools. A particular theme is the influence of Australian avifauna on New Zealand's bird life. In Part 1 he tells of his layman's latter-day interest in birds with enthusiasm, originality and charm. He also traces how the origin stories of birds are closely connected to the origins of the islands and continents on which they are found. Part 2 contains specific origin stories of more than 80 mainly land and shore birds, and traces their possible connection to Australian birds.
The book is aimed as much at readers with little knowledge of New Zealand's bird life as it is at enthusiastic and knowledgeable birders. Writes Colin Miskelly, terrestrial vertebrates of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: 'Garry Sheeran takes readers on an entertaining and informative journey of personal discovery through hypotheses proposed and conclusions drawn to that quintessential kiwi question: Where did our namesakes and their feathered brethren come from?'

Title: Birds of the West Wind
Author: SHEERAN GARRY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/11/2016
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: G. J. Books
ISBN: 9780473356705
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Birdstories
Birdstories
A fascinating, in-depth account of New Zealand's birds, which spans their discovery, their place in both Pakeha and Maori worlds, their survival and conservation, and the illustrations and art they have inspired. In 1872, the first instalments of Walter Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand appeared. When completed, this became a landmark publishing event that described the place of New Zealand's birds in the Maori world, the first encounters Europeans had with our birds, the arguments over their classification, and provided a snapshot of their status at the time. Through Buller's books, the rest of the world got to know about New Zealand's unusual and distinctive birds, and New Zealanders, too, began to appreciate them. Geoff Norman's Birdstories carries Buller's publishing legacy through to the present day. He covers a range of our bird families and individual species, and provides an up-to-date picture of how these birds are regarded by both Maori and Pakeha, the backstory of their discovery, and their current conservation status. Extensively illustrated with historic illustrations and contemporary artwork, this is a beautiful, comprehensive publication that will help New Zealanders realise what a taonga we have in our birds.

Title: Birdstories
Author: NORMAN GEOFF
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/10/2018
Price: $60.00
RRP: $60.00
Imprint: Potton & Burton
Publisher: Potton & Burton
ISBN: 9780947503925
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $60.00
Bishops Boozers Brethren & Burkhas
Bishops Boozers Brethren & Burkhas
Title: Bishops Boozers Brethren & Burkhas
Author: GRIMSHAW MIKE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Price: $39.50
RRP: $39.50
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780992247713
Available stock: 1
Price: $39.50
Black Angus
Black Angus
Black Angus: 150 Years in New Zealand commemorates the 150th anniversary of Angus beef in this country. Since the arrival of a mere handful of bulls and cows at Bluff in Southland in 1863, Angus has become the dominant breed of beef cattle, with stock numbers now in the tens of thousands. Author Geoff Bryant travelled throughout the country interviewing and photographing many of the people and places featured in the book, and also researching the early history and sourcing numerous archival images, many from private collections. He writes of the prime breeding stock that laid the foundations for the growth of Angus studs in New Zealand, as well as the importance of shows, national sales, beef expos, Angus youth programmes and the growing influence of on-farm auctions. Prominent too are the early stud breeders and their families, many still farming the same land, the auctioneers, and those who have been instrumental in guiding the breed into the twenty-first century with the shift of focus to commercial beef, the gate-to-plate concept and developing the Angus brand.
The book is a broad-sweeping, wonderfully illustrated tribute to the breed and many of the people who have nurtured it through the years.

Title: Black Angus
Author: BRYANT GEOFF
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/04/2013
Price: $90.00
RRP: $90.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869537685
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Price: $90.00