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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
Available stock: 1
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
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $90.00
Black Boots NZs Rugby Legends
Black Boots NZs Rugby Legends
Over 180 great images of New Zealand's legendary rugby heroes, both on the field and behind the scenes, from a classic era of amateur rugby in New Zealand. Barry Durrant's photographs and Phil Gifford's captions capture the nostalgia of that wonderful time, when the All Blacks were just like us - they were the pig farmer down the road in Inglewood, the bank clerk who stamped our savings account book in Hawera and the freezing worker on the bus with us in Otahuhu - and all they got for pay was glory.

Title: Black Boots NZs Rugby Legends
Author: GIFFORD PHIL
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539948
Available stock: 3
Price: $50.00
Bloodied But Not Beaten The Stories Behind 40 Years of Investigative Journalism
Bloodied But Not Beaten The Stories Behind 40 Years of Investigative Journalism
This is a story about New Zealand's most experienced television journalist, Rod Vaughan, who's been at the forefront of news and current affairs for more than 40 years. His remarkable career has taken him to almost every corner of the world where he has reported on an extraordinary array of issues that have won him a raft of national and international awards. In this country he's best known for his dramatic encounter with property tycoon Sir Bob Jones who left Vaughan bloodied and bruised on the banks of the Tongariro River. The episode has been described as one of the five most memorable moments in New Zealand's television history. In Bloodied But Not Beaten Vaughan reveals the inside story of what happened on that fateful occasion. He also revisits some of his biggest investigations, offering further insights into powerful and compelling stories and providing a tantalising glimpse of the intriguing world of investigative journalism. There is also a personal account of his epic time in the New Zealand television industry which began in 1968, when news was shot on clockwork cameras and the footage edited with scissors and cellotape.
Few others have witnessed at first hand the technological transformation of the most powerful medium in the country.

Title: Bloodied But Not Beaten The Stories Behind 40 Years of Investigative Journalism
Author: VAUGHAN ROD
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/08/2012
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: David Ling
Publisher: David Ling Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781877378690
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Bone Carving
Bone Carving
Bone carving is as old as civilisation itself. Even some of the oldest bone artifacts have decorative features that are clearly not necessary for their functional nature, showing that there have been complex cultural aspects to the carving of bone since earliest times. The first settlers of Aotearoa brought with them the skills of bone carving, both for items of personal adornment and for the manufacture of tools such as fish-hooks. These skills have been passed on, incorporating various cultural adaptations, to the present day. In Bone Carving, Stephen Myhre has drawn with great sensitivity on techniques and styles of carving from a wide range of Pacific cultures, but particularly Maori. The result is a superb practical handbook for anyone embarking upon this rapidly growing craft. The book provides what the author calls a 'skillbase' - a reliable set of practices and attitudes that can successfully produce bone carvings of great functional and aesthetic beauty. Bone Carving describes and illustrates the materials, tools and techniques, explaining every stage from roughing out to final polishing and mounting, in a clear, strongly personalised style.
The author stresses throughout the importance of good design and the development of patience as parts of the skillbase - and the need for integrity. The carver, he says, should respect the old traditions and be sensitive to the cultural significance of the forms being used. Bone Carving is thus both a practical and a spiritual guide.

Title: Bone Carving
Author: MYHRE, STEPHEN
Edition: 2 N
Year: 2008
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 27/05/2008
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Raupo
Publisher: Penguin Group (NZ)
ISBN: 9780143009979
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00
Book of Cohen
Book of Cohen
Title: Book of Cohen
Author: COHEN DAVID
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Steele Roberts & Assoc
Publisher: Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
ISBN: 9780947493882
Available stock: 2
Price: $30.00
Bravo Kiwi NZ Soldiers Afghanistan & the Battle of Baghak
Bravo Kiwi NZ Soldiers Afghanistan & the Battle of Baghak
This is the story of Major Craig Wilson, combat leader, and the men and women of Bravo and Kiwi Companies. It starts in 2010 at Burnham army base and includes infantry preparations for their tour to Afghanistan, known as Crib 20 - the NZ Army's deadliest tour of duty since Vietnam. In 2012, the story moves to Romero Base, Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan, as the security situation worsens and culminates in the battle at Baghek and its aftermath. It describes in fascinating detail what it is like to serve and sacrifice for your country, and the physical and mental discipline needed to go from peaceful New Zealand to a war-torn country where you are never sure who is your friend and who your enemy. Major Craig Wilson is a decorated former SAS member. He was the commanding officer of Bravo Company, which lost 2 soldiers when they went to the aid Afghan police at Baghek in August 2012. Craig was left injured, shot in the shoulder, and was Medevac'd to a German hospital. There he heard 3 more of his team had died in an explosion. Over 50 photographs, many never before published, including those from the day of the battle itself.

Title: Bravo Kiwi NZ Soldiers Afghanistan & the Battle of Baghak
Author: WILSON CRAIG
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/10/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869538569
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00
Bringing Culture into Care
Bringing Culture into Care
Title: Bringing Culture into Care
Author: HAAMI BRADFORD
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Huia
ISBN: 9781775503545
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $40.00
Broken Book
Broken Book
Title: Broken Book
Author: FARRELL FIONA
Year: 1111
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/10/2011
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869405762
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $35.00
Built for Caffeine
Built for Caffeine
Built for Caffeine by Ben Crawford is a celebration of New Zealand's cafe culture. Focusing on 20 of the country's unique cafes, Crawford captures their beautiful and innovative interiors. The inspirational book shows readers how to take elements of these stunning designs and bring them into their own space.

Title: Built for Caffeine
Author: CRAWFORD BEN
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 15/11/2013
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: Beatnik Publishing
ISBN: 9780992249366
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $50.00
Bulford Kiwi
Bulford Kiwi
Title: Bulford Kiwi
Author: BROWN COLLEEN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/04/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: David Bateman
Publisher: David Bateman Ltd
ISBN: 9781869539849
Available stock: 1
Price: $40.00