• Shotover Jet
    Shotover Jet
    ISBN: 9780473365493
    Price: $39.99
    Author: McLeod, Jenny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Sir Edmund Hillary an Extraordinary Life
    Sir Edmund Hillary an Extraordinary Life
    60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest. This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered yet modest man who lived life to the full - surviving personal tragedies as well as achieving historic triumphs, earning worldwide fame and displaying tireless philanthropy. Ranging from the roof of the world to the frozen extremes of the South Pole, Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life is a fitting and revealing tribute to a great man.

    ISBN: 9780143569404
    Publication date: 06/09/2013
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Johnston, Alexa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • So Brilliantly Clever Parker Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World
    So Brilliantly Clever Parker Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World
    The brutal, premeditated murder of Honorah Parker in 1954 in a lonely park by her 16-year-old daughter Pauline and Pauline's 15-year-old friend Juliet Hulme made shock headlines around the world. International media flocked to New Zealand to follow the trial. Still today, the murder remains one of the most interesting criminal cases of all time, and a source of intense public fascination throughout the world - especially since one of the murderers was revealed to be the murder-mystery writer Anne Perry, whose books sell in the millions. Lawyer and true crime writer Peter Graham writes of the secrets and lies that permeated the girls' families, the bizarre lead-up to the murder, the girls' conviction and imprisonment, and their lives following their release. He also examines Parker's and Hulme'' actions in the light of modern psychology. In the 1950s the two girls were suspected of lesbianism, and judged and imprisoned as inherently evil. Would this happen today?

    ISBN: 9781877551123
    Publication date: 28/10/2011
    Price: $42.00
    Author: Graham, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Stolen Island: Searching for 'ata
    Stolen Island: Searching for 'ata
    One day in 1863 a strange ship stopped at 'Ata, a tiny island in the wild seas between Tonga and New Zealand, and sailed away with one hundred and forty-four men, women, and children. The 'Atans were never heard from again, and in Tonga their fate became the subject of legends and superstitions. Uncovering the tragedy of 'Ata takes Scott Hamilton on a journey to the kava circles and caves of Tonga and back to the streets of Auckland. The Stolen Island is a twenty-first century true sea story revealing slavers, mutinies, castaways, pirates and a cruel streak in Pacific history that is often overlooked but not forgotten.

    ISBN: 9780947518110
    Publication date: 21/11/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Hamilton, Scott
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfields Wellington 1888-1903
    Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfields Wellington 1888-1903
    How does a city make a writer? Described by Fiona Kidman as a ‘ravishing, immersing read’, A Strange Beautiful Excitement is a ‘wild ride’ through the Wellington of Katherine Mansfield’s childhood. From the grubby, wind-blasted streets of Thorndon to the hushed green valley of Karori, author Redmer Yska, himself raised in Karori, retraces Mansfield’s old ground: the sights, sounds and smells of the rickety colonial capital, as experienced by the budding writer. Along the way his encounters and dogged research – into her Beauchamp ancestry, the social landscape, the festering, deadly surroundings – lead him (and us) to reevaluate long-held conclusions about the writer’s shaping years. They also lead to a thrilling discovery. This haunting and beautifully vivid book combines fact and fiction, biography and memoir, as Yska rediscovers Mansfield’s Wellington, unearthing her childhood as he goes, shining a new lamp on old territory. "It’s not enough to say I immensely enjoyed A Strange Beautiful Excitement … it’s simply splendid." – Dame Fiona Kidman "… the best account I have ever read of Wellington and Karori as they were in Mansfield’s day … Vivid and vigorous, it is a pleasure to read." – Kathleen Jones, KM biographer

    ISBN: 9780947522544
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Yska, Redmer
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Strangers Arrive: Emigres and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980
    Strangers Arrive: Emigres and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980
    From the 1930s through the 1950s, a substantial number of forced migrants - refugees from Nazism, displaced people after World War II and escapees from Communist countries - arrived in New Zealand from Europe. Among them were an extraordinary group of artists and writers, photographers and architects whose European modernism radically reshaped the arts in this country. In words and pictures, Strangers Arrive tells their story. Ranging across the arts from photographer Irene Koppel to art dealer Kees Hos, architect Imric Porsolt to writer Antigone Kefala, Leonard Bell takes us inside New Zealand's bookstores and coffeehouses, studios and galleries to introduce us to a remarkable body of artistic work and to ask key questions. How were migrants received by New Zealanders? How did displacement and settlement in New Zealand transform their work? How did the arrival of European modernists intersect with the burgeoning nationalist movement in the arts in New Zealand? Strangers Arrive introduces us to a talented group of `aliens' who were critical catalysts for change in New Zealand culture.

    ISBN: 9781869408732
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Bell, Leonard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
  • Tangata Ngai Tahu People of Ngai Tahu
    Tangata Ngai Tahu People of Ngai Tahu
    Mo tatou, a, mo ka uri a muri ake nei. For us and our children after us. Tangata Ngai Tahu remembers and celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngai Tahu. Spanning time, geography and kaupapa, some fifty biographies bring Ngai Tahu history into the present. The people in the book have contributed to their iwi, hapu and whanau in myriad ways: here are rangatira and tohunga, community leaders, people who actively drove the Ngai Tahu Claim forward, activists and scholars, fishermen and farmers, sportspeople, weavers, musicians, and many more. All are descendants of Waitaha, Ngati Mamoe and Ngai Tahu; united by whakapapa, they are Tangata Ngai Tahu. Produced by the Ngai Tahu Archives Team to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the Ngai Tahu Deed of Settlement, the book is beautifully and generously illustrated. Hundreds of photographs have been sourced from the Ngai Tahu archive, external institutions and whanau collections. Together these images constitute a tribal family album that is a taonga tuku iho. Publication information: Te Pae Korako (the Ngai Tahu Archive Advisory Committee) has guided this publication, which is intended as the first in a series of biographical volumes. Tangata Ngai Tahu/ People of Ngai Tahu is published by Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu with Bridget Williams Books in time for the Ngai Tahu Hui-a-Iwi, 24 - 26 November 2017

    ISBN: 9781988533308
    Publication date: 01/12/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Brown, Helen & Norton, Takerei (eds)
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Te Tiriti O Waitangi Treaty Waitangi1840
    Te Tiriti O Waitangi Treaty Waitangi1840
    In May 2017 the exhibition He Tohu opens at the National Library in Wellington. This celebrates three founding documents in New Zealand’s history – He Whakaputanga: The Declaration of Independence (1835), the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840) and the Women’s Suffrage Petition (1893). The originals of these documents will be on display at the National Library, in a wonderful exhibition that tells the history of the times and the story of the documents themselves.

    BWB is producing three slim paperbacks showcasing each of the documents, published in conjunction with the National Library and Archives New Zealand. Each book will be focussed on the document itself, and feature a facsimile of the document (or part of it). The documents are framed by an introduction from leading scholars (Claudia Orange, Vincent O’Malley and Barbara Brookes), and a Maori perspective on the document in te reo. Short biographies of many signatories are included – showing the wide range of people who signed. The books are printed in full colour so that the richness of these significant, old documents is shown.

    ISBN: 9780947518981
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Orange, Claudia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Tears of Rangi
    Tears of Rangi
    Six centuries ago Polynesian explorers, who inhabited a cosmos in which islands sailed across the sea and stars across the sky, arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand where they rapidly adapted to new plants, animals, landscapes and climatic conditions. Four centuries later, European explorers arrived with maps and clocks, grids and fences, and they too adapted to a new island home. In this remote, beautiful archipelago, settlers from Polynesia and Europe (and elsewhere) have clashed and forged alliances, they have fiercely debated what is real and what is common sense, what is good and what is right.

    In this, her most ambitious book to date, Dame Anne Salmond looks at New Zealand as a site of cosmo-diversity, a place where multiple worlds engage and collide. Beginning with a fine-grained inquiry into the early period of encounters between Maori and Europeans in New Zealand (1769–1840), Salmond then investigates such clashes and exchanges in key areas of contemporary life – waterways, land, the sea and people.

    We live in a world of gridded maps, Outlook calendars and balance sheets – making it seem that this is the nature of reality itself. But in New Zealand, concepts of whakapapa and hau, complex networks and reciprocal exchange, may point to new ways of understanding interactions between peoples, and between people and the natural world. Like our ancestors, Anne Salmond suggests, we too may have a chance to experiment across worlds.

    ISBN: 9781869408657
    Publication date: 03/07/2017
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Salmond, Anne
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Tonsils to Toenails the Life of Pat Cotter
    Tonsils to Toenails the Life of Pat Cotter
    ISBN: 9780473371357
    Publication date: 01/12/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Le Couteur, Claire
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Towards a Warmer World: What Climate Change Will Mean for New Zealand's Future
    Towards a Warmer World: What Climate Change Will Mean for New Zealand's Future
    2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began back in 1880. July 2015 was recently confirmed as the globe's hottest month ever recorded, both on land and in the oceans. This December a major international meeting, to be held in Paris, seeks a new agreement to address climate change.Against this historic backdrop, acclaimed Radio New Zealand science writer Veronika Meduna explores our future in a warmer world. Beginning with lessons from our ancient geological past, this BWB Text draws on current observations and increasingly sophisticated climate models to explain a range of climate change impacts and possible end-of-century scenarios for New Zealand. Distorted ecosystems, extreme weather, new landscapes and adapted foods are just some of the likely changes that amount to a radically different future for our country.

    ISBN: 9780908321735
    Publication date: 20/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Meduna, Veronika
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Tracking Captain Thomas
    Tracking Captain Thomas
    The continuing myth that Canterbury was born in December 1850 with the arrival of the First Four Ships has to be dispelled. Canterbury did not, like the legendary Athena, spring 'fully-armed from the head of Zeus' (in this case, John Robert Godley) as succeeding generations after 1851 have been led to believe. So much of the initial work was carried out by the Canterbury Association Chief Surveyor Captain Thomas; so much of this effort, intentionally or unintentionally, was obscured by the settlers of the 1850s, Thomas deserves recognition as a Canterbury founder.


    ISBN: 9781877303630
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Amodeo, Colin
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
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