|Author:||Laurence Fearnley; Paul Hersey|
This stylish and affordable hardback is an exciting compendium of adventure and nature writing, history, philosophy and literature, from the quirky to the sublime. Aimed at real mountaineers as well as the armchair variety.
Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an in... read more
|Author:||Jenny Broom (Editor); Katie Scott (Editor)|
|Series:||Welcome to the Museum|
Animalium presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent.
Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the "walls" of the printed page, showcasing the world's finest collections of ob... read more
Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank whiling away the day catching fish. As he grew older his competitive urge to catch more and bigger fish led him away from that natural connect... read more
Jonathan Elphick tells the remarkable story of the development of bird art through the centuries. The book features early, skilfully executed but often fanciful images of birds, scientific illustrations produced during the ages of exploration, and modern approaches captu... read more
'The bottom line question is: what actions in this time period are truly vital, and will we take them?' Our climate is changing, in ways that will have long-term impacts for us and for our children. Yet still we fail t... read more
When Adrienne was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy she asked, What is that? She had never heard of the condition and had trouble finding information. Her book is designed to help others with cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
A lyrical tribute to the diversity of trees, their physical beauty, their special characteristics and uses, and their ever-evolving meanings Since the beginnings of history trees have served humankind in countless useful ways, but our relationship with trees has many dime... read more
PUBLISHED BY THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NZ IN ASSOCIATION WITH GNS SCIENCE
This award-winning book explores the dynamic worlds of New Zealand and the submerged realm of Zealandia, their natural geological wonders, bounties and dangers. In acknowledging the... read more
The Birds and the Bees series was designed for Vintage Classics by Timorous Beasties, the Scottish studio famous for their designs inspired by the natural world. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. Years later, when her father died, she beca... read more
Can a sugar tax improve public health? Even if it can, is it the right thing to do? One of New Zealand's foremost health scientists, Mike Berridge, teams up with tax expert Lisa Marriott to explore the issue.This BWB Text explains the relationship between sugar and ill-health, a... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018|
The 'mighty totara' is one of our most extraordinary trees. Among the biggest and oldest trees in the New Zealand forest, the heart of Maori carving and culture, trailing no. 8 wire as fence posts on settler farms, clambered up in the Pureora protests of the 1980's... read more