New Titles Non-Fiction January 2015 (arrived in December 2014)

Art & Architecture

A bone of fact, David Walsh. 708 WAL
David Walsh - the creator of Mona in Hobart is both a giant and an enigma in the Australian art world. A multi-millionaire who made his money gambling, David has turned a wild vision into a unique reality; he is in turns controversial, mysterious and idolised. A Bone of Fact is his utterly unconventional and absorbing memoir.
Anselm Kiefer. 759.3 KIE
Banksy in New York, Ray Mock. 751.73 MOC
Photographer Ray Mock takes you along on his exciting hunt for new Banksy work during the famous 'Better Out Than In' project. This personal narrative offers a day-by-day account of Banksy's first New York residency.
Bungalow : from heritage to contemporary, photographs by Patrick Reynolds ; edited by Nicole Stock. 728.37 REY
Electric dreams : the collected works of Jim'll Paint It, James Murray. 759.2 MUR
Generating hundreds of thousands of requests, the author has painted everything from Brian Blessed punching a polar bear to Mary and Joseph being turned away from a Premier Inn by Lenny Henry, and his recent picture of Vladimir Putin as every member of the Village People became an internet sensation. This book deals with his works.
Everyman's castle : the story of our cottages, country houses, terraces, flats, semis and bungalows, Philippa Lewis. 728.0941 LEW
Grand design : Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance tapestry, Elizabeth Cleland. 746.3 CLE
Renowned throughout Renaissance Europe, Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550) produced works for the wealthiest and most important patrons of the time, including Emperor Charles V, Francis I of France, Henry VIII of England, the Habsburgs, and Cosimo de Medici. While he is best known for his magnificent tapestries, he was also a consummate artist in other media, and the output from his workshop included painted altarpieces, as well as designs and cartoons for stained glass.
Hungarian cubes : subversive ornamente im sozialismus = subversive ornaments in socialism, edited and with photographs by Katharina Roters. 728.37 HUN
Hungarian Cubes proposes an aesthetical typology of the ornamentation of cubic houses from the 1960s-1970s in Hungary.
Jeff Koons : a retrospective, Scott Rothkopf. 709.73 KOO
Kitaj, Marco Livingstone. 759.13 KIT
Revised and expanded final edition of the authoritative monograph on this modern master.
Leonardo's brain : understanding da Vinci's creative genius, Leonard Shlain. 709.45 LEO
Marae : te tatau pounamu : a journey around New Zealand's meeting houses, Muru, Robin & Sam Walters. 725.8 WAL
Prefab homes, Elisabeth Blanchet. 643.2 BLA
Shed, Simon Griffiths. 728.92 GRI
The Shed: A place of retreat, where we can forget the pressures of everyday life, work on a treasured project, store all those keepsakes we can't bear to throw away, or spend time with friends or with ourselves in silent meditation.
Spaces inspired by nature, Shirish Beri ; edited by Yashwant Pitkar. 720.47 BER
This book tries to explore the many ways in which Shirish Beri attempts to address his concern for man's alienation from Nature through his work as an architect.
The brilliant history of color in art, Victoria Finlay. 701.85 FIN
The sheltermaker's manual. Volume 1, Peter Cowman. 728 COW
In this innovative and supremely practical Manual Peter Cowman articulates what can only be described as the secrets of vernacular architecture, or, as he calls it, sheltermaking.
The sheltermaker's manual. Volume 2, Peter Cowman. 728 COW
There are many hidden aspects to the process of sheltermaking. Peter Cowman refers to these as the invisible architecture. Unseen yet powerful in their effect, one will ignore these at one's peril! We are invited to think of this invisible architecture not just in terms of physical buildings but also in terms of our dream world and the lives we have to live.


From low gear to overdrive, Ron Cooke. 388.324 COO
From low gear to overdrive is filled with stories and photographs gathered from the people involved in the transport industry to create a unique record of an important part of the history of the Taumarunui District.
Hino : driven in New Zealand for fifty years, Graeme Carter. 629.224 HIN
Covers the history of Hino in New Zealand from the first trucks in 1964 to the latest vehicles in 2014 as well as fire engines, buses and cars. Hino was the first Japanese truck to be sold in New Zealand.
Kiwi muscle car collections, Steve Holmes. 629.222 HOL
Merseyside transport recalled, Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts. 388 JEN
South Wales buses and coaches remembered, Andrew Wiltshire. 388.34 WIL
Soyuz : 1967 onwards (all models) : owner's workshop manual, David Baker. 629.47 BAK
Te Kopuru-Dargaville Bus Company Ltd : the story of a small New Zealand rural bus operator, Clive Otway, Sean Millar. 629.2223 OTW
William White : pioneering bus & coach operator of Thames, Clive Selwyn Otway and Sean Millar. 388.322 WHI


A royal experiment : the private life of King George III, Janice Hadlow. 941.073 GEO
The surprising, deliciously dramatic, and ultimately heartbreaking story of King George III's radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 children.
Becoming a person : the biography of Robert Martin, John McRae. 362.3 MAR
'My name is Robert Martin, and I have an intellectual disability.' Becoming a Person is an often painful, but ultimately uplifting account of a journey from nothingness to celebrity. It challenges us to re-examine our notions of what it is to be human.
Beyonce : running the world : the biography, Anna Pointer. 781.64 BEY
Childhood of an idiot, Dom Harvey. 791.44 HAR
This is the story of my childhood. But it is probably the story of yours as well if you grew up in the 1980s. This is a book for any New Zealander who has ever been told to stop crying or you will be given something to really cry about.
Different every time : the authorised biography of Robert Wyatt, Marcus O'Dair. 781.66 WYA
Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with the Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 1960s rock scene.
Elizabeth I : Renaissance prince : a biography, Lisa Hilton. 942.055 ELI
Eminent hipsters, Donald Fagen. 781.66 FAG
Presents an autobiographical portrait that touches on everything from the cultural figures that mattered the most to the author as a teenager, to his years in the late 1960s at Bard College, to a hilarious account of a recent tour he made with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.
Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1859-1941 : a concise life, John C. G. Rohl ; translated by Sheila de Bellaigue. 943.084 WIL
Lewis Carroll : the man and his circle, Edward Wakeling. 823.8 CAR
This new biography of Carroll by leading international authority, Edward Wakeling, presents a fresh appraisal of the man based upon his social circle.
Margot at war : love and betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916, Anne de Courcy. 941.083 ASQ
Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon
Napoleon the Great, Andrew Roberts. 944.05 NAP
It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. This book presents a definitive modern biography of Napoleon.
Only when I laugh, Paul Merton. 791.45028 MER
An autobiography, that takes us on a journey from the author's working-class Fulham childhood to the present day. Beginning with his school days, it covers his run-ins with the nuns and other pupils; taking acid; leaving home to live in bedsit; his early brushes with the opposite sex and his repeated attempts to break into the world of comedy.
RJ's story, Robin Bloomfield with Carol Dawber. 639.2 BLO
Shirley, Linda, Liberta, Marina May, Anna Marie, Cellina, Shemara..Motueka fisherman Robbie Bloomfield owned and skippered more boats during his 30-odd years at sea than anyone else in the top of the South.
Rocks : my life in and out of Aerosmith, Joe Perry with David Ritz. 781.66 PER
In this riveting inside account of his life in rock-and-roll band Aerosmith, Joe Perry opens up for the first time to tell the story of his wild, unbridled life as the band's lead guitarist.
The good son : JFK Jr. and the mother he loved, Christopher Andersen. 973.922 KEN
There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me, Brooke Shields. 791.43028 SHI
The award-winning actress and best-selling author of Down Came the Rain explores her relationship with her tough single mom, detailing her role in shaping Shields' career, her fierce protectiveness and her struggles with alcohol.
Tove Jansson : work and love, Tuula Karjalainen ; translated by David McDuff. 839.7 JAN
Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. This is an illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins.
True love, Jennifer Lopez. 781.64 LOP
One of the most influential Latina performers in history opens up about her life's most defining period, two years during which it took everything she had to rise above the greatest challenges she had ever faced.
Wagstaff : before and after Mapplethorpe : a biography, Philip Gefter. 709.2 WAG
Sam Wagstaff, the legendary curator, collector, and patron of the arts, emerges as a cultural visionary in this groundbreaking biography in which Wagstaff's largely overlooked influence on the world of contemporary art and photography, and on the evolution of gay identity in the latter part of the twentieth century, is portrayed.
What lies beneath : a memoir, Elspeth Sandys. 823.914 SAN
Writer Elspeth Sandys was born during the Second World War, the result of a brief encounter between two people who would never meet again. Elspeth's search for her birth parents did not begin until much later in her adult life. What she discovered after an exhaustive search provided answers that were both disturbing and, ultimately rewarding.
Young Lawrence : a portrait of the legend as a young man, Anthony Sattin. 940.41 LAW
Young Lawrence is the first book to focus on the story of T. E. Lawrence in his twenties, before the war, during the period he looked back on as his golden years.

Business & Management

Fizz : harness the power of word of mouth marketing to drive brand growth, Ted Wright. 658.872 WRI
Fundamentals of risk management : understanding, evaluating and implementing effective risk management, Paul Hopkin. 658.155 HOP
High potential : how to spot, manage and develop talented people at work, Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham. 658.301 MCR
Igniting customer connections : fire up your company's growth by multiplying customer experience & engagement, Andrew Frawley. 658.812 FRA
Managing the matrix : the secret to surviving and thriving in your organization : a mentor's tale, Dawn Metcalfe. 650.1 MET
Marketing value metrics : a new metrics model to measure marketing effectiveness, Malcolm McDonald, Peter Mouncey and Stan Maklan. 658.8 MCD
Quickbooks 2015 for dummies, Stephen Nelson, MBA, CPA. 657.0285 NEL
Sound business, Julian Treasure. 658.834 TRE
In a few years, a company's sound will become as important as its logo and public image. Here is a practical guide to planning and managing sound for increased profit in all aspects of business.
The book of leadership : how to get yourself, your team and your organisation further than you ever thought possible, Anthony Gell. 658.409 GEL
The elements of resume style : essential rules for writing resumes and cover letters that work, Scott Bennett. 650.14 BEN
The great fragmentation : and why the future of all business is small, Steve Sammartino. 658.406 SAM
The naked CEO : the truth you need to build a big life, Alex Malley. 658.3142 MAL
The reckoning : financial accountability and the making and breaking of nations, Jacob Soll. 657 SOL
Understanding accounting principles, Colleen Fisher. 657 FIS
Winning the long game : how strategic leaders shape the future, Steven Krupp & Paul J.H. Schoemaker. 658.401 KRU

Civil Rights

On liberty, Shami Chakrabarti. 323.44 CHA
Tells the story of threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, the author shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy.


Collected : living with the things you love, Fritz Karch. 790.132 KAR


Beginning C++, Ivor Horton. 005.133 C
More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook, Jim Dwyer. 384.3 DWY
With the cooperation of the surviving partners, New York Times bestselling author Jim Dwyer tells a riveting story of four ambitious and naive young men who tried to re-bottle the genie of personal privacy-and paid the ultimate price.
Photoshop CC in easy steps : for Winodows and Mac, Robert Shufflebotham. 006.68 SHU


A different class of murder : the story of Lord Lucan, Laura Thompson. 364.1523 THO
Alice, what have you done! : the case of Alice May Parkinson, Carol Markwell. 364.1523 MAR
Napier, 1915: Alice May Parkinson shoots and kills her lover. Her trial and its aftermath cause controversy throughout New Zealand. Is she a feminist heroine or a callous killer..or simply a desperate woman who ran out of choices?
Behind the door : the Oscar Pistorious and Reeva Steenkamp story, Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman. 364.1523 WIE
Chase your shadow : the trials of Oscar Pistorius, John Carlin. 364.1523 CAR
Letters from the Dhamma Brothers : meditation behind bars, Jenny Phillips. 365.66 PHI
The thoughts, struggles, dreams, and triumphs of inmates who took part in a voluntary meditation program at Alabama's Donaldson Prison in 2002.
Looking for Madeleine, Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan. 364.154 SUM
Award-winning authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan have produced the first independent, objective account of the Madelaine McCann case.
One thing led to another, Mark "chopper" Read. 364.1523 REA
Meet Mark 'Chopper' Read. You think you know him. His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies in Australia. He's been the subject of an internationally-successful film. His one-man shows have toured Australia to sell-out crowds. He's the most recognisable criminal brand name in Australia. But the truth is, you don't know him at all. Until now, that is. One Thing Led to Another is the full Chopper story.
The death penalty : what's keeping it alive, Andrea D. Lyon. 364.66 LYO
In The Death Penalty: What's Keeping it Alive an award-winning criminal defense attorney turns a critical eye towards the death penalty in America. Filled with gripping case studies, the book analyses why the death penalty remains active in most states in spite of well-documented flaws in the justice system.


An Asperger leader's guide to entrepreneurship : setting up your own business for leaders with autism spectrum disorder, Rosalind A. Bergemann ; foreword by Michael John Carley. 338.04 BER
Bad paper : chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld, Jake Halpern. 332.7 HAL
A trip to the underworld of debt collection, where bankers team up with ex-burglars and few rules apply
Citizen Coke : the making of Coca-Cola capitalism, Bartow J. Elmore. 338.766 ELM
Dairy nation : the story of dairy farming in New Zealand, Nicola McCloy. 338.177 MCL
Quicken 2015 : the official guide, Bobbi Sandberg. 332.024 SAN
Scarcity : the new science of having less and how it defines our lives, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir. 338.52 MUL
The Euro trap : on bursting bubbles, budgets, and beliefs, Hans-Werner Sinn. 332.4 SIN
This book offers a critical assessment of the history of the euro, its crisis, and the rescue measures taken by the European Central Bank and the community of states.
The Piketty phenomenon : New Zealand perspectives. 332.041 PIK
The power to compete : an economist and an entrepreneur on revitalizing Japan in the global economy, Hiroshi Mikitani, Ryoichi Mikitani. 330.952 MIK


50 fantastic ideas for found materials, Sally and Phill Featherstone. 372.3 FEA
Children love constructing models and other objects, and working with found and recycled materials has a firm and continuing place in the early years, encouraging children to be imaginative and creative as they practice their skills in joining, wrapping, bending and cutting.
50 fantastic ideas for imaginative thinking, Marianne Sargent. 372.21 SAR
50 fantastic ideas for rain, wind and snow, Sally and Phill Featherstone. 372.35 FEA
This book offers you 50 ideas for simple activities to do in the rain, wind or snow (and in fog, frost, mist and sunshine!).
Designs for living and learning : transforming early childhood environments, Deb Curtis. 372.21 CUR
Kiwi school days : a collection of interviews and reflections, 1928-1999, Ross Sutton. 370.993 KIW
Smooth transitions : ensuring continuity from the Foundation Stage, Ros Bayley and Sally Featherstone ; illustrated by Martha Hardy. 372.21 BAY
For a child, moving from the Early Years Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1 can be a huge change. It is up to the adults involved to make the process of transition as smooth and continuous as possible.
Understanding and facilitating the achievement of autistic potential, Dr Emma Goodall. 371.94 GOO
Who's afraid of the big bad dragon? : why China has the best (and worst) education system in the world, Yong Zhao. 370.951 ZHA


A beginner's guide to 3D printing : 14 simple toy designs to get you started, Mike Rigsby. 621.98 RIG
Electronics from the ground up : learn by hacking, designing, and inventing, Ronald Quan. 621.381 QUA
Ham and shortwave radio for the electronics hobbyist, Stan Gibilisco. 621.38415 GIB
The big book of maker skills : tools & techniques for building great tech projects, Chris Hackett and the editors of Popular Science. 621.9 HAC


The market gardener : a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming, Jean-Martin Fortier. 631.584 FOR


Champagne supernovas : Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the '90s renegades who remade fashion, Maureen Callahan. 746.92 CAL
Dressed for war : uniform, civilian clothing and trappings, 1914-1918, Nina Edwards. 391 EDW
Copiously illustrated, this book is the story of what people on both sides wore on the front line and on the home front through the seismic years of World War I.
En Brogue : love fashion, love shoes, hate heels, Hannah Rochell. 391.41 ROC
Times Fashion Do you know the difference between a derby and an Oxford? Tassel loafers or penny loafers? Do you know why brogues have holes in them? From brogues to boots, pumps to penny loafers, slippers to sandals, En Brogue honours forty styles of shoes with beautiful hand drawn illustrations, quirky photographs and fascinating facts about the history of our favourite flats.
Exhibiting fashion : before and after 1971, Judith Clark and Amy De La Haye with Jeffrey Horsley. 391 CLA
The perfume bible, Josephine Fairley & Lorna McKay. 668.54 FAI
In this lavishly illustrated, comprehensive guide to scent, beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Lorna McKay bring together everything you need to know about perfume, including guidance on which 'scent family' you belong to, the different strengths of perfume, the art of shopping for fragrance,

Film, Television & Theatre

Altman, Kathryn Reed Altman. 791.43023 ALT
A visual history of this important artist and his oeuvre, Altman brims with photographs, writings and memorabilia culled from Altman's own archive, as well as from dozens of personal scrapbooks belonging to his wife Kathryn, who contributes personal recollections of life with Altman.
Andy Kaufman : the truth, finally, Bob Zmuda and Lynne Margulies. 792.7 KAU
For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation.
Life in motion : an unlikely ballerina, Misty Copeland with Charisse Jones. 792.8 COP
As the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a ground-breaking ballerina.
The art of Dreamworks How to train your dragon 2, foreword by Gerard Butler ; introduction by Dean DeBlois ; text by Linda Sunshine. 791.437 SUN
Here is a look behind the frozen fjords and ice caves of Berk at the making of the sequel to a beloved animated classic.
The golden age of pantomime : slapstick, spectacle and subversion in Victorian England, Jeffrey Richards. 792.3 RIC
The science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne. 791.437 THO
Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie's jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science.
Warner Bros. : Hollywood's ultimate backlot, Steven Bingen with Marc Wanamaker, Bison Archives. 791.430973 BIN
Yes please, Amy Poehler. 792.7 POE
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.


Cherokee myths and legends : thirty tales retold, Terry L. Norton. 398.2 NOR
Dawn chorus : the legendary voyage to New Zealand of Aesop, the fabled teller of fables : an Antipodean fantasy, Ray Ching. 398.24 HAR
New Zealand's birds as you have never seen them before. World renowned artist Ray Ching has created a truly unique celebration of New Zealand's birds and landscapes. Magical, humorous and beautiful, this is the imagined story of Aesop's visit to Aotearoa New Zealand, described by its creator, Ray Ching, as an Antipodean Fantasy.
Maori tales of love, war & mana, David Simmons. 398.20993 SIM

Food & Wine

Against all grain : delectable paleo recipes to eat well & feel great : more than 150 gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes for daily life, written & photographed by Danielle Walker. 641.563 WAL
Asia express : 100 fast & easy favourites, Marion Grasby. 641.595 GRA
Behind winery doors : Marlborough and Nelson, New Zealand, foreword by Renee Dale. 641.22 BEH
Best white wine on earth : the riesling story, Stuart Pigott. 641.222 PIG
Brave old world : a month-by-month guide to husbandry, or the fine art of looking after yourself, Tom Hodgkinson. 640 HOD
A guide to the ancient art of husbandry. It takes us on a modern tour of the ancient arts of everyday living: philosophy, husbandry and merriment.
Comptoir Libanais : a feast of Lebanese-style home cooking, Tony Kitous & Dan Lepard. 641.595692 KIT
Flavor flours : a new way to bake with teff, buckwheat, sorghum, other whole & ancient grains, nuts & non-wheat flours, Alice Medrich. 641.631 MED
Gin glorious gin : how mother's ruin became the spirit of London, Olivia Williams. 641.255 WIL
Home, Karen Martini. 641.5 MAR
Chef and busy working mum Karen Martini loves spending time in her home kitchen making quick and healthy lunches, creating elaborate feasts for special occasions, or simply experimenting with different ingredients.
How to cook everything fast : a better way to cook great food, Mark Bittman. 641.555 BIT
Huckleberry : stories, secrets, and recipes from our kitchen, Zoe Nathan. 641.52 NAT
Josh's backyard BBQ, Josh Emett. 641.578 EME
Lomelino's cakes : 27 pretty cakes to make any day special, Linda Lomelino. 641.8653 LOM
Make it ahead : a Barefoot Contessa cookbook, Ina Garten. 641.555 GAR
MoVida solera, Frank Camorra. 641.5946 CAM
New feast : modern Middle Eastern vegetarian, Greg & Lucy Malouf. 641.5636 MAL
Pandora's lunchbox : how processed food took over the American meal, Melanie Warner. 338.4766 WAR
Plenty more, Yotam Ottolenghi. 641.5636 OTT
Saison : a year at the French Cafe, Simon Wright. 641.564 WRI
Sarogini's Sri Lanka food : Asia's undiscovered cuisine, Sarogini Kamalanathan. 641.595493 KAM
The fundamental techniques of classic pastry arts, Judith Choate. 641.865 CHO
The Hairy Dieters. [3], Good eating, Si King & Dave Myers. 641.5635 KIN
The painted cake, Natasha Collins. 641.8653 COL
The real food of China, Leanne Kitchen, Antony Suvalko. 641.5951 KIT
The traditional cooking of Russia & Poland : explore the rich and varied cuisine of Eastern Europe in more than 150 classic step-by-step recipes illustrated with over 740 photographs, Elena Makhonko and Ewa Michalik. 641.5947 MAK
The ultimate party book for kids : all you need to make your kid's party a hit!, Samuel Rice and Cissy Azar. 641.568 RIC
The world atlas of coffee : from beans to brewing : coffees explored, explained and enjoyed, James Hoffmann. 641.337 HOF
Through the seasons : the free range cook, Annabel Langbein. 641.564 LAN
Tom Kerridge's best ever dishes. 641.5 KER
Venice : recipes lost and found, Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi. 641.5945 CAL
What to bake & how to bake it, Jane Hornby. 641.815 HOR
You're all invited : Margot's recipes for entertaining, Margot Henderson. 641.568 HEN

Gardens and Gardening

Connected : the sustainable landscapes of Phillip Johnson, 712.6 JOH
This book explores Phillip's philosophy of connecting with nature in a sustainable way. Connected focuses on his key passions including: integrated sustainable water management and the creation of natural, chemical-free pools; recreation of thriving habitats for indigenous plants and animals; and the thoughtful connection of the landscape to the home.
Indoor kitchen gardening : turn your home into a year-round vegetable garden : microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers & more, Elizabeth Millard. 635 MIL
Landscaping : how to use plants, structures & surfaces to transform your yard., 712.6 LAN
Private gardens of Paris, Alexandra D'Arnoux. 712.60944 DAR
Lying behind the urban facades of Paris is a hidden landscape. Whether grandiose or miniscule, highly manicured or exuberantly untended, these fifty secret gardens are rarely seen by casual passersby.
There is no excuse for ugliness : falling in love with our best plants and gardens : Australia's most complete garden guide and plant selector, Clive Blazey. 635.9 BLA
A book dedicated to wooing gardeners back to the flower garden, written for Australian conditions and explains how to choose beautiful plants that won't disappoint.

Health & Medicine

Being mortal : illness, medicine and what matters in the end, Atul Gawande. 306.9 GAW
In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do.
Better is not so far away : decide to recover from bingeing, starving or cutting, Melissa Groman, LCSW. 616.8582 GRO
Can I tell you about cerebral palsy? : a guide for friends, family and professionals, Marion Stanton. 616.836 STA
Censored : what you may not know about your health, Gabor Lenkei. 616.024 LEN
Exercise will hurt you : concussion, traumatic brain injury, and how the dangers of sports and exercise can affect your health, Steven J. Barrer, M.D. 617.1027 BAR
Extreme food : what to eat when your life depends on it, Bear Grylls. 613.69 GRY
Helps you teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place and, crucially, how to recognise plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good.
Health for mature women, Bev Brough. 613.0424 BRO
Living with Crohn's & colitis cookbook : nutritional guidance, meal plans, and over 100 recipes for improved health and wellness, Dede Cummings. 641.5631 CUM
Optimal health with multiple sclerosis : a guide to integrating lifestyle, alternative, and conventional medicine, Allen C. Bowling. 616.834 BOW
Recovery 2.0 : move beyond addiction and upgrade your life, Tommy Rosen. 616.86 ROS
Building off the key tenets of the 12-Step programme, this title features an approach that includes: looking at the roots of addiction; your family history and 'Addiction Story'; daily breathing practices, meditation, yoga and body awareness; and discovering your mission, living on purpose and being of service to others.
Remember when it didn't hurt : 8 steps to a pain-free back : natural posture solutions for pain in the back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot, Esther Gokhale with Susan Adams. 616.73 GOK
Rest : a science and an art, Ros Broome. 613.79 BRO
Shocked : adventures in bringing back the recently dead, David Casarett, MD. 616.025 CAS
A physician explores just how far the science of resurrection has come.
Stop the thyroid madness : a patient revolution against decades of inferior thyroid treatment, Janie A. Bowthorpe. 616.44 BOW
The all-day energy diet : double your energy in 7 days, Yuri Elkaim. 613.25 ELK
The diabetes cure : the 5-step plan to eliminate hunger, lose weight, and reverse diabetes for good!, Alexa Fleckenstein, MD. 616.462 FLE
The fitness attitude : how to change your behaviour and learn to love keeping fit, Bevan James Eyles. 613.71 EYL
The great fitness fraud : 300 million victims and one program for your defense, Bert Seelman. 338.43 SEE
This is not another diet book or workout routine. "The Great Fitness Fraud" exposes how programs have failed people to get your money and waste your time. Fitness breakthrough veteran Bert Seelman has put to paper in a no-nonsense and straight forward approach his program which has changed the lives of tens of thousands of people from all walks of life.
The open-focus brain : harnessing the power of attention to heal mind and body, Les Fehmi and Jim Robbins. 616.89 FEH
The wonder of the human hand : care and repair of the body's most marvelous instrument, E.F. Shaw Wilgis, M.D. 611.73 WON
Understanding celiac disease : an introduction for patients and caregivers, Naheed Ali. 616.399 ALI
Watch your back! : how the back pain industry is costing us more and giving us less and what you can do to inform and empower yourself in seeking treatment, Richard A. Deyo, MD. 616.73 DEY

History, Geography & Travel

1381 : the year of the Peasants' Revolt, Juliet Barker. 942.038 BAR
A history of America in thirty-six postage stamps, Chris West. 973 WES
Amore : an American father's Roman holiday, Roger Friedland. 945.632 FRI
Friedland shares the stories of his family's enchanted and unnerving passage into the heart of Rome, and considers its lessons for America, where love is at risk. Amore is a love story, a father's exploration of the ways of life and love in Rome, and what they have to teach us about the erosion of romance in America.
Ancestors on the move : a history of overseas travel, Karen Foy. 387.5 FOY
Karen Foy describes the development of passenger travel, the changing face of the vessels used and the demand for both comfort and speed. From transportation to trade, adventure to emigration, through persecution or for pleasure, she explains the reasons behind our ancestor's desire for overseas travel and reveals the records and archives we can search to complete our own genealogical journey.
Around the world, Peter Rikic. 910.41 RIK
At the age of 19, a young Croatian by the name of Petar Rikic decided to leave home and travel around the world by motorcycle. Throughout the course of this immense journey he experienced an equally immense diversity of peoples, landscapes and cultures.
Atlas of Indian nations, Anton Treuer. 970 TRE
Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell.
Auckland waterfront : the port in Edwardian times, Roger D. Morris. 993.24 MOR
Between two worlds : how the English became Americans, Malcolm Gaskill. 973.2 GAS
Brazil : a celebration of contemporary Brazilian culture. 981 BRA
Breaking the code : Westminster diaries : 1990-2007, updated, unexpurgated, Gyles Brandreth. 941.085 BRA
With an all-star cast, plenty of gossip and some intriguing anecdotes, Brandreth's diaries are a brilliant reflection of life in John Major's government.
Captive paradise : a history of Hawai'i, James L. Haley. 996.9 HAL
Chasing El Dorado : a South American adventure, Aaron Smith. 980 SMI
Get ready for a risk-taking rollercoaster ride through the favelas of Rio Di Janeiro and the wayside towns and jungles of South America in search of the secrets of shamans and ayahuasca - the vine of the soul.
Christchurch New Zealand : comparing 2014 to pre-earthquake, Deb Donnell. 993.83 DON
Dangerous days in Elizabethan England : a history of the terrors and the torments, the dirt, diseases and deaths suffered by our ancestors, Terry Deary. 942.055 DEA
Deng Xiaoping : the man who made modern China, Michael Dillon. 951.05 DEN
Deng Xiaoping has generally been given the credit for the reforms of the late 1970s that put China on the path to spectacular economic growth and development, a process that has turned it into one of the greatest powers of the twenty-first century.
Driving over lemons : an optimist in Andalucia, Chris Stewart. 946.8 STE
Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, travellers and ex-pats.
Dublin : the making of a capital city, David Dickson. 941.83 DIC
Germany : memories of a nation, Neil MacGregor. 943 MCG
Give us this day : a memoir of family and exile, Helena Wisniewska Brow. 325.2438 WIS
In June 1944, when 14-year-old Stefan Wisniewski stood by his mother's dusty Tehran grave, he knew his world was about to change again, forever. Give Us This Day: a Memoir of Family and Exile explores the story of one of the 732 Polish child survivors of wartime Soviet deportation offered unlikely refuge in New Zealand.
Great women's lives : a celebration in obituaries, Sue Corbett ; foreword by Lucy Worsley. 920.72 GRE
Hello girls & boys! : a New Zealand toy story, David Veart. 688.72 VEA
New Zealanders and their toys from Maori voyagers to twenty-first-century gamers. Deploying the tools of archaeology and oral history, Veart digs through a few centuries of pocket knives and plasticine to take us deep into the childhoods of Aotearoa.
History's most daring moments, Hazel Flynn. 909 FLY
Hot pink spice saga : an Indian culinary travelogue with recipes, Peta Mathias, Julie Le Clerc. 954 MAT
In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815, Jenny Uglow. 940.27 UGL
Japan and the shackles of the past, R. Taggart Murphy. 952 MUR
Japan is one of the world's wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its rapid ascent to global power status after 1853 remains one of the most remarkable stories in modern world history. Yet it has not been an easy path; military catastrophe, political atrophy, and economic dysfunction have made regular appearances from the feudal era to the present.
Marella Agnelli : the last swan, Marella Agnelli & Marella Caracciolo Chia. 945.09 AGN
The exclusive world of one of the twentieth century's most glamorous and alluring women, as seen through her private homes and gardens. Nicknamed The Swan by Richard Avedon when he photographed her iconic portrait in 1953, Marella Agnelli is not only one of the great beauties of the last century, but also the most elegant and cultured of that exclusive club.
Missions impossible : extraordinary stories of daring and courage, Hazel Flynn. 909 FLY
Mitai Rolleston : he kanohi kitea o Ngati Whakaue, Toni Cummins. 993.423 ROL
This book is a tribute to the late Ngati Whakaue kaumatua Mitai Rolleston who dedicated the last 25 years of his life in service to his iwi Ngati Whakaue. It is focused on Mitai's work for his Iwi as chairman for Te Taumata o Ngati Whakaue Iho Ake as well as his role as kaumatua.
My Tibetan childhood : when ice shattered stone, Naktsang Nulo. 951.5 NAK
A bestseller in Tibet until it was banned by China, this moving memoir chronicles Naktsang Nulo's childhood in Tibet's Amdo region during the uprising against the Chinese invasion of the 1950s.
Off the map : lost spaces, invisible cities, forgotten islands, feral places, and what they tell us about the world, Alastair Bonnett. 910 BON
Onamalutu : a sentimental journey, Gwenda Hodson. 993.75 HOD
One girl, one dream, Laura Dekker. 910.41 DEK
The amazing autobiographical account of the youngest ever solo circumnavigation of the Earth. Aged just 14, New Zealand-born Laura Dekker defied the authorities and braved the open oceans to realise her dream of becoming the youngest ever sailor to circumnavigate the Earth.
Rick Steves' Mediterranean cruise ports, Rick Steves with Cameron Hewitt. 940 STE
Severed : a history of heads lost and heads found, Frances Larson. 306.4 LAR
Stalin. Vol. I, Paradoxes of power, 1878-1928, Stephen Kotkin. 947.0842 STA
In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He was about to begin the largest programme of social reengineering ever attempted.
Strong in the rain : surviving Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear disaster, Lucy Birmingham, David McNeill. 952.11 BIR
The classics magpie : from chariot-racing hooligans to debauched dinner parties - a miscellany that shakes the dust off the ancient world, Jane Hood. 930 HOO
Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, using her expert eye to unearth unexpected gems, glittering fragments and quotable nuggets from a lost world.
The diggers' story : accounts of the West Coast gold rushes, Julia Bradshaw, Hokitika Museum. 993.71 DIG
The edge of the world : how the North Sea made us who we are, Michael Pye. 940.1 PYE
The good war : why we couldn't win the war or the peace in Afghanistan, Jack Fairweather. 958.1 FAI
The Nazis next door : how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men, Eric Lichtblau. 324.1 LIC
The Nile : downstream through Egypt's past and present, Toby Wilkinson. 962 WIL
The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited, Louisa Lim. 951.058 LIM
USA. 973 USA
DK Eyewitness USA travel guide
Victoria Square : cradle of Christchurch, Geoffrey W. Rice. 993.83 RIC
Weeds in the Garden of Eden, Barbara Unkovic. 949.72 UNK
In 2005, author Barbara Unkovic visited Croatia where members of her family had been living for the last seven generations. On the island of Korcula, the original home of her father's family, she discovered her soul and began a new life in a peaceful, unspoiled paradise on the edge of the Adriatic Sea.
While the gods were sleeping : a journey through love and rebellion in Nepal, Elizabeth Enslin. 954.96 ENS
Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself.
Zulu : the heroism and tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879, Saul David. 968.4 DAV

Hobbies and Craft

Knitwear design, Carol Brown. 746.432 BRO
100 colourful ripple stitches to crochet, Leonie Morgan. 746.434 MOR
3 skeins or less : fresh knitted accessories, Tanis Gray. 746.432 GRA
Beautiful bracelets by hand : seventy-five one-of-a-kind baubles, bangles and other wrist adornments you can make at home, Jade Gedeon. 745.594 GED
Beautiful LEGO. 2, Dark, Mike Doyle. 688.725 DOY
Black ops bricks : how to build your own replica military and armored fighting vehicles, Nick Grant. 688.725 GRA
Brick flicks : a comprehensive guide to making your own stop-motion LEGO movies, Sarah Herman. 688.725 HER
Classic American furniture : 20 elegant Shaker and arts & crafts projects, Christopher Schwarz & the editors of Woodworking Magazine. 684.104 SCH
color and light : a guide for the realist painter, James Gurney. 752 GUR
Crochet love : 27 sweet & simple zakka-inspired projects, Jenny Doh. 746.434 DOH
Fearless drawing : illustrated adventures for overcoming artistic adversity, Kerry Lemon. 741.2 LEM
Fingers : jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand : 40 years of Fingers jewellery gallery, Damian Skinner and Finn McCahon-Jones. 739.27 SKI
Handcrafted Christmas : ornaments, decorations, and cookie recipes to make at home, Susan Waggoner. 745.5941 WAG
Hook, stitch & give : 30 creative crochet presents, Kat Goldin. 746.434 GOL
Hooked on crochet, Ruth Maddock. 746.434 MAD
How to make dichroic glass art : your complete guide to dichroic fusing, Connie Brown. 748.6 BRO
Dichroic glass adds a touch of magic to any fused piece of glass. If you are wanting to know how to incorporate and use this material, this book will provide you with all the information you need to know about dichroic.
Inkjet printing on fabric : direct techniques, Wendy Cotterill. 746.62 COT
Legacy : jewelry techniques of West Africa, Matthieu Cheminee. 739.27 CHE
Linen, wool, cotton kids : 21 patterns for simple separates and comfortable layers, Akiko Mano. 646.406 MAN
Make & do : 25 amazing projects to beautify your life, Beci Orpin. 745.5 ORP
Masters of mosaics, Oliver Budd. 738.5 BUD
Porcelain, Vivienne Foley. 738.2 FOL
Scratch-building model railway locomotives, Simon Bolton. 625.19 BOL
Stitch it simple : 25 hand sewn projects to make and share, Beth Sheard ; photography by Steven Wooster. 746.4 SHE
Super cute crochet for little feet : 30 stylish shoes, booties and sandals to crochet for babies, Vita Apala. 746.434 APA
The big book of Minecraft. 794.8 BIG
The extraordinary projects bible : duct tape tote bags, homemade rockets, and other awesome projects anyone can make, 745.5 EXT
The ultimate unofficial guide to Minecraft strategies : everything you need to know to build, explore, attack, and survive in the world of Minecraft,; edited by Nicole Smith. 794.8 INS
The wreath recipe book : year-round wreaths, swags, and other decorations to make with seasonal branches, Alethea Harampolis. 745.92 HAR
Woodworking from offcuts : 20 projects to create from the scrap pile, Derek Jones. 684.08 JON

House & Garden

Bee time : lessons from the hive, Mark L. Winston. 638.1 WIN
Building decks : all the information you need to design & build your own deck. 690.893 BUI
Carpentry : an introduction to sawing, drilling, shaping & joining wood. 694 CAR
Ceramic tile : how to install ceramic tile for your floors, walls, backsplashes & countertops. 693.3 CER
Children's parties : fun ideas for fabulous kids' parties, Rose Hammick,. 793.21 HAM
Discovering fruit & nuts : a comprehensive guide to the cultivation, uses and health benefits of over 300 food-producing plants, Susanna Lyle. 634 LYL
Elle decor : the height of style : inspiring ideas from the world's chicest rooms, Michael Boodro. 747 ELL
George Clarke's more amazing spaces, George Clarke. 728 CLA
Happy, Amanda Talbot ; photography by Josef S. Rosemann. 747 TAL
Amanda Talbot demonstrates how architecture and interior design at their best can make us safer, healthier, more efficient, enlightened and productive all contributing to a fundamental sense of wellbeing.
Holiday at home, Mr Jason Grant ; photography by Lauren Bamford. 747 GRA
Taking inspiration from beach houses, road-trips, country hotels and summer holidays spent camping under the stars, acclaimed stylist Jason Grant shows you how to style your spaces to evoke that carefree, fresh and fun holiday feeling in your own home.
La vita e bella : the elegant art of living in the Italian style, Jill Foulston. 747.0945 FOU
Plumbing : install & repair your own toilets, faucets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains. 696.1 PLU
Pools : design and form with water, Miquel Tres. 728.96 TRE
Room : inside contemporary interiors. 747 ROO
The complete guide to patios : a DIY guide to building patios, walkways & outdoor steps. 690.893 COM
Veranda : a passion for living : houses of style and inspiration, Carolyn Englefield. 747 ENG


The hilarious! Cameron letters. 827.92 CAM
In the new millennium, gadabout Kiwi Neil Cameron returns to New Zealand on the urging of then prime minister Helen Clark who says there's never been better time for young people to return home and find work. Neil finds this is not the case. He begins applying for jobs and sets his sights high — writing to well-known individuals and organisations in search of a plum job that will exercise his talents and make him lots of money. Quickly, the letters start to question basic tenets of New Zealand life, and his correspondence becomes increasingly hilarious.
What the dinosaurs did last night, Refe and Susan Tuma. 817.6 TUM
From the parents who brought us the web sensation "Dinovember" comes photographic proof of what toys do at night.


Inventions that didn't change the world, Julie Halls. 609.41 HAL


A practitioner's guide to the Property Law Act 2007, Jody Foster. 346.043 FOS
Accident Compensation Act : key sections and commentary, Ben Thompson LLB (Well). 346.032 THO
Campbell on mortgages, Neil Campbell QC. 346.043 CAM
Legal writing : a complete guide for a career in law, general editor, Richard Scragg. 808.066 DOR
Prendergast : legal villain?, Grant Morris. 347.014 PRE
James Prendergast is the most infamous figure in New Zealand's legal history, known mainly for his condemnation of the Treaty of Waitangi as "a simple nullity" in 1877.
Tax structures 101 : a guide to asset planning for property and business owners in New Zealand, Matthew Gilligan. 343.054 GIL


A history of the book in 100 books : mankind's 5000 year thirst for knowledge, Roderick Cave & Sara Ayad. 002 CAV
A mother's disgrace, Robert Dessaix. 828.914 DES
Adopted as a baby towards the end of World War II, Robert Dessaix grew up haunted by 'a shaft of silence' surrounding the question of his natural mother's identity, and of his identity and sexuality. In this touching memoir, he recounts the story of a most unusual childhood on Sydney's North Shore.
Bad feminist : essays, Roxane Gay. 814.6 GAY
Takes us through the journey of author's evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).
It's not what you say, it's the way you say it! : how to sell yourself when it really matters, Michael Parker. 808.51 PAR
Jane Austen's journeys, Hazel Jones. 823.7 AUS
A study of travel in Austen's works, within the context of the period's excitement for travel.
Letters to Vera, Vladimir Nabokov. 813.54 NAB
No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer lasted longer than Vladimir Nabokov's. Vera Slonim shared his delight at the enchantment of life's trifles and literature's treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humour of any woman he had met. From their meeting in 1921, Vladimir's letters to his beloved Vera form a narrative arc that tells a forty-six year-long love story, and they are memorable in their entirety.
Lists of note, compiled by Shaun Usher. 808.88 LIS
Just as he did with Letters of Note, Shaun Usher has trawled the world's archives to produce a rich visual anthology that stretches from ancient times to present day. From a to-do list of Leonardo da Vinci's to Charles Darwin on the pros and cons of marriage or Julia Child's list of possible titles for what would later become an American cooking bible, Lists of Note is a constantly surprising A-Z of what makes us human.
Maori boy : a memoir of childhood, Witi Ihimaera. 823.914 IHI
My life in houses, Margaret Foster. 823.914 FOR
A book about what houses are to us, the effect they have on the way we live our lives. It is also backwards glace at the changing nature of our accommodation: from blacking grates and outside privies; to houses today being converted back into single dwellings, all open-plan spaces and bringing the outside in.
Rainbow in the cloud : the wit and wisdom of Maya Angelou. 818.54 ANG
Spike Milligan : man of letters, Norma Farnes. 826.914 MIL
Collects from one of the greatest comics of the twentieth century to some of its most famous politicians, actors, celebrities and rock stars (as well as a host of unlikely individuals on some surprising subjects): rounded teabags ('what did you do with the corners?'); and backless hospital gowns ('beyond my comprehension').
Tell you what : great New Zealand nonfiction, 2015, Jolisa Gracewood & Susanna Andrew. 820.80092 TEL
The bookshop book, Jen Campbell. 381.45002 CAM
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, this book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over two hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents.
The letters of T.S. Eliot. Volume 5, 1930-1931, Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden. 821.912 ELI
The republic of imagination : the case for fiction, Azar Nafisi ; illustrations by Peter Sis. 306.48 NAF
From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today.
The silver moon : reflections on life, death and writing, Bryce Courtenay. 828.914 COU
The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller.
Then it was now again : selected critical writing, Murray Edmond. 820.9993 EDM
Then It Was Now Again: selected critical writing tells the story of a range of controversies, innovations, revolutions and disputes in New Zealand poetry, theatre and drama over the 40 years between 1973 and 2013.

Music & Musicians

200 stompbox reviews : the ultimate buyer's guide for fans of effects pedals, switching systems, flangers, tremolos, and more!. 787.8719 TWO
Fandemonium, Red Hot Chili Peppers. 781.66 RED
Live at the Fillmore East and West : getting backstage and personal with rock's greatest legends, John Glatt. 781.66 GLA
In 1968, rock promoter Bill Graham launched the Fillmore East in New York City and the Fillmore West in San Francisco, changing music forever. For three years, every major rock band played the Fillmores, performing legendary shows.
Nashville songwriter : the inside stories behind country music's greatest hits, Jake Brown. 781.642 BRO
Peter, Paul and Mary : fifty years in music and life, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey & Mary Travers. 781.62 PET
This book visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, with stirring images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America's heart.
Shining star : braving the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire, Philip J. Bailey with Keith Zimmerman and Kent Zimmerman. 781.64 BAI
A personal account by the lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire traces his professional and spiritual journey against a backdrop of the group's meteoric rise to stardom, describing the diverse influences that shaped the band's style and his own experiences as a solo performer.
So this is permanence : Joy Division : lyrics and notebooks, Ian Curtis ; edited by Jon Savage & Deborah Curtis. 781.66 CUR

Natural Science

Among chimpanzees : field notes from the race to save our endangered relatives, Nancy J. Merrick. 599.885 MER
Bugs up close, photography by John Hallmen ; text by Lars-Ake Janzon ; translation by Joy Hill. 595.7 JAN
Everglades : America's wetland, Mac Stone ; foreword by Michael Grunwald. 975.939 STO
Ocean worlds : the story of seas on Earth and other planets, Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams. 551.46 ZAL
Owls : our most enchanting bird, Matt Sewell. 598.97 SEW
Shark man : one Kiwi man's mission to save our most feared and misunderstood predator, Riley Elliott. 597.3 ELL
Spineless : portraits of marine invertebrates, the backbone of life, Susan Middleton ; foreword by Sylvia A. Earle. 591.77 MID
The bee : a natural history, Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich. 638.1 WIL
The book of beetles : a life-size guide to six hundred of nature's gems, editor, Patrice Bouchard. 595.76 BOO
Walrus, John Miller and Louise Miller. 599.79 MIL
WTF, evolution?! : a theory of unintelligible design, Mara Grunbaum. 590 GRU
Here to question the intelligence in intelligent design, WTF, Evolution!? features more than 100 of the most ridiculous-looking wacky creatures on earth, with accompanying hilarious commentary.


Balancing your blended family : practical tips and insight to help your blended family work!, Jason D. King. 306.87 KIN
Blending families : the honeymoon comes later, B. Max Price. 306.874 PRI
Preparing for adoption : everything adopting parents need to know about preparations, introductions and the first few weeks, Julia Davis. 362.734 DAV
The happy sleeper : the science-backed guide to helping your baby get a good night's sleep : newborn to school age, Heather Turgeon. 649.122 TUR

Pets & Animals

Backyard poultry, naturally, Alanna Moore. 636.5 MOO
Puppies, Connie Swaim and Deb M. Eldredge. 636.70887 SWA


American farmer : the heart of our country, photographs by Paul Mobley. 630 MOB
When photographer Paul Mobley set out to capture the soul of America's farming communities, he discovered a culture defined by tradition, integrity, and hard work, and comprised of the most authentic and generous individuals he's ever encountered.
Retronaut : the photographic time machine, Chris Wild. 779 WIL
Based on the widely popular blog that started as a side project in a basement, Retronaut reveals strange yet enlightening photographs from the past that somehow seem to depict another version of now.
The last road, photographs by Anne Nobel. 779 NOB
Anne Noble spent six weeks in Antarctica in 2008 as a grantee on the US National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers programme. During this time she took photographs that are grouped here in The Last Road. This is the second in a trilogy of books.


10 x (10 + p-10) = 0 : a ten year, ten book project : 20/02/2002 - 21/02/2012, Doc Drumheller. 821.92 DRU
A clearer view of the Hinterland : poems & sequences 1981-2014, Jack Ross. 821.914 ROS
Dear Neil Roberts, Airini Beautrais. 821.92 BEA
Haiku and humour : a collection of international poetry, Jill Darragh. 821.9208 HAI
Hold your own, Kate Tempest. 821.92 TEM
I, Clodia, and other portraits, Anna Jackson. 821.92 JAC
New selected poems : 1966-1987, Seamus Heaney. 821.914 HEA
Republic of poets. Volume 1, Pioneers, featuring Ben Brown, Andy Coyle, Doc Drumheller. 821.91408 BRO
Spoonbill 101, Rangi Faith. 821.914 FAI
Take back our sky, Nola Borrell. 821.9208 TAK
The Ariel poems : illustrated poems for Christmas, T.S. Eliot. 821.91 ELI
The breathing tree : new poems, Apirana Taylor. 821.914 TAY
The night we ate the baby, Tim Upperton. 821.92 UPP
You fit the description : the selected poems of Peter Olds., Peter Olds. 821.914 OLD
Young country, Kerry Hines ; with photographs by William Williams. 821.92 HIN

Politics & Government

A kingdom in crisis : Thailand's struggle for democracy in the twenty-first century, Andrew MacGregor Marshall. 320.9593 MAR
China 1945 : Mao's revolution and America's fateful choice, Richard Bernstein. 327.73 BER
Revolution, Russell Brand. 909.83 BRA
Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there's nothing we can do "it's just the way things are". This book makes revolution not only possible, but inevitable and fun.
There was and there was not : a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond, Meline Toumani. 327.561 TOU
A young Armenian-American goes to Turkey in a 'love thine enemy' experiment that becomes a transformative reflection on how we use — and abuse — our personal histories.

Religion & Ethics

Earthed in hope : dying, death and funerals : a Pakeha Anglican perspective, Alister G. Hendery. 265.8 HEN
He tuhi marei-kura : nga korero a te Maori mo te hanganga mai o te ao no nga whare wananga o Tainui, Pei Te Hurinui Jones. 299.92 JON
In the beginning was the Spirit : science, religion, and indigenous spirituality, Diarmuid O'Murchu. 231.3 O
Jesus feminist : exploring God's radical notion that women are people too : an invitation to revisit the Bible's view of women, Sarah Bessey. 230 BES
Remaining in the truth of Christ : marriage and communion in the Catholic Church, Robert Dodaro, O.S.A. 248.4 REM
The Bhagavad Gita : a new translation : contexts : criticism, translated by Gavin Flood and Charles Martin. 294.59 BHA
The family of Jesus, Karen Kingsbury. 232.9 KIN
Offers a collection of scripturally based short story views of six of the family members of Jesus Christ, including Mary, Joseph, Jesus' brother James, John the Baptist, Zechariah, and Elizabeth.
The heart is noble : changing the world from the inside out, His Holiness the Karmapa,. 294.33 ORG
Weaving, networking & taking flight : engaged ministry in Avondale Union and Manurewa Methodist parishes, 2006-2014, Alifeleti Vaitu'ulala Ngahe. 248.4 NGA
Whispers and vanities : Samoan indigenous knowledge and religion, Tamasailau M. Suaalii-Saun,. 299.92 WHI
This collection of essays and selected poetry responds to an address on Samoan religious culture given by Samoa's Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi, to the 2009 World Parliament of Religions.


100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know about maths and the arts, John D. Barrow. 510 BAR
A mind for numbers : how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra), Barbara Oakley, Ph.D. 501 OAK
Adam Spencer's big book of numbers : everything you wanted to know about the numbers 1 to 100, Adam Spencer. 513.2 SPE
Knots and borromean rings, rep-tiles, and eight queens : Martin Gardner's unexpected hanging, Martin Gardner. 510 GAR
Read about how knots and molecules are related; take a trip into the fourth dimension; try out new dissections of stars, crosses, and polygons; and challenge yourself with new twists on classic games.
Microbiology for dummies, Jennifer C. Stearns. 579 STE
Minerals : a very short introduction, David J. Vaughan. 549 VAU
New space frontiers : venturing into Earth orbit and beyond, Piers Bizony. 629.41 BIZ
Through gorgeous photography and engaging writing, noted space and science author Piers Bizony speculates beyond just today's hardware and explores what might be possible for the next generation.
Philip's stargazing with Mark Thompson : the essential guide to astronomy. 520 THO
Sneaky math : a graphic primer with projects : ace the basics of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus with everyday things, Cy Tymony. 510 TYM
Stories in the stars : an atlas of constellations, Susanna Hislop ; illustrated by Hannah Waldron. 523 HIS
The art and history of globes, Sylvia Sumira. 526 SUM
The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty, Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber. 530.12 CRE
The authors one a philosopher, the other a physicist draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatise the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding while also exploring the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace.

Self Development

A bigger prize : why competition isn't everything and how we do better, Margaret Heffernan. 155.23 HEF
Healing a friend or loved one's grieving heart after a cancer diagnosis : 100 practical ideas for providing compassion, comfort and care, Alan D. Wolfelt, Kirby J. Duvall. 155.9 WOL
Man's search for meaning : the classic tribute to hope from the Holocaust, Viktor E. Frankl with a new foreword by Martin Gilbert. 150.195 FRA
Frankl came to believe man's deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.
Mindfulness in eight weeks : the revolutionary eight-week plan to clear your mind and calm your life, Michael Chaskalson. 158.1 CHA
Unsinkable : how to bounce back quickly when life knocks you down, Sonia Ricotti. 158.1 RIC

Social Issues

Bullying beyond the schoolyard : preventing and responding to cyberbullying, Sameer Hinduja, Justin W. Patchin. 302.343 HIN
Carbon shock : a tale of risk and calculus on the front lines of the disrupted global economy : how carbon is changing the cost of everything, Mark Schapiro. 363.7387 SCH
Common people : the history of an English family, Alison Light. 305.562 LIG
Family history is a massive phenomenon of our times but what are we after when we go in search of our ancestors? Beginning with her grandparents, the author moves between the present and the past, in a series of journeys over two centuries, across Britain and beyond.
Developing excellent care for people with dementia living in care homes, Caroline Baker ; foreword by Professor Murna Downs. 362.19683 BAK
Digital disconnect : how capitalism is turning the Internet against democracy, Robert W. McChesney. 302.23 MCC
Greatest hits : a quarter century of journalistic encounters, cultural fulminations and notes from lost cities, David Cohen. 082 COH
Articles previously published in: New Zealand listener, Chronicle of higher education, Jerusalem report, National business review, Guardian, The capital and others.
How does it hurt?, Stephanie de Montalk. 362.196047 DE
Stephanie de Montalk tells the story of the chronic pain that has invaded her life for more than ten years.
How to make your long-distance relationship work and flourish : a couple's guide to being apart and staying happy, Tamsen Butler. 306.7 BUT
ICONZ? : an iconic look at New Zealand identity, created by Belinda Ellis. 306.0993 ELL
ICONZ is an encyclopaedic collection of 64 illustrated graphic icons cataloguing New Zealand's popular culture and identity.
In your prime : older, wiser, happier, India Knight. 646.79 KNI
Seeks to provide proper, weighty answers to the questions women are asking themselves. Covering a range of subjects from clothes and cosmetics, being a parent to older children, having older parents and what that entails, and of course, the menopause, this is the guide to approaching middle age with confidence and panache.
Intentional dating : when you're ready to leave behind the liars, losers, and lemons : 15 keys to finding love for a lifetime, John Buri. 306.7 BUR
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption, Bryan Stevenson. 353.48 STE
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.
Living on a dollar a day : the lives and faces of the world's poor, Thomas A. Nazario. 305.569 NAZ
Losing patience : the problems, alarms and psychological issues of shaken baby syndrome, James Peinkofer, LCSW. 362.76 PEI
Loves me not : how to keep relationships safe : based on the Sophie Elliott story and what we missed, Lesley Elliott with William J. O'Brien. 362.88 ELL
The Loves-Me-Not programme was developed by the New Zealand Police in partnership with the Sophie Elliott Foundation and the Ministry of Social Development. Its primary aim is to help young people keep safe. Loves-Me-Not includes advice and suggestions on how to identify problems, how to deal with them and where to seek help.
Mateship : a very Australian history, Nick Dyrenfurth. 302.3 DYR
In the first book-length exploration of our secular creed, one of Australia's leading young historians and public commentators turns mateship's history upside down. Did you know that the first Australians to call each other 'mate' were business partners? Or that many others thought that mateship would be the basis for creating an entirely new society namely, a 'socialist' one? For some, the term 'mate' is 'the nicest word in the English language' for others, it represents the very worst features in our nation's culture: conformity, bullying, corruption, racism, and misogyny. So what does mateship really mean?
Not for greens : he who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon, Ian Plimer with a foreword by Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace. 363.7 PLI
This book argues that unless the greens live sustainably in caves in the forest and use no trappings of the modern world, then they should be regarded as hypocrites and treated with the disdain they deserve.
Nothing is true and everything is possible : the surreal heart of the new Russia, Peter Pomerantsev. 306.0947 POM
A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st-century Russia: into the lives of oligarchs convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, Bohemian theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators, and playboy revolutionaries.
Perfectly natural : the audacious story of Iris Florence Peter Williams, Julie Glamuzina. 306.768 WIL
Story of Iris Florence Williams/Peter Williams, who was born female and lived as a man in 20th century NZ, with most of book focussed on 1930-1950 and particularly the 1945 court case.
Plastic-free : how I kicked the plastic habit and you can too, Beth Terry. 363.738 TER
Princess : more tears to cry, Jean Sasson. 305.42 SUL
Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. This title offers the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society.
Remotely controlled : how television is damaging our lives, Aric Sigman. 302.234 SIG
Smoke gets in your eyes : & other lessons from the crematory, Caitlin Doughty. 363.75 DOU
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor. 303.483 TAY
Tangata whenua : an illustrated history, Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney, Aroha Harris. 305.8994 AND
Tangata Whenua portrays the sweep of Maori history from Pacific origins to the twenty-first century. Through narrative and images, it offers an overview of the past, grounded in specific localities and histories.
The best of friends : two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship, Sara James and Ginger Mauney. 302.34 JAM
In this heartfelt memoir, Sara and Ginger alternately narrate the story of their twenties, thirties, and forties through the lens of a friendship that has spanned thousands of miles and more than thirty years, and reveal how they dared to reinvent their lives, just as it seemed that everything was falling apart.
The emotional challenges of immigration : strategies and stories of those who stayed, Ellie Baker. 304.8 BAK
The medieval housewife : & other women of the Middle Ages, Toni Mount. 305.42 MOU
Trapped : a couple's journey to hell and back in Dubai, Marcus and Julie Lee with Hazel Flynn. 363.259 LEE
Everything went swimmingly until one day in 2009 when Marcus was picked up by the state police and imprisoned in solitary over extremely hazy charges. Marcus managed to get out of prison and out of Dubai with the help of Julie, who found her husband and spent five years working to free him first from one of Dubai's notorious jails, and then from house arrest.

Sport & Recreation

Bowls : making the most of your game, Patrick Hulbert. 796.315 HUL
Boycie's wild food adventures : true tails and recipes from the Backbencher man, Alistair (Boycie) Boyce. 799.2 BOY
Meet a bloke who cooks a great feed, spins a great yarn and loves hunting and fishing. He is Alistair (Boycie) Boyce and he owns the Backbencher Gastropub across the road from Parliament in Wellington. Follow Boycie as he gets into his hunting big time along with various mates. The stories portray his passion for the outdoors and are accentuated by Boycie's wicked sense of humour as he learns the skills and tricks of the trade of the great outdoors.
But now I see : my journey from blindness to Olympic gold, Steven Holcomb with Steve Eubanks. 796.95 HOL
The life and athletic career of Steven Holcomb, an Olympic bobsledder who hid his encroaching blindness from his coach, sled mates, and the public until he finally told his coach, who led him to a revolutionary treatment that restored his eyesight to 20/20.
Canterbury foothills & forests : a walking and tramping guide, Pat Barrett. 993.8 BAR
Chasing epic : the snowboard photographs of Jeff Curtes, Jeff Curtes. 796.93 CUR
Classic New Zealand mountain bike rides. North Island, Jonathan Kennett, Simon Kennett, Paul Kennett. 796.63 KEN
Classic New Zealand mountain bike rides. South Island, Jonathan Kennett, Simon Kennett, Paul Kennett. 796.63 KEN
Fishing sense, Philip Weigall. 799.12 WEI
Acclaimed flyfishing author Philip Weigall attempts to answer some 'flyfishing truths'.
Foul play : the dark arts of cheating in sport, Mike Rowbottom. 175 ROW
Foxcatcher : the true story of my brother's murder, John du Pont's madness, and the quest for Olympic gold, Mark Schultz with David Thomas. 796.812 SCH
On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold-medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot three times by du Pont family heir John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher Farms estate in Pennsylvania. Following the murder there was a tense standoff when du Pont barricaded himself in his home for two days before he was finally captured. How did such a horrifying senseless murder happen?
How to go boating and where : the complete Kiwi guide, Mike Rendle. 797.1 REN
Iditarod adventures : tales from mushers along the trail, Lew Freedman ; illustrations by Jon Van Zyle. 798.8 FRE
Mushers explain why they have chosen this rugged lifestyle, what has kept them in long-distance mushing, and the experiences they have endured along that unforgiving trail between Anchorage and Nome.
My cool bike : an inspirational guide to bikes and bike culture, Chris Haddon. 629.2272 HAD
Sisterhood in sports : how female athletes collaborate and compete, Joan Steidinger. 796.08 STE
Stanley Cup : 120 years of hockey supremacy, Eric Zweig ; foreword by Phil Pritchard, the keeper of the Cup. 796.962 ZWE
Tactics for trout, Rick Hafele, Dave Hughes, Skip Morris. 799.17 HAF
The game of our lives : football in boom and bust, David Goldblatt. 796.334 GOL

Trains, Boats, Planes

Birdmen : the Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the battle to control the skies, Lawrence Goldstone. 629.13 GOL
Born to fly, Bill Reid. 629.13092 REI
The Reids have helicopters in their blood, and Born To Fly is an exciting inter-generational tale of adventure, enterprise and daring.
Buehler's backyard boatbuilding for the 21st century, George Buehler. 623.822 BUE
Farewell to trains : a lifetime's journey along Britain's changing railways, David St John Thomas. 385.0941 THO
Ferrymead 50 : the story of a railway, Keith G. Brown. 385.0993 BRO
Great French passenger ships, William H. Miller. 387.243 MIL
Simple boat maintenance, Pat Manley. 623.82 MAN
The boat data book, Ian Nicolson, Richard Nicolson. 623.82 NIC
The world the railways made, Nicholas Faith with an introduction from Christian Wolmar. 385 FAI


A bloody road home : World War Two and New Zealand's heroic second division, Christopher Pugsley. 940.541 PUG
A Bloody Road Home is the story of 2 New Zealand Division in World War Two. Commanded by the New Zealand-raised and educated Lieutenant General Sir Bernard 'Tiny' Freyberg, in six years of war it became one of the finest fighting divisions in the British and Commonwealth Armies.
Against the tide : Rickover's leadership principles and the rise of the nuclear Navy, Rear Admiral Dave Oliver, USN (Ret.). 359 OLI
An illustrated history of amphibious warfare vessels : a complete guide to the evolution and development of landing ships and landing craft, shown in 220 wartime and modern photographs, Bernard Ireland. 623.825 IRE
April 25, 1915 : 'the most glorious day of my life', Lieutenant Spencer Westmacott. 940.42 WES
Lieutenant Westmacott's full account of April 25, 1915, forms the heart of this new book. In addition, Spencer Westmacott's full life story is told by the book's editor, Christopher Tobin. Containing numerous photographs, and more than 100 pages, this book is essential reading for any New Zealander wanting to know and learn about April 25, 1915 - the first Anzac Day
Endurance and the First World War : experiences and legacies in New Zealand and Australia, David Monger, Sarah Murray and Katie Pickles. 940.393 END
Female Tommies : the frontline women of the First World War, Elisabeth Shipton. 940.4 SHI
Fighting fit 1939, Adam Culling. 355.5 FIG
The training & equipment manual, books, photographs and inspirational lectures collected in this publication provide an insight into how the Physical Training Instructor kept the British soldier Fighting Fit.
Fire and movement : the British Expeditionary Force and the campaign of 1914, Peter Hart. 940.42 HAR
Gallipoli : a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials, Ian McGibbon. 940.42 MCG
Honours and awards of the Army, Gordon L. Maitland. 355.134 MAI
Navy SEALs : their untold story, Dick Couch and William Doyle. 359.98 COU
Nga tama toa = he toto heke, he Tipare Here ki te ukaipo : Kamupene C, Ope Taua (Maori) 28 1939-1945 : i tuhia tenei pukapua i roto i te reo Maori, Monty Soutar ; whakataki, ta Henare K. Ngata. 940.541 SOU
Translation into Maori of the highly successful English edition published in 2008. Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship offers a truly unique insight into the impact the Second World War had on the iwi of the Tairawhiti district (on the east coast of the North Island) focusing on the region's war effort not only overseas, but also at home and in government
Section 60 : Arlington National Cemetery : where war comes home, Robert M. Poole. 355.16 POO
The acclaimed author of On Hallowed Ground, using Section 60 of the Arlington National Cemetery as a window into the latest wars, recounts stories of courage and sacrifice by fallen heroes and how they are honored and remembered by those they left behind.
Special ops heroes : true stories of exceptional bravery beind enemy lines, Michael Ashcroft. 356.167 ASH
Swastikas in the Arctic : U-boat alley through the frozen hell, Jak P. Mallmann Showell. 940.545 SHO
The home front : North Otago, 1914-18, Graeme Leather. 993.91 LEA
For over four years, the people of North Otago joined others throughout the British Empire to work for victory in what they called 'The Great War'. They sent their young men to the battlefields, mourned for those killed, and welcomed home those who were sick and wounded.
U-boat : 1936-45 (Type VIIA, B, C and Type VIIC/41) : an insight into the design, construction and operation of the most feared German U-boat of Second World War, Alan Gallop. 623.8257 GAL
Where the iron crosses grow : the Crimea 1941-44, Robert Forczyk. 940.5421 FOR
World War II German field weapons & equipment : a visual reference guide, Keith Ward. 355.8 WAR