New Titles Non-Fiction November 2015 (arrived in October 2015)

Art & Architecture

Bio art : altered realities, William Myers. 700.105 MYE
This book reveals the ways in which the work of bio artists offers new meanings for our lives in the wake of scientific discovery, as well as new frameworks for describing them.
From the balcony : Alan Pearson at the opera, Denys Trussell. 759.993 PEA
Represents a selection of paintings and drawings made during Alan Pearson's sojourn in southern Italy and London in the 1980s.
I lift my head when ploughing : an outline of my early years, suggested by others who thought it might be of interest to those who have viewed my paintings and drawings, Peter Carson. 759.993 CAR
Peter Carson reminisces about his early life in Christchurch, the impact the natural world had on his imagination and the influences that shaped his art.
Jutaku : Japanese houses, Naomi Pollock. 728.0952 POL
Lighthouses of the world, Lisa Purcell. 387.1 PUR
From the Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island, to the ancient Kopu Lighthouse in Estonia (first constructed in 1531), Lighthouses of the World traverses continents in order to provide stunning photography and illustration showing the many different lighthouses that man has constructed over the centuries.
Small house living, Catherine Foster. 728.37 FOS
Showcases an inspiring collection of homes measuring less than 90m2 from around New Zealand. Family homes, baches and apartments are included in the line-up; all of them demonstrating ingenious ways to reduce space and cut costs within a design-enriched environment.
Superlux : smart light art, design & architecture for cities, Davina Jackson. 729.28 SUP
SuperLux is an international celebration of the ingenuity and artistry of the latest lighting technology and the Smart Light movement.
The new art of the fifteenth century : faith and art in Florence and the Netherlands, Shirley Neilsen Blum. 709.45 BLU
A synthesis of the early Renaissance, considering Florentine and Netherlandish art as a single phenomenon resulting from a shared Christian culture.
The promised land, Michael Parekowhai. 709.93 PAR
'The Promised Land' showcases Michael Parekowhai's sculpture and photography in philosophical, political and art historical terms.


Building hot rods : 30 years of advice from Fatman Fabrication's Brent VanDervort, Brent VanDervort. 629.2878 VAN
Hot rod milestones : America's coolest coupes, roadsters, & racers, Ken Gross. 629.228 GRO
The complete book of Porsche 911 : every model since 1964, Randy Leffingwell. 629.2222 POR


Grace of Monaco, Jeffrey Robinson. 944.949 GRA
The acclaimed biography by Jeffrey Robinson, now revised and updated to coincide with the major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace.


A life on film, Geoff Murphy. 791.43023 MUR
The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times.
A man's world : the double life of Emile Griffith, Donald McRae. 796.83 GRI
McRae tells the story of a remarkable man who underwent a metamorphosis from hat maker to world title taker, while battling sexual prejudice and the torturous aftermath of his knockout victory over Paret, whose life was extinguished following their infamous third encounter in 1962.
Ain't nothing like freedom, Cynthia McKinney. 975.8 MCK
Cynthia McKinney was the lone non-Gulf state Democratic voice on the House Committee investigating the federal government's lack of response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This book tells the story of Cynthia McKinney.
Baby bumps : from party girl to proud mama, and all the messy milestones along the way, Nicole Polizzi. 306.8743 POL
The formerly reckless party girl of MTV's "The Jersey Shore" describes her bumpy and humorous transition to motherhood after an unplanned pregnancy put the brakes on her former lifestyle.
Balotelli : the remarkable story behind the sensational headlines, Luca Caioli. 796.334 BAL
Since exploding on to the scene at Inter Milan in 2007, he has won league titles in both Italy and England, moving between Europe's elite clubs. Yet for all his undoubted talent, he is better known for his off-field antics not least his infamous run-ins with both the police and Manchester's firefighters.
Blindsided, Michael Lynagh. 796.333 LYN
Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game and how close he came to losing his life.
Bulletproof, Maci Bookout. 306.8743 BOO
When a good southern girl becomes a single teen mom, how does she hold onto her dreams?
Conversations with McCartney, Paul Du Noyer. 781.66 MCC
In June 1989, Paul Du Noyer was contacted by Paul McCartney's office in London and asked to interview the star as they had met once before and enjoyed a good rapport. This book is the culmination of Du Noyer's long association with McCartney and his music.
Doujon's heart, Greg Callaghan. 617.41 ZAM
The extraordinary story of how the gift of a heart gave meaning to a senseless tragedy and inspired a lifelong friendship between two families.
Dr. Mutter's marvels : a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz. 617.092 MUT
A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities.
Easy company soldier : the legendary battles of a sergeant from World War II's 'Band of Brothers', Don Malarkey. 940.541 MAL
Sgt. Don Malarkey takes us not only into the battles fought from Normandy to Germany, but into the heart and mind of a soldier who beat the odds to become an elite paratrooper, and lost his best friend during the nightmarish engagement at Bastogne.
Elon Musk : how the billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is shaping our future, Ashlee Vance. 338.04 MUS
Spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work, from his upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.
Francis Bacon in your blood : a memoir, Michael Peppiatt. 759.2 BAC
In this intimate and deliberately indiscreet account, Bacon is shown close-up, grand and petty, tender and treacherous by turn, and often quite unlike the myth that has grown up around him. This is a speaking portrait, a living likeness, of the defining artist of our times.
Hitler's art thief : Hildebrand Gurlitt, the Nazis, and the looting of Europe's treasures, Susan Ronald. 943.086 GUR
Ronald reveals in this stranger-than-fiction-tale how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike. As an "official dealer" for Hitler and Goebbels, Hildebrand Gurlitt became one of the Third Reich's most prolific art looters.
Horncastle's hero or hell raiser : Charlie Jacobsen : an ancestor of the Horncastle family, Graeme Horncastle. 920.71 JAC
This book explores the life of Charlie Jacobsen, grandfather and great-grandfather of generations of Horncastles who, often from humble beginnings, have achieved success in many fields including building, hospitality, fishing, retail, property management and advertising.
I'll never write my memoirs, Grace Jones. 781.64 JON
Legendary influential performer Grace Jones offers a revealing account of her spectacular career and turbulent life, charting the development of a persona that has made her one of the world's most recognizable artists.
Island home : a landscape memoir, Tim Winton. 823.914 WIN
'I grew up on the world's largest island.' This apparently simple fact is the starting point for Tim Winton's beautiful, evocative and sometimes provocative memoir of how this unique landscape has shaped him and his writing..
Kieran Read : tribute to a great eight, Matt Elliott. 796.333 REA
In an era of some of the greatest All Blacks the game of rugby has ever seen, Kieran Read counts as one of the best. Kieran Read exhibits a rare blend of leadership, fearlessness and outstanding skills and game smarts on the paddock, and is hugely popular with players, coaches and administrators alike.
Lucky : Professor Green, Stephen Manderson. 781.66 MAN
Professor Green - a.k.a. Stephen Manderson - reflects on his life so far and how his upbringing and encounters - both good and bad - shaped the person and musician he is today.
Mama Maggie : the untold story of one woman's mission to love the forgotten children of Egypt's garbage slums, Marty Makary. 305.486 GOB
Since 1997, Maggie Gobran and her organization Stephen's Children have been changing lives in Cairo's notorious zabala, or garbage slums. This book chronicles Mama Maggie's surprising pilgrimage from privileged child to stylish businesswoman to college professor pondering God's call to change.
Message to my girl : a dying father's powerful legacy of hope, Jared Noel. 155.937 NOE
Doctor Jared Noel knew he was dying for almost six years. But when it looked as though he would not live to see the birth of his child, he began a Givealittle crowd-funding campaign to raise money for a course of chemo treatment that would keep him alive long enough to meet his unborn child.
Messi : more than a superstar, Luca Caioli. 796.334 MES
Lionel Messi is the greatest footballer of our time: a magician with uncanny ability to beat defenders, find space and score goals.
My teenage dream ended : a memoir, Farrah Abraham. 306.87432 ABR
The TV show Teen mom has made Abraham a media sensation. In this unflinching memoir, she reveals the difficult truth about the life that hasn't been seen on television.
Peter O'Toole : the definitive biography, Robert Sellers. 791.43028 OTO
This biography paints the first complete picture of this much loved man and reveals what drove him to extremes, why he drank to excess and hated authority. But it also describes a man who was fiercely intelligent, with a great sense of humour and huge energy.
Pretend you're in a war : the Who and the sixties, Mark Blake. 781.66 WHO
Angry, sexless and insecure, The Who were the odd men out in swinging London.
Prick with a fork : the world's worst waitress spills the beans, Larissa Dubecki. 647.95 DUB
A hilarious and horrific dissection of the restaurant industry from the waiter's point of view, Prick with a Fork is a statement rather than an instruction!
Putting down roots : a life story of Jaap Van Dorsser as told to Margaret Horner, 2013, Jacob Cornelis van Dorsser. 631.52 VAN
"Roots are the all-important part of a tree. They hold it up and supply the essence of life. Good roots make for a good life, in plants as in people. Through my upbringing and my education, I had the good fortune to form a sturdy root system.
Samurai William : the Englishman who opened Japan, Giles Milton. 952.02 WIL
The story of William Adams the first Englishman to set foot in Japan (and the inspiration for James Clavell s bestselling novel Shogun).
Snakes! Guillotines! Electric chairs! : my adventures in the Alice Cooper group, Dennis Dunaway. 781.66 DUN
Dunaway reveals a band that was obsessed with topping themselves, with their increasingly outlandish shows and ever-blackening reputation. Dunaway takes readers into back rooms, behind brainstorming sessions, and into the most exclusive parties of the 1970s, revealing the talent, drama, and characters that drove two teenagers to create what would become America's highest-grossing act.
Snow on the Lindis : my life at Morven Hills Station, Madge Snow. 636.301 SNO
A station matriarch recounts a life lived on the famous Morven Hills Station. Morven Hills is one of New Zealand's most well-known high-country stations - once an enormous 400,000 acres. This is Madge's charming story of domestic station life, how the times have changed, and of fond memories that will never fade.
Stalin's Englishman : the lives of Guy Burgess, Andrew Lownie. 327.12 BUR
Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' Maclean, Philby, Blunt all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service.
Standing my ground : a voice for nature conservation, Alan F. Mark. 333.78 MAR
Alan Mark is one of New Zealand's best-known conservationist. As long-time Professor of Botany at the University of Otago his career has combined rigorous science with committed environmental activism.
Ted Hughes : the unauthorised life, Jonathan Bate. 821.914 HUG
Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of fishing and beasts in brooding landscapes.
The dreaming land, Martin Edmond. 828.914 EDM
Martin Edmond recalls his experiences of growing up in rural New Zealand in the 1950s and 60s. Edmond documents the people, locations, and events that made a lasting impression on him, and maps the development of his mental landscape.
The man who saved Smithy : fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero : the life of Sir Gordon Taylor MC, GC, Rick Searle. 629.13092 TAY
The book details the heroic story of pilot Gordon Taylor, a Military Cross winner & unsung pioneer of Australian aviation.
The next vintage : the Babich family and 100 years of New Zealand wine, Michael Bassett. 338.766 BAB
This book tells the story of the Babich family, their early struggles, and of their successful vineyards.
The outsider : my life in intrigue, Frederick Forsyth. 823.914 FOR
From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever - his own.
The secret diaries of Miss Anne Lister : (1791-1840), Helena Whitbread. 942.81 LIS
The diary of a remarkable woman who lived life on her terms in Regency Yorkshire. Anne Lister was a wealthy landowner, industrialist and lesbian.
Tragedy : the sad ballad of the Gibb brothers, Jeff Apter. 781.64 BEE
This is the story of all four brothers' incredible careers, lives and influence. A beautifully drawn examination of the Gibb 'curse' and an all-too-human look at the rollercoaster ride of fame. Captures the incredible highs, and the terrible lows: divorce, drunkenness and death.
Your band sucks : what I saw at indie rock's failed revolution (but can no longer hear), Jon Fine. 781.66 FIN
A memoir charting thirty years of the American independent rock underground by a musician who knows it intimately.

Business & Management

Disrupt yourself : master personal transformation, seize opportunity and thrive in the era of endless innovation, Jay Samit. 650.1 SAM
Jay Samit describes his unique method to invent new markets and expand established businesses. Incorporating stories from his own and others experiences, Samit shows how specific strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at the individual level.
MYOB software for dummies, Veechi Curtis. 657.0285 MYO
This New Zealand edition has been completely updated in line with the latest version of the software, and also covers the lastest on electronic payments and GST.
Sex and the office : women, men, and the sex partition that's dividing the workplace, Kim Elsesser. 302.35 ELS
Elsesser delves into how issues as varied as sexual harassment, workplace romance, spousal jealousy, and communication styles create barriers between men and women at work.
Why we work, Barry Schwartz. 658.3142 SCH
An analysis of the purpose of work in people's lives demonstrates how work operates in American culture and how everyday people can find happiness in the workplace, explaining the importance of career goals.
You're hired : the essential guide to job hunting and personal branding, Tom O'Neil. 650.14 ONE


Dead children playing : a picture book, Stanley Donwood. 741.66 DON

Civil Rights

Undemocratic : how unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats are stealing your liberty and freedom, Jay Sekulow. 323.49 SEK


Cyberphobia : identity, trust, security and the Internet, Edward Lucas. 005.8 LUC
Edward Lucas reveals the ways in which cyberspace is not the secure zone we may hope, how passwords provide no significant obstacle to anyone intent on getting past them, and how anonymity is easily accessible to anyone malign or benign willing to take a little time covering their tracks.

Crafts & Collecting

101 things that fly : planes, rockets, whirly-gigs & more!, . 796.15 ONE
From kites with parachutes and model planes to a "Flying Horse" Swing, these amazing projects soar, lift, float, and even take passengers for an unforgettable ride! Collected from vintage issues of Popular Mechanics, they capture all the wonder of childhood joy and creativity.
Art journal courage : fearless mixed media techniques for journaling bravely, Dina Wakley. 745.593 WAK
Discover the techniques and courage you need to journal bravely! With Dina's help, you'll begin by working through any fears you have of using your own handwriting. You'll get journaling prompts and techniques to help you develop a handwriting style you'll love and words you'll want to write!
Beautiful LEGO. 3, Wild, Mike Doyle. 688.725 DOY
Features nature-inspired LEGO creations from artists around the world. Includes interviews with master LEGO builders about the creative process.
BurdaStyle modern sewing. Full-figure fashion : 24 plus-size patterns for every day., . 646.404 BUR
All of the must-have basics of a woman's wardrobe are covered in this collection--jackets, pants, blouses, skirts, and dresses. The designs include versatile separates as well as combinations that further expand the possibilities for the modern woman's wardrobe.
Creating with concrete & mosaic : fun and decorative ideas for your home and garden, Sania Hedengren. 745.5 HED
Concrete lends itself to many unique and exquisite projects, and decorating these pieces with beautiful mosaic patterns makes them all the more impressive.
Crochet home : 20 vintage modern crochet projects for the home, Emma Lamb. 746.434 LAM
Choose from 20 retro-chic patterns to prettify your home such as quick to stitch gorgeous flower garlands, vintage inspired blankets and throws, and delightful doilies and cushions.
Just brick it, David Scarfe. 688.725 SCA
A fun Lego construction book for adults.
Knit your own dinosaur, Sally Muir. 746.432 MUI
Knitless : 50 no-knit, stash-busting yarn projects, Laura McFadden. 746.4 MCF
This clever book gives yarn lovers both knitters and non-knitters alike 50 fun ways to use their stashes without taking out their knitting needles.
Making mathematics with needlework : ten papers and ten projects, Sarah-Marie Belcastro,. 510 MAK
Focuses on the relationship between mathematics and the fiber arts. Each chapter in this work starts with an overview of the mathematics and the needlework, followed by technical sections discussing the mathematics, how to introduce the mathematics in the classroom through needlework, and how to make the needlework project.
New Nordic design, Dorothea Gundtoft. 745.40948 GUN
This book features fifty notable interior and product designers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland. Whether they are well established or up and coming, the designers all share a passionate commitment to an elegant design style with widespread international appeal.
Once upon a knit : 28 Grimm and glamorous fairytale projects, Genevieve Miller. 746.432 MIL
Iconic fairy-tale characters from storybooks, movies, and television inspire this collection of magical knitting patterns perfect for modern knights, villains, and princesses.
Paper goods projects : coffee filter flowers, doily butterflies, cupcake paper cards, and 57 more crafts, Jodi Levine. 745.54 LEV
Here are 60 fun and simple crafts that transform everyday items: paper towel tubes turn into safari animals, coffee filters dyed bright colours bloom into water lilies, doilies make a charming crown, and cereal boxes become the building blocks of a mini city.
Patternity : a new way of seeing : the inspirational power of pattern, Anna Murray. 745.4 MUR
Serves as a compendium of useful information on all facets of pattern design, decoration, and inspiration. The book chronicles the psychology behind why pattern is so important, offering an entirely new way of viewing the world around us through a fascinating collection of optically absorbing art, design, and photography.
Simple colour knitting : a how-to-knit-with-colour workshop with 20 desirable projects, Erika Knight. 746.432 KNI
Each of the 20 projects in this book teaches you a new colour-knitting technique from working motifs in intarsia in a graphic Missoni inspired throw to creating Fair Isle patterns through stranding and weaving in the two-colour snood scarf.
The Andean science of weaving : structures and techniques of warp-faced weaves, Denise Y. Arnold. 746.14 ARN
This book takes as its starting point the technical terms in the Aymara and Quechua languages used by Andean weavers themselves. The result is a completely new way of understanding one of the great craft traditions of the world.
The art of the brick : a life in LEGO, Nathan Sawaya. 688.725 SAW
Featuring hundreds of photos of Sawaya's impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.
The arts of living : Europe 1600-1815, Elizabeth Miller. 745.094 ART
This book accompanies the opening of the V&A's newly redesigned Europe gallery, which features spectacular paintings, sculpture, furniture, and decorative arts - textiles, fashion, ceramics, glass, metalwork, prints, and books - created by Europe's finest artists and craftsmen of the 17th and 18th centuries for the period's most important tastemakers, among them Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and Catherine the Great.
The big book of wooden locks : complete plans for nine working wooden locks, Tim Detweiler. 684.08 DET
The new Christmas tree : 25 dazzling trees and over 100 handcrafted projects for an inspired holiday, Carrie Brown. 745.59412 BRO
Woodturning : a foundation course, Keith Rowley. 684.083 ROW
Here's a complete course in the basic and correct techniques for mastering the lathe. Learn to create beautifully shaped newels, balusters, and chair and table legs by using gouges and chisels on a lathe.


Heist : the oddball crew behind the $17 million Loomis Fargo theft, Jeff Diamant. 364.162 DIA
Presents an account of the theft of $17 million dollars from Loomis, Fargo & Co. by David Ghantt, an employee of the firm, and the FBI's investigation of the crime.
The man in the monster : an intimate portrait of a serial killer, Martha Elliott. 364.1523 ROS
The story of a journalist's decade-long friendship with a convicted serial rapist and murderer.
The many deaths of Mary Dobie : murder, politics & revenge in nineteenth-century New Zealand, David Hastings. 993.48 DOB
In this whodunit that becomes a whydunit, the author takes us back to that lonely road on the Taranaki coast in nineteenth-century New Zealand to unravels the many deaths of Mary Dobie - the murder, the social tensions in Taranaki, the hunt for the killer and the far-reaching consequences of the shocking crime.
The rising : murder, heartbreak, and the power of human resilience in an American town, Ryan D'Agostino. 364.1523 PET
The story of Bill Petit, the Connecticut man whose family was killed in a home invasion, and his remarkable recovery from that trauma.
The valley of the shadow of death : a tale of tragedy and redemption, Kermit Alexander. 364.1523 ALE
Former NFL star Kermit Alexander tells the devastating true story of the horrific massacre of his family and his subsequent years of despair, followed by a spiritual renewal that showed him a way to rebuild his family and reclaim his life.


The heart and soul of celebrancy : a guide to creating memorable ceremonies, Sally Cant. 392.5 CAN
Contains a wealth of information that is immediately useful for practising celebrants and for those planning or studying to be a celebrant.


Behavioural economics saved my dog : life advice for the imperfect human, Dan Ariely. 330 ARI
Ariely brings his unique perspective to bear on a maelstrom of life's problems from how to deal with a Christmas card list that's fast becoming unmanageable to whether or not you should have children.
Phishing for phools : the economics of manipulation and deception, George A. Akerlof. 330 AKE
"COMPETITIVE markets by their very nature spawn deception and trickery". Two Nobel laureates show how markets can turn against the unsuspecting.
Superforecasting : the art and science of prediction, Philip E. Tetlock. 330.9 TET
A book on the habits of mind that lead to the best predictions. Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week's meals.
The most dangerous trade : how short sellers uncover fraud, keep markets honest, and make and lose billions, Richard Teitelbaum. 332.645 TEI
Serves up tales from the dark side of the world marketplace to reveal how traders profit from the failure and, often, the financial ruin of others.


An intelligent person's guide to education, Tony Little. 370.941 LIT
The storytelling school : handbook for teachers, Chris Smith. 372.677 SMI
This approach to developing literacy helps children improve their writing, listening, empathy, speaking, reading, comprehension, performance, memory, imagination and confidence. It shows teachers the stages for learning how to tell stories, how to use stories in their teaching and how to teach children to tell their own stories with easy to use methods.


Snake oil : how fracking's false promise of plenty imperils our future, Richard Heinberg. 622.33 HEI
Examines fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data.


Future Arctic : field notes from a world on the edge, Edward Struzik. 363.7387 STR
Future Arctic reveals the inside story of how politics and climate change are altering the polar world in a way that will have profound effects on economics, culture, and the environment as we know it.
The Chelsea Green reader : selections from 30 years of independent publishing, 1984-2014, Benjamin Watson. 304.2 CHE
An anthology of excerpts from the books that put Chelsea Green on the map, and the books they published. The Reader includes excerpts of fiction and poetry, nature and travel writing, memoir and biography, food and food culture, science and environmental and economic policy, among others.


One-straw revolutionary : the philosophy and work of Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn. 631.581 FUK
The first commentary on the work of the late Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 2008), widely considered to be natural farming's most influential practitioner.
Resilient agriculture : cultivating food systems for a changing climate, Laura Lengnick. 630 LEN
The hop grower's handbook : the essential guide for sustainable, small-scale production for home and market, Laura Ten Eyck. 633.82 EYC
The lean farm : how to minimize waste, increase efficiency, and maximize value and profits with less work, Ben Hartman. 628.74 HAR
A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation.


Fashion India, Phyllida Jay. 746.92 JAY
India is set to join the world's fashion hubs. With a unique creative inheritance, stretching back thousands of years, it is also rapidly making the future its designers ravishingly original in responding to the creative tensions between Indian and Western, traditional and modern, lavish ornamentation and minimal chic.
Man made : the art of male grooming, Dan Jones. 646.7 JON
From man-buns and mustaches to eye cream, facials, and buying a decent suit, this is a dapper DIY guide for all men, from teens to dads, who want to look their best year-round.
Vogue : the jewellery, Carol Woolton. 391.7 WOO
From couture to costume jewellery, the brilliant pieces featured on the pages of British Vogue for almost a century have encapsulated the fashion zeitgeist of each new age for which they were created.
World of WearableArt : 30 designers tell their stories, Naomi Arnold. 746.92 ARN
Naomi Arnold has interviewed 30 designers, exploring their stories, motivation and more.

Film, Television & Theatre

Audrey Hepburn : photographs, 1953-1966, Bob Willoughby. 791.43028 HEP
Frank Sinatra 100, Charles Pignone. 791.092 SIN
Sinatra 100 has the unseen photographs (and the iconic ones) as well as a rare trove of memorabilia and ephemera - over half of it never before published.
Joy ride : lives of the theatricals, John Lahr. 792 LAH
Joy Ride throws open the stage door and introduces readers to such makers of contemporary drama as Arthur Miller, Tony Kushner, Wallace Shawn, Harold Pinter, David Rabe, David Mamet, Mike Nichols, and August Wilson.
New British cinema from 'Submarine' to '12 Years a Slave' : the resurgence of British film-making, Jason Wood. 791.430941 WOO
The 101 greatest plays : from antiquity to the present, Michael Billington. 792 BIL

Food & Wine

4 ingredients : chocolate, cakes & cute things : simple, sweet & savoury bites perfect for entertaining at home, Kim McCosker. 641.5 MCC
Empire of tea : the Asian leaf that conquered the world, Markman Ellis. 641.337 ELL
From bud to bottle : a year in the life of a great little Hawke's Bay winery, John Miles. 663.2 MIL
It tells the story winemaking from bud to bottle at a small boutique winery in Hawke's Bay - Moana Park Winery. Miles photographed their vineyards, their winery, their harvesting, their wine making, their bottling and their team over a full year and the book tells their story through my photography.
Gin : the art and craft of the artisan revival in 300 distillations, Aaron Knoll. 641.255 KNO
Good and cheap : eat well on $4/day, Leanne Brown. 641.552 BRO
Kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. If you're living on a tight budget, Brown shows you how to maximize every ingredient and gives you tips on economical cooking methods; shopping and kitchen equipments; and much more.
Made from scratch : classic homemade recipes., . 641.5 MAD
New Zealand cafe cookbook : recipes you love from your favourite cafes, Anna King Shahab. 641.5 SHA
Anna King Shahab has visited cafes all over the country in the course of her job as a food writer. She has selected 50 popular cafes and shares the recipes of their best-loved dishes.
Not buying it : my year without shopping, Judith Levine. 640.73 LEV
Shocked by the commerce in everything from pet cloning to patriotism, frightened by the downward spiral of her finances and that of the trash-strewn earth, Judith Levine enlists her partner, Paul, in a radical experiment: to forgo all but the most necessary purchases for an entire year.
Preserving : conserving, salting, smoking, pickling, Ginette Mathiot. 641.4 MAT
Classic French preserving techniques updated for a modern audience.
Real food treats, Jess Lomas. 641.563 LOM
Real Food Treats is a lovingly curated collected of 100+ recipes that proves you don't need white flour or sugar to create sweet treats and delectable dishes.
Simple salads : fresh and easy seasonal salads, Penny Oliver. 641.83 OLI
Simplicious, Sarah Wilson. 641.5638 WIL
Wilson shows us how to shop, cook and eat like we used to in the days before sugar-laced processed food hit our shelves with ease and without waste, while honouring that deep sense of pleasure that comes from nourishing ourselves and each other.
Tacopedia, Deborah Holtz. 641.84 HOL
Everything you need to know about the taco. Includes 100 authentic recipes adapted from the Mexican best-seller from fillings and tortillas to salsas and sauces.
The allergy-free family cookbook, Fiona Heggie. 641.5631 HEG
Packed full of 100 nutritious recipes, which allow everyone around the table to enjoy the same meal. Using ingredients that can be readily found in supermarkets, each recipe is free from all eight major food allergens: dairy, egg, gluten, soya, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and shellfish.
The China Study quick & easy cookbook : cook once, eat all week with whole food, plant-based recipes, Del Sroufe. 641.5636 SRO
Sroufe takes kitchen time management to the next level and provides busy home cooks with menu plans, pantry lists, and more than 100 delicious plant-based recipes that are quick, easy, and multipurpose.
The Cook and Baker, Cherie Bevan. 641.815 BEV
In this mouth-watering collection of foolproof recipes, the geniuses behind busy cafe/bakery The Cook and Baker provide everything you need to take your home baking up a notch.
The DIY cook, Tim Hayward. 641.5 HAY
In The DIY Cook, each chapter is led not by recipes but 'projects': nuts-and-bolts guides for the food lover with free time for fun in the kitchen. Constructing a cassoulet, boning and stuffing a pig's trotter, building a trifle.
The food history reader : primary sources, Ken Albala. 641.3 FOO
This collection spans the globe from classical antiquity to the present, offering substantive selections from cookbooks, fiction, gastronomic and dietary treatises and a wide range of food writing.
The kitchen diaries. III, A year of good eating, Nigel Slater. 641.564 SLA
The Kiwi sizzler portable BBQ book : grill food anywhere - just stow and go!, Chris Fortune. 641.578 FOR
The school of sophisticated drinking : an intoxicating history of seven spirits, Kerstin Ehmer. 641.25 EHM
Traces the deep-seated lineage of drinking in the social, political, and even scientific developments of our culture.
The ultimate sandwich, Jonas Cramby. 641.84 CRA
In more than 90 recipes, you learn such skills as how to make perfect versions of classics such as the Club Sandwich, Reuben and BLT, and you get to know a bit more about exotic sandwiches such as Mufflettas, Tortas, Po'boys and Banh mis.
Wood-fired cooking : techniques and recipes for the grill, backyard oven, fireplace, and campfire, Mary Karlin. 641.58 KAR
A collection of 100 contemporary recipes for the range of wood-fired cooking options, including globally inspired Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, American, and North African recipes for cooking over live flame and embers.

Gardens and Gardening

Gardening for the homebrewer : grow and process plants for making beer, wine, gruit, cider, perry, and more, Wendy Tweten. 635 TWE
Your guide to gardens and plants that can be used for drinks and is perfect for gardeners of all types even ones with limited space.
Going native : growing and using New Zealand native plants, Ian Spellerberg. 635.951 GOI
Making a garden : successful gardening by nature's rules, Carol Klein. 635 KLE
Klein explains how to get the most from your garden by taking inspiration from what works in the wild be it in a meadow, woodland, hedgerow, seaside or exposed setting.
Year-round indoor salad gardening : how to grow nutrient-dense, soil-sprouted greens in less than 10 days, Peter Burke. 635.5 BUR

Health & Medicine

A is for arsenic : the poisons of Agatha Christie, Kathryn Harkup. 615.9 HAR
Investigates the poisons Christie employs in fourteen of her mysteries, discussing why the poisons kill, how they interact, obtainability of such poisons, and which cases may have inspired Christie's stories.
Body punishment : OCD, addiction, and finding the courage to heal, Maggie Lamond Simone. 616.8522 SIM
Explores the issues of substance abuse, anxiety, and depression that commonly occur with OCD, in an effort to further the dialog around mental illness and eliminate shame.
Disarming the narcissist : surviving & thriving with the self-absorbed, Wendy T. Behary. 616.8585 BEH
Narcissistic people are frustrating (and sometime intimidating) to deal with. This book offers effective strategies for dealing effectively with someone who is at the center of his or her own universe.
Healthy cholesterol : naturally reduce blood pressure & stress, Catherine Butterfield. 613.28 BUT
Hepatitis C : a complete guide for patients and families, Paul J. Thuluvath. 616.362 THU
It wasn't your fault : freeing yourself from the shame of childhood abuse with the power of self-compassion, Beverly Engel. 616.8582 ENG
Engel presents a mindfulness and compassion-based therapeutic approach to help you overcome the debilitating shame that keeps you tied to the past.
Living with it : a survivor's guide to panic attacks, Bev Aisbett. 616.8522 AIS
Aisbett tells us how panic disorders develop and how to recognise the symptoms. With the aid of her inimitable cartoons, she covers topics such as changing negative thought patterns, seeking professional help, and, ultimately, learning skills for recovery.
Paranoid : exploring suspicion from the dubious to the delusional (no, this book is not about you), David J. LaPorte. 616.897 LAP
In this overview of an increasingly serious problem, an experienced neuropsychologist and researcher describes what paranoia is, how and why it manifests itself, and the many forms it takes, including stalking, pathological jealousy, a reaction to post-traumatic stress disorder, and even militia movements.
Phytomedicines, herbal drugs, and poisons, Ben-Erik Van Wyk. 615.321 VAN
A scientific guide to medicinal and poisonous plants, including those used for their mind- altering effects.
Spring chicken : stay young forever (or die trying), Bill Gifford. 612.68 GIF
Offers a broad examination of the subject of longevity, looking at the current scientific understanding of aging, as well as simple things people can do to promote longevity and common myths, misconceptions, and scams on the subject.
The 10 best-ever anxiety management techniques : understanding how your brain makes you anxious & what you can do to change it, Margaret Wehrenberg. 616.8522 WEH
A stress-management handbook profiles three main types of anxiety disorders while counseling patients for whom medication is not a best choice, in a resource that explains the science behind anxiety and shares practical strategies for overcoming stress-related difficulties.
The addictocarb diet : avoid the 9 highly addictive carbs while eating anything else you want, Bruce Roseman. 613.28 ROS
The everything guide to the acid reflux diet : manage your symptoms, relieve pain, and heal your acid reflux naturally, Edward R. Rosick. 641.563 ROS
The oxygen advantage : the simple, scientifically proven breathing technique that will revolutionise your health and fitness, Patrick McKeown. 613.19 MCK
McKeown combines his successful breathing exercises with techniques designed to simulate high-altitude training in a highly successful programme that will significantly improve anyone's health but will also empower athletes to improve their sports performance.
The story of my tits, Jennifer Hayden. 362.196994 HAY
When Jennifer Hayden was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43, she realized that her tits told a story. Across a lifetime, they'd held so many meanings: hope and fear, pride and embarrassment, life and death. And then they were gone.
Turning off breast cancer : a personalized approach to nutrition and detoxification in prevention and healing, Daniella Chace. 616.994 CHA
Yogasana : the encyclopedia of yoga poses, Yogrishi Vishvketu. 613.7046 VIS
Your new prime : 30 days to better sex, eternal strength, and a kick-ass life after 40, Craig Cooper. 613.0423 COO
Tailored specifically for the "New Primers," men forty years old and up, the book covers a wide range of vital topics - from improving sexual health and the impact of decreasing testosterone to proper nutrition, preventing memory loss, surviving the mid-life crisis, and achieving peak physical fitness.

History, Geography & Travel

A pauper's history of England : 1,000 years of peasants, beggars and guttersnipes, Peter Stubley. 942 STU
A view of English history from the gutter, transporting the reader from the 1100s to the early 1900s.
Across the Arctic Ocean : original photographs from the last great polar journey, Wally Herbert. 998 HER
Wally Herbert was one of the great polar explorers, and made the first crossing of the frozen Arctic Ocean. This book follows these adventures in his own words and photographs, and those of others who knew him
Baby names. 2016, Ella Joynes. 929.4 JOY
This popular, annually updated baby names book contains over 8,000 names as well as what celebrities have been naming their babies. Includes advice and guidance for new parents on choosing that all important baby name.
Beda : a journey through the seven kingdoms in the age of Bede, Henrietta Leyser. 942.01 LEY
Being Nixon : a man divided, Evan Thomas. 973.924 NIX
What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Evan Thomas tackles this fascinating question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear. The result is both insightful history and an astonishingly compelling psychological portrait of an anxious introvert who struggled to be a transformative statesman.
Captain Bungle's odyssey : singlehanded round the world, Paddy Macklin. 910.45 MCK
The author describes life as a cruising sailor culminating in an attempted to break the solo circumnavigation record.
Children of the stone : the power of music in a hard land, Sandy Tolan. 956.94054 ABU
The story of Ramzi Hussein Aburedwan, a boy from a Palestinian refugee camp in Ramallah who confronts the occupying army, gets an education, masters an instrument, dreams of something much bigger than himself, and then inspires scores of others to work with him to make that dream a reality.
China 1973-2013 : from Mao to modernity, Bruno Barbey,. 951.05 BAR
Dirty old London : the Victorian fight against filth, Lee Jackson. 942.1 JAC
Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them.
Eastern Europe, Mark Baker. 947 EAS
Lonely Planet guidebook
Elephant complex : travels in Sri Lanka, John Gimlette. 954.93 GIM
An eye-opening journey through Sri Lanka that, in the author's inimitable mixture of history, observation, and interpretation, reveals the island nation to us as never before.
Family history on the net. 2015/16, Colin Waters. 929.1 WAT
An almost indispensable aid for family historians. In compiling the new edition, every single entry from the fourth edition has been meticulously checked for accuracy. Web addresses and descriptions have been updated and many valuable new genealogical sites have been added.
God & Mrs Thatcher : the battle for Britain's soul, Eliza Filby. 941.085 THA
Offers a radical new perspective on the interrelationship between religion and politics in Britain's secular age, revealing how Britain created Margaret Thatcher and, ultimately, how Margaret Thatcher recreated Britain.
James Hector : explorer, scientist, leader, Simon Nathan. 993.02 HEC
The story of James Hector (1834-1907), explorer and scientist, who dominated late 19th century science in New Zealand. Among his many achievements, Hector was the first to recognise and describe Hector's dolphin, to standardise New Zealand time, and to set up the Colonial Museum (now Te Papa).
Lonely Planet ultimate travelist : the 500 best places on the planet ranked., . 910.2 LON
Midnight's descendants : South Asia from Partition to the present day, John Keay. 954.04 KEA
A history that compares and contrasts the fortunes of all the countries that make up South Asia.
Motorcycling adventures : a journey into Australia's outback with bikes, beers, blokes and babes, Michael Rohan Sourjah. 994 SOU
Sourjah shares his passion and journey across Australia's outback. The book is filled with wisdom, tips and stories of motorcycling from east to west and south to north of Australia.
Munich playground : the Nazi leadership at rest and play, Ernest R. Pope. 943.086 POP
Renishaw Hall : the story of the Sitwells, Desmond Seward. 942.514 SEW
Sailing with Cook : inside the private journal of James Burney RN, Suzanne Rickard. 910.92 BUR
This book is about the young James Burney's experience of shipboard life and the momentous events that took place during the second voyage of exploration when he sailed with Captain Cook on the Resolution and then on the Adventure between 1772 and 1773.
Sicily : an island at the crossroads of history, John Julius Norwich. 945.8 NOR
Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history.
The age of catastrophe : a history of the West, 1914-1945, Heinrich August Winkler. 909.82 WIN
Characterized by global war, political revolution and national crises, the period between 1914 and 1945 was one of the most horrifying eras in the history of the West. Winkler examines how and why Germany so radically broke with the normative project of the West and unleashed devastation across the world.
The art of free travel : a frugal family adventure, Patrick Jones. 796.64 JON
With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, Patrick and Meg set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australia's east coast, from Daylesford to Cape York and back.
The Canterbury earthquakes : survival of a student, Nicholas Brookland. 993.83 BRO
Chronicles the lives of several Canterbury University students throughout their final year of study. As they prepare for the year ahead their lives are thrown into turmoil only two days into the academic year when a magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes.
The house by the lake : a story of Germany, Thomas Harding. 943.08 HAR
In the summer of 1993, the author travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. Nearly twenty years later he returned to the house. It was government property now, derelict, and soon to be demolished.
The invention of Russia : the journey from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war, Arkady Ostrovsky. 947.086 OST
By tracing the history of modern Russia from Mikhail Gorbachev to the rise of ex KGB agent Vladimir Putin, Arkady Ostrovsky reveals how the Soviet Union came to its end and how Russia has since reinvented itself.
The rift : a new Africa breaks free, Alex Perry. 960.33 PER
A controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing it to think
The road headed west : a 6,000-mile cycling odyssey through North America, Leon McCarron. 973 MCC
The road to Little Dribbling : more notes from a small island, Bill Bryson. 941 BRY
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed.
The rough guide to Trinidad & Tobago, Polly Thomas. 972.983 THO
The Scots : a genetic journey, Alistair Moffat. 941.1 MOF
In The Scots: A Genetic Journey, Alistair Moffat explores the history that is printed on our genes, and in a remarkable new approach, uncovers the detail of where we are from, who we are and in so doing colour vividly a DNA map of Scotland.
The story of Egypt, Joann Fletcher. 932 FLE
Covering some 20,000 years of history, Fletcher explores some of the little-known towns, temples, tombs and museum artefacts to reveal personal stories of everyday people.
Walking the border : a journey between Scotland and England, Ian Crofton. 941 CRO
Ian Crofton makes this journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, speculating on what the Border signifies geographically, culturally and emotionally in the run up to one of the Independence referendum in 2014.
Wild roads : a New Zealand journey, Bruce Ansley. 993 ANS
Take an epic journey along New Zealand's most dangerous, infamous, remote and remarkable roads. From spectacular coastal highways to frightening alpine passes, back-country bullies to treasured pathways, these are the roads that dictate the terms of everyday life in New Zealand.

House & Garden

Furniture hacks : and other creative updates for a unique and stylish home, Hester Van Overbeek. 749 VAN
Microshelters : 59 creative cabins, tiny houses, tree houses, and other small structures, Derek Diedricksen. 690.89 DIE
If you dream of living in a tiny house, or creating a getaway in the backwoods or your backyard, you'll love this gorgeous collection of creative and inspiring designs for cabins, forts, studios, and other microshelters.
Style council : inspirational interiors in ex-council homes, Sarah Thompson. 747 THO
A celebration of savvy home style in Britain's ex-council homes and an essential sourcebook for anyone seeking clever ideas for transforming their home.
The EcoNest home : designing & building a light straw clay house, Paula Baker-Laporte. 693.9 BAK
An EcoNest is not just a home it is a uniquely beautiful structure that nurtures health and embraces ecology. This complete practical guide explains how EcoNests combine light straw clay natural building techniques with the principles of Building Biology.
The shopkeeper's home : the world's best independent retailers and their stylish homes, Caroline Rowland. 747 ROW
Rowland visits both the stores and the homes of more than 30 of the most stylish independent lifestyle retailers to give you a peek behind the scenes.
Vintage hairstyles : simple steps for retro hair with a modern twist, Emma Sundh. 646.724 SUN
Offers step-by-step instructions on how to achieve retro hair styles, including finger waves from the 1920s, the beehive from the 1960s, and a 1940s-inspired Gibson tuck.


Why not me?, Mindy Kaling. 817.6 KAL
Hollywood starlet Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing, laugh-out-loud journey to find contentment and excitement.


The Supreme Court of New Zealand, 2004-2013, Mary-Rose Russell. 347.035 SUP
A critical review of the New Zealand Supreme Court's first decade of operation. It contains a variety of perspectives on and approaches to examining the Court's contribution to New Zealand law from its creation on 1 January 2004 until the end of 2013.
Trade marks in practice, Paul Sumpter. 346.048 SUM
Gives an account of important developments in the Trade Marks Act 2002.
Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado. 364.3 BEN
A legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine the American criminal justice system.

Library Science

Mobile social marketing in libraries, Samantha C. Helmick. 302.3 HEL
Learn how to encourage library patrons to create their own content and tag it with the library's location. This book walks you through the process of planning, creating, and sharing mobile social marketing content for your library.
Wearable technology : smart watches to Google Glass for libraries, Tom Bruno. 025.5 BRU


I am sorry to think I have raised a timid son, Kent Russell. 814.6 RUS
A blistering and deeply personal, records Russell's quest to understand, through his journalistic subjects, his own appetites and urges, his persistent alienation, and, above all, his knotty, volatile, vital relationship with his father.
Madness, rack, and honey : collected lectures, Mary Ruefle. 809.1 RUE
Cultural criticism meets poetry memoir a contemporary master reflects on a life dedicated to
Reading the art in Caldecott Award books : a guide to the illustrations, Heidi K. Hammond. 011.62 HAM
A practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished.
Sea fever : the true adventures that inspired our greatest maritime authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway, Sam Jefferson. 809.3932 JEF
Behind every great sea story there is a real-life adventure that inspired it, and this book shines a new light on some of our best-loved maritime authors from Robert Louis Stevenson to Jack London, Hemingway, Masefield and Conrad reflecting the dangerous, exciting and often eccentric escapades that fuelled their writing.
Taking my mother to the opera, Diane Brown. 823.914 BRO
Piquant, frank, open, wistful, tender, funny .. this personal memoir by Diane Brown is deftly "marbled" throughout with social history. From carefully chosen anecdotes it slowly unfolds a vivid and compelling sense of character and the psychological dynamics within the family.
The Penguin book of New Zealand war writing, Harry Ricketts. 820.80358 PEN
Walden, the Maine woods, and collected essays & poems, Henry David Thoreau. 818.3 THO
Thoreau's political writing is intensely personal and direct. Both his life and work focus uncompromisingly on the question how should I live?. This edition of Thoreau's political essays includes Civil Disobedience, selections from Walden, and the anti-slavery addresses.


Havana : legendary cigars, Charles Del Todesco. 679.7 DEL
Havana explores the making of the legendary cigar, revealing details about its production.


Royal Navy submarine : 1945-1973 ('A' class - HMS Alliance), Peter Goodwin. 623.8257 GOO
VW Kubelwagen/Schwimmwagen : VW Type Kubelwagen (1940-45)/VW Type 128/166 Schwimmwagen (1942-44) : enthusiasts' manual, Chris McNab. 623.747 MCN
Designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen, the 'Kubel' was to the Germans what the Jeep was to the Allies and was used widely by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS.

Music & Musicians

83 minutes : the doctor, the damage and the shocking death of Michael Jackson, Matt Richards. 781.66 JAC
On June 25 2009, the world was rocked by the tragic, shocking news that Michael Jackson was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital. As the news reverberated around the world, it was accompanied by the information: that Jackson had died in the care of his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray a whole 83 Minutes before Murray put a 911 call in to emergency services.
Alice in Chains : the untold story, David de Sola. 781.66 ALI
Alice in Chains became the first of grunge's big four to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. One of the loudest voices out of Seattle, they became influential and successful. But as the band got bigger, so did its problems.
David Bowie is the subject, Victoria Broackes. 781.66 BOW
The book traces David's career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art.
Down Under, Trevor Conomy. 781.66 CON
This is the biography not of a person, but of one of the most loved and controversial songs in the history of Australian
Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the sixties, Elijah Wald. 781.64 DYL
The story of Bob Dylan's iconic electric apostasy at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, set in the context of its turbulent times, Dylan's musical evolution, and the oft-misunderstood folk revival, personified by the oft-misunderstood Pete Seeger.
Guitar : a complete guide for the player, Dave Hunter. 787.87 GUI
The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic, Jessica Hopper. 781.66 HOP
The greatest albums you'll never hear, Bruno MacDonald. 781.64 GRE
Untangles the twists of fate, the fights and the sheer bad luck that prevented these sonic gems from being pressed.
The last waltz : the Strauss dynasty and Vienna, John Suchet. 780.92 STR
The intriguing story of two generations of the Viennese family that produced some of the best known and best loved music of the nineteenth century.

Natural Science

Birding for the curious : the easiest way for anyone to explore the incredible world of birds, Nate Swick. 598.072 SWI
Lions in the balance : man-eaters, manes, and men with guns, Craig Packer. 599.75 PAC
Packer takes us back into the complex, tooth-and-claw world of the African lion, offering revealing insights into both the lives of one of the most iconic and dangerous animals on earth and the very real risks of protecting them.
Oyster : a gastronomic history (with recipes), Drew Smith. 594.4 SMI
A global view of the oyster, tracing its role in cooking, art, literature, and politics from the dawn of time to the present day.
The annihilation of nature : human extinction of birds and mammals, Gerardo Ceballos. 591.68 CEB
Shows you the face of Earth's sixth great mass extinction, revealing that this century is a time of darkness for the world's birds and mammals. This book tells the stories of the birds and mammals we have lost and those that are now on the road to extinction.
The nature of sex : the ins and outs of mating in the animal kingdom, Dr Carin Bondar. 591.56 BON


Earth angel realms : revised and updated information for incarnated angels, elementals, wizards, and other lightworkers, Doreen Virtue. 133.9 VIR


Chinese brush painting : traditional and contemporary techniques using ink and water soluble media, Cheng Yan. 751.425 YAN


A volcano in my tummy : helping children to handle anger : a resource book for parents, caregivers and teachers, Warwick Pudney. 155.412 PUD
A resource book for teachers, parents, and caregivers designed to encourage children to see their anger and to deal constructively with it.
BabyCues : nurture with nature, Philippa Murphy. 618.9
How to achieve natural digestive balance for newborns throughout their first six months - reducing, if not eliminating, the abnormal behaviours of colic, reflux, lactose overload, dairy overload and inconsolable crying.
He'll be OK : growing gorgeous boys into good men, Celia Lashlie. 649.132 LAS
Celia reveals what goes on inside the world of boys. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.
Help your teenager beat an eating disorder, James Lock. 616.8526 LOC
Helping your anxious child : a step-by-step guide for parents, Ronald M. Rapee. 618.9285 RAP
From separation anxiety to general anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobia and panic disorder, the book describes the common types of childhood anxiety, how anxiety originates, and options for dealing with the problem, with or without a therapist's help.
How to improve your child's eyesight naturally : a thoughtful parent's guide, Janet Goodrich. 617.7 GOO
Late-talking children : a symptom or a stage?, Stephen M. Camarata. 618.9285 CAM
Magic eyes : vision training for children, Leo Angart. 618.9209 ANG
Leo Angart demystifies common eye conditions, explains the causes of these issues and suggests simple solutions you can try at home. These fun exercises can make children's eyes healthy and strong and eliminate the need for glasses.

Pets & Animals

Kiwi dogs & their people, David Darcy. 636.7 DAR
New Zealand's working dogs, Andrew Fladebo. 636.73 FLA
See into the lives of New Zealand's working dogs. With spectacular photographs of rural and urban dogs, go behind-the-scenes and see these noble and individual creatures working with search and rescue groups, the police and DOC.

Philosophy and psychology

Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it : wisdom of the great philosophers on how to live, Daniel Klein. 128.4 KLE
Klein revisits the wisdom he relished in his youth with this collection of philosophical gems, adding new ones that strike a chord with him at the end of his life. From Epicurus to Emerson and Camus to the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr each pithy extract is annotated with Klein's inimitable charm and insights.


The adventure game : a cameraman's tales from films at the edge, Keith Partridge. 778.5 PAR
Keith Partridge is probably the world's most experienced and famous practitioner of a rare trade. His filming has recorded expeditions all over the world in some of its most beautiful and hostile environments.


Girls of the drift, Nina Powles. 821.92 POW
This debut chapbook features poems about real and fictional women from New Zealand history and literature, including Katherine Mansfield and some of her creations, the first permanent lighthouse keeper, the daughter of a whaler, poets Jessie Mackay and Blanche Baughan, and a school ghost.
Songs of life, Pauline Grogan. 821.92 GRO
Pauline's songs/poems are written from a personal perspective. She mentioned this to Jazz pianist and composer Ben Fernandez. Together they hope that their stories and music will entertain you and maybe give you time to pause and think about your own life.

Politics & Government

Moments of truth : the New Zealand general election of 2014, Stephen Levine. 324.993 MOM
The record of the 2014 New Zealand general election, from the viewpoint of party leaders, campaign managers, pollsters, media and political commentators, academics and consultants.
Russia and the new world disorder, Bobo Lo. 327.47 LO
Examines the interplay between Russian foreign policy and a complex global environment, contrasting the Kremlin's view of a declining west and resurgent Russia with the world Moscow actually faces, which is defined by a new disorder that challenges core Russian assumptions and puts a premium on adaptability.


Outcasts of the gods? : the struggle over slavery in Maori New Zealand, Hazel Petrie. 306.362 PET
Te herenga reo : indigenous storytellers. Matariki 2015., . 821.9208 HER
Te toi whakairo : the art of Maori carving, Hirini Moko Mead. 736.4 MEA
Beginning with carving's mythical origins, Te Toi Whakairo explores the evolution of styles and techniques through the four main artistic periods to the present day, and provides detailed explanations of carving styles in different parts of the country, using examples from meeting houses and leading artists.


Conscious uncoupling : 5 steps to living happily even after, Katherine Woodward Thomas. 306.89 THO
Designed to support separating couples through the thorny terrain of a breakup, helping them to consciously complete a relationship in ways that leave all involved whole, healthy and well, and optimistic about future relationships.

Religion & Ethics

A marginal Jew : rethinking the historical Jesus. Volume 4, Law and love, John P. Meier. 232.908 MEI
St. Paul : the misunderstood apostle, Karen Armstrong. 225.92 PAU
An account of the life of Paul, who brought Christianity to the Jews.
The grace outpouring : becoming a people of blessing, Roy Godwin. 248.4 GOD
Offers fascinating stories of God's work on a remote hillside as well as inspiring insight into how God can work in readers' own communities.
The portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbeliever, Christopher Hitchens. 211.8 POR
Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate.


Augustus Koch - mapmaker : the life and work of Augustus Koch (1834-1901): artist, designer, draughtsman and cartographer, Rolf W. Brednich. 526.092 KOC
Augustus Koch's memoirs and a large selection of his maps.
Brilliant green : the surprising history and science of plant intelligence, Stefano Mancuso. 581.4 MAN
Mancuso offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant life. Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings?
Origins : the scientific story of Creation, Jim Baggott. 523.1 BAG
Patrick Moore's Astronomy : a complete introduction, Patrick Moore. 520 MOO
This book will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them.
Stargazing basics : getting started in recreational astronomy, Paul E. Kinzer. 520 KIN
The curious nature guide : explore the natural wonders all around you, Clare Walker Leslie. 508 LES
The matter factory : a history of the chemical laboratory, Peter J. T. Morris. 542.1 MOR
Shows how the development of the laboratory also helped to shape modern scientific practice. It explores the history of the chemical museum, which is now almost extinct.
The meaning of science, Tim Lewens. 500 LEW
An introduction to the philosophy of science, and the meaning of scientific work.
The periodic table, Paul Strathern. 546.8 STR
From the noble gases to radioactive metals, this book traces the story of the first table and its astonishing impact.
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time and beyond, Christophe Galfard. 523.01 GAL
A popular science book that aims to explain Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity and String Theory using storytelling instead of graphs and equations.
Trees : the secret properties of 150 species, Noel Kingsbury. 582.16 KIN

Self Development

1,000 feelings for which there are no names, Mario Giordano. 152.4 GIO
They amaze us and hurt us, bring us to tears and make us laugh, delight us and keep us up at night: feelings that we know only too well, but which have eluded the English lexicon for so long. In this book, author Mario Giordano catalogs those familiar emotions.
Anger management for everyone : seven proven ways to control anger and live a happier life, Raymond Chip Tafrate. 152.47 TAF
Don't let anything dull your sparkle : how to break free of negativity & drama, Doreen Virtue. 158.2 VIR
Difficult relationships and challenging situations all come down to one thing: drama. Doreen Virtue guides you through the process of determining what your Drama Quotient is. You will learn how much you are unnecessarily tolerating and absorbing from other people and situations.
Mindfulness for creativity : adapt, create and thrive in a frantic world, Danny Penman. 158.12 PEN
The simple mindfulness techniques at the heart of this book have been proven to enhance creativity, problem solving and decision making. They also dissolve anxiety, stress and depression while enhancing mental resilience.
Own it! : be the boss of your life at home and in the workplace, Tabatha Coffey. 158.1 COF
Part small business advice, part self-help book, the Bravo star shares her blunt yet rational wisdom, providing tips on entrepreneurship, customer service, management, and women in business, and presents stories of real people who have faced challenging transitions.
Rising strong, Brene Brown. 158.1 BRO
The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending.
The art of thinking clearly, Rolf Dobelli. 153.83 DOB
What to do when you're new : how to be comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations, Keith Rollag. 158.1 ROL
This book combines the author's research with that of leading scientists to explain why we are so uneasy in new situations and how we can learn to become more confident and successful newcomers. With practice, anyone can get better at being new.

Social Issues

Another darkness, another dawn : a history of gypsies, roma and travellers, Becky Taylor. 305.891497 TAY
No house to call my home : love, family, and other transgressions, Ryan Berg. 362.7 BER
Underemployed and directionless, Ryan Berg took a job in a group home for disowned and homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) teenagers.
The evolution of everything : how ideas emerge, Matt Ridley. 303.483 RID
The fangirl's guide to the galaxy : a handbook for geek girls, Sam Maggs. 302.23 MAG
Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more - it's never been a better time to be a girl geek. This is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom.
The Nobel Peace Prize : what Nobel really wanted, Fredrik S. Heffermehl. 303.66 HEF
The origins of the British, Stephen Oppenheimer. 305.8 OPP
Stephen Oppenheimer's scientific detective story combining genetics, linguistics, archaeology and historical record shatters the myths we have come to live by. It demonstrates that the Anglo-Saxon invasions contributed just a tiny fraction (5%) to the English gene pool.
The pocket guide to scandals of the aristocracy, Andy K. Hughes. 305.52 HUG
The welfare of nations, James Bartholomew. 361.65 BAR
Welfare states have spread across the globe, transforming modern civilisation. Bartholomew travelled around the world seeing how cultures and lives are being changed - seeing what is going wrong but also looking for countries where they are making a better job of it.

Sport & Recreation

Beacon in the harbour : the Living Springs story, Joseph Aldridge. 796.542 ALD
A history of the Living Springs Christian youth camp, established in 1972 in Allandale, Lyttelton Harbour. Includes historical information about Allandale.
Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an American on the roles, Richard Hoffer. 796.83 HOF
Hoffer's Bouts of Mania shows how these three fighters provided a moral compass during one of America's worst patches ever.
Dancing for fun : group dancing for all ages. Book one, Mark L. Greathouse. 792.8 GRE
Kendo : culture of the sword, Alexander C. Bennett. 796.86 BEN
Kendo is the first book in English to provide an in-depth historical, cultural, and political account of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice today as a global sport. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of 'inventing tradition', which served the changing ideologies and needs of Japanese warriors and governments over the course of history. Kendo follows the development of Japanese swordsmanship from the aristocratic pretensions of medieval warriors in the Muromachi period, to the samurai elitism of the Edo regime, and to the patriotism of the Meiji state. Kendo was influenced in the 1930s and 1940s by ultranationalist militarists and ultimately by the postwar government, which sought a gentle form of cultural nationalism to rekindle appreciation of traditional culture among Japan's youth and to garner international prestige as an instrument of 'soft power'. Today kendo is becoming increasingly popular internationally. But even as new organizations and clubs form around the world, the sport remains closely linked to Japan's sense of collective identity.
Meb for mortals : how to run, think and eat like a champion marathoner, Meb Keflezighi. 796.425 KEF
Perfect mind, perfect ride : sport psychology for successful riding, Inga Wolframm. 798.23 WOL
The author demonstrates how to develop and achieve the right kind of attitude, motivation and mental skills to make the most of the rider's abilities whether it be riding as a recreation or as a competitive sport.
Rowing and sculling : skills, training, techniques, Rosie Mayglothling. 797.123 MAY
Rowing and sculling : the complete manual, Bill Sayer. 797.123 SAY
Surfers : a Kiwi lifestyle, Jo Caird. 797.32 CAI
No matter the conditions, or how well you surf, just paddling out on the ocean to await a wave somehow makes the world seem a better place. In this stunning series of photographic portraits, Jo Caird and Paula George provide an evocative look at the distinctive Kiwi surfing lifestyle.
Swing dance : fashion, music, culture and key moves, Scott Cupit. 793.33 CUP
The total Dirt Rider manual : [358 essential dirt bike skills], Pete Peterson. 796.756 PET
The ugly game : the corruption of FIFA and the Qatari plot to buy the World Cup, Heidi Blake. 796.3346 BLA
Total rugby : fifteen-a-side rugby for coach and player, Jim Greenwood. 796.333 GRE

Trains, Boats, Planes

365 aircraft you must fly : the most sublime, weird, and outrageous aircraft from the past 100+ years : how many do you want to fly?, Robert F. Dorr. 629.1333
Jim Young : designer, boatbuilder, sailor : New Zealand's yacht and powerboat designer, his philosophy and boat building history., . 623.82 YOU
A comprehensive history of yacht design in New Zealand as seen by one of the country's leading designers.
New Zealand rail trails : a guide to 42 ghost lines, Barbara Mulligan. 385.0993 MUL
This book takes you on a journey of discovery around New Zealand exploring long forgotten railway branch lines dating back to the 1870s.
The world's greatest civil aircraft : an illustrated history, Paul E. Eden. 629.13334 EDE
Wooden boats : the art of loving and caring for wooden boats, Andreas af Malmborg. 623.8207 MAL


How to rebuild and restore classic Japanese motorcycles, Sid Young. 629.28775 YOU
Kiwi tractors : a humble national icon, Steve Hale. 629.225 HAL
From lifestyle blocks to vineyards, high country stations and boat ramps, the humble tractor is a much- loved and instantly recognisable feature in any New Zealand landscape.
Operator bus builders : Kiwi bus operators who built their own buses, Sean Millar. 388.322 MIL
Information on 37 operators who built buses for themselves, or other operators, a brief history of the building activities and 120 photographs of their buses.


Die in battle, do not despair : the Indians on Gallipoli, 1915, Peter Stanley. 940.42 STA
In 1915 about 15,000 Indian troops served in the dramatic and doomed eight- month Gallipoli campaign. This is a meticulously researched narrative that puts the Indian contribution to the Gallipoli campaign in context, exploring the chronology of events from the angle of Gurkha rifles, Sikh mountain gunners and Punjabi muleteers.
Phantom terror : the threat of revolution and the repression of liberty 1789-1848, Adam Zamoyski. 940.27 ZAM
The Orpheus Clock : the search for my family's art treasures stolen by the Nazis, Simon Goodman. 940.5318 GOO
The passionate, true story of one man's quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family their beloved art collection and to restore their legacy.
The scum of the earth : what happened to the real British heroes of Waterloo?, Colin Brown. 940.27 BRO
Explores the common soldiers the Duke of Wellington angrily condemned as 'scum' for their looting at Vitoria, from their great victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to their return home to a Regency Britain at war with itself.
The secret life of Fighter Command : the men and women who beat the Luftwaffe, Sinclair McKay. 940.544 MCK
The secret war : spies, codes and guerrillas 1939-45, Max Hastings. 940.5486 HAS
Examining the espionage and intelligence stories of World War II, on a global basis, bringing together the British, American, German, Russian and Japanese histories.
Zero Night : the untold story of World War Two's greatest escape, Mark Felton. 940.5472 FEL
Military historian Felton delivers a page-turner about one particularly daring escape from a Nazi POW camp during World War II.