New Titles Non-Fiction March 2015 (arrived in February 2015)

Art & Architecture

African art from the Leslie Sacks collection : refined eye, passionate heart, Amanda M. Maples. 709.6 AFR
Akademie X : lessons in art + life. 700 AKA
Invaluable advice for aspiring artists from leading art educators.
Battarbee and Namatjira, Martin Edmond. 759.994 BAT
A look at two artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira, one white Australian from Warrnambool in Victoria, the other Aboriginal, of the Arrernte people, from the Hermannsburg Mission south of Alice Springs.
Beyond the wall : art and artifacts from the GDR = Jenseits der Mauer : Kunst und Alltagsgegenstande aus der DDR, Justinian Jampol. 709.43 BEY
Britomart : the story, Carroll du Chateau. 725.31 DU
The chequered history of the first ten years of the Britomart redevelopment, the people who made it happen and the challenges they encountered.
Bruegel in detail, Manfred Sellink. 759.9493 BRU
Organized by his major themes, this book reproduces Bruegel's best-known works in large close-up detail.
Collage : contemporary artists hunt and gather, cut and paste, mash up and transform, Danielle Kryser. 702.8 KRY
This showcase of cutting-edge contemporary art from across the globe features galleries of collage by 30 practitioners, from the surreal landscapes of Beth Hoeckel to Fabien Souche's humourous appropriations of pop culture.
Common threads : weaving community through collaborative eco-art, Sharon Kallis. 701.08 KAL
This guide is designed to help artists and activists foster community, build empowerment and develop a do-it-together attitude while planning and implementing works of collaborative eco-art.
Down the long driveway, you'll see it, Mary Gaudin. 728.0993 GAU
A photographic celebration of modernist homes built in New Zealand between the 1940s and the early 1970s.
Escape : the heyday of Caribbean glamour, Hermes Mallea. 728.72 MAL
A nostalgic celebration of the glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida, from the great estates of ambitious patrons to the most exclusive resorts of the mid-twentieth century.
Gilbert & George : art exhibition, 2014 : "a family collection", Gilbert. 709.42 GIL
This volume, produced on the occasion of the exhibition at Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, gathers more than sixty artworks that documents four decades of life dedicated to art.
Hogarth Reynolds Turner : British painting and the rise of modernity, Carolina Brook. 759.2 HOG
The exhibition intends to offer an overview of the social and artistic development that took place during the XVIII century in step with the hegemony gained by Great Britain at the historical, political and economic level.
Impressions of Paris : Lautrec, Degas, Daumier, Jane Kinsman. 709.44 KIN
Examines the major contribution to French art made by three key figures: Honore Daumier, Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
In the name of the son : the life of Jesus in art, from the nativity to the passion, Vittorio Sgarbi. 704.948 SGA
How artists from Giotto to Caravaggio have written a visual biography of Christ through the finest masterpieces in the history of art.
Mudlark, Bronwynne Cornish. 730.92 COR
Published in conjunction with the exhibition: Mudlark-Bronwynne Cornish, Ceramics, 1982-2013, at MTG Hawke's Bay, 1 Tennyson St., Napier, 29 March- 24 August 2014.
Picasso & the camera, John Richardson. 759.6 PIC
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Picasso and the camera, October 28, 2014-January 3, 2015, Gagosian Gallery, New York.
Raupo to deco : Wellington styles and architects, 1840-1940, Geoff Mew. 720.993 MEW
Street craft : guerrilla gardening, yarnbombing, light graffiti, street sculpture and more, Riikka Kuittinen. 709.05 KUI
Encompassing urban crochet, craftivism, yarnbombing, origami and lace graffiti, guerrilla gardening, street sculpture, light projections, miniature installations and more, this book reveals the surprising, controversial and sometimes simply beautiful creations transforming cities around the world.
Talking statues of London, Julian Nieman. 731.82 NIE
Julian Nieman presents a hundred of his favourite London statues, each with something to say.
The bitter sweet philosophies, Nick Fedaeff. 759.993 FED
Nick Fedaeff is a Russian artist living and working in New Zealand. His art is exhibited and sold around the world. This particular collection of his work is an exploration of life through a child's eyes.
The brilliant history of color in art, Victoria Finlay. 701.85 FIN
This book takes readers across the globe and over the centuries on a tour through the history of colour in art. It aims to uncover the origins and science of colour.
The forever now : contemporary painting in an atemporal world, Laura Hoptman. 759.07 HOP
In visual art, atemporality manifests itself as a kind of art-making that is inspired by, refers to, or avails itself of styles, subjects, motifs, materials, strategies, and ideas from an array of periods on the art-historical timeline.
The Jewish world : 100 treasures of art & culture : the Magnes collection, Alla Efimova. 704.03924 EFI
This richly illustrated book brings to light masterpieces of Judaica and craftsmanship - from classical paintings to lush illuminations, from intricate silverwork to modernist sculpture - from The Magnes Collection, one of the world’s largest and most preeminent collections of Jewish ceremonial, modern, and contemporary art, music, rare books, and manuscripts.


Classics : great motorcycles and people, Shane Kelly. 629.2275 KEL
A coffee table book featuring images and histories of iconic New Zealand motorcycles, as well as the people who made them famous.
It happened in a Holden : a celebration of Holdens and the Australians who drive, ride, love and bicker in them, Paddy O'Reilly. 629.2222 HOL
Make the most of your caravan, Rob McCabe. 629.226 MCC
Offers practical advice on all aspects of caravanning, from the initial purchase to basic maintenance, towing and driving to camping and holidaying abroad.
My dream kombi, Susan Redman. 629.223 VOL
A celebration of this retro icon, with eyepopping photos and fab stories of Kombi adventures past and present, as well as tales of stylish makeovers and repurposing.
The complete book of Shelby automobiles : Cobras, Mustangs, and Super Snakes, Colin Comer. 629.2222 SHE
Vintage caravan style : buying, restoring, decorating and styling the small spaces of your dreams, Lisa Mora. 629.226 MOR


A man most driven : Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the founding of America, Peter Firstbrook. 975.5 SMI
He fought and beheaded three Turkish adversaries in duels. He was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He sailed under a pirate flag, was shipwrecked and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be reprieved at the eleventh hour. And all this happened before he was thirty years old. This is Captain John Smith’s life.
Anger is an energy : my life uncensored, Johnny Rotten. 781.66 ROT
Johnny Rotten was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles such as 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'God Save the Queen'.
Burning bridges : life with my father Glen Campbell, Debby Campbell. 781.64 CAM
In her frank family memoir Debby Campbell sets the record straight on a daughter's love for her talented father, with the full knowledge that she is about to start burning some bridges of her own.
Daniel Radcliffe : the biography, Sue Blackhall. 791.43028 RAD
The story of the Half-Blood Prince who has become a fullblooded actor and level-headed young man.
Farzana : the woman who saved an empire, Julia Keay. 954.031 SAM
Amongst the riches of 19th century India, as the British fought their way across Mughal territory, an orphaned street-girl is brought to court to perform for the Emperor. That girl was Farzana, and she would become a courtesan, a leader of armies, a treasured defender of the last Mughal emperor and the head of one of the most legendary courts in history.
Franco : a personal and political biography, Stanley G. Payne. 946.082 FRA
Depicts the early life of Frano, explains his career and rise to prominence as an army officer who became Europe's youngest interwar brigadier general in 1926, and then discusses his role in the affairs of the troubled Second Spanish Republic and World War II.
Is that all there is? The strange life of Peggy Lee, James Gavin. 781.65 LEE
Lee was a North Dakota prairie girl who became a temptress of enduring mystique. She was a singer-songwriter before the term existed. Lee "had incredible confidence onstage," observed Iggy Pop; yet inner turmoil wracked her. She spun a romantic nirvana in her songs, but couldn’t sustain one in reality. As she passed middle age, Lee dwelled increasingly in a bizarre dreamland.
It was me all along : a memoir, Andie Mitchell. 616.398 MIT
A young food blogger shares her inspiring story of incredible weight loss - a journey from nearly 300 pounds to losing more than half her size - and establishing a healthy and confident relationship with food.
Leading from the front : the autobiography, Richard Dannatt. 355.33 DAN
As Chief of the General Staff, Sir Richard Dannatt was in overall command of the British army for the three years from 2006. This title reflects on a life of military service and offers Richard's characteristically frank analysis of whether Britain's defence strategy is fit to respond to the threats we face in the 21st century.
Man of secrets : the private life of Donald McLean, Matthew Wright. 993.022 MCL
Reveals a new side to Donald McLean, the long maligned and misunderstood figure of New Zealand's political history. A man dogged by his upbringing, wrestling with his insecurities - a devout and fearful man who felt himself inadequate before God and who never recovered from the loss of his young wife.
More Sherlock Holmes than James Herriot : the veterinary detectives, Roger S. Windsor. 636.089 WIN
Roger Windsor's stories of life as, first, a naive student at vet school, then as a junior vet in general practice, and finally as a senior member of the Veterinary Investigation Service running a laboratory in Africa.
Professor Penguin : discovery and adventure with penguins, Lloyd Spencer Davis. 598.47 DAV
Based on journals kept during Davis's years of working with penguins in the wild, the story takes readers to remote locations: Antarctica, the Galapagos, the deserts of Chile and Peru, the Falkland Islands, the wild coasts of Argentina and South Africa, and New Zealand.
Quite a good time to be born : a memoir : 1935-1975, David Lodge. 823.914 LOD
The only child in a lower-middle-class family, who got his artistic genes from his musician father and his Catholic faith from his mother, the author was four when World War II began and grew to maturity through decades of great social and cultural change. In this memoir, he looks back over his childhood and youth.
Rory's glory, Justin Doyle. 796.352 DOY
The story of Rory McIlroy - a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down who is a member of both the European and PGA tours.
Rumours of glory : a memoir, Bruce Cockburn. 781.64 COC
Canadian singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn delivers his long-awaited memoir-a chronicle of faith, fear and activism that is also a lively cultural and musical tour through the late 20th century.
Slave : the true story of a girl's lost childhood and her fight for survival, Mende Nazer. 306.362 NAZ
Mende Nazer's happy childhood was cruelly cut short at the age of twelve when the Mujahidin rode into her village in the remote Nuba mountains of Sudan. They hacked down terrified villagers, raped the women and abducted the children. Mende was them.
Strictly inspirational : how I learnt to dream, act, believe and succeed, Camilla Sacre-Dallerup. 793.33 SAC
Camilla Sacre-Dallerup found fame and heartbreak as a dancer on Strictly Come Dancing and which culminated in winning the coveted Strictly trophy with actor Tom Chambers. In this autobiography, Camilla shares the practical, motivational techniques she has used both personally and professionally to achieve success and happiness.
Surviving Michael Winner : a thirty year odyssey, Dinah May. 791.43023 WIN
Michael Winner was, perhaps, his own greatest creation. To know him was often to find oneself at the centre of a storm - and Dinah May, his assistant, sounding board, confidant and companion, was at its epicentre for over 30 years. In this book, May recalls it all.
The Andy Cohen diaries : a deep look at a shallow year, Andy Cohen. 791.45028 COH
A year in the whirlwind life of American talk show host Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words.
The Burma spring : Aung San Suu Kyi and the new struggle for the soul of a nation, Rena Pederson. 959.105 AUN
Aung San Suu Kyi Burma's "woman of destiny" and one of the most admired voices for freedom in the world today comes alive through this rendering of Burma/Myanmar's tumultuous history.
The diary of Lena Mukhina, Elena Mukhina. 940.5421 MUK
The diary of a sixteen-year-old Russian high school student who was living in Leningrad during the Nazi siege that began in 1941.
The Dublin king : the true story of Edward, Earl of Warwick, Lambert Simnel and the 'princes in the tower', John Ashdown-Hill. 942.046 SIM
John Ashdown-Hill seeks the truth behind the 500-year-old story of the boy-king crowned in Dublin. He also presents a link between Lambert Simnel's story and that of George, Duke of Clarence, the brother of Richard III.
The news is read, Charlotte Green. 791.44 GRE
Life as a British radio broadcaster.
The other Tudor Princess : Margaret Douglas, Henry VIII's niece, Mary McGrigor. 942.052 LEN
The story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII.
The Reaper : autobiography of one of the deadliest Special Ops snipers, Nicholas Irving. 958.1 IRV
A memoir by a Special Operations Direct Action Sniper traces his extraordinary career during the War on Terror, which was marked by his record-setting deployment to Afghanistan and his face-off against an enemy sniper known only as The Chechnian.
The undertaker's daughter, Kate Mayfield. 363.75 MAY
What if the place you called 'home' happened to be a funeral home? Kate Mayfield explores what it meant to be the daughter of a small-town undertaker.
There's something I've been dying to tell you, Lynda Bellingham. 791.45028 BEL
In 2013 Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Having kept the details of her illness private, now for the very first time Lynda talks with beautiful poignancy about her life since her diagnosis, her family and how together they came to terms with a future they hadn't planned.
This boy, Alan Johnson. 941.085 JOH
Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its transition from two-parent family to single mother and then to no parents at all.
Treading water : in the promised land, Halina Robinson. 940.5318 ROB
Halina immigrated to Israel in 1957 with her Polish husband and two small children.This book tells the story of their attempt at establishing a new life in Beer Sheva on the edge of the Negev desert and later their move close to Haifa, where Halina became a teacher in a school in Kyriat Nazareth.
Vera Brittain and the First World War : the story of Testament of youth, Mark Bostridge. 823.912 BRI
Mark Bostridge explores the effects of the First World War on Vera Brittain, both in terms of her personal life and in terms of its effect on her development as a writer and her eventual decision to become a pacifist.
Wounds to bind : a memoir of the folk-rock revolution, Jerry Burgan. 781.66 BUR
The birth of folk rock comes to life in Jerry Burgan's memoir of the pre-psychedelic 1960s.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow : my life, Sophia Loren. 791.43028 LOR
Sophia Loren's definitive autobiography, revealing her personal journey from the hardship of her childhood in Naples to her life as a screen legend, sharing stories of work, love, and family.

Business & Management

Discover SAP, Venki Krishnamoorthy. 658.4038 KRI
From SAP history, overviews of the major product offerings, through business examples, this book helps you discover the world of SAP.
Driven to distraction at work : how to focus and be more productive, Edward M. Hallowell. 650.1 HAL
Hallowell identifies the underlying reasons why people really lose their ability to focus at work where many of today's adults feel distracted and unproductive. He explains why commonly offered solutions like 'learn to manage your time better' or 'make a to-do list' just don't work because they don't address the deeper, underlying issues of mental distraction.
Everyone's a critic : winning customers in a review-driven world, Bill Tancer. 658.8 TAN
Bill Tancer offers insight for anyone seeking to make the most of their online consumer reviews, including the little touches that have outsized impact on positive reviews; how to deal with bad reviews; and how to spot reviewers who are trying to take advantage of you.
Extraordinary leadership in Australia & New Zealand : the five practices that create great workplaces, James M. Kouzes. 658.409 KOU
A guidebook for what it takes, at any level of an organisation, to bring out the best in people.
From the top : the real secrets of business success, David Gadd. 650.1 GAD
Brings together advice and insights shared by laureates from the Fairfax Media Business Hall of Fame.
Make change work for you : 10 ways to future-proof yourself, innovate fearlessly, and succeed despite uncertainty, Scott Steinberg. 658.406 STE
Mindful work : how meditation is changing business from the inside out, David Gelles. 158.7 GEL
Positive leadership : strategies for extraordinary performance, Kim Cameron. 658.409 CAM
Teach yourself — administrative processes and office equipment, Cheryl Price. 651.37 PRI
Teach yourself — office information systems, copying and telecommunication, Cheryl Price. 651.37 PRI
The discomfort zone : how leaders turn difficult conversations into breakthroughs, Marcia Reynolds. 658.409 REY
Leaders, coaches, and mentors are charged with helping others to stretch their limits. However, few people enjoy hearing the messy and sometimes painful feedback it takes to overcome a personal obstacle. Marcia Reynolds shows how to use the discomfort zone to help others grow, not suffer.
The sweet spot : how to find your groove at home and work, Christine Carter, Ph.D. 650.1 CAR
Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to — the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.
Why motivating people doesn't work and what does : the new science of leading, energizing, and engaging, Susan Fowler. 658.314 FOW
Applying recent psychological discoveries, Fowler lays out a tested model and course of action that will help leaders guide their people toward motivation that not only increases productivity and engagement but gives them a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Wiser : getting beyond groupthink to make groups smarter, Cass R. Sunstein. 658.4036 SUN
Cass Sunstein sheds light on the specifics of why and how group decisions go wrong - and offers tactics and lessons to help leaders avoid the pitfalls and reach better outcomes.
Work simply : embracing the power of your personal productivity style, Carson Tate. 650.11 TAT
Make work simple by using the tools and tactics that are right for you.


Dragon's breath and other true stories : comics, MariNaomi. 741.5 MAR

Civil Rights

Are we there yet? : the future of the Treaty of Waitangi, Gareth Morgan. 323.11994 MOR


Advanced persistent threat hacking : the art and science of hacking any organisation, Tyler Wrightson. 005.8 WRI
Preventive strategies for deterring today's most malicious and least understood risks to enterprise security.
iPad 2 made simple, Martin Trautschold. 004.165 IPA
OS X Yosemite, Paul McFedries. 005.446 MAC
Step-by-step screen shots show you how to tackle OS X Yosemite tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Yosemite in no time.
The web designer's idea book. Volume 4 : inspiration from todays best web design trends, themes, and styles, Patrick McNeil. 006.7 MCN
The PC and gadget help desk : in depth, Mark Edward Soper. 621.381 SOP
Soper covers all your major platforms: iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows systems, and more. He even helps you fix the weird problems that happen when you use them together!

Crafts & Collecting

A shared legacy : folk art in America. 745.0973 SHA
An introduction to American folk art, accompanying a major traveling exhibition. This book includes paintings, sculptures, furniture, and household objects made by untrained or minimally trained folk artists in New England, the Midwest, and the South between 1800 and the 1920s.
Artfully embroidered : motifs and patterns for bags and more, Naoko Shimoda. 746.44 SHI
Arts and crafts embroidery, Laura Euler. 746.44 EUL
This book features over 380 photographs of the work of famous designers including William Morris and Gustav Stickley. You will see the English, the Scottish, and the American styles of Arts & Crafts needlework and come to understand their similarities and differences.
Bare essentials. Bras : construction and pattern drafting for lingerie design, Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks. 646.404 MAT
This volume summarises the basics of bra design, from sewing and construction to drafting and pattern grading.
Beading all-stars : 20 jewelry projects from your favourite designers, Marcia DeCoster. 745.58 BEA
Profiles beaded jewellery designers, in a text with twenty projects with step-by-step instructions and photographs for necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings.
Demystifying bra fitting and construction, Norma Loehr. 646.404 LOE
This book reveals the secrets of bra couturiers, teaching you what you have always wanted to know about fitting and sewing your own bras.
DVF 40 : journey of a dress, Diane Von Furstenberg. 746.92 VON
In 1972 Diane von Furstenberg arrived in New York with a suitcase full of jersey dresses that she had made at her friend's factory in Italy. Two years later the distinctive design of her timeless wrap dress took the fashion world by storm and has evolved into a multitude of much-loved variations today.
Fashion sewing : advanced techniques, Connie Amaden-Crawford. 646.4 AMA
Guides the reader through a range of intermediate and advanced skills, such as tailoring, sewing with knits, inserting linings and facings and how to sew a wide range of design variations for collars, pockets and sleeves.
Girly style wardrobe, Yoshiko Tsukiori. 646.406 TSU
Here Yoshiko Tsukiori turns her attention to clothes for little girls. She offers a complete wardrobe of 28 pieces from smart dresses to smocks, trousers and even a parka. Also included are a cute cap, clasp purse and drawstring bag, which are bound to delight their owners.
Handmade baskets : from nature's colourful materials, Susie Vaughan. 746.412 VAU
This book shows how to make a wonderful range of natural-looking baskets from various plant materials found in hedgerows, woods and gardens.
Hexagon happenings : 15 quilts & projects, Carolyn Forster. 746.46 FOR
History of design : decorative arts and material culture, 1400-2000, Pat Kirkham. 745 HIS
Jeff Leatham : visionary floral art and design. 745.92 LEA
Mini knitted woodland : cute & easy knitting patterns for animals, birds & other forest life, Sachiyo Ishii. 746.432 ISH
Paracord outdoor gear projects : simple instructions for survival bracelets and other DIY projects, Joel Hooks. 746.422 HOO
Takes you step-by-step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord.
Paula Pryke wedding flowers : exceptional floral design for exceptional occasions, Tim Winter. 745.92 PRY
Ramsay's catalogue of British diecast model toys, John Ramsay. 629.221 RAM
For people interested in British die-cast toys.
Seed bead chic : 25 elegant projects inspired by fine jewelry, Amy Katz. 745.58 KAT
Steampunk accessories : 20 projects to help you nail the style, from goggles to mobile phone cases, gauntlets and jewellery, Nicola Tedman. 745.5 TED
The 20 projects included here are easy to make and readily customised with personal details and keepsakes, they range from the everyday and accessible to the slightly more elaborate for the committed steampunker.
Steampunk gear, gadgets, and gizmos : a maker's guide to creating modern artifacts, Thomas Willeford. 745.5 WIL
Contains directions for eight steampunk projects, with a definition of steampunk, a list of tools needed, and advice on how and where to scavenge for parts.
The worldwide history of beads : ancient, ethnic, contemporary, Lois Sherr Dubin. 745.58 DUB
Tie dip dye : fashion and lifestyle projects to hand dye in your own kitchen, Pepa Martin. 746.66 MAR
Yamamoto & Yohji, Laure Adler. 746.92 YAM
The definitive monograph on the complete work of Yohji Yamamoto - one of fashion's most transformative designers working today and widely acknowledged as a master of post-war fashion design.


Global gangs : street violence across the world, Jennifer M. Hazen. 364.106 GLO
Gotti's rules : the story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the demise of the American mafia, George Anastasia. 364.106 ANA
Hacker, hoaxer, whistleblower, spy : the many faces of Anonymous, Gabriella Coleman. 364.168 COL
Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says "knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets."
Inside Alcatraz : my time on the rock, Jim Quillen. 365.973 QUI
Jim Quillen tells the amazing story of his decade incarcerated in America's most infamous prison — how he got there, how he stayed alive inside, and, most important, how he found the inspiration and courage to get out.
Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away, David DeKok. 364.1523 DEK
The book weaves together the events, culture, and attitudes of the late 1960s, memorialising the stabbing death of Betsy Aardsma in the stacks of Pattee Library at Penn State University's main campus in State College and her time and place in history.
Spam nation : the inside story of organized cybercrime from global epidemic to your front door, Brian Krebs. 364.168 KRE
The art of the English murder, Lucy Worsley. 364.1523 WOR
A unique exploration of the art of crime and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul.
The phantom killer : unlocking the mystery of the Texarkana serial murders : the story of a town in terror, James Presley. 364.1523 PRE
Set in the rowdy, often lawless town of Texarkana shortly after WWII, The Phantom Killer is the history of the most puzzling unsolved cases in the United States.


They do what? : a cultural encyclopedia of extraordinary and exotic customs from around the world, Javier A. Galvan. 390 THE
This work covers many traditions, customs, and activities Westerners may find unusual or shocking, covering everything from the Ashanti people's funeral celebrations to wife-carrying competitions in Finland.


A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing, Burton G. Malkiel. 332.6 MAL
Using the dot-com crash as an object lesson in how not to manage your portfolio, here is the informative guide to navigating the turbulence of the market and managing investments with confidence.
Common stocks and uncommon profits and other writings, Philip A. Fisher. 332.6322 FIS
Fisher shares his philosophy, offering valuable insights into the most fundamental and important aspects of buying and selling stock. Here are solid guidelines on when and what to buy, sound reasons for selling common stock, as well as critical information on profit margins and dividends.
Empire of cotton : a new history of global capitalism, Sven Beckert. 338.4767 BEC
For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. For centuries it was central to India's prosperity - a prosperity that was devastated by Britain's imperial takeover of the industry. This book is a history of the overwhelming role played by cotton in dictating the shape of our world.
Europe entrapped, Claus Offe. 330.94 OFF
A German sociologist proposes that EU reform should be in the direction of revival, growth and social justice.
Forging capitalism : rogues, swindlers, frauds and the rise of modern finance, Ian Klaus. 330.941 KLA
Ian Klaus demonstrates how international financial affairs in the nineteenth century were conducted not only by gentlemen as a noble pursuit but also by connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no risk was too great and no scheme too outrageous if the monetary reward was substantial enough.
Marissa Mayer and the fight to save Yahoo!, Nicholas Carlson. 338.761004 CAR
About Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38.
Money and tough love : on tour with the IMF, Liaquat Ahamed. 332.152 AHA
Liaquat Ahamed offers insight into the heart of one the world’s most influential
Second chance : for your money, your life and our world, Robert T. Kiyosaki. 332.024 KIY
Shows readers how to understand the past so that they can shape their financial future and use the Information Age tools and insights to their financial advantage and create a fresh start.
The bubble economy : is sustainable growth possible?, Robert U. Ayres. 338.54 AYR
The creature from Jekyll Island : a second look at the Federal Reserve, G. Edward Griffin. 332.11 GRI
Traces the history of the Federal Reserve.


Beyond smarter : mediated learning and the brain's capacity for change, Reuven Feuerstein. 370.152 FEU
This book is the most up-to-date summary of Feuerstain's thinking and includes accessible descriptions of his tools and methods for cognitive modifiability and mediated learning.
Changing our secondary schools, Bali Haque. 373.93 HAQ
A critique of two decades of educational reform in New Zealand.
For the record : an encyclopaedia of historical aspects of New Zealand physical education, Bob Stothart. 372.86 STO


Engineering for earthquake disaster mitigation, Masanori Hamada. 624.176 HAM


The bridesmaids : true tales of love, envy, loyalty and terrible dresses, Eimear Lynch. 395.22 LYN
An intimate glimpse at the moments the wedding photographer failed to capture. From the accidental bridesmaid who helped sew the bride into her "designer" gown to the tomboy who struggled to carry Princess Diana's twenty-five foot train, The Bridesmaids lifts the veil on the Big Day.


Akaroa cocksfoot : king of grasses, Vaughan Wood. 633.22 WOO
A look at the Banks Peninsula cocksfoot seed industry that was at its most prosperous around the turn of the twentieth century.
Dirty chick : adventures of an unlikely farmer, Antonia Murphy. 630.92 MUR
"One month into our stay, we’d managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily. It seemed we didn’t have much of a talent for farming. And we still had eleven months to go."
Farming the woods : an integrated permaculture approach to growing food and medicinals in temperate forests, Ken Mudge. 631.58 MUD
Heart of the Mackenzie : the Glenmore Station story, Matt Philp. 636.301 PHI
The gripping story of an iconic New Zealand high country sheep station in the heart of the South Island's MacKenzie Country.


A history of the paper pattern industry : the home dressmaking fashion revolution, Joy Spanabel Emery. 646.407 EME
Basic black : 26 edgy essentials for the modern wardrobe, Sato Watanabe. 646.404 WAT
Basic Black is the English edition of a classic Japanese sewing book which provides Western-sized patterns for 26 basic garments, along with detailed, easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions.
Cool shades : the history and meaning of sunglasses, Vanessa Brown. 391.44 GIL
Dance & fashion, Valerie Steele. 391.4 DAN
This book features essays by ten fashion experts, who explore various aspects of the reciprocal relationship between dance and fashion, from the liberating effects of the tango to the influence of ballet on Japanese girl culture.
Dior. Volume II, New couture, Patrick Demarchelier. 746.92 DIO
Demarchelier showcases the gowns made in the Dior ateliers from 1947 to today. Alongside dresses designed by Dior himself, creations by the designers who succeeded him show the continuity of the house’s rich heritage up to the absolute modernity of Raf Simons’s designs.
Hair, Guido Palau. 646.724 PAL
A sequence of head-shots showing Guido's expressive hairstyles.
If only my blow dryer could speak, Cliff Clipperhead. 646.724 CLI
It is a study of human nature from a male hairdresser's perspective. Besides focusing on the vast range of personalities it also covers the ways men and women, whether they are hairdressers, clients or staff, can interpret the same scenarios quite differently.
Japanese fashion cultures : dress and gender in contemporary Japan, Masafumi Monden. 391 MON
Louis Vuitton fashion photography, Michel Mallard. 746.92 LOU
A visual history of the company, seen through its presence in photographs.
Nail art, Emily Draher. 646.727 DRA
Draher shows you how to paint the hottest nail art designs, including festive designs for every occasion, holiday, and season. And you'll get tips for creating gradient nails, using gel polishes, and adapting nail art designs for use in pedicures.
This old thing, Dawn O'Porter. 391 OPO
Dawn and her team of vintage style experts are here to show you why hunting for one-of-a-kind fashion gems is more exciting, better value for money, and a lot more fun.
Vogue : the gown, Jo Ellison. 391.2 ELL
A celebration of haute couture dresses from the early 20th century to today. This is a collection of more than 300 images grouped into five thematic chapters: Classical, Fantasy, Drama, Decorative and Modernist.

Film, Television & Theatre

The Academy Awards : the complete unofficial history, Gail Kinn. 791.430973 KIN
The film appreciation book : the film course you always wanted to take, Jim Piper. 791.4301 PIP


Here comes a chopper to chop off your head : the dark side of childhood rhymes and stories, Liz Evers. 398.8 EVE

Food & Wine

5:2 good food kitchen : more healthy and delicious recipes for everyone, every day, Kate Harrison. 641.5635 HAR
More delicious calorie counted recipes for your fast and non-fast days from Kate Harrison.
A year in 120 recipes, Jack Monroe. 641.564 MON
This book includes a substantial Baba Gosht, Burned Brown Sugar Meringues, Lazarus Pesto, and a moreish Peanut Butter Bread. Whether you're cooking for a summertime party, or a warming weekday meal, it gives us affordable recipes for every occasion.
Clean living fast food : the paleo makeover for all your fast food favourites, Luke Hines. 641.563 HIN
Cook book : 187 recipes that will make you incredibly popular, Matt Preston. 641.5 PRE
Decorated : sublimely crafted cakes for every occasion, April Carter. 641.8653 CAR
Delicious : love to eat : around the world in 120 simply delicious recipes, Valli Little. 641.5 LIT
You'll find a feast of 120 new recipes with a global twist, all translated into simple, exceptionally delicious dishes to take you from weeknight dinners to stress-free entertaining.
Deliciously vintage : 60 favourite bakes that stand the test of time, Victoria Glass. 641.815 GLA
This book is a celebration of deliciously vintage recipes, drawing from a broad culinary heritage. From cookies and cakes to pastries and desserts, Victoria charts the delicious range of some of our much-loved classics.
Dim sum : small bites made easy, Helen Tse. 641.5951 TSE
The recipes include Shanghai Dumplings, Mango and Prawn Rolls and Spare Ribs, favourites such as BBQ Skewers and Pork Dumplings, as well as more challenging dishes such as Chrysanthemum Shaped Pastry, Cuttlefish Dumplings, and a range of dim sum desserts.
Everyday, Karen Martini. 641.5 MAR
In this book Karen Martini shares more than 120 of her favourite everyday recipes, for all the delicious salads, pastas, pizzas, curries, roasts, one-pot dinners, puddings, cakes and biscuits you'll ever need.
Everyday delicious, Chelsea Winter. 641.5 WIN
Tasty, quick, easy weeknight meals.
How to drink a glass of wine, John Saker. 641.22 SAK
New Zealand has become one of the world's great wine-drinking and producing countries. Saker has blended a thousand impressions, delicious experiences and startled taste-buds into an engrossing guide to the world's most loved and debated - beverage.
How to make sweets and treats, Diana Peacock. 641.853 PEA
Make ahead bread : 100 recipes for melt-in-your-mouth fresh bread every day : plus butters and spreads, Donna Currie. 641.815 CUR
Nom nom paleo : food for humans, Michelle Tam. 641.563 TAM
Offers a variety of family-friendly paleo recipes as well as strategies for stocking the pantry, feeding kids, maximizing flavor, and saving time in the kitchen.
Rachel Khoo's kitchen notebook : over 100 delicious recipes from my personal cookbook, Rachel Khoo. 641.5 KHO
From a Ham Hock Tiffin Box to Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Sloe Gin, and Rhubarb and Custard Millefeuille, Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook will inspire even the most jaded cook to try something new.
Sparkle & splash : soda fountain favourites, homemade elixers & carbonated cocktails, Colleen Mullaney. 641.87 MUL
These 100 sparkling recipes including a Classic Bourbon Smash, Lemon Sangria, Espresso Soda Float, and Pineapple Mint Soda let you create a homemade syrup, customise your drink, use ingredients you trust, and get creative with your mixology.
Sweetly raw desserts : raw vegan chocolates, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and more, Heather Pace. 641.86 PAC
The modern peasant : adventures in city food, Jojo Tulloh. 641.563 TUL
Alongside vivid stories from her visits to producers and tips for baking and pickling, fermenting and foraging, Tulloh presents fresh tasting, achievable recipes for modern peasants - sourdough pizzas of nettles and sausage, celebratory paellas of squid and home-grown peppers, chutneys, jam and pickles.
The unbakery : raw organic goodness : recipes from Little Bird's Unbakery Cafes, Megan May. 641.5637 MAY
The book encourages food lovers to try more uncooked food and shows them how they can enjoy and benefit from preparing dishes from raw, natural ingredients. All recipes are gluten, dairy and cane sugar free, along with being vegan.
The vegetarian flavor bible : the essential guide to culinary creativity with vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and more, based on the wisdom of leading American chefs, Karen Page. 641.5636 PAG
The wild wisdom of weeds : 13 essential plants for human survival, Katrina Blair. 641.303 BLA
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit.

Gardens and Gardening

Grow a little fruit tree : simple pruning techniques for small-space, easy-harvest fruit trees, Ann Ralph. 634.0442 RAL
Of rhubarb and roses : The Telegraph book of the garden, Tim Richardson. 635 OF
Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation : simple to advanced and experimental techniques for indoor and outdoor cultivation, Tradd Cotter. 635.8 COT
Secret gardens, Alain Le Toquin. 712.6 LE
Fourteen extraordinary private gardens are revealed to the public for the first time.
Small-space vegetable gardens : growing great edibles in containers, raised beds, and small plots, Andrea Bellamy. 635 BEL
The new American herbal, Stephen Orr. 635.7 ORR
Orr covers the entire spectrum of herbaceous plants, from culinary to ornamental to aromatic and medicinal, presenting them in an A to Z format packed with recipes, DIY projects, and examples of garden design highlighting herbal plantings.

Graphic Arts

Greetings from retro design : vintage graphics decade by decade, Tony Seddon. 741.6 SED
What is a true 1950s look, as opposed to a 1930s or 1940s look? This book aims to address that question by thoroughly surveying the development of graphic design over the course of the 20th century.

Health & Medicine

15-minute yoga : health, well-being, and happines through daily practice, Ulrica Norberg. 613.7046 NOR
200 low-carb, high-fat recipes : easy recipes to jumpstart your low-carb weight loss, Dana Carpender. 641.5638 CAR
50 shortcuts to a sugar-free life : how pistachios, olive oil, and a good night's sleep can help you overcome sugar addiction for a longer, healthier life, Fredrik Paulun. 613.28 PAU
At the still point of the turning world : the art and philosophy of osteopathy, Robert Lever. 615.533 LEV
How osteopathy can blend a truly holistic perspective with the 'healing attitude' which is the basis of therapeutic systems at their best.
Back pain, Kusal Goonewardena. 616.73 GOO
Behind the gates of Gomorrah : a year with the criminally insane, Stephen B. Seager. 614.1 SEA
Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at the Gorman State hospital, known locally as "Gomorrah," but nothing could have prepared him for what he encountered when he stepped through its gates, a triple sally port behind the twenty-foot walls topped with shining coils of razor wire.
Chronic fatigue syndrome : what you need to know about CFS/ME, Megan A. Arroll. 616.0478 ARR
Conceiving healthy babies : an herbal guide to support preconception, pregnancy and lactation, Dawn Combs. 618.24 COM
Conquering irritable bowel syndrome, Nicholas J. Talley. 616.342 TAL
Coping with the psychological effects of illness : strategies to manage anxiety and depression, Fran Smith. 616 SMI
This book looks at the learning curve involved in sudden and chronic illness, and explores key ways to build psychological resilience during this time of challenge.
Coping with thyroid disease, Mark Greener. 616.44 GRE
This book explains the thyroid's role as a powerhouse for the whole body, and why it's important to support conventional treatments with holistic measures.
Detox 101 : a 21-day guide to cleansing your body through juicing, exercise, and healthy living, Jessi Andricks. 613.2 AND
Eat, nourish, glow : 10 easy steps for losing weight, looking younger & feeling healthier, Amelia Freer. 613.2 FRE
Food for fitness : how to eat for maximum performance, Anita Bean. 613.2 BEA
Full belly : good eats for a healthy pregnancy, Tara Mataraza Desmond. 618.24 DES
Healthy eating to avoid the risk of dementia, Margaret Rayman. 641.563 RAY
Margaret Rayman and her team of nutritional experts lay down some clear and effective guidelines to show you how to adapt your diet and lifestyle to help protect you against dementia.
Honestly healthy cleanse, Natasha Corrett. 641.563 COR
4 cleansing recipe plans suitable for every occasion to help get you back on track. From a nurturing weekend of juices, smoothies and soups to a 6-day slimdown, and from a high protein cleanse if you're exercising hard to a 28-day plan to permanently change the way you eat.
How does it hurt?, Stephanie de Montalk. 362.196047 DE
Tells the story of the chronic pain that has invaded Stephanie's life for more than ten years. She considers how her early experiences have been cast into fresh relief by what she has endured, then goes back in time to investigate the lives and works of three writers who also lived with and wrote about pain.
iBrain : surviving the technological alteration of the modern mind, Gary Small. 612.82 SMA
Explores how technology's unstoppable march forward has altered the way young minds develop, function, and interpret information.
I'll have what she's having : my adventures in celebrity dieting, Rebecca Harrington. 613.25 HAR
A look at the eating habits of the fit and famous - from Gwyneth's goji berry and quail egg concoctions to Jackie Kennedy's baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen.
Improve digestion with food combining, Steve Meyerowitz. 612.3 MEY
Learn the importance of having a healthy digestive system and ways you can improve digestive health.
Iodine : why you need it, why you can't live without it, David Brownstein. 616.396 BRO
Find out why iodine deficiency may be the root cause of thyroid problems including hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer disease. Discover how to get iodine from your diet and improve your immune system.
Juice : the ultimate guide to juicing for health, beauty and wellbeing, Liz Earle. 641.875 EAR
This book is the perfect introduction to juicing and clearly explains the many health benefits from weight loss, improving your skin and vitality, to boosting your immune system.
Mayo Clinic going gluten-free, Joseph A. Murray. 616.399 MAY
Overcoming shock : healing the traumatized mind and heart, Diane Zimberoff. 616.8521 ZIM
Explains the physiology of shock and how shock can control our responses to life. It shows how it impacts our lives and how it can be effectively treated.
Professor Jennie Brand-Miller's Low GI diet : managing type 2 diabetes, Jennie Brand-Miller. 616.462 BRA
Quit cannabis : an expert guide to coping with cravings and withdrawal, unscrambling your brain and kicking the habit for good, Jan Copeland. 362.295 COP
Reaching down the rabbit hole : extraordinary journeys into the human brain, Allan H. Ropper. 616.8 ROP
Dr Allan Ropper takes the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions.
Sod seventy! The guide to living well, Muir Gray. 613.0438 GRA
Shake off the stereotypes and empower yourself. Embrace seventy, and make the most of it by following the simple resolutions created for you in this book, packed with ideas to help you get fit and healthy, in body and mind.
Stop smoking with CBT : the most powerful way to beat your addiction, Max Pemberton. 616.865 PEM
Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to quit smoking.
The 12 minute weight loss plan : high intensity interval training + smart eating = fast, easy weight loss, Michael Spira. 613.25 SPI
The autoimmune solution : prevent and reverse the full spectrum of inflammatory symptoms and diseases, Amy Myers. 616.978 MYE
Myers offers a medically proven approach to prevent and reverse a wide range of inflammatory-related symptoms and diseases, from allergies and IBS to Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
The brain's way of healing : remarkable discoveries and recoveries from the frontiers of neuroplasticity, Norman Doidge. 612.8 DOI
The bulletproof diet : lose up to a pound a day, reclaim your energy and focus, and upgrade your life, Dave Asprey. 613.25 ASP
The burn, Haylie Pomroy. 613.25 POM
Losing weight feels great, but what happens when your weight loss comes to a screeching halt just five or ten pounds shy of the finish line? From inflammation and water retention to digestion and hormones, this book knows how to supercharge your metabolism to burn fat quickly.
The digestive health solution : your personalized five-step plan for inside out digestive wellness, Benjamin I. Brown. 616.342 BRO
The end of pain : how nutrition and diet can fight chronic inflammatory disease, Jacqueline Lagace. 615.854 LAG
The green smoothie prescription : a complete guide to total health, Victoria Boutenko. 613.2 BOU
Raise a glass to your health! Dark, leafy greens contain an astonishing abundance of nutrients, with enzymes, antioxidants, and minerals that hold extraordinary benefits for our mind and body. In The Green Smoothie Prescription, raw food pioneer and international bestselling author of Green for Life Victoria Boutenko provides a comprehensive guide to the healing capabilities of green smoothies.
The hunger type diet : discover what drives your hunger, rebalance your hormones and lose weight for good, Lowri Turner. 613.25 TUR
The reality check : a quest to understand chiropractic from the inside out, Heidi Haavik. 615.534 HAA
This book is about the effects of chiropractic care. It describes what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts dysfunctional segments in your spine.
The Royal Marsden cancer cookbook : nutritious recipes for during and following treatment, to share with friends and family, Catherine Phipps. 641.5631 PHI
The ultimate diet revolution : your metabolism makeover, Jim Karas. 613.25 KAR
Why I walk : taking a step in the right direction, Kevin Klinkenberg. 613.717 KLI
You are your own gym : the bible of bodyweight exercises, Mark Lauren. 613.713 LAU

History, Geography & Travel

Owning the earth : the transforming history of land ownership, Andro Linklater. 333.3 LIN
A study that explores the global history of possessing land. It is packed with insights into the history and politics of ownership. Beginning in the 16th century with the carving up of the New World, Andro Linklater traces the emergence in England of the idea that one person could exclusively own a piece of the Earth.
When the facts change : essays, 1995-2010, Tony Judt. 909.82 JUD
A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement.
A place apart : Northern Ireland in the 1970s, Dervla Murphy. 941.60824 MUR
A geographical and psychological travelogue that rises above history, politics, theology and economics. Created by a southern Irishwoman, cycling into the mayhem of Northern Ireland in order to try and sort out her own opinions and emotions about this troubled land.
Africa for one, Marion Rego. 968 REG
Marion Rego's telling of her time in parts of Africa in the 1960’s.
Against the odds : President Goodluck Jonathan, the rise of Nigeria as Africa's economic superpower and the threat of Boko Haram, Mark Hollingsworth. 966.9 HOL
When more than 200 young schoolgirls were kidnapped on 15th April 2014, in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok, by the extreme Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram, it captivated the world and catapulted the oil-rich west African state into the international media spotlight.
Authors (various) telling about Koukourarata Port Levy, Mary Stapylton-Smith. 993.84 AUT
An illustrated collection of stories by various authors about Port Levy, it's harbour and marine life, the land and the people who have and do live there.
Britannia obscura : mapping hidden Britain, Joanne Parker. 912.41 PAR
Cut these words into my stone : ancient Greek epitaphs, Michael Wolfe. 929.5 CUT
Frontline Ukraine : crisis in the borderlands, Richard Sakwa. 947.7 SAK
The first full account of the ongoing crisis, Frontline Ukraine explains the origins, developments and global significance of the battle for Crimea.
Gatecrashing paradise : misadventures in the real Maldives, Tom Chesshyre. 954.95 CHE
This is Tom's story of visiting the Maldives once the tourist ban was lifted in 2009, allowing visitors to the Islands to see life outside of the glamourous tourist based Resorts: the real Maldives.
Gazing with a trained eye : fifteen aspects of William Colenso, Eloise Wallace. 993.02 COL
Gilgit rebellion : the major who mutinied over partition of India, William A. Brown. 954.91 BRO
In 1942 William Brown was posted as a recently commissioned Indian Army Officer to the Gilgit Agency in the very north of the North West Frontier. His move of offering Gilgit to the Pakistanis was seen by some as an act of mutiny.
Great tales from New Zealand history, Gordon McLauchlan. 993 MCL
Gordon McLauchlan tempts our imagination with 46 little-known tales from New Zealand's past.
Historic pubs of the South, John Hall-Jones. 993.7 HAL
Includes 180 stunning photographs of pubs and accommodation houses of Southland and Central Otago from the mid 1800s to present day.
Istanbul, Virginia Maxwell. 956.1 MAX
Lonely Planet guidebook.
Massacre : the life and death of the Paris Commune of 1871, John Merriman. 944.36 MER
Mr and Mrs Disraeli : a strange romance, Daisy Hay. 941.081 DIS
The daughter of a sailor, on her second marriage and 12 years older than her husband, Mary Anne was highly eccentric, liable to misbehave and overdressed for grand society dinners. Her beloved Diz was of Jewish descent, a mid-ranking novelist and frequently mired in debt. He was fiercely protective and completely devoted to his wife.
Multicultural New Zealand : a 25-year journey, Jumoke Giwa. 305.8 MUL
Multicultural New Zealand celebrated its 25th anniversary with the publication of a history.
Only beautiful, please : a British diplomat in North Korea, John Everard. 951.93 EVE
Everard recounts his impressions of North Korea and its people, his interactions with them, and his observations on their way of life. He provides a picture as well of the life of foreigners in this closed society, considers how the Democratic People's Republic of Korea evolved to its current state, and discusses the failure of current approaches to tackle the challenges that it throws up.
Pay any price : greed, power, and endless war, James Risen. 973.931 RIS
An enlightening read about the repercussions that the global war on terror and its associated power, greed, and secrecy has had on our daily lives.
Remembering the Styx : pre-earthquake memories of Christchurch's Styx river catchment, Dennis Hills. 993.83 HIL
Swimming with warlords : a dozen-year journey across the Afghan War, Kevin Sites. 958.1 SIT
Explores the impact of more than a decade of war on Afghanistan, from the American invasion after 9/11 to today, and offers insights into its future and the possible consequences for the U.S.
The baby boomer generation : a lifetime of memories, Paul Feeney. 941.085 FEE
Paul Feeney remembers what it has been like to live through the eventful second half of the twentieth century.
The Boltons of the Little Boltons, Robert Philip Bolton. 942.134 BOL
The story of the few months the author and his wife spent working together as servants for a wealthy old couple in their large home of faded glory in The Little Boltons, one of the most desirable addresses in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The Georgetown set : friends and rivals in Cold War Washington, Gregg Herken. 975.3 HER
A behind-the-scenes history of postwar Washington - a rich and colourful portrait of the close-knit group of journalists, spies, and government officials who waged the Cold War over cocktails and dinner.
The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones, Thomas Asbridge. 942.03 PEM
This is the story of how William Marshal rose through the dangerous world of Angevin politics to become one of the most powerful magnates of the realm and eventually regent of England.
The invisible bridge : the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan, Rick Perlstein. 973.924 PER
The Islamist phoenix : the Islamic State and the redrawing of the Middle East, Loretta Napoleoni. 956.054 NAP
Loretta Napoleoni takes us beyond the headlines, demonstrating that while Western media portrays the Islamic State as little more than a gang of thugs on a winning streak, the organisation is proposing a new model for nation building.
The king's bed : sex, power and the court of Charles II, Don Jordan. 941.066 JOR
A fast-paced history of Charles II's dissolute life and surprising legacy.
The Kremlin conspiracy : 1,000 years of Russian expansionism, Douglas Boyd. 947 BOY
Although the Cold War conventionally ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, there is renewed interest and concern in the West about our relations with a resurgent Russia. Told in a narrative style, this book shows that the energy war launched by Medvedev/Putin is the latest phase in 1000 years of Russian expansionism.
The long silence : the tragedy of Occupied France in World War I, Helen McPhail. 944.0814 MCP
Helen McPhail shows how the rich agricultural and industrial areas of northern France were invaded by the Germans, then occupied and exploited by them, between the summer of 1914 and the Armistice in November 1918.
The New York nobody knows : walking 6,000 miles in the city, William B. Helmreich. 974.71 HEL
Putting his feet to the test, William Helmreich decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs — an astonishing 6,000 miles. His epic journey lasted four years and took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.
The origins of the Irish, J.P. Mallory. 941.5 MAL
With over 120 informative line drawings and maps, it brings together the evidence of archaeology, culture, tradition, genetics and linguistics to shed new light on the age-old riddle of Irish origins.
The stayers : Dalmatian immigrants who arrived before 1916 and settled in New Zealand, P. D. Mataga. 305.857 MAT
The transients : Dalmatians who arrived in New Zealand prior to 1916, but did not settle here, P.D. Mataga. 305.857 MAT
Transit of Venus : travels in the Pacific, Julian Evans. 996 EVA
A passionate, witty, and lyrical elegy to the Pacific captures the diverse worlds of the South Seas, the conflict between the traditional island cultures of the Pacific and European colonialism, and the effects of civilisation on "paradise."
Ukraine crisis : what it means for the West, Andrew Wilson. 947.7 WIL
Unofficial guide to : how to find your family history on the #1 genealogy website, Nancy Hendrickson. 929.1 HEN
Voyages of the pioneers to New Zealand, 1839-85, John McLean. 910.45 MCL
Walking the Nile, Levison Wood. 962 WOO
Wood's journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven very different countries.
We three go south : the 1890 diary of Ethel Richardson's trip to the Sub-Antarctic, Cynthia Cass. 993.99 RIC
The year is 1890 and the writer is nineteen years old when she and her two sisters decided - on the toss of a coin - to embark on a voyage on the S.S. Hinemoa to the Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand, visiting places where few women had ventured before.

House & Garden

Adventures in fabric : La Todera style : sew 20 projects for you & your home, Julie M. Creus. 646.2 CRE
This festive collection from designer Julie Creus brings together bright fabrics, ingenious construction methods, and a large dash of whimsy to make 3-D effects like you've never seen before in fabric.
Crafting a colorful home : a room-by-room guide to personalizing your space with color, Kristin Nicholas. 747.94 NIC
Knit, stitch, and paint your way to a more colourful and happy home with colour expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas.
Fashion house : illustrated interiors from the icons of style, Megan Hess. 747 HES
A collection of beautifully illustrated interiors depicting inspirational interior design and how these can be achieved.
Heart and home : rooms that tell stories, Linda O'Keeffe. 747 OKE
A panorama of the varieties of forward-looking interior design today from an eclectic, book-filled New York loft in a 1920s factory building to an updated and art-filled "Old Hollywood" estate in Beverly Hills to a supremely serene haveli in Udaipur, India, and more.
Imperfect home, Mark Bailey. 747 BAI
Embraces the picturesque beauty of peeling paint, vintage fabric, time-worn colours, handmade items and obscure treasures. But it is also a place where old meets new, and where modern pieces are mixed in to bring vitality, colour and contrast to any interior.
Just for you : selfish sewing with your favourite SewCanShe bloggers : 24 simply stylish projects, Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. 646.404 FAI
The projects in this book are organized into 12 chapters for the 12 months of the year to keep you creating sweet little projects all year long. 24 hip, modern purses, totes, skirts, tops, scarves, and other cute clothing and accessories.
Sarah style : an inspiring room-by-room guide to designing your perfect home, Sarah Richardson. 747 RIC
Richardson brings her style into your home, giving your real-life ideas and options and taking the mystery of turning your ordinary living space into something extraordinary.
Sew useful : 23 simple storage solutions to sew for the home, Debbie Shore. 646.21 SHO
Debbie Shore has designed 25 beautiful and practical storage solutions for the home that are easy to make with her clear instructions and step by step photographs.
Simplicity, Nancy Braithwaite. 747 BRA
Achieving simplicity in the world of interior design.
The joy of less : a minimalist living guide : how to declutter, organise, and simplify your life, Francine Jay. 648.5 JAY
The stuff of life, Hilary Robertson. 747.9 ROB
Interiors stylist, Hilary Robertson reveals a multitude of different ways to style and display the 'stuff of life' the flotsam and jetsam of possessions, from pictures and ornaments to hats and bicycles, that we all gradually accumulate.
Vintage-style gifts for the home, Christa Rolf. 646.21 ROL
Choose from pillows, quilts, mug rugs, bunting and a host of other delightful decorations.


Murder that wasn't : the case of George Gwaze, Felicity Goodyear-Smith. 345.025 GWA
This book tells the story of the case of George Gwaze, twice charged and twice acquitted of the rape and murder of his ten-year-old adopted niece, Charlene Makaza.


Citizen : an American lyric, Claudia Rankine. 818.6 RAN
Recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media.
On writers and writing, Margaret Atwood. 814.54 ATW
Looking back on her own childhood and the development of her writing career, Margaret Atwood examines the metaphors which writers of fiction and poetry have used to explain or excuse their activities, looking at what costumes they have seen fit to assume, what roles they have chosen to play.
Poetry notebook : 2006-2014, Clive James. 809.1 JAM
Renowned critic and bestselling writer Clive James sets down his thoughts on the art form which matters to him most: poetry.
The empathy exams : essays, Leslie Jamison. 814.6 JAM
The subjects of this stylish and audacious collection of essays range from an assault in Nicaragua to a Morgellons meeting; from Frida Kahlo's plaster casts to a gangland tour of LA. Jamison is interested in how we tell stories about injury and pain, and the limits that circumstances, bodies and identity put on the act of describing.
The Yellow Peril : Dr. Fu Manchu & the Rise of Chinaphobia, Christopher Frayling. 809.93358 FRA
Sir Christopher Frayling assembles an astonishing diversity of evidence to show how deeply ingrained Chinaphobia became in the West so acutely relevant again in the new era of Chinese superpower.


An extraordinary Italian imprisonment : the brutal truth of Campo 21, 1942-1943, Brian Lett. 940.5472 LET
The camp was grossly overcrowded, with little running water, no proper sanitation, and no heating in winter. Conditions (food/clothing) for POWs in Camp PG 21 were so bad that they were debated in the House of Commons.
No hero : the evolution of a Navy SEAL, Mark Owen. 359.98 OWE
Recounts definitive moments from the author's career as a Navy SEAL, discussing the missions that had the greatest personal meaning for him and explaining the lessons and values he hopes to pass on to the next generation.
Remembered : the history of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Julie Summers. 355.16 SUM
The New Zealand Army : 1950-2013 peace support operations, Judith Martin. 355.357 NEW
Thirteen soldiers : a personal history of Americans at war, John McCain. 355 MCC
A book of personal accounts of thirteen remarkable soldiers who fought in major military conflicts from the Revolutionary War of 1776 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Waterloo : the aftermath, Paul O'Keeffe. 940.27 OKE

Music & Musicians

100 jazz lessons, Peter Deneff. 781.65 DEN
Keyboard Lesson Goldmine Series.
Build your own electric guitar, Paul Balmer. 787.87192 BAL
Features comprehensive step-by-step procedures that show both novice and experienced guitarists how to build their high-spec custom Stratocaster-type instrument, tailor-made for their needs, for far less than the cost of buying a factory-built equivalent.
Going platinum : KISS, Donna Summer, and how Neil Bogart built Casablanca Records, Brett Ermilio. 781.64 SCO
Mavericks of sound : conversations with artists who shaped indie and roots music, David Ensminger. 781.66 ENS
David Ensminger offers a collection of vivid and compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world.
Psychotic reactions and carburetor dung, Lester Bangs. 781.66 BAN
The wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs - the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the '70s.
Rip it up and start again : post-punk 1978-84, Simon Reynolds. 781.66 REY
In this, the first book to take a big-picture view of the entire post-punk period, Simon Reynolds recreates a time of tremendous urgency and idealism in pop music.
The Beatles in Hamburg : the stories, the scene and how it all began, Spencer Leigh. 781.66 BEA
An illustrated account of the years the Beatles spent in Hamburg, Germany, associating with gangsters and prostitutes, sleeping behind a cinema screen, changing their music, and more.
U2 : revolution, Mat Snow. 781.66 U
The complete photographic history of one of the world's most influential and legendary rock bands. Mat Snow's U2: Revolution is lushly illustrated with over two hundred photos and two gatefold timelines exploring the band's incredible history.
Women drummers : a history from rock and jazz to blues and country, Angela Smith. 786.9 SMI

Natural Science

A photographic guide to spiders of New Zealand, Cor J. Vink. 595.44 VIN
How to watch a bird, Steve Braunias. 598.072 BRA
National Geographic illustrated guide to wildlife : from your back door to the great outdoors : mammals, birds, reptiles & amphibians, aquatic life, insects & spiders. 591.97 NAT
A guide to identifying North America's most common birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, plus fish and other aquatic creatures.
Tales from Gombe, Anup Shah. 599.885 SHA
A natural history of the famous chimpanzees of Gombe National Park.


Drawing and painting : materials and techniques for contemporary artists, Kate Wilson. 741.2 WIL
It covers everything from pen and ink to oils and acrylics. It also shows you how effects can be created using Smart Pens, tablets and apps.
Paint like Renoir : unlock the secrets of the master of impressionism, Damian Callan. 751.4 CAL
Painting successful watercolours from photographs, Geoff Kersey. 751.422 KER
The essence of Chinese brush painting : birds, blossoms, butterflies, Stephen Cassettari. 751.425 CAS
The organic artist : make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature, Nick Neddo. 702.8 NED
The painting workbook : how to get started and stay inspired, Alena Hennessy. 751.4 HEN


Best baby names for 2015 : over 8,000 names & 100 inspirational lists, Siobhan Thomas. 929.4 THO
Blending families successfully : helping parents and kids navigate the challenges so that everyone ends up happy, George S. Glass. 306.874 GLA
Creative play for your toddler : Steiner Waldorf expertise and toy projects for 2-4s, Christopher Clouder. 649.55 CLO
Jo Frost's toddler rules : your 5-step guide to shaping proper behaviour, Jo Frost. 649.122 FRO
A five-step programme to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behaviour, and create long-term peace and stability in the home.
Parenting without borders : surprising lessons parents around the world can teach us, Christine Gross-Loh. 649.1 GRO
A primer on the world's best parenting strategies.
The myth of the spoiled child : challenging the conventional wisdom about children and parenting, Alfie Kohn. 649.1 KOH
The nourishing traditions book of baby & child care, Sally Fallon Morell. 618.92 FAL
Offers a guide to child rearing and child nutrition that focuses on a nutrient dense diet from pregnancy through childhood and natural treatments for childhood illnesses.
The princess problem : guiding our girls through the princess-obsessed years, Rebecca C. Hains, PhD. 649.1 HAI
The Princess Problem features real advice and stories from parents, educators, psychologists, and children's industry insiders to help equip every parent with skills to navigate today's princess-saturated world.

Pets & Animals

Dog about town : how to raise a happy dog in the city, Louise Glazebrook. 636.70887 GLA
Eat the wind : the true story of wild horses and one unlikely horsewoman, Robin Sisley. 636.1083 SIS
In 1997, Robin Sisley offered refuge to ten newly mustered wild stallions that were destined for slaughter. The stallions' acute intelligence and beauty inspire her to continue taking in and learning how to tame, then train, scores of New Zealand's wild Kaimanawa horses.
Good dog : true stories of love, loss, and loyalty, David DiBenedetto. 636.7 GOO
A collection of stories celebrating the unique relationship between humans and their canine companions.
The majesty of the horse : an illustrated history, Tamson Pickeral. 636.1 PIC
Describes and illustrates over 80 ancient and modern breeds of horses and ponies.
Why did the chicken cross the world? The epic saga of the bird that powers civilisation, Andrew Lawler. 636.5 LAW
From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilisation across the globe - the chicken.
Why does my cat do that? Answers to the 50 questions cat lovers ask, Catherine Davidson. 636.8 DAV

Philosophy and psychology

Waking, dreaming, being : self and consciousness in neuroscience, meditation, and philosophy, Evan Thompson. 128.2 THO


Marc Riboud : 60 ans de photographie = 60 years of photography, Marc Robound. 779 RIB
Robert Mapplethorpe : the nymph photography, Germano Celant. 779 MAP
This book gathers the complete anthology of Celant’s writings on the artist.
Vivian Maier : a photographer found, John Maloof. 779 MAI
Explores the full range and brilliance of Maier's work and the mystery of her life.
You mean the world to me, Jesse Hunter. 779 HUN
A compendium of photographs that celebrates love and the commitments people make to one another. Jesse Hunter's photographs and collages, the result of his global travelling, are heart-warming and fun, and this compilation of them demonstrates a quirky take on love around the planet.


Falling & other short plays, Angie Farrow. 822.914 FAR
On the upside down of the world : a play, Arthur Meek. 822.92 MEE
Set during the colonisation of the last place on earth. It’s the story of an unlikely female pioneer who blazes a unique trail through the untamed political landscapes of New Zealand’s early history when she’s forced to foster a peculiar Māori boy.
Trees beneath the lake : a play, Arthur Meek. 822.92 MEE


Antipodes, Maureen Sudlow. 821.92 SUD
Includes English-language haiku.
Bullet, hole, riddle, Miriam Barr. 821.92 BAR
A three-part narrative sequence charting one person’s journey to make sense of an unwanted history.
Dylan Thomas : a centenary celebration, Hannah Ellis. 821.91 THO
Saying farewell, Robert Allan. 821.92 ALL
A collection of poems to help say farewell in a more personal way.
Voyage around a river : the Hokianga : a documentary poem sequence, Peter Shadbolt. 821.92 SHA

Politics & Government

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.


Māori made easy : for everyday learners of the Māori language, Scotty Morrison. 499.442 MOR
Our unutterable breath : a Māori indigene's autoethnography of whanaungatanga, Virginia Tamanui. 305.8994 TAM

Religion & Ethics

A guide to the spiritual dimension of care for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : more than body, brain, and breath, Eileen Shamy. 259.4 SHA
This book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit.
Faith under fire : what the Middle East conflict has taught me about God, Andrew White. 283 WHI
Andrew White's perspective on faith and hope. How does he keep going, and what does he say to God?
God knows where they come from : four faith stories from Hokitika, Allan Davidson. 279.3 DAV
A minister with an international ministry, a formator of priests, a national church leader, and a distinguished church historian - all from Hokitika tell their stories in thoughtful ways about how their faiths were shaped and developed by their own church traditions in a small town context, and reflect on their continuing ministries.
It's life Jim… a journey to sexual and spiritual reconciliation via the road of fundamentalist religion, Jim Marjoram. 261.835 MAR
This book is a journey through a life of battling homosexuality, self-hatred, religious obsession, suicidal desperation, guilt, shame, loss, and into a world of unconditional love and acceptance. It's a spiritual journey that breaks through tradition and dogma to discover the depth of what it means to live loved.
New York Amish : life in the plain communities of the Empire State, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner. 289.7 JOH
Saving the Catholic Church while sitting in a pew : (well … not just sitting in a pew), Robert J. Betterton. 282 BET
"The mess in which the Catholic Church is in and some ideas for fixing it." - Robert Betterton
Would you baptize an extraterrestrial? : and other questions from the astronomer's inbox at the Vatican Observatory, Guy Consolmagno. 261.55 CON
Two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet.


Britain's habitats : a guide to the wildlife habitats of Britain and Ireland, Sophie Lake. 508.41 LAK
Darwin's orchids : then and now, Retha Edens-Meier. 584.4 DAR
This book investigates flowers from Darwin's home in England, through the southern hemisphere, and on to North America and China.
Dinosaurs the grand tour : everything worth knowing about dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, Keiron Pim. 567.91 PIM
Even you can learn statistics and analytics : an easy to understand guide to statistics and analytics, David M. Levine. 519.5 LEV
Galaxy : mapping the cosmos, James Geach. 523.11 GEA
This book tells the rich scientific story of galaxy evolution and observation discoveries of 'spiral nebulae', the nature of galaxies and the current 'World Model'.
How to build a universe : from the Big Bang to the end of the universe, Ben Gilliland. 523.1 GIL
Gilliland demonstrates how the cosmos came to be from the formation of the first particles in the Big Bang to the development of the first stars, galaxies, planets and leading up to the present day and where the future of the universe might lie.
Natural histories : opulent oceans : extraordinary rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History, Melanie L. J. Stiassny. 551.46 STI
This book takes you on an epic, oceanic journey. It offers close-up looks at coral, jellyfish, sea worms, whales, sharks, squid and more, and provide accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists.
The astronomy bible : the definitive guide to the night sky and the Universe, Heather Couper. 520 COU
This guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars.
The evolution of life, Graham Bell. 576.8 BEL
The Evolution of Life focuses on key principles to offer a truly accessible, unintimidating treatment of evolutionary biology. With adaptation through natural selection as its central theme, the book adopts a lucid, crystal-clear narrative to explain the mechanism of evolution and its main outcomes.
The great oil conspiracy : how the US Government hid the Nazi discovery of abiotic oil from the American people, Jerome R. Corsi. 553.282 COR
The walking whales : from land to water in eight million years, J.G.M. Thewissen. 569.5 THE
A first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and rivers and to serpentlike denizens of the coast.

Self Development

Loving what is : four questions that can change your life, Byron Katie. 158.1 KAT
The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. This book will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself.
Stand strong : you can overcome bullying (and other stuff that keeps you down), Nick Vujicic. 248.86 VUJ
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic knows what it's like to be different. And he knows what it's like to be bullied and to rise above it. In Stand Strong, Nick gives you strategies for responding to the bullies in your life, empowering you to feel stronger than you ever have felt before.
Your erroneous zones, Wayne W. Dyer. 158.1 DYE
Positive and practical advice for breaking free from the trap of negative thinking.

Social Issues

Chasing the scream : the first and last days of the war on drugs, Johann Hari. 363.45 HAR
Hari reveals his discoveries entirely through the stories of people across the world whose lives have been transformed by the war on drugs.
Culture crash : the killing of the creative class, Scott Timberg. 305.55 TIM
Argues that cities must defend and support local culture in the face of the homogenizing effects of the creative class.
Deaf and hearing siblings in conversation, Marla C. Berkowitz. 305.9 BER
This is the first book to consider both deaf and hearing perspectives on the dynamics of adult sibling relationships.
Great myths of aging, Joan T. Erber. 305.26 ERB
Dispels the myriad myths, misconceptions, and "anti-aging" stereotypes.
Hand to mouth : the truth about being poor in a wealthy world, Linda Tirado. 362.5 TIR
Tirado discusses openly how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don’t always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should."
Human service organisations in the disaster context, Kate van Heugten. 363.345 VAN
Explores the efforts of human service practitioners to support communities facing the impacts of large-scale hazardous events.
Late fragments : everything I want to tell you (about this magnificent life), Kate Gross. 362.196994 GRO
What are the things we live for? What matters most in life when your time is short? This brave and frank book shows what it means to die before your time, and how to fill your life with wonder, hope and joy even in the face of tragedy.
Marmalade and machine guns : 16 countries, three continents, 12 years and one suitcase : one woman's quest to help disaster-stricken communities back on their feet, Linda Cruse. 363.348 CRU
Linda travelled from crisis to crisis wherever she was most needed, visiting 16 countries in 12 years with just one suitcase. In Thailand, after the 2004 tsunami, she developed what was to be her trademark skill: the ability to broker powerful partnerships between large businesses and local charities.
Notorious Australian women, Kay Saunders. 305.40994 SAU
From bushrangers, courtesans and cross-dressers, to writers, designers and a radical or two, what these splendid rebels have in common is a determination to take their destinies into their own hands.
Rush hour : how 500 million commuters survive the daily journey to work, Iain Gately. 304.2 GAT
Shadow lives : the forgotten women of the war on terror, Victoria Brittain. 303.62 BRI
This book reveals the unseen side of the 9/11 wars: their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. This book is both an accusation and a testament to the strength of the women.
Stuffocation : living more with less, James Wallman. 303.483 WAL
Through fascinating characters and brilliantly told stories, Wallman introduces the innovators whose lifestyles provide clues to how we will all be living tomorrow, and he makes some of the world's most counter-intuitive, radical, and world-changing ideas feel inspiring and possible for us all.
The art of gothic : music + fashion + alt culture, Natasha Scharf. 306.1 SCH
The book looks at the fashions, artwork, and visuals of the gothic scene as well as interconnected movements such as deathrock, industrial, cyberpunk, steampunk, harajuku, and visual kei while cherry-picking individual artists and designers such as Jon Klein, John Coulthart and Anne Sudworth
The real cost of fracking : how America's shale-gas boom is threatening our families, pets, and food, Michelle Bamberger. 363.1791 BAM
Presents a cautionary assessment of the consequences of hydraulic fracturing that documents numerous cases of drilling-site contamination linked to human and animal illnesses.

Sport & Recreation

Barca : the official illustrated history of FC Barcelona, Guillem Balague. 796.334 BAL
Blood horses : notes of a sportswriter's son, John Jeremiah Sullivan. 636.13 SUL
Fast after 50 : how to race strong for the rest of your life, Joe Friel. 796.6 FRI
Drawing from the research on aging and sports performance, this book shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50. It offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age, revealing how to extend their racing careers for decades and race to win.
Fat Tire Flyer : Repack and the birth of mountain biking, Charlie Kelly. 796.63 KEL
A history of the rise of mountain biking and its lasting culture.
Guide to better Acol bridge, Ron Klinger. 795.4152 KLI
For those needing to grasp the fundamentals of sound bidding and play, Ron Klinger's Guide to better Acol bridge is the answer.
Pep confidential : the inside story of Pep Guardiola's first season at Bayern Munich, Marti Perarnau. 796.334 GUA
A behind-the-scenes study of Pep Guardiola's first spectacular season in charge at Bayern Munich.
Practical middlegame techniques, Danny Kopec. 794.123 KOP
This book is aimed at the player who wants to improve his or her understanding of the most important middlegame concepts.
Tennis maestros : the twenty greatest male tennis players of all time, John Bercow. 796.342 BER
Test your chess, Zenon Franco. 794.12 FRA
A training course designed to help all aspiring players to improve their chess. You are invited to play 'games' in which you try to find the best moves. Points are awarded for selecting the best moves and are deducted for selecting blunders!
The inner game of chess : how to calculate and win, Andrew Soltis. 794.12 SOL
The outsiders : new outdoor creativity, Jeffrey Bowman. 796.5 OUT
This book captures the refreshing and evolving ethos of today's smartly success ful outdoor and lifestyle entrepreneurs. Catering to modern globetrotters, these innovators are rethinking the ways in which the fundamental challenges posed by the wilderness meet the aesthetic needs of design-literate adventurers.
The practical encyclopedia of magic, Nicholas Einhorn. 793.8 EIN
Reveals the secrets of over 120 magic tricks using cards, matches, rope, silk, thimbles and
Warriors on horseback : the inside story of the professional jockey, John Carter. 798.4 CAR
Where champions are born : New Zealand's most influential studfarms, Aidan Rodley. 636.13 ROD

Trains, Boats, Planes

Teak and tide : the ebbs and eddies of the Edwin Fox : from the Ganges to Picton, New Zealand : the changing fortunes of the last surviving 19th century merchantman, Nigel Costley. 387.22 COS
The fascinating history of the last surviving 19th century merchantman sailing ship, from construction on the Ganges to preservation in Picton. The Edwin Fox carried troops to the Crimean War, Chinese coolies to Cuba, convicts to Australia, and immigrants to Nelson.
What a difference a decade makes! Auckland's Western Line station upgrades, Sean Millar. 385.314 MIL


1001 bikes to dream of riding before you die, Guy Kesteven. 629.2272 ONE
Destination Waterfront City : a guide to Melbourne's trams, Randall Wilson. 388.46 WIL


After Hitler : the last days of the Second World War in Europe, Michael Jones. 940.531 JON
Arras : the spring 1917 offensive in panoramas including Vimy Ridge and Bullecourt, Peter Barton. 940.43 BAR
Code black : cut off and facing overwhelming odds : the siege of Nad Ali, Mark Evans. 958.1 EVA
Surrounded, abandoned and fighting overwhelming odds in Afghanistan - one true man's story.
Five four whiskey : a memory of war, Robert Sweatmon. 959.7043 SWE
A personal reflection of a frontline soldier in Vietnam and Cambodia during the Cultural Maelstrom of the 1960s.
If this is a woman : inside Ravensbruck : Hitler's concentration camp for women, Sarah Helm. 940.5318 HEL
Interned : Torrens Island 1914-1915, Peter Monteath. 940.31 MON
In August 1914 war broke out across Europe. Within months hundreds of men - 'enemy aliens' - were interned on Torrens Island near Adelaide. Sailors taken off enemy ships, foreign nationals living in South Australia, and even some naturalised British subjects found themselves behind barbed wire.
The secrets of Q Central : how Leighton Buzzard shortened the Second World War, Paul Brown. 940.5486 SEC
A book about the communications centre of Britian in World War II, from which the U.S. also conducted its black ops — features previously unpublished photos, secret maps, and German air photographs.
Voices from the dark years : the truth about occupied France 1940-1945, Douglas Boyd. 940.5344 BOY