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How to Sail a Boat

Matt Vance

How to Sail a Boat by Matt Vance

To sail a boat is a magical, and sometimes mystical, experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craft across the water. For the uninitiated, though, willingly putting oneself at the mercy of nature's unpredictable forces, winds, waves, and weather can seem quite daunting. Here, Matt Vance takes readers inside the mind of a sailor, from the first scary moment of handling a boat solo to the exhilaration of sailing across oceans and discovering new worlds. His stories and those of his fellow madmen will captivate sailors young...

2014 / 8 / 7
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This Piece of Earth: A Life in My New Zealand Garden

Harvey McQueen

This Piece of Earth: A Life in My New Zealand Garden by Harvey McQueenIn this captivating autobiography, the author magically weaves the story of his life—from a Banks Peninsula boyhood to the Executive Wing of Parliament—with the seasons of his Wellington garden and mouth-watering recipes from his kitchen.
2014 / 8 / 7
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Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions

Jim Flynn

Fate & Philosophy: A Journey Through Life's Great Questions by Jim Flynn

A provocative sequel to The Torchlight List, this book examines the answers that thinkers throughout the ages—from Plato in ancient Greece to contemporary psychologists and scientists—have proposed for life's great questions: Do human beings have free will? Is a good society possible? Is patriotism ethical? and Can modern science penetrate the mind? Exploring the moral ideals, attitudes, and religious beliefs that affect everyday life, this account is an exhilarating introduction to philosophy and a manual for becoming a fully alive member of the human race. It is also a stunning exploration...

2014 / 8 / 8
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How to Watch a Game of Rugby

Spiro Zavos

How to Watch a Game of Rugby by Spiro ZavosFull of enthusiasm, this guide sets out to convince non-believers that rugby is the world's greatest game.
2014 / 8 / 9
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How to Listen to Pop Music

Nick Bollinger

How to Listen to Pop Music by Nick BollingerThis comprehensive and illuminating guide explores the entire spectrum of pop music, from Beatlemania and the long-playing record to Eminem and the iPod.
2014 / 8 / 9
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Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake

Jane Bowron

Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake by Jane BowronOn February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living in her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, only five months after a 7.1 earthquake. While the first quake had caused damage but no fatalities, the second became the ultimate horror story: entire suburbs were decimated, houses collapsed, hillsides fell away, and people were killed or trapped in rubble and raging fires. As the historic city lay in ruins, Bowron managed to find a phone, call her newspaper, and deliver a moving human account of the scene around her. For the next...
2014 / 8 / 14
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How to Hear Classical Music

Davinia Caddy

How to Hear Classical Music by Davinia Caddy

Ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through classical music conversations? Trying to get a handle on music by modern composers? Failed to convince teenagers of the merits of Beethoven or Bach? Or just want an absorbing read about music? This book is an illuminating guide that will be a hit with classical music lovers and those keen to discover more about the subject, written by an accomplished musician, historian, and music writer. Devoid of snobbery, with an engaging, informal feel, How to Hear Classical Music will open readers' eyes—and...

2014 / 8 / 19
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The Owl That Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator

Brian Gill

The Owl That Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator by Brian GillNatural history museums contain many thousands of zoological specimens and each has a tale to tell - often involving extraordinary people, daring explorations, unquenchable scientific curiosity, and strange coincidences. This perfectly presented book, with its engaging pictures, is rich in stories and unveils many secrets. The author is a fabulous storyteller, and this book will be loved by museum-goers, animal-lovers, and anyone with a curiosity about the natural world.
2014 / 8 / 22
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The Colour of Food: A Memoir of Life, Love and Dinner

Anne Else

The Colour of Food: A Memoir of Life, Love and Dinner by Anne Else

When Anne Else married at the age of 19, she had never cooked a meal, despite having grown up above a grocery shop. That shaky start notwithstanding, she went on to become an enthusiastic cook—with a bit of help from Elizabeth David, Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, and the Duchess of Windsor. In this captivating memoir, Else recounts the story of her life, from her first marriage and motherhood; through becoming a feminist, divorcing, remarrying, finding her birth mother, and the heartbreaking loss of family members; to forging a lively community of new friends through her food blog in her...

2014 / 8 / 23
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Smoking in Antarctica: Selected Writing

Steve Braunias

Smoking in Antarctica: Selected Writing by Steve Braunias

From the perspective of a passionate New Zealand columnist, this diverse collection from Steve Braunias is a provocative commentary on society, politics, and the recession. From lambasting airhead politicians, apostrophe vigilantes, and purveyors of awful food to reflecting upon his experiences as a father, his travels in Antarctica, and his finally turning that age, this compilation is achingly funny and personal. Original and refreshing, this book reveals the inherent New Zealander character.

2014 / 8 / 24
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How to Catch a Fish

Kevin Ireland

How to Catch a Fish by Kevin IrelandPacked with gloriously funny stories, this guide not only gives advice on how to get started fishing but also discusses the serious impact of over-fishing, which threatens oceans and rivers.
2014 / 8 / 26
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Sarah Vaughan Is Not My Mother: A Memoir of Madness

MaryJane Thomson

Sarah Vaughan Is Not My Mother: A Memoir of Madness by MaryJane ThomsonAt nineteen MaryJane Thomson seemed to have it all. Intelligent, creative and beautiful, she was destined for a bright future. But a nightmare of delusions and hallucinations was unfolding. She dropped out of university, turned to drugs, and spent years in and out of psych wards, police cells, drug hangouts and on the streets. In this heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful memoir of her life six years on, she takes you inside her world of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and vividly describes what it is like to live with voices in your head, to lose your freedom, and to despair of ever being...
2014 / 8 / 31
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Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Remarkable Journey Along the Great Wall of China

Polly Greeks

Embracing the Dragon: A Woman's Remarkable Journey Along the Great Wall of China by Polly GreeksThis vivid recollection follows one woman's remarkable journey walking the Great Wall of China. Polly Greels walked further than any European woman to date—over jagged mountain passes, into villages which had never seen a European woman, and through a blizzard that nearly claimed her life.
2014 / 11 / 4
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How to Catch a Cricket Match

Harry Ricketts

How to Catch a Cricket Match by Harry RickettsHow do you deliver a "googly" or make chin music? What are a beamer, a flipper, a corker, and a jaffa? What do a bunny, a cherry, a dolly and a royal golden duck have to do with sports? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and learn much more about the noble sport of cricket in this entertaining and enlightening book. Written by a passionate player and cricket-watcher, the book traces the sport from the author's cricketing childhood in England to a seat on the bank at the 2006 match between the Black Caps and the Windies at the Basin Reserve.
2014 / 11 / 4
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The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens the Natural World

Craig Simons

The Devouring Dragon: How China's Rise Threatens the Natural World by Craig Simons

For this brilliant book, author Craig Simons visited many of the places and spoke to many of the people impacted by China's explosive economic growth and voracious appetite for resources. From New Guinea, where great forests are being felled and rare birds threatened to meet China's demand for timber; through Brazil, where large swaths of the Amazon are being cleared to plant soybeans for China, and India, where poachers are hunting and killing tigers and other endangered animals to extinction to feed Chinese demand; to Australia, where the countryside is being polluted by mines that supply coal...

2014 / 11 / 19
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North Pole, South Pole: The Quest to Understand Earth's Magnetism

Gillian Turner

North Pole, South Pole: The Quest to Understand Earth's Magnetism by Gillian TurnerGoing all the way back to the Roman legend of a shepherd whose iron-studded boots stuck to the rocks, this book charts the history of the earth's magnetism, which intrigued and stumped scientists and ordinary people for centuries. Absorbing and accessible, it is a lively study of what exactly magnetic force is, what causes it, and what its place has been throughout scientific history, offering detailed insights into the inner workings of the planet and its magnetic shield.
2015 / 3 / 4
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Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and Why 29 Men Died

Rebecca Macfie

Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and Why 29 Men Died by Rebecca Macfie

On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a massive explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain range in New Zealand's South Island. More than an hour and a half later, two ashen men stumbled from the mine's entrance to report that 29 men remained trapped inside. Samples revealed extremely high levels of carbon monoxide in the mine and the presence of fire. For five agonizing days the men's families and friends waited and prayed until, after a second violent blast, all hope was extinguished. Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, suspenseful account of a disaster...

2015 / 3 / 11
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Open Looks: My Life in Basketball

John Saker

Open Looks: My Life in Basketball by John SakerIn this candid and beautifully written memoir, New Zealand Tall Black John Saker tells of his lifetime love affair with America's game, how it changed his life, and the head-spinning moments when the sport became the talk of the nation. From his early teens, when shooting hoops was a way of dealing with family tragedy, through to his scholarship to a US university, career in France as New Zealand's first professional player, and selection to the New Zealand Tall Blacks, Saker canvasses both highs and lows of a sport where players such as New Zealand's Steven Adams today command multimillion...
2015 / 3 / 12
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Dancing with Hollywood: The inside story of how New Zealand movies became world-famous

Lindsay Shelton

Dancing with Hollywood: The inside story of how New Zealand movies became world-famous by Lindsay SheltonIn the not-so-distant past, hardly anyone had heard of New Zealand, let alone its films. But today there has been a seismic shift. New Zealand film-makers and their films are now winning acclaim in Hollywood and with audiences around the world. Some earn huge global box office returns. Others are chosen for the top film festivals. And American production companies are increasingly coming to New Zealand to work with its world-renowned visual and digital effects teams. How on earth was this international recognition achieved? This unique book tells how it happened. Strong personalities and stronger...
2015 / 11 / 7
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How Bizarre: Pauly Fuemana and the Song That Stormed the World

Simon Grigg

How Bizarre: Pauly Fuemana and the Song That Stormed the World by Simon GriggA single song catapulted 26-year-old Pauly Fuemana from the mean streets of South Auckland to global fame, and more money than he'd ever dreamt of. But behind OMC's huge international hit "How Bizarre" and its singer lurked a darker story, fully told here for the first time. Throughout most of the soaring highs and shocking lows, Simon Grigg was at Fuemana's side as owner of his record label and his friend, adviser and sometime travelling companion. In this gripping biography he unmasks what happens when a precarious talent smacks up against a music industry rife with ambition, ruthlessness...
2016 / 5 / 14
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