Hongi Hika's invasion of the Rotorua area in 1823 is one of the most dramatic and daring assaults in New Zealand history. Armed with muskets, Hongi's forces had roamed the North Island seeking utu (revenge) for past slights. Te Arawa, inland and with their island stronghold of Mokoia on Lake Rotoru..
Honestly, everyone acts at least a little bit douchy when they're in college. This bitingly funny faux college guide ranks and showcases the douchiest schools across the United States and Canada (and across the pond), examining the type of douchebag native to each, including their special affectatio..
Most families have an army wife somewhere in their past. Over the centuries they have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story.
We meet the wives..
Bald is beautiful. Bald-natural and otherwise-is a fashion statement. And now, bald is fun. A delightful gift book for anyone who wears his chrome dome proudly, Baldies is part field guide, part guessing game, part exuberant celebration of the follicularly challenged. On each page is a full-color ..
"Brazilian style ranges from the collness of bossa nova to the rigor of modernist architecture, but for me it is always about freedom and spontaneous sensuality." Francisco Costa Pele, Oscar Niemeyer, caipirinhas, Sonia Braga, Vik Muniz, Ivo Pitanguy, Ipanema, Tropicalia, and more Brazilian cultur..
Celebrity Quotes presents an insight into the candid, real moments in the lives of the world's biggest and greatest celebrities. Celebrity Quotes features100 original photographs of the world's leading celebrities of the 1990s and 2000s, snapped by professional photographer Richard Simpkin who has h..
City Fashion invites us to explore the fascinating world of fashion. Here, it is not renowned designers, but the young top designers and the upcoming fashion starts of tomorrow whose work we can enjoy. No other book delves so deeply into the fashion scenes of Berlin and Paris. The chapters "Amazin..
Operation Chastise - the Dambusters Raid, as it became known - undertaken by 19 Lancasters of 617 Squadron on the night of 16 May 1943, was the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War. For the loss of 11 aircraft, the Mohne and Eder dams in Germany's industrial heartland were breached, a..
Educational institutions and commercial organisations wishing to create a research culture will gain a lot from this book. It is a clear guide as to how to achieve this, including where to get started, and why research is worth doing. It demystifies the research process and supports the understandin..
This is a magnificent and highly illustrated international survey of 52 of the worlds elite fighting forces crack units that have changed the course of battles and influenced the fates of entire nations. Each profile includes fact boxes featuring key battles and dates, together with quotations from ..
This book provides readers with a variety of valuable skills and strategies that will help them gain mastery over their emotions in order to live healthy, happy and fulfilling lives. Presented in an original and unique voice, it provides examples of how our emotional state largely determines how wel..