This is a very entertaining and wide-ranging selection of myths and their origins. The book includes references, heroes, places and legends from all five continents and from the different cultures and people found there...
This book, written by two highly qualified New Zealand literacy researchers, is for students and other individuals with dyslexia and also for those working with them as tutors and in the workplace. The book cuts new ground in our understanding of dyslexia. It brings together in one volume the latest..
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..
Channel your inner wonder woman with these empowering mantras and quotes.This fantastic collection of wise and powerful words is a must-have for any 21st-century woman. Whether you want a reminder of your worth, a boost towards smashing boundaries and glass ceilings or simply a hit of positivity, yo..
In An Encyclopaedia of Plants in Myth, Legend, Magic and Lore Stuart Phillips brings together a collection of the stories, folk tales and legends relating to plants. Whereas at one time these folk stories might have been passed on from parent to child as a way of teaching something of the natural w..
This book offers Pakeha New Zealanders an insight into Maori thought and values and the basis for the sort of understanding and partnership that should exist between Pakeha and Maori. It also presents a new perspective from which long-held Pakeha values can be reassessed. John Patterson as been fuls..
Why are some battles remembered more than others? Surprisingly, it is not just size that matters, nor the number of dead, the 'decisiveness' of battles or their effects on communities and civilisations. It is their political afterlife - the multiple meanings and political uses attributed to them - t..
Maori myths and legends have an important role in transmitting and regenerating traditional knowledge. Yet as Ross Calman points out in his introduction to this new edition, they are also simply great yarns - reflective of a time when telling and listening to stories was a key leisure activity in Ma..