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..
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..
This book outlines the latest thinking about the preferences people have for their urban life, the patterns of urban development in Aotearoa, and the possibilities for our cities in the future. It takes a systems view, where all the components that make up the city are interlinked, so that a decisio..
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..
This book examines the depth and breadth of experience in community work practice in Aotearoa New Zealand with examples from practice from the Otago and Southland/Murihiku region. While the examples are drawn from this area, their application is universal, encompassing the theory and practice ('prax..
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...
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..