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  • Computer Arts Presents: The Student Handbook

    1 issue  /  $10.35 NZ



    Computer Arts Presents: The Design Student Handbook

    Your definitive guide to breaking into the industry.

    100 pages of essential advice, pro tips and expert guidance to kick-start your design education, get that essential real-world experience and hit the ground running when you graduate.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $25.83 NZ



    Chasing Daylight:How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

    <p><b>&#8220;Must the end of life be the worst part?</p><p>Can it be made the best?&#8221;</b></p><p>At 53, Eugene O'Kelly was in the full swing of life. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of the largest U.S. accounting firms, he enjoyed a successful career and drew happiness from his wife, children, family, and close friends. He was thinking ahead: the next business trip, the firm's continued success, weekend plans with his wife, his daughter's first day of eighth grade. </p><p>Then in May 2005, Gene was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and given three to six months to live. Just like that.</p><p>Now a growing darkness was absorbing the bright future he had seen for himself. He would have to change his plans, quickly, and capture what he could of his last diminishing days.</p><p><i>Chasing Daylight</i> is the account of his final journey. Starting from the time of his diagnosis and concluded upon his death less than four months later, this book is his unforgettable story.</p> <p>With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene O'Kelly's life and his gradual awakening to a more profound understanding. Interweaving unsettling details of his battle with cancer with his moment-to-moment reflections on life and death, love and success, spirituality and the search for meaning, it provides a testament to the power of the human spirit and a compelling message about how to live a more vivid, balanced, and meaningful life.</p><p>Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, <i>Chasing Daylight</i> is a remarkable man's poignant farewell to a beloved world.</p>
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $14.18 NZ



    What's Wrong with University: And How to Make It Work For You Anyway

    Students invest a lot of time and money in a university education but all too often don't get what they came for. This book addresses the most pressing concerns for undergraduate students and helps them cope with the university system.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $15.47 NZ



    What Does the Moon Smell Like?: 151 Astounding Science Quizzes

    From the surprising science behind everyday life to the mysteries on the frontiers of scientific discovery, these fun, fascinating, and little-known facts explore anything and everything in a user-friendly quiz format. This all-ages quiz book feeds your brain tasty, bite-sized tidbits of cool science trivia.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $12.88 NZ



    Explore Life Cycles!: 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments

    Containing an eye-catching combination of cartoons, fun facts, and exciting projects, this hands-on guide explores how plants and animals are classified, how environment affects life cycles, and how all living things are codependent. Filled with information on fish, birds, insects, amphibians, plants, and fungi, the guide shows young scientists what happens inside cocoons and how frogs develop from tadpoles.
  • 2nd edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Bride's Thank-You Guide: Thank-You Writing Made Easy

    Answering hundreds of questions about content, style, and etiquette, this guide will help newlyweds write thank-you notes that are both personal and appropriate.
  • 2nd edition

    1 issue  /  $45.24 NZ



    Understanding Flight, Second Edition

    <p><strong>Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne</strong></p><p>Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. <em>Understanding Flight</em>, Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without complicated mathematics. Updated to include helicopter flight fundamentals and aircraft structures, this aviation classic is required reading for new pilots, students, engineers, and anyone fascinated with flight. </p><p><em>Understanding Flight</em>, Second Edition, covers: </p><ul><li><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Physics of flight</div></li><li><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Wing design and configuration</div></li><li><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Stability and control</div></li><li><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Propulsion</div></li><li><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">High-speed flight</div></li><li><div>Performance and safety</div></li><li><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Aerodynamic testing</div></li><li><div>Helicopters and autogyros</div></li><li><div>Aircraft structures and materials</div></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p>
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Colonial Jobs

    Discussing the various products made by colonists—from flour and iron horseshoes to wooden buckets and furniture—this engaging guidebook teaches young readers about the different craftsmen of the era, including blacksmiths, coppers, and millers. Additional attention is also paid to the goods produced by Native Americans, including leather moccasins and woven baskets, and how these goods were exchanged in a barter economy.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Deciduous Forests

    Showcasing the diverse woodland of deciduous forests, this resource reveals how many of its threats come from humans. Covering topics such as deforestation, acid rain, disease, and invasive species, this engaging guide shows how, in the complicated web of life in the forest, even natural threats can be made worse by human activity.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Colonial Food

    An introduction to colonial eating habits, this historical reference looks at the new foods the colonists discovered when they came to America, the help that they received from friendly Native Americans in growing crops, and how both the colonists and the Native Americans collected enough food to survive.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $25.83 NZ



    Boom Town: How Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American Town Into an International Community

    Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of Bentonville, Arkansas—a microcosm of America's social, political, and cultural shift.
  • 2nd edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Bride's Etiquette Guide: Etiquette Made Easy

    For every frazzled bride who is overwhelmed by all the questions she must answer and befuddled by the countless decisions she must make, this handy, practical guide is a lifesaver. Covering a wide range of topics—from engagement announcements through the wedding reception and thank-you cards—it answers the most commonly asked etiquette questions and ensures a fun and stress-free wedding.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $25.83 NZ



    Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes

    Providing a fascinating look at the science of sex and what makes people male or female, this book explains dozens of intersex conditions—such as hermaphroditism, Klinefelter syndrome, and androgen insensitivity syndrome—and includes personal interviews with people living with these conditions telling their surprising and often heart-wrenching stories.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $15.47 NZ



    Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity

    Being black and male is serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Deserts

    Examining this growing biome, this guide shows that the desert is more than just a giant sandbox. Discussing desertification and how environmental change—such as ranching, overdevelopment, and cactus collection—in this area can threaten life outside the desert, this resource instructs students on the need to treat the desert with care.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Oceans

    Detailing the largest biome, this guide surveys the environmental threats to the earth’s oceans. Teaching students about coral reefs—the rainforests of the ocean—this educational resource explores topics such as the connection between increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the bleaching of the reefs.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $32.36 NZ



    Framing Finance: The Boundaries of Markets and Modern Capitalism

    <DIV><DIV>As the banking crisis and its effects on the world economy have made plain, the stock market is of colossal importance to our livelihoods. In <I>Framing Finance</I>, Alex Preda looks at the history of the market to figure out how we arrived at a point where investing is not only commonplace, but critical, as market fluctuations threaten our plans to send our children to college or retire comfortably.</DIV></DIV><P>&#160;</P><P>As Preda discovers through extensive research, the public was once much more skeptical. For investing to become accepted, a deep-seated prejudice against speculation had to be overcome, and Preda reveals that over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries groups associated with stock exchanges in New York, London, and Paris managed to redefine finance as a scientific pursuit grounded in observational technology. But Preda also notes that as the financial data in which they trafficked became ever more difficult to understand, charismatic speculators emerged whose manipulations of the market undermined the benefits of widespread investment. And so, <I>Framing Finance</I> ends with an eye on the future, proposing a system of public financial education to counter the irrational elements that still animate the appeal of finance.</P>
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $16.77 NZ



    Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin King

    This riveting sequel to My Bloody Life traces Reymundo Sanchez’s struggle to create a “normal” life outside the Latin Kings, one of the nation's most notorious street gangs, and to move beyond his past. This raw, powerful, and brutally honest memoir traces the transformation of an accomplished gangbanger into a responsible citizen.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $9.00 NZ



    Tundra

    Evaluating the coldest biome, this resource examines how the living things found in the tundra coexist harmoniously with the harsh landscape. Explaining how environmental change threatens life in this biome, this instructive guide leaves readers with a greater understanding of the importance of conservation and preservation efforts.
  • 1st edition

    1 issue  /  $23.24 NZ



    Steve Goodman: Facing the Music

    Intimate and touching, this biography captures the warmth and wit of Steve Goodman, one of the most respected songwriters of the 1970s and early 1980s. Drawing from more than 850 interviews—including those with family members, Jimmy Buffett, Steve Martin, Willie Nelson, Studs Terkel, Roger Ebert, and Carl Reiner—this book verifies the universality of his work, replete with Goodman’s themes on the fleeting nature of human existence.
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