|Awards:||Finalist in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards - Illustrated Non-fiction category|
Still Life is a unique and hauntingly beautiful photographic study of the Antarctic huts that served as expedition bases for explorations led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton.
At the turn of the twentieth century Antarctica was the focus of one of the last great races of exploration and discovery... read more
From space, Earth is a magnificent sight, splashed with vivid colours, patterns, textures and abstract forms. Views from above can also provide telling information about the health of our planet. To help us understand the more than 150 breathtaking satellite photographs in The Earth from Space, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, the aeria... read more
The world's best landscape photography and photojournalism stunningly depicts the passage of a single day, from dawn's first light to the closing moments of sunset. Experience shimmering mornings and opaque nights through the eyes of our finest photographers in this gloriously uplifting volume - the latest entry in National G... read more
'There is not a 'them' and an 'us'; there is really only 'us.' One People illustrates this thought through a collection of glorious photographs, accompanied by thoughtful essays, that capture the universality of the human experience in the very different contexts of our diverse world. In this book we present people in all ... read more
First published in 1999, The Earth from the Air has been a huge success, translated into nineteen languages and selling more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. Yann Arthus-BertrandÃ¢ÂÂs photographs have also been exhibited all around the world, and are now considered classics. This third edition features new photographs,... read more
A beautiful collection of more than 280 photographs culled from National Geographic's extensive photographic archives, this volume presents a powerful retrospective of portrait photography. Spanning more than ten decades of images and representing the work of more than 150 photographers, In Focus includes never-before-seen ph... read more
Antarctica covers ten percent of the world's surface, an area equal to the USA and Mexico combined. Its harsh environment locks 70 percent of the world's fresh water into ice sheets, in places over four kilometres deep; yet a unique ecosystem supports one of the richest concentrations of wildlife in the world. This book provi... read more
Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, and specially-commissioned artworksClearly structured and wide-ranging in content, to inform and engage both lay-readers and academicsLooks into the future, to assess mankind's impact on the oceans, and the damage caused by marine pollutionAn invaluable reference work wh... read more
In Gardens in Perspective Jerry Harpur's exceptional photographs of the world's most exciting and ground-breaking gardens not only evoke the unique atmosphere of each garden but provide garden owners with a rich visual source of imaginative and inspirational ideas that they can adapt or use for their own gardens. Divided into... read more
Greece is a legendary destination, and anyone who has once fallen under its spell dreams of returning again and again. Greece: Land of Light captures the essence of Greece - its striking sea and landscape, its people, its culture and history, and its ancient monuments. In the stark light of the Greek sun, colours become so p... read more
Trees are vital - the roots and the shelter for our existence. Without them we simply wouldn't be here. Lewis Blackwell celebrates and explores the miracle of the tree in our lives today. In highly accessible text, he searches for the essence of our relationship with trees. Supporting the quest is his presentation of a unique... read more
This book claims to be the facsimile edition of the notebook of Lady Angelica Cottington, who, it is said, took the infamous photograph of a group of fairies that was authenticated by Conan Doyle, but later discredited. Lady Cottington was determined to prove the existence of fairies, and began to capture them between the pag... read more
Includes more than 400 images.
In 2002, Walkley Award-winning photojournalist Megan Lewis went to live with the Martu people - one of the last Indigenous groups in Australias vast Western Desert to come into contact with Europeans.
Humans perch homes in trees and float them in lakes; they build them to last for centuries and make them portable enough to carry on their backs; they look for design inspiration in the landscape, in the human body, and in flora and fauna.
A Home in the World offers a deep perspective on home design by revealing how di... read more
A book focusing on 37 villages and small towns all over Tuscany. The descriptions are accompanied by colour photographs of the architecture, landscape and people of Tuscany. It includes a visitor's guide to restaurants, hotels and places of interest.
Britain and Ireland are home to hundreds of castles, some still lived in, some reduced to little more than lumps and bumps in the landscape. Many of them have been the scene of great historical events - negotiations, battles, sieges, executions, kidnappings and betrayals, and all have often bloody and grim stories to tell. To... read more