My mother was the Earth. My father was the Sky. They were Rangi tane and Papa tuanuku, the first parents, who clasped each other so tightly that there was no day. Their children were born into darkness…
This is Tangi, a poetic drama in prose, about a young man and his father.
This is Tangi, an account of death, but also an affirmation of life.
This is Tangi, describing simply and sincerely, the Maori values placed on life; and on aroha, love and sympathy for each other.
This is Tangi, a vivid expression of the village family unity of rural Maori life.
This is Tangi, written in the hope that such a life, and the values of that life, will never be lost.
This is Tangi, the first novel written by a Maori to be published.
Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai.
Witi Ihimaera - The Whale Rider
Eight-year-old Kahu craves her great-grandfather's love and attention. But he's focused on his duties as chief of Ngati Konohi in Whangara, on the East Coast - a tribe that claims descent from the legendary 'whale rider'. In every generation since the whale rider, a male has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir - there's only Kahu. She should be next in line for the title, but her great-grandfather is blinded by tradition and sees no use for a girl. Kahu will not be ignored. And in her struggle she has a unique ally: the whale rider himself, from whom she has inherited the ability to communicate with the whales.
Erdész Judit - Népi szabás és díszítés / Traditional Dress Patterns and their Decoration
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Mary Karlin - Ed Anderson - Artisan Cheese Making at Home
Just a century ago, cheese was still a relatively regional and European phenomenon, and cheese making techniques were limited by climate, geography, and equipment. But modern technology along with the recent artisanal renaissance has opened up the diverse, time-honored, and dynamic world of cheese to enthusiasts willing to take its humble fundamentals—milk, starters, coagulants, and salt—and transform them into complex edibles. Artisan Cheese Making at Home is the most ambitious and comprehensive guide to home cheese making, filled with easy-to-follow instructions for making mouthwatering cheese and dairy items. Renowned cooking instructor Mary Karlin has spent years working alongside the country’s most passionate artisan cheese producers—cooking, creating, and learning the nuances of their trade. She presents her findings in this lavishly illustrated guide, which features more than eighty recipes for a diverse range of cheeses: from quick and satisfying Mascarpone and Queso Blanco to cultured products like Crème Fraîche and Yogurt to flavorful selections like Saffron-Infused Manchego, Irish-Style Cheddar, and Bloomy Blue Log Chèvre. Artisan Cheese Making at Home begins with a primer covering milks, starters, cultures, natural coagulants, and bacteria—everything the beginner needs to get started. The heart of the book is a master class in home cheese making: building basic skills with fresh cheeses like ricotta and working up to developing and aging complex mold-ripened cheeses. Also covered are techniques and equipment, including drying, pressing, and brining, as well as molds and ripening boxes. Last but not least, there is a full chapter on cooking with cheese that includes more than twenty globally-influenced recipes featuring the finished cheeses, such as Goat Cheese and Chive Fallen Soufflés with Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese, Bacon, and Pear Galette. Offering an approachable exploration of the alchemy of this extraordinary food, Artisan Cheese Making at Home proves that hand-crafting cheese is not only achievable, but also a fascinating and rewarding process.
Gianaclis Caldwell - Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking
The key to becoming a successful artisan cheesemaker is to develop the intuition essential for problem solving and developing unique styles of cheeses. There are an increasing number of books on the market about making cheese, but none approaches the intricacies of cheesemaking science alongside considerations for preparing each type of cheese variety in as much detail as Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking. Indeed, this book fills a big hole in the market. Beginner guides leave you wanting more content and explanation of process, while recipe-based cookbooks often fail to dig deeper into the science, and therefore don’t allow for a truly intuitive cheesemaker to develop. Acclaimed cheesemaker Gianaclis Caldwell has written the book she wishes existed when she was starting out. Every serious home-scale artisan cheesemaker - even those just beginning to experiment - will want this book as their bible to take them from their first quick mozzarella to a French mimolette, and ultimately to designing their own unique cheeses. This comprehensive and user-friendly guide thoroughly explains the art and science that allow milk to be transformed into epicurean masterpieces. Caldwell offers a deep look at the history, science, culture, and art of making artisan cheese on a small scale, and includes detailed information on equipment and setting up a home-scale operation. A large part of the book includes extensive process-based recipes dictating not only the hard numbers, but also the concepts behind each style of cheese and everything you want to know about affinage (aging) and using oils, brushes, waxes, infusions, and other creative aging and flavoring techniques. Also included are beautiful photographs, profiles of other cheesemakers, and in-depth appendices for quick reference in the preparation and aging room. Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking will also prove an invaluable resource for those with, or thinking of starting, a small-scale creamery. Let Gianaclis Caldwell be your mentor, guide, and cheering section as you follow the pathway to a mastery of cheesemaking. For the avid home hobbyist to the serious commercial artisan, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking is an irreplaceable resource.
Terence Lindsey - Rod Morris - Collins Pocket Guide to New Zealand Minibeasts
The COLLINS POCKET GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND MINIBEASTS is a guide to over 120 species of 'minibeasts', from earthworms and leeches to springtails and sand scarabs. A practical and portable reference guide, it provides the basic information necessary to identify the most commonly encountered minibeasts in New Zealand. Concise, authoritative and accessible text, clear distribution maps and superb colour photographs describe what a minibeast looks like, where it lives, what it is called and what it does. Written by leading natural history writer Terence Lindsey, and featuring magnificent photographs taken largely by celebrated wildlife photographer Rod Morris, COLLINS POCKET GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND MINIBEASTS is the perfect guide for travellers, tourists and students of New Zealand wildlife.
Ngaio Marsh - Tied Up in Tinsel
Christmas time in an isolated country house and, following a flaming row in the kitchen, there's murder inside. When a much disliked visiting servant disappears without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play is at once suspected -- and foul play it proves to be. Only suspicion falls not on the staff but on the guests, all so unimpeachably respectable that the very thought of murder in connection with any of them seems almost heresy. When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn returns unexpectedly from a trip to Australia, it is to find his beloved wife in the thick of an intriguing mystery...
Geoff Taylor - Ewan Wilson - “Goodnight Malaysian 370”
The truth behind the loss of Flight 370 will shock the travelling public. The book by New Zealand pilot Ewan Wilson and journalist Geoff Taylor presents compelling evidence about what actually occurred in the final hours of Flight 370, some of it based on new interviews with family members of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 captured the world's attention and shocked everyone. The book takes you to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8 and brings together the lives of passengers and crew who ultimately met their fate on board what should have been a routine flight to Beijing on a well respected airline operating a state-of-the-art airliner with a near faultless record. For the first time the book presents a detailed analysis of the flight, the incredible route it took, and who the authors believe was in charge of the aircraft as it plunged into the Indian Ocean. The book investigates each piece of evidence and eliminates all the possible scenarios until the reader is left with one shocking and unbelievable conclusion as to what happened to end the lives of 239 people that night. What happened to MH370 was no accident. It was deliberate and it was calculated and it should never have been allowed to happen.
Scott Maka - MH370
Short of cash, and afraid of missing her night-flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, globetrotting backpacker Jane splits a taxi fare with two mysterious men – unwittingly enmeshing herself in a deadly international intrigue. At the airport, the lonely young woman forges a bond of friendship that offers her clues into the nature of dark forces threatening hundreds of lives. When night falls over the South China Sea, and her airliner’s cabin-crew switch off the lights, Jane must draw on everything she has learned as she seeks a confrontation that will spark one of the greatest mysteries of modern times.
E. Barrie Kavasch - Karen Baar - American Indian Healing Arts
American Indian Healing Arts is a magical blend of plant lore, history, and living tradition that draws on a lifetime of study with native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch.
Sue Pullon - Cheryl Benn - New Zealand Pregnancy Book
The New Zealand Pregnancy Book has been used by thousands of parents since it was first published in 1991. Its ongoing popularity reflectsthe demand for a comprehensive book written expressly for New Zealanders. This new edition offers modern parents and their families a wonderful insight into what pregnancy and childbirth looks like in the twenty -first century. Each step of pregnancy, birth and the baby's first months is set out with detailed information and clear diagrams. Contemporary personal stories complement the text, offering readers insights into the joys and delights of this profound experience, and also the risks and difficulties. This book describes not only the amazing physical and emotional changes that take place in a woman's body during pregnancy and birth, but also has advice on pre-pregnancy health, common problems and potential difficulties, pregnancy care and birth choices, and caring for a new baby. There are practical sections on everything from exercise and nutrition to baby equipment and nappy-changing, not only for women but also for partners and support people. 448 pages. Full colour illustrations throughout, including 300 photographs and 100 technical drawings. The authors, GP Sue Pullon and midwife Cheryl Benn, draw on many years' professional and academic experience in general practice and midwifery respectively.
Lynley Dodd - Hairy Maclary's Bone
"Down in the town by the butcher's shop door, sat Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy." Hairy Maclary, the cheekiest dog in town, is waiting for a tasty bone from the butcher. He trots off home with his prize, planning on devouring it in private. But he reckons without the procession of his friends, from Bottomley Potts who's covered in spots to Schnitzel von Krumm with very low tum. But Hairy Maclary takes them on such a circuitous route that one by one he loses them, until he's alone at last to go home with all of his bone.
Janet Frame - Prizes
The most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame’s stories ever published, this exceptional collection has been chosen from the four different volumes released during her lifetime. Featuring the best of her stories, the book includes pieces that were written over four decades, including stories from her debut collection, _The Lagoon and Other Stories._ First published in 1951, those stories were written while Frame was confined in a mental hospital. When the collection won the Hubert Church Award, Frame was spared a controversial brain operation. The stories in this new book also include selections from _You Are Now Entering the Human Heart,_ published in the 1980s after a hiatus from writing. As the last stories she published before her death, her writings from this time reveal Frame’s unflinching ability to explore the drama of madness, isolation, and identity. This new book also includes five short stories that have not been collected before, completing a volume that testifies to the brilliance of Janet Frame’s life and literary talent.
John Burnham Schwartz - The Commoner
John Burnham Schwartz bases his fourth novel on the Empress Michiko and Crown Princess Masako of Japan. Though Japanese imperial life remains shrouded in mystery, Schwartz teases out the details through extensive research. Much to the astonishment and pleasure of the critics, he gives Haruko an authentic and completely convincing voice. While his vivid depictions of postwar Japan are stunning, it is Haruko’s vibrant inner life that propels the narrative and resounds with readers. Though not as intense as Reservation Road (1998), Schwartz’s unflinching portrayal of the aftermath of a child’s death, and though slightly marred by an implausible ending, The Commoner will captivate readers by providing a haunting look into the 2,000 years of secrets surrounding the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Janet Frame - Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room
A rather gruesome allegory of miracles and life after death. Godfrey Rainbird, a young Englishman living in New Zealand, is killed in a traffic accident and is about to be buried when, a day and a half after his death, he rises from his coffin and declares himself quite alive. Whether this was a genuine resurrection or merely a well-timed coma, it makes Godfrey a pariah in the eyes of all his friends and ensures that no one will feel terribly comfortable in his presence again. Dismissed from his job and shunned by his family and neighbors, Godfrey comes to believe that he had been happier in his coffin.
Keri Hulme - The Bone People
The book is divided into two major sections, the first involving the characters interacting, and the second half involving their individual travels. In the first half, 7-year-old Simon shows up at the hermit Kerewin’s tower on a dark and stormy night. Simon is mute and thus is unable to explain his motives. When Simon’s adoptive father Joe comes to thank Kerewin, she learns their unusual story. Simon was found washed up on the beach years earlier with no memory and very few clues as to his identity. Joe and his wife Hana take in Simon, despite his apparently dark background, and attempt to raise him. However, both Hana and their infant son die soon after, leaving Joe alone to raise the wild boy Simon. Kerewin finds herself developing a relationship with both the boy and the father, becoming more involved in their lives and stories. However, it gradually becomes clear that Simon is a severely traumatised boy, whose behaviours Joe is unable to cope with. Kerewin eventually finds that, despite a constant and intense love between them, Joe is physically abusing Simon. There are hints that Joe was also abused as a child. Following a catalyst event, the three are driven violently apart. Simon witnesses a violent death and goes to Kerewin, but she is angry with him for stealing some of her possessions and will not listen. He reacts by kicking in the side of her guitar, a much prized gift from her estranged family, whereupon she throws him out. He then goes to the town and breaks a series of public property windows. When he is returned home by the police, Joe beats him severely, fracturing his skull and breaking his jaw. Simon however has concealed a piece of glass and stabs his father with it, resulting in the hospitalization of both. In the second half of the novel, Simon is in the hospital, Joe is being sent to jail for assault, and Kerewin has developed stomach cancer. Simon's wardship is being taken from Joe, a move strongly resisted by all three of the trio, despite their violent relationship. Simon is sent to a children's home, Joe to jail, and Kerewin deconstructs her tower and leaves, expecting to be dead within the year. All three experience life-changing events, strongly interlaced with Maori mythology and legend, eventually leading to their healing and return. Kerewin is miraculously healed and adopts Simon, to keep him both near to and protected from Joe, while Joe is able to contact Kerewin's family and bring them back for a reunion of forgiveness. In the final segment of the book, Kerewin adopts a blind cat known as Li, or balance, seemingly representing the path they have travelled.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories
A collection of work, both historical and contemporary, by 21 of New Zealand's leading exponents of the short story. Unlike other anthologies, The Flamingo Anthology offers more than one story per author-in the case of certain key figures. Michael Morrissey's introductory essay is both informative and illuminating. A novelist, poet and short story writer, he has edited a previous anthology, The New Fiction. He lives in New Zealand. Contributors include: Katherine Mansfield Frank Sargeson Maurice Duggan Janet Frame Maurice Shadbolt C K Stead Russell Haley Vincent O'Sullivan Patricia Grace Fiona Kidman Owen Marshall Sue McCauley Elizabeth Smither Michael Morrissey Sheridan Keith Shonagh Koea Witi Ihimaera Peter Wells John Cranna Lloyd Jones Emily Perkins
Ber van Perlo - Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii, Central and West Pacific
The essential guide to identifying every species of bird you may see in this area, for both tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. Featuring over 750 species, Birds of New Zealand, Hawaii, Central and West Pacific is the only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of bird you may see in the area, from Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea to Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. * Text gives information on key identification features, habitat, and songs and calls * All plumages for each species are illustrated, including those of males, females and juveniles The stunning 95 colour plates appear opposite their relevant text for quick and easy reference. Distribution maps are included, showing where each species can be found and how common it is, to further aid identification. This comprehensive and highly portable guide is a must for all birdwatchers visiting the region.
Sharlyn Hidalgo - The Healing Power of Trees
From the birch to the willow, Sharlyn Hidalgo invites you to walk in the footsteps of the druids and enrich your life with the sacred power of trees. This wise and inspiring book will introduce you to all fifteen revered trees of the Celtic Tree Calendar and their unique gifts of healing, guidance, and higher consciousness. Progress through the calendar in sequence or choose a particular month to cultivate a relationship with these majestic spirits of nature. Perform guided meditations and go on journeys to discover the totems, guides, and deities corresponding to each species. Travel through the Wheel of the Year and learn about each tree's astrology, ruling planets, rune symbol, and ogham—its letter of the Celtic tree alphabet. The Healing Power of Trees is your guide to living the principles of the Celtic tradition—tuning in to the rhythms of nature, respecting the land, and fulfilling your role as a steward of the earth. Includes information on all 25 ogham letters, Celtic holidays, and how to conduct a tree-honoring ceremony.
Ismeretlen szerző - Insight Guides - New Zealand
This brand new edition Insight Guide to New Zealand features a wealth of inspiring full-colour photography, including double page spreads of some of the most outstanding views. The top ten sights are identified to show you the very best of this beautiful country and to help you plan your trip priorities. A 'Best of' section highlights the most unique experiences New Zealand has to offer, along with personal recommendations on what to see and do. An in-depth 'Places' section covers the entire country region-by-region, with all the principal sites cross-referenced by number to the accompanying full-colour maps. Additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation. Colour-coded sections cover history and interesting features on everything from art and culture to the local people. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section details transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, activities, and an A-Z of other practical information, including useful contact numbers, to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.