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New Titles From Reed Publishing


November 2005


Michael Campbell: Celebration of a Champion
Martin Crowe & Craig Tiriana
$19.99, Reed Books

Michael Campbell's victory in the 2005 US Open in June is one of the greatest sporting achievements ever by a New Zealander. Remarkably it came after a very tough patch for New Zealand's top golfer, and has been followed by a string of outstanding performances culminating in the World Match Play Championship in September.
This special commemorative edition celebrates Michael's success with essays from two leading sports commentators, a preface by the champion himself, a foreword by Sir Bob Charles, and beautiful colour photos from on and off the course - many never before published and some supplied by Michael exclusively for this book.

New Zealand Birds in Focus: A Photographer's Journey
Geoff Moon
$49.99, Reed Books

Geoff Moon has been photographing New Zealand birds for over 50 years. He has pioneered techniques and piqued passions for the recording and conservation of the unique birdlife found in New Zealand. This collection of photographs records the many phases, techniques, developments, adventures and accomplishments of a man whose passion and respect for nature can only ignite the same in any reader who chooses to share his journeys.

Pay Zero Taxes
Peter Sibbald
$24.99, Reed Business Books

All New Zealanders including business owners, wage and salary earners, rental property owners, investors and the retired are entitled to take advantage of every legitimate income tax break the IRD allows. This book contains hundreds of tips, techniques and strategies to increase your real income through income splitting strategies, tax shields, tax-smart investments, tax deductions and much, much and more! This book does not involve breaking the law, bending the law or even pushing the boundaries. It works within clearly established laws and rules and offers new ideas to very old problems.

Introducing Maori Art
Deidre Brown, photography by Brian Brake
$16.99, Reed Books

Traditional objects of great beauty, made of wood, bone, greenstone, feathers and fibre, are collected in this sumptuous yet affordable pictorial guide to Maori art. Deidre Brown has selected the finest of Brian Brake's photos, and adds an interesting and accessible introduction to these works.

Coromandel Landmarks
Marios Gavalas
$29.99, Reed Books

Celebrating landmarks, architecture and natural features of the Coromandel peninsula, this illustrated volume compares archive photographs with new photographs of the same areas to show a vivid 'then and now', supported by interviews with a host of local people. Coromandel Landmarks is your passport to understanding the meanings behind the Coromandel of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Three new books in the bestselling 'Day Walk' series. Each book includes photographs, maps, detailed access notes, travelling times, descriptions of the geography, climate and wildlife, along with notes on the history of each area.

Day Walks of Taranaki
Marios Gavalas
$19.99, Reed books

70 short walks around the Taranaki area are covered in this new volume from Marios Gavalas. Walks that feature include many around north Taranaki, New Plymouth, Egmont National Park, East and North Egmont, Dawson Falls, the Kaitake and Pouakai ranges as well as around Mt Taranaki itself.

Day Walks of Wanganui, Manawatu & Horowhenua
Marios Gavalas
$19.99, Reed Books

Whether you fancy a stroll through an inland forest reserve, taking an invigorating jaunt along the lonely coast or a more strenuous trip into the rugged inland ranges, this book will provide you with the answers. Over 50 walks around the greater Wanganui area including botanical reserves, pa sites, glow-worm caves, and more!

Day Walks of Central Otago
Peter Dymock
$19.99, Reed Books

With a dry, sunny and reliable climate, a dramatic landscape and widespread evidence remaining of a romantic goldrush past, Queenstown and Central Otago are the outdoor pursuits centre of New Zealand. Here are over 70 walks designed to encourage visitors and locals alike to explore the unrivalled walking opportunities the region offers.

Cricket: The Essentials of the Game (New Edition)
Sir Richard Hadlee
$24.99, Reed Books

It's difficult to enjoy any game without understanding its basic rules, terminology and techniques. Players and spectators both young and old can, with Cricket: the essentials of the game, increase their appreciation of the game and learn something of the background to this historic sport. Sir Richard Hadlee explains the meaning of all those cryptic terms that cricket is notorious for. Batting, bowling and fielding techniques are discussed and illustrated with clear, attractive drawings. The mysteries of scoring are also revealed, and there are also chapters on coaching, equipment and spectator etiquette.

Top NZ Gold Courses (New Edition)
Rex Gould
$29.99, Reed Books

Fully revised and updated, this is the third edition of the definitive guide to the best gold courses in New Zealand. Superbly illustrated with full-colour photographs, the book includes the 59 best golf courses in the country, grouped into seven regions, each with an introduction describing attractions and other activities in the area.
Each entry includes: Golf information and highlights of the course; Facilities offered and green fees; Course statistics; How to find the course and contact details.


A Booming in the Night
Ben Brown, illustrated by Helen Taylor
$16.99, Reed Children's Books

Kakapo is lonely so Pukeko sets out to find him a friend. But perhaps Kakapo doesn't need Pukeko's help at all - the booming in the night seems to be attracting the right sort of company! A delightful story, beautifully written and illustrated by the author and illustrator team who produced Natural New Zealand ABC Wallchart , The Thief of Colours, 55 Feathers and Eel Dreaming

Nanny Mihi's Christmas
Melanie Drewery, illustrated by Tracy Duncan
$14.99, Reed Children's Books

It's Christmas time and the children are visiting Nanny Mihi at the beach. As usual Nanny has a special surprise but will the weather threaten to spoil it this year? From the illustrator and author who produced Nanny Mihi and the Rainbow, Nanny Mihi's Garden and Nanny Mihi's Birthday Surprise.

Have You Ever Seen a Kiwi?
Ian Watt, illustrated by Bruce Potter
$19.99, Reed Children's Books

Have you ever seen a kiwi in a kayak on a lake? Have you ever seen a kiwi sitting pretty on a cake?
Wonderfully illustrated by Bruce Potter, in this book, author Ian Watt introduces children to the many ways the kiwi is used as an icon in New Zealand life, from kiwi on nugget tins, to kiwifruit, to kiwi on our money. This book utilises die-cuts, essentially making 'peep-holes' through which children glimpse the answer to each question posed.

5 Kiwi in a Kombi on Tour
Dave Gunson
$19.99, Reed Books

Join Cookie, TJ, Anzac, Shadez and Missy as they explore New Zealand from top to bottom and uncover lots of weird and fascinating facts as they drive around in their Kombi! Everything weird and wonderful that you always wanted to know about New Zealand from well-known author and illustrator Dave Gunson.

Written by Jim Mora
$9.99 each, Reed Children's Books (Age: Preschool-6yrs)

Set on Ferguson farm, the characters in the Massey Ferguson series are all farm machinery, with a core cast of two tractors, a milk tanker, a ute, a mobility scooter and an old Jalopy. The hero of the series is Massey Ferguson, a small tractor with a big knack for resourcefulness, problem-solving and pluck. The 5-minute television episodes entertain whimsically, and reinforce positive life values being instilled into children by their parents, caregivers and early childhood educators.

Beaut gets a bit worried when Flash the Ute visits Ferguson Farm. Is Murray thinking of selling him off to get himself a flash ute?

Massey has to take Murray and Heather to a wedding when Beaut won't start. But, everyone knows you don't go to a wedding on a tractor!

Murray is missing his watch and keeps getting up late. Things on the farm aren't running smoothly. Then he loses his wedding ring. Will Massey be able to discover where Murray's things are going and put the farm back on track?

Murray discovers a sheep rustling ring is targeting Ferguson Farm. Can he stop the rustlers?

NZ Wild: Stick Insects
Steve Trewick & Mary Morgan Richards
$14.99, Reed Children's Books

Did you know that stick insects make no noise and have no ears? In NZ, there are 21 species of stick insect that have been formally named, but there may be many more not yet studied. Discover where they live, what they eat, how they reproduce, what baby stick insects look like, how and why they shed their skin as they grow bigger, and the best way to keep a stick insect as a pet.



Rick Gallop will be in New Zealand for three days from 11 November. He will be in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Rick is the bestselling author of The Gi Diet, The Gi Diet Pocket Guide and Living the Gi Diet (with 2 new titles releasing in the New Year).

Gerard Depardieu: My Cookbook
Gerard Depardieu
$79.99, Conran

In My Cookbook, Depardieu, along with his personal chef, Laurent Audiot, rediscovers French domestic cooking. The six chapters cover Salads, Soups and Starters through to Fish, Meat and Poultry right up to Desserts and include Depardieu's personal comments on buying, choosing and preparing foods. With his love for good food and wines Depardieu dedicates himself to the subtle yet simple cuisine of France with classic dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon and Moules Marinères.


Night Pirates
Peter Harris
$17.99, Egmont Books

Written with great panache, this story centres on some mysterious night-time visitors to Tom's town. Down, down, down the dark street they come, quiet as mice and stealthy as shadows. Only the moon is watching when they arrive. Only the moon is watching when they leave. But who are they? Tom knows. And he is a little boy about to have a big adventure that will see him slip away from his home in the dead of night, gang up with a group of feisty rough-tough girl pirates, and sail the seas in a pirate ship disguised as a house…

The Magic Sky
Lucy Richards
$16.99, Egmont Books

Rory the polar bear is extremely excited. 'When will we see the magic sky?' he asks his parents every morning. But every morning they say it isn't time yet. Rory passes the days fishing with his Dad, sledging with his friends and learning to swim. At last the day of the magic sky arrives… but while Rory is playing outside waiting for the evening, a snowstorm blows up and he gets lost… All is resolved as Mum comes to find him and gives him a reassuring bear hug. Then the family go to watch the magic sky - which is, in fact, the dazzling Northern Lights.


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