Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            Industry & Industrial Studies

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 60.1K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            100% Pure Future: New Zealand Tourism Renewed
              

            100% Pure Future: New Zealand Tourism Renewed (Paperback)

            Edited by Bennett, Sarah

            • RRP: $14.99
            • $11.99
            • Save $3.00
            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on New Zealand tourism. This BWB Text is a rallying call for a genuine tourism 'reset' that puts the environment first and creates more meaningful exchanges between visitors and their hosts.

            ISBN 9781988587684
            Published NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town

            Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town (Hardback)

            By Ash, Lamorna

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $27.29
            • Save $7.70
            • In Stock At Publisher

            A captivating, lyrical and deeply discerning portrait of life in the Cornish town of Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain, from a brilliant new writer There is the Cornwall Lamorna Ash knew as a child - the idyllic, folklore-rich place her mother is from and where ...she spent her summer holidays. Then there is the Cornwall she discovers when, feeling increasingly dislocated in London, she travels to Newlyn, a fishing town near Land's End. This Cornwall is messier and harder; it doesn't seem like a place that would welcome strangers. Before long, however, Lamorna finds herself on a week-long trawler trip with a crew of local fishermen, afforded a rare glimpse into their world, their warmth and their humour. Out on the water, miles from the coast, she learns how fishing requires you to confront who you are and what it is that tethers you to the land. But she also realises that this proud and compassionate community, sustained and defined by the sea for centuries, is under threat, living in the lengthening shadow cast by globalisation. An evocative journey of personal discovery replete with the poetry and deep history of our fishing communities, Dark, Salt, Clear confirms Lamorna Ash as a strikingly original new voice.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781526600011
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
            • Save $8.80
            • In Stock At Publisher

            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
            Read more

            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love
             

            And Now For The Good News...: To the Future with Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wax, Ruby

            • RRP: $37.00
            • $27.75
            • Save $9.25
            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            We know the stars, and have tamed most species that have crossed our paths; we've roamed the world over and travelled to Space; we've mastered industrialisation then created technology that our grandparents couldn't have dreamt of. So, what's next? In this follow up to How to Be ...Human, Ruby Wax builds on her exploration on forgiveness to demonstrate that the next great barrier to progress is compassion. The Future with Love teaches us essential tools for making the most out of the relationships in our loves and protect our hearts and mind amidst the madness of hashtags and 24-hour news cycles. Introducing a new mindfulness practice (tuning into the body), Wax creates a call to arms to living more intuitive lives. Drawing on how education, businesses, technology can use kindness to reform - and better - themselves as well as the purpose of kindness, this book will investigate why greater compassion is our one-way ticket to a better future.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241400654
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid

            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
            • Save $8.36
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781760850494
            Published NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world

            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blume, Lesley

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
            • Save $8.80
            • In Stock At Publisher

            New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshim...a and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers - hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific and lasting effects of radiation which would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the whistleblowing story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August, 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war in part because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781925713930
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America
             

            Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Hardback)

            By Posner, Gerald

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $52.00
            • Save $13.00
            • Internationally sourced

            Gerald Posner brings to life the pharmaceutical industry and shows how a business meant to save lives is steeped in corruption and reckless profiteering-with deadly consequences.

            ISBN 9781501151897
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Hungover Games
             

            The Hungover Games (Hardback)

            By Heawood, Sophie

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $30.00
            • Save $10.00
            • Pub Date
              14 Sep 20

            What happens when you have an accidental baby on your own in your mid-thirties, when you haven't worked out how to look after yourself, let alone a baby?

            ISBN 9781787330511
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Crossing Ahead: When Trams Met Trains in New Zealand
              

            Crossing Ahead: When Trams Met Trains in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Stewart, Graham

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $36.00
            • Save $4.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            At a time when city tramways and railways in New Zealand fed each other's networks and often crossed the respective right-of-way's, noted author Graham Stewart shares the previously undocumented story and images of these interesting interfaces The crossing of a heavy-rail railway... train with a light-railed street vehicle over a street level crossing has always required extreme caution. From the early crossing keeper holding their red and green flags to high-tech signals of today; there has never been any room for a margin of error. For over 90 years when trams met trains, not one life has been recorded as having been lost in an accident - a truly remarkable record of safety. Some tram lines to the suburbs stopped just before a railway level crossing, as to proceed further would have required the additional maintenance cost of the crossing's manganese steel track diamonds, the crossing keeper's wages and signalmen of those years. This is the story of those crossings whether they were level or the vehicles crossed on a viaduct or bridge. The story is lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams researched from archives throughout New Zealand.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780908573981
            Published NZ 30 May 2020
            Publisher New Zealand Railway & Locomoti
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart
             

            The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hertz, Noreena

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
            • Save $8.36
            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            A radical call to arms and a bold new vision of how we must act, fast, to reconnect society at individual, government and business level, from a global economist hailed by the Observer as 'one of the world's leading thinkers'.

            ISBN 9781529329261
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Total 60.1K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›