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 63.4K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›
            Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me: A Search for Soul in the Power Pits of Rock and Roll
             

            Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me: A Search for Soul in the Power Pits of Rock and Roll (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bloom, Howard

            • RRP: $64.99
            • $64.99
            • Pub Date
              15 Jun 20

            A science nerd with no knowledge of popular music plunges into the dark underbelly of science and fame where new superstars are made and embarks on a hunt for the gods inside of you and me. In the process, he helps build or sustain the careers of over one hundred of the biggest r...ock-and-roll stars.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781493051670
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2020
            Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            The Closet Stylist: Your Guide to Personal Style
              

            The Closet Stylist: Your Guide to Personal Style (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Caselberg, Anna

            "Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes but you still can't find the right thing to wear? Do you find yourself buying the latest season's styles but then never wear them? Do you put off buying clothes until you can shift those last few kilos?Then fashion stylist Anna Caselberg is... here to give you expert advice on how to dress to suit your body shape; mix and match outfits; choose the most flattering styles; shop on a budget; update your wardrobe while including last season's styles. By following Anna's style tips and wardrobe advice you'll discover your inner stylist and learn to create the most flattering looks to suit your body shape and lifestyle"--Publisher information.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780143568742
            Published NZ 22 Mar 2013
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
            View details for this title
            Black: History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture in New Zealand
              

            Black: History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture in New Zealand (Hardback)

            By Zealand Fashion Museum, New; de Pont, Doris

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $44.99
            • Save $15.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            New Zealanders choose to represent ourselves to the world wearing black and not just the All Blacks, Tall Blacks and Silver Ferns. Many of our fashion designers choose black as the cornerstone of their collections, and a great deal of our cultural icons (think Fred Dagg) are also... characterised by wearing black. BLACK is a gorgeously illustrated celebration and exploration of New Zealand's obsession with clothing ourselves in black - in society, power and politics, cultural icons, sport, fashion, film and music, from the Little Black Dress to the All Black jersey, Dunedin goths, the businesspeople of Lambton Quay and the patched jackets of gang members. Doris de Pont, founder of the Fashion Museum of New Zealand and curator of the pop-up exhibition Black in Fashion, has brought together 10 richly illustrated essays on the importance of black in the New Zealand psyche in a collection to wow and inspire.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780143566953
            Published NZ 22 Feb 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
              

            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fitoussi, Michele

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Creme de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australian connections. She was little known an...d has been virtually forgotten, but her extraordinary life spanned nearly a century (she died in 1965 at the age of ninety-three) and three continents. She was banished by her family to Australia at age 24 for refusing to accept an arranged marriage and as a result, became a pioneer who reinvented beauty for modern times. Napoleon Perdis says that he is inspired by Helena. She really was a Polish modern day Scarlett O'Hara! This is the extraordinary story of the woman who created a cosmetic empire and gave it her name, of an entrepreneur who started with nothing except a belief in the strength of women. The eldest of eight girls in a poor Jewish Orthodox family, Helena was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1872. When she was banished to Australia her mother decided to slip a few pots of skin cream, made by a chemist friend of the family, into her daughter's suitcase. Barely two decades later, the cream her mother gave her had become the foundation of her fortune. Coleraine in Victoria, where her uncle was a shopkeeper, might have been an awful place but it did not lack for lanolin, the secret ingredient in Helena's creams. To disguise the sheep oil's pungent pong, Helena experimented with lavender, pine bark and water lilies. At the forefront of women's rights movements, Helena opened her first beauty institute in Collins Street, Melbourne in 1902, the year that women obtained the right to vote in Australia. Always ahead of her competitors (Arden, Factor, Revlon, Lauder), she developed marketing and advertising techniques that revolved around skin care and makeup, eventually opening beauty institutes in Australia, London, Paris, and New York. Using science to create cosmetics, she taught women all
            Read more

            ISBN 9780732293796
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            The Lonely Century: How Isolation Imperils our Future
             

            The Lonely Century: How Isolation Imperils our Future (Hardback)

            By Hertz, Noreena

            • RRP: $60.00
            • $46.80
            • Save $13.20
            • Pub Date
              10 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 9781529329254
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Coffeeland: A History
             

            Coffeeland: A History (Hardback)

            By Sedgewick, Augustine

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
            • Save $13.75
            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 20

            Coffee is an indispensible part of daily life for billions of people around the world. It is one of the most valuable commodities in the history of the global economy and the leading source of the world's most popular drug. The very word 'coffee' is one of the most widespread on ...the planet. Augustine Sedgewick's COFFEELAND tells the hidden and surprising story of how this came to be, tracing coffee's four-hundred-year transformation from a mysterious Ottoman custom to an everyday necessity. The story is one that few coffee drinkers know, even those working in the industry. It centres on the volcanic highlands of El Salvador, where James Hill, born in the slums of Manchester, founded one of the world's great coffee dynasties in the late nineteenth century. Adapting the innovations of the industrial revolution to plantation agriculture, Hill helped to turn El Salvador into perhaps the most intensive monoculture in modern history, a place of extraordinary productivity, inequality, and violence. The book follows coffee from the Hill family plantations through international markets and into the United States, through the San Francisco roasting plants and vacuum-sealed cans of the major coffee brands, into supermarkets, kitchens, and work places, and finally into today's omnipresent cafes. Augustine Sedgewick shows how a form of global capitalism both connected and divided people, between those who worked with coffee and those who actually drank it, marking a line between the world's rich and poor. Sedgewick reveals how the growth of coffee production, trade, and consumption went hand in hand with the rise of the scientific idea of energy as a universal force, which transformed thinking about how the human body works, as well as ideas about the relationship of one person's work to another's. This had consequences that resulted both in the reshaping of large areas of the tropics and in the ubiquity of a drug served in a cup.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780241426227
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            The Crystal Heart
              

            The Crystal Heart (Paperback)

            By Masson, Sophie; Foreword by Terenzi, Dr Fiorella

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $20.99
            • Save $2.00
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairytale, and mystery.When 17-year-old army conscript Kasper Bator is chosen to join the elite guard that keeps watch over a dangerous prisoner in a tower,... he believes what he's been told: the prisoner is a powerful witch. But when he meets the prisoner, Kasper's life will change forever--for the prisoner is no witch, but a beautiful young girl. The daughter of the country's enemy, the Prince of Night, Izolda has been held hostage since she was three. And she is in imminent danger, for a prophecy says she must die on her 16th birthday if Krainos is to be saved from the Prince of Night. Kasper decides to help her escape. As the days pass, their friendship turns into real love, but their hiding place won't stay safe forever.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780857982070
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Puffin By Design: 2010 70 Years of Imagination 1940 - 2010
             

            Puffin By Design: 2010 70 Years of Imagination 1940 - 2010 (Paperback)

            By Baines, Phil

            • Imp. $77.99
            • $62.39
            • Save $15.60
            • No availability locally

            Late in 1939 a chance meeting between Penguin founder, Allen Lane, and natural history publisher, Noel Carrington, changed the future of children's publishing with the formation of a series called Puffin Picture Books . This title charts the development of Puffin paperbacks.

            ISBN 9780141326146
            Released NZ 10 May 2010
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
            View details for this title
            A History of the Great Influenza Pandemics: Death, Panic and Hysteria, 1830-1920
              

            A History of the Great Influenza Pandemics: Death, Panic and Hysteria, 1830-1920 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Honigsbaum, Mark

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Influenza was the great killer of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the so-called 'Russian flu' killed around 1 million people across Europe in 1889-93 - including the second-in-line to the British throne, the Duke of Clarence. The Spanish flu of 1918, meanwhile, would ...kill 50 million people - nearly 3% of the world's population. Here, Mark Honigsbaum outlines the history of influenza in the period, and describes how the fear of disease permeated Victorian culture. These fears were amplified by the invention of the telegraph and the ability of the new mass-market press to whip up public hysteria. The flu was therefore a barometer of wider fin de siecle social and cultural anxieties - playing on fears engendered by economic decline, technology, urbanisation and degeneration. A History of the Great Influenza Pandemics is a vital new contribution towards our understanding of European history and the history of the media.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781350160088
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal
              

            Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Paperback)

            By Stuart, Tristram

            • Imp. $41.99
            • $33.59
            • Save $8.40
            • No availability locally

            Suitable for those who seek to remedy the global food crisis, this title offers an investigation of this environmental and social problem. It shows that farmers, manufacturers, supermarkets and consumers in North America and Europe discard between 30 and 50 per cent of their fres...h produce - enough to feed the starving in the world six times over.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780141036342
            Released NZ 31 Jul 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
            View details for this title
            Total 63.4K jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›