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            Tools For The Top Paddock
             

            Tools For The Top Paddock (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brisco, Kane; With Kilgallon, Steve

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            Farmer Kane Brisco's tools for the physical and mental strains of life on the land. Taranaki farmer and podcaster Kane Brisco started his farmer support page, Farm Fit, to create awareness of the daily pressures on farmers in New Zealand. Kane says when you break down a farmer's ...day - the physical load, the mobility required and the long list of difficult decisions to make - the impact of farming on the body and mind is greatly underestimated. This book is about Kane's journey to address these struggles, and to explain how he's learnt become a better farmer by focusing on staying physically and mentally fit and healthy. It's also about what life on the land can teach the rest of us about resilience, acceptance and relieving stress and pressure.
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            ISBN 9781775542124
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            114 In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Music of Bees

            The Music of Bees (Paperback)

            By Garvin, Eileen

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $22.95
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            When social pariah Alice Holtzman crashes her pick-up truck packed with 120,000 restless honeybees into a troubled, paraplegic teenager, it is the start of an unlikely friendship that will help both of them through the darkest stages of grief.

            ISBN 9781472277855
            Released NZ 26 Apr 2022
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand
              

            Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Lester, Phil

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $38.00
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            'Pestilence' is a word that conjures up destruction at a large scale. It can be a plague of ravenous rabbits, millions of wilding pines that swallow up landscapes, a virus that brings the world to its knees within weeks of emergence. In Phil Lester's new book we dive deep into... the world of pestilence. We learn the stories of pests that are plants, animals and pathogens, and consider how we can manage their spread in Aotearoa and around the world. The human movement of diseases and pests has affected every corner of the globe, even Antarctica. We need effective management approaches that cause the least possible harm, especially as our population grows and we become increasingly connected. Lester explores the problems of international movement, methodologies designed to limit the unintentional introduction of species across borders, New Zealand's biosecurity legislation, the limits and possibilities of eradication as a goal, the means of population control, and the management of pathogens in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Illuminating this discussion are stories of cats on parachutes, angry hippos, cannibalistic cane toads, and a cook who unwittingly gave typhoid to at least 51 other people. Fascinating and lucidly written, Pests and Pestilence draws on many strands of history and science to ask how we can best manage the pathogens, animal and plant species that can do us harm.
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            ISBN 9781776920082
            Published NZ 11 Aug 2022
            Publisher Te Herenga Waka University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            711 In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
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            Make Hay While the Sun Shines: A Year on the Farm
              

            Make Hay While the Sun Shines: A Year on the Farm (Hardback)

            By Pemberton, Tom

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $36.89
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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 22

            Join full-time farmer and YouTuber Tom Pemberton for a look behind the farm gate. Over the changing seasons Tom gives a unique insight into everyday life on a busy dairy farm with all its highs, lows and hard graft.

            ISBN 9781804190012
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            My Father and Other Animals: How I Took on the Family Farm

            My Father and Other Animals: How I Took on the Family Farm (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vincent, Sam

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $30.40
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            Sam Vincent is a twenty-something writer in the inner suburbs, scrabbling to make ends meet, when he gets a call from his mother- his father has stuck his hand in a woodchipper, but 'not to worry - it wasn't like that scene in Fargo or anything'. When Sam returns to the family fa...rm to help out, his life takes a new and unexpected direction. Whether castrating a calf or buying a bull - or knocking in a hundred fence posts by hand when his dad hides the post-driver - Sam's farming apprenticeship is an education in grit and shit. But there are victories, too- nurturing a fig orchard to bloom; learning to read the land; joining forces with Indigenous elders to protect a special site. Slowly, Sam finds himself thinking differently about the farm, about his father and about his relationship with both. By turns affecting, hilarious and utterly surprising, this memoir melds humour and fierce honesty in an unsentimental love letter. It's about belonging, humility and regeneration - of land, family and culture. What passes from father to son on this unruly patch of earth is more than a livelihood; it is a legacy.
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            ISBN 9781760640439
            Published NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            999 In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
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            Natural Skincare For All Seasons: A Modern Guide to Growing & Making Plant-Based Products
              

            Natural Skincare For All Seasons: A Modern Guide to Growing & Making Plant-Based Products (Hardback)

            By de Soissons, Silvana

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $49.99
            • Internationally sourced

            This is a modern, practical guide for a new generation of consumers who want to learn how to grow and make vegan skincare products. This handbook enables the reader to switch from toxic to botanical skincare products - harnessing the long-term therapeutic power of plants to look ...after the body's largest organ, simply, gently and effectively.
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            ISBN 9781911663812
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 10-15 working days
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            Diddly Squat: 'Til The Cows Come Home
             

            Diddly Squat: 'Til The Cows Come Home (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clarkson, Jeremy

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $29.64
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            • Pub Date
              5 Oct 22

            Welcome back to Clarkson's farm. At the end of Jeremy's first year, Diddly Squat farm rewarded him with profits of e144. And while he's mastered the art of moaning, challenges still abound. Who knew loading a trailer was more demanding than flying a gunship? That cows were more d...angerous than motor-racing? Or that it's easier to get planning permission for a nuclear power station than turning an old barn into a restaurant? Life on Clarkson's farm may not always go according to plan. But not a day goes by when Jeremy can't say 'I've done a thing' and mean it...
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            ISBN 9780241609538
            Released NZ 5 Oct 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Taking Stock: A Journey Among Cows
              

            Taking Stock: A Journey Among Cows (Hardback)

            By Morgan-Grenville, Roger

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Sep 22

            Since highland cattle ransacked his grandmother's vegetable patch when he was six, Roger Morgan-Grenville has been fascinated by cows.

            ISBN 9781785788413
            Released NZ 20 Sep 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future
             

            How the World Really Works: A Scientist's Guide to Our Past, Present and Future (Hardback)

            By Smil, Vaclav

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $42.90
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            We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its ...globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check - because before we can tackle problems effectively, we must understand the facts. In this ambitious and thought-provoking book we see, for example, that globalization isn't inevitable and that our societies have been steadily increasing their dependence on fossil fuels, making their complete and rapid elimination unlikely. Vaclav Smil is neither a pessimist nor an optimist, he is a scientist; he is the world-leading expert on energy and an astonishing polymath. This is his magnum opus and is a continuation of his quest to make facts matter. Drawing on the latest science, including his own fascinating research, and tackling sources of misinformation head on - from Yuval Noah Harari to Noam Chomsky - ultimately Smil answers the most profound question of our age- are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia ahead?
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            ISBN 9780241454398
            Released NZ 27 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess: Farming, Family and Delicious Recipes to Share
              

            Celebrating the Seasons with the Yorkshire Shepherdess: Farming, Family and Delicious Recipes to Share (Paperback)

            By Owen, Amanda

            • RRP: $29.50
            • $22.47
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 22

            A charming, intimate account of life on the farm by Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess, as she describes their work through the changing seasons.

            ISBN 9781035005604
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Amazing True Animal Stories
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 29 Sep 2022
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