For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, and many more. Written by distinguishe..
This guide takes the mystery out of butchering, covering everything you need to know to produce your own expert cuts of beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and small game. John J. Mettler Jr. provides easy-to-follow instructions that walk you through every step of the slaughtering and butchering pro..
Beyond the Free Market - Rebuilding a Just Society in New Zealand is a searching analysis of market-based economics and its effects on New Zealand society. It has contributions by well-informed commentators, activists and academics whose brief, accessible chapters range across critical topics such a..
Once upon a time, Britain forged a mighty industrial empire - built with the blood, sweat and tears of society's most vulnerable members. Children History Forgot explores young people's working lives during the late Georgian and Victorian eras, when boys and girls created almost every item in our an..
The development of the marine chronometer is irrevocably linked to the intense rivalry and war among the British, French, Dutch and Spanish in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for domination of the seas to protect their trading vessels and expand their empires. Every ship's captain had the s..
Powered by an all-new six-cylinder engine, the Jaguar XK120 was a simple two-seater sports car, given a flash of brilliance by its remarkable power unit. When it was introduced in 1948, it created an instant sensation. Beyond the original two-seater roadster, the XK120 added drophead and fixed-head..
The Commer Story charts the evolution and history of one of Britain's principal commercial vehicle manufacturers. This fascinating book is not just the history of one vehicle marque, but the story of a company that underwent several name changes, as it acquired and was acquired by several other comp..
Equine reproduction has been revolutionized by many aspects of new technology since the 1990s. The advancements in veterinary care and expertise available to breeders are remarkably complex and, in many cases, bewildering. The aim of this book is to explain, in layman's terms, the basic fundamental ..
The finest books produced during the quarter century prior to the outbreak of the Great War were almost invariably printed by the private presses, but post-war, with the development of new technology, the accolade of excellence passed into the hands of a small number of commercial firms, with the Cu..
Hawker Siddeley's history can be traced back to 1912 and the formation of the Sopwith Aviation Company by Tom Sopwith which metamorphosed into Hawker Aircraft after World War One. In 1934-35, Gloster, Avro, Armstrong Siddeley, Armstrong Whitworth and others were taken over to create the Hawker Sidde..
Heke Tangata can broadly be translated as `migration of the people', and in this book economist Brian Easton tracks the major relocations Maori have made into the cities and market economy since 1945. The book's first part provides a narrative of the post-war Maori experience while the second part g..