Books For All Tastes
Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics – building trust, establishing focus and control and mastering training techniques. From there, the author explains his playful, careful and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. The book also features:
- Solutions to common canine behaviour problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking and common mealtime misbehaviours
- Easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks and photographs to demonstrate each technique
- Inspiring stories about the author's favorite students and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters
The author believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog.$27.99
For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings – a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery.
It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularised the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific, particularly Australia, were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement.
Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects together oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and other documents from those voyages, and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined.$39.99
Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions.
Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations.
This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.$44.99
Is your dog happy? How do you know? Studies have shown that many dog owners incorrectly interpret their dog's behaviour and emotions. Making Dogs Happy will ensure you're being a good human to your furry companion.
Learn what motivates your particular dog and you can train your dog accordingly, making your dog as happy as they make you. Written by world-leading experts in dog behaviour, Making Dogs Happy introduces the idea of dogmanship – the ability to interact with and train dogs.
Fully photographed, demonstrating key behaviours of dozens of furry charmers, it's the one handbook no dog lover can go past.$24.99
Whether you're in the inner city, suburbs or on acreage, keeping bees can be easy, low-fuss and fun for the whole family to get involved in. This lively guide features inspirational experiences and gorgeous photos from scores of enthusiasts across Australia who have sweetened their lives by keeping bees.
Practical chapters by a range of experts give the low-down on getting started, caring for your bees, harvesting your honey and wax (with recipes), troubleshooting, what to plant to help out your little workers and great information on the popular option of keeping native stingless bees.
The Contented Bee will inspire you to help out the bees – and enrich your own life, too!$34.99
Sustainable Home is an inspirational and practical guidebook to maintaining a more environmentally friendly household.
Sustainability enthusiast and zero-waste advocate Christine Liu takes you on a tour through the rooms of your home – the living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom – offering tips, tricks and 17 step-by-step projects designed to help you lead a more low-impact lifestyle.
Whether its by making your own toothpowder, growing your own herb garden or upcycling old pieces of furniture, there are numerous ways – both big and small – to make a difference.$29.99