Auckland Libraries: Top 10 illustrated nonfiction

Top 10 illustrated nonfiction

The top 10 illustrated nonfiction titles, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

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Garage Project

Pete Gillespie

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A one-of-a-kind book celebrating the art, the creativity and - of course - the craft of the world's most experimental brewery, New Zealand's own Garage Project.

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Womankind

Margie Thomson

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Profiles and portraits celebrating the successes and diversity of New Zealand women across many spheres - politics, arts, science, community development, business innovation and health.

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Off the grid

Dominic Bradbury

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This survey of the world's most innovative off-grid homes reveals the cutting edge architecture and technology that is enabling us to escape to some of the most extraordinary natural environments on the planet.

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The meaning of trees

Robert Vennell

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A treasure trove of unique, bizarre and wonderful plants, The Meaning of Trees explores the myriad ways in which New Zealand's extraordinary flora has been used in cuisine, crafts, medicine and culture, providing everything from seafaring canoes and tasty...

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Abandoned sacred places

Lawrence Joffe

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From Roman temples to Buddhist shrines in the Chinese desert, these hallowed halls have been abandoned to nature. More than 200 outstanding images show what happens to sacred places when humanity retreats.

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Te hei tiki

Dougal Austin

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Of all Maori personal adornments, the human figure pendants known as hei tiki are the most famous, highly prized and culturally iconic.

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Expeditions unpacked

Ed Stafford

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In this unique and enthralling book, explorer and survivalist Ed Stafford curates 25 great expeditions through the lens of the kit these remarkable explorers took with them.

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Silent kingdom

Christian Vizl

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Silent Kingdom reveals the world beneath the waves in an ethereal collection of black-and-white underwater photography. Venture deeper into the one realm in which humans do not reign and discover an unforgettable world that few have ever seen.

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Colin McCahon : Vol. 1, 1919-1959

Peter Simpson

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The extraordinary first volume of a two-volume work chronicling forty-five years of painting by our most important artist, Colin McCahon.

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First map

Tessa Duder

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The story of how James Cook charted Aotearoa New Zealand, lavishly produced and richly illustrated.

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