The Story of Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake s life told for younger readers, interspersed with concise explanations of key sailing concepts, with appeal to lovers of things nautical."

The Story of Sir Peter Blake

Author: Tessa Duder

Publisher: Libro International

ISBN: 9781877514425

Page: 134

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Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero -- sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist. Competing in ocean races, he clocked up as many sea miles as any seafarer in history, with some epic victories. Then he led his small country to win the Americas Cup (twice!), and gave his last years to helping the environment. Award-winning author Tessa Duder tells the gripping story of Sir Peters life for teenage readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader. The book features boxes backgrounding sailing skills, the Americas Cup and other key points, and is richly illustrated with photos from his life (including 8 pages of colour).

The Story of Bandit

The second half of the book traces Bandit's scattered history from owner to owner, until finally she was restored and installed at Auckland Maritime Museum.

The Story of  Bandit

Author: Shirley-Ann McCrystal

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780473469955

Page: 20

View: 445

A story of Sir Peter Blake's construction of the keel boat, Bandit, when he was just nineteen. The second half of the book traces Bandit's scattered history from owner to owner, until finally she was restored and installed at Auckland Maritime Museum.

MERC by the Sea

'This book describes how a live-in learning centre evolved as an answer to" "the unforgivable statistic (1983) stating thet 20%-50% of school children in Auckland City of Sails, did not have the opportunity to learn about the sea around us ...

MERC by the Sea

Author: David Templeton Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780473451707

Page: 254

View: 157

'This book describes how a live-in learning centre evolved as an answer to" "the unforgivable statistic (1983) stating thet 20%-50% of school children in Auckland City of Sails, did not have the opportunity to learn about the sea around us and how to enjoy or care for it." A small group of teachers, yachtsmen and volunteers struggled over twelve years to finally welcome children aboard in 1990" -- Cover.

Sir Peter Blake

Alan Sefton traces Peter Blake's extraordinary life, from the small boy crazy about the sea, to the rigours of ocean racing, to the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans and finally to his tragic death on the Amazon River ...

Sir Peter Blake

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141019291

Page: 300

View: 902

The paperback edition of the best-selling biography of the late Sir Peter Blake, the celebrated yachtsman and adventurer. Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life was the major New Zealand book of 2004.. In the biography, Alan Sefton, a close friend and colleague, traces Blake's extraordinary life, from the small boy crazy about the sea, to the rigours of ocean racing and the America's Cup triumphs, to the decision to devote his life to saving the world's oceans, and to Blake's sad end on the Amazon. The book tells the true story of what happened behind the scenes at Team New Zealand as the crew broke up and Coutts and Butterworth jumped ship. The biography has the full backing of Pippa, Lady Blake, who has made Sir Peter's files and papers available to Sefton.

Peter Blake Sailor Adventurer

Sir Peter Blake was an inspirational figure, a symbol of adventure and excitement for people from all walks of life and of all ages. This book, an abridged edition of Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life, is for young readers aged ten and up.

Peter Blake  Sailor  Adventurer

Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780143318309

Page: 167

View: 116

Sir Peter Blake was an inspirational figure, a symbol of adventure and excitement for people from all walks of life and of all ages. This book, an abridged edition of Sir Peter Blake: An Amazing Life, is for young readers aged ten and up. It cuts to the core of Blake's story, focusing on the sailing, racing and exploring aspects of his life. The text has been cut by three-quarters and the chapters shortened. Blake's early childhood and the politics and personalities have been taken out, leaving the focus on Blake's skills as a sailor and leader. The emphasis is on thrilling narrative. Some element of boat design and equipment will be included. Technical nautical and yachting terms will be explained in the text.

Hero of the Sea

A brief biography of Sir Peter Blake, a sailor who won yacht races and was killed while campaigning for environmental protection. In picture book format.

Hero of the Sea

Author: David Hill

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780143771654

Page: 32

View: 612

A brief biography of Sir Peter Blake, a sailor who won yacht races and was killed while campaigning for environmental protection. In picture book format.

Paris Escapades

Paris Escapades is a book of Paris collages by Sir Peter Blake. Blake features many familiar monuments in his Paris pictures but submerges them in extraordinary events that turn them into the stuff of dreams.

Paris Escapades

Author: Peter Blake

Publisher: Enitharmon Press

ISBN: 9781907587153

Page: 129

View: 511

Paris Escapades is a beautiful book of Paris collages by Sir Peter Blake. A follow-up to his infectiously entertaining and highly successful Venice Fantasies, Blake demonstrates his unerring sense of felicitous and unexpected juxtapositions, a gift for visual story-telling and an eye no less acute for having a permanent twinkle. As with the Venice images that preceded them, Blake features many familiar monuments in his Paris pictures but submerges them in extraordinary events that turn them into the stuff of dreams. There is enough air of reality in some pictures, such as the Seine freezing over, to entrap the unwary spectator. But as elephants are hoisted above Notre Dame cathedral and crowds gather for a charabanc outing or for a mass kiss-in that even festival-going hippies would have found a bit extreme, the beauty and allure of Paris becomes populated by the overactive mind of one of the great imaginative artists of our time. Each of the 28 images in Paris Escapades is accompanied by the artist's wry commentaries, and the book is preceded by an interview with Marco Livingstone in which Blake discusses his lifelong involvement with collage. Hugely entertaining as a visual voyage of discovery, Paris Escapades ends up a window into the methods and thought processes of a much loved artist.

Blake Leader

In this book he looks at Blake's successful style of leadership from a personal viewpoint.

Blake  Leader

Author: Mark Orams

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1869794303

Page: 200

View: 549

How to lead winning teams: an insider's insight into the leadership of yachting legend Sir Peter Blake. New Zealand lost one of its favourite sons when Sir Peter Blake was shot and killed in the Amazon in late 2001. Blake had become a icon after leading New Zealand to victory in the 1995 and 2000 America's Cups, following earlier successes in the Whitbread Round the World Race and Jules Verne Challenge. His accomplishments demonstrate his skill at assembling, managing and leading winning teams. Blake: Leader is written by sailor and marine scientist Dr Mark Orams, who sailed around the world with Blake and worked with him at Team New Zealand and Blakexpeditions. In this book he looks at Blake's successful style of leadership from a personal viewpoint. It mixes reminiscences and anecdotes from Orams and other sporting and business figures who worked closely with Blake with practical observations of how he chose and led teams. Break-out boxes and chapter summaries highlight key points and techniques that can be used by leaders and team members in a wide range of sports and business situations. Chapters include building a great team, being a great leader, encouraging a great work ethic and having a winning attitude. It also examines the unique New Zealand style of leadership demonstrated by other great Kiwi leaders and how Blake's legacy can be taken into the future.

Walter Potter s Curious World of Taxidermy

Potter’s inspired and beguiling tableaux found many fans in the contemporary art world: it was reported that a £1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused when the museum finally closed.

Walter Potter s Curious World of Taxidermy

Author: Pat Morris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698175387

Page: 144

View: 275

Welcome to Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter’s fantasy world of rabbit schoolchildren, cigar-smoking squirrels and exemplary feline etiquette in Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy… Walter Potter (1835–1918), a British country taxidermist of no great expertise, built anthropomorphic taxidermy tableaux that became famous icons of Victorian whimsy, including his masterpiece The Death & Burial of Cock Robin. His tiny museum in Bramber, Sussex, was crammed full of multi-legged kittens, two-headed lambs, and a bewildering assortment of curios. Potter’s inspired and beguiling tableaux found many fans in the contemporary art world: it was reported that a £1M bid by Damien Hirst to keep the collection intact was refused when the museum finally closed. Here, perhaps for the last time, many important pieces from the collection are showcased and celebrated with new photographs of Potter’s best-loved works. Darkly witty and affecting, Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy makes a charming, whimsical (and yes, slightly morbid) gift.

Journey

In 2001, New Zealand sporting and adventure hero Sir Peter Blake was killed by bandits on the Amazon River. In this book, Sir Peter's wife Pippa offers a personal account of their life together.

Journey

Author: Pippa Blake

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 171

In 2001, New Zealand sporting and adventure hero Sir Peter Blake was killed by bandits on the Amazon River. In this book, Sir Peter's wife Pippa offers a personal account of their life together. She shares private stories of their sailing adventures and her journal entries and artworks which provide a moving insight into a life shared with one of this country's greatest legends.

Brian Grimwood

With an "Introduction" by Brian Grimwood's friend and peer, Sir Peter Blake, this beautifully illustrated book is the first complete overview of Grimwood's work, and serves to further reinforce his fundamental contribution to the changing ...

Brian Grimwood

Author: Brian Grimwood

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907317866

Page: 223

View: 372

Combining a lengthy interview with illustrations of his work, this is the first complete overview of Grimwood's output, serving to reinforce his fundamental contribution to the changing face of illustration since the 1960s.

The Story of NOW That s What I Call Music in 100 Artists

Paul Weller's admiration for The Beatles extended to asking Sir Peter Blake to
create the sleeve for his 1995 album Stanley Road. In 2012 Sir Peter reworked
his Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band artwork to mark his eightieth birthday,
 ...

The Story of NOW That s What I Call Music in 100 Artists

Author: Michael Mulligan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409179958

Page: 240

View: 487

Everyone remembers their first NOW album. Since NOW That's What I Call Music Volume 1 was released in 1983 on double vinyl and double cassette, NOW has become synonymous with pop music and has featured some of the most iconic artists of the last three decades. To celebrate the release of the 100th NOW album, The Story of NOW That's What I Call Music in 100 Artists looks back at some of the most memorable - and occasionally regrettable - hits of the last 35 years! Jam packed with amazing facts and 'Well I never!' moments about the 4,000+ artists to have graced the NOW track listings - from Phil Collins to Pharrell, Bananarama to Lady Gaga and Peter Andre to Pet Shop Boys - The Story of NOW is a celebration of pop music through the decades. So plug in your earphones and pump up the volume, because this party is just getting started!

Pippa Blake Journey

Unpublished photographs from her personal albums, behind-the-scenes stories of Sir Peter's sailing adventures, and Pippa's own journal entries and artworks provide a moving insight into a life shared with one of this country's greatest ...

Pippa Blake Journey

Author: Pippa Blake

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143566298

Page: 191

View: 406

On 5 December 2001 New Zealand sporting and adventure hero Sir Peter Blake was killed by bandits at the mouth of the Amazon River. In this intimate account, Sir Peter's wife Pippa offers an intensely personal account of their life together. Unpublished photographs from her personal albums, behind-the-scenes stories of Sir Peter's sailing adventures, and Pippa's own journal entries and artworks provide a moving insight into a life shared with one of this country's greatest sporting legends.

This Is My Story

A Story of Life, Faith, and Ministry Paul Beasley-Murray ... I noted with interest the
leadership qualities that the Sir Peter Blake Trust looks for: Determination and the
will to succeed Belief in achieving extraordinary things Willingness to learn ...

This Is My Story

Author: Paul Beasley-Murray

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532647980

Page: 254

View: 173

This Is My Story is an unusually fascinating account of one man's life. ·It is a story of the making of a man, initially written with grandchildren in mind--"Who was my grandfather? What kind of person was he?" ·At another level it is a story of a growing faith, telling how amidst the ups and down of life he has remained a "soft-hearted" pilgrim. ·At yet another level it is a story of the making of a leader who never stopped learning how to lead, care, preach, and engage in effective mission. ·Perhaps even more significantly, it is also a story of a ministry, in which the author never lost his sense of delight and privilege in his calling to be a pastor. ·Finally, as one who has at time been at the center of controversy, it is an opportunity to tell "my side of the story." This is a book for pastors--and for any Christian--who wants the "inside story" of the pains and triumphs of a Christian leader.

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor is the inspirational life story of Dr Lance O'Sullivan, the man who stood up to help those most in need when no one else would. Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission.

The Good Doctor

Author: Lance O'Sullivan

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1743486928

Page: 256

View: 367

The Good Doctor is the inspirational life story of Dr Lance O'Sullivan, the man who stood up to help those most in need when no one else would. Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, Lance could have gone off the rails. Instead, he found his way at Hato Petera College, connecting with his Maori ancestry, and going on to study medicine. After a brief but outstanding career working as a GP in the public health system, Lance and his wife Tracy quit their day jobs to set up a ground-breaking practice in the Far North that offers free healthcare to the many who can't afford it. For his work, Lance has been acknowledged as a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader, Public Health Champion, Maori of the Year and, most recently, Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. Passionate, brave and free-thinking, Lance stood up when no one else would. The Good Doctor charts his inspirational, one-of-a-kind life story, while relaying an overarching hope for a better New Zealand.

Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy

I feel convinced that if Captain Cook, Admiral Burney, Sir Joseph Banks and Dr.
Solander were present here now they ... told the dramatic stories of four of the
Pacific's most famous voyagers – Kupe, Captain Cook, Tevake, and Sir Peter
Blake.

Exploring the History of New Zealand Astronomy

Author: Wayne Orchiston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319225669

Page: 688

View: 371

Dr. Orchiston is a foremost authority on the subject of New Zealand astronomy, and here are the collected papers of his fruitful studies in this area, including both those published many years ago and new material. The papers herein review traditional Maori astronomy, examine the appearance of nautical astronomy practiced by Cook and his astronomers on their various stopovers in New Zealand during their three voyagers to the South Seas, and also explore notable nineteenth century New Zealand observatories historically, from significant telescopes now located in New Zealand to local and international observations made during the 1874 and 1882 transits of Venus and the nineteenth and twentieth century preoccupation of New Zealand amateur astronomers with comets and meteors. New Zealand astronomy has a truly rich history, extending from the Maori civilization in pre-European times through to the years when explorers and navigators discovered the region, up to pioneering research on the newly emerging field of radio astronomy during WWII and in the immediate post-war years. A complete survey of a neglected but rich national astronomical history, this does the subject full and comprehensive justice.

Reaching the Summit

The book tells the story of the young Ed Hillary growing up in the Waikato, his increasing love of climbing and the outdoors, his early climbs and growing reputation, then the Everest expedition and the ascent on Mt Everest itself.

Reaching the Summit

Author: Alexa Johnston

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780143006664

Page: 173

View: 101

Working closely with the author of the highly acclaimed Sir Edmund Hillary- An Extraordinary Life, writer David Larsen has produced a readable, exciting book aimed at young readers in the 9-14 age range. Reaching the Summitfollows in the tradition of successful recent books about Burt Munro and Sir Peter Blake, transforming bestselling adult books into accessible texts for younger readers. In Reaching the Summitthe emphasis is at all times on high adventure. The book tells the story of the young Ed Hillary growing up in the Waikato, his increasing love of climbing and the outdoors, his early climbs and growing reputation, then the Everest expedition and the ascent on Mt Everest itself. It describes in gripping fashion the successful assault on the summit by Hillary and Tensing Norgay, and the aftermath. Reaching the Summit then goes with Hillary to Antarctica and the trek to the South Pole, then summarises the rest of his life

Storm Tactics Handbook

With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them;</p><p></p> <p> <i>Lessons from Cape Horn,</i></p> <p><i> An interview on ...

Storm Tactics Handbook

Author: Larry Pardey

Publisher: L&L Pardey Publications

ISBN: 9781929214877

Page: 255

View: 336

Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 55,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them;

Lessons from Cape Horn,

An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake,

Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud,

Adding Rudder Protection Stops.

Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

Tara Arctic

Tara Arctic is the story of a rather unlikely voyage spanning 21 years from conception to realisation.

Tara Arctic

Author: Grant Redvers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780986459313

Page: 336

View: 782

Tara Arctic is about the expedition Grant Redvers led aboard Tara, formerly Sir Peter Blake's Seamaster, which drifted, frozen solid in pack ice, in the Arctic for 18 months during 2006-08. The expedition was a significant part of Damocles, the leading project for the European Union within the fourth International Polar Year. Damocles aimed to observe, understand, and quantify the Arctic climate changes to assist global warming decision-making. Grant Redvers was leader during the whole expedition. There was a changing complement of 22 scientists and seamen on board during the 18 months. As the Tara expedition was a French initiative, there were 15 Frenchmen as well as three Russians and one crew member from Estonia, Norway and the USA. An article in the prestigious magazine, Nature, discussing the expedition, said: " ....on 28 May 2007, the ship came closer to the geographic North Pole than any ship ever before. At a latitude of 88 degrees and 32 minutes north, the Tara was just 160 kilometres away from the pole. That was not the only remarkable aspect about this expedition ...."

Rebel With a Cause

' - Oscar Kightley 'Ray Avery is a remarkable individual who overcame the odds to become an inspiration to all New Zealanders. This is a man who believed in himself and rose above his circumstances to attain excellence.

Rebel With a Cause

Author: Ray Avery

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1869793927

Page: 272

View: 913

Bestselling memoir of a true Kiwi hero whose can-do attitude is changing lives in the third world. Sir Ray Avery's story from childhood neglect to scientist, leader and philapthropist is riveting. He was the inaugural Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year in 2010 and the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Medal for Leadership 2010, and was knighted in 2011. As a scientist and businessman, he has invented inexpensive lenses for cataract sufferers, low-cost and effective incubators for babies, and a number of other creative scientific and medicinal solutions for the third world. Sir Ray encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. Rebel With a Cause is fascinating, deeply moving and, at times, very funny. Above all, it's an engaging read about how one man truly can change the world. 'The remarkable story of one of the most extraordinary lives ever lived - and one gets the sense that he's only just getting started. Mr Ray is one of the reasons it's so cool to live in New Zealand.' - Oscar Kightley 'Ray Avery is a remarkable individual who overcame the odds to become an inspiration to all New Zealanders. This is a man who believed in himself and rose above his circumstances to attain excellence.' - Prime Minister, John Key, presenting the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award