Sir Peter Blake

An Amazing Life

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Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141019291

Category: Conservationists

Page: 300

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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.

The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake

With Seamaster and Blakexpeditions from Antarctica to the Amazon

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Author: Peter Blake

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143008941

Category: Amazon River Region

Page: 280

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This captivating book follows the late Sir Peter Blake - legendary yachtsman and adventurer - on his final, ill-fated voyage. It tracks him and his dedicated team on the blakexpeditions exploration vessel Seamaster to the environmental pulse points of the planet as they look to generate greater awareness of the need to take better care of our world. Sir Peter's last adventure began in New Zealand in late 2000 when he set out to once again cross the Southern Ocean to Cape Horn. After exploring the breathtaking Beagle Channel at the foot of South America, he took Seamaster to 70 degrees south, among the icebergs of Antarctica, then headed north, up the coast of South America, to the rain forests of Amazonia where Seamaster navigated 1400 miles up the Amazon and Negro Rivers. As the world knows, Sir Peter was murdered by river pirates on the eve of Seamaster's departure from the Amazon in December 2001. Drawn from the logbooks kept by Sir Peter, and edited by his colleague and close friend Alan Sefton, this book relives that last, fateful voyage and at the same time celebrates both Sir Peter's passion and concern for the world in which we live.

Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy

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Author: Pat Morris,Joanna Ebenstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698175387

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 1959

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.

The Story of Sir Peter Blake

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Author: Tessa Duder

Publisher: Libro International

ISBN: 9781877514425

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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).

Blake: Leader

Leadership Lessons From a Great New Zealander

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Author: Mark Orams

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1869794303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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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.

Events Management

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Author: Debra Wale,Peter Robinson,Geoff Dickson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640722

Category: Special events

Page: 252

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The book examines the different aspects of events management. It is divided into three parts. The first part provides an introductory outline of the historical developments and current state of the industry, while also taking into account wider political and cultural issues. The second part of the book concentrates on practical operations management, including planning, project management, marketing, human resource management, health and safety, logistics and funding. Finally, the third part covers critical issues such as impacts, sustainability and legacy of events. Each chapter contains case studies from around the world and review questions, ensuring that the book is a useful learning tool and provides a current and up-to-date view of the industry in this increasingly popular field of study. The publication is designed for students and practitioners in the event sector and has been developed so that readers are able to understand theory and concepts presented through applied examples.

Hero of the Sea

Sir Peter Blake's Mighty Ocean Quests

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Author: David Hill

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780143771654

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 32

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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.

Peter Blake: Sailor, Adventurer

The Story of a New Zealand Hero

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Author: Alan Sefton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780143318309

Category: Sailors

Page: 167

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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.

Storm Tactics Handbook

Modern Methods of Heaving-to for survival in extreme conditions

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Author: Larry Pardey,Lin Pardey

Publisher: L&L Pardey Publications

ISBN: 9781929214877

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

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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.

Peter Blake

a retrospective

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Author: Peter Blake,Christoph Grunenberg,Laurence Sillars

Publisher: Tate Gallery

ISBN: 9781854377173

Category: Art

Page: 214

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Peter Blake, (b. 1932) a key figure in British Pop Art, is one of the most influential and original artists working today. With his design for The Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band and other works he has helped create a British Pop aesthetic that defined an era. Peter Blakeis the first book to concentrate on the artists paintings from the 1950s to the present, including such iconic works as Self Portrait with Badges (1961), and Have a Nice Day Mr Hockney (198183), while also featuring lesser-known works, including his recent The Marcel Duchamp World Series.