• 100 Best Native Plants for NZ Gardens
    100 Best Native Plants for NZ Gardens
    ISBN: 9781775536512
    Title: 100 Best Native Plants for NZ Gardens
    Author: EADIE FIONA

    This title has been a stand out amongst Godwit's highly regarded gardening titles since its first publication in 2001. Over 25 per cent of the plants have been changed, bringing it in line with the author's evolving views of the growing habits and climate tolerance of our native species. This edition has also been given an entirely new look, matching the 2007 Godwit titles Foliage for the Contemporary New Zealand Garden and Bromeliads: the Conoisseur's Guide in its handsome chunky flexibind format.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    ISBN: 9780994146052
    Title: 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    Author: WAUGH SUSAN (EDITOR)

    In this fascinating book Te Papas science team of experts showcase 100 collection objects that demonstrate the breadth and depth of the collection and the museums important ongoing research. Te Papas expert curators and collections managers tell the fascinating stories of everything from the colossal squid to the flaming flagfins and from sea spiders to beaver fleas. Since the Colonial Museum opened in 1865 and the first director, Sir James Hector, began collecting items of geological and natural history significance, the collections of New Zealands national museum have become enormously significant not to mention enormous.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 50 Best Birdwatching Sites in NZ
    50 Best Birdwatching Sites in NZ
    ISBN: 9781912081493
    Title: 50 Best Birdwatching Sites in NZ
    Author: LIGHT LIZ


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bateman Field Guide to Wild NZ
    Bateman Field Guide to Wild NZ
    ISBN: 9781869536411
    Title: Bateman Field Guide to Wild NZ
    Author: FITTER JULIAN

    The first single volume field guide covering New Zealand's main species of flora and fauna. This a small format, full colour guidebook packed with information on all the species that either are most important, or most obvious to those touring the country covering birds, insects, reptiles, marine mammals, land mammals, trees and shrubs, vines and epiphytes, herbs, ferns, grasses, mosses and lichens as well as a brief survey of New Zealand's varied habitats and fascinating geological history, including major geothermal areas. Over 650 species described.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Birds of NZ
    Birds of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869663339
    Title: Birds of NZ
    Author: SUISTED ROB & DENCH ALISON

    New Zealand boasts exceptional species of birds; a quarter of the birdlife lives nowhere else on the planet. With the concerted focus on bird recovery, through sanctuaries, the Department of Conservation and volunteer groups, native birds are abundant, and those struggling species are continually growing in population. Rob Suisted has captured these beautiful birds in remarkable, vibrant photographs, with individual portraits and habitat shots. The four main habitats - forest, wetlands, sea and coast, and open country are introduced by Alison Dench's thoroughly researched text. Extended captions accompany each photograph. This attractive, colourful book is a wonderful expression of New Zealand's most interesting birdlife.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Birds of NZ: A Photographic Guide
    Birds of NZ: A Photographic Guide
    ISBN: 9781869407339
    Title: Birds of NZ: A Photographic Guide
    Author: SCOFIELD PAUL

    New Zealand s birdlife developed extraordinary diversity as a consequence of evolving on isolated islands without mammalian predators. For many years, habitat destruction brought on by humans posed a distinct threat to the wide variety of birdlife, but thanks to recent conservation efforts, many of the country s species of birds are now protected in parks and island sanctuaries. Illustrated with nearly a thousand new photographs from one of New Zealand s top nature photographers and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, "Birds of New Zealand" offers a definitive introduction to the identification and behavior of the country s extraordinary avian life. The book includes expert and up-to-date information on the 365 bird species found in New Zealand, including species ranging from albatrosses and shearwaters to kiwi and kaka. It will be a valuable addition to the existing literature on birding."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Birds of the West Wind: How Australia Has Shaped NZ's Avian Life
    Birds of the West Wind: How Australia Has Shaped NZ's Avian Life
    ISBN: 9780473356705
    Title: Birds of the West Wind: How Australia Has Shaped NZ's Avian Life
    Author: SHEERAN GARRY

    The origin of New Zealand birds is a story whose continuing evolution in the last 30 years especially has upset many apple carts - from the idea that the moa has evolved from a small South American bird which flew to ancient New Zealand, to the seeming preposterous suggestion that the kiwi is more closely related to the Madagascan elephant bird than the moa. What, then, of the kakapo, kea, tui, rifleman, stitchbird and the rest of our iconic New Zealand birds? Garry Sheeran has dug up what professionals are re-discovering about the origin of New Zealand birds with the help of modern scientific tools. A particular theme is the influence of Australian avifauna on New Zealand's bird life. In Part 1 he tells of his layman's latter-day interest in birds with enthusiasm, originality and charm. He also traces how the origin stories of birds are closely connected to the origins of the islands and continents on which they are found. Part 2 contains specific origin stories of more than 80 mainly land and shore birds, and traces their possible connection to Australian birds. The book is aimed as much at readers with little knowledge of New Zealand's bird life as it is at enthusiastic and knowledgeable birders. Writes Colin Miskelly, terrestrial vertebrates of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: 'Garry Sheeran takes readers on an entertaining and informative journey of personal discovery through hypotheses proposed and conclusions drawn to that quintessential kiwi question: Where did our namesakes and their feathered brethren come from?'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Birdstories: A History of the Birds of NZ
    Birdstories: A History of the Birds of NZ
    ISBN: 9780947503925
    Title: Birdstories: A History of the Birds of NZ
    Author: NORMAN GEOFF

    A fascinating, in-depth account of New Zealand¿s birds, which spans their discovery, their place in both Pakeha and Maori worlds, their survival and conservation, and the illustrations and art they have inspired. In 1872, the first instalments of Walter Buller¿s A History of the Birds of New Zealand appeared. When completed, this became a landmark publishing event that described the place of New Zealand¿s birds in the Maori world, the first encounters Europeans had with our birds, the arguments over their classification, and provided a snapshot of their status at the time. Through Buller¿s books, the rest of the world got to know about New Zealand¿s unusual and distinctive birds, and New Zealanders, too, began to appreciate them. Geoff Norman¿s Birdstories carries Buller¿s publishing legacy through to the present day. He covers a range of our bird families and individual species, and provides an up-to-date picture of how these birds are regarded by both Maori and Pakeha, the backstory of their discovery, and their current conservation status. Extensively illustrated with historic illustrations and contemporary artwork, this is a beautiful, comprehensive publication that will help New Zealanders realise what a taonga we have in our birds.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Birdwatching for Beginners in NZ: A Complete Guide
    Birdwatching for Beginners in NZ: A Complete Guide
    ISBN: 9781869665135
    Title: Birdwatching for Beginners in NZ: A Complete Guide
    Author: FROGGATT ALAN

    With jaw-dropping endemic species such as Kiwi, Kea and Takahe, New Zealand is a birdwatcher’s paradise. For New Zealand birders and visitors to the country alike, this innovative and useful book is the perfect accompaniment to a good field guide such as New Holland’s Photographic Guide
    to the Birds of New Zealand.

    Birdwatching in New Zealand provides comprehensive information and practical advice on every aspect of birding, with chapters on key birding areas, where to find the most sought-after species, how to get close to birds without disturbing them, and the history of New Zealand birdlife. The country is one of the best in the world in terms of the abundance and diversity of its seabirds, so there is a chapter dedicated to pelagic birding, while other topics covered include bird photography, bird banding, conservation and feeding birds. In short this is a great little guide for anyone interested in birdwatching in New Zealand, and a good gift book too. It offers essential information and tips for interested birdwatchers.

    The depth of the author’s knowledge, with many first-hand experiences as examples, means that this book is bound to appeal to birdwatchers of all levels, and especially to those at the beginner end of the spectrum.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Blood of the Flax
    Blood of the Flax
    ISBN: 9780473485184
    Title: Blood of the Flax
    Author: CAIRD RAY

    Toto O Te Harakeke explores the most important plant-human relationship in the history of Aotearoa.

    This beautiful, illustrated coffee table book takes us on a poetic personal journey from ancient Gondwanaland to the fashion catwalks of New York. The result, with whanau boom and bust, is a playful and stunning celebration of the Harakeke.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Brilliance of Birds
    Brilliance of Birds
    ISBN: 9780143772156
    Title: Brilliance of Birds
    Author: WISHART SKYE & WHITEHEAD EDIN

    Who knew that the morepork, our only surviving native owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the bar-tailed godwit triples its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the tui has two voiceboxes, enabling it to duet with itself, and one producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear?

    Zany, off-kilter, wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birdsgives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealand's feathered friends.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Buller's Birds of NZ: the Complete Work of JG Keulemans
    Buller's Birds of NZ: the Complete Work of JG Keulemans
    ISBN: 9780987668868
    Title: Buller's Birds of NZ: the Complete Work of JG Keulemans
    Author: NORMAN GEOFF

    New Zealand's best-loved birds come alive in luminous color in "Buller's Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans." This beautiful new edition--now in a smaller, more accessible format--presents the full set of these cherished 19th-century artworks created by JG Keulemans for "A History of the Birds of New Zealand" by Walter Buller. With a foreword by Stephen Fry and an introduction that traces the history of ornithological painting and tells the story of Buller and his talented artist, this definitive book will appeal to all those who love New Zealand's unique avifauna.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Careful Revolution
    Careful Revolution
    ISBN: 9781988545684
    Title: Careful Revolution
    Author: HALL DAVID (ED)

    Climate change is happening and the potential long-term costs are incalculable. But how do we manage the short-term costs of mitigation? How do we undertake a low-emissions transition that wont undermine the public support that it relies upon? This book makes the case for a careful revolution and provides the tools to prepare New Zealanders for change.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Collins Birds of NZ
    Collins Birds of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869500634
    Title: Collins Birds of NZ
    Author: KELLY CHLOE TALBOT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Collins Field Guide to NZ Wildlife
    Collins Field Guide to NZ Wildlife
    ISBN: 9781869508814
    Title: Collins Field Guide to NZ Wildlife
    Author: LINDSEY TERENCE

    First published in 2000, the COLLINS FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND WILDLIFE quickly became a classic of its kind. Familiar to both national and international travellers keen to identify the birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, freshwater fish and invertebrates commonly encountered in this country, its combination of authoritative yet clear and precise textual descriptions and stunning photographs proved an instant winner. Now, more than 10 years on, this classic field guide has been updated and extended to make it even more useful to travellers with an interest in natural history and ecology. Retaining its useful glovebox-friendly format, the significantly expanded text will also include the latest research findings and changes in classification and nomenclature that have occurred in the past 10 years, along with new photographs where appropriate. Including both native and introduced species, each entry succinctly describes both habits and habitats, distribution, classification, breeding patterns, food and recognition tips to assist amateur identification. A wonderful addition to any natural history collection.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Common Ground Garden Histories of Aotearoa
    Common Ground Garden Histories of Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781988592572
    Title: Common Ground Garden Histories of Aotearoa
    Author: MORRIS MATT

    Common Ground: Garden histories of Aotearoa takes a loving look at gardens and garden practices in Aotearoa New Zealand over time.While a lot of gardening books focus on the grand plantings of wealthy citizens, Matt Morris explores the historical processes behind 'humble gardens' - those created and maintained by ordinary people. From the arrival of the earliest Polynesian settlers carrying precious seeds and cuttings, through early settler gardens to 'Dig for Victory' efforts, he traces the collapse and renewal of home gardening culture, through the emergence of community initiatives to the recent concept of food sovereignty. Compost, Maori gardens, the suburban vege patch, the rise of soil toxin levels, the role of native plants and City Beautiful movements ... Morris looks at the ways in which cultural meanings have been inscribed in the land through our gardening practices over time. What do our gardens say about us, and where we have been? Matt Morris digs deep in Common Ground.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Companion Planting in NZ
    Companion Planting in NZ
    ISBN: 9781877246418
    Title: Companion Planting in NZ
    Author: LITTLE BRENDA

    In this age of increasing hostility towards chemical control of the food we eat, Companion Planting in New Zealand is the ideal guide to working with nature to produce cabbages that 'squeak with health' and beans that 'snap like a gunshot'. Every tip in this book has worked for somebody - why it worked may be a mystery, but the result of a healthy crop is the greatest reward for a gardener and this book shows how it can be achieved.Entertaining and often anecdotal, Brenda Little's notes are inspired by a wealth of experience and common sense. Companion Planting in New Zealand offers the reader a gardening system relying completely on observation of the natural ecosystem and a respect for the plants and animals living there, e.g. how parsley grows well with chives but away from mint and where a light spray of seaweed solution is useful in combating certain pests.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    ISBN: 9780473445577
    Title: Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    Author: HALLINAN LYNDA

    When English colonists settled in New Zealand in the mid-1800s, they brought damson plum stones in their pockets, and this self-fertile heirloom fruit tree has been a beloved backyard cropper ever since. With superlative flavour and a distinctive tang when preserved in jams, gin, chutneys, sauces and pastes, the damson is enjoying a modern culinary renaissance and has gained a cult following in the gourmet food world.
    In Damson: From hedgerow to harvest, well-known New Zealand garden writer, broadcaster and fourth-generation damson devotee Lynda Hallinan reveals her own lifelong love affair with this small, sour purple plum. She authoritatively covers all aspects of damson cultivation, from propagation to planting tips, pruning methods and organic pest and disease control.
    From Beatrix Potter to Katherine Mansfield, the damson has long inspired authors, artists, cooks, gardeners and scholars, and this book profiles dozens of damson disciples around the world, from woodturners crafting ""treespoons"" to fruit pit carvers, pick-your-own fruit farmers, brewers, bakers and damson ketchup makers.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Dragonflies & Damselflies of NZ
    Dragonflies & Damselflies of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869408923
    Title: Dragonflies & Damselflies of NZ
    Author: MARINOV MILEN & ASHBEE MIKE

    A beautifully illustrated natural history and field guide to New Zealand’s extraordinary dragonflies and damselflies.

    Dragonflies and damselflies are among the most spectacular organisms on the planet. They have survived on earth for more than 325 million years, through a series of mass extinctions, by being exquisite examples of evolutionary adaptation: superb flyers with extraordinary vision and startling colours.

    This is a natural history and field guide to New Zealand’s 14 species of dragonflies and damselflies. Easy to observe around wetlands and rivers, dragonflies and damselflies are favourites of New Zealand nature lovers, and this book will be too.

    Key features include:

    - Expert and up-to-date information on the 14 species breeding in New Zealand.
    - Natural history of the group including an introduction to evolution, habitats, biology, behaviour, photography and conservation.
    - More than 200 new photographs and hand-drawn illustrations of dragonflies and damselflies at all life stages in their environment.
    - Authoritative text on each species covering identification, measurement, behaviour, breeding, flying period and where to observe the species.
    - Range maps for all species.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Essential Audrey Eagle
    Essential Audrey Eagle
    ISBN: 9781877385902
    Title: Essential Audrey Eagle
    Author: EAGLE AUDREY

    The detailed flora captured by talented botanic artist Audrey Eagle for decades is collected together in this colorful compilation. The stunning selection of New Zealands unique native plants is expertly painted by Eagle at life-size, and includes enlargements to showcase the expert technical detail of the flowers, leaves, and seeds of each plant. Also included is an appendix with comprehensive notes that were drafted in consultation with professional botanists to provide information on the plants. An introduction by scientist Patrick Brownsey gives new insights into Audrey Eagle and her lifes work, and sets her place in the prestigious history of the botanical illustration of New Zealand flora.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Exquisite Legacy: The Work & Art of NZ Naturalist G.V. Hudson
    Exquisite Legacy: The Work & Art of NZ Naturalist G.V. Hudson
    ISBN: 9781988550176
    Title: Exquisite Legacy: The Work & Art of NZ Naturalist G.V. Hudson
    Author: GIBBS GEORGE



    George Hudson, 1867–1946, was one of New Zealand's pioneer naturalists, who devoted his life to collecting and describing the New Zealand insect fauna. He amassed what is probably the largest collection of New Zealand insects, now housed at Te Papa. Hudson also wrote seven books on insect fauna between 1898 and 1946, each illustrated in colour with immaculate paintings of the specimens, a total of over 3100 paintings, mainly focused on moths and butterflies.

    An Exquisite Legacy is a biography of Hudson, written by his grandson Dr George Gibbs, himself a prominent entomologist. Gibbs outlines the life of this naturalist and artist, whose dedication and output was truly remarkable. Hudson remained an amateur naturalist his whole life, but his contribution to our knowledge about the New Zealand insect world is of enduring significance, while his artistic legacy, built up over nearly seven decades, is truly remarkable. This extensive collection of exquisite illustrations is without parallel in New Zealand.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Field Guide to NZ Native Trees revised ed.
    Field Guide to NZ Native Trees revised ed.
    ISBN: 9781988550145
    Title: Field Guide to NZ Native Trees revised ed.
    Author: SNEDDON BARRY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Field Guide to the Birds of NZ
    Field Guide to the Birds of NZ
    ISBN: 9780143570929
    Title: Field Guide to the Birds of NZ
    Author: HEATHER BARRIE & ROBERTSON HUGH

    'You can put your hand on this book and swear by it, because it's the bible. Every bird of town, bush, swamp, island, beach, river and the sea is here - accurately, intricately, and beautifully observed.' -- Steve Braunias: author of How to Watch a Bird & The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is the modern classic of the genre - the tried and trusted reference for lovers of New Zealand birds. & Comprehensive, reliable and easy to use, this fourth revised edition features: 374 species, including 35 new additions - the book's biggest revision since first publication 85 stunning colour paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species an introduction to key bird-watching sites distribution maps and an in-depth guide to field identification an additional handbook section that includes information on the distribution, habitat, population, conservation, breeding, behaviour and feeding habits of each species & The only field guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, this is the most authoritative reference available - a wonderful celebration of our extraordinary and diverse birdlife. & 'This new edition of The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand will become a much-loved companion of mine - and as well-thumbed as its predecessors.' -- Alison Ballance: natural history writer, wildlife film-maker and science broadcaster

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of NZ
    Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of NZ
    ISBN: 9780143019220
    Title: Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of NZ
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found. In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with the edible plants. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this informative book will be of interest to trampers, botanists and all who appreciate New Zealand s native flora.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • First Book of NZ Backyard Bird Songs
    First Book of NZ Backyard Bird Songs
    ISBN: 9781925546415
    Title: First Book of NZ Backyard Bird Songs
    Author: VAN GESSEL FRED

    Whether you're 5 years old or 65, it's never too late to get to know the feathered friends in your backyard, and learning their songs will open your eyes to a whole new world. Therefore this beautifully illustrated sound guide is the perfect way to introduce both children and adults to the wonders of bird song. Each of the 12 species covered Morepork, Kaka, Sacred Kingfisher, Grey Warbler, Silvereye, Bellbird, Tui, Fantail, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Blackbird and Starling has a short description explaining some fascinating facts about that bird. Then the reader can press the relevant button on the panel on the side of the book and a short burst ofthe birds song will be played via the accompanying speaker. The book is aimed in particular at children, but is great fun for all the family and perfect for helping to foster an interest in the amazing wildlife that lives right alongside us in our homes. Its ideal for keeping on the windowsill overlooking the backyard. The species covered have been specially selected as ones that will occur in and around most backyards in the country, however big or small. If you need a reminder of the twittering and fluty song of the Tui, or the Chaffinch's cascade of notes, it is simply acase of pushing the button. All in all this is a perfect title for anyone, young or old, who enjoys the natural world and listening to the songs and calls of our familiar backyard birds.

    Format: Board Book
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Flourish: NZ Women & Their Extraordinary Gardens
    Flourish: NZ Women & Their Extraordinary Gardens
    ISBN: 9780143770909
    Title: Flourish: NZ Women & Their Extraordinary Gardens
    Author: ROGERS BARB & NICHOLAS JULIET

    This book celebrates the endeavours and achievements of women gardeners who are responsible for some of the most-admired gardens within New Zealand. Often starting as a home-based hobby, fitting around child care and other domestic tasks, the gardens developed by the women featured in this book have evolved into living works of art.

    Scattered from the far north to Stewart Island, these gardens have a few things in common. Each one has been developed by a woman responding to her own landscape and locale with energy and verve. Often an outlet for a creative urge, the gardens portray a wide cross-section of styles. The stories of the gardeners also share common bonds - hard work and a passion for the landscape - but also stories of combating isolation, loss and joining a sisterhood of gardeners.

    Some gardens are well known and justly celebrated both here and overseas- Bev McConnell's Ayrlies in Auckland, and Margaret Barker's garden at Larnach Castle in Dunedin. Others are undiscovered gardens worthy of wider attention. Gracious country rose gardens, inner city courtyards and edible gardens all feature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Flying High: The Photography of Lloyd Homer
    Flying High: The Photography of Lloyd Homer
    ISBN: 9780473463472
    Title: Flying High: The Photography of Lloyd Homer
    Author: NATHAN SIMON

    'Disaster man' Lloyd Homer photographed events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides arounf New Zealand for over 35 years.

    This book features a selection of spectacular colour aerial photohraphs, including high-altitude panoramas, from the GNS Science image library as well as many unique aerial photographs of New Zealand's national parks and wilderness areas

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Forager's Treasury
    Forager's Treasury
    ISBN: 9781877505164
    Title: Forager's Treasury
    Author: KNOX JOHANNA

    In New Zealand's urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable but the best part is the fun you will have going out to find it. This book is guaranteed to make you look at the plants around you in a different light. A Forager's Treasury features profiles of many edible plants commonly found in New Zealand, including advice on where to find these plants, how to harvest them and how best to use them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Frensham: A NZ Garden
    Frensham: A NZ Garden
    ISBN: 9780995105324
    Title: Frensham: A NZ Garden
    Author: LONG MARGARET

    In this lavishly illustrated book, Canterbury gardener, Margaret Long, tells the fascinating story of Frensham, considered one of New Zealand’s finest gardens. As though we are right there with her, the reader is taken on a tour through the seasons, listening as we go to Margaret’s thoughts and insights about why this plant was placed here or that tree there, what is behind her choices not just of plantings but also structures, materials, colours. This very personal and yet informative perspective on thirty years of gardening with passion makes for a delightful book to be treasured and shared. Highly acclaimed garden photographer, Juliet Nicholas, has “lived” with Frensham for an entire year, photographing its changes through the months and the seasons and providing a unique insight into the growth and development of these beautiful gardens, as well as capturing one of the most frequently written comments in Frensham’s visitors’ book: ‘The garden is so peaceful’.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • From Gondwana to the Ice Age: The Geology of New Zealand over the Last 100 Million Years
    From Gondwana to the Ice Age: The Geology of New Zealand over the Last 100 Million Years
    ISBN: 9781927145999
    Title: From Gondwana to the Ice Age: The Geology of New Zealand over the Last 100 Million Years
    Author: BRADSHAW JOHN & LAIRD MALCOLM

    Until about 100 million years ago, New Zealand lay on the Pacific-facing edge of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana; the formation of our sedimentary rocks provides a fascinating view of the tectonic activity and changes since that time. This volume is the culmination of a comprehensive survey of New Zealand's Cretaceous-Cenozoic strata, begun in 1978, and presents an up-to-date synthesis and interpretation of regional sedimentary information from a variety of sources; the study has been expanded to include large areas of the continental shelf and beyond. Extensive references and indexing complete this essential work, a key resource for students, professional geologists and enthusiastic amateurs. Topics covered include:* sedimentary basins during the Cretaceous continental margin break-up;* the active tectonics of a 'passive margin';* Late Cenozoic sedimentary basins in a new, evolving plate boundary;* eustatic sea-level change in an active tectonic setting;* basin scale and facies change on the new and thin continent Zealandia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Gardens of the Greats: Expressions Of Extraordinary People
    Gardens of the Greats: Expressions Of Extraordinary People
    ISBN: 9780473444907
    Title: Gardens of the Greats: Expressions Of Extraordinary People
    Author: DAURAT ARNAUD & DUTHILL CHRISTINA


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Ghosts of Gondwana: A History of Life in NZ 10th Anniversary Expanded Ed
    Ghosts of Gondwana: A History of Life in NZ 10th Anniversary Expanded Ed
    ISBN: 9780947503086
    Title: Ghosts of Gondwana: A History of Life in NZ 10th Anniversary Expanded Ed
    Author: GIBBS GEORGE

    Have you ever wondered why New Zealand's plants and animals are so different from those in other countries? Why kakapo is the only parrot in the world that cannot fly, or why the kiwi lives here and nowhere else? New Zealand is an extraordinary place, unique on earth, and the remarkable story of how and why life evolved here is the subject of Ghosts of Gondwana. The challenge of explaining New Zealand's natural origins is picked up in this fully revised edition of the popular award-winning book. It presents the latest scientific research in highly readable form, highlighting studies that reveal the deep historical background of our landscapes, fauna and flora - from ancient frogs and moa to delicate insects and the magnificent southern beech forests. It introduces the latest discoveries and resolves past issues like the 'Oligocene drowning' hypothesis. Exciting fossil discoveries are revealed and new scientific technologies and approaches to the discipline of historical biogeography are discussed - approaches that range from undersea geology to molecular clocks - and it inevitably draws attention to the debates and conflicts that distinguish different schools of opinion in this holistic branch of theoretical science. This revision incorporates the results of 10 years of intensive scientific research and includes four entirely new chapters to: focus on 'yesterday's maps' to draw attention to the ephemeral islands in our history that have possibly acted as stepping stones for terrestrial animals and plants but today have sunk into the sea; incorporate the author's own special interest in an ancient group of 'jaw-moths', unknown and unnoticed by most people but with a strong message that New Zealand is part of the world when it comes to explaining where our fauna have come from; present recent research findings on our huge flightless birds, the ratites; and include New Zealand's terrestrial molluscs into the story. Ghosts of Gondwana identifies New Zealand as one of the most challenging places on earth to explain, but it's readable, engaging style and revised illustrations render this often-controversial discipline of science into a format that is accessible to any reader with an interest in natural history and the unique environment of New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Good Dirt: Improving Soil Health For More Successful Gardening
    Good Dirt: Improving Soil Health For More Successful Gardening
    ISBN: 9781775538547
    Title: Good Dirt: Improving Soil Health For More Successful Gardening
    Author: WHITE XANTHE

    Improving soil health for more successful gardening. In The Good Dirt, landscape designer Xanthe White goes beneath the surface to reveal the secrets to successful gardening. As the title suggests, this book is all about the soil we find in our garden and more particularly how we can maximize its growing potential. If you've ever wondered why some plants thrive in one location but struggle in your own backyard you'll be likely to find explanations in the soil below. Xanthe White examines the five main soil types found in New Zealand and offers advice on how to get the best from each one by working in harmony with nature. Complete with ingredients guides for each soil type and ideas and design features to enhance its fertility, this is an essential companion for anyone looking to establish a new garden or improve their existing one.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter
    Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter
    ISBN: 9780714878614
    Title: Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter
    Author: BERTELSEN AARON


    Expert planting advice for growing fruit and vegetables in pots from the acclaimed English garden - with 50 delicious recipes


    Beautifully illustrated, Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots provides clear, practical information on growing fruit and vegetables in containers, whether that be a window box or a terracotta pot on a balcony. Aaron Bertelsen of the acclaimed English garden at Great Dixter will guide you through what to grow, which pots to use, give personal tips on varieties to choose, and advice on cultivation and care. Featuring more than 50 delicious recipes, Bertelsen shows that lack of space is no barrier to growing what you want to eat, and proves that harvesting and cooking food you have grown yourself is a total pleasure, with dishes that showcase a few perfectly chosen - and personally grown - ingredients.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Guide to the Identification of NZ Common Weeds in Colour
    Guide to the Identification of NZ Common Weeds in Colour
    ISBN: 9780959767612
    Title: Guide to the Identification of NZ Common Weeds in Colour
    Author: UPRITCHARD E ALAN

    A handy, full- colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand. First produced by the New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society (now NZPPS), this booklet has been reprinted five times since 1985. It is intended as a field guide for people concerned with weeds and their control, from the home gardener to the professional scientist. Common and botanical names are included, along with a simple description, and other useful points of note about the plant.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Hand Guide to the Birds of NZ 2e
    Hand Guide to the Birds of NZ 2e
    ISBN: 9780143570936
    Title: Hand Guide to the Birds of NZ 2e
    Author: BARRIE HEATHER & ROBERTSON HUGH

    The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a trusted, invaluable reference for lovers of New Zealand birds. Comprehensive and easy to use, this new edition features: 374 species, including 35 new additions - the book's biggest revision since first publication 85 stunning colour paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species an introduction to key bird-watching sites distribution maps and an in-depth guide to field identification The only hand guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, this is the ideal field companion for identifying our extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Healthy Bee, Sick Bee: The Influence of Parasites, Pathogens, Predators & Pesticides on Honey Bees
    Healthy Bee, Sick Bee: The Influence of Parasites, Pathogens, Predators & Pesticides on Honey Bees
    ISBN: 9781776564057
    Title: Healthy Bee, Sick Bee: The Influence of Parasites, Pathogens, Predators & Pesticides on Honey Bees
    Author: LESTER PHIL

    Phil Lester’s first book, The Vulgar Wasp, was about one of the world’s most hated insects. His second is about just the opposite – the honey bee, arguably one of our best-loved six-legged creatures. People have revered honey bees for centuries. Today we celebrate them with toys, postage stamps and campaigns to raise awareness; we dress up in large bee suits to protest the use of pesticides; we’ve even sent bees into space and watched as they adjusted to microgravity.

    Bees are one of the world’s most efficient pollinators. Their work is vital to the success of many food crops, and hence to the world’s economy. So we need to take seriously any threats to their health – including parasites, pathogens, predators and pesticides – and, guided by evidence at every turn, find a way to minimise harm and keep bees thriving. As Healthy Bee, Sick Bee shows, this is no small task.

    In this book, entomologist Phil Lester explores the wonderfully complex and sometimes brutally efficient life history of honey bees, and the problems they face in New Zealand and around the globe. What causes a beehive to collapse? Are pesticides as big a problem as they appear? What can we do to improve the health of our honey bees? With intelligence, insight and entomologist jokes, Healthy Bee, Sick Bee tells the story of this much-loved little insect and offers new ways of thinking about how to ensure they will stick around in the future.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Honey Bee Understanding the Ultimate Engineer
    Honey Bee Understanding the Ultimate Engineer
    ISBN: 9781869665203
    Title: Honey Bee Understanding the Ultimate Engineer
    Author: CRAMP DAVID

    Beekeeper David Cramp explores the origins and evolution of man's only truly wild, food-producing livestock, the extraordinary complexity of the hive and honey-making process, the mysteries of the life of the queen, workers and drones and their sophisticated language and navigation systems. The Honey Bee explains how the Queen is formed, why bees swarm, how the hive is built and, how and why bees and flowers developed such an intimate relationship, the amazing way in which flowers attract bees and the importance of pollination.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards & Climate Change in Aotearoa NZ
    Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards & Climate Change in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9780995110717
    Title: Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards & Climate Change in Aotearoa NZ
    Author: PEAT NEVILLE

    `Low-lying coast is a chronically grim frontline of climate change, socially and economically, and the frontline with the most to lose.' New Zealand's coastline is under attack. When cyclones and king tides coincide, there is double trouble at the sea's edge with erosion and flooding. Award-winning author Neville Peat investigates the multiple faces of the greatest environmental issue to face New Zealand and other Pacific nations this century: the science of a warming, rising, stormier sea; the risky reality for many low-lying communities; the sluggish response of central and local government; the engineered solutions and the curly question of insurance. He also addresses the vital question: what should be done and who should pay? The Invading Sea is the first book for a general audience about adapting to the impact of climate change on New Zealand's coastline.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Kakapo: Rescued From the Brink of Extinction
    Kakapo: Rescued From the Brink of Extinction
    ISBN: 9781877517273
    Title: Kakapo: Rescued From the Brink of Extinction
    Author: BALLANCE ALISON

    Kakapo follows the fall and rise of one of the world¿s most unusual birds, from the brink of extinction, through a roller-coaster ride of hope and loss. One of New Zealand¿s most threatened species, these charismatic yet mysterious night parrots, are now found only on a small number of predator-free island sanctuaries in New Zealand and have been the focus of a remarkable world renowned New Zealand conservation effort since 1977. Kakapo: Rescued from the brink of extinction is a revised edition of the 2010 title of the same name, that includes all of the up-to-date details of the ongoing, innovative hard work of the Kakapo Recovery Programme, New Zealand¿s flagship threatened-species conservation story. After nearly 30 years of intensive management by the New Zealand Department of Conservation kakapo team, there are exciting times ahead for kakapo, as the summer of 2019 will be the biggest kakapo breeding season on record. The author, Alison Ballance, has provided an informative and entertaining mix of hard facts, history, and accounts of the daily and seasonal routines of kakapo and their minders. This beautiful illustrated and inspiring book will appeal to anyone with an interest in ornithology and the natural world of New Zealand.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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