• 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
  • Ajax the Kea Dog: A Working Dog's Life in the High Country
    Ajax the Kea Dog: A Working Dog's Life in the High Country
    ISBN: 9781760633615
    Title: Ajax the Kea Dog: A Working Dog's Life in the High Country
    Author: MOSEN COREY

    Ajax is a working dog trained to sniff out the nests of endangered kea in remote parts of the South Island. His trainer, Corey Mosen, then places cameras in and around the nests to monitor the kea and any predators that might attack them

    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 NZ: Collins Travellers Guide
    Birds of NZ: Collins Travellers Guide
    ISBN: 9781869508517
    Title: Birds of NZ: Collins Travellers Guide
    Author: FITTER JULIAN

    This beautiful photographic guide is the ideal companion for travelling birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Featuring over 300 species of bird most likely to be seen in New Zealand, it is the only guide that anyone travelling to this fascinating region of the world will need. Illustrated with over 600 full-colour photographs and featuring detailed species descriptions and distribution maps Key information on national parks helps readers to find the best spots to discover each bird Includes useful information on conservation efforts and offers guidelines on sensible behaviour to encounter nature at its very best Handy format - the ideal spotter's guide for all those travelling to the region.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • Catch More Snapper & Kingfish on Lures
    Catch More Snapper & Kingfish on Lures
    ISBN: 9780473502508
    Title: Catch More Snapper & Kingfish on Lures
    Author: KITTERIDGE M & DENNEHY J

    Snapper are New Zealand’s favourite fish. More money, more time and more effort is put into catching snapper than any other fish species. Catching snapper can be as easy as throwing a hook and line over the side of a boat, but only occasionally. The reality is that to consistently and regularly catch snapper you have to understand not only the fish, it’s habits, preferences and life cycle but more importantly what motivates it to eat your bait or lure. Mark Kitteridge needs no introduction to any serious fisherman or fisherwoman in New Zealand, staff writer for New Zealand Fishing News, author of Hooked on Snapper, Hooked on Kingfish, Knots Rigs and Baits and now Catch More Snapper. Much has changed since his first book on snapper fishing – new equipment, new techniques and a whole revolution in soft-plastic fishing has happened. This is up-to-the minute advice on doing it right and being successful. Catch More Snapper is just that – how to catch snapper and do it every time you go fishing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Face of Nature: An Environmental History of the Otago Peninsula
    Face of Nature: An Environmental History of the Otago Peninsula
    ISBN: 9781927322383
    Title: Face of Nature: An Environmental History of the Otago Peninsula
    Author: WEST JONATHAN

    Bounded by the wild waves of the Pacific on the east, and the more sheltered harbour on the west, the Otago Peninsula is a remarkable landscape. Today a habitat for a diverse array of wildlife including albatrosses, penguins and seals, the Peninsula has undergone dramatic changes since it first attracted human settlement. In The Face of Nature: An environmental history of the Otago Peninsula, Jonathan West explores what people and place made of one another from the arrival of the first Polynesians until the end of the nineteenth century. The Peninsula has always been one of the places in Otago most important to Maori. In 1844 they reluctantly agreed to split it with the British, but the land Maori retained has remained at the core of their history in the region. The British settlers divided their part of the Peninsula into small farms whose owners transformed it from native forest into cow country that fed a booming Dunedin - at that point New Zealand's leading commercial city. This rigorously researched, beautifully illustrated local history documents the rapid environmental change that ensued, which went far beyond the transformation from forest to farm, to the loss of birds, the exhaustion of inshore sheries, eruptions of pests and weeds, enormous sand- blows, and huge and sometimes sudden landslides. The speed and scope of change driven by human occupation of the Peninsula were summed up in 1901 by George Malcolm Thomson, natural scientist and historian. In just 50 years, he said, 'the whole face of Nature is altered'. Already, alongside pride in what they had made of the Peninsula, settlers felt remorse for the losses they had caused. The Face of Nature incorporates a rich array of maps, paintings and photographs to illustrate the making - and unmaking - of this unique landscape. In doing so it illustrates why the Otago Peninsula is an ideal location through which to understand the larger environmental history of these islands.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Field Guide to NZ Geology: an Introduction to Rocks, Fossils & Minerals
    Field Guide to NZ Geology: an Introduction to Rocks, Fossils & Minerals
    ISBN: 9780143202592
    Title: Field Guide to NZ Geology: an Introduction to Rocks, Fossils & Minerals
    Author: THORNTON JOCELYN

    First published in 1985 and fully revised and updated in 2003 this book was the first field guide written for the general public and beginners in geology in New Zealand, and has become the standard work on this country's geology. It shows travellers in New Zealand something of the tremendous variety of our rocks, minerals and fossils, and describes what to look for in many areas where rock formations are prominent. Written in simplified terms it includes an introductory chapter on general geology, a geological time-cart and quick reference maps of both North and South Islands, with photographs and maps of formations accessible to the average traveller.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Field Guide to NZ Seabirds
    Field Guide to NZ Seabirds
    ISBN: 9781869665470
    Title: Field Guide to NZ Seabirds
    Author: PARKINSON BRIAN

    Around New Zealand's long coastline and its many islands, the keen observer is able to see more seabirds than in most other countries. Three-quarters of the world's albatrosses, penguins and petrels and half the shearwaters and shags are to be found here, along with representatives of several other groups. This new edition of the Field Guide to New Zealand Seabirds includes a selection of new photographs and bird data and now contains an entry for the New Zealand Storm Petrel, subject of one of the most newsworthy 'rediscoveries' of recent years.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • From Gondwana to the Ice Age: The Geology of NZ over the Last 100 Million Years
    From Gondwana to the Ice Age: The Geology of NZ over the Last 100 Million Years
    ISBN: 9781927145999
    Title: From Gondwana to the Ice Age: The Geology of NZ 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
  • Garden Pest & Disease Control
    Garden Pest & Disease Control
    ISBN: 9780994139955
    Title: Garden Pest & Disease Control
    Author: BRETT BILL

    Written by an experienced horticulturalist with sensitivity to the concerns and motivations of gardeners throughout New Zealand, Bill Brett's new book will be the standard reference for all gardeners who wish to improve their knowledge in this important aspect of their hobby or vocation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Gardener's Journal: Vol 2 Issue 1 February 2021
    Gardener's Journal: Vol 2 Issue 1 February 2021
    ISBN: 9780995149106
    Title: Gardener's Journal: Vol 2 Issue 1 February 2021
    Author: LONG MARGARET


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • Getting Closer: Rediscovering Nature Through Bird Photography
    Getting Closer: Rediscovering Nature Through Bird Photography
    ISBN: 9781925820638
    Title: Getting Closer: Rediscovering Nature Through Bird Photography
    Author: SORRELL PAUL

    Getting Closer is a beautifully illustrated discussion of photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world.

    With a focus on birds, the book is directed primarily at photographers (of all levels of skill and experience), but also at birders, people interested in the outdoors, and those who would simply like to achieve a deeper connection with the natural world. The introduction makes the case for reconnecting with nature in a way that will draw in a wide range of readers, not just photographers. We have to reconnect, as most of us have lost the spontaneous bond with nature we enjoyed as young children and, in the face of impending ecological disaster, reconnecting with nature is our most urgent task.

    The author offers a simple, practical path for readers to begin to 'rewild' themselves. This is the focus of the second part of the book, where the author explores ways of becoming attentive to the natural world around you, wherever you may live. Through self-contained spreads on topics ranging from 'the four seasons' and 'winds and tides' to 'flight shots' and 'colour and texture', he introduces basic, hands-on techniques that, with practice, will enable readers to both deeply connect with their environment and become proficient wildlife photographers. 'Top tips' on each spread provide technical information aimed at more serious photographers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: HEATHER BARRIE & 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
  • Kauri
    Kauri
    ISBN: 9781869665296
    Title: Kauri
    Author: ORWIN JOANNA

    One of the largest trees in the world, the kauri is a natural wonder and a New Zealand icon. Its immense trunk has supplied timber for every conceivable use from Maori war canoes to modern European homes. Along the way, the industries that sprang up around it shaped national culture in ways that still echo today. Today the last remaining stands of kauri forest are preserved carefully, a must-see for locals and visitors alike. From commodity for exploitation to object of awe, the kauri and its story lie at the heart of New Zealand's own story, which is vividly brought to life in Joanna Orsin's book. 'Kauri: Witness to a Nation's History' takes us back to the tree's ancient originals. We read about Maori myth surrounding the tree, and about the white-skinned mariners who sailed up to harvest timber for their own 'giant birds': the great naval ships of Europe. The tree's presence looms over the colonial period and beyond, and is the very stuff from which the flagpoles at Waitangi were carved (as well as some of the country's fines architectual treasures and modern works of art).The book charts the growth of the conservation movement, and presents the modern-day issues that affect the tree, such as Maori guardianship and tourism versus protection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Kiwi Working Dogs
    Kiwi Working Dogs
    ISBN: 9781988538068
    Title: Kiwi Working Dogs
    Author: CAIRD JO ; GEORGE PAULA

    Jo Caird and Paula George take us on a journey inside the world of New Zealand's working dogs: celebrating the incredibly diverse roles they play in our society and the difference they make in so many people's lives. Including the much-loved farm dogs, this book explores the sniffer dogs trained for frontline duty at the airport or in prison, dogs trained to protect our native birds, rescue victims in emergencies and even a companion dog who can alert a young diabetic girl that she needs to take her insulin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Know Your NZ Insects & Spiders
    Know Your NZ Insects & Spiders
    ISBN: 9781869662530
    Title: Know Your NZ Insects & Spiders
    Author: EARLY JOHN

    New Zealand's insects include some of the world's most remarkable, including the giant weta (one of the world's heaviest insects, dating from dinosaur days) and the world's longest weevil. The most iconic, important and most prominent species and families feature in Know Your New Zealand Insects and Spiders. Added to the natives are key introduced species, such as the monarch butterfly, and the book also features a selection of noteworthy spiders. This title joins New Holland's hugely successful ' Know Your ... ' series, of which the first two titles -Birds and Trees -have both reprinted twice less than two years after their release. Written for a family readership and with the novice in mind, the text of 'Know Your. .. ' titles is light and easy in tone, with simple language, and is accompanied by full-page, fullcolour portrait photographs. This book is ideal for anyone interested in identifying the insects and spiders in their neighbourhood or in the wild.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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