• 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: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Above the Treeline: a Nature Guide to Alpine Nz
    Above the Treeline: a Nature Guide to Alpine Nz
    ISBN: 9781877517761
    Title: Above the Treeline: a Nature Guide to Alpine Nz
    Author: MARK ALAN

    New Zealand's alpine environment is challenging, not only for the humans who explore it but for the plants and animals that inhabit it. The extremes of temperature, short summers and high rates of erosion make for an uncertain environment, and the flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to it in interesting ways. Above the Treeline: A nature guide to the New Zealand mountains is a guide to the natural history of these fascinating ecosystems. It is the first book to be published that brings together the range of flora and fauna that inhabit the alpine environment. As well as our unique alpine plants, which constitute the majority of the book, this guide includes birds; frogs and lizards; butterflies, moths, grasshoppers, beetles and other invertebrates; and mosses and lichens. An informative introduction is followed by descriptions of more than 850 species, illustrated by approximately 1000 colour photographs. Written by eminent botanist and conservationist Sir Alan Mark, with contributions by Brian Patrick, Rod Morris, Mandy Tocher and David Galloway, this book is an important reference and field guide, and a celebration of the richness of New Zealand's alpine environment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • All About NZ Insects & Other Creepy Crawlies
    All About NZ Insects & Other Creepy Crawlies
    ISBN: 9781869662172
    Title: All About NZ Insects & Other Creepy Crawlies
    Author: GUNSON DAVE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • All About Nz Plants
    All About Nz Plants
    ISBN: 9781869662516
    Title: All About Nz Plants
    Author: GUNSON DAVE

    All About New Zealand Plants introduces the best-known trees, climbers, shrubs, flowers and other plants to young children. Alongside illustrations of plants, fruits, flowers and other details, artist/writer Dave Gunson's lively text gives the botanical facts and fascinating nuggets. Kowhai, for instance, was used to treat sore throats, and rangiora has long served as emergency toilet paper! Each tree is accompanied by a profile illustration showing its height relative to humans. This is the third title in New Holland's new 'All About...' natural history series from top illustrator Dave Gunson, which kicked off in October '08 with All About New Zealand Birds, and was followed in January '09 by All About New Zealand Insects and other Creepy-Crawlies. Though published for children, Dave Gunson's true-to-life pictures and engaging text will interest any reader from 6 years to 60.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ants of Nz
    Ants of Nz
    ISBN: 9781877372476
    Title: Ants of Nz
    Author: WARWICK DON

    Written by the acknowledged expert, this first book on the subject identifies and describes both native and exotic species. Including notes on identification and collection of ants, it is illustrated throughout with diagrams and photographs, in colour and black and white.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • At the Beach Explore & Discover the Nz Seashore
    At the Beach Explore & Discover the Nz Seashore
    ISBN: 9781877517747
    Title: At the Beach Explore & Discover the Nz Seashore
    Author: BARRAUD NED & CANDLER GILLIAN

    AT THE BEACH is a delightful introduction to the natural history of the New Zealand seashore. The stage is set with beautiful, factually correct illustrations (including detailed cross-sections) of three familiar habitats -- the sandy beach, rockpools and mudflats. Many of the plants and animals that play a part in these rich ecosystems are shown in situ, and readers are directed from there to pages dedicated to detailed coverage of: crabs; sea stars, kina and sea anemones; shellfish; seaweeds, sponges and sandhoppers; fish, jellyfish & shrimps; birds. Aimed at children 5-8 years old, but with appeal for anyone curious about New Zealand's natural environment, AT THE BEACH is a must for the home, bach, classroom and library. Comes with a removable, waterproof quick-reference guide to common seashore animals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • At the Beach: Explore & Discover the Nz Seashore
    At the Beach: Explore & Discover the Nz Seashore
    ISBN: 9781877517730
    Title: At the Beach: Explore & Discover the Nz Seashore
    Author: BARRAUD NED & CANDLER GILLIAN

    AT THE BEACH is a delightful introduction to the natural history of the New Zealand seashore. The stage is set with beautiful, factually correct illustrations (including detailed cross-sections) of three familiar habitats -- the sandy beach, rockpools and mudflats. Many of the plants and animals that play a part in these rich ecosystems are shown in situ, and readers are directed from there to pages dedicated to detailed coverage of: crabs; sea stars, kina and sea anemones; shellfish; seaweeds, sponges and sandhoppers; fish, jellyfish & shrimps; birds. Aimed at children 5-8 years old, but with appeal for anyone curious about New Zealand's natural environment, AT THE BEACH is a must for the home, bach, classroom and library. Comes with a removable, waterproof quick-reference guide to common seashore animals.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • At War With Nature: Corporate Conservation & the Industry of Extinction
    At War With Nature: Corporate Conservation & the Industry of Extinction
    ISBN: 9781872970431
    Title: At War With Nature: Corporate Conservation & the Industry of Extinction
    Author: BENFIELD W F


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ayrlies
    Ayrlies
    ISBN: 9780473214517
    Title: Ayrlies
    Author: MCCONNELL BEVERLY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $117.00
    $117.00
  • Back to the Land: a Year of Country Gardening
    Back to the Land: a Year of Country Gardening
    ISBN: 9780143567080
    Title: Back to the Land: a Year of Country Gardening
    Author: HALLINAN LYNDA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Backyard Bounty: Creating a Local Food System
    Backyard Bounty: Creating a Local Food System
    ISBN: 9780473226886
    Title: Backyard Bounty: Creating a Local Food System
    Author: LUKE JANET

    It's one thing for an established farmer to live off his land, quite another for a city-dwelling mum of three lively sons to shun the supermarket. But holding grave concerns about chemical use and ethical issues surrounding modern food production, landscape gardener Janet Luke did just that - attempting to feed herself and her family from her average-sized urban Havelock North garden. Allowing herself to barter for produce she was unable to grow, Janet took over every available space she owned - and some she didn't - planting fruit trees and vegetables, and tending goats, chickens, quail and rabbits. In this, her second book, Janet takes readers on her self-sufficiency journey, outlining the trials and triumphs - and providing instruction and valuable insight - as she draws closer to her community and strengthens her commitment to severing ties with commercial food providers wherever possible. She also examines communities both local and abroad changing the way they source food, and poses compelling questions to all of us about the sustainability, or lack thereof, of our convenience-oriented attitude to food.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
  • Beginner's Garden: Your Simple Guide to Growing the Ultimate Kitchen Garden
    Beginner's Garden: Your Simple Guide to Growing the Ultimate Kitchen Garden
    ISBN: 9780143568339
    Title: Beginner's Garden: Your Simple Guide to Growing the Ultimate Kitchen Garden
    Author: HAYNES DAVID

    Covering off the basics that every home cook and gardener has to have (and leaving out those plants that are too much hassle, or require too much attention), this book is aimed at the novice gardener. Including fruit, vegies and herbs, the user will learn how to grow these from seed (or plant as a seedling if more appropriate), care for the plant and the best times to grow and pick your crops according to your home climate and environment. THE BEGINNER'S GARDEN is user-friendly and allows you to get the most out of your garden, showing you how best to spend your time, dependent on how much effort you want to put in. This is the book that every beginner gardener needs to own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Beyond Manapouri: 50 Years of Environmental Politics in NZ
    Beyond Manapouri: 50 Years of Environmental Politics in NZ
    ISBN: 9781988503042
    Title: Beyond Manapouri: 50 Years of Environmental Politics in NZ
    Author: KNIGHT CATHERINE

    Beyond Manapouri: 50 Years of Environmental Politics in New Zealand traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of the environmental era in the late 1960s. The national campaign to stop the government from raising the water level in the scenically spectacular Lake Manapouri for a hydro dam is widely credited with the awakening of environmental awareness in New Zealand. Since then, New Zealand has established institutions and legislation dedicated to managing our environment, and the publics ability to participate in environmental decision-making has been strengthened markedly. At the same time, New Zealanders knowledge and awareness of environmental issues have also increased. Even so, the latest reports on our environment indicate that all is not well: our waterways continue to deteriorate, our biodiversity is in decline and our greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb. By tracing this history, Beyond Manapouri seeks to explain why the institutions and legislation that were put in place to improve the stewardship of our environment have failed to halt environmental decline. It also identifies the cultural shifts that will need to take place if we are to live up to the clean, green image we have constructed for ourselves in New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Big Ideas for Small Gardens
    Big Ideas for Small Gardens
    ISBN: 9780143568841
    Title: Big Ideas for Small Gardens
    Author: BUCKNELL CAROL & TAGG SALLY

    Big or small, a garden is an expression of your interests, personality and lifestyle. The smaller the garden, the easier it should be to convey this message. The aim of this book is to help small garden owners turn their outdoor spaces into beautiful, well-designed places that complement their lifestyle and reflect their own creative vision.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Big-leaf Rhododendrons: Growing the Giants of the Genus
    Big-leaf Rhododendrons: Growing the Giants of the Genus
    ISBN: 9781869539122
    Title: Big-leaf Rhododendrons: Growing the Giants of the Genus
    Author: CHURCH GLYN & SMITH GRAHAM

    Rhododendrons are a most versatile garden plant, large and evergreen, with glorious flowers and wonderful foliage, and the big-leaf species (Falconera and Grandia) take these attributes to a whole new level. All of the big-leaf rhododendrons known to date are covered in this book, including descriptions of each, how and where they were discovered, and by whom, as well as information on the public and private gardens around the world with the best collections, and what new species are still being discovered. International expert on the genus Graham Smith and garden writer Glyn Church, both New Zealand-based, also give practical advice on growing these spectacular plants in your own garden, and how to create the best conditions in which to enjoy them. Illustrated with over 190 photographs, the majority of these from photographer Pat Greenfield.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Birds NZ: Beauty Like No Other
    Birds NZ: Beauty Like No Other
    ISBN: 9780473277673
    Title: Birds NZ: Beauty Like No Other
    Author: GIBSON PAUL

    'BIRDS New Zealand - beauty like no others', is uniquely different from anything else on the market. This is no ordinary book, comprising 300 pages of absolute beauty. The pages take you on a journey full of colour and living imagery that showcases the beauty and variety of New Zealand's birds. From the huge albatross of the southern ocean to the tiny rifleman of New Zealand's bush, 210 birds are illustrated and described. A further 40 pages cover a range of topics from feathers and flocking to photography and locations. An extremely appealing book for everyone.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Birds of NZ a Beautiful Collection
    Birds of NZ a Beautiful Collection
    ISBN: 9780473166311
    Title: Birds of NZ a Beautiful Collection
    Author: GIBSON PAUL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bones of Our Mountains: Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
    Bones of Our Mountains: Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
    ISBN: 97809864601135
    Title: Bones of Our Mountains: Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
    Author: WATERHOUSE J B

    This book called “The Bones of our Mountains” is the first overview of the mountains and rocks of the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, written especially for tourists and mountaineers. Original relationships of rocks under the sea are outlined, and two great mountain-building episodes are explained, the first characterized by huge slides of sediment, just as in the Alps of Europe and Rocky Mountains of western North America, the second still in progress, and marked by active vertical faults related to the Alpine Fault further west. The book is illustrated by more than 170 colour photographs and diagrams, and has an extensive illustrated glossary and bibliography.
    Bruce Waterhouse studied geology at Victoria University of Wellington (then University of New Zealand, Wellington), and went on to do a Ph.D. at Cambridge, England, with an 1851 Royal Exhibition Scholarship. Specialising in stratigraphy and paleontology, he worked at the New Zealand Geological Survey, then was head-hunted to be a professor at the University of Toronto in Canada, and later appointed Dorothy Hill Professor of Stratigraphy and Paleontology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Author of more than thirty books and monographs, and several hundred scientific articles, he here offers the first detailed overview of the make-up of the mountains in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Bonsai Growing in NZ for the Absolute Beginner & Others
    Bonsai Growing in NZ for the Absolute Beginner & Others
    ISBN: 9780473333355
    Title: Bonsai Growing in NZ for the Absolute Beginner & Others
    Author: VAN BEVERLY

    The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent times that bonsai have come to be grown in practically every part of the world. Today with almost daily advances in technology, it is reassuring ti know that there are still pursuits that can provide an opportunity for people to get away form the stresses of everyday life. Bonsai is one of them. You may be an absolute beginner or you could have been working on your bonsai for some time. Whichever the case, the hope that this book will help you to avoid some of the pitfalls encountered in earlier days. No matter if you grow six or sixty bonsai you will find that growing and developing your bonsai will give you great satisfaction and a renewed awareness of the beauty of nature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bringing Back the Birdsong Two Dedicated Conservationsits Work to Restore the Natural Balance to Their Slice of Coastal Nz
    Bringing Back the Birdsong Two Dedicated Conservationsits Work to Restore the Natural Balance to Their Slice of Coastal Nz
    ISBN: 9781869664015
    Title: Bringing Back the Birdsong Two Dedicated Conservationsits Work to Restore the Natural Balance to Their Slice of Coastal Nz
    Author: DOAK WADE & JAN

    Diver, undersea explorer and passionate conservationist Wade Doak has lived near the Tutukaka coast with wife Jan since 1968. Well known for his pioneering dives at the Poor Knights Islands off the coast of Whangarei, Wade has gradually shifted his focus over the years from the sea to the land. He and Jan have spent years exploring the shoreline and estuaries, walking cliff-top paths, studying the mangroves and roaming the forest. Wade's engaging text tells a remarkable story, illustrated with an incredible photographic archive of trees, shrubs, vines, orchids, ferns, birds, and attendant wildlife, displaying an area rich in diversity. With intensive pest control, the Doaks have witnessed a dramatic recovery of the native flora and fauna. In 'their coastal slice' the natural world has returned with a profusion of birdsong in the forest. This book is a plea for the conservation and protection of New Zealand's wildernesses, reiterating the challenge made by Sir Paul Callaghan: can we eradicate pests throughout our island nation? On a small scale, Wade and Jan Doak show that yes, it can be done.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
    Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
    ISBN: 9781869621780
    Title: Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
    Author: STEENS ANDREW

    The Bromeliaceae family consists of about 46 genera, several thousand species and a bewildering number of hybrids and cultivars. All are well able to adapt to their surroundings, which can range from steamy jungles to deserts. This guide features over 200 species and many cultivars.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Bulls, Bucks & Bureaucrats the Lilybank Safari Lodge Story
    Bulls, Bucks & Bureaucrats the Lilybank Safari Lodge Story
    ISBN: 9781877566035
    Title: Bulls, Bucks & Bureaucrats the Lilybank Safari Lodge Story
    Author: JOLL GARY

    Lillybank Safari Lodge was a trail breaking world class quality guided hunting operation catering to international hunters visiting New Zealand. Gary Joll and his business partners secured the pastoral lease to Lilybank Station, Lake Tekapo, the first time in history of pastoral leases in New Zealand that such a lease was transferred to a hunting safari company. Almost before the ink was dried some sections of bureaucracy had changed their minds (re transfer of the lease) and tried to stop Gary and his fellow shareholders in their attempts to establish an innovative business. As a pioneer of guided tourist hunting and dedicated trophy hunter himself, this is a very personal story about one man's dream that in spite of the obstacles placed in his way by government departments succeeded and became the model for most of the successful guided hunting operations in New Zealand today. Gary was the founding president of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association, was their first elected life member, is a Master Measurer for Safari Club International, and has been internationally honoured by SCI for his professional contribution to the industry.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Butterflies of the South Pacific
    Butterflies of the South Pacific
    ISBN: 9781877578045
    Title: Butterflies of the South Pacific
    Author: PATRICK BRIAN & PATRICK HAMISH

    A beautiful and highly portable illustrated guide to the butterflies of New Zealand, Hawaii, Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu, French Polynesia and other Pacific Islands. Features life-size and enlarged reproductions. The book also investigates the extraordinary migrations butterflies have achieved across vast oceans, and the effect of human population growth on butterfly habitats.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Call of the Kokako
    Call of the Kokako
    ISBN: 9781877566301
    Title: Call of the Kokako
    Author: HUDSON JEFF

    Call of the Kokako is a journey of discovery into what makes the kokako 'tick' in order to save the species. This journey and work resulted in the
    restoration of the largest population of kokako in New Zealand with the help and dedication of many down to earth conservationists.
    Jeff Hudson spent 20 years helping to save the kokako from extinction. He was a passionate, multi-talented man who made an enormous impression
    on all those lucky enough to work and socialize with him. He was a musician, a raconteur, a formidable bushman, and an inspirational
    teacher. He is fondly remembered as 'the birdman'; indeed, the local iwi have erected a carved statue in his honour at the Otamatuna hut in Te
    Urewera National Park.
    Jeff first came into contact with the kokako as a possum trapper in the Bay of Plenty. His skills in locating the kokako in remote areas got him a
    position with the Department of Conservation, where he turned from trapper to bird expert. He tells how he gained insights into the kokako's
    behaviour and ecology, as well as developing an appreciation of the workings of New Zealand's forests. His acute observation skills and musical
    ability led to breakthroughs in understanding kokako nesting behaviour and the importance of their unique song dialects.
    Jeff directed the biggest survey of kokako ever attempted and was key to engineering the recovery of the species, especially in Te Urewera National
    Park. The successful recovery of existing kokako populations by controlling predators lead to transfers of birds to start new populations elsewhere.
    Jeff became the National Kokako Recovery Group leader and led the first series of large transfers and the first transfer onto Maori owned
    land on the east coast. The methods that were developed then are now in wide use today.
    Jeff had real charisma, and was well known beyond New Zealand conservation circles. He has co-authored research papers; appeared in the New
    Zealand Geographic magazine; was the inspiration for characters in Barry Crump's 'Pork and Watercress', and the radio play 'King Pig' (Colin
    Rock, Radio New Zealand), Jeff died from cancer in late 2007, but dictated this book during his illness. He talks lovingly about the bush, the
    birds, his fellow workers, but also of political intrigues, bureaucracy, and scientific research. Every person engaged in or
    interested in animal conservation will appreciate this story. New Zealanders, in particular, will enjoy the laconic style. This is a story that hasn't
    been told before and will be an eye-opener to those who read it.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Caring for Our Coast
    Caring for Our Coast
    ISBN: 9780987666031
    Title: Caring for Our Coast
    Author: BRAKE LUCY

    This full colour, large format, hard cover publication includes extensive use of photographs and practical examples of good and poor practice. It has a user friendly tone and includes lots of check lists, maps and illustrations. New Zealand has a long, varied and spectacular coastline. It supports a diverse range of habitats and species and is of enormous environmental, social, cultural and economic importance to New Zealanders. With the growing pressures and threats facing this country's coastal environment, we are at risk of losing many of these significant values. This fully updated and expanded guide to managing New Zealand's coastal environment sets out how these challenges can be btter addressed. It identifies how the strengthened provisions of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 can be proactively implemented to achieve better outcomes for the coast. The guide describes the valuable lessons learnt over the past decade in the planning and design of coastal developments and offers insights into current best practice in the field. It is an invaluable resource for coastal developers, coastal managers, professional advisors, students, people living in coastal communities and everyone else concerned with better managing and protecting New Zealand's coastal environment.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Carnivorous Plants of Nz
    Carnivorous Plants of Nz
    ISBN: 9780473080327
    Title: Carnivorous Plants of Nz
    Author: SALMON BRUCE

    Although New Zealand's native carnivorous plants are small in stature they are both beautiful and deadly. These bizarre entities exhibit an extraordinary behaviour where plants have turned the tables on animals in the order of the food chain. Carnivorous Plants of New Zealand is the most comprehensive guide to our native carnivorous plant species. In this book each species is described and illustrated in detail providing a reference for both professional botanist and amateur alike. Chapters include: Trapping mechanisms; Ecological information; habitats; field trips and cultivation. Illustrated with over 140 stunning colour photographs, distribution maps and fine botanical line drawings.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Carole's Flower Truck
    Carole's Flower Truck
    ISBN: 9781869538866
    Title: Carole's Flower Truck
    Author: BOWDEN CAROLE



    It is true! Flowers make a house feel like a home. They bring colour, perfume and a freshness into our lives, they hold memories of family and friends. This inspirational seasonal guide to buying gorgeous market-fresh flowers is full of ideas to create magic in your home and work environment, and is a visual treat for anyone passionate about flowers.

    Carole’s flower truck is dedicated to bringing market-fresh flowers to her customers every day: “I have become part of the community and my flowers have become an addictive part of their lives.”

    This guide to using flowers in your home is all about buying local and using what’s in season. Includes a seasonal buying guide courtesy of United Flower Growers.
    Tips and hints on getting the most from your flowers + step-by-steps to creating Carole’s famous ‘park posies’, jam jar posies and hydrangea bouquets and how to make circlets and garlands.
    Great ideas for every day as well as special events including weddings, table settings, high tea, picnic for two.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Catch: How the Fishing Companies Reinvented Slavery & Plunder the Oceans
    Catch: How the Fishing Companies Reinvented Slavery & Plunder the Oceans
    ISBN: 9781927249024
    Title: Catch: How the Fishing Companies Reinvented Slavery & Plunder the Oceans
    Author: FIELD MICHAEL

    A searing exposé of slavery and over-fishing on the high seasOn November 9, 2008, near Kiribati in the Pacific, a Korean ship came alongside Tai Ching 21. The Taiwan-flagged fishing boat was eerily silent. Three life rafts were missing, and all 29 of the Taiwanese officers and Chinese, Indonesian and Filipino crew. A quest to discover the men's identities led journalist Michael Field into a dark world of foreign-flagged vessels fishing the waters of New Zealand, other Pacific nations, and the Southern Ocean. He uncovered brutality, misery and death - and impending ecological disaster: the destruction of the last great southern schools of fish. With researchers from University of Auckland, he forced the New Zealand government to take action - but with huge money at stake the plunder and appalling working conditions continue. And more and more boats are now risking lives and maritime disaster heading south to catch toothfish, most destined for New York restaurants and Las Vegas casino hotels.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Coastal Garden: Design Inspiration from Wild NZ
    Coastal Garden: Design Inspiration from Wild NZ
    ISBN: 9781927213261
    Title: Coastal Garden: Design Inspiration from Wild NZ
    Author: GABITES ISOBEL

    The Coastal Garden is essential reading for gardeners and garden designers interested in native plants and wanting to reconnect with their location, using both plant and site knowledge to stimulate design and planting ideas.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Collecting NZ Minerals
    Collecting NZ Minerals
    ISBN: 9780995104013
    Title: Collecting NZ Minerals
    Author: FRASER CHRIS

    This book is a guide for those people who want to go out and collect New Zealand minerals. It will help you identify a lot of the minerals, which identification tests are the most useful, where to look for certain minerals, which minerals are common and which ones you are unlikely to find as good specimens. You will also learn about fluorescent minerals, gold, cleaning up and preserving specimens, carving and how to cut and polish some types of minerals. There is also a chapter on the history of the company that first started off the majority of rock and mineral clubs in New Zealand in the 1960s.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • 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
  • Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore
    Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore
    ISBN: 9781775540106
    Title: Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore
    Author: CARSON SALLY & MORRIS ROD

    The essential guide to New Zealand's inter-tidal wilderness - for every bach, glovebox and home library.
    New Zealand has over 14,000 kilometres of coastline, the 10th longest length of coast in the world. From sheltered sandy beaches, rugged cliff-lined fiords, the geography of New Zealand's coastline is as diverse as it is spectacular.
    The Collins Field Guide to the New Zealand Seashore is packed with information on endemic and introduced species, including anemones, sea stars, crabs, barnacles, paua, mussels, clams, oysters - this is New Zealand's most comprehensive and up to date guide to our unique and fascinating seashore.
    Teachers notes from Sally Carson available at: http://www.harpercollins.co.nz/9781775540106/collins-field-guide-to-the-new-zealand-seashore/

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Colour in the Garden: Techniques & Tips for the Garden Lover
    Colour in the Garden: Techniques & Tips for the Garden Lover
    ISBN: 9781742667539
    Title: Colour in the Garden: Techniques & Tips for the Garden Lover

    GARDENING MADE EASY: COLOUR IN THE GARDEN is the must-have book that provides the inspiration and know-how you need to create glorious visual effects in your garden. For those who dream of owning a uniquely personal garden, filled with colourful flowers and foliage season after season, this book is the key to creating stunning planting schemes with year-round appeal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Common Ground Heritage & Public Places in Nz
    Common Ground Heritage & Public Places in Nz
    ISBN: 9781877133916
    Title: Common Ground Heritage & Public Places in Nz
    Author: TRAPEZNIK ALEXANDER

    Attempts to make sense of New Zealand's obsession with the past, offering a detailed guide to historical and cultural heritage management. Gives a brief history of New Zealand's heritage movement, from 1890-2000, and discusses heritage terminology and conservation planning, heritage legislation, and the changing uses of historic places. Of interest to those dealing with New Zealand heritage issues, including public historians, conservation architects, conservators, archaeologists, and museum workers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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: $25.00
    $25.00
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