• 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: $48.00
  • 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa
    ISBN: 9780994146052
    Title: 100 Natural History Treasures of Te Papa

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Art of Animal Anatomy
    Art of Animal Anatomy
    ISBN: 9781912217359
    Title: Art of Animal Anatomy

    Have you ever wondered what beats beneath an animal's skin? Well, you wouldn't be the first one. The study of comparative anatomy has led to some of the most striking images ever created. For two and a half thousand years, the animal body has been picked apart to drive arguments in natural philosophy, to reinforce dogma, to remind us of death, to horrify, educate, and enthral. This book recounts the intertwined intellectual and artistic journeys of comparative anatomy from antiquity to the present day. Rather than offering an exhaustive listing, it focuses on the distinctive artistic flavors of five great phases of anatomical endeavour. Horses opened like books, the leer of a shark's eye, the humming loom of the brain--all life is here, dissected, and depicted.Lyrically written and accompanied by captivating illustrations from history's animal anatomists, this is the ideal read for designers, art lovers and scientists alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
  • Awesome Forces: Natural Hazards that Threaten NZ
    Awesome Forces: Natural Hazards that Threaten NZ
    ISBN: 9781877385872
    Title: Awesome Forces: Natural Hazards that Threaten NZ

    New Zealand is a long, thin country, situated on the boundary between two of the Earth's gigantic crustal plates. The central ridge of mountain ranges, stretching from Fiordland to East Cape like a knobbly backbone, has been pushed up as one plate collides and grinds against the other. Combine this with a climate of heavy rain and you have a formula for collapse u landslide! The huge faults that run like railway tracks through the central part of the country are also created by the confrontation of the plates, as the Pacific Plate tries to squeeze under the Australian Plate. The result of this: about 17,000 earthquakes each year u of which the devastating Christchurch earthquakes of 2010- 2011 are the latest reminder. The lofty volcanic cones of the central North Island are minor compared with mighty Taupo, one of the most explosive and active volcanoes in the world. Our position in the Southwest Pacific, surrounded by deep ocean, also makes us vulnerable to tsunami u and some rather vigorous weather! Meanwhile, we live in a world confronting one of its greatest challenges: climate change. All New Zealanders will encounter at least one of these hazards in their lives, just by virtue of living here. Awesome Forces is a book everyone needs to read in order to understand the hazards that threaten this beautiful and unstable land u and what they can do to survive them. Informative, colourful and very generously illustrated u and written by some of New Zealand's leading scientists u this massively revised and updated edition of our bestselling title contains all-new sections on climate change and the social and emotional impact of disasters, making it now more relevant than ever.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Bateman Field Guide to Wild NZ
    Bateman Field Guide to Wild NZ
    ISBN: 9781869536411
    Title: Bateman Field Guide to Wild NZ

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Birds of NZ
    Birds of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869663339
    Title: Birds of NZ

    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
  • Birds of NZ: A Photographic Guide
    Birds of NZ: A Photographic Guide
    ISBN: 9781869407339
    Title: Birds of NZ: A Photographic Guide

    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
  • Birds of NZ: Collins Travellers Guide
    Birds of NZ: Collins Travellers Guide
    ISBN: 9781869508517
    Title: Birds of NZ: Collins Travellers Guide

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Collins Birds of NZ
    Collins Birds of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869500634
    Title: Collins Birds of NZ

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

    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
  • Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore
    Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore
    ISBN: 9781775540106
    Title: Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore

    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
  • Companion Planting in NZ
    Companion Planting in NZ
    ISBN: 9781877246418
    Title: Companion Planting in NZ

    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
  • Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    ISBN: 9780473445577
    Title: Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest

    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
  • Dragonflies & Damselflies of NZ
    Dragonflies & Damselflies of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869408923
    Title: Dragonflies & Damselflies of NZ

    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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • Fight for the Forests: The Pivotal Campaigns That Saved NZ's Native Forests
    Fight for the Forests: The Pivotal Campaigns That Saved NZ's Native Forests
    ISBN: 9780947503130
    Title: Fight for the Forests: The Pivotal Campaigns That Saved NZ's Native Forests

    The remarkable and inspring story of how New Zealand's
    native forests were saved between 1960 and 2000. The greatest success stories of the modern environmental movement in New Zealand were the public campaigns to save our native forests, beginning in the 1960s with the battle to stop Lake Manapouri being drowned. By 2000, all the significant lowland forest in South Westland had become part of a World Heritage Area, the beech forests of the West Coast had largely been protected, Paparoa National Park had been established, the magnificent podocarp forests of Pureora and Whirinaki in the central North Island had been saved from the chainsaw, and many other smaller areas of forest had been included into the conservation estate.
    Fight for the Forest tells this remarkable story, how a group of young activists became aware of government plans to mill vast areas of West Coast beech forest, and began campaigning to halt this. From small beginnings, a much larger movement grew, mainly centred around the work of the Native Forests Action Council, whose young, committed and extremely capable conservationists tapped into huge public support and changed the course of environmental history in
    this country. Mainly based on interviews with key players, author Paul Bensemann has recorded a largely untold but significant and inspiring history, one that reminds us that change for good is always possible.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • Flourish: NZ Women & Their Extraordinary Gardens
    Flourish: NZ Women & Their Extraordinary Gardens
    ISBN: 9780143770909
    Title: Flourish: NZ Women & Their Extraordinary Gardens

    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
  • 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
  • Frensham: A NZ Garden
    Frensham: A NZ Garden
    ISBN: 9780995105324
    Title: Frensham: A NZ Garden

    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
  • 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
  • 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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $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
  • Going Native: Growing & Using NZ Plants
    Going Native: Growing & Using NZ Plants
    ISBN: 9781877257131
    Title: Going Native: Growing & Using NZ Plants

    Have you ever wondered how best to incorporate New Zealand native plants into your garden? Or how to re-create a patch of native bush? This book is a rich compendium of ideas, describing the many and varied practical uses of New Zealand native plants. With contributions from gardening experts to moving accounts from school children, this is a book by New Zealanders for New Zealand. If you are wondering which New Zealand native plants are frost-tender, which prefer coastal sites or which are tall-growing species, there is an extensive A-Z glossary to guide you. Advice on landscaping with natives and on cultivating from seed or cuttings is presented in richly illustrated chapters. This book will help ensure there is a better future for our rich and diverse flora.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • Growing Vegetables: an Easy Guide for All Seasons
    Growing Vegetables: an Easy Guide for All Seasons
    ISBN: 9781869664572
    Title: Growing Vegetables: an Easy Guide for All Seasons
    Author: O'NEIL SARAH

    A beginner s guide to vegetable gardening that includes weekly advice through the growing seasons, for anyone who wants to produce their own food at home.

    Planning begins in late winter, while the earth is cold and unproductive. Indoors, gardeners getorganized, ready for the warmer weather. With helpful advice, Sarah O Neil looks at making lists, taking measurements, consulting climate charts and explains the information on seed packets, withstep-by-step instructions about what needs to be done.

    Information provided in weekly segments helps gardeners to check their plants for signs, to estimatewhat needs to be done in the garden, as global climate change has affected the weather patterns ofprevious years.

    The most popular vegetables to grow are featured individually on self-contained pages, withinformation about what to expect it to look like and when to harvest presented for easy reference inone place.

    Text boxes provide learner gardeners with bluff your way terminology tips and horticulturaljargon is explained in simple terms. Planting and growing charts are illustrated with graphics andphotographs to show height and size obtained through a growing season.

    The perfect book for people who want to garden, but don t know how, Growing Vegetables is a simpleguide full of basic advice and will guide readers through the seasons, week by week."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • Hunters: The Precarious Lives of NZ's Birds of Prey
    Hunters: The Precarious Lives of NZ's Birds of Prey
    ISBN: 9780143771685
    Title: Hunters: The Precarious Lives of NZ's Birds of Prey

    From an extinct giant eagle and an owl that sounded like the devil, to the morepork we hear calling at night, the falcon that appears on our $20 note and the hawks we see swooping on the grisly remains of dead critters on the road, this book takes a close look at these fascinating birds and the people who are working to keep the species that are still with us safe.

    Filled with facts and great stories of rescued birds being nursed back to health, this book also has many amazing close-up photographs. Find out about the ancient art of falconry, how damaged feathers critical for flying can be replaced with temporary ones, how you can help an injured bird, and how birds can be released back into the wild.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • 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
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