• 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
  • Catlins & the Southern Scenic Route
    Catlins & the Southern Scenic Route
    ISBN: 9781988531090
    Title: Catlins & the Southern Scenic Route
    Author: PEAT NEVILLE

    An out-of-the-way corner of the South Island, the Catlins is a beautiful and relatively unspoilt area with many natural attractions, including that rare thing on the east coast, native forest. Neville Peat introduces the region - its flora, wildlife, bush walks, caves and waterfalls - before tracing the journey along the stunning Southern Scenic Route linking Otago, Southland and Fiordland.

    Format: 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: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Contemporary Gardens of Nz
    Contemporary Gardens of Nz
    ISBN: 9780143566946
    Title: Contemporary Gardens of Nz
    Author: BUCKNELL CAROL & TAGG BUCKNELL

    Author Carol Bucknell and photographer Sally Tagg have travelled the length of New Zealand to capture more than twenty of our most impressive and interesting modern garden designs. The result is Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand, a stunningly photographed book celebrating some of the best contemporary gardens our country has to offer. With gardens ranging in style from cutting-edge minimalism to landscaping as architecture, Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand offers you the experience and enjoyment of a garden trail, all from the comfort of your own home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Continent on the Move: Nz Geoscience in the 21st Century
    Continent on the Move: Nz Geoscience in the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781877480003
    Title: Continent on the Move: Nz Geoscience in the 21st Century
    Author: GRAHAM IAN J (ED)

    Adrift in the South Pacific Ocean, separated from the rest of the world by vast distances and blessed with some of the most varied and spectacular natural landscapes on Earth, New Zealand is rather special. Generations of geoscientists have developed an increasing understanding of what makes New Zealand geologically unique and why. Highlights of this research, including many discoveries of global significance, are presented in this book. A Continent on the Move explains what makes New Zealand tick geologically, and illustrates the ways that geoscience research can make this country a better place in which to live. This book will be a stimulating addition to any coffee table and an asset in schools and universities. It will also enable politicians, planners, and developers to make more informed decisions regarding appropriate land use, beneficial utilisation of resources, and protection against geological hazards, through a better understanding of the dynamic environment we live in.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Cooks Salad Garden Revisited
    Cooks Salad Garden Revisited
    ISBN: 9781877517259
    Title: Cooks Salad Garden Revisited
    Author: BROWNE M & LEACH H & TICHBORNE N

    Salads, once served as an occasional side dish, are now a daily item on the menu of many households and are frequently complex and substantial enough to constitute a main meal. To provide fresh and varied salad ingredients, as well as to save money, many cooks are turning to their own back yards and creating a special salad garden. THE COOK'S SALAD GARDEN REVISITED shows how to achieve a delicious and varied, year-round supply of salad vegetables. From the familiar, such as lettuce and cabbage, to the unusual, such as orach and mizuna, sound and detailed information is given on the propagation, cultivation, harvesting and preparation of a marvellous array of salad vegetables. Numerous tempting recipes will inspire cooks to experiment with interesting combinations of ingredients to create mouth-watering salads.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Country Diary of a Nz Lady
    Country Diary of a Nz Lady
    ISBN: 9780473205676
    Title: Country Diary of a Nz Lady
    Author: FERENS CHRISTINA G

    Set in a still-remote part of the country, the diary documents the linked lives of New Zealand fauna as uniquely observed on a daily basis. The rhythm of spring and summer nesting, falling two-thirds through the calendar year, provides a sustained climax to the book. Written one hundred years after The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady it brings to our own century and hemisphere the same perceptive and artistic treatment of Nature. The 48 species of birds in the region are detailed in a glossary and nearly all are captured on camera in both characteristic and action pose including rare bittern and fernbird.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Craig Potton's NZ
    Craig Potton's NZ
    ISBN: 9781877517648
    Title: Craig Potton's NZ
    Author: POTTON CRAIG

    Craig Potton rose to prominence as a photographer in the late 1980s, with a distinct and original view of the landscape of Aotearoa/New Zealand. He was a photographer with little interest in a sentimentalised or romantic view of the land, but rather pursued a less compromising and more muscular vision that sought to convey this country's remarkable landscape in a real light. In the decades since Craig Potton has become one of New Zealand's most distinguished landscape photographers, famous for his moody, often dramatic images that signal a deeply-felt connection with the wild parts of New Zealand. This book collects together many of his most celebrated images in one place, a body of work that clearly shows why his reputation is so strong. The images range from his celebrated aerial photography, especially that of the Southern Alps and Fiordland, and of the volcanoes of the Central North Island, his beautifully composed and complex forest interiors, his gentle seascapes, and also those from the rural parts of New Zealand. Beautifully produced and packaged in large format, this will be a book of New Zealand landscape photography not to be missed.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden
    Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden
    ISBN: 9780643094949
    Title: Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden
    Author: HORSFALL MARY


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    ISBN: 9780473445577
    Title: Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
    Author: HALLINAN LYNDA

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


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Dog's Life: Heart-Warming Stories of Everyday NZ Dogs
    Dog's Life: Heart-Warming Stories of Everyday NZ Dogs
    ISBN: 9781775538110
    Title: Dog's Life: Heart-Warming Stories of Everyday NZ Dogs
    Author: BULLOCK CRAIG

    From lap dogs to working dogs, a heart-warming book featuring over 60 adorable Kiwi canines. Dogs make our lives richer. They keep us company when we need it most, reduce stress in an increasingly stressful world, take us on adventures and help us with the jobs we couldn't possibly do alone. In A Dog's Life, bestselling author and photographer Craig Bullock takes us on a journey from city to country, tracking down a diverse selection of dogs that all call New Zealand home. Divided into 10 groups - working dogs, lap dogs, adventure dogs, city dogs, country dogs, expedition dogs, culture dogs, companion dogs, farm dogs and champion dogs - A Dog's Life lets us see dogs going about their daily lives, whether it be training for avalanche rescue work, riding in vintage cars, stealing avocados, spotting dolphins, retrieving ducks or Whitewater rafting. These are real-life stories of exceptional yet everyday Kiwi canines.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Dolphins of Aotearoa
    Dolphins of Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781877517983
    Title: Dolphins of Aotearoa
    Author: PEART RAEWYN

    DOLPHINS OF AOTEAROA explores the ongoing relationship between humans and dolphins in New Zealand. Over this nation's rich history, numerous people, both Maori and Pakeha, have sought out dolphins and significant numbers of dolphins have sought out people. For many, encountering dolphins has been a profound and life changing experience. This book tells the stories of many of these remarkable encounters, featuring all of the famous dolphins, such as Pelorus Jack from the early years of the 20th century, Opo in the 1950s, Maui and more recently Moko. In addition it chronicles the ultimately doomed attempts to keep dolphins in captivity in facilities such as Marineland in Napier. Importantly, DOLPHINS OF AOTEAROA also summarises the work of the dedicated scientists and researchers who over recent decades have learnt so much about our dolphins, and whose research has given great impetus to the conservation of these remarkable creatures. Extensively researched and lavishly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs, and incorporating a guide to all of the dolphins of New Zealand, this is an important and much needed addition to the literature about New Zealand's marine world. It will have huge appeal.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 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
  • Drawings of Nz Insects
    Drawings of Nz Insects
    ISBN: 9780477067140
    Title: Drawings of Nz Insects
    Author: ANON


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Eagle's Complete Trees & Shrubs of Nz (2 Vol Boxed Set)
    Eagle's Complete Trees & Shrubs of Nz (2 Vol Boxed Set)
    ISBN: 9780909010089
    Title: Eagle's Complete Trees & Shrubs of Nz (2 Vol Boxed Set)
    Author: EAGLE AUDREY

    This beautiful two-volume set brings together Audrey Eagle’s botanical artworks from her best-selling 1975 and 1983 publications. It includes over 170 new paintings, bringing the total number of plants to more than 800 - all in colour and life-size. Flowers, fruits, and other features are shown in superb detail. Comprehensive notes, written in consultation with expert botanists, accompany the illustrations. They provide up-to-date information on each plant’s habitat, distribution, identification, nomenclature, and more. This set represents Audrey Eagle’s life’s work. It is an outstanding contribution to botany in New Zealand - and an essential addition to any library

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $250.00
    $250.00
  • Easy on the Pocket Vegetable Gardening Growing Your Own Groceries
    Easy on the Pocket Vegetable Gardening Growing Your Own Groceries
    ISBN: 9781877382369
    Title: Easy on the Pocket Vegetable Gardening Growing Your Own Groceries
    Author: GREVILLE DENNIS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Eco-sanctuaries: Communities Building a Future for Nz's Threatened Ecologies
    Eco-sanctuaries: Communities Building a Future for Nz's Threatened Ecologies
    ISBN: 9781877578564
    Title: Eco-sanctuaries: Communities Building a Future for Nz's Threatened Ecologies
    Author: CAMPBELL HUNT DIANE

    Over the past 10 years many communities around the country have launched ambitious projects to bring New Zealand's native ecologies back to the mainland. By building predator-proof fences around big areas of land the aim is to protect native flora and fauna from introduced predators such as possums, mice, rats and stoats. These projects have faced a difficult balancing act as they try to build and sustain the social and economic support needed. Diane Campbell-Hunt was two years into a PhD study of the long-term sustainability of these ventures when she was tragically killed in a tramping accident in 2008. Her work had assembled the experience of a wide range of people involved with these projects - volunteers, DOC staff, trustees, iwi, employees, community leaders and project champions. After Diane's death, her husband Colin took up the challenge to write up her research, and Eco-sanctuaries is the result.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ecosystem Services in Nz
    Ecosystem Services in Nz
    ISBN: 9780478347364
    Title: Ecosystem Services in Nz
    Author: DYMOND JOHN ED

    Management of New Zealand's environment needs to be based on sound knowledge.

    Natural resource managers and policy makers now have at their fingertips the first comprehensive assessment of the state of ecosystem services - the benefits people obtain from nature - in this country.

    More than 100 of New Zealand's leading scientists and academics have penned the 36 chapter for the new 540-page book.

    Ecosystem services are categorised as 'provisioning', such as food, timber and freshwater; 'regulating', such as air quality, climate and pest regulation; 'cultural' such as recreation and sense of belonging; and 'supporting', such as soil quality and natural habitat resistance to weeds.

    Editor John Dymond says the book was produced to improve understanding of the functioning of New Zealand's ecosystems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Embrace Your Space: Create a Green Oasis in a Small Space
    Embrace Your Space: Create a Green Oasis in a Small Space
    ISBN: 9781869663919
    Title: Embrace Your Space: Create a Green Oasis in a Small Space
    Author: LUKE JANET

    As more of us flock to live in the cities, the trend for urban living has inspired Janet Luke to encourage citydwellers to create productive green growing spaces, no matter how small. With step-by-step instructions using recycled materials and simple tools, low-cost easy projects are shown to utilise different spaces. Part one has sections on patio, wall, rooftop, windowsill and balcony while part two gives useful plant selections for screening, shelter and decoration, along with methods for pest and disease control. Discover the merits and disadvantages of different pots and planters, hand-make your own containers and learn from the numerous top tips.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Identification & Cultivation of Over 3000 Tropical Plants
    Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Identification & Cultivation of Over 3000 Tropical Plants
    ISBN: 9781869537562
    Title: Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Identification & Cultivation of Over 3000 Tropical Plants
    Author: FAYAZ AHMED

    There is huge interest in the beautiful and fascinating flora of the tropics, and this most comprehensive reference book to date describes over 3000 species, arranged to make identification and comparison between plants easier. With information on botanical descriptions, habitat, cultivation and propagation, and over 3000 colour photographs, this is a superb refererence work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $125.00
    $125.00
  • 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
  • Extraordinary Land: Discoveries & Mysteries from Wild Nz
    Extraordinary Land: Discoveries & Mysteries from Wild Nz
    ISBN: 9781869509637
    Title: Extraordinary Land: Discoveries & Mysteries from Wild Nz
    Author: MORRIS ROD & HAYDEN PETER

    New Zealand is an extraordinary land. It has been called 'the closest thing to life on another planet' and 'a planetary lifeboat'. The main reason behind this land's uniqueness is that the islands have remained an isolated outpost for life in the midst of the ocean. This isolation has been a huge advantage. It has turned New Zealand into a wild laboratory where evolution could conduct experiments that led to weird and wonderful outcomes. And this uniqueness has also made New Zealand a magnet for scientists from around the world; yet many locals have no idea what's so special about their environment. These stories will present new Zealand's wildlife as never before. It will solve some mysteries and explode some myths with the help of those at the front line of science and conservation.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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
  • Fantail
    Fantail
    ISBN: 9780994132406
    Title: Fantail

    A pictorial study of New Zealand's most friendly and loved native bird.

    This stunning book, produced as a fundraiser for Native Bird Recovery Richmond, showcases the Fantail in all its glory.
    Includes 70 pages of full colour world class photographs and fascinating Fantail facts.


    Format: Spiral
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Fatcat & Fishface Bird Brain Audio Cd
    Fatcat & Fishface Bird Brain Audio Cd
    ISBN: 9421002391339
    Title: Fatcat & Fishface Bird Brain Audio Cd
    Author: FATCAT & FISHFACE


    Format: Compact Disc
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Feijoas: Origins, Cultivation & Uses
    Feijoas: Origins, Cultivation & Uses
    ISBN: 9781869535032
    Title: Feijoas: Origins, Cultivation & Uses
    Author: THORP & BIELESKI

    This book is an essential guide for growers wishing to produce premium quality fresh feijoas for export and for the local market

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Field Guide to Nz Epiphytes, Vines & Mistletoes
    Field Guide to Nz Epiphytes, Vines & Mistletoes
    ISBN: 9780473283421
    Title: Field Guide to Nz Epiphytes, Vines & Mistletoes
    Author: KIRBY CATHERINE L


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 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's Native Trees
    Field Guide to NZ's Native Trees
    ISBN: 9781877517822
    Title: Field Guide to NZ's Native Trees
    Author: DAWSON JOHN & LUCAS ROB

    If the monumental New Zealand's Native Trees has inspired you to venture into the outdoors to look more closely at our unique tree flora, this field guide is the perfect companion to take along. Compact enough to fit in a day-pack, it contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of New Zealand, including Stewart Island and the Chathams. Field Guide to New Zealand's Native Trees is organised in three main sections--conifers, tree ferns and flowering trees--and covers 209 species. A visual key to leaf shapes will help to narrow down the identification of the numerous flowering trees. Under each species, headings such as Distribution and Habitat, Size, Bark, Foliage and Habit, Flowers and Fruit lead readers straight to relevant information, and a panel of Distinguishing Features is a useful aid to quick identification. More than1500 superb photographs show the whole tree and its key features, some in very close detail. The most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to New Zealand's native trees, this handy and beautiful reference book deserves a place in every home, bach, library and school.

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

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • 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
    Author: BENSEMANN PAUL

    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
    $70.00
  • First Book of NZ Backyard Bird Songs
    First Book of NZ Backyard Bird Songs
    ISBN: 9781925546415
    Title: First Book of NZ Backyard Bird Songs
    Author: VAN GESSEL FRED

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

    Format: Board Book
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
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