• Photographic Guide to Moths & Butterflies of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Moths & Butterflies of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869663995
    Title: Photographic Guide to Moths & Butterflies of NZ
    Author: HOARE ROBERT

    Given that they are found in a huge range of habitats, from the porch light to the forests, pastures and high country, it is easy to stumble across New Zealand's moths and butterflies. That study is still very much a 'work in progress': in addition to about 1720 named species - the great majority of which are moths, many of them day-flying - we have numerous unnamed species: probably well over 200 in all. This book, written and photographed by experts in their fields, introduces important and striking species of both main islands, describing their appearance, behaviour and life cycle. It explains which species are endemic and which have probably 'blown over' at some point from Australia and other neighbours, and gives useful tips on how readers can find, identify and study these beautiful invertebrates for themselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Photographic Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Nz
    Photographic Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Nz
    ISBN: 9781869662837
    Title: Photographic Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Nz

    The twelfth book in the popular New Holland series examines New Zealand's fascinating geology. Almost every kind of rock found on Earth can be seen in New Zealand, and most of the common minerals too. This handy reference guide will help you recognise and make sense of common (and some rare) rocks and minerals found on beaches and hillsides, in streams and elsewhere around the country. The introduction provides an overview of rocks and minerals, and contains diagrams and illustrations pointing out important details to be observed in the field. Observation is the key to identifying rocks and minerals: outwardly they can appear very similar but there are special visual clues to be deciphered before accurate identification is assured. With expert descriptions and full colour photographs, this book provides all the information you need to identify the 28 minerals and 53 rocks that are most commonly seen in New Zealand. Some of the more rare 'home grown' rocks and minerals and those with special value to Maori are also included.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Photographic Guide to Seashells of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Seashells of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869660444
    Title: Photographic Guide to Seashells of NZ

    The fifth New Zealand title in this internationally acclaimed series of compact, easy-to-use guides which is the ideal car glovebox, pocket or backpack reference for anyone with an interest in natural history.A Photographic Guide to New Zealand Seashells covers 165 common and a few rarer species of molluscs one is most likely to encounter on New Zealand seashores. Each is treated with colour photographs - sometimes including the live creature - plus descriptive information including reproduction, habitat notes and distribution maps. A comprehensive introduction gives an overview of the range of molluscs and their distribution and identification.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Photographic Guide to Spiders of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Spiders of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869664039
    Title: Photographic Guide to Spiders of NZ
    Author: VINK COR J

    Spiders are found everywhere in New Zealand, from bathroom to bush, beach and beyond, and although many people find them distasteful, they are valuable predators of pests and fascinating components of any ecosystem. This new guide introduces over 90 species, focusing on the more commonplace introduced spiders but also featuring some of our rare native species. It gives details on their taxonomy, geographical origins, range and preferred habitat, plus special notes on behaviour, life cycle or diet. A handful of our spiders are well known - the katipo for its feared bite, the elusive Nelson cave spider for its great size - but few have been much studied until recently. Respected arachnologist Cor Vink brings his scholarship and expertise to the text, while Bryce McQuillan's photography presents the spiders with extraordinary clarity and detail, making this an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in our eight-legged neighbours.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Photographic Guide to Trees of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Trees of NZ
    ISBN: 9781877246579
    Title: Photographic Guide to Trees of NZ

    In this text, fact-filled descriptions highlighting key identification features of New Zealand trees are supported by distribution maps and colour photographs of over 100 species. Compact and easy to use, this text should appeal to those interested in natural history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Nz
    Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Nz
    ISBN: 9781869660475
    Title: Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Nz

    The sixth New Zealand title in this internationally acclaimed series of compact, easy-to-use guides which is the ideal car glovebox, pocket or backpack reference for all amateur botanists as well as anyone with an interest in natural history. A Photographic Guide To Wildflowers of New Zealand covers 125 common species one is most likely to encounter growing wild in accessible parts of New Zealand. Some common native species are included alongside introduced species. Each wildflower is treated with colour photographs, descriptive information, habitat notes and distribution patterns. A comprehensive introduction gives an overview of the species and their distribution and identification.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks & the Shipboard Artists of Cook & Flinders
    Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks & the Shipboard Artists of Cook & Flinders
    ISBN: 9781472955432
    Title: Picturing the Pacific: Joseph Banks & the Shipboard Artists of Cook & Flinders
    Author: TAYLOR JAMES

    For over 50 years between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of a new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolors and drawings--a sensational view of a part of the world few would ever see. Today these works represent a fascinating and inspiring perspective from the frontier of discovery. It was Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, who popularized the placement of professional artists on British ships of exploration. They captured striking and memorable images of everything they encountered: exotic landscapes, beautiful flora and fauna, as well as remarkable portraits of indigenous peoples. These earliest views of the Pacific were designed to promote the new world as enticing, to make it seem familiar, to encourage further exploration and, ultimately, British settlement. Drawing on both private and public collections from around the world, this lavish book collects oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and other documents from those voyages, and presents a unique glimpse into an age where science and art became irrevocably entwined.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
  • Polluted Inheritance: NZ's Freshwater Crisis
    Polluted Inheritance: NZ's Freshwater Crisis
    ISBN: 9780908321612
    Title: Polluted Inheritance: NZ's Freshwater Crisis
    Author: JOY MIKE

    New Zealand’s dairy industry is big business. But what are the hidden – and not so hidden – costs of intensive farming?

    Evidence presented here by ecologist Mike Joy demonstrates that intensive dairy farming has degraded our freshwater rivers, streams and lakes to such a degree that we face an environmental crisis. This perilous situation, he argues, has arisen primarily through governmental policy that prioritises short-term economic growth over long-term environmental sustainability. This BWB Text is a call to arms, urging New Zealand to change course in the face of environmental degradation that risks the wellbeing of future generations – and all life as we know it on these islands.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Powell's Native Animals of NZ (2019 Reprint)
    Powell's Native Animals of NZ (2019 Reprint)
    ISBN: 9781869533939
    Title: Powell's Native Animals of NZ (2019 Reprint)
    Author: POWELL A W B

    The 4th edition of this classic work, first published in 1947. It provides a simple ready reference for identifying common New Zealand animals, ranging from the simplest invertebrates through to mammals. The text has been updated and Powell's illustrations have been rescanned from the originals, resulting in high quality reproductions. A unique introduction to New Zealand's fauna.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Protecting Paradise: 1080 & the Fight to Save NZ's Native Wildlife
    Protecting Paradise: 1080 & the Fight to Save NZ's Native Wildlife
    ISBN: 9780947503000
    Title: Protecting Paradise: 1080 & the Fight to Save NZ's Native Wildlife

    New Zealand's native wildlife is in crisis. It's being slaughtered by pests and we need to intervene more frequently, more comprehensively, and across a broader front than we currently are if we are to protect our mainland populations of our native wildlife. The use of 1080 remains our best option to combat pests in the medium term. As techniques have become more refined in recent years, the results from the aerial application of 1080 over significant areas of the conservation estate have been spectacularly successful in maintaining populations of native birds. Plus, it offers the best balance of environmental safety, affordability and effectiveness. Yet the use of 1080 attracts fierce opposition from a small group of vocal and passionate opponents. This book examines their arguments, and conclusively shows that the 'science' put up by 1080 opponents is unsubstantiated. The idea that our native forests are silent (i.e. that 1080 kills native birds) because of 1080 drops is also unsupported by research, while their other major claim that trapping could entirely replace 1080 is simply not practical. Dave Hansford believes that opponents of 1080 who are concerned about the ethics of spreading poison across the land have a valid argument and should be given an audience. He is however, deeply concerned by other vested interests, for example some in the hunting lobby who want more game animals to shoot, and are prepared to put that before the survival of our native wildlife. He argues that it is time for New Zealanders to take a stand, and to come to the defence of their wildlife. If you care about our natural heritage, but are confused by the 1080 issue, then this is a book you must read, before kiwi and kereru and other iconic birds are a thing of the past on mainland New Zealand.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide
    Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide
    ISBN: 9780473441197
    Title: Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide
    Author: IRVINE KATH

    Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide is here to unbundle the complicated world of pruning and provide step-by-step instructions to beginners. Calm trees is the overall aim. A less is more approach to cutting with a focus on training as well as pruning. This doesn’t mean wild, woolly things that need ladders – compact and productive are our guiding lights.
    The goal of this book is to school you in the basics and bring an understanding of the seasonal rhythm of fruit trees. A strong start to your pruning journey!

    Kath Irvine is a permaculture designer and has been designing & managing edible gardens since the late 1990s. Passionate about growing food & good design, Kath runs workshops from her Edible Backyard showing people how it is done. www.ediblebackyard.co.nz

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Reptiles & Amphibians of NZ: A Field Guide
    Reptiles & Amphibians of NZ: A Field Guide
    ISBN: 9781869409371
    Title: Reptiles & Amphibians of NZ: A Field Guide

    Illustrated with extraordinary new photography, this is the definitive field guide to all of New Zealand's tuatara, geckos, skinks, frogs, marine turtles and marine snakes.From the ancient tuatara, the sole surviving member of its order, to the world's largest collection of long-lived and live-bearing lizards, our geckos and skinks, New Zealand's 123 species of reptiles and amphibians represent an extraordinary aspect of this country's biodiversity.Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand is the only field guide to cover all currently recognised species. New Zealand's list of reptiles and amphibians is growing with new discoveries, even as 80 per cent of species are at risk of extinction. This will be the only field guide to cover all currently recognised reptiles and amphibians and will become a go-to book for anyone interested in New Zealand's unique wildlife.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Rocky Shore: A Guide to the Intertidal Plants & Animals of Wellington's Taputeranga Marine Reserve
    Rocky Shore: A Guide to the Intertidal Plants & Animals of Wellington's Taputeranga Marine Reserve
    ISBN: 9780473265878
    Title: Rocky Shore: A Guide to the Intertidal Plants & Animals of Wellington's Taputeranga Marine Reserve

    This introductory guide to the common animals and seaweeds of Wellington's Taputeranga Marine Reserve on the south coast provides an overview of each species and is illustrated in colour throughout (~100 species, including seaweeds, worms, anemones, shellfish, crustacea, echinoderms, fishes, marine mammals, and birds, as well as invertebrates and lizards found amidst debris along the high-tide line). Many of the species identified between the high tide line and the open sea are also found throughout the rugged New Zealand coastline. A handy reference and an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in our country's marine environment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Salad Garden
    Salad Garden
    ISBN: 9780711238701
    Title: Salad Garden
    Author: JOY LARKCOM

    A guide to growing more than 200 salad plants,The Salad Garden covers all you need to know, from site preparation to harvesting, detailing special planting techniques, advice on the best varieties (for growing and for flavour) and plenty of tips and tricks for bountiful crops.

    Joy Larkcom also shows you how to create a beautiful potager garden, with tips such as training tomatoes up attractive spiral supports, planting for theatrical height and edible seed pods.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest
    Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest
    ISBN: 9780947522643
    Title: Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest

    Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s endemic Hutton’s shearwater, a species that breeds only at two remote locations, high in the Kaikoura Mountains. Amateur ornithologist Geoff Harrow is the person most closely associated with the story of Hutton’s shearwater, for it was Geoff who discovered the two remaining nesting sites in the 1960s. For five decades he visited the mountains whenever he could to observe and record the birds, and to encourage the Department of Conservation and its predecessors to take steps to conserve this endangered species. As a result, scientist Richard Cuthbert was to spend three years living with 200,000 Hutton’s shearwaters and their neighbours, studying their behaviour, observing their interactions, measuring and recording facts and figures to build a detailed picture of why and how these birds had survived. The discoveries over time of Richard and his co-workers turned received wisdom on its head and revealed a whole new predator story. Richard’s beautifully written, witty account – of the challenge and exasperation, the heartbreak and hardship, and the sheer joy of conservation fieldwork in a remote environment – is beautifully interwoven with other fascinating stories – of the ‘discovery’ of the species by nineteenth-century scientists and collectors, and Geoff Harrow’s discovery of the nesting grounds and subsequent long involvement with this species. Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest is a delightful and highly entertaining read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Suzanne Turley: Private Gardens of Aotearoa
    Suzanne Turley: Private Gardens of Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781760760519
    Title: Suzanne Turley: Private Gardens of Aotearoa

    Suzanne Turley is one of New Zealand's most sought-after landscape designers. Across her 30-year career, from her Auckland studio, she has crafted some of the country's most prestigious gardens. Today, Suzanne works with young Italian landscape architect Ermanno Cattaneo; with their combined experience, expertise and enthusiasm, they are pushing the boundaries of contemporary landscape design and architecture in New Zealand. Their work is found the length and breadth of this picturesque country - from the benign Pacific beaches in the north to the volcanic fields of New Zealand's most populous city, alongside coastal cliffs or deep, strong rivers, set against a tapestry of bush or the breathtaking peaks of the Southern Alps. Showcasing 12 of Suzanne Turley Landscapes' stand-out private gardens from around Aotearoa, this book offers insights into both the design concept and planting plan of each project, as well as the approach to the location and client brief. Private Gardens of Aotearoa is both a visual bible of cutting-edge landscape design and a travelogue of a country feted for the magnificence of its natural features.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Theatre Country: Essays on Landscape & Whenua
    Theatre Country: Essays on Landscape & Whenua
    ISBN: 9780864734570
    Title: Theatre Country: Essays on Landscape & Whenua
    Author: PARK GEOFF

    The conservation movement opposing the 19th-century torching of forests by British settlers is appraised in this collection of essays from a leading New Zealand environmentalist. The book delves into subjects as diverse as William Wordsworth, Charles Darwin, the rise of nature tourism, the ecology of the inhabited landscape, environmental management in Indonesia, the ecological practices of the early Pakeha settlers, and the Urewera landscape paintings of Colin McCahon.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Three Kiwi Tales: More Fabulous Fix-It Stories from Wildbase Hospital
    Three Kiwi Tales: More Fabulous Fix-It Stories from Wildbase Hospital
    ISBN: 9780995100145
    Title: Three Kiwi Tales: More Fabulous Fix-It Stories from Wildbase Hospital
    Author: HUNT JANET

    Three more endearing stories of helping New Zealand wildlife from the case files of Wildbase Hospital. Wildbase Hospital in Palmerston North is a very special hospital for very special animals, and in this follow-up to the hugely successful How to Mend a Kea, author Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwi who have been treated there. The stories are fascinating and touching accounts of their different experiences at Wildbase, and the innovative approaches to their treatment and rehabilitation that were needed to ensure their eventual return to the wild. Linked to the wider issues of kiwi conservation, these tales introduce readers to the challenges and triumphs of caring for New Zealand's unique national icon. Wonderful photos, a lively text and an engaging design all combine to make this a superb book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Totara: A Natural & Cultural History
    Totara: A Natural & Cultural History
    ISBN: 9781869408190
    Title: Totara: A Natural & Cultural History

    The 'mighty totara' is one of New Zealand's most extraordinary trees. Among the biggest and oldest trees in the New Zealand forest, the heart of Maori carving and culture, trailing no. 8 wire as fence posts on settler farms, clambered up in the Pureora protests of the 1980s: the story of New Zealand can be told through totara. Simpson tells that story like nobody else could. In words and pictures, through waka and leaves, farmers and carvers, he takes us deep inside the trees: their botany and evolution, their role in Maori life and lore, and their current status in New Zealand's environment and culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Tuatara
    ISBN: 9781927145449
    Title: Tuatara
    Author: CREE ALISON

    Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary status of tuatara as the last of the rhynchocephalians - one of the four orders of living reptiles - is unquestioned. Wild members of the sole living species are now restricted to a few dozen remote islands around the New Zealand coast, where for several centuries they have been observed and studied by humans. But are tuatara really unchanged 'living fossils', or close relatives of dinosaurs, as sometimes portrayed? This is the first detailed monograph for decades about this enigmatic reptile, and the first to be illustrated in colour throughout. The evolution, natural history and conservation of tuatara are covered in comprehensive detail, providing a valuable resource for the specialist yet in a style accessible to a wide readership. The special place of tuatara in Maori and popular culture is also considered. Tuatara have survived alongside humans for more than 700 years, though with their numbers much reduced; what are their future prospects in a globally changing world?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Tui
    ISBN: 9785566123424
    Title: Tui

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Tui NZ Vegetable Garden
    Tui NZ Vegetable Garden
    ISBN: 9780143568285
    Title: Tui NZ Vegetable Garden
    Author: VOGAN RACHEL

    A practical, highly illustrated guide to planting and maintaining a vegetable garden that will become an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some, or all, of their own food.This newly revised and updated& third edition of The Tui NZ Vegetable Garden contains all the essential information you need, from how to condition the soil to how and where to plant, what kind of yield to expect from each plant variety and tips on planting and harvesting to acheive the best results in your garden. There is also a section on how to combat pests and diseases in order to build a healthy and thriving garden - whether you aim to grow just a few tomatoes in pots on your balcony or enough food to feed a family.Including more than 70 common and more exotic vegetables and herbs, each entry concludes with ideas for turning produce into tasty meals. There is also a garden diary that advises what needs to be done in the garden each month to create a flourishing vegetable patch.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Volcanoes of Auckland: A Field Guide
    Volcanoes of Auckland: A Field Guide
    ISBN: 9781869409012
    Title: Volcanoes of Auckland: A Field Guide

    A fully illustrated field guide for Aucklanders and visitors to take with them out among the 53 volcanoes that shape this city. Volcanoes of Auckland is a handy field guide to the fiery natural world that so deeply shapes New Zealand's largest city - from Rangitoto to One Tree Hill, Lake Pupuke to Orakei Basin. For tens of thousands of years, volcanoes have profoundly shaped the area's geology and geography. And for hundreds of years, volcanoes have played a key part in the lives of Maori and Pakeha - as sites for pa, kumara gardens or twentieth-century military fortifications, as sources of stone and water, and now as parks and reserves for all to enjoy. In a new format designed for the backpack (and including three newly recognised craters), the field guide features an accessible introduction to the science of eruptions, including dating and the next eruption, a history of M?ori and Pakeha uses of the volcanoes, an illustrated guide to each of Auckland's 53 volcanoes, including where to go and what to do, aerial photography, maps and historic photographs- over 400 illustrations, 80% of them new. This field guide will help readers engage afresh with the history, geography and geology of Auckland's unique volcanic landscape. How many volcanoes are there? When did they erupt and how do we know? Will there be another eruption in Auckland and, if so, where and when? Will we have sufficient warning to evacuate in time? What is a lava cave, a volcanic bomb or a tuff ring? Why were Auckland's volcanoes such an attraction to early Maori? Why is it that Auckland's freshest water comes out of our volcanoes? This book answers these and many more questions. Volcanoes of Auckland is the essential guide for locals and tourists, school children and scientists, as they climb up Mt Eden or North Head and take in the volcanic landscape that so shapes life in our city.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader & Ingenious Predator
    Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader & Ingenious Predator
    ISBN: 9781776561858
    Title: Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader & Ingenious Predator
    Author: LESTER PHIL

    They¿re ranked one of the world¿s worst invasive species. They¿re often described as pure evil. People use petrol bombs, flamethrowers and shotguns on them in acts of vengeance.
    Wasps are feared and hated by many of us, with good reason ¿ they sting. For anyone who is allergic to their venom, a sting can mean a trip to hospital; for a very unlucky few, it can mean death. Wasps also place massive pressure on New Zealand¿s biodiversity, especially on native birds, plants and insects, including our much-loved honey bees. They cause huge economic losses, estimated at more than $100 million each year.
    Native to Europe, Vespula vulgaris, the common wasp, has been inadvertently transported around the globe ¿ usually travelling quietly, unseen, sleeping in people¿s cargo. Today in New Zealand, the highest known wasp densities have up to 40 nests per hectare.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Which Native Tree? New Ecology Ed
    Which Native Tree? New Ecology Ed
    ISBN: 9780143008996
    Title: Which Native Tree? New Ecology Ed
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    NATURE IDENTIFICATION GUIDES FOR ALL THE FAMILYIDENTIFICATION * ECOLOGY * USESUse Andrew Crowe's unique leaf key to confidently identify common New Zealand native trees* Colour photographs of leaves, flowers, fruit and associated creatures * Graphics giving tree shape * Tree distribution maps* ID checklists listing distinguishing featuresDiscover the known uses of each tree, from food and medicine, to dyes, perfume, honey, bootlaces, fire-making and timber.  Also, learn how to grow each tree in your own garden.Also now includedCreatures to look for in each treeDetails on origins of Maori names

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Which NZ Bird?
    Which NZ Bird?
    ISBN: 9780141006352
    Title: Which NZ Bird?
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    This unique book is designed to appeal to children and adults alike 'There has never been an identification book like this in New Zealand,' says Andrew Crowe. The book covers 98 endemic, native, introduced or migrant bird species from all the main habitats. Nine identification habitats feature four similar-looking birds with simple tips for telling them apart. Each bird receives a code from 1-100, indicating how easy the bird is to find. Exquisite colour paintings by Dave Gunson cover a greater level of detail, for example, the very strikingly different juvenile forms or male/female differences, etc. There are also distribution maps for each bird.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Which NZ Insect
    Which NZ Insect
    ISBN: 9780141006369
    Title: Which NZ Insect
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    This excellent book focuses on insects only, not on other invertebrates (spiders, centipedes, worms, snails, slugs, etc) as in the best-selling Life-Size Guide to Insects published in August 1999. Unlike the Life-Size Guide, this book identifies smaller insects on large panels, and includes a complete coverage of New Zealand butterflies. The text is very detailed and covers over 350 insects.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Which NZ Spider
    Which NZ Spider
    ISBN: 9780143006435
    Title: Which NZ Spider
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    A book that makes it simple to identify a spider and learn about its lifestyle. In this new companion to his award-winning Which New Zealand Insect? Andrew Crowe showcases New Zealand spiders, with practical details on how, when and where to find them. The author continues in his typically entertaining style to weave in many odd and surprising facts - such as how best to eat big spiders, which ones fly, and how to use spider webs for catching fish or for stopping flying bullets. You can also learn here:. Which spiders somersault or jump; Which spiders walk on water, live under the sea or in caves; Whether the whitetailed spider really is dangerous; How to find and recognise a native katipo spider; . Some 60 new Zealand spiders and their relatives (both common and rare) are described and illustrated with 130 photographs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Wildbore: A Photographic Legacy
    Wildbore: A Photographic Legacy
    ISBN: 9780473444136
    Title: Wildbore: A Photographic Legacy

    Wildbore: A photographic legacy explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs. Wildbore captured the unprecedented environmental change that, by the beginning of the 20th century, had transformed a densely forested valley into farms and orderly settlements. Wildbore¿s photographic legacy enables us to visualise the forests that have been almost entirely extinguished from the lowlands of the Manawatu region and, indeed, throughout New Zealand. More than that, it allows us to imagine a future where forests and wetlands are restored ¿ to coalesce with landscapes of human endeavour.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Wildflowers of NZ
    Wildflowers of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869663773
    Title: Wildflowers of NZ
    Author: SUISTED ROB

    Early botanists were astonished at the wealth of new plants they discovered in New Zealand; many of our flowering plants are found nowhere else in the world. The blue of the giant Chatham Islands forget-me-not, the lush yellow of the kowhai and the startling creamy-white Mt Cook lily are just a few of the vibrant colours captured in Rob Suisted's exceptional images. Ranging through wetland, forest, grasslands and coastal habitats, introductory text and informative captions describe our native flowering plants, paying attention to those endangered species, such as the dramatic kakabeak, whose numbers are becoming scarce in the wild.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Wildlife of NZ
    Wildlife of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869664008
    Title: Wildlife of NZ
    Author: SUISTED ROB

    Given the abundance of New Zealand's wilderness areas, it is no surprise that the country's native wildlife is a major drawcard. In the latest title in his compact-format pictorial series, leading photographer Rob Suisted showcases the most iconic and popular species. Wildlife of New Zealand includes not merely the flagship species like kiwi, kauri, kakapo and tuatara, but a unique assembly of fascinating plants and animals that have evolved amid habitats ranging from alpine peaks, open scrub and subtropical forest to wetlands, rocky or sandy shores and the open Pacific. And ease of access to New Zealand's great outdoors means that almost all of these species can be seen firsthand by the visitor. Well researched and informative captions from natural history writer and editor Matt Turner make this not only a stunning photographic collection, but also a very useful reference.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Yates Garden Problem Solver (Revised Edition)
    Yates Garden Problem Solver (Revised Edition)
    ISBN: 9781775541318
    Title: Yates Garden Problem Solver (Revised Edition)
    Author: YATES

    New Zealand's go-to garden guide for pest and disease solutions This bestselling book has been updated to include the latest available practical remediesfor your garden, including natural and organic pest and disease solutions. Covering a wide variety of common problems affecting flowers, fruit, vegetables, shrubs, trees and lawns, Yates Garden Problem Solver provides clear colour illustrations of weeds, pests and diseases, allowing you to spot at a glance the issue affecting your plants. Easy-to-follow text provides simple steps to rid yourself of even the nastiest pests.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Yates Vegetable Garden Guide
    Yates Vegetable Garden Guide
    ISBN: 9781869509286
    Title: Yates Vegetable Garden Guide
    Author: YATES

    Gardening is one of the mega-trends occurring globally with most people making their first foray into gardening with a vegetable and herb garden. This is a new book in the phenomenally popular Yates series of books. Practical and accessible and highly illustrated, and will be suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. In addition to information on growing over 50 types of vegetables and 30 herbs, the Yates Vegetable Garden also includes: Building a garden Gardening in containers Soils, compost and worms Organics and companion planting Gardening for kids Growing from seeds Pests, diseases and weeds 12-month planting calendar Planting maps/zones of New Zealand

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Zealandia: The Valley That Changed a Nation
    Zealandia: The Valley That Changed a Nation
    ISBN: 9780473490119
    Title: Zealandia: The Valley That Changed a Nation
    Author: LYNCH JAMES

    It is 30 years since the publication of Natural Wellington- a plan, initiated by Jim Lynch to “Bring back the birds to Wellington city”. It is 28 years since Jim Lynch proposed the Karori Sanctuary- The world’s first predator fenced community eco-sanctuary.
    It is almost 25 years since the formation of the Karori Sanctuary Trust. It is 20 years since the predator proof fence at karori was constructed.
    Zealandia was the centrepiece of three big ideas in 1990/92: urban conservation, fenced eco-sanctuaries and community conservation. All three have proven to be highly successful.
    Now known as Zealandia, the sanctuary is widely regarded as a success. It is achieving its restoration goals, is a centre of community engagement, a learning and research hub, a major visitor attraction, and is now an economic success story. It is now nearly self-funding and returning great economic benefits to the city.
    Zealandia was an original vision which was far ahead of its time and has been widely copied. After 30years, the innovative business model and concept have been proven to work.
    Zealandia has just been selected by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 greatest places in the world to visit, based on key factors, including quality, originality, sustainability, innovation and influence. https://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2019/5654152/zealandia-wellington-new-zealand/
    It has been the catalyst for the return of missing species to Wellington city and has inspired the city to pursue goals which have made Wellington a “Biophilic city” and one of the few places where biodiversity is increasing.
    Zealandia launched a national community eco-sanctuary movement. Since 2000, 31 fenced sanctuary’s and 80 community sanctuaries with similar objectives emerged and are now protecting 44,000 ha of high biodiversity value land on the mainland. The community eco-sanctuaries have collectively brought many tens of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars into conservation and protected many threatened species. It is the major development in conservation during this century. It also inspired the current “Predator Free NZ” movement.
    The book traces the 30-year journey of Zealandia; starting with how the idea was conceived, and following an incredible story of overcoming the odds to get the support and funding needed to build the fence, eradicate the pests, restore species to the valley and develop the enterprise to meet a range of complex and ambitious goals.
    The book is an example of how innovation occurs and can spread its influence widely for national benefit.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
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