• Foliage for the Contemporary Nz Garden
    Foliage for the Contemporary Nz Garden
    ISBN: 9781869621285
    Title: Foliage for the Contemporary Nz Garden
    Author: MATTHEWS JULIAN

    As life becomes busier and gardeners look for more permanence in their landscaping, foliage plants have come into their own. In this authoritative overview of 114 of the best foliage plants for a range of climates and regions, renowned garden writer Julian Matthews uses stunning photographs to illustrate their inherent beauty and distinctive qualities. With full care and cultivation advice and handsome layout, this book is an indispensable gardeners' and landscapers' aid.




    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Forager's Treasury
    Forager's Treasury
    ISBN: 9781877505164
    Title: Forager's Treasury
    Author: KNOX JOHANNA

    In New Zealand's urban and rural wildernesses, there is an abundance of food just waiting to be discovered if only you know what to look for. Foraged food is healthy, economical and sustainable but the best part is the fun you will have going out to find it. This book is guaranteed to make you look at the plants around you in a different light. A Forager's Treasury features profiles of many edible plants commonly found in New Zealand, including advice on where to find these plants, how to harvest them and how best to use them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Franzi & Great Terrain Robbery
    Franzi & Great Terrain Robbery
    ISBN: 9780473198824
    Title: Franzi & Great Terrain Robbery
    Author: MAHON SAM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Frensham
    Frensham
    ISBN: 9780995105324
    Title: Frensham
    Author: LONG MARGARET

    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: $60.00
    $60.00
  • From Pasture to Paradise
    From Pasture to Paradise
    ISBN: 9780473218683
    Title: From Pasture to Paradise
    Author: TROTT ALAN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • From Weta to Kauri: a Guide to the Nz Forest
    From Weta to Kauri: a Guide to the Nz Forest
    ISBN: 9781869416553
    Title: From Weta to Kauri: a Guide to the Nz Forest
    Author: HUNT JANET & LUCAS ROB

    From Weta to Kauri is the prefect book to put in your backpack and take into the bush when you go walking and tramping.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Garden Pest & Disease Control
    Garden Pest & Disease Control
    ISBN: 9780994139955
    Title: Garden Pest & Disease Control
    Author: BRETT BILL

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Gardening in Nz, Month by Month
    Gardening in Nz, Month by Month
    ISBN: 9781869660833
    Title: Gardening in Nz, Month by Month
    Author: GREVILLE DENNIS

    New Zealand's benign climate creates superb growing conditions for flowers, fruit and vegetables, so it's no wonder that Kiwis love to turn their garden into a slice of paradise. Now gardening enthusiasts will be able to pick up Dennis Greville's highly practical gardening book and find some instant improvement they can make to their garden. The text was previously published by HarperCollins in 1995 but has been fully updated, and now comes with the author's exquisite colour photography throughout. The book is structured around the four seasons, starting with spring, and each season is broken down into three months. Each month follows a standardised structure, with regular entries on feeding and watering; dealing with pests; and tending flowers, lawns, fruit trees, and vegetables. Among these are 'how to do it' panels on special tasks such as planting rose bushes or making your own fertilisers, as well as regular panels listing key tasks and opportunities for the month at hand. The content is written with the eco-friendly gardener in mind, and where possible Dennis proposes natural solutions rather than harmful chemicals. His voice of experience makes this book an authoritative, month-by-month manual to achieving garden excellence.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Gardening With Worms a Manual for Nzers
    Gardening With Worms a Manual for Nzers
    ISBN: 9780476004283
    Title: Gardening With Worms a Manual for Nzers
    Author: STEMMER JOHN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Gardens of the Greats: Expressions Of Extraordinary People
    Gardens of the Greats: Expressions Of Extraordinary People
    ISBN: 9780473444907
    Title: Gardens of the Greats: Expressions Of Extraordinary People
    Author: DAURAT ARNAUD & DUTHILL CHRISTINA


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Get Growing Step by Step Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables
    Get Growing Step by Step Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables
    ISBN: 9781869791599
    Title: Get Growing Step by Step Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables
    Author: COOK HELEN

    Growing your own veges and fruit is the new black - more and more people are turning back to growing their own food in this time of rising food and petrol costs and plummeting house values. And for some time now, primary schools have been teaching their students how to grow plants and have extra-curricular garden clubs. So there's a great need for this book. Children don't need to know everything there is about edible gardening to get started. Nor do their grownups. The book is designed to give people of all ages some basics, along with projects and activities to spark young imaginations and cultivate green thumbs. The finer details of growing food can come later, once their appetite for gardening has been whetted. This is about recapturing the flavours and foods of our pasts for our children. It re-introduces the idea that food comes from nature - not the supermarket - and the acts of growing, preparing and sharing it can be immensely satisfying. This book is packed with information and ideas for making edible gardening a fun activity that all members of the family can enjoy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ghosts of Gondwana: A History of Life in NZ 10th Anniversary Expanded Ed
    Ghosts of Gondwana: A History of Life in NZ 10th Anniversary Expanded Ed
    ISBN: 9780947503086
    Title: Ghosts of Gondwana: A History of Life in NZ 10th Anniversary Expanded Ed
    Author: GIBBS GEORGE

    Have you ever wondered why New Zealand's plants and animals are so different from those in other countries? Why kakapo is the only parrot in the world that cannot fly, or why the kiwi lives here and nowhere else? New Zealand is an extraordinary place, unique on earth, and the remarkable story of how and why life evolved here is the subject of Ghosts of Gondwana. The challenge of explaining New Zealand's natural origins is picked up in this fully revised edition of the popular award-winning book. It presents the latest scientific research in highly readable form, highlighting studies that reveal the deep historical background of our landscapes, fauna and flora - from ancient frogs and moa to delicate insects and the magnificent southern beech forests. It introduces the latest discoveries and resolves past issues like the 'Oligocene drowning' hypothesis. Exciting fossil discoveries are revealed and new scientific technologies and approaches to the discipline of historical biogeography are discussed - approaches that range from undersea geology to molecular clocks - and it inevitably draws attention to the debates and conflicts that distinguish different schools of opinion in this holistic branch of theoretical science. This revision incorporates the results of 10 years of intensive scientific research and includes four entirely new chapters to: focus on 'yesterday's maps' to draw attention to the ephemeral islands in our history that have possibly acted as stepping stones for terrestrial animals and plants but today have sunk into the sea; incorporate the author's own special interest in an ancient group of 'jaw-moths', unknown and unnoticed by most people but with a strong message that New Zealand is part of the world when it comes to explaining where our fauna have come from; present recent research findings on our huge flightless birds, the ratites; and include New Zealand's terrestrial molluscs into the story. Ghosts of Gondwana identifies New Zealand as one of the most challenging places on earth to explain, but it's readable, engaging style and revised illustrations render this often-controversial discipline of science into a format that is accessible to any reader with an interest in natural history and the unique environment of New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Ginny's Herb Handbook
    Ginny's Herb Handbook
    ISBN: 9781869537524
    Title: Ginny's Herb Handbook
    Author: CLAYTON GINNY

    From culinary herbs such as Thai basil and French tarragon to herbs for healing, including comfrey and chamomile, Ginny describes how to propagate, raise and maintain over 60 herbs using organic growing methods. There are tips on how to plan your kitchen herb garden, companion planting, which herbs to plant to attract bees, and which ones repel insect pests. Also included are delicious recipes using fresh culinary herbs that boost flavour and your health, and how to make herb oils, butters and vinegars and relaxing and refreshing herbal teas. Easy to use and full of great advice, this friendly guide to homegrown herbs is all you need to get started on the road to a more herbal, and healthier, lifestyle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Go Wild: Guiding Native Restoration in Tasman District
    Go Wild: Guiding Native Restoration in Tasman District
    ISBN: 9780473190293
    Title: Go Wild: Guiding Native Restoration in Tasman District
    Author: ATKINSON MAGGIE & NORTH MICHAEL

    Go Wild is a new style of native forest restoration manual, combining the "how to" with the stories of people who have done it, inspire it and live it. The Go Wild manual guides you through the restoration process, from choosing a site and plants, to establishing "pioneers", feeding native birds, protecting your regenerating bush from stock and predators, "making weeds work for you", establishing wildlife corridors, restoring dunes and wetlands, trapping pests. It details covenanting, funding agencies and sources of advice. Restoration offers many challenges and this publication is invaluable to those contemplating a project. Infused with sound advice from the Nelson region - native plant nurseryman, lifestyle block owners, botanists, volunteer pest trappers, wetland restorers, schoolchildren - are establishing a template that has application nationwide. The heart and art of the restoration work is beautifully captured by photographer Oliver Weber, his images generously illustrate the publication. Going Wild never looked so tempting...

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Godwits
    Godwits
    ISBN: 9780143011934
    Title: Godwits
    Author: WOODLEY KEITH

    This highly illustrated book tells the story of the godwits and their migrations - why and how they do it. It follows the birds on their intrepid journeys, examining the places they visit, be it an estuary in northern New Zealand, a mudflat on the Chinese-North Korean border, or a tundra nesting site in Alaska. Keith Woodley, godwit expert and manager of the Miranda Shorebird Centre in New Zealand, details the amazing changes these bird undergo before and during their voyages - from moulting into new plumage, to doubling their weight and shrinking non-essential body organs - as well as their array of innate skills in weather prediction and global navigation, weaving the latest scientific findings into history, literature and folklore. In Godwits the author's eye-witness accounts and meticulous research culminate in a tale of navigation and stunning fortitude that will delight both professional bird watchers and general readers curious to discover more about one of nature's quiet achievers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Going Native: Growing & Using NZ Plants
    Going Native: Growing & Using NZ Plants
    ISBN: 9781877257131
    Title: Going Native: Growing & Using NZ Plants
    Author: SPELLERBERG IAN R. & GIVEN DAVID

    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
    $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
    $45.00
  • Good Life
    Good Life
    ISBN: 9781775540076
    Title: Good Life
    Author: O'NEIL SARAH

    "Four glorious seasons in a Kiwi country garden: 'Discovering how to be a country bumpkin and rub off some of that city-slicker shine has been an interesting journey with a lot of learning things the hard way and definitely a lot of laughter, hard work and a whole lot of fun. But the best part is we now have a flourishing veggie garden supplying most of our vegetable wants and needs. Life couldn't be more perfect.'"--Publisher information.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Grow It Yourself Vegetables
    Grow It Yourself Vegetables
    ISBN: 9781869537616
    Title: Grow It Yourself Vegetables
    Author: STEENS ANDREW

    A down-to-earth practical guide to growing vegetables for you and your family. Internationally best-selling author and industry-acclaimed gardening guru Andrew Steens is your right-hand man in the vege patch, and here he gives expert advice that will inspire you to give it a go and grow it yourself. Includes an A?Z of the vegetables best suited to New Zealand gardens, with quick-reference to sowing and harvesting for each of the 33 crops. Plus, handy sowing and harvest charts by climate zone give detailed information about what grows best where and when, along with tips on companion gardening, green crops, planting by the moon and weed control.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Grow It Yourself: Fruit & Nuts
    Grow It Yourself: Fruit & Nuts
    ISBN: 9781869537890
    Title: Grow It Yourself: Fruit & Nuts
    Author: STEENS ANDREW

    Another down-to-earth, practical gardening guide from best-selling author Andrew Steens - a companion volume to Grow it Yourself Vegetables. Packed with sound advice and information, Andrew Steens and his new book, Grow it Yourself Fruit & Nuts are your first port of call when planting a new orchard, or looking for guidance on how to care for your fruit crops. With space-saving new dwarf varieties for today's smaller gardens and multi-grafted trees that are more resistant to pests and diseases now available, growing fruit in the home garden is becoming increasingly popular




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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

    $35.00
  • Guide to the Freshwater Crustacea of Nz
    Guide to the Freshwater Crustacea of Nz
    ISBN: 9780473201753
    Title: Guide to the Freshwater Crustacea of Nz
    Author: WINTERBOURN M J

    Guide to the freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand is a comprehensive update of the classic volume Introduction to the freshwater Crustacea of N.Z. by Chapman & Lewis (1976). In the intervening 35 years there have been many advances in the systematics of crustaceans leading in many instances to the introduction of new names, and our knowledge of freshwater crustacean biology and ecology has increased substantially. The new book follows a similar format to its predecessor, uses some of the same text, and many of the original figures. However, most of the text and identification keys have been rewritten to accommodate advances in knowledge, and many new line draw- ings and colour images are included. Each chapter has its own set of references to help users access the relevant literature. Accounts of the Copepoda, Syncarida, and Amphipoda, in particular, contain much new material, and information on the remarkable subterranean and 'terrestrial' crustacean faunas is incorporated. The book is intended to be a source of information and a guide to the identification of our inland crustacean fauna that can be used by students, teachers, research workers, and other environmental scientists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • 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
    Author: UPRITCHARD E ALAN

    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: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Hamurana Springs: the Ancient Waters
    Hamurana Springs: the Ancient Waters
    ISBN: 9780473301262
    Title: Hamurana Springs: the Ancient Waters
    Author: BURTON DEB


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Hand Guide to the Birds of NZ 2e
    Hand Guide to the Birds of NZ 2e
    ISBN: 9780143570936
    Title: Hand Guide to the Birds of NZ 2e
    Author: BARRIE HEATHER & ROBERTSON HUGH

    The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a trusted, invaluable reference for lovers of New Zealand birds. Comprehensive and easy to use, this new edition features: 374 species, including 35 new additions - the book's biggest revision since first publication 85 stunning colour paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species an introduction to key bird-watching sites distribution maps and an in-depth guide to field identification The only hand guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, this is the ideal field companion for identifying our extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Hillary's Antarctica: Adventure Exploration & Establishing Scott Base
    Hillary's Antarctica: Adventure Exploration & Establishing Scott Base
    ISBN: 9781760633578
    Title: Hillary's Antarctica: Adventure Exploration & Establishing Scott Base
    Author: WATSON NIGEL; USSHER JANE

    Beautifully illustrated with Jane Ussher's photographs of the hut restoration in Antarctica, plus historic images and never-before-seen ephemera and diary entries, this is a treasure. Sir Edmund and New Zealand were supposed to be a support act to the British Commonwealth Antarctic crossing party. By heading on to the South Pole and reaching it before the crossing party, Hillary exceeded the brief. His actions created tensions, unleashed a media storm, and denied the British a historic first overland to the South Pole since Captain Scott. Hillary even had the audacity to achieve the feat with three farm tractors. Nevertheless, in doing so, Sir Ed Hillary added another fascinating chapter to the exploration annals of Antarctica and he, and his expedition team, laid the foundations for New Zealand's continuous, and increasingly important, presence in Antarctica.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Home Companion My Year of Living Like My Grandmother
    Home Companion My Year of Living Like My Grandmother
    ISBN: 9781877505140
    Title: Home Companion My Year of Living Like My Grandmother
    Author: NISSEN WENDYL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Hook, Line & Blinkers: Everything Kiwis Never Wanted to Know About Fishing
    Hook, Line & Blinkers: Everything Kiwis Never Wanted to Know About Fishing
    ISBN: 9780986457463
    Title: Hook, Line & Blinkers: Everything Kiwis Never Wanted to Know About Fishing
    Author: MORGAN GARETH & SIMMONS GEOFF

    As his fish bins filled up on another successful raid on the Cook Strait groper fishery, economist and dedicated fisherman Gareth Morgan found himself wondering whether it could possibly be right that he should be allowed to do this. Is it still true, he wondered, that there are plenty more fish in the sea? He resolved to find out. Together with Geoff Simmons, he launched an in-depth investigation into the state of New Zealand's fisheries resource and our supposedly world leading management regime. HOOK, LINE AND BLINKERS is the result. Fishing is but one of the pressures our oceans face, but it's one that people - you and me - can readily influence. For it's not only the fishing industry that must confront the impacts of their fishing on the environment: recreational fishers must face up to our share of issues too. Meanwhile, if we mean to ensure that there are still fish in the sea tomorrow, we must begin to make ethical choices about what we buy and eat. This book will change how Kiwis think about fishing, whether you are sitting in Parliament, your dinghy, or at your dinner table.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Horse in Nz Attitude & Heart
    Horse in Nz Attitude & Heart
    ISBN: 9781869537357
    Title: Horse in Nz Attitude & Heart
    Author: MINCHAM CAROLYN

    A unique, fascinating look at the cultural history of the horse in New Zealand, revealing the influence, socially and as a working animal, it has had here over the years and our continuing love affair with all things equestrian. The arrival in 1814 of the first horse on a beach in Northland marks the beginning of the story of the NZ horse. Fascinating images and descriptive stories trace the history of the journey horse, city horse, riding hacks, Clydesdales and ponies. From racing legends and movie stars, through to the heroic warhorses; horses hold a place in our nation's heart.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • How to Grow Edibles in Containers: Good Produce from Small Spaces
    How to Grow Edibles in Containers: Good Produce from Small Spaces
    ISBN: 9781869538835
    Title: How to Grow Edibles in Containers: Good Produce from Small Spaces
    Author: HILL FIONNA

    From the author of the internationally successful How to Grow Microgreens, this companion volume is all about growing edible plants when you only have limited space. Fionna grows a huge range of crops throughout the year on her apartment balcony and, as with her previous book, she writes candidly about the successes (and failures), those plants that crop well or not, and she introduces some more unusual varieties such as water chestnut, ginger and tatsoi. With over 45 edible plants described, there is something for all tastes and seasons. Fionna again includes delicious recipes with suggestions on how to use the produce you grow so that you can enjoy salads and cooked vegetables from your garden all year round. There is a chapter on encouraging children to grow their own favourite container edibles (children enjoy vegetables so much more when they have grown them themselves), troubleshooting any issues with your container plants and easy instructions on watering and plant nutrition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • How to Grow Microgreens
    How to Grow Microgreens
    ISBN: 9781869537654
    Title: How to Grow Microgreens
    Author: HILL FIONNA

    What's small, able to be grown on your windowsill and is bursting with flavour and goodness? Microgreens, the new superfood that everyone can grow! Microgreens - the tiny seedlings of herbs and vegetables - are today's hottest gourmet garnish, offering a multitude of colours, textures and distinct flavours, ranging from spicy, mild and subtle to hot or nutty. Larger than sprouts and smaller than baby salad greens, microgreens are fantastic for those with limited garden space as they are great to grow in containers on a terrace or windowsill. Immediate and practical, most varieties are ready in a week or so, and you can grow them in winter. As a bonus, as well as tasting great, nutritionally microgreens pack a powerful punch; they have been found to contain higher levels of concentrated active compounds than mature plants or seeds. This book describes how to successfully grow your own microgreens, with detailed information on 25 popular varieties, plus recipes.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
    Author: STEWART DEBBIE

    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
    $50.00
  • Ice Mice & Men the Issues Facing Our Far South + Dvd
    Ice Mice & Men the Issues Facing Our Far South + Dvd
    ISBN: 9780987666628
    Title: Ice Mice & Men the Issues Facing Our Far South + Dvd
    Author: SIMMONS GEOFF & MORGAN GARETH

    Our Far South is packed with history and wildlife, and is renowned for its breathtaking and photogenic beauty. But does our appreciation of the region run more than skin deep? Do Kiwis really understand how important the region is and what issues are facing it? In February 2012, Gareth Morgan trapped ten of New Zealand's top experts on the region in a boat with 40 ordinary Kiwis for a month. Together with Geoff Simmons, he grilled them about the issues facing the region and Ice, Mice and Men is the result. What they found was startling. Our Far South - that part of New Zealand that extends from Stewart Island almost without interruption to the South Pole - harbours precious wildlife and is the engine room of the world's oceans and climate. We are blessed to live in this unique part of the world, but we also have a huge responsibility to look after it. Ice, Mice and Men looks at the three ways we risk inflicting long-term, even permanent harm, on this precious and fragile region. The race to exploit resources has been underway for three centuries, and may be poised to escalate. Pressure from human activity may be threatening biodiversity and even the survival of species. And looming ever larger is the threat of climate change. Damage done to Our Far South will have profound implications, both for New Zealand and right across the globe. Gareth Morgan is a well-known columnist, philanthropist and author. Geoff Simmons is an economist for the Morgan Family Charitable Foundation and has previously worked for the New Zealand Treasury. He is also Co-Creative Director of the Wellington Improvisation Troupe



    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Illustrated Guide to the Common Weeds of NZ 3ed
    Illustrated Guide to the Common Weeds of NZ 3ed
    ISBN: 9780473162856
    Title: Illustrated Guide to the Common Weeds of NZ 3ed
    Author: POPAY IAN ET AL

    Aimed at a wide audience, with colour photographs and simple text, this popular and indispensable guide to the identification of weeds in New Zealand is now in its third edition. The 2010 edition is bigger and better, with just over 600 species and more than 1500 stunning new photographs which provide an excellent aid to identification. Species are listed in four groups : Plants with spores -- Plants with cones -- plants with flowers - Dicotyledons and -- Plants with flowers - Monocotyledons. the authors remind us that ""The definition of a weed as a plant growing in the wrong place means that one person's weed is another's treasure"". Their intention was to include all common weeds, including garden escapes, introduced plants, and some plants which may be useful pasture components but which can be a nuisance in the garden or in horticultural crops. Native species which are major weed problems of pastoral land in some regions are listed, and other native species are listed due to their similarity of appearance to a weed in order to avoid misidentification. each plant receives a general introduction, and is then described in detail; the usefulness or toxicity of the plant is also addressed and derivation of botanical names is given. Plants are listed by both botanical and common names, and indexes enable easy searching, but for those unfamiliar with a plant there is a section to help identify a plant from information about flower colour and size, the kind of plant it is and where it occurs. The text has been updated to accommodate changes to the legislation governing pest plants.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Illustrated Guide to Weed Seeds of Nz
    Illustrated Guide to Weed Seeds of Nz
    ISBN: 9780473224103
    Title: Illustrated Guide to Weed Seeds of Nz
    Author: JAMES TREVOR & POPAY IAN & CHAMPION PAUL TE AL

    An Illustrated Guide to Weeds Seeds of New Zealand provides a wide audience with access to expert seed identification and will be an invaluable tool for anyone working in agricultural or horticultural production, ecological research or plant pest management, and for anyone with a general interest in plants.

    This book is an aid to the identification of the propagules of common naturalised and native plants of NZ, and of weeds of other countries that aren’t present in NZ but often intercepted in consignments imported from overseas. It is not strictly about ‘seeds’ in their bare form, rather the form in which they are most likely to be found or seen; for this reason it includes photographs of ‘seeds’ with and without appendages such as spiny protrusions, wings or bracts.

    The helpful introduction includes an identification aid and glossary. There are 116 pages of colour photographs, with 696 images illustrating 623 different species. A brief description and distribution information are given for each seed.


    Format: Spiral
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Inspirational Gardens of Nz
    Inspirational Gardens of Nz
    ISBN: 9780670074785
    Title: Inspirational Gardens of Nz
    Author: LAMMERTING KRISTIN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00
    $82.00
  • Intriguing Story of Coromandel Granite
    Intriguing Story of Coromandel Granite
    ISBN: 9780473301163
    Title: Intriguing Story of Coromandel Granite
    Author: GARMSON LINDSAY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $115.00
    $115.00
  • Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards & Climate Change in Aotearoa NZ
    Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards & Climate Change in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9780995110717
    Title: Invading Sea: Coastal Hazards & Climate Change in Aotearoa NZ
    Author: PEAT NEVILLE

    `Low-lying coast is a chronically grim frontline of climate change, socially and economically, and the frontline with the most to lose.' New Zealand's coastline is under attack. When cyclones and king tides coincide, there is double trouble at the sea's edge with erosion and flooding. Award-winning author Neville Peat investigates the multiple faces of the greatest environmental issue to face New Zealand and other Pacific nations this century: the science of a warming, rising, stormier sea; the risky reality for many low-lying communities; the sluggish response of central and local government; the engineered solutions and the curly question of insurance. He also addresses the vital question: what should be done and who should pay? The Invading Sea is the first book for a general audience about adapting to the impact of climate change on New Zealand's coastline.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Joy of the Mountains: a Climber's Life
    Joy of the Mountains: a Climber's Life
    ISBN: 9780908714117
    Title: Joy of the Mountains: a Climber's Life
    Author: WILSON JOHN

    No death in the mountains in the middle years of the 20th century affected the New Zealand climbing community more than the loss of John Harrison in the Mount Rolleston tragedy of June 1966. John was one of the most admired climbers of his generation. His loss was felt keenly not only because of his achievements as a mountaineer, in New Zealand and and overseas, but also because his character and personality endeared him to people of all walks of life. He was a member of a significant generation of New Zealand climbers. Growing up through the years of World War II, this generation, after the war's end, completed the exploration of the New Zealand mountains and ascended the last of the country's unclimbed peaks. This was also the first generation of New Zealand climbers to test their mettle, in many numbers, on mountains overseas. This book describes not only his life and climbing career, but also set his life and career in the broader context of the history of New Zealand mountaineering. More broadly still, it makes a contribution to our understanding of New Zealand's social history in the middle years of the 20th century.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Kakapo: Rescued From the Brink of Extinction
    Kakapo: Rescued From the Brink of Extinction
    ISBN: 9781877517273
    Title: Kakapo: Rescued From the Brink of Extinction
    Author: BALLANCE ALISON

    Kakapo follows the fall and rise of one of the world¿s most unusual birds, from the brink of extinction, through a roller-coaster ride of hope and loss. One of New Zealand¿s most threatened species, these charismatic yet mysterious night parrots, are now found only on a small number of predator-free island sanctuaries in New Zealand and have been the focus of a remarkable world renowned New Zealand conservation effort since 1977. Kakapo: Rescued from the brink of extinction is a revised edition of the 2010 title of the same name, that includes all of the up-to-date details of the ongoing, innovative hard work of the Kakapo Recovery Programme, New Zealand¿s flagship threatened-species conservation story. After nearly 30 years of intensive management by the New Zealand Department of Conservation kakapo team, there are exciting times ahead for kakapo, as the summer of 2019 will be the biggest kakapo breeding season on record. The author, Alison Ballance, has provided an informative and entertaining mix of hard facts, history, and accounts of the daily and seasonal routines of kakapo and their minders. This beautiful illustrated and inspiring book will appeal to anyone with an interest in ornithology and the natural world of New Zealand.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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