• Kapiti
    Kapiti
    ISBN: 9780473061661
    Title: Kapiti
    Author: MACLEAN CHRIS

    Winner of the 2000 Montana NZ Book Awards, history & biography section. Heading north from Wellington, travellers come to Pukerua Bay and there, across the water, is Kapiti Island, remote and alluring. In the morning light its contours and its forest stand out; by afternoon it is a dark, brooding shape. Today, Kapiti gives its name to the mainland opposite and the island appears on almost every local sign and logo, but this association is surprisingly new. In the past, Kapiti was best known as the stronghold of the great Ngati Toa chief, Te Rauparaha; more recently it has become renowned as a refuge for endangered birds that have not survived on the mainland. First published 1999.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Kauri
    Kauri
    ISBN: 9781869665296
    Title: Kauri
    Author: ORWIN JOANNA

    One of the largest trees in the world, the kauri is a natural wonder and a New Zealand icon. Its immense trunk has supplied timber for every conceivable use from Maori war canoes to modern European homes. Along the way, the industries that sprang up around it shaped national culture in ways that still echo today. Today the last remaining stands of kauri forest are preserved carefully, a must-see for locals and visitors alike. From commodity for exploitation to object of awe, the kauri and its story lie at the heart of New Zealand's own story, which is vividly brought to life in Joanna Orsin's book. 'Kauri: Witness to a Nation's History' takes us back to the tree's ancient originals. We read about Maori myth surrounding the tree, and about the white-skinned mariners who sailed up to harvest timber for their own 'giant birds': the great naval ships of Europe. The tree's presence looms over the colonial period and beyond, and is the very stuff from which the flagpoles at Waitangi were carved (as well as some of the country's fines architectual treasures and modern works of art).The book charts the growth of the conservation movement, and presents the modern-day issues that affect the tree, such as Maori guardianship and tourism versus protection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Kauri  Witness to a Nations History
    Kauri Witness to a Nations History
    ISBN: 9781869660376
    Title: Kauri Witness to a Nations History
    Author: ORWIN JOANNA

    One of the largest trees in the world, the kauri is a natural wonder and a New Zealand icon. Its immense trunk has supplied timber for every conceivable use from Maori war canoes to modern European homes. Along the way, the industries that sprang up around it shaped national culture in ways that still echo today. Today the last remaining stands of kauri forest are preserved carefully, a must-see for locals and visitors alike. From commodity for exploitation to object of awe, the kauri and its story lie at the heart of New Zealand's own story, which is vividly brought to life in Joanna Orwin's book. Kauri: Witness to a Nation's History takes us back to the tree's ancient origins. We read about Maori myth surrounding the tree, and about the white-skinned mariners who sailed up to harvest timber for their own 'giant birds': the great naval ships of Europe. The tree's presence looms over the colonial period and beyond, and is the very stuff from which the flagpoles at Waitangi were carved (as well as some of the country's finest architectural treasures and modern works of art). The book charts the growth of the conservation movement, and presents the modern-day issues that affect the tree, such as Maori guardianship and tourism versus protection.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Kiwi & Other Flightless Birds
    Kiwi & Other Flightless Birds
    ISBN: 9781869533922
    Title: Kiwi & Other Flightless Birds
    Author: GILL BRIAN

    Part of a full colour series on various aspects of New Zealand's cultural and natural heritage aimed at tourists, the general public and as an educational resource - this text covers the kiwi, all three species, and New Zealand's other famous flightless birds, from the extinct moa to the kakapo.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Kiwi a Natural History
    Kiwi a Natural History
    ISBN: 9781869662929
    Title: Kiwi a Natural History
    Author: CASTRO ISABEL

    New Zealand's best-known bird and national icon is the subject of this new and highly accessible title from two experts in their field. There are five recognised species of kiwi, distributed unevenly in locations throughout New Zealand and ranging from the most widespread - the North Island brown kiwi - to the most endangered (the little spotted kiwi). Along with stunning photographs from award-winning wildlife photographer Rod Morris, native bird expert Dr Isabel Castrol describes all key aspects of kiwi, from their evolution, prehistory and closest relatives (based on the latest research) to their feeding and breeding behaviour and current conservation issues, making this the perfect introduction for anyone with an interest in these fascinating birds.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Kiwi Backyard Handbook
    Kiwi Backyard Handbook
    ISBN: 9780143566052
    Title: Kiwi Backyard Handbook
    Author: NEWCOMBE JUSTIN

    More than any other people in the world, Kiwis live their lives in the backyard. Whether it's a quarter acre or a tiny patch of lawn, or if you aspire to a burgeoning veggie garden and a few chooks or to relaxing by a palm-edged pool, a good spot for your barbecue is always a must.The Kiwi Backyard Handbook is an essential book if you're planning a garden makeover. It contains 25 easy but impressive projects with step-by-step photographs to stir up your creativity, along with a wealth of good advice to get you started. From laying pavers to building a compost bin, growing fruit and vegetables to DIY sculpture projects, there's plenty of inspiration and practical instruction on how to make the most of your backyard.Justin Newcombe is a professional landscape gardener and a DIY guru, and will show you how to turn your backyard into your dream oasis.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Kiwi Backyard: Inspirational Landscape Design Ideas & Plans for Your Own Backyard
    Kiwi Backyard: Inspirational Landscape Design Ideas & Plans for Your Own Backyard
    ISBN: 9781760631888
    Title: Kiwi Backyard: Inspirational Landscape Design Ideas & Plans for Your Own Backyard
    Author: ELLIS ANDREW

    Andy Ellis, ex-All Black, Cantabrian and part-time landscape designer, presents creative landscape ideas that you can adapt for your garden.
    This book features a wide range of backyards from Kiwi heroes Kieran Read, Richie and Gemma McCaw, Sir Graham Henry, Wayne Smith, Wyatt Crockett, Sir Richard Hadlee, Izzy Dagg, George and Kayla Whitelock, Jason Gunn, Razor Robertson, Dan Carter's folks, Al Brown, Matt Watson and Jason Kerrison.

    With themes including the inner-city sanctuary, the native haven, the Kiwi kid's playground and the entertainer's utopia, there's something for everyone within these pages.

    In addition you'll find planting lists for each different theme and generic plans drawn up by Andy's friends at Kamo Marsh Landscape Architects giving you practical ideas for creating your ideal backyard.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Kiwi Dogs
    Kiwi Dogs
    ISBN: 9781743365731
    Title: Kiwi Dogs
    Author: DARCY DAVID

    Author-photographer David Darcy goes trans-Tasman in search of portraits and interviews of New Zealanders and their dogs
    In his quest to capture that bond that exists between dogs and their owners and distil it into the perfect shot, author-photographer David Darcy goes trans-Tasman, traversing the length and breadth of the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand. From Auckland to Wellington, taking in Tauranga and Rotorua on the way; from Nelson to Invercargill by way of Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin, here are the dogs of New Zealand and their owners. Along the way, he meets the working dogs, without whom the high country of the South Island could not be farmed successfully; the companion dogs who nurture their owner's sense of well-being and happiness; the family dogs who stick with their people through thick and thin; the police dogs and security dogs whose bravery is unwavering - there are stories that will make you laugh and cry. Set against the stunning backdrop of New Zealand's mountains, lakes, beaches and towns, delving into communities as diverse as Bluff and Auckland, David Darcy's skill as a photographer and a good listener reveals how passionately Kiwis feel about their dogs.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Kiwi Fossil Hunters Handbook
    Kiwi Fossil Hunters Handbook
    ISBN: 9781869791889
    Title: Kiwi Fossil Hunters Handbook
    Author: CRAMPTON JAMES

    Kids are fascinated by dinosaurs, and love the idea of the fossils they have left behind. New Zealand has a rich fossil record which is accessible to the amateur fossil-hunter in locations around New Zealand, including shells and plant remains as well as the bones, teeth and other remnants of ancient reptiles, birds and fish. This handy pack-sized guide features 30 accessible locations around the country where kids and their families can find fossils. Each location contains specific information on where to look and what to look for, as well as the geological background and other details of each site, and colour images of fossils that could be found there. What the sites look like now is supplemented by colourful mini-posters showing reconstructions of New Zealand in the past by well-known artist Dave Gunson. The book will be released in February to coincide with the opening of the 'Dead Precious' touring exhibition at Te Papa, which will run until the Easter school holidays.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Kiwi the Peoples Bird
    Kiwi the Peoples Bird
    ISBN: 9781877372360
    Title: Kiwi the Peoples Bird
    Author: PEAT NEVILLE

    Back in 1990, when Neville Peat wrote The Incredible Kiwi, the national bird was in retreat, from habitat loss and the severe impact of predation. It was not well understood, being nocturnal and hidden in the forest. Most Kiwis had never seen their national bird. During the 1990s, saving the kiwi became a popular cause. Community kiwi conservation projects have emerged all over the country, especially in the North Island. And scientific research has led to greater knowledge of the bird's population dynamics and distribution. The kiwi has truly become 'the people's bird'. In this book, the author describes the kiwi from every point of view, from wild bird to national emblem. What is this biological oddity called the kiwi? Exactly how many species of kiwi are there? Where do they live? What do they eat? How are people helping them to survive? Why does this bird have such a major place in the Kiwi nation's life? And he tells the story of the largest popular movement in support of an endangered native species that New Zealand has ever seen.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Kiwi: An Endangered NZ Icon
    Kiwi: An Endangered NZ Icon
    ISBN: 9780995110458
    Title: Kiwi: An Endangered NZ Icon
    Author: ELLIOT MATT

    The Kiwi: Endangered New Zealand Icon is about our historical fascination with a unique national icon - the kiwi - and the extraordinary efforts being made to save it from extinction.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Kiwi: the Real Story
    Kiwi: the Real Story
    ISBN: 9781869664701
    Title: Kiwi: the Real Story
    Author: FLORIAN ANNEMARIE & HUNT HEATHER

    While the kiwi is often depicted as an endangered national

    symbol in need of our protection, this book takes a dramatically different route. Kiwi: the real story invites the reader into the secret night world of the North Island brown kiwi, illuminating the facts about its habitat, diet, courting, and parenting. Beautiful illustrations accompany a story

    that can be read on two levels: for young children a bold rhythmic verse describes kiwi in action in the bush, while the non-fiction narrative provides older readers with added insight into kiwi biology and behaviour. The combination of verse, factual text and bold expressive pictures harmonise in a new and intriguing view of a bird we feel we know so well, yet have much still to learn about.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Know Your NZ Native Plants
    Know Your NZ Native Plants
    ISBN: 9781869662059
    Title: Know Your NZ Native Plants
    Author: METCALF L J

    New Zealand has a unique and attractive native plant life that is of interest to everyone from gardeners and trampers to students of botany and ecology. In Know Your New Zealand Native Plants Lawrie Metcalf introduces a selection of the most interesting, iconic and important New Zealand plants, spanning latitudes from subtropical to temperate, and altitudes from sea level to alpine mountaintop, describing their natural history and distinguishing features. This title joins New Holland's hugely successful 'Know Your ...' series, of which the first two titles - Birds and Trees - both reprinted twice within two years of their release. Written for a family readership and with the novice in mind, the text of 'Know Your...' titles is light and easy in tone, with simple language, and is accompanied by full-page, full-colour portrait photographs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Know Your NZ Trees
    Know Your NZ Trees
    ISBN: 9781869660987
    Title: Know Your NZ Trees
    Author: METCALF LAWRIE

    This beginner's guide from the authoritative pen of Lawrie Metcalf forms an easy-to-grasp introduction to over 80 of New Zealand's best-known trees. Though free of jargon and extraneous information, the text is lucid and packed with all the key facts on shape and appearance, foliage, blossom and fruit details that will enable the layperson to identify the species they commonly see in bush, reserve and beyond. Each entry is accompanied by a succinct data panel and a full-page, full-colour portrait photograph - plus on occasion, detail photographs of fruit, flowers, etc.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Landscape Gardens by Nz Top Designers
    Landscape Gardens by Nz Top Designers
    ISBN: 9781869621155
    Title: Landscape Gardens by Nz Top Designers
    Author: THODEY ROSEMARY

    Landscape design has its highest profile ever right now. New Zealand garden design is rapidly becoming recognised internationally as excitingly innovative and creative, from sharp city minimalism to sweeping coastal and country estates.Following a brief introduction outlining the history of garden design in New Zealand, the author and photographer celebrate the work of 20 of our most accomplished garden designers.The range of personalities is truly national, from Ted Smyth, Rod Barnett, Trish Waugh, Gudrun Fischer to Rob Watson, Chris Groom and Ben McMaster.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Life Size Guide to Insects
    Life Size Guide to Insects
    ISBN: 9780140283457
    Title: Life Size Guide to Insects
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    A guide to native and introduced insects and other land invertebrates. Details of habitat, names, life cycles, history, and appearance are accompanied by colour photographs. Includes butterflies, moths, beetles, big back legs, freshwater insects, flies, bees, wasps, ants, stick insects, bugs, eight legs, ten and more legs, slimy and legless, and more.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Lifesize Guide to the NZ Beach
    Lifesize Guide to the NZ Beach
    ISBN: 9780143019343
    Title: Lifesize Guide to the NZ Beach
    Author: CROWE ANDREW


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Living With Natives  Nzers Talk About Their Love of Native Plants
    Living With Natives Nzers Talk About Their Love of Native Plants
    ISBN: 9781877257681
    Title: Living With Natives Nzers Talk About Their Love of Native Plants
    Author: FREY MICHELLE

    A collection of 44 personal narratives from well-known New Zealand politicians, artists, academics, farmers, and business people, this informative and often moving gardening book records the success and failures of individuals that have an unwavering love for their native flora. Whether in a private garden, a corporate planting, an eco-restoration area, or a neighborhood scheme, each story describes the beauty, tranquility, and satisfaction of restoring an aspect of New Zealand's indigenous environment. Personal gardening tips on growing native plants are provided as well as beautiful color photographs of each individual in his or her garden.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Mammals of NZ
    Mammals of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869662028
    Title: Mammals of NZ
    Author: KING CAROLYN

    This new addition to a popular series delves into a fascinating field of New Zealand¿s natural history. In prehistory, only a few bats, marine mammals and odd quadrupeds constituted our local land-breeding mammals; but today these have been joined by a throng of colonisers. These include several carnivores, rodents, and hoofed mammals from Europe and North America, as well as a few marsupials from Australia. Many are unwelcome: some have decimated native bird and reptile populations, while others attack the bush; but all are now here to stay and are worthy of study for their interesting habits and ecological impact. In addition to these land mammals are more than two dozen native species of marine mammal, including seals, dolphins and whales. This account from one of New Zealand¿s premier mammalogists fills a gap in the market.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Manu Maori Bird Legends & Customs With Cd
    Manu Maori Bird Legends & Customs With Cd
    ISBN: 9780854671243
    Title: Manu Maori Bird Legends & Customs With Cd
    Author: RILEY MURDOCH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Mastering the Art of Self Sufficiency in Nz
    Mastering the Art of Self Sufficiency in Nz
    ISBN: 9781869662912
    Title: Mastering the Art of Self Sufficiency in Nz
    Author: MURRAY CAROLANN

    With the increasing popularity of thrift culture, coupled with rising disenchantment with the consumerism of modern times, more and more people are looking to 'get away from it all' with a self-sufficient lifestyle. Many only dream of it, but ex-city slicker Carolann Murray and her husband took the plunge and acquired a 10-acre block outside Wellington. Through trial and error they developed proficiency in a number of areas, including: making wine and spirits; dairying, milking, making butter and cheeses; keeping chooks; sheep; bread-making; renewable energy; vegetable and fruit growing; beekeeping and making soap. Line illustrations by Lisa Allen show equipment and demonstrate techniques. Carolann writes a humorous account of ten years spent mastering the art of living sustainably. More than that, she offers tried-and-true recipes and techniques for those who want to try it themselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Meaning of Trees
    Meaning of Trees
    ISBN: 9781775541301
    Title: Meaning of Trees
    Author: VENNELL ROBERT

    The history and use of New Zealand's native plants A guide and gift book in equal measure, this treasure of a book pays homage to New Zealand's native plant species.

    The Meaning of Trees tells the story of plants and people in Aotearoa New Zealand. Beautifully illustrated with botanical drawings, paintings and photographs, it shows us how a globally unique flora has been used for food, medicine, shelter, spirituality and science. From Jurassic giants to botanical oddballs - these are our wonderful native and endemic plants, in an exquisite hardback edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Mini Guide to NZ Insects
    Mini Guide to NZ Insects
    ISBN: 9780143009252
    Title: Mini Guide to NZ Insects
    Author: CROWE ANDREW


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
  • Mini Guide to the Identification of NZ Land Birds
    Mini Guide to the Identification of NZ Land Birds
    ISBN: 9780143006190
    Title: Mini Guide to the Identification of NZ Land Birds
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    A handy guide to the identification of New Zealand's Land Birds. Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular Which New Zealand Bird?, this little book has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of essential information for quick accurate identification of land birds, this new mini guide is appealing and easy to use.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
  • Mini Guide to the Identification of NZ Native Trees
    Mini Guide to the Identification of NZ Native Trees
    ISBN: 9780143007111
    Title: Mini Guide to the Identification of NZ Native Trees
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    A handy guide to the identification of New Zealand native trees. Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular Which Native? series, this little book has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of essential information for quick accurate identification of native trees, this new mini guide is appealing and easy to use.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
  • Monarch Butterfly in Nz
    Monarch Butterfly in Nz
    ISBN: 9780473239206
    Title: Monarch Butterfly in Nz
    Author: GIBBS GEORGE

    The bright orange and black monarch is arguably the world's best-loved butterfly, and has become New Zealand's most domesticated and observed one. This book is a response to the unique educational opportunity that the monarch offers. Many New Zealand children have had their first fascinating introduction to biology while observing the life cycle of the monarch in their own backyards: nurturing the larva by ensuring a good supply of milkweeds for it to feast upon, marvelling at the exquisite pupa it creates for its final stage of development and, if they are lucky, watching the fully-formed butterfly finally emerge. For The Monarch Butterfly in New Zealand author George Gibbs worked with the Entomological Society of New Zealand to revise his earlier book, The Monarch Butterfly (Reed 1994), and produce an up-to-date survey of what is known about this remarkable butterfly, examining in detail the life cycle of the monarch, discussing its special features, habits, behaviours and means of survival, and investigating how it came to New Zealand. With stunning photographs to illustrate the text, this is an accessible and visually appealing guide to a captivating creature.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Nation Dates 3rd Edition
    Nation Dates 3rd Edition
    ISBN: 8788988518299
    Title: Nation Dates 3rd Edition
    Author: MCGUINNESS WENDY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Native by Design: Landscape Design With NZ Plants
    Native by Design: Landscape Design With NZ Plants
    ISBN: 9781877257957
    Title: Native by Design: Landscape Design With NZ Plants
    Author: SPELLERBERG IAN & FREY MICHELE

    In this lavishly illustrated book, 20 of New Zealand?s top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on landscaping with native plants. These personal narratives showcase some of our country?s most beautiful out-door environments, from private gardens to public recreation land, urban and industrial spaces, and even farmland. Stunning photographs by John Maillard capture the uniqueness and splendour of each location, from Kaeo in the Far North to Queenstown in the south.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Natural History of Banks Peninsula  Revised Ed
    Natural History of Banks Peninsula Revised Ed
    ISBN: 9781927145531
    Title: Natural History of Banks Peninsula Revised Ed
    Author: WILSON HUGH

    Banks Peninsula, treasured by Christchurch city dwellers, peninsula residents and visitors from afar, is a unique volcanic landform jutting eastwards into the Pacific from the otherwise unsurprising Canterbury Plains. Once forested from side to side, and from sea to summits, the land was stripped of nearly all its trees, and much of its original wildlife, by two great waves of human colonisation, Polynesian and European. Much indigenous biodiversity remains, however, and native forest cover is increasing. This book traces what happened, and presents a concise and up-to-date summary of today's landscape, vegetation and wildlife. The text is accompanied by stunning photographs and charming drawings, as well as by figures, tables and full checklists of species. The author is well qualified to write about the region's flora, fauna, geology and ecology. For more than 20 years Hugh Wilson has worked on Hinewai, a privately owned and funded nature reserve that is freely open to the public. Before that he undertook a five-year detailed botanical survey of Banks Peninsula. Natural History of Banks Peninsula, now in this revised edition, is essential reading for locals and visitors alike. For the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, which sponsored its publication, the book is part of a mission to disseminate information and foster the protection and restoration of the region's special natural values.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Natural NZ: the Landscapes Animals & Plants of Aotearoa  2009 Ed
    Natural NZ: the Landscapes Animals & Plants of Aotearoa 2009 Ed
    ISBN: 9781877517037
    Title: Natural NZ: the Landscapes Animals & Plants of Aotearoa 2009 Ed
    Author: BARNETT SHAUN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Nature Guide to the NZ Forest
    Nature Guide to the NZ Forest
    ISBN: 9781869620554
    Title: Nature Guide to the NZ Forest
    Author: DAWSON JOHN & LUCAS ROB

    New Zealand's native forests are rich and fascinating ecosystems, and the interactions between the various plants and animals are as interesting as the individuals themselves. This book is an ecological field guide. In one volume, it provides identification for a range of common plants (trees and shrubs, vines and epiphytes, ground plants, fungi, mosses and liverworts) and animals (birds, reptiles, insects and mammals). It also offers insights into the intriguing and vital interactions between them.NATURE GUIDE TO THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST has a user-friendly, colour-coded layout, from the tallest trees to the forest floor. Illustrated with stunning photographs, many of which are beautiful composite shots of several similar species for easy identification, this is a comprehensive and innovative guide to the wonders of the New Zealand forest.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • New Cloak for Matiu: the Restoration of an Island Ecology
    New Cloak for Matiu: the Restoration of an Island Ecology
    ISBN: 9780473183882
    Title: New Cloak for Matiu: the Restoration of an Island Ecology
    Author: HECTOR JANET


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • North Pole South Pole the Quest to Understand Earths Magnetism
    North Pole South Pole the Quest to Understand Earths Magnetism
    ISBN: 9780958275002
    Title: North Pole South Pole the Quest to Understand Earths Magnetism
    Author: TURNER GILLIAN

    Earth's magnetic shield is essential to life on Earth because it deflects the sun's violent and toxic rays. Magnetism itself has been, throughout human history, the main method of navigation and is even used by migrating birds and animals. But what is the source of Earth's magnetism? What mysterious force makes compass needles point to the poles, and dangerous particles from the sun veer back into space? For centuries this question absorbed and often obsessed the world's greatest scientific minds. Albert Einstein called it 'the last great unsolved mystery of science'. Each scientist contributed a piece of the puzzle but it was only in the 21st century that the code was finally cracked. And there was another astonishing twist to come...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • NZ Bird Calls (Inc app)
    NZ Bird Calls (Inc app)
    ISBN: 9781869665005
    Title: NZ Bird Calls (Inc app)
    Author: MOON GEOFF

    Author Lynnette Moon gives 60 concise accounts of the country's best-loved birds, covering their habitat, appearance and behaviour. A description of their calls, along with photographs from the magnificent collection of her late husband Geoff Moon completes an attractive, fact-packed and useful guide.

    60 links to birds’ sings and calls, recorded in the wild by renowned wildlife sound recordist John Kendrick and prepared for this collection by Karen Baird of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society. Each track is introduced by acclaimed New Zealand actor George Henare.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • NZ Birds in Pictures
    NZ Birds in Pictures
    ISBN: 9781869664831
    Title: NZ Birds in Pictures
    Author: CHEN KIMBALL

    From the barely visible wings of the flightless kiwi to the immense wingspan of the wandering albatross, New Zealand's fragile islandecosystem is home to a diverse array of spectacular birds.Delve into the fascinating world of our feathered friends with author and wildlife photographer Kimball Chen. From intimateportraits of endangered creatures and their glamorous breeding plumage, to dramatic wide angle birdscapes encompassing ruggedsub antarctic habitats, to magical fleeting encounters of birds courting and mating and hatching, Chen's passion for nature shineswith artistic and aesthetic photographs sure to pique a greater appreciation of New Zealand birds.Accompanying this illustrated photographic book is well researched and engaging text that enrich the images' depicted birdbehavior and biology. Discover which native bird's undersides have ultraviolet feathers. What underlies the musical prowess ofbirdsongs, and which New Zealand bird can mimic human speech Why do

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • NZ Birds: a Diverse Selection
    NZ Birds: a Diverse Selection
    ISBN: 9780473121808
    Title: NZ Birds: a Diverse Selection
    Author: GIBSON PAUL

    This book captures in beautiful colour imagery the diverse avian selection found in our land and transports the viewer on a magic-like flight to many far-flung locations, without ever getting their feet off the ground. Over 250 gorgeous colour images detailing 115 birds with simple readable text. Also sections on extinct birds, migratory birds, birding locations and many others. A high quality book.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • NZ Birds: a Folding Pocket Guide
    NZ Birds: a Folding Pocket Guide
    ISBN: 9781583558898
    Title: NZ Birds: a Folding Pocket Guide
    Author: KAVANAGH JAMES

    One of the most unique birding destinations on earth, New Zealand is home to curious species including the worlds largest parrot, small flightless kiwis and even penguins This guide is the perfect pocket-sized folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. Beautifully illustrated, it highlights over 140 familiar species and the country's top birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts.

    Format: Pamphlet
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • NZ Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History & Everyday Life
    NZ Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History & Everyday Life
    ISBN: 9781869407728
    Title: NZ Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History & Everyday Life
    Author: POTTS ANNIE & ARMSTRONG PHILIP & BROWN DEIDRE

    A New Zealand Book of Beasts is a groundbreaking examination of the interactions between humans and 'nonhuman animals' - both real and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, popular culture, historiography, media and everyday life. Structured in four parts - Animal Icons, Animal Companions, Art Animals and Controversial Animals - the Book of Beasts touches on topics as diverse as moa-hunting and the SPCA, pest-control and pet-keeping, whaling and whale-watching; on species ranging from sheep to sperm whales and from pekepeka to possums; and on the works of authors and artists as various as Samuel Butler and Witi Ihimaera, Lady Mary Anne Barker and Janet Frame, Michael Parekowhai and Don Binney, Bill Hammond and Fiona Pardington. In examining through literature, art and culture the ways New Zealanders use and abuse, shape and are shaped by, glorify and co-opt, and describe and imagine animals, the authors tell us a great deal about our society and culture: how we understand our own identities and those of others; how we regard, inhabit and make use of the natural world; and how we think about what to buy, eat, wear, watch and read. This is an engaging, original and scholarly rigorous book of cultural criticism and a thoughtful addition to New Zealand literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • NZ Coastal Marine Invertebrates
    NZ Coastal Marine Invertebrates
    ISBN: 9781877257605
    Title: NZ Coastal Marine Invertebrates
    Author: COOK STEVE DE C

    Covering nearly 1,500 species, this definitive guide to marine invertebrates found around the coasts of New Zealand is ideal for divers, naturalists, and professional scientists. Each section outlines a major taxonomic group, such as starfishes, crustaceans, and mollusks; describes each animal's morphology, habitat, abundance, distribution, and depth range in accessbile language; and summarizes vital information from the most obscure scientific literature for further research. Beautifully photographed by New Zealand's best underwater photographers, this encyclopedic reference also features an exhaustive array of line drawings for extra anatomical detail. References, a comprehensive glossary, and a full index are also included.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $150.00
    $150.00
  • NZ Edible Garden
    NZ Edible Garden
    ISBN: 9781877168468
    Title: NZ Edible Garden
    Author: WARD BILL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
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