• NZ Edible Garden
    NZ Edible Garden
    ISBN: 9781877168468
    Title: NZ Edible Garden
    Author: WARD BILL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • NZ Ferns & Allied Plants
    NZ Ferns & Allied Plants
    ISBN: 9781869530037
    Title: NZ Ferns & Allied Plants
    Author: BROWNSEY PATRICK

    There is nothing more evocative of New Zealand bush than ferns, from tall tree ferns to epiphytes and species which sprawl over the ground or nestle in the dim light of crevices. This volume covers some 184 species plus the 22 related plants known as fern allies to enable ready identification.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • NZ Frogs & Reptiles
    NZ Frogs & Reptiles
    ISBN: 9781869532642
    Title: NZ Frogs & Reptiles
    Author: GILL BRIAN & WHITAKER TONY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Nz Inventory of Biodiversity Boxed Set
    Nz Inventory of Biodiversity Boxed Set
    ISBN: 9781927145289
    Title: Nz Inventory of Biodiversity Boxed Set
    Author: GORDON DENNIS P ED

    New Zealand is the first country to have compiled a checklist of its entire living and fossil biota. This trilogy provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving 238 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes list every one of the approximately 56,120 living and 14,700 fossil species of New Zealand's plants, animal, fungi, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $180.00
    $180.00
  • Nz Inventory of Biodiversity: Vol2: Kingdom Animals: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils
    Nz Inventory of Biodiversity: Vol2: Kingdom Animals: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils
    ISBN: 9781877257933
    Title: Nz Inventory of Biodiversity: Vol2: Kingdom Animals: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils
    Author: GORDON DENNIS

    This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes will list every one of the almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. Volume 2 mostly deals with the major branch of the animal kingdom known as Ecdysozoa (moulting animals), which includes arachnids, centipedes and millipedes, crustaceans and insects. It also includes the enigmatic phylum Chaetognatha (arrow worms) and concludes with a chapter on the fossil traces - ichnofossils - of ancient animal activities. All three volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all known species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.To date, only New Zealand has compiled a checklist of its entire biota. Approximately 52% of this country's species are endemic - found only in New Zealand's freshwater, marine, and land environments. We have a responsibility to the global community to preserve this unique heritage or taonga. But further than that, all of our species - including many of the naturalised aliens included in the survey - are important to New Zealand's economy, ecology and well-being. Written for the advanced high-school and tertiary-level reader, these volumes are intended to be a kind of 'Cooks Tour' of the kingdoms and phyla of life that will, it is hoped, provide an appreciation of the wondrous diversity of nature.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • NZ Native Birds of Bush & Countryside
    NZ Native Birds of Bush & Countryside
    ISBN: 9780140260106
    Title: NZ Native Birds of Bush & Countryside
    Author: KERR GORDON

    This handy-sized photographic guide provides ready identification of the native birds of New Zealand's bush and countryside. Species are arranged alphabetically by common name, the brilliant photographs accompanied by concise, informative texts that describe the birds' habitats, plumage and characteristics. Penguin's Pocket Guides are the perfect introduction to the unique birdlife of this country.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
  • NZ Native Ground Cover Plants
    NZ Native Ground Cover Plants
    ISBN: 9781927145616
    Title: NZ Native Ground Cover Plants
    Author: METCALFE LAWRIE & EDWARDS ROY

    There is increasing enthusiasm for using native plants in gardens throughout New Zealand. This book is aimed at helping gardeners and landscaping professionals to select and care for native ground cover plants in order to create low-maintenance, good-looking and sustainable gardens. As with other forms of gardening, ground cover planting is most successful and satisfying when thoughtfully planned, with plants chosen to fit the design objectives and scale of the area to be planted. Hasty, ill-informed choices aimed solely at easy care can result in gardens that need to be removed a few years later because the area has become overgrown or the plants are unsuitable for the site. The authors show how a carefully considered use of New Zealand native plants as ground cover can reduce maintenance in gardens of all sizes while creating an aesthetically pleasing environment. They suggest suitable ground cover plants, based not only on the species but also on the continuing development of the range of hybrids and cultivars that are now available to gardeners. Accompanied by more than 100 colour photographs, these suggestions will help with your plant selection.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • NZ Natural History Gallery Guide
    NZ Natural History Gallery Guide
    ISBN: 9780790011875
    Title: NZ Natural History Gallery Guide
    Author: AUCKLAND MUSEUM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • NZ Outdoor First Aid: First Aid Skills for the Nz Outdoors
    NZ Outdoor First Aid: First Aid Skills for the Nz Outdoors
    ISBN: 9780908931293
    Title: NZ Outdoor First Aid: First Aid Skills for the Nz Outdoors
    Author: MCLEOD CHRISTINE

    The New Zealand Outdoor First Aid manual contains essential information about how to handle first aid and medical emergencies in New Zealand¿s outdoors. This manual is suitable for all outdoor enthusiasts, but especially useful for those leading groups in the outdoors. Learn how to manage a variety of scenarios and deal with any incidents that might occur, confidently and effectively. This third edition has been completely revised by medical specialists and contains up-to-date information on current New Zealand outdoor safety and medical standards. It is easy to read and understand with new photographs and revised illustrations. It demonstrates techniques, provides tips, checklists and summary tables of key information. Fully indexed enabling easy information location. Topics covered include: Accident management; Airway Emergencies; Asthma; CPR; Diabetes; Evacuation; Fractures and dislocations; Head injuries; Heat exhaustion and heat stroke; Heart attacks; Hypothermia; Medical conditions; Poisons, stings and bites; Wound care and infection.

    Format: Spiral
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • NZ Seashells: Hinemoana's Family
    NZ Seashells: Hinemoana's Family
    ISBN: 9780854671021
    Title: NZ Seashells: Hinemoana's Family
    Author: RILEY MURDOCH

    The islands of New Zealand have been isolated from any other land mass for a very long time and much of the flora and fauna of the country is native to New Zealand. This applies also to the seashells found along the extensive range of the New Zealand coastline that forms a narrow band, sometimes only a few hundred metres across, where dwell the animals that produce the shells. From the isolation of the country has come the unique character of a large number of the endemic shells. New Zealand occupies an individual and special position in regards to the ocean currents that wash the shores and this has a profound influence on the sea creatures that have been able to establish themselves. This booklet descibes and illustrated 150 different seashells to be found around New Zealand's coasts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $11.00
    $11.00
  • NZ Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide
    NZ Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide
    ISBN: 9780987668813
    Title: NZ Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide
    Author: NELSON WENDY

    The first photographic identification guide to New Zealand's unique marine algae, this book by a preeminent seaweed expert describes green, brown, and red algae and the approximately 150 genera and 200-300 key species under those three main groups. Each species entry includes information on nomenclature, type locality, morphology, habitat, distribution, and notes on identification and key characteristics. The guide contains approximately 500 photographs, with each entry illustrated by either underwater or coastal photographs and supplemented by herbarium scans, microscopic photographs, or reproductions of celebrated botanical artist Nancy Adams' paintings. Informative introductory chapters and breakout boxes introduce New Zealand's seaweeds, giving an overview of the country's aquatic flora and its unique features, information about the coastal environment, macroalgal ecology, and invasive species, plus material on the uses of macroalgae-particularly in New Zealand by Maori-and the widespread commercial applications of these diverse plants.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • NZ Tussock Grassland Moths Taxonomic & Ecological Handbook Based on Light Trappg
    NZ Tussock Grassland Moths Taxonomic & Ecological Handbook Based on Light Trappg
    ISBN: 9780478093452
    Title: NZ Tussock Grassland Moths Taxonomic & Ecological Handbook Based on Light Trappg
    Author: WHITE EDWIN G


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • NZ's Great White Sharks: How Science Is Revealing Their Secrets
    NZ's Great White Sharks: How Science Is Revealing Their Secrets
    ISBN: 9780947503185
    Title: NZ's Great White Sharks: How Science Is Revealing Their Secrets
    Author: BALLANCE ALISON

    Great white sharks are one of the world¿s most impressive and familiar predators ¿ but until recently we knew surprisingly little about them. This book changes all that, opening a window into the amazing world of New Zealand¿s great whites. Join Kiwi shark scientists Malcolm Francis and Clinton Duffy as they track great white sharks from the cool waters of southern New Zealand to the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical Pacific. Discover how electronic tags have revolutionised the study of great whites, revealing that these mighty ocean predators are international travellers that dive to depths of more than a kilometre as they journey to and from shark hotspots at Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands. Visit Australia¿s shark nurseries, meet the Stewart Island shark gang and join the teenage great white sharks, Nicholas Cage and Pip, on their travels. Award-winning natural history writer and broadcaster Alison Ballance has been following the New Zealand great white shark project for the last decade. She takes readers out on a research boat
    to experience first-hand the thrill of encountering and tagging a great white shark, follows the excitement ¿ and frustration ¿ of tracking their movements around the southwest Pacific, and uses science to paint a portrait of great white sharks as you¿ve never understood them before. Find out what pieces of the great white shark puzzle have been solved, and what questions remain unanswered, in a science adventure book for young adults and anyone with an interest in sharks and
    the sea.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • NZ's Rivers: An Environmental History
    NZ's Rivers: An Environmental History
    ISBN: 9781927145760
    Title: NZ's Rivers: An Environmental History
    Author: KNIGHT CATHERINE

    Rivers are central to our identity as New Zealanders. They shape
    our landscape, forming the fertile plains we live and farm on, and
    provide the water that is so critical to our lives and economy.
    Since Europeans first settled in New Zealand, rivers have
    been exploited for both personal and public gain. We have taken
    water from rivers, returning it laden with pollutants; we have
    harnessed them for irrigation and to generate electricity. After
    nearly two centuries of taking our rivers for granted, we are
    facing a crisis. New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history
    tells the story of how we got to this point. It examines:
    • The richly textured relationship between Maori and awa
    (rivers)
    • How European settlers perceived and utilised rivers
    • The introduction of trout and salmon, and the role of
    acclimatisation societies as the earliest advocates for our
    rivers
    • The hydroelectricity schemes, which reached their peak in
    the ‘Think Big’ era
    • Recreational boating, including the invention of the jet boat
    on our unique braided rivers
    • The environmental movement and protection of rivers
    • The impact of agriculture on rivers
    • The efforts of Maori to assert mana (authority) over their awa
    through Treaty claims and other means.
    New Zealand’s Rivers is a must-read for all New Zealanders
    interested in the future of our environment and economy.
    Confronting the history of our complex – and often conflicted
    – relationship with rivers is critical to building a shared
    understanding of how to better manage this precious resource
    into the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • NZ's Working Dogs
    NZ's Working Dogs
    ISBN: 9781927213483
    Title: NZ's Working Dogs
    Author: FLADEBOE ANDREW

    Spectacular photographs of rural and urban dogs in New Zealand¿s scenic landscapes. Behind-the-scenes with search and rescue groups, the police, and the Department of Conservation to see how they work and train their dogs.
    Images that capture the nobility and individuality of these amazing canine creatures

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Ohinetahi Garden, House & Art
    Ohinetahi Garden, House & Art
    ISBN: 9780473302634
    Title: Ohinetahi Garden, House & Art
    Author: WARREN MILES

    Ohinetahi is the home of Sir Miles Warren, renowned Christchurch architect and passionate gardener. In this delightful description of his house, his garden and the major artworks within the garden, Sir Miles tells the fascinating history of the property, details the many architectural changes made since construction of the house began in the 1850s and describes the development of the stunning garden that is now visited by many hundreds of people every year. Filled with beautiful photographs, and told with his usual wry humour, Sir Miles relates the trials and tribulations of reconstructing an old homestead, and then of later having to repair it following the 2011 earthquakes. His tone of unabashed wonder and delight as he describes the ever-changing garden, makes this succinct history of an exceptional property a sheer delight to read.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Olive Oil: The NZ Way
    Olive Oil: The NZ Way
    ISBN: 9780473427603
    Title: Olive Oil: The NZ Way
    Author: WALSHAW DAVID

    Told with candour and humour, Olive Oil: The New Zealand Way is part inspirational memoir, part case study in how to make a go of lifestyle farming and a must-read for anyone nuts enough to give growing olives in the New Zealand situation a go.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • One Magic Square Grow Your Own Food Nz Ed
    One Magic Square Grow Your Own Food Nz Ed
    ISBN: 9781877551024
    Title: One Magic Square Grow Your Own Food Nz Ed
    Author: HOUBEIN LOLO

    This inspiring book has caused a big buzz overseas. Its secret of success: anyone can start growing their own food in a matter of minutes. There are no fancy photos, no complicated instructions ... just down-to-earth , easy-to-follow ideas for square-metre plots. The author, Lolo Houbein, has a tremendously engaging personal voice and hundreds of wonderful and economical ideas for growing and eating your own food - including recipes you will want to rush off and make immediately. One Magic Square includes thirty ideas for food plots, advice on preparing the essentials - soil, compost and mulch, chemical-free ways of deterring pests and controlling weeds, complete organic growing notes on individual vegetables, herbs and fruit trees, seed-saving and other ways to keep down the food bill and a wealth of delicious recipes from Lolo's family cookbook.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Organic Vegetable Gardening
    Organic Vegetable Gardening
    ISBN: 9781775538424
    Title: Organic Vegetable Gardening
    Author: WHITE XANTHE

    Xanthe White is a well-known Auckland landscape designer who has had many major commissions during her career to date. Xanthe has written two books Organic Vegetable Gardening and The Natural Garden and writes regular columns for NZ Listener, NZ Gardener and Taste. She also appears frequently on radio and television She is the mother of two young children, who feature in some of the photos throughout her books.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Ornamental Edible Garden
    Ornamental Edible Garden
    ISBN: 9781869538125
    Title: Ornamental Edible Garden
    Author: ANTHONY DIANA

    Combine creativity, aesthetics and practicality in your very own garden with an inspired mix of fruit, vegetable, herbs and flowers. This beautifully illustrated book gives practical information on everything you need to know to design and plant an ornamental edible garden, including advice on laying pathways and edgings, building raised beds, erecting plant supports, hedging and enclosures, how to espalier, as well as plans for traditional ground layouts for any garden size or shape.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Our Big Blue Backyard: Nz's Magnificent Marine Reserves
    Our Big Blue Backyard: Nz's Magnificent Marine Reserves
    ISBN: 9781775536543
    Title: Our Big Blue Backyard: Nz's Magnificent Marine Reserves
    Author: HUNT JANET

    A landmark book about New Zealand's marine reserves that connects readers to New Zealand waters like never before. This important book, written by award-winning natural history writer Janet Hunt, examines New Zealand's 34 marine reserves, and the need to protect and preserve our seas and foreshores in their natural state. Each chapter contains features about outstanding plants, birds, fish, mammals, invertebrates and crustaceans as well as interviews and items of interest about people associated with marine conservation-divers, underwater camera operators, marine biologists, Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) people, including young folks who have had recent marine encounters. From New Zealand's most distant marine reserves (the Kermadecs and the Auckland Islands) to the Poor Knights, and from the five reserves of the Hauraki Marine Park to the ten reserves of Fiordland, this book also covers New Zealand's marine animals and their unique environments. It's a fascinating tale, with stories of conger eels prowl for sleeping fish, mass gatherings of fish, tropical turtles, the snatch-and-grab habits of gannets and much much more. Our Big Blue Backyard is based on a six-episode television series made by Natural History New Zealand and which is to be screened on TVNZ in late 2014 but it goes much further than the six episodes go. This entertaining, beautiful and engaging book about our little-known backyard oceans, the place where the world's largest marine predators and weirdest fish live, covers a wide variety of life from the sub-tropical seas to the sub-Antarctic oceans. It makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the sometimes contested waters that surround us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Painted Garden in Nz Art
    Painted Garden in Nz Art
    ISBN: 9781869621414
    Title: Painted Garden in Nz Art
    Author: JOHNSTONE CHRISTOPHER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Palmer's Manual: Trees Shrubs Climbers
    Palmer's Manual: Trees Shrubs Climbers
    ISBN: 9781869536985
    Title: Palmer's Manual: Trees Shrubs Climbers
    Author: PALMER STANLEY J


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Palmers Citrus Handbook New Ed
    Palmers Citrus Handbook New Ed
    ISBN: 9781869536848
    Title: Palmers Citrus Handbook New Ed
    Author: SCARROW E


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Palmers Fruit Growers Handbook Practical Guide to Growing Fruit in Nz & Australia
    Palmers Fruit Growers Handbook Practical Guide to Growing Fruit in Nz & Australia
    ISBN: 9781869537623
    Title: Palmers Fruit Growers Handbook Practical Guide to Growing Fruit in Nz & Australia
    Author: ANTHONY DIANA & MULLER JON

    A brand new addition to the growing range of Palmers gardening handbooks for beginner gardeners, aimed at de-mystifying and simplifying many aspects of growing fruit trees in the home garden. An introductory section provides information on best locations and soils, routine maintenance, pests, diseases, pruning and propagation. The comprehensive A?Z guide gives straightforward advice on the best varieties of each type of fruit to choose for your particular conditions, including problems to look out for, when to prune and when to harvest, as well as a handy calendar to remind you of essential tasks to undertake each season.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Palmers Herb Growers Handbook
    Palmers Herb Growers Handbook
    ISBN: 9781869531386
    Title: Palmers Herb Growers Handbook
    Author: PAINTER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Palmers Rose Growers
    Palmers Rose Growers
    ISBN: 9781869537678
    Title: Palmers Rose Growers
    Author: CHERITON J

    The rose is undoubtedly the most loved and widely cultivated flower in the world, whether in vast rambling gardens or small pots on balconies, the rose reigns supreme for beauty and fragrance. This handbook de-mystifies and simplifies many aspects of rose growing: from sites and soils, routine maintenance, pests, diseases, pruning and propagation to choosing the rose which is right for you from the extensive range of varieties available today, including cultivars suggested by top New Zealand and Australian rose growers and breeders.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Papers of David Thom : Onset of the Environmental Age
    Papers of David Thom : Onset of the Environmental Age
    ISBN: 9780473301828
    Title: Papers of David Thom : Onset of the Environmental Age
    Author: THOM DAVID


    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Paradise Through the Seasons: a Year in the Life of Trotts Garden
    Paradise Through the Seasons: a Year in the Life of Trotts Garden
    ISBN: 9780473342562
    Title: Paradise Through the Seasons: a Year in the Life of Trotts Garden
    Author: ALAN TROTT

    Paradise Through the Seasons: A Year in the Life of Trotts
    Garden is a unique book, beautifully illustrated with
    over 330 photographs of the Trott garden as it develops
    through each season of a year.
    Originally a 4-hectare block of bare land with an
    old house, horse stable and thirteen trees, the Trott’s
    Ashburton property was a blank canvas on which Alan
    could fulfill his dreams. His work has earned the property
    the title A Garden of International Significance, which is
    graded by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.
    In this, his second book, Alan guides us through the
    unique attributes of each season as it plays out in the
    Woodland Garden, the Red Garden, the Pond and Damp
    Garden, the Formal Garden – comprising knot gardens
    that have been described as some of the most sensational
    in the world – the Border Garden and, finally, the
    Brantwood Chapel.
    From an elegantly snow-dusted winter wonderland
    through to the splendidly bold foliage of the Red Garden
    that Alan is renowned for, this year-long portrayal of a
    spectacular garden is both enchanting and instructive.
    The plant portraits and stunning vistas, all
    photographed by Alan, show the beauty of the garden
    through each of the four seasons.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $68.00
    $68.00
  • Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori & their Polynesian Ancestors
    Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori & their Polynesian Ancestors
    ISBN: 9781869539610
    Title: Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori & their Polynesian Ancestors
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    Andrew Crowe has produced a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians." Prof Patrick V. Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. This book casts light on a neglected epoch of world history, one that saw Polynesians expand their territory across the world's largest ocean. Author Andrew Crowe has been collecting the research of a wide range of specialists for many years, assembling it as if the individual findings were pieces of one enormous jigsaw. From this broad focus has come a deep admiration for the skills, resourcefulness and courage of the people that drove this extraordinary feat of maritime exploration.

    "Pathway of the Birds has had a profound effect on my life. Several years before the book was finished, Andrew Crowe asked me to critique the book and while reading it I became fascinated by the astonishing voyaging history of Polynesia. It is a story that few people know. Captain Cook was baffled by how “one nation” could have spread from Tahiti to New Zealand and Hawaii and here is a book that helps to explain how this happened, using a wonderfully interesting mix of scientific, historical and social disciplines.

    So how did this affect my life? I was so inspired by the book that I decided to purchase an ocean-going waka (Hinemoana is shown on the book cover) and set up a foundation that offers young Maori, Polynesia and other New Zealanders the opportunity to appreciate the seafaring experiences of their great ancestors who sailed to Aotearoa 800 years ago. For the last three years the foundation (Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust) has offered 1-day, 2-day and 8-day voyagers to hundreds of young people and given them the chance to see life very differently. And it has been life-changing for many" writes Dr Simon McDonald.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Penguins: Their World, Their Ways
    Penguins: Their World, Their Ways
    ISBN: 9781869538118
    Title: Penguins: Their World, Their Ways
    Author: DE ROY TUI & JONES MARK & CORNTHWAITE JULIE

    Penguins are, perhaps, the most loved of all birds, often being portrayed as caricatures of ourselves. Yet despite their popularity the many extraordinary facets of penguin life are only just being revealed. Modelled on the authors' much-praised Albatross: Their world, their ways (2008), this book is the first to comprehensively cover all of the 18 penguin species alongside the latest research into many of their more unusual adaptations, such as their deep-diving abilities. Penguins are the 'canaries in the coalmine' of the oceans, and their presence is indicatiive of a healthy marine environment. Although they are an icon of the southern hemisphere, what penguins can teach us about our changing seas is of truly global significance.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Photographic Guide to Alpine Plants of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Alpine Plants of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869661281
    Title: Photographic Guide to Alpine Plants of NZ
    Author: METCALF LAWRIE

    This new addition to New Holland's popular pocket Photographic Guide series showcases the flowers that add so much to the attractions of walking in New Zealand's alpine zone. The ideal size for slipping into a backpack when tramping, it will appeal to walkers, nature lovers, tour guides and educators, and flower photographers wishing to identify their subjects.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Photographic Guide to Ferns of Nz
    Photographic Guide to Ferns of Nz
    ISBN: 9781877246944
    Title: Photographic Guide to Ferns of Nz
    Author: METCALF LAWRIE

    Ferns occur in great abundance in New Zealand - there are nearly 200 native species alone occurring everywhere from the coast through to the country's alpine regions. Then there are the fern allies - including clubmosses and forkferns that have an even longer fossil history than ferns. However, most of the ferns and fern allies described in this guide are the commoner species that are more likely to be seen when journeying around the New Zealand countryside. all species described are listed according to their scientific names so that their affinities with related species may be seen more easily.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Photographic Guide to Fossils of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Fossils of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869663667
    Title: Photographic Guide to Fossils of NZ
    Author: CAMPBELL HAMISH ET AL

    A new addition to the popular New Holland series of natural history and science photographic guides, the thirteenth title focuses on plant and animal fossils commonly found in New Zealand. Fossils are the preserved remains of past life and are very much part of the natural environment in this country. The range of fossils described covers the geological time-scale of Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic periods. The younger Cenozoic rocks are especially widespread in New Zealand and for this reason Cenozoic fossils are the most common. Readers will learn to recognise the distinctive features of each group of fossils - shape, size, texture, colour and type of preservation - that serve as clues to the identity of any individual fossil organism. Excellent photographs provide a visual reference and individual entries provide essential geological information, along with biological and environmental detail about what fossils ate and where they lived. Written and researched by an expert team of paleontologists and geologists from GNS Science in Wellington, the authority of this guide is undeniable, but it is presented in a highly readable format.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Photographic Guide to Freshwater Fishes on NZ
    Photographic Guide to Freshwater Fishes on NZ
    ISBN: 9781869663865
    Title: Photographic Guide to Freshwater Fishes on NZ
    Author: MCQUEEN STELLA & MORRIS ROD

    Diver, undersea explorer and passionate conservationist Wade Doak has lived near the Tutukaka coast with wife Jan since 1968. Well known for his pioneering dives at the Poor Knights Islands off the coast of Whangarei, Wade has gradually shifted his focus over the years from the sea to the land. He and Jan have spent years exploring the shoreline and estuaries, walking cliff-top paths, studying the mangroves and roaming the forest. Wade's engaging text tells a remarkable story, illustrated with an incredible photographic archive of trees, shrubs, vines, orchids, ferns, birds, and attendant wildlife, displaying an area rich in diversity. With intensive pest control, the Doaks have witnessed a dramatic recovery of the native flora and fauna. In 'their coastal slice' the natural world has returned with a profusion of birdsong in the forest. This book is a plea for the conservation and protection of New Zealand's wildernesses, reiterating the challenge made by Sir Paul Callaghan: can we eradicate pests throughout our island nation? On a small scale, Wade and Jan Doak show that yes, it can be done.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Photographic Guide to Insects of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Insects of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869661519
    Title: Photographic Guide to Insects of NZ
    Author: PARKINSON BRIAN

    This new addition to a popular series recognises the fact that New Zealand is a fascinating arena of study for anyone with an interest in insect life, be it casual or academic. The country's long isolation from other land masses has led to a flowering of remarkable species including the world's heaviest insect (giant weta) and largest weevil (giraffe weevil). Over the years these have been joined by insects introduced accidentally or deliberately from overseas, sometimes with destructive consequences for New Zealand's ecosystem. Featuring more than 170 entries, the book will appeal to walkers, nature lovers, educationalists, and photographers wishing to identify their subjects.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Photographic Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Nz
    Photographic Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Nz
    ISBN: 9781869662837
    Title: Photographic Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Nz
    Author: MORTIMER NICK & CAMPBEL HAMISH & LOW MARGARET

    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
    $28.00
  • Photographic Guide to Seashells of NZ
    Photographic Guide to Seashells of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869660444
    Title: Photographic Guide to Seashells of NZ
    Author: MORLEY MARGARET

    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
    $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: $26.00
    $26.00
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