• 24 Hours in the Kiwi Bush
    24 Hours in the Kiwi Bush
    When night falls and all is quiet, there is a whole world of activity, deep in the heart of our native bush . . . Get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of our country over a 24-hour cycle. Follow the nocturnal kiwi and weta as they scour the forest floor for food in the early hours; flit amongst the trees with the tui and kakariki as they announce the arrival of a new dawn. Let Gillian and Darryl Torckler guide you on an immersive journey into the intimate world of our native bush wildlife, featuring fascinating facts and stunning photography.

    ISBN: 9781988538372
    Publication date: 09/11/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gillian, Torckler
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • 24 Hours on the Kiwi Seashore
    24 Hours on the Kiwi Seashore
    When the sun rises on the seashore, all manner of creatures emerge from their slumber to see the breaking dawn . . .
    Discover the busy ecosystem of our country's seashore over a 24-hour cycle. Observe the seals and yellow-eyed penguins who come ashore to sleep; dive beneath the waves to frolic with the bottlenose dolphins and jellyfish.
    Let Gillian and Darryl Torckler guide you on an immersive journey into the intimate world of our seashore life, featuring fascinating facts and stunning photography.

    ISBN: 9781988538389
    Publication date: 09/11/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Torckler, Gillian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Above the Treeline
    Above the Treeline
    New Zealand’s alpine environment is challenging, not only for the humans who explore it but for the plants and animals that inhabit it. The extremes of temperature, short summers and high rates of erosion make for an uncertain environment, and the flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to it in interesting ways.

    Above the Treeline: A nature guide to alpine New Zealand is a guide to the natural history of these fascinating ecosystems. It is the first book to be published that brings together the range of flora and fauna that inhabit the alpine environment. As well as our unique alpine plants, which constitute the majority of the book, this guide includes birds; frogs and lizards; butterflies, moths, grasshoppers, beetles and other invertebrates; and mosses and lichens.

    An informative introduction is followed by descriptions of more than 850 species, illustrated by approximately 1000 colour photographs. Written by eminent botanist and conservationist Sir Alan Mark, with contributions by Brian Patrick, Rod Morris, Mandy Tocher and David Galloway, this book is an important reference and field guide, and a celebration of the richness of New Zealand’s alpine environment.

    ISBN: 9781988550114
    Publication date: 01/10/2021
    Edition: RV
    Price: $79.99
    Author: Mark, Alan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $79.99
  • Beyond Manapouri
    Beyond Manapouri
    Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand’ traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of the ‘environmental era’ in the late 1960s. The national campaign to stop the government from raising the water level in the scenically spectacular Lake Manapouri for a hydro dam is widely credited with the awakening of environmental awareness in New Zealand.Since then, New Zealand has established institutions and legislation dedicated to managing our environment, and the public’s ability to participate in environmental decision-making has been strengthened markedly. At the same time, New Zealanders’ knowledge and awareness of environmental issues have also increased. Even so, the latest reports on our environment indicate that all is not well: our waterways continue to deteriorate, our biodiversity is in decline and our greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb. ‘Beyond Manapouri’is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand why, in spite of the legislation and institutions put in place to improve the stewardship of our environment, we’re now facing more urgent environmental issues than ever before. In this richly illustrated and engagingly written history, Knight also identifies the cultural shifts that will need to take place if we are to live up to the ‘clean, green’ image we have constructed for ourselves in New Zealand. Catherine Knight is the author of ‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’(CUP, 2016) which was long-listed for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017, short-listed for the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and selected as one of the Listener’s Best Books for 2016. Her 2014 book ‘Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu’ (Dunmore Press) won the J.M. Sherrard Award in New Zealand Regional and Local History, and Palmerston North Heritage Trust’s inaugural award for the best work of history relating to the Manawatu. Catherine is a policy and communications consultant and lives with her family on a small farmlet in the Manawatu.

    ISBN: 9781988503042
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Knight, Catherine
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Birds of Aotearoa New Zealand Collective Nouns
    Birds of Aotearoa New Zealand Collective Nouns
    A beautifully illustrated book featuring New Zealand Aotearoa's native birds, each with its very own collective noun.

    A whistling of whio? A loot of weka? A tussock of takahe?

    This is a book for children, adults and bird-lovers alike. These collective nouns reveal something about the character of our birds, so we can get to know them better. Birds of Aotearoa New Zealand: Collective Nouns also contains information on how our birds live, so we can better help them.

    ISBN: 9781775541653
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Boardman, Melissa
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.99
  • Birds of New Zealand
    Birds of New Zealand
    This beautiful photographic guide is the ideal companion for travelling birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Featuring over 300 species of bird most likely to be seen in New Zealand, it is the only guide that anyone travelling to this fascinating region of the world will need. Illustrated with over 600 full-colour photographs and featuring detailed species descriptions and distribution maps Key information on national parks helps readers to find the best spots to discover each bird Includes useful information on conservation efforts and offers guidelines on sensible behaviour to encounter nature at its very best Handy format - the ideal spotter's guide for all those travelling to the region

    ISBN: 9781869508517
    Publication date: 01/09/2011
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Fitter, Julian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Birds of New Zealand a Photographic Guide
    Birds of New Zealand a Photographic Guide
    Illustrated with stunning new photographs by Brent Stephenson and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, Birds of New Zealand is the definitive introduction to the identification and behaviour of this country's extraordinary avian life. From the Kermadecs to Campbell Island, from beloved endemics to passing vagrants, from albatrosses and shearwaters to kiwi and kaka, the book ranges widely. Evolving on isolated islands without mammals, New Zealand's birdlife developed extraordinary diversity. After the extinction and habitat destruction wrought by humans, our birds today are now protected in parks and island sanctuaries and seen increasingly in farms and cities. Birds of New Zealand is the must-have guide to our extraordinary birds - a copy belongs in every bach and backpack.

    ISBN: 9781869407339
    Publication date: 01/09/2013
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Scofield, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Birds of New Zealand Photographic Guide
    Birds of New Zealand Photographic Guide
    Initially published as the first New Zealand title in a successful international series, Geoff Moon's compact yet comprehensive guide to birds has gone on to become a bestseller in this country, with sales now exceeding 20,000 copies. In this fully revised edition with attractive new cover, species accounts have been updated according to the 4th edition of the Ornithological Society's official "Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand". The many changes include updates to classification, distribution and population status. Maori names have now also been added for all species, where applicable. Although not intended to take the place of a more in-depth field guide, the book features photographs of the most commonly seen birds along with detailed information on distribution, habitat, behaviour and breeding. Each bird is illustrated with at least one colour photograph to aid identification, and in many cases photographs also show the birds in their habitat - nesting, feeding and socialising.

    ISBN: 9781869663278
    Publication date: 01/02/2012
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Moon, Geoff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Book of the Earthworm
    Book of the Earthworm
    Sally Coulthard explores the miraculous world of the earthworm, the modest little creature without whom life as we know it would not be possible. For Charles Darwin - who estimated every acre of land contained 53,000 earthworms - the humble earthworm was the most important creature on the planet. And yet, most people know almost nothing about these little engineers of the earth. We take them for granted but, without the earthworm, the world's soil would be barren, and our gardens, fields and farms wouldn't be able to grow the food and support the animals we need to survive. Sally Coulthard provides a complete profile of the earthworm by answering fifty questions about these wiggling creatures, from 'What happens if I chop a worm in half?' to 'Would humans survive if worms went extinct?' Fascinating and beautifully illustrated, The Book of the Earthworm offers a feast of quirky facts and practical advice about the world's most industrious - but least understood - invertebrate.

    ISBN: 9781789544756
    Publication date: 07/01/2021
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Coulthard, Sally
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.99
  • Climate Aotearoa Whats Happening and What We Can Do About it
    Climate Aotearoa Whats Happening and What We Can Do About it
    Contributions from a range of climate scientists and commentators Rob Bell, Jason Boberg, Adelia Hallett, Sophie Handford, Rhys Jones, Haylee Koroi, Matt McGlone, Jamie Morton, Rod Oram, Jim Salinger, Kera Sherwood-O'Regan, Simon Thrush and Andrew Jeffs.

    Climate Aotearoa outlines the climate situation as it is now, and as it will be in the years to come. It describes the likely impact on the environment and on our day-to-day living situation.

    It suggests the changes you can make for maximum impact, what we should be asking of our government and what we should be asking of our business community. In doing so, this is a hopeful book - actions can make a difference.

    ISBN: 9781988547633
    Publication date: 13/04/2021
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Clark, Helen
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Collecting New Zealand Minerals
    Collecting New Zealand Minerals
    This book is a guide for those people who want to go out and collect New Zealand minerals. It will help you identify a lot of the minerals, which identification tests are the most useful, where to look for certain minerals, which minerals are common and which ones you are unlikely to find as good specimens. You will also learn about fluorescent minerals, gold, cleaning up and preserving specimens, carving and how to cut and polish some types of minerals. There is also a chapter on the history of the company that first started off the majority of rock and mineral clubs in New Zealand in the 1960's.

    Even though New Zealand minerals are not as large as some specimens found in other parts of the world, we still have some world class minerals, plus a handful of minerals that were first recognised in New Zealand. We are a relatively young country, created from the violence of volcanoes and earthquakes. The first chapter of this book is how the geology of New Zealand formed and how some of the rocks are related in their formation, which can help you in finding certain minerals you are after. There is also the possibility of finding new specimens not recognised in New Zealand, which still occurs today.

    ISBN: 9780995104013
    Publication date: 02/11/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Fraser, Chris
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.99
  • Collins Field Guide to New Zealand Wildlife
    Collins Field Guide to New Zealand Wildlife
    First published in 2000, the COLLINS FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND WILDLIFE quickly became a classic of its kind. Familiar to both national and international travellers keen to identify the birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, freshwater fish and invertebrates commonly encountered in this country, its combination of authoritative yet clear and precise textual descriptions and stunning photographs proved an instant winner. Now, more than 10 years on, this classic field guide has been updated and extended to make it even more useful to travellers with an interest in natural history and ecology. Retaining its useful glovebox-friendly format, the significantly expanded text will also include the latest research findings and changes in classification and nomenclature that have occurred in the past 10 years, along with new photographs where appropriate. Including both native and introduced species, each entry succinctly describes both habits and habitats, distribution, classification, breeding patterns, food and recognition tips to assist amateur identification. A wonderful addition to any natural history collection.

    ISBN: 9781869508814
    Publication date: 07/10/2011
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Lindsey, Terence
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
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