• Healthy Bee Sick Bee the Influence of Parasites, Pathogens, Predators and Pestacides on Honey Bees.
    Healthy Bee Sick Bee the Influence of Parasites, Pathogens, Predators and Pestacides on Honey Bees.
    Phil Lester's first book, The Vulgar Wasp, was about one of the world's most hated insects. His second is about just the opposite the honey bee, arguably one of our best-loved six-legged creatures. People have revered honey bees for centuries. Today we celebrate them with toys, postage stamps and campaigns to raise awareness; we dress up in large bee suits to protest the use of pesticides; we've even sent bees into space and watched as they adjusted to microgravity. Bees are one of the world's most efficient pollinators. Their work is vital to the success of many food crops, and hence to the world's economy. So we need to take seriously any threats to their health including parasites, pathogens, predators and pesticides and, guided by evidence at every turn, find a way to minimise harm and keep bees thriving. As Healthy Bee, Sick Bee shows, this is no small task. In this book, entomologist Phil Lester explores the wonderfully complex and sometimes brutally efficient life history of honey bees, and the problems they face in New Zealand and around the globe. What causes a beehive to collapse? Are pesticides as big a problem as they appear? What can we do to improve the health of our honey bees? With intelligence, insight and entomologist jokes, Healthy Bee, Sick Bee tells the story of this much-loved little insect and offers new ways of thinking about how to ensure they will stick around in the future.

    ISBN: 9781776564057
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Lester, Phil
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Hillary's Antarctica
    Hillary's Antarctica
    The first book to fully document and celebrate Sir Edmund Hillary's contribution to Antarctic history. Written by Nigel Watson of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, it is illustrated with Jane Ussher's stunning photographs, plus historic images and never-before-seen ephemera and diary entries.

    Hillary and the New Zealand team 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 an historic first overland to the South Pole since Captain Scott. Hillary even had the audacity to achieve the feat with three farm tractors.

    In doing so, Sir Edmund 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.

    ISBN: 9781760633578
    Publication date: 24/10/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Watson, Nigel
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • How to Watch a Bird
    How to Watch a Bird
    As prize-winning journalist Steve Braunias stands on an apartment balcony on a sultry summer evening, a black-backed gull flies so close he is instantaneously bowled over with happiness: 'I thought: Birds, everywhere. I wanted to know more about them.' This book is the result - a wondrous personal journey into the amazing world of birds, and the people ensnared, captivated and entranced by them: the passionate tribe of bird-watchers and twitchers.

    ISBN: 9781927249178
    Publication date: 22/10/2014
    Edition: 2
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Braunias, Steve
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Incredible Journeys
    Incredible Journeys
    In INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where breakthroughs are allowing scientists to unravel, for the first time, how animals as various as butterflies, birds, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and even people find their way.

    Weaving interviews with leading experts on animal behaviour with the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel-Prize winning neuroscientists, Barrie shines a light on the astounding skills of animals of every stripe. Dung beetles that steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees that navigate using patterns of light invisible to humans. Sea turtles, spiny lobsters and moths that find their way using the Earth's magnetic field. Salmon that return to their birthplace by following their noses. Baleen whales that swim thousands of miles while holding a rock-steady course and birds that can locate their nests on a tiny island after crisscrossing an entire ocean. There's a stunning diversity of animal navigators out there, often using senses and skills we humans don't have access to ourselves. For the first time, INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS reveals the wonders of these animals in a whole new light.

    ISBN: 9781473656857
    Publication date: 01/06/2020
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Barrie, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Insects of Aotearoa Poster
    Insects of Aotearoa Poster
    ISBN: AZ3499
    Publication date: 17/08/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Duval, Lily
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $39.99
  • Insects of Aotearoa Poster
    Insects of Aotearoa Poster
    Insects of Aotearoa A1 poster printed on High quality 200gsm paper.

    Packaged in poster tube. Perfect for all insect lovers and nature fauna enthusiasts.

    This project was born out of Level 4 Lockdown and thesis writing procrastination. My MA theseis examines attitudes to insects in Aotearoa and an ABC seemed like a great way to showcase the incredible variety of beings swept under the term "insect".

    ISBN: AZ3999
    Publication date: 17/08/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Duval, Lily
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $39.99
  • Insects of New Zealand Photographic Guide
    Insects of New Zealand Photographic Guide
    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.

    ISBN: 9781869661519
    Publication date: 01/07/2007
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Parkinson, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • James Cook - The Voyages
    James Cook - The Voyages
    This landmark book is published to coincide with a major exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of Cook's first voyage. A stunningly illustrated, object-centred history, this book offers a once in a generation opportunity to discover the uniquely rich Captain Cook collection of the British Library. The authors explore a series of themes including the navigation and charting of the Pacific; first encounters between Western and indigenous cultures; the representation of the voyages in art; and scientific discovery and the natural world. Themes of cultural encounter and scientific discovery are interwoven with the personal stories of the key protagonists, including James Cook and Joseph Banks. The illustrations include drawings by all the artists employed on the voyage, as well as the only surviving paintings by Tupaia, a Polynesian high priest who joined Cook's ship at Tahiti and sailed to New Zealand and Australia

    ISBN: 9781869539870
    Publication date: 08/06/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Frame, William
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Kauri Witness to a Nations History
    Kauri Witness to a Nations History
    New Zealand's conifer, the kauri, once dominated the northern landscape. This remarkable tree which grows up to 50m with trunk diameters of over 5m can live for over 1000 years, so it has played a part in the lives of all inhabitants, celebrated in Maori Myth and integral to early colonial history.
    Over the centuries, kauri's high-quality timber has yielded war canoes, ships' spars, furniture and houses. Today though, the kauri forests are a shadow of their former selves facing a new threat with kauri dieback and providing challenges for conservationists, botanists and scientists working to protect this unique trees' future.
    Scientist and historian Joanna Orwin has shown in a lively and richly informative style, how the remarkable story of the Kauri is also the story of New Zealand. Joanna was born in Nelson and educated at Canterbury University, where she studied Botany, Geography and Maori Language and Culture. She is a prize-winning author of historical and adventure novels for children and young adults, all with a strong sense of landscape.

    ISBN: 9781869665296
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Orwin, Joanna
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Know Your New Zealand Native Plants
    Know Your New Zealand Native Plants
    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 is light and easy in tone, with simple language, and is accompanied by full-page, full-colour portrait photographs.

    ISBN: 9781869662059
    Publication date: 01/03/2009
    Price: $35.99
    Author: Metcalf, Lawrie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
  • Life in the Estuary Ilustrated Guide and Ecology
    Life in the Estuary Ilustrated Guide and Ecology
    Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea, and they have a unique environment as a result of the mixing of fresh water with seawater. They provide diverse opportunities for observing and understanding wildlife. This guide to the estuarine environment describes the dominant organisms and their ecology. Based on the successful formula of an earlier book (Animals of the Estuary Shore), Life in the Estuary includes easy to use keys and illustrations to identify many common species of plants and animals, including invertebrates, birds and fish. Although based primarily on organisms found within the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, Christchurch, this book is an ideal beach-combing companion for the identification of common species found throughout New Zealand in estuaries, mudflats, rocky shores, salt marshes, sand and surf beaches.

    ISBN: 9781877257155
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Jones, Malcom B.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Lifetime in Galapagos
    Lifetime in Galapagos
    Tui De Roy was a year old in 1955 when her family left Europe aboard a banana boat, bound for the Pacific to lead a different sort of life on Galapagos, one of self-sufficiency and living close to nature. She grew up on the islands and returned to them often over the next five decades. Discovering photography at a young age, she took her camera with her everywhere, whether she was scaling active volcanoes, diving among hammerhead sharks, or communing with Darwin's finches. A Lifetime in Galapagos is De Roy's intimate portrait of one of the most spectacular places on Earth, presenting the wildlife and natural wonders of Galapagos as you have never seen them before.

    Featuring hundreds of breathtaking color photos taken over the course of De Roy's life, this stunning book guides you into labyrinthine mangroves to observe nesting herons, to misty cloud forests to glimpse flycatchers and orchids, and into the ocean to swim amid lush groves of seaweed. De Roy's lens provides up-close encounters with orca and sperm whales, colonies of iguanas, and the giant tortoises of Alcedo Volcano. She paints unforgettable portraits of her childhood in Galapagos, the islands at night under the stars of the Milky Way, sea lions at play and on the hunt, the diverse birdlife of Galapagos, and much more.

    Blending striking images with vivid prose, A Lifetime in Galapagos also discusses the threats that global warming and other environmental challenges pose to the archipelago's unique wildlife and fragile habitats.

    ISBN: 9781988538211
    Publication date: 09/06/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: De Roy, Tui
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
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