• Living Among the Northland Maori
    Living Among the Northland Maori
    A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was sent to run the remote Mangakahia mission station on the banks of the Wairoa River. 'Living Among the Northland Maori' is Garin's diary recording his experiences from 1844 to 1846 as he gets to know the Maori in the region.

    The diary provides vivid accounts of contemporary events, as Garin came dangerously close to the action of the Northern War, and wrote of such prominent figures as Hone Heke and Kawiti as they opposed the new colonial authorities. Above all, the diary is an intimate record of life in a Maori community in which Garin describes the close relationships he formed with his new neighbours - from his young followers and local families to the chiefs who offered him protection while he lived among them.

    This is the first full English translation of Garin's surviving Mangakahia journals and letters. Frank, open-minded and often humorous, Garin's diary is a major contribution to the early history of European settlement in Aotearoa and a compelling insight into Maori customs, values and beliefs of the time.

    ISBN: 9781988503028
    Publication date: 01/04/2019
    Price: $89.99
    Author: Tremewan, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $89.99
  • Lost Gold Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland islands
    Lost Gold Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland islands
    This special book-format issue of Birds New Zealands journal Notornis is devoted to the birds of the Auckland Islands Maukahuka/Motu Maha, the largest and biologically most diverse island group in the New Zealand subantarctic region. Its 19 chapters, written by leading ornithologists, cover a wide range of topics, including the history of ornithological discovery, biogeography, the impacts of introduced mammals and people, prehistoric bird communities based on bone assemblages, and population, ecological and genetic studies of several of the endemic or otherwise notable birds of the island group including Auckland Island snipe, white-headed petrel, and several albatross species.

    ISBN: 9780995113664
    Publication date: 01/05/2020
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Miskelly, Colin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Make Her Praises Heard Afar
    Make Her Praises Heard Afar
    The history books tell us that about 550 New Zealand nurses went to World War One while other women stayed home, knitting, fundraising and looking after families and farms while the men were away. But many women went too - as doctors and ambulance drivers, munitions workers and mathematicians, civil servants and servicewomen in British units, and in many other roles. They mainly paid their own fares and worked for very little. Some provided amenities for soldiers and others, and these have often been attributed to the military or men's groups. Make her Praises Heard Afar introduces women whose contribution to the war effort has been overlooked, telling an astonishing story with extraordinary range and depth of research. The title's use of a phrase from the national anthem invites New Zealand women to recognise that they were us - 100 years ago. New Zealand women who have read World War One books by men and about men are ready to appreciate that women were there too. This book will appeal to a wide range of women - particularly those interested in women's history, feminism and World War One. There is much interest from family members of these women and from young women. The book is written for a wide readership in simple, accessible prose. Jane is the author of a New Zealand Book Award winning biography of Ettie Rout, the New Zealand woman most associated in the public mind with World War One. She wrote a second book on Ettie in 2014, focussing on her wartime safe sex campaign, Ettie Rout: New Zealand's safer sex pioneer. She was co-director of the World War One Oral History Archive, and interviewed 85 veterans. She produced In the Shadow of War, with Nicholas Boyack, and in 2013 listened to the whole archive to produce An Awfully Big Adventure, telling the story of the war in the men's words, chronologically. She uses the chronological format for Make Her Praises Heard Afar, telling stories of individuals and groups through the war, using extended quotes when appropriate. There is expected to be wide interest in the book from the media as it upsets the generallyaccepted story and shows that New Zealand women have been left out of the national narrative of the war.

    ISBN: 9780473399658
    Publication date: 11/11/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Tolerton, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Meaning of Trees
    Meaning of Trees
    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.

    ISBN: 9781775541301
    Publication date: 15/04/2019
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Vennell, Robert
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Native Trees
    Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand Native Trees
    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.

    ISBN: 9780143007111
    Publication date: 04/06/2007
    Price: $12.00
    Author: Crowe, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
  • Mountains to Sea Solving New Zealand's Freshwater Crisis
    Mountains to Sea Solving New Zealand's Freshwater Crisis
    The state of New Zealand's freshwater has become an urgent public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand's rivers and streams. We all know they need fixing. But how do we do it?

    In Mountains to Sea, leading ecologist Mike Joy teams up with thinkers from all walks of life to consider how we can solve New Zealand's freshwater crisis. The book covers a wide range of topics, including food production, public health, economics and Maori narratives of water. Mountains to Sea offers new perspectives on this intractable problem.

    ISBN: 9781988545431
    Publication date: 09/11/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Joy, Mike
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Natural History Canterbury
    Natural History Canterbury
    Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of knowledge of the flora, fauna and environment of the region with a broad audience in mind. It will be a valuable resource for natural scientists, students, environmental managers and interested lay people, not just in Canterbury but throughout New Zealand. Contributions to the 27 chapters were made by more than 40 scientists and academics with wide-ranging experience and expertise in their subjects. Contents include chapters on the geology, geomorphology and geography of the region, climate and soils, and the history of Maori colonisation and life. Past and present vegetation are dealt with in detail, as are fossil and present-day faunas, including the birds, amphibians and reptiles, and marine mammals. The ecology of terrestrial, marine and freshwater habitats is treated in depth. Timely and thought-provoking chapters deal with ecological restoration, conservation issues and environmental management.

    ISBN: 9781877257575
    Publication date: 30/11/2009
    Edition: 3
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Winterbourn, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Natural History of Banks Peninsula
    Natural History of Banks Peninsula
    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 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. 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.

    ISBN: 9781927145531
    Publication date: 20/04/2013
    Edition: 2
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Wilson, Hugh D.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Naturalists Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
    Naturalists Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
    This photographic identification guide to 239 bird species in New Zealand, including the most commonly seen, unique and endemic species, is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from one of New Zealand's youngest nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers climate, vegetation, biogeography and the key sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of New Zealand encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status.

    ISBN: 9781912081431
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Thomas, Oscar
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Nature Activity Book 99 Ideas for Activities in the Natural World of Aotearoa New Zealand 2020
    Nature Activity Book 99 Ideas for Activities in the Natural World of Aotearoa New Zealand 2020
    A must-have natural science activity book for young New Zealanders and their families. From experiments and observation to conservation and mindfulness, this appealing, activity-packed book stimulates curious minds and encourages children to relate to the natural world around them. Written by an expert museum educator, its beautifully illustrated pages develop budding research skills, awareness of the environment, and understanding of the natural world.
    All sorts of learning styles are recognised here, with each activity being open to children who like to draw and those who like to write. The book's journal-like format and activities that range across the seasons make it a long-term and much treasured companion.
    Matauranga Maori concepts and the themes present in Te Papa's award-winning Te Taiao | Nature natural history galleries are an integral part of the content.

    ISBN: 9780995113688
    Publication date: 01/08/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Haydon, Rachel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand
    We have never been more aware of the benefit of being out in nature, but how much quality time does the 'average' New Zealander spend enjoying the outdoors? While our national parks are places of spectacular wilderness, for many of us, these places are out of reach. This ground-breaking book argues for the restoration of 'neighbourhood nature' - places that all New Zealanders can freely access, irrespective of socioeconomic or other factors. New Zealand's experience of the coronavirus pandemic underscores how important these local oases of nature are - and how vital they are to our wellbeing. Richly illustrated throughout, this book tells the stories of a wide range of New Zealanders, who - either individually or through organised initiatives - have experienced the wellbeing benefits gained through connection with nature. Their stories are varied but each one is authentic, personal and moving. Drawing on the latest scientific research and through these personal stories, Knight challenges us to contemplate a more nature-rich future.

    ISBN: 9780473538637
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Knight, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Nature Guide to the New Zealand Forest T
    Nature Guide to the New Zealand Forest T
    Required text FORE 218 semester 1, 2021


    ISBN: 9781869620554
    Publication date: 01/11/2000
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Dawson/Lucas
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
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