• Nature Stilled
    Nature Stilled
    Award-winning photographer Jane Ussher spent several days in Te Papa's natural history collection storage areas shooting this outstanding book, and the result is a true treasure. Stunningly photographed and beautifully designed, its 170 images capture the glory of the insect, fish, mollusc and botanical specimens that represent the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa's vast and scientifically important collections.

    Te Papa's expert curators and collections managers have written the short texts about each natural history object, giving concise and unique insights into the fascinating characteristics of each of them.

    From photographs of huia and kakapo to vivid x-rays of fish, gloriously coloured moths and butterflies, unique mosses, and lichens collected in Antarctica, this outstanding book pays tribute to the glories of our natural world.

    ISBN: 9780995113695
    Publication date: 01/10/2020
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Ussher, Jane
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
  • New Zealand Ferns and Allied Plants
    New Zealand Ferns and Allied Plants
    This revised edition of the only comprehensive guide to NZ's ferns and fern allies, includes all native species and subspecies, plus all the established, introduced species, Keys and descriptions enable them to be readily identified, and all are superbly illustrated

    ISBN: 9781869530037
    Edition: 1
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Brownsey/Smith-Dodsworth/Galloway
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • New Zealand Forest Birds and their World
    New Zealand Forest Birds and their World
    Drawing on more than 70 years' worth of study in the field, representing literally thousands of hours spent poised behind a 300mm lens, Forest Birds by Geoff Moon presents a visual and written portrait of the most important or characteristic birds of the New Zealand forest. Arranged in taxonomic order, these total nearly 30 species, among them some of the country's best-loved birds such as the bellbird, fantail, kingfisher, kiwi, kokako, morepork, tomtit, kakariki, saddleback, stitchbird and tui.
    Enriching the photography are Geoff's personal notes, amassed, like his photographs, from decades of observation.

    This title is the second in New Holland's series on bird habitats.

    ISBN: 9781869665012
    Publication date: 03/09/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Moon, Geoff
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity
    New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity
    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.

    ISBN: 9781927145289
    Publication date: 01/03/2012
    Price: $180.00
    Author: Gordon, Dennis P.
    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $180.00
  • New Zealand Seaweeds An Illustrated Guide
    New Zealand Seaweeds An Illustrated Guide
    A fully revised and completely redesigned edition of the first photographic identification guide to New Zealand's unique marine algae, by the country's pre-eminent seaweed expert Wendy Nelson. Across three main sections covering green, brown and red algae, over 150 genera and 250 key species are described. Each species entry includes up-to-date information on nomenclature, type locality, morphology, habitat, distribution and notes on identification and key characteristics. New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide has over 500 illustrations, 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.

    ISBN: 9780995113602
    Publication date: 02/03/2020
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Nelson, Wendy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • New Zealand's Rivers An Environmental History
    New Zealand's Rivers An Environmental History
    'New Zealand s Rivers: An environmental history' explores the relationship between New Zealanders and their rivers, explaining how they have arrived at a crisis point, where fresh water has become their most contested resource and many rivers are too polluted to swim in. Environmental historian Catherine Knight reveals that the tension between exploitation and enjoyment of rivers is not new. Rivers were treasured by Maori as food baskets and revered as the dwelling places of supernatural creatures. But following European settlement, they became drains for mining, industrial waste and sewage, and were harnessed to generate power and to irrigate farmland. Over time, the utilitarian view of rivers has been increasingly questioned by those who value rivers for recreation as well as for ecological, spiritual and cultural reasons. Today, the sustainable use of rivers is the subject of intense debate. Thoroughly researched and richly illustrated, 'New Zealand s Rivers' is an accessible and compelling read for all New Zealanders, including anglers, kayakers, farmers, environmental practitioners, policy-makers, students and anyone with an interest in our environment and history."

    ISBN: 9781927145760
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Knight, Catherine Heather
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
    Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
    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. For ease of reference the common names are highlighted in the text although all species described are listed according to their scientific names so that their affinities with related species may be seen more easily.

    ISBN: 9781877246944
    Publication date: 01/03/2003
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Metcalf, Lawrie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Photographic Guide to Fossils of New Zealand
    Photographic Guide to Fossils of New Zealand
    Recommended text GEOL 115 semester 2, 2021


    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.

    ISBN: 9781869663667
    Price: $25.19
    Author: Campbell Et Al.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.19
  • Photographic Guide to Spiders of New Zealand
    Photographic Guide to Spiders of New Zealand
    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.

    ISBN: 9781869664039
    Publication date: 01/02/2015
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Vink, Cor J.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Place Names of Banks Peninsula
    Place Names of Banks Peninsula
    Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Harbour and the Port Hills of Christchurch offer a wonderfully diverse and a kaleidoscopic array of names that speak of the areas's Maori and colonial history and the people who have lived and worked there. Back in 1927 prolific author Johannes Andersen published his classic and important "Place-Names of Banks Peninsula", but much has changed since then: names have dropped out of use or been superseded, spellings have altered, knowledge of origins has improved and large numbers of new names have been added. Award-winning historian Gordon Ogilvie, who has a deep knowledge of this part of New Zealand, has written a comprehensive, fascinating and much-needed successor to Andersen's book. The coverage of names extends to the Heathcote and Halswell rivers and includes suburbs like Halswell and Tai Tapu. Engagingly written, brimming with information and enriched with black and white photographs and stunning colour plates, this substantial volume is an important addition to Ogilvie's popular and acclaimed histories of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills. The intriguing background he provides for the place names of this region will delight all those who live there, those who visit and anyone with an interest in New Zealand's past.

    ISBN: 9781927145937
    Publication date: 18/08/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Ogilvie, Gordon
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Plant Life on Banks Peninsula
    Plant Life on Banks Peninsula
    This book details the extraordinary past and present of Banks Peninsula plant life, using vivid drawings and photographs, clear maps, and entertaining text. It will appeal to keen plants people and professional botanists alike. Author and illustrator, eminent botanist Hugh Wilson has lived most of his life on or near the Peninsula. This book is the culmination of 30 years work, a labour of love designed to inform and delight a wider public about the richly diverse plants of Banks Peninsula. Banks Peninsula is a remarkable volcanic landform jutting into the Pacific from the eastern flank of New Zealand's South Island. Once forested, the land was stripped of nearly all its trees and much of its original wildlife by two consecutive tsunamis of human colonisation, Polynesian and European. However, the Peninsula remains a unique, biodiverse landscape on the doorstep of the South Island's largest city, Christchurch. Against all odds it continues to sustain an astonishing array of flora and fauna.

    ISBN: 9780958329965
    Publication date: 29/11/2013
    Price: $99.99
    Author: Wilson, Hugh D.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $99.99
  • Polluted Inheritance New Zealand's Freshwater Crisis
    Polluted Inheritance New Zealand's Freshwater Crisis
    New Zealand's dairy industry is big business. But what are the hidden - and not so hidden - costs of intensive farming?Evidence presented here by ecologist Mike Joy demonstrates that intensive dairy farming has degraded our freshwater rivers, streams and lakes to such a degree that we face an environmental crisis. This perilous situation, he argues, has arisen primarily through governmental policy that prioritises short-term economic growth over long-term environmental sustainability. This BWB Text is a call to arms, urging New Zealand to change course in the face of environmental degredation that risks the wellbeing of future generations - and all life as we know it on these islands.

    ISBN: 9780908321612
    Publication date: 20/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Joy, Mike
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
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