• 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 Fungi
    New Zealand Fungi
    Fungi have no chlorophyll and obtain their nutrients from living plants and animals, or dead trees, plants and animals. The parts of fungi that we see are called fruiting bodies which grow in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, ranging from vibrant to neutral tones. They are composed of densely compacted filaments and all produce spores that are spread by the wind or insects.

    New Zealand has thousands of fungi species. Many are undescribed with only approximately 6,500 having been
    reported. Some are exotics that have been brought to
    New Zealand by humans.

    Not all fungi grow in our native forests, some grow on sand
    near the beach, in pine forests and in our gardens.

    Rebecca Bowater grew up with a love of nature fostered by her parents – her father a botanist and her mother a horticulturist.

    Through her passion for New Zealand alpine flowers, fungi and birds, Rebecca has received many awards, book credits and achieved Fellowship with the Photographic Society of New Zealand, for whom she is an accredited nature judge. She has also gained her letters AFIAP – ‘The International Federation of Photographic Art’.

    Her great love for all nature has prompted travels to many of the world’s national parks.

    ISBN: 9780995138711
    Publication date: 01/07/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Bowater, Rebecca
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pyramid Valley and Beyond Discovering the Prehistoric Birdlife of North Canterbury, New Zealand
    Pyramid Valley and Beyond Discovering the Prehistoric Birdlife of North Canterbury, New Zealand
    This is an up-to-date exposition of the original birdlife of the eastern South Island, illustrated in full colour, and featuring many images by noted wildlife photographer and film-maker Rod Morris. Two of the most important fossil sites, Pyramid Valley and Bell Hill Vineyard are showcased, and the volume includes detailed sections on moa and the giant predatory birds, as well as all the other species known from the recent fossil record. A section on the former role of seabirds in the terrestrial environment brings a new perspective on the New Zealand environment before human settlement. Professor Euan C. Young, Emeritus Professor of Zoology and former Head of the Department of Zoology at Auckland University, commented "Great book. Should be in every library and every school library and every marae. It is perfectly targeted for this role."

    ISBN: 9780473309978
    Price: $5.00
    Author: Holdaway, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $5.00
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand a Field Guide
    Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand a Field Guide
    Illustrated with extraordinary new photography, this is the definitive field guide to all of New Zealand's tuatara, geckos, skinks, frogs, marine turtles and marine snakes. From the ancient tuatara, the sole surviving member of its order, to the world's largest collection of long-lived and live-bearing lizards, our geckos and skinks, New Zealand's 123 species of reptiles and amphibians represent an extraordinary aspect of this country's biodiversity. Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand is the only field guide to cover all currently recognised species. New Zealand's list of reptiles and amphibians is growing with new discoveries, even as 80 per cent of species are at risk of extinction. This will be the only field guide to cover all currently recognised reptiles and amphibians and will become a go-to book for anyone interested in New Zealand's unique wildlife.

    ISBN: 9781869409371
    Publication date: 08/11/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Van Winkel, Dyland
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
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