• Above the Treeline Nature Guide to the New Zealand Mountains
    Above the Treeline Nature Guide to the New Zealand Mountains
    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 the New Zealand mountains 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: 9781877517761
    Publication date: 01/01/2013
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Mark, Sir Alan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Birds of New Zealand
    Birds of New Zealand
    New Zealand boasts exceptional species of birds; a quarter of the birdlife lives nowhere else on the planet. With the concerted focus on bird recovery, through sanctuaries, the Department of Conservation and volunteer groups, native birds are abundant, and those struggling species are continually growing in population. Rob Suisted has captured these beautiful birds in remarkable, vibrant photographs, with individual portraits and habitat shots. The four main habitats - forest, wetlands, sea and coast, and open country are introduced by Alison Dench's thoroughly researched text. Extended captions accompany each photograph. This attractive, colourful book is a wonderful expression of New Zealand's most interesting birdlife.

    ISBN: 9781869663339
    Publication date: 01/09/2011
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Suisted, Rob
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Discover New Zealand Coast
    Discover New Zealand Coast
    ISBN: 9781869539344
    Publication date: 10/09/2016
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Ted., Scott
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $24.99
  • Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
    Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
    The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is the modern classic of the genre - the tried and trusted reference for lovers of New Zealand birds. Comprehensive, reliable and easy to use, this fourth revised edition features: * 374 species, including 35 new additions - the book's biggest revision since first publication * 85 stunning colour paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species * an introduction to key bird-watching sites * distribution maps and an in-depth guide to field identification * an additional handbook section that includes information on the distribution, habitat, population, conservation, breeding, behaviour and feeding habits of each species The only field guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, this is the most authoritative reference available - a wonderful celebration of our extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

    ISBN: 9780143570929
    Publication date: 22/04/2015
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Barrie, Heather
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Godwits
    Godwits
    Godwits: Long-haul champions, an enchanting, wonderfully illustrated book by shorebird expert Keith Woodley, tells the miraculous story of the godwits and their migrations - why and how they do it. It follows the birds on their intrepid journeys, examining the places they visit, be it an estuary in northern New Zealand, a mudflat on the Chinese-North Korean border, or a tundra nesting site in Alaska. Woodley, respected godwit expert and manager of the Miranda Shorebird Centre, details the amazing changes these birds undergo before their departure - from moulting into new plumage, to doubling their weight and shrinking non-essential body organs - as well as outlines their array of innate skills in weather prediction and global navigation. Incorporating the author's own eye-witness accounts as well as meticulous research, this tale of navigation and stunning fortitude is written in a compelling yet accessible style that will appeal to both professional bird watchers and general readers curious to discover more about one of nature's quiet achievers.

    ISBN: 9780143011934
    Publication date: 28/09/2009
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Woodley, Keith
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $54.99
  • Know Your New Zealand Trees
    Know Your New Zealand Trees
    ISBN: 9781869660987
    Price: $35.99
    Author: METCALF, LAWRIE
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
  • Mt John the First 50 Years
    Mt John the First 50 Years
    Mt John University Observatory is New Zealand's only professional research observatory for optical astronomy. John Hearnshaw, a past director of the observatory, has delved into the observatory archives to write this engaging account of Mt John's fascinating history. Alan Gilmore, the recently retired observatory superintendent, has added to this with his personal recollections, having worked at the observatory for more than 34 years. Fifty years ago, in 1965, Mt John University Observatory was founded at Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Basin to take advantage of the favourable conditions for astronomy. Telescopes were installed, and in 1981 a lighting ordinance helped protect the site from light pollution. Astronomical research had been thriving on Mt John for 40 years when astro-tourism started to take off, largely due to the venture company Earth & Sky. Today Mt John is both a research observatory and a mecca for stargazing astro-tourists, who come to see the pristine landscape and the amazing dark night skies.
    It is one of the most beautiful astronomical observatories in the world, but also a place with an often turbulent history, having been rocked by personality battles, funding shortfalls, student demonstrations and on one occasion, a destructive fire. In spite of all that, its scientific work has been an outstanding success, and Mt John's research work, especially in stellar astronomy, is known and respected around the world. Mt John - The First 50 Years: A celebration of half a century of optical astronomy at the University of Canterbury is richly illustrated, with almost 200 figures, many of them outstanding landscape and nightscape photographs taken by the acclaimed Tekapo photographer, Fraser Gunn.

    ISBN: 9781927145623
    Publication date: 16/03/2015
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Hearnshaw, John
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • Nature Guide to the New Zealand Forest T
    Nature Guide to the New Zealand Forest T
    Recommended text BIOL 270 semester 1, 2018
    Required text FORE 218 semester 1, 2018


    ISBN: 9781869620554
    Publication date: 01/11/2000
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Dawson/Lucas
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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 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'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
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