• 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
  • Dispatches from Continent Seven: an Anthology of Antarctic Science
    Dispatches from Continent Seven: an Anthology of Antarctic Science
    Since British explorer James Cook first circumnavigated Antarctica in the late 18th century, the white continent has exerted a powerful attraction. There is no permanent human habitation, and no mercy from the raw, relentless elements, yet for nearly 200 years explorers and scientists have been drawn to work and sometimes risk their lives here. Rebecca Priestley's landmark anthology reveals the numerous scientific discoveries that have been made, from how sea creatures survive in the freezing waters, to the continent's extraordinary proliferation of meteorites and the startling revelations of its fossils. In the early days, nations vied to establish a presence on the continent to try and claim its resources. Today scientists track the arrival of space particles and examine ice cores, sea-floor sediments and rocks hewn by glaciers to better understand our universe, uncover the story of climate change, and learn how a land once covered in forests became a frozen desert. More than an anthology, this unique book is a thrilling journey through time as explorers and scientists unravel the mysteries of Earth's last great wilderness.

    ISBN: 9781927249055
    Publication date: 04/03/2016
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Priestley, Rebecca
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Encounters the Creation of New Zealand  a History
    Encounters the Creation of New Zealand a History
    Encounters is the wide-ranging, audacious and gripping story of New Zealand's changing national identity, how it has emerged and evolved through generations. In this genre-busting book, historian Paul Moon delves into how the many and conflicting ideas about New Zealand came into being. Along the way, he explores forgotten crevices of the nation's character, and exposes some of the mythology of its past and present. These include, for example, the earliest Maori myths and the 'mock sacredness' of the All Blacks in the twenty-first century; the role of nostalgia in our national character, both Maori and Pakeha; whether the explorer Kupe existed; the appeal of the Speight's 'Southern Man'; and ruminations on New Zealand art and landscape. What results is an absorbing piece of scholarship, an imaginative and exuberant epic that will challenge preconceptions about what it means to be a New Zealander, and how our country is understood. Lyrical, breathtaking and provocative, and illustrated with artworks throughout, Encounters offers an extraordinary insight into the beginnings of our country.

    ISBN: 9780143568506
    Publication date: 24/07/2013
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Moon, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Field Guide to New Zealand Geology
    Field Guide to New Zealand Geology
    This is the first field guide written for the general public and beginners in geology in New Zealand. Now fully revised and updated, it shows travellers in New Zealand something of the tremendous variety of our rocks, minerals and fossils and describes what to look for in many areas where rock formations are prominent. It covers the history of New Zealand from its beginnings on the sea floor some 600 million years ago to its present patchwork landscape of volcano, range and plain. This land was formed from many different layers of rock - volcanic flows, forest debris, ocean mud. All these have special characteristics, which are explained and illustrated to enable readers to find the layers and understand their origins and what they can tell us about the landscapes of the past. The crystals that grew in the rocks and the remains of living creatures that were preserved are also illustrated and described. Written in simplified terms, it includes an introductory chapter on general geology, A geological time chart and quick reference maps of the North Island and the South Island for travellers.

    ISBN: 9780143202592
    Publication date: 29/05/2009
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Thornton, Jocelyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Field Guide to New Zealands Native Trees
    Field Guide to New Zealands Native Trees
    If the monumental New Zealand's Native Trees has inspired you to venture into the outdoors to look more closely at our unique tree flora, this field guide is the perfect companion to take along. Compact enough to fit in a day-pack, it contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of New Zealand, including Stewart Island and the Chathams. Field Guide to New Zealand's Native Trees is organised in three main sections - conifers, tree ferns and flowering trees - and covers 209 species. A visual key to leaf shapes will help to narrow down the identification of the numerous flowering trees. Under each species, headings such as Distribution & Habitat, Size, Bark, Foliage & Habit, Flowers & Fruit lead readers straight to relevant information, and a panel of Distinguishing Features is a useful aid to quick identification. More than1500 superb photographs show the whole tree and its key features, some in very close detail. The most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide to New Zealand's native trees, this handy and beautiful reference book deserves a place in every home, bach, library and school.

    ISBN: 9781877517822
    Publication date: 01/11/2012
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Dawson, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • 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
  • Fishes of New Zealand A Comprehensive Guide
    Fishes of New Zealand A Comprehensive Guide
    ISBN: 9780994104168
    Publication date: 01/11/2015
    Price: $250.00
    Author: Roberts, Clive D
    Format: Slipcase
    Price: $250.00
  • Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
    Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
    The Hand Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is a trusted, invaluable reference for lovers of New Zealand birds. Comprehensive and easy to use, this new 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 The only hand guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand, this is the ideal field companion for identifying our extraordinary and diverse birdlife.

    ISBN: 9780143570936
    Publication date: 26/08/2015
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Robertson, Hugh
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Kahawai The Peoples Fish
    Kahawai The Peoples Fish
    Kahawai means 'strong in the water'. Long sought after by Maori, these beautiful, fighting fish are second only to snapper as New Zealand's most caught recreational fish species. You can still readily catch kahawai from the shore and at tidal river mouths, with a bag limit of 20 fish and no minimum size, while out on the water 'work-ups', the feeding frenzies where huge numbers of these fish go wild chasing prey, are legend among fishers. Kahawai: The people's fish is Gerard Hindmarsh's celebration of this often under-appreciated fish. With history, information on biology and behaviour, plenty of fishing stories, vital tips on how best to catch them, details on how to prepare them for eating and smoking them, this book will tell you everything you need to know about kahawai. But perhaps one of the most useful and attractive aspects of this book are over 30 recipes from Melanie Walker. Kahawai deserves a better reputation as an eating fish, as prepared properly, it is delicious. These recipes cover everything from using smoked kahawai, through to how to prepare risottos and fish cakes.
    Kahawai truly is the people's fish, and this book is the complete guide for all New Zealand fishers, boaties, foodies and anyone else who appreciates and treasures our marine environment.

    ISBN: 9781927213568
    Publication date: 19/10/2015
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Hindmarsh, Gerard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Know Your New Zealand Trees
    Know Your New Zealand Trees
    ISBN: 9781869660987
    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
  • 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
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