• 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
  • 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
  • Ghosts of Gondwana
    Ghosts of Gondwana
    Have you ever wondered why New Zealand's plants and animals are so different from those in other countries? Why kakapo is the only parrot in the world that cannot fly, or why the kiwi lives here and nowhere else? New Zealand is an extraordinary place, unique on earth, and the remarkable story of how and why life evolved here is the subject of Ghosts of Gondwana. The challenge of explaining New Zealand's natural origins is picked up in this fully revised edition of the popular award-winning book. It presents the latest scientific research in highly readable form, highlighting studies that reveal the deep historical background of our landscapes, fauna and flora - from ancient frogs and moa to delicate insects and the magnificent southern beech forests. It introduces the latest discoveries and resolves past issues like the 'Oligocene drowning' hypothesis.
    Exciting fossil discoveries are revealed and new scientific technologies and approaches to the discipline of historical biogeography are discussed - approaches that range from undersea geology to molecular clocks - and it inevitably draws attention to the debates and conflicts that distinguish different schools of opinion in this holistic branch of theoretical science. This revision incorporates the results of 10 years of intensive scientific research and includes four entirely new chapters to: focus on 'yesterday's maps' to draw attention to the ephemeral islands in our history that have possibly acted as stepping stones for terrestrial animals and plants but today have sunk into the sea; incorporate the author's own special interest in an ancient group of 'jaw-moths', unknown and unnoticed by most people but with a strong message that New Zealand is part of the world when it comes to explaining where our fauna have come from; present recent research findings on our huge flightless birds, the ratites; and include New Zealand's terrestrial molluscs into the story.
    Ghosts of Gondwana identifies New Zealand as one of the most challenging places on earth to explain, but it's readable, engaging style and revised illustrations render this often-controversial discipline of science into a format that is accessible to any reader with an interest in natural history and the unique environment of New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780947503086
    Publication date: 24/10/2016
    Edition: 2
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Gibbs, George
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • Keeping New Zealand Green
    Keeping New Zealand Green
    A history of the New Zealand Forest Service, and a plea for the action needed to preserve our flora and fauna from extinction.

    ISBN: 9780947493462
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Orr, Elizabeth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Know Your New Zealand Trees
    Know Your New Zealand Trees
    ISBN: 9781869660987
    Price: $35.99
    Author: METCALF, LAWRIE
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
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