• 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: $25.99
    Author: Vink, Cor J.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • 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
  • Powells Native Animals of New Zealand
    Powells Native Animals of New Zealand
    This New Zealand classic has been constantly in print since it was first published in 1947. By means of clear drawings, simple descriptions and brief information on our native animals, ranging from the simplest invertebrates through to mammals, this book gives naturalists a unique introduction to New Zealand's fauna.

    ISBN: 9781869533939
    Publication date: 30/05/1998
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Gill, Brian (Brian James)
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • 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
    ISBN: 9780473309978
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Holdaway, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Totara: a Natural and Cultural History
    Totara: a Natural and Cultural History
    The 'mighty totara' is one of our most extraordinary trees. Among the biggest and oldest trees in the New Zealand forest, the heart of Maori carving and culture, trailing no. 8 wire as fence posts on settler farms, clambered up in the Pureora protests of the 1980s: the story of New Zealand can be told through t?tara. Simpson tells that story like nobody else could. In words and pictures, through waka and leaves, farmers and carvers, he takes us deep inside the trees: their botany and evolution, their role in Maori life and lore, their uses by Pakeha, and their current status in our environment and culture. By doing so, Simpson illuminates the natural world and the story of Maori and Pakeha in this country. Our largest trees, the kauri Tane Mahuta and the t?tara Pouakani, are both thought to be around 1000 years old. They were here before we humans were and their relatives will probably be here when we are gone. T?tara has been central to life in this country for thousands of years. This book tells a great tree's story, and that is our story too.

    ISBN: 9781869408190
    Publication date: 07/06/2017
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Simpson, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Tui: a Pictorial Study of New Zealand's Colourful Endemic Bird
    Tui: a Pictorial Study of New Zealand's Colourful Endemic Bird
    This stunning book, produced as a fundraiser for Native Bird Recovery Richmond, showcases the Tui in all its colourful glory. 78 pages of full colour world class photographs and fascinating Tui facts bring to life the bird which is we so often hear but rarely see closely enough to appreciate its incredible beauty.

    ISBN: 9780473271619
    Publication date: 01/08/2013
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Webb, Anne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • Which New Zealand Insect
    Which New Zealand Insect
    Displaying more than 650 colour photographs, this book is both a field guide and a a gallery. It covers native and introduced insects of the home, garden and farm, forest, mountains, lakes and streams - an often overlooked side of New Zealand wildlife.

    ISBN: 9780141006369
    Publication date: 29/11/2001
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Crowe, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Why Science Is Sexist
    Why Science Is Sexist
    In June 2015, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt resigned from the Faculty of Life Sciences at University College London after making a dismissive remark about female scientists.The incident is just the tip of the iceberg, argues Nicola Gaston, President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists. In this timely BWB Text, she scrutinises the sexism afflicting the discipline of science, from the under-representation of women to the 'scientific' argument that mental capabilities are gendered. Ultimately, she asks what can be done to combat unconscious bias in science - and to ensure that the future of scientific inquiry is both balanced and objective.

    ISBN: 9780908321650
    Publication date: 09/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Gaston, Nicola
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
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