From an extinct giant eagle and an owl that sounded like the devil, to the morepork we hear calling at night, the falcon that appears on our $20 note and the hawks we see swooping on the grisly remains of dead critters on th... read more

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: 9780143771685
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The Hunters : The Precarious Lives of New Zealand's Birds of Prey
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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, u... read more

As reviewed by Mike in our March newsletter...
This book was first published in 2006 but as the author explains; things have changed. Gondwana was a supercontinent thought to have existed in Palaeozoic times (600 million years ago). As a landmass i... read more

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: 9780947503086
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: Craig Potton Publishing
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: George Gibbs
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Ghosts of Gondwana (Revised Edition)
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Awards:Shortlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018

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 protest... read more

This is indeed a natural and cultural history; the author is an Ethnobotanist – one who investigates the relationship between people and plants – so this story is really a history of Aotearoa/New Zealand from the perspective of a tree! One reason for... read more

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: 9781869408190
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
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: Philip Simpson
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Totara: A Natural and Cultural History
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They're ranked one of the world's worst invasive species. They're often described as pure evil. People use petrol bombs, flamethrowers and shotguns on them in acts of vengeance. Wasps are feared and hated by many of u... read more

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: 9781776561858
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
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: Phil Lester
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The Vulgar Wasp : The Story of a Ruthless Invader and Ingenious Predator
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The Fishes of New Zealand poster
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The image used in this poster is a cromolithograph (c. 1900) by William Shaw Diedrich Schmidt. The birds in Schmidt's work were based on the artwork of J.G Keulemans in Walter Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand.Size: 755mm x 449mm (portrait)
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Native Birds of NZ Posters
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Series:Photographic Guide to

In this fully revised edition with attractive new cover, species accounts have been updated according to the 4th edition of the Ornithological Society's official "Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand".
The many changes inc... read more

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: 9781869663278
: New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
: New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
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: New Zealand
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: Geoff Moon
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: 4th Revised Edition
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: 598.0993
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Photographic Guide to Birds of New Zealand Revised Edition
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New Zealand A Natural World Revealed (Stickered Stock)
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Series:Flora of New Zealand

Flora of New Zealand Volume V: Grasses is the first fully integrated Flora in the series, covering both native and naturalised grasses, and completes the vascular Flora of New Zealand. Included are formal nomenclature, descriptions, distributions r... read more

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: 9780478093315
: Manaaki Whenua Press
: Manaaki Whenua Press
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: New Zealand
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: Elizabeth Edgar
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: 584.9093
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Flora of New Zealand: Grasses: Vol V: Grasses
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A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edib... read more

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: 9780143019220
: Penguin Group (NZ)
: Penguin Books (NZ)
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: New Zealand
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: Andrew Crowe
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: 581.6320993
: 192
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A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
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 NZ Natural History

Series:Flora of New Zealand

A comprehensive taxonomic guide to the flora of the New Zealand botanical region. This volume describes the introduced wild plants belonging to the rush, sedge, lily, iris, arum and related families, but excluding grasses.

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: 9780477010412
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Flora of New Zealand Vol 3
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 NZ Natural History

Series:Flora of New Zealand

A comprehensive taxonomic guide to the flora of the New Zealand botanical region. This volume describes the naturalized dicots, gymnosperms, ferns and fern allies. Known distribution and habitats are provided, as well as the region and date the species was first recorded wild in New Zealand.

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: C.J. Webb
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Flora of New Zealand - Volume 4
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