Biology Aotearoa: Unique Flora, Fauna and Fungi

Author(s): Parsons & Bishop

NZ Natural History

As a large, isolated and relatively ancient landmass, New Zealand occupies a unique place in the biological world, with distinctive terrestrial biota and a high proportion of primitive endemic forms. Biology Aotearoa covers the origins, evolution and conservation of the New Zealand flora, fauna and fungi. Each chapter is written by specialists in the field, often working from different perspectives to build up a comprehensive picture. Topics include:

  • the geological history of our land
  • origins, and evolution of our plants, animals and fungi
  • current status of rare and threatened species
  • past, present and future management of native species
  • the effect of human immigration on the native biota.
Colour diagrams and photographs are used throughout the text. This book is suitable for all students of biology or ecology who wish to know about the unique nature of Aotearoa New Zealand and its context in the biological world.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877268007
  • : Pearson Education New Zealand
  • : Benjamin Cummings
  • : December 2005
  • : 270x220mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Parsons & Bishop
  • : Paperback
  • : 128
  • : Biology, life sciences
  • : Colour photographs