Wild Fiordland: Discovering the Natural History of a World Heritage Area

Author(s): Neville Peat

NZ Outdoors

Discovering the Natural History of a World Heritage Area This is a paperback edition of the book, which was shortlisted for the Montana NZ Book Awards in 1997. It is a major work of regional natural history introducing a New Zealand World Heritage Area, Fiordland National Park. In a world largely modified by humans, Fiordland is a breathing space for nature. It is one of the planet's great wilderness areas, where monumental landscapes combine with a mosaic of miniature worlds. Located on the southwest coast of New Zealand, much of its landscape was formed by great valleys carved out by glaciers which are now half-drowned. Milford Sound is one of New Zealand's most remote but necessary tourist destinations, while Dusky Sound provided a home to Captain Cook's Resolution and its scientists, as well as artist William Hodges, for five weeks in 1773. This book is for travellers, nature-lovers and scientists alike.


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"For those interested in getting behind the picture postcard image that is often the only impression many people have of this unique part of the world, Wild Fiordland is a must read... With over 200 full colour photographs and easy to read text, the book is a great way to discover the intricacies and delights of this "breathing space for nature". -- Timaru Herald, May 1997.

A Natural Heritage; Rock of Ages; Water World; The North; Fathoming the Fjords; The South; Takitimu and Longwood; Mavora Country; Caretaking; Bibliography; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781877372278
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : February 2006
  • : 240mm X 185mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Neville Peat
  • : Paperback
  • : 508.9396
  • : 144
  • : colour photos