Illustrates the tremendous variety of New Zealand rocks, minerals and fossils and what to look for in the many areas where rock formations are prominent. Includes a geological time chart and reference maps of both islands.
Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 276 pages. NEW
A comprehensive geology of New Zealand from vanished terrains to volcanoes, earthquakes, and the search for coal and gold. A detailed but accessible textbook, something of a New Zealand classic.
Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 426 Pages. SECONDHAND
This well illustrated book reveals startling new information about New Zealand's geological and natural history and its development since the breakup of the ancient continent of Gondwana. A book destined to be read, and kept on reference shelves, for years to come. First published in 2007.
Penguin Group, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 239 pages. NEW.
This well illustrated book reveals startling new information about New Zealand's geological and natural history and its development since the breakup of the ancient continent of Gondwana. A book destined to be read, and kept on reference shelves, for years to come.
Penguin Group, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 239 pages. SECONDHAND
A Continent on the Move, New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century edited by Ian J. Graham. This book celebrates the achievements of New Zealand geoscientists, from the founding of the country through to the present day, and shows how geoscientific research can lead to a safer and more comfortable existance for all. Written in a relatively non-technical but scientifically literate style, the book contains more than 700 stunning photographs and illustrations.
Geological Society of New Zealand. Hardback. 378 pages. NEW.
A fine copy of an early standard work by the Professor of Geology at Otago University. Folding map to front, numerous illustrations. Scarce.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1912. Hardback, no dust jacket. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
A classic text from the NZ Geological Survey, containing concise summaries of the stratigraphy, paleontology, petrology and structure of New Zealand. Two sheet geological map in pocket to rear of volume one. Excellent condition.
New Zealand Geological Survey, Wellington, 1978. Two volumes, hardbacks with dust jackets. 819 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated collection of 25 of Sir Charles Cotton's most important scientific papers on the physical development of steep, cliffed coasts, each annotated by the author just before his death in 1970. Classic science and highly regarded. Scarce.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 354 pages. SECONDHAND
A survey of the economic geology of the country published for the eighth Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress held in Melbourne, Australia in 1965.
Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Melbourne, 1974. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 490 pages, photographs and folding maps. SECONDHAND
After the acceptance of the theory of continental drift a lot of re-thinking was necessary as the theory was applied to New Zealand. This is the account of that paradigm shift in local geological science.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 442 pages. SECONDHAND
Comprehensive explainations about how and why geological faults occur, their impact on the environment, how they are recorded and what past events can tell us about the future.
Reed Publishing in association with the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Wellington, 1999. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of volcanoes as landscape forms, beginning with the mechanism of volcanism-types of eruption and various kinds of volcanos-and proceeding to the types of landscape that show the influence of volcanic activity.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 415 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrates New Zealand's development through geological time and how its distinctive geography and rich variety of unusual native plants and animals have evolved. Tiny tear to front of dust jacket.
Science Information Publishing Centre, Wellington, 1985. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
Using 73 full-page digital images this book tells the story of how the country's unique landscape has been shaped and describes its underlying geological form. Stunning book.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2002. Softback. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
The geology of central New Zealand, Wellington, the Manawatu, Wairarapa, Nelson and Marlborough, is a microcosm of the whole country. A close look is taken at Wellington's fault and it's future.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 286 pages. SECONDHAND
This New Zealand Geological Survey handbook describes the geology and vulcanology of volcanoes in Tongariro National Park. Contains numerous photographs.
DSIR. Softcovers. Illustrated. 82 Pages. SECONDHAND.
Describes how the Alps were formed from ancient marine sediments, how they were uplifted and how they are being eroded to produce the landscape of the South Island. Photographs and diagrams. First published in 2002.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 80 pages. NEW
Combines Maori oral tradition with geological, archaeological and anthropological evidence to describe the impact tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes had on Maori from prehistoric times to the 18th century. ‘Essential reading for anyone living within 300 metres of the shoreline’.
Auckland University Press, 2007. Softback. 298 pages. NEW
A good and well illustrated to all the semi precious gemstones of New Zealand, where to find them and how to cut and polish the stones.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of NZ jade, the varieties and their geographical location. different methods of preparation, old and new and advice on cutting and processing. Fully illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 106 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes the use of this semi-precious stone and specifically of its place in New Zealand history and folklore. Illustrations, both drawings and photographs and maps.
Collins Bros. and Co., Auckland, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 109 pages. SECONDHAND
DSIR illustrated report on the soils of the island with folding plate. Folding map in pocket to rear. Soil Bureau Bulletin 10. Some slight silverfish loss to title page.Scarce.
R.E. Owen, Government Printer, Wellington, 1959. Softback. 50 pages and map. SECONDHAND
NZ Geological Survey. Department of Mines. Bulletin No. 2 (New Series). Folding maps and illustrations. Former owner's bookplate to frontis (masked in scan).
John Mackay, Government Printer, Wellington, 1906. Hardback as issued. 52 pages. SECONDHAND
N.Z. Geological Survey. Bulletin of the Geological Survey Branch, No. 39 (New Series). Maps in pocket at rear.
Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Wellington, 1939. Hardback. 141 pages. SECONDHAND
NZ Geological Survey. Bulletin 81 New Series. Catlins district Owaka & ThakaKopa. Map in pocket at rear. Scuffs to cover.
Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Wellington, 1971. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 5 (New Series). The Cromwell Subdivision. Illustrations, panoramas and folding maps. Former owner's bookplate to title page.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1908. Cloth covered boards. 92 pages, folding maps. SECONDHAND
Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Geological Map 9. Sheets H45BD & part I45. Scale 1:50 000. Map in pocket at rear.
Inst. of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd., Wellington, 1994. Softback. 32 pages. SECONDHAND
Memoir No. 5, Geological Memoirs, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. 17 plates, figures in the text and 3 folding maps.
E.V. Paul, Government Printer, Wellington, 1940. Softback. 90 pages. SECONDHAND
Soil Bureau Bulletin 24, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Text, illustrations and 2 soil maps in pocket to rear.
R.E. Owen, Government Printer, Wellington, 1964. Softback. 90 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand Soil Bureau Bulletin 23. An assessment of the southern part of the plain and its suitability for irrigation. Folding maps in pocket at rear.
Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Wellington, 1966. Softback. 68 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the long campaign against overgrazing and forest destruction to prevent disasterous soil erosion to the country's farmland. Signed by the author.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 274 pages. SECONDHAND
Hochstetter came to New Zealand as the geologist on the Austrian 'Novara' expedition. Joined by Haast he ventured into the central north island and the rugged Nelson back country. The journeys resulted in great narratives of colonial exploration and brought forth many scientific discoveries. This text draws on hitherto unpublished material held in private European archives.
Nikau Press, Nelson, 2011. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 336 pages. NEW
James Hector was the outstanding person of nineteenth century New Zealand science. He was responsible for establishing the national geological survey department, the colonial museum and played a leeding role in the New Zealand Institute.
Awa Press, Wellington, 2008. Softback. 185 pages. NEW
Bishop's biography of the Scots immigrant (1863) who explored and reported on many regions of the country and was the first geologist anywhere to document horizontal movement during an earthquake. His ideas about mountain building laid the foundations for advanced thinking by the next generation and the birth of the discipline of neo tectonics.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2008. Softback. 252 pages. NEW.
A history of surveying in New Zealand and the centennial history of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors , compiled over a period of nearly 40 years. Thorough and detailed.
New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, Dunedin, 1989. Hardback. 707 pages. SECONDHAND
The life of the nineteenth century surveyor pictured in his art and writings. An interesting account of the exploration and settlement of New Zealand.
Highgate/ Price Milburn Ltd., Petone, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
Historian Janet Holm documents how surveyors like Wylde, Sealy, Bain, Rochfort, Browning, Harper and Hughes braved incredible hardship to map the New Zealand landscape.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2005. Softback, illustrated, 302 pages. NEW
This autobiography describes John Mackie's work in geology and then as an Inspector of Mines in Malaya was followed by his wartime experience. After being captured by the Japanese he spent three terrible years in the infamous Changi and Batu Lintang prision camps. When he returned to New Zealand his main task in the 1950's was teaching land and mine surveying in Otago and eventually held the chair at the University of Otago.
Bateson Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 2007. Softback. 444 pages. NEW
In this searching book historian Roberta McIntyre traces the fascinating history of the South Island high country. She explores some of the myths that influence our thinking, and examines the conflicting demands of the various warring interest groups.
Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 432 pages. SECONDHAND