500 million years of New Zealand's prehistory with 200 illustrations that reconstruct scenes from the past. The combination of several scientific disciplines makes for a compelling narative.
Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
Summarises exciting new research which leads to an understanding of where our flora and fauna came from and how they evolved to become one of the strangest in the world. Also reveals the landmark environmental events which have shaped the life of today. First published 2006.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. NEW
Describes the unique characteristics of New Zealand's plants, what makes them so special. It delves into the origins and evolution of the plants, how they have inspired songs, poems and works of art, Maori myths, stories and proverbs associated with them, and their many uses as a natural resource.
Penguin Raupo, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
An anthology of early botanical paintings and drawings of native plants covering the period from Cook's first voyage in 1769 through to Cheesman's 'Illustrations' in 1914. Superb selection of colour plates.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 142 pages. SECONDHAND
Biographies and interesting stories of the plant hunters of New Zealand, including Banks, D'Urville, Cunningham, Bidwill, Dieffenbach and Colenso. Illustrations. Chips to dust jacket, see scan.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
Printer, botanist and missionary, Colenso was a very talented man. Present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi he later produced much early printing in th eMaori language. He met Joseph Dalton Hooker when he visited with the Erebus and Terror expedition. After Hooker became director at Kew, Colenso collected New Zealand plants for him and was a correspondant for many years. Colenso's contribution to local botany is perhaps his most lasting achievement.
Vintage Books Random House, Auckland, 2011. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 467 pages. NEW
Biography of CMS missionary William Colenso that details his mission work, his extensive journey's in the North Island and his botanical collecting and outher scientific interests. First published in 1948 this new edition includes his 'autobiography' published for the first time. Illustrated.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2012. Softback. 510 pages. NEW
A classic of New Zealand botanical study. This is the second revised edition published just after the authors death. The first edition was published in 1906. 1763 species are described, distributed over 390 genera included in 104 families.
NZ Board of Science and Art, Wellington, 1925. Harback, no dust jacket. 1163 pages. SECONDHAND
This first volume in the series deals with all the indigenous vascular plants except the monocotyledons. Detailed descriptions are provided and there are line drawings and keys to families. Thin paper edition.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 1085 pages. SECONDHAND
This volume in the series is concerned only with indigenous plants deals with all the monocotyledon families except Gramineae, the main descriptive text being a direct continuation from volume I.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 354 pages. SECONDHAND
This volume in the series describes the introduced wild plants belonging to the rush, sedge, lily, iris, arum and related families. This is very much the weed flora, some of which are serious problems.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages. SECONDHAND
This volume in the series describes the naturalised dicotyledons, gymnosperms and pteridophytes, the groups covered in volume I for indigenous species.
Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 1365 pages. SECONDHAND
NZ is noteworthy for the richness and diversity of its lichen flora. This volume describes 958 taxa in 210 genera. Keys to genera are provided, covering foliose, squamulose, fruiticose, filiamentous and crustose lifeforms.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 662 pages. SECONDHAND
NZ is noteworthy for the richness and diversity of its lichens. These volumes describe 1706 taxa in 354 genera. There are nine keys and a number of colour plates. The standard work.
Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 2007. Hardbacks, no dust jackets as issued. Two Volumes, one 1006 pages, two 1254 pages. SECONDHAND
More than 750 colour pictures and descriptions of a large number of mushrooms belonging to a variety of genera. A valuable guide for the naturalist and mycologist, index of English and Latin names. First published in 1998.
Rebo International Publishers, Groningen, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 286 pages. NEW
A standard work of New Zealand bryology with attractive illustrations by Nancy Adams of the Botony Division, Wellington. This copy is in beautiful condition.
Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1955. Hardback. 490 pages. SECONDHAND
Full descriptions and ecological details of the more common and more notable species. Each is illustrated to show its features, there is also a very useful key.
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 155 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
200 species are dealt with in detail, with notes on habitat and distribution as well as features for identification. There is also a key to the genera, and within the larger genera to species.
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 300 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive description of New Zealand's hard shore environments and the flora and fauna that live there. 380 diagrams and illustrations and descriptions of coastal environments of the wider Pacific region.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 504 pages. NEW
A comprehensive, illustrated guide that includes all 193 native species and sub-species, plus 22 introduced species. Keys and descriptions enable identification and all are superbly illustrated.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
A fine exploration of ferns in their natural New Zealand bush setting together with some cultivation tips. Over 90 superb colour photographs by Robin Morrison. First published in 1986.
Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1994. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
A celebration of New Zealand's heritage of native plants, many unique and some threatened with extinction and all beautiful. An important reference book and a usefull field guide, many superb colour photographs. Outstanding book. Fine condition.
Reed Books, Auckland, 1991. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 254 pages. SECONDHAND
Descriptions and excellent photographs of native flowering plants presented alphabetically by scientific name and in their natural habitat. Grouped into island, coastal, forest, shrubland, wetland and upland types.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 122 pages. SECONDHAND
An engaging account of New Zealand's wild flowers and their regional distribution. Includes a map, a comprehensive index, a table of flowering times and common and botanical names. 260 colour illustrations.
Longacre Press Ltd., Dunedin, 1997. Softback. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive description of of New Zealand's endangered plants and their habitats and outlines of ways of protecting these rare plants.
A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 154 pages. SECONDHAND
Threated Plants of New Zealand shows that one in thirteen of New Zealand's native plants is now threatened with extinction, 24 species are known in the wild from fewer than 200 plants. This beautifully illustrated book combines precise botanical descriptions with lavish illustrations in describing the 190 species defined as threatened.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2010. Hardback. 471 pages. NEW
New Zealand has almost 80 species of native orchid. Most have delicate, exquisite flowers and many are quite tiny. 64 pages of colour photographs make this the best book on the subject yet published.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 124 pages. SECONDHAND
A guide to the range of plants and mushrooms with toxic properties that can be found in New Zealand, enlivened with historical background and interesting folklore. Illustrated.
Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 2009. Softback. 112 pages. NEW
A comprehensive guide to the identification, classification and biology of 88 species of Hebe, the largest genus of New Zealand native plants and 5 species of the related Leonohebe. The most in-depth guide to Hebe ever published with a full page of illustraions for each species.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as published. 388 pages. NEW
New Zealand Alpine Plants by A.F. Marks and Nancy Adams. Describes 640 species of plants and where they may best be found. A New Zealand botanical classic. 118 full colour plates from colour sketches by Adams.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Softback. 262 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes 640 species of plants and where they may best be found. A New Zealand botanical classic. 118 full colour plates from colour sketches by Adams. First published in 1973, this is the second revision of 1986.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Wellington, 1986. Softback. 262 pages. SECONDHAND
Contains descriptions and photograph illustrations of indigenous flora of Mt Cook by Prof. Wall, Dora de Beer, Prof. Algie, Charles Becken and G. Arras. Published 1925.
Lyttelton Times. Softcovers. Illustrated. 55 Pages. SECONDHAND.
This field guide describes all 545 species of conspicious plants that occur in the Park. The attractive illustrations and descriptions enable users to correctly identify the plants. The Park has a fascinating and varied alpine vegetation adapted to all the mountain habitats.
Manuka Press, Christchurch, 1996. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 389 pages. SECONDHAND
New, completely revised and extensively updated edition of the standard work on the Canterbury environment. This edition includes new work on local paeleontology. Beautifully illustrated.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2008. Hardback with Slipcase. 924 pages. NEW
The story of the changes brought to the Peninsula by Maori and European colonisation and a guide to today's landscape, vegetation and wildlife. Illustrated. First published in 2009, this is the revised edition.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2013. Softback. 144 pages. NEW
Detaile the extaordinary past and present of Banks Peninsula plant life, using vivid drawings and photographs, clear maps, and entertaining text. An outstanding Natural history book.
Manuka Press, Cromwell, 2013. Hardback, no dust jacket as published. 412 pages. NEW
A charming little handbook to orchid hunting in and around Dunedin and the province of Otago. There are five tipped in plates from watercolours by the author, a member of the Dunedin Naturalists' Club.
Coulls Somerville Wilkie, Ltd., Dunedin, 1937. Card covers. 28 pages. SECONDHAND
All 580 vascular species native to Stewart Island are described and illustrated, 28 of them are unique to the island. There is an identification key and a glossary. Signed by the author.
Field Guide Publications, Christchurch, 1982. Hardback in clear plastic sleeve. 528 pages. SECONDHAND
A guide to the history and current status of the Banks Peninsula landscape, vegetation and wildlife. Includes checklists, all in a handy small format. Well illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 144 pages. NEW.
Depicts 228 species of native trees and shrubs which were painted from live specimens. Each painting is accompanied by comprehensive notes. An outstanding contribution to the botany of New Zealand. First edition. A very small amont of brown staing to some pages.
William Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1975. Hardback with dust-jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND
Depicts over 400 full pages of native trees and shrubs which were painted from live specimens. Each painting is accompanied by comprehensive notes. An outstanding contribution to the botany of New Zealand.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 382 pages. SECONDHAND
The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated works available on New Zealand trees and shrubs. Detailed and full colour illustrations by the country's foremost botanical artist. A New Zealand natural history classic. Vol One 528 pages, Vol Two 1,114 pages. Large heavy books.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2008. Hardbacks in Presentation Slipcase. 1114 pages in total, two volumes. NEW
Contains over 500 colour photographs constituting the finest record of native trees ever achieved to 1980. 220+ species of tree are fully described and illustrated, the tree shape, the leaf shape, the bark, the flowers and the fruits. First published in 1980, this is the revised edition reprint of 1990.
Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust-jacket. 384 pages. SECONDHAND
An outstanding work with an authorative text describing more than 320 species, subspecies and varieties, in 85 genera and 51 families. 2300 photographs including details of leaves, flowers and fruits and habitats and landscapes. Seperate sections on conifers, flowering trees and tree ferns, including detailed introductions to these major groups and 54 boxed features on interesting stories associated with native trees.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 576 pages. NEW
Up-to-date, comprehensive and compact field guide that contains detailed information for the identification of all native trees in NZ, including Stewart Island and the Chathams.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2012. Softback. 436 pages. NEW
This work covers 330 species of native trees, including tree ferns, conifers, hardwoods and monocotyledons with comprehensive information on each including the use of the timbers and propogation by seed or cuttings. Photographs by Ian Platt. A unique and valuable book.
Bateson Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 2011. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 398 pages. NEW.
The most comprehensive and authoritative refrence available on the identification, cultivation and landscaping uses of New Zealand's native trees and shrubs. New, fully revised and updated edition.
Raupo Books, Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 408 pages. NEW
The epic story of Kauri and the Kauri timber industry. Text illustrated with sketches and diagrams and followed by "A Pictorial History of the Kauri," comprising over 130 pages of photographs. No. 1072 of the first edition of 2,550 copies, signed by the author. A New Zealand classic, scarce.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 439 pages. SECONDHAND
The New Story of the Kauri by A.H. Reed. Describes the history of the kauri from its place in Maori mythology to the growth of the kauri timber industry. Third edition.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with worn dust jacket. Illustrated. 363 pages. SECONDHAND
The World of the Kauri by John Halkett and E.V. Sale. Traces the history of the kauri from its use in sailing ships to 20th century renewal and conservation concerns.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Hardback. Illustrated. 256 pages. SECONDHAND.
Kauri to Radiata, Origin and Expansion of the Timber Industry of New Zealand. Thomas Simpson draws on his own experience and interviewed old bushmen to create a history of the timber industry from the days of the first sawmills to large scale timber companies. Dust-jacket worn.
Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1973. Hardback. Illustrated. 442 Pages. SECONDHAND.
A complete natural history and a celebration of native trees which are now under threat from possums, progress and people. A passionate call for their preservation.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2005. Softback. 346 pages. NEW
Celebrates New Zealand's unique cabbage trees, their place in the natural world, their importance to Maori, their symbolism, art, design and horticulture. Superb book, beautifully illustrated, and very scarce.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 324 pages. AS NEW
Accurate information on most aspects of the ecology, utilisation and management of New Zealand beech forests by a forest ecologist with years of experience of the species and its requirements.
New Zealand Forest Service, Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 447 pages. SECONDHAND
A guide to best land use with trees being grown for shelter, shade and timber and being seen as a part of the total landscape. Includes detailed descriptions of over 300 native and exotic species of tree that may be planted.
Taitua Books, Hamilton, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND
History of New Zealand Forestry. Michael Roche describes the origins and growth of the New Zealand timber industry, starting with the spar trade of the 1790s for sailing ships to industrial forestry of the 1980s.
GP Books, Wellington, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 466 Pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND.
A history of the New Zealand Forest Service from the time of its establishment in 1919 to the celebration of its fiftieth anniversary in 1969.
Shearer Govt printer. Hardback. Illustrated. 123 Pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrated history of forestry research since 1920 published to commemorate 50 years of the Forest Research Institute and written by one of its longest serving employees.
New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Rotorua, 1997. Softback. 271 pages. SECONDHAND
The historical story of the protection forests on the steep mountain lands of New Zealand, essential for water quality and soil protection, and of enormous ecological value.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1995. Softback. 295 pages. SECONDHAND
Documents the whole story of planting trees to stabilise coastal sand dunes and the commercially and recreationally valuable sand forsets around the country.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
Considers various questions concerning the effect of the forest boom on the enviroment, sustainability, air and water quality etc., by a NZFRI scientist. FRI Bulletin 198.
New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Rotorua, 1996. Softback. 180 pages. SECONDHAND
One-time NZ Forest Service director Poole, considers the past history and future potential of forestry and forest products in meeting future demand. NZ forest land use and management is discussed in this context. Outstanding illustrations.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated autobiography of Poole who had a varied and distinguished career in New Zealand botany and forestry that climaxed with his appointment as Director-General of the forest service. Signed by the author.
C. Rex Monigatti Publishing, Wellington, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated account of the results of a comprehensive 25 year study of the Orongorongo range near Wellington, that provides an illuminating perspective on the New Zealand bush.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 172 pages. SECONDHAND
A scholarly survey of 130 years of discovery, description and illustration of New Zealand's unique fauna. Also documents the consolidation of New Zealand science in the nineteenth century, a period of unprecedented interest in Zoology and some outstanding local publishing such as Buller's Birds of NZ and Hudson's NZ Butterflies. An exceptional book and quite scarce.
Century Hutchinson New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 237 pages. SECONDHAND
Contains a chapter on each group of organisms describing their structure and biology, followed by a guide to the New Zealand species and their habitats. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs.
William Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 261 pages. SECONDHAND
This book is a guide to many of the more conspicuous types of beetles and their larvae, to be found in New Zealand forests, river valleys, mountains, plains and sea coasts. There are 17 plates in colour. First published in 1934. Excellent condition.
Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington, 1934. Hardback, no dust jacket. 236 pages. SECONDHAND.
A popular account of all the New Zealand Cicadas. The natural history of the New Zealand Glow-Worm. A second supplement to the Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand and notes on many other native insects. Seventeen colour plates. Excellent condition.
Ferguson & Osborn Ltd., Wellington, 1950. Hardback, no dust jacket. 188 pages, 17 colour plates. SECONDHAND
A text book of the insect life of both New Zealand and Australia, a general outline of the classification and morphology of insects accompanied by line drawings and colour plates.
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney, 1926. Hardback, no dust jacket. 560 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrates and describes all species of New Zealand butterfly providing a complete guide to identification and natural history including migration, basking behaviour and overwintering.
William Collins, Auckland, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND
Surveys (and discovers) the butterflies of the Tropical pacific islands and also those of the temperate islands of New Zealand to the south. Each species is fully described and illustrated.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2012. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 239 pages. NEW
A handbook for identifying tussock grassland moths and a promotion of the understanding of the whole tussock ecosystem. Includes 446 species, 35% of the total NZ Lepidoptera.
Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 2002. Softback. 362 pages. SECONDHAND
The taxonomy. distribution, and habitat preference of fifteen species of New Zealand grasshoppers are described and illustrated with precision and clarity. A definative work.
University of Cantebury, Christchurch, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 109 pages, 40 plates. SECONDHAND
A classic work on the New Zealand spiders, their structure, their lifestyles and behaviour. Colour and black and white photographs and superb drawings.
Collins Bros. & Co. Ltd., Auckland, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. SECONDHAND
A description of the biology and control of each of the insect pests of New Zealand agriculture and horticulture. The informative text is accompanied by photographs and fine line drawings.
Lincoln University College of Agriculture, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 312 pages. SECONDHAND
A description of the biology and control of each of the insect pests of New Zealand agriculture and horticulture, including the biological control of weeds and the arthropod parasites and predators of pest species. The informative text is accompanied by photographs and fine line drawings by Karen Mason.
Lincoln University College of Agriculture, Christchurch, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 373 pages. SECONDHAND
Ants of New Zealand is the outcome of a lifetime's interest in these social insects by Warwick Don and is beautifully illustrated. Of the thirty seven or so established species only eleven are generally considered to be endemic. All species are described here.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2007. Hardback. 240 pages. NEW.
A scholarly study and guide bringing together much information about freshwater fauna. There are 27 native species of roughly 50 overall described with keys, lists of diagnostic characters and numerous fine line drawings and also colour photographs.
Heinemann Educational Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND
This account provides a history of the Moa and is not a scientific work. There a re four themes; The whence of the Moa, the finding of the Moa, the reasons for the dissapearance of the Moa and the probable date of the bird's extinction. First published in 1931. Ex school library copy in good condition, some tape marks to dustjacket.
Thomas Avery & Sons Ltd. Hardback with dust jacket. 357 pages. SECONDHAND.
A very comprehensive study based mainly on the collection of Moa bones in the Dominion Museum (now Te Papa). Numerous photographs and drawings and includes an essay on the discovery of Moa bones. Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 15.
Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1949. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND
A very interesting pamphlet by Southland naturalist Crosby Smith on the history of the Moa. First published aa a column in the Otago Daily Times. Not in Bagnall.
Otago Daily Times Print, Dunedin, c.1910. Card covers. 20 pages. SECONDHAND
A facinating story of scientific intrigue and personality clashes in one of the nineteenth century's great natural history discoveries.
Penguin Books, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 248 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
A substantial and accessible book on a national icon, packed with an interesting range of illustrations and recounting what has been learned historically and as a result of modern DNA studies.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 300 pages. NEW
Describes the huia's feeding habits, nesting behaviour, their status in Maori culture, reasons for the decline in huia numbers and extinction. Also documents possible sightings into more recent times. Foreward by R.A. Falla.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
Presents all new reproductions of J.G. Keulemans' lithograph prints of New Zealand's native birds and the story of the renowned artist and his other important lithographic work. All 95 plates are here, 35 from the first edition, 48 from the second edition and another 12 from the suppliment. An outstanding reproduction of the most iconic of New Zealand books.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2012. Cloth covered boards in matching slipcase. 246 pages, 95 full page plates. NEW
Observations on New Zealand bird life at Porangahau Estuary, the Esk River, Little Barrier Island and Foveaux Strait, by one of New Zealand's earliest conservationists who calls for control of introduced predators and replanting of native forest. Scarce with dust jacket.
William Blackwood and Sons, London, 1925. Hardback with dust jacket. 195 pages. SECONDHAND
A beautiful, informative and lyrical account of the many shorebirds found in NZ, those that are resident all year and those that migrate, some from one hemisphere to the other.
Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2012. Softback. 272 pages. NEW
Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand and features information on distribution, habitat, population, conservation, breeding, behaviour and feeding habits. There are also distribution maps, details of key bird watching sites and stunning paintings of all the species.
Penguin Group NZ, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 440 pages. NEW.
A selection of maps that show distribution for all but the rarest of species. There are notes on how to interpret the data and associated materials inclidung microfiches, all in a ring binder for ease of use.
D.S.I.R. & Onnithological Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1985. Plastic ring binder. 296 pages. SECONDHAND
An authoritative description of every species of bird that lives in or visits the New Zealand region, including the sub antarctic. This large format volume remains the best general book on New Zealand birds yet published. Full colour throughout.
Reed Methuen for Reader's Digest, Sydney, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 319 pages. SECONDHAND
A definitive work on a unique family of birds, founded on an enormous amount of research and describing in detail their way of life, habitats and visual characteristics as well as providing a history of the bird's discovery, its importance to Maori and its place as a symbol and object of great affection in the hearts of New Zealanders. 24 colour plates and 15 black and white drawings by celebrated bird artist Raymond Ching, edited by orithologist Errol Fuller. A large format book, 340mmx280mm.
SeTo Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 187 pages. AS NEW
24 Coloured Illustrations of Forest-Inhabiting Birds with descriptive letterpress. Third edition. Short tear to front cover.
Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1959. String bound in paper covers. 24 colour plates. SECONDHAND
24 coloured illustrations of Sea and Shore Birds by L.A. Daff with descriptive letterpress by Robert Falla. Second edition.
Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1953. String bound in paper covers. 24 plates. SECONDHAND
Introduces some of the country's top birding sites, each is described in detail including a map and directions, what birds to look for and tours available.
New Holland Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2007. Softback. 272 pages. NEW
The author spent 20 years studying kakapo behaviour and ecology and helping to save them from extinction. His work resulted in the restoration of the largest population of birds.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2013. Softback. 148 pages. NEW
A survey of a 1000 year history of introduced predators and what can be done to lessen their impact on New Zealand native species, based on interesting research there are some surprising conclusions.
Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
This biography reveals Buller as a successful Victorian New Zealander. The son of a missionary he rose to become a prosperous lawyer, an authority on ornithology and publisher of Buller's Birds of New Zealand.
GP Books, Wellington, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 336 pages. SECONDHAND
This is Austrian born Reischek's own story of his adventurous life as a naturalist in New Zealand from 1877-1889. Translated from his native German and first published in 1930 this is the 1952 edition. Some tape adherance to inside of boards.
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND
The naturalists own account of his hunting and companion dog Caesar, together with some notes on the training of dogs and horses and hints on camping, bush and mountain exploration in New Zealand. First published in 1889, this is a facsimile reprint.
Capper Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1984. Hardback with dust wrapper. 57 pages. SECONDHAND
A lucid and balanced evaluation of the life and work of the sometimes controversial Austrian explorer and naturalist by the best loved of New Zealand historians.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
Observations of bird life on islands in Foveaux Strait by one of New Zealand's best known early conservationists and owner of North Island station Tutira.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1914. Hardback, no dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Dr Lance Richdale, internationally renowned for his research on seabirds, most notably the New Zealand yellow-eyed penguin and the the royal albatross of Tairoa Head, Otago.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 198 pages. NEW
A classic of New Zealand farming and natural history this book recounts the story of the Hawkes Bay station and the changes in farming practice and the local wildlife astutely and lovingly observed by the author. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. First published in 1921, this is the third edition. This copy without dust jacket.
William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh and London, 1953. Hardback, no dust jacket. 444 pages, folding maps to rear. SECONDHAND
The story of how the conservation ethic emerged in New Zealand. The narrative identifies the issues, personalities and organisations of the past 200 years. Very well illustrated.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 298 pages. SECONDHAND
Takes the study of New Zealand's natural environment in radical new directions. Part ecology, part history, part personal odyssey, it offers a fresh perspective on our landscapes and our relationship with them. First edition.
Victoria University Press, Wellington. 1995. Softback. 376 pages. SECONDHAND