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THE TASMAN, BIOGRAPHY OF AN OCEAN
Neville Peat
ISBN9780143011385
$47.50

A complete look at the Tasman Sea, including the natural history, weather, the coastal communities in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PENGUIN NATURAL WORLD OF NEW ZEALAND.
Gerard Hutching.
ISBN 9780143019251
$37.50

The Penguin Natural History of New Zealand is an illustrated encyclopaedia of New Zealand's natural heritage, flora and fauna. Organised in an easy to use A-Z format and is illustrated with hundreds of fine photographs.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2004. Softcover. 400 pages. SECONDHAND


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GHOSTS OF GONDWANA The History of Life in New Zealand
George Gibbs
ISBN9781877333484
$35.00

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 in 2006.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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BOTANICAL EXCURSION TO SOUTHERN ISLANDS
L Cockayne
81023074
$47.50

Scientific expedition to the Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes and Bounty Islands. Extracted from Transactions of the New Zealand Institute Vol 36 (1903).  Includes other works in the series viz. Art. XXV to XXIX. Plates XI-XXVII at rear.

NZ Institute (1903). Softback. Pages 203-372. SECONDHAND


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THE INVASION OF NEW ZEALAND BY PEOPLE, PLANTS AND ANIMALS The South Island
Andrew Hill Clark
610230214
$75.00

A report on a revolutionary change in the character of a region, which occured in a period of less than two centuries, the invasion of the area by armies of plants and animals, which, with the help of man, mingled with or displaced the native flora and fauna.

Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, USA, 1949. Hardback, no dust jacket. 465 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VEGETATION OF NEW ZEALAND
Leonard Cockayne
810230301
$120.00

The New Zealand botanical classic. An account of plant geography written by Cockayne for Prof. Dr. A. Engler's comprehensive German published series "Vegetation der Erde". The publication of the first edition, substantially written in 1913, was interrupted by the Great War of 1914-18 and eventually appeared in 1921. The extent of interest shown led Engler to invite a second edition and Cockayne produced a substantially new book, published in 1928. THIS is a complete facsimile copy of that second edition. Very scarce in any edition.

J. Cranmer, Weinheim, Germany, 1958. Hardback plain cloth binding, no dust jacket. 456 pages with 88 pages of black and white photograph plates and 3 folding maps to rear. SECONDHAND


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FOREST VINES TO SNOW TUSSOCKS The Story of New Zealand Plants
John Dawson
ISBN0864730470
$47.50

A general review of the distinctive features of New Zealand native plants and of the various plant communities, from mountain top to coastal lowland, in which they live. Illustrations.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1988. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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COMMON NAMES OF PLANTS IN NEW ZEALAND
E R Nicol
ISBN9780478093100
$30.00

A compilation of more than 6500 names for cultivated and wild plants in New Zealand.

Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 1997. Softback. 115 pages. SECONDHAND


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HANDBOOK OF THE NEW ZEALAND FLORA
J D Hooker
610260713
$75.00

A systematic description of the Native Plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and MacQuarrie's Islands. THIS COPY is of Part 2 only (pages 393-798) rebound in cloth. 

Reeve and Co., London, 1867. Hardback with no dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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MANUAL OF THE NEW ZEALAND FLORA
T.F. Cheeseman
51024011
$75.00

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. Hardback with no dust jacket. 1163 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STUDENT'S FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND AND OUTLYING ISLANDS
Thomas Kirk
510211423
$45.00

Comprehensive botanical reference by Order, Genera and Species, of New Zealand plant life.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1899. Hardback with no dust jacket. 408 pages. SECONDHAND


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, DESMIDS, VOLUME I
Hannah Croasdale and Elizabeth Flint
ISBN0477013538
$60.00

Describes Saccoderm and some Placoderm, unicellular green algae of New Zealand freshwater, 218 taxa in 14 genera. Fine line drawings and a key for identification.

Botany Division, DSIR, Christchurch, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 147 pages, 34 drawn plates. SECONDHAND


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, DESMIDS, VOLUME II
Hannah Croasdale and Elizabeth Flint
ISBN0477025307
$60.00

Describes Actinotaenium, Cosmarium, Cosmocladium, Spinocosmarium and Xanthidium, unicellular green algae of New Zealand freshwater, 229 taxa. Fine line drawings and a key for identification.

Botany Division, DSIR, Christchurch, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 147 pages, 34 drawn plates. SECONDHAND


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, VOLUME I
H.H. Allan
210220022
$47.50

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. Reprinting of 1961 edition.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 1085 pages. SECONDHAND


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, VOLUME II MONOCOTS
L.B. Moore and E. Edgar
210210621
$25.00

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


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, VOLUME III
A.J. Healy and E.Edgar
ISBN0477010415
$30.00

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


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, VOLUME V, GRASSES
E. Edgar and H.E. Connor
ISBN9780478093315
$50.00

The final title in the series this is an identification manual for the 188 native species and 226 naturalised grasses. There are keys and descriptions, distribution and ecological data and 24 plates of grass flowers and 10 plates of habitats.

Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 650 pages. SECONDHAND


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, LICHENS
D.J. Galloway
ISBN0477012663
$30.00

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


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FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND, LICHENS 2 VOLS
D.J. Galloway
ISBN9780478093766
$75.00

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


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NEW ZEALAND LICHENS
William Martin and John Child
ISBN0589006320
$30.00

An introductory study of lichens, with special emphasis on New Zealand native lichens. Colour and black and white photographs. 

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 193 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHECKLIST OF THE MOSSES OF BANKS PENINSULA, NEW ZEALAND
B H MacMillan
ISBN9780478093025
$30.00

Botanical study of the ecology and the variety of mosses found on the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula. Landcare Research Science Series No.17.

Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 1996. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FOREST CARPET
Bill and Nancy Malcolm
ISBN0908802080
$42.50

A survey of the little noticed mosses, lichens, liverworts, hornworts, fork-ferns and lycopods that make up the New Zealand forest floor, accompanied by superb colour photographs.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 1989. Softback. 139 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE THELEPHORACEAE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
H. Cunningham
810220722
$55.00

Mycological monograph of the family describing all the accepted species. Line drawings and photographs. DSIR Bulletin 145.

Botany Division DSIR, Wellington, 1963. Hardback without dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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POLYPORACEAE OF NEW ZEALAND
G.H. Cunningham
810220721
$55.00

Mycological monograph of the family describing all the accepted species. Line drawings and photographs. DSIR Bulletin 164.

Botany Division DSIR, Wellington, 1965. Hardback without dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO MUSHROOMS AND OTHER FUNGI OF NEW ZEALAND
Geoff Ridley with photographs by Don Horne
ISBN9781869661342
$26.00

Colour photographic guide to 136 species of New Zealand mushrooms and fungi. A handy pocket size for identifying  examples in the field.

New Holland, Auckland, 2006. Softback. 143 pages. NEW


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THE OXFORD BOOK OF NEW ZEALAND PLANTS
L.B. Moore and J.B. Irwin
ISBN0195580354
$55.00

Beautiful pencil and watercolour plates illustrate 400 species of New Zealand native plants with botanical notes. Uncommon.

Oxford University Press, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND SEAWEEDS An Illustrated Guide
Wendy Nelson
ISBN9780987668813
$79.99

This is the first ever photographic identification guide to New Zealand's unique marine algae and contains more than 500 illustrations to aid identification. Includes details of uses and commercial applications of these diverse plants.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2013. Softback. 328 pages. NEW


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SEASHORE ECOLOGY OF NEW ZEALAND AND THE PACIFIC
John Morton
ISBN9781869533991
$39.99

A comprehensive description of New Zealand's hard shore environments and the flora and fauna that live there, 380 diagrams and illustrations. Also descriptions of coastal environments in the wider Pacific region. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 504 pages. NEW


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THE FERNS OF NEW ZEALAND
H.C. Field
110290222
$120.00

The Ferns of New Zealand and its Immediate Dependencies with Directions for their Collection and Cultivation by H.C. Field, C.E. Member of the New Zealand Institute. XXIX (29) fine lithographic plates. 138 species are described. Fine cloth binding with gilt titles. A comprehensive and well written work on the NZ fern flora, published at the height of Victorian pteridomania.

A.D. Willis, Wanganui, 1890. Cloth boards with bright gilt titles. 164 pages and 29 plates. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND FERNS
H B Dobbie with photographs by F W Birch
81021141
$37.50

Taxonomic study of New Zealand ferns, includes the older nomenclature. The third edition, revised and enlarged. Facsimile of the 1930 printing.

Southern Reprints, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 469 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FERNS AND FERN ALLIES OF NEW ZEALAND
George M Thomson, F.L.S.
710220411
$55.00

'The Ferns and Fern Allies of New Zealand, with Instructions for their Collection and Hints on their Cultivation'. Gives a scientific description, synonyms and distribution details. 5 lithographic plates. Ex. Christchurch Horticultural Society Library.

Henry Wise, Dunedin, 1882. Hardback with no dust jacket. 132 pages. SECONDHAND


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SPORE ATLAS OF NEW ZEALAND FERNS & FERN ALLIES
M F Large and J E Braggins
ISBN0908654308
$37.50

The only comprehensive account of spore morphology for all species growing in New Zealand. With SEM images and light microscopy photographs.

SIR Publishing, Wellington, 1991. Softback. 167 pages. SECONDHAND


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FERNS OF NEW ZEALAND
Susan Firth, Martyn Firth and Elizabeth Firth, photographs by Robin Morrison
ISBN0340401001
$45.00

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 edition. THIS COPY in fine condition.

Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dustjacket. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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FERNS OF NEW ZEALAND
Susan Firth, Martyn Firth and Elizabeth Firth
ISBN9780340401217
$35.00

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


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NATIVE NEW ZEALAND FLOWERING PLANTS
J.T. Salmon
ISBN079000223X
$60.00

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. 254 pages. SECONDHAND


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PICK OF THE BUNCH New Zealand Wild Flowers
Peter Johnson
ISBN9781877135064
$30.00

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


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LIFESTYLES OF NEW ZEALAND FOREST PLANTS
John Dawson and Rob Lucas
ISBN0864732546
$45.00

Presents the features of New Zealand's unique forest plants, combining both identification and lifestyle information. Very well illustrated with superb colour photographs.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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WETLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND A Bitter-Sweet Story
Janet Hunt
ISBN9781869419042
$65.00

Studies of New Zealand wetlands with references to specific surviving examples about New Zealand. Includes peat lands, coastal wetlands, high altitude rivers, tarns etc.

Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with no dustjacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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RARE AND ENDANGERED PLANTS OF NEW ZEALAND
David Given
ISBN0589013688
$45.00

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


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THREATENED PLANTS OF NEW ZEALAND
Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe, John Sawyer.
ISBN9781877257568
$95.00

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


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NATIVE ORCHIDS OF NEW ZEALAND
John Johns & Brian Molloy
ISBN0589014420
$65.00

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


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A FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND NATIVE ORCHIDS
Dorothy Cooper
ISBN0705507866
$35.00

Contains details and photographs of New Zealand's distinctive orchid flora, twenty-two genera representing over seventy species.

Price Milburn and Co. Ltd., Wellington, 1981. Softback. 103 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND MEDICINAL PLANTS
S.G. Brooker, R.C. Cambie and R.C. Cooper
ISBN08688631264
$55.00

Describes New Zealand flora, economic plants, plant chemistry and pharmacology, Maori medicinal plants, missionaries and medicine and the literature on NZ medicinal plants. Includes plants, seaweeds, fungi, mosses, lichens, ferns,conifers and flowering plants. First published in 1981, this is a reprint of the revised edition.

Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Softback. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTHERN ALPS
Alison Ballance
ISBN9781869418755
$75.00

Nature and History of New Zealand's Mountain World. A stunning look at the geology, flora and fauna of  the alpine region. Includes human activity and amazing photography. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Random House, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND ALPINE PLANTS
A.F. Mark and Nancy Adams
ISBN0589007017
$95.00

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. Slight tape marks to dust jacket.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FLORA OF MT COOK
Arnold Wall
2010012701
$45.00

Contains descriptions and photograph illustrations of indigenous flora of Mt Cook by  Prof. Wall, Dora de Beer, Prof. Algie, Charles Becken and G. Arras. Illustrated.

Lyttelton Times, Christchurch, 1925. Softcovers. 55 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILD PLANTS OF MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK
Hugh Wilson
ISBN9780958329915
$37.50

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. NEW


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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CANTERBURY
Edited by M.Winterbourn, G. Knox, C.Burrows & I. Marsden
ISBN9781877257575
$75.00

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. SECONDHAND


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NATURAL HISTORY OF BANKS PENINSULA
Hugh Wilson
ISBN9781927145531
$30.00

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


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PLANT LIFE ON BANKS PENINSULA
Hugh Wilson
ISBN9780958329965
$85.00

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. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Manuka Press, Cromwell, 2013. Hardback, no dust jacket as published. 412 pages. NEW


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WILDFLOWERS OF CENTRAL OTAGO
Peter Johnson
ISBN0868680915
$35.00

Colour photography of wildflowers in the Central Otago landscape. Complete with full botanical details, and anecdotes by the author-photographer.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1986. Softback. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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GRASSLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Sir Bruce Levy
91023022
$35.00

A complete survey of pasture plants in New Zealand by a Director of the Grasslands Division DSIR. This is the revised and expanded third edition.

Governement Printer, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 374 pages. SECONDHAND


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TREASURES OF TANE Plants of Ngai Tahu
Rob Tipa
ISBN9781775502951
$50.00

Describes the characteristics native plants of the South Island and the ways in which Maori and European settlers grew, processed and used them, uncovering some surprising uses for common plants.

Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2018. Softback. 248 pages. NEW


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THE MEANING OF TREES The History and Use of New Zealand's Native Plants
Robert Vennell
ISBN9781775541301
$55.00
Explores how native flora has been used in cuisine, crafts, medicine and culture by Maori and pakeha. Well illustrated.

Harper Collins, Auckland, 2019. Hardback with no dust jacket. 255 pages. NEW

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PLANTS OF THE CANOE PEOPLE An Ethnobotanical Voyage through Polynesia
W. Arthur Whistler
ISBN9780915809004
$65.00

Describes the various plants of the Pacific that are of use to Polynesians and how and how their distribution reveals much about the history and culture of a voyaging people.

National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawai'i, USA. Softback. 241 pages. SECONDHAND


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EAGLES'S TREES AND SHRUBS OF NEW ZEALAND IN COLOUR
Audrey Eagle
310230101
$75.00

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. 

William Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1975. Hardback with dust-jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND 


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EAGLE'S TREES AND SHRUBS OF NEW ZEALAND Second Series
Audrey Eagle
ISBN9780909010089
$65.00

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 


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SMALL-LEAVED SHRUBS OF NEW ZEALAND
Hugh Wilson and Tim Galloway
ISBN0473018519
$37.50

This illustrated field guide accurately describes more than 230 species of small leaved shrubs, and illustrates 180 of them in 75 plates of line drawings and photographs.

Manuka Press, Christchurch, 1993. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 305 pages. NEW


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THE FOREST FLORA OF NEW ZEALAND
T Kirk F.L.S.
71025061
$350.00

A description of the species of New Zealand native plants, with lithographic plates. Gives Maori name and details of the usage, and distribution of the genus and species. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  
. THIS COPY has minor faint watermarking to front endpapers, and a bookplate. Very faint scattered foxing.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1889. Hardback with no dust jacket. 345 pages + plates. SECONDHAND


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THE NATIVE TREES OF NEW ZEALAND
J. T. Salmon
ISBN0589013408
$90.00

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.

Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 384 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TREES IN NEW ZEALAND EXOTIC TREES THE CONIFERS
John T. Salmon
ISBN9780790006413
$75.00

A guide to over 120 species of Exoctic Coniferous trees in NZ, illustrated with some 420 colour photographs. With its companion volume Exotic Broadleaf Trees it complements Professor Salmon's classic 'Native Trees of New Zealand'.

Reed Publishing NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 372 pages. SECONDHAND


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NATURE GUIDE TO THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST
John Dawson and Rob Lucas
ISBN9781869620554
$50.00

An ecological field guide providing identification for a range of common plants and animals. Insights into interactions between them. First published in 2000.

Godwit Random House NZ, Auckland, 2015. Softback. 312 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND'S NATIVE TREES
John Dawson and Rob Lucas
ISBN9781877517013
$120.00
$95.00

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. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.   

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 576 pages. AS NEW COPY


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FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND'S NATIVE TREES
John Dawson and Rob Lucas
ISBN9781877517822
$49.99

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


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FLORA BRITANNICA
Richard Mabey
ISBN1856193772
$65.00

An outstanding work of botanical and historical scholarship. Mabey's work covers 1000 species (500 photographs), many of which are now naturalised in New Zealand, and records the folklore, uses and social meanings of the plants: a record of a popular culture of plants.

Sinclair Stevenson, London, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 480 pages. SECONDHAND


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QUEST FOR THE KAURI Forest Giants and where to find them
E V Sale
ISBN0589011235
$47.50

A history of the Kauri gum and timber industry, with a Kauri Trail with descriptions of notable stands, and some famous surviving examples. 

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WORLD OF THE KAURI
John Halkett and E.V. Sale
ISBN0474001431
$47.50

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.


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KAURI TO RADIATA
Thomas Simpson
ISBN0340177381
$95.00

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.

Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1973. Hardback. Illustrated. 442 Pages. SECONDHAND.


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THE NEW ZEALAND BEECHES Ecology, Utilisation and Management
John Wardle
ISBN0477057535
$47.50

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. Slight chips to dust jacket.

New Zealand Forest Service, Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 447 pages. SECONDHAND


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MONOGRAPH ON THE NEW ZEALAND BEECH FORESTS Part 2
L Cockayne
510290923
$45.00

The Forests from the practical and Economic standpoints. NZ State Forest Service Bulletin No. 4. Classification, distribution, ecology and silviculture of the beech forests. Includes sowing, felling and milling.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1928. Softback. 59 pages + plates. SECONDHAND


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ECOLOGY OF THE SOUTHERN CONIFERS
Neal J. Enright and Robert S. Hill, editors
ISBN9780522845662
$110.00

Twenty-eight scholars give accounts of the history and ecology of nearly 200 species of southern hemisphere conifers. Illustrated.

Melbourne University Press, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 342 pages. SECONDHAND


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TREES FARMS AND THE NEW ZEALAND LANDSCAPE
George Stockley
210230701
$37.50

The author was in charge of the New Zealand Forest Service tree nursery at Edendale, Southland where he developed highly productive methods and used plantings to great effect. This is a practical manual of trees and tree care. First published in 1973.

Northern Southland Farm Forestry Association, Dipton, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND FORESTRY
Michael Roche
ISBN0477000045
$75.00

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.


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A HISTORY OF FORESTRY RESEARCH IN NEW ZEALAND
John Kininmonth
ISBN0477017827
$55.00

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


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LAND OF TANE, THE THREAT OF EROSION
Richard St. Barbe Baker
510230022
$30.00

A British expert on silviculture and the founder of "The Men of the Trees", offers his views on the state of New Zealand forest and farmland and calls for a better approach to preserving the soil from erosion.

Lutterworth Press, London, 1956. Hardback with dust jacket. 142 pages. SECONDHAND


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KEEPING NEW ZEALAND GREEN Our forests and their future
Elizabeth Orr
ISBN9780947493462
$35.00

A history of the New Zealand Forest Service, and a call to action to preserve our flora and fauna from extinction.

Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2017. Softback. 254 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS AND SUBALPINE TREE GROWTH
edited by U Benecke and M R Davis
510290922
$35.00

New Zealand Forest Service Technical Paper No. 70. Various papers on the climate, ecology, growth and production of Subalpine trees. Includes papers specific to the Craigieburn Range.

New Zealand Forest Service, Wellington, 1980. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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FORESTS AND CLIMATE IN THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
John T Holloway
510290921
$30.00

Forest Research Institute Technical Paper No.3 reprinted from Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Vol 82 Part 2 September 1954. Forests of Western Southland and further notes on other South Island forests. 

Forest Research Institute New Zealand Forest Service, Wellington, 1954. Softback. pages 329-410 + plates. SECONDHAND


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A LIVING NEW ZEALAND FOREST A Community of Plants and Animals
Robert Brockie
ISBN186953039X
$47.50

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


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TREES, TIMBER AND TRANQUILITY
Lindsay Poole
ISBN9780473047894
$32.50

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


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CLEARCUT Forestry in New Zealand
Murray Horton
410221912
$40.00

A detailed and well illustrated exposition of the issues facing New Zealand forests and the forestry industry at the time of publication. 

Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa, Christchurch, 1993. Softback. 98 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOMORROW'S TREES
Lindsay Poole and John Johns
ISBN0473015544
$37.50

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. Signed by the authors.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND


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COLLINS FIELD GUIDE TO THE NEW ZEALAND SEASHORE
Sally Carson and Rod Morris
ISBN9781775540106
$45.00

This well illustrated guide to the seashore encompasses all forms of life encountered in and out of the water. Includes coastal insects and spider, plants, seaweed, fish, molluscs and crustaceans.

HarperCollins, Auckland, 2017. Softback. 416 pages. NEW


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SUBTIDAL INVERTEBRATES OF NEW ZEALAND
Stephen Wing
ISBN9781877257582
$37.50

A divers' guide to the animals encountered by divers along the New Zealand shore. Excellent colour photography for ease of identification of species.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MARINE FAUNA OF NEW ZEALAND: PELAGIC CALANOID COPEPODS: Family Aetideidae
J M Bradford and J B Jillett
ISSN00837903
$37.50

New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 86. Distribution of Pelagic Copepods. With sketches of copepods.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1980. Softback. 102 pages. SECONDHAND


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ETIENNE RAOUL AND CANTERBURY BOTANY 1840-1996
Colin J. Burrows, editor
ISBN0473049163
$37.50

A collection of papers showing, in informative and interesting ways, how the work of Raoul and other early French visitors to New Zealand have influenced botany and horticulture. Illustrated.

Canterbury Botanical Society Manuka Press, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 127 pages. AS NEW


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MANUAL OF THE NEW ZEALAND MOLLUSCA
F W Hutton
81026022
$55.00

A systematic and descriptive catalogue of the Marine and Land shells, and of the soft mollusks and polyzoa of New Zealand and adjacent islands.

Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department, Wellington, 1880. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND BEETLES AND THEIR LARVAE
G.V. Hudson
110221001
$275.00

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. Scarce. Excellent condition.

Ferguson & Osborn, Wellington, 1934. Hardback, no dust jacket. 236 pages. SECONDHAND. 


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FRAGMENTS OF NEW ZEALAND ENTOMOLOGY
G.V. Hudson
110211202
$285.00

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. Some abrasion marks to spine, otherwise very good condition.

Ferguson & Osborn Ltd., Wellington, 1950. Hardback, no dust jacket. 188 pages, 17 colour plates. SECONDHAND


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APHIDS OF NEW ZEALAND
W Cottier
810280112
$42.50

Includes morphology, classification and taxonomy of New Zealand aphid species. DSIR Bulletin 106.

NZDSIR, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with no dust jacket. 382 pages. SECONDHAND

 


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COMMON INSECTS IN NEW ZEALAND
David Miller
ISBN0589004441
$37.50

A fascinating, authoritative and indispensible illustrated account of the varied insect life of New Zealand.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 178 pages. SECONDHAND

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NEW ZEALAND INSECTS AND THEIR STORY
Richard Sharell
51029092
$47.50

Fascinating look at NZ insects, with drawings, black and white and colour photographs. Includes Mantids, Moths, Beetles, Cicada, Weta and more.

Collins Bros. and Co. Ltd., Auckland, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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AN ACCOUNT OF NEW ZEALAND SCALE INSECTS
W M Maskell
610270621
$65.00

An account of the insects noxious to agriculture and plants in New Zealand. The scale-insects (Coccididae). As well as a catalogue of species, gives information on the control of scale insects. 33 coloured plates. A few pages have faint ghosts from pressed plants.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1887. Hardback with no dust jacket. 116 pages plus plates. SECONDHAND


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BUTTERFLIES OF NEW ZEALAND
W B R Laidlaw
610230913
$32.50

Guide to the 17 New Zealand species of butterfly by a trained entomologist, who also painted the illustrations. Morphology, distribution, behaviour etc.

Collins, Auckland, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUTTERFLIES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Brian Patrick and Hamish Patrick
ISBN9781877578045
$49.99

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


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THE STICK INSECTS OF NEW ZEALAND
J.T. Salmon
ISBN9780790002118
$110.00

A complete account of the twenty-one species of stick insect found in New Zealand, an unusually high number for a temperate country. Includes the author's life size watercolour paintings together with numerous photographs.

Reed Books, Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND NEUROPTERA
G V Hudson
ISBN1869642309
$50.00

A popular introduction to the life histories and habits of May-Flies, Dragon-Flies, Caddis-Flies and allied insects inhabiting New Zealand, including notes on their relation to angling. Eleven chromolitho plates. Cheaply printed facsimile of the 1904 edition

Kiwi Publishing, Christchurch, 1999. Hardback, no dust jacket. 102 pages. NEW


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DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF NEW ZEALAND
Milen Marinov and Mike Ashbee
ISBN9781869408923
$49.99

A history and field guide to the 14 species of North and South Island Odonata. Excellent colour photography.

Auckland University Press, 2019. Softback. 157 pages. NEW


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ANTS OF NEW ZEALAND
Warwick Don
ISBN9781877372476
$60.00

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. SECONDHAND


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FAUNA OF NEW ZEALAND Number 68 Simuliidae (Insecta: Diptera)
Douglas A. Craig, Ruth E. G. Craig, Trevor K. Crosby
ISBN9780478347340
$95.00

An academic study of  New Zealand sandflies (Maori Te Namu), also known as black flies. Gives a popular summary, checklist of taxa, descriptions and illustrations and shows their distribution.

Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 2012. Softback. 336 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND INSECT PESTS
D.N. Ferro
210290912
$35.00

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


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SMALL LAND ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND
R R Forster and L M Forster
8102207
$30.00

The small land fauna, excluding birds, described and illustrated. Includes reptiles, frogs, worms, insects and other animals. THIS COPY has some wear and soiling to the spine of the jacket.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND 


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INDEX FAUNAE NOVAE ZEALANDIAE
F W Hutton
610270221
$75.00

Checklist of New Zealand animal life by genus and species. Original glassine wrapper.

Dulau and Co. Ltd., London, 1904. Hardback with plain paper jacket. 372 pages. SECONDHAND


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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FRESHWATER CRUSTACEA OF NEW ZEALAND
M.A. Chapman & M.H. Lewis
ISBN0002169053
$42.50

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


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THE FISHES OF NEW ZEALAND 4 volumes
Clive D Roberts, Andrew L Stewart, Carl D Struthers
ISBN9780994104168
$250.00
descriptions of each of the 1250+ species found in New Zealand waters, this unique title introduces many newly discovered and identified specimens, and over 140 species new to science. Each species features diagnostic, taxonomic, distribution and biological detail, accompanied by richly produced photographs, maps and illustrations. - See more at: http://www.tepapastore.co.nz/collections/te-papa-press/products/forthcoming-the-fishes-of-new-zealand#sthash.U5V2Spa0.dpufEnter introductory text here...
Descriptions of  the 1250+ species found in New Zealand waters, includes many newly discovered and identified specimens, and over 140 species new to science. Diagnostic, taxonomic, distribution and biological detail, accompanied by richly produced photographs, maps and illustrations. This weighs 13kg and therefore the shipping charge will be more than standard checkout rate. Please ask for cost before placing an order.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2015. Hardback in slipcase. 2,000 pages over 4 volumes. NEW

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FIORDLAND UNDERWATER
Paddy Ryan and Chris Paulin
ISBN9780908988105
$47.50

Fascinating visual record of the varied life below the waters of the southern fiords. Impressive colour photography throughout.

Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND FRESHWATER FISHES A Guide and Natural History
R.M. McDowall
ISBN0868631302
$47.50

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


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NEW ZEALAND FRESHWATER FISHES
R M McDowall
ISBN9780790000220
$75.00

A natural history and guide to the fishes found in rivers, lakes and streams. Designed for anglers, scientists and enthusiasts. Includes discussion on human impact on the habitat. First published in 1978 this is the revised edition.

Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1990. Hardback with no dust jacket. 553 pages. SECONDHAND


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FRESH WATER FISHES OF NEW ZEALAND
G Stokell
610280613
$37.50

A guide to the native and introduced fresh water fishes. Black and white photographs. Includes eels, bullies, trout.

Simpson and Williams, Christchurch, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 145 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
Joan Robb
ISBN0002169444
$47.50

An academic work on New Zealand species written for the layman as well as the student. Includes Tuatara, lizards, skinks, geckos and introduced animals. The first edition. With colour plates.

Collins, Auckland, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES IN COLOUR
Joan Robb
ISBN0002175754
$47.50

An academic work on New Zealand species written for the layman as well as the student. Includes Tuatara, lizards, skinks, geckos and introduced animals. With colour plates.

William Collins, Auckland, 1986. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUATARA
Alison Cree
ISBN9781927145449
$89.99

The evolution, natural history and conservation of the iconic New Zealand tuatara are detailed in this substantial and well illustrated monograph, the first for decades.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2014. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 583 pages. NEW


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PRODIGIOUS BIRDS Moas and moa-hunting in prehistoric New Zealand
Atholl Anderson
ISBN9780521352093
$150.00

An absolutely comprehensive study of the large flightless birds of New Zealand. One hundred and fifty years of research into the Moa and the Maori who hunted it is summarised here, across a broader range of topics than any previous publication.

Cambridge University Press, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LOST WORLD OF THE MOA Prehistoric Life of New Zealand
T.H. Worthy and R.N. Holdaway
ISBN9781877257216
$450.00

Investigates one of the richest and most unusual faunas in the world that thrived in isolation for 80 million years. It was dominated by birds and half of the known species are now extinct. This story is documented in great detail by the authors, both leading paleontologists. SCARCE.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 718 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MOA. RELICS OF OLD NEW ZEALAND
J. Crosby Smith
210240501
$60.00

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


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PYRAMID VALLEY AND BEYOND
Richard N Holdaway with images by Rod Morris
ISBN9780473309978
$35.00

Discovering the Prehistoric Birdlife of North Canterbury, New Zealand. This work covers excavations in 2008 and how they bring new information to the earlier (1949) excavations. Very well illustrated with photographs of the site and the Moa bones unearthed. 

Turnagra Press / Palaecol Research Ltd., Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 42 pages. NEW


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THE BOOK OF THE HUIA
W.J. Phillips
705
$125.00

Describes the huia's feeding habits, nesting behaviour, their status in Maori culture, reasons for the decline in huia numbers and eventual extinction. Also documents possible sightings into more recent times. Forward by R.A. Falla.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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MANUAL OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Walter L. Buller
910250301
$95.00
An outline description of 176 species of New Zealand birds with 40 lithographic reproductions of the Keulemans drawings for the first edition of Buller's History of the Birds of New Zealand. Blue cloth binding is tight, slight dis-colouration to top 20mm of spine and portion of rear board, otherwise a fine copy.

George Didsbury, Government Printer, Wellington, 1882. Gilt decorated blue cloth boards. 107 pages. SECONDHAND

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BULLER'S BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND Turbott's Edition
Walter Lawry Buller, edited by E G Turbott, plates by J G Keuleman
ISBN0723300224
$120.00

A new edition of Walter Lawry Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand. This edition reproduces all 48 lithographic plates from the 1888 edition. First published in 1967, this is the fifth printing. Very large and heavy book, postage to overseas destinations will incur an additional cost. 

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket, tipped in plates. 261 pages. SECONDHAND


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BULLER'S BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Geoff Norman
ISBN9781877385889
$350.00

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 supplement. 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. AS NEW


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BULLER'S BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Geoff Norman
ISBN9780987668868
$59.99
A new edition of the New Zealand natural history classic recounts the story of Buller, his book and the artist Keulemans. Superb reproductions of all the original handcoloured plates. Wonderful! This edition first published in 2014.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2018. Hardback with dust jacket. 151 pages. NEW

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BIRD-SONG AND NEW ZEALAND SONG BIRDS
Johannes C. Andersen
510201311
$85.00

Interesting early ornithology book on the birds of New Zealand including introduced species. Includes musical notation for the bird-songs. Photographs. Subscriber's edition numbered and signed by Andersen.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1926. Hardback with no dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Barrie Heather & Hugh Robertson
ISBN9780143570929
$55.00

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 informative paintings of all the species. New edition revised and updated.

Penguin Group NZ, Auckland, 2015. Softback. 464 pages. NEW


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THE HAND GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND Revised
Hugh Robertson and Barrie Heather illustrated by Derek Onley
ISBN9780143570936
$38.00

A useful hand guide to identification of  New Zealand native and introduced birds. Illustrated with paintings of each species and variety. Fully revised and updated version.

Penguin Random House, New Zealand, 2015. Softback with plastic cover as issued. 191 pages. NEW


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BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND A Photographic Guide
Paul Scofield and Brent Stephenson
ISBN9781869407339
$59.99

A definitive guide to New Zealand avian life featuring more than 1000 photographs and the latest information on identification, behaviour, bird calls, distribution and conservation status.

Auckland University Press, 2013. Softback. 544 pages. NEW


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COMPLETE BOOK OF NEW ZEALAND BIRDS
Various
ISBN094981962X
$37.50

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


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BIRD STORIES A history of the Birds of New Zealand
Geoff Norman
ISBN9780947503925
$59.99

Describes the origins of New Zealand birds, Their place in both the Maori and Pakeha worlds, their conservation and art inspired by them. An outstanding and beautifully illustrated book.

Potton and Burton, Nelson, 2018. Hardback with dust jacket. 387 pages. NEW


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THE BRILLIANCE OF BIRDS
Skye Wishart and Edin Whitehead
ISBN9780143772156
$55.00

57 New Zealand birds photographed and described, including land and sea, with interesting details of their lifestyles.

Godwit / Penguin Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2019. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 382 pages. NEW


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KIWIS
Raymond Ching
ISBN090869749X
$110.00

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


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CALL OF THE KOKAKO
Jeff Hudson
ISBN9781877566301
$29.99

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


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QUEST FOR THE KAKAPO
David Butler
ISBN9780790000657
$45.00

The story of the Kakapo with reference to early conservation by Richard Henry and the captive breeding and island transfer programme. A section on biology and behaviour.

Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE KEA: A NEW ZEALAND PROBLEM
G.R. Marriner
410290711
$120.00

A full description of this very interesting bird, its habitat and ways, together with a discussion of the theories advanced to explain its sheep killing propensities. First edition.

Marriner Bros. & Co., Christchurch, 1908. Printed buckram boards. 151 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE KEA: A NEW ZEALAND PROBLEM
G.R. Marriner
ISBN9781927203088
$60.00

A full description of this very interesting bird, its habitat and ways, together with a discussion of the theories advanced to explain its sheep killing propensities. First published in 1908, this is a facsimile reprint with a completely new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 156 pages with new index. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND SEA AND SHORE BIRDS
Watercolours by L.A. Daff
110211822
$35.00

24 coloured illustrations of Sea and Shore Birds by L.A. Daff with descriptive letterpress by Robert Falla.

Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1940. String bound in paper covers. 24 plates. SECONDHAND


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WILD LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND SERIES
L E Richdale
610221011
$30.00

Wild Life on an Island Outpost, an expedition to the Snares Islands; Camera Studies of New Zealand Birds (series A number 4, Penguins and Petrels); Allied Perching Birds in New Zealand. Text and photographs on ornithological research.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, various dates. Softback. Approx. 20 pages each. SECONDHAND


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THE BLACK ROBIN Saving the World's most Endangered Bird
David Butler and Don Merton
ISBN9780195582604
$37.50

The illustrated story of how the Chatham Islands black robin was pulled back from the brink of extinction when there was only one breeding pair. This copy signed by David Butler.

Oxford University Press, 1992. Softback. 294 pages. SECONDHAND


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ATLAS OF BIRD DISTRIBUTION IN NEW ZEALAND 1999-2004
C. Robertson, P. Hyvonen, M. Fraser and C.R. Pickard
ISBN0958248656
$85.00

This substatial work maps over one and a half million new bird observations and provides an essential tool for bird watchers and others interested in New Zealand avifauna. An outstanding work.

The Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc., Wellington, 2007. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 533 pages. AS NEW


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THE BRUSHTAIL POSSUM
T.L. Montague, editor
ISBN9780478093360
$50.00

A comprehensive account drawing together accumulated knowledge of what has become a very destructive and difficult to manage introduced marsupial species.  Many contributors.

Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, N.Z., 2000. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 292 pages. SECONDHAND


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WALTER BULLER The Reluctant Conservationist
Ross Galbreath
ISBN047701416X
$42.50

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


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OUT IN THE OPEN
T.H. Potts
210230021
$45.00

Potts was one of New Zealand's first conservationists who cared deeply for birds, animals and plants. He was a keen observer this is his well written collection of scientific notes. First published in book form in 1882, this is a facsimle reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 301 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILLIAM SWAINSON OF FERN GROVE
Sheila Natusch and Geoffrey Swainson
ISBN0473005697
$55.00

Biography of the famous 19th century naturalist William John Swainson who came out to New Zealand in 1840. Sheila hand bound some of her publications and this one has a presentation label to Michael King mentioning the 'do-it-yourself author'. Homely production values but a fascinating subject. THIS COPY is the third, revised edition.

Sheila Natusch, 1987. Softback. 182 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COLLECTOR. ANDREAS REISCHEK A BIOGRAPHY
Michael King
ISBN0340245514
$37.50

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


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RICHARD HENRY OF RESOLUTION ISLAND
Susanne and John Hill
ISBN9781927203354
$75.00

A full biography of Richard Henry, first champion and founding father of conservation in New Zealand, who worked alone in Dusky Sound in the 1890s, with Kiwi, Kakapo and other rare birds. Fully illustrated with drawings, maps and photographs. This is a facsimile edition of this classic NZ natural history book with a new preface and a new epilogue that brings the story of the Kakapo recovery programme up to date. The colour plates that were laterally reversed in the first edition have been corrected.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 364 pages. NEW


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MUTTON BIRDS AND OTHER BIRDS
H. Guthrie-Smith
210240602
$75.00

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


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BIRDS OF THE WOOD AND WASTE
H. Guthrie-Smith
410210511
$55.00

A naturalists account of the birds of his Hawke's Bay sheep run, Tutira, and illustrated with blocks made from the author's own photographs. Second edition. This copy given as a school prize in 1939.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1927. Cloth covered boards, no dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARTIST AND BOTANIST
Esmond Atkinson edited by John L Moore
710211412
$37.50

The life  and work of Esmond Atkinson, a botanist and artist, mainly of landscape and botanicals. Biography and with a selection of his works in colour and monotone.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, (1947). Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND-AMERICAN FIORDLAND EXPEDITION
A.L. Poole
110221201
$35.00

New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bulletin 103. Preliminart reports of the investigations in Fiordland, in 1949. Illustrations and folding map.

D.S.I.R., Wellington, 1951. Paper covers. 99 pages. SECONDHAND


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GUTHRIE-SMITH OF TUTIRA
A.E. Woodhouse
610270502
$42.50

Biography of the great NZ naturalist, author of Tutira and other books; a man of great insight and a pioneer conservationst. Includes a selection of his letters.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 302 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUTIRA The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station
H. Guthrie-Smith
310210711
$120.00

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 BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. This copy with poor damaged dust jacket.

William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh and London, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 444 pages, folding maps to rear. SECONDHAND


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TUTIRA The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station
H. Guthrie-Smith
410250611
$85.00

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 fourth edition. A few chips to dust jacket. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 464 pages. SECONDHAND


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NGA URUORA THE GROVES OF LIFE
Geoff Park
ISBN0864732910
$45.00

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


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NGA URUORA THE GROVES OF LIFE Ecology and History in a New Zealand Landscape
Geoff Park
ISBN9781776562008
$35.00

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. VUP Classic edition.

Victoria University Press, Wellington. 2018. Softback. 478 pages. NEW


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WILD HEART The Possibility of Wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand
Edited by Mick Abbott and Richard Reeve
ISBN9781877578205
$32.50

Essays on the 'wilderness' as a physical, intellectual, ideological and spiritual place. What and where is it? What is it's future?  By outdoors people, scientists, policy-makers, historians etc.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 244 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARAPAWA - ONCE UPON AN ISLAND
Betty Rowe
ISBN0908685211
$37.50

The story of how an American family living in the Marlborough sounds were caught up in the rescue of a rare breed of wild goats, earmarked for eradication. THIS COPY has a signed presentation by the author.

The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1988. Softback. 186 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE RED DATA BOOK OF NEW ZEALAND
Compiled by Gordon R Williams
71026092
$35.00

Checklist of rare and endangered species of endemic terrestrial vertebrates and vascular plants with details of their habitat and conservation status. Includes some species considered extinct but possibly surviving unobserved. THIS COPY is signed by Williams.

Nature Conservation Council, Wellington, 1981. Softback. 175 pages. SECONDHAND 


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SANCTUARY
Eric Dorfman
ISBN9780143019930
$32.50

History of the development and management of New Zealand's nature reserves. Includes chapters on specific National Parks and Wildlife refuges. 

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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RIVERSDALE BEACH, AN INTRODUCTORY ECOLOGY
Arthur Torrie
ISBN0473082373
$32.50

Riversdale Beach is a favourite holiday destination in the Wairarapa. Torrie recounts his association with the beach and gives an account of the wildlife that abounds there.

The Jungle Press, Wanganui, 2002. Softback. 119 pages. SECONDHAND


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A LAND OF WATER Rivers and Lakes of New Zealand
Pamela McGeorge with photographs by Russell McGeorge
ISBN9781869536169
$32.50

The human interaction with waterways from Northland to Southland. From the Maori stories, to current usages. Illustrated throughout.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND