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
Describes the natural world as it once was, the evolution and extinction of animals and plants of prehistoric Australia and New Zealand. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. A fascinating book.
Reed Books Pty., Ltd., Sydney, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
Fully revised new edition of Gibbs research on 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.
Potton and Burton, Nelson, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 367 pages. NEW
All aspects of South Island ecology surveyed, from geology, climate, vegetation, human impact on the environment. From the mountains, to the coast and the open sea.
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 387 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
A detailed and well illustrated description of twelve soil landscape regions in New Zealand, each with its distinctive character. The author has carefully related the local soil pattern to the various soil forming factors in the landscape.
Mallinson Rendel Publishers, Wellington. 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND
Botanical names in current use for wild plants in New Zealand, as used by the Plant Herbarium CHR at Landcare Research in Lincoln. Current scientific name, authorities, common and/or Maori names. Gymnospermae, Monocotyledonae (except grasses) and Dicotyledonae. Version 1.
Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 1998. Softback. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
A compilation of more than 6500 names for cultivated and wild plants in New Zealand.
Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 1997. Softback. 115 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An elementary manual on Forest Mycology, published for the Forestry Service. The four divisions of Eumycophyta. Ex-Forestry Service copy but in tidy condition.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with no dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Description of 300 species with 460 quality colour photographs. A new revised edition of the 1968 Field Guide to the Alpine Plants of New Zealand.
Collins, Auckland, 1985. Hardback with no dust jacket. 333 pages. SECONDHAND
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
A huge work of scholarship and a comprehensive account of all 37 NZ and 13 Australian species of great ecological and morphological diversity. Fine drawings, paintings and distribution maps throughout.
NZ DSIR Bulletin 216, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback, no dust jacket. 321 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. Illustrated.
Lyttelton Times, Christchurch, 1925. Softcovers. 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. NEW
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
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. 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
A charming booklet on fungus 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, 1940. Card covers. 29 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Companion volume to Eagle's 100 Shrubs and Climbers of New Zealand. Botanical paintings and notes by renowned botanical artist. Every specimen drawn from life.
William Collins, Auckland, 1978. Softback. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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, will incur additional postage charges to overseas destinations.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2008. Hardbacks in Presentation Slipcase. 1114 pages in total, two volumes. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
A complete and easy to use reference to all the native trees of NZ, designed to make field identification straightforward, well illustrated. First published in 1986.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 228 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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.
A social and photographic history of New Zealand's pioneer Kauri bushmen.
Random Century New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Softback. 108 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.
Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1973. Hardback. Illustrated. 442 Pages. SECONDHAND.
An economic and political history of the Kauri forest of the north and of the timber they yeilded and the industries that sprang from it.
New Holland Publishers NZ, Auckland, 2004. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of the botany and evolution of the Totara, its role and uses in Maori life and lore, its uses by Pakeha, and its current status in our environment and culture.
Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages. 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. Slight chips to dust jacket.
New Zealand Forest Service, Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 447 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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.
Silverfish, Taitua Books, Hamilton, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 86. Distribution of Pelagic Copepods. With sketches of copepods.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1980. Softback. 102 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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. Light patch to front, see scan, otherwise very fine.
West, Newman & Co., London, 1904. Hardback, no dust jacket. 102 pages. SECONDHAND
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.
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
A fascinating, authoritative and indispensible illustrated account of the varied insect life of New Zealand.
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
Includes morphology, classification and taxonomy of New Zealand aphid species. DSIR Bulletin 106.
NZDSIR, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with no dust jacket. 382 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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 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
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
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
The standard illustrated introduction to New Zealand's native and introduced spiders, and a user friendly reference on this fascinating group of insects.Otago University Press, Dunedin, 1999. Softback. 270 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
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
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
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
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
New revised edition. Each species illustrated with photograph and sketch, and photo of prepared fillets. Fishes, shellfish and crustaceans.
New Zealand Fishing Industry Board, Wellington, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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.
William Collins, Auckland, 1986. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Text by the Curator of Birds of Auckland Museum on the extinction of New Zealand birds from pre-human, pre-European and post-European arrival periods. The causes of extinctions on New Zealand and other Pacific Islands. Accompanied by paintings based on archeological remains and recorded sightings.
Random Century New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 109 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.
Beattie collects one hundred opinions on the Moa, from Maori traditions and Pakeha investigations. Includes oral traditions of Moa hunting, claimed Pakeha encounters, archaeological remains etc. Original issue. Bagnall B507.
Otago Daily Times and Witness, Dunedin, (1953). Softback. 46 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
The story of one of the most exciting and extensive Moa discoveries ever made, the famous excavations at the Glenmark swamp. Card covers with the dust jacket. Fine condition.
Friends of the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 1949. Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND
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
Study based on gizzard contents samples from Pyramid Valley and Scaifes Lagoon. Illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Records of the Canterbury Museum Vol. 9 No. 6. Pages 309-336.
The Canterbury Museum Trust Board, Christchurch, 1981. Softback. 28 pages. SECONDHAND
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. Foreward by R.A. Falla. Repairs to dust jacket.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
An informative book on the beauty of New Zealand's birdlife, with some of the best photography to date. Intended for birdwatchers either in the wild or at aviaries, reserves or museums. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Unique Pictorials, Whanganui, 2014. Hardback with no dust jacket. 300 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
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
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
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
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
Nine essays on Takahe conservation and research. Some focus on the Fiordland population, and the establishment of sanctuary islands.
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2001. Softback. 132 pages. NEW
24 Coloured Illustrations of Forest-Inhabiting Birds with descriptive letterpress. Third edition.
Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1959. String bound in paper covers. 24 colour plates. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
Rich, multifaceted and engaging this modern day bestiary explores how our culture both shapes and is shaped by the 'beasts' of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Auckland University Press, 2013. Softback. 288 pages. NEW
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
Colenso's wide range of interests are reflected in this collection of his letters. From politics, religion, to the situation of Maori and natural history.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 497 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
100 years of National Parks in New Zealand. The historical, social, political and ecological significance of these great taonga of the New Zealand people. Illustrated throughout.
Lansdowne Press, Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
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
South Island up to 1948. Gives the Maori/ Polynesian and subsequent Pakeha history of land use and modification in the High-Country. Based on archeology and oral history as well as station accounts etc.
Department of Conservation, Wellington, 2007. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND
Published in conjunction with TVNZ this recounts the conservation efforts on behalf of New Zealand's endangered birds. Excellent photography.
Century Hutchinson with TVNZ, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND
The natural history of the World Heritage area of the Firodland National Park and other areas nearby. A comprehensvie look at the geology, flora and fauna of the area by two experts. Well illustrated with photographs.
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 143 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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