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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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PREHISTORIC NEW ZEALAND
Graeme Stevens
ISBN9780790004143
$35.00

500 million years of New Zealand's prehistory with 200 illustrations that reconstruct scenes from the past, from Gondwana land to the coming of humans.

Reed Books, Auckland, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NATURE OF HIDDEN WORLDS
Mary E. White
ISBN9780730102755
$40.00

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


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GHOSTS OF GONDWANA The History of Life in New Zealand
George Gibbs edited by Jane Parkin
ISBN9780947503086
$59.99

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


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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SOUTHERN NEW ZEALAND
Edited by John Darby, R Ewan Fordyce, Alan Mark, Keith Probert, Colin Townsend
ISBN9781877133510
$60.00

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


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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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EXOTIC INTRUDERS The Introduction of Plants and Animals into NZ
Joan Druett
ISBN086863976
$47.50

The story of settler introductions of plants and animals, the aclimatisation societies, salmon and trout, animals for sport, the unwanted introduction of pests, the accidents and the failures.

Heinemann Publishers, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 291 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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THE LIVING MANTLE Soils in the New Zealand Landscape
Les Molloy
ISBN0908606559
$75.00

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


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CURRENT NAMES FOR WILD PLANTS IN NEW ZEALAND
M.J. Parsons, P. Douglass, B.H. Macmillan
ISBN9780478093193
$37.50

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


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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 IV
C.J. Webb, W.R. Sykes and P.J. Garnock-Jones
ISBN0477025293
$50.00

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


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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
$40.00

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
$79.99

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. NEW


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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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THE MOSSES OF NEW ZEALAND
K.W. Allison and John Child
210210132
$30.00

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


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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 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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FOREST FUNGI
Margaret E Lancaster
8102705
$37.50

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


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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 AND ALLIED PLANTS
P.J. Brownsey and J.C. Smith-Dodsworth
ISBN9781869530037
$42.50

A comprehensive, illustrated guide that includes all 193 native species and sub-species, plus 22 introduced species. Keys and descriptions enable identification and all are superbly illustrated.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO COMMON WEEDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Bruce Roy, Ian Popay, Paul Champion, Trevor James, Anis Rahman
ISBN9780473052966
$45.00

Taxonomic reference of common weeds with distribution, description and other information. Includes herbs and pasture plants etc. Good colour photographs.

New Zealand Plant Protection Society, Lincoln University, 1998. Softback. 282 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 as issued. 254 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND IN FLOWER An Illustrated Guide to Native Flowering Plants
Alison Evans and Stephen Barnett
ISBN0474002632
$32.50

Descriptions and excellent photographs of native flowering plants presented alphabetically by scientific name and in their natural habitat. Grouped into island, coastal, forest, shrubland, wetland and upland types.

Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 122 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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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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SOUTHERN ALPS
Alison Ballance
ISBN9781869418755
$50.00

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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COLLINS GUIDE TO THE ALPINE PLANTS OF NEW ZEALAND
John Salmon
ISBN000217216X
$37.50

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


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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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NEW ZEALAND ALPINE PLANTS
A.F. Mark and Nancy M.Adams
ISBN0474002241
$42.50

Describes 640 species of plants and where they may best be found. A New Zealand botanical classic. 118 full colour plates from colour sketches by Adams. First published in 1973, this is the second revision of 1986.

Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Wellington, 1986. Softback. 262 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIELD GUIDE TO THE ALPINE PLANTS OF NEW ZEALAND
J.T. Salmon
410290821
$37.50

A very comprehensive guide to NZ alpine flora with colour photographs throughout. A local natural history classic. In waterproof jacket.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1968. Hardback, see through jacket. 326 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND'S ALPINE PLANTS INSIDE AND OUT
Bill and Nancy Malcolm
ISBN0908802048
$37.50

An investigation of how New Zealand alpine plants survive in their harsh mountainous environment. Stunning colour photographs illustrate the exquisite beauty of these plants.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 126 pages with glossary. SECONDHAND


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THE GENUS EPILOBIUM IN AUSTRALASIA
P.H. Raven and T.E. Raven, drawings by Keith R. West
ISSN0077-961X
$65.00

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


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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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FUNGUS HUNTING IN OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND
H.K. Dalrymple
210230305
$75.00

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


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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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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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NEW ZEALAND'S ECONOMIC NATIVE PLANTS
R.C. Cooper and R.C. Cambie
ISBN9780195582291
$47.50

A critical review and a good guide to the extent and variety of NZ native plants that can be, and have been, utilised for various economic purposes. Illustrated.

Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1991. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND'S EPIPHYTES, VINES & MISTLETOES
Catherine Kirby
ISBN9780473354893
$45.00
Provides descriptions of each species of this special group of plants, ferns, orchids, vines and mistletoes, together with photographs and tips for identification. Colour throughout.

University of Waikato, Hamilton, 2016. Softback. 261 pages. SECONDHAND

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EAGLE'S 100 TREES OF NEW ZEALAND
Audrey Eagle
ISBN0002169339
$37.50

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


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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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EAGLE'S COMPLETE TREES AND SHRUBS OF NEW ZEALAND
Audrey Eagle
ISBN9780909010089x
$250.00

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


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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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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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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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WORKING THE KAURI
Duncan Mackay
ISBN1869411447
$37.50

A social and photographic history of New Zealand's pioneer Kauri bushmen.

Random Century New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Softback. 108 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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DANCING LEAVES. The story of New Zealand's cabbage tree, ti kouka.
Philip Simpson
ISBN9780908812769
$135.00

Celebrates New Zealand's unique cabbage trees, their place in the natural world, their importance to Maori, their symbolism, art, design and horticulture. Superb book, beautifully illustrated, and very scarce.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 324 pages. AS NEW


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TOTARA, A NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY
Philip Simpson
ISBN9781869408190
$75.00

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


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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 FOR THE NEW ZEALAND COUNTRYSIDE A Planters Guide
John and Bunny Mortimer
ISBN0908706006
$60.00

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEW ZEALAND NEUROPTERA
G.V. Hudson
110211201
$275.00

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. Light patch to front, see scan, otherwise very fine.

West, Newman & Co., London, 1904. Hardback, no dust jacket. 102 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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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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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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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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THE BUTTERFLIES AND COMMON MOTHS OF NEW ZEALAND
D E Gaskin
810230417
$42.50

An in-depth beginners guide to the butterflies and moths of New Zealand with advice on collecting and breeding them. Restricted to describing 180 of the over 1500 species.

 Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 219 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 GRASSHOPPERS OF NEW ZEALAND
R.S. Bigelow
310230102
$47.50

The taxonomy. distribution, and habitat preference of fifteen species of New Zealand grasshoppers are described and illustrated with precison and clarity. A definative work.

University of Cantebury, Christchurch, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 109 pages, 40 plates. SECONDHAND


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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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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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GUIDE TO THE FRESHWATER CRUSTACEA OF NEW ZEALAND
M.A. Chapman, M.H. Lewis and M.J. Winterbourn
ISBN9780473201753
$50.00

An excellent, scholarly and well illustrated guide to an interesting and little known part of the unique New Zealand freshwater fauna.

New Zealand Limnological Society Inc., Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 188 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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THE ROCK POOL FISHES OF NEW ZEALAND
C. Paulin and C. Roberts
ISBN9780908953011
$42.50

A comprehensive guide to the fish of the rocky shore. This is a specialised habitat for over 80 species, two thirds of which are unique to New Zealand. Location maps, detailed drawings and colour photographs will aid identification.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, Wellington, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 177 pages. SECONDHAND


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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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GUIDE BOOK TO NEW ZEALAND COMMERCIAL FISH SPECIES
revised by S J Hughes and E J Phipps
510280625
$37.50

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


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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 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. The first edition. 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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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 MYSTERY OF THE MOA
T. Lindsay Buick
110220903
$95.00

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. 


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THE MOA WHEN DID IT BECOME EXTINCT?
Herries Beattie
5102219
$55.00

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


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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 The Story of New Zealand's Greatest Moa Swamp
Roger Duff
110211031
$35.00

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


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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 MOA A STUDY OF THE DINORNITHIFORMES
Gilbert Archey
81023021
$75.00

Scientific study of the Moa, with description of found remains and conjecture basedon similar extant species. With the then current theories and discussion of references to Moa by Maori. Bulletin of the Auckland Institute and Museum No. 1.

Unity Press Limited, 1941. Softback. 135 pages + folding plates. SECONDHAND


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THE DIET OF MOAS
C J Burrows, Beverley McCulloch, Michael M Trotter
ISSN0370-387
$30.00

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


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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. Foreward by R.A. Falla. Repairs to dust jacket.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 159 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
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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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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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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THE TAKAHE, FIFTY YEARS OF CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH
Edited by William G Lee and Ian G Jamieson
ISBN9781877276019
$39.95

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


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NEW ZEALAND FOREST-INHABITING BIRDS
Watercolours by Miss L.A. Daff
110211821
$35.00

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


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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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A NEW ZEALAND BOOK OF BEASTS
Annie Potts, Philip Armstrong and Deidre Brown
ISBN9781869407728
$49.99

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


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WALTER BULLER The Reluctant Conservationist
Ross Galbreath
ISBN047701416X
$47.50

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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WILLIAM COLENSO HIS LIFE AND JOURNEYS
A G Bagnall and G C Petersen
610270623
$145.00

Biography of CMS missionary, printer, explorer, botanist and politician William Colenso that details his mission work, his extensive journey's in the North Island and his botanical collecting and other scientific interests. The first printing. THIS COPY has some notes written to rear end-paper but is otherwise a tidy copy.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1948. Hardback with no dust jacket. 494 pages. SECONDHAND


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GIVE YOUR THOUGHTS LIFE, William Colenso's Letters to the editor
William Colenso compiled by Ian St George
ISBN9781877578144
$45.00

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


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YESTERDAYS IN MAORILAND
Andreas Reischek
110280611
$75.00

This is Austrian born Reischek's own story of his adventurous life as a naturalist in New Zealand from 1877-1889. Translated from his native German and first published in 1930 this is the 1952 edition.

Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COLLECTOR. ANDREAS REISCHEK A BIOGRAPHY
Michael King
ISBN0340245514
$32.50

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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SEABIRD GENIUS The Story of L.E. Richdale
Neville Peat
ISBN9781877578113
$45.00

The story of Dr Lance Richdale, internationally renowned for his research on seabirds, most notably the New Zealand yellow-eyed penguin and the the royal albatross of Tairoa Head, Otago.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 198 pages. NEW


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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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STANDING MY GROUND
Alan F Mark
ISBN9781927322048
$32.50

For more than 50 years Alan Mark has been promoting conservation in New Zealand. This is his account of the various projects he has been involved with.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2015. Softback. 312 pages. SECONDHAND


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LITTLE BARRIER ISLAND New Zealand's Foremost Wildlife Sanctuary
Ronald Cometti
ISBN0340358262
$42.50

Illustrated with paintings executed by the author during a stay on the island, this is a detailed account of the wildlife of the Little Barrier Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1986. hardback with dust jacket. 144 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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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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HERITAGE, THE PARKS OF THE PEOPLE
David Thom
ISBN9780868661094
$37.50

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


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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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HISTORIC HERITAGE OF HIGH-COUNTRY PASTORALISM
Roberta McIntyre
ISBN9780478142334
$40.00

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


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WILD FIORDLAND
Neville Peat and Brian Patrick
ISBN9781877133176
$42.50

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


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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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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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WILD SOUTH Saving New Zealand's Endangered Species
Rod Morris and Hal Smith
ISBN090869038X
$45.00

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


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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