Prepare to be amazed by the most astounding feats in the natural world. Did you know that the mantis shrimp can punch its way through a sheet of glass, that the Bar-tailed Godwit can migrate 11,000km non-stop from Alaska to New Zealand, or that up to 40 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats ... read more
A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from the Salisbury plains to the Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the Ecuadorian jungle, Dave Goulson's wit, humour and deep ... read more
The 4th edition of this classic work, first published in 1947. It provides a simple ready reference for identifying common New Zealand animals, ranging from the simplest invertebrates through to mammals. The text has been updated and Powell's illustrations have... read more
Macro photography brings the world of bugs to life! These creatures are all around us, yet too diminutive to be observed by the human eye. The extreme photographic close-ups illustrate a hidden fauna of alien-looking critters from around the world. Bugs in Close-Up includes assassin bu... read more
|Series:||Mini Guide to the Identification of New Zealand...|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Non-Fiction Award 2008.|
Condensed version of: Which New Zealand bird? : a simple step-by-step guide to the identification of New Zealand's native and introduced birds.
This pocket checklist includes all the species of birds, frogs, reptiles, mammals and butterflies that currently have wild populations in New Zealand, plus vagrant species that have been reliably recorded here during the last 25... read more
From tigers to tabbies, the most authoritative popular reference on cats in an engaging Q&A format Cats in Question, a new book in Smithsonian's highly successful In Question series, offers authoritative and engaging answers to the thousands of questions abo... read more
Featuring 80 of New Zealand's best-known bird species, this book provides key facts on appearance, call, behaviour and nesting details that allow the layperson to identify common species.
Examining the great whales, this book provides an insight into their behaviour as well as explores their relationship with humans. It contains color photographs.
A reformatted, redesigned edition of this popular title. We are all fascinated by, and often wary of, the tiny creatures that creep and crawl in our gardens or lurk in the dark corners of our homes, but how much do we really know about insects and ... read more
|Author:||Mark Jones and Julian Fitter|
|Series:||Their World, Their Ways|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Environment Category 2009.|
The albatross is a creature of legend, poetry and dreams. But today, over three-quarters of albatross species are edging towards extinction. This book is a celebration of these amazing birds, featuring photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Tui De Roy, th... read more
We tend to take birds for granted, in the landscape or in our neighbourhoods. The presence of birds communicates the health of a place. When they're gone, it's as though there's a hole in the sky, in the air, an absence of beauty and grace, and vivid chatter or haunting cries a... read more