Author(s): Rod Morris
This is a companion volume to Beautiful Birds of NZ. It contains 100 New Zealand endangered species of all kinds - plants, birds, insects, fungi, mammals. Organised by habitat - forests, gardens, islands, wetlands, high country, and sea and shore, this is an important snapshot of the critical state of the wildlife in our country. Beautifully photographed with accessible and informative text, this is a stunning book to have. At the same time, there are many surprises in it - among our most endangered species are kiwi, tuatara, flax, grasshoppers, hebes, crabs, dolphins and many other New Zealand icons.
Rod Morris and Alison Ballance are the authors of Beautiful Birds of NZ. Rod worked for both DoC and Natural History NZ for years and has has been involved with more than 30 books as a photographer - eg FIELD GUIDE TO NZ WILDLIFE, SAVING NZ'S ENDANGERED BIRDS as well as several children's books. Alison is a wildlife film-maker and writer. She has produced 13 television documentaries, and written 23 books. She has a Masters degree in zoology and has worked for television production company NHNZ (Natural History New Zealand) since 1990.