Author(s): Gerard Hutchings
Amidst its towering mountains and rich forests the New Zealand environment supports an astounding array of plants and animals. Many of the most fascinating are unique to this country, such as the kiwi, the giant weta, our native bats and frogs, and plants of all kinds from giant forest podocarps to tiny native orchids. From albatrosses to ants, from kiwi to kea, from lakes to lizards, from weta to whales, this comprehensive encyclopaedia covers every aspect of New Zealand's magnificent natural history. This superb book is organised in a easy-to-look-up A to Z format. Mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates, insects, trees, flowers, shells, rocks, fossils, volcanoes, caves, endangered species and countless other subjects are presented in a clearly identifiable way. An introductory section explains how New Zealand's unique natural world evolved through history and describes our major wildlife habitats. Feature pages provide additional information about people, the weather and physical features such as islands, mountains and rivers. The 400 pages are illustrated by hundreds of photographs from New Zealand's leading nature photographers as well as stunning artwork by the country's top natural history illustrators. With its informative text, superbly detailed illustrations and stunning photographs, The Natural World of New Zealand will be a useful and enjoyable addition to every home library.
Very good copy