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New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Boxed Set : 3 Volumes

ISBN: 9781927145289

Author: Dennis Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

New Zealand is the first country to have compiled a checklist of its entire living and fossil biota. This trilogy provides a review and inventory of New Zeala...


New Zealand is the first country to have compiled a checklist of its entire living and fossil biota. This trilogy provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving 238 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes list every one of the approximately 56,120 living and 14,700 fossil species of New Zealand's plants, animal, fungi, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.


Publication Date: 01-03-2012


$180.00
Concise English Dictionary

ISBN: 9781840224979

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 1104


Publication Date: 10-02-2007


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$15.99
The Dictionary of Quotations

ISBN: 9781853264894

Author: Connie Robertson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations is an essential work of reference for every writer, journalist and speech-maker, as well as being a treasure trove for t...


The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations is an essential work of reference for every writer, journalist and speech-maker, as well as being a treasure trove for the browser and the simply curious. There is a wide diversity of sayings to add spice to our conversation and enrich our daily lives. The book is alphabetically arranged by author and indexed by keyword for ease of use.


Pages: 688


Dimensions: 152 x 236 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2009


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$15.99
Dictionary of Proverbs

ISBN: 9781840223118

Author: George Latimer Apperson    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 656


Publication Date: 01-10-2009


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$15.99
Flora of New Zealand Volume V Grasses

ISBN: 9780478347173

Author: E Edgar    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

There are 190 native species and 230 naturalised grasses in New Zealand, and this Flora is about them. The Flora of New Zealand Volume V Grasses was first publi...


There are 190 native species and 230 naturalised grasses in New Zealand, and this Flora is about them. The Flora of New Zealand Volume V Grasses was first published in 2000 and it has been revised and updated in this new second edition a decade later.



Included are formal nomenclature, descriptions, distribution records, ecological information, and keys to genera. Appropriate revisions, DNA phylogenies, or taxonomic opinions published up to 30 June 2009 are included in this second edition. The structure is that of the main text of the 2000 edition with the addition of simple corrections of errors and some changes that could easily be made within the text. Issues relating to modern nomenclature and generic placement are treated in the Addenda.



The Flora features excellent line drawings by Sabrina Malcolm and colour illustrations by Keith West, with photographs by Peter Johnson.



This book is an identification manual intended for all who are involved with grasses - plant and animal ecologists, farmers, commercial managers, weed controllers, conservationists, horticulturists, land-use specialists and soil conservators.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 673


Publication Date: 22-10-2010


$79.99
Tuatara

ISBN: 9781927145449

Author: Alison Cree    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary s...


Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary status of tuatara as the last of the rhynchocephalians - one of the four orders of living reptiles - is unquestioned. Wild members of the sole living species are now restricted to a few dozen remote islands around the New Zealand coast, where for several centuries they have been observed and studied by humans. But are tuatara really unchanged 'living fossils', or close relatives of dinosaurs, as sometimes portrayed?

This is the first detailed monograph for decades about this enigmatic reptile, and the first to be illustrated in colour throughout. The evolution, natural history and conservation of tuatara are covered in comprehensive detail, providing a valuable resource for the specialist yet in a style accessible to a wide readership. The special place of tuatara in Maori and popular culture is also considered. Tuatara have survived alongside humans for more than 700 years, though with their numbers much reduced; what are their future prospects in a globally changing world?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 600


Dimensions: 190 x 258 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2014


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Guide to the Freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473201753

Author: M Chapman    Publisher: NZ Freshwater Sciences Society

Guide to the freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand is a comprehensive update of the classic volume Introduction to the freshwater Crustacea of N.Z. by Chapman & L...


Guide to the freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand is a comprehensive update of the classic volume Introduction to the freshwater Crustacea of N.Z. by Chapman & Lewis (1976). In the intervening 35 years there have been many advances in the systematics of crustaceans leading in many instances to the introduction of new names, and our knowledge of freshwater crustacean biology and ecology has increased substantially.



The new book follows a similar format to its predecessor, uses some of the same text, and many of the original figures. However, most of the text and identification keys have been rewritten to accommodate advances in knowledge, and many new line drawings and colour images are included. Each chapter has its own set of references to help users access the relevant literature. Accounts of the Copepoda, Syncarida, and Amphipoda, in particular, contain much new material, and information on the remarkable subterranean and ‘terrestrial’ crustacean faunas is incorporated.



The book is intended to be a source of information and a guide to the identification of our inland crustacean fauna that can be used by students, teachers, research workers, and other environmental scientists.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 188


Publication Date: 06-11-2011


$75.00
Fauna of New Zealand 71 : Fanniidae

ISBN: 9780478347456

Author: M Cecilia Dominguez    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Fanniids are a small family of flies that are known mainly because many of the species are associated with humans and are of medical and forensic importance. Mo...


Fanniids are a small family of flies that are known mainly because many of the species are associated with humans and are of medical and forensic importance. Most of the species of Fanniidae have been described from the Holarctic region, but recently many new species have been described from the Neotropical region. The Fanniidae are inhabitants of forested areas, and are relatively rare in open landscapes. Males of almost all species form swarms in shaded areas and females may be attracted to decaying organic matter and excrement. Fanniidae can be most readily distinguished from other calyptrate flies found in New Zealand by the shape of the subcostal vein, which runs straight in its apical half, without any sinuous bend.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 91


Dimensions: 180 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2014


$49.00
The Wordsworth Crossword Companion

ISBN: 9781840223057

Author: Stephen Curtis    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 288


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$15.99
The Wordsworth Book of Pub Quizzes

ISBN: 9781840226713

Author: David Rothwell    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Pages: 272


Publication Date: 01-06-2011


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$15.99
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