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Thesaurus

ISBN: 9781840224900

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Do you know the difference between stubborn and obstinate, between cackle and chortle? Learners of English often find it difficult to know which word to use. Or...


Do you know the difference between stubborn and obstinate, between cackle and chortle? Learners of English often find it difficult to know which word to use. Or you may have used a particular word several times already in an essay or email, and so you want to use a different expression. This dictionary adopts a fresh approach by going beyond the mere listing of words as in an ordinary thesaurus. Differences between similar words are highlighted to show the various shades of meaning so that you will never be at a loss for the right word on the right occasion.


Pages: 272


Publication Date: 10-08-2006


Tag: Reference
$15.99
Mushrooming Without Fear

ISBN: 9781873674888

Author: Alexander Schwab    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This book will teach you how to identify with confidence the most delicious mushrooms. They are all common species and easy to identify. The method is totally s...


This book will teach you how to identify with confidence the most delicious mushrooms. They are all common species and easy to identify. The method is totally safe. All you do is follow this new, simple approach to positive identification. Then you can enjoy mushrooming without fear.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 189 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2006


$49.99
New Zealand Coastal Marine Invertebrates Volume.1

ISBN: 9781877257605

Author: Steve de C. Cook (ed)    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The first of 2 volumes of a full-colour identification guide to 1500 species of marine invertebrate found around the coasts of New Zealand, this book is intend...


The first of 2 volumes of a full-colour identification guide to 1500 species of marine invertebrate found around the coasts of New Zealand, this book is intended for divers and naturalists as well as professional scientists. Sections on each major taxonomic group - e.g. starfishes, crustaceans and molluscs - describe in plain language each animal's morphology, habitat, abundance, distribution, depth range and commercial importance, and introduce and scientific literature. More than 2500 illustrations include colour photos by New Zealand's best underwater photographers, and hundreds of line drawings for extra anatomical detail. Also included are references, a compehensive glossary, a full index and a general introduction. Quite the largest and most comprehensive zoological book ever published in New Aealand, it provides access to a tremendous volume of material hitherto buried in the scientific literature.


Pages: 632


Dimensions: 216 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2009


$150.00
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 2

ISBN: 9781877257933

Author: Dennis P. Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effor...


This volume is the second of three that provide a complete review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes will list every one of the almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, fungi and micro-organisms. \n Volume 2 mostly deals with the major branch of the animal kingdom known as Ecdysozoa (moulting animals), which includes arachnids, centipedes and millipedes, crustaceans and insects. It also includes the enigmatic phylum Chaetognatha (arrow worms) and concludes with a chapter on the fossil traces - ichnofossils - of ancient animal activities. \n All three volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all known species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.To date, only New Zealand has compiled a checklist of its entire biota. Approximately 52% of this country's species are endemic - found only in New Zealand's freshwater, marine, and land environments. We have a responsibility to the global community to preserve this unique heritage or taonga. But further than that, all of our species - including many of the naturalised aliens included in the survey - are important to New Zealand's economy, ecology and well-being. Written for the advanced high-school and tertiary-level reader, these volumes are intended to be a kind of 'Cooks Tour' of the kingdoms and phyla of life that will, it is hoped, provide an appreciation of the wondrous diversity of nature.


Pages: 544


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2010


$89.95
Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy

ISBN: 9781877257865

Author: R. M. McDowall    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (...


This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels), kanakana (lamprey), inanga and kokopu were of high importance in the traditional diets of Maori, who were well aware of the places and seasons in which these fish could be harvested. Bob McDowall has made it his life's work to read every word ever written on the subject of Maori fisheries, from passing references in explorers' diaries, to the significant literary achievements of Elsdon Best and Te Rangi Hiroa in the 1920s, to the recent reports of the Waitangi Tribunal. In Ikawai , all the knowledge on record is connected into a coherent account for the first time, and interpreted in the light of modern scientific knowledge of the fish fauna. As well as being highly informative, Ikawai also serves to illustrate the beauty associated with Maori fisheries. Bob has amassed an extraordinary collection of photographs of the fish themselves, of the artefacts Maori customarily used in catching fish, and of artworks by modern Maori practitioners, some reflecting the many legends and stories associated with fish. He has also unearthed some stunning and highly significant historical images that were hidden away in archives, libraries and photographic collections. This compendium is an essential resource for anyone interested in the lives and livelihood of New Zealand's earliest settlers


Pages: 832


Dimensions: 190 x 258 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2011


$130.00
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 3

ISBN: 9781927145050

Author: Dennis Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort i...


This volume is the third in the trilogy that provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving more than 220 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes list every one of almost 55,000 known species of New Zealand's animals, plants, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, and 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.


Pages: 616


Publication Date: 01-10-2011


$89.95
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


Tag: Reference
$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


Tag: Reference
$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
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