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Ecosystem Services in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780478347364

Author: John Dymond Ed.    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Management of New Zealand's environment needs to be based on sound knowledge.
Natural resource managers and policy makers now have at their fingertips the...


Management of New Zealand's environment needs to be based on sound knowledge.
Natural resource managers and policy makers now have at their fingertips the first comprehensive assessment of the state of ecosystem services - the benefits people obtain from nature - in this country.
More than 100 of New Zealand's leading scientists and academics have penned the 36 chapter for the new 540-page book.
Ecosystem services are categorised as 'provisioning', such as food, timber and freshwater; 'regulating', such as air quality, climate and pest regulation; 'cultural' such as recreation and sense of belonging; and 'supporting', such as soil quality and natural habitat resistance to weeds.
Editor John Dymond says the book was produced to improve understanding of the functioning of New Zealand's ecosystems.
Watch a video about the book here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh8yiLAZULE&list=UUM2UxABcyNTxMiIQNXgvNMg&feature=c4-overview


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Pages: 540


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2014


$120.00
Ecosanctuaries

ISBN: 9781877578564

Author: Diane Campbell-Hunt    Publisher: Otago University Press

Over the past 10 years many communities around the country have launched ambitious projects to bring New Zealand’s native ecologies back to the mainland. By b...


Over the past 10 years many communities around the country have launched ambitious projects to bring New Zealand’s native ecologies back to the mainland. By building predatorproof fences around big areas of land the aim is to protect native flora and fauna from introduced predators such as possums, mice, rats and stoats.

These projects have faced a difficult balancing act as they try to build and sustain the social and economic support needed.

Diane Campbell-Hunt was two years into a study of the long-term sustainability of these ventures when she was tragically killed in a tramping accident in 2008. Her work had assembled the experience of a wide range of people involved with these projects – volunteers, DOC staff, trustees, iwi, employees, community leaders and project champions.

After Diane’s death, her husband Colin took up the challenge to write up her research, and Ecosanctuaries is the result.


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Pages: 292


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2013


$40.00
Fauna of New Zealand 41 : Coccidae

ISBN: 9780478093353

Author: C J Hodgson    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


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Pages: 264


Publication Date: 28-02-2014


$72.50
Fauna of New Zealand 40 : Cixiidae

ISBN: 9780478093346

Author: M-C Larivière    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


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Pages: 93


Publication Date: 28-02-2014


$37.50
Native Birds Teachers Resource

ISBN: 9780478093285

Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Native Birds Teacher’s Resource is an integrated approach to the study of native birds. It includes four A3 size laminated colour photographs of native Ne...


The Native Birds Teacher’s Resource is an integrated approach to the study of native birds. It includes four A3 size laminated colour photographs of native New Zealand birds: the Pukeko; the Tui; the Fantail and the Great Spotted Kiwi.



The reverse side of each photo includes the Maori, English and scientific names, a number of points which can be used to generate class discussions, plus a diagram covering special adaptation features.



Included in the set are six double-sided copymaster tasksheets. These are designed to be used as a basis for class activities and include tasks that are suitable for individuals or groups. The kit is aimed at mid to senior primary school classes. Its main focus is science but an integration guide is provided so the kit can be used across many other subject areas such as language, social studies and maths.



A3 plus A4 activity sheets.


Publication Date: 28-02-2014


$39.95
Soils and Land-Use Issues in the Mackenzie Hill Country

ISBN: 9780478093155

Author: P McIntosh    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

This new report describes the soils and soil distribution in the Mackenzie hill country, as well as addressing the issues of nutrient deficiencies, the sustaina...


This new report describes the soils and soil distribution in the Mackenzie hill country, as well as addressing the issues of nutrient deficiencies, the sustainable use of pastoral land, and the potential for forestry in the area.



Thirty-nine soils are identified and grouped into land systems. Soil landscape models for land below 1500 m altitude show which soils are found on particular landscape areas.



Fifteen new soil “Factsheets” are provided in the back of the book. The factsheets give an easy-to-read overview of the key characteristics of each soil, and feature colour photos of a soil profile and typical landscape. Included are descriptions of the soil, extensive information on the soil chemical and physical properties, and valuable details of land use.


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Pages: 50


Publication Date: 10-02-2014


$30.00
Checklist of the Mosses of Banks Peninsula

ISBN: 9780478093025

Author: B Macmillan    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

This is the first checklist published on the mosses of Banks Peninsula, and pulls together previous research by many other botanists. It is a useful guide for t...


This is the first checklist published on the mosses of Banks Peninsula, and pulls together previous research by many other botanists. It is a useful guide for the moss flora of most of the eastern South Island area, but also has applicability to mosses in New Zealand generally.



It records 234 moss species — nearly half the moss flora of New Zealand — known to be growing on the Banks Peninsula, and includes those which have been noted in the early literature from the Peninsula area.



Discussion of physical features, climate, and vegetation of the Peninsula is provided. Herbarium voucher numbers are given, and reference is made to the earliest published record for each species. A comprehensive bibliography and an index of family and Latin names are included.


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Pages: 80


Publication Date: 10-02-2014


$25.00
Soils of the Edendale District

ISBN: 9780478093001

Author: Peter McIntosh    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Although the Edendale district of Southland has a large area of high class soils, up until now the detailed soil distribution has never been mapped. Recently, a...


Although the Edendale district of Southland has a large area of high class soils, up until now the detailed soil distribution has never been mapped. Recently, an increase in dairy farming in the district, legislative change regarding effluent disposal, and opportunities for horticultural diversification have created a requirement for better knowledge of the soils in the area.



This booklet and map are the results of a new survey completed in 1994. They provide more information on soil permeability, drainage, and moisture storage, to enable analysis of potential contaminant problems, and to assist sustainable management of the land in the district.



Detailed information on soil profiles mentioned in the text is provided in an Appendix, along with a 1:50,000 colour soil map of the area, detailing roads and waterways.


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Pages: 36


Publication Date: 10-02-2014


$30.00
Soil Description Handbook

ISBN: 9780478045499

Author: J Milne    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Soil Description Handbook provides standardised methods and defined terminology for the description of soil and site features in New Zealand. The scheme is ...


The Soil Description Handbook provides standardised methods and defined terminology for the description of soil and site features in New Zealand. The scheme is a comprehensive description system, that can also be used for recording a more limited range of soil and site data.



This revised edition includes minor amendments and additions, based mainly on recommendations by New Zealand pedologists involved in soil description or in teaching.



New tables, figures, and flow diagrams are included, and the horizon notation system for New Zealand soils has been added as an appendix.



The handbook has been specifically designed for the storage of soil information in computer databases. To this end, reference code sheets and soil description cards are included in a pocket in the back of the book.


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Pages: 157


Publication Date: 10-02-2014


$35.50
Fauna of New Zealand 34 : Anthicidae

ISBN: 9780478045475

Author: F Werner    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


The Fauna of New Zealand series has been widely acclaimed for its role in presenting New Zealand's unique invertebrate fauna to the world.


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Pages: 64


Publication Date: 10-02-2014


$26.50
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