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An Illustrated Guide to Weed Seeds of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473224103

Author: Trevor James    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

Now for something completely different! How many of you have ever looked closely at the details of the seeds of weeds? Some, we admit, are rather boring but the...


Now for something completely different! How many of you have ever looked closely at the details of the seeds of weeds? Some, we admit, are rather boring but then again, some of them are absolutely stunning. A glance at the front cover of this book reveals some of huge variation in the size and shape of seeds. Most of the seeds described and pictured are of weedy species, and the pictures show clearly the adaptations that have evolved to ensure they thrive as weeds: hooks and spines to attach the seed to wool, fleece or socks to help spread; awns that twist with wetting and drying to help bury the seed and anchor it in the soil during germination; seeds so tiny they blow like dust in the wind, or larger ones with wings or parachutes so they float on air; corky seed coats that act as life jackets in streams and lakes. This book will be useful for all workers in ecological research, pest plant management or, indeed, for everybody involved in agriculture or horticultural production. It is also of importance to anyone with a general interest in plants and the incredibly different forms that evolution has wrought. The book covers native and introduced species, and also includes seeds of species that have not, as yet, established in New Zealand but which have been intercepted in imported seed or other agricultural products (like cocopeat). The pictures and their descriptions are often not of the seeds as such, but of the form in which they are usually seen, surrounded by remains of flower structures that help in their survival or dispersal. The Introduction, Identification aid and Glossary are followed by 116 pages with 696 superb photographs of 623 different species, all with a brief description and distribution information. The book is spiral bound, 144 pp, with full colour photographs. The authors are Trevor James of AgResearch, Ian Popay from Landcare Research and Paul Champion from NIWA, all weed wizards; Nik Grbavac, seed specialist from Agriquality, Lincoln; and Birgit Rhode of Landcare Research. To find out how Birgit took those amazing photographs you have to buy this book!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 126


Dimensions: 182 x 245 mm


$49.99 $30.00
More Paddocks To Plough

ISBN: 9780473408459

Author: Reg Garters   

This book traces Graeme Thompson’s decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New...


This book traces Graeme Thompson’s decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New Zealand meat industry, producing huge benefits to consumers around the world as well as to local farmers. For Graeme, these ventures meant fame and fortune and made the name of the dynamic company he founded, Fortex New Zealand Limited, synonymous with his name. But then the empire he had built came crashing down, throwing him into jail and all of the humiliation that went with it. Fortunately, Graeme’s courage, resilience and unwaver-ing support from family and friends saw him through that hard time. After leaving prison, he established a new and exciting business that has brought him a way of life and the tranquillity his previous fame could never offer. This riveting story also takes us through Graeme’s Scottish heritage, his childhood, boarding school and university days, marriage to his wife Barb, and the raising of their children. It is a story that not only exemplifies the extraordinary things that dynamic leadership of ourselves and others can achieve but also shows that we all have special resources to handle adversity and that success or failure is very much how we as individuals see it.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2017


$39.99 $19.99
Silhouettes Very British Notebook Horizontal

ISBN: 4002725261106

Publisher: TeNeues

• Designed according to the latest trends and colours of the design and fashion world – pure lifestyle. • Soft Touch print finish for a velvety feel...


• Designed according to the latest trends and colours of the design and fashion world – pure lifestyle. • Soft Touch print finish for a velvety feel of the surface. • 192 blank white pages, 32 pages are perforated (Pocket Square: completely perforated) • Embellished cover, Designed endpaper • Keepsake pocket


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 150 x 100 mm


$17.99 $6.50
Silhouettes Wine Notebook Horizontal

ISBN: 4002725261120

Publisher: TeNeues

• Designed according to the latest trends and colours of the design and fashion world – pure lifestyle. • Soft Touch print finish for a velvety feel...


• Designed according to the latest trends and colours of the design and fashion world – pure lifestyle. • Soft Touch print finish for a velvety feel of the surface. • 192 blank white pages, 32 pages are perforated (Pocket Square: completely perforated) • Embellished cover, Designed endpaper • Keepsake pocket


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 150 x 100 mm


$17.99 $6.50
Cinnamon Aitch Slim Notebook

ISBN: 4002725260628

Publisher: TeNeues

80 blank pages


80 blank pages


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Pages: 80


Dimensions: 90 x 180 mm


$11.99 $4.75
Valentina Ramos Sticky Notes

ISBN: 4002725260444

Publisher: TeNeues

Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 155 x 100 mm


$15.99 $6.50
Valentina Ramos Slim Notebook

ISBN: 4002725260642

Publisher: TeNeues

80 blank pages


80 blank pages


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Pages: 80


Dimensions: 90 x 180 mm


$11.99 $4.75
Valentina Ramos Notes

ISBN: 4002725260543

Publisher: TeNeues

16 notecards and 16 envelopes 2 images Boxed set


16 notecards and 16 envelopes 2 images Boxed set


Bind: stationery


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 1101 x 176 mm


$17.99 $7.25
Naoko Journal Small

ISBN: 4002725260055

Publisher: TeNeues

192 blank and lined pages Hard cover Sewn binding Pen holder Keepsake pocket Printed with soy-based inks Paper from responsible forestry (FSC®) 192 blank and l...


192 blank and lined pages Hard cover Sewn binding Pen holder Keepsake pocket Printed with soy-based inks Paper from responsible forestry (FSC®) 192 blank and lined pages Numbered pages including index Last 32 pages are perforated


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Dimensions: 100 x 150 mm


$17.99 $6.50
Kiwicorn Toy and Book

ISBN: 0735850432052

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! Now your favourite colourful kiwi is available in gorgeous, soft-toy form. This boxed set includes 1x ...


Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! Now your favourite colourful kiwi is available in gorgeous, soft-toy form. This boxed set includes 1x plush Kiwicorn toy (21cm h x 17cm w x 15cm d) and 1x Just Like Kiwicorn mini board book (14pages, 10cm h x 10cm w)


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 190 x 250 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2019


$59.95 $39.99
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