Science & Nature (234)

Seabirds Beyond The Mountain Crest

ISBN: 9780947522643

Author: Richard Cuthbert    Publisher: Otago University Press

Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s endemic Hutton’s shearwater, a species that breeds only at two remote locati...


Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s endemic Hutton’s shearwater, a species that breeds only at two remote locations, high in the Kaikoura Mountains. Amateur ornithologist Geoff Harrow is the person most closely associated with the story of Hutton’s shearwater, for it was Geoff who discovered the two remaining nesting sites in the 1960s. For five decades he visited the mountains whenever he could to observe and record the birds, and to encourage the Department of Conservation and its predecessors to take steps to conserve this endangered species. As a result, scientist Richard Cuthbert was to spend three years living with 200,000 Hutton’s shearwaters and their neighbours, studying their behaviour, observing their interactions, measuring and recording facts and figures to build a detailed picture of why and how these birds had survived. The discoveries over time of Richard and his co-workers turned received wisdom on its head and revealed a whole new predator story. Richard’s beautifully written, witty account – of the challenge and exasperation, the heartbreak and hardship, and the sheer joy of conservation fieldwork in a remote environment – is beautifully interwoven with other fascinating stories – of the ‘discovery’ of the species by nineteenth-century scientists and collectors, and Geoff Harrow’s discovery of the nesting grounds and subsequent long involvement with this species. Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest is a delightful and highly entertaining read.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-08-2017


$45.00
Super Cats

ISBN: 9781849539982

Author: Ashley Morgan    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Whether they're testing the boundaries of their nine lives or demonstrating unusual talents, cats are always full of surprises. In Super Cats, prepare to meet t...


Whether they're testing the boundaries of their nine lives or demonstrating unusual talents, cats are always full of surprises. In Super Cats, prepare to meet the most surprising of all. Discover loyal moggies and extraordinary survivors in this heart-warming collection of true tales, and marvel at the astonishing powers of these remarkable animals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 09-03-2017


$27.99
Art Forms in Nature : Prints of Ernst Haekel

ISBN: 9783791319902

Authors: Olaf Breidbach, Irenaus Eibl-Eibersfeldt, Richard Hartmann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This v...


The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals. The pages, ordered according to geometric and "constructive" aspects, document the oness of the world in its most diversified forms. This collection of plates was not only well-received by scientists, but by artists and architects as well. Rene Binet, a pioneer of glass and iron constructions, Emile Galle, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, and the photographer Karl Blossfeld all make explicit reference to Haeckel in their work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2008


$45.00
Art Forms in Nature : A Colouring Book of Ernst Haeckel's Prints

ISBN: 9783791372594

Author: Barbara Dziadosz    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Ernst Haeckel's series of incredibly detailed prints have influenced designers and artists for over a century. Collected in books such as the perennial bestsell...


Ernst Haeckel's series of incredibly detailed prints have influenced designers and artists for over a century. Collected in books such as the perennial bestsellers Art Forms in Nature and Art Forms from the Ocean, they now form the basis of a beautiful colouring book that is suitable for any age. Each page contains boldly outlined designs based on Haeckel's original illustrations of Radiolaria, Foraminifera and other forms of microscopic life; jellyfishes, starfishes, corals and other sea life; mosses, lichens, orchids and other plants. With nearly 100 pages to choose from, the variety of designs presented in the book is breathtaking. With colouring books quickly becoming a remedy for daily stress, this collection is certain to be a popular source for those seeking a relaxing pastime that is both artistic and satisfying.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 90


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2016


$32.99
Art Forms from the Ocean

ISBN: 9783791333274

Author: Olaf Breidbach    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

At the nexus of art and science, this dazzling new edition of Ernst Haeckel's first work reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and passionate observ...


At the nexus of art and science, this dazzling new edition of Ernst Haeckel's first work reintroduces the genius of an enigmatic scientist and passionate observer of the natural world. Although original editions of this book are extremely rare, it is now available for the first time in a paperback edition, beautifully reproducing his drawings and watercolours. While the variety and detail of Haeckel's drawings display an impressive understanding of biological structure, the skill with which Haeckel drew these tiny, aquatic protozoa renders them genuine works of art. This volume features commentary and descriptions of each of the radiolarians from Haeckel's work.


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Pages: 96


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 28-05-2005


$45.00
Africa

ISBN: 9783832798666

Authors: Michael Poliza, -   

World-renowned photographer Michael Poliza’s best seller re-released—now in a smaller format and as an inexpensive hardcover edition Discover the impressive...


World-renowned photographer Michael Poliza’s best seller re-released—now in a smaller format and as an inexpensive hardcover edition Discover the impressive continent in all its fascinating beauty Breathtaking photographs that simply have to be seen Africa is a source of amazing bio-diversity and home to some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes. The sights of this awe-inspiring continent are captured with consummate skill and sensitivity by master lensman Michael Poliza. With extensive experience photographing the animals and terrain of Africa, Poliza's viewpoint is shaped by his concern for the fragile eco-systems he chronicles. These images embody the soul of Africa's flora and fauna with a true artist's eye for color and composition. This book will be enjoyed for years to come. Poliza started as a child actor on German TV, then founded several highly successful IT ventures in the US and Germany. His "STARSHIP MILLENNIUM VOYAGE," around the world on a 75 ft expedition yacht, was avidly followed by millions via internet. Poliza now focuses mainly on filming and photography, including work for the Discovery Channel. He spends a great deal of time based in Cape Town, and is a pioneer in the use of digital photography for coffee table books.


Bind: hardback


$115.00 $89.99
Native Birds of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473270803

Author: David Hallett    Publisher: Sandfly Publishing

Native Birds of New Zealand is a photographic book of New Zealand native birds that will appeal to the casual bird-watcher as well as the ornithologist. Many bo...


Native Birds of New Zealand is a photographic book of New Zealand native birds that will appeal to the casual bird-watcher as well as the ornithologist. Many books in the past have been aimed at the serious ornithologist, with illustrations designed to show distinct feather patterns but not to create an image that is also pleasing to the eye. The photographs in this book have been taken by David Hallett, one of New Zealand’s leading wildlife photographers, who captured the beauty of New Zealand’s native birds in their natural environment, from the subtropical north to the Sub-Antarctic Islands, and from the oceans to the alpine meadows of the Southern Alps. The text is kept short and avoids the in-depth academic material found in some of the very good reference books on the market. It does include all the interesting facts that set our native birds apart, presented in a short, concise format that makes the book ideal for browsing. With the advent of digital photography, many more birders are now equipping themselves with cameras as well as binoculars when they go into the field, creating an increasing awareness of wildlife photography. This trend, combined with the affection New Zealanders have for their native birds, makes Native Birds of New Zealand a book that will have wide-spread appeal. Native birds of New Zealand was a labour of love over many years. David’s bird photographs enthralled many people, though few knew the hours he spent hidden among the rushes to catch each perfect image. Sadly, David died suddenly and unexpectedly in August 2016. This book is part of his legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 207


Dimensions: 310 x 218 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$49.99 $24.99
Archaeology of the Solomon Islands

ISBN: 9780947522537

Author: Richard Walter & Peter Sheppard    Publisher: Otago University Press

This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplin...


This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approach and considers the work of archaeologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and historians. At the same time this volume highlights the results of the authors’ own considerable field research. This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 210 x 280 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


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$50.00
The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care and Training

ISBN: 9781621870890

Author: Tracy Libby    Publisher: Companion House

Is there a tiny four-pawed furry creature in your near future? Adding a puppy to your home and life can be very exciting and a little scary. At once personable,...


Is there a tiny four-pawed furry creature in your near future? Adding a puppy to your home and life can be very exciting and a little scary. At once personable, dog-smart, and reassuring, author Tracy Libby offers new owners reams of great advice in The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care And Training, covering every topic under the canine sun - from selecting a new puppy, household safety, and vaccinations to house-training, remedying common puppy problems, and first aid. In nineteen information-packed chapters, this colourful guide provides everything a new puppy parent needs to know to raise a smart and healthy puppy. First-time puppy parents and experienced dog owners alike will find detailed up-to-date information on: *Selecting a puppy from a reliable source and establishing a daily home routine *Positive dog-friendly training techniques, including using clickers *House-training, socialisation, and puppy games *Grooming, feeding, exercise, and activities *Puppy health, vaccinations, and veterinary care *Teaching basic commands and solving behavioural issues *Common canine maladies, allergies, natural health care, and first aid The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care And Training is the most comprehensive manual available for the dedicated new dog owner seeking to make the most of his or her puppy's first year of life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 185 x 235 mm


$39.99
The Sound of Mountains

ISBN: 9783961711093

Author: Guerel Sahin    Publisher: TeNeues

Guerel Sahin is also a brand ambassador and face of Jack Wolfskin, a German producer of outdoor wear and equipment Thousands of followers celebrate his picture...


Guerel Sahin is also a brand ambassador and face of Jack Wolfskin, a German producer of outdoor wear and equipment Thousands of followers celebrate his pictures online The yearning for authentic nature and the outdoor trekking trend remain as popular as ever 4:30 in the morning, trekking in the open wilderness of the Alps, 2,900 meters above sea level, storm clouds disappearing behind the nearest mountain, the sun rising—these are the moments when Guerel Sahin captures his best outdoor photographs. It is perhaps precisely because they are often shot in extreme situations that Sahin’s breathtaking mountain panoramas, photographs of mountain lakes, and rugged landscapes are such a social media hit. Thousands follow him on Instagram et al., while a wide audience also knows him as the face of Jack Wolfskin. Now, for the first time, he gathers his most awe-inspiring photographs in one volume, sharing insights into his life and work. Where does this longing for untouched, authentic nature come from? How does it feel to reach a mountain summit by sunrise? What if, contrary to expectations, an entire vista is obscured by clouds and photography becomes impossible? In images and words, the acclaimed star photographer shares his own emotional world in a paradigm of “Generation Instagram.” Sahin’s book is for those whom the next mountain peak and open nature cannot be close enough—for all hikers, climbers, and outdoor junkies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$89.99
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