Science & Nature (228)

New Zealand Tussock Grassland Moths

ISBN: 9780478093452

Author: J S Dugdale    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

A Taxonomic and Ecological Handbook based on light-trapping studies in Canterbury



This handbook has been designed around the practical ...


A Taxonomic and Ecological Handbook based on light-trapping studies in Canterbury



This handbook has been designed around the practical questions facing the non-specialist seeking to identify tussock grassland moths accurately and to know their ecologies.



The primary focus is on night-flying moths (those attracted to light) and coverage includes more than one-third of the total New Zealand moth fauna. Many of these moths have wide associations beyond tussock grasslands. Distinctive characters are emphasised to make moth recognition as easy as possible, and the reader’s attention is also drawn to the distinguishing characters of look-alike moths that might be mistakenly confused.



Line drawings, colour plates and a glossary assist the reader to understand morphological terms. Taxonomic keys complement a range of scanning and networking features to locate species of immediate interest in the fewest possible steps. Distribution ranges and known larval foods are defined, and statistically robust selections of light-trapping data are used to clarify species abundances, flight phenologies, altitudinal distributions and faunal biodiversity.



A range of topical information is presented in supplementary ‘Note’ entries throughout the text, and appendices provide easy access to moth dispersal records, the ranges of variability encountered between individuals, and the timing of flight across the hours of darkness. The handbook format also allows quick appraisal of what is currently unknown by science and includes moths that are as yet undescribed.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 366


Publication Date: 28-02-2014


$55.00
Soil Management Guidelines for Sustainable Cropping

ISBN: 9780478093384

Author: T G Shepherd    Publisher: Manaaki Whenua Press

Healthy soil is productive soil and the keys to maintaining soil health can be found in this full colour booklet. Devised by experienced Landcare Research soil ...


Healthy soil is productive soil and the keys to maintaining soil health can be found in this full colour booklet. Devised by experienced Landcare Research soil scientists, it is a practical, easy to follow manual which will help farmers and vegetable growers manage their soils sustainably.



Visual soil assessment methods are given as a tool to gauge the soil condition. Best soil management practices are suggested to achieve and maintain healthy soil. Issues covered include machinery compaction, erosion and loss of soil organic matter. The booklet is concluded by a useful summary of take home messages.



The crucial balance between conservation and productivity is addressed. The conclusions deliver a positive message for the arable farmer: improved soil quality can lead to improved yields, greater profits, and environmentally friendly farming. Clear photographs help to make this an indispensible self-help guide.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 26


Publication Date: 28-02-2014


$19.95
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.


Bind: paperback


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
Fauna of New Zealand 10 : Tubulifera

ISBN: 9780477067843

Author: L Mound    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.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Publication Date: 19-12-2013


$34.65
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