Science & Nature (234)

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.


Bind: paperback


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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