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Natural History of Banks Peninsula (Rev Ed 2013)

ISBN: 9781927145531

Author: Hugh Wilson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Banks Peninsula, treasured by Christchurch
city dwellers, peninsula residents
and visitors from afar, is a unique volcanic landform jutting eastward...


Banks Peninsula, treasured by Christchurch
city dwellers, peninsula residents
and visitors from afar, is a unique volcanic landform jutting eastwards into the Pacific from the otherwise unsurprising Canterbury Plains.
Once forested from side to side, and from sea to summits, the land was stripped of nearly all its trees, and much of its original
wildlife, by two great waves of human colonisation, Polynesian and European. Much indigenous biodiversity remains, however,
and native forest cover is increasing.
This book traces what happened, and presents a concise and up-to-date summary of today’s landscape, vegetation and wildlife.
The text is accompanied by stunning photographs and charming drawings, as well as by figures, tables and full checklists of species.
The author is well qualified to write about the region’s flora, fauna, geology and ecology. For more than 20 years Hugh Wilson has worked on Hinewai, a privately owned and funded nature reserve that is freely open to the public. Before that he undertook
a five-year detailed botanical survey of Banks Peninsula.
Natural History of Banks Peninsula, now in this revised edition, is essential reading for locals and visitors alike. For the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, which sponsored
its publication, the book is part of a mission to disseminate information and foster the protection and restoration of the region’s special natural values.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2013


$30.00
A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country

ISBN: 9781877257551

Author: Les Hill    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The South Island of New Zealand is brown trout country without peer. Amazingly varied landscapes and waterways greet the angler at every turn of the road. Stre...


The South Island of New Zealand is brown trout country without peer. Amazingly varied landscapes and waterways greet the angler at every turn of the road. Streams range from tiny lowland spring creeks to huge, snow-fed giants. Brown trout are found in these streams in good numbers. Most important, perhaps, is the impressive size and sheer beauty of these wild fish. A Stroll Through Brown Trout Country is a celebration of Les Hill & Graeme Marshall's exploration together of brown trout habitat, spanning more than three decades. First published July 2008 180 pages/220 x 235mm


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 220 x 235 x 15 mm


$39.99
French Akaroa (2018)

ISBN: 9781877257971

Author: Peter Tremewan    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Updated reprint While the British were sending settlers to the North Island in 1840, the French were sending them to the South Island. This book looks at the el...


Updated reprint While the British were sending settlers to the North Island in 1840, the French were sending them to the South Island. This book looks at the elaborate French government-backed plans to settle and annex 'Southern New Zealand' - and at what the French did when they found the British had got there first. The lives of the French (and German) men, women and children who ended up creating little settlements in Akaroa Harbour is a major focus of this fascinating book, which also explains some of the French heritage that attracts so many tourists to the Banks Peninsula town of Akaroa today. The first edition of Peter Tremewan’s ‘French Akaroa’ was published in 1990, and the second edition was extensively updated and enlarged for publication in 2010. ‘French Akaroa’ has now been reprinted with minor corrections, new information having come to hand.


Pages: 396


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   New Zealand   History
$49.99
New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Boxed Set : 3 Volumes

ISBN: 9781927145289

Author: Dennis Gordon    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

New Zealand is the first country to have compiled a checklist of its entire living and fossil biota. This trilogy provides a review and inventory of New Zeala...


New Zealand is the first country to have compiled a checklist of its entire living and fossil biota. This trilogy provides a review and inventory of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity - an international effort involving 238 New Zealand and overseas specialists and the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Together, the three volumes list every one of the approximately 56,120 living and 14,700 fossil species of New Zealand's plants, animal, fungi, and micro-organisms. These volumes are affiliated with Species 2000, an international scientific project with the long-term goal of enumerating all described species on Earth into one seamless list - the Catalogue of Life, a kind of online biological telephone directory.


Publication Date: 01-03-2012


$180.00
The Rise and Fall of the Southern Alps

ISBN: 9780908812936

Author: Glen Coates (Illus Geoffrey Cox)    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana are New Zealand's largest structural feature. Running north and south for most of the length of the South Island, they ...


The Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana are New Zealand's largest structural feature. Running north and south for most of the length of the South Island, they cross the Roaring Forties and divide the island into two distinct regions, east and west, each with its own unique climate, landscape and lifeforms. In this book, geologist Glen Coates joins with the artist and author Geoffrey Cox to tell how the Alps were formed from ancient marine sediments, how they were uplifted to become mountains, and how they are being eroded down to produce the spectacular landscape seen today in the South Island. Even in just the past few million years vast blocks of land have been shunted incredible distances, and today frequent earthquakes remind us that this is a restless part of the earth where mountain-building is still in full swing. Rivers and glaciers, past and present, carve out a multitude of valleys and ranges, and wide plains have spread out at the mountains' feet. All this is told in vivid, non-technical language and copiously illustrated with colour photographs and artwork. The result is a book suitable for use in schools and by all who take an interest in their landscape and heritage. Paperback


Pages: 150


$29.99
Chatham Islands: Heritage and Conservation

ISBN: 9781877257780

Author: Colin Miskelly    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This much-anticipated revised and expanded edition describes the Chatham Islands with emphasis on their geology, flora, fauna, habitats, and extinct and endang...


This much-anticipated revised and expanded edition describes the Chatham Islands with emphasis on their geology, flora, fauna, habitats, and extinct and endangered species - on land, in freshwater and in the sea. It also provides an introduction to the human history of the islands, and is a guide to the many reserves and covenants that have been established to protect and conserve the islands' heritage.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 185 x 248 x 18 mm


$39.95
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