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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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