NEW ZEALAND NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS

The flora, fauna and geology of New Zealand. Plants, animals, birds and reptiles. Conservation of life forms and eco-systems. Books about the non-human environment of Aotearoa.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars.


ALLISON K.W. Allison and John Child 
The Mosses of New Zealand

Descriptions and ecological details of the commoner and more notable species of mosses in New Zealand. Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings. Includes methods of identification and field recognition tests. Suitable for a beginner and those more advanced botanists. Includes keys to identification (checklist).

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with mnior wear at head of spine. Name label to endpaper.
$35 C/ B
University of Otago Press 1971, 155 pp.
[#3080 ]





ANDERSON A Grant   The Land of Our Future Essays on land use and conservation in New Zealand, in honour of Kenneth Cumberland
VG VG light wear to DW edges $20 C/D Longman Paul 1980 first edition hard cover 4to, xxii 324pp+ plates. ISBN 0582717736 [# 1566 new zealand other ]

ANDERSON Mona  Home is the High Country, My Small Animal Friends Signed Best Wishes Mona Anderson to title page.
VG VG DW light wear with split tear at corner, gift inscription to fep $25 B/C Reed 1979 first edition hard cover, 72pp. Illustrated in line and with some in full-page full-colour. ISBN 0589012789 [#1895 new zealand nature]

ANDERSON Mona   The Wonderful World at My Doorstep Mount Algidus Station
VG hardback in G dust jacket with edge wear and tears $15 B/C Reed 1968 first edition, 166pp, illutrated with photographs. Domesticated and wild animals on a Canterbury High Country sheep station. [#2190 new zealand nature]

ATKINSON etc  Plant Protection in New Zealand plant diseases and pests
VG VG DW has minor edge wear $30 B/D heavy book may incur excess postal cost Govt Printer 1956 first edition 699pp + charts, photos in text, printed on sized paper, cloth bound [#1859 nz nature]

BARNETT, GILPIN & METCALFE   A Garden Century The Christchurch Botanic Gardens 1863-1963
VG hardback in VG dust jacket, name to fep. $20 C/C Christchurch City Council / Pegasus Press 1963 first edition hardcover, 182 +2pp + colour and b&w plates and folding colour map at rear. History and guide to the world famous Botanical Gardens in the city centre. [Item# 75 NZN]

BIGELOW R. S. 
The Grasshoppers of New Zealand (Acrididae)

The taxonomy, preferred habitat, and distribution of New Zealand's 15 known species of grasshoppers. University of Canterbury Publications No.9.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with minor wear
$25 B/B
University of Canterbury 1967, 112pp + 40 plates.[#2899 new zealand nature, insects ]





BLAIR I D  The Seed They Sowed Centennial Story of Lincoln College
VG $15 C/C Lincoln College 1979 first edition hard cover, 360pp + plates. Centennial history of New Zealands premier agricultural college, now a University [# 1664 new zealand nature]

BROOKER, CAMBIE and COOPER  
New Zealand Medicinal Plants

The chemistry and pharmacology of New Zealand plants, including Maori medicinal usage. Third edition, revised.
ISBN0868631264

FINE copy in hard covered pictorial boards
$45 C/C
Heinemann 1987 revised edition, 268pp. Black and white and colour photos and diagrams. [#2370 nz nature botany flora medicine ]






BROWN J. Bruce  Rural Land Administration in New Zealand essays
VG VG DW lightly faded and handling soiled $9 C/ C New Zealand Institute of Public Administration / Oxford University Press 1966 first edition hardcover, 127pp [# 1675 new zealand natural history]

BUTLER David with foreword by Gerald Durrell. 
Quest for the Kakapo
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The full story of the efforts by the Wildlife Service to safeguard the future of New Zealand's most endangered and fascinating bird. Includes information on the pioneering work of Richard Henry, captive breeding and island transfer successes, and details of Kakapo biology and behaviour.
ISBN9780790000657

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
This copy is inscribed "Best wishes, David Butler".
$45 B/C
Heinemann Reed 1989 First edition, 136pp.
[#3398 ]





CAMPBELL W M   Minerals and Gems of Maoriland Lapidary
G+ in wrappers, minor crease, minor staining to edges $10 B/A Unity Press nd fifth edition 84pp + plates in colour and b&w. Lapidary guide to New Zealand. [NZ 130]

CHAMBERS Stuart with photographs by Brian Chudleigh  
Birds of New Zealand Locality Guide

170 New Zealand birds described and photographed, with descriptions of localities they may be observed in. Native and introduced species.
ISBN0473008416

G+ softback with reading wear and creasing to covers
$25 C/C
Arun Books 1989, 511 pages. [#2593 new zealand nature fauna ]





COATES Glen 
The Rise and Fall of the Southern Alps

Describes the geology of New Zealand's Southern Alps. How they were formed and how they are changing due to erosion aand seismic activity. This is the original issue, there was a new edition published in 2016.
ISBN0908812930

VG+ softback
$15 B/B
Canterbury University Press 2002, 80pp
[#3085 ]





COCKAYNE L & E Phillips Turner 
The Trees of New Zealand

1943 edition. Hundreds of black and white photographs of trees, leaves, seeds and plant fruits and nuts. Floral endpapers.

VG hardback, ink name to title and head of chapter one
$25 C/C
Government Printer 1947 cloth, 176pp, photographs in the text, includes a slipped in pamphlet 'Description of the Native Timbers of New Zealand' [#1179 new zealand nature]

VG hardback, name crossed out to free end paper
$25 C/C
Government Printer 1947 cloth, 176pp, photographs in the text [#2757 new zealand nature]





COTTON C A  
Geomorphology; An Introduction to the Study of Landforms

The formation of the landscape through geologic and atmospheric processes such as glaciation, sedimentation, vulcanism, and erosion. Examples taken from the New Zealand landscape.

G+ hardback without dust jacket, pen underlining, name at front $20 C/C Whitcombe and Tombs 1945 Fourth edition, revised, cloth 505pp illustrated throughout with diagrams and b&w photographs[#2475 new zealand geography geology ]






COWAN James   The Tongariro National Park, New Zealand it's topography, geology, alpine and volcanic features, history and Maori folk-lore
VG- in sunned limp cloth covers, dec endpaper, inscr. to verso of frontis. lacks folding map $45 B/B Tongariro National Park Board 1927 156pp + 39 plates [NZ 43]

DAWSON John   Lifestyles of New Zealand Forest Plants photographs in colour by Rob Lucas
VG softcover with minor crease to front cover $30 B/C Victoria University Press 1993 first edition, 176pp. Sturdy sewn bionding. Excellent resource on native plants of our forests. ISBN 0864732058 [#2206 new zealand nature]

DENNIS Andy and Craig POTTON 
The Alpine World of Mount Cook National Park

Large format photo-illustrated guide to the natural history, geology, ecology and human history of Mount Cook National park. Includes description of peaks, glaciers, geology, climbing and mountaineering history.
ISBN0477061109

VG+ softback 4to.
$20 B/C
New Zealand Depatrment of Lands and Survey / Cobb Horwood approx 1997 , 96pp
[#3086 ]





DOAK Wade   Fishes of the New Zealand Region
VG- corners curled, one small rubbed spot to spine, light creasing to covers $15 B/C Hodder 1984 first soft cover edition 135pp +16 col. plates. ISBN 0340364092 [#1971 new zealand nature]

EAGLE Audrey 
Eagle's Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand
Second Series
Eagle's Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand

Contains 405 botanical paintings of native New Zealand trees and shrubs. Each painting is accompanied by comprehensive botanical notes.
ISBN0002165325

VG+ hardback in VG- dust jacket with sun faded spine.
$45 B/D
Collins 1982, 382pp.
[#3303 ]





EAGLE Audrey   Eagle's 100 Shrubs and Climbers of New Zealand Companion volume to Eagle's 100 Trees of New Zealand
VG softback, "please return" note written to endpaper, $30 B/C Collins 1978 first thus, 144pp with 100 plates in colour. ISBN 002169320 [#2196 nz nature]

ENTING Brian   'Neath the Mantle of Rangi; Original New Zealand
VG VG hardback with name to fep, light edge wear, DW with some minor edgewear and short edge tears. $15 C/C Seven Seas 1976 first edition 8vo hardcover, 148pp illustrations mainly in colour although a few black & white. The early natural history of New Zealand, native animals and plants. ISBN 85467036X [Item# 195 NZN]

FALLA R. A. , R. B. Sibson and E. G. Turbott 
The New Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

A complete guide to the native and introduced species of New Zealand and outlying islands. 315 species illustrated in colour by Elaine Power
ISBN0002169282

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Some minor pen notes to some pages.
$10 C/C
Collins 1981 reprint of revised and extended 1978 edition, 247pp + 48 colour plates (double sided).
[#3160 ]





FIRTH Susan, Martyn and Elizabeth  
Ferns of New Zealand

A study of ferns, with botanical and common names, and colour photographs by Robin Morrison. Includes tree ferns, and suggestions for cultivation in the home garden. A celebration of the myriad of ferns to be found in the New Zealand bush.
ISBN0340401214

VG softback, unnamed bookplate to endpaper
$25 B/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1986, 80pp. [#2637 new zealand nature ]





FIRTH Susan, Martyn and Elizabeth  
Ferns of New Zealand
cover image of Ferns of New Zealand by Firth

A study of ferns, with botanical and common names, and colour photographs by Robin Morrison. Includes tree ferns, and suggestions for cultivation in the home garden. A celebration of the myriad of ferns to be found in the New Zealand bush.
ISBN9780340401217

VG softback, unnamed bookplate to endpaper
$25 B/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1994 reprint, 80pp. [#3314 ]





FLEET Harriet 
The Concise Natural History of New Zealand
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This essential guide to the natural history of New Zealand is both concise and comprehensive. It has the widest possible coverage and is the only concise text available.
New Zealand's unique flora and fauna, which has evolved over many years of geographic isolation, is examined in detail. The information is presented in a logical and interesting way that is readily understandable to any reader.
The text is organised into the main habitat regions, starting in the high mountains, progressing steadily to the sea and the offshore islands. In each region the habitat is discussed in detail, together with the main plant and animal species found there. Superbly illustrated throughout, this is an ideal introduction to New Zealand's natural history.
ISBN9780868631363
natural history, flora, fauna, plants, animals

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Spine sunfaded.
$20 C/C
Heinemann 1986, 275pp.
[#3447 ]





FORSTER R.R. with C L WILTON 
The Spiders of New Zealand
Parts 1,2,3 and 4

Otago Museum Bulletins 1-4 being scientific reference works on New Zealand arachnids. Full information and well illustrated with drawings and diagrams. Each volume stands independently.

VG hardbacks with pictorial boards. Vol 1 has cloth spine as issued. Names to end papers.
$200 sold as a set. Heavy at 4kg please email for a postage quote.
Otago University Press Vol 1-1968 (reprint) 124pp, Vol 2-1968 180pp, Vol 3-1970 184pp, Vol 4-1973 309pp
[#3008 ]





FULLER Errol & Ray Harris CHING   Kiwis – A Monograph of the Family Apterygidae paintings by Ray Harris-Ching
VG cloth bound in VG+ dust jacket, half title slightly soiled $75 D/ (overseas ask for shipping quote) Seto Publishing 1990 first edition cloth, large format, (28x34cm) 189pp, with 24 col plates and 15 b&w drawings by Ray Harris-Ching, plus historical paintings, photographs and maps. ISBN 0908697949X [#1969 new zealand nature]

GABITES Isobel and Rob Lucas  
The Native Garden
Design Themes from Wild New Zealand

This revised edition of this timeless title has an extensive new section on attracting wildlife to the garden and edible plants that can be harvested from a native garden The Native Garden draws inspiration from the incredible richness and diversity of New Zealand's natural environment - from lush subtropical forests to vast tussock lands.
It shows how the associations of native plants in the wild can offer blueprints for the garden, and helps us translate the big picture into small garden settings that echo the natural palettes and distinctive character of the landscape, creating a truly New Zealand garden.
A New Zealand gardening classic since its first publication, this updated edition includes a new chapter on encouraging birds and animals to the garden, and up-to-date information on native plant nurseries.
ISBN9781869620714

VG+ softback
$30 B/C
Godwit 2007, 200pp.
[#3143 ]





GILLHAM Mary  
A Naturalist in New Zealand

A British exchange lecturer recounts her time at Massey College in New Zealand, and her field work around the country. Includes Kapiti Island, Stephens Island, Motiti, White and Little Barrier Islands. Otago, Canterbury, the Urewera country and more. "A scientifically accurate study of the problems of cause and effect in nature as observed by a delighted explorer of the New Zealand counrtyside."

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket under a plastic sleeve.
$20 C/C
Reed 1965 first edition, 285 pages + plates. Also line drawings.[#2548 new zealand natural history ]







GORDON Mona  
The Garden of Tane

The forests of New Zealand, as recorded by Elsdon Best from Maori lore and myths, and the colonial botanists such as Hooker, Cheeseman and Cockayne. The trees and other flora of native New Zealand forests.

Good only, cloth spine has a tear to the cloth, endpapers have stamps from Forest and Bird Society. Internally clean but some minor pencil notes.
$15 C/B
Reed, undated (1940s). 160 pages + plates. [#2588 new zealand nature ]





HADFIELD J W  
Arable Farm Crops of New Zealand

VG- hardback with name to fep, faint watermark to lower corner at margin in VG- dust jacket with chipping to spine ends repaired with paper on verso, rubbed to edges. $10 C/C N Z Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 1952 first edition cloth, xi 332pp illustrated throughout with b&w photos and diagrams. [Item# 73 NZN]

HADFIELD J W  
Arable Farm Crops of New Zealand

VG- hardback with name to fep, faint watermark to lower corner at margin in VG- dust jacket with chipping to spine ends repaired with paper on verso, rubbed to edges. $10 C/C N Z Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 1952 first edition cloth, xi 332pp illustrated throughout with b&w photos and diagrams. [Item# 74 NZN]

HEINZ W F  
Prospecting for Gold
second revised edition
VG $12 A/A Pegasus 1964 stapled into photo pictorial wrappers, 79pp. Where and how, to prospect for gold in NZ [#1992 other new zealand]

HILL Susanne and John 
Richard Henry of Resolution Island
Scarce First Edition in Fine condition

The biography of Richard Henry, one of the earliest conservationists in New Zealand. He worked alone in Dusky Sound in the 1890s, studying Kiwi, Kakapo and other rare birds. Illustrated with drawings, maps and photographs.
ISBN086868094X

FINE hardback in FINE dust jacket. Pen name and date to free endpaper.
$250 D (courier) / D
John McIndoe 1987 First Edition, 364pp.
[#3198 ]





HUDSON E R 
New Zealand Beetles and their larvae

An elementary introduction to the study of our native Coleoptera. First edition in original cloth with gilt beetle design on cover. Colour plates.

G+ cloth hardback, edges and corners of cloth boards rubbed, spine cloth worn at head with 30mm split to upper joint, small paint splash at head above the title, lacks fep, text is VG, one plate and facing text page small stain from small spot of food or something similar, plate XI is ragged at the edges but complete, lacks plate XVI, lower board a little surface soiling (minor). A good but used copy, still perfectly serviceable as is.
$175 C/C
Ferguson & Osborn 1934, (8) +236pp.with 16 of 17 coloured plates. [#2746 new zealand, natural history]





HUNT D.M. and B. J. GILL 
Ecology of Kowhai Bush, Kaikoura
Mauri Ora Special Publication 2, 1979.

An outline of research carried out in Kowhai Bush, a small, but very valuable piece of native bush several kilometers inland from Kaikoura. Hunt and Gill have reviewed the extensive research which has been carried out on the rich native bird fauna and suggest future topics for research. Includes study of the vegetation, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles, and the South Island Robin , Fantail and Grey Warbler and Shining Cuckoo and the predation on these by mammals.
ISSN0302-086X

VG softback
$25 B/A
The Biological Society University of Canterbury 1979, 54pp + folding map.
[#3071 ]





HUTCHING Gerard 
The Penguin Natural World of New Zealand
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An alphabetical resource, from albatrosses to ants, from kiwi to kea, from lakes to lizards, from weta to whales, this comprehensive encyclopaedia covers every aspect of New Zealand's natural history. An introductory section explains how New Zealand's unique natural world evolved through history and describes our major wildlife habitats. Feature pages provide additional information about people, the weather and physical features such as islands, mountains and rivers. The 400 pages are illustrated by hundreds of photographs from New Zealand's leading nature photographers as well as stunning artwork by the country's top natural history illustrators.
ISBN 0143019252

VG+ softback
$30 B/D
Penguin Books 2004 NEW EDITION, 400 pages.
[#3325 ]





JOHNS John and Brian MOLLOY 
Native Orchids of New Zealand

New Zealand has 80 species of native orchid. This natural history reference work has 64 pages of colour photographs.
ISBN0589014420

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket. Name to endpaper, jacket under removable plastic sleeve.
$35 B/C
Reed 1983 First edition, 124pp.
[#3011 ]




JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
vol 1 # 1-4 / vol 2 #1-4 /vol 3 #1-4 /vol 4 #1-4 /vol 5 #3 /vol 6 #2-4 /vol 7 # 1-2, 4 /vol 8 # 1-3 [Item# 163 NZN]

G+ to VG

$15 each part(#) B/C cheaper shipped together.

softcover 4to, scientific reports and symposia etc. ISSN 03036758


KING Michael 
The Collector
Andreas Reischek- a biography

Biography of the nineteenth century Austrian naturalist, scientist, explorer and bird specimen collector.
ISBN0340245514

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$30 C/C
Hodder 1981 first edition, 196pp + plates.[NZ145 new zealand, natural history ]





KNOX G. A. (editor)  
The Natural History of Canterbury
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36 authors, each a specialist, contributes work on a specific aspect of Canterbury's natural environment. A completely new work which superceded the similarly titled work from 1927.

VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket with some edge wear and short edge tears.
$25 B/D
Reed 1969 first edition, 620pp + plates.
[#3354 ]





LAING & BLACKWELL  
Plants of New Zealand

G+ cloth mottled to spine, half of fep trimmed, paper scars to paste downs otherwise internally tidy, in Good dust jacket chipped with loss to edges and some splitting to the joints. $20 C/C Whitcombe 1957 sixth edition (revised) cloth, xvii 499pp+ colour plates, illustrated throughout in b&w photos. The Standard Popular Work on New Zealand plants at the time of publication. [Item# 70 NZN]

LAING & BLACKWELL 
Plants of New Zealand
fifth edition- revised
VG rubbed joints. $30 C/C Whitcombe and Tombes undated, cloth, xvii 499pp, sized paper with photographs throughout, some colour plates.Species grouped into Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. [Item# 420 NZNature]

LAMB R. C.  
Birds, Beasts and Fishes
The First Hundred Years of the North Canterbury Acclimatisation Society
VG VG small tear top margin of rear DW panel $30 C/B North Canterbury Acclimatisation Society 1964 (Caxton Press) first edition hardcover 184pp +plates [#1950 new zealand natural history nature]

LEVY E Bruce 
Construction, Renovation and Care of the Bowling Green
VG name to fep, $30 C/B NZ Greenkeeping Research Committee (1949) sewn binding in cloth covered stiff card boards, 84pp illustrated [# 670 nz natur]

MADDEN E A  
Garden Lawns and Playing Greens
A Practical Handbook for the Home Gardener and for Sports Organisations.
VG hardback with name to fep, DW in G+ dust jacket rubbed to edges, chipped at spine ends and corners $8 C/B Whitcombe and Tombs 1952 first edition cloth, xii 93pp + plates. [Item# 71 NZN]

MARK A. F. illustrated by Nancy M. ADAMS 
New Zealand Alpine Plants

Ferns, conifers and flowering plants of the Alpine Zone. With botanical paintings.

VG- large format softback with minor handling wear $45 D/D Reed1973, 262 pages, map end papers.
ISBN0589007017 [#2300 nz nature ]






MARTIN W. 
The New Zealand Nature Book
Vol. I The Fauna; Vol. II The Flora.

The edition was limited to 2100 copies, Bagnall M1229, Whitcombe and Tombs G50073

Hardbacks, volume 1 with dust jacket volume two without. Vol. 1 boards are now a dark brown colour although the spine is green, may be due to chemical interaction with the dust jacket, which has a large peice missing from the bottom corner of front panel and some other edge chipping, a tear across the spine, still reasonable copy of the scarce dust jacket. Vol 2. green cloth boards titled in black, book would be VG but has some silverfish damage to the boards and edges showing as white flecking, bottom corners show boards at the tips, small contemporary ink inscription to paste down
$35 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1929, Vol 1 = xv 235pp. Vol 2 = viii 187pp. With photos in the text.[#2922 new zealand nature ]





MARTIN W.  
The New Zealand Nature Book
Vol. 1 The Fauna

An early natural history text book. Whitcombe and Tombs
G50073

VG hardback with sunned spine, name to endpaper $20 C/B Whitcombe and Tombs (1929), xv 235pp with photos in the text. The edition was limited to 2100 copies, Bagnall M1229 [#2385 nz nature natural history school text ]







MARTIN William and John Child 
New Zealand Lichens

Describes 46 of the main species of New Zealand lichen, how to identify them, and also their collection and uses in medicine, food, and as dyes.
ISBN0589006320

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under a plastic sleeve
$20 C/C
Reed, 1972. 193 pp [#2758]

G+ hardback in G dust jacket. Some wear and marking to book and jacket, tape rust to endpapers, name stamp to endpaper.
$20 C/C
Reed, 1972. 193 pp [#3079]





METCALF Lawrie 
The Cultivation of New Zealand Native Grasses
A Godwit New Zealand Gardening Guide

The first comprehensive guide to growing New Zealand native grasses. Detailed descriptions for over 100 species and cultivars of native grasses. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs
ISBN1869620232

VG softback, name stamp at front.
$20 B/B
Godwit/ Random House 1998, 92pp. [#2875 +3103 ]





METCALF Lawrie 
New Zealand Native Rock Garden and Alpine Plants
A Godwit New Zealand Gardening Guide

New Zealand native alpine plants, with their interesting variety of forms, their beautiful flowers, and their remarkable adaptations to harsh conditions, have always been attractive to gardeners throughout the world, particularly for rock gardens. A comprehensive guide to growing and propagating these sought-after plants. It sets out the cultural requirements necessary to produce and maintain attractive and healthy plants, and suggests ideas for creating a garden devoted to alpines as well as using them in other garden situations. Including detailed descriptions and cultivation information for over 200 species and cultivars of native alpine plants, and illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings, this book is a significant addition to the literature on gardening with alpines.
ISBN1869620593

VG+ softback
$25 B/B
Godwit/ Random House 2000, 126pp. [#2876 new zealand, gardening, native plants ]





METCALF Lawrie 
The Propagation of New Zealand Native Plants
Revised edition

The welcome return of a classic gardening title, which has been out of print for some time. With an entirely new format and layout and updated material which includes information on eco-sourcing native seeds, this is a must-have volume for every gardener , landscaper, horticulture tutor and student interested in working with our stunning range of native plants
ISBN9781869621315

VG+ softback
$45 B/B
Godwit/ Random House 2007, 159pp. [#2877 new zealand, gardening, native plants ]





METCALF Lawrie 
The Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs
Revised third edition

The best book available on the identification, cultivation and landscaping uses of New Zealand's native trees and shrubs.
ISBN0474000591

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$30 B/D
Reed Methuen 1987 third revised edition, 346pp. [#2878 new zealand, gardening, native plants ]





METCALF Lawrie 
The Cultivation of New Zealand Trees and Shrubs
Revised third edition

The best book available on the identification, cultivation and landscaping uses of New Zealand's native trees and shrubs.
ISBN0790001985

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket with sun faded spine
$30 B/D
Reed 1991, reissue of third revised edition, 354pp. [#2879 new zealand, gardening, native plants ]




MILLER David
Garden pests in New Zealand and How to control them, second edition revised and enlarged

VG VG- DW split along parts of joints with some chipping loss, name to fep dated 1950 $15 C/B [Item# 421 NZN] Whitcombe and Tombes 1944 second edition revised and enlarged, cloth, 149pp. Sized paper with illustrations throughout.


MILLS A. R. with W V McIntyre and S F Herbert 
A Practical Guide to Handling Dogs and Stock
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One of the best guides to handling stock with shepherding dogs. Selecting and training a pup, the Huntaway, working with sheep and cattle, working in yards, mustering etc.
1. INTRODUCTION: The reasons for it all. Good & bad treatment
2. ESSENTIALS: Self-control, Examples, Your Dogs, The Stock
3. SELECTING A PUP: Right-wrong stain, Feeding, Rearing, Character, Personality
4. TRAINING: Voice Control, Whistle Control, First Lessons, Preventing Bad Habits
5. MORE TRAINING: Rope & Stick, Repetition, Praise, Voice to Whistle, Controlled Control
6. TEMPERAMENT: Too early starting, The chain a Spoiler, When & Where to Start
7. FIRST SHEEP LESSONS: Natural Cast, Failure to Run, Running Straight, Obtaining Objective
8. SERIOUS TRAINING: Standing Dog on Mark, Sighting Sheep, Running on Blind, Straight running, Outrun
9. THE OUTRUN: Point of Balance, Running Head, The Lift, Over-running Head, The Pull
10. RECASTING: From One Mob to Another, Walking Backwards, Off-Balance Work, Examples of Driving
11. OFF-BALANCE WORK: Into Close Quarters, Meeting Charging Sheep, Discarding Rope, Yarding
12. FINISHED TRAINING: Mustering, Leading Sheep too early, Building a Team 13. THE HUNTAWAY: All Rounder, Mustering Huntaway, Straight Huntaway, Training Methods
14. CORRECT APPROACH: Balance, Good Noise, Zig Zag Hunting, The backing Dog 15. WHISTLES - AND BITCHES: Whistles for each Dog, Value of Bitches in Team
16. PUNISHMENT: When to use the Stick, etc.
17. SUMMING UP: Time given to Training, Dogs Intelligence.
18. TREATMENT OF HACKS: Training to Ground-Tie, etc.
19. HANDLING STOCK: Correct Yarding Work, Avoiding Smothers, Overdriving Stock, Guarding Gateways.
20. WORK IN YARDS: Training Yard Dogs, Correct use of Noise, Ewes with Lambs, Drafting Procedures, Backing Dogs
21. TWO-MAN DRAFTING: Alternative Methods, Good Dog Work, Drafting single handed
22. USEFUL YARD WORKING HINTS: Handling Lambs, Value of Silence, Catching Sheep, Counting Sheep etc
23. MUSTERING: Free-running Sheep, First muster Lambs, Ewes & Lambs, etc.
24. LAMBING PROBLEMS: Treating cast sheep, Lamb treatment in Storms etc.
25. SHEDDING, DOCKING AND YARDING: Shedding on Flats, On hills, Wet Ewes from Dry, Feeding Complications, Docking Procedures, Yarding large numbers of Ewes & Lambs.
26. CATTLE WORK: Proper use of Dogs, Catching & Marking Calves, Drafting Cattle, Weaning Calves, Mustering dangers.
27. FEEDING & CARE OF DOGS: Proper food, Exercise, Illness Symptoms & Treatment, Housing, Hydatid-control Measures
28. BUYING & SELLING A DOG: Pitfalls, Training another person's Dog
29. SOME AFTERTHOUGHTS: Breeding & rearing Pups, Sheep worrying remedy

VG hardback with VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Reed 1966 first reprinting, 125pp.
[#3369 ]

G hardback with G chipped and rubbed dust jacket, inscription to paste down
$20 C/C
Reed 1964 first edition, 125pp.
[#NZ41 ]





MISKELLY Colin (editor) 
The Chatham Islands, Heritage and Conservation

Collected works on the ecology of the Chatham Islands, on land and in the surrounding sea. Flora, fauna and the habitats of endagered species.The human history of the islands and the conservation efforts of locals and DOC.
ISBN0908812426

VG softback
$25 B/B
Canterbury University Press 1996, 136 pages. [#2958 chatham islands, natural history ]






Mobil New Zealand Nature Series


ADAMS Nancy M. 
Mountain Flowers in New Zealand

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral wire bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN0589013289

VG softback
$8 A/B
Reed 1980 first printing, 80pp.[#2942 new zealand, nature]





ADAMS Nancy M. 
The Fiat Book of New Zealand Trees

Precursor to the Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral wire bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.

VG softback
$10 A/B
Reed 1967 first printing, 84pp.[#2940 new zealand, nature]

Precursor to the Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral wire bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.

VG softback
$8 A/B
Reed 1968 second printing, 84pp.[#2897 (3) new zealand, nature]





ADAMS Nancy M. 
New Zealand Trees 1

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral wire bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN058900527

VG softback
$8 A/B
Reed 1981 reprint, 84pp.[#2941 new zealand, nature]





DELL R K illustrated by Eric HEATH 
Seashore Life

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral bound, perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN589013742

VG softback, name at front inside cover
VG $8 A/B
Reed 1981, first printing, 78pp. [#2862 new zealand, nature ]





DELL R K illustrated by Eric HEATH 
Seashore Life

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN0474001601

VG softback. name at front inside cover
VG $8 A/B
Reed Methuen 1985, 78pp. [#2809 new zealand, nature ]





KINSKY F.C., ROBERTSON C.J.R. illustrated by Janet MARSHALL 
Common Birds in New Zealand 2, Mountain, Bush and Shore Birds

Precursor to the Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral wire bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN0589007599

VG softback, name at front.
VG $8 A/B
Reed 1978 third printing, 96pp. [#2898 new zealand, nature ]





McDOWALL R. M. illustrated with photographs 
Fresh Water Fish in New Zealand

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour photographs.
ISBN0589013270

VG softback
$10 A/B
Reed 1980 first edition, 80pp. [#2921 new zealand, nature, angling ]





O'BRIEN Charles illustrated by Christine BROWN & Dave GUNSON  
Butterflies & Moths

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN0474000559

VG softback
$8 A/B
Reed 1985 first edition, 72pp [#2104 new zealand nature]

VG softback, but has names blacked out to the first page
$8 A/B
Reed 1985 first edition, 72pp [#2863 (2) new zealand nature]








PENNIKET J. R. illustrated by J L KIRBY 
Common Seashells

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN0589014005

VG softback
$8 A/B
Reed 1982 first edition, 79pp.[#2103 new zealand, nature]





WALKER Annette illustrated by Eric HEATH 
Common Insects 1, Insects of the Field and Garden

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN0589014692

VG softback
VG $8 A/B
Reed 1983 first edition, 81pp. [#2101 new zealand, nature ]

VG softback
VG $8 A/B
Reed 1983 first edition, 81pp. [#2919 new zealand,nature]








WALKER Annette illustrated by Geoffrey COX 
Common Insects 2, Insects of the Bush and Fresh Water

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series. Spiral bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.
ISBN0589015257

VG softback
VG $8 A/B
Reed 1984 first edition, 79pp. [#2102 new zealand, nature ]

VG softback
$8 A/B
Reed 1984 first edition, 79pp. [#2920 new zealand, nature ]










MOLLOY Les & Lloyd Homer   The Fold of the Land: New Zealand's National Parks from the Air
Full colour aerial photography of New Zealand landscapes with emphasis on mountain ranges

Very good hardback in a good dust jacket with minor sun fading to spine and a clean tear at top half of the spine fold. $95 D/D Allen & Unwin 1988 first edition. Landscape format. 200 pages ISBN 0868614912 [#2250 nz geology ]





MONCRIEFF Perrine
New Zealand Birds and How to Identify Them

VG- G foxed closed edges, dust jacket edge wear and short edge tears and with clear tape along top and bottom edges.

$6 C/B [Item# 69 NZN]

W&T undated fourth edition, hardcover, 149pp + col plates. Good guide to New Zealand birds includes classification by orders with official names and colour plates of paintings and b&w photographs.


MONCRIEFF Perrine
New Zealand Birds and How to Identify Them

VG- hardback with foxed closed edges, long inscription to fep, VG - dust jacket edge wear and short edge tears.

$10 C/B [Item# 67 NZN]

W&T 1957 fifth edition revised, hardcover, 151pp + col plates. Good guide to New Zealand birds includes classification by orders with official names and colour plates of paintings and b&w photographs.


MOON Geoff 
New Zealand Forest Birds and Their World
cover image of New Zealand Forest Birds and Their World by Geoff Moon

Drawing on thousands of hours spent poised behind a 300mm lens, Geoff Moon presents a visual and written portrait of the most important birds of the New Zealand forest.
Arranged in taxonomic order are nearly 30 species, including the bellbird, fantail, kingfisher, kiwi, kokako, morepork, tomtit, kakariki, saddleback, stitchbird and tui.
Enriching the photography are Geoff's personal notes, amassed, like his photographs, from decades of observation.
ISBN9781869661960

VG softback
$20 B/C
New Holland Publishers 2010, 143pp.
[#3403]





MORRIS Rod and Hal Smith 
Wild South
Saving New Zealand's Endangered Birds
cover image of Wild South, Saving New Zealand's Endangered Birds

The background to the conservation efforts to save New Zealand native birds, as well as an account of the extinct Moa and Huia. With mntions of those who helped bring species back from the edge of extinction. Includes Kea, Kiwi, Takahe, Black Stilt, Saddleback,Kakapo, Black Robin, Yellow-eyed Penguin, Kokako.
ISBN090869038X

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. With presentation inscription to title page from Rod Morris.
$30 B/C
TVNZ / Century Hutchinson 1988, 234pp.
[#3404 ]





MORTIMER John  
Trees for the New Zealand Countryside: A Planter's Guide

A guide for the cultivation and usage of trees for the New Zealand environment. For forestry, shelter and for a habitat for birdlife. Tree selection and planting. Colour photographs throughout.
ISBN0908706006

VG hardback but lacks dust jacket
$40 B/C
Silverfish (publisher), 1984, 272 pages [#2616 new zealand, nature, natural history ]





MORTON John, John OGDEN and Tony HUGHES  
To Save a Forest - Whirinaki

Published by the Whirinaki Forest Promotion Trust. A plea to save a native forest from logging, espouses its scientific and ecological value etc. Includes maps and stunning full colour full page photos by Ian MacDonald. Whirinaki Forest Park forms a boundary between the exotic Kaingaroa pine plantations to the west and Te Urewera National Park to the east. The forests were a focus of protests over logging in the 1970s and 80s. Today, large parts of the park remain covered in native podocarp forest featuring rimu, totara, kahikatea, matai and miro. Some higher parts contain beech forest.
ISBN0908610246

VG softback with comb binding, gift inscription to title page. 285x295mm.
$30 D/C
David Bateman 1984, 111pp
[#3091 ]

VG softback with comb binding, faint crease to centre of covers. 285x295mm.
$30 D/C
David Bateman 1984, 111pp
[#3329 ]





OLIVER Michael, Tony Sheild and Peter Jerram 
I am a Working Dog
Natural Training for Sheepdogs
cover image of I am a Working Dog : Natural Training for Sheepdogs

Practical guide to training working dogs on the farm.
ISBN9781877460326
mustering, huntaway, sheepdog, training

VG softback
$20 C/B
Shoal Bay 2004, 79pp.
[#3436]





PARHAM W. T. 
Island Volcano
White Island, or Whakaari, New Zealand

The geological and human history of this active volcanic island off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Maori call it Te Puia o Whakaari, meaning The Dramatic Volcano. It was named White Island by Captain Cook in 1769 because it always appeared to be in a cloud of white steam. For a time sulphur was mined on the island but the returns were poor and this was abandoned. Part of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, White Island is active. Island Volcano details the geology and plant and animal life on the island which is now a conservation zone.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Collins 1973, 211pp + plates, map endpapers.
[#3065 ]





PARROTT Arthur W. 
The Queer and Rare Fishes of New Zealand

A popular introduction and guide to marine fishes of New Zealand.
Illustrated

VG hardback in VG dust jacket under a plastic sleeve which is taped down to the endpapers.
$15 C/C
Hodder 1960 first edition, 192pp.
[#3148 ]




PASCOE John
The Southern Alps from the Kaikouras to the Rangitata

G+ soiled wraps, centre page detached but present

$25 B/$5 international [NZ 47]

Pegaus 1956 revised edition stapled wraps, 72pp errata slip, New Zealand Holiday Guides number three. Guide to climbing and mountaineering in New Zealand's Southern Alps.


PATTERSON Robin S. 
A Sock in my Stew
Memories of Dick Morris and the Deer Cullers.
cover image of A Sock in my Stew, Memories of Dick Morris

More than 70 people were interviewed for this account of a man's life in the North Canterbury High Country where he observed, studied and protected the wildlife in the Lake Sumner and Lewis Pass area.
ISBN0473013924

VG+ softback.
$45 C/C
Robin Patterson 1992 second printing, 289 pp + folding maps and photos.
[#3372 ]





PEAT Neville   The Incredible Kiwi A Wild South Book
FINE hardback in FINE dust jacket $30 B/C Hutchinson 1990, 124pp. Colour photographs. ISBN 186941084X [#2191 new zealand nature]

PEAT Neville  
Manapouri Saved!

New Zealand's first great conservation success story: integrating nature conservation with hydro-electric development of Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
ISBN0958340501

VG softback
$40 B/B
Longacre Press 1994, 106 pages. [#2957 natural history, ecology, fiordland ]





PEAT Neville 
The Falcon and the Lark
A New Zealand High Country Journal
cover image of The Falcon and the Lark – A New Zealand High Country Journal

An evocative seasonal journal set in rock-and-tussock country in Central Otago, blending natural history and folklore, fact and fiction, featuring the New Zealand falcon, ‘the wildest thing in our skies’. Meet a mysterious itinerant farmhand, thoroughly tuned into his environment, who is able to fly with falcons.
Part memoir, part natural history, a journey through Central Otago and encounters with New Zealand's magnificent native falcon the karearea.
ISBN0868681369
Otago, natural history, memoir

VG softback
$10 C/B
John McIndoe 1992, 143pp.
[#3428 ]





PHILLIPS W. J. 
The Book of the Huia

Complete story of the Huia, one of New Zealand's most fabulously plumed birds, which for this reason was hunted to extinction. Gives the natural, cultural and regional history of the bird.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with small area lost top corner of front panel.
$75 B/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1963 First edition, 159pp+ plates.
[#3012 ]





POOLE A.L. and N.M. Adams  
Trees and shrubs of New Zealand

A guide to the identification of New Zealand trees and shrubs. Botanical names and details with 400 species illustrated with line drawings. Relies on leaf shape for identification purposes.

VG+ hardback with VG+ dust jacket.
$20 B/C
Government Printer 1964, third impression with amendments, 250 pages. [#2754 nz nature ]





POOLE A.L. and N.M. Adams  
Trees and shrubs of New Zealand

A guide to the identification of New Zealand trees and shrubs. Botanical names and details with 400 species illustrated with line drawings. Relies on leaf shape for identification purposes. ISBN047701061X

VG hardback with VG dust jacket. Former owner details blacked out on endpaper.
$25 B/C
Government Printer 1980, 257 pages. [#2656 nz nature ]




POOLE A L & J H Johns
Wild Animals in New Zealand

VG VG edge rubbing to DW.

$20 C/C [Item# 77 NZN]

Reed 1970 first edition cloth 4to, 151pp includes many b&w and some colour photographs. Deer, Mountain goats, pig, possum, wallabies small mammals, rabbits etc. SBN 589004115


POWELL A.W.B. 
Native Animals of New Zealand
Auckland Museum Handbook of Zoology
cover image of Native Animals of New Zealand, Auckland Museum Handbook of Zoology

A nice copy of this authoritative handbook. Line illustrations throughout to help identify New Zealand wildlife. Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, but the bulk focuses on seashore life such as molluscs, crustaceans and fish.

VG- softback, minor soiling to covers.
$15 B/B
Auckland Institute and Museum 1975, 96pp.
[#3376 ]

G+ softback with some rubbing to spine, small price top of cover, some light foxing
$8 B/B
Unity Press 1961, 4th impression of 2nd edition, 96pp.
[#1982 ]





POWELL A. W. B.   Shells of New Zealand, An Illustrated Handbook fifth revised edition
VG VG- DW has chip from bottom front edge and two small tears to rear top edge $15 C/C Reed 1976 hardcover, 154pp + plates ISBN 072330470X [#2105 nz nature]

READER'S DIGEST edited by CJR Robertson  
Complete Book of New Zealand Birds

One of the best books on New Zealand ornithology. With extensive information and over 330 excellent colour photographs. With contributions by 77 ornithologists, covering 305 species.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$35 D/D
Reader's Digest 1985 first edition, 319 pages. ISBN094981962X [#2601 + 2852 ]





SALMON J T  
The Native Trees of New Zealand
Revised edition

Revised edition of the finest and most comprehensive record of the native trees of New Zealand ever achieved. Never before has such a detailed coverage in photographs been assembled in book form. There are more than 220 species of indigenous New Zealand trees covered in this book. Most tree species are described and illustrated in detail; the full tree specimen, the leaf shapes (most at natural size), the bark, the flowers, the fruits. The major trees, such as kahikatea, totara, rimu and kauri, receive special attention. 1,500 colour photographs. An outstanding introductory section examines the role of the tree in the harmony of nature, in the many natural cycles taking place inside the living forest. The types of New Zealand forest are examined; the origins of species in remote antiquity are explained. This revised edition incorporates extensive changes of nomenclature, including 29 newly recognised scientific names.
ISBN0790005034

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with a few closed tears
$75 D/D
Reed 2001, 384 pages. [#2609 ]



ISBN0790001047

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with sun fading at spine
$75 D/D
Heinemann Reed 1989, 384 pages. [#2634]







ISBN0589013408

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with sun fading at spine, and two closed tears near spine
$75 D/D
Heinemann Reed 1981, 384 pages. [#2866]





SALMON J. T.  
A Field Guide to the Native Trees of New Zealand

Professor Salmon has taken the essential features of his book The Native Trees of New Zealand and compiled this outstanding new field guide. While preserving the high scientific standards of The Native Trees of New Zealand this book has been carefully designed to be used in the field as an identification guide. A Field Guide to the Native Trees of New Zealand is a complete and easy-to-use reference to the trees of New Zealand's three main islands. Colour photographs.
ISBN0474001229

VG- hardback with no dust jacket as issued. Book plate to free end paper, minor sunfading to pictorial covers
$30 C/C
Reed Methuen 1986 irst edition, 228pp.
[#3047 ]





SAMPSON F. Bruce 
Early New Zealand Botanical Art
cover image of Early New Zealand Botanical Art

A survey of the history of New Zealand botanical art from the rarest and most famous plant books. From the scientific observations of the first European voyagers, to the amateur and professional botanists of the Victorian period.
ISBN047400015X
Flora, Botanical Art, Prints

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$40 B/D
Reed Methuen 1985, 142pp + 48 plates
[#3402 ]





SEARLE Graham   Rush to Destruction an appraisal of the New Zealand Beech forest controversy
VG with gift inscription $10 B/B Reed 1975 first edition softcover, 218pp illustrated throughout. Westland Southland ISBN 0589009109 [NZ 115 new zealand nature]

SEARLE Graham   Rush to Destruction an appraisal of the New Zealand Beech forest controversy
VG with gift inscription $10 B/B Reed 1975 first edition softcover, 218pp illustrated throughout. Westland Southland ISBN 0589009109 [# 1443 new zealand nature]
SEAWARD N S & NATUSCH Sheila
Stewart Island (New Zealand Holiday Guide)

VG+ all illustrations present but misbound.

$15 B/$5 international [NZ 98]

Pegasus Press 1967 fourth revised edition, sheets stapled in pictorial wrappers, 56pp + plates.


SHARELL Richard 
The Tuatara, Lizards and Frogs of New Zealand

A detailed introduction to the lizards and amphibians of New Zealand. Colour photographs. Includes their place in Maori mythology and folklore.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$20 B/C
Collins 1966, 94pp + plates. [#2743 nz natural history ]





SIMPSON Philip 
Dancing Leaves
The Story of New Zealand's Cabbage Tree, Ti Kouka

Fascinating work on New Zealand cabbage trees - their place in the natural world, their importance to Maori, their place in the world of symbolism, art, design, horticulture, and as a national symbol. It also looks at conservation issues, notable individual cabbage trees, and the mysterious disease called 'sudden decline syndrome', which has caused widespread losses of cabbage trees, and research to combat the problem. Increasingly scarce title.
ISBN0908812760

FINE as NEW softback
$95 B/D
Canterbury University Press 2000, 324pp.
[#3093 ]





SKINNER Gwen 
Simply Living
A gatherers guide to New Zealand's fields, forests and shores.

Simply living is a guide to the infinite variety of wild foods available in New Zealand- greens, roots, berries, wild and cultivated flowers, shoots, mushrooms, fungi, lichens, as well as seaweeds and unusual off-the-beach food. Many of these are foods which are, or were once, commercially available in English, European and Oriental market places, or were once used extensively by our early Maoris and European settlers. many, in fact, are familiar to us by name and by sight, but all are endowed with culinary, medicinal or cosmetic properties which make a mockery of the term "weed" and justify their reinstatement in our everyday diet. In addition to the delightful collection of recipes- some of which are centuries old- there are special sections on making wine and other less potent beverages, medicines, cosmetics, household hints, home pickling, sprouting and candying flowers and fruit. With each plant fully identified and illustrated, the book looks at our fields, forests and gardens with a fresh eye and, by implication, issues an important challenge to our preconceived notions about diet and supermarket dependability
ISBN0589013386

VG softback
$45 B/C
Reed 1982 reprint, 144pp+plates. Illustrated in the text.
[#2996 ]





SKINNER Gwen 
Simply Living
A gatherers guide to New Zealand's fields, forests and shores.

Simply living is a guide to the infinite variety of wild foods available in New Zealand- greens, roots, berries, wild and cultivated flowers, shoots, mushrooms, fungi, lichens, as well as seaweeds and unusual off-the-beach food. Many of these are foods which are, or were once, commercially available in English, European and Oriental market places, or were once used extensively by our early Maoris and European settlers. many, in fact, are familiar to us by name and by sight, but all are endowed with culinary, medicinal or cosmetic properties which make a mockery of the term "weed" and justify their reinstatement in our everyday diet. In addition to the delightful collection of recipes- some of which are centuries old- there are special sections on making wine and other less potent beverages, medicines, cosmetics, household hints, home pickling, sprouting and candying flowers and fruit. With each plant fully identified and illustrated, the book looks at our fields, forests and gardens with a fresh eye and, by implication, issues an important challenge to our preconceived notions about diet and supermarket dependability
ISBN9780790002873

VG softback
$45 B/C
Reed 1993 reprint, 144pp+plates. Illustrated in the text.
[#2997 ]




SOPER M F
More New zealand Bird Portraits

VG VG

$10 C/C [Item# 76 NZN]

W&T 1965 first edition hardcover 4to, 101pp + plates in b&w and colour. Ornithologist / bird-watcher's guide to twenty one of New Zealand's native bird species and how best to observe them as well as theirbreeding patterns etc.


SPEIGHT, WALL and LAING editors   Natural History of Canterbury (H D Broadhead's copy)
A Series of articles on the early History of the Province and on the History of Scientific Investigation, up till 1926, as well as on some results of this investigation.
VG joints and corners rubbed, small split at head of upper joint, names to half title. $50 C/C Simpson & Williams 1927 cloth, x 299pp + plates. Half title inscribed in ink [H D Broadhead |1927]. Contributors include; J C Andersen, A Dudley Dobson, T D Burnett, G Jobberns, L Cockayne, H H Allan, C Chilton, A L Tonnoir, G E Archey, E F Stead, M H Godby C E Foweraker, F W Hilgendorf, G H Holford. [Item# 294 NZN]

STEVENSON Greta  
A Book of Ferns

Includes the common, Maori and botanic names, sketches of the ferns etc. William Cobeldick was a Forest Ranger who was the last person recorded as seeing Huia alive (1924).

VG softback with stapled wrappers, has an indented writing ghost to cover wraps, inscribed title page [Forest & Bird Society | William Cobeldick FRGS | 24th Nov 1955] $20 C/A John McIndoe 1954 FIRST EDITION 160pp [#2374 NZ nature botany natural history ]





STEWART Joe
Plants in New Zealand Poisonous to Man

VG ex library marks, pencil note to foreword.

$5 B/A [Item# 72 NZN]

Department of Health 1971, stapled wrappers, 42pp with b&w photos and drawings.


SUGGATE R. P., G. R.Stevens & M. T. Te Punga 
The Geology of New Zealand

Two volume work being a full account of New Zealand's geology, produced by the New Zealand Geological Survey. Includes colour photographs.
ISBN0477010571

VG hardbacks in VG lightly worn dust jackets.
$95 + $15 postage within NZ or please contact for shipping quote on this large heavy set
Government Printer, 1978, 820pp + folding charts etc. and a two part map in pocket at rear of volume one. [#2558 new zealand natural history geology ]





THORNTON Jocelyn  
Field Guide to New Zealand Geology

An Introduction to Rocks, Minerals and Fossils
ISBN0790000253

FINE used copy, softcover $25 B/C Heinemann Reed 1988 (reprint of first printing), vi +226pages. Well illustrated in diagrams and photos.[#2443 nz, geology, natural history ]






TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
BOTANY vol 1 #1-4 $5 **[Item# 139 NZN]
BOTANY vol 1 #1-30 complete;with index, contents and card covers $40 C/C [Item# 140 NZN]
BOTANY vol 1 #1-30 complete;with index, contents and card covers $40 C/C [Item# 143 NZN]
BOTANY vol 2 #1-19 complete; with index, contents and card covers $40 C/C [Item# 141 NZN]
BOTANY vol 2 #1-19 complete; with index, contents and card covers $40 C/C [Item# 144 NZN]
BOTANY vol 2 #2, 19 only; with index, contents and card covers $5 ** [Item# 145A NZN]
BOTANY vol 3 #1-17 complete; with index, contents and card covers $40 C/C [Item# 145 NZN] BOTANY vol 3 #1-19 complete; with index, contents and card covers $40 C/C [Item# 141 NZN]

G+ to VG

4to, stapled sheets inside printed card wrappers if stated, scientific reports and symposia etc.


TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
ZOOLOGY vol 3 #6 $5 B/A [Item# 148 NZN]
ZOOLOGY vol 4 #16, 17, 18 with index, contents and card covers $10 ** [Item# 147 NZN]
ZOOLOGY vol 5 #1-17 $40 C/C [Item# 149 NZN]
ZOOLOGY vol 6 #1-19 complete; with index, contents and card covers $40 C/C [Item# 141 NZN]

G+ to VG

4to, stapled sheets inside printed card wrappers if stated, scientific reports and symposia etc.


TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
GEOLOGY vol 2 #9-15 $25 ** [Item# 150 NZN]
GEOLOGY vol 3 #1-4 $10 ** [Item# 151 NZN]

G+ to VG

4to, stapled sheets inside printed card wrappers if stated, scientific reports and symposia etc.


TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
GENERAL vol 1 #7-10, 17-22 with index, contents and card covers $30 C/C [Item# 152 NZN]
GENERAL vol 1 #9, 10 $10 ** [Item# 153 NZN]
GENERAL vol 2 #1,2,7 $10 ** [Item# 154 NZN]

G+ to VG

4to, stapled sheets inside printed card wrappers if stated, scientific reports and symposia etc.


TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES vol 11 #18 $5 ** [Item# 155 NZN]

G+ to VG

4to, stapled sheets inside printed card wrappers if stated, scientific reports and symposia etc.


TRANSACTIONS (AND PROCEEDINGS) OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND
vol 66 contents list only for vol 66 $2 A/$5 international[Item# 160A NZN]
vol 69 #1 [Item# 160 NZN]
vol 77 #2,3,4 [Item# 159 NZN] vol 80 #1 [Item# 158 NZN]
vol 82 #1,2,3,4,5 [Item# 157 NZN] vol 83 #1,2,3,4 [Item# 156 NZN]
vol 84 #1,2,3,4 [Item# 161 NZN]
vol 88 #1,2,3,4 [Item# 162 NZN]

G+ to VG

$15 each part C/C cheaper shipped together.

softcover 4to, scientific reports and symposia etc.


TROTTER Brown
The Rape of Our Heritage

VG VG DW sunned spine.

$25 C/B [Item# 137 NZN]

Privately published 1978 first edition hardcover, 194pp+ plates, SIGNED BY AUTHOR to verso of half title. Pasture management and use of fertilizers. Trace elements as essential to stock health, also discusses human health related to trace minerals in New Zealand soils and produce. Farming and agriculture.

WESTON G C
Exotic Forest Trees in New Zealand; New Zealand Forest Service Bulletin No 13

VG light edge wear, name erased from fep.

$30 B/B [Item# 66 NZN]

New Zealand Forest Service 1957 first edition quarter cloth printed papered boards, xxvii 104pp +platews and folded charts at rear pocket. 'Statement prepared for the 7th British Commonwealth Forestry Conference, Australia & New Zealand 1957', one chart of North Island, one of South Island plus a letter on Forest Service letterhead to Mr R V Maxwell of Waitaki Catchment Commission dated 1970.


WILSON Hugh D.  
Wild Plants of Mount Cook National Park

Field Guide to the vegetation of the National Park. Gives Botanic and Common name, habitat, and illustration (drawn). Includes trees, shrubs, tussocks, grasses, ferns and more.

VG- softback with minor wear, minor crease to rear cover, name to title page
$15 A/B
Field Guide Publication 1978, first printing, 294 pages.
[#2648 ]





WORTHY Trevor and Richard HOLDAWAY 
The Lost World of the Moa
Prehistoric Life of New Zealand

This book investigates one of the richest and most unusual faunas in the world, one that thrived in isolation for 80 million years, but that over the past 2000 years has been reduced to a shadow of its former glory. It was a fauna dominated by birds. In one of the most dramatic extinctions of modern times, half of these species were removed from the planet forever. Among these lost animals was the giant, flightless bird, the moa, an evolutionary novelty that was one of the largest birds ever known. In this definitive volume, Trevor H. Worthy and Richard N. Holdaway summarise all that is presently known about these incredible birds. The authors present the various species of moa, describe their skeletons, and reconstruct their life and ecology. Then they discuss the only threat to the survival of an adult moa, the world's largest eagle. Paying particular attention to the more interesting and unique forms known only or largely from the fossil record, Worthy and Holdaway describe the primary herbivores, the top predator, and other species. These are placed in the total fauna, where ducks, gruids, and even bats all followed an evolutionary path to flightlessness. Wonderful as these species were, most were ill-prepared to face new, mammalian predators - first rats brought by human visitors, then other mammals, and finally humans themselves. Copiously illustrated and carefully documented from the most current scientific research, The Lost World of the Moa reconstructs a fascinating evolutionary experiment that survived all manner of climatic and geological change, only to succumb to contact with the outside world. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings, diagrams and charts.
Table of Contents; Preliminary Table of Contents - Introduction - The Land that Time Forgot; The Early Record; The Unveiling; The Discovery of Moa; Moa Anatomy and Evolution; The Living Moa; Kiwi; Waterbirds of All Kinds; The Grandest Eagle; Other Birds of Prey; A Plethora of Rails; Seabirds, Parrots, and Passerines; Oceanic Birds on Land; Bats to Frogs; Guilds and Regional Faunas; Extinction, the Final Word.
ISBN1877257214
THIS COPY IS SIGNED "Best Wishes, Richard" (Holdaway) above his name to the title page.

VG hardback in VG+ dust jacket. There is some extremely minor atmospheric humidity related curl to top corners of some pages in the page block at front of book, no stains or markings are present
$295 D/D
Canterbury University Press 2002 FIRST EDITION, xxxiii 718pp.
[#3092 ]





YALDWYN, J. C. 
Preliminary Results of the Auckland Islands Expedition 1972-1973
From Reports of Participants to the Director-General of Lands
cover image of Preliminary Results of the Auckland Islands Expedition 1972-1973, From Reports of Participants to the Director-General of Lands

A full survey of the island including natural history and human activities. Includes native and introduced animals, abandoned settlements etc.

G+ softback with some smoke soiling to covers and edges. Linen spine. Ex-library with stamps, issue slips at rear.
$175 B/D
The Department of Lands and Survey 1975, 447pp.
[#3405 ]





YEREX David   Deer Farming in New Zealand
VG hardback in VG- DW sunned to spine
$15 B/C
Agricultural Promotion Associates 1979 first edition, 120pp. Illustrated in b&w photos.
[#2067]


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