Full colour throughout, New Zealand Wildlife provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history of the country's archipelago. Famous for its flightless birds such as the emblematic kiwi and the endangered takahe, it is also home to lizard-like tuataras, giant kuari trees and a rich coastal marine life. Thorough background information on geology, geography and palaeontology is coupled with extensive wildlife and habitat listings. Also included are full details on where to go, along with recommended tramping tracks.
'Bradt Travel Guides simply have the best wildlife coverage of any of the popular guide books.' BBC Wildlife
(1) Introduction (2) The Land (3) Habitats (4) Birds (5) Mammals (6) Reptiles, Amphibians and Freshwater Fish (7) Invertebrates (8) Plants and fungi (9) Where to Go (10) Where to Go (11) Further Information (12) Index
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Julian Fitter's interests cover natural history and conservation in New Zealand and other island groups. He spent 15 years in the Galapagos Islands and set up the Galapagos Conservation Trust as a result; he is also a key member of Falklands Conservation.
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