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The Native Trees of New Zealand

Flora / FaunaOut of Print

By: J Salmon

384 pages, 1500 col photos

Reed Publishing (NZ)

Hardback | Dec 1996 [2005 reprint] | Edition: 2 | #15099 | ISBN: 0790005034
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This is the finest and most comprehensive record of native trees of New Zealand ever published. There are over 220 indigenous species and most of them are described and photographed in detail; the full tree specimen, leaf shapes, bark, flowers and fruits. The major trees such as kahikatea, totara, rimu and kauri receive special attention, and the types of New Zealand forest are examined.

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John Salmon's life-long love for New Zealand's wilderness places gave him a deep understanding of the implications of environmental conservation. As Professor of Zoology and later Dean of the Science Faculty at Victoria University, his views on the importance of conservation and ecology proved an inspiration to many of his students. When John Salmon died he left a legacy matched by few other New Zealanders. From his first books, published in the early 1960s, to his ground-breaking The Native Trees of New Zealand, John Salmon has been a staunch defender of our natural heritage. He was assisted by his wife Pam in the completion of the two volumes of Exotic Trees.

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