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Bradt Wildlife Guide: New Zealand

Travel GuideWildlife GuideOut of Print

Series: Bradt Wildlife Guides

By: Julian Fitter

188 pages, Col photos, maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Jan 2009 | #176864 | ISBN-13: 9781841622729
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About this book

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


Contents

(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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Biography

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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