Can you tell a skink from a gecko? Is that a kea or a kaka? Can you spot the difference between a northern rata and a pohutukawa? This "101 Guide" is designed to help readers better understand New Zealand's natural history. Written in a straightforward style, Danenhauer explains why the country is unique but also how the arrival of people has dramatically impacted on the environment. With over 300 images, tables, and text boxes readers can learn about and explore the natural wonders of this amazing country.
Mark Danenhauer has a BA in environmental studies and a MA in natural resources and sustainable development. Originally from America, Mark works for the Department of Conservation.