"An alphabetical exploration of the people, geography, animals, plants, history, and culture of New Zealand."
One of the most unique birding destinations on earth, New Zealand is home to curious species including the worlds largest parrot, small flightless kiwis and even penguins! This guide is the perfect pocket-sized folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. Beautifully illustrated, it highlights over 140 familiar species and the country's top birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts.
A handy, pocket-sized guide to the identification of New Zealand's insects. Condensed from Andrew Crowe's popular bestseller Which New Zealand Insect?, this little book has been designed to fit into a pocket, day pack or bag. Full of essential information for quick, accurate identification of insects and packed with colour photography, this new mini guide is the perfect outdoor companion!
John Armitage, Lieutenant U. S. N., followed the porter into the rear car of the midnight express for Boston, and after seeing his bag deposited under a lower berth, stood for a minute in frowning indecision. A half-hour must elapse before the train started. He was not a bit sleepy; he had, in fact, dozed most of the way from Washington, and the idea of threshing about in the hot berth was not agreeable. Finally, he took a short thick pipe from his pocket, and picking his way gingerly between the funereal swaying curtains and protruding shoes, he went outside to talk to the porter.
Tracing the main developments in New Zealand painting from colonial times to the present, this reference divides the paintings thematically rather than chronologically. The paintings cover the colonial landscape from 1840 to 1870, the later Victorian landscape from 1870 to 1890, images of the Maori from 1840 to 1914, and art in the 1890s. Information on the expatriates, regionalism and realism, modernism, neo-expressionism, later abstraction, and postmodernism is included. This fully revised edition includes a new chapter on Maori and Polynesian contemporary painting, as well as coverage of many new artists in both the historical and the contemporary sections.