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New Zealand's Native Trees: A Comprehensive Illustrated Encyclopedia

New Zealand's Native Trees: A Comprehensive Illustrated Encyclopedia
  

New Zealand's native trees are truly remarkable. From the massive kauri - the third-largest tree in the world - the showy pohutukawa and rata, and the ubiquitous cabbage tree to rare and endangered species found only on offshore islands, our glorious and diverse trees deserve to ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781877517013
Published 1 September 2011 by Craig Potton Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dawson, John
By Lucas, Rob

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ISBN-13 9781877517013
ISBN-10 1877517011
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Craig Potton Publishing
Imprint Craig Potton Publishing
Publication Date 1 September 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dawson, John
By Lucas, Rob
Category Award Winning
Reference Works
Plant Life: General
NZ Post Book Awards (Adult) 2012
Interest Age Young Adults
Reading Age Young Adults
Library of Congress Trees - New Zealand - Identification, Trees - New Zealand
NBS Text Natural History: Plants
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 576
Dimensions Width: 229mm
Height: 310mm
Weight 3,350g
Dewey Code 582.160993
Catalogue Code 221073

Description of this Book

New Zealand's native trees are truly remarkable. From the massive kauri - the third-largest tree in the world - the showy pohutukawa and rata, and the ubiquitous cabbage tree to rare and endangered species found only on offshore islands, our glorious and diverse trees deserve to be recognised, understood and celebrated. New Zealand's Native Trees is a landmark book that describes and generously illustrates more than 250 species. Beginning with the magnificent conifers and iconic tree ferns, and giving full treatment to the numerous flowering species, including the distinctive southern beeches, the often-overlooked coprosmas and the curious tree daisies, this book is no once-over-lightly. The text for each species describes every botanical feature in detail, along with habitat, ecology and key relationships with other plants and animals. More than 2000 superb photographs illustrate fascinating close details along with wider views of specimens and habitats. Break-out features reveal the interesting stories of the lifestyles of our trees, answering questions such as: Why do we have so many trees with juvenile forms? How do trees survive in waterlogged environments? Why is rimu so important to the survival of the kakapo? Clear-cut illustrations of leaves are included for each species, arranged in plates for easy identification of larger groups, John Salmon's The Native Trees of New Zealand has been a bestseller for nearly 30 years. This new book, by acclaimed author-photographer team John Dawson and Rob Lucas, takes this ever-popular subject into the 21st century by bringing in evolution, biodiversity and environmental threats. It is a beautiful and essential reference for every New Zealand home, school and library.

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Awards & Reviews

Awards Winner of Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2012.

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Author's Bio

Dr John Dawson was Associate Professor of Botany at Victoria University until his retirement in 1988. Since then he has been undertaking botanical research in New Caledonia, running extension courses on New Zealand native plants, guiding groups around the Otari Native Botanic Gardens in Wellington and writing books. Rob Lucas lectured in horticulture at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand until his retirement in 2006. He has been photographing plants for many years, and his photographs have been widely published. He is the author of Managing Pests and Diseases: A handbook for New Zealand gardeners and co-author (with Isobel Gabites) of The Native Garden: Design themes from wild New Zealand. John Dawson and Rob Lucas are co-authors of the award-winning Nature Guide to the New Zealand Forest, Lifestyles of New Zealand Forest Plants, Lifestyles of New Zealand Coast and Mountain Plants and The Nature of Plants.

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