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            The Brilliance of Birds
             

            The Brilliance of Birds (Hardback)

            By Wishart, Skye; Whitehead, Edin

            • RRP: $55.00
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            "Who knew that the morepork, our only surviving native owl, can turn its head 270 degrees? Or that the bar-tailed godwit triples its body weight before undertaking an epic and continuous migration of 11,000 kilometres? Or that the t has two voiceboxes,enabling it to duet with its...elf, and one producing sounds too high-frequency for humans to hear? The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealands feathered friends"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780143772156
            Published NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy
             

            The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stilwell, Victoria

            • RRP: $24.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            Your Simple Guide to Raising and Training a Happy and Healthy Puppy

            ISBN 9780600636502
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Lost Gold: Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland Islands
              

            Lost Gold: Ornithology of the subantarctic Auckland Islands (Paperback)

            Edited by Miskelly, Colin; Symes, Craig

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 20

            This special book-format issue of Birds New Zealands journal Notornis is devoted to the birds of the Auckland Islands Maukahuka/Motu Maha, the largest and biologically most diverse island group in the New Zealand subantarctic region. Its 19 chapters, written by leading ornitholog...ists, cover a wide range of topics, including the history of ornithological discovery, biogeography, the impacts of introduced mammals and people, prehistoric bird communities based on bone assemblages, and population, ecological and genetic studies of several of the endemic or otherwise notable birds of the island group including Auckland Island snipe, white-headed petrel, and several albatross species.
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            ISBN 9780995113664
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
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            Emperors of the Deep: The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Misunderstood and Important Guardians

            Emperors of the Deep: The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Misunderstood and Important Guardians (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKeever, William

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            Sharks are ruthlessly efficient predators, the apex of 450 million years of evolution. They are older than trees, have survived five extinction events and are essential to maintaining balanced ocean ecosystems, but how much do we really know about their lives?

            ISBN 9780008365073
            Released NZ 30 Dec 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Wildhood

            Wildhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara; Bowers, Kathryn

            • RRP: $40.00
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            A revelatory investigation of human and animal adolescence and young adulthood from the New York Times-bestselling authors of Zoobiquity. Teenagers- behind the banter, the tediously repetitive games and clicks, the shouting and screaming, the fast living, and the strutting and pr...eening lie the rules of the entire animal kingdom. Based on their popular Harvard University course, latest research, and worldwide travels, Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers examine the four universal challenges that every adolescent on our planet must face on the journey to adulthood- how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy, how to court potential mates, and how to leave the nest. Safety, status, sex, and survival. For parents and children, predators and prey alike, this is a powerfully revelatory book, entertainingly written. To become, as its reader does, for a while, a young bat or a young humpback whale, or even an octopus tapping a shrimp on the shoulder or an orca silencing their victim, is a giddying experience. The authors open up horizons for their ordinary human readers as they go about their daily animal lives, and permit them to look afresh at the terrifying and exhilarating experience of adolescence. Even your average teen will not get bored. 'The authors steer clear of excesses of ethology or anthropomorphism, and they emphasise that maturity is not a goal but a process. A lucid, entertaining account of how creatures of many kinds learn to navigate the complex world that adulthood opens.' -Kirkus 'A life-changing perspective on adolescents. A treasure trove of scientific exploration and practical implications for how we understand and support youth.' -Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Brainstorm- The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain 'Human teens have much in common with their counterparts throughout the animal kingdom - and those commonalities are eye-opening as described in the latest from biologist Natterson-Horowitz and science journalist Bowers. Reassuring ... should ap
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            ISBN 9781925849653
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Spiders of the World: A Natural History
              

            Spiders of the World: A Natural History (Hardback)

            By Platnick, Norman

            • RRP: $80.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            Spiders of the World explores the huge diversity of spider species and their fascinating traits, with profiles of 117 families accompanied by expert commentary and beautiful photographs.

            ISBN 9781782407508
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Which New Zealand Bird?
              

            Which New Zealand Bird? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crowe, Andrew; Illustrated by Gunson, Dave

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            Identify New Zealand birds by size and habitat with this 'easy to use' identification guide.

            ISBN 9780141006352
            Published NZ 4 Sep 2001
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World
             

            The Science of Animals: Inside their Secret World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Packham, Chris

            • RRP: $70.00
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            From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book... will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography that celebrates their beauty. Crystal-clear diagrams then explain how animals work and describe how they are adapted to do different things and to survive in different environments. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. Fauna also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.
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            ISBN 9780241346785
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden

            On the Backs of Tortoises: Darwin, the Galapagos, and the Fate of an Evolutionary Eden (Hardback)

            By Hennessy, Elizabeth

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            An insightful exploration of the iconic Galapagos tortoises, and how their fate is inextricably linked to our own in a rapidly changing world

            ISBN 9780300232745
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Butterflies: Their Natural History and Diversity
              

            Butterflies: Their Natural History and Diversity (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Orenstein, Ronald; Photographs by Marent, Thomas

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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            Now in paperback, this beautiful guide to moths and butterflies reveals a diverse multitude of species from around the globe and features vibrant macro images.

            ISBN 9780228102496
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Firefly Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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