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Field guide to New Zealand’s native trees.Artist/Author: Dawson, John and Rob Lucas.
Compact enough to fit in a day-pack, this field guide contains detailed information on all native trees found on the main islands of New Zealand, including Stewart Island and the Chathams. Organised into three main sections – conifers, tree ferns and flowering trees – this book covers over 200 species. A visual key to leaf shapes will help to narrow down the identification of the numerous flowering trees. Each species contains information on distribution, habitat, size, bark, foliage, flowers and fruit and a panel of Distinguishing Features is a useful aid to quick identification. More than 1500 superb photographs show the whole tree and its key features, some in very close detail.
An illustrated guide to common grasses, sedges and rushes of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Champion, Paul et al.
Features include an easy-to-follow format, with keys for each category (grass, sedge, rush) to aid identification, excellent colour photographs throughout, and a fully illustrated colour glossary.
New Zealand’s native trees: a comprehensive illustrated encyclopedia.Artist/Author: Dawson, John and Bob Lucas.
New Zealand’s Native Trees is a landmark book that describes and generously illustrates more than 250 species. This comprehensive reference begins with the magnificent conifers and iconic tree ferns, and gives full treatment to the numerous flowering species, including the distinctive southern beeches, the often-overlooked coprosmas and the curious tree daisies. 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. It is a beautiful and essential reference for every New Zealand home, school and library.
Illustrated guide to common weeds of New Zealand.Artist/Author: Popay, Ian et al.
Aimed at a wide audience, with colour photographs and simple text, this popular and indispensable guide to the identification of weeds in New Zealand is now in its third edition. The 2010 edition is bigger and better, with over 600 species and more than 1500 stunning new photographs which provide an excellent aid to identification. Each plant receives a general introduction, and is then described in detail; the usefulness or toxicity of the plant is also addressed and derivation of botanical names is given. Plants are listed by both botanical and common names, and indexes enable easy searching, but for those unfamiliar with a plant there is a section to help identify a plant from information about flower colour and size, the kind of plant it is and where it occurs. The text has been updated to accommodate changes to the legislation governing pest plants.
Threatened plants of New Zealand.Artist/Author: De Lange, Peter et al.
Providing the first full, comprehensive list of officially classified threatened New Zealand plants – 186 threatened and 6 extinct native vascular plants – this ready reference contains the distinguishing features of each plant, the specific threat it faces, and its current distribution, enabling the user to identify threatened vascular plants by providing clear, technical botanical descriptions, notes, and full-colour visuals. This handy guide was designed not only as an essential tool in the fight against extinction but also as a stunning showcase of the spectacular flora of New Zealand.
Plants that poison: a New Zealand guide.Artist/Author: Connor, Henry and John Fountain.
Written by a leading authority on poisonous plants and an expert in human poisonings, Plants that poison: a New Zealand guide is a guide to a selection of plants and mushrooms with toxic properties that can be found in New Zealand – in back yards, public gardens, school playgrounds, on roadsides and in waste ground. With a particular focus on plants that are of concern for children, the emphasis is on safety through education, to help you understand the risks so that you can avoid them. There is advice on what to do if you think you or your child has eaten something poisonous, and a section on toxic mechanisms – how the poisons act on the human body, the signs and symptoms of poisoning, and the treatment likely to be necessary. Enlivened with historical background and interesting folklore, and comprehensively illustrated with colour photographs to aid identification, this book provides a practical and measured response to demand for information about poisonous plants in New Zealand.
Know your New Zealand trees.Artist/Author: Metcalf, Lawrie.
An introduction to over 80 of New Zealand’s best-known trees. The text includes key facts on shape and appearance, foliage, blossom and fruit details to enable indentification. Each entry is accompanied by a succinct data panel and colour photograph.
Pohutukawa and Rata: New Zealand’s iron-hearted trees.Artist/Author: Simpson, Philip.
This book is a celebrations of pohutukawa and rata, as well as a passionate call for their preservation. Full of fascinating research, it explores their evolution and development, their role in Maori mythology, their language and spiritual life, their value to Pakeha and their many surprising uses. Generously illustrated.
An illustrated guide to New Zealand Hebes.Artist/Author: Bayly, Michael and Alison Kellow.
Hebes are remarkable for their ecological diversity, inhabiting wild places from coastal rocks to the high alps and taking many varied and striking forms. This book is a comprehensive guide to the identification, classification and biology of Hebes. Each species is described in detail, with distribution maps, a page of full-colour photographs and information on recognition, variation, flowering time, chromosome number, botanical nomenclature and etymology.