New Zealand Wildlife

New Zealand Wildlife

by Julian Fitter

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New Zealand Wildlife by Julian Fitter

A country of contrasts, full of wilderness and unusual wildlife, New Zealand is an under-explored corner of Australasia.  This new addition to the Bradt wildlife series, illustrated with full-color photography throughout, offers the opportunity for visitors to discover curiosities such as New Zealand’s emblematic but shy Kiwi.

The national parks and tramping trails are essential ingredients and are covered in detail, allowing visitors to experience a range of dramatic scenery.  There is also a section on the locations famously used in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy of films.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841622729
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Julian Fitter’s interests cover natural history and conservation in New Zealand and other island groups. He spent 15 years in the Galápagos Islands and set up the Galápagos Conservation Trust as a result, he is also a key member of the Falklands Conservation.

Table of Contents

(1) Introduction; (2) Geography, Geology and Paleontology; (3) Flora and Fauna; (4) Habitats; (5) Wildlife – An Overview; (6) Aliens – The problem of Introduced Species; (7) Birds; (8) Reptiles; (9) Freshwater fish; (10) Land Mammals; (11) Marine Mammals; (12) Invertebrates; (13) Plants; (14) Places to Visit; (15) National Parks – North Island; (16) National Parks – South Island; (17) Forest Parks – Both islands; (18) Private Reserves – Tir Tiri Matangi, Hinewai, etc; (19) Where to see what – Geological, Paleontological, Botanical and Faunistic highlights; (20) Tramping tracks – 10 of the big ones, 10 of the least known; (21) Lord of The Rings – Filming locations; (22) Glossary; (23) Further Reading List; (24) Index

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