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The Resource Natural history of New Zealand, Nic Bishop ; artwork by Chris Gaskin

Natural history of New Zealand, Nic Bishop ; artwork by Chris Gaskin

Label
Natural history of New Zealand
Title
Natural history of New Zealand
Statement of responsibility
Nic Bishop ; artwork by Chris Gaskin
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"... habitat by habitat, this extensively researched, fully illustrated, popular account reveals a dynamic panorama resplendent with diverse wildlife -- in the mountains, in the forests and waterways, on farmland, in cities, around the coast, on offshore islands and in the sea. The intriguing origins of this flora and fauna are also examined, as is the vital importance of conserving this priceless heritage. In its ecological approach, the text goes far beyond simple introductions to plants and animals. It focuses rather on the processes and principles, on how organisims have adapted to succeed in life and how they interact with one another in their natural community. Insights are given to explain such details as why some animals are nocturnal, how alpine plants cope iwth blizzard conditions, how some marine mammals are able to dive to great depths, and why some plants are parasitic on others. Each major habitat is discussed in turn, in a way that will help the reader make sense of the world that is a forest, a beach or a wetland ..." -- Inside front cover
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
508.93
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Natural history of New Zealand, Nic Bishop ; artwork by Chris Gaskin
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Natural history of New Zealand, Nic Bishop ; artwork by Chris Gaskin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
166151
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Dimensions
30 cm.
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Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780340548028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP166151
  • zbn92082108
  • (nzNZBN)6531748

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