Flight of the Huia: Ecology and conservation of New Zealand's frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals
This book tells the story of New Zealand’s birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs, from their Gondwanan origins to the arrival of the first rats, then people and their camp followers. The loss of now-extinct birds and the introduction of ot.. More
What do quantum physics, cosmology, biology and psychology have in common? They are all driven by information. This book suggests that philosophy is stuck in linear thinking. It questions the assumptions that underlie its very foundation and, in light of emergence and complexity theory, suggests that we might get to an understanding of li.. More
Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand collects and expands on papers presented at the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities’ 2009 national symposium on sustainable transport and our built environment.
Contributors explain how public and private transport form part of our culture, how they interact with .. More
Dr Gerrit J. van der Lingen is a geologist and paleoclimatologist. Studying climate change in the past made him realise that the belief in modern catastrophic man-made global warming, caused by carbon dioxide, is not supported by sound science. He became involved in the debate between the belief in dangerous man-made global warming and science base.. More
This book won the New Zealand Ashton Wylie 2016 Mind, Body, Spirit Literary Award! Described by the judges convenor Adonia Wylie, as an outstanding body of work from within the genre.The judging panel of AWCT trustee Adonia Wylie, author Keith Hill and journalist Mike Alexander were unanimous in their overall choice of the winning book. At the pres.. More
This book considers the origins of New Zealand's vegetation and how it has been influenced by natural and anthropic factors, describes the compilation of the Vegetative Cover Map of New Zealand, and discusses the 47 Vegetative Cover Classes. Each of the Vegetative Cover Classes are considered in the context of their composition, app.. More