Working Outdoors? Arranging a ski holiday, fishing trip or school camp? Planning a wedding? Ken Ring's weather predictions have been relied on by Kiwis for over 18 years, and his annual weather almana..
There is an extraordinary range of landscape and walking challenges in 202 Great Walks. You can saunter by a steaming Rotorua lake, through limestone archways in the King Country, or along an historic..
New Zealand's alpine environment is challenging, not only for the humans who explore it but for the plants and animals that inhabit it. The extremes of temperature, short summers and high rates of ero..
At last a single field guide that covers New Zealand's plants, birds, insects and animals for visitors and New Zealanders interested in this country's natural history. When author Julian Fitter first ..
As a large, isolated and relatively ancient landmass, New Zealand occupies a unique place in the biological world, with distinctive terrestrial biota and a high proportion of primitive endemic forms. ..
One of the most amazing and accessible wildlife-watching destinations on earth, the "Top End" of Australia's Northern Territory is home to incredible birds and animals-from gaudy Red-collared Lorikeet..
"BIRDS New Zealand - beauty like no other", is uniquely different from anything else on the market. This is no ordinary book, comprising 300 pages of absolute beauty. The pages take you on a journey f..
This beautiful photographic guide is the ideal companion for travelling birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike. Featuring over 300 species of bird most likely to be seen in New Zealand, it is the o..
Illustrated with stunning new photographs by Brent Stephenson and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, Birds of New Zealand is the definitive introduction to the identificati..
This book brings together for the first time more than 70 of Dr Eric Godley's popular botanical essays, each with carefully chosen illustrations. They cover topics as diverse as: native mistletoes; wh..
This is an informative and visually stunning guidebook of photographs by "Otago Daily Times Illustrations" Editor Stephen Jaquiery, which has been produced to accompany an Otago Museum exhibition of D..
Coastal Fishes of New Zealand provides a comprehensive, informative and up-to-date identification guide to the fishes likely to be encountered by New Zealand divers and fishers. Illustrated with over ..
First published in 2000, the COLLINS FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND WILDLIFE quickly became a classic of its kind. Familiar to both national and international travellers keen to identify the birds, mammal..
The Collins Pocket Guide to New Zealand Minibeasts is a guide to over 120 species of 'minibeasts', from earthworms and leeches to springtails and sand scarabs. A practical and portable reference guide..
This handy field guide provides concise desciptions of 100 of New Zealand's common seaweeds. All are illustrated in vivid watercolour, with notes about distribution, habitat and general information. A..
New Zealand dolphins, also known as Hector's dolphins, are fascinating and beautiful animals. Found only in New Zealand waters, their numbers are now under constant threat - especially from human fish..
Located in a wonderful natural environment and built on nineteenth-century gold, Dunedin was once New Zealand's largest city. Now it is a gracious old lady with a spirit of adventure, beloved by resid..
Over the past 10 years many communities around the country have launched ambitious projects to bring New Zealand's native ecologies back to the mainland. By building predator-proof fences around big a..
New Zealand is an extraordinary land. It has been called 'the closest thing to life on another planet' and 'a planetary lifeboat'. The main reason behind this land's uniqueness is that the islands hav..
The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is the modern classic of the genre - the tried and trusted reference for lovers of New Zealand birds. Comprehensive, reliable and easy to use, this fourth r..
A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with in..
This richly illustrated reference book allows readers to explore, discover, and identify every known species of New Zealand fish. The culmination of decades of collecting and taxonomic research by sci..
Have you ever wondered why New Zealand's plants and animals are so different from those in other countries? Why kakapo is the only parrot in the world that cannot fly, or why the kiwi lives here and n..
This highly illustrated book tells the story of the godwits and their migrations - why and how they do it. It follows the birds on their intrepid journeys, examining the places they visit, be it an es..
A handy, full-colour identification booklet to the common weeds of New Zealand.First produced by the New Zealand Weed and Pest Control Society (now NZPPS), this booklet has been reprinted five times s..
As prize-winning journalist Steve Braunias stands on an apartment balcony on a sultry summer evening, a black-backed gull flies so close he is instantaneously bowled over with happiness: 'I thought: B..
This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels) kanakana (lamprey), inanga and koko..
This new book is a full colour identification guide that covers grasses, rushes and sedges, plants not fully described in An Illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand from the same publisher (N..
'The kakapo is a bird that reminds me of the British motorbike industry. It had things its own way for so long that it simply became eccentric.' Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ..
Farmers, fishermen, gardeners, skiers, event planners, and anyone who works outdoors or just wants to know what the weather is going to do, cannot be without Ken Ring's weather almanac for 2015. Ken's..