Monday, September 30, 2013

Wildlife of New Zealand

Given the abundance of New Zealand’s wilderness areas, it is no surprise that the country’s native wildlife is a major drawcard. In the latest title in his compact-format pictorial series, leading photographer Rob Suisted showcases the most iconic and popular species.

Wildlife of New Zealand includes not merely the flagship species like kiwi, kauri, kakapo and tuatara, but a unique assembly of fascinating plants and animals that have evolved amid habitats ranging from alpine peaks,  open scrub and subtropical forest to wetlands, rocky or sandy shores and the open Pacific. And ease of access  to New Zealand’s great outdoors means that almost 
 all of these species can be seen firsthand by the visitor.

Well researched and informative captions from natural history writer and editor Matt Turner make this not only a stunning photographic collection, but also a very useful reference.

Existing titles in the series are: National Parks, Birds, Landmarks and Wildflowers of New

The Authors

Rob Suisted is a Wellington-based photographer and conservationist who combines his passion for wildlife and magnificent scenery with a successful photographic library. His images are well known throughout New Zealand 
and have appeared in calendars, books and magazines. He is the author of 12 books published by New Holland including New Zealand Panorama, Scenic New Zealand, New Zealand Landmarks and Wellington and 
Beyond. In 2011 he was awarded runner-up for the Whitcoulls Pictorial Travel Book of the Year Award for Majestic New Zealand, also published by New Holland.

Matt Turner is a writer and publishing consultant with a passion for natural history and the environment. He has written books on a diverse range of subjects from elephants to earth sciences. Wildlife of New Zealand is the third title authored by him in this popular series from Rob Suisted and New Holland Publishers.

New Holland - $19.99


Tui Allen said...

I love to see good books about our NZ wildlife being reviewed here and am keen to take closer look at this book. I'd also love to see a review of Liz Slooten's book "Dolphins Down Under." It is without doubt the best book ever written on this topic. I would be very happy to review it somewhere on the blog if you would allow me.

Beattie's Book Blog said...

Yes please Tui.