Synopses & Reviews
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 Zealands 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.
About the Author
Julian Fitters 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