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Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Zealand

Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Zealand

A beautifully illustrated natural history and field guide to New Zealand's extraordinary dragonflies and damselflies.

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ISBN 9781869408923
Published 18 July 2019 by Auckland University Press
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Marinov, Milen
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ISBN-13 9781869408923
ISBN-10 1869408926
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Publication Date 18 July 2019
International Release Date 12 December 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Marinov, Milen
Category Family, Home & Self Help
Natural History: Insects & Spiders
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 595.733
Catalogue Code 972617

Description of this Book

Dragonflies and damselflies are among the most spectacular organisms on the planet. They have survived on earth for more than 325 million years, through a series of mass extinctions, by being exquisite examples of evolutionary adaptation: superb flyers with extraordinary vision and startling colours. This is a natural history and field guide to New Zealand's 14 species of dragonflies and damselflies. Easy to observe around wetlands and rivers, dragonflies and damselflies are favourites of New Zealand nature lovers, and this book will be too. Key features include: Expert and up-to-date information on the 14 species breeding in New Zealand. Natural history of the group including an introduction to evolution, habitats, biology, behaviour, photography and conservation. More than 200 new photographs and hand-drawn illustrations of dragonflies and damselflies at all life stages in their environment. Authoritative text on each species covering identification, measurement, behaviour, breeding, flying period and where to observe the species. Range maps for all species.

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Author's Bio

Milen Marinov is an entomologist at the Ministry for Primary Industries and author of numerous articles in key entomological and museum journals as well as co-author of An Illustrated Guide to Dragonflies of Viti Levu, Fiji (University of the South Pacific Press, 2013). Mike Ashbee is an acclaimed natural history photographer. Both authors are based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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