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            Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand
              

            Pests and Pestilence: The Management of Invasive Species, Pests and Disease in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Lester, Phil

            • RRP: $40.00
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            'Pestilence' is a word that conjures up destruction at a large scale. It can be a plague of ravenous rabbits, millions of wilding pines that swallow up landscapes, a virus that brings the world to its knees within weeks of emergence. In Phil Lester's new book we dive deep into... the world of pestilence. We learn the stories of pests that are plants, animals and pathogens, and consider how we can manage their spread in Aotearoa and around the world. The human movement of diseases and pests has affected every corner of the globe, even Antarctica. We need effective management approaches that cause the least possible harm, especially as our population grows and we become increasingly connected. Lester explores the problems of international movement, methodologies designed to limit the unintentional introduction of species across borders, New Zealand's biosecurity legislation, the limits and possibilities of eradication as a goal, the means of population control, and the management of pathogens in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Illuminating this discussion are stories of cats on parachutes, angry hippos, cannibalistic cane toads, and a cook who unwittingly gave typhoid to at least 51 other people. Fascinating and lucidly written, Pests and Pestilence draws on many strands of history and science to ask how we can best manage the pathogens, animal and plant species that can do us harm.
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            ISBN 9781776920082
            Published NZ 11 Aug 2022
            Publisher Te Herenga Waka University Pre
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            Secrets of the Sea: The Story of New Zealand's Native Sea Creatures
               

            Secrets of the Sea: The Story of New Zealand's Native Sea Creatures (Hardback)

            By Vennell, Robert

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Oct 22

            An illuminating tour through the native sea creatures of Aotearoa, by the bestselling author of The Meaning of Trees Secrets of the Sea tells the stories of New Zealand's fish and shellfish, weaving together history, biology and culture to reveal how these unique and intriguing c...reatures have shaped our lives. Ranging from sandy shores and rocky reefs to the open ocean and its cavernous depths, Robert Vennell - bestselling author of The Meaning of Trees - celebrates the magic and mystery of the world beneath the waves. Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and fascinating historical illustrations.
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            ISBN 9781775541790
            Published NZ 5 Oct 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Farm: the making of a climate activist
              

            Farm: the making of a climate activist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harvey, Nicola

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 22

            For years we've been told that the food system is destroying the planet. That there are too many cows and tractors, too much fertiliser, too much waste, and that farmers and food manufacturers are polluting our atmosphere. But we've also been told that food can help save us from ...the worst of global warming. How can it be both destroyer and saviour? In 2018, Nicola Harvey and her husband, Pat, left their careers and inner-city Sydney life to farm cattle in rural New Zealand. They thought it would be exciting, even relaxing, but soon found themselves in the middle of heated arguments and deep divisions about food, farming, and climate change. In this profoundly personal story, Harvey takes readers into the heart of the industrialised global food system to share what life on the land is like when you're a new farmer just trying to survive - and change the status quo. At odds with her family, and struggling to find a place within her new community, Nicola is at first outraged at the lack of action to curb global warming. When she realises, though, that we're all being sold a false fix, she begins to transform the farm into a site of activism. In the kitchen and on the land, Nicola finds hope and a path towards a cooler future.
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            ISBN 9781922310545
            Published NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters
              

            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

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            • Pub Date
              12 Sep 22

            Where we live impacts our wellbeing - and so is a crucial element in public policy. This book provides an analysis of the research thus far and points to ways in which we can improve everyone's wellbeing through an awareness of the influence of geography.

            ISBN 9781988545837
            Published NZ 12 Sep 2022
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
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            Series BWB Texts
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            Footprints on the Land: How Humans Changed New Zealand
              

            Footprints on the Land: How Humans Changed New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Wolfe, Richard

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            • Pub Date
              11 Oct 22

            * Easily readable book for the general reader by highly regarded author * Very topical discussion of human impact on the environment * Well illustrated with art and photographs

            ISBN 9781990042201
            Published NZ 11 Oct 2022
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World
              

            Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World (Paperback)

            Other primary creator Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Te Ara

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            In this richly illustrated book, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and neces...sary skills they needed to survive here.
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            ISBN 9781869537753
            Published NZ 18 Nov 2010
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Native Plants of Aotearoa
               

            Native Plants of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            By Lehnebach, Carlos; Meudt, Heidi; Designed by Denee, Time

            • RRP: $27.00
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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 22

            Native Plants of Aotearoa is an accessible, handsomely illustrated guide to the commonly encountered native plant species of Aotearoa New Zealand. Part of the new Te Papa Te Taiao Nature Series, this accessible, handsomely illustrated guide to the commonly encountered native plan...t species of Aotearoa New Zealand has wide appeal.
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            ISBN 9781991150936
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2022
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Te Papa Te Taiao Nature Series
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            Vanishing Ice: Stories of New Zealand's glaciers
               

            Vanishing Ice: Stories of New Zealand's glaciers (Hardback)

            By Hargreaves, Lynley

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            • Pub Date
              10 Oct 22

            In Vanishing Ice, Lynley Hargreaves writes about New Zealand's glaciers through the lens of human interaction, beginning with the first Maori discoverers to colonial explorers, mountaineers and modern glaciologists, investigating the way nature, science and culture interact, befo...re looking at their uncertain future in the face of a warming planet.
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            ISBN 9781988550398
            Published NZ 10 Oct 2022
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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            Gone: Stories of Extinction
              

            Gone: Stories of Extinction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blencowe, Michael

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Aug 22

            Gone is a fascinating and timely illustrated narrative exploring the lively tales of eleven extraordinary extinct species from around the globe--sharing an enlightening story of extinction and conservation for today.

            ISBN 9780711276925
            Released NZ 30 Aug 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Electric Cars

            Electric Cars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taylor, Mr James

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            An essential introduction to the surprisingly long history of the electric car, from the early pioneers, through to the first commercially viable models such as Tesla.

            ISBN 9781784424916
            Released NZ 3 May 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Shire Library
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