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            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020
              

            New Zealand Seaweeds: An Illustrated Guide: 2020 (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Nelson, Wendy

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Mar 20

            The definitive and expert guide to the seaweeds of New Zealand's coastal waters.

            ISBN 9780995113602
            Published NZ 11 Mar 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom

            Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds: A visual encyclopedia of the plant kingdom (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

            • RRP: $37.00
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            A unique and beautiful children's guide to the extraordinary world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. We couldn't live without plants. We need them for food, shelter, even the air we breathe, yet we know surprisingly little about them. Why do thistles bristl...e with spines? How do some plants trap and eat insects? Did you know there are trees more than 5,000 years old? Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds explores the mysterious world of plants to find the answers to these and many more questions. Each type of plant - such as a flowering plant, a tree, a grass, or cactus - is examined close-up, with an example shown from all angles and even in cross-section. Then picture-packed galleries show the wonderful variety of plants on different themes, perhaps the habitat they grow in, a flower family, or the plants that supply us with our staple foods. But the book also takes a fun, more sideways look at some truly weird and wonderful plants, including trees with fruits like a giant's fingers, orchids that look like monkey faces, seeds that spin like helicopters, and trees that drip poison. So open this fascinating book and find out more about the amazing world of trees, leaves, flowers, and seeds.
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            ISBN 9780241339923
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine
             

            Plants for the People: A Modern Guide to Plant Medicine (Hardback)

            By Lovell Verinder, Erin

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            A generously illustrated introduction to the healing and wellness powers to be found in plants.

            ISBN 9781760760465
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Botany for the Artist
             

            Botany for the Artist (Hardback)

            By Simblet, Sarah

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            This beautifully illustrated guide to botany in art explores the extraordinary world of plants and inspires you to try drawing them yourself. Understanding botany helps any artist to draw plants better. In Botany for the Artist, celebrated artist Sarah Simblet takes you on a jour...ney of discovery through the kingdom of plants - from tiny ferns and mosses to exotic flowers and majestic trees - encouraging you to observe them more closely and draw them more accurately. Complemented by beautiful photographic plant portraits, Sarah's drawings reveal the structure of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits as she explains how plants breathe, feed, and produce fruits. If you have ever wondered how photosynthesis works, why leaves change colour in the autumn, where plants store food, or how seeds know when to grow, Botany for the Artist has all the answers. Step-by-step drawing classes and detailed pages from Sarah's sketchbooks guide you through all the techniques that you need to draw plants successfully. Masterclasses by famous artists - from Renaissance masters to contemporary illustrators - showcase different approaches to drawing and painting plants over the centuries. Botany for the Artist is a visual feast, not just for anyone wishing to create fresh, vibrant, drawings, but for gardeners, photographers, and everyone who is passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.
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            ISBN 9780241426425
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida)
             

            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida) (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Zhi-Qiang; Xu, Yun

            • RRP: $90.99
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            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae are the only two families of nematodes proven to be polyphagous root-ectoparasites which can transmit plant viruses. Members of the family Longidoridae commonly include needle and dagger nematodes based on their odontostyle shape-like a needle in th...e subfamily Longidorinae and a dagger in the subfamily Xiphinematinae. The family Trichodoridae is commonly referred to as "stubby-root" nematodes because feeding by these nematodes can cause a stunted or "stubby" root system. The viruses associated with Longidoridae and Trichodoridae belong to different virus taxa: longidorids vector nepoviruses and trichodorids vector tobraviruses. To date, over 480 species have been described worldwide belonging to six genera, and two subfamilies, in the family Longidoridae and 109 species in six genera in the family Trichodoridae. Of these, 17 species have been reported in New Zealand. Unfortunately, only 12 of the 17 New Zealand species were available for the present study. Therefore, this monograph provides full descriptions and distributions of the 12 species, including seven species from two genera in Longidoridae and five species from three genera in Trichodoridae.
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            ISBN 9780947525651
            Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fauna of New Zealand
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            Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea)
             

            Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea) (Paperback)

            By Gibbs, George W.; Kristensen, Niels P.

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            From their superficial appearance, no one could possibly say that moths in the family Mnesarchaeidae deserve any special attention. They look like ordinary little brown moths and are found well away from the public gaze. Yet they rank as one of Aotearoa's natural treasures despit...e not even having a common name. This is due to their endemicity-being entirely restricted to New Zealand, without any close relatives overseas. Apart from a batfly, a marine caddisfly family, and four rather obscure little insect families, New Zealand insects at family level are found throughout the world. Endemicity is not a visual character so the appearance of these moths is deceptive. Despite their 'ordinary' appearance, the species described here are on a par with the more familiar examples of endemic families such as our native frogs (Leiopelmatidae), kiwi (Apterygidae), kokako (Callaeatidae), rifleman (Acanthisittidae) and short-tailed bat (Mystacinidae). As a result of this study, this moth family now contains two genera-Mnesarchaea and Mnesarchella. By 1930 seven species were known, thanks largely to the efforts of Alfred Philpott, who worked at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. This situation persisted until the present revision was undertaken, one outcome of which has been the discovery of a cluster of seven cryptic species-i.e. species which all look deceptively similar. Now it is clear that we have at least 14 species, seven of which are described here for the first time. Unfortunately, accurate identification remains a job for the experts. 'Mnesarchaeids' nearest living relatives are the large Hepialidae or 'ghost moths' which include the porina and puriri moths. These two families comprise the second rung of tongued-moth evolution in the family tree of moths and butterflies-nearly as primitive as you can be if you are a moth with a tongue! The only moths below them on the tree are eriocraniids in the northern hemisphere and the jaw-moths, which have to chew their foo
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            ISBN 9780947525606
            Published NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fauna of New Zealand
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            Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet
             

            Making Eden: How Plants Transformed a Barren Planet (Hardback)

            By Beerling, David

            • RRP: $47.99
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            Plants are absolutely fundamental to the functioning of life on earth. But how did the earliest plants first emerge from water and conquer the continents? Using the latest research, David Beerling tells their evolutionary story. And, as we face catastrophic loss of biodiversity, ...he highlights the profound effect they have on ecosystems and climate.
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            ISBN 9780198798309
            Released NZ 11 Apr 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature
             

            Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

            By Spencer, Roger; Cross, Rob

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            An easy-to-read introduction to the world of plant names and how to write, pronounce and remember them.

            ISBN 9781486311446
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms

            'Cherry' Ingram: The Englishman Who Saved Japan's Blossoms (Hardback)

            By Abe, Naoko

            • RRP: $45.00
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            The irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by a jingoistic political ideology and saved by an unknown EnglishmanCollingwood Ingram, known as `Cherry' for his defining obsession, was born in 1880 and lived until he was a hundred, witnessing a fraught century of... conflict and change.
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            ISBN 9781784742027
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Australia: 300 Years of Botanical Illustration

            Australia: 300 Years of Botanical Illustration (Hardback)

            By Hewson, Helen

            • RRP: $94.99
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            This millennium publication offers a definitive overview of the way in which Australian plants have been depicted over the past three centuries. It provides an insight into the relationship between art and science. The book covers the European discovery and exploration of Austral...ian plants.
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            ISBN 9780643063662
            Published NZ 1 Dec 1999
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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