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The natural history of southern New Zealand / edited by John Darby ... [and others].

Contributor(s): Darby, John | Fordyce, R. Ewan | Mark, Alan Francis, 1932- | Probert, Keith, 1948- | Townsend, Colin, 1941- | Townsend, Colin | Fordyce, R. Ewan [author.] | Mark, Alan Francis, 1932- [author.] | Probert, Keith, 1948- [author.] | Townsend, Colin, 1941- [author.] | Otago Museum [author.] | Otago Museum.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2003Description: 387 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877133515 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Natural history -- New Zealand -- Otago | Natural history -- New Zealand -- Southland | Ecology -- New Zealand -- Otago | Ecology -- New Zealand -- Southland | Natural areas -- New Zealand -- Otago | Natural areas -- New Zealand -- Southland | Natural history -- New Zealand -- Otago | Natural history -- New Zealand -- Southland | Ecology -- New Zealand -- Otago | Ecology -- New Zealand -- Southland | Natural areas -- New Zealand -- Otago | Natural areas -- New Zealand -- Southland | Natural history -- New Zealand -- South Island | Wilderness areas -- New Zealand -- Otago | Wilderness areas -- New Zealand -- Southland | Natural history -- New Zealand | Ecology -- New Zealand -- Otago Region | Ecology -- New Zealand -- Southland Region | Natural history -- New Zealand -- Otago Region | Natural history -- New Zealand -- Southland Region | Natural areas -- New Zealand -- Otago Region | Wilderness areas -- New Zealand -- Otago Region | Natural areas -- New Zealand -- Southland Region | Wilderness areas -- New Zealand -- Southland Region | Natural history New Zealand Otago | Natural history New Zealand Southland | Ecology New Zealand Otago | Ecology New Zealand Southland | Natural areas New Zealand Otago | Natural areas New Zealand Southland | Natural history -- New Zealand -- South Island | Otago (N.Z.) -- Description and travel | Southland (N.Z.) -- Description and travelDDC classification: 577.09937
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Bringing together this environment and the scientists who study it, The Natural History of Southern New Zealand is a major new book published by Otago University Press in association with the Otago Museum. Fifty-three authors, most from scientific disciplines and leaders in their specialist fields, combine hundreds of years of collective expertise and research to describe the nature of the region in thirteen chapters.

"Published in association with the Otago Museum"--T.p. verso.

Editors: John Darby, R. Ewan Fordyce, Alan Mark, Keith Probert, Colin Townsend.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [368]-370) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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CHOICE Review

A compilation of much of what is known about the natural history of New Zealand, this edited book will go from the coffee table to the office. It is highly polished, well written, beautifully illustrated and, above all, well researched. Readers will find it very difficult to put down. Contributors to this volume include university-based researchers, civil servants, and researchers housed in various institutes, museums and NGOs. Topics covered include the geologic history, the region's fossil record, the remarkable biogeography (including terrestrial and aquatic), climate, environmental change, and the need for conservation of this unique region. More than just a catalogue of the natural history, the text is an attempt to synthesize current understanding, interpret scientific studies, examine the impact of humans (on many levels), and negotiate the unknowns in the future of this region. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels. L. S. Rigg Northern Illinois University