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The Awa book of New Zealand science / edited by Rebecca Priestley.

Contributor(s): Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- | Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- [editor.] | Priestley, Rebecca, 1967- ed | Priestley, Rebecca, 1967-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. Awa Science, 2008Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780958262996 (hbk.) :.Other title: New Zealand science.Subject(s): Discoveries in science -- New Zealand | Natural history -- New Zealand | Scientists -- New Zealand | Science -- New Zealand | Discoveries in science New Zealand | Scientists New ZealandDDC classification: 509.93
Contents:
Polynesian navigation / Peter Adds -- The transit of Venus / Chris Orsman -- General account of New Zealand / Joseph Banks -- 'Not a pleasant place' / Charles Darwin -- Whales and whaling / Ernst Dieffenbach -- To Ernst Dieffenbach / Ian Wedde -- Magnitude eight plus / Rodney Grapes -- The remarkable Pink and White Terraces / Ferdinand von Hochstetter -- The great New Zealand ice period / Julius Haast -- On the vegetable food of the ancient New Zealanders / William Colenso -- Beautiful plumage / Walter Buller -- Huia / Anna Jackson -- Search for the stitchbird / Andreas Reischek -- The skeleton of the great moa in the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch / Allen Curnow -- After the Tarawera eruption / James Pond and Percy Smith -- The insect-hunter / George Hudson -- Rutherford and the discovery of radioactivity / Ernest Rutherford -- A most incredible event / Ernest Marsden and Ernest Rutherford -- Booming kakapo / Richard Henry -- Kakapo / Sonja Yelich -- A trip to the seaside / G.M. Thomson -- The much-maligned mangrove / Leonard Cockayne -- From sea floor to coastal plain / Charles Cotton -- Shell collecting in the 1920s / Charles Fleming -- The two Lucies / Lucy Moore -- Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station / Herbert Guthrie-Smith -- Beginnings: Guthrie-Smith in New Zealand, 1885 / Peter Bland -- The Maori way of birth / Peter buck / Te Rangi Hiroa -- A man who moved New Zealand / Harold Wellman -- Paradise lost / Pérrine Moncrieff -- The passing of the forest: a lament for the children of Tané / William Pember Reeves -- How to cook paua / A.W. Baden Powell -- The rediscovery of the takahe / Joan Telfer -- Love-habits of the yellow-eyed penguin / Lance Richdale -- The third man of the double helix / Maurice Wilkins -- Making waves: a poem for Maurice Wilkins / Chris Orsman -- Establishment of a carbon-14 laboratory / Athol Rafter -- The Allende meteorite / Brian Mason -- Premature birth and respiratory distress / Graham Liggins -- Valley of the dragons / Joan Wiffen -- Plastics that conduct electricity / Alan McDiarmid -- Bright star / Beatrice Hill Tinsley -- Lovemaps! / John Money -- A survivor from the dinosaur age / Charles Daugherty and Alison Cree -- Tuatara / Nola Borrell -- The recent African genesis of humans / Allan Wilson and Rebecca Cann -- Ghost of Gondwana / George Gibbs -- Mismatch / Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson -- To find a planet / Karen Pollard.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-354) and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This landmark anthology of writings will excite readers of all ages about extraordinary scientific discoveries made by New Zealand scientists. The pieces range from early naturalists' observations of birds, insects and botany, to geological accounts of the famous pink and white terraces, to Ernest Rutherford splitting the atom, modern breakthroughs in nanotechnology, to the recent discovery of an extra-solar planet. You'll even learn how to cook paua. The 50 pieces are beautifully chosen and make riveting reading. This is the first collection of its kind, compiled by one of New Zealand's most talented science writers. Winner 2009 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-354) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Polynesian navigation / Peter Adds -- The transit of Venus / Chris Orsman -- General account of New Zealand / Joseph Banks -- 'Not a pleasant place' / Charles Darwin -- Whales and whaling / Ernst Dieffenbach -- To Ernst Dieffenbach / Ian Wedde -- Magnitude eight plus / Rodney Grapes -- The remarkable Pink and White Terraces / Ferdinand von Hochstetter -- The great New Zealand ice period / Julius Haast -- On the vegetable food of the ancient New Zealanders / William Colenso -- Beautiful plumage / Walter Buller -- Huia / Anna Jackson -- Search for the stitchbird / Andreas Reischek -- The skeleton of the great moa in the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch / Allen Curnow -- After the Tarawera eruption / James Pond and Percy Smith -- The insect-hunter / George Hudson -- Rutherford and the discovery of radioactivity / Ernest Rutherford -- A most incredible event / Ernest Marsden and Ernest Rutherford -- Booming kakapo / Richard Henry -- Kakapo / Sonja Yelich -- A trip to the seaside / G.M. Thomson -- The much-maligned mangrove / Leonard Cockayne -- From sea floor to coastal plain / Charles Cotton -- Shell collecting in the 1920s / Charles Fleming -- The two Lucies / Lucy Moore -- Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station / Herbert Guthrie-Smith -- Beginnings: Guthrie-Smith in New Zealand, 1885 / Peter Bland -- The Maori way of birth / Peter buck / Te Rangi Hiroa -- A man who moved New Zealand / Harold Wellman -- Paradise lost / Pérrine Moncrieff -- The passing of the forest: a lament for the children of Tané / William Pember Reeves -- How to cook paua / A.W. Baden Powell -- The rediscovery of the takahe / Joan Telfer -- Love-habits of the yellow-eyed penguin / Lance Richdale -- The third man of the double helix / Maurice Wilkins -- Making waves: a poem for Maurice Wilkins / Chris Orsman -- Establishment of a carbon-14 laboratory / Athol Rafter -- The Allende meteorite / Brian Mason -- Premature birth and respiratory distress / Graham Liggins -- Valley of the dragons / Joan Wiffen -- Plastics that conduct electricity / Alan McDiarmid -- Bright star / Beatrice Hill Tinsley -- Lovemaps! / John Money -- A survivor from the dinosaur age / Charles Daugherty and Alison Cree -- Tuatara / Nola Borrell -- The recent African genesis of humans / Allan Wilson and Rebecca Cann -- Ghost of Gondwana / George Gibbs -- Mismatch / Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson -- To find a planet / Karen Pollard.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 348-354) and index.

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