The Natural History of Southern New Zealand

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Otago University Press
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This beautifully illustrated volume will be of interest to amateur naturalists, but it is of a scientific level appropriate to undergraduate students. Thirteen chapters, each authored or co-authored by specialists, describe a different area or science, including geology, landforms, fossils, climate, biogeography, environmental change since the last glaciation, the human factor, wetlands, the coast, and the open sea. The colour plates are of excellent quality and include maps, diagrams, and photographs, including satellite and aerial photographs.

Author Biography

John Darby is a retired Assistant Director, Otago Museum. Ewan R. Fordyce is an Associate Professor in Geology, University of Otago. Alan Mark is an Emeritus Professor of Botany, University of Otago. Keith Probert lectures in Marine Science, University of Otago. Colin Townsend is Professor of Zoology, University of Otago.

Table of Contents

Geologyp. 1
Landformsp. 17
Fossils and the history of lifep. 35
Climatep. 65
Biogeographyp. 87
Environmental change since the last glaciationp. 105
The human factorp. 129
Forests and shrublandsp. 153
Tussock grasslands and associated mountain landsp. 191
Inland waters and wetlandsp. 237
The coastp. 265
The open seap. 311
Nature conservation in Southern New Zealandp. 339
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