The Natural History of Canterbury

Author(s): Michael Winterbourn

Natural History

The expansive third edition of The Natural History of Canterbury provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of knowledge of Canterbury's flora, fauna and environment. Written with a broad audience in mind, it will be an invaluable resource for natural scientists, students, environmental managers, and interested lay readers from Canterbury and throughout New Zealand. Chapters cover geology, geomorphology and geography of the region, its climate and soils, and the history of Maori colonisation and life. Vegetation, past and present, is dealt with in detail, as a fossil and present-day faunas, including birds, amphibians, reptiles and marine mammals. Extensive use of colour photographs enable the reader to visualise many of the remarkable plants, animals and landscapes found in the region. First published 1927; this 3rd edition first published May 2008, Christchurch. 260x190mm / 924pp

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877257575
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : April 2008
  • : 260mm X 190mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Winterbourn
  • : Hardback
  • : 3rd
  • : 508.93
  • : 924
  • : Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning; Natural history, country life & pets
  • : colour illustrations