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Why is That Lake So Blue?

Why is That Lake So Blue?

A fascinating, fun and engaging book on New Zealand's amazing natural world.

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ISBN 9780994146014
Published 11 October 2018 by Te Papa Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pollard, Simon
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ISBN-13 9780994146014
ISBN-10 0994146019
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 11 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pollard, Simon
Category Family, Home & Self Help
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 260mm
Weight 670g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Natural history - Juvenile literature - New Zealand
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 508.993
Catalogue Code 940296

Description of this Book

Why is our place magic? Why are its islands shaky? Why are our mountains tall and our forests green? Why are some lakes so blue? What happens below the waves? Who used to live here? What changed when mammals arrived? What happens in the dark? In this fun-filled, fact-rich book, award-winning science writer Simon Pollard shares the magic, secrets, mysteries and marvels of Aotearoa New Zealand's natural world.

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Author's Bio

Dr Simon Pollard is a spider biologist and award-winning natural history photographer and writer. He has written and illustrated a number of children's books in New Zealand and the United States and has twice won the LIANZA Elsie Locke non-fiction book of the year. In 2017 his book for Te Papa Press, The Genius of Bugs, was shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Simon has also been an advisor, scriptwriter and presenter on a number of natural history documentaries, including the BBC's Planet Earth. In 2007 he was awarded the New Zealand Association of Scientists' Science Communicator of the Year Award. He is a former curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Canterbury Museum and adjunct associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury.

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