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New Zealand's Changing Biodiversity

New Zealand's Changing Biodiversity
  

When New Zealand broke away from the continent of Gondwana its unique birds, fish, reptiles, insects and plants developed and evolved in isolation. Without humans these living things still faced major challenges to their survival but much survived intact. The first wave of Polyne... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781872970621
Barcode 9781872970621
Published 30 October 2018 by Winter Productions
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hilton, Jim
By Childs, Roger
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ISBN-13 9781872970621
ISBN-10
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Publisher Winter Productions
Publication Date 30 October 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hilton, Jim
By Childs, Roger
Category Science Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 95
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 268mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 333.950993
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When New Zealand broke away from the continent of Gondwana its unique birds, fish, reptiles, insects and plants developed and evolved in isolation. Without humans these living things still faced major challenges to their survival but much survived intact. The first wave of Polynesian settlers doomed the moa, other birds and large areas of forest. European settlement brought new animals, plants and birds that transformed the country's biodiversity and landscape. Later chapters of this book look at the history of government attempts to poison pests, and the "predator-free" campaign, which the authors believe to be deeply flawed.

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Author's Bio

James E Hilton (BSc Hons Zoology) is a New Zealand trained former High School Science Biology teacher and Government Research Scientist, now Independent Scientist specialising in wildlife biology, plant ecology, animal and bird behaviour and the environmental effects of poisons used to kill wildlife and plants. Roger Childs (BA Hons, Dip Ed, Dip Tch) is a former Head of Social Sciences at Kapiti College and The Correspondence School. He has worked on many Social Sciences curriculum and examination contracts for the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs, and authored or co-authored several Social Studies, Geography and History textbooks.

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