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            A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
              

            A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Oscar

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            This photographic identification guide to 239 bird species in New Zealand, including the most commonly seen, unique and endemic species, is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High-quality photographs from one of New Zealand's youngest nature photographers are accompanied by ...detailed species descriptions.
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            ISBN 9781912081431
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Naturalist's Guide
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            Whiti: Colossal Squid of the Deep
             

            Whiti: Colossal Squid of the Deep (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Cleal, Victoria; Illustrated by Te Aho-White, Isobel Joy

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            The colossal squid has been the most popular exhibit at Te Papa since it arrived there in 2007. Now this appealing book for young readers tells the fascinating story of these creatures from the deep, through sparkling and informative text and amazing illustrations. A must-have na...tural history book for young readers and their whanau and teachers.
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            ISBN 9780995133808
            Published AU 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future (Hardback)

            By Attenborough, David

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            It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' All we need is the will do so.

            ISBN 9781529108279
            Released AU 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Extraordinary Old Dogs: Uplifting true tales of remarkable seniors
             

            Extraordinary Old Dogs: Uplifting true tales of remarkable seniors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Greaves, Laura

            • RRP: $34.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            Puppies are wonderful, but there is something truly special about an old dog. It's the grey muzzle and salt-and-pepper eyebrows; the face that says 'been there, sniffed that.' It's the plodding gait; the long naps in the sunshine; the undiminished wonderment at the beauty of the ...world. And more than anything, of course, it's the lifetime of love, laughter and licks. Most dog lovers wish their four-legged friends could live forever, and yet senior canines are surrendered to shelters and rescue groups in heartbreakingly high numbers. For some people, it seems ageing is an inconvenience rather than an achievement to be celebrated. But every day, all over the world, elderly dogs are doing incredible things. From saving lives and breaking records to leading online movements and surviving against the odds, stately seniors are wringing every ounce of joy and adventure from their lives. In Extraordinary Old Dogs, meet the geriatric tail-waggers proving there's plenty of life in the old dog yet.
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            ISBN 9781760894771
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect

            The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williams, Wendy

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            An enthralling look at one of the world's most beautiful and resilient animals, and the role they play in our ecosystem Butterflies are beloved across the globe, adorning gardens, parks and zoos. Their feats are staggering - monarchs migrate thousands of kilometres each year. The...y are smarter than we think - some species have learned to fool ants into taking care of them. Their beauty has led many to obsession - lepidopterists (butterfly-seekers) have died in search of particular species, frenzied and driven mad in the pursuit of colour. What draws us to these creatures so intensely? Why do they live so briefly? How do they get their colours? Science journalist Wendy Williams investigates butterflies across the globe, their habitats and those dedicated to studying them. She examines the ancient partnership between butterflies and humans, and the ways we depend on them today - from a bellwether on climate change to a source of life-saving medical technology. For lovers of Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus and Peter Wohlleben's The Hidden Life of Trees, this melodious book reveals the inner lives of these special creatures and shows why they continue to fascinate us. Touching, eye-opening and profound, it is a love letter to these vanishing species, and a celebration of the beauty and joy they bring to our world.
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            ISBN 9781760642532
            Published AU 7 Sep 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Bird Way

            The Bird Way (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ackerman, Jennifer

            • RRP: $35.00
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            From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds - how they live and how they think. 'There is the mammal way and ther...e is the bird way.' This is one scientist's pithy distinction between mammal brains and bird brains- two ways to make a highly intelligent mind. But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviours they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries. What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They're also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own - deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also, ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviours are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of- well - birdness- A mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own. Young birds that devote themselves to feeding their siblings and others so competitive they'll stab their nestmates to death. Birds that give gifts and birds that steal, birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves, birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call - and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Ala
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            ISBN 9781925713763
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Red Lead: The Legendary Australian Ship's Cat Who Survived the Sinking of Hmas Perth and the Thai-Burma Railway

            Red Lead: The Legendary Australian Ship's Cat Who Survived the Sinking of Hmas Perth and the Thai-Burma Railway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Perry, Roland

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            From the author of the bestselling Bill the Bastard and Horrie the War Dog comes a fascinating new story of an Australian animal at war, Red Lead the Australian Navy cat. Red Lead is a sea cat with attitude and uncanny instincts. She uses up her nine lives and more in escaping a ...succession of disastrous events in World War II, from the sinking of the HMAS Perth off Java, to Japanese edicts to kill her on the deadly Thai-Burma Railway, where she moves, in secret, with a group of Australian POWs - known as The Big Cats, who protect her. Red Lead, in turn helps them and becomes the spirit of the prisoners, who feel obligated to keep the faithful animal alive as a symbol of hope for their own survival.
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            ISBN 9781760297145
            Published AU 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Antarctica

            Antarctica (Hardback)

            By Gallo, Nina

            • RRP: $39.99
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            In 1820, after millennia spent speculating and searching, humans laid eyes on Antarctica for the very first time. Since then, our relationship with this enigmatic land of ice and has continually evolved, from one of industry during the sealing and whaling eras, to exploration as ...pioneers charted undiscovered coastlines and forged perilous paths towards the South Pole. Today, the human relationship with Antarctica is defined by scientific endeavour, international collaboration and luxury tourism. The bicentenary of the first human sighting of Antarctica is an opportunity to reflect on our Antarctic legacy as the latest scientific research reveals the startling impacts that climate change in Antarctica could have on a global scale. Discover this remarkable continent covered in ice, where days endure for months, highways are built by penguins and shimmering lights illuminate the night sky.
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            ISBN 9781925847864
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Real Food for Dogs and Cats (Revised and Updated Edition)

            Real Food for Dogs and Cats (Revised and Updated Edition) (Paperback, 2nd ed.)

            By Middle, Clare

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Real Food for Dogs and Cats is for every pet lover who wants to ensure their cat or dog has the best chance of a long and healthy life. We know that a balanced diet is important for our own long-term health and it's the same for our pets. This no-nonsense guide to natural and bal...anced pet nutrition has simple, practical and effective ways to keep pets in top condition.
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            ISBN 9781925816280
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Fremantle Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Flight Lines

            Flight Lines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Darby, Andrew

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            Andrew Darby follows the extraordinary migratory shorebirds from Australia's southern ocean to the Arctic and back. On these travels he explores the power of science to reveal the mysteries of these birds, and to heal both their endangered world - and unexpectedly - himself.

            ISBN 9781760296551
            Published AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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