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NZ Wild Life free pdf NZ Wild Life is an engrossing and illuminating exploration into the everyday biology of New Zealand. Interweaving the miniature with the majestic, ancient history with the most up-to-date findings, biologists Steve Trewick and Mary Morgan-Richards tell an enchanting story of New Zealand's ever-changing natural landscape. The evolution of New Zealand's wildlife is a dynamic interplay between isolation and colonisation, the ancient and more recent, species growth and extinction. An accessible, informative and well-illustrated guide to the 'wild' wonderland that is outdoors New Zealand - suitable for readers of all ages and abilities.

About Steve Trewick

Steve Trewick is an evolutionary biologist living in Palmerston North where he works at Massey University. He was born in India, grew up in Nigeria and went to secondary school in Surrey, England. After receiving a BSc Honours degree in Ecology at Loughborough University he travelled and worked widely before settling in New Zealand. He has a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington where he studied the evolution of flightlessness in birds. Steve is an active tertiary lecturer, researcher and science communicator who also contributes to primary and secondary school and conservation groups. His popular science articles include 'Kakapo: the paradoxical parrot' (Nature Australia), 'Vicars and Vagrants' (Australasian Science), and with Mary Morgan-Richards 'New Zealand Biology' (Encyclopedia of Islands University of California Press) and 'New Zealand Stick Insects' (Reed). He has also contributed to Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Mary Morgan-Richards is a biologist and associate professor at Massey University Palmerston North. After completing her PhD at Victoria University of Wellington she undertook research at St Andrews University, UK before receiving a Marsden Grant to study weta hybrid zones at Otago University NZ. After her first child was born she worked part-time as a post-doctoral fellow, first at the Natural History Museum of London then the University of Canterbury. She now has a permanent academic position within the Ecology group at Massey University where she teaches evolution and conservation and shares her love of New Zealand invertebrates.

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Author : Steve Trewick
Publisher : Penguin Books (NZ)
Data Published : 25 June 2014
ISBN : 0143568892
EAN : 9780143568896
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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