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Birdstories

A history of the birds of New Zealand

Geoff Norman

BIRDSTORIES SHORTLIST FINALIST 2019 OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS IN THE ILLUSRATED NON-FICTION CATEGORY

Kiwi, kākāpō, takahē, moa, tūī – these birds, and many others, are unique to Aotearoa New Zealand, and famous throughout ...
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BIRDSTORIES SHORTLIST FINALIST 2019 OCKHAM NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS IN THE ILLUSRATED NON-FICTION CATEGORY

Kiwi, kākāpō, takahē, moa, tūī – these birds, and many others, are unique to Aotearoa New Zealand, and famous throughout the world. It was the 1873 publication of Walter Buller’s A History of the Birds of New Zealand that introduced overseas readers to these extraordinary creatures, and led New Zealanders as well to appreciate them in a way they had not before. Now, a century and a half later, Geoff Norman’s Birdstories builds on that legacy in a compelling, impeccably researched and beautifully presented account, which describes the origins of our birds, their place in both the Pākehā and Māori worlds, their survival and conservation, and the art they have inspired.

Geoff Norman writes of the birds’ unusual evolution, the disastrous impact of two waves of human migration, but too, the late nineteenth-century realisation that extinction need not be inevitable and the astonishing salvation stories of the following century.

Birdstories is a visual delight, rich in sketches and paintings by the scientists and draughtsmen who accompanied the early European explorers, and a remarkable range of works by contemporary artists. Much more than a source of fascinating information, this significant book is also a passionate call for action to save our remaining threatened species. Like the taonga it describes, Birdstories will be treasured by all who love and appreciate the unique birds of this land

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Weight2.00000000 kg
ISBN

9780947503925

Pages

approx. 372

Size

260 x 184 mm

Format

Hardback

Author

Geoff Norman

Published

October 2018

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