hideous and hilariousDer Asbscheid (The Parting) is a humorous short story for children, published in 2006 as part of Hideous and Hilarious: 30 New Zealand Historical Stories (Random House). It concerns a young girl moving from her native Germany in the 1860s, being introduced to Maori legends by her beloved fairytale characters. It is available through Amazon at this link.




INH coverIntangible Natural Heritage (Routledge 2011)The topic of intangible natural heritage is new, recently emerging as an important subject of inquiry. It describes the untouchable elements of the environment that combine to create natural objects, and help define our relationship to them.  This book presents a spectrum of opinion, from Europe, Asia, Australasia, Britain, and North America, available from Amazon, at this link.


Melting PointMelting Point (Penguin 2008)  This book examines the global warming issue in a specifically New Zealand context. What will be the effect of climate change on New Zealand’s natural environment, our coastlines, our agriculture, our industries, our public health, our infrastructure? What are the potential social and psychological implications? How will ordinary people be affected? Read a review of the book at this link.


Inside NZ National Parks

Inside New Zealand’s National Parks (Penguin 2007) All fourteen national parks of New Zealand are featured here in great detail. The book is beautiful and stylish showcase of New Zealand’s magnificent natural environment, with maps, detailed information about walking tracks and accommodation, highlights and attractions, history of the parks and profiles of flora and fauna . Compiled with the backing of the Department of Conservation. The book is available through Amazon at this link.


Sanctuary: New Zealand’s Spectacular Nature Reserves (Penguin 2006). While most wildlife reserves are inaccessible to the average person, this beautiful book gives us a glimpse of the treasures that such places protect and nourish. From the kakapo of Codfish Island to the endangered frogs of Stephen Island and the inner-city sanctuary of Karori, Wellington, Sanctuary showcases the unique birds, fish, reptiles, and plants of New Zealand. View the book online here.

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