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The Natural History of Canterbury free pdf Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date account of knowledge of the flora, fauna and environment of the region with a broad audience in mind. It will be a valuable resource for natural scientists, students, environmental managers and interested lay people, not just in Canterbury but throughout New Zealand. Contributions to the 27 chapters were made by more than 40 scientists and academics with wide-ranging experience and expertise in their subjects. Contents include chapters on the geology, geomorphology and geography of the region, climate and soils, and the history of Maori colonisation and life. Past and present vegetation are dealt with in detail, as are fossil and present-day faunas, including the birds, amphibians and reptiles, and marine mammals. The ecology of terrestrial, marine and freshwater habitats is treated in depth. Timely and thought-provoking chapters deal with ecological restoration, conservation issues and environmental management.

About Michael Winterbourn

Mike Winterbourn is an emeritus professor of zoology at the University of Canterbury, a former president of the New Zealand Limnological Society, and the coauthor and coeditor of several books on freshwater fauna, including "Guide to the Aquatic Insects of New Zealand" and "New Zealand Stream Invertebrates." George Knox was a professor emeritus and the head of zoology at the University of Canterbury. He is the author of dozens of scientific papers and environmental reports. Colin Burrows is the author of numerous research papers and several books, including "Julius Haast in the Southern Alps "and "Processes of Vegetation Change." Islay Marsden is an associate professor in marine biology at the University of Canterbury. She is involved in 65 refereed research publications and research projects with the University of London, the University of Connecticut, and the Department of Conservation.

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Author : Michael Winterbourn
Publisher : Canterbury University Press
Data Published : 01 March 2008
ISBN : 1877257575
EAN : 9781877257575
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 926 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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