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    DescriptionBack in 1990, when Neville Peat wrote The Incredible Kiwi, New Zealand s national bird was in retreat from habitat loss and the severe impact of predation. The kiwi was not well understood, being nocturnal and hidden in the forest. During the 1990s, saving the kiwi became a popular cause. Community kiwi conservation projects have emerged all over the country. And scientific research has led to greater knowledge of the bird's population dynamics and distribution. The kiwi has truly become 'the people's bird.' This book describes the kiwi from every point of view, from wild bird to national emblem. What is this biological oddity called the kiwi? Exactly how many species of kiwi are there? Where do they live? What do they eat? How are people helping them to survive? Why does this flightless, semi-nocturnal bird have such a major place in the Kiwi nation's life? This new book by Neville Peat tells the story of the largest popular movement in support of an endangered native species that New Zealand has ever seen.


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    Title
    Kiwi
    Subtitle
    The People's Bird
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Neville Peat
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 608 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781877372360
    ISBN 10: 1877372366
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBN
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BIC subject category V2: RNKH
    LC classification: QL
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Abridged Dewey: 598
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    Ingram Theme: CULT/OCEANA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 75
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBN
    DC22: 598.54
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: RNKH
    Illustrations note
    colour photos & maps
    Publisher
    Otago University Press
    Imprint name
    Otago University Press
    Publication date
    03 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Dunedin