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    DescriptionNew Zealand's isolation began over 80 million years ago when, powered by mighty geological forces, the land mass rifted away from ancient Gondwana and drifted into the Pacific with its precious cargo of wildlife. The natural history of the shaky isles and their surrounding seas, the dramatic geology and unique plants and animals, is the subject of "New Zealand through Time". Artist Ronald Cometti portrays the past in 16 chapters, each containing an essay, a full-page feature painting and a number of smaller illustrations, which together create a magnificent gallery that will be of interest to anyone from young teen to adult who is curious to learn about the past. The chapters include: The Long Isolation Begins; Beneath Cretaceous Seas; When the World Nearly Ended; Neogene Reptiles; New Zealand Moa; The Rise of the Southern Alps; The Ice Ages; Taupo's Volcano Erupts; Auckland's Volcanoes; Recently Lost Birds; and, The Hawke's Bay Earthquake.


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    Title
    New Zealand Through Time
    Subtitle
    an Illustrated Journey Through 83 Million Years of Natural History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Cometti
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781869661632
    ISBN 10: 186966163X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBN
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: WNW
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL, CULT/OCEANA
    LC classification: DU
    B&T Approval Code: A60320000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: TRV004000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 75
    DC22: 508.93
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    Abridged Dewey: 990
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    B&T Approval Code: A15704000
    Thema V1.0: WN, WTH
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
    Imprint name
    New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
    Publication date
    14 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Birkenhead
    Author Information
    Auckland artist Ronald Cometti was originally employed in the advertising industry as a graphic artist and illustrator. With a lifelong passion for New Zealand wildlife and natural history, he has authored and illustrated several books on the topic, including New Zealand's Forest Treasures and New Zealand Land of Trees, and he has also illustrated several books written by John Morton, Professor Emeritus University of Auckland. For more than 20 years Ron has conducted natural history tours around New Zealand, Australia and the subantarctic Islands, and has been a guest lecturer on cruise ships. Many of his wildlife paintings and wallcharts have been reproduced in magazines, including New Zealand Geographic and Forest & Bird, and his original work has been bought for many private overseas collections.