Wild Fiordland: Discovering the Natural History of a World Heritage Area

Wild Fiordland: Discovering the Natural History of a World Heritage Area

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By (author) Neville Peat, By (author) Brian Patrick

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  • Publisher: Otago University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 236mm x 10mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Dunedin
  • ISBN 10: 1877372277
  • ISBN 13: 9781877372278
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Illustrations note: colour photos
  • Sales rank: 919,154

Product description

This is a paperback edition of Wild Fiordland, which was shortlisted for the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 1997. It is a major work of regional natural history introducing a New Zealand World Heritage Area, Fiordland National Park. In a world largely modified by humans, Fiordland is a breathing space for nature. It is one of the planet's great wilderness areas, where monumental landscapes combine with a mosaic of miniature worlds. Located on the southwest coast of New Zealand, much of Fiordland's landscape was formed by great valleys carved out by glaciers which are now half-drowned. Wild Fiordland is for travellers, nature-lovers, and scientists alike.

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Author information

Neville Peat, a Dunedin-based writer and photographer, is the author of numerous guides to southern New Zealand natural features and attractions. Brian Patrick is Collections and Research Manager at the Otago Museum, Dunedin.

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"For those interested in getting behind the picture postcard image that is often the only impression many people have of this unique part of the world, Wild Fiordland is a must read... With over 200 full colour photographs and easy to read text, the book is a great way to discover the intricacies and delights of this "breathing space for nature". -- Timaru Herald, May 1997.