Plant Heritage New Zealand

Plant Heritage New Zealand : Te Whakapapa o nga Rakau : Interpreting the Special Features of Native Plants

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Plant Heritage New Zealand looks at the unique characteristics of New Zealand's plants, and what makes them so special. It delves into the origins and evolution of the plants, how they have inspired songs, poems and works of art, Maori myths, stories and proverbs associated with them, and their many uses as a natural resource. Part 2 presents a selection of the plants and looks at classification, names, botanical description, traditional and modern uses, cultural heritage and significance to Maori. Tony Foster's stunning photos highlight the beauty of the plants, as well as helping with identification.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 210 x 260mm
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 0143009796
  • 9780143009795

About Tony Foster

Tony Foster has had a lifelong interest in New Zealand's native plants. He has a degree in biological sciences from Waikato University, and has taught biology and science in rural New Zealand secondary schools, most recently as deputy principal, Taipa Area School. He now runs Bushmansfriend, specialising in ecotours of the bush reserve surrounding Whangaroa Harbour and educating tourists about the special features on New Zealand plants and their heritage.
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