Wild Fiordland

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

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This is a paperback edition of this book, which was shortlisted for the Montana NZ 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 its landscape was formed by great valleys carved out by glaciers which are now half-drowned. Milford Sound is one of New Zealand's most remote but necessary tourist destinations, while Dusky Sound provided a home to Captain Cook's Resolution and its scientists, as well as artist William Hodges, for five weeks in 1773. This book is for travellers, nature-lovers and scientists alike. Other books by the same authors in this prize-winning series are "Wild Central," "Wild Dunedin," and "Wild Rivers."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 182.9 x 236.2 x 10.2mm | 340.2g
  • Otago University Press
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • English
  • 2nd UK ed.
  • colour photos
  • 1877372277
  • 9781877372278
  • 976,298

About Neville Peat

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.show more

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