The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
Barrie Heather & Hugh Robertson
The only field guide to New Zealand birds officially endorsed by the Ornithological Society of New Zealand. Includes 74 stunning color paintings of New Zealand birds, including rare and recently extinct species, illustrated by Derek Onley.
A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
A comprehensive and compact guide by longtime resident Julian Fitter featuring 600 color photographs, range maps and species descriptions.
Birds of New Zealand, A Photographic Guide
Illustrated by almost 1,000 photographs, Birds of New Zealand offers a definitive introduction to the identification and behavior of the country's extraordinary avian life.
New Zealand Birds
A handy, laminated guide to over 140 species of birds commonly found in New Zealand, highlighting the country's top birding hot spots.
New Zealand Wildlife
A handy, laminated guide to 140 familiar species of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish and butterfly in New Zealand. Ideal for quick nature reference.
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
New Zealand Adventure Map
National Geographic Maps
A detailed map at a scale of 1:1,000,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
Lonely Planet New Zealand
Jeff Williams, Christine Niven, & Peter Turner
This comprehensive guide provides an excellent overview of the North and South Islands, local customs, history, culture, flora, and fauna.
Eyewitness Guide New Zealand
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region overview of attractions
A Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary
Take this book with you on your trip to help you untangle the sometimes perplexing and colorful local idioms.
K. T. Harawira & T. R. Buxton
A guide to the Maori language, written for the traveler looking for an introductory foundation to the language, culture and traditions of the Maori people.
Rough Guide to New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to New Zealand in the hip, literate and very infomative Rough Guide style. It's divided cleanly between practical information and illuminating background on culture and history.
Xenophobe's Guide to the Kiwis
Christine Cole Catley
This irreverent pocket guide to cultural awareness is both insightful and entertaining.
Tutira, The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station
Herbert Guthrie-Smith & William Cronon
First published in 1921, this loving account of the ecology of New Zealand focuses on Guthrie-Smith's 40,000-sheep shearing station on the shores of Lake Tutira in the Hawke's Bay region of the North Island.
HISTORY & CULTURE
1000 Years of Maori History
A fascinating read about the history of the Maori people and their struggle to survive and overcome European influence.
Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All
Historian Thompson effortlessly alternates tales of mostly disastrous early encounters with the Maori and the story of the love of her life, Seven, the Maori she married, in this endearing memoir.
A Concise History of New Zealand
Philippa Mein Smith
This well-written pocket history covers the history and development of New Zealand from its beginnings to the 21st century.
A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands
A brisk portrait of New Zealand and its culture, economy and society, this concise history also covers the settlement of the Pacific Islands.
A new unabridged edition of the classic, illustrated sourcebook on Maori tattooing (moko), first published in 1896. The author pays scrupulous attention to the intricate patterns, design and cultural meaning of traditional Maori tattoos.
New Zealand Book of Beasts, Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life
This engaging scholarly work explores New Zealanders' relationship with native fauna, how New Zealanders have nurtured, glorified, cherished, demonized and devoured the nation's animals.
A striking portfolio of 330 color photographs of the people, nature and landscape of the region, Hendrie's gorgeous book includes images from his many journeys to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, Easter Island and Hawaii over the last 20 years.
Captain Cook, Master of the Seas
McLynn re-creates the remarkable voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the remote Pacific, showing him to be a brave and brilliant seaman, who transcended his humble beginnings as a deckhand and triumphed through good fortune, courage, and talent.
The Bone People
Set on the South Island, this powerful novel brings together three troubled individuals who represent Maori and European traditions in contemporary New Zealand.