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Inside New Zealand wildlife

documentary heritage
  • Description

    Most New Zealanders will easily recognise and identify our unique wildlife - whether it's a tree weta, common dolphin or a kiwi. We know quite a lot about them - how and where they live, what they do, what they eat and so on.

    But what makes them tick? What does an insect's eye actually see? Does an earthworm have 'guts'? Does the flightless kiwi have any wings under all those feathers? Author and illustrator Dave Gunson delves deep inside some of our best-known species to see what's really going on in there, and to find out just how our native creatures work!

  • Place
  • Other Id

    PZ7 GUN 2021 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    92800 (Cat ID)

    92570 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Inside New Zealand wildlife
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    David Bateman Ltd
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    48 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm

  • Language
    Te Reo Māori
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    1 item in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Introduction -- Mushroom
    harore -- Leaves
    rau -- Trees
    rakau -- Kowhai flower -- Common jellyfish
    petipeti -- Red beadlet sea anemone
    kotoretore -- Sea star
    patangaroa -- Common sea urchin
    kina -- Earthworm
    noke -- Garden snail
    ngata kari -- Common cockle
    tuangi -- Common rock crab
    papaka nui -- House-hopper spider
    pungawerewere -- Bumblebee
    pi rorohu -- Compound eye -- Tree weta
    rakau weta -- Ant
    popokorua -- How butterflies feed -- Bronze whaler shark
    horopekapeka -- Snapper
    tamure -- Hochstetter's frog
    pepeketua -- Green turtle
    honu -- Tuatara -- Kiwi -- Fantail
    piwakawaka -- Little blue penguin
    korora -- Long-tailed bat
    pekapeka -- Forearm homology -- Fur seal
    kekeno -- Bottlenose dolphin
    terehu -- Index
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Animals--Juvenile literature--New Zealand; Birds--Juvenile literature--New Zealand; Insects--Juvenile literature--New Zealand; Marine animals--Juvenile literature--New Zealand; Anatomy, Comparative--Juvenile literature]

    The book covers a selection of different views and sections, in most cases, layers of muscles, fat and general body tissues have been removed , so that the internal workings and the simplified arrangements of structures and organs can be seen more clearly and show how the animal is built--Page [5]

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
  • Language Description
    English (chiefly) with some Maori
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