This book is about the biology of New Zealand explored from the perspective of evolutionary ecology. This unconventional book informs in an accessible way about New Zealand species, their interactions and their origins. To do this we use focal plants and animals in a chapter format so that each chapter considers a different type of creature and different biological processes ranging from plate tectonics to species diversity to sexual selection to predator avoidance. The narrative weaves through twelve chapters details of the universal mechanisms of nature in the setting of Aotearoa, considering in the last chapter the changes humanity has made on the natural environment.
The title is: Wild Life New Zealand
Authors: Steve Trewick, Mary Morgan-Richards
A5 format with 287 pages, richly enhanced with more than 600 colour images.