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This is a second-hand soft-cover book.

Condition: The cover has light fading to the spine area, and a small crease to 2 corners. The rest of the book has no faults. The pages are clean and bright.

The dimensions: 230 x 201 mm
Pages: 83
Publisher: Random Century
Publication date: 1991 first edition


Kiwi: More than a bird
By Richard Wolfe

If one measure of a people is how they see themselves, then New Zealanders are a peculiar race since they have chosen as their national symbol the kiwi - a bird that cannot fly and which looks as if it has been designed by a committee. Yet from nocturnal obscurity, it has risen in fame until now not only are New Zealanders known as Kiwis, but their currency is known as the Kiwi and the bird's image proliferates, littering the urban landscape. Not bad for a bird that is nearly blind. The story of the kiwi's enduring popular appeal is a fascinating tale told here for the first time.

Richard Wolfe is an unabashed 'kiwiophile' whose interest in New Zealand's popular culture has resulted in two previous books - Well Made New Zealand and New Zealand! New Zealand! In Praise of Kiwiana.


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