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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has surface rubbing, fading and light discolouring, creasing to the top edge, several tears (longest is 15mm) to the top edges, light browning and age spotting to the flaps, and very heavy wear to the top edge around the spine area. The cover has fading to the edges, and medium to heavy surface wear to the edges around the spine area and to the corners. The first page has a name and address written on it and light writing indentations in the corner. There is age spotting to the inside of the front and back cover and to the first and last 3 pages. A few pages have light age spotting. There is age spotting and browning to the edges of the compressed pages. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 190x270mm.
Pages: 291
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 1983 first edition


Exotic Intruders: The introduction of plants and animals into New Zealand
By Joan Druett

When looking at the multitude of foreign animals and plants that have arrived in New Zealand, the natural reaction is to ask: Why were they brought here? Who brought them? And how? The acclimatisation of animals and plants is a fascinating subject, and probably one that can be best studied in New Zealand.

Some imports thrived beyond all expectations. Others became serious pests. And yet others failed to survive in the new country, despite constant dedicated attempts to introduce and cultivate them. This book is the story of these, and also of the people who worked with such dedication to seed the new country with the life of the old, and how optimistic, hard-working and just plain self-indulgent they were. Many of them lived to be maligned, but they were nevertheless the creators of much of New Zealand as we see it today.


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