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This is a second-hand hardcover book

Condition: The bottom right corner of the book has been bumped; there is creasing to the corner of the cover and to roughly half of the pages in the same area (please see photo). The dust jacket has surface rubbing, a few small light creases, and a long (13cm) heavy scratch/indentation to the back side (surface hasn't been broken), and a few small indentations. There is age spotting to the first and last 2 pages; the rest of the pages are clean and bright. The rest of the book has no faults.

Dimensions: 275x341mm
Pages: 187
Publisher: SeTo Publishing
Publication date: 1990 1st edition

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Kiwis
Editor: Errol Fuller
Paintings by Ray Harris-Ching


With 24 colour plates and 15 black and white drawings by Ray Harris-Ching, plus historical paintings, photographs and maps.

This is a definitive work on a family of birds at once so familiar and yet little known. Only on the islands of New Zealand are these ancient and curious birds found, and this book brings together much that has been learned since their earliest sightings to the present time.

The authors are eminently suited to this task, and the series of paintings and drawings by Ray Harris-Ching reveal kiwis in original and unexpected ways.

The book is founded on an enormous amount of research and field trips, and describes in detail the way of life, habitats and visual characteristics of kiwis as well as offering a history of the bird's discovery, its importance to the Maori and its place as a symbol and object of great affection in the hearts of New Zealanders.

Altogether, some 75 colour and black and white illustrations add immeasurably to this instructive and beautiful book

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