This book describes the Chatham Islands with emphasis on their geology, flora, fauna, habitats, and extinct and endangered species - on land, in freshwater and in the sea.
It also provides an introduction to the human history of the islands, and is a guide to the many reserves and covenants that have been established to protect and conserve the islands’ heritage.
Six current and former Department of Conservation staff have contributed to the book.
Edited by Colin Miskelly
Published by Canterbury University Press in association with the Department of Conservation.
Distributed in New Zealand by Nationwide Book Distributors and in Australia by UNIREPS, UNSW Press
Paperback, 248 x 185 mm, 224 pp
Recommended retail price: $39.95
ISBN 978-1-877257- 78-0
- Te Miria Kate Wills-Johnson (heritage)
- Michael King (history)
- Hamish Campbell (geology)
- David Schiel (marine life, seaweeds)
- Wendy Nelson (seaweeds)
- Rhys Richards (marine mammals)
- Ian Atkinson (land habitats)
- Peter Johnson (freshwater wetlands, lichens)
- Nadine Bott (freshwater fish)
- Peter de Lange (botany, mosses, liverworts)
- Peter Heenan and John Sawyer (botany)
- Allan Fife (mosses)
- David Glenny (liverworts)
- Peter Johnston and Ross Beever (fungi)
- John Dugdale and Rowan Emberson (insects)
- Phil Sirvid (spiders)
- Karin Mahlfeld (land snails)
- Allan Munn and Ken Hunt (managing the resource)
- Colin Miskelly (birds, lizard, managing the resource, people who made a difference)