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mechtilde

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Book question for NZ EHellions
« on: June 19, 2011, 05:12:04 PM »
Two good friends of ours are moving to New Zealand, and we are thinking of sending them a nice NZ wildlife guide when they get there. Alternatively a good book on NZ geology.

They are both pretty geeky.

Any suggestions?

Any suggestions for good NZ websites?
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Ziata

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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 05:43:12 PM »
The New Zealand Wildlife Trust website http://nzwt.co.nz/ has a couple of books available, but not a huge selection.

There is always Whitcoulls: http://www.whitcoulls.co.nz/

Or Fishpond: http://www.fishpond.co.nz/

AnnaT

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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 09:04:21 PM »
I recommend advising your friends to stock up on books before they go.  Book prices in NZ are enough to give me a heart attack!

The traditional 'moving out' book gift for NZ'er leaving the nest is the Edmonds Cook Book - not wildlife but will make them seem like a native to anyone they meet. :)

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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 09:47:55 PM »
Yes books are expensive here by american standards but I have found that they are almost exactly the same  as the euro price on the back cover.  Our libraries are excellent so I would suggest they join as soon as they have a permanent address.

I book I have just got out the library which might be interesting for them particularly if they are coming to the Auckland region is

'Slipping into Paradise', by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, I found it very interesting and I have lived her for a long time.  He is the man who wrote "the nine emotional lives of cats".I will go online to our library and see what they recommend, but often the best books are by the government printers or local university press and therefore difficult to get overseas.

jaybee21nz

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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 05:05:02 AM »
Book are dear, I use the library or Book Depo.

Auckland just combined 7 districts into 1 so you have over 1000000 books in one libray system.

Try www.trademe.co.nz or www.nznature.co.nz has nice wildlife stuff.

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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 05:35:42 AM »
Also try Mighty Ape:  http://www.mightyape.co.nz/  It has a decent search function, and a good range! :D

mechtilde

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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 11:05:59 AM »
Thanks guys!


My friends will be shipping a lot of books out with them- in fact they have had to have quit a few purges and will be leaving some in storage here...

We're really thinking of a moving in present which we can send direct to their NZ address, so they don't have to take it with them. Some of the websites look quite helpful- thanks. I've also checked Amazon in the UK, but the NZ wildlife books aren't much cheaper here.
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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 12:55:54 PM »
Just to warn you, I've used fishpond and it's fine if you don't have any particular delivery date in mind.  Otherwise they tend to send out the books when they feel like it.  I gave up on them when they started doing the same with gift certificates.  Books from other countries being delayed, I could understand.  The fact that my sister got a gift certificate for her birthday nearly 3 weeks late, I couldn't.

jaybee21nz

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Re: Book question for NZ EHellions
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2017, 11:21:48 PM »
http://www.pottonandburton.co.nz/

Based in NZ are in NZD.


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