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  • Published: 3 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9780140283457
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.95

The Life-Size Guide to Insects

and other land invertebrates of New Zealand


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Identifying New Zealand's insects, spiders and other land invertebrates is made simple with this new guide by best-selling author Andrew Crowe.

Identifying New Zealand's insects, spiders and other land invertebrates is made simple with this new guide by best-selling author Andrew Crowe.

Explore over 300 life-size photographs, learn about the life-cycle of different insects and use the handy colour-coded chart for fast, accurate identification. Written by one of New Zealand's most popular nature writers, The Life-Size Guide to Insects makes it fun for all the family to learn more about the natural world of New Zealand.

  • Pub date: 3 August 1999
  • ISBN: 9780140283457
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.95

About the Author

Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Book Award

    Winner • 2000 • Non-Fiction

  • New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

    Shortlisted • 2000 • Non-Fiction


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