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  • Published: 13 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780141006369
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $27.99

Which New Zealand Insect?


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Discover and identify New Zealand's amazing insects, by best-selling author Andrew Crowe.

Discover and identify New Zealand's amazing insects, by best-selling author Andrew Crowe.

Ninety percent of New Zealand's insects are unique. Many of these little-known creatures play an important part in our ecology. Which New Zealand Insect? showcases the variety and beauty of this often overlooked side of our wildlife heritage.

With over 650 life-size colour photographs and three times as many species as the author's The Life-Size Guide to Insects this is an ideal field guide for children, trampers, mountaineers and conservation workers.

  • Pub date: 13 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780141006369
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $27.99

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

  • LIANZA Children's Book Awards

    Winner • 2003 • Non-Fiction Book

  • Storylines Notable Book Award

    Winner • 2003 • Notable Book

  • Montana New Zealand Book Award

    Shortlisted • 2003 • Environment Category

  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards

    Shortlisted • 2003 • Non-Fiction


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