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Why is That lake so blue? A Childen’s guide to New Zealand’s Natural World by Simon Pollard.

October 12, 2018

lake so blueWhy is That lake so blue? A Childen’s guide to New Zealand’s Natural World by Simon Pollard. Pub. Te Papa Press, 2018.

Before I start to review this excellent non-fiction work about how New Zealand was formed, and how this affected the type of flora and fauna that live here, and how this in turn has been affected by the arrival of man I have to make a major point.

The expert information, the maps and diagrams, the photographs, the bite sized information on plants and wild life and the overall coverage could not be found on any one or even a dozen websites on the Net. You have it all in one package.

It starts with Gondwana land and shows how New Zealand as actually part of the undersea Continent of Zealandia as discovered by sir James Hector in 1895. Not a lot of people know that.

From there the plant and animal population developed in a unique way until the arrival of humans who changed everything. There is a conservation message, a global warming message amongst the brilliant photographs and illustrations.

Great for the home and the school library. a superb publication by a great scientific mind.

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