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Know Your New Zealand Seashells (Pocket guide)


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Know Your New Zealand Seashells (Pocket guide)

From the isolation of New Zealand over eons of time have come the unique character of a large number of its endemic seashells. This book describes and illustrates in colour 150 different seashells found around New Zealand ‘s coasts.

They are known to the Māori people as “Hinemoana’s family”.  She is the Ocean Maiden, the personified form of the ocean, and the grand-daughter of  the god Tāne.

Format: This is a staple bound pocket guide measuring 16.5 x 10.9 x 0.4

Language: This book is written in English with Māori names for each shell and incorporating other Māori stories and information.

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Other pocket guides by Murdoch Riley include:

Know your New Zealand birds

Know your New Zealand seashells

Know your Māori weaving

Māori place names explained

Māori vegetable cooking

A Bush Lover’s Calendar New Zealand Flowers and Berries

New Zealand trees and ferns

New Zealand wildlife


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