Wild Dunedin: The Natural History of New Zealand's Wildlife Capital
Dunedin city and its environs are home to an amazing range of habitats and landscapes, of plants, animals, birds, insects and geological features. From the ocean, with its albatrosses and penguins, to the high alpine zone of inland ranges, this book introduces a magnificent natural environment. This brand-new fully revised edition of Wild Dunedin includes new and updated information and stunning new images, including a look at the new jewel in Dunedin's natural history crown, Orokonui Ecosanctuary. A must-read for visitors and Otago residents alike.
Neville Peat is an award-winning New Zealand nature writer and biographer. His books also cover genres such as history, geography and the environment. The original edition of Wild Dunedin won the inaugural Montana New Zealand Book Awards' Natural Heritage Category in 1996. In 2007 he was awarded New Zealand's largest literary prize, the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship, for a book about the Tasman Sea. He lives on the Otago Peninsula, handy to albatrosses, penguins and sea lions. Brian Patrick is the co-author of several books on natural history and invertebrates, including Wild Central and Wild Fiordland (with Neville Peat), Butterflies of the South Pacific (with Hamish Patrick) and Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand (with Brian Parkinson). He has worked for the Department of Conservation, New Zealand, as a senior manager in museums, and now works as a scientist in an ecological consultancy in Christchurch.