Why Can't Kiwis Fly? And 181 Other Curious Questions About New Zealand's Natural History
Why did the top fall off Mt Cook? Do male kakapo ever get lonely? Why do sheep like to 'follow the leader'? Are there glaciers in the NorthIsland? What did Maori use for chewing gum? Are there moose in Fiordland? ...and why can't kiwis fly? Why Can't Kiwis Fly? is a succinct, quirky and informed collection of questions and answers about New Zealand's natural history. Crammed full of fascinating, fun and sometimes challenging facts, it's a lively, bite-sized introduction to our natural world.
Gerard Hutching is a former editor of Forest & Bird magazine, and the author of the best-selling books The Natural World of New Zealand, Back from the Brink and In Search of Ancient New Zealand (with Hamish Campbell), all published by Penguin. Hutching has written for the website Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand (www.teara.govt.nz) and was also a contributing writer to the guide book Eyewitness Travel: New Zealand. He is married with three children and lives in Wellington.