Books by Neville Peat, award-winning New Zealand writer and photographer, span the genres of geography, biography, history, environment and natural history. His books on New Zealand range from the Antarctic region and subantarctic islands to tropical Tokelau.
In 2007, Neville Peat was awarded New Zealand’s largest literary prize, the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers’ Fellowship, to research and write the story of the Tasman Sea.
– The first 25 years of Project River Recovery 1991-2016
Department of Conservation, 2016
The Upper Waitaki region, spreading eastward from the Southern Alps and New Zealand’s highest peak (Aoraki/Mt Cook), contains a spectacular array of braided rivers, which are rare internationally. They are home to plant and animal species found nowhere else. Project River Recovery is a world-leading conservation effort, working hard to protect endangered birds, fish, lizards, insects and plants together with their habitats.
Stewart Island Rakiura National Park
Otago University Press, November 2015
Uncrowded, spectacularly natural Stewart Island is a popular holiday destination with many bush walks and a wealth of natural and built features to enjoy, including New Zealand’s 14th and newest national park, rare and special birdlife, numerous historic sites and magnificent scenery.
The Natural History of New Zealand’s Wildlife Capital
Otago University Press, June 2014
Dunedin City and its environs are home to an amazing range of habitats, landscapes, plants, animals, birds, insects and geological features. This well-illustrated book introduces a magnificent natural environment, extending from a sea coast inhabited by albatrosses, penguins, sea lions, dolphins and whales to a harsh but biodiverse alpine zone on inland mountains.
Random House NZ, October 2012
An intoxicating blend of Antarctic exploration in the ‘Heroic Era’ and the world of Scotch whisky, this book gives the full story behind the cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt that were rediscovered under the hut of Ernest Shackleton’s 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition 100 years after an epic attempt at the South Pole.
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