The Real Guide to New Zealand: The Unique Nature of Aotearoa

$44.99 inc GST


Can you tell a skink from a gecko? Is that a kea or a kaka? Can you spot the difference between a northern rata and a pohutukawa?

The Real Guide to New Zealand is a “101 Guide” is designed to help readers better understand New Zealand’s natural history. Written in a straightforward style, Danenhauer explains why the country is unique but also how the arrival of people has dramatically impacted on the environment. With over 300 images, tables, and text boxes readers can learn about and explore the natural wonders of this amazing country.

Listen to Mark Danenhauer talking about the book on RNZ’s Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan show here

“[The Real Guide to New Zealand] is a handy guide for tourists or people intending to migrate here. Intermediate and high school students could also find it useful for science and social studies projects about our natural world.”– Maria Gill

“Filled with everything any aspiring naturist could ever wish for, the guide is packed with information that will satisfy even the most ardent lovers of the outdoors.” – NZBooklovers

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Mark Dannenhauer


White Cloud Books





Publication Date

10 November 2022