"Which New Zealand Insect" Andrew Crowe
This excellent book focuses on insects only, not on other invertebrates (spiders, centipedes, worms, snails, slugs, etc) as in the best-selling Life-Size Guide to Insects published in August 1999. Unlike the Life-Size Guide, this book identifies smaller insects on large panels, and includes a complete coverage of New Zealand butterflies. The text is very detailed and covers over 350 insects.
Displaying more than 650 colour photographs, this book is both a field guide and a a gallery. It covers native and introduced insects of the home, garden and farm, forest, mountains, lakes and streams - an often overlooked side of New Zealand wildlife.
LIANZA Elsie Locke Award Winner 2003.
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Non-Fiction Award 2003.
Andrew Crowe is a full-time author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won five New Zealand book awards, including the Ashton Wylie Award for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama and - for his contribution to children's literature generally - the Margaret Mahy Medal.