Books For Sale
The following books are on sale during the conference, until Tuesday 22 November 5pm. They are located on the book table next to the Registration Desk. Cash only.
BOTANY OF THE WAIKATO
Published by the Waikato Botanical Society, this informative and in-depth account of the history and plants of the Waikato landscape includes over 150 colour photographs in 15 chapters and 136 pages. A “must have” for anyone
wishing to familiarise themselves with the natural history of the Waikato Region.
BOTANY OF ROTORUA
Compiled by Bruce Clarkson, Mark Smale, Chris Ecroyd
This 132 page book published in 1991 with many beautiful colour photos covers all aspects of the flora of the Rotorua District. Sections cover history of the vegetation, native forest, exotic forest, pasture, naturalised vegetation, aquatic vegetation, lake shore vegetation, mires, thermal areas, micro-algae, Mt Tarawera, threatened plants, coastal plants inland, mosses and liverworts, fungi, and traditional uses.
Cost $10 per copy ($5 for members of Rotorua Botanical Society)
Or $5 each for 10 copies or more
THE DRAMA OF CONSERVATION: THE HISTORY OF PUREORA FOREST, NEW ZEALAND
This book reviews the geological history of the volcanic zone, its flora and fauna, and the history of Maori and European utilization of forest resources. Chapter-length discussions cover management of the native forest by the New Zealand Forest Service; the forest village and its sawmills; the intensive timber harvesting, and the conflicts with conservationists and expensive compensation agreements that ensued. Separate chapters cover initiatives to protect the forest from introduced herbivores; to guard protected species, especially birds, from predators; the facilities for recreational hunting; the development of the Timber Trail, an 83 km cycleway through the forest and along old logging tramways, complete with detailed interpretation signs illustrating the history of logging; and the family recreation areas and tracks.
The final chapter gathers conclusions and advances prospects for the future of Pureora Forest.
Special Conference Cost $20 (usually $30 from DOC Hamilton)