From stunning alpine plants to the secrets of valley floor life, Wild Central describes a natural environment that is unique in New Zealand – a rainshadow basin-and-range region that is the driest and coldest place in New Zealand and also one of the hottest. Landforms and climate set it apart, and nurture a diverse range of flora and fauna, including numerous endemic species.
Finalist, Montana New Zealand Book Awards Environment Category 2000
‘. . . interesting, information and contains a wealth of detail on subjects not before published outside scientific journals.’
New Zealand Wilderness
‘Here is the ultimate guide . . . Don’t drive SH8 with it.’
The Press, Christchurch
‘Now there is an even greater incentive to visit these wild places.’
Federated Mountain Clubs Bulletin