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From moa to dinosaurs : explore & discover ancient New Zealand / by Gillian Candler ; illustrated by Ned Barraud.

By: Candler, Gillian [author.].
Contributor(s): Barraud, Ned [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 36 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 x 21 cm.ISBN: 9780947503093 ; 9780947503109; 0947503099 ; 0947503102.Subject(s): Paleontology -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Extinct animals -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Dinosaurs -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Extinct birds -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfictionDDC classification: 560.993 Summary: Go back in time to explore ancient forests, lakes and the seas around Zealandia, and discover unique survivors and long-extinct animals that once made this land their home: Dinosaurs of Gondwana and Zealandia ; Giant penguins and shark-toothed dolphins ; Crocodilian and turtle inhabitants of ancient lakes ; Moa, adzebill and other extinct birds ; Tuatara, wētā and bird survivors. This beautifully illustrated and highly informative book is aimed at children from pre-schoolers up and anyone curious about New Zealand&#x;s ancient past and the animals that have lived here.
List(s) this item appears in: NZ Childrens Book Awards 2017
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Children's Non Fiction 567 ANIMALS (Browse shelf) Available I2167779
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Children's Non Fiction 567 ANIMALS (Browse shelf) Available I2160195
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Children's Non Fiction 560 CAN (Browse shelf) Available (Available) A00796576
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From Moa to Dinosaurs, the fifth title in the acclaimed 'explore & discover' series for children, looks back in time to reveal what lived in ancient New Zealand. The book begins with a glimpse of the animals that lived in New Zealand just before people arrived. It then goes back in time, providing snapshots of particular periods, as far back as 180 million years ago. The range of animals covered in this book is remarkable: moa and other extraordinary birds that are now extinct; crocodilians and turtles; the shark-toothed dolphin and giant penguins; dinosaurs such as sauropods and theropods; as well as those resilient survivors who can still be found in New Zealand today, such as kiwi, native bats, giant weta and tuatara. Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched, this is a wonderful and intriguing way for children to learn something about the origins of New Zealand.

Go back in time to explore ancient forests, lakes and the seas around Zealandia, and discover unique survivors and long-extinct animals that once made this land their home: Dinosaurs of Gondwana and Zealandia ; Giant penguins and shark-toothed dolphins ; Crocodilian and turtle inhabitants of ancient lakes ; Moa, adzebill and other extinct birds ; Tuatara, wētā and bird survivors. This beautifully illustrated and highly informative book is aimed at children from pre-schoolers up and anyone curious about New Zealand&#x;s ancient past and the animals that have lived here.

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