Description - Wild Fiordland by Neville Peat
This is a paperback edition of this book, which was shortlisted for the Montana NZ Book Awards in 1997. It is a major work of regional natural history introducing a New Zealand World Heritage Area, Fiordland National Park. In a world largely modified by humans, Fiordland is a breathing space for nature. It is one of the planet's great wilderness areas, where monumental landscapes combine with a mosaic of miniature worlds. Located on the southwest coast of New Zealand, much of its landscape was formed by great valleys carved out by glaciers which are now half-drowned. Milford Sound is one of New Zealand's most remote but necessary tourist destinations, while Dusky Sound provided a home to Captain Cook's Resolution and its scientists, as well as artist William Hodges, for five weeks in 1773. This book is for travellers, nature-lovers and scientists alike. Other books by the same authors in this prize-winning series are Wild Central , Wild Dunedin , and Wild Rivers .
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Author Biography - Neville Peat
Neville Peat, a Dunedin-based writer and photographer, is the author of numerous guides to southern New Zealand natural features and attractions. Brian Patrick is Collections and Research Manager at the Otago Museum, Dunedin.