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The Animals of New Zealand: An Account of the Dominions Air-Breathing Vertebrates Frederick Wollaston Hutton

The Animals of New Zealand: An Account of the Dominions Air-Breathing Vertebrates

Frederick Wollaston Hutton

Published October 7th 2011
ISBN : 9781108040020
Paperback
440 pages
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 About the Book 

Frederick Wollaston Hutton (1836 1905) was a geologist and a supporter of Darwinian theory. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1866, became Professor of Biology at Canterbury College, and won awards both in Britain and Australasia for his work on theMoreFrederick Wollaston Hutton (1836 1905) was a geologist and a supporter of Darwinian theory. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1866, became Professor of Biology at Canterbury College, and won awards both in Britain and Australasia for his work on the natural history of New Zealand. He published scientific papers on biology and zoology as well as geology and, with James Drummond, wrote two popular works, Nature in New Zealand (1902) and The Animals of New Zealand (1904). The latter was extremely successful. It was revised and expanded the following year, and this fourth edition was published in 1923. The book focuses on native vertebrates, so the bulk of the content relates to birds, of which Hutton had published a catalogue in 1871. It also describes marine mammals, reptiles, and bats, and gives brief coverage to introduced species. There are 154 illustrations, and indexes of Maori, English and scientific names.