|Year of Publication
|472p. ; 30.5cm.
A handsome, high quality edition and richly illustrated throughout with numerous landscape, bird and other wildlife photographs, historic images, drawings and maps etc, this book is a treasure trove of Richard Henry's astute observations and descriptions of all the birds and marine life in wild and remote Dusky Sound, where he lived and worked , mostly alone, for fourteen years. Featuring a comprehensive introductory overview of Henry's life story, Letters of a Naturalist details his work and struggles to translocate endangered kakapo and kiwi to offshore islands to save them from the advancing tide of mustelid predators and brings together his charming letters, field reports, natural history notes and early reminiscences, giving a colourful picture of this remarkable and important figure in New Zealand's conservation history.