Fiji’s Natural Heritage By Paddy Ryan

First published in 1988 to critical acclaim, the second edition is now out.

This time in a hard cover with a staggering 500 color photos and an enormous compendium of useful information packed into 288 pages.

You cannot get a better introduction to the breadth of Fiji’s wildlife – a masterpiece and labour of love for Paddy.

Fiji’s Natural Heritage is the acclaimed introduction to the flora, fauna and ecology of the Fiji Islands. First published in 1988, this superb new edition has been completely revised, expanded and redesigned.
Written for the general reader as well as for the natural history enthusiast, Fiji’s Natural Heritage is the only book that provides a comprehensive overview of Fiji’s rich biodiversity. The Fiji Islands have a large number of endemic species. These and the introduced species are illustrated and described with their common, scientific and Fijian names given.

Paddy Ryan’s text is packed with fascinating biological facts and features, as well as many engaging anecdotes detailing encounters with his subjects including the grey reef shark, the crested and the banded iguana, the fiddler crab (which signals frantically to potential mates with its enlarged chela or claw), the frigate bird (an aerial pirate), and Fiji’s national flower, the tagimaucia.

Fiji’s Natural Heritage is a major publication on the Pacific Islands. It will be one of the best value natural history and travel titles!

Simply there is no other book on Fiji that matches the expertise of Dr Ryan’s knowledge and the brilliance of his photography. A must for any visitor to the South Pacific.


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