A Flying Start
Commemorating Fifty Years of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand 1940-1990
Compiled and edited by B.J. Gill and B.D. Heather. Published in 1990 by Random Century in association with the Ornithological Society of New Zealand Inc.
This publication is out of print and no longer available.
This book has been published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand. It is a collection of essays by a diverse range of members of the Society. The essays cover the history of the Society and its various schemes, reminiscences of the Society's early days, reviews of various specialised aspects of ornithology - from birds in art to bird banding - and biographical accounts of key figures in the history of ornithology in New Zealand. Accompanied by numerous illustrations, this book is a comprehensive celebration of New Zealand ornithology.