Why is That Lake So Blue?
Why is our place magic? Why are its islands shaky? Why are our mountains tall and our forests green? Why are some lakes so blue? What happens beneath the waves? Who used to live here? What changed when mammals arrived? What happens in the dark? In this fun-filled, fact-rich book, award-winning science writer Simon Pollard shares the magic, secrets, mysteries and marvels of Aotearoa New Zealands natural world.
Welcome to Zealandia 9 1 Why is our place magic? 11 2 Why are these islands shaky? 21 3 Why are the forests so green? 33 4 Why is that lake so blue? 45 5 What's happening out at sea? 57 6 What used to live here? 69 7 What happened when people arrived? 79 8 What happens after dark? 91 What can you do to help keep Aotearoa New Zealand magic? 102 What does that word mean? 104 Where will you find it? 107 Who wrote this book? 108 Who helped make this book? 109 What page is that on? 110