The New Zealand Listener has a few good suggestions from two different categories: Science and Journalism & Essays.
- The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure and Human Evolution by Denis Dutton
- The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
- Innocents in the Dry Valley: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59 by Colin Bull
- On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition and Fiction by Brian Boyd
- The Best of New Zealand Geographic: Exploring our Land and Culture