English-born Carolyn King came to New Zealand in 1971, taking a post with DSIR Ecology Division as a scientist specialising in introduced carnivores. Her two best-known books, The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats (1989) and The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals (1990), both recently went into second editions with Oxford University Press. In 1983 she was appointed Scientific Editor to the Royal Society of New Zealand, and edited The Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand until 2001 and The New Zealand Journal of Zoology from 1991 to now. In 1995 she joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Waikato University, where she is now a senior lecturer. Kim lives in a country house outside Hamilton with her husband, Ken Ayers. Rod Morris is one of New Zealand's most talented natural history film-makers and photographers. He has authored or contributed to several books in his field, including New Zealand Nature (New Holland).