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Making Our Place

Author : Jacinta Ruru
ISBN : 1877372889
Genre : Nature
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Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors of this book to bring together New Zealanders from different backgrounds and disciplines to explore conflict and change found among New Zealand's sacred, historic, rural, urban, and coastal landscapes. All contributors engage with the underlying question: are there better ways to reconcile inherent tensions in the struggle with the land and with each other? Issues fundamental to identity are placed at center stage, including New Zealand indigenous rights and restitution, development and conservation, claiming and naming. The authors discuss issues ranging from the early-settler surveying lines to the Wanganui/Whanganui naming debate, the legal arguments over wahi tapu and Maori customary land to dairying in the Mackenzie Basin. In exploring different ways of framing landscape tensions, they seek new understandings of why such passion, reverence, and contest is generated, and they look for ways to identify new approaches to resolving problems. Making Our Place is the sequel to the well-received anthology Beyond the Scene: Landscape and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand. *** "...interest is emerging in the study of those historical processes, political projects and social practices that contribute to the ongoing consittution of place, locality, homeland and community in the context of local, regional and global entwinements". Pacific Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 4, December 2012.

Historical Dictionary Of New Zealand

Author : Janine Hayward
ISBN : 9781442274396
Genre : History
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of New Zealand contains a chronology, an introduction, appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Geospatial Visualisation

Author : Antoni Moore
ISBN : 9783642122880
Genre : Science
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This book is a selection of chapters evolved from papers on completed research submitted to GeoCart’2010 / the 1st ICA Regional Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 1st -3rd September 2010. All of the chapters have been updated and revised thoroughly. They have been blind peer reviewed by two referees of international research standing in geospatial science, mostly in the subdisciplines of cartography and geovisualisation. The book features cutting edge topics such geovisual analytics, mobile / Web 2.0 mapping, spatiotemporal representation, cognitive cartography, historical mapping and 3D technology.

Tourism Environment And Ecology In The Mediterranean Region

Author : Recep Efe
ISBN : 9781443868006
Genre : Science
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As humans we have stewardship over the environment. Man’s dominion does not mean a license to abuse, spoil, squander or destroy. Future cultures will be able to reach their potential only if this generation remembers that sustainable land use is a combination of economics, ecology and social justice. Our ancestors survived due to an innate sense of “oneness” whereby they helped each other. For them everything was “holy”. Sustaining desired ecological, economic, and social conditions in the system is a big challenge, but not an impossible task. This book presents chapters by scientists from different disciplines from the Mediterranean Basin and its environs. It presents updated information and highlights the way forward for the fields of economy, environment and ecology, making this book a very useful source for people working in these different disciplines. Contributions have been prepared by experts in these respective fields. The book also brings to the fore important future tasks for these particular disciplines, and provides up-to-date references, tables and figures illustrating research findings. As such, this volume is a must-read for students, researchers and professionals in environmental sciences, ecology, forestry, geography and other related fields.

Living With The Sea

Author : Mike Brown
ISBN : 9780429685422
Genre : Science
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The seas and oceans are currently taking centre stage in academic study and public consciousness. From the plastics littering our seas, to the role of climate change on ocean currents from unequal access of marine resources to the treacherous experiences of seafarers who keep our global economy afloat; now is a crucial time to examine how we live with the sea. This ambitious book brings together an interdisciplinary and international cohort of contributors from within and?beyond?academia. It offers a range and diversity of insights unlike previous collections. An ‘oceanic turn’ is taking place, with a burgeoning of academic work that takes seriously the place of seas and oceans in understanding socio-cultural and political life, past and present. Yet, there is a significant gap concerning the ways in which we engage with seas and oceans, with a will to enliven action and evoke change. This book explores these challenges, offering insights from spatial planning, architectural design, geography, educational studies, anthropology and cultural studies. An examination through these lenses can help us to better understand human relationships with the seas and oceans, and promote an ethic of care for the future.

The Making Of New Zealanders

Author : Ron Palenski
ISBN : 9781775581949
Genre : History
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Examining the development of a sense of national identity in a British colony, this highly authoritative work is a valuable addition to the literature in New Zealand. By looking at the onset of home-grown shipping, railway, and telegraph networks as well as at the Maori and kiwi experiences, not to mention the emergence of rugby teams, this book accounts for how transplanted Britons, and others, turned themselves into New Zealanders—a distinct group of people with their own songs and sports, symbols and opinions, political traditions, and sense of self. Tracing markers in popular culture, political processes, and public events, this informative and thrilling history focuses on the forging of a distinctive new culture and society.

Slipping Into Paradise

Author : Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
ISBN : 9780307491046
Genre : Travel
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In the tradition of Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in Provence, here is Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s ode to his personal paradise–his adopted home, New Zealand. After living in California, why did Masson settle– out of all the places on earth–in such a faraway land? It turns out that while visiting a beautiful sandy beach just fifteen minutes from bustling Auckland, Masson and his family were utterly seduced by the exotic locale. There was little deliberation. This place, surrounded by lush forest on a bay dotted with volcanic islands, would be their new home. Masson takes readers on a remarkable journey to another world, as he and his family “slip into” the paradise that is New Zealand. For anyone who has ever dreamed of finding utopia, Masson reveals a country where neighbors talk to one another and provide a sense of real community–rarely, outside of the big cities, locking their doors–and where politics are as mellow as the weather. New Zealand is also a land of spectacular scenery, made even more famous for being the shooting location for the Lord of the Rings films. The flora is plentiful. Mangroves, banana plants, papaya trees, and more than ten thousand species of ferns grow wild and freely. The fauna is benign. There are no snakes, tarantulas, or scorpions. Children can walk to school barefoot without a care– there is nothing to sting them, bite them, or give them a rash. In the blue waters near the lush coastline, dolphins and orcas abound. While describing his love affair with the country and his affinity for its citizens, Masson reflects on the meaning of home, the importance of acting on intuition, and what happens when we lose our connection to the place we live in. Responding to an impulse, Masson reveals, he realized a dream. Featuring a its glossary of phrases used by New Zealanders and important Maori words, as well as the author’s recommended travel itinerary, Slipping into Paradise is ideal for anyone planning a visit to this exquisite land. Full of photographs, delightful anecdotes, and little-known facts (jogging, for example, was invented in New Zealand), Slipping into Paradise is also a book for those who fantasize about dramatically changing their lives–and who imagine something better for themselves. Jeffrey Masson’s message: New Zealand awaits. From the Hardcover edition.

M Ori And Mining

Author : Katharina Ruckstuhl
ISBN : 0473262754
Genre : Maori (New Zealand people)
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Beyond The Scene

Author : Janet Stephenson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215377883
Genre : History
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If a nation could be said to have a dominant passion, New Zealand's would be its landscapes. Images of spectacular natural features pervade the media -- between the pages of glossy coffee-table books, in tourism promotions and on screen as the setting for blockbuster movies -- but are these scenes that define its people? For Beyond the Scene the editors asked eleven writers to choose a landscape that was important to them and to write it from the perspective of their life experience and knowledge. From farmer to art historian and film critic, geographer and planner to lawyer, from landscape architect to poet and environmentalist -- these are diverse voices. Each discusses a very different landscape: from suburban Auckland and rural Waikato to a planned town in Canterbury and much-filmed Otago. Together, they investigate the relationship landscape has to identity, community and psyche.

Wild Heart

Author : Mick Abbott
ISBN : 1877578207
Genre : Nature
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Images of pristine forests, mountain ranges, untameable rivers, and empty expanses of coastline are the key attraction in how Aotearoa New Zealand is promoted internationally: '100% Pure,' no less. Such wildness is a part of New Zealand's psychological and physical core. This book searches for an understanding of 'the wild' of what makes this New Zealand wilderness such an important part of an individual's psyche. The 17 essays come from hikers, scientists, conservationists, policy-makers, photographers, historians, and writers. Together, they examine many aspects of the idea of wilderness, such as: What and where is New Zealand's wilderness? * Is the wilderness something that should be 'locked up' or not? * How do the Maori see their wilderness? * How is it defined by law? * What is the government's policy? * What do the people want of their wilderness? * Should its resources be exploited? Exploring the 'possibility' of wilderness lies at the book's core. What could the wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand become, and, consequently, what might its people also become?

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