Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover

Title Making a New Land [electronic resource] : Enviromental Histories of New Zealand / Eric Pawson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Otago University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (396 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Access Access limited to subscribing institutions.
Summary Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonization of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of New Zealand, first published in 2002, brimming with new content and fresh insights into the causes and nature of this transformation, and the new landscapes and places that it produced. Unusually among environmental histories, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of change, focusing on international as well as local contexts. Its 19 chapters are organized in five broadly chronological parts: Encounters, Colonising, Wild Places, Modernising, and Contemporary Perspectives. These are framed by an editorial introduction and a reflective epilogue. The book is well illustrated with photographs, maps, cartoons and other graphics.
Note Print version record.
Access Digital content provided by Freading Ebook Service.
Subject Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- New Zealand -- History.
Human ecology -- New Zealand -- History.
Landscape changes -- New Zealand -- History.
New Zealand -- Environmental conditions.
New Zealand -- Colonization.
Added Author Brooking, Tom, 1949- editor, illustrator.
Pawson, Eric, editor.
Freading (Firm)
ISBN 9781927322536 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9781927322536

Available items only