Author(s): Malcolm McKinnon
Winner of the Readers' Choice Award, 1998 Montana New Zealand Books Awards. This superb new colour book is a journey in maps, graphics and text through New Zealand's past to the present, revealing the relationships between the places and people of New Zealand. Using the most sophisticated technology available historians, cartographers, geographers, geologists and archaeologists have pooled their knowledge and research to create a book which is highly pictorial yet remarkably detailed. The book is divided into five sections:
In 290 pages, there are one hundred double-page spreads of maps, captions, graphs and pictures covering a great variety of topics, from volcanic activity, glaciation, flora and fauna before human settlement, Maori horticulture, regions of the country viewed through pre-European Maori eyes, the New Zealand wars, the conversion of bush into pasture, building cities, and many more. There is a thorough bibliography for each section providing sources of evidence and and additional information. First published 1997.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 1998 and Book Data New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 1998. Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book of the Year Award Cultural Heritage Category 1998 and Best of the Bestsellers 1998.