Our Islands, Our Selves: A History Of Conservation In New Zealand

Author: David Young
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  • : $42.50(NZD)
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  • : Otago University Press
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  • : October 2004
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  • : New Zealand
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Description

Tells the story of how a conservation ethic emerged in New Zealand. It looks at the phases of Maori settlement and how the need to preserve slowly became an element of the use of some resources. It identifies the issues, personalities and organisations of the past 200 years, as the country evolved from a quarry economy to a modern society grappling with erosion and flooding issues, predator proliferation, and habitat and species loss.

Table of contents

Introduction; Patterns of Antiquity; Maori in Aotearoa; Transforming Landscape, Transforming Identity; A Dawning Awareness; Remnants Reserved; Sleepers Awake; The Price of Progress; Citizens of a Living Landscape; Notes; Index.