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Environmental histories of New Zealand

Author: Eric Pawson; Tom Brooking
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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This text presents an interdisciplinary account of one of the most rapid and extensive transformations of nature in human history : that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zealand's temperate islands.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Environmental histories of New Zealand.
Melbourne, Vic. : Oxford University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606859287
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Pawson; Tom Brooking
ISBN: 019558421X 9780195584219
OCLC Number: 51805153
Description: xvii, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Eric Pawson, Tom Brooking --
pt. 1. Encounters --
Fragile plenty: pre-European Māori and the New Zealand environment / Atholl Anderson --
Contesting resources: Māori, Pākehā, and a tenurial revolution / Evelyn Stokes --
Resource frontiers, environment, and settler capitalism: 1769-1860 / Jim McAloon --
pt. 2. Colonising --
Remaking the grasslands of the open country / Peter Holland, Kevin O'Connor, Alexander Wearing --
Mining the quarry / Terry Hearn --
Destruction under the guise of improvement? The forest, 1840-1920 / Graeme Wynn --
pt. 3. Special environments --
Children of the burnt bush: New Zealanders and the indigenous remnant, 1880-1930 / Paul Star, Lynne Lochhead --
Meanings of mountains / Eric Pawson --
'Swamps which might doubtless easily be drained': swamp drainage and its impact on the indigenous / Geoff Park --
pt. 4. Modernising --
Grasslands revolution reconsidered / Tom Brooking, Robin Hodge, Vaughan Wood --
State as conservationist, 1920-60: 'wise use' of forests, lands, and water / Michael Roche --
On the edge: making urban places / Eric Pawson --
Exotic natives and contrived wild gardens: the twentieth-century home garden / Helen M. Leach --
pt. 5. Perspectives --
Companions, stowaways, imperialists, invaders: pests and weeds in New Zealand / Thomas D. Isern --
Bound to the land: Māori retention and assertion of land and identity / Danny Keenan --
History of New Zealand environmental law / Nicola Wheen --
Losing ground? Environmental problems and prospects at the beginning of the twenty-first century / Christine Dann.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Pawson and Tom Brooking.
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