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Prodigious birds : moas and moa-hunting in New Zealand

Author: Atholl Anderson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prodigious Birds brings together the entire field of moa-related research, some 150 years of enquiry.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Atholl Anderson
ISBN: 0521543967 9780521543965
OCLC Number: 52783179
Description: 256 pages : illustrations
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Discovery and Biology of Moas: 2. Discovery; 3. Systematics; 4. Origins and development; 5. Morphology and behaviour; 6. Maori traditions; Part II. Moa-Hunting, Processing and Extinction: 7. The Moa-hunter debate; 8. North Island sites; 9. South Island coastal sites; 10. South Island island sites; 11. Hunting strategies; 12. Processing technology; 13. Chronology and extinction; 14. Conclusions; Index.
Responsibility: Atholl Anderson.

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..".a thorough, well-written, and well-illustrated critical treatment of all aspects of research on the moas of New Zealand, including taxonomy, evolution, and ecology; the latter half of the book Read more...

 
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