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The Resource The face of nature : an environmental history of the Otago Peninsula, Jonathan West

The face of nature : an environmental history of the Otago Peninsula, Jonathan West

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The face of nature : an environmental history of the Otago Peninsula
Title
The face of nature
Title remainder
an environmental history of the Otago Peninsula
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan West
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bounded by the wild waves of the Pacific on the east, and the more sheltered harbour on the west, the Otago Peninsula is a remarkable landscape that has undergone dramatic changes since it first attracted human settlement. In The Face of Nature: An environmental history of the Otago Peninsula Jonathan West explores what people and place made of one another from the arrival of the first Polynesians until the end of the nineteenth century. The peninsula has always been one of the places in Otago most important to Māori. In 1844 they reluctantly agreed to split it with the British, but the land Maori retained has remained at the core of their history of the region. The British settlers divided their part of the peninsula into small farms whose owners transformed it from native forest into cow country that fed a booming Dunedin, at that point New Zealand's leading commercial city. This local history documents the rapid environmental change that ensued. It incorporates a rich array of maps, paintings and photographs to illustrate the making, and unmaking, of this unique landscape. In doing so it illustrates why the Otago Peninsula is an ideal location through which to understand the larger environmental history of the islands"--Jacket
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
West, Jonathan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Otago Peninsula (N.Z.)
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
Label
The face of nature : an environmental history of the Otago Peninsula, Jonathan West
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The primordial peninsula and people. He whenua hou: a new land -- Arrival and adaptation -- Continuity and change: making southern Māori -- The world washes ashore. Takata Pora: the people of the ships, European exploration, Māori discovery 1770-1830 -- 'Soon may the Wellerman come': whaling at Ōtākou 1831-48 -- Improving God's creation. 'A desperate struggle': British settlement on the Otago Peninsula 1848-61 -- The axe and the lucifer match: boom-time settlement of the 1860s and 1870s -- 'The whole face of Nature is altered': 1881-1900
Control code
ocn994517936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781927322383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)994517936
Label
The face of nature : an environmental history of the Otago Peninsula, Jonathan West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The primordial peninsula and people. He whenua hou: a new land -- Arrival and adaptation -- Continuity and change: making southern Māori -- The world washes ashore. Takata Pora: the people of the ships, European exploration, Māori discovery 1770-1830 -- 'Soon may the Wellerman come': whaling at Ōtākou 1831-48 -- Improving God's creation. 'A desperate struggle': British settlement on the Otago Peninsula 1848-61 -- The axe and the lucifer match: boom-time settlement of the 1860s and 1870s -- 'The whole face of Nature is altered': 1881-1900
Control code
ocn994517936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9781927322383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)994517936

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