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Volcanoes of Auckland: The Essential Guide

Volcanoes of Auckland: The Essential Guide
  

Through authoritative text, newly commissioned maps, spectacular new aerial photography, and large numbers of contemporary and historic illustrations, the book brings to life the nature and culture of the region's volcanic life.

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ISBN 9781869404796
Published 1 September 2011 by Auckland University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hayward, Bruce W.
By Murdoch, Graeme
By Maitland, Gordon

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ISBN-13 9781869404796
ISBN-10 1869404793
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Publication Date 1 September 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hayward, Bruce W.
By Murdoch, Graeme
By Maitland, Gordon
Category Volcanology & Seismology
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Young Adults
Reading Age Young Adults
Library of Congress Volcanoes - New Zealand - Auckland, Auckland (N.Z.) - History, Geology - New Zealand - Auckland, Kaorero nehe, Toka-aa-nuku
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 1,060g
Dewey Code 551.21099324
Catalogue Code 213159

Description of this Book

From Rangitoto to One Tree Hill, North Head to Mangere Lagoon, the city of Auckland is defined by the volcanoes it is built upon. For tens of thousands of years, volcanoes have profoundly shaped the area's geology and geography. And for hundreds of years, volcanoes have played a key part in the lives of Maori and Pakeha - as sites for Maori pa and twentieth-century military fortifications, as kumara gardens and parks, as sources of stone and water. Volcanoes of Auckland is the essential guide to these extraordinary natural phenomena. After explaining the science of volcanoes and the role that Auckland's volcanoes played in the area's Maori and Pakeha history, the book then offers an illustrated guide to the geology and history of each Auckland volcano. Through authoritative text, newly commissioned maps, spectacular new aerial photography, and large numbers of contemporary and historic illustrations, the book brings to life the nature and culture of the region's volcanic life. Volcanoes of Auckland will be the book that locals and visitors, school children and policymakers, historians and scientists turn to as they look around trying to understand the volcanoes that so shape life in Auckland.

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Author's Bio

Bruce W Hayward is an Auckland geologist and research scientist who was awarded the NZ Order of Merit for services to geological conservation. He is the author of many books including A Field Guide to Auckland, co-authored with historic heritage consultant Graeme Murdoch. Previously Director of Heritage, Auckland Regional Council, Graeme has researched, lectured and written on aspects of Auckland's human history for 40 years. Gordon Maitland is Curator, Pictorial Collections, Auckland War Memorial Museum, and has a particular interest is the early appearance and the changing landscape of Auckland documented by photographs, paintings and sketches.

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