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Down the Bay

Down the Bay
   

Abel Tasman National Park was a war-time baby, born in 1942 to protect the wonderful sequence of forested beaches and headlands, and which have become much-loved by both countless New Zealanders and visitors alike. Down the Bay is a tribute to this gem of New Zealand's national p... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780947503932
Release Date 14 December 2018 by Potton & Burton
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Simpson, Philip
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ISBN-13 9780947503932
ISBN-10 0947503935
Stock Release date is 14 December 2018
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Release Date 14 December 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Simpson, Philip
Category Local History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 280mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 946326

Description of this Book

Abel Tasman National Park was a war-time baby, born in 1942 to protect the wonderful sequence of forested beaches and headlands, and which have become much-loved by both countless New Zealanders and visitors alike. Down the Bay is a tribute to this gem of New Zealand's national park system. Philip Simpson, an award-winning author of a number of books on New Zealand trees, presents a complete picture of the distinctive landforms of Abel Tasman, from the deep caves of the uplands to the distinctive granite headlands and golden-sand beaches, the diversity of plants and animals, the coastal environment, and overlays this with accounts of both Maori and European history. As well the book records how Project Janszoon, a trust funded by a remarkable philanthropic gift, is working with the Department of Conservation to transform the park by removing pests and reintroducing threatened birds to restore the area to its former state. This is an inspiring and hopeful story of how the future of an important area of New Zealand is being secured for future generations. Down the Bay will be the first comprehensive and authoritative account of Abel Tasman National Park to ever be published, a book that will beautifully capture what is an unforgettable visitor experience.

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Author's Bio

Award-winning writer and ecologist PHILIP SIMPSON lives next to Abel Tasman National Park and works for Project Janszoon. His previous books, on cabbage trees, pohutukawa, rata and totara, all combine natural and cultural history, the latter including Maori and European values towards the trees, and he transfers this perspective to the park. For four years he has tramped through the park studying the plants and animals, geology and soils, as well as researching the human history through the libraries and museums of New Zealand, and the memories of local people.

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