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Volcanoes of Auckland: The Essential Guide

Volcanoes of Auckland: The Essential Guide (Paperback)

By Hayward, Bruce W.
By Maitland, Gordon
By Murdoch, Graeme

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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ISBN 9781869404796
Published NZ 1 Sep 2011
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781869404796
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Published 1 Sep 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hayward, Bruce W.
By Maitland, Gordon
By Murdoch, Graeme
Category Volcanology & Seismology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 551.21099324
Weight 1,060g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
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