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Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World

Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World
  

In this richly illustrated book, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and neces... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869537753
Published 18 November 2010 by David Bateman Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) Other primary creator Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Te Ara
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ISBN-13 9781869537753
ISBN-10 1869537750
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 3-10 working days
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint David Bateman Ltd
Publication Date 18 November 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Other primary creator Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Te Ara
Category Award Winning
Matariki (Maori New Year)
Indigenous Peoples
Customs
The Environment
Matariki - The Maori New Year
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 270mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 333.708999442
Catalogue Code 110812

Description of this Book

In traditional Maori knowledge, the weather, birds, fish and trees, sun and moon are related to each other, and to the people of the land, the tangata whenua. It is truly an interconnected world - a vast family of which humans are children of the earth and sky, and cousins to all living things. In this richly illustrated book, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and necessary skills they needed to survive here. How did Maori describe and predict the weather, use the moon as a guide for successful fishing and planting, and celebrate Matariki, the Maori New Year? How did they describe and move about their environment, and survive. Discover forest lore and traditional uses of forest plants, how Maori hunted moa, harvested birds, fish and shellfish, and cultivated plants they bought with them from Polynesia. In a word - fascinating!

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Awards Winner of Nga Kupu Ora History Book Award 2011

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