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Making a New Land
Making a New Land

Making a New Land

Enviromental Histories of New Zealand

Edited by Eric Pawson, Edited by Tom Brooking


396 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $47.95)

Publication Date: January 2013

ISBN 9781877578526

Rights: US, CA, UK & EUR

Otago University Press (Jan 2013)


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Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonization of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of New Zealand, first published in 2002, brimming with new content and fresh insights into the causes and nature of this transformation, and the new landscapes and places that it produced. Unusually among environmental histories, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of change, focusing on international as well as local contexts. Its 19 chapters are organized in five broadly chronological parts: Encounters, Colonising, Wild Places, Modernising, and Contemporary Perspectives. These are framed by an editorial introduction and a reflective epilogue. The book is well illustrated with photographs, maps, cartoons and other graphics.

Author Biography

Eric Pawson is a professor of geography at the University of Canterbury. He is the author or coauthor of three books, coeditor of five more, and of many book chapters and articles in refereed journals. Tom Brooking is a professor of history at the University of Otago where he has taught for 34 years. He is the author of six monographs, two edited collections and one coauthored book, in addition to numerous essays, articles, and reviews.