- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: Victoria University Press (December 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0864732910
- ISBN-13: 978-0864732910
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nga Uruora is a mix of oral and documented history, ecology and personal reflection. A professional ecologist himself, Park gets out in his kayak and interviews the locals. He takes up the cause of the unspoilt coasts, wetlands and lowland Podocarp tall forests. You cannot help but come away realising the importance of their remnants.
Park may well have inspired others with his book. Projects to protect wetlands and restore coastal areas in New Zealand have proliferated in the last 15 years. The story of land alienation from Maori inhabitants has been told before, as has that of deforestation by settlere and developers, but not with so much sensitivity to the landscape itself. Nature is not just about high mountains and steep valleys.Read more ›