Books  General Natural History  Environmental History 

Making a New Land: Environmental Histories of New Zealand

By: Eric Pawson (Author), Tom Brooking (Author)

276 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

Otago University Press

Paperback | Oct 2013 | Edition: 2 | #215084 | ISBN-13: 9781877578526
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £29.50 $36/€33 approx

About this book

Presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation 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 organised 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.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Tom Brooking is Associate Professor of History at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He specializes in New Zealand and comparative rural and environmental history and has published five books and numerous book chapters, essays, and articles.

Bestsellers in this subject

Ancient Woodland

NHBS Special Offer Price: £29.99 £84.99 (Save £55.00) $37/€34 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Triumph of Seeds

NHBS Price: £10.99 $13/€12 approx

Trees, Woods and Forests

NHBS Special Offer Price: £14.99 £17.99 (Save £3.00) $18/€17 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

Nature and Power

NHBS Price: £21.99 $27/€25 approx

Grazing Ecology and Forest History

NHBS Price: £85.00 $104/€95 approx