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This is New Zealand

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

Series: This Is... The World of Exotic Travel Destinations

By: David Wall

176 pages, 300 col photos

New Holland Publishers

Hardback | Feb 2003 | #137202 | ISBN: 1869660064
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #81113 | ISBN: 1859740898
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About this book

Over 2000 kilometres from the nearest major landmass, New Zealand was one of the last places on earth to be colonized by humans. It is blessed with a unique fauna and flora and wealth of different environments ranging from snow-capped alpine peaks, to dramatic jungle-clad fjords, volcanoes, rolling hills and golden beaches. A fiercely independent and innovative nation has emerged from a tough and troubled history to lead the world in taking steps such as giving women the vote and banning nuclear powered or armed vessels from their waters. This title captures the scenic beauty and biological riches of New Zealand, as well as the fascinating history of the intrepid Polynesian, European and Asian peoples who have settled there. A handy guide for the informed tourist, it also serves as a brief and accessible guide to the workings and history of the land's government and economy, in addition to regional attractions and a selection of towns and cities.

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David Wall is a widely published travel journalist and photographer for magazines such as New Zealand House & Garden Magazine and New Zealand Adventure. He is the author and photographer of Visions of Africa (Struik New Holland Publishers Ltd, 1998) and he has contributed a number of superb images to This is New Zealand. David lives in Dunedin, in New Zealand. Holger Leue's photographs of the South Pacific are considered to be some of the best in the world. His work has appeared in nearly 50 publications worldwide, and his books on New Zealand include Aotearoa New Zealand: The Legendary Land, Land, Sea & Sky and Faces of the Land (all published by Reed Books, Auckland).

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