The Resource Ravaged beauty : an environmental history of the Manawatu, Catherine Knight

Ravaged beauty : an environmental history of the Manawatu, Catherine Knight

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Ravaged beauty : an environmental history of the Manawatu
Title
Ravaged beauty
Title remainder
an environmental history of the Manawatu
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Knight
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Language
eng
Summary
"Only a century and a half ago, the Manawatu was a heavily forested hinterland: the floodplains were a sea of swamps and lagoons, teeming with birdlife, eels and other fish; the hills and terraces were covered with thick impenetrable forest, refuge perhaps to a few lingering moa. But within a few decades, the forest had been reduced to ashes, and the swamps and lagoons were being drained away. Progress marched across the landscape in the form of farms and settlements. However, it wasn't long before nature "exacted its revenge": erosion scarred the hillsides, floods ravaged farms and towns. Pollution of the rivers saw fish dying en masse. How would the people of the region meet these environmental challenges, and what lessons would there be for the future? By "peeling away the layers", this book tells the intriguing story of the Manawatu's environmental history, drawn from a rich array of sources, maps and historical images"--Back cover
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
333.715099356
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Ravaged beauty : an environmental history of the Manawatu, Catherine Knight
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Ravaged beauty : an environmental history of the Manawatu, Catherine Knight
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15520816
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781927212134
Lccn
2014407468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO648990
  • (OCoLC)883895643
  • (Nz-Kotui)2365587
  • (Nz)15520816
  • (NLNZils)1695989
  • (OCoLC)890993781
  • 15520816

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