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In traditional Māori knowledge, the weather, birds, fish and trees, sun and moon are related to each other, and to the people of the land, the tangata whenua. It is truly an interconnected world.
First published in 1995, Ngā Uruora took the study of New Zealand’s natural environment in radical new directions. Part ecology, part history, part personal odyssey, it offers a fresh perspective on our landscapes and our relationships with them.
A celebration of the relationship between New Zealand literature and the landscape. It links a wide range of prose extracts and poems from our best-loved authors with New Zealand landscape images from photographer Craig Potton.
A firsthand chronicle of the catastrophic reality of our planet's changing ecosystems and the necessity of relishing this vulnerable, fragile Earth while we still can.
Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Author Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement.
In the tradition of Silent Spring and The Diversity of Life, this book is a call to action to address a major threat to our collective future.
A book that reveals the forgotten life of the visionary German naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) whose ideas continue to influence how we view ourselves and our relationship with the natural world today.
The Living Mountain is a work deeply rooted in Nan Shepherd's knowledge of the natural world, and a poetic and philosophical meditation on our longing for high and holy places.
Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words.
Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed - until one day, they were gone. If the right spells are spoken, the lost words might return...
This work has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon. In it, Thomas Berry provides a new intellectual-ethical framework for the human community by positing planetary well-being as the measure of all human activity.
This book reveals the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. It explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which echoes the calls and cries of the earth.
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