Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction /Eric Pawson, Tom Brooking --Pt. 1. Encounters --Fragile plenty: pre-European M?ori and the New Zealand environment /Atholl Anderson --Contesting resources: M?ori, P?keh?, and a tenurial revolution /Evelyn Stokes --Resource frontiers, environment, and settler capitalism: 1769-1860 /Jim McAloon --Pt. 2. Colonising --Remaking the grasslands of the open country /Peter Holland, Kevin O'Connor, Alexander Wearing --Mining the quarry /Terry Hearn --Destruction under the guise of improvement? The forest, 1840-1920 /Graeme Wynn --Pt. 3. Special environments --Children of the burnt bush: New Zealanders and the indigenous remnant, 1880-1930 /Paul Star, Lynne Lochhead --Meanings of mountains /Eric Pawson --'Swamps which might doubtless easily be drained': swamp drainage and its impact on the indigenous /Geoff Park --Pt. 4. Modernising --Grasslands revolution reconsidered /Tom Brooking, Robin Hodge, Vaughan Wood --State as conservationist, 1920-60: 'wise use' of forests, lands, and water /Michael Roche --On the edge: making urban places /Eric Pawson --Exotic natives and contrived wild gardens: the twentieth-century home garden /Helen M. Leach --Pt. 5. Perspectives --Companions, stowaways, imperialists, invaders: pests and weeds in New Zealand /Thomas D. Isern --Bound to the land: M?ori retention and assertion of land and identity /Danny Keenan --History of New Zealand environmental law /Nicola Wheen --Losing ground? Environmental problems and prospects at the beginning of the twenty-first century /Christine Dann
- Dewey Decimal: 333.70993
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xvii, 342 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
- Landscape changes -- New Zealand -- History
- Human ecology -- New Zealand -- History
- Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- New Zealand
- New Zealand -- Environmental conditions -- History
- New Zealand -- Colonization
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