The Drama of Conservation

Author: Carolyn M. King
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319184105
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This book offers a sweeping history of Pureora Forest Park, one of the most significant sites of natural and cultural history interest in New Zealand. The authors review the geological history of the volcanic zone, its flora and fauna, and the history of Maori and European utilization of forest resources. Chapter-length discussions cover management of the native forest by the New Zealand Forest Service; the forest village and its sawmills; the intensive timber harvesting, and the conflicts with conservationists and expensive compensation agreements that ensued. Separate chapters cover initiatives to protect the forest from introduced herbivores; to guard protected species, especially birds, from predators; the facilities for recreational hunting; the development of the Timber Trail, an 83 km cycleway through the forest and along old logging tramways, complete with detailed interpretation signs illustrating the history of logging; and the family recreation areas and tracks. The final chapter gathers conclusions and advances prospects for the future of Pureora Forest. In sum, the book demonstrates how ecological study, combined with a respect for people and for nature plus a flexible, interdisciplinary approach to both local history and current scientific priorities, can be welded into a consistently effective strategy for addressing the pressing forest-ecology questions of our time.

They Came to Murramarang

Author: Bruce Hamon
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 1925022757
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Bruce Hamon’s They Came to Murramarang, first published in 1994, provides a unique combination of local history and personal recollections from a writer who witnessed the transformation of the Murramarang region from the timber era to modern times. This new edition retains the original character of Bruce’s engaging prose with additional chapters relating to Bruce’s life, the writing of the book, the Indigenous history of the region and the transformation of the area since the book was written. The book has also been enhanced by the insertion of additional photographs.

The Three Charters of the Virginia Company of London

Author: Bemiss
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806350882
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This collection of more than 100 ghost stories has entertained lovers of Virginia genealogy, history and folklore for generations. Mrs. Marguerite du Pont Lee's interest in the unexplained led her to gather tales of ghosts and the paranormal from around her adopted state, many of them dating back to the colonial period. Charmingly written and illustrated throughout, most of the tales (like the encounter of Warner Taliaferro of Belle Ville in Gloucester County with the spirit of his neighbor, Mrs. Tabb, on the night of her death) deal with ghosts sited at the venerable homesteads that proliferate in Virginia. Many of the ghost stories, of course, concern early Virginians who materialize on the family trees of Virginia researchers. So, whether you're interested in stories of old Virginia houses, a particular Virginia family, or just a good ghost story, Virginia Ghosts is one book you'll want to take to bed with you.

Perdition Granted

Author: Steve Wight
ISBN: 9781773020426
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The virus is 100% fatal - undetectable, fast, revolutionary. Just like the submarine planning to distribute it in the Great Lakes watershed. Now only a retired spy, Justus Tripp, his fiancé, Professor Julie Rane, and the mothballed subchaser Bras D'Or II stand to save 35 million people. All profits from the sale of the book go to Indspire, an Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people.

The Shaping of History

Author: Judith Binney
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 1877242179
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Examining various political and cultural histories from New Zealand, this collection of essays from leading historians explores the country's complex, multivoiced past. Writers such as Tipene O'Regan and Alan Ward analyze New Zealand's Treaty of Waitangi, which intended to establish a peaceful relationship between European settlers and the Maori indigenous population. Judith Binney and Claudia Orange discuss Maori language traditions and histories. Raewyn Dalziel, Barbara Brookes, and Dean Wilson trace the women's movement of the 1970s in New Zealand. R. C. J. Stone, Caroline Daley, and Miles Fairburn debate issues of 19th-century New Zealand society. Essays from Erik Olssen and Keith Sinclair question the validity of historical "facts."