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A Concise History of New Zealand

A Concise History of New Zealand (Hardback, New title)

By Mein Smith, Philippa

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New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. In this new account of New Zealand's history, Philippa Mein Smith considers this rugged and dynamic land from its break from Gondwana 80 million years ago to the beginning of the twenty-first... century. Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from late settlement by Polynesian voyagers, very late colonisation and settlement by Europeans, and the interactions that made these people Maori and Pakeha, to struggles over land, and efforts through time to manage global forces. This is a history that places New Zealand in its global and regional context, linked to Britain, immersed in the Pacific, and part of Australasia. Distinctively, this book unravels the ways in which key moments have contributed to the founding of the country's national myths.
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ISBN 9780521834384
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781107402171
Released NZ 15 May 2005
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback, New title
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Series Cambridge Concise Histories
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ISBN-13 9780521834384
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 15 May 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Mein Smith, Philippa
Series Cambridge Concise Histories
Category History
Learning & Study Skills
Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 226mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 993
Weight 545g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress New Zealand - History.
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education