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              Flying High: The Photography of Lloyd Homer
               

              Flying High: The Photography of Lloyd Homer (Hardback)

              Other primary creator Nathan, Simon

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              "'Disaster man' Lloyd Homer photographed events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides around New Zealand for over 35 years. This book features a selection of spectacular colour aerial photographs, including high-altitude panoramas, from the GNS Science image libr...ary as well as many unique aerial photographs of New Zealand's national parks and wilderness areas."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780473463472
              Published NZ 5 Jul 2019
              Publisher Geoscience Society of NZ
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Geoscience Society of New Zealand Miscellaneous Publication
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              Harold Wellman: A Man Who Moved New Zealand
                

              Harold Wellman: A Man Who Moved New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Nathan, Simon

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              Best known for his discovery of the Alpine Fault on the South Island, Harold Wellman began his career in the 1930s with no formal academic training and based his work on observations of gold and coal mining, oil drilling, geophysics, and neotectonics. This biography also includes... a memoir, which Wellmen wrote in his 80s.
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              ISBN 9780864735065
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2005
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              The Amazing World of James Hector: Explorer, Geologist, Botanist, Natural Historian, Surgeon - and One of New Zealand Science's Most Remarkable Figures
               

              The Amazing World of James Hector: Explorer, Geologist, Botanist, Natural Historian, Surgeon - and One of New Zealand Science's Most Remarkable Figures (Paperback)

              Edited by Nathan, Simon

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              James Hector was astounding. Scottish-born and trained as a surgeon, at 23 he took part in a daring British expedition to survey western Canada, and was given up for dead at a place still known - on account of his accident - as Kicking Horse Pass. Fortunately, he survived. Then h...ead-hunted to carry out a geological survey of Otago, he arrived in New Zealand in 1861 and within a few years had founded all the country's leading scientific bodies, including the national museum (now Te Papa), the New Zealand Institute (now the Royal Society) and the Geological Survey (now GNS Science). A man of seemingly unbounded energy and interests, at various times he was also responsible for the Meteorological Department, the Colonial Observatory, the Wellington Time-ball Observatory, the Wellington Botanic Garden, and the Patent Office library. In this superb collection of essays, scientists, historians and Hector's descendants tell the fascinating and sometimes controversial story of Hector's life and work.
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              ISBN 9780958275071
              Published NZ 24 Nov 2008
              Publisher Awa Press
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              Selected Documents Relating To The Life And Work Of James Hector (1837-1907)
               

              Selected Documents Relating To The Life And Work Of James Hector (1837-1907)

              By Nathan, Simon

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              ISBN 9781877480430
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2015
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Through the Eyes of a Miner
               

              Through the Eyes of a Miner (Hardback)

              By Nathan, Simon

              Czech miner, Joseph Divis, photographed life in New Zealand mining towns Blackball, Waiuta and Waihi, where he lived and worked between 1909 and 1935. Although something of an outsider, Divis loved this country. When he died in 1967 he was one of the last inhabitants of the ghost... town of Waiuta, site of one of the richest gold-bearing quartz reefs in New Zealand. Divis used a magnesium flash to take some of the few high-quality photographs that exist of an underground gold mine and the way miners worked using only the light of a candle. But as well he recorded mining town life in Waiuta - family celebrations, processing the ore, school activities, the 1931 jubilee, and union meetings. Thanks to his graphic and sensitive work, we have an extraordinary record of the isolated and often dangerous life in some of our frontier communities - above the ground and deep beneath it - seen through the eyes of a miner.
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              ISBN 9780473353643
              Published NZ 22 Aug 2016
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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              James Hector
               

              James Hector (Paperback)

              By Nathan, Simon

              James Hector was the dominant personality in the small nineteenth-century scientific community in New Zealand. As the first scientist employed by the government, he was the founder of the Geological Survey (now GNS Science), Colonial Museum (now Te Papa), New Zealand Institu...te (now Royal Society of New Zealand) and the Colonial Botanic Garden (now Wellington Botanic Garden), as well as being a trusted government advisor. Whenever a tricky technical problem arose, the first question was often, 'What does Dr Hector think?' Among his many achievements, Hector was the first to recognise and describe Hector's dolphin, to introduce and spread seeds of radiata pine and macrocarpa around New Zealand, and to standardise New Zealand time. He set up a national earthquake-recording system, the forerunner of today's GeoNet, and was one of the first observers to report on the disastrous 1886 Tarawera eruption. James Hector: Explorer, scientist, leader describes the life and work of this multi-talented man and the organisations he founded. It is aimed at the general reader with an interest in New Zealand's history and natural environment, and is generously illustrated.
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              ISBN 9781877480461
              Published NZ 21 Sep 2015
              Publisher Potton & Burton
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