The Drama of Conservation

The History of Pureora Forest, New Zealand

Editors: King, Carolyn, Gaukrodger, D John, Ritchie, Neville (Eds.)

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  • A comprehensive, highly readable account of the natural and cultural history of an iconic conservation area in New Zealand
  • Profusely illustrated with more than 169 historic and color photographs and specially commissioned maps
  • Summarizes internationally significant scientific research, and previously unpublished social history
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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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 128,39 €
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Hardcover 207,99 €
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Softcover 165,21 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Drama of Conservation
Book Subtitle
The History of Pureora Forest, New Zealand
Editors
  • Carolyn King
  • D John Gaukrodger
  • Neville Ritchie
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Crown Copyright
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18410-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18410-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18409-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37135-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 357
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