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A fully illustrated field guide for New Zealanders and visitors to take with them out among the 53 volcanoes that shape this city. Volcanoes of Auckland is a handy field guide to the fiery natural world that so deeply shapes New Zealand’s largest city—from Rangitoto to One Tree Hill, from Lake Pupuke to Orakei Basin. For hundreds of years, volcanoes have played a key part in the lives of indigenous Maori and Europeans—as sites for pa, kumara gardens, or twentieth-century military fortifications; as sources of stone and water; and now as parks and reserves for all to enjoy. This field guide features: an accessible introduction to the science of eruptions, including dating and the next eruption; a history of Maori and Pakeha uses of the volcanoes; an illustrated guide to each of Auckland’s 53 volcanoes, including where to go and what to do; and aerial photography, maps, and historic photographs—over 400 illustrations, 80% of them new. This field guide will help readers engage afresh with the history, geography, and geology of Auckland’s unique volcanic landscape. Volcanoes of Auckland is the essential guide for locals, tourists, school children, and scientists, as they climb up Mt Eden or North Head and take in the volcanic landscape that so shapes life in New Zealand’s largest city.
About the Author
Bruce W. Hayward is a retired geologist and marine ecologist based in Auckland. His wide interests in natural and human history have resulted in twenty previous books. Alastair Jamieson is an Auckland-based ecologist and photographer who has documented the region’s changing natural environment with aerial photography for over 25 years. You can see more of his images at www.wildearthmedia.com.