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Tutira : the story of a New Zealand sheep station

Author: H Guthrie-Smith
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1999.
Series: Weyhaeuser environmental classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : University of Washington Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The foreword (by William Cronon, U. of Wisonsin-Madison) passionately sets forth the reasons for reprinting this work which was first published in 1921, and has remained obscure outside of New  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Guthrie-Smith
ISBN: 0295977930 9780295977935
OCLC Number: 40755222
Notes: Previously published: Wellington : Reed, 1969 [i.e. 1970]. 4th ed.
Includes index.
Description: xxii, 464 pages, [25] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword by William Cronon --
Original preface --
Preface to the second edition --
Preface to the third edition --
Acknowledgements to the third edition --
Preface to the fourth edition --
1. Tutira-it's prominent physical features --
2. Rock constituents of the run --
3. The lakes --
4, The soils of Tutira-past and present --
5. Subcutaneous erosion --
6. Surface slips --
7. Earthquakes 1 --
8. Earthquakes 2 --
9. The forest of the past --
10. Two periods of Maori life --
11. Trails from the coast to Tutira --
12. Trails round Tutira Lake --
13. The trail to the ranges --
14. The vegetation of the station prior to settlement --
15. The ferns of Tutira --
16. The avifuna of the station prior to settlement --
17. In the beginning --
18. The lure of improvements --
19. Hard times --
20. The rise and fall of H.G.-s and A.M.C. --
21. Fern-crushing --
22. The chartographers of the station --
23. Stocking and scour --
24. The future of native avifauna --
25. The partnership of H.G.- and T.J.S. --
26. The naturalised alien flora of Tutira --
27. Stowaways --
28. Garden escapes --
29. Children of the church --
30. Burdens of sin --
31. Fire and flood weeds --
32. Pedestrians --
33. The new Jerusalem, 1930-1939 --
34. Late-comers --
35. Turf --
36. The hanger 1 --
37. The hanger 2 --
38. The stocking of Tutira by alien animals --
39. Other aliens on Tutira prior to 1882 --
40. Acclimatisation centres and migration routes --
41. The invasion from the south --
42. The invasion from the north --
43. Domestic animals "wild" --
44. Reconsiderations --
45. Vicissitudes --
46. Slump and recovery --
47. Conclusion --
Appendix to fourth edition: Plants and animals: nomenclature.
Series Title: Weyhaeuser environmental classics.
Responsibility: by Herbert Guthrie-Smith.
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