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We are here : an atlas of Aotearoa

McDowall, Chris2019
"Clustered yet scattered, we New Zealanders live across the country's physical landscapes, experiencing its varied weather and environments. We co-create its political, economic and social systems on a daily basis. Each of us has a particular view of Aotearoa, yet nobody comprehends the whole. This book's sets of maps and graphics help New Zealanders make sense of their country, to grasp the scale, diversity and intricacies of Aotearoa, and to experience feelings of connection to land, to place, to this time in our history, and to one another. By making data visible, each graphic reveals insights about Aotearoa. They answer a range of questions: Who visits us? How many fish are in the sea? How equal are we? How do we hurt ourselves? Where do our cats go to at night? This compelling mixture of charts, graphs, diagrams, maps and illustrations is functional, beautiful, insightful and enlightening. It tells us where we are, here, in 2018. Essays by some of New Zealand's best thinkers complete the package."
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We are here : an atlas of Aotearoa / Chris McDowall & Tim Denee.
Auckland, New Zealand : Massey University Press, 2019.
239 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A place for maps -- Te Whenua / introduced by Dan Hikuroa -- Water and air / introduced by Veronika Meduna -- Living things / introduced by James Russell -- Places / introduced by Ben Schrader -- People / introduced by Tze Ming Mok -- Government / introduced by Andrew Geddis -- Movement and energy / introduced by Patrick Reynolds -- Heart and memory / introduced by Nadine Anne Hura -- Afterword -- Appenedix 1. Tools and software -- Appendix 2. Technical notes and data sources -- Contributors.
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