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Riassunto: In Untamed Coast Bob Harvey takes us on a personal odyssey to places he knows and loves. It is an intimate journey set in spectacular, primeval landscapes of sea-hewn rocks and black sand beaches. It is the story of the west coast between the Manukau and Kaipara harbours where sea collides with land and rainforest cloaks the hills. It is a place of powerful evolutionary and geological forces, of nature in the raw. It is about the men, women and children who live there.
Waitakere's west coast has attracted people, from the very earliest days of Maori settlement a thousand years ago. Bob Harvey writes of the people of the coast with vitality and respect. There are tales of courage, or tragedy, of greed and war. These are stories of the pioneers, of Maori and later paheka who came to the coast. Some sought to tame it but most learned to live with its power and respect its spirit.
The sea is the omnipresent setting for many of the descriptions of human activity in this part of New Zealand. There are a surprising number of shipwrecks, with hundreds of lives lost. As befitting an old surfer, there are swimming tragedies too, in which the author's knowledge of the sea and awareness of its dangers are apparent.
Bob also takes us to the secret places he has discovered during his lifetime of exploring the coast. His evocative descriptions are personal; his love of these places is clear.
The narrative is enlivened and illustrated by Ted Scott's photographs and others from historical collections. These images capture the characters, the landscapes and the drama of the coast and add a fascinating dimension in the text.
This book is written by a true raconteur, one whose nostalgia for a New Zealand of the past comes alive in these pages. It will appeal to all who love these places and should strengthen our determination to keep it forever the untamed coast.
L'autore: Bob Harvey, born and educated in Auckland, spent his life building and running one of New Zealand's largest advertising agencies, which he sold in 1991. Since then he has been Mayor of Waitakere City. In 1998, on behalf of the city, he was awarded the UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize in Stockholm for the Asia Pacific region. He spends every spare moment with his family at Karekare on Auckland's west coast, running the coastal tracks and swimming.
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Descrizione libro Exisle Publishing Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0908988117I4N00
Descrizione libro Exisle Publishing Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2511767913
Descrizione libro Exisle Publishing. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Good. No Jacket. Ex-library: No. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good+. A few marks to the rear cover. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: Undated. 1st Edition: Unstated. Pages: 208. Description: Harvey takes us on a personal odyssey to places he knows and loves. It is an intimate journey set in spectacular, primeval landscapes of sea-hewn rocks and black sand beaches. It is the story of the west coast between the Manukau and Kaipara harbours, where sea collides with land and rainforest cloaks the hills. It is a place of powerful evolutionary and geological forces, of nature in the raw. Profusely illustrated in colour. Codice libro della libreria 002986
Descrizione libro Exisle Publishing Ltd, New Zealand, 1999. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Reprint. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book is in fantastic condition with only very light shelf wear to the wraps. Codice libro della libreria 017814
Descrizione libro Exisle Publishing, New Zealand, 1998. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good. ted scott (illustratore). inscription & signature title page clean tidy copy. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 36330
Descrizione libro Exisle Publishing, Aucckland, 1998. Pictorial Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 208 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. A Journey Set In Spectacular, Primeval Landscapes Of Sea-hewn Rocks And Black Sand Beaches. Codice libro della libreria 084564
Descrizione libro Exisle Publsihing, Auckland, 1998. Soft Covers. Condizione libro: Very Good Minus. Condizione sovraccoperta: None. Ted Scott - Photos (illustratore). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 29 cm, 208pp, maps, b&w and (mostly) colour photo illus, soft covers. Name to corner of title page with inkblot associated; else a VG copy. Codice libro della libreria 002928