Te Ara in print

Te Ara has produced a number of print publications using text and images drawn from the website. The books are published by David Bateman Publishing and are available from bookshops and from online sellers.

All books are richly illustrated with full-colour images.

Māori and the natural world – te taiao (2010)

Māori and the natural world – te taiao

In traditional Māori knowledge, the weather, birds, fish and trees, sun and moon are related to each other, and to the people of the land, the tangata whenua. It is truly an interconnected world – a vast family of which humans are children of the earth and sky, and cousins to all living things. In this richly illustrated book, Māori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth.

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ISBN: 978-1-86953-775-3

New Zealanders and the sea (2009)

New Zealanders and the sea (2009)

Living in an island nation with thousands of kilometres of coastline, New Zealanders have a strong relationship with the sea. This lavishly illustrated book explores how people have used the sea for recreation and pleasure, and for economic benefit and survival – as well as their attempts to understand and protect marine environments.

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ISBN: 978-1-86953-681-7

Life on the edge: New Zealand’s natural hazards and disasters (2007)

Life on the edge: New Zealand’s natural hazards and disasters (2007)

The natural forces that formed New Zealand’s dramatic scenery also present many hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, tsunamis and landslides. Life on the edge examines these dangers, and how they have shaped the lives of New Zealanders.

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ISBN: 978-1-86953-690-9

Māori tribes of New Zealand (2008)

Māori tribes of New Zealand (2008)

A richly illustrated guide to the iwi (tribes) of New Zealand. It also explores how the Polynesian ancestors of Māori arrived in New Zealand and settled the country. Drawn from Te Ara’s ‘short stories’.

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ISBN: 978-1-86953-739-5

Māori peoples of New Zealand: ngā iwi o Aotearoa (2006)

Māori peoples of New Zealand: ngā iwi o Aotearoa (2006)

How New Zealand was settled by the ancestors of Māori – where they came from, how they got here, and what happened next. It is also a comprehensive guide to the history, culture and identity of the various iwi (tribes).

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ISBN: 978-1-86953-622-0

Settler and migrant peoples of New Zealand (2006)

Settler and migrant peoples of New Zealand (2006)

A fascinating look at the peoples who arrived in New Zealand from the 19th century onwards, Settler and migrant peoples of New Zealand explores the European discovery and settlement of New Zealand, and the various ethnic groups who have made New Zealand their home.

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ISBN: 978-1-86953-623-7