Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2011. Octavo, photographs, softcover.
Images of pristine forests, mountain ranges, untameable rivers and empty expanses of untouched coastline are the key attraction in how Aotearoa New Zealand is promoted internationally. Such wildness is at this nation's psychological and physical core. This book searches for an understanding of 'the wild', of what makes wilderness such an important part of our psyche. The seventeen essays come from trampers, scientists, conservationists, policy-makers, photographers, historians, and writers. Together they examine many aspects of the idea of wilderness. What could wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand become, and, consequently, what might we its people also become?
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