New Zealand: Its Physical Geography, Geology and Natural History, with Special Reference to... the Provinces of Auckland and Nelson

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Inhabited by Polynesians since the thirteenth century and discovered by Europeans in the seventeenth, New Zealand is a geologically diverse island group where active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes have resulted in a rich variety of rock formations and geothermal activity. In 1859-60, the geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter (1829-84) was employed by Auckland's government to undertake the first systematic geological survey of the islands, the results of which were first published in German in 1863 and translated into this ...

New Zealand: Its Physical Geography, Geology and Natural History, with Special Reference to... the Provinces of Auckland and Nelson 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108059657

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