"The book should be mandatory for local body politicians, and planners, plus teachers and students of agriculture, geography, history and natural science at any scholastic level. It could generate a host of research projects and, after 20 years or so, a retrospective to determine whether the rebalancing policies were effective." - Mary Watson, Former President of the New Zealand Geographical Society
This is an excerpt from a recent review of Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu (Dunmore Press) published in the December 2016 issue of the New Zealand Geographer journal. Read full review here.
Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu (Dunmore Press) can be ordered from your local bookstore or purchased from the Dunmore Press website.