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Maori and the natural world : Te taiao / Te taiao : Maori and the natural world Taiao Te taiao [edited by Jennifer Garlick, Basil Keane and Tracey Borgfeldt]. - Auckland : David Bateman, 2010 - 192 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.

The Te Ara Team: General editor: Jock Phillips ; Editor Māori theme: Basil Keane ; Theme editors: Allan Gillingham, Simon Nathan ; writers: Gerard Hutching ... [et al.] ; translators: Rangi McGarvey, Tamahou McGarvey ; production editors: Tessa Copland ... [et al.] ; resource researchers: Emma Dewson ... [et al.] ; rights administrators: Philothea Flynn, Andy Palmer ; designers: Helene Coulson ... [et al.] ; administrators: Angela Mitchell, Olivia Walley. "Te taiao was edited by Jennifer Garlick and Basil Keane from Te Ara and Tracey Borgfeldt of David Bateman Ltd"--Foreword, P. 5.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-190) and index.

Te Ara Wānanga / the Te Ara Team -- Foreword -- Introduction Te ao mārama the natural world -- Part 1. Ranginui the sky: Ranginui the sky -- Maramataka the lunar calendar -- Matariki Māori New Year -- Tāwhirimātea the weather -- Part 2. Papatūānuku the land: Papatūānuku the land -- Whenua how the land was shaped -- Ngā waewae tapu Māori exploration -- Part 3. Tangaroa: Tangaroa the sea -- Te whānau puha whales -- Taniwha -- Ngārara reptiles -- Part 4. Te waonui-a-Tāne the forest: Te waonui-a-Tāne forest mythology -- Te ngahere forest lore -- Ngā manu birds -- Te aitanga pepeke the insect world -- Patupaiarehe -- Part 5. Te mahina fai food gathering: Te hī ika Māori fishing -- Mātaitai shellfish gathering -- Te tāhere manu bird catching -- Te hopu tuna eeling -- Ngā tupu mai i Hawaiki plants from Polynesia -- Kiore Pacific rats -- Kurī Polynesian dogs -- Kaitiakitanga -- Glossary of Māori words -- Glossary of species names -- Endnotes. Te Ara Wananga / the Te Ara Team -- Foreword -- Introduction Te ao ma¿¿rama the natural world -- Part 1. Ranginui the sky: Ranginui the sky -- Maramataka the lunar calendar -- Matariki Ma¿¿ori New Year -- Ta¿¿whirima¿¿tea the weather -- Part 2. Papatu¿¿a¿¿nuku the land: Papatu¿¿a¿¿nuku the land -- Whenua how the land was shaped -- Nga¿¿ waewae tapu Ma¿¿ori exploration -- Part 3. Tangaroa: Tangaroa the sea -- Te wha¿¿nau puha whales -- Taniwha -- Nga¿¿rara reptiles -- Part 4. Te waonui-a-Ta¿¿ne the forest: Te waonui-a-Ta¿¿ne forest mythology -- Te ngahere forest lore -- Nga¿¿ manu birds -- Te aitanga pepeke the insect world -- Patupaiarehe -- Part 5. Te mahina fai food gathering: Te hi¿¿ ika Ma¿¿ori fishing -- Ma¿¿taitai shellfish gathering -- Te ta¿¿here manu bird catching -- Te hopu tuna eeling -- Nga¿¿ tupu mai i Hawaiki plants from Polynesia -- Kiore Pacific rats -- Kuri¿¿ Polynesian dogs -- Kaitiakitanga -- Glossary of Ma¿¿ori words -- Glossary of species names -- Endnotes. Ranginui the sky -- Maramataka : the lunar calendar -- Matariki : Maori New Year -- Tawhirimatea : the weather -- Seasons -- Papatuanuku : the land -- Whenua : how the land was shaped -- Canoe explorations -- Tainui -- Kurahaupo -- Te Arawa -- Horouta -- Mataatua -- Aotea -- Great explorers -- Kupe -- Tohe -- Rahiri -- Hinemaru -- Haunui -- Matanginui -- Rakaihautu and Rokohouia -- Pounamu -- Ara pounamu -- Stone tools -- Tangaroa : the sea -- Whales -- Taniwha -- Ngarara : reptiles -- Te Waonui-a-Tane : the forest -- -- Forest lore -- Plants and trees -- Birds -- Insects -- Patupaiarehe -- Te Mahinga Kai : food gathering -- Shellfish names -- Bird catching -- Eeling -- Nga tupu mai i Hawaiki : plants from Polynesia -- Kiore (Pacific rats) -- Kuri (Polynesian dogs) -- Kaitiakitanga : guardianship and conservation.

In traditional Maori 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, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and necessary skills they needed to survive here. How did Maori describe and predict the weather, use the moon as a guide for successful fishing and planting, and celebrate Matariki, the Maori New Year? How did they describe and move about their environment, and survive. Discover forest lore and traditional uses of forest plants, how Maori hunted moa, harvested birds, fish and shellfish, and cultivated plants they bought with them from Polynesia. In a word - fascinating!


Text in English with some Māori.
Text in English with some Ma¿¿ori.

9781869537753 : 37.49


Natural history--New Zealand.
Maori (New Zealand people)
Pūtaiao.
Taiao.
Tānemāhuta.
Kōrero nehe.
Whenua.
Kaitiakitanga.