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Several times in 2012 and 2013, acclaimed New Zealand writer Bruce Ansley and eminent photographer Jane Ussher climbed into a car for another stage of an epic road trip around New Zealand's coast. They travelled north and south, east and west, meeting remarkable, sometimes eccentric but always passionate New Zealanders on the way.From surf lifeguards to cray-fishermen, farSeveral times in 2012 and 2013, acclaimed New Zealand writer Bruce Ansley and eminent photographer Jane Ussher climbed into a car for another stage of an epic road trip around New Zealand's coast. They travelled north and south, east and west, meeting remarkable, sometimes eccentric but always passionate New Zealanders on the way.From surf lifeguards to cray-fishermen, farmers to artists, conservationists to scientists, and everyone in between, in this landmark book Ansley and Ussher document their encounters with affecting words and gripping images.And then there is the coast itself: by turns uplifted, battered, encircling, dangerous, beguiling, sustaining, energising ... it challenged and fascinated and moved them.This magnificent book pays homage to the narrow margin between the ever restless Pacific and Tasman and the fragile hinterland we New Zealanders call home. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.co.nz/books/br......

Title : Coast: A New Zealand Journey
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ISBN : 9781869799434
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 464 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Coast: A New Zealand Journey Reviews

  • Felicity
    2019-05-22 05:16

    Each chapter focuses on a specific coastal region of NZ providing some historical and geological background but more importantly profiling local people who engage in a range of different coastal activities and what draws them to their life on the coast. For me it captures the essence of a particular feature of NZ life (or at least one that I grew up with) notably an egalitarianism and relationship with the natural world. While many of these unique lifestyles are now being squeezed or diminished eg there are now less fish to be caught, less birds to be seen and heard and pressure from developers impacting on the tradition of the bach, the power of the ocean and the land and the endurance of the natural world are captured through the beautiful photographs.