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A very late Victorian, David Young

Charles Fleming: Environmental Patriot Mary McEwen Craig Potton Publishing, $50.00, ISBN 1877333239 Before the imposition of celebrity culture on the recent New Zealand telescape and its consort media, being famous in New Zealand was possibly even more of a problem…
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Loving nature to death, Kirstie Ross

The Wonder Country: Making New Zealand Tourism Margaret McClure Auckland University Press, $44.99, ISBN 1869403193 Our Islands, Our Selves: A History of Conservation in New Zealand David Young University of Otago Press, $59.95, ISBN 1877276944 Tourism and conservation are the…
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True to principle, David Young

Peace People Elsie Locke, Hazard Press, $34.95 At the age of 80, Elsie Locke can look back on a life as a sometime communist (till 1956), environmentalist, peace campaigner, feminist and writer, and, contemplating a world so different from the…
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