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White Island. WM Hamilton and IL Baumgart. 1959 1st edition. Bulletin 127. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Wellington. Government Printer, Wellington


White Island (so named by Captain Cook), Whakaari, in the Bay of Plenty is an island of contrasts. Parts are grassy surrounding gannet sanctuaries; parts are shrubland and pohutukawa forest, other parts are volatile and volcanic

History and Maori legends

Information about gannets; gulls and other birds; rats; soil and microbiology; marine algae; volcanic activity, with history; hot springs

Maps show: soil types; crater 1866 and 1927

Photos show: gannets; rats; pohutukawa forest; ash layers; volcanic crater 1951

Folded coloured map in rear pouch


84pp; b/w photos; maps; tables; bibliography; appendix; s/covers, stapled (rusty); good condition; two pencil notations and a very few pencil lines in margins and underlinings
Covers have creased corners; wear to spine
Inside clean and tidy

Very interesting and informative




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