Te Rongoā Māori

Māori Medicine

Te Rongoā Māori

Pip Williams, a retired pharmacist living in Northland, has spent his life observing and recording the use by local Maori of native plants for medicinal purposes. Te Rongoa Maori brings together his observations on 43 New Zealand plants and the health problems they were used to treat, colourfully interspersed with anecdotal evidence and beautifully illustrated with watercolours and engravings. Much of the information in Te Rongoa Maori was told to the author by Ngapuhi kuia and kaumatua over 40 years ago. Maori in earlier times knew abou the therapeutic benefits derived from trees and plants for a variety of health problems, but had no knowledge of pharmacology. Consequently, Te Rongoa Maori makes no claims to being a manual of Maori medicine. However, it comprises an important and faithful record of information gleaned over a lifetime's close association with the Ngapuhi people, and of the cultureal importance of this heritage.

May the People Live

A History of Maori Health Development 1900-1920

May the People Live

This is a study of the Young Maori Party, led by Peter Buck, Apirana Ngata, and Maui Pomare and its remarkable success in halting the decline of the Maori population and improving Maori health at grass roots level.

Art and Cultural Heritage

Law, Policy and Practice

Art and Cultural Heritage

Art and Cultural Heritage is appropriately, but not solely, about national and international law respecting cultural heritage. It is a bubbling cauldron of law mixed with ethics, philosophy, politics and working principles looking at how cultural heritage law, policy and practice should be sculpted from the past as the present becomes the future. Art and cultural heritage are two pillars on which a society builds its identity, its values, its sense of community and the individual. The authors explore these demanding concerns, untangle basic values, and look critically at the conflicts and contradictions in existing art and cultural heritage law and policy in its diverse sectors. The rich and provocative contributions collectively provide a reasoned discussion of the issues from a multiplicity of views to permit the reader to understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the cultural heritage debate.

The Great Sacred Forest of Tane

The Great Sacred Forest of Tane

A comprehensvie and unique natural history. The Great Sacred Forest of Tane explains in stunning detail the origin and possible uses of New Zealand's native flora, tracing its evolution back to before early human habitation. As well as a botanical study of a variety of plants - trees, shrubs, ferns, herbs and fungi - it is a fascinating commentary on teh dietary, economic, medicinal and decorative uses of each. This book weaves a compelling story of Maori mythology and genesis, outlining the profound importance the natural environment has played in the progression of Aotearoa's cultural life and custom - and indeed, identity in the world. The result of a life's labour of love, The Great Sacred Forest of Tane will enthrall and capture the mind of anyone interested in New Zealand's primordial past.

Maori and Social Issues

Maori and Social Issues

Maori and Social Issues is a collection of essays by experts in various fields of social sciences which collectively act as a snapshot of where Maori currently sit in relation to contemporary New Zealand society as a whole.The book is the first of a series to be published on research into the state of New Zealand�s institutions and sectors of endeavour. This first book in the series focusses on Maori and social issues; the second will focus on Maori and educational endeavour. Each essay tackles the subject as it impacts on Maori now with perspectives on likely effects and solutions into the future: Maori demographics; smoking rates; educational achievement; incarceration; parenting; mental health; obesity and poverty are analysed in detail. Key statistics, past and future trends, opinion and fact are brought together in one volume to act as a reference for students, academics and others interested in New Zealand social sciences.

Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation

Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation

In a globalizing and expanding world, the need for research centered on analysis, representation, and management of landscape components has become critical. By providing development strategies that promote resilient relations, this book promotes more sustainable and cultural approaches for territorial construction. The Handbook of Research on Methods and Tools for Assessing Cultural Landscape Adaptation provides emerging research on the cultural relationships between a community and the ecological system in which they live. This book highlights important topics such as adaptive strategies, ecosystem services, and operative methods that explore the expanding aspects of territorial transformation in response to human activities. This publication is an important resource for academicians, graduate students, engineers, and researchers seeking a comprehensive collection of research focused on the social and ecological components in territory development.

Geospatial Intelligence: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Geospatial Intelligence: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Decision makers, such as government officials, need to better understand human activity in order to make informed decisions. With the ability to measure and explore geographic space through the use of geospatial intelligence data sources including imagery and mapping data, they are better able to measure factors affecting the human population. As a broad field of study, geospatial research has applications in a variety of fields including military science, environmental science, civil engineering, and space exploration. Geospatial Intelligence: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores multidisciplinary applications of geographic information systems to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and to gather data, information, and knowledge regarding human activity. Highlighting a range of topics such as geovisualization, spatial analysis, and landscape mapping, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for data scientists, engineers, government agencies, researchers, and graduate-level students in GIS programs.

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Joints and Connective Tissues

Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

First Lessons in Maori

First Lessons in Maori