Wai Pasifika : indigenous ways in a changing climate / David Young.

By: Young, David. (David Christopher), 1947- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2021Description: 304 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781990048074; 1990048072.Subject(s): FRESH WATER | WATER MANAGEMENT | INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE | POLYNESIANS | SOCIAL LIFE | CUSTOMS | POLYNESIA | AUSTRALASIA | AUSTRALIA | HAWAII | NEW ZEALAND | Mana o te wai | WaiHoldings: GRETA POINT: 39:502.1 YOU
Contents:
Prologue: Pulsing wisdom -- Introduction -- 1. Sequoia: location in meditation -- 2. Both sides now: fog capture in the Pacific -- 3. Fire and water, rock and fish: Aboriginal management of Australia -- 4. Hawai'i -- Aotearoa: the shape of water -- 5. Waikīkī: ghosts, glitz and gobies -- 6. Hawai'i Island: gods, gardens, fire and water -- 7. Keepers of the long view: Whanganui River -- 8. Kīpuka of influence: Limahuli looks back to see forward -- 9. Sāmoa, Nuie: the memory of water -- 10. Rapanui Easter Island: rats, forests and good water -- 11. Kiribati: life on an ocean wave -- 12. And in the Northwest: the Pacific as ecosystem -- Coda -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index -- About the photographers.
Summary: "David Young focuses on the increasingly endangered resource of freshwater, and what so-called developed societies can learn from the Indigenous voices of the Pacific. Combining nineteenth century and Indigenous sources with a selection of modern studies and his own personal encounters, Young keeps a human face on the key issue of water. He confirms that the gift of Indigenous people to their colonisers is that they offer systematic and different concepts of being in, and experiencing, nature."--Publisher's website.
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Prologue: Pulsing wisdom -- Introduction -- 1. Sequoia: location in meditation -- 2. Both sides now: fog capture in the Pacific -- 3. Fire and water, rock and fish: Aboriginal management of Australia -- 4. Hawai'i -- Aotearoa: the shape of water -- 5. Waikīkī: ghosts, glitz and gobies -- 6. Hawai'i Island: gods, gardens, fire and water -- 7. Keepers of the long view: Whanganui River -- 8. Kīpuka of influence: Limahuli looks back to see forward -- 9. Sāmoa, Nuie: the memory of water -- 10. Rapanui Easter Island: rats, forests and good water -- 11. Kiribati: life on an ocean wave -- 12. And in the Northwest: the Pacific as ecosystem -- Coda -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index -- About the photographers.

"David Young focuses on the increasingly endangered resource of freshwater, and what so-called developed societies can learn from the Indigenous voices of the Pacific. Combining nineteenth century and Indigenous sources with a selection of modern studies and his own personal encounters, Young keeps a human face on the key issue of water. He confirms that the gift of Indigenous people to their colonisers is that they offer systematic and different concepts of being in, and experiencing, nature."--Publisher's website.

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