Hardcover. By Murdoch Riley. Colour art illustrations by Keulemans. Myths and traditions, some coming from legendary Hawaiki. The spriitual significance to the Maori of various birds; their econom.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 216 pages. 0.789. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: By Murdoch Riley (B100) ISBN 9780854671007 BOOK TYPE: Hardback DIMENSIONS: 250mm X 315mm PAGES: 216 Colour illustrations by Keulemans. Absolutely beautiful coloured illustrations by Keulemans. This is a ABC of New Zealand Birds. Starting with the Albatross, Bellbird, Cuckoo, Dotterell,Duck Falcon,Fantail,Fernbird,Godwit,Gull,Harrier,Heron,Huia,Kaka, Kakapo,Kea,Kereru,Kingfisher,Kiwi,Kokak, Morepork,Owl, Parakeet,Pipit, Pukeko,Quail,Rail,Rifleman, Robin,Saddleback,Shag,Silvereye, Stitchbird,Takahe,Tomtit,Tui,Warbler, Weka and a Whitehead. Myths and traditions, some coming from legendary Hawaiki. Outlines the spiritual significance to the Māori of various birds; their economic value for their flesh, feathers, oil, bones and skins, and the rituals deemed necessary to capture them. The ability of certain birds to predict future happenings is yet another fascinating subject covered.
Title: Maori Bird Lore (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: New
Book Description Viking Sevenseas NZ Ltd, Paraparaumu, New Zealand, 2001. Papered Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 31 cm, 216 pp, photo and art illus, d/w. VG copy. A heavy book - overseas buyers please ask for a freight quote. Seller Inventory # 005762