Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds (Hardcover)

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Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds (Hardcover)


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Six centuries ago Polynesian explorers, who inhabited a cosmos in which islands sailed across the sea and stars across the sky, arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand where they rapidly adapted to new plants, animals, landscapes and climatic conditions. Four centuries later, European explorers arrived with maps and clocks, grids and fences, and they too adapted to a new island home. In this, her most ambitious book to date, Dame Anne Salmond looks at New Zealand as a site of cosmo-diversity, a place where multiple worlds engage and collide.
Dame Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland and author of books including The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South SeasAphrodite’s Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti and Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas.
Product Details ISBN: 9781869408657
ISBN-10: 1869408659
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2018
Pages: 512
Language: English
"This is an absorbing historical narrative with bigger and bolder political and ethical arguments." —Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge.

"It may be premature to say this is anthropologist Dame Anne Salmond’s masterpiece, when she has so many books to her credit that might deserve that title, but it’s got a fair claim." —Paul Little, North and South

"In exploring the views that underpinned and continue to underpin Maori-European relations, she presents an important, highly readable book that helps us understand our history and plan for our future." —Sally Blundell, New Zealand Listener