Te taiao : Māori and the natural world.Material type: TextPublication details: Auckland, N.Z. : David Bateman : Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2010Description: 196 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 28 cmISBN: 9781869537753 (paperback)Other title: Maori and the natural world [Portion of title]Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Ethnobotany | Natural history -- New Zealand | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Mythology, Māori | Cosmology, Māori | Koiora | Taiao | Whānau mārama | Atua | Mahinga kai o te whenua | Mahinga kai o te wai | Pūtaiao | Kōrero nehe | Whenua | Tānemāhuta
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Edited by Jennifer Garlick, Basil Keane and Tracey Brogfeldt.
At foot of title: TeAra.govt.nz - the encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188) and index.
Introduction: Te ao mārama the natural world -- Part 1. Ranginui the sky: Ranginui the sky ; Maramataka the lunar calendar ; Matariki Māori New Year ; Tāwhirimātea the weather -- Part 2. Papatūānuku the land: Papatūānuku the land ; Whenua how the land was shaped ; Ngā waewae tapu Māori exploration -- Part 3. Tangaroa: Tangaroa the sea ; Te whānau puha whales -- Taniwha -- Ngārara reptiles -- Part 4. Te waonui-a-Tāne the forest: Te waonui-a-Tāne forest mythology ; Te ngahere forest lore ; Ngā manu birds ; Te aitanga pepeke the insect world ; Patupaiarehe -- Part 5. Te mahina kai food gathering: Te hī ika Māori fishing ; Mātaitai shellfish gathering ; Te tāhere manu bird catching ; Te hopu tuna eeling ; Ngā tupu mai i Hawaiki plants from Polynesia ; Kiore Pacific rats ; Kurī Polynesian dogs -- Kaitiakitanga -- Glossary of Māori words -- Glossary of species names.
In traditional Maori knowledge, the weather, birds, fish and trees, sun and moon are related to each other, and to the people of the land, the tangata whenua. It is truly an interconnected world - a vast family of which humans are children of the earth and sky, and cousins to all living things. In this richly illustrated book, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and necessary skills they needed to survive here. How did Maori describe and predict the weather, use the moon as a guide for successful fishing and planting, and celebrate Matariki, the Maori New Year? How did they describe and move about their environment, and survive. Discover forest lore and traditional uses of forest plants, how Maori hunted moa, harvested birds, fish and shellfish, and cultivated plants they bought with them from Polynesia. In a word - fascinating!.
Text in English with some Maori.