New Zealand

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At the ends of the Earth, discover the South Pacific paradise of New Zealand. Experience awe-inspiring alpine mountains, plunging fjords, pristine beaches, dense rain forests, and active volcanoes. Immerse your imagination in the ancient tribal culture of the Maori. Meet the fearsome All Blacks, the national rugby team who greet opponents with their traditional Hacka war dance. Travel across New Zealand’s North and South Islands, where sheep ...
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Overview

At the ends of the Earth, discover the South Pacific paradise of New Zealand. Experience awe-inspiring alpine mountains, plunging fjords, pristine beaches, dense rain forests, and active volcanoes. Immerse your imagination in the ancient tribal culture of the Maori. Meet the fearsome All Blacks, the national rugby team who greet opponents with their traditional Hacka war dance. Travel across New Zealand’s North and South Islands, where sheep outnumber people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426303012
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Series: National Geographic Countries of the World Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     4
Geography: Land of the Long White Cloud     7
At a Glance     8
What's the Weather Like?
Fast Facts
Average Temperature & Rainfall
Physical Map
Special Feature: Rising from the Sea     10
Special Feature: With and Without Water     11
Special Feature: Aglow with Worms     14
Special Feature: Hot Hot Hot!     15
Nature: A Natural Ark     17
At a Glance     18
New Arrivals
Species at Risk
Vegetation & Ecosystems Map
Special Feature: Almost a Dinosaur     21
Special Feature: So Long, Mighty Moa     23
Special Feature: Arriving by Sea     24
Special Feature: Father of the Forest     25
History: The Young Country     27
At a Glance     28
Ancient Civilizations
Time line
Historical Map
Special Feature: What's in Waitangi?     33
Special Feature: A Rebel's Religion     34
Special Feature: An Off-Shore Farm     36
Special Feature: A Full Welfare State     37
People & Culture: Living on the Edge     39
At a Glance     40
Urban and Rural Population
Common New Zealand Phrases
Population Map
Special Feature: National Holidays     42
SpecialFeature: I Die, I Live!     43
Special Feature: Taking the Plunge     45
Special Feature: From Middle Earth     46
Special Feature: The Maori Nightingale     49
Government & Economy: Going It Alone     51
At a Glance     52
A Link to the Old Country
Trading Partners
Political Map
Special Feature: How the Government Works     54
Special Feature: The Great Dessert Debate     56
Special Feature Map: Industry     57
Add a Little Extra to Your Country Report!     58
Glossary     60
Bibliography     61
Further Information
Index     62
Credits     64
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