Julius Haast in the Southern Alps

Author(s): Colin Burrows

Early New Zealand | Secondhand

 Julius Haast came to New Zealand late in 1858 to examine the new colony's potential for German immigration. He met Ferdinand Hochstetter and joined him on geological and topographical surveys of Auckland and Nelson Provinces, surveyed the Grey and Buller districts, and advised the Canterbury Province on the Lyttelton rail-tunnel through the Port Hills. This book, illustrated by many of Haast's drawings, focuses on his pioneer scientific work in the central Southern Alps covering topographical and geological mapping and his innovative studies of the glacial geology in the region.

Chapters of this book examine the glacial record in the Southern Alps to the beginning of the Ice Age, 2.5 million years ago, and up to the present day.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877257087
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : January 2005
  • : 215mm X 285mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Colin Burrows
  • : Hardback
  • : Colin Burrows
  • : 551.31099371
  • : 216
  • : 36 illustrations