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Greenstone Trails : The Maori search for Pounamu

Brailsford, Barry
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192, [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. #021021
Pounamu or greenstone are terms for several types of hard and durable stone found in southern New Zealand. They are highly valued in New Zealand, and carvings made from pounamu play an important role in Māori culture. Geologically, pounamu are usually nephrite jade, bowenite, or serpentinite.

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AuthorBrailsford, Barry
Number of pages192, [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
PublisherReed Books, Wellington NZ
Year Published1984
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