Author(s): Geoff Hicks & Hamish Campbell
Massively revised and updated in 2012, this all-new edition of our bestselling introduction to New Zealand's natural hazards and disasters is now more relevant than ever. Informative, instructive and very generously illustrated - and written by some of New Zealand's leading scientists - this massively revised and updated edition of our bestselling title contains all-new sections on climate change and the social and emotional impact of disasters, making it more relevant than ever.
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2012
Geoff Hicks is Chief Scientist at the Department of Conservation. A marine biologist by training, with a deep love of New Zealand's High Country and coastal environment, he is passionate about communicating scientific ideas to nonscientists and the way science contributes to better policy and decision-making. He was Concept Leader Natural Environment at Te Papa at its establishment and was responsible for creating the Museum's hugely successful natural environment exhibitions – including ‘Awesome Forces’, on which this book is based.
Hamish Campbell is a renowned geologist and palaeontologist specialising in ancient rocks and fossils and the Chatham Islands. A senior scientist with GNS Science and Subject Expert – Earth Science at Te Papa, he is the author of numerous papers and books for popular and specialist audiences.