From the peaks of the Southern Alps to the darkest reaches of the universe, Nic Low and Annette Lees guide us through their journeys of discovery.
Armed with Ngāi Tahu’s traditional oral maps and modern satellite atlas, Nic Low crosses the Southern Alps more than a dozen times, trying to understand how our forebears saw the land. His new book, Uprising: Walking the Southern Alps of New Zealand, is an invitation to travel one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes in the company of Māori explorers, raiding parties, and gods.
In After Dark: Walking into the Nights of Aotearoa, Annette Lees takes us walking into the night of Aotearoa. In the company of bats, owls, moths, singing crickets and seabirds, After Dark guides us from dusk to dawn through a rich and fascinating trove of night stories, weaving memoir, social history and unknown tales from the natural world.
Both books inspire readers to step out of their comfort zones into a wilder and older world that is waiting there. Chaired by Pania Walton.
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