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We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa

We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa

by Tim Denee, Chris McDowall
We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa

We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa

by Tim Denee, Chris McDowall


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An extraordinary visual data book like no other. Clustered yet scattered, we New Zealanders live across the country’s physical landscapes, experiencing its varied weather and environments. We co-create its political, economic and social systems on a daily basis. Each of us has a particular view of Aotearoa, yet nobody comprehends the whole. This book’s sets of maps and graphics help New Zealanders make sense of their country, to grasp the scale, diversity and intricacies of Aotearoa, and to experience feelings of connection to land, to place, to this time in our history, and to one another. By making data visible, each graphic reveals insights about Aotearoa. They answer a range of questions: Who visits us? How many fish are in the sea? How equal are we? How do we hurt ourselves? Where do our cats go to at night? This compelling mixture of charts, graphs, diagrams, maps and illustrations is functional, beautiful, insightful and enlightening. It tells us where we are, here, in 2018. Essays by some of New Zealand’s best thinkers complete the package.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994141538
Publisher: Massey University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Edition description: None
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tim Denee is a graphic designer and illustrator. He has designed book covers, learning resources, editorial illustrations, websites, apps, brands, and interactive experiences. For the past five years he has been the senior designer at Click Suite, an interactive design studio working primarily for the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector. Tim’s work has been recognised by the Best Awards, ProDesign magazine, Tokyo Design Week and the International Society of Typographic Designers. Dr Chris McDowall is a data scientist and visualisation designer. He trained as a geographer with a focus on human and environmental geography. He has worked as a cartographer at the University of Auckland, a scientist at Landcare Research — Manaaki Whenua, development manager at education startup Hapara, and at the National Library of New Zealand as manager of DigitalNZ systems. His professional interests include information visualisation, digital humanities, statistics, and cartography.

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