by Bruce W. Hayward | paperback | 328 pages | 2017
Just as a tree retains a record of its life in its tree rings, the Earth also retains memories of its past development. These memories are preserved in the rocks and in the landforms of northern New Zealand. They have been decoded by geolscientists, and now, for the first time, are made accessible to everyone through this book. Now we can all appreciate and marvel at this region’s amazing 270 million-year-long history – initially under the sea and later as a land ravaged by volcanic eruptions.