Book: Waka Taua Maori War Canoe

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A Maori war canoe being paddled at speed makes an awesome sight. This concise introduction to the waka taua celebrates these sophisticated vessels, and will appeal to all those who appreciate sea craft and military design, or have an interest in Maori culture.

In waka taua, Jeff Evans recounts the ancient history and modern renaissance of the war canoe, detailing types and parts of the vessel, building techniques, captain and crew roles, and paddling routines and instruction. Embellished with historical and contemporary photographs and drawings, Waka Taua is a valuable guide to this timeless expression of Maori identity and power.

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