This revised edition of the classic A.W. Reed title remains true to the original vision - to create a highly readable and accessible introduction to the traditional life and customs of Maori. The text is arranged alphabetically and includes: . Entries covering agriculture, fishing, gardening, hunting, games, building, craft, forest lore and ceremony - all the known elements of pre-European Maori life . Explanations for myths, legends and stories of the gods . Colour photographs of preserved Maori artefacts . Detailed line drawings revealing domestic objects and tools . Line illustrations depicting typical scenes from Maori life Buddy Mikaere of Ngati Pukenga and Ngati Ranginui descent is a well-respected historian and has published widely in his specialist field of 19th century race relations and on Maori history in general.