Here in New Zealand, we pride ourselves on our connection with the land. Our name spells it out - Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud. We tend to forget that we're just as defined by the sea - or if we think of it, we just think how cut off we are by the ocean.
But a new book may change that. It's a richly illustrated, multi-disciplinary work called New Zealand and the Sea, edited by expat Kiwi Frances Steel, a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wollongong. It's published by Bridget Williams Books.