Below is a reprint of the “Introduction” to the book:
Shelter From The Storm: The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts
2012, Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, NZ.
Embedded below is the 14 page, beautifully illustrated “Introduction”, by Shaun Barnett, to the remarkable book Shelter from the Storm. In it he provides an overview of the benefits, history, and architecture of New Zealand huts. His “Introduction” gives the reader a feel for the book as a whole. For more on this book, see my two part book review of Shelter from the Storm click here for: part 1 and part 2.
Thanks to Shaun Barnett for generously allowing us to reprint this piece! Enjoy it.
Please note: unfortunately the technique for advancing the pages of this 14 page document is not immediately obvious, but easy enough to learn. To advance the pages bring the cursor down onto the image and four boxes will appear. Click on the upper right small box/button at the bottom of the page to advances the pages, and the upper left box/button to go to the previous page. The two lower boxes/buttons allow one to zoom (magnify or minify the pages).
— Sam Demas, March 2017Introduction-SftS_p12-27