Lowe, D. J., & Green, J. D. (1992). Lakes. In J. M. Soons & M. J. Selby (Eds.), Landforms of New Zealand: Second Edition (2nd ed.)(pp. 107-143). Auckland, New Zealand: Longman Paul.
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Lakes have always held an aesthetic fascination for people; they figure prominently in both art and literature and have even been endowed with spiritual qualities. For example, the nineteenth century American writer Henry D. Thoreau (1854) considered a lake to be 'the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is the earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature'. More prosaically, lakes are also of considerable geomorphological interest as dynamic landfonns originating in varied and often complex ways.
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