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The Death of William Gooch: A History's Anthropology
  

The Death of William Gooch: A History's Anthropology (Paperback, New edition)

By Dening, Greg

A penetratating study of the young astronomer on board the Daedalus.

ISBN 9780522846928
Published 30 September 1991 by Melbourne University Press
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Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures and Self
  

Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures and Self (Hardback, New title)

By Dening, Greg

Revisits the bloody history of the Fenua'enata, the Marquesas Islands, to craft an essay on human change and transition. This is part memoir, part history, and part imaginative exploration of the symbolic strip of land where ocean meets beach.

ISBN 9780522848861
Published 15 July 2004 by Melbourne University Press
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Cook & Omai: the Cult of the South Seas: The Cult of the South Seas
  

Cook & Omai: the Cult of the South Seas: The Cult of the South Seas (Paperback)

By McCalman, Iain; Dening, Greg:Hetherington; Et Al

Including essays by Iain McCalman and Greg Denning this tells of the visit in 1774 of the first Polynesian to travel to London. Omai, as he was called, journeyed with Captain Cook and became an "overnight sensation" with scientists, philosophers, artists and the literary.

ISBN 9780642107312
Published 1 January 2001 by National Library of Australia
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Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals
   

Dictionary of Australian and New Guinean Mammals (Hardback)

By Strahan, Ronald; Conder, Pamela

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A guide to the mammals of both Australia and Melanesia. This work includes biographical notes on the 50 zoologists who have been the principal contributors to the taxonomy of Australian and New Guinean mammals. It also includes an account of the principles and practices of animal ...

ISBN 9780643091672
Published 1 October 2007 by CSIRO Publishing
Interest Age Young Adults
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The Japanese Nation: Its Land, Its People, and Its Life
 

The Japanese Nation: Its Land, Its People, and Its Life (Hardback, New title)

By Nitobe, Inazo

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This turn-of-the-century discourse on the South Seas follows T.R. St-Johnston, Colonial Secretary of the Leeward Islands, through his experiences as the former District Commissioner in Fiji. The author seizes this as an opportunity to reminisce on his great adventures throughout ...

ISBN 9780710311412
Published 15 September 2005 by TL DISTRIBUTION
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Series Kegan Paul Japan Library
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Women of Polynesia
  

Women of Polynesia (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Blackburn, Mark

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Beautiful Polynesian women will tempt you to linger on each page of this stunning book. Be transported to Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Raratonga, Fiji, and the Maori regions of New Zealand to view their beguiling native inhabitants through 380 historic and rare color postcard im ...

ISBN 9780764321740
Published 2 March 2005
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Longitude and Empire: How Captain Cook's Voyages Changed the World
  

Longitude and Empire: How Captain Cook's Voyages Changed the World (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Richardson, Brian W.

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Before Captain Cooks three voyages, the world was uncertain and dangerous; after them, it was clear and safe. Written as a conceptual field guide, this book offers a rereading of both the voyages and of modern political philosophy; the voyages offering new ways of thinking about ...

ISBN 9780774811897
Published 31 May 2005 by Inbooks
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James Cook: The Pacific Coast and Beyond

James Cook: The Pacific Coast and Beyond (Hardback, New title)

By Beales, R. A.

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In the 1700s, the voyages of British Captain James Cook shed light on what life was really like in the uncharted Pacific. This book talks about how he was hired to seek an undiscovered continent known by astronomers and geographers as Terra Australis Incognita, which he proved di ...

ISBN 9780778724155
Published 28 February 2006 by Crabtree Publishing Co,Canada
Interest Age 8-14 years
Series In the Footsteps of Explorers
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James Cook: The Pacific Coast and Beyond

James Cook: The Pacific Coast and Beyond (Paperback, New title)

By Beales, R. A.

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In the 1700s, the voyages of British Captain James Cook shed light on what life was really like in the uncharted Pacific. This book tells how he was hired to seek an undiscovered continent known by astronomers and geographers as Terra Australis Incognita, which he proved did not ...

ISBN 9780778724513
Published 1 January 2005 by Crabtree Publishing Co,Canada
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Series In the Footsteps of Explorers
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Albaneta: Lost Opportunity at Cassino
  

Albaneta: Lost Opportunity at Cassino (Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Crosby, Ron

In mid-winter 1944, massive infantry losses were incurred at Cassino. What is not widely known is that Kiwi & Indian engineers created an opportunity to outflank Cassino through the construction of a road carved into the hills above the German encampment. The failings of army hei ...

ISBN 9780790011295
Published 23 March 2007 by Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
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