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Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature
  

Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By McDaniel, Carl N.; Gowdy, John M.

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This text describes how Nauru Island became one of the richest nations in the world and how its citizens acquired all the ills of modern life. At the same time, Nauru became 80 per cent mined-out ruins that contain impoverished biological communities of little value in supporting ...

ISBN 9780520222298
Published 28 January 2000 by Inbooks
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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

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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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Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism
  

Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism (Hardback)

By Cook, Scott B.

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Colonial Encounters in the Age of High Imperialism is the first book in the Longman World History Series, edited by Michael Adas. This title examines the world-transforming experience of Western imperialism during the period from 1870 to 1914. Case studies focus specifically on B ...

ISBN 9780673992291
Published 13 January 1997 by Pearson Education (US)
Interest Age All ages
Series World History
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Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840: v. 2: Southern and Eastern Polynesia
  

Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840: v. 2: Southern and Eastern Polynesia (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Barratt, Glynn

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The second volume in Barratt's projected quartet on the naval, scientific and social activities of the Imperial Russian Navy in the South Pacific, this book describes Russian activities in New Zealand, the Austral Islands and Easter Island. Illust. B&W.

ISBN 9780774803052
Published 1 December 1988 by Inbooks
Interest Age Young Adults
Series Pacific Martime Studies Series
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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 (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 28 February 2006 by Crabtree Publishing Co,Canada
Interest Age 8-14 years
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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Remember WW II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories
 

Remember WW II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories (Hardback, New title)

By Albright, Madeleine K.; Edited by Nicholson, Dorinda Makanaonalani; By Nicholson, Dorinda Makana onalani Stagner

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Allows readers to understand World War II, not as seen through the eyes of soldiers, but through the eyes of children who survived the bombings, the blackouts, the hunger, the fear, and the loss of loved ones caused by the war.

ISBN 9780792271796
Published 1 March 2007 by National Geographic Books
Interest Age 10-13 years
Series Remember
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Exile to Paradise: Savagery and Civilization in Paris and the South Pacific, 1790-1900
  

Exile to Paradise: Savagery and Civilization in Paris and the South Pacific, 1790-1900 (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Bullard, Alice

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The conservative government of the young Third Republic portrayed the Communards as savage destroyers of civilization. The Communards were depicted as plagued by original sin. Their punishment was an odd one: some 4500 revolutionaries were exiled to the South Pacific colony of Ne ...

ISBN 9780804738781
Published 31 March 2001 by Inbooks
Interest Age Young Adults
Series Jurists--Profiles in Legal Theory
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Neither Cargo Nor Cult: Ritual Politics and the Colonial Imagination in Fiji
  

Neither Cargo Nor Cult: Ritual Politics and the Colonial Imagination in Fiji (Hardback)

By Kaplan, Martha

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In the 1880's an oracle priest, Navosavakadua, mobilised Fijians of the hinterlands against the invasion by Fijian chiefs and the British.This movement was named by the British the Tuka cult, something that had to be stopped. In this study Kaplan uses Fijian oral history and text ...

ISBN 9780822315780
Published 15 June 1995 by Inbooks
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