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Kastom: Art of Vanuatu

Kastom: Art of Vanuatu (Paperback)

By Howarth, Crispin; Huffman, Kirk

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Kastom: Arts of Vanuatu showcases a unique collection of the National Gallery of Australia. During the early 1970s an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting on the Islands of Ambrym and Malakula.

ISBN 9780642334336
Published 1 February 2013 by National Library of Australia
Interest Age All ages
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Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture
 

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture (Hardback)

By Hezel, Francis X.

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This is a collection of essays based on the experiences of the authors 40 years in Micronesia. The book covers subjects that are of particular interests to people whose upbringing and educational backgrounds are that of the West. Individuals and family

ISBN 9780824836610
Published 15 June 2012 by University of Hawai'i Press
Interest Age Young Adults
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The Samoans: A Global Family
   

The Samoans: A Global Family (Hardback, reissue)

By Sutter, Frederic Koehler

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Documents the lives of over 125 Samoans through 45 countries - from a shepherd in Invercargill to a champion sumo wrestler in Japan - and as each person recounts his or her autobiography, a family is gathered through 285 colour photographs captioned with the proverbs of 30 langua ...

ISBN 9780824812386
Published 20 March 2011 by University of Hawai'i Press
Interest Age Young Adults
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Illustrated History of the South Pacific
 

Illustrated History of the South Pacific (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Stenson, Marcia

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This book is an introduction to the history of the South Pacific. A companion book to Illustrated History of New Zealand, also written by Marcia Stenson, this covers the following topics: geology and geography, the arrival of the first people to the Pacific, European exploration, ...

ISBN 9781869417185
Published 5 May 2006 by Random House
Interest Age 5-7 years
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Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand
   

Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Evans, Jeff

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Polynesian navigation and the discovery of New Zealand offers a straightforward account of how and why Polynesian seafarers made their journey south to New Zealand shores. The first part discusses the origins of the voyages, legends of the homeland and the explorer Kupe, traditio ...

ISBN 9781877514159
Published 1 September 2011 by Oratia Media
Interest Age Young Adults
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Gauguin's Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints
 

Gauguin's Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints (Hardback)

By Wright, Alastair; Brown, Calvin

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In 1891, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) traveled to Tahiti in an effort to live simply and to draw inspiration from what he saw as the island's exotic native culture. This book addresses both the artist's representation of Tahiti in the woodcut medium and the impact these works had on ...

ISBN 9780300149296
Published 1 December 2010 by Inbooks
Interest Age All ages
Series Princeton University Art Museum
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Intensive Course in Tongan
  

Intensive Course in Tongan (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Shuhway, Eric B.

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I ... express my wholehearted support ... on the reprinting of this most valuable course in Tongan. One is encouraged in the knowledge that the Tongan language will be appreciated and understood through this book....Eric B. Shumway is the only papalangi

ISBN 9780939154487
Published 5 June 2009 by Pacific Institute Brigham Youn
Interest Age All ages
This title is currently reprinting with a due date: 12 Dec 2013
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Fight to the Death: Battle of Guadalcanal
 

Fight to the Death: Battle of Guadalcanal (Paperback, New title)

Illustrated by Elson, Richard; By Hama, Larry

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August 7, 1942, marked the first American amphibious assault of World War II, and the first attempt to secure the Japanese-controlled island of Guadalcanal. This comic illustrates the Allies' first major offensive action of the Pacific War.

ISBN 9781846030604
Published 8 February 2007 by Osprey Publishing
Interest Age 8-11 years
Series Graphic History
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Santa Cruz, 1942: Carrier Duel in the South Pacific
 

Santa Cruz, 1942: Carrier Duel in the South Pacific (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Stille, Mark; Illustrated by Gerrard, Howard

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Despite myth, the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway but survived to still prove a threat in the Pacific Theater. Nowhere was this clearer than in the battle of Santa Cruz of October 1942. The Japanese were able to gain a tactical victory at Santa Cruz. This book ...

ISBN 9781849086059
Published 5 September 2012 by Osprey Publishing
Interest Age Young Adults
Series Campaign
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Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator
  

Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Druett, Joan

Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary genius', sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. His story has never been fully told. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious p ...

ISBN 9781869793869
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869797133
Published 17 June 2011 by Random House
Interest Age Young Adults
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