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The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal, 1942: Clash for Supremacy in the Pacific
 

The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal, 1942: Clash for Supremacy in the Pacific (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Stille, Mark; Illustrated by Gerrard, Howard

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The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counter offensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. This title details the fortunes experienced over the intense course of naval battles around the island throughout the secon ...

ISBN 9781780961545
Published 7 May 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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A Simplified Dictionary of Modern Samoan
 

A Simplified Dictionary of Modern Samoan (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2011 reprint)

Edited by Allardice, R. W.

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Samoan to English, and English to Samoan, with a guide to pronunciation, grammar, the language of courtesy and a selection of proverbs.

ISBN 9780908597024
Published 24 March 2011 by PASIFIKA PRESS
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The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal
 

The Battle for Hell's Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Moore, Stephen L.

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From the author of Pacific Payback, the true story of how a patchwork band of aviators saved Guadalcanal during WWII. November 1942: Japanese and American forces fight for control of Guadalcanal, a small but pivotal island in the South Pacific. The Japanese call it Jigoku no Shim ...

ISBN 9780451473769
Published 1 November 2016 by Misc - United Book Distributor
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Tala o le Vavau: Myths, Legends and Customs of Old Samoa
 

Tala o le Vavau: Myths, Legends and Customs of Old Samoa (Paperback, New edition)

By Stuebel, C.; Translated by Herman, Brother

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Stories in Samoan and English providing an insight to the Samoan way of life in pre-papalagi times, and a valuable record of a culture rich in history and spirituality. Illust. B&W.

ISBN 9780908597031
Published 23 December 2010 by PASIFIKA PRESS
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Tareima's String
 

Tareima's String (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

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Tareima, who lives in Kiribati, shows how she makes string from the fibres of coconut husks, and describes what the string is used for. Contains some Kiribati words and glossary.Suggested level: primary.

ISBN 9780473219185
Published 5 September 2012 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 5-8 years
Series Children of the Pacific
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Myths and Legends of the Polynesians
 

Myths and Legends of the Polynesians (Trade Paperback/Paperback, Dover ed)

By Andersen, Johannes C.

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Rich selection includes stories of gods and creation, fairies and supernatural beings, cannibalism and human sacrifice, adultery and revenge, more. Also, expert commentary on stories and Polynesian culture. 77 illustrations.

ISBN 9780486285825
Published 1 December 2011 by Dover Publications Inc.
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A'a: A Deity from Polynesia
 

A'a: A Deity from Polynesia (Paperback)

By Adams, Julie; Hooper, Steven

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This world-renowned sculpture is a unique figure in Polynesian art. An image of a deified ancestor, A'a was created sometime before 1821 on the island of Rurutu. The statue was a sensation when it arrived in England - Picasso was so struck by it that he had a copy made for himsel ...

ISBN 9780714151151
Published 1 August 2016 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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Series Objects in Focus
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Marshallese Reference Grammar
 

Marshallese Reference Grammar (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Bender, Byron W.; Capelle, Alfred; Pagotto, Louise

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This reference grammar covers the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the language of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. It is the result of a long and sustained effort, inexorably entwined with that of the Marshallese-English Dictionary, published in 1976.

ISBN 9780824859930
Published 30 August 2016 by University of Hawai'i Press
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Series Pali Language Texts-Micronesia
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Pacific Encounters: Art and Divinity in Polynesia, 1760-1860

Pacific Encounters: Art and Divinity in Polynesia, 1760-1860 (Paperback, New title)

By Hooper, Steven

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Brings together many Polynesian objects gathered during the early period of contact with European voyagers, missionaries and settlers. This book presents around 270 items with short captions, including sculptures in wood and stone; feather and basketry images; decorated bark clot ...

ISBN 9780714125756
Published 2 June 2006 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Soloman Islands
 

Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Soloman Islands (Hardback)

By McDougall, Debra

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Writing of Ranongga Island, the author tracks engagements with foreigners across many realms of life, describing startling reversals in which strangers become attached to local places, even as kinspeople are estranged.

ISBN 9781785330209
Published 30 January 2016 by Berghahn Books
Interest Age Young Adults
Series ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology
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