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              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
               

              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (Paperback)

              By Thompson, Christina

              • RRP: $26.99
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              `Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude `Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World For more than a millennium, Polynesians ...have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonise these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind. For Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People is a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.
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              ISBN 9780008339050
              Released NZ 30 Jan 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
               

              Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thompson, Christina

              • RRP: $35.00
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              `Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

              ISBN 9780008339029
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
                

              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (Hardback)

              By Thompson, Christina

              • RRP: $64.99
              • $51.99
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              `Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

              ISBN 9780008339012
              Released NZ 18 Mar 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
                 

              Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (EPUB ebook)

              By Thompson, Christina

              'Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan 'Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude 'Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World

              ISBN 9780008339036
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              Language en
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All
               

              Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All (Paperback)

              By Thompson, Christina

              • RRP: $29.99
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              A book that perfectly balances memoir and history, interweaving a cross-cultural love story with the larger history of the colonial encounter

              ISBN 9780747596707
              Released NZ 25 Sep 2009
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All
                

              Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All (EPUB ebook)

              By Thompson, Christina

              A book that perfectly balances memoir and history, interweaving a cross-cultural love story with the larger history of the colonial encounter

              ISBN 9781408820797
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
                

              Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia (Hardback)

              By Thompson, Christina

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              A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People combines the thrill of exploration with the drama of discovery in a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.Sea People includes an 8-page photo insert, illustrati...ons throughout, and 2 endpaper maps.
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              ISBN 9780062060877
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management
               

              Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Maiden, R. Paul; Paul, Rich; Thompson, Christina

              • RRP: $123.00
              • $123.00
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              Respond quickly and effectively to workplace traumaFor years, employee assistance programs have been providing critical incidence stress management services to employees who have been involved in, or witness to, workplace fatalities and accidents that are likely to traumatize wor...kers and affect quality of work and increase sick leave and health claims. Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management presents successful strategies for rapid response to episodes of workplace violence, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism that have become all-too-common occurrences in the workplace.Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management is a must read for professionals in the business of providing crisis response services and for employers responsible for planning and coordinating organizational responses to disasters. This unique book presents first-hand accounts from EAP program managers, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) professionals, and crisis managers on their trauma response techniques and from health professionals involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management examines: similar and dissimilar experiences of EAP professionals in responding to large scale traumatic events using military models in trauma response managing trauma in the South African mining industry trauma response techniques in high risk work settings compassion fatigue among professional helpers how various types of industries handle critical incidents EAP responses to natural disasters repetitious violence in the workplace organizational crisis intervention and much moreWorkplace Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Management also includes Bern Beidel's first-person account as EAP Director for the United States House of Representatives of the response to anthrax contamination in mailrooms and office buildings in the nation's capital.
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              ISBN 9780789034519
              Released NZ 11 Jan 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
                 

              Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Thompson, Christina; Read by Lyons, Susan

              • RRP: $84.99
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              A blend of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester's Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know. For ...more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonize these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind. For Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists, and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People combines the thrill of exploration with the drama of discovery in a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.
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              ISBN 9781982609825
              Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story
                

              Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thompson, Christina

              • RRP: $46.99
              • $37.59
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              An extraordinary love story between a Maori man and an American woman, that inspires a graceful, revelatory search for understanding about the centuries-old collision of two wildly different cultures. Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All is the story of the cultural col...lision between Westerners and the Maoris of New Zealand, told partly as a history of the complex and bloody period of contact between Europeans and the Maoris in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and partly as the story of Christina Thompson's marriage to a Maori man. As an American graduate student studying literature in Australia, Thompson traveled on vacation to New Zealand, where she met a Maori known as Seven. Their relationship was one of opposites: he was a tradesman, she an intellectual; he came from a background of rural poverty, she from one of middle-class privilege; he was a native, she descended directly from colonizers. Nevertheless, they shared a similar sense of adventure and a willingness to depart from the customs of their families and forge a life together on their own. In this extraordinary book, which grows out of decades of research, Thompson explores the meaning of cross-cultural contact and the fascinating history of Europeans in the South Pacific, beginning with Abel Tasman's discovery of New Zealand in 1642 and James Cook's famous circumnavigations of 1769-79. Transporting us back and forth in time and around the world, from Australia to Hawaii to tribal NewZealand and finally to a house in New England that has ghosts of its own, Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All brings to life a lush variety of characters and settings. Yet at its core, itis the story of two people who, in making a life and a family together, bridge the gap between two worlds.
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              ISBN 9781596911277
              Released NZ 14 Jul 2009
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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