Among The Islands

Author: Tim Flannery
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802194044
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A story of science and discovery that’s “part travel diary and part field notebook . . . like what you’d get if Charles Darwin starred in an Indiana Jones flick” (Audubon Magazine). Credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin, Tim Flannery has been hailed as “the rock star of modern science.” Here, he recounts a series of expeditions he made early in his career to the islands of the South Pacific, a great arc stretching nearly 4,000 miles from the postcard perfection of Polynesia to some of the largest, highest, and most rugged islands on earth (Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel). Originally traveling in search of rare and undiscovered mammal species, Flannery found much more: fascinating places where local taboos, foul weather, dense jungle, and sheer remoteness made for dramatic exploration; strange creatures such as monkey faced bats, giant rats, gazelle-faced black wallabies; and human cultures far removed from our own. This “rollicking good adventure-science read” is a must-have for anyone who has ever imagined voyaging to the ends of the earth to uncover and study the rare and the wonderful (Audubon Magazine).

Journal Of A Cruise Among The Islands Of The Western Pacific

Author: John Elphinstone Erskine
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Journal Of A Cruise Among The Islands Of The Western Pacific

Author: John Elphinstone Erskine
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108030734
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A naval officer's account of his observations of local life and culture in the Pacific islands, first published in 1853.

Territorial Disputes Among Japan China And Taiwan Concerning The Senkaku Islands Boundary Territory Briefing Vol 3 No 7

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Editor: IBRU
ISBN: 1897643500
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Small Islands

Author: American Geophysical Union
Editor: American Geophysical Union
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 51. Small tropical and subtropical islands are particularly attuned to the effects of the surrounding ocean and atmosphere. Frequently, these islands are densely populated and rely on the sea for sustenance and economic viability. Oftentimes too, individual island nations do not have the resources to address issues in oceanography and marine meteorology that are central to their future well-being. United Nations agencies, government and non-government organizations, and universities are dimly aware of their role to enhance collaboration between natural scientists and resource managers, particularly for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Accordingly, a meeting entitled "Small Island Oceanography in Relation to Sustainable Economic Development and Related Coastal Area Management" was held in Martinique, French Antilles, November 8-10, 1993.

An Account Of The Pelew Islands Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean

Author: George Keate
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Account of the journey of the Antelope which was shipwrecked off the coast of the Palau Islands; the experiences of the crew on the Palau Islands; and their return to England with Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons; and of the death of Lee Boo from smallpox. Supplement: Account of the voyage to the Palau Islands of the Panther and Endeavour under the command of Captain John M'Cluer, to bring the news to King Abba Thulle of his son's death in England.

Missionary Voyages Among The South Sea Islands

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Voyage Of H M S Blonde To The Sandwich Islands In The Years 1824 1825

Author: George Anson Byron Baron Byron
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George Anson Byron, the 7th Lord Byron, was chosen to command the H.M.S. Blonde and return the bodies of King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu to Hawaii; both died of measles while visiting London in 1824.

A History Of The Argentine Republic

Author: F. A. Kirkpatrick
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107455618
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Originally published in 1931, this book was written in 'an attempt to interpret to English readers the history of the Argentine people, and in some degree to interpret the character of that people as illustrated by their history'. A second Spanish edition was also published, reflecting a desire 'to make known to Argentine readers the sympathetic interest with which the astonishing advance of their nation from its small beginnings' was viewed in England. The text thus reflects the diplomatic climate of the time in which it was written, as well as providing a comprehensive historical account. Illustrative figures and appendices are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Argentinian history.

The Cruise Of The Janet Nichol Among The South Sea Islands

Author: Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson
Editor: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868406060
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In April 1890 the steamer Janet Nicoll set off from Sydney for a three-month trading voyage through the central and western Pacific. Aboard were seven white men, a crew of forty islanders, and one woman: a short-haired, barefoot, cigarette-smoking American, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, wife of the famous novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. The Cruise of the Janet Nichol is Fannys account of her journey with her husband and grown son through what are today the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands.