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A history of the Pacific Islands, Steven Roger Fischer

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A history of the Pacific Islands
Title
A history of the Pacific Islands
Statement of responsibility
Steven Roger Fischer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning nearly 50,000 years of human presence in an area which comprises one-third of our planet - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the development of the region, from New Guinea's earliest settlement to the creation of the modern Pacific states. -Publlishers Description
  • "This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning nearly 50,000 years of human presence in an area which comprises one-third of our planet - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the development of the region, from New Guinea's earliest settlement to the creation of the modern Pacific states. It also examines the fascinating processes which have contributed to the formation of the hybrid Pacific we know today. [The book] traces the extraordinarily varied genealogy of all Pacific peoples, looking at their descent from Papuan tribesmen, Austronesian mariners and foreign colonists; examines the rich inheritance of the Islands as a consequence of succeeding waves of invading, then dominating peoples; and explores the effect on the region - as well as the corresponding global implications - of voyaging, whaling, pandemics, colonization, trade, exploitation, war, nuclear testing and nationhood. Informed by the most recent research and scholarship, Steven Roger Fischer's unique text provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the Pacific Island's past. It is a highly accessible and invaluable introduction to the history of an area which is currently emerging as pivotal in international affairs." -- Publisher's description
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Nz
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Fischer, Steven R
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU28.3
LC item number
.F57 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave essential histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oceania
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Oceania
  • Ozeanien
Label
A history of the Pacific Islands, Steven Roger Fischer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 306-319) and index
Contents
The first islanders -- Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians -- The European trespass -- The second colonization -- New Pacific identities -- Pacific islanders in transit -- Reinventing Pacific Islands -- The 'New Pacific.'
Control code
823862875
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xxxii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780230362680
Lccn
2013431631
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)823862875
Label
A history of the Pacific Islands, Steven Roger Fischer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 306-319) and index
Contents
The first islanders -- Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians -- The European trespass -- The second colonization -- New Pacific identities -- Pacific islanders in transit -- Reinventing Pacific Islands -- The 'New Pacific.'
Control code
823862875
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xxxii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780230362680
Lccn
2013431631
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)823862875

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