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A history of the Pacific Islands

Steven R. Fischer

A history of the Pacific Islands

by Steven R. Fischer

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Basingstoke, Hampshire [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethnology,
  • Pacific Islanders,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSteven Roger Fischer
    SeriesPalgrave essential histories, Palgrave essential histories
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDU28.3 .F57 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 331 p.
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27144112M
    ISBN 100230362680, 0230362699
    ISBN 109780230362680, 9780230362697
    OCLC/WorldCa823862875

    This book is the fourth in the five-volume history of Marine Corps operations in World War II. The story of Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Marine tion of bypassed enemy-held islands in the Central.   Some 3, years ago, before the Iron Age or the rise of Ancient Greece, people on the Solomon Islands left their white sandy shores for the cerulean seas of the South Pacific.

    The United States then took the islands in after the ferocious WWII Battle of Peleliu, which resulted in the deaths of more than 2, American Japanese soldiers. After liberation from Japanese occupation, Palau became part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, administered by the USA under a mandate from the UN in This short history of Western Samoa examines thematically the influences of early European settlers, the major churches,the German and New Zealand colonial periods, the background to Western Samoa’s becoming the first independent state in the Pacific Islands in ,and the first two decades of the Independent State of Western Samoa.

      An enormous undertaking, the book gives, in alphabetical order, the history, culture, demographics, and government of Pacific Northwest tribes, geographically ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and from California to British Columbia. The authors include both well-known tribes and small bands. The Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples explores the diverse cultures of South Pacific islands, from small islands and nations to the continent of Australia. Artifacts on display include elaborately painted and adorned dance masks from northern New Ireland, part of Papua New Guinea, and intricately detailed shadow puppets from Java, an island.


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'Steven Roger Fischer's History of the Pacific Islands is an excellent book that provides encyclopedic coverage of the field. It offers fascinating information not only to interested laymen, but also to students and experts working in the field and doing research in the area.' - Professor Dr Gunter Senft, Max-Planck-Institute for Cited by: My home library has about "Pacific" titles.

I'm pleased to add this book. Hey, I may even buy a hardback edition. Here the author compares and contrast the histories of Islands (and major groups) all over the Pacific and does it very well. The coverage, Micronesian, Polynesian and Melanesian in one place is something seldom seen/5(6).

History of the Pacific Islands marks the first time in forty years that a balanced and succinct introduction to the peoples of the Pacific islands has been made avaliable to students, travellers, and scholars. Ian Campbell's informed and balanced perspective illuminates the development of the rich and fascinating variety of cultures of the Pacific islanders and their/5.

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This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands prov /5. The Pacific Ocean, approximately one third of the earth's surface, is the setting for a world of islands which were originally occupied by people who achieved the greatest feats of maritime navigation in all human history.

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This authoritative reference book and accompanying CD-ROM provide easy-to-access information about all the islands and island countries of the Pacific. Its comprehensive range of detail includes maps, graphs, and hundreds of photographs, as well as more than brief biographies.5/5(1). Pacific Islands, and their inhabitants, were always more inter-related than the literature about them recognised.

The End of Insularity, then, signifies the end of colonial perceptions of insularity that belied reality. It also denotes the empirical reality of contemporary lives as Islanders renew and expand linkages across the by: Du site de l'éd.: "The history of the Solomon Islands is in itself an intriguing story, and Dr.

Bennett tells it more than well. The depth and breadth of the work is impressive in at least two respects. First, it covers events in the Solomons from initial European contact in the middles to the country's emergence as an independent and sovereign state in history–writing—the history of oceans and global history—through a focus on the history of the Pacific.

The class is aimed at anyone with interests in Russia, Asia, North America, the Pacific Islands, South America, and Australasia, as well as those interested in File Size: KB. A History of the Pacific Islands traces the human history of nearly one-third of the globe over a fifty-thousand year span.

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Also about colonization of islands by the british, but not limited to Pacific islands in that case. I am currently reading the struggle without end so have a primer on Maori history.

'Steven Roger Fischer's History of the Pacific Islands is an excellent book that provides encyclopedic coverage of the field. It offers fascinating information not only to interested laymen, but also to students and experts working in the field and doing research in the area.'Author: Steven Fischer.

By Ian W. Toll, W.W. Norton, New York, NY () Reviewed by John Grady. Ian Toll’s Conquering Tide is the middle piece of his Pacific War history, and it is a superb fit with the first volume, Pacific available in paperback, Conquering Tide tells the story of the fight after the Battle of Midway in the air, on and under the water, and on specks of land.

The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders (Book): This history presents an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the experiences of Pacific islanders from their first settlement of the islands to the present day.

It addresses the question of insularity and explores islanders' experiences thematically, covering such topics as early settlement, contact with Europeans. Book Review: On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact Christon I. Archer International Journal of Cited by: 2.

The Contemporary Pacific covers a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary developments in the entire Pacific Islands region and the global Pacific diaspora. It features refereed, readable articles that examine social, economic, political, ecological, literary, and cultural topics, along with political reviews, book and media.

The Pacific Islands Monthly Magazine (PIM) was a brave publication started in The Great Depression that over the following 70 years became the ‘Pacific Bible’. Now Bob Lawrence, an ABC News Journalist who was among a group of ABC staff seconded to the National Broadcasting Commission of PNG in the s has written a history of the magazine.

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