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A history of the Pacific islands

Author: Steven R Fischer
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: Palgrave essential histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven R Fischer
ISBN: 0333949757 9780333949757 0333949765 9780333949764
OCLC Number: 59488996
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: xxvii, 240 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
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.'
Series Title: Palgrave essential histories.
Responsibility: Steven Roger Fischer.
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"A History of the Pacific Islands" traces the human history of nearly one third of the globe over a 50,000-year span, taking the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia from prehistoric  Read more...

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