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The Pacific Islands : an encyclopedia

Author: Brij V Lal; Kate Fortune
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Island profiles include American Samoa, Chatham Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Rotuma, French Polynesia, Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, Irian Jaya, Kermadec islands, Kirbati, Kiritimati, Christmas Island, Malden Island, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Niue, Norfolk island, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Bonin Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Reference works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pacific Islands.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606304796
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brij V Lal; Kate Fortune
ISBN: 082482265X 9780824822651
OCLC Number: 41445845
Description: xxxvi, 664 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Windows ; Macintosh.
Contents: The sea --
The land --
Plants, birds and animals --
Climate and nature --
Settlement --
Language --
Voyaging --
Demography --
Living in cities --
Diaspora --
Histories in the Pacific --
Indigenous chiefly systems, titles and trade --
European visitors : first contacts --
Religion and Christianity --
Trade and labour --
Land tenure and alienation --
Colonial rule --
World War II --
Post-war Pacific --
Leadership --
Parties, politics and protest movements --
Political and legal systems --
The region and the world --
Agriculture --
Labour --
Fisheries, forestry and mining --
Transport --
Financial and economic development --
Gender and family relationships --
Education --
Social order --
Health --
Sports and games --
Communications --
Culture and identity --
Dress and decorative art --
Performance --
Literature --
Pacific arts --
Island profiles.
Responsibility: edited by Brij V. Lal and Kate Fortune.

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An encyclopaedia of information on major aspects of Pacific life, including the physical environment, peoples, history, politics, economy, society and culture. The CD-ROM contains hyperlinks between  Read more...

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