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Pacific passages : travelling the south seas

Author: Hans-Christof Wächter
Publisher: London : Armchair Traveller/Haus Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Travel writer Hans-Christof Wachter sails to Vanuatu, Ovalau, Fiji, Rarotonga and the Cook islands looking to find the rhythms of the lives of the islands and their inhabitants and discovers that the South Sea islands were never the paradise the first European travellers imagined them to be."--BOOK JACKET.
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Wächter, Hans-Christof, 1940-
Pacific passages.
London : Armchair Traveller/Haus Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)653403670
Named Person: Hans-Christof Wächter; Hans-Christof Wächter
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Christof Wächter
ISBN: 1905791569 9781905791569
OCLC Number: 226976343
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "First published in Germany as Pazifische Passagen. Reisen in der Sudsee by Picus Verlag."--Title page verso.
Description: 168 pages ; 17 cm
Responsibility: by Hans-Christof Wächter ; translated by Janina Joffe.

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The first Europeans to catch sight of the islands of the South Seas thought that they had chanced upon paradise, and the tales they told on returning to their homes encouraged all other Europeans to  Read more...

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