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Sailors and traders : a maritime history of the Pacific peoples

Author: A D Couper
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like all others who live and work at sea, Pacific mariners face the challenges of an often harsh environment, endure separation from their families for months at a time, revere their vessels, and share a singular attitude to risk and death."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A D Couper
ISBN: 9780824832391 0824832396
OCLC Number: 255013110
Description: xiii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A seafaring perspective --
Sailors, myths and traditions --
The first pacific seafarers --
Settlements, territories and trade --
The arrival of foreign ships --
Pacific commercial shipowners --
Under foreign sail --
Dangers, mutinies and the law --
Companies, colonies and crewing --
Island protests and enterprises --
Contemporary local and regional shipping --
The global pacific seafarer --
Epilogue: Some contemporary resonances.
Other Titles: Maritime history of the Pacific peoples
Responsibility: Alastair Couper.
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Written by a senior scholar and master mariner, this title gives an account of the maritime peoples of the Pacific. It focuses on the sailors who led the exploration and settlement of the islands and  Read more...

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