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Trading nature : Tahitians, Europeans, and ecological exchange

Author: Jennifer Newell
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2010.
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When Captain Samuel Wallis became the first European to land at Tahiti in June 1767, he left not only a British flag on shore but also three guinea hens, a pair of turkeys, a pregnant cat, and a garden planted with peas for the chiefess Purea. Thereafter, a succession of European captains, missionaries, and others planted seeds and introduced livestock from around the world. In turn, the islanders traded away great  Read more...
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Newell, Jennifer.
Trading nature.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009034058
(OCoLC)433511614
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Newell
ISBN: 9781441671219 1441671218 9780824837679 0824837673 0824832817 9780824832810 9780824870744 0824870743
OCLC Number: 663886234
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: "No country more capable" : the provisioning trade in Tahiti --
Conceptual landscapes --
Getting Captain Cook's goat : and other tales of ecological introduction --
Chiefly cattle --
Breadfruit connections --
Pigs, muskets, and a new order.
Other Titles: Tahitians, Europeans, and ecological exchange
Responsibility: Jenny Newell.
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Explores, from both the European and Tahitian perspective, the effects of "ecological exchange" on one island from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Through interweaving chiefly power,  Read more...

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