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A History of the Pacific Islands

A History of the Pacific Islands (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2013)

By Fischer, Steven

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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, Micrones...ia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the development of the region, from New Guinea's earliest settlement to the creation of the modern Pacific states. It also examines the fascinating processes which have contributed to the formation of the hybrid Pacific we know today. A History of the Pacific Islands - traces the extraordinarily varied genealogy of all Pacific peoples, looking at their descent from Papuan tribesmen, Austronesian mariners and foreign colonists - examines the rich inheritance of the Islands as a consequence of succeeding waves of invading, then dominating peoples - explores the effect on the region - as well as the corresponding global implications - of voyaging, whaling, pandemics, colonization, trade, exploitation, war, nuclear testing and nationhood Informed by the most recent research and scholarship, Steven Roger Fischer's unique text provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the Pacific Island's past. It is a highly accessible and invaluable introduction to the history of an area which is currently emerging as pivotal in international affairs.
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ISBN 9780230362697
Released NZ 13 Mar 2013
Publisher Macmillan Education
Format Paperback, 2nd ed. 2013
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Series Macmillan Essential Histories
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ISBN-13 9780230362697
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Macmillan Education
Imprint Red Globe Press
Released 13 Mar 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd ed. 2013
Edition 2nd ed. 2013rd
Author(s) By Fischer, Steven
Series Macmillan Essential Histories
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 990
Weight 463g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress History, World history, Ethnology - Oceania
NBS Text History: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education