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Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders
 

Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders (Hardback)

Other primary creator Hatfield, Philip

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If you centre a globe on Kiritimati (Christmas Island), all you see around it is a vast expanse of ocean. Islands of various sizes float in view while glimpses of continents encroach on the fringes, but this is a view dominated by water. The immense stretch of the Pacific Ocean i...s inhabited by a diverse array of peoples and cultures bound by a common thread: their relationship with the sea. The rich history of the Pacific is explored through specific objects, each one beautifully illustrated, from the earliest human engagement with the Pacific through to the modern day. With entries covering mapping, trade, whaling, flora and fauna, and the myriad vessels used to traverse the ocean, Pacific builds on recent interest in the voyages of James Cook to tell a broader history. This visually stunning publication highlights the importance of an ocean that covers very nearly a third of the surface of the globe, and which has dramatically shaped the world and people around it.
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ISBN 9781988538051
Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781988538051
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher David Bateman Ltd
Imprint David Bateman Ltd
Published 1 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Other primary creator Hatfield, Philip
Category Places & Peoples: General Interest
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 280mm
Height: 220mm
Dewey Code 551.4614
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Discoveries in geography, Islands of the Pacific, Pacific Area - Discovery and exploration - History, Oceania, Pacific Ocean - Islands of the Pacific
NBS Text People & Places: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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