Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Pacific Islands

Author by : Max Quanchi
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : The long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were an exercise in logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. This ambitious and informative reference includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are cross-referenced entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading.


Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Northwest Passage

Author by : Alan Day
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.


The A To Z Of The Discovery And Exploration Of Australia

Author by : Alan Day
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : All aspects of the discovery of Australia are revealed in this reference work. It is especially useful for its comprehensive gallery of the exploits and achievements of the key figures in Australian Exploration.


Historical Dictionary Of Australia

Author by : Norman Abjorensen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.


Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of Australia

Author by : Alan Edwin Day
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : All aspects of the discovery of Australia are revealed in this ground-breaking work. It is especially useful for its comprehensive gallery of the exploits and achievements of the key figures in Australian Exploration.


Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Northwest Coast Of America

Author by : Robin Inglis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America tells of the heroic endeavors and remarkable achievements, the endless speculation about a northwest passage, and the fighting and manipulation for commercial advantage that surrounded this terrain. This is done through an introductory essay, a detailed chronology, an extensive bibliography, modern maps and selected historical maps and drawings, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries.


Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Pacific Islands

Author by : Max Quanchi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson. It is ambitious and informative and includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading. There are more than just dry facts in this book. It has a whiff of salt air, the clash of empires, cross-cultural beach encounters and personal adventure.


Historical Dictionary Of The British Empire

Author by : Kenneth J. Panton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The Historical Dictionary of the British Empire covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.


The A To Z Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Northwest Passage

Author by : Alan Day
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Total Read : 35
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Description : The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.


The A To Z Of The Discovery And Exploration Of Australia

Author by : Alan Day
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : This engaging reference examines the history of, the search for, and the discovery of Australia, taking full account of the evidence for and the speculation surrounding possible earlier contacts by the Ancient Egyptians, Arabs, and Chinese seamen. Day brings the expeditions to life, expressing the desires that drove great sea captains deeper into turbulent waters searching for caches of spice, silks, and precious metals. Covers a wide variety of topics, including _ Seamen from eight nations _ The recovery of storm wrecked ships _ Diplomatic treaties _ Priority of discovery disputes _ Military and civil explorers and surveyors _ Topographical features _ Geographical terms and places _ Rivers and river system


Historical Dictionary Of The Discovery And Exploration Of The Northwest Passage

Author by : Alan Edwin Day
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : The Northwest Passage was repeatedly sought for over four centuries. From the first attempt in the late 15th century to Roald Amundsen's famous voyage of 1903-1906 where the feat was first accomplished to expeditions in the late 1940s by the Mounties to discover an even more northern route, author Alan Day covers all aspects of the ongoing quest that excited the imagination of the world. This compendium of explorers, navigators, and expeditions tackles this broad topic with a convenient, but extensive cross-referenced dictionary. A chronology traces the long succession of treks to find the passage, the introduction helps explain what motivated them, and the bibliography provides a means for those wishing to discover more information on this exciting subject.


The A To Z Of Australia

Author by : James C. Docherty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The A to Z of Australia relates the history of this unique and beautiful land, which is home to an amazing range of flora and fauna, a climate that ranges from tropical forests to arid deserts, and the largest single collection of coral reefs and islands in the world. Through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets, author James Docherty provides a much needed single volume reference on Australia, from its most unpromising of beginnings as a British jail to the liberal, tolerant, democracy it is today.


Term Paper Resource Guide To Nineteenth Century World History

Author by : William T. Walker
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : With this guide, major help for nineteenth-century World History term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. • Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest • Each entry offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as the iPod and iMovie • The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are annotated • Vetted, stable website suggestions and multimedia resources, usually videos, are noted for further viewing • Alternative term paper suggestions encourage role-playing to personalize the learning experience


The Last Blank Spaces

Author by : Dane Kennedy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : The challenge of opening Africa and Australia to British imperial influence fell to a coterie of proto-professional explorers who sought knowledge, adventure, and fame but often experienced confusion, fear, and failure. The Last Blank Spaces follows the arc of these explorations, from idea to practice, intention to outcome, myth to reality.


Historical Dictionary Of Australia

Author by : J. C. Docherty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Includes entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.


Author by : Shannon Graff Hysell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.


Historical Dictionary Of Polynesia

Author by : Robert D. Craig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Features entries on political, historical, and social topics that have defined Polynesia's thirteen island states, in addition to significant figures, places, rituals, and organizations.


Paradise Past

Author by : Robert W. Kirk
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were transformed. Pacific people died from exotic diseases from Europe and America. The coming of westerners, as this book points out, was not entirely negative, as head-hunting, cannibalism, chronic warfare, human sacrifice, and other practices were diminished"--Provided by publisher.


American Reference Books Annual

Author by : Bohdan S. Wynar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : 1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.


Hunting The Collectors

Author by : Susan Cochrane
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This volume investigates Pacific collections held in Australian museums, art galleries and archives, and the diverse group of 19th and 20th century collectors responsible for their acquisition. The nineteen essays reveal varied personal and institutional motivations that eventually led to the conservation, preservation and exhibition in Australia of a remarkable archive of Pacific Island material objects, art and crafts, photographs and documents. Hunting the Collectors benchmarks the importance of Pacific Collections in Australia and is a timely contribution to the worldwide renaissance of interest in Oceanic arts and cultures. The essays suggest that the custodial role is not fixed and immutable but fluctuates with the perceived importance of the collection, which in turn fluctuates with the level of national interest in the Pacific neighbourhood. This cyclical rise and fall of Australian interest in the Pacific Islands means many of the valuable early collections in state and later national repositories and institutions have been rarely exhibited or published. But, as the authors note, enthusiastic museum anthropologists, curators, collection managers and university-based scholars across Australia, and worldwide, have persisted with research on material collected in the Pacific. This volume is a very important one for anyone studying the art and material culture of the Pacific. It focuses on collections now in Australia. Even those well versed in museum collections from the Pacific will learn about many important but little-known collectors as well as better-known figures like the anthropologists F. E. Williams and Thomas Farrell, the husband of Queen Emma. This will be a treat for students and specialist alike. —Professor Robert L. Welsch, University of Dartmouth


The History Of Natural History

Author by : Gavin D. R. Bridson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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A History Of The Pacific Islands

Author by : Steven Roger Fischer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : 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, Micronesia 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.


Choice

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Patrick White Within The Western Literary Tradition

Author by : John Beston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sydney University Press
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Description : Representing the author's interest spanning over thirty-five years, the essays expose White's evocation of dimensions other than material reality, his preoccupation with epiphanies and mythmaking, and his constant forging of a poetic style.


Book Review Index

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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.


Australia

Author by : Frank Welsh
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A narrative history of Australia provides comprehensive coverage of such events as the rapid development of the continent's five democratic colonies, the government's controversial official relationship with the Aboriginals, and the nation's leading standards of living. Reprint.


Australian National Bibliography 1992

Author by : National Library of Australia
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Library Australia
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