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- Springer 2012; US$ 39.99
This volume is a unique contribution to the exploration of a new perspective in the study of well-being, which tries to overcome the quantification bias by creating an account of the good life in a specific place. Rather than numbers, this research focuses on local narratives, emphasising the urgent need to include a wider range of... more...
- Awa Press 2012; US$ 11.99
Civilisation is Steve Braunias at his best, the scavenger of social lodestone, rich, fascinating and occasionally disturbing stories of settlements?from Kawakawa in the north, to Mosgiel in the south, and Samoa and Antarctica over the seas?and the people who live in them, their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets. more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 8.50
Not every city needs to shout, Look at me! Look at me! No, Adelaide is more of a quiet achiever. Its a place that has damn fine swimming beaches, lots of green spaces and a city centre thats so well organised even Wally couldnt get lost here. But then theres still more to discover thats a little more under... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 16.99
A journey through Hobart?Australia?s smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most beautiful state capital?this updated edition reveals a city in transition, shaking off its dark and troubled past to claim its special place in the post-modern world. From Hobart?s convict legacy, its spectacular natural setting, heritage architecture,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 1999; US$ 15.00
A comprehensive guide to the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu by a long-time Hawaii resident. Smaller less-visited islands are also included. Along with the basics ? getting there, on-island transportation, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing ? you'll find plenty of outdoor fun. The best diving and snorkeling spots, the most scenic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
The Institute of Pacific Relations was a pioneering intellectual-political organization that shaped public knowledge and both elite and popular discourse throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond during the inter-war years. Inspired by Wilsonian internationalism after the 1919 formation of the League of Nations, it grew to become an international... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 39.00
Kirch and Green develop an anthropological approach to long-term history, combining archaeology, comparative ethnography, and historical linguistics. They advance a phylogenetic model for cultural diversification, and apply a triangulation method for historical reconstruction, presenting a detailed reconstruction of Hawaiki, the Ancestral Polynesian... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1997; US$ 41.95
It is striking that in many Pacific nations, 'national' narratives are subordinate to other fundamental historical imaginings, such as those concerning local political dynasties and conversion to Christianity. While leaders in Pacific states have frequently sought to legitimate new nations through local 'tradition' and 'custom', these constructions... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 134.95
This book is a state-of-the-art introduction to the archaeology of Oceania, covering both Australia and the Pacific Islands. The first text to provide integrated treatment of the archaeologies of Australia and the Pacific Islands Enables readers to form a coherent overview of cultural developments across the region as a whole Brings together... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 1995; US$ 120.00
This work traces the development of American private interests in the Pacific before the 1840s - trading, whaling, sealing, missionary work and so on - and the gradual evolution of US governmental interests in the region, beginning in the 1840s. more...