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- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95
In Bountiful Island a major Arctic scholar turns his eye on Micronesia: the small and isolated atoll of Pingelap in Micronesia lies in a moist climatic belt which encourages abundant plant life, including such food plants as coconuts, breadfruit and taro. In this detailed examination of land-tenure practices in the atoll, David Damas argues that... more...
- Victoria University Press 2011; US$ 13.00
A mix of short stories and commentaries—some whimsical, some grim—this work of creative conjecture offers a perceptive and positive new slant on significant New Zealand events and personalities. With a modest degree of adjustment, this compilation examines “what if? scenarios ranging from the historical and literary to the athletic and offers alternative... more...
- NewSouth 2011; US$ 16.99
A painting, a frog cake, a landmark, a statue, a haunting newspaper photograph, a bucket of peaches, pink shorts in parliament, concert tickets, tourist maps Kerryn Goldsworthys Adelaide is a museum of sorts, a personal guide to the city through a collection of iconic objects. Adelaide navigates her southern home, discovering its identifying... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 2010; US$ 28.00
Based on extensive archival and oral history research as well as on personal connections with the community, this volume challenges the prevailing negative view of Palm Island, Australia, and argues against the failure to address today?s continuing Indigenous disadvantage. This substantial history recounts some of the most explosive episodes in Queensland... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Arawata Bill (18651947) was a pioneering folk hero, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making new tracks in unexplored areas. His feats of endurance and tenacity, coupled with his charming eccentricity, have captured the imagination of generations, and Denis Glover immortalised him in his famous poem, Arawata Bill. A Californian... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Once Upon A Cowpat is an enjoyable collection of rural yarns, on subjects ranging from country rugby, shonky farm machinery and the Hokitika Wild Foods Festival, to uppity animals, pub brawls and Mystery Creek. The characters include oddball farming types, tough hunter-gatherers, ten-acre blockers and gormless youths not forgetting... more...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99
Lets go bush These laconic words were to spark the beginning of a journey for two adventurous city kids under the spell of Banjo Paterson, and his tales of horses and men in the Australian outback. So this yarn unfolds. In his introduction to this book, Col invites the reader to ride stirrup to stirrup with him while he... more...