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- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 59.95
In the past decade the Asia-Pacific region has become a focus of international politics and military strategies. Due to China’s rising economic and military strength, North Korea’s nuclear tests and missile launches, tense international disputes over small island groups in the seas around Asia, and the United States pivoting a majority... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 27.99
Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99
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. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean. more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 34.99
Memorable speeches define a people and a place: they define a nation. It is impossible to imagine Australia's past without Peter Lalor's rallying cry at the Eureka Stockade or Ned Kelly's last words from the dock. Or to imagine recent decades without Pauline Hanson's controversial maiden speech in parliament or Gough Whitlam's famous words after the... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99
An fascinating investigation into a tragic disappearance that gripped the world. The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story. Despite exhaustive... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
The infamous Bounty mutiny of 1790 culminated in nine mutineers taking up residence on the small Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Rivalry over Polynesian women soon led to homicidal strife and, by 1808, when American sealing vessel Topaz stopped at the island, John Adams was the only mutineer alive. He, however, headed what was soon discovered... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2014; US$ 9.45
Australien fasziniert Besucher aus aller Welt. Der fünfte Kontinent hat alles: gewaltige Korallenriffe und schneebedeckte Berge, tropische Dschungel und kühle Regenwälder, rotsandige Wüsten und weiße Strände, lebendige Großstädte und abgelegene, verschlafene Country Towns. Als Journalistin, die seit Jahrzehnten in Australien lebt und arbeitet, hat... more...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
David Mason walked across Australia because no-one else had done it. He did it on is own with no support crew. After his experiences in the French Foreign Legion it was at once a challenge and a way to reconnect with life, people and Australia. In taking on the challenge he sought to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. David sought to demonstrate... more...