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  • Bio-Politicizing Cary Grantby Joshua David Gonsalves

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Bio-Politicizing Cary Grant explicates the ethnic, racial and sexual ambiguity of Cary Grant?s star persona as both an inculcation of (and resistance to) biopolitical imperatives in fifties-era ?America?. more...

  • The Empires' Edgeby Sasha Davis

    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...

  • Consuming Ocean Islandby Katerina Martina Teaiwa

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Australiaby Norman Abjorensen; James C. Docherty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 154.99

    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...

  • Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899by Rainer Buschmann

    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...

  • Pitcairn Island, the Bounty Mutineers and Their Descendantsby Robert W. Kirk

    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...

  • Walk across Australiaby David Mason

    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...

  • Tahitiby Calderon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 275.00

    First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Savage Harvestby Carl Hoffman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    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 searches, no trace of Rockefeller was ever found. Soon after his disappearance, rumors... more...

  • Rethinking the Native Hawaiian Pastby Kanalu G. Terry Young

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...