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Ships, Clocks, and Stars

by Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt

A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to...


Work, Class, and Power in the Borderlands of the Early American Pacific: The Labors of Empire

by Evan Lampe

This book explores the nature of power and labor in the early American Pacific from the perspective of sailors, merchants, and the people they encounters across the Pacific. By looking at Honolulu, the merchant...


Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

by Max Quanchi & John Robson

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...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan’s...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan’s...


Myths & Legends of the Polynesians

by Andersen

Myths & Legends of the Polynesians is an account of the history, art and mythology of the Polynesian peoples.

The Polynesians had many myths and legends, but through the ages they had been circulated by word...


Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

by Robert D. Craig

This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia greatly expands on the previous editions through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary...


Orca

by Jason M. Colby

Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet, until now, no historical...


Ancestor Worship Among the Fijians

by Basil H. Thomson & Frank Coffee

Like other primitive peoples, the Fijians deified their ancestors. The father ruled the family. Each member of it turned to him for the ordering of his daily life. No scheme entered the head of the young man...


Kago, Kastom and Kalja: The Study of Indigenous Movements in Melanesia Today

by Marcellin Abong & Marc Tabani

This volume, bringing together six ethnographic papers and an epilogue first presented at ASAO sessions in 2009 (Santa Cruz) and 2010 (Alexandria), includes a wealth of ethnographic and historical information...


Tattooing the World: Pacific Designs in Print and Skin

by Juniper Ellis

In the 1830s an Irishman named James F. O'Connell acquired a full-body tattoo while living as a castaway in the Pacific. The tattoo featured traditional patterns that, to native Pohnpeians, defined O'Connell's...


Abelam people History and Culture

by James Cloude

Abelam people tradition and culture from their origin to present, Abelam art Oceania culture and history, find out more about Oceanic environment and Abelam people, the book titled Abelam people History and...


Beyond Hawai'i

by Gregory Rosenthal

In the century from the death of Captain James Cook in 1779 to the rise of the sugar plantations in the 1870s, thousands of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) men left Hawai'i to work on ships at sea and in na '...


History of New Zealand

by History and Civilization Collection

This book presents the History of New Zealand : the "Land of the Long White Cloud". New Zealand is an Island country of the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The date of man's arrival in New Zealand is uncertain....


Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820

by John C. Greene

Theatre in Dublin,1745–1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s many professional theatres, music halls,...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820

by John C. Greene

Theatre in Dublin,1745–1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s many professional theatres, music halls,...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820

by John C. Greene

Theatre in Dublin,1745–1820: A Calendar of Performances is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin’s many professional theatres, music halls,...


Customs and Culture of the Philippines

by Gladys Zabilka

This classic introduction to the rich culture and history of the Phillipines Islands is a must have for any traveler or cultural scholar.

Few countries are as rich in cultural heritage as the Republic of the...


Guam Past and Present

by Charles Beardsley

This expansive history of Guam provides a rare look at the people and culture of this tiny, but strategically important Pacific Island.

In a highly readable style author Beardsley—himself a sometime resident...


Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes

by William D. Westervelt

"A richly entertaining series of Hawaiian tales with explanatory facts, which will delight and inform both the folklore fan and the general reader…" —The Honolulu Advertiser

Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes made...