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Under the Mountain Wall: A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

by Peter Matthiessen

A remarkable firsthand view of a lost culture in all its simplicity and violence by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927 to 2014), author of the National Book Award–winning The Snow Leopard and the novel...


Australians in Papua New Guinea 19601975

by Ceridwen Spark, Seumas Spark & Christina Twomey

Australians in Papua New Guinea provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of 13 Australians and four Papua New Guineans by presenting the experiences of Australians...


Trawlers and Trawler Folk

by Ernest Cleveland

Ernest's second book follows on from the story told in St Vincent's Home Boys. It traces his adventures in the Humber fishing fleet between the wars. Following family tradition Ernest signed up on a trawler...


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...


Joyita: Solving the Mystery

by David Wright

In 1955 the United States-owned ship Joyita mysteriously disappeared while sailing between Apia, Samoa, and Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean. The ship was discovered in poor condition near Fiji five weeks later,...


The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

by Lincoln Paine

A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how...


European Perceptions of Terra Australis

by Anne M. Scott & Alfred Hiatt

Terra Australis - the southern land - was one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, although the notion of a land mass in the southern seas had...


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...


The Pacific

by Donald B. Freeman

In this fascinating and exciting overview, Donald B. Freeman explores the role of the Pacific Ocean in human history.

Covering over one third of the globe, the Pacific Ocean plays a vital role in the lives...


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...


Desert Boys: Australians at war from Beersheba to Tobruk and El Alamein

by Peter Rees

Australians fought in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East in both World Wars. This is the very human story of those soldiers, sailors and airmen and their involvement in some of the toughest campaigns...


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...


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...


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 becoming...


Between the Tides: A Fascinating Journey Among the Kamoro of New Guinea

by David Pickell & Kal Muller

Featuring hundreds of original, color photographs, this fascinating study of New Guinea chronicles the rituals and daily life of this remote and culturally rich region.

Between the Tides offers a compelling mix...


Myths & Legends of the Polynesians

by Johannes C. 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...


Men from Under the Sky: The Arrival of Westerners in Fiji

by Stanley Brown & Raymond Burr

The cannibal kings of Fiji are gone, but their spirit lives on. Cannibalism in Fiji and the gruesome "earth ovens" are gone; the kai vavalagi, "the men from over the horizon," changed that, bringing their own...


British Naval Aviation: The First 100 Years

by Tim, Dr Benbow & Greg, Professor Kennedy

In 1909 the British Admiralty placed an order for a rigid airship, marking the beginning of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This collection charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the following...