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Among the Islands

Author : Tim Flannery
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A fabulous account of hunting, trapping and recording mammal species in the Pacific Islands. Twenty-five years ago, a zoologist from the Australian Museum in Sydney set off to research the mammals of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia—Woodlark in the Trobriands Group—that young scientist found himself ghost-whispering, snake wrestling, quadoi hunting and plunging waist-deep into a sludge of maggot-infested faeces in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earth-shatteringly interesting. Now one of Australia’s greatest scientists, Tim Flannery looks back on his ground-breaking fieldwork. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating animal species new to science, and stories of historic expeditions and colourful local customs, he takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on Earth. ‘A rollicking adventure story...surprisingly funny.’ Bookseller & Publisher ‘Think Indiana Jones crossed with Charles Darwin.’ Financial Times

Among the Islands of the Pacific

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Among the Islands

Author : Tim Fridtjof Flannery
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A scientist credited with discovering more species than Darwin, recounts the first major trips of his career, several expeditions to often remote Pacific Islands, where he discovered amazing animals, harsh weather, strange local taboos, dense jungle and more.

Pacific Pictorial

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Searching for Crusoe

Author : Thurston Clarke
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The author journeys around the world to celebrate humankind's enduring love affair with islands on an odyssey that takes him to Scotland's Hebrides, Canada's Campobello, and Mâas a Tierra, off the coast of Chile, which inspired Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

The Romantic Story of David Robertson Among the Islands Off and on the Coast of Maine Classic Reprint

Author : John Pendleton Farrow
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Excerpt from The Romantic Story of David Robertson, Among the Islands, Off and on the Coast of Maine Robertson who spent more than twenty years on an island Situated on the eastern coast of Maine, occupying his time in summer in his fishing boat with his gun and dog, being upwards of seventy years of age before he received his orders from the Great Com mander for his watch below. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Journal of a Voyage Up the Mediterranean Principally Among the Islands of the Archipelago and in Asia Minor

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Journal of a Cruise Among the Islands of the Western Pacific

Author : John Elphinstone Erskine
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The Rising Tide

Author : Tom Bamforth
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Vanuatu. The Cook Islands. Fiji. The names evoke white-sand beaches, swaying palms and lazy holidays. But in reality, these idyllic places are tropical maelstroms of global realpolitik, caught between the world's superpowers, former colonial masters and tin-pot despots. Collectively the Pacific nations, which form one third of the globe's surface area, are one of the most strategically important regions in the world - for military might, for energy security and geopolitical borders. Even more importantly, these nations are at the frontline of climate change, as rising sea levels, salinity, cyclones and pollution put their very existence at stake. Using his extensive personal experience in the Pacific, Tom Bamforth shows us the people of the islands, their cultures and how they live in these remote and increasingly challenging places. From uprisings in New Caledonia to tsunamis in Tonga, this is a book about interaction, race, colonisation, climate change, nuclear testing, resistance, cultural preservation, urban life, the tastiness of well roasted pig, and the pleasures of canoeing at dusk. It is sometimes said that the Pacific is to the contemporary world what the Mediterranean was to the ancients and what the Atlantic was to the twentieth century. The Rising Tide, then, is a journey into the ocean of the future. With humour and insight, Tom Bamforth presents both an insider's and an outsider's view of life in the Pacific, rendered in vivid detail and colour. Gripping and beautifully written, The Rising Tide masterfully weaves the stories of people at the forefront of global change around a broader narrative of political mismanagement, culture, diplomacy and identity.

A Seven Months Cruise Among the Islands of the Atlantic and Along the West Coast of Africa in a Man of war

Author : Herman Stearns Davis
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