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Author Fischer, Steven R
Title A history of the Pacific Islands / Steven Roger Fischer
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  DU28.3 .F57 2013    AVAILABLE    30520020780418
 人文社會聯圖  DU28.3 .F57 2013    AVAILABLE    30600020082021
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xxxii, 331 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Series Palgrave essential histories
Palgrave essential histories
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 306-319) and index
This study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning nearly 50,000 years of human presence in an area which comprises one-third of our planet - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the development of the region, from New Guinea's earliest settlement to the creation of the modern Pacific states. -Publlishers Description
The first islanders -- Melanesians, Micronesians, Polynesians -- The European trespass -- The second colonization -- New Pacific identities -- Pacific islanders in transit -- Reinventing Pacific Islands -- The 'New Pacific.'
Subject Oceania -- History
Pacific Islanders
Ethnology -- Oceania
History (Australasia)
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