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001    1350640424 
003    OCoLC 
005    20230306032340.0 
008    221031t20222022ctuab    b    001 0 eng c 
020    9780300253009|q(hardcover) 
020    0300253001|q(hardcover) 
020    9780300253016|q(paperback) 
020    030025301X|q(paperback) 
035    (OCoLC)1350640424|z(OCoLC)1309866850|z(OCoLC)1309869944
040    YUS|beng|erda|cYUS|dOCLCF|dYDX|dBDX|dUKMGB|dYDX|dCBY|dTOH
042    pcc 
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050  4 GF851|b.B43 2022 
082 04 304.2099|223 
100 1  Beamer, Kamanamaikalani,|eauthor 
245 10 Islands and cultures :|bhow Pacific Islands provide paths 
       toward sustainability /|cKamanamaikalani Beamer, Te Maire 
       Tau, Peter M. Vitousek 
264  1 New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c[2022] 
264  4 |c©2022 
300    xi, 228 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c22 cm    
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
520    "Humans began to settle the area we know as Polynesia 
       between 3,000 and 800 years ago, bringing with them 
       material culture, including plants and animals, and ideas 
       about societal organization, and then adapting to the 
       specific biophysical features of the islands they 
       discovered. The authors of this book analyze the formation
       of their human-environment systems using oral histories, 
       biophysical evidence, and historical records, arguing that
       the Polynesian islands can serve as useful models for how 
       human societies in general interact with their 
       environments. The islands' clearly defined (and relatively
       isolated) environments, comparatively recent discovery by 
       humans, and innovative and dynamic societies allow for 
       insights not available when studying other cultures. 
       Kamana Beamer, Te Maire Tau, and Peter Vitousek have 
       collaborated with a dozen other scholars, many of them 
       Polynesian, to show how these cultures adapted to novel 
       environments in the past and how we can draw insights for 
       global sustainability today."--Publisher description 
650  0 Human ecology|zIslands of the Pacific 
650  0 Sustainability|zIslands of the Pacific 
700 1  Tau, Te Maire,|eauthor 
700 1  Vitousek, Peter Morrison,|eauthor 
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