among the islands adventures in the pacific

Download Book Among The Islands Adventures In The Pacific in PDF format. You can Read Online Among The Islands Adventures In The Pacific here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Among The Islands

Author : Tim Flannery
ISBN : 9781921961601
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 44. 23 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 547
Read : 1307

Download Now Read Online


Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on Earth. He includes accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions.

Journal Of A Cruise Among The Islands Of The Western Pacific

Author : John Elphinstone Erskine
ISBN : NYPL:33433082431440
Genre : Fiji
File Size : 23. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 800
Read : 987

Download Now Read Online



Among The Islands

Author : Tim Flannery
ISBN : 9781443413589
Genre : Science
File Size : 40. 14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 565
Read : 1075

Download Now Read Online


Twenty-five years ago, a young Australian museum curator named Tim Flannery set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia, the young scientist found himself ghost whispering, snake wrestling and Quadoi hunting in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earthshatteringly interesting. With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Flannery, now one of the world’s top environmentalists, takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular places on earth.

Terra Australis Text Classics

Author : Matthew Flinders
ISBN : 9781921961014
Genre : History
File Size : 51. 60 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 696
Read : 1105

Download Now Read Online


In this edited selection of his journals, Matthew Flinders, Australia’s greatest navigator and the man who named our island continent, describes in captivating detail his epic mission to map our shores between 1796 and 1803.

The Coral Island

Author : Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN : 9789635243952
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 89. 77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 654
Read : 826

Download Now Read Online


Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover (the narrator), eighteen-year-old Jack Martin and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian island. At first their life on the island is idyllic; food, in the shape of fruits, fish and wild pigs, is plentiful, and using their only possessions; a broken telescope, an iron-bound oar and a small axe, they fashion a shelter and even construct a small boat. Their first contact with other people comes after several months when they observe two large outrigger canoes land on the beach. The two groups are engaged in battle and the three boys intervene to successfully defeat the attacking party, earning the gratitude of the chief Tararo. The Polynesians leave and the three boys are alone once more. Then more unwelcome visitors arrive in the shape of pirates, who make a living trading, or stealing, sandalwood. The three boys conceal themselves in a hidden cave, but Ralph is captured when he sets out to see if the pirates have left, and is taken aboard the pirate schooner. Ralph strikes up an unexpected friendship with one of the pirates, "Bloody Bill", and when they call at an island to trade for more wood he meets Tararo again. On the island he sees all facets of island life, including the popular sport of surfing, as well as the practice of infanticide and cannibalism. Rising tension leads to an attack by the inhabitants on the pirates, leaving only Ralph alive and Bloody Bill mortally wounded. However they manage to make their escape in the schooner. After Bill dies, making a death-bed repentance for his evil life, Ralph manages to sail back to the Coral Island to be re-united with his friends.

Explorations And Adventures In And Around The Pacific And Antartic Oceans

Author : John Stilwell Jenkins
ISBN : OXFORD:N10599053
Genre : Antarctica
File Size : 21. 27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 144
Read : 429

Download Now Read Online



The Island Worlds Of The Pacific Ocean

Author : Charles Marion Tyler
ISBN : UCAL:B3820882
Genre : Oceania
File Size : 43. 19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 670
Read : 787

Download Now Read Online



Top Download:

New Books