pacific worlds a history of seas peoples and cultures

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Pacific Worlds

Author : Matt K. Matsuda
ISBN : 9780521887632
Genre : History
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Essential single-volume history of the Pacific region and the global interactions which define it.

The Great Ocean

Author : David Igler
ISBN : 9780199914951
Genre : History
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A groundbreaking and lyrically written work that explores the world of the Pacific Ocean.

Iberian Visions Of The Pacific Ocean 1507 1899

Author : R. Buschmann
ISBN : 9781137304711
Genre : History
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In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean.

Pacific Histories

Author : David Armitage
ISBN : 9781137001641
Genre : History
File Size : 58. 30 MB
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The first comprehensive account to place the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Ocean into the perspective of world history. A highly distinguished international team of historians provides a chronological and thematic exploration of the Pacific, its inhabitants and the lands within and around it over 50,000 years.

Pacific Histories

Author : David Armitage
ISBN : 9781137001641
Genre : History
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The first comprehensive account to place the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim and the Pacific Ocean into the perspective of world history. A highly distinguished international team of historians provides a chronological and thematic exploration of the Pacific, its inhabitants and the lands within and around it over 50,000 years.

Law And Colonial Cultures

Author : Lauren Benton
ISBN : 052100926X
Genre : History
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Argues that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international legal order.

The Human Shore

Author : John R. Gillis
ISBN : 9780226922256
Genre : History
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Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions. The latest generation of coastal dwellers lives largely in ignorance of the history of those who came before them, the natural environment, and the need to live sustainably on the world’s shores. Humanity has forgotten how to live with the oceans. In The Human Shore, a magisterial account of 100,000 years of seaside civilization, John R. Gillis recovers the coastal experience from its origins among the people who dwelled along the African shore to the bustle and glitz of today’s megacities and beach resorts. He takes readers from discussion of the possible coastal location of the Garden of Eden to the ancient communities that have existed along beaches, bays, and bayous since the beginning of human society to the crucial role played by coasts during the age of discovery and empire. An account of the mass movement of whole populations to the coasts in the last half-century brings the story of coastal life into the present. Along the way, Gillis addresses humankind’s changing relationship to the sea from an environmental perspective, laying out the history of the making and remaking of coastal landscapes—the creation of ports, the draining of wetlands, the introduction and extinction of marine animals, and the invention of the beach—while giving us a global understanding of our relationship to the water. Learned and deeply personal, The Human Shore is more than a history: it is the story of a space that has been central to the attitudes, plans, and existence of those who live and dream at land’s end.

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